Gear

Drugs

Girl Leaves Drugs in Friend's Shoes, Sells Shoes to Stranger

"I had the worst thought of u taking them on holiday and being caught with them n felt sooo bad hahah"
Mac Hackett
2.27.18
Interviews

Zen and the Art of Extreme Metal Production

Dave Otero has worked with everyone from Primitive Man and Khemmis to Cephalic Carnage, so we went to Denver to find out what makes him tick.
Ben Hutcherson
12.13.17
Features

These Intimate Photos Show a Side of Detroit's Movement Most People Miss

Poignant little moments at America's biggest techno festival.
Michelle Lhooq
6.2.17
brief histories

Ride the Feedback: A Brief History of Guitar Distortion

Or, how one of music's happiest accidents went on to shape countless careers and spawn entire genres, from rock 'n' roll to experimental noise
J. J. Anselmi
2.23.17
The Music Issue

Comedian Jon Glaser Reviews the Best Music Gear

Comedian Jon Glaser loves gear. He loves it so much that this fall, he's launching a new comedy series on truTV—called, appropriately enough, 'Jon Glaser Loves Gear'—that documents his obsession.
Jon Glaser
10.11.16
Features

The Story of the Synth that Changed Pop Forever

We investigate what it is about Roland's Juno-60 that's made it one of the most important synths of all time.
Yousif Nur
5.27.16
thump news

Dave Smith Teams up with Pioneer DJ On New Sampler

Synth legend collaborates with company on innovative Toraiz SP-16 hardware sampler.
Benjamin Boles
4.5.16
thump news

Serato Releases an App that Automates House Party DJing

It's for those times when "no one wants to be the guy up there DJing to five people."
Michael Scott Barron
2.11.16
MSTRKRFT

We Got an Exclusive Tour of MSTRKRFT's DIY Toronto Studio

From drum machines to vintage synths, the duo's recording setup is a gear-head's dream.
Benjamin Boles
1.18.16
thump news

​Everyone is Psyched About Korg's New Affordable Synth, the Minilogue

The Minilogue is a fully-featured, programmable analog synth for only $499.99. Shut up and take my money!
Max Pearl
1.14.16
thump news

This High-Powered Keyboard Allows Musicians To "Touch and Shape Sound"

This MIDI keyboard has dynamic capabilities that are just a little bit amazing.
Alexander Iadarola
12.10.15
thump news

Neil Young Brings His Extremely Expensive PonoMusic Player to Canada

Time to Pono up the cash.
Adelaide Andrews
11.26.15
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