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Mu-FX Introduces Authorized Reissue of Vintage Musitronics Mu-tron Octave Divider

Update: 12/3/2014

I had the opportunity last week to test the pre-production Mu-FX Octave Divider and compare it with a 1978 Musitronics Mutron Octave Divider. This new pedal is amazing. It is essentially an update of the original with better tracking and more control. Playing staccato it will track down to low B on a 5 string bass.

Control Wise

There are two overall modes – EFFECT,  and SOLO.

When engaging the EFFECT switch you now have control over the relative mix of BASS-the octave down with a TONE control, DRY-the unaltered input signal and RINGER distortion. You now can dial in just the right amount of octave and ringer – my favorite feature.

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Sell Your Music Online For Free

CD Baby launches a new free digital download service for musicians

CD Baby Free is the simplest way to sell downloads from your website, on your Facebook page, and at cdbaby.com, the largest indie-only music store online.

With CD Baby Free, you set the selling price for each song, keep 85% of every sale, and get paid weekly. Plus, your fans can download CD-quality audio files!

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Easy Setup

I went through the steps to sign up and upload a single from my band Magik Dayze. The instructions were easy to follow and there were no glitches in the system. Items to be ready for upload to make the process go smoothly: Read the rest of this entry »

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Martin OM-ECHF Navy Blues Limited Edition

This is a wonderful acoustic guitar. Light, responsive and a striking beauty. I had a chance to play this briefly with Dick Boak of Martin at Winter NAMM 2014, and I really wanted to take it home. This is a limited edition of 181 guitars.

The OM-ECHF Navy Blues is the third in a series of collaborations with Eric Clapton and Hiroshi Fujiwara. This OM edition incorporates the longer 25.4″ scale for added string tension and tonal projection. The neck and body are lacquered and polished with a striking dark navy coloration combined with East Indian rosewood back and sides and a European spruce soundboard. Read the rest of this entry »

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Publish Your Music On iTunes For Free!

Well, for the first song anyway. DistroKid launches a new more affordable digital publishing platform for musicians.

DistroKid was founded by Philip Kaplan in late May, 2013. He’s a web developer, programmer, and drummer in San Francisco, California who also runs Fandalism, which is one of the largest online communities of musicians.

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The DistroKid website sports a very clean and straight-forward layout. It immediately offers a signup form with a claim that “your music will be in stores today.” Well, they’re not kidding. Read the rest of this entry »