Welcome to NAMM 2020!

Its that time of the year again, pack your bags, get the suncream out, because we’re going to NAMM!

Its that time of the year again, pack your bags, get the suncream out, because we’re going to NAMM! The gang here at GAK are off to sunny Southern California to check out the 2020 show and we’re going to be bringing you the latest and greatest new products coming to the world of music. The NAMM Show is where music, sound and entertainment technology products from around the world come together with more than 115,000 registrants from 139 countries and regions, its the global crossroads for music. So stay tuned, we’ll be giving you the inside scoop right here. Trust us, you don’t want to miss out!

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Earthquaker Afterneath Eurorack Module and Afterneath V3 Pedal!

Taking everything that was great about the original Afterneath and making it even better, Afterneath V3 helps to push the already unflappable pedal into a whole new realm.

The Afterneath V3 sounds a lot like it looks – a wizard bursting forth from ethereal cave and ready for the ambient battle. You are the wizard (or sorceress, if you prefer) and the cave is your instrument’s signal, vast, expansive and magical. Do you go inside? Roll a D20 to proceed! 
Once inside, a reflection of light from an unknown source catches your eye, and you notice a bizarre sheen on the walls of the cave. You timidly inch closer to the walls of the cave. Placing your hand gently on the cavern wall, you feel the rock move. The cave is alive! Alarmed, you emit a loud gasp, which reverberates throughout the subterranean landscape. Upon further listening, it appears as though the reverberations of your voice are in fact a swarm of short digital delays which may be used to create wild and cavernous reverbs, or scattered, short, rhythmic delays with bizarre characteristics.

Afterneath Eurorack Module Otherworldly Synth Reverberation Machine

The Afterneath Eurorack Modulebrings the otherworldly sounds from the effects pedal world right into your modular synthesizer.

Featuring one main audio input, one main audio output, an audio send and return for the Reflect feedback path and nine controls, four of the Afterneath Module’s parameters are controllable via CV and each has been equipped with a dedicated inverting attenuator. 
With these features, a completely analog dry signal path and a totally digital wet signal path, the Afterneath Module is an ambient powerhouse and an instrument unto itself, helping to push the already unflappable Afterneath into a whole new realm.  

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Dunlop drop a big release for NAMM 2020!

This year Dunlop have released a whole host of new products and we’re here to bring you the scoop! From an entire John Petrucci signature guitar pick collection to a whole Jimi Hendrix inspired set of guitars straps, they’ve got some pretty cool stuff coming your way. But lets start with these…

Dunlop QZ1 Crybaby Q Zone

Dunlop MXR CSP027 Timmy Overdrive

Dunlop MXR M267 Octavio Fuzz

New ‘Silver Sky’ collaboration between Paul Reed Smith and guitarist John Mayer!

We are thoroughly excited to present the new ‘Silver Sky’ from Paul Reed Smith. Built in collaboration with world-renown guitarist and songwriter John Mayer, this fantastic guitar is born from two and a half years of research, development and passion.

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Line 6 POD Go released at NAMM 2020!

With its simple plug-and-play interface, ultra-portable lightweight design, and best-in-class tones, the POD® Go guitar processor gets you on the road to ultimate tone.
Choose, edit, and control sounds using the large colour LCD screen, five push encoders, eight rugged footswitches, and cast-aluminium multi-function expression pedal—and add two external footswitches or a second expression pedal for even more real-time control. All the essential audio connections are at your fingertips, too, including balanced stereo outputs, a duplicate amp out that can be tapped before the Cab/IR, a stereo effects loop, a headphone jack, and even a USB port for accessing the 4-in/4-out audio interface with re-amping.

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The New Orange Terror Stamp Amp Pedal!

Introducing the Orange Terror Stamp. For years, Orange’s Terror series amps have proven that biggest sounds can come in the tiniest packages. Taking our pocket-sized powerhouse concept one step further, Orange brought you the Terror Stamp. Packing all of the punch of the minuscule Micro Terror and Micro Dark amps into an even smaller pedal format, this Valve/Solid State hybrid amp brings 20 Watts of killer Orange tone right onto your pedalboard.

