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  1. (STEVENSVILLE, MD) March 23, 2020 – In times like this, it helps to have a little music to keep us all united and keep our spirits high. Music is an enduring, powerful force. Whether a music lover, a casual player, or a professional musician, right now many people are in need of some help, some comfort, and some good old distraction. With that in mind, and to help the family of PRS Artists who have been uniquely impacted, PRS Guitars has shared a “Music Unites” list of music content. “I wanted to reach out to our artists during this tough time because I was individually hearing so
  2. Research has shown that playing an instrument offers both mental and physical health benefits like de-stressing, increased creativity, and boosting the immune system. While concerts and shows are off the table for the time being, music lovers can still play their favorite songs and make some noise at home. Starting today, Fender is offering new users a free 3 month subscription to Fender Play, the complete online learning app for guitar, bass and ukulele. The platform uses instructor-guided videos to assist those embarking on their musical journey. From classics like Led Zeppelin
  3. The music community is suffering in the wake of the Coronavirus. Tour cancellations, loss of income, economic uncertainty and health concerns are taking their toll on music makers and our Recording Academy family. In this time of national crisis, we all must come together to support each other. One simple way to do that right now is to contact Congress. We must urge lawmakers in Washington to include the artistic community in the trillion dollar COVID-19 relief and stimulus packages that they are writing. As lawmakers are actively working on funding, our Advocacy Team in Washington is in c
  4. Gibson Makes Decision In Alignment With Other Nashville Based Factories And The Broader Guitar Manufacturing Industry Across The USA Gibson Provides Financial Relief To ALL U.S.-Based Factory Workers NASHVILLE, TN (March 22, 2020) Gibson has maintained the highest standard of protocol and recommended hygiene practices throughout the evolving COVID 19 situation, including daily leadership briefings and pro-active communication to all employees. This also included the monitoring of accordance with federal, state and local entities – and other professional so
  5. Dear Music Lovers Around the World: California governor Gavin Newsom has issued a statewide shelter at home order requiring all non-essential businesses to suspend operations. During this time, our production and shipping departments will be closed, however, our dedicated staff, including customer service and sales, will continue to work remotely to assist you with all of your musical needs. The es
  6. Euphoria (EN) Enter a new era of amp modeling with Mercuriall Audio Euphoria. Mercuriall Audio releases new ambitious VST/AU/AAX plugin, based on an iconic tube guitar amplifier Bogner© Ecstasy 101B, that includes an optional Cameron factory mod. Ecstasy 101B is one of the most versatile and expensive guitar amps with a wide selection of sounds: from crystal clean Fender®, to the edge of breakup VOX®, overdriven Marshall®, and thick Hi-Gain. Indeed, it’s one of the most desirable guitar amplifiers
  7. ANAHEIM, CA, USA: cutting-edge audio technologies developer Sound Magic is proud to announce availability of Supreme Piano 4 — its latest hybrid modelling virtual instrument for Mac (AU 32-/64-bit, VST 32-/64-bit) and Windows (VST 32-/64-bit), featuring 8 pianos collection together with Neo MasterTool, offers brand new pianos and upgrades monthly in a one year — as of Mar 20th , 2020. Technology evolution can turn things that were seemingly impossible in the past into reality. One exciting feature that Supreme Piano 4 provides is that users can obtain new pianos every month. What i
  8. Acorn Amplifiers Release the Circuit Fuzz Pedal Atlanta, GA - March 20, 2020 - With the all new Circuit Fuzz, Acorn Amplifiers has debuted the first effect pedal that provides a bonus effect pedal PCB right on the face of the pedal. Two for one! Perfect for the guitarist interested in building their first effect pedal or a seasoned tinkerer that mods every piece of gear they own. The removable PCB is a simple boost circuit that can be built into a separate pedal or incorporated into the Circuit Fuzz itself. Build instructions available at acornamps.com.
