Pick of the week: The big free software debate + more

Piano on fire
Piano on fire

If you've missed the best of MusicRadar this week…

A) don't be so lame!
B) get the best here. And we forgive you…

Click below for the best MusicRadar has offered over the last week, from AC/DC to free software bust-ups and more...


Metallica make a mess of Death Magnetic
Is it just us, or does DM sound poor?
Goodbye Richard Wright
Pink Floyd's keyboard player dies…
AC/DC's Black Ice: World exclusive review
We've heard it: it rocks

Blogs and features

Max/MSP diary
Part 3! Tech advice you need…
Herman Li podcast
The DragonForce man rants: "We're trying to reach a level of playing that nobody has ever heard before."
Why you shouldn't use free software
A developer hits back at MusicRadar


ESP LTD Richie Sambora SA-2
A black and white new geetar co-designed by the Bon Jovi rawker
Boss SL-20 Slicer
A clever pedal, where old meets new school
Fender '65 Princeton Reverb Reissue
A retake on a classic amp - with audio


Production tips in every style
Bookmark our index old articles to learn all you can
Extreme sampling: 11 ways to create new sounds
Set fire to you piano… now!
Play like Kirk Hammett
How to play lead guitar like the Metallica legend

The MusicRadar team

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