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REVIEW: Promark FireGrain drumsticks

REVIEW: Promark FireGrain drumsticks

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Hickory is the most popular choice of wood to make drumsticks out of thanks to its durability and resilience. With its brand new FireGrain range, Promark by D’Addario believes it ...

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 22nd 2017 at 11:13AM
REVIEW: MOD Duo multi-effects pedal

REVIEW: MOD Duo multi-effects pedal

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It’s no doubt that MOD Devices’ MOD Duo stompbox is paving the way for a new generation of effects-based pedals, combining the dynamism of what other digital manufacturers began, but ...

James Marinos
on Jul 31st 2017 at 10:24AM
REVIEW: Gothic Instruments - Dronar Live Strings module

REVIEW: Gothic Instruments - Dronar Live Strings module

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Gothic Instruments is well known for its virtual instrument modules that help musicians and sound designers create interesting and complex soundscapes.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 27th 2017 at 11:01AM
REVIEW: BeatMirror tempo tracker app

REVIEW: BeatMirror tempo tracker app

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Most musicians at one time or another have had a stressful time with the metronome. Spending time playing to a click is imperative if you want to improve your musical ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 10th 2017 at 11:56AM

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REVIEW: The ONE Light Keyboard

REVIEW: The ONE Light Keyboard

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There are plenty of keyboards out there aimed at beginners, as well as a vast array of resources, books and apps designed to help new musicians get to grips with ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jun 29th 2017 at 9:59AM
REVIEW: White is the new black for the Korg MS-20 mini

REVIEW: White is the new black for the Korg MS-20 mini

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Originally launched in 1978, the MS-20 was a monophonic, patchable analog synthesiser that stayed in production until 1983. Revered for its thick, powerful sound, the synth became a firm favourite ...

Laura  Barnes
on May 8th 2017 at 12:08PM
REVIEW: Meinl Cymbal Tuners

REVIEW: Meinl Cymbal Tuners

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At this year’s NAMM show Meinl showcased a handy new gadget to help drummers control the sound of their cymbals.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 6th 2017 at 10:55AM
REVIEW: Elixir Optiweb electric guitar strings

REVIEW: Elixir Optiweb electric guitar strings

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When innovative US company W.L.Gore & Associates announced to the world that they would be launching Elixir Instrument Strings and leading a new revolution in instrument string manufacturing back in ...

on Mar 1st 2017 at 2:53PM

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REVIEW: IK Multimedia's iRig Acoustic Stage

REVIEW: IK Multimedia's iRig Acoustic Stage

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Hot on the heels of a plethora of recent product launches by Italian music technology company IK Multimedia comes the latest hardware product, aimed at musicians looking to capture acoustic ...

Laura  Barnes
on Feb 6th 2017 at 10:10AM
REVIEW: G7th UltraLight Guitar Capo

REVIEW: G7th UltraLight Guitar Capo

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I was recently asked to review the G7th UltraLight Guitar Capo, which is particularly handy at the present time, as I seem to have lost my old one.

on Feb 2nd 2017 at 10:26AM
REVIEW: Embertone's Sensual Saxophone for iOS

REVIEW: Embertone's Sensual Saxophone for iOS

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When I heard that Embertone was launching its Sensual Saxophone app, I knew right away I had to try this iconic reed instrument in all its full virtual glory! After ...

James Marinos
on Jan 19th 2017 at 9:50AM
REVIEW: IK Multimedia iRig Nano Amp

REVIEW: IK Multimedia iRig Nano Amp

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Micro amps have been around for a good number of years now, with the usual suspects such as Marshall, Fender and Vox all making pint-sized versions of their popular bigger ...

on Jan 12th 2017 at 3:54PM

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REVIEW: Korg Monologue synthesizer

REVIEW: Korg Monologue synthesizer

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Korg aficionados, synth heads and instrument enthusiasts will already be familiar with Korg’s product release schedule this year, with the Monologue following hot on the heels of their best selling, ...

on Jan 4th 2017 at 10:14AM
REVIEW: Promark Matt Halpern signature drumsticks

REVIEW: Promark Matt Halpern signature drumsticks

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Drummers can get very picky about the equipment they use, especially drumsticks. The search for the right stick can be a long one, and it appears Matt Halpern knows this ...

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 15th 2016 at 2:37PM
REVIEW: Korg iWavestation app

REVIEW: Korg iWavestation app

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There seems to be no stopping the R&D team at Korg these days. The Japanese musical instrument and software giant continues to push the boundaries with its virtual incarnations of ...

on Dec 12th 2016 at 2:15PM