  9. PRODUCERLOOPS.COM RELEASES “LUSH LO-FI ANTHEMS VOL 1” SAMPLE PACK 'Lush Lo-Fi Anthems Vol 1' by Producer Loops is a Hip Hop sample pack that contains the analogue warmth and harmonic distortion that defines the lo-fi aesthetic. Inside, you'll find 5 construction kits, replete with piano, pads, synths and strings in addition to all the drum hits and FX you'll need to be grooving to another nostalgic lo-fi beat. Crafted by a standard-setting producer, this sample pack boasts impeccable sound design paired with undeniable commercial appeal. These somber sounds, often harmonoicall
  10. — To help audio professionals stay connected as the world enters a period of isolation, the Audio Engineering Society is offering three-month membership for $25, or a three-month bonus at the standard yearly rate, through March 31 — New York, NY, March 20, 2020 — With a global pandemic forcing much of the world into isolation from their normal daily routines and interactions, the Audio Engineering Society recognizes that this is a particularly difficult time for many people in our industry; cancellations and uncertainties are disrupting events and projects around which industry p
  11. A newly-created Facebook group aims to connect Audio and Video professionals with resources to help each other through the current pandemic crisis. AV Industry Relief Resources (https://www.facebook.com/groups/844955695999581/ ) is a public Facebook group dedicated to networking between industry professionals whose livelihoods have been impacted by the massive cancellations of tours, productions, and the resulting layoffs throughout the professional audio and video community. From job postings and barter offerings to aid resources, humanitarian assistance, and helpful tips, the group
  12. Learn The Orange Way Orange Amplification is delighted to announce their online foundation Rock Guitar Course is now FREE with any purchase of an Orange amp, combo, cab or pedal. Plus, all existing owners of Orange products can now register their products and gain FREE access to the same course. The Orange Foundation Rock Guitar Course is a fun, easy and fast way to really learn how to play rock guitar. It offers new and returning guitarists enjoyable lessons, a wealth of downloadable material, access to online tutors and video guides. Whatever their music tastes, students can lea
  13. Play guitar effects like musical instruments with Pilot Wave Step Audio introduces a patented MIDI controller that transformshundreds of MIDI-enabled guitar effects into musical instruments,freeing musicians from the tyranny of tap tempo while vastly expandingtheir creative possibilities.Bend, Oregon — Step Audio today announced the immediate availability ofits latest MIDI controller, Pilot Wave.Hundreds of guitar effects now allow MIDI control over parametersincluding those from Strymon, Chase Bliss, Meris, Eventide, and Line 6.Pilot Wave takes MIDI-enabled pedals to the next level by
  14. 10” Addition to the Company’s Celebrated Range of Guitar IRs Delivers Rich Classic Creamback Tone Ipswich, UK (March 19, 2020) —Celestion, the world’s premier designer and manufacturer of guitar loudspeakers and well-known as the voice of rock and roll behind many of the world’s most memorable guitar performances, is pleased to announce the addition of the G10 Creamback Impulse Response to its impressive collection of digitally downloadable Celestion Impulse Responses available for audition and download at CelestionPlus. The G10 Creamback guitar speaker delivers rich class
  15. The missing link: KEMPER Kabinet™ and KEMPER Kone™ are available The ultimate cabinet solution for KEMPER PROFILERS is available now. The KEMPER Kabinet™ and KEMPER Kone™ offer the choice of 19 classic guitar speaker imprints for PROFILER players. Kemper GmbH/ Ruhr Area/ Germany, March 17th, 2020 (ictw) – Kemper today announce the immediate availability of the KEMPER Kabinet™ as well as the KEMPER Kone™ replacement speaker. The KEMPER Kabinet™ is a lightweight, powerful speaker cabinet with an exclusive speaker design developed exclusively for the KEMPER PROFILER™. The KE
  16. Spitfire Audio reunites with BAFTA-winning Icelandic composer and producer to reimagine piano as ÓLAFUR ARNALDS STRATUS sample instrument LONDON, UK: Spitfire Audio is proud to announce availability of ÓLAFUR ARNALDS STRATUS — seeing the sound-specialising British music technology company readily reuniting with BAFTA-winning Icelandic composer and producer Ólafur Arnalds to closely collaborate o
