News

IK Multimedia releases SampleTank 3

Today IK Multimedia finally released SampleTank 3, featuring 33GB of sounds, 4,000 instruments, and 2,500 percussion loops. According to IK Multimedia, SampleTank has been completely rebuilt in it’s third version. The software has a redesigned interface which not only looks great, but is also designed for ease of use. You can buy SampleTank 3 for yourself here for a bargain price of $299.

Pearl announces Crystal Beat series, made from seamless acrylic

Pearl has announced the reintroduction of their seamless acrylic drum set, the Crystal Beat series. The drum set was originally introduced in 1973, and was a breakthrough in drum technology. The drums include Pearl‘s revolutionary seamless acrylic shells , as well as the Opti-Mount suspension system. The drums come in three different finishes – “Ultra Clear,” “Ruby Re...[Read More]

Boss unveils Waza Craft line of effects pedals at NAMM

Just one of the NAMM offering this year, Boss has unveiled a new line of pedals, called “Waza Craft,” including the BD-2W “Blues Driver,” the SD-1W “Super OverDrive,” and the DM-2W Delay. According to Boss the Blues Driver gives a classic blues grit, and the new pedal offers a premium experience with a revamped body and sustain. The Super OverDrive gives a sweet...[Read More]

IK Multimedia’s SampleTank 3 to ship on July 24th

IK Multimedia has announced that the 3rd version in their SampleTank series will ship starting on July 24th. This news comes only a few weeks after SampleTank 3 was officially announced. The company is boasting that SampleTank 3 has been completely rebuilt from the ground up, and the software includes 33GB of sounds, 4,000 instruments and 2,500 percussion loops.

AKG Announces New Line of Project Studio Microphones

Great news for home and project studio owners; AKG has just announced that it’s expanding its line of project studio microphones. One of the most popular microphone companies for decades, AKG‘s new lineup includes every style of microphone a studio on a budget could need to expand their pallet- ranging from the all-purpose P120 and large-diaphragm P220 condenser mic, up to the P820 dua...[Read More]

Gibson unveils range of 120th anniversary guitars

To commemorate their 120th anniversary, Gibson has unveiled a number of new guitar models, including two new Les Pauls in the Light Flame Top and the Traditional Flame Top, a pair of Flying Vs, an SG and an Explorer. For the full range of 120th anniversary guitars, check out the gallery below! You can buy these guitars and more here.

Positive Grid announces BIAS Desktop amp modeling software

Positive Grid, known for creating BIAS for iOS devices, has announced that they will be releasing BIAS Desktop for Mac and PC computers. The software will include Amp Matching, BIAS Expansion Packs and the ToneCloud sharing platform. Amp Matching essentially allows users to replicate any amp tone from their computer by inputting signal from a recorded amp, after which BIAS desktop will replicate t...[Read More]

Dozens of companies team up to introduce the Advance Music Production Suite

A number of very well known companies have teamed up to release a compilation of virtual instruments, effects, samples, and tutorials in what they’re calling the Advance Music Production Suite. The suite apparently includes over $5,000 worth of software on a 500GB hard drive, as well as $1,000 in hardware discounts. Over 70 instruments, effects, and so on are included, from companies such as...[Read More]

DOD announces Bifet Boost 410 reissue

DOD has been announcing a number of new guitar pedals of late, and today they announced another. The new reissue is the Bifet Boost 410, and according to DOD it “has the tone and volume to boost your solos into orbit.” The pedal can be used for a number of things. First of all, it could be used at the front of the effects chain with the buffer off so that it will not affect fuzz pedals...[Read More]

Gibson releases ES-390 guitar

Today Gibson announced their 2014 model of the ES-390, following the form of the ES-330, with the thin-line body depth of the ES-335. It is also compact, much like the ES-339. The ES-390 has a traditional ES style body made with a laminated maple top, back and sides, with a glued-in neck made with mahogany and a rosewood fingerboard. The guitar features redesign MHS (Memphis Historic Spec) P-90 pi...[Read More]

IK Multimedia ships iRig Voice

IK Multimedia has released the new iRig Voice, a vocal system designed to work with both iOS devices and Android devices. According to IK Multimedia, iRig Voice is aimed at creating a quality voice recording coupled with portability. It is also the perfect companion to many popular singing apps such as EZ Voice and AutoRap. The new iRig Voice comes in 5 different colors to match the new iPhone 5C,...[Read More]

Dave Smith Instruments announces Pro 2 synthesizer

A couple days ago, Dave Smith Instruments started teasing their next synthesizer. Well, that new synthesizer is here. Introducing the Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2. The Pro 2 features four digital oscillators, innovated largely by Dave Smith himself, plus a sub-oscillator. It also features a new dual mode analog filter with both a ladder and a state variable. There are also a couple touch strips, l...[Read More]