Audio Systems announces the Reference Series Speaker Cabinets. The Bergantino
Audio Reference 112 is priced $849 ProNet (now shipping) and the Reference 210
is priced $999 ProNet (shipping mid-February 2017).
The Bergantino Reference Series is the new benchmark for high-quality bass guitar amplification. The Reference series are available in two driver configurations; 1-12” w/ Tweeter & 2-10” w/ Tweeter. The Reference series employ precision tuned cabinets, built with the finest 100% Baltic birch plywood and are covered in a rugged tolex finish for pleasing aesthetics and long-term durability. They also employ a rigid black metal grille to protect the drivers and eliminate the tone robbing acoustic absorption associated with cloth grill designs.
The internal components utilize high quality, custom designed woofers along with a superlative sounding, compression driver mated to a constant directivity horn. The constant directivity horn ensures consistent coverage throughout the audio spectrum, and a custom designed, phase coherent crossover seamlessly mates these components throughout the critical crossover region. Reference series woofers utilize ceramic magnets w/ vented pole pieces and the low-end is full and round. Along with their high power handling capability, the Reference series are a very versatile speaker cabinet; excelling at both finger style and pick playing, and due to their tight-creamy low end are an excellent choice for slap-style as well. Bergantino’s Reference series cabinets produce an accurate, full-bodied and authentic representation of your bass guitar in both live and studio settings.
Bergantino Audio Systems is a high-quality manufacturer of bass guitar equipment located in Whitinsville, MA. Bergantino Audio products are available from select authorized musical products dealers around the world and direct from Bergantino Audio (on the Bergantino website). For more information, please visit: www.bergantino.com. Call 512-873-8043 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Details: Summer NAMM Music Industry Day offers musicians, pro-audio and staging professionals and everyone who loves to play musical instruments access to trade show at Music City Center in Nashville. Get your chance to network with industry professionals and musicians, attend workshops presented by recording and audio production experts and demo more than 1,600 music products brands represented on the show floor. Included in the cost of admission is access to the 33rd Annual American Eagle Awards, honoring Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill and the Opry, beginning at 1PM in the Davidson Ballroom (VIP luncheon is an additional cost). Registrants also get access to A3E (the Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange) Future of Audio Summit.
Enjoy live music all day long at the Lobby & The Terrace NAMM Nissan Stage and learn social media strategies for your music career, songwriting tips from Nashville pros and how to increase your odds of getting cuts. Sign up now and get your ticket inside one of the music industry’s most exclusive events.
FENDER® MAKES BIG MOVES INTO AUDIO WITH FIRST-EVER PRO IN-EAR MONITOR SERIES, AVAILABLE NOW
Innovative New Product Category Extends Fender’s Vision to Support Players at Every Level
Burbank, Calif. (May 12, 2016) – Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today officially releases the brand’s first-ever line of audio hardware: Fender® Pro In-Ear Monitors (IEM’s). The rollout marks Fender’s first entry into the IEM space, bringing its brand legacy, unmatched technical prowess and longstanding reputation for the highest-quality guitars and musical instruments to a bold new product category.
“Fender Pro IEM's are a natural brand extension given our long standing relationship with music,” said Evan Jones, Chief Marketing Officer, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. “This launch marks a new era of technical innovation while still capturing the craftsmanship, dedication and performance quality that embodies the Fender brand.”
Designed and hand-assembled in Nashville, Fender Pro In-Ear Monitor Series combine patented technology and design to offer unprecedented clarity, precision and impact with five models (DXA1, FXA2, FXA5, FXA6 and FXA7) ranging from $99.99-$499.99. All models except the DXA1 boast 3D-printed digital hybrid technology housings, custom designed drivers and select models in the series feature a patented Hybrid-Dynamic tuned Balanced Armature Array (HDBA). The combination of features offers the comfort and feel of custom-molded monitors, plus rich, full-frequency response and substantial bass for an overall stunning aural performance. Accompanying each package is a deluxe carrying case, secure-fitting tips, cleaning tool and detachable cable.