  17. Polyend Tracker reboots retro form factor of software past with forward-looking functionality as world’s first hardware tracker OLSZTYN, POLAND: famed for bringing new technologies to creative musicians by building innovative and unique musical instruments, Polyend is proud to announce availability of Tracker — effectively extracting the best bits of yesteryear’s tricky tracker software classics and rebooting them with
  18. Yamaha Guitar Group Announces Corrective Action Required to Eliminate Overheating During Charging in Line 6 Relay G10 Wireless Products Calabasas, Calif. (March 17, 2020) — Yamaha Guitar Group (YGG) today announced corrective action required for its Line 6 Relay G10 family of products. The transmitters, which connect to an electric guitar to enable wireless connectivity, are charged by plugging them into a companion receiver, Line 6 and Yamaha THR Wireless Amplifiers, as well as a standalone Line 6 Relay G10T USB Charging Cable. In four reported cases, the battery
  19. Gibson: “Tony Iommi "Monkey" 1964 SG Special Replica” Limited-Edition 1964 SG Special From Black Sabbath Legend Available Worldwide New Interview With Tony Iommi, Out Today (Here)
  20. Premium quality, epic value: Softube releases Volume 4 Plug-in Collection Linköping, Sweden, March 11th, 2020. A You’re in your studio. You have a phenomenal song on your hands. If you get it right, this could be special. Enter Softube Volume 4 Plug-in Collection, the premium quality bundle that can take your work to the next level. An epic value-proposition, Volume 4 gives you more than 30 incredible-sounding plug-ins for a single discounted price, including products created in partnership with industry-leading brands like Weiss, Summit Audio, Doepfer, Marshall, Drawmer, Trident,
  21. The line features several new gauge combinations, expanding the sonic palette offered by this acclaimed range of electric guitar strings (Coachella Valley, CA – March 16, 2020) – Ernie Ball, the world’s leading manufacturer of guitar strings, musical instruments and accessories, is proud to announce the availability of new Slinky gauges added to its world-famous Slinky line of electric guitars strings. These additional gauge combinations that have been constructed after years of Slinky guitar player feedback from all genres of music. Available March 2020, Turbo,
  22. NASHVILLE, TN (March 16, 2020) In the wake of the recent tornado in Nashville, Gibson Gives--the charitable arm of Gibson--launched a Guitar Recovery Program providing immediate support and giving a guitar to any musician whose instrument was damaged or destroyed in the Tennessee tornado. With over 500 musician inquiries last week, Gibson Gives is working to make musicians affected whole again by replacing a guitar (any brand) for all musicians that were affected by the Tennessee storms. Musicians dropped by the Gibson
  23. SUBWOOFER PROS RELEASE ULTRA COMPACT “STUDIO SUB 10” WITH RESPONSE DOWN TO 16HZ LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 2020: TransAudio Group, the U.S. distributor of high-end, professional recording equipment, is pleased to announce the new Subwoofer Pros Studio Sub 10, an ultra-compact 12” x 14” x 11.5” subwoofer with remarkably low distortion, an even frequency response, and an adjustable HF cutoff to work seamlessly with any size nearfield monitor. The sealed (i.e. not ported) and self-powered Studio Sub 10 produces high-fidelity bass reproduction down to 16Hz, and it is small enough to pla
  24. Rio Rancho, NM (March 17, 2020) -- Lectrosonics is pleased to announce the introduction of a new miniature IFB (Interruptible Foldback) Receiver pack, the IFBR1B, as well as the companion CHSIFBR1B Dock Charging System. The next-generation receiver unit is nearly half the size and weight of the industry-standard IFBR1A receiver that it is replacing and uses a slim 3.7V LB-50 rechargeable lithium ion battery instead of the archaic 9V type. The new IFBR1B is fully compatible with the existing line of IFBT4 transmitters, so that adding the convenience and new features of the IFBR1B receivers to e
  25. Waves Audio Now Shipping MultiMod Rack, the World’s Most Versatile Multiband Distortion & Saturation Suite Knoxville, TN, March 17, 2020 — Waves Audio, the world’s leading developer of professional audio signal processing technologies and leading maker of audio plugins for mixing, music production, mastering, sound design, broadcast, post-production and live sound, is now shipping MultiMod Rack, a multiband modulation rack for Waves’ latest distortion plugins. MultiMod Rack is a powerhouse suite that takes multiband distortion to the next level
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