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Gruv Gear Introduces The John Patitucci Signature Strap

Gruv Gear Introduces The John Patitucci Signature Strap

Gruv Gear is delighted to introduce the new John Patitucci Strap. Its subtle design, developed in conjunction with the legendary bassist and prominent music industry health expert, Dr. Randall Kertz, offers guitar and bass players comfort, quality and class.

The new John Patitucci Signature Strap is a proven combination of superior, supple leather with a comfortable, double-layered neoprene underside. The strap molds to the wearer offering unmatched comfort for the longest sessions or live performances. The handsome 3” wide strap incorporates Gruv Gear’s proprietary length adjustment system and is proudly finished with the Patitucci name.

For more than thirty years, bass player John Patitucci has been at the forefront of the jazz world, receiving three Grammys and numerous nominations. In 2019 he was honored at the London Bass Guitar Show with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Bass Player Magazine. Performing with many amazing artists, including, Chick Corea, Bono, Alicia Keys and Dizzy Gillespie, John has inspired generations of bassists with his versatility and unwavering fondness for genuine grooves that help drive a band.

Dr. Randall Kertz is a chiropractic physician and bassist. He is a noted health expert, specializing in musculoskeletal problems, who often treats musicians for a range of injuries. The long-term collaboration between Gruv Gear and Dr Kertz has resulted in new and innovative ergonomic products like the John Patitucci Signature Strap which offer maximum longevity and playing comfort.

To find out more about Gruv Gear and its products please go to www.gruvgear.com




Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Gear News
Waves Announces Music Maker Access, a New Subscription Plan

Waves Announces Music Maker Access, a New Subscription Plan

Waves Audio, the world’s leading developer of audio plugins for mixing, music production, mastering, sound design, broadcast, post-production and live sound, announces Waves Music Maker Access, its new, super-affordable plugin subscription plan.

Waves Music Maker Access offers monthly or annual subscriptions for Waves’ best-selling, award-winning plugin bundles Silver, Gold and Platinum. These bundles include the most popular pro-quality plugin bundles in the music and audio industry, used by millions of music makers, from home producers to GRAMMY® winners.

Waves Music Maker Access subscriptions plans start from just $6.99/month, and all plans begin with a 1 Month free trial. Subscribers also receive unlimited lifetime plugin updates and premium customer service. Subscribers can cancel any time, no strings attached.

In addition, subscribers to Gold or Platinum are eligible to choose a bonus Custom 5-Pack subscription for just an extra $7.99/month. Custom 5-Pack subscribers can choose five extra plugins from the massive Waves catalogue (including popular plugins such as Waves Tune Real-Time, Vocal Rider, SSL, and many more), to create their own custom subscription bundle.

With Waves Music Maker Access, every music producer, novice or pro, can now afford the award-winning, gold-standard plugins used by countless GRAMMY-winning producers, mixers and musicians in chart-topping sessions for Billie Eilish, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Taylor Swift and countless more.

To learn more, visit https://www.waves.com/subscriptions.

Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Gear News
Neural DSP Release The Omega Ampworks Granophyre Plugin

Neural DSP Release The Omega Ampworks Granophyre Plugin

Neural DSP have just released their latest plugin, the Omega Ampworks Granophyre. This beast of an amp is paired with a digital recreation of the Earthquaker Devices Plumes overdive pedal to cover everything from dirty blues to crushing distortion along with a 9 band graphic EQ.

Neural DSP Release The Omega Ampworks Granophyre Plugin

The amp features selectable EL34, 6L6 and KT66 power tubes, low gain setting for softer response, thicker tone, gentler highs, and rounder lows and a high gain setting for tighter low end, more saturation, more upper-mids. There is also a voice switch which changes the placement of your midrange focus. The cabinet section of the plugin features an Omega Ampworks Granophyre cab with 12 IRs per microphone.

Neural DSP Release The Omega Ampworks Granophyre Plugin

The plugin has a standalone mode too for when you don’t want to use it with a DAW.

Priced at €99, the plugin is available now from https://neuraldsp.com/products/omega-ampworks-granophyre

Full review coming soon!

