Gibson offering $59k for return of missing document

Gibson is asking for the public’s assistance in recovering a missing shipping ledger book from 1959-1960, which documents an important period in the company’s 126-year-old history and the pinnacle of the Gibson Golden Era. “The 1959-1960 Gibson shipping ledger has been missing from Gibson’s archives for at least thirty years,” says the company. “It may not…

Free VST: Valhalla Supermassive

Valhalla Plugins, maker of many mighty ambiance and modulation effects have just release a phat new plugin, the Valhalla Supermassive, and what do you know, it’s free. Here’s the spiel: “ValhallaSupermassive is designed to blow your mind and your music to new levels of consciousness and experience! Luscious clouds of reverb, otherworldly delays, swelling waves…

Interview: Tony Frenzel from Klanghelm

Few things in this world are certain, other than death, taxes and the indisputable fact that Klanghelm makes amazing plugins. The Germany-based software company makes a range of best-in-show compressors and saturation plugins – we love and use them often – so we tracked down head honcho Tony Frenzel to get the inside skinny on…

Free: ZETA guitar cabinet impulses

Everyone loves guitar impulses. After all, there’s nothing better than avoiding songwriting and recording by auditioning guitar cabinets for hours on end. So here’s a couple of freebies from Italian studio, Zeta Factory. Cabinets included: Orange PPC 212 Closed Back Bogner 212 CB Closed Back Stack Diezel 412 FC (V30) Mesa 412 Recto Slant Bogner…

New plug-in: RM-2 Analog Console Emulation

The team at Audio Assault sure are busy beavers, and here’s something new: The RM-2 Analog Console. Check it out: “Audio-Assault’s RM-2 Analog Channel captures the warmth of an uncelebrated Japanese console, the Panasonic Ramsa WR-S4424.” “Praised for its tape-like character inherent in its preamps, the Ramsa WR-S4424 is all character.” The RM-2 captures the…

Dimebag comes to AmpliTube

Looking for those elusive CFH Randall tones? Look no further! Those who covet Dimebag’s heavier-than-heavy guitar sound are in for a treat with the announcement that IK Multimedia is bringing the Texas rebel’s abrasive guitar sound to their AmpliTube plug-in. “The new collection features models of the exact gear used by ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Lance Abbott…