Evert now and then a vocal microphone comes along that makes us pay attention. Sontronics new Aria valve mic, beta-tested by PJ Harvey and engineers at Abbey Road Studios, looks full of promise.
Good things come in 3's. And Novation know that too which is why they've not only released an impressive short film and a FREE 800MB sample pack, but also a contest where you could WIN synths!
Latest news from the good people at TONE2 is the release of their latest soundset for Nemesis. Weighing in with 200 presets, the new Classic FM soundset could take you back to the 80s in style.
Have you been looking greedily at the Traktor Kontrol Z2? Need a reason to splash your cash on it? Native Instruments have given you just that with this time-limited 'Heavy Valentine' sales special.
The original Apogee JAM was a huge hit amongst the guitar wielding iOS music community. If anyone was going to improve a winning formula, it had to be Apogee... and here's what they've made: JAM 96k.
Fancy using tools of destruction on your musical creations? Sample Logic's Havoc is set to transform industrial tools into sounds we'll hear on film and game scores. See their trailer video below.
The latest news to come out of the iConnectivity labs is the iConnectAUDIO4+ which has garnered much interest from the music world at large after it was shown off at the NAMM show 2014.
One of my highlights from NAMM 2014 was the StudioConnect HD. Griffin Technology's newest device for mobile musicians provides more options to record and perform music on iOS and Mac OS X.
The NAMM experience certainly stays with you long after the show itself winds up. And this year has seen many excellent announcements and new gear on show to get excited about. Here's our highlights.
Do you want 2x2 hybrid multi-host MIDI interface with audio support? iConnectivity's iConnectMIDI2+, supports Mac, PC and iOS. We stumbled upon this find at their booth and saw Eyal Amir there too!
It's simple. You want to make beats you've never heard before, so you need to use the beat machine of the future. Welcome to the future of beat making with BT and iZotope's BreakTweaker.
Fresh from NAMM 2014, IK Multimedia have announced a high-quality digital handheld microphone for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac - namely, the iRig Mic HD.
PreSonus, have announced the availability of 3 new software expansions for their powerful DAW, Studio One, which also received an update to 2.6.2. There's something here for everyone.
Steinberg have released the previously announced 6-in, 4-out USB audio interface, featuring comprehensive connectivity, studio-grade sound quality and an enticing software bundle.
After an eternity of teaser demo videos from the studios of Bitwig in Germany, we've received word that Bitwig Studio is launching on March 26th, 2014 with a host of interesting features!