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Josh Smith teases new ST-style Ibanez FlatV1

Josh Smith teases new ST-style Ibanez FlatV1

Josh Smith just posted a Strat-style FlatV1 prototype on his Instagram. Does that mean we can expect a new signature model for the guitarist? The post Josh Smith teases new ST-style Ibanez FlatV1 appeared first on gearnews.com.

Nura: Headphones that adapt to your hearing

The year is 2016 and four experts in the fields of engineering, acoustic, biology, hearing science and product delivery uploaded their new headphone technology Nura to Kickstarter. They set out to raise $100,000 to put towards gearing up for mass production. They...

Zplane Fennek: Audio metering software for the pros

Zplane Fennek: Audio metering software for the pros

As a loudness and mastering tool geared towards pros, Fennek is reasonably priced and could be a new go-to tool for surround sound and super-detailed reports. The post Zplane Fennek: Audio metering software for the pros appeared first on gearnews.com.

Austrian Audio introduces the CC8 small diaphragm condenser microphone

Austrian Audio introduces the CC8 small diaphragm condenser microphone

Austrian Audio has announced the CC8 small diaphragm condenser microphone. With a wide dynamic range, the CC8 is designed for use in the studio and on stage. The post Austrian Audio introduces the CC8 small diaphragm condenser microphone appeared first on gearnews.com.

Acustica Audio Silver is a sampled convolution reverb plugin

Italian based digital audio magicians Acustica Audio, have just announced a new convolution reverb plugin, Silver. The first collection of impulse responses models a range of physical spaces throughout Italy and Europe to provide unique and interesting impulse...

New Surface product line lands at the Microsoft Surface Event 2021

New Surface product line lands at the Microsoft Surface Event 2021

Microsoft Surface Event 2021: The new Surface range includes laptops, tablets, smartphones and accessories, with plenty to interest musicians and producers. The post New Surface product line lands at the Microsoft Surface Event 2021 appeared first on gearnews.com.

Mooer Groove Loop X2: Stereo looper pedal with drum machine

Mooer Groove Loop X2: Stereo looper pedal with drum machine

The new Mooer Groove Loop X2 is a stereo looper pedal with an onboard drum machine that syncs to the looped audio, plus time stretch and tap tempo. The post Mooer Groove Loop X2: Stereo looper pedal with drum machine appeared first on gearnews.com.

Accusonus introduces ERA 6: the ultimate audio clean-up suite?

Accusonus introduces ERA 6: the ultimate audio clean-up suite?

Accusonus has released the ERA 6 bundle. The new version of the audio restauration suite comes with a new breath remover and an updated clean-up assistant. The post Accusonus introduces ERA 6: the ultimate audio clean-up suite? appeared first on gearnews.com.

First Look Review: Akai MPC Studio and MPC Desktop production system

First Look Review: Akai MPC Studio and MPC Desktop production system

Almost 10 years ago, Akai presented the MPC Studio, a very compact USB and MIDI controller with accompanying software. At the time, this MPC generated positive feedback but also some critical voices. The famed Japanese manufacturer has just released a completely new...

SOMI-1: A new wearable motion tracker by Instruments of Things

SOMI-1: A new wearable motion tracker by Instruments of Things

New creative technology for performance and production. We take a look at the new SOMI-1 motion tracking controller system from Instruments of Things. The post SOMI-1: A new wearable motion tracker by Instruments of Things appeared first on gearnews.com.

Deal: Kali Audio IN-8 studio monitor for just €299

Deal: Kali Audio IN-8 studio monitor for just €299

Ready for some new monitors? Thomann is currently offering the Kali Audio IN-8 studio monitor for just €299. Get it while supplies last! The post Deal: Kali Audio IN-8 studio monitor for just €299 appeared first on gearnews.com.

Audeze LCD-5: New luxury reference headphones for the upper 1%

Audeze LCD-5: New luxury reference headphones for the upper 1%

Spending $4.5k on a pair of headphones isn't something that most can justify. But if you can, the new Audeze LCD-5 boasts some pretty impressive specs. The post Audeze LCD-5: New luxury reference headphones for the upper 1% appeared first on gearnews.com.

Understanding acoustic treatment and room modes within your studio

Understanding acoustic treatment and room modes within your studio

For a bit of a refresher, in Part 2 of our Monitoring Month series we looked at setting up studio monitors and introduced some the (very) basics of acoustic treatment at the setup/room layout basic furnishing level. This was done intentionally to prepare you for which...

