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  1. As the social distancing order continues across the US, nearly all industries are feeling the effects. Musicians are no exception, and many are turning to GoFundMe and to their fans as tours are cancelled and they work to find a way back home. Here are some campaigns that you might be interested in: Mexican Psych Band Lorelle Meets The Obsolete launched a campaign to get all bandmates home to Guadalajara, Mexico and Italy now that the rest of their US and Canadian tour was cancelled: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-lmto-recover-from-tour-financial-crisis Young Guv
  2. Catalinbread Effects Announces New Ownership Portland, OR, March 16, 2020—Catalinbread is announcing a change in company ownership with Northwest natives Kyle Sears and Brandon Rush purchasing the company this month. In addition to being touring musicians and recording studio owners, Kyle and Brandon have been making music together on a professional level for over 15 years and are progressively-minded gear aficionados. Given their local roots, passion for gear, and well-established presence in the music industry, Kyle and Brandon are excited to take Catalinbread to the next level.
  3. Amid Widespread Cancellations in the Creative Community, Moog Music Offers Minimoog Sound App for Free Download Moog music, the world’s leading synthesizer company and 70-year authority on electronic sound, are opening their Minimoog sound app for iOS to free downloads amid cancellations of concerts and community gatherings across the globe. In a message posted this afternoon, Moog states: A gift to spread positivity, creativity, and expressivity
  4. PRODUCERLOOPS.COM RELEASES “INSTRUMENTAL POP VOL 3” SAMPLE PACK 'Instrumental Pop Vol 3' concludes this series of versatile Construction Kits which blend the accessible chord progressions of Contemporary Pop with the cutting-edge production techniques of EDM. These tracks are ready and waiting for vocal performances, with euphoric melodies, lush pads and powerful drums throughout. This is a high-energy collection, packed full of all the features you need to create your own Pop arrangements. One-shots, FX tails, fully mixed master loops and individual stems are all included.
  5. CHARVEL® ADDS NEW USA SELECT DK24 2PT MODELS SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (March 13, 2020) – Charvel® today announces the USA Select DK24 HSS 2PT CM and USA Select DK24 HSS 2PT CM QM models. Hearkening back to Charvel’s roots and born on west coast soil, the USA DK24 HSS 2PT CM models are meticulously built by the Charvel team at the Custom Shop in Corona, California, so nothing about these high-performance axes is overlooked. Designed for modern players with discerning tastes, these all-new instruments feature an alder Dinky™ body with a scalloped lower back bout that works in tand
  6. Music software manufacturer Puremagnetik has just released Shadow - a polyphonic pitch and delay device capable of conjuring up everything from chorus effects to slapback delay lines and more. Used minimally, it can create wide chorus effects but it can also glitch, mangle and completely obscure sounds into crazy cosmic dimensions. The first part of Shadow is a pitch shifter that can go from a 4th below to a 3rd above the input signal. It can also modulate to any value in between for unique microtonal explorations. With SHADOW 2 control you can create rumbly sub bass frequencies, octave spl
  7. Impact Soundworks Unleashes Shreddage 3 Hydra - Virtual Metal Guitar FULTON, MD -- Impact Soundworks released today SHREDDAGE 3 HYDRA, a virtual 8-string electric guitar ideal for rock & metal producers. It features a wealth of articulations, tones, and playing styles, covering sounds ranging from crystal-clear clean tones to screaming leads and brutal palm mute ‘chugs’. Powered by the cross-platform KONTAKT PLAYER plugin and fully NKS compatible,
  8. ANAHEIM, CA, USA: cutting-edge audio technologies developer Sound Magic is proud to announce availability of Neo DynaMaster Vintage — its latest Effect Units for Mac (AU 32-/64-bit, VST 32-/64-bit) and Windows (VST 32-/64-bit), featuring Multi-purpose Stereo Dual Dynamic Processor with Vintage Gear Modelling — as of March 12th , 2020. Neo DynaMaster Vintage features a complex modelling engine lies behind the GUI, providing emulations of many vintage units. It has over 20 powerful presets that can help simulates different vintage units, such SSL 4000 and 9000 series, API series and
