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An Electric Legacy – Leo Fender: The Quiet Giant Heard Around the World

An Electric Legacy – Leo Fender: The Quiet Giant Heard Around the World

The world occasionally produces one of those rare thinkers whose name becomes iconic. Thomas Edison lit up the world; Albert Einstein profoundly altered the study of physics; Walt Disney reimagined entertainment, and Leo Fender invented the electric guitar. Fender grew up in Fullerton, California, where his interest in electronics lead him to open his own radio repair shop in 1938. It wasn’t long before musicians and band leaders turned to him for help in repairing their equipment. And the rest, […]

EarthQuaker Devices Release Erupter Perfect Fuzz

EarthQuaker Devices Release Erupter Perfect Fuzz

Extra special effects pedal manufacturer EarthQuaker Devices have released the Erupter Perfect Fuzz (Just Sayin’). The Erupter is the result of over two years’ worth of tone-chasing, tweaking, and experimentation in search of what EarthQuaker president and product designer Jamie Stillman calls “the ultimate classic fuzz tone . . . with a big low end, but not too mushy, a biting top end without being too harsh, and just enough output to politely send a tube amp over the top.” […]

IK Multimedia releases all new iRig Recorder 3 for Android

IK Multimedia releases all new iRig Recorder 3 for Android

IK Multimedia is proud to announce the release of iRig Recorder 3 for Android™ devices, a professional quality field recording app which supports video recording and includes a wide collection of pro audio effects, expanded sharing capabilities via online services and social media as well as professional exporting features. iRig Recorder 3 offers users the ability to produce superb sounding audio/video recordings directly on their device, share them with the world or export them for further editing. iRig Recorder 3 […]

Akamai Bridges Gap Between Live Streaming and Broadcast Television

Akamai Bridges Gap Between Live Streaming and Broadcast Television

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, is bringing the consistency and reliability of broadcast television to the Internet. The next generation of its Media Services Live system for delivering 24/7 live/linear online video capabilities is designed to support over-the-top (OTT) video service providers, broadcasters and telcos that are operating or launching full-time television channels online. Media Services Live includes four new components, together known as liveOrigin™, that operate in concert to support […]

Antelope Audio’s Flagship Goliath HD Interface Brings Colossal l/O and Processing

Antelope Audio’s Flagship Goliath HD Interface Brings Colossal l/O and Processing

  Antelope Audio,  a leading interface company with advanced software control and real-time FX technology, announced its new flagship interface: Goliath HD.  Able to serve as the powerhouse centerpiece of any studio, the long anticipated, best-in-class interface makes its debut at the Musikmesse convention, booth E28, hall 9.0, to take place in Frankfurt Germany between April 5 and 8. Goliath HD, featuring 64 channels of high-quality audio I/O and powerful upgrades including the adaptable new Accusonic preamps, follows the launch […]

Ibanez reveals new Iron Label guitars for 2017

Ibanez reveals new Iron Label guitars for 2017

HOT NEW IRON LABEL MODELS FOR 2017 NEW PICKUPS OPTIONS, BODY STYLES & MORE! As the Iron Label series has grown in popularity, it has evolved from austere, no-frills, nothing-but-metal machines, into something much more. Over the past few years, this budding series has emerged from the shadows and grown to include a variety of models designed to reflect the ever-changing trends and styles influencing today’s metal players. You won’t be disappointed in what the NEW 2017 Iron Label line-up […]

NAMM 2017: Sennheiser HD 200 PRO headphones: Professional Sound – At Home and in the Studio

NAMM 2017: Sennheiser HD 200 PRO headphones: Professional Sound – At Home and in the Studio

At NAMM in Anaheim, California, Sennheiser is introducing the new HD 200 PRO studio headphones. Whether you are an aspiring musician, experienced content creator or ambitious producer, the audio specialist’s new all-purpose headphones offer an ideal entry point into the world of home recording. The new headphones are also the perfect partner for enjoying music with excellent sound quality. The closed HD 200 PRO headphones have been developed for home recording and production, offering users an accessible entry point with all the benefits of […]

Jackson introduces new signature series

Jackson introduces new signature series

Jackson Artist Signature guitars and basses bear the names, preferred features and personalized touches of a select group of metal’s finest and most acclaimed players worldwide. They’re designed in conjunction with Jackson’s master builders as the ultimate expression of the artist’s talent and style. Beginning with the legendary Randy Rhoads (with whom Jackson history began in 1980) and encompassing molten modern master such as Mark Morton, Phil Collen, Adrian Smith, Scott Ian, Phil Demmel, Chris Beattie, David Ellefson, Chris Broderick […]

Sennheiser launches new frequency variants for wireless microphones

Sennheiser launches new frequency variants for wireless microphones

At the 2017 NAMM Show, held from January 19-22 in Anaheim, California, audio specialist Sennheiser will be launching new frequency variants of its evolution wireless ew 300 G3 and ew 500 G3 radio microphones. The new models have been designed to anticipate forthcoming changes in spectrum allocation in the USA and Canada, with the wireless microphone and monitoring systems now available in an A1 variant that covers the 470 to 516 MHz range. As demand for mobile broadband services in North America increases, the US […]

Peavey Collaborates with Periphery’s Misha Mansoor on New invective 120 Guitar Amplifier

Peavey Collaborates with Periphery’s Misha Mansoor on New invective 120 Guitar Amplifier

Guitarists with heavier tastes looking for their next upgrade will find a sturdy solution in the new Peavey® invective™.120 Head and invective™.212 Cabinet.  With design input from Periphery’s Misha Mansoor, this dynamic duo is perfectly suited for each other, helping players achieve the most revered metal sounds, from woody and clean to the most extreme of high gain tones. A tube amp only sounds as good as what’s inside, and Peavey’s invective.120 delivers quality with four matched JJ6L6GC output tubes […]

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