Screamer Magazine March/April 2012
Featuring: Twisted Sister. Also Included Falling Red, Faster Pussycat, Mike Portnoy, The Black Saints, Warrant, Lorraine Lewis, Megadeth, Underride and Much More.

Articles in the March/April 2012 Issue

Interviews

  • Falling Red. Upstanding Rockers!

    Once upon a time, close to a northern gas station in Carlisle, Cumbria, England, there were four twenty something blokes about to put fuel in their van.  They had almost completed the long journey from Aberdeen, Scotland after playing a show and were tired and needed to relieve themselves.  As they hit a set of red lights the van chugged, spluttered

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  • Twisted Sister Raising More Than The Volume

    Fine wine, scotch, cheddar cheese...  all things that get better with age.  And though we're now light years away from Twisted Sister's 'Hey Day', a couple of their epic anthems have not only stood the test of time, they've blossomed beyond the confines of their genre and era.  Still, the mere mention of Twisted Sister often garners that same old

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  • Faster Pussycat's 25 Year Itch

    Glam metal band Faster Pussycat was formed in L.A. in the mid-'80s.  The band was only together for ten months before they were signed in 1987 to Elektra Records and this year marks the 25th anniversary of their debut album Faster Pussycat.  Two hits off the album were Bathroom Wall and Don’t Change That Song.  They also appeared in the

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  • The Many Sides of Mike Portnoy

    Rock drummer Mike Portnoy is one of the most influential drummers in the world.  He is a founding member of Dream Theater and while he was with them, the band sold over ten million CDs/DVDs and sold out venues in every part of the world.  He has won practically every drumming award available including 26 Modern Drummer Magazine Reader’s Poll

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  • The Black Saints - Milwaukee's Finest

    Since the late 1990s Wisconsin has had an upsurge in heavy and extreme metal bands, which has continued through to 2012 where we find Milwaukee’s Black Saints, a formidable mix of hot dirty rock, ready to take on America and abroad.  They’ve only been together since 2009 but lead vocalist Drew H., guitarists, Blackie Bishop, Tony Saint, bassist BB Blackheart

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  • Get a Slice of this Femme Fatale

    When the question is;  Who is Superman?  The answer is obviously Clark Kent. So, when the question is;  Who is Superwoman?  The answer must be Lorraine Lewis. OK, so our Femme Fatale front woman cannot fly, but she looks good in underwear, under or over her clothes and her hair is a lot nicer than Kent’s!  So what if her

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  • Interview with Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick

    In 1983, Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson formed Megadeth in Los Angeles.  They reached international fame in the 1980’s and are ranked as one of the “Big Four” metal/thrash bands that also include Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax. The band has released several platinum and gold albums over the years, including their landmark albums Rust in Peace in 1990, and the

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  • Underride Breaks New Ground

    Seattle-based hard rock band Underride have a sound that’s all their own, and vocalist Rev recently said in an interview this past December, “Our music is something new, fun and it’s not depressing.  It’s an anti-Seattle sound.”  The band is currently on a U.S. tour with Rains.  In a recent in-person interview, drummer Jeremy Schulz talked about his start in

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Reviews

  • Warrant – Live at the Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA

    Rhythm guitarist Erik Turner, bassist Jerry Dixon, lead guitarist Joey Allen, drummer Steven Sweet and lead vocalist Robert Mason; better known as Warrant, rocked the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, Ca., Thursday, February 23rd, to a welcoming crown marking their first live show of the new year. A little after 9:00pm, the down boys took the stage and opened with

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Press Releases

  • SLASH: Releases Special Video And Song To Raise Awareness For Homeless Youth

    SLASH, the iconic, Grammy-winning rock guitarist and songwriter, is releasing a special video and song to raise awareness for the plight of homeless youth in Los Angeles. Fans can make a donation to the Los Angeles Youth Network (LAYN) by downloading the song--a special mix of “Gotten,” with Adam Levine of Maroon 5 on vocals, from SLASH’s previous 2010 debut

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  • A Ronnie Montrose Celebration Concert

