Monthly Archives: September 2011


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Take a gander at this amazing looking instrument. The Kelstone 9-string guitar (reported by GizMag) is a monster of an acoustic instrument which spans some five-and-a-half octaves and is played horizontally by both hands. In case you were wondering, that’s why we’ve featured it here (we haven’t suddenly turned into […]

Kelstone Guitar: keyboard-esque 9 stringer offers great possibilities





PG Music, creators of Band-in-a-Box, has announced over 700 RealTracks to add some “REAL” accompaniment to your musical arrangements. With Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Country, Reggae, and more you’re sure to find the RealTracks for you. Listen to all the RealTracks Demos here: Windows | Macintosh. Get all of the RealTracks with a purchase of the […]

Over 700 RealTracks are Available in RealTracks Sets 1-136


Propellerhead has released ReBirth 1.2 for the Apple iPad. Version 1.2 adds WIST (Wireless Sync-Start Technology developed by Korg). WIST uses a Bluetooth signal to simultaneously start two compatible iPad or iPhone apps. The free update to current owners is available now from the iTunes AppStore. ReBirth 1.2 users can […]

Propellerhead Adds Wireless Sync-Start (WIST) to ReBirth for iPad and ...


Today’s the day Reason and Record users can elect to upgrade to the new Reason 6 for whatever they think it’s worth. A number of musicians, authors and others have already adopted the “pay what you want” model for their albums, books and other merchandise, so it’s not surprising that […]

Reason 6: Name Your Upgrade Price



High quality portable audio recorders are now easily obtainable and affordable enough that even hobbyists can dabble in the world of digital sound recording while on the move. Being able to capture high quality sounds on location can open up a whole wealth of music possibilities, particularly in certain genres […]

TASCAM intros DR-40 4-track portable audio recorder


It’s not at all surprising someone has rigged this up, but I haven’t personally seen it before. A great use for those old floppy disk drives and disks you (might still) have lying around. Got an interesting musical/synth use for old computer parts? Share in the comments!

Video: Floppy music DUO – Imperial march


TASCAM has announced its iXZ mic/instrument interface which will turn any iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone into a high quality mobile recording studio. It can be used with a variety of audio apps already installed on Apple’s handheld devices. Features include: Switchable mic/line input Phantom power Gain control 1/8” headphone output […]

TASCAM announces iXZ mic/instrument interface for iPad / iPhone / ...




Roland has introduced a lighter relative of its popular FP-4 digital piano. The FP-4F is designed to be travel-friendly, taking the best features of the FP-4 such as V-Piano technology, SuperNATURAL piano engine, Ivory Feel-G 88-key keyboard with escapement and session partner accompaniment and putting them in a stylish, practical […]

Roland FP-4F: the lighter quality digital piano


When inspiration strikes when you’re on the move or you don’t want to fire up your studio equipment, you can plump for the likes of Roland’s BOSS BR-80 portable digital recorder or jump straight in with a compact arranger workstation like Korg’s new microARRANGER. Space needn’t be an issue with […]

Korg intros microARRANGER professional compact arranger workstation



Roland BA-55 portable amplifier
Roland has introduced its latest portable amplifier with a range of easy to use features including automatic mono/stereo output switching, echo and reverb modes, wireless microphones and either battery or mains powered operation. Built in to the BA-55 portable amplifier is an accelerometer, similar to what you’d expect to find […]

Roland intros BA-55 portable amp with easy switching modes


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Sometimes (in fact, most of the time in my experience) musical inspiration hits you when you’re away from your studio. In the rush to get down the ideas before those creative juices dry up, or your memory plays tricks and you forget the melody line for that future masterpiece, equipment […]

Roland intros BOSS Micro BR BR-80 portable digital recorder


Roland has launched the Quad-Capture USB portable audio interface featuring a pair of premium VS Preamps, 24-bit/192 kHz audio quality, ultra-low latency performance, and convenient USB bus power. Features include: Two combo XLR/TRS inputs with premium mic preamps (VS Preamps), two TRS outputs, coaxial I/O, headphone out, and MIDI I/O […]

Roland intros Quad-Capture USB audio interface