Gibson loses Flying V trademark case in EU court

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Gibson has just lost their Flying V trademark case in EU court. The court has stated that the Flying V body shape has “no demonstration of distinctive character”.  Flying V trademark case blow Dean Guitars’ legal team will surely be watching this outcome and using it in their defence against Gibson, over the alleged copyright infringement […]

Walrus Audio takes Monument Harmonic Tap Tremolo to V2

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Walrus Audio has announced a new V2 of its Monument Harmonic Tap Tremolo. It’s an upgraded version of the original pedal released back in 2017. This new updated and upgraded version of the Monument Harmonic Tap Tremolo V2 shoe-horns the effect into a smaller pedalboard-friendly format. But it also adds new features. I wrote about the original […]

fourMative CONTOURS: four single phase envelopes with complex combinations

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Vermona had a competition to come up with the confusing mix of majuscule-minuscule letters that form “fourMative CONTOURS”. It’s just a thing us peDanTic music technology journos have to deal with. However, it does quite cleverly and loudly describe the idea of a 4 channel envelope, which is what this is. And more, because it’s always […]

Adventure Audio Glacial Zenith II pedal: Climate-changing gain?

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Adventure Audio’s new Glacial Zenith II combines an EQ, Boost and Overdrive into one unit. With pre-orders open now, you can reserve your own ‘climate-changing’ gain pedal. Glacial Zenith II The new Glacial Zenith II pedal combines three classic analogue gain effects into one icy-looking package. It’s got a relatively simple control interface that consists of […]

Reason Compact: Europa Synthesizer in the iOS palm of your hand

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Propellerhead is pushing Europa (their flagship synthesizer) into all sorts of places. Recently they ported it to VST and even had it running in a browser online. Now they’ve followed Thor into the land of iOS with Reason Compact. Reason Compact Now, wait just a minute. This isn’t Reason by any stretch, not even a […]

Malekko releases Quad LFO Generator with surpise built in 16-step sequencer

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4 channels of low-frequency oscillation are what you generally expect in a Quad LFO. But you don’t expect to find a 16-step sequencer. Malekko Heavy Industries new Quad LFO Generator could offer more than you bargained for. Quad LFO Generator Each of the 4 channels can send out oscillations in sine, ramp, saw and pulse […]

ALAK is a 4-track polygonal pattern sequencer with rotating shapes

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That’s an immediately intriguing headline, or at least it is for people who find the possibility of a rotating polygonal pattern sequencer interesting. And let’s face it, who doesn’t? ALAK offers 4 tracks of shape-based gate sequencing which makes it a doddle to dial up interesting rhythmic changes and occurrences on-the-fly. ALAK Not sure it stands […]

This is Not Rocket Science (TINRS) throws a Wobbler

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If you are finding your LFOs to be a bit on the basic or intermediary side then how about an “Advanced LFO” from Dutch modular makers This is Not Rocket Science (TINRS). Wobbler, they say, will add some badly needed controlled chaos to your sound. Wobbler This is an LFO with 5 wave shapes. There’s […]

FaithState: an ethereal 12 voice modular synthesizer and synthesis sandbox

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Peley Krane (of Hog Shed Monster fame) got in touch to let us know he’s released a new hand-crafted modular synthesizer called FaithState. It consists of 9 generators scattered across a single illuminated surface, engraved with mysterious lines, doodles and connections. FaithState It’s a 12 voice modular synthesizer system built into a wooden case. It doesn’t […]