Vancouver BC - Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the JR2-DT remote is now shipping. The JR2-DT is a dual function control switch that enables the user to A/B toggle devices, such as the Radial SW4 and SW8, from the comfort of a desk-top position or remotely mute the system.
According to Radial Custom Shop Manager Ryan Juchnowski: "Since we launched the Radial SW8 backing track switcher, we have had several requests to produce a custom remote control to enable the user to reach over to switch from one backing track to the other should one of the playback systems fail. We figured that since we were building an updated version of the SW8, it was the perfect time to produce an off-the-shelf solution. The JR2-DT is super compact, uses a standard XLR as the cable interface and is plug and play easy to use!"
The compact JR2-DT features choice of XLR and ¼" remote outputs to suit various set-ups. There are two switches on the top panel: one switch is labelled A or B, the other mute. Each switch is a latching type that stays engaged until it is depressed a second time. On-board LEDs illuminate to let you know status. These derive their power from the Radial device that is connected, eliminating the need for batteries or local power supply. Construction is 16 gauge steel with powder coated finish. As with all Radial products, the JR2-DT is made in Canada and comes with a 3-year transferable warranty.
The JR2-DT is now shipping and retails for $110 USD.
Singers Win Big as ArtistWorks’ Online Vocal School and Voicecouncil Magazine Team up to Give-Away a TC•Helicon VoiceLive 2 Processor
Two ways to sing better: The VoiceLive 2 and get free online sample singing lessons from newly upgraded Jeannie Deva Online Vocal School
March 11, 2014 – NAPA, CA – Leading lifestyle social e-learning platform provider, ArtistWorks and VoiceCouncil Magazine have joined forces to present a give-away to promote the newly upgraded ArtistWorks’ Online Vocal School with Jeannie Deva.
One lucky person will win a TC•Helicon Voicelive 2 vocal processor. With a retail value of $945, the VoiceLive 2 is a remarkable vocal tool that gives singers realistic harmonies, reverbs, delays, EQs, compression – everything that’s needed to perfect a stunning vocal performance.
The ArtistWorks Online Vocal School with Jeannie Deva helps singers unlock new power, range and confidence in their singing. Its Video Exchange™ platform combines hundreds of pre-recorded videos with the ability to submit practice songs to celebrity vocal coach Jeannie Deva and get personalized video coaching on their performance.
Jeannie has added 45 newly recorded lessons expanding on her proven method and adding new features like singing harmonies and more.
TC•Helicon’s VoiceLive 2 and ArtistWorks’ Online Vocal School with Jeannie Deva represent two powerful ways for singers to cut through the mix and dazzle audiences.
The contest starts immediately and lasts through April 9th. No purchase is necessary and entrants must be 18 years of age at the time of entry. All entrants can take advantage of free sample lessons from Jeannie Deva’s online vocal school.
The Online Vocal School with Jeannie Deva starts at just $90 for three months of unlimited access, $150 for six months and $240 for 12 months.
For more information about The Online Vocal School with Jeannie Deva, visit DevaVocals.com.
About VoiceCouncil Magazine
VoiceCouncil Magazine is counted as one of the best online resources for contemporary vocalists, connecting singers with the best in online content for maintaining vocal health, getting gigs, developing technique, mastering vocal technology and more. For more information, visit www.voicecouncil.com
About ArtistWorks, Inc.
Founded in 2008 by former AOL executive David Butler and former financial executive Patricia Butler, ArtistWorks, Inc. is the leader in a new generation of online learning platforms. Their revolutionary global learning community of world-renowned teaching artists and enthusiastic amateurs is dedicated to unleashing the music that lies within all of us. This “next generation” Video Exchange Feedback Platform enables virtuoso musicians to "teach the world" by presenting their musical legacy in the form of HD video lessons to subscribing members. Utilizing simple web cams, smartphones, tablets or video cameras, members are able to submit practice videos and get individualized video feedback and guidance from their teaching artists - creating a constantly evolving two-way, online learning experience.