“Fender Pro In-Ear Monitors offer something for everyone at different price points, transforming the listening experience for performing musicians, audiophiles and serious music lovers, alike,” said Jim Ninesling, VP of Fender Amplifiers and Pro Audio. “These products represent years of development and showcase Fender’s commitment to quality, innovation and best-in-class design.”
For technical specs, additional information on Fender Pro In-Ear Monitors and to find a retail partner near you, visit www.fender.com.
KW Cabs Unveils New Super 8 Model Bass Speaker Cabinet
A High Power Small Package Cabinet Solution for the Discerning Bassist
Throggs Neck, NY – Feb. 29, 2016 – KW Cabs is pleased to announce the new Super 8 Bass Cabinet as the latest addition to their extensive line of boutique guitar and bass speaker cabinets. The Super 8 is a powerful but small 2x8” speaker cabinet aimed at the gigging player with limited stage space available or perfect for the small home/recording studio setup.
The Super 8 is a completely new design from KW Cabs featuring premium drivers and a unique configuration and shape that can handle large power with a small footprint. It is also an incredible stylish and elegant cabinet that is crafted from tour worthy materials and offers a beautiful tone wood fascia that is synonymous with KW. The Super 8’s highlights include:
All KW Cabs are built by hand in Throggs Neck, NY. Retail Price for the Super 8 is $899.
Kurt Wyberanec founded KW Cabs in 2003 in NY. His mission is nothing less than building the best possible speaker cabinet for artists of all genres, focusing on creating the cabinet that best fits their style and needs. While his use of extraordinary hardwoods has garnered much attention, it’s the incredible tone that is even more renowned.
GENZLER™ AMPLIFICATION is proud to announce the introduction of our first bass instrument amplifier, the MAGELLAN™ 800.
Inspired by the courage and spirit of exploration, the MAGELLAN™ 800 represents the pinnacle in the next generation in lightweight, high-output, versatile, bass amplification. With our years of research, design and manufacturing expertise, we’ve developed this model utilizing stringent design parameters for form, function, fit and finish.
The expanded feature set and output power level make this amplifier an essential tool on the global stage, and with its universal power supply, the MAGELLAN™ 800 can be used with any voltage around the world without modification.
THIS IS THE PRODUCT YOU EXPECT FROM THE PEOPLE YOU TRUST.
The MAGELLAN™ 800 delivers exactly what players have come to expect from the GENZLER™ design team -- performance, versatility and reliability. From natural, pristine, transparent reproduction of the bass instrument to classic, vintage harmonic textures with “weighted, feel to the notes”, the MG-800 provides the tonal pallet needed to cover all of the bassist’s amplifier requirements.
Built for the demands of professional touring, the MAGELLAN™ 800 circuitry is housed in a classy, yet rugged aircraft-grade, brushed aluminum chassis with a sleek custom extruded front panel.
The dual channel design features:
* Clean Channel –
* Pristine and Articulate
* Drive Channel –
* Voiced for a More Driven Tonal Signature and Harmonic Texture
* Dual-Curve Variable Contour Circuitry
* Curve A -- Classic to Modern -- Mid Scoop Curve
* Curve B -- Thicker to Vintage -- Low-Mid Bump w/Tapered Top End
* Flat Position -- Full Bypass
* Active 3 Band EQ w/Parametric Mid Control
* Signal Mute Switch
* Input Pad Switch
* Thermal Sensing Variable Speed Fan Cooling
* Brushed All Aluminum, Anodized Chassis
* 2.67 Ohm Min. Total Load
* Output: 400W/8 Ohms, 800W/4 Ohms and 800W/2.67 Ohms
* Dimensions: 11.25”W X 10.5”D X 3”H
* Weight: 6.25 Lbs.
USA Map: $759.00 [˜ Comcast cable internet for a year, 2011]
AVAILABLE: January 2016
The performance and features of the Magellan™ 800 is the perfect complement to the new GENZLER™ AMPLIFICATION line of lightweight, compact bass cabinets.
