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NAMM: The New Class – McCarthy Music Corp.

NAMM: The New Class – McCarthy Music Corp.

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

A major trend that has developed in the MI industry over the past number of years has been the emergence of products that make learning an instrument easier for, and more accessible to, would-be musicians of all ages. In that vein, McCarthy Music Corp.’s (mccarthypiano.com) first offering, the Illuminating Piano, looks to do for piano […]

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NAMM: The New Class (Continued)

NAMM: The New Class (Continued)

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The NAMM show is rightly regarded as the place to check out the latest offerings from the biggest names in the music products industry. However, some of the most intriguing stories at the show—and some of the most groundbreaking products—can only be discovered by touring first-time exhibitors’ booths. As part of our NAMM show coverage, […]

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#TimeMachineTuesday : Peter Frampton

#TimeMachineTuesday : Peter Frampton

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s Tuesday again which means it’s time to take a trip back in time again for #TimeMachineTuesday .There’s been many great stories in past publications, so this week we decided to bring it back to January of 2008. The Music & Sound Retailer sat down with Peter Frampton for an interview. We sat down with him […]

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Premier’s Modern Classic Club Drum Set

Premier’s Modern Classic Club Drum Set

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Premier has launched its Modern Classic Club drum set in the U.S. market. The Modern Classic range now features a selection of three-piece kits that are overtly retro with clean tones and a modern build quality, exclusively designed and handcrafted in England. The Modern Classic Club features ultra-thin birch/mahogany shells with no sound rings, 30-degree […]

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Instant DJ: Casio America’s XW-DJ1 DJ Controller And XW-PD1 Groove Center

Instant DJ: Casio America’s XW-DJ1 DJ Controller And XW-PD1 Groove Center

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Specifics: Casio America’s Trackformer DJ products, the XW-DJ1 DJ Controller and XW-PD1 Groove Center, let dance music fans create, mix, play and produce their favorite tracks on their own. With a seven-inch platter that provides the feel of an analog turntable, filter controls and a cross fader, the XW-DJ1 DJ Controller lets users enjoy the […]

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Tall Drink Of Water: Kala’s Makala Waterman Series Ukes

Tall Drink Of Water: Kala’s Makala Waterman Series Ukes

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kala’s Makala Waterman Series ukuleles feature water-resistant composite technology for playability, portability and durability packaged in a vintage design. The series pays homage to ukulele designer Mario Maccaferri, who introduced the Islander ukulele in 1949. All models come in soprano size and include a backpack/carrying bag. They are made of polycarbonate ABS construction and are […]

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Aspiring Drummers to Compete for ‘Roadie for a Day’ Prize

Aspiring Drummers to Compete for ‘Roadie for a Day’ Prize

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

JBL’s SRX800 Series Portable Powered Speakers Applied Research & Technology’s New Mic Line TC Electronic’s Helix Phaser Rane’s MP2015 Rotary Mixer PMC Invites You To Be ‘Roadie For A Day’ Hosted by Jill Nicolini Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something you think should be on Vnewsletter? click here   Want to advertise your products on Vnewsletter? click here   […]

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What’s In It For Me?

What’s In It For Me?

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Today’s consumer has more buying choices than ever before. Many, without even realizing it, have taken on an attitude that asks, “What’s in it for me?” Although this might initially sound selfish and one-sided, it’s become a broad-based attitude shift with shoppers and it has to be addressed. This fundamental attitude dictates all their actions […]

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Business As Unusual

Business As Unusual

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

You hear people bandy about a particular phrase—“disruptive innovation”—a lot these days. Disruptions are everywhere: from new payment systems like Square or Apple Pay, to ride or lodging services like AirBnB, Lyft and the beleaguered Uber. At their most effective, they can transform an industry…even replace longstanding institutions. Although dwindling numbers remember it, television did […]

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Gretsch Drums’ Broadkaster

Gretsch Drums’ Broadkaster

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The drum market boasts some truly legendary and iconic names, but perhaps none can claim the history that Gretsch Drums can. Making quality musical instruments since 1883, the company, founded in Brooklyn NY, is the oldest drum company that’s still making drums today. Fourth-generation family member Fred Gretsch, who remains closely involved in the business, […]

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