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Digital Subscriptions > MusicTech > Nov 17 > 6 REASONS TO BUY MORE GEAR


It’s very easy to think that our music making will be improved by buying more studio gear. The reality is that it probably won’t, but there are some times when there are VERY good reasons to splash out…

Making music can cost a fortune, or at least it can if you let the temptation to own the latest ‘thing’, the latest update, the latest computer, or latest app, get in the way. And what temptation. Manufacturers know all about gear lust and how to tap into it, so they pack their latest updates with seemingly more power, flashing lights, and extras we didn’t even realise we needed. They make it so easy for us to say “Just. One. More. Piece.”

Yet the simple fact is there are probably (definitely!) only half-a-dozen good reasons why you need to update or splash out, and if you stick to them, you’ll end up much better off financially and much better off psychologically. You’ll have beaten temptation, you’ll have a slick and tidy studio, you’ll be more creative within your limitations and you will be much, much happier (probably). So without further ado, here are the only six reasons and music-making situations where you really actually need to buy yourself some new gear…

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We’re very excited to reveal our new-look issue, which is on sale from Thursday 19th October, and we’ve gone the extra mile to give you something really special. Building up the courage to share your tracks over the internet is one thing, but performing them live is something else entirely. That’s where our cover feature, From Studio To Stage comes in. With 7-pages of expert advice from Matin Delaney you’ll be gig-ready in no time. Elsewhere in the mag we chat with Emre Ramazanoglu, who’s body of work includes several 2017 movie soundtracks as well as some of the biggest pop releases in recent years. Additionally we present our 10 tips to speed up your computer (without buying a new one), a retrospective on the Roland SH-101 and 6 reasons to buy more gear (as if you needed any). This and so much more in the new-look issue of MusicTech magazine.