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RØDE AI-1

05/12/2017

RØDE produces first audio interface

The microphone brand has made its first foray into the making other music production hardware with the AI-1 studio kit…
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Gibson Custom Mick Ralphs 1958 Les Paul Standard Replica

27/11/2017

Mick Ralphs’ Les Paul gets the replica treatment

Original guitar played by the Bad Company and Mott The Hoople songwriter is replicated in detail by Gibson’s Custom Shop…
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Yamaha APX600 and CPX600

15/11/2017

Yamaha updates acoustic electric guitars

The APX600 and CPX600 models keep construction and electronics of their predecessors, but offer enhancements in looks, sound and playability…
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The Jacksons Legacy

06/11/2017

‘The Jacksons: Legacy’ by The Jacksons with Fred Bronson (Book)

With over 1000 pictures contained within, this coffee table book presents the Royal Family of Pop in all their glory…
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Roli Lightpad Block M

04/10/2017

Roli reveals new Noise on the Block

The tech brand announces advancements to the Blocks range of modular controllers, including next-generation Lightpad Block and Noise 3.0 app…
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Tascam US-1x2 audio interface

11/09/2017

Tascam releases new USB interface

The US-1×2 promises to deliver pro-quality desktop recording for singer-songwriters, podcasters and small home studios with a Mac or PC…
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IK Multimedia iRig Keys I/O

05/09/2017

IK Multimedia unveils iRig Keys I/O

A new keyboard controller range with 25 or 49 full-size keys for iOS, Mac and PC, offering built-in audio interface…
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Fusion Guitars

15/08/2017

iPhone-integrated Fusion Guitar goes on sale

More than 20 years in the making, “the world’s most advanced electric guitar” becomes available to musicians in the US…
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Fender Monterey and Newport speakers

24/07/2017

Fender’s first Bluetooth speakers

Named after two iconic Southern Californian pop music festivals, the compact Newport and the premium Monterey model are available now…
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Casio Privia PX-870

13/07/2017

Casio launches three new digital pianos

This week’s Summer NAMM event in Nashville will see the electronics manufacturer reveal the Celviano AP-270, Privia PX-770 and PX-870…
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Epiphone James Bay

05/07/2017

Epiphone presents James Bay “1966” Century

The young singer-songwriter and guitarist has his own limited edition signature archtop Outfit built by the Nashville team of luthiers…
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Martin Guitar D-18 Jason Isbell

28/06/2017

Martin Guitar to debut Jason Isbell model

The Grammy winning artist’s new signature D-18 will be revealed by C.F. Martin & Co. at the upcoming Summer NAMM…
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Porter & Davies KT Platform Blossoms

24/06/2017

Porter & Davies launches new live monitoring platforms

The silent tactile monitoring system specialist has re-engineered and expanded the KT Platform range, offering more power and size options…
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M-Audio Hammer 88

17/06/2017

Hammer 88 keyboard hits the market

M-Audio announces a new full-size USB MIDI controller with 88 fully-weighted hammer-action keys, replicating the feel of a grand piano…
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M-Audio BX8D3 monitor speakers

08/06/2017

M-Audio unveils new monitor speakers

Two new powered studio reference monitors, BX5-D3 and BX8-D3, boast military-grade Kevlar and treated silk domes among their engineering innovations…
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Ovation Glen Campbell signature model – Photo by Rob Shanahan

03/06/2017

Ovation reissues Glen Campbell signature model

Made in cooperation with his family, the acoustic/electric guitar is a recreation of the country music legend’s iconic ‘1771’ model…
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Korg AW-LT100GB tuner

30/05/2017

Korg offers extended lightweight tuning

Manufacturer says the new AW-LT100G clip-type tuners provide 100 hours of continuous operation, with miniaturised models for guitar and bass…
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Fender Mustang GT Series and Fender Tone app

15/05/2017

Fender launches new amp and app combo

Physical and digital worlds collide with the guitar brand’s first Wi-Fi, Bluetooth-enabled Mustang GT amplifier and free Fender Tone app…
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Yamaha Music London building

11/05/2017

Yamaha to open Learning Lab

Yamaha Music London will be opening its doors for a series of free skill-sharing sessions with workshops, demos and seminars…
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Yamaha MX88

29/04/2017

Yamaha expands MX Series

The new 88-key, weighted-action MX88 keyboard combines synthesizer features with real piano feel, but now offers computer and iOS integration…
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