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Thomann Cyber ​​Week: Top Deals on Studio and Podcast Gear

Thomann Cyber Week dealsThomann is celebrating Cyber ​​Week, which means deals, deals, deals! You have until November 30th to enjoy some great bargains. Here is a small compilation of the most exciting offers in the field of recording and podcasting. If you are shopping for guitars and effects, do check out this post as well! If synths are your thing, they’ve got some nifty discounts here.

AKG Podcaster Essentials Bundle

AKG Podcaster Essentials

With the AKG Podcaster Essentials Bundle you can get started with recording podcasts right away. The only thing missing here is a computer and recording software, but Audacity is free and plenty good! The bundle contains the AKG Lyra USB microphone and AKG K-371 studio headphones. You save 10.25 percent during Cyber ​​Week and pay 219 euros (instead of 244 euros). Here is the deal at Thomann *

the t.bone SC 430 USB desktop set

T-Bone SC 430 USB

And another great offer that is aimed at podcasters. The t.bone SC 430 USB desktop set is already cheap per se, but Thomann has turned the price screw again and made a little over 20 percent savings for you. 55 Euros (instead of 69 Euros) for a large diaphragm microphone with USB port. You also get the right accessories: microphone clip, table stand, USB-C to USB cable and USB-C to USB-C cable. Here is the deal at Thomann *

Zoom H1n Blue Limited Edition


If you want to make some stereo recordings on the go and are looking for an inexpensive recorder to do so, check out this deal. Recordings in 24 bit – optionally also as MP3 – are no problem with the Zoom H1n Blue Limited Edition. And a 3.5 mm stereo jack for line signals is also available. The recording is done on micro-SD and micro-SDHC cards. You can also briefly listen to the recording via the built-in monitor speaker. You get 20.69 percent savings, which means 69 euros (instead of 87 euros). Here is the deal at Thomann *

If you need even more features, you should definitely check out the Zoom H4n Pro, which you can get with a 12 percent discount for 149 euros (here’s the deal at Thomann *)

Sonarworks Reference 4 Studio Edit. w Mic

Sonarworks Reference 4

With this set you adapt the sound of your speakers to the conditions of the room. The result should be better mixes. The software takes care of that, using the included measuring microphone to record the properties of the room beforehand. A very interesting concept. Use the discount of almost 32 percent and buy it for 179 euros (instead of 262 euros). Here is the deal at Thomann *

Rode NT5 MPB


Fancy a matched pair small diaphragm condenser microphone? The NT5 is suitable for recording acoustic instruments, overheads or live applications. Due to the narrow cardioid polar pattern, it is also very suitable for voice recordings. With this deal, you save a little over 17 percent and pay 239 euros (instead of 289 euros). Here is the deal at Thomann *

Yamaha HS 7 MP

Yamaha HS7 MP

And another matched pair! This time, however, there are two monitor boxes, the Yamaha HS 7 MP. Admittedly, the savings of 6.4 percent are not particularly big now – but the price in itself is a blast. With a frequency response of 43 to 30,000 Hz and two inputs (XLR and jack) as well as settings for room adjustments, you are well positioned with this monitor. You can get this limited special model for 439 euros (instead of 469 euros) as a pair! Here is the deal at Thomann *

KRK Rokit RP7 G4 White Noise

KRK Rokit RP7 G4

Unfortunately not sold as a pair, but a discount of at least 16 percent is there nevertheless: The KRK Rokit RP7 G4 White Noise is the white edition of the popular studio monitor from KRK. You get a 6.5-inch glass aramid woofer and 1-inch glass aramid tweeter, which cover a total frequency range of 42 to 40,000 Hz. Further extras are the integrated brickwall limiter (protects against damage) and 25 DSP-based graphic EQ presets. You can correct the room using the KRK app (iOS + Android). During Cyber ​​Week, you pay 149 euros (instead of 225 euros). Here is the deal at Thomann *

Tannoy Reveal 802

Tannoy Reveal 802

And another active near-field monitor on offer. Reveal 802 gives you an 8-inch woofer and a 1-inch tweeter. The frequency range from 42 Hz to 43 kHz is impressive (and of course heard). You get an XLR and jack input, and you can even connect a smartphone, tablet or similar device via the additional input for mini jack. You get a 12.58 percent discount and pay 139 euros (instead of 159 euros). Here’s the deal at Thomann *

Also, for just 79 euros you can get the Reveal 402 during the campaign (here at Thomann *).