The Terror Stamp’s tiny footprint, 8/16 Ohm Speaker Output, fully-buffered FX Loop and CabSim headphone output integrate seamlessly with your other pedals, whether you’re rocking a loud stage, recording direct or practising into the early hours.

Introducing the Orange Terror Stamp. For years, Orange’s Terror series amps have proven that biggest sounds can come in the tiniest packages. Taking our pocket-sized powerhouse concept one step further, Orange brought you the Terror Stamp. Packing all of the punch of the minuscule Micro Terror and Micro Dark amps into an even smaller pedal format, this Valve/Solid State hybrid amp brings 20 Watts of killer Orange tone right onto your pedalboard.

The Terror Stamp’s tiny footprint, 8/16 Ohm Speaker Output, fully-buffered FX Loop and CabSim headphone output integrate seamlessly with your other pedals, whether you’re rocking a loud stage, recording direct or practising into the early hours.

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Akai MPC One Standalone Music Production Centre

From rich melodics and hard-hitting drums to the most infectious grooves, if you expect to get real professional production results you need next-generation tools that act as a natural extension of your creativity. Enter the MPC One, a Music Production Centre engineered to enrich your work ow and create the ultimate standalone production experience. Spend less time hitting roadblocks and take command of your production with our latest addition to the MPC family.

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Universal Audio hint at big NAMM release…

It seems Universal Audio have a trick up their sleeves! A teaser of something called LUNA has popped up over on their website, described as “a new world of audio recording, mixing, and production tools”. The announcement of LUNA will be live streamed on their website (8.30pm GMT) when the 2020 NAMM show kicks off in Anaheim this Thursday and of course we will be keeping you updated right here on the GAK blog! Stay tuned!

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Arturia Keystep Pro Controller Keyboard, White

KeyStep Pro is a 37-key MIDI controller and multi-channel polyphonic sequencer all in one. It will allow musicians to take full control of their modular rigs, outboard synths, and software studio all at the same time. The 4 independent polyphonic sequencer tracks give you full control over your instruments, and Track 1 can also function as a 16-part integrated drum sequencer. It’s incredibly intuitive, has unparalleled connectivity, and promises to make even complex performances a breeze.

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All new from BOSS!

Boss Compact Acoustic Singer Amp Live LT

Dual channels provide premium sound for acoustic/electric guitar and vocals, with discrete analog input circuitry, independent three-band EQs, and chorus, delay, and reverb effects. BOSS’s Acoustic Resonance processing is available on the guitar channel, restoring natural tone to stage guitars with piezo pickups. The mic channel features a one-touch Enhance function, making it simple to achieve big, studio-quality vocals on stage.

The Acoustic Singer Live LT is equipped with onboard tools to help players quickly eliminate feedback issues, including a phase switch on the guitar channel and a notch filter that works on both channels. Ample rear-panel connectivity is provided as well, allowing users to interface with PA systems, music players, computers, and more.

Boss Katana Artist MkII Guitar Amplifier

The five amp characters in the Katana-Artist MkII now include newly voiced variations for a total of 10 different tone options. Five simultaneous effects categories are also available, up from three in the previous generation. Players can dive deeper with the BOSS Tone Studio editor for Mac and Windows, where they can customize sounds with over 60 effect types, save/recall setups, and more.

With unique front-panel tools, Katana-Artist MkII users can craft tones with precision detail. A three-way Contour switch shapes the core tone, while three selectable Global EQ settings (adjustable in BOSS Tone Studio) allow players to fine-tune the overall sound for different guitars and styles. A solo boost function is available as well, with a dedicated panel knob for fast adjustment.

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NAMM Releases from Roland!