    Sammy Hagar reunites original Montrose band plus Joe Satriani to perform landmark 1st Montrose album! The Bay Area music community is coming together to produce "A Concert for Ronnie Montrose - A Celebration of His Life In Music" for the legendary San Francisco guitarist, who passed away recently from complications of prostate cancer. It will be held at the Regency

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  • Steven Adler And Duff McKagan To Present At Golden Gods Awards

    Former GUNS N’ ROSES bandmates STEVEN ADLER and DUFF MCKAGAN will be presenting the “Riff Lord” award at the REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS SHOW. The fourth annual REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARD SHOW presented by Epiphone® will take place Wednesday, April 11, at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles. For the first time ever, the event will be broadcast live in

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  • WIG WAM finally ready to unleash their fourth album "Wall Street"

    Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of Norwegian Glam Rockers WIG WAM newest studio album "Wall Street" on May 18th 2012 in Europe and May 22nd in North America. Anticipated by the release of the single with the same title "Wall Street", WIG WAM’s forthcoming album will not disappoint the fans, since the band still presents their classic

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  • RIOT FEST: Expands To Three Days July, 19, 20, 21 In Philadelphia

    In 2011, RIOT FEST had a successful east coast expansion to Philadelphia. This July, the music extravaganza which celebrates rock, indie, punk and underground artists from every era will return to Philadelphia as a three-day event Thursday, July 19, Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21. The line-up for Thursday, July 19 includes the newly reunited REFUSED as well as

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  • New Dates For the Rob Zombie & Megadeth Tour

    Two new dates have been added to the U.S. trek - May 13 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia,MD, and May 19 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in St. Louis, MO. The tour, which kicks off Friday, May 11 in Holmdel, NJ, will encompass high-profile appearances at several rock festivals, including Rock On The Range (May 20) that Zombie will

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  • The Darkness set to return to the U.S.

    After thrilling sold-out crowds with their critically acclaimed U.S. tour last month, THE DARKNESS will return stateside this May for select dates as well as three festival appearances: Saturday, May 19 at InfieldFest (Baltimore, MD), Sunday, May 20 at Rock On The Range (Columbus, OH) and Saturday, May 26 at Rocklahoma. Tickets are available now at: www.theactualdarkness.com. Hailing from Lowestoft,

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  • Rock Legends Cruise II Sails January 2013

    If the idea of Foreigner, Paul Rodgers, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Bachman & Turner and 38 Special all performing together on the high seas sounds like the perfect way to kick off 2013, it’s time to book your passage now on ROCK LEGENDS CRUISE II.  And the monies raised will go to an important organization: the Native American Heritage Association. Following

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  • Estrella’s Debut Album Produced By Ex Band Member Of Ozzy Osbourne And Uriah Heep

    Highland rock band, ESTRELLA, is destined to make big waves in the coming months with the release of their debut album – “Come Out To Play” – on 21 May 2012! An exciting time for these full time musicians, who are set to play a handful of Scottish dates, before heading out on a full UK tour in May/June.  But for fans that can’t

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  • Magna Carta Records Releases a New CD by Points North

    Magna Carta Records Releases a provocative NEW CD - Points North "The Road Less Traveled". What musical masterpiece would have resulted had Eric Johnson continued in the vein of Ah Via Musicom? What fresh prog/fusionoid hell could have been unleashed had Rush focused on nothing but "YYZ"-like instrumental anthems? With the release of their Magna Carta Records debut record, Road

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  • The Smashing Pumpkins Pick EMI Label Services For Launch Of New Album

    EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution has announced that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Martha’s Music to release the highly anticipated album from THE SMASHING PUMPKINS entitled OCEANIA on June 19th, 2012.  The agreement covers the world excluding Canada, Brazil and Australia. Produced by THE SMASHING PUMPKINS’ frontman Billy Corgan, OCEANIA is an intense and dynamic offering that will

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  • The Cult's New Single Now at iTunes

    "For The Animals," the first single from Choice of Weapon, The Cult's upcoming studio album due out May 22 (Cooking Vinyl), is available now on iTunes.  To purchase the single, go here. As vocalist Ian Astbury told Rolling Stone about the single, "'For the Animals' reflects the sentiment the we are a raw, visceral animal, independent and beholden to no one. We

