Author: Michael DiMattio

NAMM 2020 Pedal Effects

Darkglass Introduces 3 New Bass Pedals at NAMM 2020

The Finnish bass gear company goes deep with the Harmonic Booster, Microtubes X Ultra, and Alpha Omega Ultra. Harmonic Booster Clean Plreamplifier Designed to be the perfect complement to our distortion circuits, the flexibility and portability of the Harmonic Booster is also the perfect one-stop solution for gigging musicians in search of a precise and […]

NAMM 2020 Strings

SonoTone Introduces Fusion Series Premium Electric Guitar & Bass Strings

Launched at The 2020 NAMM Show, SonoTone Fusion series premium guitar and bass strings feature a custom alloy to produce brilliant, balanced tone and enhanced tactile feel. SonoTone, the Massachusetts-based manufacturer of boutique, premium guitar strings, has debuted its Fusion series of electric guitar and bass strings, offering serious musicians, hobbyist players and vintage guitar […]

Bass Luthiers

Cortex Bass Company Launch at NAMM 2020

A collaboration between Swiss entrepreneur, Pierre Camilleri, and French luthier, Paul Lairat presents the first of its new line of basses at the 2020 NAMM show. Napoleon bass Offered in two versions, Standard and Deluxe, in 4 or 5 string. Fretless and 6 string versions will follow shortly. The Standard version offers a two-piece body, made of […]

Jazz Mikesgig Pick Synthesizers

Moses Sumney Performs Unreleased Track That Features New Moog Vocoder

After more than 40 years, Moog Music has resumed production of the highly sought-after Moog 16 Channel Vocoder. To help welcome the instrument’s return, Moses Sumney visited the Moog Sound Lab to perform an unreleased track from his upcoming double album græ. The history of the vocoder is as unique as the sound it produces.  […]

Microphones NAMM 2020

360-Degree Sound Capture With One Microphone

The eight capsule 360º sound capture Spatial Mic from Voyage Audio is introduced at NAMM 2020. Introducing Spatial Mic, a professional second-order ambisonics VR microphone capable of single wire connectivity to a computer or mobile device. Eight 14mm condenser capsules are perfectly matched to multi-stage, digitally controlled analog front ends and 110 dB-SNR DACs. Product […]

Recording Gear

How To Make Your Digital Recording Sound More Analog

The Wathen CryoTone™ Tube Conditioner (CTC) is an analog tube output stage conditioner that drastically improves the sound of virtually any music – while recording or listening to a pre-recorded source – once inserted in the signal chain. The CryoTone Tube Conditioner Pro is designed as a two channel analog signal conditioner. It’s magic is both subtle […]

Bass Electric NAMM 2020

Leo Fender Is Gone But His Legacy Lives On — And On…

G&L celebrates it’s 40th anniversary with a limited edition Custom Shop L-2000 and other limited edition guitars and basses in 2020. Celebrating the Master – G & L Guitars, 40 years on. Leo Fender’s contributions to the musical instrument world are immeasurable. From his original Fender Musical Instruments to designing instruments for Music Man, and […]