Dec 25

Thank you all for your support during 2012. It is almost a second full-time job keeping this site going. I am sure 2013 is going to be just as exciting as 2012, with Winter NAMM 2013 just around the corner to tease us with new products.


It makes me wonder what will be possible on the iPad at this time next year. Its advances are staggering in the music world and I can’t believe the recent products like the Akai iMPC for an incredible price. You can’t quite top that but I must say when Novation released a free App this month called Launchkey, I was amazed at just how good this is:-


This time of year also gives many offers and discounts. If you are looking for offers on samples then Loopmasters is the place to go:-

Have a great Christmas and I will look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

Mar 27

Musikmesse International Press Award 2012

Here is a great collection of Music Magazines all together. Well this lot do have something in common ……………………..

……………………. they have all voted for the best musical instruments and audio equipment of 2011/2012 in more than 40 categories of the Musikmesse International Press Award (MIPA). The awards have been awarded to some great products, here are just a few :-

Best Workstation – Korg Kronos
Best Synth – Roland Jupiter 80
Best Electronic Drums – Roland TD-30
Best Stage Piano – Clavia Nord Piano 2
Best Controller keyboard – Akai MAX49
Best Software Instrument – Native Instruments Komplete 8
Best Organ / Portable keyboard – Hammond SK-Series
Best Live Perfomance Tool – Native Instruments Maschine
Best Studio Microphone – Microtech Gefell M930TS
Best Studio Monitor – Focal SM9
Best Recording Software – Avid Protools 10

For the full list please go here:-

Mar 5

Here is a fun You Tube Clip of some of those must-have items shown at this years great show at the NAMM 2012 event in Anaheim, California. This show always brings together industry professionals from around the world to see the latest musical products. It includes amongst other items :- The Dunlop Fuzz Face, Boss GT100 pedal board, Custome Guitars, Blue USB Microphone, Aphex HeadPod 4 high output headphone amplifier, Mojave MA-301 FET microphone, Apogee USB microphone, Arturia Minibrute, Moog Minitaur, Moog Taurus 3 pedalboard, Rhizome Groove Machine, Line 6 Stagescape M20d Mixer, Alesis Vortex Keytar and Casio XW-G1 Synth.

I tell you what, you have the new music products and I’ll have the “other” items – sounds good to me.

Sep 18


For the synth players amongst you, 2011’s biggest highlight so far has got to be the release of the new Korg Kronos – a nine synth in one beast. In many ways it is an updated Korg Oasys but as I have discovered, it is much more besides. A synth of this much depth with its nine synth engines probably requires nine reviews therefore, rather than overload you with information you can easily get elsewhere, I am going to take you through some of my personal experiences so far – some good, some great and some not quite what I had expected. Unfortunately this is still a big article and I have hardly scratched the surface.

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Jan 22

64 Pro sounds for your Roland GAIA Synth

Simple fast download – great price only :-

£6.99 ( approx $11 or 8 euros)

What are you waiting for ?