MOTU UltraLite AVB

MOTU Ultralite AVB

The MOTU UltraLite AVB is a compact 18 x 18 USB / AVB interface. That equips you for all possible recording tasks. The interface is compact and very generously equipped. Inputs for microphones, instruments, line signals and extras such as S/PDIF, ADAT or an AVB Ethernet connection – everything included. MIDI is not missing either. You can find the exact overview of the features and the deal with at least 8.35 percent discount (you pay 549 euros instead of 599 euros) here at Thomann *.

Swissonic Quadphone

Swissonic Quadphone

If your budget is tight this year, but you still want to make a small purchase, the Swissonic Quadphone is something that won’t put a strain on your wallet. And a 4-channel headphone amplifier can always be used somewhere. You get four adjustable headphone outputs and inputs for a slim 19.90 euros (instead of 23.90 euros). After all, that is a saving of 16.74 percent. Here is the deal at Thomann *

Swissonic MM-3

Swissonic MM3

Another attractive bargain from Swissonic are the active MM-3 studio monitors. With a frequency response of 75 to 20,000 Hz and inputs for 6.3 mm jack (symmetrical) and Cinch (asymmetrical), these speakers are very suitable for small project studios or as inexpensive second monitoring devices. You can get the pair for 65 euros (instead of 77 euros) – that’s a 16 percent discount. Here is the deal at Thomann *



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Get 52 FREE Sound Libraries @ Free To Use Sounds!

Free To Use Sounds (Black Friday)

Free To Use Sounds offer 52 sound libraries from their royalty-free sound effects portfolio as a free download this Black Friday season. Instead of running a Black Friday sale, Free To Use Sounds created a Black Friday freebie. You can download 52 high-quality sound libraries completely free of charge from their Bandcamp page. At this […]

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Best Sample Packs This Week: Metal drums, heavy bass, Caribbean marimbas

The Best New Sample Packages This WeekThe best sample packs this week include two decades of millennial metal drums, heavy bass, Caribbean marimba and vibraphone vibes, as well as female vocal stems for house and soul productions. 

Toontrack 21st Century Metal

Inspired by the evolution of the metal genre over the past few decades comes this pack of 400 MIDI grooves and samples. Popular metal drummer Ash Pearson laid everything down to provide a pack that is useful for many different types of heavy styles. You also get access to a number of tempos useful in metal like 5/4, 7/4, even 12/8! Everything is labeled by song section for easy composition. At just $29 this is a fantastic and versatile set of heavy drum samples.

Sample Science Gorilla Bass

There is nothing subtle about the new bundle from Sample Science. These beefy Reese bass sounds are perfect for low end heavy genres like house, jungle, and drum & bass. Three voicing modes (mono and polyphonic, legato) expand your sonic palette, and controls over filtering, ADSR, LFOs, and reverb let you fine tune things to your liking.

It comes in a Free version with 15 sounds and Pro version that offers 34. Other than that, all features are available between the two. It comes with the familiar interface Sample Science has become known for. It comes in VST/3, and AU formats with the Pro version costing only $20.

Sonic Zest Marimba Waves

Bring the chill sounds of the Carribean with this new marimba and vibraphone pack. All sounds were played on a Yamaha YM 6000 marimba and Musser Pro M55 vibraphone. Much like other packs from Sonic Zest the instruments are played using the unique octave tremolo technique. The sounds this type of playing produces are ambient and ethereal. The entire sample pack comes in under 1GB and runs on Kontakt 5.8.1 and above. Until November 22nd it is on sale for half the normal price at $20.

Vital Vocals Deep House & Soulful Vocals 2

Bring the perfect female vocal parts to your soul and house productions with this set of stems. There are three song kits in multiple keys,  tempos (122-127bpm), and styles. Leads, backing, doubles, and more are all available in 24-bit/44.1kHz. It’s a very specific sample pack that won’t appeal to everyone, but comes in at only $19.87.

