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Coachella 2009 Lineup Released – April 17, 18, 19 At Empire Polo Club

Paul McCartney, The Killers and The Cure have been officially announced as the headliners for Coachella 2009. McCartney, making his first US festival appearance, is among the 130-plus acts set for the tenth Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA. Other artists confirmed for America’s most critically acclaimed music...

Shure Announced New Microphones Plus XLR-to-USB Signal Adapter

Shure has announced the PG27USB and PG42USB Side-Address Condenser Microphones and the X2U XLR-to-USB Signal Adapter. The PG27USB and PG42USB microphones connect professional-caliber Shure microphones to any USB computer port with “Plug and Play” performance. The cardioid condenser microphones feature built-in headphone monitoring with low latency...

RIAA Reportedly Close To Solidifying Deals With Leading ISPs To Police Networks

The Recording Industry Association of America is reportedly putting the final touches on deals with the leading Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the States to police their networks for illegal file sharing. The RIAA announced that they were dropping their unpopular litigation campaign last month, but that may be because they have offered ISPs a sweet...

Spectrasonics Unveils Trilian – Next Generation Trilogy Bass Instrument

Spectrasonics unveiled their upgraded virtual instrument Trilian, the successor to their Trilogy bass module. The new instrument has a much larger core library and features new acoustic, electric and synth basses, as well as enhanced versions of the classic Trilogy sounds. Sporting a brand new user interface with numerous software innovations, Trilian is the...

NAMM Gear Of The Show Award: Akai APC40

NAMM always gives us a massive Gear Hangover. With the multitude of new product announcements, demonstrations, performances and parties, it consistently shocks us when we make it back to the office in one piece…well, mostly one piece… Reflecting back on this year’s show, there were many “bits of kit” that will not only raise the...