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    FENDER CUSTOM SHOP UNVEILS SALEEN AUTOMOTIVE-INSPIRED GUITAR, DIAMOND-LADEN
    CORONATION STRATOCASTER, CELEBRATES 70 TH ANNIVERSARY OF BROADCASTER AT WINTER NAMM 2020
    Fender Custom Shop Enters New Decade with Annual and Prestige Collections, Eclectic Masterbuilt Creations and Artist Models for Jimmy Page and Eric Johnson
    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (January 15, 2020)—Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today
    announced the introduction of its Annual and Prestige collections, as well as additions to the Custom Artist Collection for Jimmy Page and Eric Johnson to the Fender Custom Shop lineup – all debuting at Winter NAMM in Anaheim, Calif.

    “At the Fender Custom Shop, we’re known for building dreams, and this year’s lineup of guitars bring to life the unimaginable,” said Mike Lewis, VP of Product Development, Fender Custom Shop. “Guitars from the Fender Custom Shop represent the pinnacle of craftsmanship and creativity at Fender. From our annual collections and artist models – such as Jimmy Page Signature Tele and Limited-Edition Eric Johnson “Virginia” Strat– to one-off showpieces from the world’s most skilled Master Builders, wecontinue to push the envelope for creativity and innovation in the industry.”

    One of those showpieces for 2020 includes a collaboration with animator Chris Schnabel. In
    collaboration with Fender Custom Shop master builders, Schnabel conceptualised and painted designs for two guitars. Models include the “'50's Telecaster Special" by Master Builder Dale Wilson and “The Conman” from Master Builder Scott Buehl. The concept of the later is based on villain “Captain Carp” from an upcoming book from Schnabel.

    Each year, an Annual Collection of models are conceived and created in the Fender Custom Shop toshowcase the latest innovations and developments—everything from pickup design, wiring and finish processes, to wood combinations and more. Joining the Annual Collections “Limited Edition” series this year are four models celebrating the 70 th anniversary of the Broadcaster and the origins of one of Fender’s most iconic models. In 1950, Fender introduced the Broadcaster, an extremely limited and collectible model that was Fender’s second solid body electric guitar with a truss rod and two pickups.
    Eventually, the Broadcaster became what players know today as the Telecaster. Teambuilt and
    masterbuilt in Corona, Calif., 70 th  Anniversary Broadcaster models are limited to 2020 and will feature a variety of aging options.

    In addition to the annual collections, the following make their way into the Fender Custom Shop Artist series lineup. Beginning in 2020, these models will be available at Authorised Custom Shop Dealers. See below for full descriptions; they include: Jimmy Page Signature Telecaster® - the ever-popular Jimmy Page signature model (mirrored version) will become a permanent, custom teambuilt model in the Custom Artist Collection.
    Eric Johnson Virginia Stratocaster® - “Virginia” is a rare, modified, sassafras-bodied 1954
    Stratocaster (named after a label found inside the pickup routes) that was played on Johnson’s
    hit song “Cliffs of Dover”. He also wielded it during the recording of the groundbreaking Tones
    and Ah Via Musicom albums that made him a star beyond guitarist circles. Limited to 50
    instruments worldwide and Masterbuilt by Carlos Lopez, the Eric Johnson Virginia Stratocaster is
    a faithful replica of this magnificent instrument, with a production line model also offered.

    Each year, the Fender Custom Shop’s esteemed Master Builders are given a challenge to build a guitar with no boundaries. The result of that creative exercise is the 2020 Prestige Collection models – with one conjured up by each Master Builder; they include: 
    Ron Thorn: Fender® Stratocaster® 1 Guitar - $33,000
    Acclaimed for building high-performance guitars even before his arrival at Fender, Master
    Builder Ron Thorn has always loved fast cars. Struck by the similarities in sleek design and high-
    performance between the Fender Stratocaster guitar and the Saleen® 1 super sports car, Thorn
    conceived of a one-of-a-kind Stratocaster combining elements of both. The result is the
    Stratocaster 1. This supercharged guitar is finished in striking Saleen Candy Apple Red. Its hand-
    laid carbon-fiber body is hollow for super-lightweight, with a roasted alder centre block and a
    hand-carved maple top. Its quartersawn roasted maple neck has a 12” radius carbon fibre
    round-lam fingerboard with medium jumbo frets, topped off with a matching carbon fibre
    headstock overlay. In a special Saleen design touch, the high-output TV Jones™ Power’Tron Plus
    bridge pickup sits beneath a tinted “rear window,” and the new custom “6-Stack” bridge and
    handmade Strat 1 tailpiece are brand-new Fender innovations that give the guitar an even more
    sleek custom look and tone. Further, a custom Strat® 1 pedalboard enhances the player’s
    “driving” experience with custom volume, tone and wah-wah controls. To complete the set, the
    Fender Stratocaster 1 also comes with a matching pedal board and will be displayed with a
    Saleen car at Winter NAMM 2020. *Saleen, Ford, Jaguar, Shelby and TV Jones are trademarks of
    their respective owners.

    Yuriy Shishkov: Coronation Stratocaster® - $560,000
    Yuriy Shishkov’s Coronation Stratocaster is inspired by the Coronation Egg made in 1897 to
    commemorate the inauguration of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra on an Imperial throne.
    Given its historical significance, Shishkov says this is the most famous and most valuable egg
    created and was even a part of a heist plot in the popular movie Oceans 12. The guitar design
    includes a gold leafed surface with an “on-wood” Guilloche and gilded silver artwork. It also
    features custom fabricated diamond eagle medallions, along with hundreds of diamonds
    throughout the instrument. The neck has distinct “trellises” with diamond patterns found on the
    egg’s “hidden surprise” coach. The Coronation Stratocaster comes with an authentic LTD Edition
    vintage recreation of the Coronation Egg. After 16 months of work, this has become Shishkov’s
    “most complicated and intriguing project” to-date, he says.
    John Cruz: Custom Griffin Themed Leather carved and covered 612 Doubleneck Tele® -
    $75,000
    John Cruz’s Custom Griffin Themed Leather carved and covered 612 Doubleneck Tele is a
    custom-themed guitar that has never been created before. In addition to a 612 Doubleneck
    feature, the guitar also features painted artwork with a 3D effect. “I wanted to create somethingthat looked beautiful, but also be totally playable and sound amazing,” he says. “This guitar is for anyone who dares to be different.”

    Greg Fessler: Boutique Telecaster - $8,500
    Greg Fessler’s Boutique Telecaster celebrates the 70 th anniversary of the esteemed model. As he mapped out the concept for the guitar, he was focused on showcasing beautiful figured wood
    but used in a “boutique” version of a Telecaster.

    Dennis Galuszka: The Argyle Telecaster® - $9,850
    Dennis Galuszka’s The Argyle Telecaster was conceived in collaboration with virtuoso Fender
    painter Jay Nelson. Designed to bring out anyone’s internal hipster, this Telecaster features a
    sparkle paint job along with an argyle pattern. “We have an amazing in-house painter in Jay and
    I am a total sucker for sparkle paint jobs and patterns within a sparkle,” he says.

    Todd Krause: Swagger - $9,300
    Todd Krause’s Swagger guitar is based on the Fender “Swinger,” but takes on a different name
    due to the various changes he applied to the model. Krause used roasted figured maple for the
    neck and gave the headstock the same curves as the body. The guitar also features a full 25.5”
    scale length, a custom bridge, custom top mount and high output silver foil pickups from Curtis
    Novak. “This is a great guitar for a Swinger collector or collectors looking for something a little
    different,” Krause says.

    Carlos Lopez: Sugar Skull Strat® - $36,500
    Carlos Lopez’ Sugar Skull Strat is entirely painted by esteemed artist Pamelina. As Lopez created
    the guitar, the building part was secondary to the painting, which transforms this instrument
    into a work of art. “When I was an apprentice, I told myself I was going to work with Pamelina
    when I became a Master Builder. I hope this guitar will remind everyone that we are more than
    just guitar builders.”

    Kyle McMillin: Vineyard Tele - $9,300
    Kyle McMillin’s The Beaulieu Vineyard Tele is made from reclaimed wood from the wine barrels
    of the vineyard of its namesake. Through the decades, the barrel wood developed a natural red
    stain from the wine that was made within it. To showcase the old wood and its character,
    McMillin finished the guitar off with a super thin permalac finish. Unique and elegantly simple,
    the Telecaster also features cork knobs and tarnished raw hardware, as well as a Twisted Tele
    neck pickup and a Broadcaster bridge pickup.

    Jason Smith: India Garden Esquire® - $16,000
    Jason Smith’s India Garden Esquire is a collaboration with Pyrography artist Madeline Hanlon,
    whose beautiful, detailed wood burning design is displayed on the guitar. As Smith design his
    Prestige creation, he pulled inspiration from the 70 th Anniversary of the Esquire guitar, as well as
    floral prints found on tapestries and clothing of India for the artwork. There’s a simplicity to the
    overall design - from the lack of fretboard markers on the highly figured birdseye neck, to the
    single pickup and simplistic volume and tone control layout.
    Paul Waller: Carved Top Telecaster - $9,500
    Paul Waller’s Carved Top Telecaster is a semi-hollow, double “F” hole Telecaster made from
    swamp ash and a book matched quilted maple top. The custom-made Curtis Novak P-90 style
    pickups are covered in tortoise, which is accentuated by the tortoise double bound body. The
    roasted AA flame neck wears a flat lam Indian rosewood board and holds 22 - 6105 frets. It’s
    easily navigated with a mid-sized oval “C” shaped neck. The guitar’s colour is a hand mixed teal
    transparent with a slight burst covered in NOS lacquer. Gold hardware completes the package of
    this custom one-off.

    Dale Wilson: Tamo Ash Esquire - $8,550
    Dale Wilson’s Tamo Ash Esquire was inspired by a piece of Tamo Ash wood he saved years ago
    for a special project. “The figuring on this piece of Tamo Ash was incredible, and I’m a sucker for
    a Honey Burst paint job,” he says. Wilson was determined to showcase the beauty and simplicity
    of the Fender Esquire with this showpiece.
    Finally, Fender will also debut five Fender Custom Shop amplifiers, which include:
    Custom Shop ‘57 Deluxe TM , Hangar One, 120V - $9,000
    A one-of-a-kind amplifier with a cabinet crafted from old-growth redwood that was reclaimed from Hangar One on Moffett Field in Mountain View, California. The rear panel includes laser-cut artwork commemorating a vision of the colossal 1930s blimp hangar and an airborne Navy dirigible in flight. The hand-wired and tweaked 5E3 deluxe chassis complements the highly seasoned, lightly sealed wood enclosure with a Celestion Blue driver for superb tone and appearance. Only one unit available; for 120 Volt regions only.

