Witness the new Gibson 2017 Custom range and despair

The new Gibson Customs are really, really, ridiculously good looking. And with Gibson’s typically eye-watering prices, they may just ruin your day. Check ’em out: Les Paul Custom “The 2017 Les Paul Custom effortlessly lives up to the high standards set by its 1950s archetype while evolving to a level of tone and performance more…

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Review: TrainYourEars EQ Edition 2

“All you need is ears” George Martin once said, and if George says it, it’s true. And when it comes to mixing music specifically, truer words have never been spoken. Though you spend your time wishing you had the cash to drop on that magical Pultec EQ your time would probably be better spent honing your ear…

FREE: MAX1 Compressor from BeatSkillz

Compression can seem baffling when you don’t know how to do it, and even when you do know how to do it, there’s always more to learn. And that’s what makes the MAX1 Compressor from BeatSkillz so cool. It’s an intelligent compressor that does a bunch of the thinking for you. “This is an automatic…

FREE: Knobs from Abeltunes

Sometimes the single twist of a knob is all that’s required to take a mix from good to great. If some clever cookies have gone to the trouble of making that single knob adjust several key parameters simultaneously, even better. Well that’s what Abletunes have done with their Knobs collection – DRIVE, SPACE and ATTACK –…

The 9 Most Useful Metallica Isolated Tracks

Isolated tracks. They’re great for figuring out parts, getting inspired, getting a sense of what techniques have gone into the recording and mixing of a track, as well as showing just what your favorite musicians are capable (or not capable ) of. Here we take a look at the best of the best isolated Metallica…