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Monster’s 2014 Prolink Cable Line

Monster’s 2014 Prolink Cable Line

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

  The Music & Sound Retailer delves into Monster’s estimable history and the anniversary-linked relaunch of the company’s highly sought-after legacy cables for the MI channel.

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Hohner’s Rocket Harmonica

Hohner’s Rocket Harmonica

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hohner, a company whose roots extend back to 1857 when Matthias Hohner founded the firm in Germany, has become renowned in the music products industry for accordions, melodicas, banjos, ukuleles and many other musical instruments. However, the music community perhaps knows the company best for its expertise in, and its craftsmanship of, harmonicas. Over the […]

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Yamaha’s MG Series Small-Format Mixing Consoles

Yamaha’s MG Series Small-Format Mixing Consoles

| February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Few companies in the music products industry are as diversified—or as well respected, for that matter—as Yamaha, a firm whose enviable expertise spans such disparate categories as guitars, drums, keyboards, amplifiers, pianos, software and more. So, when Yamaha announces its excitement about a NAMM show product launch, the possibilities are virtually limitless for what its […]

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Novation’s Launch Family

Novation’s Launch Family

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Although the holiday sales rush—the time when retailers like you earn a large percentage of your annual revenue—is now over, it goes without saying that, in a business climate that remains challenging, it’s still absolutely critical for businesses like yours to draw in new customers and make the sale 365 days a year: in every […]

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Alvarez’s Artist Series Guitars

Alvarez’s Artist Series Guitars

| December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Music & Sound Retailer always strives to keep its finger on the pulse of music products industry trends, and one of the most undeniable trends of recent years has been a surge in the popularity—and sales—of acoustic guitars. Dealers to whom The Retailer has spoken over the last couple of years have been virtually […]

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Sony’s DWZ Wireless Microphone Series Additions

Sony’s DWZ Wireless Microphone Series Additions

| November 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sony is a company whose name has become synonymous with high-quality technology that covers a spectrum of product categories, from televisions to PlayStation to Blu-ray players to personal audio products. And even that is only to scratch the surface of what the company—founded in 1946 (the name “Sony” bowed in 1955) and headquartered in Tokyo, […]

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Sabian’s 16-Inch And 18-Inch Xs20 dB Control Crashes

Sabian’s 16-Inch And 18-Inch Xs20 dB Control Crashes

| October 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sabian, a designer and manufacturer of cymbals based in Meductic, New Brunswick, Canada, is so well known and widely respected for its quality product and innovative manufacturing techniques that it’s almost hard to believe the company is only 32 years old, having been founded in 1981 by Robert Zildjian. Since that time, Sabian has birthed […]

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Zoom’s H6 Handy Recorder

Zoom’s H6 Handy Recorder

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the bigger news stories to hit the music products industry over the past few months has been the creation of Zoom North America, a new company formed to distribute future product from Zoom Corp. (Japan) in the United States. Heading the company, which exhibited at Summer NAMM in July, is a robust team […]

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Kala’s U-Bass Line

Kala’s U-Bass Line

| August 15, 2013 | 1 Comment

One of the nice things about the music products industry is that its members are deeply passionate about what they do. Although we are hardly unperturbed by the turbulent waters of a roiling global marketplace, music-making is something that—unlike expensive sports cars and giant flat-screen LCD TVs—people simply aren’t willing to give up just because […]

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Shure’s: BLX Wireless Systems

Shure’s: BLX Wireless Systems

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Shure, founded in 1925 and renowned for its microphones and audio electronics, including products that, like the SM58 vocal microphone, have become veritable legends, has not slowed its aggressive pace of product innovation, coming up with exciting new launches at seemingly every trade show. Shure unveiled one of its newest introductions—BLX Wireless Systems—at January’s NAMM […]

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