    Custom Shop ‘57 Deluxe TM , Rustic Big Boy 15, 120V - $6,000
    The ‘57 Deluxe “Big Boy” 15 amplifier takes the time-honored Tweed Deluxe formula and bumps up the tone with a 15-inch guitar speaker - the mighty Fender®/Eminence® Special Design 15. To tighten up the extra-fat bass response, we’ve tweaked the Fender “yellow” tone capacitor values for more refined attack and twang. The resonant, lightweight premium pine cabinet is stained black, hand-sanded for an eye-grabbing “rustic grain” appearance and lightly clear-coated. Only 25 units will be built for the world.

    Custom Shop ‘57 Custom Twin – 120V- $10,000
    This Fender Custom Shop amplifier built by Master Builder Jim Dolmage is constructed with pine and custom painted metal flake finish by Cam Fury of Fury in Kolor. Sold as a set with matching guitar built by Master Builder Ron Thorn. Features include a cabinet built with kiln dried sugar pine, hand selected from quarter sawn lumber free of knots and defects; all-tube classic 5E8A circuitry, based on the hand wired 57 Custom Twin with 40 Watts of power; Fender Pure Vintage yellow capacitors; Mercury
    Magnetics transformers; and two 12AY7 preamp tubes; Twin 12” Eminence Special Design alnico
    speakers.

    Fender Masterbuilt Dynamite Box Amplifier – 120V- $9,000
    The Fender Amp Custom Shop advises you to stand back, because its newest musical munition—the Masterbuilt Dynamite Box Amplifier—packs quite a punch into a small but powerful amp armament. Its rare reclaimed 1920s-era wooden cabinet once transported real explosives made by the Trojan Powder Company of Allentown, Pa., and Roberts Landing, Calif., for use by the military and in the mining and dam-building industries. Designed and crafted by Amp Custom Shop Master Builder Shawn Greene, the well-worn century-old cabinet houses single 6” and 8” Jensen® alnico speakers for unique full-frequency tonality, powered by hand-wired ’57 Champ circuitry (5 watts at 4 ohms) with hand-selected components. With distressed grille, a pine control panel fashioned from the cabinet’s own chassis cut- out, hand-aged hardware and silkscreened Trojan logo and other labeling, it’s a one-of-a-kind item of stylish sonic ammo ideal for living room and studio alike.

    Masterbuilt Princeton Stars N Stripes – 120V - $10,000
    This Fender Custom Shop amplifier was conceived and developed by Master Builder Jim Dolmage. It is constructed with beautiful hand selected tone woods from our “private stash.” This is a one of a kind amplifier built to celebrate the release of our hand wired ‘64 Custom Princeton Reverb amp. Other features include a cabinet built with smoked and roasted ash in alternating vertical stripes, with reclaimed walnut and maple star inlays on the sides; chamfered “diamond cut” flame maple trim; all tube hand-wired circuitry based on the ‘64 Custom Princeton Reverb amp; Celestion G12H30 speaker squeezed in for a rich, full bodied sound; Tube-driven tremolo and long-spring reverb; and the wood was hand-sanded and treated with 8 coats of oil for a luminous natural finish. 2020 Annual Collections Include:
    Artisan:
    Artisan Koa Stratocaster®
    Artisan Maple Burl Stratocaster®
    Artisan Spalted Maple Stratocaster®
    Artisan Koa P-90 Telecaster®
    Artisan Maple Burl P-90 Telecaster®
    Artisan Flame Maple P-90 Telecaster®
    Vintage Custom:
    Vintage Custom 1950 Pine Esquire®
    Vintage Custom 1968 Telecaster® Thinline
    American Custom:
    American Custom Telecaster® MN
    American Custom Stratocaster® RW
    American Custom Stratocaster® MN
    Time Machine:
    1956 Stratocaster® Relic®
    1960 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®
    1964 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic®
    1970 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic®
    1957 Telecaster® Journeyman Relic®
    1961 Telecaster® Relic®
    1964 Tele® Custom Heavy Relic®
    1962 Jaguar® Journeyman Relic®
    1965 Jazzmaster® Relic®
    1957 Precision Bass® Journeyman Relic®
    1960 Jazz Bass® Heavy Relic®
    1966 Jazz Bass® Journeyman Relic®
    1963 Bass VI Journeyman Relic®
    Limited Edition:
    Limited Edition ‘70s Tele® Custom Journeyman Relic®
    Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Broadcaster
    Limited Edition ’60s Telecaster® Thinline Journeyman Relic®
    Limited Edition ’58 Special Strat® Journeyman Relic®
    Limited Edition ’60s HS Tele® Custom Heavy Relic®
    Limited Edition Double Esquire® Custom Relic®
    Limited Edition ’72 Tele® Thinline Heavy Relic®

    2020 artist models include:
    Eric Johnson Virginia Stratocaster® Guitar – €9309.00
    In 1988 renowned tone savant Eric Johnson made his debut on Austin City Limits, delivering an
    electrifying performance that ultimately catapulted “Cliffs of Dover” to #5 on the Billboard Top 100. “Virginia,” a rare, modified, sassafras-bodied 1954 Stratocaster (named after a label found inside the pickup routes) powered this career-defining moment. He also wielded it during the recording of the groundbreaking Tones and Ah Via Musicom albums that made him a star beyond guitarist circles. Limited to 50 instruments worldwide and Masterbuilt by Carlos Lopez, the Eric Johnson Virginia Stratocaster is a 1:1 replica of this magnificent instrument, one that could only be born in the Dream Factory. Every intricacy of Johnson’s original was reproduced in painstaking detail by Lopez. From thesingle Graph Tech® String Saver saddle on the high E to the flat washer on the output jack and specially cut nut, he left no stone unturned in his quest—even going so far as to match the actual pot values and removing one spring from the rear cavity. Featuring a Deluxe Closet Classic finish package, this guitar wears a lightly checked lacquer finish, matched to Closet Classic hardware, giving it a well-loved, slightly aged look. The offset-seam, two-piece body is crafted from tight-grained sassafrass, which adds a “round” note to the instrument’s voice. The AAAA flame maple neck features a “V”-shaped profile that comfortably fills the hand and hosts a 12” radius maple fingerboard with 21 jumbo frets. Custom, hand-
    wound “Virginia” neck and middle pickups, matched to a fat-sounding DiMarzio HS2 humbucking bridge pickup powers this guitar’s voice. This trio of pickups are connected by custom wiring and a 5-way pickup switch which places the pickup pair in-phase in switch position two and out-of-phase in position four, unlocking his singing, violin-like tone for you to enjoy. Other features include single-ply Eggshell pickguard, vintage-style EJ synchronized tremolo assembly, vintage-style tuning machines, American Vintage string tree with nylon spacer and as a special touch, a piece of masking tape inside the control route labelled ‘Virginia’. Includes custom pure nickel string set for vintage-informed tone, deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
    Jimmy Page Signature Telecaster® – €4999.00
    The Fender Custom Shop Custom Artist collection Jimmy Page Signature Telecaster® is a faithful recreation of the guitar Jimmy Page played in the early days of Led Zeppelin and used on the band’s groundbreaking debut album. The Telecaster guitar was a gift from Jeff Beck, Page’s predecessor, in seminal U.K. psychedelic blues-rock outfit the Yardbirds. Page promptly “consecrated” the guitar—a 1959 model with a white blonde finish and rosewood fingerboard—by applying eight round mirrors to it in order to, in his own words “make it sort of almost kinetic” and “a channeling vehicle for music.” Page used the Telecaster for all the electric guitar work on eponymous 1969 album Led Zeppelin, one of the most acclaimed and influential debut albums in rock history. True to the original, the Jimmy Page Signature Telecaster has a two-piece ash body with off-center seam, with an eight-hole pickguard and Journeyman Relic lacquer finish. The tinted maple neck has a custom Jimmy Page 1959 profile, topped by a flat-lam rosewood fingerboard with a 7.25” radius and vintage-upgrade frets. The two hand-wound 1958 Telecaster pickups have three-way switching withmodern wiring. Other features include a top-load/string-through-body Telecaster bridge with threaded steel saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, and bone nut. Includes deluxe hardshell case, custom strap, custom mirror kit, coil cable and Certificate of Authenticity.

    For additional information on new Fender products or to find a retail partner near you,
    visit https://shop.fender.com/en-SE/start

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    SANTA MONICA, CA, USA: trailblazing pro audio manufacturer Antelope Audio is proud to introduce Zen Tour Synergy Core — readily representing its innovative take on pushing portable audio interface design further forward as a cross- platform (TB3/USB2 for Mac/Win) 18x24 offering that can process up to 256 effects over 32 channels with ultra-low latency and zero CPU drain (thanks to the four ARM-based DSP processors, to which it owes its extended family name, working with the doubled custom-designed FPGA chip architecture of its popular predecessor) for artefact-free recording and mixing with confidence (courtesy of Antelope Audio’s always-competitive specs, including 130dB DA conversion on its monitor outs for an unrivalled critical listening experience) — at The 2020 NAMM Show, January 16-19, Anaheim, CA, USA…
    Owners of Zen Tour Synergy Core can choose from a wider variety of DSP-based effects that are available exclusively from Antelope Audio, such as a custom- designed plug-in that leverages the next-generation hardware acceleration of the Synergy Core platform to deliver the legendary Auto-Tune® pitch correction and vocal effects with ultra-low latency (Auto-Tune Synergy); a fresh and versatile take on vintage tremolos (Vari-Speed Tremolo); phases, sweeps, and swooshes that sound truly out of this world (Space Flanger); and much more besides. Better still, users can creatively process up to 32 mono DAW channels via Zen Tour Synergy Core as hardware inserts or place 32 Synergy Core-powered effects racks as plug-ins via Antelope Audio’s AFX2DAW bridge, bringing DSP- and FPGA-based effects modelling to any DAW!

