Fortnite Chapter 2 news, updates, maps, trailers, and download sizes


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Fortnite Chapter Two is a phrase you'll be hearing a lot this week – here's why.How to download and play Fortnite on mobile(Image credit: Epic Games)What is Fortnite Chapter Two?

Samsung Galaxy S11 release date, price, news and leaks

Latest news: A Samsung Galaxy S11 Lite could land alongside the S11 and S11 Plus.Likely more than $899 / £799 / AU$1,349 Samsung Galaxy S11 release date and priceWe saw the Samsung Galaxy S10 release alongside the Samsung Galaxy S10e and Galaxy S10 Plus in late February 2019.

Samsung Portable SSD T5 is the games library you can fit in your pocket

The Samsung T5 is a solution.Think of a Samsung T5 as your saved Spotify playlist of AAA games you can take anywhere.

Here’s why Roland’s new FANTOM could be the only synth you need

However, there’s also a synth that can do everything: Roland’s FANTOM.Central to this is the new modeless design; you don’t need to worry about defining how you want to work, as all features are available whenever you need them.

Dougie Payne: “There’s something so elegant about the simplicity of the four-string bass. They’re just beautiful instruments”

”Have you listened back to your bass playing on the gig?”Your bass playing was often restrained.

Joe Satriani to release a solo-free Surfing With The Alien for Record Store Day


(Image credit: Joe Satriani / Legacy Records)When Joe Satriani's Surfing With The Alien was released in 1987 it changed the game, recalibrating the potential of the electric guitar,  establishing Satch as the master of shred.But at the same time, a large part of my playing is Tony Iommi and Billy Gibbons.

5 guitar tricks you can learn from Slash


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Though we often reserve this spot for blues guitar, occasionally we make an exception and allow ourselves to detour into other styles.In this month’s lesson we’re looking at some ringing arpeggios and his melodic lead style.

Everything you need to know about: acid house

It’s rare that a musical genre has an origin story as compelling as any dreamed up by Stan Lee, but acid house might just stake the best claim.The TB-303 is integral to the acid house story.

Raise a gallop in your basslines with Tech 21's Steve Harris SH1 Signature SansAmp


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Tech 21 has unveiled the Steve Harris Signature SH1 SansAmp, which packs the Iron Maiden bassist's legendary tone into one small pedalboard-friendly unit.And Harris says that Tech 21's Andrew Barta has managed to pack his sound into the SH1.

Video Lesson: My number one favourite pentatonic shape of all time

There are so many techniques, licks, sequences and ideas out there that to practise them all would take several life times.-----------------------------------------------------
This exclusive MusicRadar video lesson is brought to you in association with our friends at Guitarmastery.

Kurt Cobain's custom-built Fender Mustang is up for auction


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Kurt Cobain's Fender Mustang is being sold at auction by Julien's Auctions.The custom-built electric guitar was played by Cobain during Nirvana's In Utero tour, and after his death in April 1994 it was given to a fan by Courtney Love.

The 8 best external hard drives 2019: protect your music and video with these top portable hard drives


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Buying the best external hard drive is no more glamorous than buying home insurance.What is the best external hard drive?

Blackstar launches the Silverline series – a boutique approach to digital guitar amplification


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Blackstar Amplification has unveiled the new Silverline series, a future-forward suite of guitar amps that promise boutique valve tone through digital technology.There are five amplifiers in the series: the 20-watt, 1x10" Silverline Standard combo, the 50-watt, 1x12" Silverline Special combo, the 100-watt 1x12 Silverline Deluxe combo, the 100-watt, 2x12" Silverline Deluxe Stereo, and the Silverline Deluxe head.

YouTube djent sensation Jared Dines selling custom 18-string guitar on eBay


Jared Dines with the 18-string, multiscale "Beast" and its creator, Perry Ormsby (right)
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It has 18-strings and a fretboard so wide it straddles different time zones, and if it is not the most ridiculous electric guitar ever built it certainly belongs in the conversation.Youtube star, comedian and guitarist Jared Dines has put his custom-built Ormsby extended-extended range guitar – named, the DJENT2018 – up for auction on eBay, with the proceeds going to supply under-privileged children with instruments.

Black Friday keyboard deals 2019: how to find the biggest savings on pianos, synths and MIDI controllers

And the good news is that whether you're looking for a new piano, synth or MIDI keyboard, there'll be a great Black Friday deal for you.Where can I find the best Black Friday keyboard deals?

How using cheap old hardware can give you an authentic lo-fi sound

When using hardware, the more budget, the better is by far the best way to ‘go lo-fi’.After all, piping a sound through cheap-sounding circuitry makes anything sound cheap.

How to enable dark mode for Google Chrome

Open 'System Preferences', click 'General', select 'Appearance'.You'll find two options here: 'Android web contents dark mode' and 'Android Chrome UI dark mode'.

6 processing tricks that'll give you better sampled beats


It's tricky to alter sampled drums at source, so familiarising yourself with processing techniques is essential.Here are six approaches to consider if you want to breathe new life into your static sampled beats.

Fender Europe illegally restricted online price discounting, alleges UK watchdog


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Fender Europe has been accused by the UK's Consumer and Market Authority (CMA) of illegally restricting the online discounting of their products.In a statement, the CMA alleges that, between 2013 and 2018, Fender Musical Instruments Europe Limited, which supplies retailers in the UK, pursued a policy of resale price maintenance (RPM).

DSM and Humboldt Electronics unveil the Simplifier, a "zero-watt" stereo guitar amplifier



DSM Noisemaker and Humboldt Electronics have partnered to create the Simplifier, a pedalboard-friendly "zero watt" stereo guitar amplifier.The Chilean effects companies say that the DSM & Humboldt Simplifier is the first of its kind, and can be mounted on a pedalboard, or sit on a desktop, with a host of features to make it a versatile tool for live performances or recording.