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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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Arturia Keylab 49

10/04/2017

Arturia announces Keylab Essential Series

French manufacturer prepares to release a new fully-featured range of universal MIDI controller keyboards designed with “budget-conscious musicians in mind”…
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Korg G1 Air Concert white piano

03/04/2017

Korg unveils new concert piano

This week’s Musikmesse trade show in Germany will witness the premiere of the new G1 Air Concert Series digital piano…
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Focusrite iTrack One Pre

06/03/2017

Focusrite boxes clever with the iTrack One Pre

A tiny, cube-shaped audio interface with mic preamp and guitar input, designed for mobile recording in the tightest of spaces…
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Mitchell D120 and D120S12E acoustic guitars

25/02/2017

Mitchell unveils next-generation 120 Series acoustics

The US guitar brand’s new line of steel-string acoustic and acoustic-electric instruments presents seven new models and two complete packs…
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Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray and Cutlass

16/02/2017

Ernie Ball refreshes StingRay and Cutlass models

Newly updated guitars combine original Music Man designs first introduced in the 1970s with modern Ernie Ball engineering and features…
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Abbey Road Studios

07/02/2017

Get that Abbey Road sound!

A range of software and hardware products help you capture some of that Studio 1 magic in your own recordings…
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IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage

02/02/2017

IK Multimedia sets the iRig Acoustic Stage

The new digital microphone system captures the natural sound of any acoustic instrument, while allowing the freedom to move around…
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Punks On Scooters

26/01/2017

Book review: ‘Punks On Scooters’ by Michael W Salter

A look at the late 70s/early 80s mod revival, as experienced by one man who lived through it in Bristol…
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Orange Rocker amps

21/01/2017

Orange amps are off their Rockers

This week’s Winter NAMM 2017 gives the colourful guitar brand the opportunity to unveil Rocker 15 and 32 combo amplifiers…
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14/01/2017

Fender’s American Professional Series set to debut

Next week’s NAMM 2017 show will see the introduction of a new flagship collection of professional-grade electric guitars and basses…
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HeadRush

09/01/2017

HeadRush reveals high-tech Pedalboard

New brand releases guitar amp and FX modelling processor with interactive seven-inch touch display, effects presets, looper and quad-core DSP…
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Hofner Ignition bass guitars

02/01/2017

Hofner releases pair of Ignition basses

The iconic violin bass maker announces two new Ignition guitars – the Black Club and the Sunburst ‘Cavern’ Violin models…
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