    Duly shipping with a free starter pack of 36 emulations of classic studio gear and creative effects (worth $2,120.00 USD if bought individually), Zen Tour Synergy Core comes complete with two mic preamps (Gyraf Gyratec IX); four EQs (VEQ-1, VMEQ-5, VEQ-HLF, and Clear Q); five compressors and limiters (FET-A76, Stay- Levin, VCA160, X903, and PowerFFC); 11 tube guitar amps (Plexi 59 (UK), Bass SuperTube VR, Darkface 65 (US), Top30 (UK) Bright, Tweed Deluxe (US), Overange 120 (UK), BurnSphere (DE) Lead, Marcus II (US) Lead, Modern (US) CH3, Rock 75 (UK), and Rock 22.10 (UK)); 11 guitar cabinets (Darkface 65 2x12, Top30 2x12, Modern 4x12, Green 2x12, Vintage 4x12, Green 4x12, Caliper 50 1x10, Bluelux 1x12, Clst 1x12, England 4x12, and Bass Tube 1x15); two special processing effects (PowerEX and PowerGate); and one reverb (Auraverb). Additional expansions from Antelope Audio’s ever-expanding library of DSP/FPGA effects of course can be bought by Zen Tour Synergy Core owners at any time to further future-proof their studio workflow with the greatest of ease.
    As a portable desktop device that can comfortably fit into a backpack, Zen Tour Synergy Core’s comprehensive I/O is impressive. In terms of its 8x14 analog I/O implementation, it can record four acoustic sources using microphones (via four mic/line inputs on TRS/XLR Combo jacks) and four electric guitars or eight mono/ four stereo synthesizers simultaneously (by also utilising four instrument/line inputs on TRS). Ultimately, users can process up to eight mono channels through outboard gear (via a standard 25-pin D-SUB connector) and record them back into DAW projects.

    Connectivity continues with two monitor outs on TRS, two headphone outs on TRS, and two re-amp outs on TRS. The 10x10 implementation of digital I/O via ADAT and SPDIF allows for extending that already-impressive analogue I/O implementation with external line/mic convertors for plugging into external digital processing units without AD/DA conversion. Correspondingly, ADAT (SMUX) supported channel count varies — between eight inputs and outputs at 44.1/48 kHz, four inputs and outputs at 88.2/96 kHz, and two inputs and outputs at 176.4/192 kHz — while the SPDIF-supported channel count totals two inputs and two outputs at 44.1-192 kHz.
    Antelope Audio’s signature selection and implementation of ADC/DAC components provides for transparent, artefact-free audio capture when recording and detailed playback with wide soundstage and low noise for critical listening when mixing while operating at 24dBu reference levels using Zen Tour Synergy Core. Competitive specs speak volumes with those line inputs achieving 124dB (-110THD+N) AD, line outputs achieving 127dB (-107THD+N) DA, and monitor outs achieving 130dB (-115THD+N) DA.
    Zen Tour Synergy Core adopts the latest generation of Antelope Audio’s acclaimed 4th Gen 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking technology to eliminate jitter and provide artefact-free AD/DA, and it can clock external devices connected via ADAT or SPDIF.
    As a Thunderbolt 3- and USB 2-equipped cross-platform audio interface that is compatible with both macOS — Catalina included — and Windows, Zen Tour Synergy Core really represents a sound investment for any audio engineer, even if subsequently choosing to change their computer system. Since it utilises high-performance, custom-built drivers, Zen Tour Synergy Core can achieve ultra-low round trip latency for direct monitoring with effects.
    So, simply speaking, Zen Tour Synergy Core comes up trumps when it comes to duly delivering enhanced effects processing capabilities and improved AD/DA as a perfect portable fit for project studio owners as well as on-the-move producers and audio engineers who use audio effects to process recording and mixing sessions while seeking extensive analogue connectivity in a compact form factor.
    For those seeking to musically meditate on pushing portable audio interface innovation, why not experience all that Zen Tour Synergy Core has to offer when it is introduced by Antelope Audio on Booth 15912 at The 2020 NAMM Show, January 16-19, Anaheim, CA, USA? Ultimately, visitors welcomed will surely be impressed with what they see and hear there!
    Zen Tour Synergy Core will be shipping in Q1 2020 — at a projected price of $1995.00 USD/€1995.00 EUR — and available through Antelope Audio’s growing global network of authorised dealers (https://en.antelopeaudio.com/dealers/). Or order online directly from Antelope Audio via the dedicated Zen Tour Synergy Core webpage (https://en.antelopeaudio.com/products/zen-tour-synergy-core/), which also includes more in-depth information.
    Explore Zen Tour Synergy Core’s included real-time effects here: https://en.antelopeaudio.com/products/zen-tour-synergy-core-real-time-fx/

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    Bothell, WA—January 2020… Mackie® has expanded its MP Series Professional In-Ear Monitors, adding the new MP-320, MP-360, and MP-460 in-ear monitors to the current lineup of MP-120, MP-220, and MP-240. In addition, Mackie has added Bluetooth® capabilities to the entire MP Series with the introduction of the new MP-BTA Bluetooth Adapter, available bundled with the MP-120, MP-220, and MP-240 to add Bluetooth connectivity.
    The three new models take in-ear monitoring to the next level. Mackie’s MP-320 Professional In-Ear Monitors feature a triple dynamic driver design for a surprising level of musical separation and nuance with plenty of low-frequency response and exceptional clarity in the mid and high frequencies. Featuring a triple balanced armature design, MP-360 In-Ear Monitors provide a balanced sound with exceptional clarity and stereo imaging. The drivers have been custom designed for the MP Series for the best possible performance. MP-460 In-Ear Monitors take high-fidelity to the next level with a quad balanced-armature design that delivers truly stunning vocal clarity and detail, satisfying the most discerning listener. All three new in-ear monitors employ a precision 3-way crossover that ensures a balanced sound across the entire 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency range.

    An over-ear design keeps MP Series monitors securely in your ears and the cables behind your head for uninterrupted performance. The new models feature ergonomically molded enclosures and come with four different types of ear tips—foam, silicone, wide-bore silicone, and triple flange—in small, medium, and large sizes for maximum comfort. The detachable, audiophile-grade cables are shielded and internally braided and are equipped with MMCX connectors for easy wearing and flexibility. MP Series In-Ear Monitors also come with a hard molded case and a gold-plated 1/8-inch to 1/4-inch adapter.
    With the new Mackie MP-BTA Bluetooth Adapter for BT Series In-Ear Monitors, the same top-quality professional in-ear monitors you use onstage can be your wireless monitors for creating music on the go with your laptop or tablet or simply enjoying your music with any Bluetooth-enabled source. Included with all Mackie BT Series In-Ear Monitors and also available separately, the MP-BTA features swiveling, detachable MMCX connectors that make coupling quick and easy. The adapter effortlessly pairs with any Bluetooth-enabled device, and its Bluetooth 5.0 technology ensures great battery life, range, and reliability. In-line mic and controls allow for answering calls and controlling music playback, making the MP Series a truly versatile solution for in-ear monitoring.
    Available beginning January 2020, the MP-BTA carries a US MAP of $99.99; the MP-120 BTA carries a US MAP of $149.99; the MP-220 BTA carries a US MAP of $199.99; and the MP-240 BTA carries a US MAP of $ 249.99. The MP-320 (US MAP $299.99), MP-360 (US MAP $399.99), and MP-460 (US MAP $499.99) will be available in February 2020.
    For more information visit www.mackie.com/mp-series.

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    The team at Arturia are excited to reveal the latest member of the KeyLab Essential family: KeyLab Essential 88 is a powerful 88-note controller keyboard that’s packed with inspiring features, streamlines your workflow, comes with a fantastic bundle of software, and is friendly on your wallet.
    One of the most affordable 88-note controllers on the market, it features an all-new keybed that strikes the perfect balance between fast synth action and a traditional weighted piano feel. Thanks to the fantastic features and included software, KeyLab Essential 88 provides everything they need to create and record music straight out of the box. Its intuitive performance controls, perfect Analog Lab support, and excellent DAW integration mean it’ll inspire you every day, and improve the way you make and perform music.

    88 note, velocity sensitive keyboard with hybrid synth-piano feel. 16 back-lit, customizable performance pads 9 faders & rotary encoders Mackie / HUI compliant DAW Command Center Clickable jog-wheel Velocity & modulation wheels Full Analog Lab integration “Chord play” mode Twin-line LCD screen Class-compliant USB: use with iOS and Android devices Optional sustain pedal and DC power supply
      An incredible controller in its own right, KeyLab Essential 88 also comes complete with one of the best collections of bonus software around.
    ANALOG LAB
    Perfectly integrated synths and keyboards
    Your go-to choice for inspiration, creativity, and performance. Over 6500 amazing keyboard presets taken from over 30 classic instruments, intuitive controls, and seamless integration. Discover inspiration at every step on your musical journey.
    ABLETON LIVE LITE
    Record, mix, and release your tracks
    An introduction to the world of Ableton Live, a high-powered software suite used by top producers, DJs, performers, and remixers all around the world. Live Lite lets you record your ideas, layer tracks, warp audio, and release your productions.
    UVI GRAND PIANO MODEL D
    Beautifully sampled iconic piano
    Straight from the world’s greatest concert halls and recording studios. KeyLab Essential also includes UVI’s recreation of the Steinway Model D grand piano, sampled in exquisite detail, ready for you to play, and free of charge.
    KeyLab Essential 88 is everything you could want in a low-cost 88 note controller. It can easily be carried by one person, it has a clear but stylish design, it gives you deep integration with your favorite DAWs and software instruments, and gives you full creative range for your keyboard playing.
    Read more here

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    Bothell, WA—January 2020… Mackie has expanded their immensely popular CR Series Multimedia Monitors, adding new models and a subwoofer to the highly acclaimed line of compact nearfields.
    New to the CR Series is the CR3-X 3-inch, CR4-X 4-inch, and CR5-X 5-inch, as well as the Bluetooth enabled CR3-XBT 3-inch, CR4-XBT 4-inch, CR5-XBT 5-inch, and CR8-XBT 8-inch models. Adding new bottom end punch to the line is the new CR8S-XBT Bluetooth enabled Subwoofer.
    The perfect upgrade for your desktop speakers, CR Series monitors deliver the performance you expect from a Mackie studio monitor. Ideal for home studios, multimedia content creation, AV post-production, gaming, broadcast and more, CR Series monitors offer studio-quality sound in a compact, well-designed package that’s equally at home in a high-end project room or your bookshelf.

