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Seagull unveils new S8 mandolin

Seagull unveils new S8 mandolin

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Seagull has unveiled its new mandolin, which sports a maple neck and body.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Nov 6th 2015 at 9:30AM
5 of the best guitar amps and effects apps

5 of the best guitar amps and effects apps

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Laura Barnes, deputy editor of MI Pro sister tech title PCR and a musician with ten-plus years’ experience, rounds up five of the best guitar amp and FX apps ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Nov 5th 2015 at 2:00PM
Music now contributes more than £4bn to UK economy

Music now contributes more than £4bn to UK economy

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UK Music has today published 'Measuring Music 2015' – its annual economic study revealing the scale of the music industry’s contribution to the UK economy.

by Adam Savage
on Nov 5th 2015 at 10:30AM
LAURA B. WHITMORE: Confessions of a music industry feminist

LAURA B. WHITMORE: Confessions of a music industry feminist

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Our US columnist on the issues facing women in the MI industry…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 5th 2015 at 9:33AM

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Rosetti to continue distributing B.C. Rich brand

Rosetti to continue distributing B.C. Rich brand

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Brian Martin, VP of sales and marketing for Praxis Musical Instruments, has confirmed that UK distribution of B.C. Rich guitars will continue to be handled by Rosetti.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Nov 5th 2015 at 9:30AM
PreSonus launches R-Series studio monitors

PreSonus launches R-Series studio monitors

NEW GEAR

PreSonus has announced its new R65 and R80 active studio monitor speakers.

by Adam Savage
on Nov 4th 2015 at 1:45PM
MYSTERY SHOPPER: Online special (part two)

MYSTERY SHOPPER: Online special (part two)

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Our mystery man’s online special continues…

on Nov 4th 2015 at 10:30AM
Successful launch for Orange MUSICBOARD2 at US conference

Successful launch for Orange MUSICBOARD2 at US conference

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Orange Music Education (OME) successfully launched its new MUSICBOARD2 interactive whiteboard in front of leading music educators from across the US last month.

by Adam Savage
on Nov 4th 2015 at 10:25AM

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Washburn announces new Parallaxe Solar guitars

Washburn announces new Parallaxe Solar guitars

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Washburn Guitars has announced the immediate availability of a number of new Parallaxe Solar models.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Nov 4th 2015 at 9:00AM
EHX unveils Cock Fight guitar pedal

EHX unveils Cock Fight guitar pedal

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EHX has unveiled its latest development in the guitar pedal market with the launch of the EHX Cock Fight.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 3rd 2015 at 3:40PM
Adam Hall opens Spanish showroom

Adam Hall opens Spanish showroom

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Adam Hall has opened a new showroom in Barcelona, Spain, where it plans to present products from across the company's range in a 500 sqm viewing area.

by Adam Savage
on Nov 3rd 2015 at 11:00AM
Tanglewood guitars spotted on China's biggest broadcast network

Tanglewood guitars spotted on China's biggest broadcast network

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Tanglewood guitars was given a boost last week when China’s largest broadcast network, China Central Television, run a segment featuring one of the brand’s products.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 3rd 2015 at 10:30AM

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MYSTERY SHOPPER: Online special (part one)

MYSTERY SHOPPER: Online special (part one)

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Our mystery man takes to the web for a look at the online offering of MI retailers…

on Nov 3rd 2015 at 10:00AM
108 Rock Star Guitars to host WiMN at NAMM 2016

108 Rock Star Guitars to host WiMN at NAMM 2016

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108 Rock Star Guitar has announced that it will share its booth with the Women’s International Music Network (WiMN) at this year’s NAMM Show.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Nov 3rd 2015 at 9:30AM
Tascam introduces DA-6400 64-track recorder

Tascam introduces DA-6400 64-track recorder

NEW GEAR

Tascam has unveiled the DA-6400, a new 64-track solid state recorder that records to an internal SSD drive caddy.

by Adam Savage
on Nov 2nd 2015 at 11:00AM
MUSICIANS' UNION: Supporting grassroots venues

MUSICIANS' UNION: Supporting grassroots venues

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In its latest MI Pro column, the Musicians’ Union discusses the work it’s doing in support of grassroots venues across the UK…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 2nd 2015 at 10:28AM

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Mindi Abair: 'Women aren't expected to be great instrumentalists'

Mindi Abair: 'Women aren't expected to be great instrumentalists'

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US saxophonist, Minid Abair, has spoken out about gender discrimination in the MI industry in a conversation with MI Pro.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 2nd 2015 at 9:52AM
Beyerdynamic names new MD

Beyerdynamic names new MD

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Beyerdynamic has appointed Robert Winterhoff as managing director, with responsibility for global sales and marketing. He joins the company’s long standing MD Wolfgang Luckhardt.

by Adam Savage
on Nov 2nd 2015 at 9:30AM
Bass Gear reveals new Genzler cabs in November line-up

Bass Gear reveals new Genzler cabs in November line-up

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Online stockist, Bass Gear has detailed its November product line-up with new Godin electro-acoustic basses and Genzler Cabs now in stock.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Oct 30th 2015 at 11:13AM
New Ashton percussion products now available

New Ashton percussion products now available

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Ashton and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd are pleased to announce the immediate availability of a number of new Ashton percussion products.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Oct 30th 2015 at 11:05AM
INTERVIEW: Tom Groves, distribution manager, tomandwill

INTERVIEW: Tom Groves, distribution manager, tomandwill

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Following the recent launch of its new generation model gig bags, MI Pro speaks to tomandwill distribution manager, Tom Groves, about how the company started and how it got to ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Oct 30th 2015 at 10:26AM
10 of the best Halloween guitars

10 of the best Halloween guitars

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With Halloween almost upon us, we’ve rounded up ten of the most horrific guitars known to man.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Oct 30th 2015 at 9:10AM
Musikmesse appoints new director of marketing communication

Musikmesse appoints new director of marketing communication

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Global music fair Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound has appointed a new director of marketing communication.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Oct 29th 2015 at 11:10AM
Tascam releases entry-level Trackpack studio bundles

Tascam releases entry-level Trackpack studio bundles

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Tascam has released Trackpack 4x4 and 2x2 studio bundles, aimed at those new to the world of home recording.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Oct 28th 2015 at 3:48PM
Electro-Harmonix remakes Crash Pad analogue drum synth

Electro-Harmonix remakes Crash Pad analogue drum synth

NEW GEAR

Electro-Harmonix has announced a modern remake of its original 1980 Crash Pad analogue drum synthesizer.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Oct 28th 2015 at 12:54PM