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Best free plug-ins this week: dearVR MICRO, Crack and Vinyl

Best free plug-ins this weekThis week’s collection of the best free plug-ins features a 3D panner for spatial positioning, a neat little transient designer and the reissue of one of the most beloved free plug-ins of all time. Here’s dearVR MICRO, Crack and – yes! – Vinyl!

Check out our huge archive for many more free plug-ins!

Dear Reality dearVR MICRO

Dear Reality dearVR MICRODear Reality is known for sophisticated 3D audio tools for music and post production. Their latest free plug-in was developed in collaboration with Sennheiser and grew out of Sennheiser AMBEO Orbit. DearVR MICRO lets you position mono and stereo signals anywhere in a three-dimensional space – even above, below and behind you. There’s also a Reflections section that lets you adjust the size and characteristics of the virtual room, and a new Focus parameter. Very cool!

DearVR MICRO is available for macOS and Windows in VST3, AU and AAX formats.

Get dearVR MICRO here

Surreal Machines Crack

Surreal Machines CrackCrack by Surreal Machines is a simple transient designer that lets you shape the attack and sustain of a signal. It’s based on the company’s fully-featured Impact multi-band transient designer. Like Impact, Crack also features a limiter for peak reduction and analog-modeled clipping, and a maximizer. The developer says that it’s light on your CPU, so this could be a great way to make some quick adjustments to the transients of your drums, loops and other signals.

Crack is available for macOS and Windows in VST, VST3 and AU formats.

Get Crack here (but don’t get caught!)

iZotope Vinyl

iZotope VinylYes, you’ve heard it right: Vinyl is back! The lo-fi plug-in first came out in 2001 and has been a staple in almost every producer’s plug-in folder for nearly two decades. Countless samples have been launched back in time by Vinyl’s tasty algorithms. Lately, the plug-in itself began to look more and more like a blast from the past. But iZotope hasn’t forgotten its roots: They’ve just brought the beloved classic up to 2020 specs. Vinyl has received a flashy new GUI and a brand-new lo-fi feature.

Vinyl is available for macOS and Windows in VST, VST3, AU and AAX formats.

Get Vinyl here


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GIVEAWAY: AudioThing Wires (Two FREE Copies Inside!)

GIVEAWAY: AudioThing Wires (Two FREE Copies Inside!)

AudioThing is giving away two free copies of the recently released Wires (€59) echo plugin to two lucky Bedroom Producers Blog readers. Wires is a unique tape echo effect that emulates a rare 1970s Soviet wire recorder. AudioThing developed Wires in collaboration with German composer and YouTuber Hainbach, who provided the hardware unit that the […]

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Szechuan Saturator Is A FREE Saturation Plugin By Coda Labs

Szechuan Saturator by Coda Labs

Coda Labs released Szechuan Saturator, a freeware saturation effect in AU and VST3 plugin formats for compatible DAW software on macOS. It’s no secret that the Mcdonald’s Szechuan Sauce is a magnet for controversy. Well, the saga continues, as it infiltrates the world of music production software in the form of a plain old freeware […]

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SoundSpot FAT 2 and NEVO: new filter and clipper plug-ins for your DAW

SoundSpot FAT 2 and NEVOSoundSpot is known for creative plug-ins with nice-looking GUIs and comparatively low prices. The latest additions to the company’s portfolio are FAT 2, a creative filter, and NEVO, a serial clipper.

SoundSpot FAT 2

FAT 2 builds on the foundation of SoundSpot’s free FAT filter. While it’s no longer free (although the original FAT remains available), FAT 2 adds no less than 20 new filter types. You can choose from a total of five high pass, five low pass, five band pass and five FX modes. According to SoundSpot, these have been designed with a custom resonant peak series that mimics the harmonics of analog saturation. So turning up the resonance and/or driving the input of the filter should yield some nice-sounding harmonics and ‘analog’ warmth.

SoundSpot has also added a modulation engine with two flexible, node-based envelopes that can sync to the DAW tempo, with various rhythmic subdivisions available. The envelopes feature snap-to-grid and smoothing functions.

