Jack Daniel’s Amp + More of the WORST OF NAMM

Thank God for press releases. Without them, how would we know about some of the least-interesting product announcements being made at shows like the huge NAMM music conference? Here are just a few of the most-useless product announcements made in the last few days. And why do I have a sinking suspicion I’ll have part […]

Terrible Album Covers, Fugly Bands

To make Friday truly a Day of Shame (hey, you have the holiday weekend to recover, at least if you’re in the US), I bring you: truly offensive, awful, and nausea-inducing album covers. No, not World’s Worst Album Covers (as pointed out in December by Music Thing.) The Museum of Bad Album Covers. (Hear that’s […]

Peter Kirn - July 1, 2005

Karnage: Ultimate Ugly Synth? (Free, Windows)

Kriminal, an English producer, today unveiled Karnage, a free Windows VSTi synth. (Kareful, Kriminal, or the use of all those K's could get you a Kall from Korg's legal department.) Kriminal says he wanted a "workhorse" specifically designed for sounds he liked. He got them — check out the demos for some fat analog ugliness […]

Peter Kirn - February 28, 2005

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