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Uno Drum is IK Multimedia’s new beat creation station

NEWS – IK Multimedia is now taking preorders on a brand new drum machine called UNO Drum. It’s a result of another partnership with Sound Machines out of Italy with whom they developed the acclaimed UNO Synth, so expect big things out of this little unit. UNO Drum is built to integrate into any live, …

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IK Multimedia iRig Micro Amp review

REVIEW – iRig’s new Micro Amp looks to pack a lot of power into a small package without many sacrifices. Guitar amps can be very subjective. Can this one fit your sound and portability needs all in one small package? Read on… What is it? iRig’s Micro Amp is a 7.5-15w battery-powered guitar amplifier with …

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Fender American Acoustasonic™ Telecaster®

NEWS – NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) takes over Anaheim January 24-27th and Fender has wasted no time in announcing a brand new guitar that appears to be breaking some preconceptions about what an acoustic guitar can be. The features list almost reads like a fight for what can stand out the most. Ten …

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iRig Micro Amp announced by IK Multimedia

NEWS – Looking for an ultra-portable guitar amp with app connectivity that can even connect to an external cabinet? Then today is your lucky day as IK Multimedia has just announced their brand new iRig Micro Amp. The Micro Amp weighs only 2.6 lbs, but with 15W of wall connected power or 7.5 on batteries …

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Roland R-07 High Resolution Audio Recorder review

REVIEW – Mobile phones have put so much at our fingertips and have changed the way we interact with the world around us. All kinds of content is created every day directly on phones. When it comes to audio, sometimes you’re looking to capture more than just the concept or idea, you want a high …

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This guitar stand is literally a guitar stand!

NEWS – Forget standard, boring guitar stands that look like a triangle!  Instead, try one of these guitar-shaped, handcrafted wood floor stands for your guitar.  It’s so meta!  The Made With Tone mahogany wooden guitar floor stand/hanger is compatible with classical, electric, acoustic, and bass guitars. The stand is solid hardwood with a satin lacquer …

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Bookends made by Fender are the perfect gift for fans of Fender guitars and basses

NEWS – I’ve thought about finding the perfect guitar gift for my husband, but I know I could actually never do that.    Despite having a guitar tech guy he uses to fine tune his guitars, Butch can spend ages staring down the neck of a guitar, adjusting tuning, checking out the finish, trying out …

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2018 Gift Guide – Musician gift ideas

ARTICLE – It’s another year almost over, and it’s time to admit you still haven’t started music lessons for your child or yourself. Let’s look at some gift ideas for getting started learning to play an instrument like the rock god you know you must be! Squier Mini Strat by Fender While this may look …

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BOSS Katana-Air claims to be the first truly wireless portable guitar amp

NEWS – I don’t know if it’s truly the first, but the BOSS Katana-Air 30W Stereo Combo Amplifier comes with a proprietary wireless transmitter to connect to your guitar to the amp.  The Katana-Air is a true stereo amplifier with two custom-tuned speakers.  You’re ready to play anywhere with this BOSS.  It provides 30W of …

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Roli Lightpad Block M review

What is it? Roli’s Lightpad Block M is a touchpad for musicians that attempts to and mostly succeeds in removing restrictions and enabling musical discovery. With their Lightpad, all you need is a mobile phone or tablet and your fingers. What you do or create beyond that is completely up to you. Hardware specs Dimensions: 94 …

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Get “inspiration insurance” with the Gibson GC-R05 Memory Cable

Whether you’re an amateur or a professional musician, you probably have been inspired by something you’re noodling around with, but you’ve lost it before you can get it down.  You’ll never lose your ideas again if you replace your current audio cables with the GC-R05 memory cable designed by TASCAM for Gibson.  In addition to …

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Soundbrenner Pulse smart vibrating wearable metronome review

Growing up a band geek and being married to a professional visual designer for marching bands I have been around metronomes pretty much all my life.  I thought I had seen them all including the plethora of apps available for Android and Apple.  That was until I got the chance to review the Soundbrenner Pulse.  …

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