    CR Series monitors deliver clean, articulate sound, with the CR3-X and CR4-X offering 50W of power and the CR5-X pumping 80W. The new CR8S-XBT subwoofer delivers a full 200W. All models boast all-wood cabinets, polypropylene-coated woofers, .75” ferrofluid-cooled silk-dome tweeters, and specially designed waveguides for unmatched sonic clarity and consistent sound dispersion across all frequencies at all levels.
    The distinct front panel design features brushed metal panels and a sleek, signature CR Green outline, with convenient front panel access to on/off/volume control and headphone jack. The speaker placement switch allows you to easily choose which side of your desk gets the volume control.
    The new CR8S-XBT subwoofer is the perfect addition to any CR Series monitor setup, delivering 200W of powerful dedicated bass reinforcement. Its sleek design makes it a perfect match for any CR Series monitors, and its flexible rear panel inputs and outputs include 1/4” TRS and RCA connectors, as well as convenient Bluetooth connectivity and streaming. Dial in your sound just right with Input and Output level controls plus a variable crossover and polarity switch. The included CRDV Desktop Volume Control makes controlling your system a breeze, and adding Bluetooth connectivity to any set of monitors.
    All CR Series Multimedia Monitors come ready to play, including acoustic isolation pads to minimize boomy bass build-up and provide up/down tilt control for more focused listening; speaker to speaker cable, 1/8” to stereo RCA cable for connecting to your computer’s output, and 1/8” to 1/8” cable for connecting to smartphone or media player. (Isolation pads not included with CR3-X and CR4-X.)
    US MAP pricing per pair: CR3-X - $99.99; CR3-XBT - $119.99; CR4-X - $149.99; CR4-XBT - $169.99; CR5-X - $199.99; CR5 – XBT - $219.99; CR8-XBT - $349.99; CR8S-XBT - $199.99. All models will be available beginning March 2020.
    For more info on Mackie’s new CR models and the entire CR Series, visit www.mackie.com/CR-X.

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    V3 Offers Nine New Modes, Voltage or Expression Control Over the "Drag" Parameter, "Tails"/No Tails Switching and New Price Point
    Midwest Earth, January 16, 2020 -- For centuries (or maybe just years), EarthQuaker Devices' Afterneath creation has been the innovative go-to reverberation contraption for artists looking to create a lush and novel enchanting sounds befitting an axe-wielding wizard of the highest order. Unwilling to rest on their laurels, the alchemists toiling away in EarthQuaker Devices' Akron, Ohio stronghold, have conjured, and are set to unleash, the Afterneath V3 and their creation becomes available for purchase at the brand new price point of $199 on April 15, 2020.
     


    About New Afterneath V3 Features:
    Afterneath V3 continues to offer the celebrated "Drag" feature and now it can be put under voltage or expression control using the "EXP" jack located on the side of the device. It operates in nine different modes, which are selected by a small "Mode" control located directly underneath the "Drag" control. These modes are as follows: Unquantized with slew, Unquantized volt/octave, Chromatic scale, Major scale, Minor scale, Penatonic scale, Octaves and Fifths, and Octaves. These modes drastically transform the operation of the "Drag" control functions.
    1. Unquantized: Smooth, unquantized response over the operating range 2. Unquantized with Slew: Smooth, unquantized response over the entire operating range, but with a musical slew that is reminiscent of turning the varispeed knob on a vintage British tape delay. The “Drag” will lag behind the knob or voltage changes, but then quickly catch up 3. Unquantized Volt/Octave: Smooth and unquantized, yet scaled to align with the 1v/octave curve to allow melodic modulation of audio in the buffer, or control the frequency of self-oscillation like a voltage controlled oscillator. 4. Chromatic Scale: Quantized 1v/octave to the chromatic scale 5. Major Scale: Quantized 1v/octave to the major scale 6. Minor Scale: Quantized 1v/octave to the minor scale 7. Pentatonic Scale: Quantized 1v/octave to the pentatonic scale 8. Octaves & Fifths: Quantized 1v/octave to omit all but octaves and fifths 9. Octaves: Quantized 1v/octave to omit all but octaves The device features a completely analog dry signal path, totally digital delay path, buffered bypass with Flexi Switch Technology, and a "Tails"/"No Tails" option on bypass.
    Additionally, Afterneath V3 offers the following features:
    Enhanced otherworldly reverb algorithm built from an adjustable cluster of short delays Ranges from scattered individual delays to an immersive wash of atmospheric reverb Silent relay-based switching Lifetime guarantee Current Draw: 100 mA Input Impedance: 1M Ohm Output Impedance: 500 Ohm Boxed dimensions: 5.5” x 4.25” x 3.25” Out-of-box dimensions: 4.75” x 2.50” x 2.25” Weight: 14 oz About EarthQuaker Devices:
    Top-six in the U.S. and one of the top-10 in the world, create products that are available in over 865 retail locations in approximately 50 countries. Its key retailers include Guitar Center, Sam Ash, Sweetwater and Thomann. EarthQuaker Devices has sold over 250,000 units.
    The company's current workforce reaches over 50 individuals, and has been praised for its commitment to inclusion, diversity and cooperation with other pedal manufacturers by Best Guitar Effects.
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    More information is available at http://www.earthquakerdevices.com/afterneath.

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    Bothell, WA—January 2020… Long a leader in live and studio sound, Mackie has now entered into the microphone sphere, introducing their new EleMent Series microphones. Like all Mackie gear, EleMent Series mics combine professional-caliber performance and Mackie’s famed Built-like-a-tank™ rugged reliability and outstanding value. The series consists of three models: the EM-89D Live Vocal Dynamic, EM-91C Large-Diaphragm Condenser, and EM-USB USB Condenser microphones.
    The EM-89D dynamic microphone features a cardioid polar pattern and is primarily designed for stage use but also makes a fine addition to a studio microphone collection. It’s an excellent handheld vocal microphone and also excels as an instrument and amplifier microphone. The EM-89D comes with a mic clip, XLR mic cable, and zipper pouch. 

    Every studio needs a quality large-diaphragm condenser microphone, and the new Mackie EM-91C’s audio quality and classic cardioid polar pattern makes it suitable for a wide variety of studio applications. Choose the EM-91C when you want warmth and brilliance for vocals, to capture the nuances of stringed instruments, and much more. In addition to musical applications, it’s great for live streaming, voiceovers, and many other types of content creation. The EM-91C comes with a shock mount and an XLR mic cable.

    With the Mackie EM-USB condenser microphone, you can get down to recording, live streaming, podcasts, and online content creation quickly, without requiring a separate audio interface. Connecting directly to your laptop or mobile recording device using USB-C and featuring a built-in headphone output with independent volume control, the EM-USB offers audio reproduction rivaling mics many times more expensive. It also provides controls for main input gain and mute. The included mic clip, tripod mount, and USB-C cable make it easy to capture great recordings anywhere.

    Available in January 2020, the EM-89D carries a US MAP of $69.99; the EM-91C is priced at $79.99 US MAP; and the EM-USB is available at $149.99 US MAP.


    For more information about Mackie EleMent Series professional microphones, visit
    https://mackie.com/products/element-series-microphones

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    EBS goes back to the roots and launches the EBS 802 - High Dynamics Linear Bass Amp at the NAMM Show 2020. The new amp is entirely Made In Sweden.
    EBS ability to make outstanding high-end bass amps based on linear solid-state technology is a cornerstone of the company.
    When the EBS HD360 went out of production recently, as the last rack-mounted amp in the line, anxious voices from hard-core fans wondered if EBS went for a future with solely lightweight amplifiers in the program? No need to worry about that anymore.
    After the initial hype of the lightweight amplifiers, they have found their natural place in the life of many bass players. But among others, there’s been an increasing itch for something else that can bring them what the class D amps still have proven hard to deliver. The physical experience and organic response of a well built solid-state bass amplifier.
    That’s why the time is right to return to the roots and introduce a brand new High Dynamics Linear bass amplifier; the EBS 802.
    Equipped to cover the modern bass players needs
    The preamp of the EBS 802 is the most versatile yet of any EBS amp. Not only does it offer sweepable mid controls for Low Mid and High Mid, but the Bass and Treble controls are extended as well with switches to change the reference frequency of these filters. That makes the EBS 802 equipped to meet the special demands of 5- and 6-string bass players, and possible to adapt to any musical style.
    The Bright-control completes the EQ section and works almost like a volume control for the tweeter. Besides, the preamp has separate Lo and Hi boost character filters, a Compressor/Limiter, and a Drive control.
    The back of the amp reveals dual balanced XLR-outputs - post and pre EQ. An Effects Loop, Line Out, inputs for a 4-switch remote control (like the EBS RM-4) to engage Mute, Drive, activated Character Filters and to bypass the entire EQ.  
    The EBS 802 fits in a 19” rack case. The amp is entirely made in Sweden.
    Customers interested in buying the amp are encouraged to contact EBS through www.ebssweden.com for personal guidance.
    Estimated US Price: $2495
    More details will be published at www.ebssweden.com after NAMM.


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    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (January 15, 2020)—Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced the introduction of its Annual and Prestige collections, as well as additions to the Custom Artist Collection for Jimmy Page and Eric Johnson to the Fender Custom Shop lineup – all debuting at Winter NAMM  in Anaheim, Calif.
    “At the Fender Custom Shop, we’re known for building dreams, and this year’s lineup of guitars bring to life the unimaginable,” said Mike Lewis, VP of Product Development, Fender Custom Shop. “Guitars from the Fender Custom Shop represent the pinnacle of craftsmanship and creativity at Fender. From our annual collections and artist models – such as Jimmy Page Signature Tele and Limited-Edition Eric Johnson “Virginia” Strat– to one-off showpieces from the world’s most skilled Master Builders, we continue to push the envelope for creativity and innovation in the industry.”  
    One of those showpieces for 2020 includes a collaboration with animator Chris Schnabel. In collaboration with Fender Custom Shop master builders, Schnabel conceptualised and painted designs for two guitars. Models include the “'50's Telecaster Special" by Master Builder Dale Wilson and “The Conman” from Master Builder Scott Buehl. The concept of the later is based on villain “Captain Carp” from an upcoming book from Schnabel.
     


