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 »


EASTWEST Releases 25th Anniversary Collection

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EASTWEST celebrates 25 years of innovation with a special 25th Anniversary Collection of virtual instruments. Founded in 1988 by Doug Rogers, EASTWEST paved the way for the sample-based, virtual instruments so many professional music, film, television and video game composers rely on today. With a plethora of awards and accolades and countless credits, EASTWEST continues to… Read more »


Audiofly Adds a Quad Balanced Armature AF180 In-Ear Monitor to its Performance Series

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AudioflyTM, is an award-winning innovator of premium headphones for discerning music lovers and musicians. The company continues to advance detailed, full spectrum, sound technology with the addition of the AF180 to the Audiofly Performance Series of In-Ear Monitors (IEMs). The AF180 offers the incredible combined sound of four expertly tuned balanced armature drivers, and adds… Read more »


Sennheiser Launches New Gaming Headsets

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Sennheiser unveils two new high-end PC gaming headsets – G4ME™ ZERO and G4ME™ ONE and announces a unique alliance with one of the world’s leading game developers – Io-Interactive. In the perfect match of game creation and gameplay experience, Io-Interactive is using the audio specialist’s equipment when developing and recording game sound. This perfect match… Read more »