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New Gear Review: DrumBrute Impact by Arturia

The world of drum machines, just like the world of analog synths, is considerably more fun now than it was a few short years ago. Then, your choices were slim—hard-to-find vintage gear, high-end offerings from Elektron or Dave Smith, or a slew of 90s drum machines that always left you Read more… The post New … Continue reading New Gear Review: DrumBrute Impact by Arturia

New Music Gear Monday: Tonelux JC37 Microphone

One of the most revered vintage microphones that you hardly ever see cloned is the Sony C37a. It’s a tube mic that sounds distinctly different from those offered by Neumann and AKG at the time, especially in the midrange, but because of the unique construction of its mechanical assembly behind the capsule, not many current … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: Tonelux JC37 Microphone

New Gear Alert: BUS-COMP from Warm Audio, KORG’s wavestate Synth, StudioLive ARc Mixers by PreSonus & More

Warm Audio introduces the BUS-COMP. The Warm Audio BUS-COMP is an all-analog, 2 channel, stereo VCA compressor based on classic circuitry that has provided silky smooth tone for decades. Stereo VCA compressors are masterful at controlling dynamics on many sources, but they have become widely known for their magic Read more… The post New Gear … Continue reading New Gear Alert: BUS-COMP from Warm Audio, KORG’s wavestate Synth, StudioLive ARc Mixers by PreSonus & More

New Music Gear Monday: Korneff Pawn Shop Comp Plugin

There are so many compressor plugins available that I almost feel hesitant to feature another one. The Korneff Pawn Shop comp is different in both look and features though, and that makes it a unique new entry in that category. The Pawn Shop Comp is made to be a color machine, as it emulates what … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: Korneff Pawn Shop Comp Plugin

New Gear Alert: Akai x Ableton, Hartke LX Series Bass Amps, State Space Plugins from PreSonus & More

Akai announces Ableton integration in latest Force & MPC updates. The new Akai Force firmware 3.0.4 and MPC firmware 2.7 include the highly-anticipated Ableton Live Control. Force and MPC come pre-mapped for deep tactile control of Ableton Live clip launching, mixer panel, and of course, Ableton devices. Ableton Live Control Read more… The post New … Continue reading New Gear Alert: Akai x Ableton, Hartke LX Series Bass Amps, State Space Plugins from PreSonus & More

New Gear Alert: Roland’s GO:PIANO Feat. Alexa, MOTU Digital Performer 10.1, Beatmaker v2 by UJAM & More

Roland announces the availability of GO:PIANO with Alexa Built-in. GO:PIANO with Alexa Built-in is Roland’s first musical instrument equipped with Amazon Alexa. Committed to inspiring the thrill of creative expression, Roland continually seeks to develop new technology solutions that make playing musical instruments easier, more accessible, and more enjoyable. Read more… The post New Gear … Continue reading New Gear Alert: Roland’s GO:PIANO Feat. Alexa, MOTU Digital Performer 10.1, Beatmaker v2 by UJAM & More

New Gear Review: Raumzeitmaschine Tube Reverb by Tegeler Audio Manufaktur

Tegeler Audio Manufaktur is a boutique manufacturer of rack effects, started and led by developer Michael Krusch and based in Berlin, Germany. The company embraces a less-is-more approach, choosing to focus on only the most essential controls and streamlining the user interfaces of their effect units. All of their products Read more… The post New Gear … Continue reading New Gear Review: Raumzeitmaschine Tube Reverb by Tegeler Audio Manufaktur

New Music Gear Monday: Free Christmas REV Plate-140 Reverb From Arturia

It’s the Holidays again and the time of year for giving presents. Arturia has one for you with its REV Plate-140 plugin that’s free until December 31st. It’s a very cool emulation of the classic EMT 140 plate reverb that was the sound behind so many hits through the years. Keep in the mind that … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: Free Christmas REV Plate-140 Reverb From Arturia

New Gear Alert: Avid S1 Control Surface, Bitwig Studio 3.1, Steinberg’s Cubasis 3 For iOS & More

Avid announces the S1 control surface is now available. The Avid S1 audio control surface is designed for music mixing, audio-post, and video production artists. It delivers the unparalleled speed, rich visual feedback, and software integration of Avid’s high-end consoles in a portable, slimline surface that’s an easy fit for Read more… The post New … Continue reading New Gear Alert: Avid S1 Control Surface, Bitwig Studio 3.1, Steinberg’s Cubasis 3 For iOS & More

The Best Gear Of The Decade: 2018

It’s not as easy to feel the impact of products from 2018 given that they’ve only had a year or so to get into the hands of creative artists. But some of the gear that came out has a very deserving place in a Gear Of The Decade list, and no doubt will continue to … Continue reading The Best Gear Of The Decade: 2018