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Pedal Phython
Simple and affordable solution to make custom snakes out of your long cable runs to/from pedalboards.

Friedman Brown Eye BE100 Amplifier
If you crave glorious metal tone from hand-wired, EL-34 powered, boutique gear, the BE100 is sure to bring you sonic bliss.

RJM Music Technology Mastermind PBC
If you've got a pro pedalboard, the Mastermind PBC could be the perfect footswitch for it all: audio loops, amp function switching, MIDI control, and more.

Hughes & Kettner GrandMeister 36
Small on the outside but huge on the inside, this is one of the most versatile tube amps ever made.

PRS Archon 50 Guitar Amp
A little two-channel boutique tone to make your day without breaking your back or your bank account.


TC Electronic BH800 & K-Cabinets
The latest compact bass amp from TC Electronic doesn't skimp on tone, and the new K-series cabinets are simply divine.

Pedal Phython
Simple and affordable solution to make custom snakes out of your long cable runs to/from pedalboards.

Fender Rumble 500 and 210 Cabinet
Let's get ready to rumble! Fender's latest bass amp packs classic Fender tone into a highly portable and extremely inexpensive package.

Fender American Standard Dimension IV HH

Crave that classic Fender tone and playability but tired of the same old look? Check out the new Fender Dimension bass. It's got what you crave... and more!

EBS HD360 Bass Amp
When it comes to modern, high-fidelity bass tone, EBS delivers pro results in the HD360 that really showcase your instrument's natural tone beautifully.


Sequential Prophet-6
The truest successor to the legendary Prophet-5, this analog polysynth is a dream come true.

Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2
The mother of all soft synths has recently undergone some big upgrades. Find out all about this monster soft synth.

Kurzweil Forte Stage Piano
Fully weighted keys, top-shelf sounds. Could this become the master keyboard for your rig?

Physis K4/K5 and K4EX/K5EX Controllers
Have you been trying to find a professional MIDI controller to manage all of your MIDI sound modules as well as your virtual instruments? There is nothing else on the market today like the Physis controllers.


Eventide Blackhole Reverb
If you loved what the Space pedal did for guitars, just imagine what that incredible, cavernous, Eventide reverb can do for entire mixes in the studio!

IsoAcoustics ISO-L8R200 Speaker Stands
Are your monitors sitting right on your desktop or mixer deck? You're compromising their sound. Fortunately, IsoAcoustics has an ideal solution to clean up your bottom end.

Eventide H3000 Factory
One of the most essential studio effects processors of all time has been virtualized in this essential studio plug-in.

MXL CR89 Condenser Mic
The CR89 is a straightforward, large diaphram, condenser workhorse that is priced well below its quality level.

Live Sound

Shure Beta 87a & 87c Microphones
Two microphones, nearly identical, but with very different results. Which one will benefit your vocalist?

Cerwin-Vega XD5 Desktop Speakers
& XD8s Subwoofer

Need a set of decent speakers and sub for your non-studio computer workspace? Most desktop computer speakers suck. These don't.


Korg iM1 Synth for iOS
If your studio lacks a classic Korg M1, no problem! Korg just released a spot-on recreation for the iPad!

Listening To and Reading

Latest CD and DVD Reviews
Great new musical releases from Agent Fresco, Duran Duran, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Five Finger Death Punch, Joel Hoekstra’s 13, House of Lords, Kamelot, Roger O’Donnell with Julia Kent, Scorpions, Spaghetti Eastern Music, Spock’s Beard, The Murder of My Sweet, The Who, This Oceanic Feeling

Check this space every week for additions!

The Not So Distant Past...


Taylor 614CE Acoustic Electric
Refinements to the construction technique used to build the 600-series guitars has delivered another exceptional instrument in the Taylor family.


NS Design Radius CR5
The Radius is Ned Steinberger's latest headless bass design, and it's an exceptional instrument for the demanding professional.

Korg Pitchblack Pro Rack Tuner
Korg returns to the rack with an awesome new guitar and bass tuner that's perfect for the stage or the workbench.


Studiologic Sledge 2.0
Polyphonic Synthesizer

What's big, yellow, and a lot of fun to play with? Sledge 2.0, a virtual analog polysynth, has a lot of mojo for not a lot of cash.

Realivox Ladies
It's ladies night all the time with this amazing virtual instrument plug-in. Not merely a harmony plug-in, this instrument lets you actually create virtual female vocal parts! You need to check this out.


Avid Pro Tools
Despite being the studio standard digital audio workstation, thousands of artists work on other DAWs. Our in-depth review takes a complete look at Pro Tools today to see whether or not it is worthy of retaining the championship title.

Synchro Arts Revoice Pro 3
Tired of wasting countless hours manually time-aligning stacks of vocal or instrument tracks by hand? There is an easier way, here, along with a few other handy plug-ins sure to enhance your mix experience.

Waves Gold Plug-In Bundle
When it comes to tracking or mixing your next session, there's a reason all of the pros working in-the-box reach for the gold...


Arturia iSEM Synthesizer
Aturia does a great job recreating vintage synths, and this latest synth for iOS delivers the classic Oberheim SEM.

Listening To and Reading

Latest CD and Book Reviews
Great new musical releases from Steven Wilson, Steve Rothery, The Neal Morse Band, Revolution Saints, Extreme, Simple Minds, Ghost of Boris, Nickelback, Dave Kerzner, Lonely Robot, Delain, and books from Alan Parsons, and Bon Jovi tour photographer David Bergman.



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