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On Tour: Phil Rudd

By Robert Lindquist

Described by Malcolm Young, co-founder of AC/DC, as “the real deal”, PHIL RUDD the band’s long term drummer, played in several Melbourne bands such as Buster Brown and The Coloured Balls before joining up with the rock giants in 1975. Rudd powered the band to superstardom with his dogged consistency and unshakeable backbeat on classics […]

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The 2016 IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) kicks off.

By Robert Lindquist

Established in 2004, IAMA promotes excellence in Acoustic Music performance and artistry. It is geared towards today’s best up-and-coming music acts. Acoustic artists in various genres can gain exciting radio and web exposure through this competition. Win a Top Prize of US$11,000 worth of Prizes. Past years’ winners include: Meghan Trainor, Jack Newsome (pictured), Carl […]

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Audient Introduces New iD4 Compact Audio Interface

By Robert Lindquist

Audient’s iD4 is a compact bus-powered audio interface for singer songwriters and on-the-go producers. Features include one renowned Audient console mic pre, pristine AD converters, a JFET D.I, dual headphone outputs, console-style monitor control and Audient’s virtual scroll wheel technology, ‘ScrollControl’, all housed in compact, ergonomic, solid steel and aluminium casing. “iD4 puts Audient’s renowned […]

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Beat the Buzz: How To Shield Your Bass pickups

By Scott Woodward

BY SCOTT WOODWARD Well this is an area I’m not too familiar with but–par for the course–that didn’t stop me from just diving in. Let me start from the beginning… I bought a very inexpensive Fender Squire 5 string bass. Now, this bass costs around two hundred dollars. I got it to use as a spare […]

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IK Multimedia Launches iKlip A/V

By Tim Hemingway

iKlip A/V gives professional audio to broadcast-quality videos on mobile phones and compact video cameras thanks to its integrated XLR mic preamp, wireless receiver support, steady hand grip and secure device and camera holder

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Broadcast and Surround Suite Bundle

By Waldo Watts

The Waves Broadcast and Surround Suite bundle includes 18 state-of-the-art industry-standard broadcast audio plugins for TV, radio, film and webcasting: noise reduction, loudness metering, and surround mixing, upmixing and downmixing: All the plugins from the Waves 360° Surround Tools collection, including 5.1 tools for compression, limiting, reverb, spatial enhancement, sub harmonic generation, and more. The […]

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Prince, the Revolutionist

By Andrea Bensmiller

How Prince Changed the Music Industry Forever Like all Prince fans, I was thrown that Thursday into a giant basket of sorrow. The memories flooded me. I couldn’t find my iPod fast enough, and I spent the bulk of two days shirking all other responsibilities to watch the non-stop tributes to his life on TV. […]

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Audio-Technica ATH-R70x Headphones Receive NAMM (TEC) Award

By Waldo Watts

The ATH-R70x is Audio-Technica’s first professional open-back reference headphone. Featuring Audio-Technica’s comfortable, self-adjusting 3D Wing Support Headband Design that adapts to automatically fit any wearer with no need for adjustment, the ATH-R70x also has breathable fabric ear-pads, providing prolonged comfort for continuous use in professional environments. The proprietary driver unit, specially designed for the R70x, […]

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Adele, Grammys and Vocal Damage

By Waldo Watts

BY ANDREA BENSMILLER If you thought Adele’s Grammy performance, besides the obvious pitch problems (whether caused by bad sound or not), felt strained, pushed, tense, not quite so fluid…it was. People have probably forgotten by now that in 2012 Adele, after damaging her voice on a French radio show, was diagnosed with polyps on her […]

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