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Nick Johnston Becomes Latest Orange Amps Ambassador

Nick Johnston Becomes Latest Orange Amps Ambassador

Canadian guitarist and songwriter, Nick Johnston, has become Orange Amplification’s latest Ambassador. The critically acclaimed musician, known for his fantastic tone, is delighted to be continuing his exploration of new levels of melody, harmony and composition with an Orange Rockerverb 100 MKIII.

Johnston is one of the hottest virtuoso guitar players around. He is much admired for his compelling ability to blend progressive metal seamlessly with thematic instrumental playing. Johnston’s distinctive approach is widely acknowledged as unique, drawing heavily on an extensive range of music genres from blues to classic sci-fi scores. The dramatic and mature combination of his musicality and natural storytelling skills allow him to paint vivid, luscious landscapes with his music. Continue reading →

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Victory Amplification And Two Notes Team Up

Victory Amplification And Two Notes Team Up

Victory Amplification and Two notes are proud to announce a new partnership with the launch of the Victory Official DynIR Virtual Cabinets.

Victory and Two notes have come together to create 20 speaker captures, available individually or within six packs, capturing two of Victory’s cabinet range – the Copper and Sheriff.

Both ranges come in two versions, Classic or Boutique with the classic range allowing you to choose from 8 industry standard performance microphones, including models of a 57 and 421.

The boutique range is made up of more nuanced and iconic studio microphones, such as the U87, when combined can give you the most articulate and incredibly detailed tones from your Torpedo device. Continue reading →

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Eminence Speakers Go Digital

Eminence Speakers Go Digital

Eminence Speakers, continuing its legacy for excellence, is proud to launch the digital version of its legendary guitar speakers—Eminence Impulse Response (IR) library—developed in conjunction with the highly respected amplifier profiler and guitarist, Michael Britt.

For more than fifty years, Eminence Speakers has specialized in custom engineering and manufacturing loudspeakers for some of the world’s most recognized professional audio and musical instrument brands. During this time, Eminence branded guitar speakers such as Cannabis Rex, The Governor, and Swamp Thang—along with many others—have earned a reputation for delivering the speaker characteristics guitar players seek. Continue reading →

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SYNERGY Amplification to team up with iconic amplifier designer Steven Fryette

SYNERGY Amplification to team up with iconic amplifier designer Steven Fryette

Fryette Pitbull Ultra-Lead Preamp Module

SYNERGY AMPLIFICATION proudly announces cooperation with iconic amplifier designer Steven Fryette to release the The Fryette® Pittbull®  Ultra-Lead® module. The Fryette ® Pittbull ® Ultra-Lead ® (formerly branded VHT ® ) has been the secret sonic weapon of metal guitarists Page Hamilton (Helmet), Mick Thompson (Slipknot) Aaron Turner (Isis, Sumac), Rob Caggiano (Anthrax, Volbeat) Gregg Tribbet (Mudvayne) and Koichi Fukuda (Static-X), to name just a few. This iconic tone machine amp head dishes out some of the tightest, most thickly distorted all-tube tones in history, making it ideal for players who want every note they play to explode off their fretboard. The Pittbull Ultra-Lead is also one of the most tweakable high-gain tube amps you’re likely to find. With its onboard 6-band EQ and range of Boost, Shift, and Edge switches, you can precisely dial your perfect version of an impossibly aggressive metal tone. Continue reading →

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Revv Amplification goes for gold with Limited Edition G2 Overdrive

Revv Amplification goes for gold with Limited Edition G2 Overdrive

Everybody likes gold! Revv Amplification’s most recent pedal gets a 2020 update with the Limited Edition Revv G2 Gold. Based on the Green Channel from Revv’s boutique amplifiers, the G2 adds a 3-position “Drive” mode to revoice the pedal from clean tone shaping, to touch sensitive overdrive, to classic tube amp tones. Continue reading →

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Bogner V2 Transformer Pedals

Bogner V2 Transformer Pedals

New Size, New Look, Custom Audio Transformers

Bogner Amplification re-releases its classic pedals using the legendary custom audio transformer. Just like their bigger brothers, the V2 series pedals feature a 100% analog circuit path with true bypass. The custom audio transformer allows to serve up rich, studio quality, buttery tones with ultra-dynamic responses and stunning, three-dimensional sound quality inspired by the classic mixing consoles of the 1960’s. The iconic jewel light reacts to the dynamics of your playing, depending on the output level of your instrument. These classic pedals are now available in a more smaller and pedalboard friendly and also rounded housing. Continue reading →

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Tracktion Launch Waveform Free

Tracktion Launch Waveform Free

The world’s best, fully featured, completely unlimited free DAW for all music creators.

Tracktion Corporation hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and well in these difficult times.

Tracktion’s  Waveform Free is perfect for making and sharing music for anyone stuck at home, self-isolating. It has no restrictions, other than imagination and more capabilities than most enthusiastic producers will ever need. Stay safe at home, keep busy, get the creative juices flowing and dive into a genuinely complete, stand-alone, FREE DAW. Continue reading →

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Orange Amps Launch Instagram Programme #OrangeHangs

Orange Amps Launch Instagram Programme #OrangeHangs

Meet The Orange Team With A Series Of Instagram Live Sessions

Orange Amplification hopes that you and your family are staying safe and healthy during this difficult time.

Orange is offering a ray of sunshine with the #OrangeHangs programme of live Instagram sessions. Simply visit the Orange Amps ‘Watch Live’ Instagram for regular bright spells of positivity, help, advice and general rambles from a wide range of the company’s dedicated experts and ambassadors.

Every Tuesday and Friday at 2:00pm EST (6:00pm GMT) join Orange’s Global Artist Relations Manager, Alex Auxier, in Artists Relations Corner. He will be providing insights into endorsements, general Orange information and remote interviewing artists and industry guests. The hangs will also include live Q & A sessions. Continue reading →

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Bogner Amplification Joins Forces With Synergy Amps To Release: Bogner Ecstasy – Bogner Überschall Dual Channel Tube Preamp Modules

Bogner Amplification Joins Forces With Synergy Amps To Release: Bogner Ecstasy – Bogner Überschall Dual Channel Tube Preamp Modules

SYNERGY Amps proudly announces cooperation with iconic and legendary hi-gain amp designer Reinhold Bogner. Without a doubt, Reinhold is king in the world of boutique high gain. His creations have been found backing up a wide range of A-list players, such as Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell, Alter Bridge’s Mark Tremonti, Steve Lukather, George Lynch, Eric Johnson and even the late, great Walter Becker.
By partnering with such iconic amplifier designers as Reinhold Bogner, Synergy is able to offer you the most sought-after tones in all-tube designs that are perfect for the direct-recording, lower-stage-volume and compact-guitar-rig demands of today. It’s easy to see why the Synergy preamp module system is taking the industry by storm.

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