Gearslutz to become Gearspace: pro audio forum name change confirmed

(Image credit: Gearspace)

Jules Standen, founder of the popular Gearslutz forum, has confirmed that it will be changing its name to Gearspace in April.

The change comes as a result of a petition raised earlier this year, which campaigned for the name to be changed to something “that more appropriately represents the gear community.”

This ignited a heated debate, after which Standen confirmed that the name would be changed to something more “inclusive”. We now know that Gearspace will be that name; Standen says that this is “better suited to professional environments and the audio education world.”

The site will now have a new URL,, but all existing bookmarks will continue to work. Gearspace should be fully live by the middle of April.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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