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Universal Audio UAD 9.8 Review
Universal Audio's latest update brings three new plugins - a classic preamp, modern autotune and an amp sim. Matt Vanacoro put them to the test and here's what he discovered...
Mar. 17, 2019
Avantone's CLA-10 Monitors Get A Powered Option And CLA-200 Power Amp
Avantone's CLA-10 passive monitors get a new powered option and there's also the new CLA-200 power amp to go with them. Could it be a match made in sonic heaven?
Jan. 29, 2019
IK's iRig Micro Amp Is A Battery Powered Combo Amp Plus iOS and Desktop Audio Interface
Connect your guitar, iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC and play, process fx and record with this ultra-compact new combo amp and interface from IK Multimedia.
Jan. 23, 2019
Audient Introduces Sono, World’s First Amp Modelling Interface
Audio recording specialists Audient have teamed up with Two Notes Audio Engineering to create Sonos, an affordable interface made specially for guitarists.
Jan. 11, 2019
Amped Studio 2.0 Is A Browser-Based DAW That's Free To Use, Supports Virtual Instruments
'Compose with your voice' using sophisticated pitch- and beat-to-MIDI features that quickly turn your vocal ideas into songs. Amped Studio 2 is free to use.
Oct. 30, 2018
Mercuriall Audio Releases SS-11X Amp Sim
Get a Fender-inspired sound for your productions with this attractively priced amp sim from independent developer Mercuriall Audio.
Sep. 25, 2018
Fundamentals Of Amplifiers Explained In Under 2 Minutes
Amplifiers come in all shapes and sizes and fulfil different roles depending on how they are used. Joe Albano breaks down how different amp types work in a studio environment.
Nov. 23, 2017
Review: Blackstar ID:Core BEAM Amplifier
Affordable, highly portable and it even has Bluetooth built in. Sara Simms finds there's much to like about the Blackstar ID:Core BEAM Amplifier. She even took it out for a jam...
Jul. 14, 2017
7 Amp Sims Every Producer & Guitarist Should Know About
Guitar and bass amp simulations are often indistinguishable from the real thing. Here are seven of the best, plus a couple of honorable mentions.
Mar. 20, 2017
Review: Mercuriall Spark
Hot on the heels of their popular U530 plug-in, Mercuriall have released Spark. Will its sound and features ‘marshal’ your tonal desires? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth takes it for a spin.
Matthew Loel T. Hepworth
Mar. 5, 2017
Re-Amping With A Real Amp Vs. Plugins
Re-amping can lend grit, warmth and authenticity to any recorded sound, not just guitars. Joe Albano explains your options if you decide to go down the software or hardware route.
Mar. 1, 2017
Review: Prism Sound, Callia Hi-Fi DAC
While digital music has often resulted in less than optimum sample rates and quality, Prism Sound's Callia is a high-end digital to analog converter designed for pristine audio quality for your ears.
Nov. 1, 2016
Recording Bass: A Lesson For Guitarists Part 2
In the final segment of this two-part mini series Rich Tozzoli explores how guitar players can approach recording bass parts when your bass player is AWOL or you need to get it done yourself.
Oct. 14, 2016
Mercuriall Audio Software Announces SPARK, New Guitar Amp Sim
Spark is a VST/AU/AAX plugin that models four Marshall® tube amplifiers, four guitar cabinets, four overdrive pedals and a set of the most common spatial effects.
Sep. 21, 2016
Review: Mercuriall Tube Amp Ultra 530
Many guitarists have switched to virtual plug-ins for studio recording and live work. Mercuriall hits the scene with the U530 plug-in, so how does it stack up against the real and virtual competition?
Matthew Loel T. Hepworth
Sep. 14, 2016
Distortion Mistakes To Avoid: Don’t Confuse Input Gain & Amp Gain
Confused about the different types of gain on guitar amp sim plugins and on the guitar itself? What's the best way to match input and amp gains? All this and more is revealed in this video tutorial.
Jul. 1, 2016
Joey Sturgis Tones Release “Conquer All VOL. 2” Guitar Impulse Pack
This Set of 136 raw and mixed Impulse Responses from Joey Sturgis Tones is available now for just $34.95
Jun. 18, 2016
6 Mistakes To Avoid When Using Distortion Processors / Amp Sims
With so many distortion and amp sim processing units and plugins available we take a look at processing mistakes to avoid, and conversely, provide some tips to help you tame the distortion as needed.
Mar. 7, 2016
Review: Joey Sturgis Tones Toneforge Menace
So you want to process your sounds through an aggressive metal-style software amp plug-in? Well, you're in luck. Toneforge Menace from Joey Sturgis Tones does just that. But how does it perform/
Feb. 6, 2016
Review: Universal Audio UAD 8.3 Update
With three brand new plug-ins and new presets for Precision Mix Rack Collection, the new update for UAD 8.3 is focused entirely on sound. Matt Vanacoro puts the three plug-ins to the test.
Sep. 17, 2015
New Kemper Profiler Remote Foot Controller
In anticipation of NAMM, Kemper have introduced their new Kemper Profiler Remote which is fully integrated with the Profiler hardware and software. Find our more about it below.
Jan. 12, 2015
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