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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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NAMM 2020: PRESONUS ANNOUNCE QUANTAM 2626 THUNDERBOLT 3 AUDIO INTERFACE

Posted in Blog, Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - January 8, 2020

In another Pre-NAMM Show release, PreSonus®’ has announced the Quantum 2626, which they’re telling us is the fastest and best-sounding interface on the planet, thanks to the jaw-dropping speed of Thunderbolt™ 3, 8 premium PreSonus XMAX analog mic preamps, and pristine ADA converters. PreSonus believe the Quantam 2626 to be…

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NAMM 2020: WARWICK LTD NOVELTIES

Posted in Bass, Gear    //    Post Date - January 8, 2020

In pre-NAMM Show news today, Warwick has announced some new models including the Masterbuilt Custom Shop Warwick Thumb NT LTD 2020 Masterbuilt and Teambuilt Pro Series Warwick Thumb LTD 2020 BO Teambuilt. 1. Warwick LTD 2020 News – Masterbuilt Custom Shop Warwick Thumb NT LTD 2020 Masterbuilt For the Masterbuilt…

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TAL WILKENFELD TO BE HONOURED AT SHE ROCKS AWARDS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - January 7, 2020

The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN), proudly announces that Australian born multi-instrumentalist and singer, songwriter Tal Wilkenfeld will be honoured at the 2020 She Rocks Awards, among a stellar array of honourees including Suzi Quatro, Gloria Gaynor, Lzzy Hale, Linda Perry and many others. Unlike may artists who toil for years…

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