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  • "Satchurated: Live in Montreal" By Joe Satriani Set for April 24th Release on Epic Records

    Joe Satriani, one of the most respected and innovative guitarist’s in the world today, announces the release of the live-concert film, Satchurated: Live in Montreal, on April 24 through Epic Records. The soundtrack from Satchurated was produced by Satriani and Mike Fraser.  The film by Pierre & François Lemoureaux, will also be available on 3D Blu-ray and standard definition DVD

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  • Hardline’s lineup revolution welcomes you in the “Danger Zone”

    Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of HARDLINE’s new studio album entitled “Danger Zone” on May 18th in Europe and May 22nd in North America Following the release of “Leaving The End Open”, HARDLINE’s mastermind and singer Johnny Gioeli did not realistically feel that another HARDLINE album would have seen the light of day sometime soon. It was

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  • 3 Pill Morning Signs To A2Z / Page 2 Music

    Minneapolis, MN Rock band 3 Pill Morning has signed withNew Yorkbased A2Z / Page2 Music distributed via eOne, the largest independent music and video distribution company inNorth America. 3 Pill Morning shares eOne’s rock roster with acts like Bush, Pop Evil, Anew Revolution and more. "The music industry is tough and constantly changing and we've worked hard to stay on

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  • The Cult's SXSW Concert Filmed For New Terrence Malick Feature Film

    Concert and backstage footage was shot last week at The Cult's 25,000-capacity SXSW concert at Auditorium Shores for Terrence Malick's upcoming feature. Rooney Mara, one of the stars of the film, was at the Auditorium Shores show and shot onstage footage as well as improvised scenes backstage with members of The Cult. The Cult's new album, Choice of Weapon, will

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  • Great White 2012 - Celebrating 30 years of Rock & Roll with the new album “Elation”

    The love and passion for their music has never faltered. Re-charged and re-focused, Great White channels their raw, sweet and all-at-once dangerous sound into their soon-to-be released collection. Set to come out May 18, 2012 in Europe and May 22nd in North America from Frontiers Records, “Elation” is the band’s 12th studio album. “Elation” thrives on Great White’s signature grit

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  • Rob Zombie Guitarist John 5 To Guest On Adler's New Album

    Rob Zombie / ex-Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5 will be making a guest appearance on the new Adler album. The session is scheduled to take place tomorrow (Wednesday, March 21st) at a studio in Los Angeles. Adler is the new band led by former Guns N Roses drummer Steven Adler. The line-up features frontman Jacob Bunton (Lynam, Mars Electric), and

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  • The Cult, Matthew McConaughey and Gerard Butler @ SXSW

    Matthew McConaughey and Gerard Butler were just two of the celebrities who came to check out The Cult at this year's SXSW.  Butler was in the audience and hanging out backstage with Cult guitarist Billy Duffy at Friday night's Chevy Sound Garage performance.  On Saturday, The Cult headlined the 25,000-capacity Auditorium Shores Stage Concert Series and brought actor Matthew McConaughey

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  • CRAZY LIXX to release their new single “In the Night”

    Swedish Hard Rockers CRAZY LIXX unleash today the new single “In the Night” which kicks off the release of the bands new album “Riot Avenue” due for release on Frontiers Records on April 20th in Europe and April 24th in North America. Taking inspiration from Guns N' Roses, early Aerosmith and Kiss they've created a high-energy rock n'roll sound and

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  • The Cult Announce UK Tour

    Live Nation are thrilled to announce that three of the most incendiary bands from the Alt Rock Era are coming together to tour Arenas throughout the UK this September. The Cult, The Mission and Killing Joke will be hitting the road together for the first time in celebration of the dazzling trails they've continually blazed through the musical landscape since

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  • Fallen Blue Benefit - May 9, 2012 - Baltimore, MD

