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Cakewalk releases Sonar X1 Production Suite

Cakewalk releases Sonar X1 Production Suite

Cakewalk today announced the availability in October 2011 of Sonar X1 Production Suite their most powerful professional music production suite on the Windows platform.


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Boss releases FB-2 Feedbacker / Booster

Boss releases FB-2 Feedbacker / Booster

Boss announces FB-2 Feedbacker/Booster, the latest addition to its famous lineup of compact pedals. Combining an adjustable tone/gain boost with the ability to kick in a natural cranked-amp feedback sound at will, Boss FB-2 is a unique stompbox that gives guitarists a world of new expressive possibilities. Booster pedals have become extremely popular with guitar players in recent years. Many different types are available, ranging from straight-up gain boosters to tone enhancers that boost treble or midrange frequencies. Using the latest BOSS technology, the FB-2 incorporates the most sought-after booster types – as well as their unique sound characteristics and sensitivity to playing dynamics – all in one convenient and affordable pedal.


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Roland releases R-26 Portable Recorder

Roland releases R-26 Portable Recorder

Roland today announces R-26 Portable Recorder, the mobile provider of six simultaneous channels of pro-quality audio recording to SD/SDHC media. With two types of built-in stereo mics, XLR/TRS combo inputs, USB audio interface functionality, and much more, Roland R-26 Portable Recorder is perfect for solo and ensemble music recording, environmental sound capture, broadcasting and audio/video production.


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Boss releases RC-300 Loop Station

Boss releases RC-300 Loop Station

Boss today announced new flagship model in its industry-leading lineup of real-time phrase loopers as the press release says – RC-300 Loop Station. The new release from Boss comes with multitrack loop phrases, three hours of stereo recording time, built-in effects, enhanced real-time control options, usb, and much more.


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Roland annnounces SPD-SX Sampling Pad

Roland annnounces SPD-SX Sampling Pad

Roland announced today the availability for october 2011 of SPD-SX Sampling Pad – The Ultimate Percussive Sampling Instrument as they say. Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad is a multi-pad percussion instrument with 2 GB of onboard sampling memory and three powerful effects engines. The SPD-SX mark the end of popular SPDS the industry-leading sampling pad.

The SPD-SX gives drummers, percussionists, and other musicians a simple, portable, and affordable way to add sampling to any performance setup. The generous 2 GB of built-in memory provides more than three hours of CD-quality sampling in stereo, which can be captured via the stereo mic/line input or imported through USB. Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad features new Multi-Pad Sampling, a quick and easy way to capture, truncate, and assign samples to pads by simply striking pads at the appropriate start/end points of a particular sample.


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Boss announces BC-2 Combo Drive Compact Pedal

Boss announces BC-2 Combo Drive Compact Pedal

Boss introduces BC-2 Combo Drive a new compact pedal that enters in their overdrive / distortion category. Boss BC-2 Combo Drive Compact Pedal brings Btitish Combo Amp Tone in a convenient stompbox.

The dual-speaker “top boost” combo amp drove the sound of the British Invasion in the 1960′s, and remained a favorite of many prominent rock guitarists throughout the 1970s. Rediscovered by a new generation in the ’80s, the amp’s sweet, wide-ranging tones – which fall squarely between vintage American combos and high-gain British stacks – continue to be an essential part of music styles from indie rock to country.


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Press Release | Roland ships Cube-XL Bass Amplifiers

Press Release | Roland ships Cube-XL Bass Amplifiers

Roland is now shipping the new CUBE-XL BASS Amplifier series, a significant update to the bass amp segment of the million-selling CUBE amplifier family. Equipped with cutting-edge features, construction, and sound quality that far exceeds others in their price class, the CUBE-XL Bass Amplifiers offer bassists of all levels the very best in portable and affordable amplification.


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Press Release | Boss Loop Station World Championship 2

Press Release | Boss Loop Station World Championship 2

BOSS® Corporation is excited to announce the BOSS Loop Station World Championship 2, the second annual search to find the world’s top looping artist. Guitarists, bassists, beatboxers, vocalists, violinists, drummers, keyboard players, and looping musicians of all sorts are invited to start by submitting a video performance using any BOSS RC-series looping product. The result could be a trip to the U.S. finals in Hollywood, California, where the top looper will earn $3,000 in BOSS gear and a spot in the international championship at Musikmesse 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany.


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Recording Studios | Andre Tanneberger (ATB) Kontor Music Studio

Recording Studios | Andre Tanneberger (ATB) Kontor Music Studio

We found a video for a recording studio presentation, made by ATB (Andre Tanneberger) for Kontor Music Studio. The “movie” is old (was filmed in 2003 or so) and the gear list attached is not updated but overall, there are a lot of interesting details presented … so …


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Press Release | Roland 2011 V-Drums National Championship

Press Release | Roland 2011 V-Drums National Championship

Roland U.S. is pleased to announce the 2011 V-Drums® National Championship, its second annual competition to find the top drummer in the United States.

The V-Drums National Championship gives drummers throughout the U.S. the chance to make history by competing at the local, regional, and national levels with solo drum performances on the TD-20SX V-Pro® Series V-Drums. Along the way, contestants can win professional percussion gear and swag, with the champion drummer earning the opportunity to represent the U.S. at the V-Drums World Championship in January 2012, at the Winter NAMM Show.

Players start by submitting a digital audition, via YouTube™, to qualify for one of more than 30 preliminary competitions to be held at local music retailers throughout the country from June 23rd-30th. Winners at the prelims will go on to compete at eight regional semi-finals on July 28th, with the top players moving on to the national finals on August 25th at Sam Ash, in Las Vegas.

Prizes throughout the various rounds will include, but not limited to, a TD-20SX drum set, RMP-5 Rhythm Coach® and stand, a TD-9KX2, a set of custom REMO shell wraps, Drum Workshop hardware, and subscriptions to DRUM! magazine.

The finals event will host an array of live performances by top drumming artists and celebrity professional drummers as the guest judges.

Roland U.S. will evaluate the digital auditions and select preliminary round qualifiers based on musicianship, stage presence, and the creative use of technology in their drum performances.

Digital auditions are being taken now through June 7th, at www.RolandUS.com/VDrumsContest.