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Gibson unveils ES-Les Paul guitar

Gibson recently unveiled a mashup of two of their classic guitars. Using the ES design and the Les Paul design, Gibson has come up with the new ES-Les Paul. The guitar features an ES-style laminated maple tops with a semi-acoustic construction and f-holes, along with a Les-Paul style shape. The pickups are a Custom Bucker AL3 in the neck position, and a Custom Bucker AL5 in the bridge. The guitar ...[Read More]

IK Multimedia announces SampleTank 3

On Friday IK Multimedia announced the third version of their popular SampleTank software, SampleTank 3, boasting a number of new features and updated sample libraries. SampleTank 3 will feature 33GB of sounds, 4,000 instruments in 21 instrument categories, and 2,500 percussion and full construction-it loops. The software has a redesigned interface with 3 different environments: Play, Mix and Edit,...[Read More]

Moog releases limited edition MF-104M Super Delay Moogerfooger

Moog has issued a limited release of their MF-104M Super Delay Moogerfooger stompbox, with only 560 available worldwide. The Super Delay features 1.2 seconds of analog delay time. Not only that, but an Emphasis/De-Emphasis circuit has been added to the pedal for reduced noise. The delay also features the delay-loop level matching from their 500 series analog delay. The MF-104M Super Delay features...[Read More]

DOD re-releases Envelope Filter 440

With DOD having been recreated last year, many have been waiting for them to release more of their pedals. They recently announced the re-release their classic Envelope Filter 440 pedal. The 2014 version of the Envelope Filter 440 includes level and range controls, as well as a voice control switch. The UP setting of the voice control will deliver a classic envelope quack, and the DOWN setting wil...[Read More]

Eventide offering UltraChannel channel strip for free

Eventide recently announced that they were offering their UltraChannel channel strip plugin for free. The plugin is 64-bit, and comes in AU, VST and AAX64. The company is giving away the plugin for free until July 8, after which it will cost $249. The plugin features two stages of compression, gating, and a five band parametric EQ. One of the compressors is EVentides O-Presser, which is more suite...[Read More]

Moog releases the Werkstatt-Ø1 DIY analog synth

Moog has released a DIY analog synth kit called the Werkstatt-Ø1. Originally the kit was supposed to be a Moogfest 2014 exclusive, but Moog seems to have changed that and is now offering it to the public, in limited numbers. The kit is available in extremely limited numbers through a select number of U.S. dealers only. The kit was designed as an educational tool, is said to be extremely easy to bu...[Read More]

Arturia announces availability of VOX Continental-V organ emulation

Today Arturia announced the availability of its new organ emulation, the VOX Continental-V organ. The emulation aims to bring the classic sound of the VOX Continental 300 organ, a classic organ used by a number of bands in the 60s, 70s and 80s. The emulation includes an emulation of the rare Jennings J70, as well as including a number of stompbox-type effects. It also models three microphones: the...[Read More]

Propellerhead announces continued growth of Rack Extension platform

Today Propellerhead announced that their Rack Extension platform is continuing to rapidly grow and expand, with more than 230 Rack Extensions currently available for Reason 7.1. Propellerhead released a new interview with Rob Papen, an acclaimed software designer who we have reviewed and covered in the past. Rob Papen was one of the first instrument developers to embrace the Rack Extension plugin,...[Read More]

LANDR – an online drag and drop service that instantly masters your music

Getting your music mastered can sometimes be a little bit of a hassle. You can either do it yourself, which isn’t necessarily a good idea if you don’t know what you’re doing, or you can pay a lot of money to get a mastering engineer to do it. But what if there was a third, much easier option? Well maybe there is! Introducing LANDR. LANDR, pronounced L and R, is described by MixGe...[Read More]

Gibson releases new ES-335 Studio and ES-339 Studio

Gibson recently released new version of their classic ES-335 and ES-339 guitars, the ES-335 and ES-339 Studio. Both guitars are a fraction of the price of their older brothers, but offer a great tone nonetheless. The ES-335 Studio is 100% American-made, and features classic Gibson humbucking pickups. It has simplified pickup controls and does not come with a pickguard. The pickups in the guitars a...[Read More]

Moog releases the Theremini

Today Moog announced the availability of the new Theremini, a re-imagination of the classic Theremin. The design of the instrument fuses the classic instrument with the sound engine from Moog‘s classic synth, the Animoog. The device includes pitch quantization, allowing players to adjust to the difficulty of playing the device. This means that you can set the device so that you cannot play a...[Read More]

Waves releases Abbey Road Collection

Waves Audio has announced the availability of their new Abbey Road Collection bundle of plugins. The plugins include the J37 Tape plugin, the REDD EQ, the Reel ADT plugin, the RS56 Passive EQ, and the King’s Microphone plugin. The plugins were developed in association with Abbey Road Studios, and according to Waves they recreate the sounds heard on many historic recordings that came out of A...[Read More]