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NAMM 2016: IAN MOSS ‘GEORGIA’ DEMO OF VIRTUAL JEFF

Posted in Blog, Gear, Other Fretted    //    Post Date - January 24, 2016

We catch up with Mossy and Peter Walker from FOMOfx at NAMM 2016 Cold Chisel legend Ian Moss has got together with Sydney based tech company FOMOfx at NAMM to promote Virtual Jeff. What is Virtual Jeff? It is the next- generation successor to the traditional whammy – it eliminates…

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NAMM 2016: VOX AMP OVERVIEW

Posted in Amplifiers, Gear    //    Post Date - January 24, 2016

Vox Amps’ Corey Witt takes us for a tour of the Vox booth at NAMM 2016

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NAMM 2016: TAYLOR REDESIGNS 500 & 300 SERIES

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - January 24, 2016

Following Taylor’s recent voicing and design refinements on its 600, 800 and 900 Series models, Taylor Guitars Master Guitar Designer Andy Powers has introduced fresh designs to the company’s 500 and 300 Series. The transformative revoicings include new tonewoods, unique new models, and within the 500 Series, tone-enhancing bracing, making…

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NAMM 2016: LLOYD SPIEGEL TALKS COLE CLARK GUITARS

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - January 24, 2016

Lloyd Spiegel is on hand at the Cole Clark guitars booth as well as performing once again on the Marriot stage. We caught up for a quick chat with Lloyd www.coleclarkguitars.com

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NAMM 2016: COLE CLARK SUSTAINABLE AE SERIES GUITARS

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - January 23, 2016

Miles Jackson from Cole Clark guitars discusses their sustainable AE series guitars. Featuring blackbean fretboards and blackwood bridge, these guitars are made from 100% sustainable wood. www.coleclarkguitars.com

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NAMM 2016: PEAVEY REINTRODUCES CIRRUS 4 BASS

Posted in Bass, Gear    //    Post Date - January 23, 2016

Today Peavey® reintroduces their Cirrus™ 4 bass guitar. The Cirrus was first released in 1997 as Peavey’s flagship bass guitar line. Brought back due to its high demand, customer satisfaction and reliability, this model features all of the original qualities that made it highly sought after in the first place….

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NAMM 2016: ROLAND AIRA EFFECTS MODULAR CUSTOMIZER SOFTWARE

Posted in Computer (Software, plug-ins), Gear    //    Post Date - January 23, 2016

The four AIRA Effector modules have a secret… 16 NEW SUB-MODULES inside the AIRA Modular Customizer. You can now turn your DEMORA, TORCIDO, BITRAZER or SCOOPER into a standalone synthesizer. New oscillator modules, filters, sound shapers, MIDI to CV/Gate and utility modules transform the AIRA Effector modules into a powerful…

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NAMM 2016: YAMAHA MONTAGE

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - January 22, 2016

At NAMM this year Yamaha has revealed it’s new flagship synthesiser, the Montage. It utilises Yamaha’s AWM2 waveform-based subtractive synthesis engine (as used in the Motif) but with with a new kind of synthesis called  FM-X, offering 8 operators, 32 algorithms and 7 Spectral Forms. The Montage features an incredible…

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NAMM 2016: CASIO MZ-X500 & MZ-X300 ARRANGER KEYBOARDS

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - January 22, 2016

Casio America, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of two new flagship models in its lineup of professional digital keyboards – the MZ-X300 and MZ-X500. Perfect for the home, studio and live performances, these arranger workstation keyboards offer new sounds, innovative effects and new rhythm content created by developers…

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NAMM 2016: DEERING GOODTIME TENOR BANJO UKULELE

Posted in Gear, Other Fretted    //    Post Date - January 22, 2016

Deering’s Goodtime Banjo Ukuleles are available in concert scale and tenor scale. Barry from Deering Banjo Co demonstrates the tenor model here for Dylan Stewart, a representative of Australian distributor Zenith music. www.zenithmusic.com

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