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Elektron Analog Keys unveiled with full specs

Elektron, a company based out of Sweden, has become pretty well known over the past few years for creating some real quality synthesizers. Today they launched the latest edition to their lineup – the Elektron Analog Keys. The Elektron Analog Keys promises to be a great instrument, with incredible playability. According to the Elektron website, it is “the instrument for the expressive m...[Read More]

Electro Harmonix’s smaller brother to Big Muff – Nano Big Muff Pi

The Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi is widely regarded as one of the greatest fuzz pedals of all time. Jimi Hendrix used it for goodness sake – that must tell you something. Well now the classic pedal has a smaller sibling – introducing the Electro Harmonix Nano Big Muff Pi. The regular Big Muff Pi is exactly what the name sounds like – big. Some would say it’s too big, and it...[Read More]

Sennheiser ew 300 IEM G3

Howdy ho everybody! Lately I’ve been hearing people talk about In Ear Monitors (IEM’s) and how complicated they can be. Well, I’m hear to give you my input and solution. I love IEM’s, they give not only the artist a clear representation of what they are hearing, but save you back from carrying all those wedges. I see a lot of bands now in clubs or where ever carry a monitor...[Read More]

Arturia MicroBrute

For the past few days, Arturia.com had a countdown on their website. A sure-fire marketing strategy that can only mean one thing. Something big is coming our way. Well, folks. Today the countdown is over, and we can all rest easy and geek out over the release of Arturia’s new MicroBrute Analog Synthesizer. Based on the technical design of it’s brother the MiniBrute, the Micro packs a potentiality ...[Read More]

Behringer Eurolive ELX Line Array

Hey everyone, JP here! So sorry I missed my typical Monday spew of information, hope you guys aren’t too sad. But today I made a discovery. Flashback to NAMM 2012, Behringer came out with a line array. A LINE ARRAY?! Yes, a line array. Before you start making jokes, they’ve stepped their game up these days. All the new stuff they have came out with is pretty sweet and pretty NON Behrin...[Read More]

Waves: Abbey Road Studios J37 Plugin

When I was going through high school, I remember hearing and seeing a lot of other kids in the hallways talking about “the new Jay-Z album”, while others might blast Rihanna through their earbuds as they twerk their way to the next class. I wasn’t like these other kids. My parents, from an early age, got me listening to classic rock and other tunes they grew up with as a kid. And...[Read More]

Mesa Boogie – Triple Rectifier

Mesa Boogie has been making high gain amplifiers since 1969, all high quality. Originally Mesa boogie started as a small repair shop and their founder Randall Smith was making modifications to amplifiers to make them louder and more high gain and out of that Mesa Boogie amplifiers were born. Today we’re going to be talking about their Rectifier series, more specifically the Triple Rectifier....[Read More]

Shelford Series – Rupert Neve Designs

For many years in the world of outboard gear that produces a classic, warm vintage tone, Rupert Neve and his team at Rupert Neve Designs come out as surefire frontrunners. For over 50 years they have designed, created and distributed professional, clear sounding signal processors across the world. Today, Rupert Neve Designs announced the release of two brand new units: The Shelford Series 5051 and...[Read More]

Mackie DL iPad Mixer

This past weekend I was the engineer at a small festival. I didn’t prep the gear, I just showed up. Long story short, I got a bad mixer and the output section pretty much blew up. Bad deal huh? So thankfully, the headlining band brought a Mackie DL mixing console. Let me tell you, I’m a believer now. They brought the 16 channel one and it was great. We had a bad mix position, so their ...[Read More]

Pearl MMP Masters Snare Drum

Today I am lucky enough to be able to bring you all a review on a snare drum I am particularly fond of, It has become a work horse of sorts and seems to suit my style of playing quite well. For those of you who are not familiar with me, well lets just say I like to hit hard and am not afraid to push the boundaries of the beat! The snare I have up for review is the Pearl Masters MMP 14″x6.5&#...[Read More]

The Vault Edge DW/Sabian Snare Drum

Limited to 50 snares produced, John Good along with Sabian cymbals have worked together to produce an instrument like no other! Firstly, they started with the basic design of the now “Classic” Edge snare John Good developed in 1991 with great success. The idea behind the Edge snare was to bring together what, at the time, was two very different schools of thought, Wood vs Metal shelled...[Read More]

Midas Mixtender

Howdy ho everyone. As you may know (or not, it’s all good) I’m a large fan of Midas products. Midas could make soap, and I would buy it. But one thing that never impressed me is the app for the pro series consoles. Although it was useful, it wasn’t everything people wanted it to be. BUT OH BOY GUESS WHAT?! They came out with a Mixtender version 1.2. This time, you can have access...[Read More]