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Twisted Electrons Announce the hapiNES L Chiptune Synth

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Inspired by the RP2A07 sound chip, the hapiNES L dishes up a ton of chiptune nostalgia. Aside from the good vibes, it has four tracks for expansive real-time composing, connectivity…

Watch as the Secrets of the Terminator 2 OST are Revealed

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Youtuber and synthesist extraordinaire, Alex Ball, has created a documentary outlining gear and techniques behind the Terminator 2 soundtrack. It's a fascinating insight into compositional methods and the development of…

Puremagnetik Unveils Verv Sunbaked Tape Loop Synth Plugin

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Verv is a new plugin that harnesses retro sounds that are very much part of the lofi zeitgeist. The synth plugin is inspired by classic string machines and sunbaked tape…
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Same Sound, No Tangle: Road Testing Audio-Technica’s Wireless ATH-M50xBT Headphones

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Audio-Technica's trusty M50s are the closest thing you'll find to an industry standard headphone. They're up there with the most recommended things of all time, like reading To Kill A…
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Epiphone Les Paul vs Gibson Les Paul: What’s The Difference?

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Nothing screams rock quite like a Les Paul. In fact, you could say it wails. From Jimmy Page to Slash, the guitar has been instrumental in shaping the sounds of…

Project Studio Essentials Part III: The Computer and the DAW

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Beyond the microphone and audio interface, the path toward an efficient project studio becomes less clear. Waiting beyond these two pieces of relatively straightforward hardware is the software world -…

Gibson Kicks Off 2019 with a Massive Range of Custom Shop Guitars

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Gibson has revealed their epic new range of 23 Custom Shop guitars. This marks a return to form for the iconic guitar company, which faced bankruptcy as recently as last…
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Billy Corgan Reunited With Long Lost ‘Gish’ Era Strat

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In an odd twist of fate, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has been reunited with his Stratocaster that was lost 27 years ago. Corgan has stated that the handpainted guitar was…
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Jim Dunlop Sr, Founder of the Jim Dunlop Company Has Passed Away

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Jim Dunlop Sr, founder of the Jim Dunlop company, has passed away aged 82. He will be remembered as one of the greatest innovators of the guitar world, one of…
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IK Multimedia is Giving Away Its T-RackS Quad Compressor For Free!

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There's nothing quite like a free plugin. For one week only IK Multimedia is giving away its T-RackS Quad compressor for free. The only catch is you have to sign…
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Ableton Announces a Fresh Update. So What’s New in Live 10.1?

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Ableton has announced the first update for its Live 10 software. Version 10.1 comes with a range of exciting new features, including new devices and systems that look to improve…

Roland Files Trademarks to Protect 808 and 303 Designs

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Roland have belatedly sought trademarks to protect its designs of the TB-303 and the TR-808 in Germany. But with Behringer's RD-808 set to hit the shelves soon, the horse may…

Project Studio Essentials Part II: The Audio Interface

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Of all the pieces of gear that needs to be acquired for a functional project studio, the microphone - covered in the first article of this series - is perhaps…

Download the Synth One iPhone App from AudioKit for Free

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What's not to like? The epic Synth One app from AudioKit has been making waves on the iPad for a while. Now it's available to download for free as an…
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Think Pitch Shifting, With TC Electronic’s Brainwaves

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When someone says pitch shifter, the first thing to come to mind is probably the Digitech Whammy. It's a classic pedal and other manufacturers have had to try pretty hard compete. Well, it…
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Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh Shows Off His Synth Collection

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Mark Mothersbaugh is best known for being the lead singer, synth player and co-founder of new-wave group Devo. You may not be surprised to learn that the eccentric frontman has a…