    On Wednesday, May 9, 2012, the Soundstage in Baltimore, MD, will be hosting the first annual: Shockwave Magazine presents: A Fallen Blue Police Benefit. Proceeds from the show will be going to two police non-profits: Fallen Blue Organization and Safe Call Now. The concert will be headlined by Randy Jackson, lead singer of the acclaimed band, Zebra. Fallen Blue's National

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  • David Ellefson of Megadeth releases new book "Unsung" Words & Images

    "Unsung" Words & Images is a new book by David Ellefson of Megadeth, featuring original lyrics and never-before-published images. "Unsung" Words & Images is now available via Blurb.com in deluxe hardcover and softcover editions, as well as a downloadable version through the iBooks app for iPad and iPhone.  We had a chance to speak to David about the downloadable version of "Unsung" Words &

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  • Steven Adler Announces New Band and Album

    Former Guns N Roses drummer Steven Adler is proud to announce his new band Adler.  The line-up features frontman Jacob Bunton (Lynam, Mars Electric), and Lonny Paul (Adler's Appetite).  "I love the music that we're creating!" states Adler.  "I haven't been this excited about my band since the GNR days.  Jacob is exactly the singer I have been searching for.

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  • ANDY GRAMMER to Perform as Part of All-Star Lineup for "We Walk The Line: A Celebration Of The Music Of Johnny Cash"

    Gold-selling pop singer, songwriter and musician ANDY GRAMMER has been invited to perform as part of an all-star lineup with some of music’s biggest names for “We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash.”  The one-time event--taking place April 20 at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX--will celebrate the life and

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  • 11TH ANNUAL 2012 OC MUSIC AWARDS

    The 11th annual 2012 OC Music Awards was a momentous celebration of local artists spanning a two month long Showcase Series leading up to the Awards night on Saturday March 3rd, at the City national Grove of Anaheim. OC Music Awards is the only all local annual music event dedicated to furthering opportunities and success for our local musicians. Each

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  • M. Shawn Crahan of Slipknot to Unleash 'THE APOCALYPTIC NIGHTMARE JOURNEY'

    Step inside THE APOCALYPTIC NIGHTMARE JOURNEY… From the mind of M. SHAWN CRAHAN, the founder and visionary behind one of the biggest hard rock bands in the world, the multi-platinum, Grammy-winning Slipknot--comes THE APOCALYPTIC NIGHTMARE JOURNEY. Set for release through MTV Books in late June (starting June 19), THE APOCALYPTIC NIGHTMARE JOURNEY is a large-format art book collection of explorations

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  • Line-Up Announced for Rock On The Range

    The day-by-day line-up for the massive sixth annual ROCK ON THE RANGE can now be revealed.  Incubus, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch and Slash lead the Saturday bill and Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Megadeth and Anthrax close out Sunday (the full schedule for this potent lineup covering the rock spectrum is below).  This year, ROTR will be hosted by hard

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  • Ace Baker on the Road with Chickenfoot and StudioLive

    Total Production International's Zoe Mutter recently caught up with veteran rockers Chickenfoot, near the end of their sold-out European tour. The result is an entertaining and detailed look at the band's touring setup and production, including some great insight from live sound engineer Michael "Ace" Baker. Needless to say, the band - Van Halen alumni Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony,

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  • THE CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD To Release Debut Studio Album 'Big Moon Ritual' June 5

    In 2011, after more than 20 years of intense gigging and recording, CHRIS ROBINSON set off to shape something new, a fresh rock mythology, a breathing kaleidoscopic thing stuffed with chooglin’ soul, bedrock boogie and shuffling wisdom birthed in intimate clubs and amongst the tall trees of the Golden State and eventually taken nationwide as the CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD evolved.

