Friday, March 16, 2018

beyerdynamic Releases New Drum Packs

Farmingdale, NY  March 16, 2018: beyerdynamic, inc. has restructured the popular TG Drum Sets. They are particularly suitable for equipping bass drums and cajons. There are four TG Drum Sets available in all with various microphone combinations. The set now also includes the new TG D71 boundary microphone. 

The newly compiled beyerdynamic TG Drum Sets are available in a selection of models: PRO S, PRO M, PRO L and PRO XL. Each are currently available with the TG D71 boundary model. The TG Drum Sets come in durable soft carrying cases with protective molded foam padding and enough space for additional microphones.

These microphone packages meet both the needs of beginners and experienced professional drummers on the stage and in the recording studio. Another feature worthy of mentioning is that even though the sets now include the TG D71 boundary microphone, their retail prices have not increased.

Alan Feckanin, Director Americas, states "The new TG Drum Sets are a perfect combination of microphones for the modern day drummer needing to amplify their sound on stage. Drummers need to have good quality microphones, just like other instrumentalists. We are glad we can serve this niche of the market and look forward to the results."

The recommended retail prices are $699 for the TG Drum Set PRO S, $999 for the TG Drum Set PRO M, $1499.99 for the TG Drum Set PRO L and $2999.00 for the TG Drum Set PRO XL. The new TG Drum Sets are available for purchase from selected retailers and at www.beyerdynamic.com.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Gamechanger Audio Launch PLASMA Pedal Pre-orders and Innovative Online Testing Platform

Audio effects innovators and creators of Plus Pedal, Gamechanger Audio inform that their latest
invention PLASMA Pedal is now available for pre-order.

The pre-order campaign is now live on Indiegogo funded 310% within the first 5 hours and with over 550 backers they've raised over $90,000:

As part of their campaign, Gamechanger Audio is introducing an innovative try-before- you-buy
online testing platform which allows anyone to upload a sound sample, dial in their desired settings
using a set of remote controlled electric motors, and hear and see their track being turned into high
voltage distortion via Youtube Livestream.

Go to www.plasmapedal.com to take PLASMA Pedal for a test-drive.

PLASMA Pedal was first unveiled in January at this year’s Winter NAMM show where it took the
press by storm and received wide critical acclaim from the industry’s leading gear experts and
countless professional musicians.

By creating PLASMA Pedal, Gamechanger Audio are marking a new chapter in the evolution of
overdrive, distortion and fuzz effects.

Instead of using traditional LED circuits, transistors or vacuum tubes to produce overdrive, the
PLASMA Pedal transforms your instrument’s live signal into a series of continuous high-voltage
discharges within a xenon-filled tube. In essence – you are playing a bolt of electricity, and the
electrical discharges produced by your instrument are instantly converted back into an analog audio
signal, producing a quick, responsive, and extremely heavy distortion.

The first PLASMA Pedal batches are scheduled to ship in August 2018. This will be the second
crowdfunding campaign created by Gamechanger Audio, following the success of PLUS Pedal which
went up for pre-orders in January 2017 and was shipped to early backers within 7 months.
Check out www.gamechangeraudio.com for more info and don’t forget to take a live test drive of
the PLASMA on plasmapedal.com.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Shambhala Music Festival Announces The Glitch Mob And REZZ As First Headliners For 21st Annual Edition And Releases Festival Trailer

Photo by Bobby Tamez
After celebrating the historic two decade mark last year, Shambhala Music Festival is excited to return to the immaculate Salmo River Ranch in British Columbia, Canada on August 10-13, 2018 for the 21st annual edition. Taking place on a breathtaking family-run farm, festivalgoers will have the chance to experience the best of what nature has to offer throughout four blissful days while witnessing hundreds of artists across six unique stages that are individually curated and run by their own stage directors.

To kick things off on the music front, the Shambhala family is pleased to announce their first confirmed headliners for the 2018 edition: Canadian DJ and record producer REZZ and pioneering bass music trio The Glitch Mob. This is just a small taste of what’s to come with the full lineup to be announced soon, which will bring performers from around the world in genres like dubstep, drum and bass, glitch-hop, house, hip-hop, trap, future bass and much more to Salmo River Ranch.
REZZ, affectionately known by her fans as “Space Mom,” started DJing at 16 and soon after developed the confidence to begin producing her own originals. It wasn’t long until she caught the attention of Skrillex and soon after released a project on his OWSLA imprint. From there, her rise in the EDM industry was meteoric as she released several projects on deadmau5’s label mau5trap, including her debut album. The Shambhala veteran recently announced that her second album is also in the works.

