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Engl Brings Five Of Its Iconic Pro Guitar Cabinets To The Two Notes Store With A New IR Pack

Engl Brings Five Of Its Iconic Pro Guitar Cabinets To The Two Notes Store With A New IR Pack

Engl is delighted to announce that its legendary Pro line of cabinets is now available as an official Impulse Response (IR) pack on the Two notes Store.

The five Engl cabs featured in the pack have been responsible for some of the most brutal and jaw-dropping high-gain guitar tones in history, and now players across the world can faithfully recreate these sounds on stage, in the studio or at home using their favourite Two notes devices and software. Continue reading →

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Ernie Ball Announces Availability of Expanded Instrument Strap Line

Ernie Ball Announces Availability of Expanded Instrument Strap Line

2020 Brings 15 New Offerings To The Ever-Popular Ernie Ball Jacquard Strap Collection

Ernie Ball, the world’s leading manufacturer of guitar strings, musical instruments and accessories, is proud to announce the availability of the newest additions to its Classic Jacquard strap line. The world’s number-one Polypro guitar strap is now available in 15 stylish new Jacquard designs featuring embroidered leather ends with durable yet comfortable Polypropylene webbing. Designs include Tangerine Nightmist, Taos Fire Red, Midnight Blizzard, Pink Paisley, Redbird Rising, Winter Rose, Blackjack Red, Olive Canvas, Albuquerque Blue, Peace Love Dove, Alpine Meadow, Premier Paisley, Kaleidoscope Pink and Kaleidoscope Blue. Strap length measures 41″ to 72″. The new straps are now available with street pricing of $19.99.

Visit them online at www.ernieball.com and www.music-man.com.

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Steve Vai Signature – Dual Channel All-Tube Synergy Module

Steve Vai Signature – Dual Channel All-Tube Synergy Module

Synergy Amps proudly introduces the first ever signature module, designed with Steve Vai – without a doubt, one of the most iconic artist and guitar players in the guitar industry.
Over the past decades, Steve Vai has become synonymous with tone, technique, and all aspects of the electric guitar with tenacious, creative energy that explodes through his music, performances, and especially his signature gear designs.

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Ernie Ball Announces All-New Premium Flat Ribbon Patch Cables

Ernie Ball Announces All-New Premium Flat Ribbon Patch Cables

Ernie Ball, the world’s leading manufacturer of guitar strings, musical instruments and accessories, is proud to announce the availability of an all-new line of flat ribbon patch cables. Built from the ground up, these cables are the result of improving upon extensive research of the limitations and problems with existing patch cables on the market.

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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




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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.

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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




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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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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 →

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