IK promises “true-to-studio” cabinet sounds with AmpliTube 5

AmpliTube 5, the latest edition of IK Multimedia’s flagship amp and effects modelling software, has been announced. This latest edition adds more than 100 new gear models, a revamped cabinet section and advanced routing capabilities. Your rig fantasies manifest AmpliTube 5 features 129 new amplifier, cabinet, microphone, stompbox and rack effect models – which work…

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Modal Electronics’ Cobalt8 pushes the boundaries of virtual analogue

Bristol-based synth manufacturer Modal Electronics has unveiled a new synth series with the Cobalt8. The eight-voice polyphonic virtual analogue synth extracts some useful elements from the successful Argon8 wavetable synth and combines them with some seriously powerful algorithms and features. Cobalt8 is packed with 64 oscillators for true eight-voice polyphony, with extended drift for a…

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AmazonBasics guitar pedals are now available for under $30

Amazon‘s private-label brand AmazonBasics has ventured into the world of music technology to offer seven guitar pedals to its customers. This month, the retail giant began listing a range of seven mini pedals – including a booster, compressor, delay, distortion, looper, overdrive and tune – on Amazon.com. Each is being offered for a remarkably low…

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Pioneering British synth designer Chris Huggett has died

Chris Huggett, the esteemed British synthmaker best-known for designing the WASP, OSCar and some of Novations best-known instruments, has passed away. According to Resident Advisor, Huggett passed away on 22 October. At press time, no official statement or cause of death has been published. Huggett was a pioneering figure in the synthmaking community. In the…

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Sequential will “do whatever is required” to fix Prophet-5 and Prophet-10 manufacturing defect

Sequential has confirmed a manufacturing defect onboard its recently launched Prophet-5 and Prophet-10 synths and have promised customers they will “do whatever is required to make things right.” Units of the highly-anticipated synths began shipping this month. However, some users noticed a drop in high frequency – which Sequential has put down to two wrongly…

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