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TC-Helicon reveals new Play Electric vocal processor

TC-Helicon reveals new Play Electric vocal processor

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TC-Helicon has lifted the lid on its new Play Electric vocal processor.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 17th 2014 at 3:58PM
VIDEO: Death metal band play until they run out of air in airtight box

VIDEO: Death metal band play until they run out of air in airtight box

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Last month, we revealed that death metal outfit Unfathomable Ruination would be performing until they run out of oxygen inside an airtight box as part of a new art installation. ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 17th 2014 at 11:26AM
THE APPRENTICES: Luke Clayton, Regent Sounds

THE APPRENTICES: Luke Clayton, Regent Sounds

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The next generation of MI dealers are already coming to the boil nicely in the MIRTAS apprenticeship scheme. This month we check in on Luke Clayton from Denmark Street’s Regent ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 17th 2014 at 10:59AM
SECRET DEALER: MIRC is a must

SECRET DEALER: MIRC is a must

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This month, our secret dealer discusses why MIRC is something that no retailer can afford to miss…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 17th 2014 at 10:31AM

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VIDEO: Check out the new Pioneer DJ PLX-1000 turntable in action

VIDEO: Check out the new Pioneer DJ PLX-1000 turntable in action

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Pioneer is celebrating its 20th year in the DJ industry with the launch of its new PLX-1000 professional turntable.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 17th 2014 at 10:06AM
SPECIAL FOCUS: Education

SPECIAL FOCUS: Education

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Music education is, as ever, under threat from Government funding cuts. But the complicated nature of the sector, with so many bodies and organisations, can make it hard to join ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 16th 2014 at 11:35AM
New Boss special edition Waza Craft pedals

New Boss special edition Waza Craft pedals

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Roland has launched a new range of compact Boss pedals, based on its most popular stompboxes.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jul 16th 2014 at 11:04AM
JHS appoints pro audio specialist

JHS appoints pro audio specialist

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JHS has bolstered its Pro Audio division with the appointment of Chris Walton.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 16th 2014 at 10:55AM

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Roland reveals new Blues Cube guitar amps

Roland reveals new Blues Cube guitar amps

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Roland has debuted two new 1x12 combo guitar amps in the form of the Blues Cube Artist and Blues Cube ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 16th 2014 at 10:48AM
COMMENT: Yamaha dealer terms overhaul is just what the market needs

COMMENT: Yamaha dealer terms overhaul is just what the market needs

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Last month, Yamaha announced a pretty comprehensive overhaul of its dealer terms and conditions; it’s first for some 17 years. Geared towards ensuring its products are presented and sold in ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 15th 2014 at 11:17AM
NAMM data shows US market growth

NAMM data shows US market growth

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NAMM's latest report into the global music market shows the US experiencing slight growth, lead by the DJ sector.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jul 15th 2014 at 11:04AM
MYSTERY SHOPPER: Oxford

MYSTERY SHOPPER: Oxford

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This month, our mystery shopper donned his trusty mac and shades and headed to the historic university town of Oxford to take a look at its musical offerings. Here's what ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 15th 2014 at 10:12AM

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Andertons 50th anniversary party in pictures

Andertons 50th anniversary party in pictures

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Check out the highlights from Andertons’ 50th anniversary bash via our Facebook photo gallery.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 14th 2014 at 2:42PM
MI Direct veteran, Bob Edwards, announces retirement

MI Direct veteran, Bob Edwards, announces retirement

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MI Direct sales director, Bob Edwards is retiring from the industry after 27 years, at the end of August.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jul 14th 2014 at 11:06AM
VIDEO: Korg reissues SDD-3000 digital delay in pedal form

VIDEO: Korg reissues SDD-3000 digital delay in pedal form

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Korg has reissued its 1982 rack-mounted SDD-3000 digital delay in the form of a pedal unit.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 14th 2014 at 10:56AM
Award win for Tonetech

Award win for Tonetech

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Luthier supplies distributor and retailer, Tonetech has won a Skills for Business award for its staff development programme.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jul 14th 2014 at 10:15AM

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GEOFF PIPE: Thank God the World Cup's over

GEOFF PIPE: Thank God the World Cup's over

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What this man doesn’t know about MI retail...is probably the result of him not paying attention at the time...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 14th 2014 at 10:12AM
SPECIAL FOCUS: Festivals

SPECIAL FOCUS: Festivals

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While the MI market has been hit harder than most by the economic downturn in recent years, the festival scene has continued to experience significant growth. Daniel Gumble finds out ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 14th 2014 at 9:47AM
Date set for 2014 Guitar Tutors Conference

Date set for 2014 Guitar Tutors Conference

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The 2014 Registry of Guitar Tutors (RGT) Conference will take place on Sunday, September 21st at the university of West London.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 11th 2014 at 11:38AM
Musikmesse to grow visitor numbers with another day of public opening

Musikmesse to grow visitor numbers with another day of public opening

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In a move to bolster its visitor numbers, next year’s Musikmesse will be offering an extra day of public opening.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 11th 2014 at 11:01AM
JHS presents The Odyssey Scholarship

JHS presents The Odyssey Scholarship

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JHS, global distributor of Odyssey Brasswind, has teamed up with Morecambe’s Promenade Music to present three young musicians with The Odyssey Scholarships.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 11th 2014 at 10:31AM
TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

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This week’s list is topped by the recent retailer response to Yamaha’s much talked about dealer terms and conditions overhaul.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 11th 2014 at 9:54AM
Dealers respond to Yamaha terms and conditions overhaul

Dealers respond to Yamaha terms and conditions overhaul

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Yamaha has rolled out its first new pan-European dealer agreement for more than 17 years.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 10th 2014 at 11:27AM
CRAIG BLUNDELL: A new lease of life for drum shows

CRAIG BLUNDELL: A new lease of life for drum shows

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Our drums and percussion specialist, Craig Blundell, offers his take on the recent Manchester Drum Show.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 10th 2014 at 11:15AM
Retail Advisory Board: Are fully ecommerce sites worth the investment?

Retail Advisory Board: Are fully ecommerce sites worth the investment?

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This month we ask our retail advisory board: Does running a fully e-commerce website justify the initial investment and ongoing costs?

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 10th 2014 at 10:35AM