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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]

Electro-Harmonix announces B9 Organ Machine

Yesterday Electro-Harmonix announced a new pedal – the B9 Organ Machine. Designed to give any guitar or keyboard that classic organ sound, this pedal is sure to be a hit. The pedal features 9 presets designed to emulate organs from the 60s and later, and Electro-Harmonix claims that the B9 Organ Machine is fast and flawless. It also features four controls, one for dry volume, one for organ v...[Read More]

Dave Smith teases upcoming synthesizer

Today Dave Smith teased a new synthesizer on his Facebook page, suggesting that the company will be releasing a new product soon! Two photos have been released, the first with a caption that reads “we’re putting the finishing touches on the new synth!”. This has already sparked speculation about what the upcoming instrument could be like. You can check out the second picture belo...[Read More]

TC Electronic releases Alter Ego X4

Yesterday, TC Electronic revealed an updated version of the Alter Ego delay pedal: the Alter Ego X4. With over a dozen vintage and modern-sounding tones, it looks like the X4 is going to be a Swiss-army knife of sounds! Built by both TC Electronic and ProGuitarShop, the Alter Ego X4 features vintage delays based on the tones of beloved classics like the Echoplex and Roland Space Echo, along with T...[Read More]

Electric guitar strings guide — how do different strings affect your electric guitar’s sound?

Choosing the right electric guitar strings is essential to getting the right sound, but with so many options it can sometime be a little hard to find what you need. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled this electric guitar string buying guide! String Gauges The first thing to consider when buying new strings is the gauges, or the thickness of the strings. Strings gauges are measured in thousandth...[Read More]