Superbooth 2021: Ritual Electronics releases a bunch of new 1U

Superbooth 2021: Ritual Electronics releases a bunch of new 1U

Ruissellement, Répression, Division, Réseaux and Krach are the new 1U modules from Ritual Electronics covering noise, clocks, comparisons, mixing and shift registering. The post Superbooth 2021: Ritual Electronics releases a bunch of new 1U appeared first on...

Superbooth 2021: Rabid Elephant Portal Drum

Superbooth 2021: Rabid Elephant Portal Drum

Rabid Elephant had the Portal Drum module on demo and it has developed quite a lot since we last saw it at Superbooth 2019. The post Superbooth 2021: Rabid Elephant Portal Drum appeared first on gearnews.com.

Best free plug-ins this week: Room041, LibreArp and FSUMpeg

Best free plug-ins this week: Room041, LibreArp and FSUMpeg

In this week's collection of free plug-ins: a beautiful reverb, an inspiring arpeggiator and a lo-fi plug-in that takes you back to the digital stone age. The post Best free plug-ins this week: Room041, LibreArp and FSUMpeg appeared first on gearnews.com.

Superbooth 2021: Best bits of Superbooth live stream chat

Superbooth 2021: Best bits of Superbooth live stream chat

Join the Gearnews team on Monday the 20th of September for a live stream to discuss all the best synths and gear from this year's show hosted by Molten Modular. The post Superbooth 2021: Best bits of Superbooth live stream chat appeared first on gearnews.com.

How to choose a hardware sequencer

How to choose a hardware sequencer

So, you're thinking of going Dawless and are considering a hardware sequencer. What are the options and what could they bring to the sequencing table? The post How to choose a hardware sequencer appeared first on gearnews.com.

Take a Space Oddity with the Bowie Stylophone

Take a Space Oddity with the Bowie Stylophone

Stylophone ramps up the cool factor with limited-edition David Bowie-inspired remodelling of the classic stylus-based synthesizer. The post Take a Space Oddity with the Bowie Stylophone appeared first on gearnews.com.

Which Drum Mic Kit is Right for You?

Which Drum Mic Kit is Right for You?

Looking for a simple solution to micing up a drumkit? Here's our pick of the best microphone kits currently available, at every price point! The post Which Drum Mic Kit is Right for You? appeared first on gearnews.com.

Superbooth 2021: Noise Engineering Vice Virga sequential switch

Superbooth 2021: Noise Engineering Vice Virga sequential switch

Appearing virtually at the show Noise Engineering revealed a brand new sequential switch module called Vice Virga and updated us on current production issues. The post Superbooth 2021: Noise Engineering Vice Virga sequential switch appeared first on gearnews.com.

Bespoke Synth: A modular DAW for jamming and exploration

Bespoke Synth: A modular DAW for jamming and exploration

Bespoke is an alarmingly blank void that quickly becomes a bewildering adventure in audio and CV connections, modular sound design and complexity. The post Bespoke Synth: A modular DAW for jamming and exploration appeared first on gearnews.com.

Erica Synths unleash PĒRKONS HD-01 drum machine and synth

Ever inventing and innovating, Erica Synths have come back to the fold with another interesting synth to sink your teeth into. The PĒRKONS HD-01 is somewhat of a hybrid between a synth and drum machine with analog filters and effects for a complete package. What you...

Amphion studio monitors: Transparent sound at its best

Amphion studio monitors: Transparent sound at its best

The year is 1998, and Anssi Hyvönen started a small audio company in Finland named Amphion, with the hopes of recreating how we hear sound naturally. Over twenty years later, they’re still here, offering extremely professional monitoring solutions for studios and...

Superbooth 2021: JOMOX Moonwind MkII standalone analog filter

Superbooth 2021: JOMOX Moonwind MkII standalone analog filter

The evolution of Moonwind is here with the Moonwind MkII analog filter tracker standalone box of highly controllable filtering and effects. The post Superbooth 2021: JOMOX Moonwind MkII standalone analog filter appeared first on gearnews.com.

Wavesfactory Quantum: Transient shaping on a whole new level

Wavesfactory Quantum: Transient shaping on a whole new level

Wavesfactory Quantum takes transient shaping to a new level by letting you apply a wide range of effects to the attack and sustain phases separately. The post Wavesfactory Quantum: Transient shaping on a whole new level appeared first on gearnews.com.

