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Roland’s JD-Xi Interactive  Analog/Digital  Crossover Synthesizer

Roland’s JD-Xi Interactive Analog/Digital Crossover Synthesizer

| May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

In a music market that’s saturated with gear of all shapes and sizes, synthesizers still remain as popular as ever. If the 2015 NAMM Show was any indication, reissues are all the rage; the hottest models of the moment are based on the analog bad boys of yesterday. Last year, Roland, a company still at […]

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Daniel Sennheiser: CEO, Sennheiser electronic

Daniel Sennheiser: CEO, Sennheiser electronic

| May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

With the May issue being our annual Pro Audio Issue, The Retailer had to find an executive whose stature—and whose company’s market position—merited him or her gracing our “Five Minutes With” feature. We secured an ideal interviewee in Daniel Sennheiser, who, along with his brother, Dr. Andreas Sennheiser, capably leads Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. […]

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Why Digital Wireless?

Why Digital Wireless?

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s no question about it: the digital age is upon us. Most students would probably laugh—or be confused—if you asked them whether they used the library’s card catalog to complete a research project, and it’s become rare to see someone pull out a map when navigating a new city. With the days of cassette tapes […]

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A Spy Mission Nearly Thwarted

A Spy Mission Nearly Thwarted

| May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

When The Chief called to send me to Seattle, I packed heavy, bought my plane ticket online and got ready for a wet weekend. At the airport, I went straight to the Enterprise counter to pick up the car I had reserved. It was an American model—a fuel-efficient Ford—and it was clean as a whistle, […]

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MI Spy: Greetings From The Garden State

MI Spy: Greetings From The Garden State

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

New Jersey is the fourth-smallest state in the U.S. But, yet, the Garden State occupies an outsized place in the rock ‘n’ roll world. Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Phoebe Snow, Janis Ian, Patti Smith, Pat DiNizio and the rest of the Smithereens, Debbie Harry (Blondie), Kate Pierson (The B-52s) and Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) […]

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An Open Invitation

An Open Invitation

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Undoubtedly, as a music retailer, you have seen many amazing instruments over the years. It might have been at a manufacturer’s headquarters, a trade show or, most likely, as part of your own inventory. But have you ever seen the world’s instruments brought together in one place? At the world’s only global musical instrument museum, […]

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TC Electronic’s Ditto Looper Family

TC Electronic’s Ditto Looper Family

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s no doubt that today’s music products market is saturated with pedals of all shapes and sizes. And that’s why, when TC Electronic released its straightforward Ditto Looper pedal to wide success in 2013, even members of the Danish company, including Tore Mogenson, the Guitar Products Manager, were surprised by its warm reception worldwide. Founded […]

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The Little Drummer Boy

The Little Drummer Boy

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

After several recent missions spent looking at guitars and accessories for them, I’d started feeling too much like that proverbial kid let loose in the candy store. I’d enjoyed myself immensely, but I was feeling kind of queasy from sampling too much product. Even secret agents need a little variety, after all. So, you can […]

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MI Companies Enact Executive Leadership Changes

MI Companies Enact Executive Leadership Changes

| March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Roland Announces Two New Appointments PreSonus Makes Changes In Its Executive Leadership Audio-Technica’s ATH-M70x Professional Monitor Headphones CHAUVET DJ’s COLORband Hex 9 IRC JAM Industries Buys Kaman Music, Appoints Mark Terry Sweetwater Announces Another Stellar Year Hosted by Jill Nicolini Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something you think should be on Vnewsletter? click here   Want to advertise […]

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All About That Bass

All About That Bass

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

So…we meet again. It wasn’t all that many months ago that I was searching Long Island NY retailers for solid, reasonably priced, mid-range basses, with some mixed results. Ever optimistic for the next great musical find, I accepted a new mission from The Chief: searching for quality, affordable, mid-range bass amps at retailers in Pennsylvania. […]

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