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Serato unveils DJ-808 Roland DJ controller

Serato unveils DJ-808 Roland DJ controller

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Serato has teamed up with Roland to launch a new DJ controller with TR drum sounds.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 13th 2016 at 9:02AM
Mogees unveils new iOS app for its Pro and Play vibration sensors

Mogees unveils new iOS app for its Pro and Play vibration sensors

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Mogees has launched the Mogees Keys iOS app, which works alongside its Pro and Play sensors, turning vibrations into MIDI ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 13th 2016 at 8:09AM
REVIEW: iSolo wireless guitar microphone

REVIEW: iSolo wireless guitar microphone

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If you have an acoustic instrument and decide that you would like to either use this instrument in a live situation that requires amplification or simply record some music on ...

by Robert Briden
on Sep 12th 2016 at 11:00AM
Olympics blamed for slow UK retail sales in August

Olympics blamed for slow UK retail sales in August

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The British Retail Consortium and KPMG have released their latest retail sales monitor for the UK, revealing a decline in sales for August.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 12th 2016 at 10:32AM

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Limited edition SkullFuzz pedals from Dr No

Limited edition SkullFuzz pedals from Dr No

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Back in April 2016, Dr No did a large collaboration project with several artists who created interpretations of the SkullFuzz ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 12th 2016 at 10:09AM
NAMM Musikmesse Russia 2016

NAMM Musikmesse Russia 2016

EVENTS
Sep 15th 2016 - Sep 18th 2016

Location: Moscow

NAMM Musikmesse Russia is back for another year in Moscow.

Technical Project Manager

UK - London

NewBay Media is looking to hire a Technical Project Manager to join the Digital Team and work across the NewBay Europe digital portfolio of titles.  You will be required to manage the full digital project lifecycle (from initial scoping through planning, estimating, scheduling, design and implementation). You’ll be responsible for the day-to-day management and smooth running of a range of digital projects including websites, online tools, apps, digital advertising and email campaigns.

Top 10 biggest stories of the week

Top 10 biggest stories of the week

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Top stories this week include Gear4music’s trading update and new distribution centres, Millers Music’s latest acquisition, and CUK's plans to target the MI retail market.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 9th 2016 at 10:40AM

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Off The Record

Off The Record

EVENTS
Nov 4th 2016

Location: Manchester, UK

Off The Record is a brand new multi-venue music event and conference in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

New 2016-17 trade catalogue from Barnes & Mullins

New 2016-17 trade catalogue from Barnes & Mullins

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Distributor Barnes & Mullins has released its new trade catalogue for 2016 and 2017.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 8th 2016 at 4:13PM
UK's first disabled-led regional youth orchestra holding auditions

UK's first disabled-led regional youth orchestra holding auditions

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OpenUp Music’s South-West Open Youth Orchestra (or #SWOYO) is the UK’s only disabled-led regional youth orchestra, and it’s currently holding auditions.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 8th 2016 at 3:43PM
Musikmesse's new 'Brandworld' concept pulls in Ibanez

Musikmesse's new 'Brandworld' concept pulls in Ibanez

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Following on from last week’s news about Meinl’s return to Musikmesse 2017 thanks to its Brandworld concept, the new focus has also attracted Ibanez.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 8th 2016 at 2:22PM

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Korg launches new dedicated website for educators

Korg launches new dedicated website for educators

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KorgEDU, the firm’s educational division, has unveiled a new website – education.korg.com.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 8th 2016 at 10:01AM
Keith McMillen updates K-Mix Editor with Windows compatibility

Keith McMillen updates K-Mix Editor with Windows compatibility

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Hardware and software developer Keith McMillen Instruments has announced the availability of K-Mix Editor for Windows 7, 8, and 10 ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 7th 2016 at 4:08PM
Retailer Millers Music acquires Cookes Pianos

Retailer Millers Music acquires Cookes Pianos

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Cambridge-based Millers Music has announced its acquisition of a respected piano retailer.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 7th 2016 at 3:32PM
Peavey PVH bass cabinets arrive in the UK

Peavey PVH bass cabinets arrive in the UK

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Peavey UK has launched its popular PVH series of bass cabinets in the UK.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 7th 2016 at 2:22PM

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WATCH: Here's what a 3D-printed acoustic violin sounds like

WATCH: Here's what a 3D-printed acoustic violin sounds like

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Since the boom in popularity for 3D printing a few years back, designers have created a whole host of things out of plastic.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 7th 2016 at 10:54AM
RJH Guitars becomes UK distributor for Recording King and Turkish Cymbals

RJH Guitars becomes UK distributor for Recording King and Turkish Cymbals

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RJH Guitars has become the sole UK distributors for Istanbul based Turkish Cymbals, popular USA acoustic guitar builders Recording King, archtop guitars by The Loar, and vintage inspired electric guitars ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 7th 2016 at 9:53AM
The London Acoustic Show 2016

The London Acoustic Show 2016

EVENTS
Sep 10th 2016 - Sep 11th 2016

Location: London

The London Acoustic Show is a two-day event dedicated to all things acoustic.

INTERVIEW: Hannah Peel talks about her passion for analog and making an album about dementia

INTERVIEW: Hannah Peel talks about her passion for analog and making an album about dementia

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With her second solo album Awake But Always Dreaming set for release this month, MI Pro editor Laura Barnes sat down with multi-instrumentalist Hannah Peel to chat about making the ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 6th 2016 at 2:56PM
TGI launches vintage design guitar straps

TGI launches vintage design guitar straps

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Instrument accessories brand TGI has launched a new range of vintage design guitar straps.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 6th 2016 at 11:33AM
New London festival Redrock launches for unsigned bands

New London festival Redrock launches for unsigned bands

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Redrock Festival, a new event dedicated to national and international unsigned bands, is set to debut in Camden on October.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 6th 2016 at 10:38AM
Gear4music: 'European distribution centres will make us well placed for any Brexit eventuality'

Gear4music: 'European distribution centres will make us well placed for any Brexit eventuality'

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UK online retailer Gear4music has announced a trading update for the six months to 31st August 2016, as well as plans for new distribution centres in Europe.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 6th 2016 at 10:00AM
Prolific West End drummer Tim Goodyer joins Sakae's artist roster

Prolific West End drummer Tim Goodyer joins Sakae's artist roster

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Tim Goodyer has become the latest professional drummer to join Sakae Drums’ UK artist roster.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 5th 2016 at 3:59PM
CUK plans to target MI retail market with new channel sales manager

CUK plans to target MI retail market with new channel sales manager

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Distributor CUK Audio has announced the appointment of Steve Barton to the newly created role of retail channel sales manager.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 5th 2016 at 2:51PM