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Soundbrenner’s new “Core” musicians smartwatch met its Kickstarter goal in 14 minutes

Music startup Soundbrenner announced a new follow-up model to their widely popular "Pulse" in early October and quickly surpassed their Kickstarter goal.

NAMM 2018: Yamaha announces DTX402 series entry-level electronic drum kit

At NAMM 2018, Yamaha has unveiled the a new entry-level electronic drum kit, the Yamaha DTX402 Series, as well as the new Crosstown lightweight hardware.

Best drum kits for beginners

There are a ton of drum kits out there, but they're not all a good choice for beginners. Hence this guide. Here are the best drum kits for beginners.

Guitar

Electro-Harmonix announces new and enhanced Grand Canyon Delay & Looper pedal

The new pedal was released to act as the 'older sibling' to the original "Canyon", with the same features as its sibling, in a more intuitive package.

The Apogee Jam+ offers studio-grade recording in a portable and user-friendly interface

The Apogee Jam+ is the latest entirely portable instrument interface from the company and predecessor to 2010's 'Jam' model.

Boss unveils new Metal Zone and Dimension C pedals

Boss launched refinements to two of their most classic stomps in their lineup. The new Metal Zone MT-2W and Dimension C DC-2W are two pedals you can't miss.

Soundbrenner’s new “Core” musicians smartwatch met its Kickstarter goal in 14 minutes

Music startup Soundbrenner announced a new follow-up model to their widely popular "Pulse" in early October and quickly surpassed their Kickstarter goal.

Recording

The Roland VT-4 Voice Transformer is the ultimate compact tool for voice manipulation

Roland has now come out with the brand new VT-4 Voice Transformer - a compact, all-in-one system to handle vocal processing and modulation in real time.

Rupert Neve Designs releases new 5211 two-channel mic pre at AES New York 2018

Rupert Neve Designs, a company known for creating and manufacturing quality processing units, has unveiled its new 5211 pre-amp recently, at the AES show.

Adam Audio debuts its first ever line of studio headphones with the Studio Pro SP-5

Adam Audio may be better known for its studio monitors, but now the company has taken the wraps off of the new Adam Audio Studio Pro SP-5 headphones.

Bass

Everything you need to know about the new Fender Player series

Fender is entering a new era. The company has announced the new Fender Player series — aimed at replacing the standard series of Mexican-made guitars. It&...[Read More]

NAMM 2018: Ampeg expands pedal lineup with Liquifier chorus and Opto Comp compressor

Ampeg has expanded its guitar and bass pedal lineup at NAMM 2018 with the launch of the Liquifier chorus and Opto Comp compressor pedals.

Ampeg Classic bass pedal giveaway

Our friends at Ampeg are giving away a Classic bass pedal for FREE (a $99 value)! The Ampeg Classic scored excellently in our review.

Ampeg Scrambler Bass Overdrive pedal giveaway

Our friends at Ampeg are giving away a Scrambler Bass Overdrive pedal for FREE ($100 value)! Enter here for your chance to win!

Keyboard

TiNRS announces RectangularThing – A Eurorack synth you’ll never get your hands on

Dutch start-up This is Not Rocket Science announced the launch of a new type of hardware synth unit to hit the market soon and in a limited quantity.

The Apogee Jam+ offers studio-grade recording in a portable and user-friendly interface

The Apogee Jam+ is the latest entirely portable instrument interface from the company and predecessor to 2010's 'Jam' model.

ROLI Blocks review: modular music-making has potential, but needs a little work

ROLI is trying to revolutionize the music-making industry once again, and has launched ROLI Blocks as as modular way to do it. Are they worth the cash?

Mackie unveils new line of audio tools, including direct boxes, cable tester, and phantom power box

Mackie has unveiled a slew of new audio tools at NAMM 2018, including four new direct boxes, a phantom power box, and a cable tester.

Electro-Voice ND68 dynamic microphone review

Electro-Voice is a leader in the microphone business, and for good reason. But is the new Electro-Voice ND68 microphone worth the money?

Keith McMillen Instruments K-Mix audio interface review

The Keith McMillen Instruments K-Mix is a real winner -- it's an audio interface, mixer, and control surface, all in one. But is it worth the price?

Electro-Voice ND66 condenser microphone review

Electro-Voice recently launched the ND-series, a series of microphones that deliver top quality for a great price. Case in point: The Electro-Voice ND66.