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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: […]

Antelope Audio Announces Launch of New Guitar Effects for Orion Studio

Antelope Audio Announces Launch of New Guitar Effects for Orion Studio

Clocking and conversion expert Antelope Audio announced the launch of new hardware-quality guitar amp simulations for its Orion Studio interface. In cooperation with Italian company Overloud Audio Tools, Antelope has made Orion Studio the preferred interface for professional guitarists seeking authentic, integrated vintage and contemporary guitar amp and cab simulations. The hardware-based effects bring precision and audio realism to a completely new level, enabling artists to experiment with multiple cabinet and amp configurations, mic placement and EQ settings.  The new […]

IK Multimedia and Mesa Engineering introduce AmpliTube MESA/Boogie for iPhone and iPad

IK Multimedia and Mesa Engineering introduce AmpliTube MESA/Boogie for iPhone and iPad

IK Multimedia is proud to debut the release of AmpliTube® MESA/Boogie® for iPhone and iPad. Based on the popular desktop tone software, the AmpliTube MESA/Boogie app is a close collaboration between IK Multimedia and the R&D Team at Mesa Engineering that lets musicians play their guitar through models of some of the manufacturer’s most iconic amplifiers and cabinets. AmpliTube MESA/Boogie now gives guitarists the power to play through models of some of MESA/Boogie’s most famous genre-defining amplifiers and cabinets on […]

American Rock Room to Debut Natural Finish Americano Coffee Table Amp at 2016 NAMM

American Rock Room to Debut Natural Finish Americano Coffee Table Amp at 2016 NAMM

American Rock Room, the innovative manufacturer of furniture that moonlights as fully functional rock amplifier, speaker cabinet and guitar storage, is debuting their long anticipated natural walnut finish to its entire line of furniture amps at the 2016 NAMM show. This finish brings a new dimension to the Americano coffee table amp to musicians with design sensibility, creating aesthetically pleasing furniture that double as a plug and play tube amplifiers. The furniture as amplifier concept was conceived by founder and […]

World’s First LEP StompLight to Exhibit at NAMM 2016

World’s First LEP StompLight to Exhibit at NAMM 2016

StompLight International, a pioneering lighting effects pedal (LEP) technology company in the San Francisco Bay Area, announced the availability of their flagship product StompLight. StompLight is a portable unit, small enough to fit onto or by the side of a pedal board, in a DJ booth or as part of any minimalist stage set-­-up that produces dozens of colorful lighting effects at the click of a button. “The concept is very simple,” explained StompLight Founder Michael Ahern. “Think of all […]

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