Roland TD-27KV V-Drums Kit – The mid-level TD-27KV delivers the immersive sound and response that you only get with V-Drums. At its heart is the powerful new TD-27 sound engine, filled with premium-grade, fully-customisable drum and cymbal sounds. Advanced digital trigger technology detects every playing nuance in ultra-high definition, while large-diameter drum and cymbal pads offer exceptional feel, presented in a spacious acoustic-style layout.

The TD-27 V-Drums module is loaded with the finest acoustic drum sounds you’ve ever heard. Roland’s Prismatic Sound Modeling produces drums that not only sound exceptional, but also respond just like real acoustic instruments when you play them. Advanced digital trigger inputs support Roland digital pads for unmatched expression, while new PureAcoustic Ambience Technology offers a variety of inspiring drumming spaces at the touch of a button. A wide selection of electronic sounds from Roland’s rich sonic history are also included, providing must-have sounds for modern styles. And by loading and layering your own samples with internal drums, you’re able to craft sounds that no other drummer can claim.  

Roland RD-88 Stage Piano – For over three decades, RD pianos have been trusted by professionals, night after night, on stages the world over. One key reason is how playable they are, and how connected you feel when you play one. You get sturdy controls and smooth, reliable keyboard action that feels natural—never stiff, never spongy. The RD-88 draws upon its rich heritage and features newly developed SuperNATURAL pianos and electric pianos that can go from sparkle to grit with a few knob twists. And for extra versatility, there’s a curated selection of acoustic and electronic sounds from our historic legacy using the ZEN-Core Synthesis System found in our flagship synthesizers.

Roland VAD306 V-Drums Acoustic Design Kit – The VAD306 is a unique V-Drums Acoustic Design kit, purposefully compact while maintaining the distinctive acoustic aesthetic of the series. The footprint is the same as a mid-level V-Drums set, making it ideal for home use and tight stages. Cutdown shallow shells save space and weight—but from the playing position, they feel instantly familiar to any drummer. Double-braced stands with tom mounts and cymbal boom arms complete the layout and further enhance the acoustic theme. And with its organic, expressive sound, the TD-17 module provides all the acoustic tone and playability you could ask for, whether drumming for yourself at home or out gigging on the local bar circuit.

Roland VAD503 V-Drums Acoustic Design Kit – When you need the glamour and presence of a full acoustic drum set on stage—but with the convenience and control of electronic drums—the VAD503 is the perfect solution. This premium ‘one-up, one-down’ kit features wooden shells with full depth and diameter, exquisitely finished and mounted on double-braced chrome stands for a look that will have the audience convinced you’re playing acoustic drums. Roland’s advanced digital sensor technology and dynamic TD-27 drum module provide the sound and response to match, making sure every stroke, ghost note, roll, and swell is fully expressed in incredible detail.

Roland VAD506 V-Drums Acoustic Design Kit –  When you need the glamour and presence of a full acoustic drum set on stage—but with the convenience and control of electronic drums—the VAD506 is the perfect solution. This premium five-piece kit features wooden shells with full depth and diameter, exquisitely finished and mounted on double-braced chrome stands for a look that will have the audience convinced you’re playing acoustic drums. Roland’s advanced digital sensor technology and dynamic TD-27 drum module provide the sound and response to match, making sure every stroke, ghost note, roll, and swell is fully expressed in incredible detail.

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New release! Novation Launchpad Pro [MK3]!