FAT 2 looks like a very useful filter plug-in that gives you many options to get creative, without being overly complex.

SoundSpot FAT 2 is now available at Plugin Boutique* for GBP 10.75 / USD 14.28 / EUR 12.05.

The plug-in requires macOS 10.12-10.15 or Windows 7 or higher. It’s available in VST, VST3, AU and AAX formats.

SoundSpot FAT 2

SoundSpot FAT 2

SoundSpot NEVO

NEVO is a ‘Monster Clipper’ designed for mastering applications as well as a wide variety of audio signals. It features two clipping stages with multiple coloration settings: a 16-band soft clipper and a single band hard clipper. NEVO also offers a transient shaper and a final ‘Clip Wall Limiter’.

According to the developer, this combination delivers a broad spectrum of results, from tape and tube style overdrive to bit crushing to brickwall limiting. The curve parameter gives you control over the amount of the effect across the frequency spectrum.

Clipping is a very popular effect especially in harder electronic genres, and NEVO is an interesting new option. Like FAT 2, it offers extensive functionality without overwhelming you with too many details.

SoundSpot NEVO is now available at Plugin Boutique* for GBP 14.28 / USD 19.90 / EUR 16.79.

It requires macOS 10.12-10.15 or Windows 7 or higher and comes in VST, VST3, AU and AAX formats.

SoundSpot NEVO

SoundSpot NEVO

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2B Filtered Multi-Mode Filter By 2B Played Music Is FREE Today

2B Filtered by 2B Played Music

2B Played Music offers the 2B Filtered multi-mode filter effect as a free download for a limited time only. 2B Filtered typically costs €14,99 (incl. VAT) in 2B Played Music’s online store. However, only today, you can get it for free by applying the coupon code FREEBIE at checkout. As for the plugin’s functionality, it’s […]

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Holiday Season Raffle Part 1: Win Mackie MC-450 headphones worth €299!

Win Mackie MC-450 Headphones Raffle Competition GiveawayThe holiday season is almost upon us – so what better way to celebrate the ending of 2020 (!) with a series of awesome giveaways! We’ve teamed up with some famous brands for this competition, including Mackie, Sennheiser, Novation and ADAM Audio.


Here’s our Holiday Season 2020 giveaway schedule, with some great prizes:

  • 20 – 26 Nov: Mackie MC-450 headphones
  •  27 Nov – 3 Dec: Novation AFX Station
  • 4 – 10 Dec: Sennheiser MD435 Live Microphone
  • 11 – 17 Dec: Harley Benton Guitar (tba)
  • 18 – 24 Dec: Pair ADAM Audio T8V monitors


The first raffle is now underway! All you have to do to enter the raffle for Mackie MC-450 heaphones is to add a comment below this post, or below the Facebook or Instagram post announcing this raffle. Only one comment is allowed per entrant, so please don’t post multiple times or we’ll have to disqualify you. Part 1 of our raffle closes Thursday, 26 November at 23:59:59 CET.

Mackie MC-450 Headphones

These open-backed cans are Mackie’s premium headphones for studio mixing applications. The MC-450 are the top model in the Mackie MC range and are designed to give you a clear, balanced sound to help you make those crucial mixing decisions. But if you’re listening to some tunes when you’re out and about, they also include a cable with telephone control and microphone. Here are the main features:

  • Frequency response: 20 – 20000 Hz
  • 54 Ohms
  • Sound pressure: 101 dB
  • Adjustable leather headband and memory foam ear pads
  • Interchangeable cable with lockable bayonet connector
  • Three cables included: 300 cm Braided straight, 122 cm Spiral, 122 cm Straight cable with telephone control and microphone
  • Gold-plated 1/4″ adapter
  • Weight: 0.350 kg
  • Colour: Black
  • Includes storage bag

If you don’t yet have a pair of quality headphones for mixing and monitoring, these are a great all-round solution that will upgrade the quality of your mixing process no end.

Terms and Conditions

Participation is, of course, free of charge.

The minimum age for participation is 14 years. Participation is only allowed once – attempted multiple entries per competition automatically lead to disqualification. This raffle is for a pair of Mackie MC-450 studio headphones.

