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By All About Sound | Fresh news from the world of acoustic, electric and electronic music. Instruments, effects, sounds and gear, recording studio tips & much more

Reader Spotlight: Gregory Johnson

Meet Gregory Johnson, who first fell in love with the bass guitar thanks to a Fender Precision back in 1977 and has been on a musical journey ever …

Guitar

How to chain a guitar amp sim with other effects in your DAW

<b>Why should guitarists get all the fun? By following your software amp simulation with further plugin effects, you can replicate the sounds and vibes</b> …

Guitar

Fender’s latest Stratocaster reigns Supreme

<b>New York's Supreme is among the most iconic skate brands around, and for its latest catalogue, it’s partnered with Fender to put together the Supreme</b> …

Guitar

All-in-one Fusion guitar lands in the US

Back in October 2015, Melbourne-based designer Dave Auld secured production funding from over 1,300 Indiegogo backers to bring his remarkable Fusion …

Guitar

The SE-02 could be the analogue Roland Boutique synth that you’ve been waiting for

<b>One of the criticisms that’s been levelled at Roland’s Boutique series has been that the modules contained within it are digital rather than</b> …

Elektron announces MKII versions of the Analog Four synth and Analog Rytm drum machine

<b>A week after</b> <b>it announced a revised version of its Octatrack sampler</b><b>, Elektron has confirmed that it has MKII versions of the</b> <b>Analog Four</b> <b>synth and</b></b> …

Analog

Dreadbox’s Medusa synth is Eurorack-friendly and comes with its own sequencer

<b>Given that it’s called Medusa, you might be wary of looking at Dreadbox’s new monophonic analogue synth too closely, but it certainly looks like it</b> …

Synthesizers

10 tricks that the pros use to add punch and power to their mixes

<b>Achieving the huge, powerful sound heard in the best pro mixes is the holy grail for most producers and engineers. Today’s biggest and best records</b> …

Guitar

A Piano that Survived the Wrecking Ball Now a Time Machine to NY’s Gilded Age

The piano's designer, 19th century artist Lawrence Alma-Tadema, is more popular than ever<p>Lawrence Alma-Tadema was once one of the most sought-after …

Sandberg Announces Steamed Oak Fingerboards

To keep up with the new CITES regulations on rosewood, Sandberg Guitars has turned to a new fingerboard option: steamed oak. The innovation was first …

Furniture

Audio Damage declares war on your audio with Kombinat Tri

<b>Audio Damage’s summer barrage of releases has continued with Kombinat Tri, which is billed as a top-to-bottom rebuild of its</b> <b>Kombinat</b> <b>series.</b><p>There are …

Guitar

Elektron Announces Octatrack MKII Performance Sampler

Elektron has announced the successor to their Octatrack performance sampler. The Octatrack MKII is an eight-track performance sampler and sequencer, …

Midi

What Every Producer Should Understand About Meters

While most decisions in the studio are, naturally, made by ear, audio meters are useful tools at every stage of production. Besides the ubiquitous …

Steinberg Nuendo 8 Now Available

<b>Steinberg</b> has released <b>Nuendo 8</b>, a major update that introduces <b>Game Audio Connect 2</b> and the <b>Sound Randomizer</b> for game sound design and composing.<p>It …

Making Music With Chance And Randomness

In this video, synthesist Gregory White explores using chance and randomness with modular synthesis.<p>White focuses on the <b>Qu-Bit Electronix</b> Chance …

Orchestral MIDI String Libraries Compared

By Jonathan Wright<p>This article originally appeared on Jonathan Wright's blog.<p>As a composer, finding <i>that</i> string library that can do everything you …

4 Ways to Tell You're Ready to Hire a Publicist

When you’re itching to get your music out there in front of bigger audiences, it can seem like there’s no better time than the present to hire a …

Wyclef, Dealing with Rejection & How to Make it in the Music Industry | #AskGaryVee Episode 212

Newest Seattle experience? It’s Jimi Hendrix Park

Every inch of the new Seattle park is a testament to Jimi Hendrix’s work and legacy — down to the shape of the park itself. Walkways form the outline …

National Parks

New Modular Multi-FX Processor For iOS, Shaper

Shaper is a multi-fx processor designed to redefine or destroy any kind of audio source.… Read More New Modular Multi-FX Processor For iOS, Shaper

iOS

(Artificial) Space is the Place: A Reverb Technology Primer

If you’ve sung even a single note in a large concrete stairwell, you likely know how flattering and interesting <b>reverberation</b> can be. The desire to …

Using Blue Cat's Destructor in the Studio - Logic Pro Expert

Using Blue Cat’s Destructor in the Studio<p>In the following video, hear how Destructor, Blue Cat’s distortion and amp modeling tool, can be used for …

Free Guitar Amp Plugins for Mac

Even though Logic Pro X offers a shredload of plugins that can make great guitar tones, there’s a whole other world of third-party guitar amp …

Guitar

Logic Pros: What’s new in iOS & Mac music production this week

This is the place to catch up on all the biggest product announcements, hardware, apps, synths, Logic/GarageBand instruments and so much more in the world of iOS/Mac music production. This week, Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression is more affordable than ever with the Seaboard Block MIDI …

Music Production

The Synth Sounds of Twin Peaks

Sounds of Twin Peaks - Ableton Live Pack<p>An exclusive arrangement and set of sounds that capture the spirit of Twin Peaks.<p>Download for $1.99 on Reverb …

Twin Peaks

Lyrebird Is An AI That Can Accurately Imitate Any Voice

Artificial Intelligence

Ultimate List of Free Ableton Effect Racks

If you’re looking for the best free Ableton effect racks, you came to the right place! We put together a list of 10 of the best websites where you …

Hacking

Affordable multi-room speakers are here

Whether you’re looking for a <b>high quality speaker</b> in the lounge, or you want sweet tunes pumping out in every room, a <b>QFX Elite Series Multi-Room WiFi and Bluetooth Speaker</b> is a great option<b>.</b> Right now you can pick up these speakers as part of a <b>fantastic deal.</b><p>Using sophisticated audio technology to …

Wi-Fi

Electro-Harmonix Unveils the Battalion Bass Preamp

Electro-Harmonix is sending reinforcements for bassists with the new Battalion bass preamp and DI. The comprehensive unit features a four-band EQ, …

Guitar