• 64 Super-sensitive RGB Pads — Large RGB velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads give you a perfect reflection of your Ableton Live session, making it easier than ever to see your clips and play your instruments dynamically and expressively.
• Powerful Four-track, 32-step Sequencer — Create full tracks with Launchpad Pro’s built-in sequencer, featuring eight-note polyphony, pattern chaining and scenes to create and trigger longer sequences, and probability and mutation controls to keep your tracks evolving.
• Chord Mode — Easily explore, build and play complex chords straight from the grid; quickly find new harmonies.
• Dynamic Note & Scale Modes — Effortlessly play perfectly in-key basslines, melodies, chords and leads. Launchpad Pro even knows when you’re drumming and shows your drum rack on the grid.
• MIDI In, Out & Out 2/Thru — Control anything MIDI in your studio directly from Launchpad Pro.
• Capture MIDI — Never lose ideas and happy accidents with on-device access to Ableton Live’s Capture MIDI function.
• Eight Custom Modes — Use Novation Components to customise mappings and control anything MIDI easily from Launchpad Pro.
• Grab And Go — Sleek, lightweight and tough, and USB-C bus-powered.
• Get Started Easily — Use our Easy Start Tool to get all the software you want, and step-by-step video guides to get you set up with Live and making music in minutes.

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It’s big, it’s Fender!!!

After last years overwhelming success with the Fender American Acoustasonic Telecaster, Fender have now returned with the Fender American Acoustasonic Stratocaster available in Dakota Red, Black, Trans Sonic Blue and 3-Colour Sunburst. Offering you the perfect one-stop guitar due to it’s incredible versatility so that you can play both acoustic and electric songs with ease without having to change your set-up!
The American Acoustasonic Stratocaster continues to embody the spirit of purposeful innovation that drives Fender guitars. The power of the Fender and Fishman designed Acoustic Engine is sure to deliver true inspiration. From acoustic shapeshifting to electric rhythm tones, this extremely versatile guitar creates a brand new lane on the sonic highway.

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More from Korg!

Korg Pitchblack Advance Pedal Tuner

A lineup with three new colors, providing both beauty and durability. Three new colors have been added to this standard pedal tuner. These are the first Korg tuners to use powder coating. With its brilliance and depth, this beautiful finish is also extremely durable.
Don’t miss this chance to enhance your system with a Pitchblack Advance tuner in a distinctive color that sets it apart from other tuners.
Specifications other than body color and LED color are the same as the usual model of the Pitchblack Advance.

• Cutting-edge design, with a highly visible display
• Ultra-high tuning accuracy of +/- 0.1 cents
• Four meter display modes
• True bypass to have no effect on your tone
• DC out allows parallel connection for powering other pedals
• Completely eliminates noise caused by using a power supply
• Achieves up to 60 hours of battery life

Korg Pitchblack Mini Pedal Tune

Pick a tuner like you pick your sneakers. The Pitchblack mini is now available in three vivid new colors.

The Pitchblack mini, popular for its slim space-saving design and reliable tuning, is now available in three new colors.

Your clothes and shoes are fashionable, so why should your tuner be a boring color? To match the flashy design of your effect units, you can now choose a Pitchblack mini in a vivid color. Create a setup that will be inspiring, even when you just stand there holding your favorite guitar!


Specifications other than body color are the same as the conventional model of the Pitchblack mini.
• Mini-size to easily fit on your pedalboard
• Large high-visibility display with easily readable note name indication
• Battery operation is supported
• Stabilizers prevent overturning
• Three meter display modes
• Ultra-high tuning accuracy of +/- 0.1 cents
• Adjustable calibration
• True bypass to have no effect on your tone

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New from Nord!

The Nord Wave 2 is a powerful 4-part performance synthesizer combining Virtual Analog synthesis, Samples, FM and Wavetable with an intuitive layer-focused interface. With 48 voice polyphony, innovative performance features and hands-on controls, the Nord Wave 2 offers outstanding sonic possibilities with advanced layering and tweaking on the fly.

OUR MOST VERSATILE SYNTHESIZER EVER

With 4 independent synthesizers in one, the Nord Wave 2 offers exceptional possibilities for layering both classic waveforms and samples. Dedicated OLED displays for Program and Oscillator sections provide an excellent overview when shaping your sounds. The wide range of performance features and instantly tweakable hands-on effects makes the Wave 2 our most versatile performance synthesizer ever.

