Summer NAMM 2019: Avid debuts the S4 and S1 control surfaces

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Avid has announced the S4 and S1 control surfaces at Summer NAMM 2019. The Avid S4 is designed to make the workflow of the Avid S6 available to “smaller facilities and project studios”, according to Avid. The S1 is a compact 8-fader controller for use with an iPad and the Pro Tools | Control app. […]

STL Tones Tonality Will Putney virtual guitar suite: Metal tones for your DAW

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STL Tones has released a new suite of virtual guitar software developed in cooperation with metal producer Will Putney.  The new suite is part of STL Tones’ Tonality Series and looks like it has a lot to offer. There’s pretty much everything you need: five amps, three virtual pedal effects (distortion, delay and reverb), a virtual cab room, plus […]

HeadRush Looperboard with 7” touch display officially announced

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So HeadRush has just officially announced its Looperboard, with nice 7” touch display. Of course, we already knew about it thanks to the online leak I wrote about earlier this week. But now we have the official specifications at last. And they’re pretty impressive, too. HeadRush Looperboard US dealer Sweetwater let the cat out of the […]

Avid previews Pro Tools 2019, raises the number of voices by 50%

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Avid is previewing Pro Tools 2019 at NAB 2019 in Las Vegas. The upcoming release will bring an increase in the  number of voices/audio tracks, among other improvements. But we’ll have to wait a while longer until it hits the market. The new version of Pro Tools | Ultimate will be capable of 384 simultaneous […]

Blue Cat Audio unveils Re-Guitar virtual pick-up modelling plug-in

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Blue Cat Audio has finally unveiled its Re-Guitar plug-in that I wrote about back in January. With the plug-in now available, we also have audio demos of this intriguing new plug-in in action. Blue Cat Audio Re-Guitar The idea is simple enough: make your guitar sound like a different model. The idea has been tried […]

Overloud TH-U: An updated virtual guitar amp suite for your DAW

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Overloud TH-U is coming! Its maker promises a whole set of new features, the kind of stuff guitarists love to tweak with. Will TH-U be big hit for Overloud?  Overloud TH-U is a software suite for guitarists and bass players who like to do everything in the DAW. The previous version was TH-3 version, and the […]

NAMM 2019: IK Multimedia AXE I/O, a new desktop interface for guitar and bass

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As predicted here on this very site, IK Multimedia is launching a new high-end guitar audio interface called the AXE I/O. The Italian company already knows a thing or two about recording guitars (see the AmpliTube range), so we are expecting great things from this new product. IK Multimedia AXE I/O Over the years, IK […]

Audified MultiDrive Pedal Pro – 12 effects pedals for $69?

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The software manufacturer Audified has over 20 years in the business of making plugins. Now they present us with MultiDrive Pedal Pro and it includes 12 beloved stompboxes from the last few decades. Included are companies like Boss, Electro-Harmonix, Ibanez and many more. All in one plug-in and with a lot of sounds! MultiDrive Pedal Pro […]

Dimebag’s Cowboys From Hell rig modelled by IK Multimedia

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IK Multimedia has announced the Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection for AmpliTube. The company has previously modelled many famous players’ guitar rigs and hopefully this new one will do justice to the late Pantera guitarist. Cowboys From Hell This new set of amps and effects models the legendary metal guitarist’s entire rig from Pantera’s Cowboys From […]

Audio Assault Emperor amp sim plug-in: A high-gain bargain?

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The new Audio Assault Emperor is a high gain amp simulator plug-in with built-in effects and cabinet simulation. This software emulation looks pretty intuitive and has some seriously crushing, heavy tones available for those that like to chug! Audio Assault Emperor  The Emperor plug-in is evidently inspired by modern day high-gain guitar tones. It includes a […]