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The Positive Grid Spark is a versatile smart amp perfect for guitarists stuck at home

Powered amps for electric guitars have gotten some neat tricks powered by modern mobile tech over the years, but the new Positive Grid Spark ($299) might be the one that packs the most intelligence an raises $7M round backed by Yamaha and pilots EVs in Nigeria

Nigerian motorcycle transit startup has raised a $7 million funding round led by Novastar Ventures, with participation from Japanese manufacturer Yamaha. Based in Lagos, the company’s app

Review: The $299 Echo Link Amp adds Alexa to any speaker

The Echo Link Amp is designed to give Echo owners options. Instead of settling for the sound from a couple of Echo speakers, this amp lets owners use a set of nice bookshelf speakers. Best yet, this r

The definitive Patreon reading guide

At nearly six years old, Patreon has gone from startup to king of membership. Now an established leader in an industry that’s been flipped on its head, Patreon’s path has been anything but

Review: Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0

<img src="" /><strong>Short version: </strong>Superior Drummer will save you a lot of money if you

Alesis StudioDock Pro Might Just Be The Reason To Buy An iPad

<img src="" />This is the StudioDock Pro from <a target="_blank" href="">Alesi

MeeBlip Community Synthesizer Is Made By Bloggers For Hackers

<img src="" />Bloggers Peter Kirn and James Grahame have come up with the MeeBlip, an open source virtual a

Palmer Pocket Amp Saves You Some Heavy Lugging

<img src="" />Tired of carrying your 4x12 cabinet and/or amp? No more lugging for you. The Pocket Amp from Palmer is a great s

Video: DIY Lego Drum Machine NXT-606

<img src="" /> In 1998 Lego introduced the MINDSTORMS product line. The NXT is a brick-shaped computer that can take in sensor

Review: Korg Monotron

<img src="" /> Since I have the Monotron it is my ultimate source of noise and fun. I'm able to make people scream in 6 seconds

Free: TC Electronic M30 Reverb

<img src="" />Did you know the TC Electronic is the maker of stunning reverbs? Well now you can have the M30 reverb plugin for free.

Dave Smith Instuments introducing Tetra

<img src="" />I always liked the sound and design of Dave Smith Instruments. The new <a href="

Bored guitarist builds Lego amp in a week

<img src="" />Looks like someone had a lot of time to kill. Dave Chatterson guitarist built a <a href="

Akai launches APC40 website

<img src="" />It's been a while since Akai <a href="">intro


<img src="" />Having your super hit song mastered with some sexy and expensive <a href="

Livid Ohm64: Made in the USA by humans

<img src="" />It looks like 2009 will be a good year for midi controllers. First Akai came out with the APC40, soon followed by The Maschine

T.C. Electronics Global Konnekt goes online

<img src="" />You can win great prizes if you dare to participate in TC Electronics Global Konnekt project. Get inspired by Robbie Bron

Video: MFB-522 drumcomputer

<img src="" />The MFB-522 is an analog drumcomputer with nine fully analog instruments and a step-sequencer with 16 steps. It can store up

Celebrating Ocarina of Time with on-sale ocarinas

Who didn’t enjoy Ocarina of Time back in the day? Running around Hyrule on Epona, playing the ocarina… Oh, hey, speaking of ocarina! This company, the St. Louis Ocarina Store, is honoring

The Video You've Needed All Day

[youtube] While watching Peter Frampton videos for a bit on YouTube, I came across this bitchin’ Whitesnake video that features Steve Vai. What makes i