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NAMM 2020: MARKBASS STRINGS

Posted in Accessories, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - February 3, 2020

Peter Murray from MarkBass chats to us at NAMM 2020 about the new range of Markbass strings. “Markbass Strings are made at our factory in Abruzzo (Italy), using the best selected innovative materials and ultimate quality controls matched with the ancient tradition of master string makers.   Maybe not many people…

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NAMM 2020: NEW FROM ERNIE BALL MUSIC MAN

Posted in Accessories, Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - February 2, 2020

The team at Ernie Ball Music Man delivered a fine selection of new gear at Winter NAMM 2020, including guitars, basses, strings, cables and pedals. The new line of guitars and basses included the Sabre electric, Steve Lukather signature Luke III, Omar Rodriguez Lopez signature Mariposa and the short scale…

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MIDI 2.0 DEBUTS AT NAMM 2020

Posted in Blog, Computer (Software, plug-ins), Gear    //    Post Date - February 1, 2020

MIDI 2.0, the next-generation music and arts specification that enhances virtually all aspects of 1983’s original MIDI 1.0 spec, made its world-wide debut at the Winter NAMM music industry trade show. Current MIDI users wanted more nuanced expressiveness, higher resolution, and increased ease of use, but also demanded backward compatibility…

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NAMM 2020: NEW FROM EASTMAN GUITARS

Posted in Blog, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - January 30, 2020

Jamin Smeades from Eastman Guitars Australia walks us through the Eastman booth to check out the new guitars on offer at Winter NAMM 2020. Jamin’s rundown includes: T484, T66, and Antique violin varnish series electrics, 322c, 522c, 622c and 722 acoustics, Double top acoustics, custom shop Bourgeois acoustics, nylon string…

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NAMM 2020: PRESONUS ioSTATION 24C AUDIO INTERFACE & PRODUCTION CONTROLLER

Posted in Blog, Gear, Sound (PA, mixer, mics, recording)    //    Post Date - January 30, 2020

Joe from Presonus shows us the new ioStation 24c audio interface and production controller at Winter NAMM 2020. When you’re a solo artist, you have to be more than just creative to realize your vision—you must also be a producer and an audio engineer. The ioStation 24c audio interface and…

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NAMM 2020: YAMAHA YV2030SET VIBRAPHONE

Posted in Blog, Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - January 29, 2020

Paul from Yamaha USA shows us the new YV2030SET vibraphone at their booth at NAMM 2020. Replacing the YV520, the new YV2030SET vibraphone is designed with the modern school in mind. This new vibraphone features a gas spring height adjustment system and redesigned bars for an amazing quality of sound….

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NAMM 2020: YAMAHA YCH7018 / YCH6018 CHIMES

Posted in Blog, Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - January 29, 2020

Paul from Yamaha USA shows us the new YCH6018 and YCH7018 chimes at NAMM 2020. Replacing Yamaha’s CH500 chimes, the new YCH series has been designed to provide a magnificent orchestral chimes sound. Based on in-depth analysis, the chimes tubes have been completely redesigned to deliver rich full fundamental tones…

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NAMM 2020: ORIGINS OF THE LINE 6 POD GO GUITAR PROCESSOR EXPLAINED

Posted in Blog, Gear, Pedals    //    Post Date - January 28, 2020

Eric Klein of Line 6 explains the origins of their new Pod Go Guitar Processor at the Line 6 booth at Winter NAMM 2020. The POD® Go guitar processors get you on the road to ultimate tone via its ultra-portable and lightweight design, simple plug-and-play interface, and best-in-class tones. Features…

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NAMM 2020: YAMAHA STAGE CUSTOM HIP

Posted in Blog, Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - January 28, 2020

Joel from Yamaha Drums USA shows us the new Stage Custom Hip. The new Stage Custom Hip is the perfect kit for drummers on the move with a unique combination of sizes for portability and a small foot print on stage without a compromise on sound. A 13″x8″ floor tom…

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NAMM 2020: FENDER MUSTANG GTX 50, 100 and LT50 AMPS

Posted in Amplifiers, Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - January 28, 2020

Shane from Fender USA demos the new Fender Mustang amps at the Fender booth, NAMM 2020 At Winter NAMM 2020, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) announced the expansion of their contemporary-digital amplifiers category with the Mustang LT50 and Mustang GTX – available in both 50 Watts and 100 Watts. With…

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