ArtistWorks currently offers schools from such world-class artists as: Paul Gilbert (rock guitar lessons), Martin Taylor (fingerstyle guitar lessons), Jason Vieaux (classical guitar lessons), Andreas Oberg (jazz & more guitar lessons), Jeannie Deva (singing lessons), Nathan Cole (violin lessons), Jeffrey Khaner (flute lessons), William Caballero (French horn lessons), David Bilger (trumpet lessons), Ricardo Morales (clarinet lessons), Nathan East (electric bass lessons), John Patitucci (jazz bass lessons), Howard Levy (harmonica lessons), DJ Qbert (DJ lessons), Christie Peery (piano lessons), Luis Conte (percussion lessons), as well as the ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass with Tony Trischka (banjo lessons), Missy Raines (double bass lessons), Bryan Sutton (flatpick guitar lessons), Andy Hall (Dobro lessons), Mike Marshall (mandolin lessons), and Darol Anger (fiddle lessons). Jazz Guitar with Chuck Loeb launches Spring 2014. For more information, visit www.ArtistWorks.com
Adamovic introduces their new concept bass, "The Dark":
Bass Gear Magazine has been invited to be a participating magazine in the prestigious Musikmesse International Press Award for 2014.
WINDS OF PLAGUE BASSIST ANDREW GLOVER (SOUND TEMPLE STUDIO) TO HOST FREE CREATIVE LIVE "ADVANCED BASS PRODUCTION" CLASS
Two-day workshop begins February 24, 2014, Enroll now!
SEATTLE, WA - creativeLIVE, the world's leading online classroom, has announced its next 'Music & Audio' course, "Advanced Bass Production," hosted by Winds of Plague bassist and Sound Temple Studio founder, Andrew Glover. The two-day workshop, free to watch live, will begin February 24 at 9 AM PST. The class marks creativeLIVE's first-ever two-day course dedicated to the art of recording, editing and mixing great modern bass tones. For more information, and to enroll today, head over to: http://www.creativelive.com/courses/advanced-bass-production-andrew-glover. And check out a teaser video for the class on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqkz7oPPV7g.
"Bass guitar is one of the most misunderstood aspects of modern rock recording, but it is the foundation to a great mix," commented Glover. "In this class I'll be covering and expanding upon a lot of the basics to recording bass, as well as teaching you some advanced techniques to take your bass sounds to the next level."
Since its inception in 2010, creativeLIVE has broadcast more than 250 courses to more than 1 million students worldwide. Now streaming live from studios in Seattle and San Francisco, creativeLIVE hosts workshops in photography, video, design, business, audio, music, and software training, unlocking previously closed doors by making dynamic education accessible to everyone.
The site's next 'Music & Audio' instructor, Andrew Glover, is the owner of Sound Temple Studio in Los Angeles and longstanding bassist for heavy metal act, Winds of Plague. Founded in 2008, Sound Temple has already worked with bands like Impending Doom, The Ghost Inside and Sleeping Giant, as well as labels like Century Media, Facedown, Metal Blade and more. In 2013 Glover expanded his recording empire, opening up Temple II Recording Studio in Phoenix, Ariz.
Stay tuned to creativeLIVE and http://www.creativelive.com/audio for more information on "Advanced Bass Production" and other upcoming 'Music & Audio' classes.
We are finally posting some of the 2014 Winter NAMM Show videos over at the Bass Gear Magazine YouTube channel. Check it out at www.youtube.com/bassgearmagazine.
“New Remote Drum Session website launched by session drummer Matt Dean. Professional drum tracks in all styles recorded at custom drum studio and delivered to you via the internet.
Special offer for Bass Gear Magazine readers. 10% off the already cheap prices when you mention the magazine.
Once again, the NAMM Show in Anaheim was a wonderful event, full of cool gear and folks from all walks of life. As we unwind and recover, we thought we'd let you all know about our six Bass Gear Magazine Best of Show Award winners. Here they are (in alphabetical order):
3Leaf Audio - Wonderlove & You're Doom pedals
Darkglass Electronics - Vintage Deluxe pedal
Demeter Amplification - VTBP-M-800D bass head
ESP - Stream bass (LTD, E-2, and ESP lines)
Peavey - MiniMega bass head
Marleaux Guitars - Diva 5-string bass
We will go into more depth on each of our winners in future News items.