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  • Billy Corgan of THE SMASHING PUMPKINS to Join Author Brian Solis at SXSW

    BILLY CORGAN, frontman for THE SMASHING PUMPKINS, will participate in a panel at the SXSW Interactive Conference next week. The singer, songwriter and guitarist will be joining Brian Solis, author of multiple books including “The End of Business as Usual,” Monday, March 12 (3:30 PM, Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D). The discussion—titled “No More (Music) Business As Usual”-- will be

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  • Kosta Zafiriou of Pink Cream 69 has left the band

    Kosta Zafiriou, drummer and original member of PINK CREAM 69 left the band. He will be replaced by his good friend and long time drum tech Chris Schmidt, who played drums for Sunstorm, Harry Hess’ First Signal and more. Kosta: "It was a very hard decision to leave the band I co-founded back in 1987, but I am sure this

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  • Down Boys Records Recording Artist Scotty Dunbar Hits #1 on Amazon Charts

    On March 3rd, 2012 The new single from Scotty Dunbar "Tears In The City"  from upcoming solo release "In A Mellow Mood" Hit #1 in the USA on Amazon's Hot New Release Chart in the catagory Country/Rock. The single has also charted in the Top# 30 in other notable categories! The single is available for purchase at both Amazon & iTunes.

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Product Press Releases

  • IK Multimedia Ships iKlip Studio

    IK Multimedia proudly announces that iKlip™ Studio, the iPad® desktop studio stand, is now available and shipping worldwide. iKlip Studio is designed and created specifically for musicians but can be used by anyone needing a sturdy, non-slip, adjustable stand for all iPads, including the just released 3rd generation iPad. iKlip Studio is constructed of lightweight, shock-resistant, durable thermoplastic material that

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  • PreSonus VSL Gets Smaart with Leading Sound-System Analysis Tools

    PreSonus has begun incorporating Rational Acoustics' highly regarded Smaart Measurement Technology™ directly into the software used to control its StudioLive digital mixers. PreSonus' Virtual StudioLive™ (VSL) remote-control/editor/librarian software will now incorporate Smaart Spectra™ and Smaart Locator™, powerful tools for sound-system analysis and optimization, as part of PreSonus Universal Control 1.6, expected to be available later this spring. Smaart is not a single technology but

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  • Radial Engineering wins TEC award for Workhorse

    Radial Engineering is pleased to announce a win in Technical Achievement at the 27th annual TEC Awards held at the NAMM show on January 20, 2012. The winning product, the Workhorse™ took the top prize in the Signal Processing/Software category. Radial President Peter Janis: "Our team is thrilled. The Workhorse represents the culmination of years of design, engineering, refinement and then some.

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  • PreSonus Announces Monitor Mix Control via iPhone/iPod touch

    Up to 10 musicians can simultaneously control their StudioLive monitor mixes using an iPhone® or iPod touch® and PreSonus' free QMix™ app. QMix builds on PreSonus' original Virtual StudioLive (VSL), which provides bidirectional computer control of PreSonus StudioLive™-series mixers via FireWire. Next came StudioLive Remote for iPad®, which provides wireless control of StudioLive mixers. "SL Remote is very useful for

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  • PreSonus Announces iPad Control for AudioBox 1818VSL Computer interface

    PreSonus™ has announced StudioLive™ Remote 1818VSL software, a free, dedicated wireless-control app for the PreSonus AudioBox™ 1818VSL audio/MIDI interface. The AudioBox 1818VSL USB 2.0 interface's 26 x 18 mixing and processing features are controlled by AudioBox VSL software for Mac® and Windows®. It provides a computer-based ultra-low-latency mixer with two stereo effects buses for reverb and delay plus theFat Channel

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  • A/DA Launches New APP-1 Pedal Pre Amp

    A/DA announces the release of the new APP-1 Pedal Preamp, a guitar preamplifier built around A/DA’s new patent-pending player-responsive D-TORTION CORE technology, which reacts to the signal level of the strings to deliver more volume, dynamics, timbre, faster transients and richer harmonics than any amplifier available today.  The APP-1 is A/DA’s first product based on the newly invented D TORSION

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  • PreSonus Adds New Control Options to StudioLive Mixers

    PreSonus has announced new updates to its industry-leading StudioLive™ series digital mixers, including a number of features not found on any other digital mixer from any manufacturer, at any price.  New features include: QMix™. Up to 10 musicians can simultaneously control their PreSonus StudioLive monitor (aux) mixes using an iPhone or iPod touch and PreSonus' QMix app, a free download from the