LAYER SECTION
The Wave 2 features a Program Layer section with faders for easily controlling the volume or pan for all 4 layer at once. The Layer section also provides handy features for quick layer focus, pan control, solo and multi-editing. The new Group feature allows you to group 2, 3 or 4 layers and process them through the same Filter, Envelope, Arpeggiator, LFO and Effect settings – perfect when creating complex multi-layered sounds that can be edited as one coherent sound. Alternatively, three split points provide up to 4 zones with optional crossfades.

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New Release: SSL 2 and SSL 2+ USB Audio Interface!

SSL 2 USB Audio Interface

Solid State Logic studio tools have been at the heart of music production for over 40 years, helping world famous artists, producers and studios to create so many of the records you’ve come to know and love. Now, with SSL 2, you get all that hit-making know-how in your own personal studio.

With beautifully SSL-designed analogue microphone preamps and immaculate 24/192kHz conversion for studio-quality recording, pristine monitoring path and high-performance headphone amp for crystal-clear playback and an intuitive front-panel low-latency monitor mix control, you’re always ready to capture the next great performance. 

The ‘Legacy 4K’ mode – inspired by classic SSL consoles, gives you the ability to add extra analogue character and sparkle to your sources when needed.

To top it all off, the included ‘SSL Production Pack’ software bundle, which includes some of SSL’s own studio-grade Native plug-ins and a carefully selected range of DAWs, samples, loops and virtual instruments from industry leaders, gives you an incredible arsenal of tools for creating your next hit. 

SSL 2+ USB Audio Interface

Solid State Logic studio tools have been at the heart of music production for over 40 years, helping world famous artists, producers and studios to create so many of the records you’ve come to know and love. Now, with SSL 2+, you get all that hit-making know-how in your own personal studio.

With beautifully SSL-designed analogue microphone preamps and immaculate 24/192kHz conversion for studio-quality recording, pristine monitoring paths and high-performance headphone amps for crystal-clear playback and an intuitive front-panel low-latency monitor mix control, you’re always ready to capture the next great performance.

The ‘Legacy 4K’ mode – inspired by classic SSL consoles, gives you the ability to add extra analogue character and sparkle to your sources when needed.

To top it all off, the included ‘SSL Production Pack’ software bundle, which includes some of SSL’s own studio-grade Native plug-ins and a carefully selected range of DAWs, samples, loops and virtual instruments from industry leaders, gives you an incredible arsenal of tools for creating your next hit.

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Gibson announce new Slash Les Pauls and J-45 acoustic signatures for NAMM 2020!

These Les Paul Standards feature an AAA maple top, a solid mahogany body, a C-shape neck profile and Slash’s signature Gibson SlashBucker pickups. The Slash Collection Les Paul Standard is available in November Burst, Appetite Burst, Vermillion Burst and Anaconda Burst. Additionally, they’re also releasing his first ever acoustic signature models that has some modifications from the man himself, including a rounded C-neck profile and a 16″ fingerboard radius.

These will soon be available to pre-order from GAK.co.uk. Stay tuned here on our NAMM 2020 blog for more info on this release to follow!

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Taylor Guitars – The Builder’s Edition Models

  • Introduced in 2018 to celebrate the debut of Taylor’s V-Class bracing system (a new sonic engine for acoustic guitars), Builder’s Edition was conceived by Andy Powers as a unique platform to showcase the highest levels of Taylor guitar design innovation.
  • The design approach gives Andy the creative freedom to push past the standard framework of the Taylor guitar line and create an ultra-premium class of guitars that offers the most play- er-friendly experience in both sound and feel.
  • These new models grow the Builder’s Edition collection to four different body styles and nine models, with each boasting a dramatically different musical personality.

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EarthQuaker Life V2 Distortion Pedal!

Sunn O))) and EarthQuaker Devices are pleased to bring you the compact, pedalboard-friendly version of the Life Pedal distortion. This is the same exact circuit as the WILDLY popular ultra-limited run version that was released in early 2019 but with the addition of expression pedal control over the octave blend and Flexi-Switch Technology on the relay-based true bypass footswitches.