The Glitch Mob—comprised of ediT, Ooah, and Boreta—have been pushing the limits of electronic music since their inception in 2006. Meeting at an underground Burning Man party in Los Angeles, the three instantly kindled a creative chemistry that has led to an illustrious career with multiple albums and one of the most beloved live shows in dance music. The trio has announced their third album will be dropping on May 4th, and also recently released the first single entitled “How Could This Be Wrong.”

Shambhala began in 1998 as a grassroots gathering of 500 people on founder Jimmy Bundschuh’s family farm in an evergreen forest beneath breathtaking mountains, and has since grown overtime primarily by word-of-mouth thanks to past patrons and artists. Shambhala’s home has continued to evolve over the past two decades with a focus on infrastructure that ensures a healthy and sustainable environment.

The Shambhala team is currently working hard to prepare for the upcoming festival, carefully curating every aspect of the festival to maximize the attendee experience. Paired with their double-headliner announcement, Shambhala has also released is a stunning festival trailer to get attendees hyped. The video can be viewed here and will give viewers a taste of the unique Shambhala experience.

That’s not the only thing to get excited about though, as the festival has also launched “The Ultimate Shambhala Music Festival Experience Contest.” This will include flights, accommodations, tickets, merch, food vouchers, a stay at the Savoy Hotel in Nelson and much more. The contest is now live on their Facebook, and two lucky winners will be chosen to win this exciting contest.
General admission tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased here. High-end camping packages are offered in addition to some other accommodation packages for those traveling from afar. Carpool options and additional travel information is available on the Shambhala website.
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Shure Hosts Off The Beaten Track Competition



Enter here.

1st Grand Prize

The winner of the grand prize will receive a trip to Los Angeles, California and a professional recording session at Capitol Studios® in Hollywood + Shure Gear worth 5,000 US Dollars.
Legendary producer and engineer Al Schmitt, who has worked with Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan and many more over his lengthy career, will oversee the recording session at Capitol Studios®.
www.capitolstudios.com   www.alschmittmusic.com


Second place will take away Shure gear worth 3,000 US Dollars.


Third place will take away Shure gear worth 1,000 US Dollars.
All 20 bands who have qualified for the shortlist and the winner of the wild card who has collected most votes will receive a box of Shure MOTIV gear consisting of a MOTIV MV88 and a MOTIV MV51.

UK Music Fan Tips Off California's DECENT CRIMINAL To Kendrick Lamar Vinyl Snafu

Band Announces Spring Tour Dates with Teenage Bottlerocket, Direct Hit!

A UK music fan has contacted California punk outfit DECENT CRIMINAL via social media to inform them that a vinyl copy of Kendrick Lamar's multi-platinum selling album, 'Good Kid, M.A.A.D City,' purchased by her boyfriend at an HMV store, erroneously contains a portion of Decent Criminal's music on it.
Dodgeball Records head Chris Messer explains: "Hunter from DC got a message on Facebook from a girl claiming her boyfriend bought a Kendrick Lamar record and when playing it discovered Decent Criminal's music was on one half of it. She wanted to make them aware of it. Then sent a clip of the record. They were in shock and wrote me to see if I knew about it."
Apparently, the two records were pressed by the same company in the Czech Republic, which could explain the mixup.

DECENT CRIMINAL is going on tour in March, playing select shows with Teenage Bottlerocket and Direct Hit!
The run of dates kicks off with a show at San Diego's Tower Bar on March 3rd and winds down March 23rd in Las Vegas.
3/3 - San Diego, CA - Tower Bar
3/7 - McAllen, TX - Cine El Ray*
3/8 - Austin, TX - Sidewinder*
3/9 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger*
3/10 - Dallas, TX - Three Links*
3/11- Oklahoma City, OK - Blue Note
3/13- St. Louis, MO - Sinkhole
3/14 - Cincinnati, OH - The Hub
3/15 - Chicago, IL - Emporium
3/16 - Minneapolis, MN - Mortimers^
3/17 - Madison, WI - Ruby Lounge^
3/18 - Milwaukee, WI - Puddlers Hall^
3/19- Iowa City, IO - Gabe's
3/21 - Denver, CO - Moon Room
3/22- Albuquerque, NM - Burt's Tiki Lounge
3/23 - Las Vegas, NV - Evel Pie
* = shows with Teenage Bottlerocket
^ = shows with Direct Hit!
'Bloom,' the band's well-received Dodgeball Records debut, was released last fall.
Stream 'Bloom' on Spotify or Apple Music.
While blending elements reminiscent of 90's alternative, garage rock, surf punk and power-pop, DECENT CRIMINAL, offer catchy, upbeat songs that mercilessly collide with abrasive and often melancholy undertones, to bring forth a style that's playfully compatible while still feeling inadvertently raw.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

