NAMM: Los Angeles (MuseWire) – Roland's extensive lineup of headphone products gains a new addition with the RH-5 Headphones. Designed for comfort and quality sound at an affordable price, the RH-5 is a great choice for monitoring electronic musical instruments like digital pianos and digital drums, and they're also perfect for music lessons, studio recording, […]
Category: Gear and Equipment
Music and recording industry gear, equipment, tools, and software.
NAMM: Los Angeles (MuseWire) – Roland is proud to announce the OCTAPADâ„¢ SPD-30 digital percussion pad. Featuring eight trigger pads, built-in sounds, multi-effects, and external trigger inputs, the OCTAPAD SPD-30 is the perfect portable electronic percussion instrument for any playing application. Using the latest trigger technology from Roland's industry-leading V-DrumsÂ®, the pads on the OCTAPAD […]
NAMM: Los Angeles (MuseWire) – BOSSÂ® is proud to announce the addition of the ME-25 Guitar Multiple Effects to its popular line of floor-based multi-effects. The compact and durable ME-25 inherits its high-quality sounds from the flagship ME-70, and packs a ton of BOSS tone tools into one amazingly affordable package. Sporting a quick and […]
NAMM: Los Angeles (MuseWire) – The latest addition to Roland's industry-leading KC-Series keyboard amplifier lineup is the KC-110 Stereo Keyboard Amplifier. It combines two industry firsts for a portable keyboard ampâ€”AA battery-powered operation and true stereo soundâ€”with a host of additional features that make it flexible for a variety of performance applications. The KC-110 features […]
NAMM: Los Angeles (MuseWire) – Roland is proud to introduce a new chapter in the evolution of digital piano technology with the HP-Series SuperNATURALÂ® Pianos. Combining elements of the revolutionary V-PianoÂ® with Roland's multisampling-technology, the HP-307, HP-305, and HP-302 SuperNATURAL Pianos truly deliver the unique sound, expressivity and rich playing experience of a traditional acoustic […]
U.K. (MuseWire) – sE are shipping 4 new MI products to take the market by storm this Xmas, in one of the most exciting product roll-outs in the MI sector this decade. “After a year of planning and researching the very best competitor deals and bundles, we think we’ve come up with 4, literally unbeatable, […]
Westlake Village, Calif. (MuseWire) – Â Blue Microphones, a leading innovator in microphone technology and design, announces Yeti, the first THXÂ® Certified microphone. The latest addition to Blue’s new consumer line, the Yeti is the ultimate USB microphone for professional recording. The Yeti features: â€¢ The first USB mic to offer Blue’s premium condenser capsules […]
New York City (MuseWire) – Blue Microphones, a leading innovator in microphone technology and design, launched Encore, their new series of live microphones, with an event at Esquire Magazine’s new Signature Space at the Soho Mews in New York City on October 9, 2009. A large crowd of audio industry press and dealers were treated […]
Berlin, Germany (MuseWire) – Ableton is very happy to announce Launchpad, a new dedicated controller for Ableton Live, co-developed by Novation and Ableton. Launchpad features a multicolor, 64-button grid for launching clips, as well as dedicated scene-launch buttons. Despite the big grid, Launchpad is compact and portable: it’ll fit in your bag for gigs and […]
Kenton expand line of MIDI devices to include Intelligent MIDI Merging and industrial-strength Line Drivers
London, UK (MuseWire) – Leading electronics expert Kenton has gained a reputation for building the ultimate in studio solutions â€“ solutions that form the hub of recording studios the world over. And with the Merge-4 Intelligent MIDI Merge and the LNDR MIDI Line Driver, their range of rock-solid solutions just got biggerâ€¦ Merge-4 Kenton's Merge-4 […]
Westlake Village, Calif. (MuseWire) – Blue Microphones, a leading innovator in microphone technology and design, has launched enCORE, a new series of microphones that bring their heritage of high-quality studio microphones to the stage. The enCORE 100, 200, and 300 models are designed and priced for any live application from the rehearsal space and coffee […]
COLUMN: This week Cakewalk announced the latest update to their venerable DAW platform, SONAR. While it’s been updated annually with full incremental versions, sometimes to the criticism by users (e.g., “why not fix all issues with current version before launching a new one?”), Cakewalk’s team have chosen this year to do a .5 upgrade, since […]
Los Angeles, Calif. (MuseWire â€” Roland today announced their “new gear new inspiration” lineup of new products for Sept. 2009. eBand JS-8: Audio Player with Guitar Effects. For â€œbedroom guitaristsâ€ who love jamming along with their favorite songs, the ultimate musical companion has arrived. eBand is a portable all-in-one audio player that's packed with big […]
Los Angeles, Calif. (MuseWire â€” Roland today announced their “new gear new inspiration” lineup of new products for Sept. 2009. The new TD-20KX V-Pro series makes a full-impact impression onstage with its industrial brushed-metal* V-Pads, enlarged V-Kick, silver-colored V-Cymbals, and rock-solid chrome drum rack. The TD-20X drum module is loaded with hundreds of powerful and […]
