Care For Your Garden - Eden Electronics WTX-500 Amplifier Head and EX110 Speaker Cabinet Review
When I was starting out as a bass player I didn't dream about the ideal amp. Of course, I fantasized about bass guitars but I can't remember being excited by a great combo or a bulky stack. For me, amplifiers were only useful tools: you had to plug into one to get a sound. And the most important thing was to have enough output volume, regardless...
Pioneer Wins Traction - Pioneer DJM-T1 Review
Pioneer continues the development of its product range certified for Traktor, Native Instruments' famous software, and presents now a new two-channel mixer with controller facilities specially developed for the new Traktor Scratch 2.0.
Brides of Frankenstein - Fender Pawn Shop '51, '72 & Mustang Review
In the USA, pawn shops will exchange money for anything having more or less value, either a watch or a hi-fi system or the ukulele your grandpa brought home from his holidays in Hawaii back in '53. These pawn shops are the modern version of Ali Baba's cave. They are packed with all sorts of things — especially musical instruments, like guitars. ...
TC Takes Your Fingerprints - TC Electronic TonePrint Series Review
TC Electronic just started production of a series of seven "simple" stompboxes! It's a sacrilege if you know a bit about this company, which specializes in rack and programmable stompboxes, but it's also good news considering the success of the Nova series. This new range provides all the elements of a standard pedalboard: distortion, overdrive,...
Transients Without Sorrows - Native Instruments Transient Master Review
The Studio Effects Series by Native Instruments just got expanded with the Transient Master plug-in, which ought to be faithful to its inspiration made by SPL — the perfect occasion to try it out (in its software version).
Roland's Song - Roland CB120XL Cube Bass Review
If Ikutaro Kakehashi named his company with this typical European name, it wasn't to honor the famous traditional song of heroic deeds. Since its inception the company has been committed to export, and the first goal of its founder was to find a name that was easy to spell and original enough to attract attention.
60-Years Old and Still Kicking - Fender Telecaster 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Review
The year 2011 will not be the year of the dog, nor the lion, nor the hamster. It will be the year of the Telecaster. Indeed, it's almost exactly 60 years ago that Fender launched this wonderful riff machine called the Telecaster.
The Mic that Sparks Interest - Blue Microphones Spark Review
The American manufacturer Blue Microphones — famous for its emblematic Bottle — decided several years ago to extend its products range by offering more accessible microphones with the same reliable manufacturing quality. Today, the brand reaffirms its ambition and launches the Spark, a condenser microphone that redefines the down-market mics, bo...
From 1176 to LA2A - IK Multimedia T-RackS Black 76 & T-RackS White 2A and Native Instruments VC 76 & VC 2A Review
The (almost) simultaneous launch of the 1176 and LA2A software versions by IK Multimedia and Native Instruments is a good opportunity to make a quick comparison. Let’s go!
Uprighteous - Synthogy Ivory II Upright Pianos Mini-Review
After Grand Pianos, it's the turn of the Upright Pianos bank to be ported to Synthogy's new audio engine. Let's give it a try.