Thomann Stompenberg FX lets you try 150 guitar pedals online

German music retailer Thomann has launched a free service that lets shoppers try out guitar pedals in real-time over the internet before they buy. Stompenberg FX stars 150 pedals from brands ranging from TC Electronic and Boss, to MXR and Walrus Audio. The effects aren’t mere software emulations, either. Their physical circuits are housed in…

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Best sample packs of the month: February 2021

There seem to be more new loop packs each month than anyone has any business keeping track of. However, we’ve done exactly that to bring you our top picks. This time we have an eclectic mix that ranges from soulful keys and guitar-driven trailer sounds to drum ‘n’ bass and synthwave riffs. And, if you’re…

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Anjunadeep and Drumcode artist John Monkman teaches melodic house production

John Monkman and Beesemyer Institute have created an eight-and-a-half hour course on producing melodic house and techno music. Learn everything from programming drum grooves and creating melodic structures to achieving a pro-sounding mix. The UK-based producer has an impressive portfolio, with his music being released on Kompakt, Anjunadeep, Crosstown Rebels, Drumcode and Ellum. He’s worked…

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