Neural DSP Omega Ampworks Granophyre Plugin Demo Video




Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Gear News
FOH Engineer Eric Friedlander Chooses the Waves eMotion LV1 Live Mixer for the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing’s 13th Annual GRAMMY Week Celebration

FOH Engineer Eric Friedlander Chooses the Waves eMotion LV1 Live Mixer for the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing’s 13th Annual GRAMMY Week Celebration

FOH engineer Eric Friedlander recently chose the Waves eMotion LV1 Live Mixer for the Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing®’s 13th Annual GRAMMY® Week Celebration honoring Dr. Dre and featuring a musical performance from Anderson .Paak at the Village Studios.
Friedlander’s workflow for this special occasion included a two-screen up and down setup with one Waves Axis One custom-designed computer and one Waves SoundGrid® Extreme Server-C, mounted in the new OCD Labs LiteFly® housing system. His stagebox was the DSPRO StageGrid 4000, while running some local I/O (monitoring, record feeds) off of a DiGiGrid D.

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Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Gear News
Gruv Gear Introduces LYNK Pedalboard & Pedalboard Kapsule Case

Gruv Gear Introduces LYNK Pedalboard & Pedalboard Kapsule Case

Gruv Gear designer and manufacturer of innovative gear and world-class accessories for gigging musicians, is delighted to announce the LYNK Pedalboard and a new universal Pedalboard Kapsule Case.

Gruv Gear’s LYNK Pedalboard introduces a fresh new approach to the traditional guitar pedalboard. It is an ingenious modular system of ‘lynkable’ panels that allows guitar and bass players to optimize their pedalboard design and construction with click and play convenience. Gigging and traveling musicians can quickly and easily customize their pedalboard configuration to ensure they bring only what they need for each performance. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Gear News
BluGuitar announces Amp X

BluGuitar announces Amp X

The Future Of Guitar Amplification

Imagine – a collection of the best tube amps of all time, in fully analog original quality, united in a single device.

Imagine – you could freely combine these amps with all your favorite analog and digital effects as well as an extensive IR based speaker collection – and store it all in presets.

Imagine – an ever-growing online library of the most sought-after amps, effects and cabinets, ready to be transferred to your amp.

Imagine – your whole guitar rig shrank down to just one ultra compact pedal-sized device.

Combined with BluGuitar’s 100 watts NanotubeTM power amp stage, wouldn’t this be the most powerful guitar amplifier ever? Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Gear News
Orange Amplification Launch The Terror Stamp

Orange Amplification Launch The Terror Stamp

Orange Amplification is proud to launch the Terror Stamp, probably the most portable class A/B, 20 Watt amp ever. It is a pocket sized powerhouse, packing all the punch of the miniscule Micro Terror and Micro Dark into a small pedal format. Masses of Terror tone at the stamp of your foot

The tiny Terror Stamp floor amp can fit on a pedal board and is packed with features including 8/16Ohm Speaker Output, Fully-buffered FX Loop, CabSim/Headphone Output, Shape Control and Foot Switchable Master Volume. Its diminutive, robust case measures only measures 6.1 x 13.4 x 9.9cm (2.4 x 5.4 x 3.9in) and weighs 0.38Kg (0.84lb). A minute amp with a massive sound and a tiny stage footprint that fits neatly in a coat pocket! Continue reading →

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Torpedo Captor X For Tube Amp Lovers

Torpedo Captor X For Tube Amp Lovers

Two notes Audio Engineering announce the Torpedo Captor X at Winter NAMM 2020 (Hall D, Booth 5647). Two notes CEO, Guillaume Pille, “Playing your tube amp in a great sounding room with an exceptional choice of perfectly matched speaker cabinets and microphones is truly joyous and an unparalleled experience. Torpedo Captor X is for tube amp lovers who crave this every time they play – no matter the environment.”

Torpedo Captor X is a premium compact reactive load box, tube amp attenuator, miked cab simulator, IR loader and stereo expander for home, live and studio use with a compelling price point of $549 / €549 / £469. Two notes pioneered the digital load box and over the last decade, thousands of Two notes hardware users have captured and enjoyed the harmonic complexity and responsiveness of their tube amps both in the studio and on-stage. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Gear News
Ovation Custom Shop Opens

Ovation Custom Shop Opens

Adamas Guitars, Custom Ovation Orders And More

Ovation Guitars is proud to announce the opening of the all-new “Ovation Custom Shop”. This purpose-driven shop is located in New Hartford, Connecticut and features a small team of dedicated luthiers and technicians who have a truly specialized focus – custom-made, USA built Ovation guitars. These craftsmen have well over 100 years of combined Ovation-specific expertise. Utilizing their unique cumulative knowledge, cutting-edge technologies and the most sophisticated construction techniques available, the resulting Ovation and Adamas guitars offer a playing and performance experience that is completely off the charts. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Gear News