GarageBand gets free lessons from artists + loads of cool new stuff

Garageband is a wicked way to make music on the go and it’s getting even better with their new chock-filled update. Apple are updating their music sketchbook-cum-DAW-cum-fun app with a load of wicked new features…

Forget wires tangling up your pedal setup with Boss taking you wireless

Boss are breaking the chains of your pedal board setup with their new wireless receivers providing a tidy, cable-free setup as you stomp and play. Boss have revealed 3 new wireless transmitters which could be…

3 top tips to becoming a pro when learning your instrument

It’s a long road to becoming a master of your instrument but the journey is worth it. Here’s some tips on getting there faster. Whether you’re picking up an instrument for the first time or…

FL Studio 20 is here and Fruity Loops is on Macs at last

FL Studio have just jumped from version 12 to 20 and with it their bringing their acclaimed music software to Apple computers for the first time. To celebrate 20 years of their acclaimed Fruity Loops…

These gloves could change how we perform music

Since we discovered rhythm and learned tone we’ve been playing instruments with our hands, but what if our hands were our instruments. English musician and engineer Imogen Heap has been showing off her new gloves which transform…

Internet gets first authentic TR-808 added to Roland Cloud collection

The Roland Cloud is home to over $4000 worth of amazing synths, drum machines, samples and now they’ve got the legendary TR-808 drum machine. Earlier this month Roland updated their online subscription service which gives…

Gibson guitars face bankruptcy; “running out of time – rapidly”

One of the world’s most iconic guitar manufacturers, Gibson may run out of money very soon as debt payments loom. Gibson’s doors may soon close after over 100 years making top-quality guitars for everyone from…

The top 4 best sites for VSTs and Virtual Instruments

As a producer having the correct sounds that you want is vital and finding them can be hard, so here are the best one-stop shops for all your plugin needs. Pluginboutique Pluginboutique is brought to you…

The Poly Expressive lets you take control of your entire rig with a piece of paper

Poly Expressive is a new MIDI foot controller that gives you full XY control over your pedal-board on a printed piece of paper. MIDI switching systems are nothing new, but this new take on a…

DJ software & tech creators Native Instruments raised $50m+ in new funding

A household name for many music producers and DJs, Native Instruments have just received loads of new funds from a round of funding. DJ-tech makers Native Instruments, famous for their Maschine controllers, Kontrol keyboards and Komplete…