Etsy to acquire in deal worth $275 million

The Reverb-sponsored stage at Summer NAMM 2018. Image: Jason Davis / Getty Images for NAMM The ‘eBay of music gear’,, has announced that it will be acquired by e-commerce titan Etsy in a deal worth $275 million. Etsy, an online marketplace which grew into the industry leader for buying and selling ‘pre-loved’ fashion and […]

The best gear of Summer NAMM 2019

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Summer NAMM is an interesting show from a music technology perspective because there are so many smaller, boutique pro audio brands in attendance. With Nashville’s vibrant recording studio scene, this is a perfect location for them to show off their latest gear to the recording engineers and producers the products […]

Summer NAMM 2019: Get 121 synth voices with the Boss SY-1 pedal

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp One of the highlights of Boss’ Summer NAMM 2019 offerings is the SY-1, which packs 121 synth sounds in a compact pedal aimed at guitars and basses. These 121 sounds are made up of 11 synth types with 11 variations each. Tones range from throwback analog sounds to leads to […]

Summer NAMM 2019: The best gear of Day 1

1Mono’s new Stealth bags Mono’s cases have gained popularity with guitarists due to their lightweight yet robust features. The brand has now unveiled two additions to the Stealth line – the Alias backpack and Relay messenger – designed with the travelling DJ/producer in mind. 2Solomon Design MidFreq mic Following the hugely popular LoFreq kick drum […]

Summer NAMM 2019: MONO reveals two new DJ/producer-friendly bags

The Stealth Relay messenger bag MONO cases are trusted by guitarists the world over thanks to their lightweight, robust and practical instrument cases. With their new Alias backpack and Relay messenger bag, the innovative case maker has DJs and producers in its sights. Both are additions to the company’s low-profile Stealth range and are made […]

How To Get More Plays on SoundCloud: 5 Legit Strategies (2019)

A wolf doesn’t wait for its food to come to them. It hunts. I shouldn’t have to tell you that as an artist, you are responsible for promoting your own music. Don’t leave it up to a label, or a PR agency, or somebody else. They’re all great, but it needs to start with you. […]

UDO takes us inside the upcoming binaural Super 6

George Hearn’s career in electronics manufacture led him to co-found UDO and bring the Super 6 to life. Photography by John Thackray There was a palpable surge of excitement upon the initial revealing of the Super 6 at this year’s synth extravaganza (and annual highlight) Superbooth. Firstly, there was the design – with the tactility […]

Score a studio date with top hip-hop producers via Tracklanta

BandLab has teamed up with A3C and ChooseATL to launch Tracklanta, a competition that’s giving creators the chance to work alongside some of the world’s top hip-hop producers. Fifteen top creators will each win a pair of General Admission tickets to the 15th anniversary A3C Festival & Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. There, they’ll have a […]

ALM Busy Circuits launches Squid Salmple, an eight-channel sampler

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp ALM Busy Circuits has officially released the Squid Salmple, an eight-channel audio and CV sampler for Eurorack. The device, which was showcased at Superbooth 2019, is designed to let you sample, edit and mangle both audio and CV in real-time. Onboard, you’ll find a user interface that’s similar in style […]

Summer NAMM 2019: sE Electronics bundles V series drum mics in V Packs

The V Pack Arena Back at Winter NAMM 2019, sE Electronics unveiled a trio of V series drum mics: Kick, Beat and Clamp. With Summer NAMM around the corner, the company has introduced bundled options for these mics known as V Packs. There are two V Packs on offer: Arena and Club. Arena, as its […]