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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]

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]