Congratulations to the winner of the Bass Gear Magazine Xsonics giveaway, Steve Lovellette!
Now control your music apps and effects without touching your device with the iRing™ touchless controller for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The new iRing uses hand gestures to control parameters of effects and other items in your music apps, allowing you to create stunning and dramatic music in an incredibly fun way by simply moving your hands in front of your device.
iRing uses patented advanced image-recognition, motion control and precise geometric positioning technology to give you control of assignable parameters within your apps. It uses the front-facing camera on your device to determine the exact position of the wearable rings, and recognizes and tracks the movement of the linear or triangular patterned iRing “rings” allowing you to control up to six parameters at a time.
Making music and creating killer real time effects for nonstop dance music and grooves is now easy and as simple as moving your hands… something you probably already do. So get the groove going and take control with your hands and iRing.
Okay, so how does this thing work? iRing is a simple double sided ring that fits comfortably between your fingers. On one side is an engraved linear pattern of three dots, on the other is an engraved triangular pattern of dots. iRing uses the front-facing camera on your device and advanced volumetric positioning algorithms to recognize and determine the exact physical location of the ring in relation to the device camera. This precise reading of the physical location of the ring is converted into MIDI control messages that are easily read by your music apps over time, thus allowing you to move your hands to control certain parameters within your apps. So in essence, iRing and the iRing control app track your movements and convert them into useful info your apps use to change things.
Pretty slick, huh? iRing is the first control system available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices and the list of apps compatible with iRing technology is growing rapidly.
Let’s say for instance you want to control an audio effect. Many of the effects in GrooveMaker 2 and VocaLive allow you to control parameters in real time by utilizing an “XY” grid and dragging your finger across the screen. For an effect like a “Delay” effect, when you slide you finger across the grid on the touchscreen, you change the Delay Time and the amount of repeats (feedback) of the effect.
With iRing, you actually get a 3 dimensional grid — an XY and Z grid — that allows you to move across the screen to control delay time and feedback (the X & Y grid), but also gives you a third parameter to control by moving the iRing closer to or farther from the device. This “Z” movement allows you to control the amount of delay applied to the signal, so you can control up to 3 parameters at a time with just one iRing. And iRing comes with 2 rings, one for each hand, so you can control up to six parameters (3 per effect) with your hands.
At the core of the iRing concept is the free iRing FX/Control app that does all the heavy lifting for you. iRing FX/Control is first the engine that drives the technology and sends your apps the information they need for controlling effect parameters and more. The control feature of iRing works in the background, so it’s completely transparent to the operation of your device. But there’s more…
iRing FX/Control is also an AudioBus and Inter-App Audio compatible multi-effects processing app you can use to add stunning and brilliant audio effects into your favorite audio apps, and control them with your iRing. With iRing FX/Control, you get 16 high quality creative effects. Choose from standard effects like filter, delay, compression, reverb and wah, or add a new level of audio creativity with our suite of wacky DJ effects like stutter, Fuzzy, Crush, Twist, Brake, Spin and Tail. iRing FX/Control is free with the iRing and available on the App StoreSM.
iRing is the first controller for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that uses motion to control parameters within your favorite apps. But iRing can also be used to create real-time, non-stop dance grooves and scores with the included iRing Music Maker app. Imagine DJ’ing a party and using your hand movements to create the mood and groove! With iRing and iRing Music Maker, you can do just that.
iRing Music Maker is very similar to our popular GrooveMaker app that allows you to create non-stop grooves and complete compositions utilizing music “loops” that always sound good together. Music Maker is based upon the same concept, but is designed from the ground up to be used with iRing… switch loops, change effects and create the mood all without touching your screen. You have to hear it to believe it, but trust us, this is the future of mobile music making control. iRing is also compatible with new versions of our most popular apps for musicians: AmpliTube, SampleTank, GrooveMaker 2 and more, giving you a whole new approach to sound design and control.
iRing is available from musical instrument and consumer electronics retailers worldwide and includes two iRing rings and two apps from the App Store.
