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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Introducing Stealth Sonics - New IEM Company Launch at NAMM

SINGAPORE —January 16, 2018— Technology innovator Stealth Sonics (www.stealthsonics.com) today announced the global launch of its first range of precision-tuned universal and custom in-ear monitor systems, to be unveiled at the January 2018 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, in booth #11248.

Stealth Sonics leverages its innovations in the aerospace, medical, music, and acoustic fields to craft in-ear monitors that are as unique as each person—from custom precision-tuned systems to personalized finishes. Artists and engineers enjoy the utmost sonic accuracy and advanced hearing protection, in total style and comfort, with systems that take them from the studio to the stage to the street, without missing a beat.

What’s different about Stealth is its design philosophy which employs the scientific approach to couple a person’s natural hearing system with advancements in acoustic and audiological technologies.

“Nature has already blessed us with a marvelous in-built audio system,” says Davwinder Sheena, co-founder of Stealth Sonics. “We’re merely ensuring the precision and quality of the playback, utilizing the attributes of the natural system and providing versatility for use in many aspects of life. They can be used while working in the studio, performing on stage, listening while relaxing exercising, traveling and generally moving through everyday life.”

At The NAMM Show, Stealth Sonics will debut a series of three systems, each available in both universal-fit options and custom-molded versions that take advantage of second-bend impressions to conform precisely to the inner ear canal, for superior fidelity, minimal acoustic interference and perfect fit:

U2 & C2: A two-driver hybrid design for a warm, smooth, musical sound.

U4 & C4: A four-driver, pure balanced armature (BA) design for punchy bass, silky midrange and crystal-clear highs.

U9 & C9: Flagship nine-driver, hybrid high-performance design featuring a precision-calibrated, large-diameter dynamic driver together with Super-High drivers, for extreme detail, precision and clarity.

All universal-fit in-ear monitors come with the Khameleon Skinz®, the world’s first interchangeable screw-on faceplate accessory that incorporates Stealth Damping® technology. Other available accessories include an array of eartips in various sizes and styles, and detachable silver-wire, copper-wire, lightning, USB-C and Bluetooth cables tailor the sonic experience to the user’s lifestyle.

“The sound fundamentals of acoustic engineering and audiology have proven that our process allows your Custom IEMs to conform precisely to your inner ear canal,” states Balvinder Singh, co-founder of Stealth Sonics. “This provides unparalleled isolation (up to -36dB), superior fidelity, minimal acoustic interference and a perfect fit.”

For the ultimate in personalization, you can choose from dozens of colors and accessories, and even feature your custom artwork to express your unique style or brand. All Custom IEMs feature either a dual or triple-bore sound aperture. Stealth Sonics finishes are highly-polished, seamless unibody designs. All Custom IEMs come with a 30-day refit policy.

Learn more about Stealth Sonics by visiting www.stealthsonics.com or stopping by NAMM Show booth #11248 for a demo, January 25 through 28, 2018.

Los Angeles folk act Herbert Bail Orchestra releases stunning new video + single


The music video / short film "Chains" accompanies the release of the song by the same name from The Herbert Bail Orchestra's upcoming second album History’s Made at Night, which is set to be released in early 2018.



"Chains" is a coming of age story, a defining portrait of a thirteen-year old boy growing up in the city. He must venture outside urbanity, into nature, to find the courage and inspiration to face his fears and cross a proverbial threshold.

"I wanted to capture part of my own childhood experience growing up in the late 80s and the metaphorical chains that can hold us all back," writes singer/songwriter and director Anthony Frattolillo of The Herbert Bail Orchestra.

The Herbert Bail Orchestra was named one of LA Weekly’s Best Shows to See in LA, has been featured in HuffPost and Nowness, and was the Winner of Best Music Video at the Ciclope Film Festival for their previous video "The Nature of Things"
Stay Connected: The Herbert Bail Orchestra
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DFAM - A New Analog Percussion Synthesizer From Moog Music

January 11, 2018, Asheville, NC -- Today Moog Music introduces the Drummer From Another Mother (DFAM), the first addition to the Mother eco-system of semi-modular analog synthesizers. DFAM is an original electronic instrument for the exploration of new concepts in rhythm and resonance. 

Drummer From Another Mother (DFAM) is a highly-interactive, Semi-Modular Analog Percussion Synthesizer and a vibrant deviation from the traditional drum machine--presenting an expressive hands-on approach to percussive pattern creation.