Superbooth 2021: Studiologic Numa X Piano

Superbooth 2021: Studiologic Numa X Piano

High-end, feature-heavy studio and performance piano with 200 sounds, 4-channel mixing, 4 zones, USB audio interface, effects and a colour-coded user interface. The post Superbooth 2021: Studiologic Numa X Piano appeared first on gearnews.com.

Casio expand Privia range

Casio expand Privia range

FREE eBook - RECORDING TECHNOLOGY: Basics & Beyond Casio claim that their newest Privia series digital pianos are the world's slimmest 88-note hammer-action keyboards.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/casio-expand-privia-range

Superbooth 2021: Erica Synths PERKONS HD-01 thunderous drum machine

Superbooth 2021: Erica Synths PERKONS HD-01 thunderous drum machine

We've got the official details on the leaked PERKONS drum machine. It's also a synthesizer, looks completely epic and is definitely something to do with THUNDER! Update: Now with video! The post Superbooth 2021: Erica Synths PERKONS HD-01 thunderous drum machine...

New monitor range from PMC

New monitor range from PMC

FREE eBook - RECORDING TECHNOLOGY: Basics & Beyond PMC's latest studio speakers employ a number of proprietary technologies, including the company's trademark Advanced Transmission Line bass loading.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/new-monitor-range-pmc

Superbooth 2021: Schreibmaschine Modular pulses and logic

Superbooth 2021: Schreibmaschine Modular pulses and logic

Schreibmaschine is bringing a range of Eurorack modules to market focusing on playing with pulses using forms of analog computational logic and fabulous colours. The post Superbooth 2021: Schreibmaschine Modular pulses and logic appeared first on gearnews.com.

Superbooth 2021: Sucofunk Beatmaker’s Sketchbook

Superbooth 2021: Sucofunk Beatmaker’s Sketchbook

Open source and DIY the Beatmaker's Sketchbook is a portable music-making device with sampling and sequencing coming in October. The post Superbooth 2021: Sucofunk Beatmaker’s Sketchbook appeared first on gearnews.com.

Superbooth 2021: Tiptop Audio wants to f#ck your sh#t up

Superbooth 2021: Tiptop Audio wants to f#ck your sh#t up

While we'll still reeling from the Buchla 200 Series collaboration Tiptop Audio hits us with some killer new effects modules. The post Superbooth 2021: Tiptop Audio wants to f#ck your sh#t up appeared first on gearnews.com.

Tracing the history of Yamaha’s HS series active studio monitors

Of all the brands inhabiting the broader loudspeaker market, few have as diverse and balanced CV as Yamaha. From their historical dominance in home theatre and hi-fi, through to their highly respected Public Address systems (the brand’s Sound Reinforcement Handbook is...

Review: Audio Simplified PedalPusher

Sonically speaking, all the weirdest and most avant garde stuff happens in pedal land. Obviously synthesis comes in at a close second, but even then, what crazy synth sound can’t be made even weirder and more irreplicable by running it through a few pedals? Rack...

Superbooth 2021: LeafAudio has some flexible Eurorack enclosures

Superbooth 2021: LeafAudio has some flexible Eurorack enclosures

LeafAudio is showing a cheap and cheerful Level One skiff and a configurable two-tiered Flex-Pro which can fit together for your perfectly angled console. The post Superbooth 2021: LeafAudio has some flexible Eurorack enclosures appeared first on gearnews.com.

Buchla 200 Series returns!

Buchla 200 Series returns!

FREE eBook - RECORDING TECHNOLOGY: Basics & Beyond Buchla USA and Tiptop Audio have teamed up to build a faithful recreation of the classic West Coast synth, in Eurorack format.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/buchla-200-series-returns

Superbooth 2021: Endorphin.es gets into 1U modules

Superbooth 2021: Endorphin.es gets into 1U modules

Endorphin.es is stepping into the 1U Eurorack space by converting Golden Master, Milky Way and Cockpit into the horizontal format. The post Superbooth 2021: Endorphin.es gets into 1U modules appeared first on gearnews.com.

