9 Artists Who Have Reshaped the Fender Jazzmaster

Listen to the First Techno Album Made Entirely by Robots

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Moritz Simon Geist has just released a techno record made entirely by robots. The builder and musician released the four-track EP on October 12, with the full album to follow…

The Inaugural Melbourne Synth Festival Is Happening In November

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The very first Melbourne Synth Festival has been announced. Taking place at North Melbourne’s iconic Meat Market on November 23, 24 and 25, the festival will showcase a huge variety of…

Native Instruments has Launched the Kontakt 6 Sampler

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The latest generation of Native Instruments' flagship sampler has arrived. Kontakt 6 showcases an expanded onboard library while evolving as a host for premium third party virtual instruments.   The…
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Getting Artists Where They Want To Go: A Chat With Producer Dean Tuza

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Dean Tuza is an award-winning producer, engineer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. If you're into good Australian music then you've definitely heard his stuff; he's worked a whole bunch of incredible emerging artists like…
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Engineering The Sound: My Bloody Valentine ‘Loveless’

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1991 has gone down as one of the biggest years in rock music's recent history. Smashing Pumpkins stampeded onto the alt-rock scene with their debut LP Gish, the Red Hot…
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Positive Grid Unveils BIAS FX Mobile Universal, Free for iPhone and iPad

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Positive Grid has announced an upgraded version of their best selling guitar processing amp - the BIAS FX Mobile Universal. The app has all the tone shaping features of the…

Roland Releases the Very Hands-On VT-4 Voice Transformer

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There's no instrument quite like the human voice, so naturally, tweaking and altering it is desirable for a whole range of musical purposes. Roland's have released a new unit for the…
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Iggy Pop’s Rider Is a Stage Manager’s Nightmare

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When you're as legendary as Iggy Pop, you tend to get away with a lot, especially when it comes to riders. We've all heard tales of performers requesting ridiculous items,…
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Half of New Guitarists Identify as Women, Finds Study By Fender

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Findings from a study by Fender released on Tuesday have revealed that women account for 50% of all "beginner and aspirational players." Fender worked with the consulting agency, Egg Strategy,…

Pipes is the New Device that Brings the Studio to Stage

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Pipes, developed by Synesthesia Corp, is a sample playback device that brings the power of a laptop to the stage. It also uses new technology to switch between multi-GB sample…

AudioThing Unveils the Reels Lo-Fi Tape Emulation Plugin

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If you want to maintain a pristine sound, you've come to the wrong place. The Reels plugin by AudioThing celebrates the imperfect tones of a flea market tape recorder.  …

Connect to your DAW or Stand Alone with the Akai MPK Mini Play

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Akai Pro has revealed the MPK Mini Play. Yes, it still has regular MIDI control capabilities, but it also stands alone with its own built in sounds.   With or…
Art Van Delay

Bondi Effects Unleashes the Very Retro Art Van Delay Pedal

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With a housing that screams vintage, and a name that references Seinfeld, Australia's own Bondi Effects have created a very quirky little delay pedal. The Art Van Delay tips its hat…
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Watch This New Documentary on the History of the Prophet Synthesiser

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For many synthheads, the story of the Prophet is one of the most interesting tales in the world of keys. David Smith began pulling apart and customising Minimoogs in the 1970s,…
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The MFB Tanzbär 2 Lets You Program Both Digital and Analogue Beats

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MFB have taken their successful Tanzbär and packed it with new features for their second rendition. One of the major new features of the Tanzbär 2, is its 8 new…
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Apogee Have Released Details For Their Updated Jam Mini Interface

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Apogee have released details for their updated Jam mini interface. It's called the Jam+ and it boasts a bunch of new features. The Jam was originally released back in 2010…