For music app developers, we have an SDK and a FREE licensing program available upon request for developers who want to take advantage of this breakthrough technology to integrate motion control into their apps.
iRing™ technology can easily be utilized beyond music apps, so we encourage game, health & fitness, utility and other app developers to contact us to take advantage of the technology and improve the functionality and control of apps with iRing™.
[Kingston, NY] November 4, 2013: After two successful years supporting musicians in need with exciting concert events, the non-profit MTD4LYFE organization will present The 3rd Annual MTD Family Reunion Benefit Concert at The 2014 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. This years beneficiaries are two outstanding organizations that support and encourage music in school and hearing education for children.
Performers this year include (subject to change): Andrew Gouche (Prince, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, The Winans) and Band of Brothers (an incredible all-star lineup of musicians) Robert Bubby Lewis (Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco) John Montalbano (My World, Public Enemy, DMC) The Solid Suns and The Little Kids Rock Band
What: The 3rd Annual MTD Family Reunion Benefit Concert at The 2014 Winter NAMM Show When: Saturday, January 25th, 2014 • 7pm Sharp Showtime Where: J.T. Schmid’s • 2610 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Visit www.mtd4lyfe.org/donate or email email@example.com for more information.
MTD4LYFE INCORPORATED A NON-PROFIT 501(C) (3) ORGANIZATION 3 LAUREN COURT • KINGSTON, NEW YORK 12401 USA TEL: 845.246.0670 • EMAIL: MIKE@MTD4LYFE.ORG • WEB: MTD4LYFE.ORG • FACEBOOK.COM/MTD4LYFE • TWITTER.COM/MTD4LYFE
MTDFR3 tickets will be available exclusively from the MTD booth 5868 during the 2014 NAMM Show or at the door based on availability.
About Little Kids Rock:
Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit that transforms children’s lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in disadvantaged public schools. The organization partners with school districts to train public school teachers in its innovative, contemporary curriculum, while donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs that focus on teaching kids to perform, improvise and compose the musical genres that they love. To date, Little Kids Rock has reached over 250,000 students.
Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers, is a Non-Profit Organization 501 (c) (3)
– Est. in 1988 with the support of founding donor Pete Townshend of the Who and others. H.E.A.R. is dedicated to the prevention of hearing loss and tinnitus among musicians, other music industry professionals and all music fans (especially young people). HEAR partners with schools, rock camps and other nonprofit organizations nationally to provide H.E.A.R. Listen Smart workshops and free hearing screenings.
H.E.A.R. also provides musician hearing services via its HEARNET.COM Partner and conducts H.E.A.R.ing conservation information campaigns worldwide.
About MTD4LYFE Incorporated
Founded in 2011 by legendary luthier and designer, Michael Tobias, he created MTD4LYFE, Inc. as a non-profit 501C3 organization dedicated to helping musicians in need. Inspired by the company’s incredible family of artists, the goal is to help the wonderful organizations designed and dedicated to this massive effort at a time when musicians are struggling. All proceeds from MTD4LYFE events and promotions support musicians through its beneficiaries and charitable organizations.
About Michael Tobias Design (MTD Bass)
Founded in 1994 by legendary luthier and designer, Michael Tobias, MTD American Handmade Basses are the finest quality handmade instruments available. MTD creates each bass by incorporating only the finest components and materials in order to create a sound, feel and style that can be built-to-order for to each artist. Tobias’ designs are also found in MTD’s Kingston, Heir, and Saratoga models, as well as his work for other manufacturers.
