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US: Rare synths added to Moog archive

US: Rare synths added to Moog archive

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The Bob Moog Foundation (BMF) has added a number of rare synthesisers to its Asheville, NC-based archives.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 24th 2014 at 11:11AM
CRAIG BLUNDELL: Don't forget the basics

CRAIG BLUNDELL: Don't forget the basics

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Drum specialist, Craig Blundell, discusses the importance of rudiments...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 24th 2014 at 10:20AM
App of the Day: ClassiCal Music Calendar

App of the Day: ClassiCal Music Calendar

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Recently updated for iOS 7, the ClassiCal Music Calendar app provides access to an extensive catalogue of classical music.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 24th 2014 at 10:02AM
STOCK ANSWERS: Magma's new line of DJ bags and cases

STOCK ANSWERS: Magma's new line of DJ bags and cases

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Magma’s new line of DJ equpiment bags and cases is this month’s focus…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 24th 2014 at 9:31AM

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INDUSTRY Q&A: Graham Esson, Peerless Guitars

INDUSTRY Q&A: Graham Esson, Peerless Guitars

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This month's Industry Q&A sees Graham Esson, owner of Peerless Guitars, talk us through his introduction to music, his favourite albums and his ultimate live line-up...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 21st 2014 at 11:10AM
Albert Lee celebrates 70th birthday with Yamaha

Albert Lee celebrates 70th birthday with Yamaha

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Yamaha is to provide instruments and PA for two special 70th birthday performances from country-rock guitarist Albert Lee.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 21st 2014 at 10:58AM
TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

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Our very own retail advisory board’s ruminations on the pros and cons of minimum advertised pricing for the UK has made the number one spot on this week’s rundown.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 21st 2014 at 10:10AM
App of the Day: Korg Gadget

App of the Day: Korg Gadget

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Korg’s Gadget app offers a selection of 15 different synthesisers and drum machines, which users can combine to produce their own music via their iPad.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 20th 2014 at 5:10PM

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JHS announces new Dunlop releases

JHS announces new Dunlop releases

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A host of new accessory lines have been added to the Jim Dunlop guitar products range, its distributor, JHS, has announced.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 20th 2014 at 9:56AM
Line 6 launch vindicates Yamaha deal

Line 6 launch vindicates Yamaha deal

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Yamaha’s recent purchase of Line 6 was given added vindication with the launch of the firm’s new Amplifi technology, one of the more eyecatching launches at this year’s NAMM.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 20th 2014 at 9:36AM
INTERVIEW: Justin Wagstaff, The Sound Post

INTERVIEW: Justin Wagstaff, The Sound Post

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Classical specialist The Sound Post is celebrating both a 20th anniversary and a fifth best supplier triumph in the MIA Awards. It has launched its own brand of violins, which ...

Gary Cooper
by Gary Cooper
on Feb 20th 2014 at 9:16AM
BUYER'S GUIDE: Bags and cases

BUYER'S GUIDE: Bags and cases

BUYER'S GUIDE

MI Pro guides you through the instrument protection market, from DJ and laptop bags to guitar and ukulele cases…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 19th 2014 at 5:10PM

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App of the Day: Jug Band

App of the Day: Jug Band

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The iOS Jug Band app is designed accurately replicate the sounds of four musical instruments commonly found in jug bands – washboard, spoons kazoo and jug.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 19th 2014 at 11:25AM
MARKET PROFILE: Merch and margin makers

MARKET PROFILE: Merch and margin makers

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The world of merchandise and additional margin makers is one that has yet to be fully exploited by many traditional MI retailers. For a glimpse into this potentially lucrative market, ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 19th 2014 at 10:25AM
inMusic announces new area sales manager

inMusic announces new area sales manager

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Justin Burke, formerly of Korg UK and Loud Technologies, has been appointed area sales manager of music tech and consumer electronics firm, inMusic.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 19th 2014 at 10:08AM
Total Guitar gets a makeover

Total Guitar gets a makeover

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Total Guitar magazine has undergone a comprehensive redesign, featuring a host of new features and refreshed look to it regular sections.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 19th 2014 at 9:53AM

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Are you a British MI brand owner?

Are you a British MI brand owner?

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MI Pro is putting together a special online focus on British MI brands.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Feb 19th 2014 at 9:14AM
Retail Advisory Board: Minimum advertised pricing - yes or no?

Retail Advisory Board: Minimum advertised pricing - yes or no?

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This month, we ask our retail advisory board: Would minimum advertised prices are a good thing for the UK? And, if so, should the margins be set higher by distributors, ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 18th 2014 at 10:40AM
App of the Day: djay 2

App of the Day: djay 2

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The next generation of Algoriddim’s djay software has been redesigned from the ground up to transform your iPad into a full-featured DJ system.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 18th 2014 at 10:27AM
MYSTERY SHOPPER: London

MYSTERY SHOPPER: London

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This month, our man of mystery visited London and its outskirts to see what the capital has to offer besides Denmark Street. Here’s what he found on his travels…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 18th 2014 at 9:44AM
Roland begins Aira push

Roland begins Aira push

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Roland has launched its latest big product hope, the new Aira range of electronic music tools based around its own Analog Circuit Behaviour technology.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Feb 17th 2014 at 10:28AM
App of the Day: GarageBand

App of the Day: GarageBand

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Apple’s GarageBand app has been developed to transform your iOS device into a full-featured recording studio.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 17th 2014 at 10:20AM
Wembley Drum Centre named Premier flagship retail partner

Wembley Drum Centre named Premier flagship retail partner

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Premier has appointed Wembley Drum Centre as a flagship retail partner.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 17th 2014 at 9:58AM
Mark Burton named as new Intent Media MD

Mark Burton named as new Intent Media MD

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NewBay Media, publisher of MI Pro, has named Mark Burton as managing director of NewBay Media Europe/Intent Media.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Feb 17th 2014 at 9:51AM
COMPANY PROFILE: Musicpsych

COMPANY PROFILE: Musicpsych

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Musicpsych director, Chris Goodie, talks us through the company's best-selling products, its key areas of growth and its objectives for the next 12 months...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 17th 2014 at 9:21AM