This Warrants A Second Look

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2011 proved to be a good year for veteran rockers Warrant.  With the release of their latest album, Rockaholic, their first on Frontiers Records, the band found themselves in high demand.  Tour dates with label mates Whitesnake as well as Cinderella and fellow Sunset Strip Kings Poison, had Warrant playing over 50 dates in support… Read more »


TEAC Announces Strategic Alliance with Onkyo Corporation

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As part of its corporate goal to enhance shareholder value and meet the demands of a changing marketplace, TEAC Corporation, the global electronics  manufacturer, today announced a strategic alliance with Onkyo Corporation, a worldwide leader in consumer audio.  The alliance between Onkyo and TEAC is particularly synergistic in that both companies share a commitment to… Read more »


Moog Slim Phatty Receives Outstanding Technical Achievement Award During TEC Foundation Ceremony

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Moog Music has announced that it has won an Outstanding Technical Achievement award from the TEC (Technical Excellence & Creativity) Foundation in recognition of its Slim Phatty analog synthesizer, launched in 2011. Mike Adams, CEO/President; Cyril Lance, Chief Engineer and Steve Dunnington, Product Development Specialist of Moog Music were all on hand to accept the… Read more »


Bangin’ Heads With Rikki Rockett

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Rikki Rockett may be best known as the main headbanger/skin basher/beat keeper of Poison, but he is also a perfect example of the American entrepreneur.  In 2005 Rockett came off the road with Poison, knowing he was going to have some downtime he was determined to take on a new challenge.  Considering drums have been… Read more »


2012 NAMM Show Coverage and Highlights

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For those of you unfamiliar with NAMM, it stands for the National Association of Music Merchants and they just completed their 110th show in Anaheim, CA and reached new record numbers!  At show close, NAMM reported 95,709 registered attendees, a six percent increase from last year.  International registration also experienced a 15 percent increase from… Read more »


The MOLECULES drum company to debut at NAMM 2012

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MOLECULES’ unique shape produces a full bodied sound with great projection and lots of “low end” frequencies.  “If you want big bottom, MOLECULES got em” explains inventor Rob Lerner. Not yet available in stores, MOLECULES have caught the eye and ear of numerous celebrity drummers (see youtube videos of the 2010 BET Awards and 2009GuitarCenterDrum-off)…. Read more »


Sennheiser launches no worries RF wireless systems at NAMM 2012

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Audio specialist Sennheiser is launching its brand new XS Wireless Series at the 2012 NAMM Show. Designed for users who want to easily go wireless, this entry-level series offers complete sets with sturdy units, simple operation and high quality sound. The transmitters have a battery life of up to 10 hours, while a switching bandwidth of… Read more »


Avid Unveils VENUE SC48 Remote Digital Live Sound System, Stage 48 Remote I/O Box, and VENUE 3 Software

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Avid today announced the VENUE SC48 Remote System, a compact digital live sound system that delivers the revered sound quality, deep Pro Tools® integration, and direct plug-in support of the award-winning VENUE SC48, now with remote I/O functionality for increased flexibility. Consisting of the SC48 console and new VENUE Stage 48 remote box, Ethernet Snake… Read more »


Sony Highlights Full Pro Audio Line at Winter NAMM 2012

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Sony Electronics’ full line of professional audio technology — ranging from portable audio recorders to wireless and wired microphone technology to headphones – will be on display at Winter NAMM (Booth # 6214). Sony’s digital recorders – the PCM-M10, PCM-D1 and PCM-D50 digital field recorders — are designed to faithfully capture live performances and events,… Read more »


Akai Professional Introduces 2 new Products at NAMM 2012

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Akai Professional is proud to announce MPC Renaissance and MAX49. Details are below. MPC Renaissance is the world’s first MPC designed to harness the processing power of a user’s Mac or PC. Akai Professional will unveil MPC Renaissance at booth #6400 at the 2012 NAMM Show from January 19-22 in Anaheim, California. MPC Renaissance is the much-anticipated merging… Read more »


The Breedlove Voice Guitar at NAMM 2012

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Introducing The Breedlove Voice.  Presentation by Colin Bescancon of Breedlove Guitars and Lloyd Baggs of LR Baggs. Together they’ll present the new Breedlove Voice Series, a tonal collaboration.


IK Multimedia Presents 3 New Products at NAMM 2012

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IK Multimedia is proud to present iRig™ PRE, iRig™ STOMP and iRig™ Mic Cast.  Read about them Below. iRig™ PRE is the ultimate solution for connecting any type of microphone – from regular stage microphones to expensive studio models – to any iPhone, iPhone touch or iPad providing access to the widest range of recording applications. iRig PRE… Read more »