Reverb celebrates the stompbox in The Pedal Movie

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Online musical instrument marketplace Reverb.com has released a trailer for an upcoming feature-length documentary in which makers and players chart the history of the guitar pedal. The Pedal Movie tells the story of the stompbox from its beginnings under the feet of Hendrix, built by Roger Mayer, to the huge industry that it’s become to […]

Arturia bundles up 15 effects plug-ins in its FX Collection

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Arturia brings together reverbs, delays, preamps, filters and compressors in its FX Collection, which takes the same form as the successful V Collection. 15 plug-ins are included, many of which are emulations of classic analogue studio gear. The company says that “each plug-in is feature-packed, and has unique tonal properties that will make them your […]

Futuristic performance and studio hardware device Ampethron Portable is released

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In the autumn of 2019 Ampethron teased details and footage of a new effects synthesiser for use on stage and in the studio. This week, the company has introduced Ampethron Portable, accompanied by a crowdfunding campaign to get the project off the ground, already amassing €17,000 in three days. The effects synthesiser sports a futuristic […]

Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor Class A is now available in plug-in format

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After the success of Brainworx’s first Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor plug-in, the company has teamed up with Plugin Alliance once more to release a Class A version of the iconic hardware compressor. The original Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor was a go-to for producers on Muse, Green Day, Gnarls Barkley and more. The Class A version […]

NAMM 2020: Teisco’s Interface pedal puts a DAW at your feet

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NAMM 2020: Teisco has launched a trio of pedals this NAMM, one of which is Interface,  touted to put “the power of a digital audio workstation (DAW) at your feet”. Interface represents the brand’s first foray into utility pedals. This little green stompbox is the missing link between your go-to studio plugins and your pedalboard, offering […]

NAMM 2020: Eventide Audio’s Spring Reverb pushes the boundaries of traditional spring tanks

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NAMM 2020: Eventide Audio has another effect plug-in for fans of its iOS and desktop range, with Spring Reverb. The effects unit will be on show at NAMM this year. This year, Eventide Audio has been busy working on expanding its effects plug-ins that are compatible with both iOS and desktop platforms. The next effect […]

Klark Teknik unveils its take on the Roland Dimension D

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Klark Teknik, a subsidiary of MusicTribe and sister company of Behringer, has announced the 3rd Dimension BBD-320, an analogue spatial sound processor. Those familiar with the design will notice its similarity to Roland’s SDD-320 Dimension D, which is a pretty reasonable observation. The SDD-320 Dimension D was released in 1979 and was used by the […]

Origin Effects reissues the Cali76-TX compressor pedal

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In celebration of building its 10,000th Cali76 Compact Deluxe, Origin Effects has announced limited reissues of the original full-sized Cali76-TX and TX-L compressor pedals. The two larger originals feature the same compression technology as the Cali76 Compact Deluxe, with the TX version sporting a custom-wound iron core transformer designed to subtly saturate and add extra […]

Denise Audio is back with two new plug-ins, Slappy and Perfect Room

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Denise Audio continues its series of Essential plug-ins with Perfect Room and Slappy, with an offer on these and other plug-ins from Black Friday through to New Year’s. We very recently reviewed Bad Tape, another recent Essential release from Denise Audio, and loved it – this gives us good reason to be excited about these […]