All comments (here under this post, under the Instagram post for the raffle or under our Facebook post for this raffle) are collected. The Gearnews team will draw a random entry and the lucky winner will be notified by us. Employees of gearnews.com, the participating companies and their family members are excluded from participating in the competition.

Your data will only be stored within the framework of this competition and will not be passed on to third parties. Legal recourse is excluded and no cash alternatives to the prizes are offered. The prizes are not transferrable. This competition, with a prize of Mackie MC-450 headphones, runs from Friday, 20.11.2020 to Thursday, 26 November 2020 (23:59:59 hrs CET). All comments received after this date are invalid.

By participating (submitting a comment) you confirm your acceptance of these conditions. Good luck!

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Line 6 Helix 3.00 update out now, with new amps effects and more

Line 6 free Helix software updateLine 6 has finally revealed the new firmware update to the Helix family with the new 3.00 update and you can download it straight away to your existing Helix unit.

Helix 3.00

With three new amp models and two new cabinets, plus a host of new virtual effects pedals, this update is pretty big for any Helix owners. The new amps include the US Princess  which based on the Fender Princeton Reverb, the Das Benzin Mega based on the Mega channel of the Diezel VH4 and the Das Benzin Lead based on the Lead channel of the VH4 as well.

Plus two new cabinets a 10″ and 12″ US Princess models based on the Fender Princeton Reverb 10″ and a 12″ cab with a 12″ an Alnico Blue driver

Helix 3.00

Helix 3.00

New Effects

The new effects list is pretty extensive and includes the following in the list below, which is taken for the Line 6 release notes.

  •  Horizon Drive (Mono, Stereo), based on the Horizon Devices Precision Drive. Includes an extra Gate Range parameter that, when set to “Extended,” drops the gate’s threshold down to -90dB
  • Swedish Chainsaw (Mono, Stereo),based on the BOSS HM-2 Heavy Metal Distortion (Made in Japan black label)
  • Pocket Fuzz (Mono, Stereo), based on the Jordan Boss Tone fuzz
  • Bighorn Fuzz (Mono, Stereo), based on the 1973 Electro-HarmonixÂŽ Ram’s Head Big Muff Pi
  • Ballistic Fuzz (Mono, Stereo), based on the Euthymia ICBM fuzz
  •  Horizon Gate (Mono, Stereo), based on  the Horizon Devices Precision Drive’s gate circuit. Includes an extra Gate Range parameter that, when set to “Extended,” drops the gate’s threshold down to -90dB. Works best before an amp
  • Acoustic Sim (Mono, Stereo), based on the BOSS AC-2 Acoustic Simulator. Includes an extra Shimmer parameter that imparts some motion to the harmonics, reminiscent of how a string’s vibration tends to affect the other strings. Can be used alone or in conjunction with an acoustic IR
  • Poly Detune (Mono), Line 6 Original. Great for those who avoid traditional chorus pedals
  • Poly Sustain (Mono), Line 6 Original infinite sustain with a modulated poly pitch engine built in
  • Poly Wham (Mono), Line 6 Original. Automatically assigned to EXP 1 and the toe switch toggles it on and off. See Poly Pitch notes above for additional information
  • Poly Capo (Mono), Line 6 Original. A Simpler version of Poly Pitch when you just want to transpose your playing. See Poly Pitch notes above for additional information
  • 12 String (Mono), Line 6 Original 12-string guitar emulation
  • Stereo Imager (Stereo), Line 6 Original. Used to increase the apparent stereo width of your signal when connecting Helix to two amps or a stereo playback system
  • Shuffling Looper (Mono, Stereo)
New Line 6 Helix 3.00 effects

New Line 6 Helix 3.00 effects

New Features

You also have added features including  True Preset Spillover, Favourites, User Model Defaults, Auto Impedance, Min/Max Value Indicators and for the HX Stomp you now have Blocks andCommand Center. Plus a whole heap of minor tweaks which you can read in the release notes link below.

As usual back up your Line 6 Helix before attempting the new 3.00 updates or you could lose all your patches.

More Information

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