NASHVILLE, Tenn. (MuseWire) – Summer NAMM: Featuring a set of 8 classic Reverb and Delay combinations, Mic Mechanic from TC-Helicon is the direct response to the singers who say “I don’t want to change my voice. I just want to sound great.” As such it is the perfect solution for lead and backup vocalists, or […]
Tag: NAMM 2012
ASHVILLE, Tenn. (MuseWire) – Summer NAMM: Blackstar Amplification has announced their first signature amplifier – the Gus G. BLACKFIRE 200. Blackstar have been working closely with guitar hero Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind) to create the ultimate heavy metal amp. Based on Blackstar’s award winning Series One 200 amp design, this 200W, limited edition tube […]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (MuseWire) – Summer NAMM: HK Audio has announced the U.S. debut of LUCAS Nano (Lightweight Ultra Compact Active System). This new sound reinforcement system offers an ideal combination of small size, convenient options, and sound quality that rivals comparatively larger systems. Designed primarily for solo and acoustic performers and presenters, LUCAS Nano travels […]
NASHVILLE,Tenn. (MuseWire) – Summer NAMM: Korg USA this week announced the arrival of the “Kronos X Music Workstation.” Since the debut of the original KRONOS music workstation in early 2011, Korg has continued to release system updates and additional Sound Libraries. Now, the Kronos family has expanded with the new Kronos X, which features hardware […]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (MuseWire) – Summer NAMM: VoiceLive Touch, the ultimate stand-mountable, hands-on vocal effect and looper unit, and VoiceLive 2, the flagship, floor-based effects solution for singers, have been rocking the singing word for years. Still, even great things can be improved upon, and with this in mind, TC-Helicon decided to do a lot of […]
Blackstar Amplification Expands Revolutionary ID: Series Amps, with patent-applied-for True Valve Power and USB
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (MuseWire) – Summer NAMM: Blackstar Amplification has expanded their groundbreaking ID: Series of programmable guitar amplifiers with the addition of the 15W ID:15TVP Combo an 30W ID:30TVP Combo. Designed by the same team responsible for the acclaimed Blackstar tube amps, this series of affordable amps represents the culmination of over seven years of […]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (MuseWire) – Summer NAMM: VOX Amplification has announced creation of the “Apache Series” of Travel Guitars. The new Series brings back two of the most unique body styles from the classic VOX back catalog: the Teardrop-shape Apache I, and the Phantom-style Apache II. Both have been enhanced with onboard amplification and practice features. […]
MuseWire NEWS: Italy-based Studiologic has announced a new virtual analog keyboard, combining their popular keyboard action (Fatar) with a virtual analog synth engine from Waldorf. While the engine spec sounds familiar to those who have used the Waldorf 3-oscillator type virtual analog structure (Blofeld, Q, Largo, etc.), what is most surprising about the new keyboard […]
MuseWire COLUMN: For immediate dispatch from the wild and wooly frontier south of Disneyland – after a decade of resisting the blandishments and imprecations of colleagues I finally re-attended this year’s NAMM convention (Jan. 19-22, 2012). NAMM of course stands for the National Association of Music Merchandisers. Its annual soiree is held at the Anaheim […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (MuseWire) – Roland is proud to introduce the CM-220 and CM-110 CUBE Monitors, two portable 2.1 speaker systems for playing, practicing, and recording musicians. Outfitted with two satellite speakers, a subwoofer, and multiple stereo inputs for electronic musical instruments and other devices, the versatile CM-220 and CM-110 systems are perfect for practice […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (MuseWire) – Roland is proud to announce the release of its very first backing keyboard, the BK-5, the latest in a series of Roland musical instruments with intelligent backing-track technology. Hundreds of great music, rhythms, and tones from around the world are available at the touch of a button. With exceptional sound […]
Meylan, France (MuseWire) – At the Winter NAMM 2012 show in Anaheim, Calif., Arturia will announce their first analog keyboard, the MINIBRUTE. Arturia announces the upcoming release of MINIBRUTE. The pure analog, multi-wave oscillator combined with a huge sounding classic multi-mode filter, and wide range of modulation capabilities will bring new life into your recordings […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (MuseWire) – Roland is proud to introduce the LX-15 Digital Piano, an elegant upright-style instrument with grand piano sound and attitude. The LX-15 boasts Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, plus a newly developed Acoustic Projection sound system that delivers an inspiring multi-dimensional sound field never before available in this instrument class […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (MuseWire) – Roland is pleased to announce the new PK-6 Dynamic Pedalboard, an impressive MIDI controller that puts the excitement and versatility of live bass performance with full MIDI control within reach of any musician. The new PK-6 MIDI Pedal controller is the successor to the popular PK-5A, and preserves many of […]
Roland Announces RP301R Digital Piano with SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine and Ivory Feel-G keyboard
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (MuseWire) – Roland is pleased to introduce the RP301R Digital Piano, an attractive, fun, and affordable instrument that will please players of all levels. Featuring the SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, Ivory Feel-G keyboard, and built-in rhythm accompaniments, the RP301R is perfect for beginning piano students, families, and anyone that wants to have […]
ROLAND announces TD-30KV and TD-30K V-PRO Series V-DRUMS, with SuperNATURAL sounds and Behavior Modeling technology
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (MuseWire) – Roland is pleased to announce the TD-30KV and TD-30K V-Pro Series V-Drums, the new flagship kits in its industry-leading lineup of V-Drums electronic percussion. Featuring SuperNATURAL sounds with Behavior Modeling technology, improved V-Hi-Hat® and V-Pads™, and many more enhancements, the TD-30KV and TD-30K kits offer serious players the ultimate V-Drums […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (MuseWire) – BOSS is pleased to announce the TU-10 Clip-On Chromatic Tuner for guitars and basses, the first of its type available from the industry leader in electronic tuners. A number of unique and useful features, along with legendary BOSS accuracy and reliability, make the TU-10 a true standout among clip-on style […]
MUSIC GEAR: Roland and Fender are proud to introduce the VG Stratocaster G-5, an amazingly versatile electronic guitar that fuses traditional design with the latest in digital music technology. Combining Roland’s revolutionary COSM modeling with Fender’s classic Stratocaster guitar, the VG Stratocaster G-5 gives players instant alternate tunings, a wide selection of electric, acoustic and 12-string guitar models, and more—all easily accessible with standard controls on the front.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (MuseWire) – Roland, the premier manufacturer of quality organs for home, church, and stage, is pleased to announce the most recent addition to their MUSIC ATELIER family. The AT-900 ‘Platinum Edition’ boasts a newly-designed cabinet, expanded voice palette and features including SuperNATURAL sounds, improved user interface, and Roland’s latest arranger technology – […]
Music Industry Newswire NEWS: Akai this week revealed their second of three new MPC-flavored products, as a follow on to the groovy new MPC Renaissance “Music Production Controller.” The small, and shiny, MPC Studio is a slimline (one inch thick) controller that has traditional MPC style control buttons to right side of the familiar 4×4 MPC drum pads, then instead of knobs or sliders on left, are larger DJ-friendly dial-knobs.
Seoul, South Korea (MuseWire) — DEELEEBOB Music Products, is exhibiting for the first time at Winter NAMM 2012, Booth #3496 – The Effect Rack. This new product provides benefits musicians / technicians and music enthusiasts. The bracket device allows for safe carriage and easy access to a variety of devices normally placed hap-hazard on top, or beside an amplifier.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (MuseWire) — Moog Music has announced the release of Minitaur, the newest addition to Moog’s Taurus Bass Synthesizer family. Minitaur is a compact and powerful analog bass synthesizer that features a classic one knob per function layout.