Big Wreck’s Ian Thornley: the 12 records that changed my life

Don't MissIan Thornley: my top 13 tips for guitaristsIan Thornley talks Secrets, guitar gear and nearly joining Velvet RevolverFamous firsts: Big Wreck's Ian Thornley 1.I’ve always felt like that with Steve Morse and Deep Purple.

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Mazda CX-30 vs Skoda Karoq

To do so effectively it will need to take on many key rivals – but the most important of all is the Skoda Karoq.9mpl    CO2: 105g/km  Annual road tax: £145The Mazda CX-30 aims to combine the small size and lower running costs of the CX-3 with the practicality of the CX-5.

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NAMM 2020: E-mu co-founder Dave Rossum is selling original, “better-than-new” SP-1200 samplers

Home News NAMM 2020: While the world waits for Isla Instruments’ SP 2400, a reinvigorated reboot of the classic E-mu SP-1200 sampler, E-mu co-founder Dave Rossum has sprung a surprise by announcing that he’s celebrating the 35th anniversary of the instrument by selling a collection of renovated original units.Each of these - and they will be very limited in number - will be stripped down and rebuilt to create a “better-than-new” SP-1200.

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NAMM 2020: Fender expands Parallel Universe with Maverick Dorado, Tele Mágico and more

Maverick Dorado(Image credit: Fender)MSRP $2,499.Spark-O-Matic Jazzmaster® (Image credit: Fender)MSRP $1,999.

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NAMM 2020: Tascam’s Model 12 is a multitrack mixer and recorder at a keen price point

Labelled an ‘integrated production suite’, the Model 12 is a downsized counterpart to last year’s Model 16 and 24 devices, sporting the same faux-wood look and a layout that pays homage to the classic Portastudios of the past.There’s also a digital effects processor offering a range of reverb, delay and modulation effects, plus two aux outputs with individual send level controls.

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Best of NAMM 2020: The awards

We asked our team of experts to ponder that question and come up with some answers: here are the winners of MusicRadar's hotly contested NAMM 2020 awards.comBest bass amp: Orange Little Bass Thing(Image credit: Orange)Orange's new amp, the Little Bass Thing, wowed us with its features, power and portability.

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NAMM 2020: the big stories from the greatest music gear show on Earth

Home News (Image credit: Daniel Knighton / Getty) NAMM 2020: It's the biggest event of the year for gear and we have all the news that matters on MusicRadar.Yes, Winter NAMM 2020 is in full swing, and we're pounding the Anaheim showfloor to bring you all the biggest stories.

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NAMM 2020: Meet Boss' new flagship amp, the Katana-Artist MKII

Home News (Image credit: Boss) NAMM 2020: Launched in 2016, the Katana amp series was an instant hit, packaging great-sounding amp modelling into affordable, user-friendly boxes.For 2020, following hot on the heels of the recent Katana MKII comes the second iteration of the range's premium model, the Katana-Artist MKII.

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NAMM 2020: Could Arturia’s KeyStep Pro MIDI keyboard be your new studio hub?

Home News (Image credit: Arturia) NAMM 2020: Arturia has announced the latest addition to its controller range, the KeyStep Pro - a 37-key MIDI keyboard equipped with a multitrack sequencer and plenty of I/O options.The KeyStep Pro uses a system of Projects too, which allow full setups to be saved and recalled with ease.

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NAMM 2020: Blipblox After Dark is an adult version of the kid-friendly synth

Home News NAMM 2020: Blipblox was the kids’ synth that parents secretly wanted to use, so now its creator, Playtime Engineering, is releasing an adult version that’s been redesigned and re-engineered for grown-ups.A bit like when they relaunched the Harry Potter books with ‘serious’ cover artwork so parents wouldn’t feel too embarrassed to read them on the train.

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NAMM 2020: Apogee announces Symphony Desktop, a high-quality desktop audio interface with DSP-powered plugins

Home News (Image credit: Apogee) NAMM 2020: In what looks like an attempt to take on Universal Audio and its Apollo range, Apogee has announced Symphony Desktop, a DSP-toting 10-in/14-out audio interface that promises to blend the sound quality of the existing Symphony I/O MkII with the simplicity of its more affordable Duet and Quartet interfaces.This is the most affordable Symphony product ever, but still packs in flagship A/D converters and mic preamps, a dynamic touchscreen and a single control knob.

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NAMM 2020: SSL’s new budget audio interfaces promise studio quality at affordable prices

Home News NAMM 2020: In a significant development, pro audio specialist Solid State Logic is stepping into the home recording market with two affordable USB audio interfaces: SSL 2 and SSL 2+.They also ship with the SSL Production Pack software bundle.

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New 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk8 to blast in with up to 280bhp

Volkswagen is in the midst of a mass EV offensive, but the German firm hasn’t forgotten about one of its most legendary models, the Golf GTI.The face of the new GTI is lower and more aggressive than ever before, with winged LED headlamps that stretch down the flanks of the car.

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Rush drummer Neil Peart dies, aged 67

Home News (Image credit: Joby Sessions / Future) Rush drummer and lyricist, Neil Peart has died aged 67.It was just myself & Neil PEart alone talkin & laughing low in relief the long night was over-a small table backstage sharing a unique moment without much word.

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NAMM 2020: Gibson confirms signature Les Paul Custom for Tool's Adam Jones

Home News (Image credit: Steven Ferdman / Getty) NAMM 2020: In some fairly unsurprising news after he pretty much confirmed it on Instagram last year, Gibson has finally confirmed it will release a Les Paul Custom Silverburst signature for Tool's Adam Jones.More details to come on this project later in 2020.

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NAMM 2020: Gibson goes back to the 70s with Original Series Classic V and Explorer

NAMM 2020: If it ain't broke… redesign it a little.That seems to be Gibson's approach with its newly expanded Original Collection and we're not complaining.

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7 best wearables of CES 2020: the smartwatches that stole the show

Never fear though, because we're here to guide you to the very best hardware unveiled at the show.In this case, we're specifically focusing on the best wearables: the ones that have got our hearts pumping and our blood racing, and which have stood out from the crowd.

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Samsung’s new QLEDs nail built-in audio – and other TV brands should take note

Home News TV (Image credit: Samsung) There’s a lot of noise at conventions – and CES 2020 is no different.The problem is that built-in audio – that is, the sound capability of speakers baked right into the television – is often lacking.

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AMD confirms Ryzen 4000 CPUs will be out in 2020 – and probably that ‘Nvidia killer’ GPU too

Specifically, the question asked was whether she thought AMD has to have a high-end competitor in the discrete graphics market.You should expect that we will have a high-end Navi, and that it is important to have it.

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Galaxy S11 codename 'confirmed' by Samsung, and it hints at a new feature

On Samsung's website for the launch event, the company seems to have leaked the codename for the phone.We'd heard both titles before, but this is the first time we've heard it from the mouth of Samsung itself.

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