Rudy Sarzo demos his Signature Spector Bass NAMM Show #namm #nammshow #mpnamm
It has neither been confirmed nor denied as to whether this was U2 performing on the balcony at NAMM! #NAMM2018 #U2 #mpNAMM
Media Preview Day #NAMM #mpNAMM

WINTER NAMM 2018 - SPECIAL REPORT…/…/winter-namm-2018-special-report/

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. But mostly, it was the best of times, as this was the largest NAMM Show ever! Life used to be so much simpler, way back in 2017. There were five exhibit halls, two additional floors full of exhibitor space, and a huge chunk of the Marriott hotel occupied by one massive exhibitor from the Land of the Rising Sun. But no, that wasn’...t enough...

Our editors' picks for coolest new gear of the show
NAMM 2018 Highlights Reel
NAMM 2018 Photo Journal
Diary of a NAMM Virgin Feature
Guitars • Bass • Keyboards • Drums • Recording & Pro Audio…/…/winter-namm-2018-special-report/


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Augmented Piano provides an inspiring range of sonic territory from beautifully recorded traditional piano to new, eclectic and avant-garde tones ready to breathe life into your compositions by taking the sound of the piano further than it’s ever been. UVI…/uvi-releases-augmented-piano-cre…/

Paris - UVI releases Augmented Piano, a one-of-a-kind piano workshop including 24 configurations recorded on a 1909 Pleyel Grand Piano. Full 88-key preparations cover the gamut from brushed, finger-plucked and muted preparations to haunting eBow resonances and brilliant metallic sounds by way of tac...

Interview: Stone Temple Pilots new frontman Jeff Gutt

It takes more than sheer skill to fill the shoes of a legend. But when Jeff Gutt assumed the role of a singer he had grown up inspired by, he not only filled a void, but seems to have propelled the band to new levels of creative output.


It took him virtually no time at all to lock into the band’s formula. Gutt has the range, the tone, and the fuck-you-flare that has been at the heart of the Stone Temple Pilots signature sound for decades, and he delivers their vast catalog without stepping on the legacy that is Scott Wieland or Chester Benington. Quite the magic trick; to blend-in seamlessly while setting yourself apart...


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From full orchestral arrangements for TV, cinema and video games to complete, polished mixes and masters, ready for distribution, as well as full-blown tracks in any style and genre, everything is within easy reach.…/ik-multimedia-announces-total-st…/

IK Multimedia is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the brand-new and unique Total Studio 2 MAX bundle, the world's most complete studio collection of software instruments and FX. It brings together an amazing 94 products in one single suite for Mac/PC and equips composers as well as....

Features like mid/side processing, linked-stereo modes, customized EQs, sequencers, and envelope modulation give users access to huge creative possibilities, all while retaining the signature sound of the classic hardware. ARTURIA…/arturia-press-release-arturia-an…/

France-based modeling experts Arturia have launched an exciting new range of plugins. Users will be able to experience the legendary tone and character of 3 historic preamps, as well as the unique sonic flavor of 3 iconic analog filters. Designed, emulated, and realized thanks to Arturia’s passion...

Need some rock with your pop? The new Kim Wilde record kicks ass! Review:…/album-review-kim-wilde-here-come…/

Kim Wilde, Here Come The Aliens Genre: Pop Rock, New Wave Musicianship: 3.5 Songwriting: 4.0 Production & Engineering: 4.0 Vibe: 4.0 Overall Rating: 3.89 When we heard that a new record was coming from British ‘80s pop icon, Kim Wilde, I was intrigued, having grown up as a kid in America back then...

Immersive surround city ambiences recorded by award-winning sound designer Ken Skoglund. Pro Sound Effects…/pro-sound-effects-releases-europ…/

Brooklyn, NY - Pro Sound Effects®, the next level sound effects library company, has released European Capitals - a massive exclusive sound library featuring nearly 20 hours of surround urban ambiance recordings from six major cities in Europe. Recorded by award-winning sound designer Ken Skoglund ...

Beginning June 2018, the cross-country trek will bring the 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees to such markets as Philadelphia, New York and Seattle, among many others. #YES50 YES (official)…/yes-to-embark-on-north-american-…/

The year 2018 marks half a century since the formation of the legendary group YES, one of the biggest bands in prog rock history and true pioneers of the genre. To celebrate the milestone, YES--Steve Howe (guitar since 1970), Alan White (drums since 1972), Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined in 19...