DFAM’s fully analog circuitry behaves much like a living organism, reacting in different ways to input from different individuals. Moog Music enlisted three artists to demonstrate the sounds of the new instrument: DJ Haram, Stud1nt, and Umfang--all members of NY’s Discwoman collective. Watch as they explore the new Semi-Modular Analog Percussion Synthesizer from their own personal creative spaces:

DFAM is the first addition to the Mother ecosystem of electronic instruments and each DFAM includes a package of patch cables, inviting interconnectivity via the synthesizer’s 24-point modular patchbay. Create new sounds or bizarre behaviors, synchronize an unlimited number of DFAM and Mother-32 synthesizers together, or fully integrate this analog instrument into a modular Eurorack production environment.

Each DFAM is lovingly designed, assembled, calibrated and tested in Asheville, NC by the employee-owners at Moog Music and has already begun shipping from the Moog Factory to Authorized Moog Music Dealers worldwide.

Starting next week, from Jan 15- Jan 24, Moog will offer free hour-long DFAM workshops facilitated by Alissa DeRubeis and Felisha Ledesma of S1 Synth Library to the west coast subscribers of the Moog Music Newsletter.

Right now, the DFAM synthesizer is part of an interactive interspecies installation at the Cactus Store in Echo Park. Entitled BioRhythmia, the installation uses electromyography sensors to measure the electric energies of a 30 year old cactus. The plant’s energies are converted into analog control voltages (CV), enabling the cactus (a mutant species originally from Bali, but now extinct in the wild) to “play” the synthesizer. Different conditions, different times of day, even different experiences with human passer-bys can affect what the cactus decides to play.

Isotonik Studios: Lightfinger - Evolution

RELEASE: OUT NOW

PRICE: £13.99 / €18.00 / $20.00 Exc. VAT  

LINK - CLICK HERE  

Lightfinger was one of the original trio of Sound Designers to release a Circuit pack though our Patch Store, with Circuit Patches Volume One & Future Frontiers setting the original standard Light hasn't rested on his laurels whilst we've been caught up in a dreamworld of retro nostalgia with Delorean & Chiptune Dreams.

Circuit Evolution consists of 64 Patches, 16 Sessions and two complete sample packs ready to upload via Components... Lightfinger brought the Science to the Novation Circuit, now he brings you the Future of the Future!

64 PATCHES: With moving pads, dirty basses and powerful leads, there are a wide range of Patches that are suitable for many genres of music. All of the Macro Knobs have been assigned dynamic, useful functions with the helpful standardization for each patch so you know what's going to happen when you jam!

EVOLUTION SAMPLE SET: Classic and electronic percussion, hi-tech hits, FX stabs, and tonal elements.

DISTRUCTO SAMPLE SET: Get hard with this aggressive kit featuring a ‘stereo’ sample on Pads 63 (Left) & 64 (Right).

16 SESSIONS: 16 Sessions in various musical styles using the Evolution Patches and Evolution Sample Set. Also included are 16 ‘blank’ metronome Sessions

VIDEO WALKTHROUGH - CLICK HERE

MORE DETAILS - CLICK HERE

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Pat Benatar to be Honored at the 2018 She Rocks Awards

Anaheim, CA, January 9, 2018The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) announces that Pat Benatar will be honored at the 6th annual She Rocks Awards on Friday, January 26, 2018, during the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.

Four-time GRAMMY® Award winner Pat Benatar first landed on the charts and in homes across America during the early days of MTV in the 1980s. Together with producer, guitarist and songwriting partner, Neil Giraldo and a jaw-dropping, classically-trained voice and fierce determination, they ruled the radio with hits such as  "Love Is A Battlefield,"
Heartbreaker," "We Live for Love," "We Belong," and the signature "Promises in The Dark." After three decades, the duo has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, cementing their place in rock history. Married for 36 years and musical partners for 38 years, they continue to wow audiences during sold-out concerts. For more info, visit www.benatargiraldo.com.

The WiMN Founder, Laura B. Whitmore, comments, "Pat Benatar’s talent and contributions to rock music are an inspiration to women everywhere, whether they are fans or aspiring artists themselves. We are truly honored to recognize her at this year’s She Rocks Awards."

Benatar joins a host of 2018 honorees that includes Melissa Etheridge, The B-52s members Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson, Exene Cervenka of X, Fanny, 
plus a collection of role models from all walks of the music and audio industries. View the full list of this year’s honorees here.

Gearing up for its sixth consecutive year, the She Rocks Awards pays tribute to women who display leadership and stand out within the music industry, and has become a standard at the NAMM Show. Previous award recipients include female industry leaders such as Colbie Caillat, Ronnie Spector, Sheila E, The Bangles, Shirley Manson, Esperanza Spalding, Chaka Khan, Jennifer Batten, Karmin, Orianthi, Dinah Gretsch, Craigie Zildjian, and more.

