Now shipping: C01U Pro USB Studio Condenser Microphone

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In 2005, Samson introduced the world’s first USB studio condenser microphone, the C01U. Today, we’re expanding on its revolutionary design with the new C01U Pro. Now with a headphone output for zero-latency monitoring and an improved signal-to-noise ratio, the C01U Pro ensures the natural warmth and detail of vocal and instrumental performances are captured in… Read more »


All-New Mackie SRM450 & SRM350 Now Shipping

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Mackie announces the availability of the all-new, modernized refresh of their industry favorite SRM450 and SRM350 High-Definition Portable Powered Loudspeakers. Featuring a powerful new 1000W amp platform, significantly upgraded sound quality and a host of easy-to-use digital sound-shaping tools, the new SRM450 and SRM350 deliver the unparalleled ease-of-use, professional sound quality and indestructible portability that has… Read more »


Review of the iRig MIC Cast and iRig Mic

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Our smartphones really are wonderful devices. We can choose to fritter the day away playing games or posting to Facebook, do productive work, or something in between. When it comes to recording, that can fall into either category depending on your needs. Most smartphones come with a sound recording app, but the weak link is… Read more »


Dean Markley USA Debuts Pure Nickel Guitar Strings

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Dean Markley USA introduces the addition of new pure nickel guitar strings to the Helix line. Helix strings are made with a new patented hyper-elliptical winding technique, creating a tighter wrap and more mass, which seals the strings without the need for coating.  By using pure nickel, the strings will offer a warmer, clearer tone… Read more »


Sabaton Storms Ahead With Sennheiser

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Swedish heavy metal act Sabaton are currently preparing to head stateside in April to join two other bands – American metallers Iced Earth and the Dutch metal band Revamp – for the Worldwide Plagues tour which takes them to all four corners of the US and Canada. Sabaton will be using the tour to support… Read more »


Ultrasound Acoustic Amplifiers Redesigns AG30

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Ultrasound Amplifiers introduces the Ultrasound AG30M acoustic amplifier.  The new model replaces the bestselling AG30. The new AG30M is an upgrade to the previous model offering a second channel and digital effects.  The new compact and lightweight model is designed to amplify fiddles, mandolins, guitars, and any other acoustic instruments.  It comes equipped with a… Read more »


Bruno Mars Delivers Record-Breaking Halftime Performance at Super Bowl XLVIII with Sennheiser

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The stars aligned during Super Bowl XLVIII on the evening of February 2 as Bruno Mars delivered an unforgettable halftime performance to a record-breaking broadcast audience of 115.3 million viewers – the largest in Super Bowl history. For the duration of the performance, Bruno Mars sang through his Sennheiser SKM 5200 handheld transmitter, coupled with an… Read more »


Radial’s StageBug SB-7 EarMuff Headphone Mute Now Shipping

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Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the StageBug SB-7 EarMuff is now shipping. The SB-7 EarMuff is a unique headphone interface that enables the artist to mute one side of his or her headphones to eliminate bleed when recording. Radial’s Production Manager Steve Hopia explains: “When recording classical music, violinists will often remove one… Read more »


Hal Leonard Publishes Musical iPad

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This book is a much needed and long awaited guide through the most popular and productive apps for the iPad 2, iPad (3rd or 4th generation), or iPad Air and iPad mini running iOS 6. It’s also a comprehensive approach to learning and making music on apple’s popular tablet devices. Musical iPad will help readers learn the… Read more »


Introducing Echolution 2 Programmable Delay Pedal Suite by Pigtronix

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Pigtronix has begun shipping their new flagship Echolution 2 delay system. This ground-breaking pair of new pedals is the result of an intensive, four-year design process aimed at forging a unique marriage of analog tone shaping and digital signal processing to deliver the ultimate delay pedal experience. The original Echolution (released in 2006) has been… Read more »