Over 20 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame events and programs including the grand opening of the new hall of fame are scheduled.…/rock-hall-turns-up-the-volume-on…/ Klipsch

CLEVELAND – To celebrate the 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, City of Cleveland, Inductees, partners, fan clubs, members and local organizations are helping the Rock Hall amplify its mission to engage, teach and inspire through the power of roc...

Drawing upon new interviews with key personalities involved in the band's early years, as well as archival interviews and music journalism, "Reinventing Pink Floyd" will captivate both casual fans of rock music and hardcore Pink Floyd devotees.…/book-traces-fascinating-phase-in…/

Asheville, NC ― When founding member Syd Barrett parted ways with Pink Floyd in 1968, it could have spelled disaster for the band. Instead, the band continued on a new path. And in early 1973, The Dark Side of the Moon catapulted Pink Floyd to superstardom, showcasing the band's fully developed, i...

Available in a 4-string or 5-string set, XM bass strings offer the same solid, full bright sound that the NickelSteel Bass brand is known for, and they’re made with Dean Markley Strings's time-tested process that ensures a smooth feel with long-lasting tone.…/dean-markley-introduces-extra-me…/

GLENDALE, AZ — Dean Markley introduces an XM (extra-medium) set to its NickelSteel Bass™ Signature Series of bass guitar strings, ending the wait for players who want their high-quality, medium strings to be a bit heavier. Available in a 4-string or 5-string set, XM bass strings offer the same s...

Native Instruments presents season two of the audio-visual cookbook, featuring Stwo, TRAKGIRL, Sega Bodega, Ivy Lab, and more. NATIVE INSTRUMENTS KOMPLETE…/native-sketches-returns-hear-exc…/

Berlin – Native Instruments today releases season two of Native Sketches – the result of a simple challenge posed to a handpicked global roster of emerging producers and beatmakers: Create a new musical idea using only instruments and effects from KOMPLETE 11 and MASCHINE. Each of the 25 tracks ... captures the vibe of this year's Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.

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New Album “Pinewood Smile” Out Now! The Darkness is set to ignite stages across the land on the North American leg of their Tour de Prance, with special guest Diarrhea Planet, kicking off on March 29th in Los Angeles at Fonda Theatre.…/the-darkness-launch-north-americ…/

LOS ANGELES, CA - England’s most distinctive, multiple award-winning, platinum-selling, hugely entertaining rock gods and international pleasures THE DARKNESS - Justin Hawkins (vocals / guitar), Dan Hawkins (guitar), Frankie Poullain (bass), Rufus Tiger Taylor (drums) – released their fifth albu...

Cort delivers vintage tone and an appealing, old-school aesthetic - the richness of the select woods is stunningly contrasted by white binding, white dot inlays, and a multi-ply ivory rosette, along with a genuine bone nut and saddle. Cort Guitars and Basses…/cort-guitars-introduces-aged-to-…/

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — Cort Guitars knows that many players who want a new, reasonably priced acoustic prioritize instrument sound quality. In fact, many acoustic guitarists would forgo cosmetic upgrades for an enhanced, vintage tone. Intended to meet those players’ needs, Cort introduces its new ...

ReIdolized (The Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol) include the 60-minute film and soundtrack with 4 missing songs finally united - as originally intended - in one special product. W.A.S.P. Nation (Official)…/w-s-p-release-video-clip-doctor-…/

On February 2nd, 2018, W.A.S.P. released their critically acclaimed 25th-anniversary edition "ReIdolized (The Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol)" of their iconic hit album The Crimson Idol. The re-recordings of one of the best concept albums of all times tell the legendary story of Jonathan Aaron Steel...

The summer tour kicks off on August 3 at the Wisconsin State Fair and winds through the U.S. and Canada before wrapping up in September. Alice Cooper…/alice-cooper-announces-summer-20…/

March 12th, 2018 - Rock icon Alice Cooper, who released his 27th album Paranormal last July via earMUSIC, has announced his summer 2018 tour plans. Following on his current "A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper" March run, the tireless legend will embark on another North American trek. The summer....