    Each year, an Annual Collection of models are conceived and created in the Fender Custom Shop to showcase the latest innovations and developments—everything from pickup design, wiring and finish processes, to wood combinations and more. Joining the Annual Collections “Limited Edition” series this year are four models celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Broadcaster and the origins of one of Fender’s most iconic models. In 1950, Fender introduced the Broadcaster, an extremely limited and collectible model that was Fender’s second solid body electric guitar with a truss rod and two pickups. Eventually, the Broadcaster became what players know today as the Telecaster. Teambuilt and masterbuilt in Corona, Calif., 70th Anniversary Broadcaster models are limited to 2020 and will feature a variety of aging options.
    In addition to the annual collections, the following make their way into the Fender Custom Shop Artist series lineup. Beginning in 2020, these models will be available at Authorised Custom Shop Dealers. See below for full descriptions; they include:
    •    Jimmy Page Signature Telecaster® - the ever-popular Jimmy Page signature model (mirrored version) will become a permanent, custom teambuilt model in the Custom Artist Collection.
    •    Eric Johnson Virginia Stratocaster® - “Virginia” is a rare, modified, sassafras-bodied 1954 Stratocaster (named after a label found inside the pickup routes) that was played on Johnson’s hit song “Cliffs of Dover”. He also wielded it during the recording of the groundbreaking Tones and Ah Via Musicom albums that made him a star beyond guitarist circles. Limited to 50 instruments worldwide and Masterbuilt by Carlos Lopez, the Eric Johnson Virginia Stratocaster is a faithful replica of this magnificent instrument, with a production line model also offered.
    Each year, the Fender Custom Shop’s esteemed Master Builders are given a challenge to build a guitar with no boundaries. The result of that creative exercise is the 2020 Prestige Collection models – with one conjured up by each Master Builder; they include:
    •    Ron Thorn: Fender® Stratocaster® 1 Guitar - $33,000
    Acclaimed for building high-performance guitars even before his arrival at Fender, Master Builder Ron Thorn has always loved fast cars. Struck by the similarities in sleek design and high-performance between the Fender Stratocaster guitar and the Saleen® 1 super sports car, Thorn conceived of a one-of-a-kind Stratocaster combining elements of both. The result is the Stratocaster 1. This supercharged guitar is finished in striking Saleen Candy Apple Red. Its hand-laid carbon-fiber body is hollow for super-lightweight, with a roasted alder centre block and a hand-carved maple top. Its quartersawn roasted maple neck has a 12” radius carbon fibre round-lam fingerboard with medium jumbo frets, topped off with a matching carbon fibre headstock overlay. In a special Saleen design touch, the high-output TV Jones™ Power’Tron Plus bridge pickup sits beneath a tinted “rear window,” and the new custom “6-Stack” bridge and handmade Strat 1 tailpiece are brand-new Fender innovations that give the guitar an even more sleek custom look and tone. Further, a custom Strat® 1 pedalboard enhances the player’s “driving” experience with custom volume, tone and wah-wah controls. To complete the set, the Fender Stratocaster 1 also comes with a matching pedal board and will be displayed with a Saleen car at Winter NAMM 2020. *Saleen, Ford, Jaguar, Shelby and TV Jones are trademarks of their respective owners.
    •    Yuriy Shishkov: Coronation Stratocaster® - $560,000
    Yuriy Shishkov’s Coronation Stratocaster is inspired by the Coronation Egg made in 1897 to commemorate the inauguration of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra on an Imperial throne. Given its historical significance, Shishkov says this is the most famous and most valuable egg created and was even a part of a heist plot in the popular movie Oceans 12. The guitar design includes a gold leafed surface with an “on-wood” Guilloche and gilded silver artwork. It also features custom fabricated diamond eagle medallions, along with hundreds of diamonds throughout the instrument. The neck has distinct “trellises” with diamond patterns found on the egg’s “hidden surprise” coach. The Coronation Stratocaster comes with an authentic LTD Edition vintage recreation of the Coronation Egg. After 16 months of work, this has become Shishkov’s “most complicated and intriguing project” to-date, he says.

