When is a recording interface not a recording interface? When it is, but it’s also an amp. Words by Peter Hodgson.
Note: This piece first appeared in Australian Guitar #134. Subscribe to our print edition here!
The biggest challenge for the modern guitarist (even bigger than writing something insane in Guitar Pro then trying to play it) is the monstrous task of getting a good guitar tone down in a home recording environment. You might not have the space and the understanding neighbours to mic up a guitar cab.… Read the full article
“Our biggest news at IFA 2019 is also our smallest yet,” announced René Svendsen-Tune, CEO of Jabra, at IFA 2019, referring to the new Elite 75t True Wireless, a decisive redesign of the highly-successful 65t, the new model 20% smaller and yet offering 50% more battery life — 28 hours, indeed, when stored in the neat little carrycase, into which they magnetically attach to gather additional charge when not in use. Used alone, they promise 7.5 hours of battery life.
So small is the new 75t that it presented an ergonomic problem for its designers, who faced a reduction in space for the controls.… Read the full article
The following is a press release issued by MQA. September 5, 2019 – MQA, the pioneering technology delivering authenticated master-quality music in a file small enough to stream, will be revealing new partners, additional products and more MQA music at two major North American shows. RMAF (Rocky Mountain Audio Fest), the consumer audio show, runs from 6-8 September, while CEDIA Expo, the leading connected technology show, follows on 10-14 September. The two events take place in Denver, Colorado, and visitors to both can view new products from MQA partners, while experiencing master quality music and live demonstrations of MQA technology …… Read the full article
Like most older teens growing up in the South in the late 1970s, I had two poles of rock and roll heroes: The Allman Brothers Band and ZZ Top on one side, Yes and King Crimson on the other.
But big sister Diane lived on 78th Street at Columbus Avenue in New York City—and when I moved north, her apartment floor became my bed. One day, as we walked down Amsterdam Avenue, Diane said, “Miles Davis lives down that block.” “That block” was 77th Street.… Read the full article
An editorial note: We recently republished Stereophile founder J. Gordon Holt’s 1966 review of the Swiss Thorens TD-150AB turntable. This was the first high-end ‘table I bought after leaving university and earning a wage. But as good as I felt the TD-150AB to be, with its belt drive and sprung suspension, it was sonically overshadowed both by Thorens’s TD 124 turntable and by the English Garrard 301 turntable. The idler-drive Garrard and belt/idler-drive Thorens, both introduced more than 60 years ago, proved to be two of the most significant turntables ever brought to market.… Read the full article
Italian high-end manufacturer Bassocontinuo has released its ‘Ultimate Line’ series of equipment racks, the Anteo, Gargantua and Golia, which it says were developed in co-operation with Milan’s Politecnico University.
The shelves in the Bassocontinuo Ultimate Line racks are made from HDF+ by Valchromat, which is a manufactured wood product that is claimed to be 35 per cent more rigid and 20 per cent heavier than standard HDF. Each shelf is covered by a material made by Arpa Industriale called Fenix NTA that Bassocontinuo describes as ‘an empowered metal surface: extremely matt, soft touch, anti-fingerprint and with a resistance to superficial micro scratches’ that comes in three different finishes: steel, silver and gold.… Read the full article
A dangerous new phishing campaign has been uncovered that uses compromised SharePoint sites and OneNote documents to trick potential victims from the banking sector to visit their landing pages.
The cybercriminals behind the campaign have chosen Microsoft's web-based SharePoint collaborative platform to launch their attacks because the domains it uses are often overlooked by secure email gateways and this allows their phishing messages to actually reach users' inboxes.
After compromising a SharePoint account, the attackers use that account to send an email to potential victims in which they ask them to review a legal assessors proposal via an URL embedded in the message.… Read the full article
Role-playing games have changed a lot throughout the years, transitioning from a genre that was once set in stone, to something that’s unpredictable, exciting and diverse.
At the helm of changing our perception of RPGs and their potential are companies such as FromSoftware. This Japanese developer has taken gamers on a variety of treacherous pilgrimages, from the cursed lands of the Souls series to the diseased-ridden streets of Bloodborne’s Yharnam.