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The Roland RE-201 Space Echo was the tape delay that inspired a generation of synth-heads and guitarists alike, with a sound that literally came from another dimension – pay close attention!

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Last time, we looked at six reasons to buy new gear for your studio. This time around, we’re taking the opposite course of action...

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We're very sad to report the recent passing of our orchestral expert Keith Gemmell and in memory of his contributions to MusicTech we thought...

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