For more information, see us at Winter NAMM Booth 4158 Hall C or contact: email@example.com or visit www.genzleramplification.com
DR Strings is happy to announce Victor Wooten has chosen DR’s PURE BLUES™ bass strings as his string of choice. In addition to his 5 Grammy wins and two time Bass Player magazine “Bassist of the Year” awards, Victor is also an accomplished author, educator, and founder of Wooten Woods, a unique nature and music retreat nestled outside of Nashville. Victor is generally recognized as “one of the most fearless musicians on the planet.”
Describing the new partnership, Victor noted, “Music is vibrations and a direct representation of who we are. Strings are vital components to how these vibrations touch the listener. To reach people honestly, we need strings that respond purely. PURE BLUES™ is my choice.”
DR’s PURE BLUES™ bass strings featuring QUANTUM-Nickel™ alloy offers players a smoother feeling bass string with deep low end, enhanced mids, tons of punch and bright, clear highs. Hand wound on round cores, PURE BLUES™ bass strings combine a fat, warm punch with an edge especially designed for the modern bassist. PURE BLUES™ strings provide more output, more power, and more top end clank than traditional nickel wrapped bass strings.
Based in Emerson, New Jersey, DR Strings maintains the highest quality standards and construction methods. On the forefront of new wire and coating technologies, DR Strings offers an extensive selection of guitar and bass strings for electric, acoustic, and other folk instruments. DR Strings are proudly Made in the USA with All-American materials for over 25 years.
Go to DRStrings.com for more on Victor’s new choice for bass strings.
new Kiesel Vader Series Headless Basses feature an aggressive, compact
beveled body, which provide modern looks with comfortable playing. Generous
forearm and belly cuts further add to the satisfying ergonomics of the bass. A
sculpted lower cutaway further accentuates the styling of the instrument, while
allowing easy access to the 24-fret, standard in 34" scale with a 30"
short-scale option. Our chambered body option further reduces the already light
weight of the instrument. The standard body wood is alder, with an Eastern hard
rock maple neck-through design. Dual High Modulus carbon-fiber rods, along with
a 2-way fully adjustable truss rod make the neck extremely stable, and allows
you to adjust the action exactly the way you want it, regardless of your
Other features of the Vader Series basses include a standard Hipshot™ bridge with exclusive Kiesel locking nut/headpiece assembly, allowing the use of standard bass strings. Radiused-top RADHV humbuckers are standard, with passive electronics - master volume, tone and pickup blend controls. Radiused single coil pickups and active electronics are also available. Hundreds of Custom Shop options, including body and neck woods, top woods, fingerboard woods, fretwire, inlays and much more allow you to design your new Vader bass exactly the way you want it. Like all Kiesel and Carvin Guitars, the Vader Series is proudly made in the USA at our southern California facility.
Check out our Kiesel Guitars Facebook and Kiesel Guitars Instagram to see some amazing examples of the custom work we've done. From the understated to the completely over-the-top, the skilled artists of Kiesel Guitars Custom Shop can build your ultimate Vader headless 4, 5 or 6 string bass.
Read More: Kiesel Guitars Vader Series 4, 5 & 6 String Headless Basses
The Bubinga U-BASS™ is the latest model in the distinctive line of award winning short scale portable bass instruments from Kala Brand Music™. The Bubinga U-BASS is strung with Kala’s proprietary Road Toad Pahoehoe™ strings and includes a specially designed Shadow Active Pickup System with EQ and Tuner.
The 21” scale bass features distinctive grain patterns of bubinga wood on the top, back and sides and comes with a custom fitted padded logo gig bag. Other specifications include a mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, Exclusive Hipshot Licensed black anodized tuners, Graph Tech Labs™ Black TUSQ Nut, and a Truss rod. It retails for $499. with the gig bag included.
Kala is celebrating the 5th anniversary since the notable introduction of the first ground breaking U-BASS. The line has grown extensively to include acoustic-electric, solid body, fretless, fretted, 4 and 5 string models. Kala’s California U-BASS Series are USA made with exclusively designed LR Baggs/Kala world class internal amplification systems. Kala offers a variety of string options for U-BASS including round wound strings for all models.