The 2018 She Rocks Awards is sponsored by Gretsch, Monster Energy, Sennheiser, Seymour Duncan, Martin Guitar, Reverb.com, Harman, Fishman, Roland, Zildjian, Guitar Center, Casio, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, PRS Guitars, D’Angelico Guitars, Tech 21, PreSonus, D'Angelico Guitars, Berklee Online, 108 Rock Star Guitars, On-Stage Stands, M.A.C Cosmetics, Paul Mitchell, City National Bank, Bittree, Sabian, KMC, NAMM, Music Inc., Music & Sound Retailer, Music-News.com, NewBay Media, Guitar World, Guitar Player, Bass Player, Electronic Musician, Guitar Girl Magazine, Gear Tech + Recording, KVR Audio, and more.

Tickets are on sale now. This event is open to the public and a NAMM show badge is not required to attend. And yes, men are welcome, too! Learn more at www.sherocksawards.com.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

New Indie Record Label Space Duck Records Launches Out of Chicago

Space Duck Records has been founded on the ideal that Artists deserve a label that will focus on growing their career while maintaining artist friendly contracts.
Daniel Servi, president of Space Duck Records, and Vice President Tim K., both understand that Artists are the heart of the company.
Servi, a fixture on the Chicago live music scene, has a proven track record of discovering, cultivating and promoting talent from the early stages and beyond.
With a small roster, Space Duck Records has the capabilities of meeting and surpassing their client's needs and expectations.
Currently, the label focuses on the reggae-rock genre. However, the goal is to eventually extend to multiple genres.
Space Duck Records will provide their Artists with experienced staff who also understand the importance of the Artists' goals while maintaining realistic expectations and a game plan to achieve those goals.
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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The B-52s Members Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson, and Melissa Etheridge to be Honored at 2018 She Rocks Awards


Anaheim, CA, January 3, 2018 – The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) announces that Melissa Etheridge and The B-52s band members Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson will be honored at the 6th annual She Rocks Awards on Friday, January 26, 2018, during the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.

Best known for her hit songs “I’m the Only One,” “Come to My Window,” and the song that first propelled her career, “Bring Me Some Water,” Grammy® Award- and Academy® Award-winning artist Melissa Etheridge has been tearing up the charts and tearing off the roof since 1988 with her signature sound. Her current album, MEmphis Rock and Soul, was released in 2016 to critical acclaim, and features original songs as well as her interpretation of classics. For more info, visit www.melissaetheridge.com.

Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson are original members of one of the most beloved party rock bands, The B-52s. Known for their unique musical and performance style, the band has made a permanent mark on the musical world with hits such as “Rock Lobster,” “Roam,” “Love Shack,” and many more. Celebrating The B-52s’ 40th anniversary, Kate and Cindy continue to perform with the band, in addition to working on solo projects. For more info, visit www.theb52s.com.

The WiMN Founder, Laura B. Whitmore, comments, “We are so excited to honor these pioneering women who represent the diversity of musical styles we embrace at the She Rocks Awards. Each has made lasting contributions to music, and has influenced countless female musicians and fans alike.”

Melissa Etheridge, Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson join a host of 2018 honorees that includes the pioneering all-girl band Fanny and Exene Cervenka of X plus a collection of role models from all walks of the music and audio industries. View the full list of this year’s honorees here.

Gearing up for its sixth consecutive year, the She Rocks Awards pays tribute to women who display leadership and stand out within the music industry, and has become a standard at the NAMM Show. Previous award recipients include female industry leaders such as Colbie Caillat, Ronnie Spector, Sheila E, The Bangles, Shirley Manson, Esperanza Spalding, Chaka Khan, Jennifer Batten, Karmin, Orianthi, Dinah Gretsch, Craigie Zildjian, and more.

The 2018 She Rocks Awards is sponsored by Gretsch, Monster Energy, Sennheiser, Seymour Duncan, Martin Guitar, Reverb.com, Harman, Fishman, Roland, Zildjian, Guitar Center, Casio, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, PRS Guitars, D’Angelico Guitars, Tech 21, PreSonus, D'Angelico Guitars, Berklee Online, 108 Rock Star Guitars, On-Stage Stands, M.A.C Cosmetics, Paul Mitchell, City National Bank, Bittree, NAMM, Music Inc., Music & Sound Retailer, Music-News.com, NewBay Media, Guitar World, Guitar Player, Bass Player, Electronic Musician, Guitar Girl Magazine, Gear Tech + Recording, KVR Audio, and more.

Tickets are on sale now. This event is open to the public and a NAMM show badge is not required to attend. And yes, men are welcome, too! Learn more at www.sherocksawards.com.

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