A FREE Novation Circuit Pack from Lightfinger, you should be so Lucky




With the Ill CIrcuitry Pack from Jim Drones hitting 3,000 downloads we thought it was time to bring you a new taster of what's in our store, enter the Science of Lightfinger and his FREE Lucky 7 Pack made up of some of the patches of his previous collections with a load of bonuses thrown in for good measure!

Patches Volume 1 – 41 dynamic patches with a wide variety of pads, basses, leads, keys and SFX that are suitable for many genres. Also included is the Future Retro Sample Set Collection, 5 Sample Sets for the Novation Circuit with over 250 dynamic samples featuring Hi-Tech Hits, Sci-Fi Stingers, FX Stabs, Electronic Percussion and Tonal Elements.

Future Frontiers – 46 patches for Circuit with a varied collection of Basses, Leads, Arpeggios, Pads, Keyboards, and SFX. Also includes the Future Retro Sample Set Collection, 5 custom sample Sets for Circuit.

Evolution Pack – 64 Patches, 16 Sessions and two new sample sets. Explore new grooves with 16 fresh new Sessions and get hard with the Distructo Sample Set.

Know Your Knobs! These patches, with a few exceptions, have practical, standardized macros with the most important parameters always assigned to the same knobs. There are also three ‘Mystery Knobs’ that are unique to each patch.

Installation: These patches can be loaded using either Components or the Isotonik Editor. Available for purchase at https://isotonikstudios.com/product-tag/lightfinger/

Bonus: Also included are ready-to-print Patch, Sample Set & Session Save Sheets, charts for MIDI CCs, a chart for Notes/Scales, and a handy Settings Quick Start Guide. Respect and gratitude for all of the Circuiteers who have shared their work! Science Is Real, Lightfinger 2-2018


OWC Partners with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus as 2018 Presenting Sponsor

Woodstock, IL – February 26, 2018 OWC®, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, is proud to announce that the company has extended its long–time relationship with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, and is serving as the Presenting Sponsor for 2018. The sponsorship kicked off at this year’s NAMM Show, held in Anaheim in January.

The Lennon Bus is the premier, non–profit 501(c)(3) mobile pro–audio, video and photo production studio, providing hands–on experiences for thousands of visitors annually with assemblies, workshops, and production demonstrations. Working with educators and musicians, the Lennon Bus gives young people an environment in which to write and perform music, engineer recording sessions and produce videos, using the latest audio, video and production equipment.

"We have been partners in the educational mission of the Lennon Bus for years now," said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO of OWC. "We are proud to be the Presenting Sponsor for 2018, and look forward to being even more involved in bringing music and technology education to a wider audience than we have up to now. The Lennon Bus allows students to not only express their creativity but to be able to produce and store their projects, and to learn to use the technology moving forward. We are excited to support the numerous events and experiences with the Bus throughout 2018."

OWC and the Lennon Bus will collaborate at the SXSW Festival in Austin in March. Activities and performances will be presented for festival attendees, with a short film produced afterwards by Lennon Bus students that will commemorate the events.

OWC is also sponsoring the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in 2018, with the "OWC Song of the Year" honor. Open to professional and amateur songwriters, judges including Fergie, Bob Weir, George Clinton, and Flea will help to select winners in 12 categories. The deadline for entry is June 15th and the winners will be announced on September 1st. For more information on how to enter visit www.jlsc.com.

In the fall, OWC will present the Lennon Bus’ "Come Together NYC" residency. The one month–program celebrates John Lennon’s birthday and includes school/educational programs, concerts, donations and peace signs, and is supported by the Mayor’s office and the New York City Council.

OWC provides a wide variety of production equipment to assist the engineers on the Bus in their work, including Mercury On–the–Go Pro SSDs, Mercury Elite Pro Dual Minis, Envoy Pro EX, Thunderbolt 3 Docks and USB–C Travel Docks, as well as enterprise storage. This equipment allows producers to remain consistently connected to their work, provides in–studio and mobile production capabilities, workstation editing, media and enterprise storage for the large volumes of content produced, and keeps production connected and running at full speed, even when the bus is in transit.

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