GLEN ALLEN, Va. (MuseWire) – ÂHohner, Inc. announces the launch of the new Essential Series of acoustic guitars. These guitars are built utilizing a revolutionary technique Hohner calls “frequency matching.” Hohner’s technicians utilize a form of tap tuning to determine the resonant frequencies of the wood and then match the solid spruce tops with similarly […]
Asheville, N.C. (MuseWire) – Since its introduction at the Summer NAMM tradeshow in 2008, the Moog Guitar has received numerous industry honors including Guitar Player Magazine’s 2009 Reader’s Choice Award, Electronic Musician Magazine’s 2009 Editor’s Choice Award, 2008 Summer NAMM “Best In Show” honors, a 2008 â€œBest of What's New Awardâ€ from Popular Science magazine […]
ST. HELENA, Calif. (MuseWire) – Dave Smith Instruments today released Tetra, its next-generation analog polyphonic synthesizer. Tetra's four voices feature a 100% analog signal path and four-part multitimbral operation with individual outputs per voice. â€œWe've been getting the message loud and clear from our customers that â€˜smaller is better,'â€ said company founder Dave Smith. â€œAll […]
BUENA PARK, Calif. (MuseWire â€”Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, has announced the new YOB-841L custom oboe. Developed in close cooperation with the principal oboists of some of America’s top orchestras, the new oboe features a lined upper joint and toneholes for increased durability and resistance to wood cracking. “The technology used in […]
BOSTON, Mass. (MuseWire) – Cakewalk's SONAR V-Studio 100 music production studio is taking the recording world by storm offering, as it does, a compact and easy to use solution for a whole variety of studio tasks. It integrates a 24-bit/96 kHz USB 2.0 audio interface together with a DAW controller, digital mixer and SD recorder, […]
Cumberland, R.I. (MuseWire) – Alesis, the world’s leading manufacturer of professional audio equipment and studio electronics, announces the USB-MIDI Cable a cable that links MIDI instruments with computers via USB. The USB-MIDI Cable will make its debut at Alesis’ booth, number 400, at the Summer NAMM Show held at the Nashville Convention Center, July 17 […]
Cumberland, R.I. (MuseWire) – Alesis, the world's leading manufacturer of professional audio equipment and studio electronics, announces its new flagship drum set, the DM10 Pro Kit. The drum set will make its debut at Alesis’s booth, number 400, at the Summer NAMM Show held at the Nashville Convention Center, July 17 â€“ 19. The DM10 […]
London, UK (MuseWire) – The latest update takes the R-44's software to v1.05 and enables users to add effects in Pre Record mode, and also includes updates for the BWF (Broadcast Wave File) marker format, notable with previously recorded data. Other improvements include quicker shutdown times in some modes with SD cards, and a smoother […]
EVERETT, Wash. (MuseWire) – From bars to arenas to music videos, drummers can finally be noticed, stand apart from the rest, and look cool while doing it. Sic•Skinz Custom Drum Wraps (www.sicskinz.com) has announced availability of their innovative and easy to install Custom Drum Wraps. These drum wraps allow anyone to effectively re-finish their drum […]
FRANKFURT – Musikmesse (MuseWire) – Open Labs, a recognized leader in innovative computer-enhanced musical instruments based in Austin, Texas, debuted their new DBeat instrument today at Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany. The DBeat marks the first product developed by Open Labs specifically for the DJ and electronic musician market by incorporating a broader range of sounds, […]
High Wycombe, U.K. — Winter NAMM 2009 sees the launch of Focusrite's latest addition to the award-winning Saffire range and, for the first time, the integration of Liquid pre-amp technology with Saffire PRO audio interfacing. Liquid Saffire 56 is Focusrite's new flagship 2U multi-channel firewire audio interface. Liquid technology combines with Saffire PRO firewire interfacing […]
Champlain, N.Y. — Â SM Pro Audio is now shipping their highly anticipated V-Machine VST player in the US market. The V-Machine is a compact VST/VSTi hardware playback module designed to take plug-ins on the road or into the studio and access them directly without a computer. Multiple plug-ins can be loaded into bank/preset memories […]
EVENT REVIEW: Blue Microphones this past week threw a private party (November 6, 2008), to demonstrate their latest products and it turned out to have the most security of any event in the city. The site was the Gibson/Baldwin Showroom which is right next to the Beverly Hills Police Department. The BHPD was apparently calling […]
Audiofile Engineering, a leading audio software developer for the Mac, is now shipping Wave Editor 1.4, the latest update to their popular and unique audio editing application. In addition to new features and functionality, Wave Editor 1.4 also carries a new, lower price of $79.