MTD4LYFE INCORPORATED A NON-PROFIT 501(C) (3) ORGANIZATION 3 LAUREN COURT • KINGSTON, NEW YORK 12401 USA TEL: 845.246.0670 • EMAIL: MIKE@MTD4LYFE.ORG • WEB: MTD4LYFE.ORG • FACEBOOK.COM/MTD4LYFE • TWITTER.COM/MTD4LYFE
For more information, contact: Daniel East
A 501 (C) (3) Non-Profit Organization
3 Lauren Court Kingston, NY 12401
The new EBS Classic 500 retro-styled bass amp offers a classic tube amp-type of sound although it is a solid state bass head. The musical boosted Drive control and the exceptional control offered by the dual midrange section makes it easy to dial-in any type of vintage (or modern) bass sound. The plenty of power offered from the new power amp makes the Classic 500 an amazingly versatile bass amp with a beautiful tone. Transparent to the character of your bass – in true EBS tradition! The thoughtfully designed EQ puts you firmly in the driving seat adding everything from subtle, vintage overdrive to a mean driving distortion, whilst maintaining a beautiful low rounded bottom end.
With the new compact design, the Classic 500 is the perfect match for ALL EBS ClassicLine cabinets, including the narrower mini size 112 cabinets. The new design also works fine with the ProLine and NeoLine cabinets.
The new design fit’s the width of the mini size EBS ClassicLine 112.
The EBS Classic 500 bass amp comes with a padded cover.
The EBS Classic 500 start shipping in December.For further information, co-ordinate and schedule a review etc. please contact Ralf Bjurbo, Marketing Director at EBS Sweden AB on firstname.lastname@example.org
Multimedia announces iRig BlueBoard
wireless MIDI pedalboard is now shipping
The first Bluetooth MIDI pedalboard for iPhone, iPad, and Mac,
gives musicians hands-free control over music apps
October 10, 2013 - IK Multimedia - the global leader in mobile music-creation apps and accessories - is proud to announce that iRig® BlueBoard, a groundbreaking new wireless MIDI pedalboard for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac, which gives guitarists, bassists, vocalists and keyboard players hands-free wireless control of mobile and Mac music apps, is now available from musical instrument and electronics retailers worldwide.
Hands free - cable free
iRig BlueBoard is the first wireless MIDI pedalboard for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac that uses Bluetooth technology to transmit MIDI messages to control app and software functions and features. Musicians can use iRig BlueBoard to control parameters in their favorite music making apps - such as stompbox effects on/off, preset patch-switching on the fly, volume or wah control, or any other MIDI controllable function. Set-up is as simple as turning on the power and launching the iRig BlueBoard companion app and assigning the backlit pads to the desired control function.
iRig BlueBoard uses Bluetooth 4.0 (LE - Low Energy) technology to transmit the actions of its four onboard, backlit footswitches and its two optional external devices to the mobile device or Mac. Then, using the iRig BlueBoard app (download from the App StoreSM) and software (download from the IK web site User Area), the Bluetooth signals are converted into MIDI messages and routed internally to the music app that's running on the device.
The ultimate app control
Any music app or Mac music-software application that is
MIDI compatible (the standard communication protocol for musical instruments)
- such as IK's AmpliTube, VocaLive, SampleTank, iLectric
Piano, iGrand Piano - or any other Core-MIDI-compatible app like
Apple's GarageBand, can be controlled wirelessly. iRig BlueBoard is
also expandable - musicians can add up to two standard additional expression
pedals or footswitches via the unit's two TRS 1/4" expansion jacks,
allowing for control of continuous rotary functions like wah effects, volume,
EQ, gain control, etc.
AmpliTube® release for iPhone, iPad adds
iOS 7 support, featuring Inter-App Audio routing system
The most popular guitar-playing and recording-studio app
adds iOS 7 support and Inter-App Audio functionality
iOS 7 Compatibility
September 24, 2013 - IK Multimedia, the pioneer and global leader in music-creation software, mobile apps and music-making hardware for musicians, engineers and producers, is pleased to announce a new version of AmpliTube for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, the full-featured guitar studio and recording app for mobile musicians, which adds iOS 7 compatibility as well as the ability to use AmpliTube as a filter app in the new iOS 7 "Inter-App Audio" feature.