  9. Industry-leading music artist, creative technologist and entrepreneur announces third annual live music performance accelerator program for live music performers Los Angeles, CA - March 11, 2020 - Laura Escudé Enterprises, a music-centric venture studio, is proud to announce its third season of the live music performance online program called The Transmute Accelerator launching April 14, 2020. T
  10. Synclavier Digital advances acclaimed Synclavier Go! iPad instrument app with welcomed AUv3 client capability and Soundfile support NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA: launched last year to widespread critical acclaim at The 2019 NAMM Show, Synclavier Digital is proud to announce continued advancement of Synclavier Go! — its innovative iPad instrument app directly descended from the codebase of New England Digital’s seminal Synclavier® II Digital Synthesizer, spearheaded by original co-inventor Cameron Warner Jones as a faithful recreation of the high-flying hit-making me
  11. IK Multimedia releases SampleTank 4 Custom Shop - a free introductory version of its sound and groove workstation - plus SampleTank Editor and six new SampleTank Libraries Custom Shop offers musicians and producers high quality sounds, effects and intuitive interface; expansion libraries and instrument editor provide powerful production tools March 12, 2020 - IK Multimedia announces a variety of major releases for its acclaimed SampleTank 4®, the newest generation of IK's legendary sound and groove workstation that offers professional-quality sounds, an intuitive interface a
  12. KAM launch four new professional handheld, KWM fixed and multi-channel UHF wireless microphone systems. KAM have earned a name within the music industry with Dj’s, bands, solo artists and public speakers for producing professional, multi-purpose wireless microphone systems. These four new packages are again, compact, lightweight, neat, tidy, efficient and easy to operate, delivering impressive performance, with reassuring quality and reliability. All four systems come with a quality hard shell / foam compartment plastic carrying case and colour carry box.
  13. Porter & Davies world renowned experts in silent tactile monitoring systems are delighted to update their iconic range of thrones with a whole new colour palette that is both classic and timeless.The introduction of these stylish new colours and fabrics offers customers a greater choice than ever before. The BC2, BC2rm, Gigster and TT6 Thrones will now be available in black, green, grey and purple velvet finish plus a black vinyl option. The new fabrics are the toughest, most hardwearing yet; they are of the highest possible quality, hardy enough to withstand the rigors of touring yet stil
  14. Renowned for their cool retro looks, playability and unmistakable sound, Danelectro® guitars were right there at the birth of rock and roll and are still as popular as ever. Throughout this incredible journey, Danelectro owner Steve Ridinger has also produced some of the finest foot pedals in the history of guitar effects, which includes the classic FOXX® 3699 Tone Machine®, one of the most iconic guitar effect pedals of all time. Now available as a reissue, the new Danelectro 3699 Fuzz™, mirrors all the glorious fuzz tones that made the original a must-have for tho
  15. AVID CANCELS AVID CONNECT 2020 CONFERENCE AND NAB SHOW PARTICIPATION IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Avid’s new product introductions will take place online in April; Avid and ACA will host regional Connect events after public safety is assured BURLINGTON, Mass., March 10, 2020 — In response to the coronavirus outbreak, media technology leader Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) has today announced its decision to cancel participation in all trade conferences and other large face-to-face events globally for at least the next 60 days, including NAB Show 2020. Additionally, the Avid Conne
  16. TAMPA, FL — Luna Guitars unites ancient rituals and modern features in the new Henna Dragon Spruce Acoustic-Electric guitar. Featuring a custom laser etched “dragon” design from UK henna artist Alex Morgan, the Henna Dragon is a powerful ally for players to have on their musical journey. Suitable for both beginners and experienced performers, the Henna Dragon puts power and confidence at the players’ fingertips while delivering vibrant, versatile tone. For centuries, the symbol of the dragon has held a prominent role in the folklore of ma