    •    John Cruz: Custom Griffin Themed Leather carved and covered 612 Doubleneck Tele® - $75,000
    John Cruz’s Custom Griffin Themed Leather carved and covered 612 Doubleneck Tele is a custom-themed guitar that has never been created before. In addition to a 612 Doubleneck feature, the guitar also features painted artwork with a 3D effect. “I wanted to create something that looked beautiful, but also be totally playable and sound amazing,” he says. “This guitar is for anyone who dares to be different.”
    •    Greg Fessler: Boutique Telecaster - $8,500
    Greg Fessler’s Boutique Telecaster celebrates the 70th anniversary of the esteemed model. As he mapped out the concept for the guitar, he was focused on showcasing beautiful figured wood but used in a “boutique” version of a Telecaster.
    •    Dennis Galuszka: The Argyle Telecaster® - $9,850
    Dennis Galuszka’s The Argyle Telecaster was conceived in collaboration with virtuoso Fender painter Jay Nelson. Designed to bring out anyone’s internal hipster, this Telecaster features a sparkle paint job along with an argyle pattern. “We have an amazing in-house painter in Jay and I am a total sucker for sparkle paint jobs and patterns within a sparkle,” he says.
    •    Todd Krause: Swagger - $9,300
    Todd Krause’s Swagger guitar is based on the Fender “Swinger,” but takes on a different name due to the various changes he applied to the model. Krause used roasted figured maple for the neck and gave the headstock the same curves as the body. The guitar also features a full 25.5” scale length, a custom bridge, custom top mount and high output silver foil pickups from Curtis Novak. “This is a great guitar for a Swinger collector or collectors looking for something a little different,” Krause says.
    •    Carlos Lopez: Sugar Skull Strat® - $36,500
    Carlos Lopez’ Sugar Skull Strat is entirely painted by esteemed artist Pamelina. As Lopez created the guitar, the building part was secondary to the painting, which transforms this instrument into a work of art. “When I was an apprentice, I told myself I was going to work with Pamelina when I became a Master Builder. I hope this guitar will remind everyone that we are more than just guitar builders.”
    •    Kyle McMillin: Vineyard Tele - $9,300
    Kyle McMillin’s The Beaulieu Vineyard Tele is made from reclaimed wood from the wine barrels of the vineyard of its namesake. Through the decades, the barrel wood developed a natural red stain from the wine that was made within it. To showcase the old wood and its character, McMillin finished the guitar off with a super thin permalac finish. Unique and elegantly simple, the Telecaster also features cork knobs and tarnished raw hardware, as well as a Twisted Tele neck pickup and a Broadcaster bridge pickup.
    •    Jason Smith: India Garden Esquire® - $16,000
    Jason Smith’s India Garden Esquire is a collaboration with Pyrography artist Madeline Hanlon, whose beautiful, detailed wood burning design is displayed on the guitar. As Smith design his Prestige creation, he pulled inspiration from the 70th Anniversary of the Esquire guitar, as well as floral prints found on tapestries and clothing of India for the artwork. There’s a simplicity to the overall design - from the lack of fretboard markers on the highly figured birdseye neck, to the single pickup and simplistic volume and tone control layout.
    •    Paul Waller: Carved Top Telecaster - $9,500
    Paul Waller’s Carved Top Telecaster is a semi-hollow, double “F” hole Telecaster made from swamp ash and a book matched quilted maple top. The custom-made Curtis Novak P-90 style pickups are covered in tortoise, which is accentuated by the tortoise double bound body. The roasted AA flame neck wears a flat lam Indian rosewood board and holds 22 - 6105 frets. It’s easily navigated with a mid-sized oval “C” shaped neck. The guitar’s colour is a hand mixed teal transparent with a slight burst covered in NOS lacquer. Gold hardware completes the package of this custom one-off.
    •    Dale Wilson: Tamo Ash Esquire - $8,550
    Dale Wilson’s Tamo Ash Esquire was inspired by a piece of Tamo Ash wood he saved years ago for a special project. “The figuring on this piece of Tamo Ash was incredible, and I’m a sucker for a Honey Burst paint job,” he says. Wilson was determined to showcase the beauty and simplicity of the Fender Esquire with this showpiece.
    Finally, Fender will also debut five Fender Custom Shop amplifiers, which include:
    Custom Shop ‘57 DeluxeTM, Hangar One, 120V - $9,000
    A one-of-a-kind amplifier with a cabinet crafted from old-growth redwood that was reclaimed from Hangar One on Moffett Field in Mountain View, California. The rear panel includes laser-cut artwork commemorating a vision of the colossal 1930s blimp hangar and an airborne Navy dirigible in flight. The hand-wired and tweaked 5E3 deluxe chassis complements the highly seasoned, lightly sealed wood enclosure with a Celestion Blue driver for superb tone and appearance. Only one unit available; for 120 Volt regions only.
    Custom Shop ‘57 DeluxeTM, Rustic Big Boy 15, 120V - $6,000
    The ‘57 Deluxe “Big Boy” 15 amplifier takes the time-honored Tweed Deluxe formula and bumps up the tone with a 15-inch guitar speaker - the mighty Fender®/Eminence® Special Design 15. To tighten up the extra-fat bass response, we’ve tweaked the Fender “yellow” tone capacitor values for more refined attack and twang. The resonant, lightweight premium pine cabinet is stained black, hand-sanded for an eye-grabbing “rustic grain” appearance and lightly clear-coated. Only 25 units will be built for the world.
    Custom Shop ‘57 Custom Twin – 120V- $10,000
    This Fender Custom Shop amplifier built by Master Builder Jim Dolmage is constructed with pine and custom painted metal flake finish by Cam Fury of Fury in Kolor. Sold as a set with matching guitar built by Master Builder Ron Thorn. Features include a cabinet built with kiln dried sugar pine, hand selected from quarter sawn lumber free of knots and defects; all-tube classic 5E8A circuitry, based on the hand wired 57 Custom Twin with 40 Watts of power; Fender Pure Vintage yellow capacitors; Mercury Magnetics transformers; and two 12AY7 preamp tubes; Twin 12” Eminence Special Design alnico speakers.
    Fender Masterbuilt Dynamite Box Amplifier – 120V- $9,000
    The Fender Amp Custom Shop advises you to stand back, because its newest musical munition—the Masterbuilt Dynamite Box Amplifier—packs quite a punch into a small but powerful amp armament. Its rare reclaimed 1920s-era wooden cabinet once transported real explosives made by the Trojan Powder Company of Allentown, Pa., and Roberts Landing, Calif., for use by the military and in the mining and dam-building industries. Designed and crafted by Amp Custom Shop Master Builder Shawn Greene, the well-worn century-old cabinet houses single 6” and 8” Jensen® alnico speakers for unique full-frequency tonality, powered by hand-wired ’57 Champ circuitry (5 watts at 4 ohms) with hand-selected components. With distressed grille, a pine control panel fashioned from the cabinet’s own chassis cut-out, hand-aged hardware and silkscreened Trojan logo and other labeling, it’s a one-of-a-kind item of stylish sonic ammo ideal for living room and studio alike.
    Masterbuilt Princeton Stars N Stripes – 120V - $10,000
    This Fender Custom Shop amplifier was conceived and developed by Master Builder Jim Dolmage. It is constructed with beautiful hand selected tone woods from our “private stash.” This is a one of a kind amplifier built to celebrate the release of our hand wired ‘64 Custom Princeton Reverb amp. Other features include a cabinet built with smoked and roasted ash in alternating vertical stripes, with reclaimed walnut and maple star inlays on the sides; chamfered “diamond cut” flame maple trim; all tube hand-wired circuitry based on the ‘64 Custom Princeton Reverb amp; Celestion G12H30 speaker squeezed in for a rich, full bodied sound; Tube-driven tremolo and long-spring reverb; and the wood was hand-sanded and treated with 8 coats of oil for a luminous natural finish.
    2020 Annual Collections Include:
    Artisan:
    •    Artisan Koa Stratocaster®
    •    Artisan Maple Burl Stratocaster®
    •    Artisan Spalted Maple Stratocaster®
    •    Artisan Koa P-90 Telecaster®
    •    Artisan Maple Burl P-90 Telecaster®
    •    Artisan Flame Maple P-90 Telecaster®
    Vintage Custom:
    •    Vintage Custom 1950 Pine Esquire®
    •    Vintage Custom 1968 Telecaster® Thinline
    American Custom:
    •    American Custom Telecaster® MN
    •    American Custom Stratocaster® RW
    •    American Custom Stratocaster® MN
    Time Machine:
    •    1956 Stratocaster® Relic®
    •    1960 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®
    •    1964 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic®
    •    1970 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic®
    •    1957 Telecaster® Journeyman Relic®
    •    1961 Telecaster® Relic®
    •    1964 Tele® Custom Heavy Relic®
    •    1962 Jaguar® Journeyman Relic®
    •    1965 Jazzmaster® Relic®
    •    1957 Precision Bass® Journeyman Relic®
    •    1960 Jazz Bass® Heavy Relic®
    •    1966 Jazz Bass® Journeyman Relic®
    •    1963 Bass VI Journeyman Relic®
    Limited Edition:
    •    Limited Edition ‘70s Tele® Custom Journeyman Relic®
    •    Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Broadcaster
    •    Limited Edition ’60s Telecaster® Thinline Journeyman Relic®
    •    Limited Edition ’58 Special Strat® Journeyman Relic®
    •    Limited Edition ’60s HS Tele® Custom Heavy Relic®
    •    Limited Edition Double Esquire® Custom Relic®
    •    Limited Edition ’72 Tele® Thinline Heavy Relic®
    2020 artist models include:
    Eric Johnson Virginia Stratocaster® Guitar – £8099.00
    In 1988 renowned tone savant Eric Johnson made his debut on Austin City Limits, delivering an electrifying performance that ultimately catapulted “Cliffs of Dover” to #5 on the Billboard Top 100. “Virginia,” a rare, modified, sassafras-bodied 1954 Stratocaster (named after a label found inside the pickup routes) powered this career-defining moment. He also wielded it during the recording of the groundbreaking Tones and Ah Via Musicom albums that made him a star beyond guitarist circles.
    Limited to 50 instruments worldwide and Masterbuilt by Carlos Lopez, the Eric Johnson Virginia Stratocaster is a 1:1 replica of this magnificent instrument, one that could only be born in the Dream Factory. Every intricacy of Johnson’s original was reproduced in painstaking detail by Lopez. From the single Graph Tech® String Saver saddle on the high E to the flat washer on the output jack and specially cut nut, he left no stone unturned in his quest—even going so far as to match the actual pot values and removing one spring from the rear cavity. Featuring a Deluxe Closet Classic finish package, this guitar wears a lightly checked lacquer finish, matched to Closet Classic hardware, giving it a well-loved, slightly aged look. The offset-seam, two-piece body is crafted from tight-grained sassafrass, which adds a “round” note to the instrument’s voice. The AAAA flame maple neck features a “V”-shaped profile that comfortably fills the hand and hosts a 12” radius maple fingerboard with 21 jumbo frets. Custom, hand-wound “Virginia” neck and middle pickups, matched to a fat-sounding DiMarzio HS2 humbucking bridge pickup powers this guitar’s voice. This trio of pickups are connected by custom wiring and a 5-way pickup switch which places the pickup pair in-phase in switch position two and out-of-phase in position four, unlocking his singing, violin-like tone for you to enjoy. Other features include single-ply Eggshell pickguard, vintage-style EJ synchronized tremolo assembly, vintage-style tuning machines, American Vintage string tree with nylon spacer and as a special touch, a piece of masking tape inside the control route labelled ‘Virginia’. Includes custom pure nickel string set for vintage-informed tone, deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
    Jimmy Page Signature Telecaster® – £4449.00
    The Fender Custom Shop Custom Artist collection Jimmy Page Signature Telecaster® is a faithful recreation of the guitar Jimmy Page played in the early days of Led Zeppelin and used on the band’s groundbreaking debut album. The Telecaster guitar was a gift from Jeff Beck, Page’s predecessor, in seminal U.K. psychedelic blues-rock outfit the Yardbirds. Page promptly “consecrated” the guitar—a 1959 model with a white blonde finish and rosewood fingerboard—by applying eight round mirrors to it in order to, in his own words “make it sort of almost kinetic” and “a channeling vehicle for music.” Page used the Telecaster for all the electric guitar work on eponymous 1969 album Led Zeppelin, one of the most acclaimed and influential debut albums in rock history.  
    True to the original, the Jimmy Page Signature Telecaster has a two-piece ash body with off-center seam, with an eight-hole pickguard and Journeyman Relic lacquer finish. The tinted maple neck has a custom Jimmy Page 1959 profile, topped by a flat-lam rosewood fingerboard with a 7.25” radius and vintage-upgrade frets. The two hand-wound 1958 Telecaster pickups have three-way switching with modern wiring. Other features include a top-load/string-through-body Telecaster bridge with threaded steel saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, and bone nut. Includes deluxe hardshell case, custom strap, custom mirror kit, coil cable and Certificate of Authenticity.  
    For additional information on new Fender products or to find a retail partner near you, visit www.fender.com or www.fendercustomshop.com. Join the conversation on social media by following @Fender and @FenderCustomShop.

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    Los Angeles, CA, January 14th 2020 – Plugin Alliance is proud to announce the availability of the new Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor Class A.
    Available exclusively via Plugin Alliance, and enhanced by Brainworx with patent-pending TMT and more, we are happy to add this plugin to the growing line of Shadow Hills plugins. The Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor Class A Limited Edition is one of the most exclusive and powerful compressors ever built. Vintage King released the Class A in 2012, limiting production to only 50 units!
    The VCA section is much punchier on this version. Brainworx added even more features to the emulation of the already modded hardware version. The RED version is punchier, faster, and more versatile than the GREEN.
    With the limited edition, Shadow Hills Industries included an updated Class A discrete compressor section utilizing Lundahl input transformers as well as hand wiring each compressor with Mogami Cable, an important factor when Brainworx Audio modeled one of these limited units as it gave the limited edition version a different character to the original.
    During rigorous shoot-out tests against the Shadow Hills Industries Mastering Compressor, our pro audio engineers observed time and time again that the Class A features a smoother compression sound, punchier VCA, a more pronounced sonic dimension, and overall larger size and perceived depth. Another interesting difference between the Shadow Hills Industries Mastering Compressor and the Class A version is that with the gain set to identical values on both units the Class A version clocks in roughly 1 to 3 dBs higher, matching the emulated hardware, and, as a result, delivers a thicker and richer tone to whatever is running through it.
    For this limited edition, Brainworx included its well-known retractable Extra Unit. The BX Extra Unit provides the following features: Brainworx’s TMT (patent-pending Tolerance Modeling Technology), M/S processing, Mono-Maker, Stereo Width, Parallel Mix, Sidechain Filter, continuously variable 12 dB per octave high pass filter, and a Headroom parameter.
    Visually, this version can also be distinguished by red LEDs on the front panel versus the green ones found on the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor — GREEN for the Drum Buss, RED for the Master!
    Added to the MEGA Bundle at no extra cost.
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    KELOWNA, BC, CANADA: having revolutionized recording studio setups worldwide with its innovative PATCH system’s killer combination of (PATCH APP) software and 64-point connection-providing (PATCH) hardware working together in perfect harmony as the world’s most advanced digitally-controlled, 100%-analog patch bay routing system allowing anyone to easily control analog audio routings without having to resort to the use of manual patch cables, pro audio manufacturer Flock Audio is proud to introduce its (impending) PATCH LT and PATCH XT hardware releases — respectively representing ‘light’ (condensed) and ‘extra’ (expanded) selections anchored around the same award- winning architecture as the original, offering reduced and increased I/O count — at The 2020 NAMM Show, January 16-19, Anaheim, CA, USA…

    Flock Audio Patch XT
    Revolutionary as it incontrovertibly was when turning heads and opening musical minds with a show-stopping showcase at The 2019 NAMM Show, subsequently being adopted by hundreds of audio engineers worldwide with workflows benefitting from a design that just makes sense, today the original PATCH hardware remains revolutionary, beautifully built but simple and sleek in operation. On the face of it, becoming the hub of any studio setup is at its creative core, thanks to 64-point (32-input/32-output) connections via eight standard 25-pin D-SUB connectors allowing analog routing control courtesy of the accompanying MacOS- and Windows-compatible PATCH APP routing software, so users can create, store, and recall complex routings in seconds as well as create complex multing combinations with no impedance issues and no AD/DA conversion with a 100%-analog signal path using Flock Audio’s patented Matrix Technology. Simply speaking, the USB 2.0-equipped hardware works with the software in perfect harmony. Furthermore, Flock Audio sensibly saw fit to also include 32 independent channels of 48V phantom power — and allows or denies the ability to enable 48V on any input connected to the PATCH system, so accidental damage to any costly microphone investment is thankfully avoidable. Additionally, two front panel-positioned TRS/XLR Combo inputs and two XLR outputs for quick hardware, microphone, or instrument integration into the routing system are always available — and all without having to unplug anything already connected to the rear of the rack-mounted unit itself. Moreover, multiple PATCH expansion is perfectly possible for those needing more connections.

