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Review: Hotone Xtomp Mini

A pocket sized guitar FX processor that models both amps and pedals and is insanely portable must surely be on many guitarists' wish lists. Matt Vanacoro checks out the Hotone Xtomp Mini.

Review: Line 6 James Tyler Variax JTV-89F Guitar & Helix Guitar Processor

Recently, I was able to test a Line 6 James Tyler Variax JTV-89F guitar with my trusty Helix guitar processor. Let’s look into how this package works together.

Review: Ample Sound Acoustic Guitars & Basses

Guitars have been among the toughest instruments to recreate authentically in virtual format. But as Joshua Casper discovered, Ample Sound may just have cracked it with Guitars & Basses.

Native Instruments Releases Session Guitarist Strummed Acoustic 2

Find out what's new, including new guitars and separate bass patterns, in Native Instruments' Strummed Acoustic 2 instrument in the video and info below.

New Elektron Analog Drive Is A Multi-Circuit Stompbox Surprise

After Elektron announced the Analog Heat distortion unit, it made sense for them to release a distortion stomp box unit. We didn't expect it to be as fully featured as the Analog Drive though!

Apogee Announces JAM 96k Audio Interface for Windows and Mac

If you've been envious of your Mac and iPad friends rocking out with their no noise, portable Apogee JAM 96k audio interfaces and wished there was a version for Windows 10... well there is now!

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Recording Acoustic Guitar

So, you're recording acoustic guitar? Here's 5 timeless mistakes every musician, engineer and producer should avoid... along with solutions to each problem.

Recording Bass: A Lesson for Guitarists, Part 1

In the first 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.

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.

Review: IK Multimedia iRig HD 2

Guitarists & Producers: It's Not The Gear... But It Can Really, Really Help

Do you need all the latest and greatest gear to create the perfect guitar or production sound in general? The gear can help, but as Rich Tozzoli explains it's about choosing the right gear for you.

IK Multimedia Announces iRig HD 2, Digital Guitar Interface for iPhone, iPad, Mac & PC & iPhone 7

IK Multimedia tell us their new iRig HD 2 provides plug & play simplicity with 96kHz sound, integrated headphone output, a 1/4" amp out with dual mode switch, plus full AmpliTube versions and more.

Quick Tips for Arranging & Mixing Electric & Acoustic Guitar Tracks

Here are a selection of 8 suggestions of tips to try when arranging and mixing guitar parts, both acoustic and electric. Some you might know, and others are less obvious.

Review: Heavyocity Scoring Guitars

If you'd like a diverse range of pre-programmed loops and playable patches to hook into Heavyocity Gravity, or use stand alone, you're luck is here in the form of Heavyocity's Scoring Guitars.

Interview: Rob DiStefano. The King of Guitar Pickups

Rob DiStefano is one of the most influential people when it comes to guitar pickups. In this exclusive interview, Rich Tozzoli chats with him about the factors involved in pickup production and tone.