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Arturia iMini Minimoog iPad Emulation

Well, it’s been far too long since I’ve posted so I thought I’d get off my butt and do something about that. Just so you know my plan is still to try and post at least every 2 or 3 days…I did say try! I’m not normally one to be looking at software instruments, however this one caught my eye because of the post I did a couple posts back about audio and the iPad. Arturi...[Read More]

Martin Retro D-18E

Martin is arguably the most respected name when it comes to acoustic guitars. Ever since they started making guitars in 1833, they have been dedicated to quality. Fast foreword to now, and Martin is paying homage to some to their classic guitar models by remaking them. This is where the Martin Retro D-18E comes in. the Retro D-18E is a remake of Martins classic D-18, which was originally made in 1...[Read More]

NAMM 2013: Aphex Microphone X

Well, here’s an interesting one…a microphone that has analog signal processors BUILT INTO IT. This immediately caught my attention. The Aphex Microphone X is a USB cardioid condensor microphone with a compressor and exciter built into it. On top of that it also has a headphone amp built right in, so you can plug your headphones directly into the microphone. Now, as someone who likes to...[Read More]

NAMM 2013: Peavey Vypyr VIP

Another huge release from NAMM is Peaveys new Vypyr VIP series of amps. But here’s the catch. These amps can handle electric guitar, acoustic guitar AND bass. All in one amp. Now, is this just a gimmick and it’s really a low quality amp? Maybe. We will find out. Peavey certainly has its fair share of quality products, such as the Peavey Triple XXX II and the Peavey 6505+. Obviously the...[Read More]

NAMM 2013: Orange Divo VT1000 Valve Tester

Note: Valve = Tube One of the most practical and useful releases from NAMM this year has to be from Orange, with the release of its new valve tester. Orange is known worldwide for its quality tube amps and this new product is sure to be a great addition to Oranges arsenal. This release is revolutionary. Before now, it was almost impossible to know the state of your tubes without some knowledge of ...[Read More]

NAMM 2013: Pearl P-930 Demonator

A couple years after the release of Pearls Demon Drive pedal, their first endeavor into the direct drive world, we now see the Pearl P-930 Demonator, a chain driven Demon style bass drum pedal. The Pearl Demonators features include interchangeable cams and a Powershifter pedal board. Now, my first thought about this pedal when I saw it was, that looks great but what makes it any different from pre...[Read More]

NAMM 2013: Moog Sub Phatty

The name Moog is legendary. The classic sound of an analog Moog synth is unparalleled. And they’re at it again! Moog’s latest release is the Moog Sub Phatty, which includes two variable waveshape oscillators, one square wave sub oscillator, and one noise generator. This synth has been dubbed the “grittiest Moog ever”, and after hearing a number of demos, I can say that I ag...[Read More]

NAMM 2013: Behringer iX16

Yes, it’s true, I am not a Behringer fan. Most of their gear seems a little flimsy and frankly not very appealing, with a few exceptions. However their newest release did catch my eye. It seems that the iPad is becoming more and more a part of the digital audio world today with the release of the iX16, an iPad controlled mixer which also doubles as an 18 channel USB interface. Here’s t...[Read More]

NAMM 2013: New Snare Drums by Gretsch

Another bit of juicy news from NAMM is the arrival of a bunch of new snare drums by Gretsch. There are 3 new models on the list including drums made from Brass, Walnut and a Stave model which can be made from Oak or Cherry. The brass model is 6.5″ x 14″, and includes 10 lugs. Joe Mazza, the product manager for Gretsch Snare Drums has been quoted as saying that the “Bell Brass giv...[Read More]

NAMM 2013: Slash Marshal SL-5

The first product that caught my attention from NAMM was the new Marshall Slash SL-5. This new 5-watt combo amp is a collaboration with Slash and Marshall and is aimed at those that might be living in an apartment, or who might not need a high powered Marshall stack. It provides 2 channels – clean and overdrive – both of which are Slash approved, although I’m not quite sure what exactly that means...[Read More]

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