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  • JHS builds up to Musikmesse and the European launch of Fret-King Black Label

    Worldwide trade distributor John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd. returns to Musikmesse in 2012 with new, improved ranges, including the European unveiling of the Fret-King Black Label electric guitar and bass range. A showcase of JHS's full range of guitars and basses now distributed in more than 70 countries around the globe will be held at Hall 4.0 H12. The

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  • MicVault Studio App for iPhone & iPad

    AudioVault.co releases MicVault Studio.  With the development assistance of RedTruss Software, AudioVault.co announces the new App - MicVault Studio. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a hobbyist, every audio engineer, musician, and home recordist finds themselves needing advice on deciding what microphone to use on a particular sound source.  If you do not have the phone numbers of the world's top engineers

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  • PreSonus and Hyperactive will be Active at Musikmesse

    The Hyperactive booth at Frankfurt Musikmesse will be jumping throughout the show, with PreSonus hosting a phenomenal roster of artists helping to demonstrate our newest products and technologies. Here's just a sampling of the artists appearing at Stand B56 in Hall 5.1: Wireless Mixing Now - with the PreSonus All-Stars, featuring: --- Justin Spence - PreSonus Product Specialist --- David "Fingers"

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  • DJMixersoft Introduces DJ Mixer 3 Professional for Mac

    DJMixersoft, Inc., a leader of audio, video software, today announced that its DJ Mixer Professional for Mac 3.0.0, the most powerful and 4-deck VJ/DJ software made exclusively for Mac. The new version encompasses over 50 new features and improvements. DJ Mixer 3 Professional is suited to experienced and novice DJs alike. With many powerful features united and wrapped in an

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  • Festheads.com Debuts FESTIVAL BUILDER Where Music Lovers Can Create Their Dream Festival

    Music lovers know the feeling, counting down the minutes until their favorite festival’s line-up is announced. They speculate, hope, pray, and latch on to every rumor that’s posted, waiting for their ultimate line-up to become a reality. Now the masterminds behind FESTHEADS.com--the most comprehensive road map to North America’s annual musical celebrations--are giving everyone the tools to create their ultimate

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  • IK Multimedia Releases DJ Rig for iOS

    IK Multimedia is pleased to announce the release of their first professional DJ Mixing app:  DJ Rig — a full-featured, double-deck DJ mixing app for iPhone and iPod touch. DJ Rig provides instant song-playing from the device’s music library, automatic tempo sync and beat match, sample-based pads and performance recording, plus an arsenal of high-quality DJ effects. Together with the

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  • The Devil Grows Wings from Oktober Guitars

    Electric guitar manufacturer Oktober Guitars announced today the new DevilWing bass guitar, their latest addition to the Von Frankenstein Series. The DevilWing is designed by legendary Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, who has been working closely with Oktober Guitars for the better part of two years to design instruments that are not only eye catching but also play and

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  • Sennheiser Partners with UniqueSquared to Bring Mobile Studio to Austin

    Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it has partnered with music retailer UniqueSquared to bring a 45-foot mobile recording studio bus to Austin during its world-famous music week between March 14th and 16th.  The UniqueSquared Mobile Studio, which will make stops at various locations in downtown Austin during its music festival, is being co-sponsored by Sennheiser and features a control room,

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  • Wicked Evil Tone from Tone Americana

    Tone Americana announced today the new Evil Robot-C30.  Distributors have been asking for this model since the USA model launched in 2010.  The imported Evil Robot-C30 offers distributors more features at a price point customers can easily afford. The success of Fretted Americana’s YouTube channel spurred the creation of the Evil Robot. It was the long standing friendship between Fretted

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  • 2012 Gibson Guitartown On The Sunset Strip To Unveil New Round Of Guitars

    On Monday, March 12, Gibson GuitarTown II will launch on The Sunset Strip in West Hollywood with the unveiling of the first nine 10-foot tall guitar sculptures. The selection includes works from renowned artists Shepard Fairey, Tristan Eaton, Free Humanity, Smog City and DeeKay, and celebrates top musicians, including Van Halen, Rage Against The Machine and Jane’s Addiction, among others.

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