The niftiest tech thing of the year was surely the OP-1 from Swedish techno wildcards Teenage Engineering.
First seen at Frankfurt Musikmesse, the miniature synth/sequencer/drum machine/keyboard/kitchen sink turned heads across the internet with its neat design and innovation (check out our video demo of the OP-1 here) - although the fact that it still hasn’t reached beta has led some to speculate the gadget is ‘vapourware’.
There were, of course, many other cool new products at this year’s Musikmesse, and MusicRadar was on location filming more video than ever before. See all our coverage here.
The Frankfurters didn’t claim all of April’s product glory, though - UK luthier Manson Guitars released a long-desired production version of its famed Muse Matt Bellamy signature guitar, replete with Kaoss pad and Fernandez Sustainer. Get the video skinny on the Manson MB-1 here.
Across the pond and Kings Of Leon were deep into their world tour supporting fourth album Only By The Night. MusicRadar joined them to talk to Caleb and Matthew and to run through their live stage setups on video.
Finally for April, the theme from Doctor Who - originally realised by sound design pioneer and general hi-tech community darling Delia Derbyshire - was voted the greatest TV sci-fi theme by a poll. Which was nice.