Erica Synths release Pērkons

Erica Synths release Pērkons

FREE eBook - RECORDING TECHNOLOGY: Basics & Beyond Percussion powerhouse incorporates four synth voices, a four-track step sequencer, a mixer, an analogue delay and an optical bus compressor.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/erica-synths-release-perkons

Klevgränd Rum small room simulator

Klevgränd Rum small room simulator

FREE eBook - RECORDING TECHNOLOGY: Basics & Beyond New reverb plug-in offers a selection of small and quirky room simulations.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/klevgrand-rum-small-room-simulator

Gear Rundown: Scarface Soundtrack by Giorgio Moroder

Gear Rundown: Scarface Soundtrack by Giorgio Moroder

Scarface is one of the best mobster/crime films of all time which follows the rise of a Cuban immigrant who wants to live a lavish life and will do anything to get there. Tony Montana (Al Pacino) starts out as a petty thug and makes his way through the ranks of local...

Waldorf unleash M: a wavetable synthesiser with a nod the Microwave

Waldorf, a brand synonymous with exceptional digital synthesis have returned with a homage to their early days with M. The versatile wavetable synth allows you to reproduce all the sounds present on their Microwave synth from the ’80s plus a whole lot more. What you...

Building an audience, collaborating and connecting using Vampr

Connecting with musicians has never been more important, and more difficult. Constant lockdowns and COVID related blunders has left the music world seemingly in the dust. Word of mouth seems to be a thing of the past and how would you know if someone who is going to...

Fender unleash Player Plus series guitars via TikTok?

After the rampant success of their Player series guitars which launched in 2018, Fender have just announced the Player Plus series, building on these entry-level builds with improved components and bright new colour-ways. What you need to know: Fender have just...

Superbooth 2021: Boredbrain OPTX ADAT interface for Eurorack

Superbooth 2021: Boredbrain OPTX ADAT interface for Eurorack

OPTX converts light-pipe ADAT into 8 DC-coupled inputs and outputs to bridge the modulation and audio gap between Eurorack and your DAW. The post Superbooth 2021: Boredbrain OPTX ADAT interface for Eurorack appeared first on gearnews.com.

Moog Sound Studio

Moog Sound Studio

FREE eBook - RECORDING TECHNOLOGY: Basics & Beyond New bundle comprises three Moog modules plus accessories, a dust cover and a card game.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/moog-sound-studio

Superbooth 2021: IO Instruments Kalyke and Kallichore

Superbooth 2021: IO Instruments Kalyke and Kallichore

First debuted at SynthBooth last year Kalyke dual function generator and Kallichore 6 x digital oscillator are nearly here!  The post Superbooth 2021: IO Instruments Kalyke and Kallichore appeared first on gearnews.com.

Superbooth 2021: Xaoc Devices Erfurt, Zagrzeb and Minsk

Superbooth 2021: Xaoc Devices Erfurt, Zagrzeb and Minsk

The names don't give any indication of what the modules might do but whenever you get a new one from XAOC you know it's going to be quite exciting. The post Superbooth 2021: Xaoc Devices Erfurt, Zagrzeb and Minsk appeared first on gearnews.com.

Knobcon 2021: What you might have missed from Knobcon 9

Knobcon 2021: What you might have missed from Knobcon 9

Knobcon 9 hosted all sorts of synths, modules and devices we hadn't seen before. With the help of JAde Wii's camera work, let's see what we missed! The post Knobcon 2021: What you might have missed from Knobcon 9 appeared first on gearnews.com.

IK Multimedia releases the UNO Synth Pro software editor

IK Multimedia releases the UNO Synth Pro software editor

IK Multimedia has finally released the software editor for the UNO Synth Pro and UNO Synth Pro Desktop. That's great news for all owners of the analog synthesizer! The post IK Multimedia releases the UNO Synth Pro software editor appeared first on gearnews.com.

ADAM Audio studio bundles unveiled

ADAM Audio studio bundles unveiled

FREE eBook - RECORDING TECHNOLOGY: Basics & Beyond The Beatmaker Bundle and Recording Bundle include everything you need to start making music.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/adam-audio-studio-bundles-unveiled

Superbooth 2021: Loopman Eurorack experimental casssette recorder

Superbooth 2021: Loopman Eurorack experimental casssette recorder

It's nuts but somehow completely genius. Loopman Eurorack is a cassette-based tape loop for Eurorack. Undoubtedly best of Superbooth 2021 and it hasn't started yet. The post Superbooth 2021: Loopman Eurorack experimental casssette recorder appeared first on...

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