Established in 2005, Kala Brand Music Co. marks its 10th anniversary in 2015. Kala offers over 200 models of Ukulele, the Kala U-BASS, Kala Guitars, and an extensive line of ukulele and U-BASS accessories. Kala Brand Music Co. also distributes Aquila Strings.
MAGIX is thrilled to announce the release of one of the most asked for features on Music Maker Jam: voice recording. Millions of iPhone and Android phone users will now be able to use the free app not only to make their own music but also to add vocals to their songs. The update also brings a whole new design experience to the Android platform.
The next step: voice recording
Music Maker Jam makes it easy to create music without any previous production experience. An intuitive interface lets you easily mix and arrange loops and produce complete songs. More than 100 style packages provide an impressive range of genres from hip hop to dubstep, trap and rock and thousands of samples to choose from.
The free app's new voice recording feature makes it possible to now record vocals, raps or sounds and seamlessly integrate these into productions.
Jürgen Jaron, CEO MAGIX: "With more than 10 million downloads and an average rating of 4.6, Music Maker Jam is one of the leading music apps worldwide. Among all the feedback that we've been receiving from our users, voice recording has been the most frequently requested update. We're very proud to have finally implemented this feature in a clever way and can't wait to hear our users’ results!"
New Android design brings additional features and a fresh look
The voice recording release introduces a whole new look for Android. A smooth black and white design with stylish details provides a fresh look and feel, and all important app areas are now accessible directly from the home screen. One of the biggest improvements is the new loop selector on the mixer screen. A tap on the loop name is
now all it takes to mix loops from different style packages into one song. One click accessible sharing options round off the new Music Maker Jam experience on Android.
Music Maker Jam expands
This release marks just the first in a series of exciting new features to be launched in the coming weeks. Music Maker Jam is already renowned for achieving professional results with minimal effort. The upcoming feature releases will give users even more ways to express their true musical prowess.
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MAGIX Audio GmbH
MAGIX is a leading international provider of high-quality software, online services and digital content for multimedia communications. Since 1993, MAGIX has developed leading technologies for creating, editing, managing and presenting photos, graphics, videos and music. MAGIX operates internationally from branches in the USA, Canada, the UK, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. The product range is targeted towards both laymen and professionals alike, going beyond the PC platform to include seamlessly integrated online and mobile applications.
Directors: Jürgen Jaron, Dieter Rein
Commercial Register: Berlin Charlottenburg, HRB 127205
EBS NOW INTRODUCE 6 IMPROVED AND RENEWED MODELS OF THE BLACK LABEL PEDALS FOR BASS, CALLED THE STUDIO EDITION! NEW DISTINCT DESIGN, BETTER SOUND AND MORE USER FRIENDLY THAN EVER. FOR USE IN THE STUDIO AND ON STAGE!
We have been producing effects for bass since 1992, when the original OctaBass hit the market. Over the years, we have developed and refined the Black Label line of analog and digital effects and become one of the leading makers of effects specialized for bass, producing classic units such as the MultiComp, MultiDrive and the before mentioned OctaBass.
We believe in the combination of unrivaled studio quality tone and elegant simplicity in the design to strike the perfect balance between professional sound and user-friendly gear that even a drummer will understand how to operate (no offence ;-)). These pedals are like Volvos equipped with Ferrari engines.
So, what's up with the new Studio Edition? While being faithful to their origins when it comes to the sonic qualities, the new generation of pedals feature several improvements and a new distinct design to be able to serve yet another generation of great bass players.
NEW IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDE:
The six STUDIO EDITION models introduced in the spring 2015 will be: MultiComp SE, DynaVerb SE, UniChorus SE, OctaBass SE, MetalDrive SE and MultiDrive SE.
Check out Nathan East jamming on the new TC Electronics BH800 head through their new K-Cabs enclosures:
Nathan East Jam
Pedulla Nuance bass guitars can now be ordered with your choice of AAA or AAAAA flamed or quilted maple tops. Visit www.pedulla.com for more information.