The Future of Music explores the exciting shape of music in the 21st Century

The Future of Music is a new series from The Verge which explores how technology has shaped the sound of modern music and how it will keep evolving it. Music has come a long, long way…

Control your MIDI devices on iOS with this $1 app

Who needs a MIDI controller when you’ve got an iPhone? Play and record MIDI all from this versatile app for your iOS devices. Ribn is an iOS app that works as a MIDI controller with…

MIT invent AI that extracts each instrument from songs

It could be a dream for music sampling as MIT reveal their new tech capable of finding and editing individual instruments from tracks. When a track is recorded, all of it’s different elements, sounds and…

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…