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Apple makes a play for Chinese market with GarageBand update

Apple makes a play for Chinese market with GarageBand update

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In a bid to target the Chinese music market, Apple has employed a greater focus than ever before on regional instruments and Chinese music with its latest GarageBand update.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 17th 2016 at 11:28AM
Wild Boar named exclusive distributor of Chrome Frets

Wild Boar named exclusive distributor of Chrome Frets

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Wild Boar, a subsidiary of MI supplier RKM, has secured a worldwide exclusive distribution deal for guitar cleaning product Chrome Frets.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 17th 2016 at 11:10AM
Promark Mike Portnoy ActiveGrip sticks now shipping

Promark Mike Portnoy ActiveGrip sticks now shipping

NEW GEAR

Promark’s new Mike Portnoy ActiveGrip 420X sticks are the first signature sticks to feature the firm’s patent pending ActiveGrip technology.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 17th 2016 at 10:53AM
Brexit: Should we stay or should we go?

Brexit: Should we stay or should we go?

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On Thursday, June 23rd, Britain will be asked a simple question: should the United Kingdom remain in or leave the European Union?

on May 16th 2016 at 3:53PM

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OPINION: Simon Gilson, PMT, what a 'Brexit' would mean for the industry

OPINION: Simon Gilson, PMT, what a 'Brexit' would mean for the industry

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In an exclusive article for MI Pro, PMT chief, Simon Gilson, offers his take on what an EU exit or ‘Brexit’ would mean for the UK music industry…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 16th 2016 at 11:26AM
Soundcraft Signature Multi-Track Series consoles now available

Soundcraft Signature Multi-Track Series consoles now available

NEW GEAR

UK distributor Sound Technology has announced the immediate availability of Soundcraft’s new Signature Multi-Track Series mixing consoles.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 16th 2016 at 10:04AM
Casio to debut new lines and connect with retailers at MI Expo

Casio to debut new lines and connect with retailers at MI Expo

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Casio will be debuting new products and showcasing existing lines at the inaugural MI Expo trade show.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 16th 2016 at 9:42AM
Harlow venue The Square to re-open

Harlow venue The Square to re-open

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Harlow, Essex music venue The Square is set to re-open just five months after closing due to a period of inactivity at the site.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 16th 2016 at 8:53AM

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Korg to present array of new products at MI Expo

Korg to present array of new products at MI Expo

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Korg will be bringing a raft of new lines from its distributed brands, including Vox and Jupiter Brass, to the MI Expo trade show.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 16th 2016 at 7:59AM
2016 North West Guitar Show takes place this Sunday

2016 North West Guitar Show takes place this Sunday

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The annual North West Guitar Show takes place this Sunday, May 15th at the Haydock Park Racecourse Exhibition Centre.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 13th 2016 at 11:16AM
TOP 10: This week's biggest stories

TOP 10: This week's biggest stories

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As another week draws to a close, we look back at the biggest stories in MI from the past seven days.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 13th 2016 at 9:48AM
dbx CT Series cable testing accessories now shipping

dbx CT Series cable testing accessories now shipping

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dbx has announced the immediate availability of its latest CT Series accessories.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 12th 2016 at 11:41AM

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Ear Trumpet announces new Josephine mic

Ear Trumpet announces new Josephine mic

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Ear Trumpet Labs has announced its new Josphine microphone.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 12th 2016 at 11:35AM
KMR named exclusive UK dealer for Tom Oberheim products

KMR named exclusive UK dealer for Tom Oberheim products

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KMR Audio has been appointed as the exclusive UK dealer for Tom Oberheim synthesizers and modules, branded as Marion Systems.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 10th 2016 at 5:14PM
dbx reveals new Di4 DI box

dbx reveals new Di4 DI box

NEW GEAR

dbx has released its new Di4 four-channel DI box with line mixer.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 10th 2016 at 4:23PM
Future acquires Blaze Publishing

Future acquires Blaze Publishing

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Future Publishing has acquired Blaze Publishing in a deal comprising its full catalogue of music publications and events.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 10th 2016 at 12:05PM

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Dual product launch from Palmer

Dual product launch from Palmer

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Palmer has unveiled two new products in the form of its new BASS POCKET AMP and Batpack power pack.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 10th 2016 at 11:43AM
Gear4music sales surge revealed in unaudited financial results

Gear4music sales surge revealed in unaudited financial results

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MI retail giant Gear4music has reported a significant sales spike of 46 per cent over the past 12 months in its unaudited financial results for the 12-month period ending February ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 10th 2016 at 11:25AM
DigiTech collaborates with Shoe Pedals on new overdrive unit

DigiTech collaborates with Shoe Pedals on new overdrive unit

NEW GEAR

DigiTech has collaborated with boutique pedal manufacturer Shoe Pedals on the new DOD Looking Glass Classs-A FET Overdrive.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 10th 2016 at 10:59AM
Polar Audio appoints new business development manager

Polar Audio appoints new business development manager

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Polar Audio has appointed AV specialist, Adam Brown, as business development manager of its installed audio team.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 10th 2016 at 10:46AM
Hofner unveils white HCT Shorty bass

Hofner unveils white HCT Shorty bass

NEW GEAR

Hofner has announced the immediate availability of a white version of its famous HCT Shorty bass guitar.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 9th 2016 at 11:38AM
Sound Technology inks Apogee distribution deal

Sound Technology inks Apogee distribution deal

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Sound Technology has secured a new distribution deal with Apogee Electronics in the UK and Ireland.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 9th 2016 at 11:32AM
REVIEW: Garritan Personal Orchestra 5 Review

REVIEW: Garritan Personal Orchestra 5 Review

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For many bedroom producers and small studio set-ups, being able to obtain a truly great orchestral sound has always come at a price - spending serious money on orchestral samples ...

on May 9th 2016 at 11:13AM
MI EXPO: Corin Birchall on how to buck high street trends

MI EXPO: Corin Birchall on how to buck high street trends

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Retail expert and Roland Planets mastermind, Corin Birchall, will be offering UK dealers some unique insights into how your business can buck high street trends at this year’s MI Expo ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 9th 2016 at 10:38AM
TOP 10: This week's biggest stories

TOP 10: This week's biggest stories

NEWS

News that around 70 Tannoy members of staff are set to be made redundant tops this week’s list.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 6th 2016 at 9:19AM