Multimedia announces iRig PRO,
the "all in one" universal audio/MIDI interface
for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac
iRig PRO allows professional recording musicians to connect
microphones, guitars, line instruments or MIDI devices on the go
Pocket-sized, battery-powered and fully portable, iRig
PRO is designed to give mobile musicians and songwriters an interface that can
handle the widest variety of audio input signals, so they can create music and
audio on the go anywhere, any time.
September 5, 2013 - IK Multimedia, the global leader in mobile music-creation apps and accessories, is proud to announce iRig® PRO, the universal digital mobile audio/MIDI interface for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac.
IsoAcoustics announces the availability ISO-L8R430, the newest member of its award-winning, highly-acclaimed patented acoustic isolating stands, which are specifically designed to support, guitar, bass and many other musical instrument amplifiers as well as large speaker cabinets.
The ISO-L8R430 IsoAcoustics Stands’ patented isolation technology allow amplifiers, and large speaker cabinets to literally float in free space, resulting in the elimination of energy transfer to the surrounding surfaces. The result for the music player is markedly enhanced sound clarity, superior isolation and tightening up of the bass while opening up the mid-range frequencies.
“The IsoAcoustics ISO-L8R430 provides a “floating floor” for guitar, bass and keyboard amps that isolates the bass frequencies and provides greater sound clarity through the mid and upper frequencies,” says IsoAcoustics Founder Dave Morrison. “IsoAcoustics has long been focused on developing products which allow artists to bring out the best in their system, and we are tremendously excited to offer the new ISO-L8R430 stands, giving guitarists, bass players, keyboard players and other inspired players the ability to have their music heard in the way that they intend to play it – whether practicing, playing onstage or recording -- with clear, open sound.”
Measuring 17” in width and 9” in depth, the ISO-L8R430 stands offer a variety of tilt adjustments, and are designed to support musical instrument amplifiers weighing up to 100 pounds. They are available at retailers throughout the U.S., Canada and many other countries worldwide.The IsoAcoustics ISO- L8R430 Stand has a MSRP of $109.99 U.S.
The long-awaited DI version of Tech 21's popular VT Bass SansAmp Character Series pedal has begun shipping.
The VT Bass DI pedal has been configured to incorporate a Blend control to adjust the amount and balance of direct instrument signal with the SansAmp circuitry, and a Bite switch to add a treble boost and tighten up the bass sound. It also features three outputs - 1/4", XLR, and parallel - for multiple stage and studio applications.
All versions of the VT Bass - the new DI, the original VT Bass and the VT Bass Deluxe - feature a unique Character control. By just turning a knob, you are transported through decades of legendary bass tones, from the early '60s to classic super valve to modern day mega crunch. The VT Bass Series features a 100% analog signal path for warm, organic tones, a 3-band active EQ.
Bigrock Engineering Introduces STOP-IT!™
End Accidental Volume Changes
Marina Del Rey, CA (8/15/2013) – Bigrock Engineering announces the release of the STOP-IT™, manufactured and distributed by Allparts. Finally a solution to the problem of accidentally hitting the volume or other control knobs, and changing the setting in the middle of a song - which can make you blow a great solo, or have the bottom fall out when a rhythm guitar disappears. Not a great thing to happen live, and could be costly time wise if it happens in the studio.
STOP-IT!™ is a specially molded composite bushing, that locates on the hex nut, on the stem of a volume or other control knob. It allows a guitarist to control the resistance to turning, of most knobs, without losing a smooth feel. Simple to install, remove the knob, mount the STOP-IT!™, replace the knob, and press down to get the desired resistance. Will not harm instrument finish.
Installs in minutes without modifications.
Prevents accidental volume changes
No Modifications to Instrument
No damage to finish
More confidence when performing
Works on most guitars, amps and pedals
MSRP: $7.00 pack of 4
The Pedulla Rapture bass is now available
without a pick guard. They're calling this model the "Rapture NPG" (NPG
= No Pick Guard). It's a full featured Rapture bass,
available with choice of single Soapbar, JJ, or PJ pick-up configurations and
low mid boost/cut switch to complement the existing active treble and bass
controls. For more information, please visit www.Pedulla.com.