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CHAUVET DJ’s GigaBAR IRC

CHAUVET DJ’s GigaBAR IRC

| August 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the highly competitive lighting industry, it’s difficult to stay in the lead. What most sets CHAUVET DJ apart—besides the innovative products that the company creates—is its dedication to staying on top of the needs of the entertainers and companies buying its lighting products. With entertainers increasingly being asked to set up and break down […]

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VOX’s VX I And VX II Modeling Guitar Amplifiers

VOX’s VX I And VX II Modeling Guitar Amplifiers

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Korg USA’s family of brands, which encompasses well-respected names that the company manufactures and those that it distributes, is enviable throughout the music products industry. Even among this bevy of beloved brands, though, VOX stands out for its innovation, product quality and price-to-performance ratio. And that’s why, this month, The Retailer’s shining a spotlight on […]

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Blizzard Lighting’s: LB-Par Hex Fixture

Blizzard Lighting’s: LB-Par Hex Fixture

| June 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Of all the diverse segments of the music products market, perhaps none has experienced stronger growth—and more rapid technological evolution—than the lighting segment has. And, among companies that serve the MI industry’s lighting needs, few offer Blizzard Lighting’s potent blend of great products, real value and dedicated support. The company, which was founded in 2010 […]

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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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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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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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MXL’s Mobile Media Series

MXL’s Mobile Media Series

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Look around you on a train, in the mall or at the movies, and you’ll have no doubt that we’re in the age of mobile devices. More than just a phone and Web browser, these devices have also become our primary tool to take pictures and shoot video. MXL Microphones, a division of Marshall Electronics, […]

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Numark’s NV Controller

Numark’s NV Controller

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Perhaps more than any other segment of the music products industry, the DJ market continues to grow aggressively, offering a prime opportunity for retailers to reap profits. Few brands within the category have the cachet to match Numark, which, for more than 40 years, has combined cutting-edge technologies with a deep understanding of DJs’ needs […]

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Gator Cases’: Aluminum Pedal Boards

Gator Cases’: Aluminum Pedal Boards

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Every November, The Music & Sound Retailer spotlights accessories, bags and cases, a segment of the MI market whose value proposition has never been more compelling. Founded in 2000 and with a portfolio of more than 800 active SKUs—encompassing solutions made from vacuum-formed plastics, rotational-molded plastics, wood, metal, sewn and EVA materials—Gator Cases is a […]

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Earthquaker Devices’

Earthquaker Devices’

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Palisades Mega Ultimate Maximum Overdrive EarthQuaker Devices, based in Akron OH, a manufacturer of hand-built guitar effect pedals that’s been wowing its devoted fans since 2004, creates devices that represent a diverse assortment of categories, which range from boost/EQ and compression to delay/reverb and fuzz, plus modulation, octave and overdrive. The company ensures its success […]

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