  17. Store Locator Everyone here at Electro-Harmonix was shocked and saddened to learn of the devastation caused by the recent tornado. The workers at Electro-Harmonix are pleased to contribute $1,000 towards the Nashville First Baptist Church's efforts to assist those in Nashville who were impacted. © 2020, Electro-Harmonix www.ehx.com
  18. It’s new release day and this week we’ve got Rewind, awaken to the love of the 80’s with 4GB of 80’s samples. Zenhiser Pack: RewindPrice: $60.00 AUDDirect Link: http://www.zenhiser.com/rewind-80s-samples.html www.zenhiser.com Zenhiser | Samples, Sounds, Loops & Midi Download Packs. 100% Royalty Free | Zenhiser Zenhiser | 100% Royalty Free Wav Sounds, Samples, Loops, Stems & Midi. Bespoke Sample Packs & Sound Libraries Designed Exclusively For Music Producers, Remixers & DJ's. Download New Sounds Now! ww
  19. — IMES is offering comprehensive relief services for artists, engineers and producers that were victims of the recent severe weather events in the Nashville area, to help preserve their archives and get their recording lives back to normal — BOSTON, March 10, 2020 – The team at Iron Mountain Incorporated®’s Entertainment Services division (IMES), known as the industry’s entertainment content and asset preservation experts, is coordinating a comprehensive relief effort to help those affected by the recent tornadoes in Nashville and the rest of Middle Tennessee. IMES is off
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  21. Rio Rancho, NM (March 10, 2020) -- Lectrosonics is pleased to announce the introduction of a new tiny digital recorder, the MTCR (Miniature Time Code Recorder) for professional use. When the distance is extreme or using a wireless microphone is not practical, the MTCR recorder can travel with the subject and capture professional quality audio, synchronized with timecode. The tiny size and rounded shape make the MTCR unobtrusive and easy to place in garments and costumes, and to conceal when used as a “plant” microphone to capture environmental or location sound. The MTCR records in 24 bit, 48
  22. The World’s First Atomic Audio Editor! Hit’n’Mix Ltd, part of the Neuratron Group, the company responsible for creating the hugely popular PhotoScore and AudioScore software, are pleased to announce the release of Infinity 4.5 - a major, free update to their innovative new atomic audio editor. Infinity allows you to unlock audio like never before - working with the actual notes, harmonics and unpitched sounds that it’s constructed from - no difficult edits on waveforms and frequency spectrums, audio begins to feel like it’s MIDI. Infinity 4.5 now offers the
  23. March 9th, 2020 – (Port Jefferson, NY) – Building on the success of the 12" and 8" Blues King tube amps, Supro rolls out a new, 5-Watt, 10" model, with on-board spring reverb, switchable FET boost and Fat Drive circuits. The Blues King 10 delivers the authentic 6V6-powered tube-amp tone of the Chicago-made Supro combos from the 1950s. The Class-A power amp found in the Blues King 10 provides all the natural compression and touch-sensitive headroom that have made these vintage “single-ended” combos a go-to solution for studio recording since the early days of Rock and Roll.
  24. Subscriptions Include New 4-stem Separation Software and Member-only Benefits LOS ANGELES, MARCH 9, 2020 – Audionamix Inc., the global leader in audio source separation, releases a brand new 4-stem version of XTRAX STEMS, now available exclusively to subscription members. Membership includes access to exclusive benefits and free, regular updates to both the software and separation algorithms throughout the duration of the subscription. XTRAX STEMS is powered by advanced AI at supercharged GPU processing speeds. With a simple drag and drop, songs are automatically separ
  25. 020 brings new colors to the core line of the company’s instrument line (San Luis Obispo, CA – March 9, 2020) – Ernie Ball Music Man, the world’s leading manufacturer of musical instruments, guitar strings and accessories, is proud to announce availability of new 2020 colorways for many of its most popular guitar and bass models. Available now: Valentine: The Ernie Ball Music Man James Valentine guitar features a slab ash body, two Ernie Ball Music Man-designed pickups (1-humbucker/1-single coil) with 3-way custom lever switch, with 10-inch-radius maple fingerboar
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