Westlake Village, Calif. — Blue Microphones, a leading innovator in microphone technology and design, today introduces Eyeball and Mikey, two new consumer products for capturing exceptional audio at an invitation-only event at the Gibson Showroom in Beverly Hills featuring performances by Chris Pierce, The Daylights and Mateo. “With Mikey and Eyeball, we’re building on the […]
Westlake Village, Calif. — Blue Microphones, a leading innovator in microphone technology and design, today introduced Icicle, a powerful in-line USB converter and preamp. Designed with Blue’s unique sense of style and commitment to quality, Icicle makes connecting XLR microphones directly to your Mac or PC simple and effective. “Today’s musicians live in both the […]
BUENA PARK, Calif. — Following the success of the Pocketrak 2G Pocket Recorder, Yamaha Corporation of America is now shipping their new Pocketrak CX. While the Pocketrak 2G fills the niche an ultra-slim recorder with an omni-directional mic for recording lectures, meetings and rehearsals, the Pocketrak CX adds an upgraded stereo microphone system and expandability, […]
ST. HELENA, Calif. — Dave Smith Instruments has announced a custom keyboard case for their Prophet ’08 and Evolver keyboards. This rugged, ATA-style case is a great way to protect your Dave Smith instruments. Custom made to fit the Prophet ’08, the case is also a perfect fit for the Evolver Keyboard when used with […]
Los Angeles, Calif. — AES: Meet the new Pro ToolsÂ® 8 â€” the most advanced audio creation and production software, featuring a gorgeous new interface; dozens of new plug-ins; five new virtual instruments; exciting new scoring, MIDI, editing, and mixing capabilities; deeper controller integration; improved ease of installation and use; and enhanced performance. With Pro […]
San Francisco, Calif. – AES: Blue Microphones, a leading innovator in microphone technology and design, today announce the latest additions to their award-winning line of products; the BottleRocket Stage One Solid-State Microphone System and the Bottle Rocket Stage Two Tube Microphone System. The Stage One BottleRocket is a transformerless solid state microphone system with the […]
COLUMN: Proving you can’t keep good analog down, venerable synth designer and “my name is my business” owner Dave Smith, has released a new one-voice analog sound box called “Mopho” (with emphasis on the Os). Basically it’s a single voice of the new generation DSI Prophet 08 synth keyboard, in a bright yellow “fun” package, […]
Austin, Texas — NAB Radio ShowÂ — Â iZotope, Inc., a leading innovator in audio signal processing technology, is now shipping their highly anticipated ANR-Bâ„¢ Adaptive Real-time Noise Reduction Unit, bringing the company’s renowned audio algorithm for adaptive noise reduction to a dedicated hardware unit for use in real-time broadcast applications. “Broadcasters face real-time noise […]
Glen Allen, Va. — Â What happens when you join a 151-year-old musical instrument manufacturer with one of the world’s most legendary musicians who happens to be the single most influential harmonica player in the annals of popular music? You make history, of course! The Hohner company and Bob Dylan are proud to announce the […]
ONTARIO, Canada — ASK Video Interactive Media, a world leader in DVD tutorials for popular music software programs has updated their popular instructional DVD for Ableton’s Live music creation, production and performance software. New for Live 6 are more videos, content, and new files and examples.
PLYMOUTH, Minn. — The new Bravo XRn Network Disc Publisher works just like a networked office copier or laser printer – but burns and prints CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. Bravo XRn allows users to burn and print discs from anywhere on the network.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. – Academia has long been synonymous with the search for truth. This not only applies to the likes of history, law, and physics, but also to the craft of recording, producing, and performing music. ADAM Professional Audio is quickly becoming the speaker of choice for teaching students about the importance of “truth” in audio education.
NEWS: CME (Central Music Company) announces the U2 USB Cable Interface Series, a series of USB cables with built-in computer interfaces for easy plug and play connection of line and mic level audio sources and MIDI keyboards and controllers.
HAMBURG, Germany — Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH today announced an update to the Nuendo EuCon adapter module to version 3.2.2. The new version adds full MIDI functionality as well as numerous other enhancements, further empowering audio post professionals using Euphonix hardware to control Nuendo.