Summer NAMM 2019: Korg teases a set of lights on Facebook

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With Summer NAMM pretty much on top of us and about to start in a few days time, the silly season of hype has begun. Amongst all the usual stuff being spewed about in press releases, Korg has just dropped a mysterious video on Facebook with nothing to show but some lights. Korg’s lights – […]

NAMM 2019: Tech21 Geddy Lee Signature SansAmp YYZ

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The Tech21 SansAmp YYZ is another product of the collaboration between Tech21 and Canadian bass legend and Rush frontman Geddy Lee.  TECH 21 SansAmp YYZ Geddy Lee had already helped SansAmp develop the GED-2112, his signature SansAmp. It managed to squeeze a lot of equipment into one compact rack mount unit. But the team decided to set itself […]

Stam Audio 1073 EQ: a faithful clone that doesn’t break the bank?

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Stam Audio has an attractive proposition for anyone on the lookout for an 1037 equalizer replica. There are clones aplenty of Rupert Neve’s coveted design, so Stam Audio is giving this all it’s got — resulting in a recreation to a level of detail you may not expect from a unit in this price range. […]

Reason 10 Intro: The new entry level synth-rack DAW from Propellerheads

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Propellerhead has unexpectedly replaced Reason Essentials with a new version 10 updated version called Reason 10 Intro. Reason 10 Intro You don’t get all the goodies from the latest full version but you are not missing much which makes this a pretty interesting €79 option. The 16 audio and/or instrument tracks do seem a bit […]

The Xcalibur JC preamp is your chance to own a piece of Sunset Studio gear

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Boutique gear maker Sonic Farm has introduced an interesting new hardware pre-amp — the Xcalibur JC. Based on the original Xcalibur pre-amp, the JC bears its name because it was designed in tandem with famous producer Joe Chiccarelli. The way the story goes, Joe was testing the pre at Sunset Studio and came up with […]

MECHANISM: an artisan Eurorack case with on-board tools and utilities

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Eurorack cases can vary enormously. From lovingly sculpted hardwood frames to cardboard DIY, Ikea shelves and purpose-built skiffs. There’s plenty of room for innovation and good design and MTBLSM have channelled a bit of that in their MECHANISM Eurorack case. MECHANISM It’s a single row of 3U Eurorack built from black powder coated aluminium and has […]