    Flock Audio Patch LT
    Conversely, perhaps, PATCH’s 64-point connection capability could conceivably be deemed overpriced overkill for those whose studio setups are a little lighter on the analog audio hardware front. Fortunately, Flock Audio always aims to accommodate, as evidenced by the timely introduction of its (impending) PATCH LT hardware at The 2020 NAMM Show. Small but mighty sums up PATCH’s perfectly-formed simple, sleek, and spectacular sibling, with just enough I/O to create a musical masterpiece. This time, however, Flock Audio allows access to the analog routing matrix of anyone’s dreams as a 32- point (16-input/16-output) connections-adorned affair featuring four standard 25-pin D-SUB connectors, 16 independent channels of 48V phantom power, and one front panel-positioned TRS/XLR Combo input and one XLR output. Out of sight, out of mind, the same reliable connections that seriously cemented PATCH’s recording reputation so speedily are also built into PATCH LT. Indeed, it includes the same external five-pin 24V DC power supply with IEC cable and 10-foot USB 2.0 (USB-A to USB-B) cable. Conveniently, it also works with the same PATCH APP routing software — relatively recently upgraded to instantly identify the connected PATCH hardware model, meaning quick creation, storage, and recall of complex routings as well as creating complex multing combinations with no impedance issues and no AD/DA conversion with a 100%-analog signal path using Flock Audio’s patented Matrix Technology remains the same. Should that smaller studio setup grow, then multiple unit expansion with any PATCH model is perfectly possible, so no need (necessarily) to trade up!
    Ultimately, of course, more serious studio setups more often than not have more serious patch bay routing requirements. Really representing everything that is great about PATCH... expanded, PATCH XT packs 192-point (96-input/96-output) connections via 24 standard 25-pin D-SUB connectors into a 3U eye-catching casing that means business but also acts as a reminder that analog routing need not be be the ugly part of audio production! Put it this way: with 96 independent channels of 48V phantom power, lockable USB 2.0 connector with included 10-foot USB 2.0 (USB-A to USB-B) cable, more room to house an internal power supply with included IEC cable, cooling-without-compromise redesigned airflow, and (optional) CAT5 Ethernet host control for bridging longer distances between the hardware unit itself and the PATCH APP routing software host, PATCH XT is extra extraordinary! And as if this is not enough to keep the most serious studio owner seriously satisfied with Flock Audio’s ultimate development of the world’s most advanced digitally- controlled, 100%-analog patch bay routing system allowing anyone to easily control analog audio routings without having to resort to the use of manual patch cables, multiple unit expansion with any PATCH model is also available.
    As company founder and Flock Audio CEO Darren Nakonechny notes: “We believe every audio engineer, whether developing their craft in the basement or award-winning professional studio, deserves superior recording tools.” Thanks to the timely introduction of PATCH LT and PATCH XT at The 2020 NAMM Show — uniting over 115,000 registrants from 130 countries and regions at the global crossroads of music, sound, and entertainment technology, the trailblazing Canadian pro audio manufacturer has taken two selective steps towards making that happen for even more audio engineers worldwide with workflows benefitting from ‘light’ (condensed) and ‘extra’ (expanded) designs that make more sense than ever!
    PATCH LT is scheduled to ship in Summer 2020 with an MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) of $1,499.00 USD — pricing subject to change without notice — through Flock Audio’s growing global network of authorized dealers (https://www.flockaudio.com/dealers) or online directly from Flock Audio itself (https://www.flockaudio.com/buynow).
    For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated PATCH LT webpage here: https://www.flockaudio.com/patchlt
    PATCH XT is scheduled to ship in Winter 2020 with an MSRP of $9,999.00 USD — pricing subject to change without notice — through Flock Audio’s growing global network of authorized dealers (https://www.flockaudio.com/dealers)
    or online directly from Flock Audio itself (https://www.flockaudio.com/buynow).
    For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated PATCH XT webpage here: https://www.flockaudio.com/patchxt

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    The newest, and most hotly anticipated member of the Arturia Step family is to be revealed at NAMM 2020 in Anaheim, California.
    The sequencer the world has been waiting for. KeyStep Pro gives keyboard players incredible sequencing and performance power in a compact, versatile controller.
    KeyStep Pro is a 37-key MIDI controller and multi-channel polyphonic sequencer all in one. It will allow musicians to take full control of their modular rigs, outboard synths, and software studio all at the same time. The 4 independent polyphonic sequencer tracks give you full control over your instruments, and Track 1 can also function as a 16-part integrated drum sequencer. It’s incredibly intuitive, has unparalleled connectivity, and promises to make even complex performances a breeze.

    If you prefer keys to pads, you’ll love KeyStep Pro. It sports a great-feeling 3 octave keyboard with velocity sensitivity and aftertouch. Letting you fully articulate your musical ideas, this expressive little sequencer truly puts your whole music-making ecosystem at your fingertips. Arturia’s designers studied the way musicians actually used their Step controllers, and created KeyStep Pro to remove the barriers between you and the music you want to create.
    TRACKS
    4 independent sequencers, controlling whatever synth, module, or drum machine you want.
    PATTERNS
    16 patterns per track. Each sequencer pattern can be up to 64 steps long, and contain 16 notes per step.
    CHAINS
    Link up to 16 patterns together to create whole songs or sections of your set.
    SCENES
    Snapshots of all the sequences within a pattern, letting you instantly switch between sets of sequences.
    PROJECTS
    Everything in one place. Load, duplicate, tweak, edit, and save for later in its onboard memory.
    Read more here

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    Vienna, Austria (January 14, 2020) - Austrian Audio announces that its new large diaphragm microphones, the OC818 and OC18, will be demonstrated for the first time at NAMM 2020 on booth #14121.
    Handmade in Vienna, the OC818 is a multi-pattern dual-output condenser microphone equipped with a world-first: optional wireless control, while its sibling – the OC18, is a cardioid pattern precision microphone. Its unique design and outstanding sonics, combined with new wireless control technologies offering highly optimised workflows, have garnered the OC818 five-star reviews from all over the world in its first few months on the market
    The OC818 also features a second output that allows the engineer, producer or musician to record the rear-facing capsule independently of the forward-facing capsule. If both capsules are recorded to a stereo or dual-mono track, Austrian Audio's free and Open Source PolarDesigner plug-in (Mac/Win: VST, AU & AAX) facilitates unprecedented control and tailoring of polar patterns between one and five bands with selectable crossover points.

    OC818
    At the heart of the range is the patent-pending, handmade CKR12 ceramic capsule, made to the same critical dimensions as the legendary CK12 capsules. However, the CKR12 goes further still,
    due to the design and manufacturing consistency every OC818 can be paired with any other OC818, or even the OC18.

    OC18
    Key features include:
    Multiple polar patterns on OC818 Dual outputs for recording each diaphragm separately on OC818 Seamless polar pattern adjustment via wireless remote control on OC818 Microprocessor control of polarisation voltages Two different analogue high-pass filters with three settings Two different types of analogue pads Features Austrian Audio’s Open Acoustics Technology (OAT™) “The OC818 and OC18 microphones have been received incredibly well,” comments Martin Seidl, CEO of Austrian Audio. “We designed them with ultimate quality, ease of use and improved workflows in mind, leaving more time for the users’ creativity, whether in a recording or broadcast studio, or live out on the road.”
     
    NAMM 2020 takes place January 16-19, 2020 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, where Austrian Audio will exhibit in the US for the first time in the Pro Audio Hall, ACC North / Level 1, booth number: 14121.
    Read more here

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    ANAHEIM, CA - NAMM booth #14631: Live at NAMM 2020, Embody, an audio lifestyle technology company, in partnership with Audeze is proud to announce: Audeze Reveal+ the world's first artificial intelligence-driven plugin that transports YOU inside multi-million dollar studios used by award-winning engineers.
    Reveal+ is a personalized virtual studio plugin for headphones. A typical virtual studio plugin includes room recordings using regular microphones, or with the ears of a generic dummy head. Unfortunately, what you hear is not personalized to your unique hearing, leading to unwanted tonal coloration and artifacts in your mix. Reveal+ provides the critical missing piece, which is YOU. In Reveal+, with the help of a powerful AI engine called Aural Map, the precise response of the studio is personalized to the way you hear. You are virtually transported into a world-class studio, together with your ears.
    The power of Aural Map is its ability to create a personalized audio profile from just a single image of your right ear. It creates a mathematical model of how you hear sound in the real world, based on your anatomy. With your personalized HRTF, Reveal+ gives the experience of truly being inside an excellent sounding, acoustically treated room. As a result, it sounds like YOU are in the studio. And, your mix finally gets all the benefits of the studio’s acoustics, speakers, and layout when in reality, you might be mixing in your bedroom on a pair of Audeze LCD-1 headphones.
    “I think Reveal+ is great. When mixing a song or a record, it’s all about trying to ensure that it sounds good everywhere. With Reveal+, to not only have access to a studio that I’m familiar with, but access to other mixing studios to test and see how it sounds there. Reveal+ is an invaluable tool to help ensure the mix is as good as it can be.”
    -- Carlos de la Garza, Grammy Award-winning mixer, music producer, engineer, musician, and songwriter
    Reveal+ features precise acoustical models from studios of Grammy-winning engineers and producers, including Carlos de la Garza and Warren Huart, with many more to come!
    “Reveal+ is not only the future, but it’s also the present. This is the place to be. It’s the technology to embrace. And I say go for it.”
    -- Warren Huart, British multi-platinum record producer, musician, composer, and recording engineer
    Reveal+ is compatible with any Digital Audio Workstation and features a free, fully functional 14-day trial. You can purchase Reveal+ for $199 retail. The LCD-1 headphone retail price is $399. Until January 20, Audeze is offering a NAMM 2020 discount. Purchase Reveal+ for $159, add Reveal+ to your cart and use discount code RVLNAMM2020. Purchase the LCD-1 & Reveal+ bundle for $449, add both products to your checkout cart and use discount code BNDLNAMM2020.
    Audeze and Embody are committed to continuing cutting edge research, so stay tuned for new features, live rooms, and studios. Full details can be found at https://www.audeze.com/products/reveal

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    Nord’s new Nord Wave 2 is an innovative Performance Synthesizer combining a layer-focused interface and advanced performance features with 48 voice polyphony and Virtual Analog, Sample, FM and Wavetable synthesis. With its dual OLED displays, intuitive controls and compact, 61-key platform with Aftertouch, the Wave 2 is the most versatile and powerful synthesizer ever produced by Nord.
    Each of the Nord Wave 2’s four layers offers Analog, Wavetable, FM and Sample oscillators. The new Group feature combines 2, 3 or 4 layers and processes them through the same Filter, Envelope, Arpeggiator, LFO and Effect settings.

