It’s Official: NAMM 2021 is Cancelled.

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We’ve long expected that the COVID-19 situation here in the United States would continue to lead to cancellations of industry events. Today, the NAMM Show officially announced that they’re cancelling the 2021 NAMM show: “Given the current realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and the health and safety of NAMM members as our first priority, it […]

It’s Official: NAMM 2021 is Cancelled.

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We’ve long expected that the COVID-19 situation here in the United States would continue to lead to cancellations of industry events. Today, the NAMM Show officially announced that they’re cancelling the 2021 NAMM show: “Given the current realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and the health and safety of NAMM members as our first priority, it […]

Softube releases its Kerry King Marshall amp model

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It’s fairly common knowledge that Softube’s plug-ins are world-class, picking up awards across the industry – including some from us. Two new plug-ins are now available from the developer, both emulating Marshall amplifiers. Those who are using software from Universal Audio‘s UAD platform may have come across Softube’s emulation of the Marshall Plexi Super Lead […]

Roland’s legendary TR-808 awarded a place in the NAMM Hall Of Fame

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40 years on since its inception, Roland‘s TR-808 continues to be a household sound, heard in house, hip hop, trap, pop and everything in between. The drum machine’s legacy lives on, seemingly forever, as it’s placed in the NAMM Museum of Making Music TECnology Hall Of Fame, with an official ceremony held at Winter NAMM […]

Softube shows off its new Kerry King amp model at NAMM

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It’s fairly common knowledge that Softube’s plug-ins are world-class, picking up awards across the industry – including some from us. Those who are using software from Universal Audio‘s UAD platform may have come across Softube’s amp emulations of the Marshall Plexi. The amp plug-in is an exact model on the original, and guitar players will […]

 Best synths of NAMM

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NAMM 2020: If you’ve been to the NAMM Show, or followed the online journeys of some attendees, you’ll notice something pretty obvious; there’s a lot of guitars, a lot of gear, a lot of companies, and a lot of synths. Indeed, that’s the concept of the NAMM Show in a nutshell – but of all […]

Michael Stein, Stranger Things composer, chats with us at NAMM 2020

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Indulging on his first-ever trip to NAMM, Michael Stein is found floating around the collection of quirky modular instruments on the show floor, where he and his colleague, Kyle Dixon, perhaps feel at home. The pair were known to utilise modular synthesis to create some of the nostalgic, often menacing sounds of the Stranger Things […]

Output and Barefoot Sound collaborate on a stylish new studio monitor

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Output is renowned for its impressive virtual instrument and plug-in collections, most notably Arcade and Portal, and recently dipped its feet into producing stylish studio furniture. Now diving deeper into studio accessories, Output has teamed up with loudspeaker manufacturing expert, Barefoot Sound, to create sleek, high-quality studio monitors. With an apparent knack for elegant aesthetics, […]

Warm Audio’s DI boxes are designed by CineMag

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It’s fair to say that few people get super excited about DI boxes, but they are incredibly useful in the studio and on stage. And Warm Audio’s new pair of DI boxes have an intriguing provenance. The new hardware is designed by the owner of Cinemag, the company that makes many of the transformers that […]

NAMM 2020: Lewitt celebrates its 10th anniversary with Project 1040

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NAMM 2020: Lewitt Audio has unveiled Project 1040, a microphone project that has been 10 years in the making and is touted to revolutionise studio and recording workflow. Described as “the ultimate microphone system”, Project 1040 uses tube technology that provides four distinct sound characteristics: Clear, Warm, Saturated and Dark. Remote control is also supported […]