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WATCH/ROLAND JD-XI SYNTH DEMO AT NAMM 2015

Posted in Blog, Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - January 26, 2015

Australian Musician demonstration of the new Roland JD-Xi features two digital synth engines that allow you to play leads, arpeggios, sequences and chords in polyphony. Choose from classic Roland leads, pads, strings, bass and drums and your choice of four digital filters. http://www.rolandcorp.com.au

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WATCH/BOSS VE-1 VOCAL ECHO DEMO AT NAMM 2015

Posted in Blog, Gear, Pedals, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - January 26, 2015

Check out our video demo of the new BOSS VE-1 Vocal Echo. Every vocalist can benefit from having professional-grade reverb and studio effects to sound their best on stage. This is what the BOSS VE-1 Vocal Echo is designed for—to make your voice sound even more incredible when you sing….

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NAMM 2015: SLEDGE 2.0 SYNTHESISER

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - January 26, 2015

Announced at NAMM this year, local music products wholesaler Innovative Music is pleased to take on the Australian distribution of Studiologic gear. At the show this year, Studiologic was proud to display their new 2.0 version of its renowned Sledge synthesizer, with new features and sound innovations that will set…

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NAMM 2015: 30TH ANNUAL NAMM TEC AWARDS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - January 25, 2015

One of the biggest events of NAMM this year had to be the 30th annual TEC Awards, where recording, audio and music industry professionals honor excellence in sound technology and creativity. The professional audio and music production industry’s most prestigious awards celebrate excellence in 30 creative and technical achievement categories….

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NAMM 2015: DAY 3 HIGHLIGHTS

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized    //    Post Date - January 25, 2015

NAMM Day 3, the Saturday is always the busiest day of the event. It began with the NAMM U Breakfast Session at the Anaheim Hilton Pacific Ballrom with special guest Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak. The audience of around 3,000 was enthralled with Wozniak’s anecdotes and he jokingly suggested that if…

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NAMM 2015: GRETSCH RENOWN SERIES WALNUT DRUM KIT

Posted in Gear    //    Post Date - January 25, 2015

Gretsch Drums have released a new Walnut model kit to their Renown Series of drums for NAMM 2015. Using the Renown’s time-tested build and performance, the new Renown Walnut produces well-balanced tones with rich low-end projection. Six plys of premium North American walnut/maple/walnut create a unique tone unlike any other….

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NAMM 2015: NEW GODIN GUITARS

Posted in Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - January 25, 2015

Godin guitars have released some new models and updated others for NAMM this year. Electric model updates include the thinline, semi-hollow body Godin Montreal Supreme Lightburst Flame HG, featuring figured flame top, bound headstock & bound Richlite fingerboard with large dot inlays, Seymour Duncan custom humbuckers and vintage style trapeze…

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NAMM 2015: KALA BRAND USA MADE UKULELES

Posted in Gear, Other Fretted    //    Post Date - January 25, 2015

Distributed in Australia by South Australian based wholesaler Jacaranda Music, the Kala brand have unveiled their USA made range of ukuleles at this year’s NAMM show. Named The Elite series, these ukes are hand built in Kala’s custom shop in California. To begin with, the series will feature three models;…

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NAMM 2015: ROLAND AIRA MX-1 MIX PERFORMER

Posted in DJ/dance, Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - January 25, 2015

The MX-1 Mix Performer brings together your synths, drum machines, loops, DAW tracks, and more into a single performance-optimized mixing instrument. Combining elements of a mixer, control surface, audio interface, and step-based effector, the MX-1 is designed to be the nerve center of your electronic music rig. It’s a mixer…

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NAMM 2015: THE AUSSIE DELEGATION

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - January 25, 2015

As always, a large contingent of the Australian music products industry flocks to NAMM to check out the new gear and trends. This year Joe Lamond CEO of NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants), in conjunction with the Australian Music Association hosted the Australian delegation at a special reception last…

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