Oktober Guitars Unleashes Their Wrath of Wraiths

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Oktober Guitars today announces the release of their new Wraith electric guitar.  The new model is the latest addition to their line of distinct designs.  The Oktober Wraith is available worldwide and can be ordered directly from the Oktober Guitars website. The Wraith’s solid mahogany neck and body are matched with Oktober Blockhead pickups. Standard… Read more »


Mötley Crüe Bassist Nikki Sixx Teams With Dean Markley USA

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Dean Markley USA today announced the release of the new Nikki Sixx Helix HD SS Bass Strings.   This collaboration with Mötley Crüe bassist, Nikki Sixx, offers the exact string type and gauges he uses on stage. The Nikki Sixx strings are constructed of stainless steel alloy and feature new Helix patent-pending hyper-elliptical windings. As Nikki… Read more »


The Sun Begins to Set on Cort’s Competition

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Cort Guitars announced today their new Sunset Series, designed for rock, rockabilly and alternative guitarists. The Sunset guitars are available in two models, Sunset 1 and Sunset 2. Both feature mahogany necks and bodies with maple tops, rosewood fingerboards and TV Jones pickups. Sunset Series guitars come equipped with D’Addario strings, chrome hardware and are… Read more »


Sennheiser to Host Recording Sound Academy

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Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it will host an exclusive webinar this Thursday, May 3rd as part of its ongoing online Recording Sound Academy program. The webinar will focus on “Recording Acoustic Instruments and Modern Compression Tactics” and will be hosted by Grammy Award winning producer / engineer Karl Richardson. Karl Richardson has recorded and… Read more »


Big Hands Fret No Longer

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Zarley Wide Neck Guitars announced today the first of its new line of wide neck guitars, the Reserve.  Designed for musicians with bigger hands, the Reserve is a new take on a classic single cut design.  The width of the neck is increased to 1 7/8” (47.625mm) at the nut providing the player an increased… Read more »


ACCEPT’s New Album ‘Stalingrad’ Breaks U.S. Top 100

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Accept’s New Album Stalingrad, sold around 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 81 Billboard’s 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, “Blood Of The Nations”, opened with around 2,900 units back in September 2010 to land at No. 187. “Stalingrad” has registered the following first-week chart… Read more »


Dean Zelinsky Announces His New Company

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World-renowned guitar designer Dean Zelinsky announces his new company Dean Zelinsky Private Label Guitars. The brand is comprised of Zelinsky’s latest creations, which includes the Tagliare and Zenyatta models. The StrettaVita, a reincarnation of a Zelinsky classic, will be offered for the first time ever as a hollow-body. These recent designs along with Zelinsky’s new… Read more »


Neumann Introduces KK 204 & KK 205 Microphone Capsules

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Premium audio brand Neumann announced that it will be showcasing its new KK 204 and KK 205 microphone capsules at the Sennheiser booth [C2632] during NAB 2012. The new capsules, which are available in cardioid (KK 204) and supercardioid (KK 205) patterns, are compatible with Sennheiser’s 2000 series of wireless handheld transmitters. The acoustic features… Read more »


PreSonus Adds Important New Features to Studio One 2

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PreSonus™ is now shipping Studio One™ 2.0.5, a free update to all versions of the company’s DAW software for Mac® and Windows® that adds several important new features and fixes a variety of issues. Among the new features: Any Studio One command can now be assigned to any MIDI CC message. Use any MIDI control… Read more »


Presonus StudioLive Wins MIPA Award for Third Year in a Row

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It’s officially a “threepeat.” At this year’s Frankfurt Musikmesse, the StudioLive 16.0.2 digital mixer was presented with the Musikmesse International Press Award (MIPA) in the category “Mixing Desk (Project Studio).” PreSonus has won this award in three consecutive years: The StudioLive 16.4.2 won the 2010 MIPA in the same category, and the StudioLive 24.4.2 won… Read more »


IK Multimedia Ships iKlip Studio

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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,… Read more »


PreSonus VSL Gets Smaart with Leading Sound-System Analysis Tools

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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… Read more »


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