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NAMM 2020: GALLERY – NAMM 2020: SLASH ROCKS GIBSON LIVE AT THE GROVE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - January 17, 2020

Photos Greg Phillips For the past 126 years, Gibson has been synonymous with guitars. In 2019, Gibson emerged as a leader again by offering new, relevant and award-winning guitars. Combined with a re-energized brand and renewed commitment from all Gibson artists, 2020 is set to take Gibson to the next…

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NAMM 2020: INTRODUCING MOOG MUSIC’S SUBSEQUENT 25

Posted in Blog, Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - January 16, 2020

Today, Moog Music announces a new 2-note paraphonic synthesizer, the Subsequent 25, and debuts Building Your World, an animated film created by renowned graphic designer Julian House and scored by prolific producer Flying Lotus using Moog’s newest synth. In the spirit of continuous improvement, Moog Music is transitioning production of…

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NAMM 2020: ERNIE BALL VPJR TUNER PEDAL

Posted in Blog, Gear, Pedals    //    Post Date - January 15, 2020

The Ernie Ball VPJR Tuner is the perfect combination 2-in-1 pedal offering precise volume control with an enhanced definition digital tuner. The pedal features a fast and accurate chromatic tuner with graphic volume display that is visually attractive and easy to operate. The large display automatically switches between tuner and…

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NAMM 2020: ROLAND INTRODUCES RD-88 STAGE PIANO

Posted in Blog, Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - January 15, 2020

In one of Roland’s first big NAMM announcements, they present the new RD-88 stage piano RD pianos have been the choice of professional keyboardists for more than 30 years, appearing on stages around the world. Now you can have the acclaimed RD sound and playability in a lighter, more accessible,…

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NAMM 2020: GODIN A12 BLACK HG 12 STRING

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - January 15, 2020

Godin has released the A12 Black HG, which brings incredible 12-string sound and playability to the table, along with a look that is classy yet unapologetic! The light two-chambered body makes this guitar easy to perform with, while the Richlite fretboard helps you move around the neck with ease. Custom…

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NAMM 2020: SSL’S NEW AUDIO INTERFACES BRING STUDIO QUALITY TO PERSONAL STUDIOS

Posted in Blog, Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - January 15, 2020

Solid State Logic (SSL) has launched their first-ever dedicated audio interfaces as part of their new personal studio range: the SSL 2, and SSL 2+. Both are USB-powered and include class- leading mic preamps, legacy 4K analogue enhancement mode inspired by classic SSL consoles, studio-quality monitoring, and an SSL Production…

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NAMM 2020: FENDER EXTENDS AMERICAN ACOUSTASONIC® SERIES WITH STRATOCASTER® MODEL

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - January 15, 2020

Building off of the highly successful Acoustasonic Telecaster® released at Winter NAMM 2019, the American Acoustasonic Stratocaster features all-new tone woods and voices with even more electric possibilities. Along with three unique electric voices on the selector switch, the Acoustasonic Stratocaster also adds all-new acoustic options, including short scale and…

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NAMM2020: MACKIE LAUNCHES TOP-OF-THE-LINE SRM V-CLASS PRO LOUDSPEAKERS

Posted in Blog, Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - January 9, 2020

Mackie’s SRM Series single-handedly defined the powered monitors category. Now Mackie has completely reimagined and redesigned it. The new top-of-the-line SRM V-Class series high-performance powered loudspeakers deliver an impressive combination of powerful sound pressure level, outstanding sound quality, advanced DSP technology, and rock-solid reliability, including an all-wood enclosure with Mackie’s…

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GIBSON ANNOUNCES ‘HISTORY MAKING’ SLASH COLLECTION

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - January 9, 2020

By leveraging its iconic past and leaning into an innovative future, Gibson has set the stage for the next era of shaping sound for present and future generations. The new Gibson celebrates the iconic models of Gibson’s Golden Era while leaning into the future with instruments that nurture new players…

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AUSTRALIAN MUSICIAN: HAPPY 25TH ANNIVERSARY TO US!

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - January 9, 2020

In late 1994 I was approached by Rob Walker and Alex Bolt of the Australian Music Association, who had asked if I could create a music magazine for them. The magazine was to be based on New Zealand’s musician magazine at the time and would be a vehicle to both…

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