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Dj Ashba of Sixx:A.M. Teams Up with Dean Markley

Dj Ashba of Sixx:A.M. Teams Up with Dean Markley

Dean Markley USA announces the addition of guitarist Dj Ashba to their artist roster along with the Dj Ashba Artist Series of strings. Ashba joins many musicians who proudly play Dean Markley strings. The Dj Ashba Artist Series is a custom set of gauges that feature .010, .013, .017, .028, .038, and .048 from the longtime favorite, Dean Markley Signature Series of nickel plated strings. Dj Ashba is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and graphic designer. He grew up in Fairbury, […]

BandLab Launches Free Mastering and Expands Leadership Team

BandLab Launches Free Mastering and Expands Leadership Team

BandLab, the social music platform where users can create, collaborate and share their music, today launched a free online integrated mastering tool to empower musicians to create perfectly polished, radio-ready tracks. BandLab also welcomed three global business experts to its strategic leadership team. Mastering is an important addition to the native creative tools and services in BandLab’s social music platform. Integrated throughout the workflow and complementing BandLab’s Mix Editor, the platform’s groundbreaking cross-platform DAW, creators now can polish their music […]

BAE Audio Outfits Audio Input Stage for The Viper Room

BAE Audio Outfits Audio Input Stage for The Viper Room

Analogue gear manufacturer BAE Audio announced that it has partnered with revered Los Angeles club The Viper Room to enhance the club’s signal chain with classic analogue outboard gear, taking its sound to the next level. BAE Audio’s Colin Liebich assembled a package of gear to provide a recording-studio-quality input section for The Viper Room’s mixing board, enabling Viper Room audiences to experience the same coveted vintage sound as top recording studios around the world. BAE has an established relationship […]

advance to the next level of gaming audio: Sennheiser introduces the GSP 350

advance to the next level of gaming audio: Sennheiser introduces the GSP 350

For those ready to explore new levels of immersive audio in gaming, Sennheiser has created the new GSP 350 gaming headset. Powered by the audio specialist’s acoustic technology and incredible Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound, the GSP 350 lets PC gamers advance to the next level in gaming realism for an immersive experience. The closed-back GSP 350 headset features a bold, purposeful new design which fuses fresh looks to the high-end features that are demanded by more competitive gamers, as Andreas […]

Sennheiser launches new HD 4 and HD 2 ranges of portable headphones

Sennheiser launches new HD 4 and HD 2 ranges of portable headphones

Audio specialist Sennheiser has launched two new ranges of portable headphones that are perfect for everyday listening on the go. The closed-back, around-ear HD 4 series includes the HD 4.20s, HD 4.30i, and HD 4.30G – headphones that deliver brilliant, bass-driven sound with contemporary style and robust build quality. Succeeding Sennheiser’s hugely popular PX 100, PX 200 and HD 200 series models, the lightweight, ultra slim on-ear headphones of the new HD 2 series offer optimum comfort and fine stereo sound. The range includes the HD 2.10, HD 2.20s and […]

Harpoon Brewery and Zildjian cymbals collaborate on a craft beer

Harpoon Brewery and Zildjian cymbals collaborate on a craft beer

It takes a certain breed to master the art of drumming. The cymbals are considered by many to be the true voice and personality of the drummer. Behind a locked door in the Zildjian factory in Norwell, MA is the secret ingredient that creates the most revered cymbals in the world. 80% copper, 20% tin, and a little bit of silver, only a handful of people know that extra ingredient that makes it Zildjian. Like brewing beer, there is an […]

Famous UK Brand Q Acoustics Speakers Ready to Rock America

Famous UK Brand Q Acoustics Speakers Ready to Rock America

The wait is finally over! The UK’s fastest growing loudspeaker brand is heading across the pond to take the US music scene by storm. Q Acoustics has today followed in the footsteps of The Beatles, Coldplay and Adele by becoming the latest British export to make their mark in the US, giving America the chance to experience the superb sound quality engineered by a brand that has won more British hi-fi industry awards than any other since its conception. After […]

Antelope Audio Announces Shipping of Zen Tour and Goliath Thunderbolt

Antelope Audio Announces Shipping of Zen Tour and Goliath Thunderbolt

  Leading professional audio gear manufacturer Antelope Audio announced that its highly anticipated Zen Tour and Goliath multi-channel interfaces are both shipping and available through the company’s dealer networks around the world. The new interfaces represent a ‘changing of the guard’ in the audio interface market — each new unit delivering specifications, attributes and audio quality never before attainable at any price point. Zen Tour is the ultimate portable recording interface, with (8) analog inputs and (16) analog outputs among many […]

Epiphone’s Never Before Heard Interview With Les Paul

Epiphone’s Never Before Heard Interview With Les Paul

Les Paul: The Wizard In His Own Words Epiphone’s long friendship with The Wizard of Waukesha began around 1940 when Les used the Epiphone factory as his personal workshop to create what no other instrument company –including Gibson or Epiphone– believed could succeed in the marketplace: a solid body guitar. Check out the interview here

Backbeat Books Releases DeLuxe Paperback Edition of Les Paul in His Own Words

Backbeat Books Releases DeLuxe Paperback Edition of Les Paul in His Own Words

In 2009, the legendary Les Paul passed away at the age of 94. In celebration of his life, Les Paul in His Own Words, capturing Paul’s own reflections on his remarkable inventions and guitar playing, was published in a high-end collector’s edition. On June 9, 2015, a yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of Les Paul was launched nationwide. Backbeat Books is pleased to celebrate the legend once more in the first-ever paperback edition, Les Paul in His Own Words: […]

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