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new Ibanez BTB basses for 2017

new Ibanez BTB basses for 2017

The new BTBs continue to redefine what a boutique bass can offer. Notable this year is the inclusion of a zero fret, which gives open string notes a deeper, fretted tone and more sustain. Now standard are D’Addario NYXL strings, which boast an expanded dynamic range and increased harmonics. The 2017 BTBs combine a new, ultra-comfortable body arch, expressive Bartolini® BH2 pickups and a BTB5 5-piece maple/rosewood neck with neck-through construction, creating an extremely musical bass that features many luxurious […]

IK Multimedia announces Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube now available

IK Multimedia announces Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube now available

IK Multimedia is proud to announce that Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube is now available for Mac and PC from participating retailers worldwide, the IK Multimedia web store, and from the AmpliTube Custom Shop. Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube brings seven of Fender’s dream machines – some of the most toneful and genre-defining amps from the dawn of rock and beyond – to AmpliTube, providing spot-on recreations of the glorious tweed amps and more from the ’50s and ’60s. Included […]

Managing Gain & Distortion from The Blackbird Academy Foundation Series

Managing Gain & Distortion from The Blackbird Academy Foundation Series

Hal Leonard has released a new installment of The Blackbird Foundation Series at Groove3: Managing Gain & Distortion. Taught by The Blackbird Academy Co-Director and Instructor Kevin Becka, this new course explains terms like Unity Gain, Digital Zero, Negative Infinity dB, and their importance for recording and mixing audio. The course consists in 5 tutorials, each no longer than 4 minutes, yet covering the following essentials: Introduction to Gain & Distortion Demystifying Zero: Zero can mean different things on different […]

NAMM 2017: Antelope Audio to open the realm of recording possibilities

NAMM 2017: Antelope Audio to open the realm of recording possibilities

NAMM 2017: Antelope Audio to open the realm of recording possibilities, with interface launch, performances and engaging booth discussions. Antelope Audio [Hall A – Booth 6596] promises to continue pushing the realm of what is possible in recording technology at NAMM 2017. This year, Antelope, whose products have been nominated for no less than seven Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards across multiple categories this year, will introduce a new recording interface the company describes as ‘disruptive technology’ in the […]

StompLight introduces StompLight DMX Pro for MOBILE DJs and Musicians

StompLight introduces StompLight DMX Pro for MOBILE DJs and Musicians

StompLight announces the groundbreaking StompLight DMX Pro lighting effect pedal. The StompLight DMX Pro offers professional stage lighting with simple foot control in a single fully integrated lighting device. With a set up taking just seconds the StompLight DMX Pro lighting effect pedal is a great new solution for the Wedding DJ, musicians and lighting professionals seeking professional quality, fast set up and durability. The StompLight DMX Pro can be powered for hours with an optional external StompLight Lithium Ion […]

TuneTracker Systems Releases Groundbreaking “SignalCaster” Remote Broadcast Software

TuneTracker Systems Releases Groundbreaking “SignalCaster” Remote Broadcast Software

TuneTracker Systems LLC today released a new remote broadcasting product designed to make remotes more fun, by clearing away the most burdensome obstacles to doing on-location broadcasts: bulk, complication, and expense. SignalCaster lets radio staff walk into a remote site carrying all of their gear in one hand, and immediately begin sending back broadcast-quality audio. “Our hope in releasing SignalCaster is to change the ‘dreaded remote’ into something so easy that broadcasters will actually look forward to doing them,” says […]

Smithsonian Channel New Music Series: ROCK’N’ROLL INVENTIONS Jan 16

Smithsonian Channel New Music Series: ROCK’N’ROLL INVENTIONS Jan 16

A new Smithsonian Channel series is about to make some noise as some of the biggest names from the recording industry break out their drumsticks, synthesizers, and everything in between to explain the technology and innovations that have provided the soundtrack to our lives. The new six-episode series, ROCK’N’ROLL INVENTIONS premieres Monday, January 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Electronic icon Moby join legends like Martha Reeves, The Kinks’ Dave Davies and Grammy® Award winner Graham Nash and experts Annie Nightingale, […]

Epiphone Introduces The Brendon Small “Snow Falcon” Flying-V

Epiphone Introduces The Brendon Small “Snow Falcon” Flying-V

Epiphone presents the new Ltd. Ed. Brendon Small “Snow Falcon” Outfit, the second signature guitar for Dethklok creator Brendon Small, featuring the historic Flying V profile in a one-of-a-kind Snow Burst finish plus Gibson® Burstbucker™ humbuckers with coil-splitting, KillPot™ switch, LockTone™ bridge, Stopbar tailpiece, and Grover® Rotomatics™ machine heads plus a Premium Custom Fitted Gigbag. Brendon Small is the co-creator and comedic–and musical–imagination behind Dethklok, the virtual metal band featured in the hit animated program produced by Adult Swim, Metalocalypse. […]

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 […]

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