    The Wave 2 features an extensive range of morphable parameters. Its controls are grouped to ease the creation of complex layered sounds and tweak them on the fly while the new streamlined Nord Sample Editor 3 for Mac and Windows lets you map,loop and transfer samples to your Nord Wave 2 in a breeze.
    A Filter section with 6 Filter types comes equipped with a full ADSR envelope and a dedicated LFO offers a choice of waveforms for each layer. The Amp section also features a full ADSR envelope and a powerful new Transient Attack mode.
    The Nord Wave 2 is a rhythmical powerhouse with both a classic arpeggiator and a Polyphonic mode with editable patterns. The brand-new Gate mode chops your sound up in a rhythmic pattern with adjustable depth. The Pattern mode contains a wide selection of Rhythmic Patterns or you can create your own.
    Each layer has its own Effect section with high-quality, tweakable stereo effects as well as an EQ with Drive. All effects are controllable via Control Pedal (or other Morph sources) and can be synchronized to the Master Clock for rhythmic effects. Separate Reverb sections on each layer offer five different sizes (Booth, Room, Stage, Hall and new Cathedral), Bright and Dark modes and a new Chorale effect for lush modulation.
    The Nord Wave 2 is handmade in Sweden by Clavia DMI AB and scheduled for shipping in Spring 2020 with pricing to be announced. All specifications are subject to change without further notice. For a more detailed discussion of the Nord Wave 2’s features and performance.
    For more information, click here

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    The EQ2 is the second generation of Source Audio’s very popular Programmable EQ, a multi-preset, MIDI controllable pedal that landed on the boards of numerous pro guitarists, including six-string icons David Gilmour and John Mayer.
    “Source Audio created a completely new product category when we released the Programmable EQ pedal back in 2011," said Source Audio President Roger Smith. "It gradually became one of our most successful products. We are confident that the EQ2, with its ten adjustable frequency bands, stereo I/O, and both graphic and parametric equalization capabilities, will be another big success.”
    The EQ2 Programmable EQ is a combination graphic and parametric equalizer pedal with 10 adjustable frequency bands, stereo inputs and outputs, 8 onboard presets, 128 MIDI accessible presets, 5-pin DIN input and thru jacks, and a master volume with an additional 12dB of boost. The pedal flaunts sleek, modern hardware with a crystal-clear LED screen, simple control surface, and on-the-fly preset switching capabilities. In addition to its highly flexible onboard options, the EQ2 is compatible with Source Audio’s Neuro Mobile and Desktop Editors. The Neuro Editors provide a simple and visually comprehensive view of the parametric EQ controls (including adjustable frequency band and a Q controls) as well as an optional dynamic limiter, noise gate, alternate signal routing options, and the ability to simultaneously run two discrete EQ presets (one for each stereo output).
    The pedal also includes a USB port for connecting to the Neuro Desktop Editor or receiving MIDI program change (PC) and continuous controller (CC) messages from a digital audio workstation (DAW). The EQ2’s 1/8” CONTROL INPUT jack connects with either the Source Audio Dual Expression Pedal or Source Audio’s Neuro Hub. The Neuro Hub smoothly incorporates the EQ2 into the greater Source Audio ecosystem.
    https://www.sourceaudio.net/spectrum_intelligent_filter.html

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    Vienna, Austria (January 13, 2020) - Launching at NAMM, the HI-X (High Excursion) headphones mark the first ever professional headphone launch from classic microphone manufacturer, Austrian Audio.

    Austrian Audio’s first ever professional headphone launch is taking place at NAMM 2020, where the manufacturer is debuting the Hi-X (High Excursion) headphones in the US. Comprised of the on-ear HI-X50 and over-ear HI-X55, the headphones build upon Austrian Audio’s respected microphone manufacturing reputation.
    Known for the OC818 and OC18 microphones for studio and live use, Austrian Audio brings the same level of passion and engineering excellence to its new headphone range – designed and constructed by the manufacturer’s team of experts in Vienna and made in Austria. 

    Austrian Audio opened its doors on July 1st 2017 immediately after the closure of the AKG Vienna offices. Initially staffed with 22 former AKG employees from all disciplines ranging from management, acoustics, electronics, test and measurement, mechanical design, RF/wireless, and software/firmware, this amounted to over 350 years of combined pro audio expertise on day one.
     
    With a nod to its manufacturing heritage, all drivers – the very heart of the headphones – are designed and engineered by Austrian Audio.
    “When it was time to create our first family of professional headphones, we were determined to exceed the high targets we set ourselves and create something very special,” commented Martin Seidl, CEO. “Much like our coveted OC818 and OC18 microphones, the core comes from a proven Viennese team sharing a passion for excellence. We will always ensure that we deliver an absolutely pristine sonic performance. Another key thing that we have learned over the decades is that headphones need to be as comfortable as they are reliable and excellent-sounding. We’ve designed a fresh take on an ultra-adjustable and wide-range head-bow for maximum comfort during the longest sessions, for the biggest engineers to the smallest bedroom producers. We are very proud to be showcasing these products as part of Austrian Audio's first ever participation at a US tradeshow.”
     
    The on-ear, supra-aural HI-X50s are specifically designed for those requiring a portable and compact option, whereas the HI-X55 circum-aurals provide over-the-ear comfort. Both feature Austrian Audio’s exclusive 44mm HI-X driver.

    “Our engineers have designed larger drivers in the past, but our science, measurements and listening tests have shown that 44mm is the best size for this design,” explained Philipp Schuster, Product Manager. “It ensures optimal performance in the Hi-X by moving a lot of air, and eliminates ‘wobbling’ of the diaphragm. It’s all about controlled sound – 44mm is optimal for the professional Hi-X series."
    Austrian Audio’s ring magnet system – which has been incorporated into various award-winning headphones in the past – is present in the new headphone line, further enhanced with all-new design updates featuring the latest materials, improved air-flow and the strongest magnetic field from the manufacturer yet. The ring magnet structure couples with a copper-clad aluminium voice coil to reduce the moving mass for a better impulse reaction. Austrian Audio’s three-ply membrane increases the stiffness and reduces undesired resonances, bolstered further by a double acoustic wall designed to achieve the best damping results.
    
    Austrian Audio knows a thing or two about ruggedness and reliability: All critical strength components are made of metal to protect the headphones, while both models present a 25Ohm impedance.
     
    Not forgetting the earpads, allowing more room for listeners’ ears without an increase in earcup size. Austrian Audio listens to its customers, incorporating the often-requested convenience of easy user-replaceable earpads, even extending to a replaceable bowpad should that be necessary
     
    A detachable cable is included, and each headphone is furnished with a 3.5mm (1/8 inch) to 6.3mm (1/4 inch) adapter.

    https://www.musicmarcom.com/

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    Audio Digital – Exclusive AUDAC distributor in the Czech Republic
    AUDAC is happy to announce a partnership with Prague based Audio Digital as the new exclusive distributor of their innovative audio solutions in the Czech Republic. Audio Digital is a company that strives to provide the best solution possible for their clients. They will be handling the sales, distribution and service for the whole AUDAC product line.
    Audio Digital’s managing director, Michal Zeman, is truly excited to be representing the full range of AUDAC products. “I genuinely believe in the quality and innovation AUDAC offers and I am more than happy to be adding their products to our assortment.” he explained. “We at Audio Digital value a high performance/price ratio, and that is exactly what you get at AUDAC. I look forward to enter this partnership.”
    AUDAC’s international sales executive Bart Vandermot is also pleased with the new partnership. He explained: “It is always important to keep evolving as a business. By expanding our network and starting new partnerships, we can ensure that the clients all over the world can enjoy our innovations. We have the greatest confidence in our partnership with Audio Digital as we have seen first-hand the outstanding quality and service they provide to the customer.”
    More information
    https://audac.eu/
     

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    Introducing the Nord Sample Editor 3

    We are happy to introduce the new Nord Sample Editor 3 for Nord Wave 2 and Nord Stage 3. The Nord Sample Editor 3 makes it easier than ever to create custom sample instruments for your Nord keyboard. Drag and drop audio-files and enjoy automatic mapping with pitch detection, simple looping and instant transfer to your Nord. 
    The Nord Sample Editor 3 is available for free download for Mac and Windows and compatible with the Nord Stage 3 and Nord Wave 2. Support for Nord Electro 6, Nord Grand and Nord Piano 4 to be announced.

    https://www.nordkeyboards.com/about-us/press/introducing-nord-sample-editor-3
     

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    We are happy to introduce the new Nord Sample Editor 3 for Nord Wave 2 and Nord Stage 3.  The Nord Sample Editor 3 makes it easier than ever to create custom sample instruments for your Nord keyboard. Drag and drop audio-files and enjoy automatic mapping with pitch detection, simple looping and instant transfer to your Nord.
        Intuitive user interface     Drag and drop single or multiple samples     Automatic and manual import options     Edit multiple zones at once     Support for silent zones
    Compatibility
    The Nord Sample Editor 3 is available for free download for Mac and Windows and compatible with the Nord Stage 3 and Nord Wave 2. Support for Nord Electro 6, Nord Grand and Nord Piano 4 to be announced.
    Download
    Download the Nord Sample Editor 3 here
    Product Page
    Nord Sample Editor 3 Product Page
    Tutorial videos:
    VIDEO: Creating a Sample Instrument from a single audio file
     
    VIDEO: Creating a Sample Instrument from an audio file with multiple samples
    Nord Sample Editor 3 Online Guide
    https://www.nordkeyboards.com/support/manuals/nordsampleeditor3

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