Universal Audio says its OX amp top box is the first system to accurately emulate speaker drive, breakup, and cone cry. Could it be the ultimate creative tool for guitarists? Rich Tozzoli found out.
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...
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?
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.
Audio recording specialists Audient have teamed up with Two Notes Audio Engineering to create Sonos, an affordable interface made specially for guitarists.
'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.
Get a Fender-inspired sound for your productions with this attractively priced amp sim from independent developer Mercuriall Audio.
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.
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...
Guitar and bass amp simulations are often indistinguishable from the real thing. Here are seven of the best, plus a couple of honorable mentions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.