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The top stories of 2015: Jan-Feb

The top stories of 2015: Jan-Feb

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As 2015 draws to a close, MI Pro is looking back over the biggest stories from the past 12 months.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 21st 2015 at 11:14AM
Palmer Macht 402 power amp now available

Palmer Macht 402 power amp now available

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The new Palmer Macht 402 stereo amplifier is now shipping.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 21st 2015 at 10:30AM
Book now for the MI Pro Website and Newsletter service for 2016

Book now for the MI Pro Website and Newsletter service for 2016

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The MI Pro website and newsletter service has been an integral platform and means of communication to the musical instrument trade for over ten years, making it the number one ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 21st 2015 at 8:26AM
ROLI releases free NOISE iPhone app

ROLI releases free NOISE iPhone app

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ROLI, the company behind the innovative Seaboard GRAND keyboard instrument, has released a free iPhone app named NOISE, which is designed to ‘truly expressive musical instrument’.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 18th 2015 at 10:44AM

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VIDEO: Arturia AudioFuse to ship in Q1 2016

VIDEO: Arturia AudioFuse to ship in Q1 2016

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Arturia’s new AudioFuse USB interface is set to ship in Q1 2016.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 18th 2015 at 9:55AM
TOP 10: This week's most read stories

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

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This week’s list is, unsurprisingly, dominated by new of Yamaha’s Revstar guitar launch.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 18th 2015 at 9:19AM
Star Wars Guitar Wars

Star Wars Guitar Wars

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens today, in case you haven't heard, so, to mark the occasion, we’ve lined up some of the most, er, impressive Star Wars themed guitars ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 17th 2015 at 5:00PM
INTERVIEW: Soundtrap CEO and co-founder, Per Emanuelsson

INTERVIEW: Soundtrap CEO and co-founder, Per Emanuelsson

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Formed three years ago, Soundtrap is the world’s first browser-based audio recording studio cloud-based software to allow cross-platform collaboration. Since then, the firm has grown exponentially, having secured significant funding ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 17th 2015 at 12:58PM

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VIDEO: Electro-Harmonix adds 720 Stereo Looper

VIDEO: Electro-Harmonix adds 720 Stereo Looper

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Electro-Harmonix has added a new pedal to its line-up in the form of the 720 Stereo Looper.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 17th 2015 at 11:40AM
Pioneer rekordbox dj now available via monthly subscription

Pioneer rekordbox dj now available via monthly subscription

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Pioneer is now offering DJs a monthly subscription for its rekordbox dj Plus Pack, providing a more flexible way of getting their hands on the product.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 17th 2015 at 11:27AM
Eagles of Death Metal guitarist collaborates with Dr No on new pedal

Eagles of Death Metal guitarist collaborates with Dr No on new pedal

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Eagles of Death Metal guitarist, David Catching, has collaborated with US pedal brand Dr No on its latest Wah pedal.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 17th 2015 at 11:12AM
'Guitar marketing is stuck in the dark ages; it's time to evolve'

'Guitar marketing is stuck in the dark ages; it's time to evolve'

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This week, Yamaha unveiled a new guitar range (Revstar) backed up with a sleek new marketing campaign. Daniel Gumble looks at why others could learn a lot from ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 17th 2015 at 10:35AM

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2016 Northern Guitar Shows details revealed

2016 Northern Guitar Shows details revealed

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Details for next year’s Northern Guitar Shows and the debut South of England Guitar Show have been revealed.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 16th 2015 at 10:41AM
2016 North East Guitar Show

2016 North East Guitar Show

EVENTS
Mar 13th 2016 - Mar 13th 2016

Location: Houghton-le-Spring

The North East Guitar Show returns to the Rainton Meadows Arena in Houghton-le-Spring on Sunday, March 13th from 10am to 4pm.

2016 North West Guitar Show

2016 North West Guitar Show

EVENTS
May 15th 2016 - May 15th 2016

Location: Haydock Park

The North West Guitar Show, returns to Haydock Park Racecourse Exhibition Centre on Sunday, May 15th 2016 from 10am to 4.30pm.

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2016 Leeds Bradford Guitar Show

2016 Leeds Bradford Guitar Show

EVENTS
Sep 25th 2016 - Sep 25th 2016

Location: Pudsey

The show takes place at Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawsons Corner, Pudsey, LS28 5TA on Sunday, September 25th

2016 South of England Guitar Show

2016 South of England Guitar Show

EVENTS
Oct 23rd 2016 - Oct 23rd 2016

Location: Kempton

The debut event will take place at Kempton Park Racecourse on 23rd October 2016 from 10am to 5pm.

2016 Merseyside Guitar Show

2016 Merseyside Guitar Show

EVENTS
Nov 27th 2016 - Nov 27th 2016

Location: Aintree

Take places on Sunday, November 27th from 10am to 4pm at Aintree Racecourse Exhibition Centre

Barnes & Mullins adds backorder function for web orders

Barnes & Mullins adds backorder function for web orders

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Barnes & Mullins has added a new backorder facility to its website, allowing customers to order products not currently in stock.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 15th 2015 at 3:07PM
Nita Strauss to co-host 2016 She Rocks Awards

Nita Strauss to co-host 2016 She Rocks Awards

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Guitarist Nita Strauss will co-host the 2016 She Rocks Awards with WiMN (Women’s International Music Network) founder and MI Pro columnist Laura B. Whitmore, the organisation has announced.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 15th 2015 at 2:36PM
VIDEO: Yamaha unveils Revstar electric guitar range

VIDEO: Yamaha unveils Revstar electric guitar range

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Yamaha has this morning (Tuesday, December 15th) lifted the lid on its Revstar electric guitar range, in what is its ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 15th 2015 at 11:19AM
Ryanair charges violinist £200 carrying instrument on-board

Ryanair charges violinist £200 carrying instrument on-board

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Ryanair has defended its policy of charging passengers for an extra seat if they are carrying a musical instrument that exceeds its hand luggage dimensions.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 15th 2015 at 10:54AM
Focusrite reports annual growth of 17.2 per cent

Focusrite reports annual growth of 17.2 per cent

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In its first year as a publicly traded entity group, Focusrite has released its annual results, which show a revenue increase of 17.2 per cent to £48m ($72m), with adjusted ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 15th 2015 at 9:55AM
A major rival to Fender and Gibson? The story behind Yamaha Revstar

A major rival to Fender and Gibson? The story behind Yamaha Revstar

NEWS

This week, Yamaha unveils a brand new electric guitar range that's been over two years in the making in the form of Revstar. Having made its international debut at ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 14th 2015 at 3:35PM