This 2020 version will be limited to only 2500 units worldwide.

Life Pedal is a distortion with a blendable analog octave up and a booster combined in one compact package. The “Amplitude” side is faithfully modelled after the classic “White Face” distortion unit, right down to the LM308 IC and tantalum caps. The only modifications made to the original circuit are in the clipping section. The traditional circuit uses a single pair of silicon diodes for a tight, compressed crunch. The Life Pedal introduces two additional clipping options to better adapt to different rigs. The first position is no diodes to allow for full, grinding Op Amp assault at maximum volume. The second position utilizes two silicon diodes and one LED in an asymmetrical clipping configuration. This delivers a slightly compressed and smooth crunch, similar to a valve amplifier. The last position is the stock double silicon diode configuration which provides that classic tone you know and love.

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More from Korg!

Korg ARP 2600 FS Semi Modular Analog Synthesizer

Once, and for All The ARP 2600 is brought back to life in a single, one-time-only production run. Now is your opportunity to own one of the most sought after and coveted instruments from the vintage synthesizer era. This limited-edition release includes USB and DIN-style MIDI connections, XLR audio outputs, plus the improved ARP 3620 Duophonic Keyboard with an added arpeggiator / sequencer. Your new ARP 2600 will arrive in a custom-branded hard shell case, complete with casters.

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New Yamaha YC61 Drawbar Organ!

The stage keyboard for organists The drawbar organ is widely considered one of the most expressive instruments in contemporary music. With the YC61, Yamaha offers a compact, lightweight, yet versatile and authentic keyboard featuring nine drawbars, allowing for lively performances with the exciting sound of the VCM technology. Flexible in its application and smartly designed down to the very details, the YC61 is the perfect stage instrument for live keyboarders and organists.

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New in from VOX!

Vox Cambridge 50 Guitar Amplifier – £275

A powerful and modern modelling guitar amp The VOX Cambridge50 is an ambitious product that opens new possibilities in a modeling guitar amp. It uses Virtual Element Technology (“VET”) modeling technology to deliver realistic and stage – ready sounds, Nutube to deliver the distinctive distortion, rap id response, and tonal change of a tube amp that cannot be entirely duplicated by digital technology, and an open – back cabinet equipped with a 12 – inch speaker for crisp sound. The VOX Cambridge50 guitar amp is the ideal fusion of these three elements, and a powerful modeling amp. With 50W output and versatile functionality, it’s a great choice not only for live performance but also for at – home practicing or recording. The Cambridge50 offers enjoyable guitar playing in any setting.

VOX Mini Superbeetle Audio Bluetooth Speaker

It’s the MINI SUPERBEETLE AUDIO, a stylish Bluetooth audio speaker.
With a retro design that can also be enjoyed as interior décor, the MINI SUPERBEETLE AUDIO is a Bluetooth speaker that fits naturally into your living space. Its audio playback design is perfect for any genre of music, and it includes Bluetooth functionality for wireless playback of your music. Its compact speaker cabinet contains one tweeter and one woofer, delivering a powerful 50W of great sound. Whether enjoying music by yourself or at a party with friends, this speaker delivers the sound you need in a variety of situations.

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Next up, it’s Roland.

GO:LIVECAST  – Live Streaming Studio for Smartphones

Although it’s easy to stream live content with your smartphone, making your broadcasts look professional takes more effort. That’s why you need GO:LIVECAST, the simple and affordable way to bring superior production values to your webcasting. This hardware/app combo is a fully featured streaming studio that lets you mix sound, display titles, play media, trigger sound effects, and more—without needing a computer or costly dedicated A/V gear. With just the GO:LIVECAST hardware, companion app, and your smartphone, you have all the tools you  need to present engaging live web shows that will rival the most advanced creators on social media.

A-88MKII – MIDI KEYBOARD CONTROLLER

The latest in our long line of professional MIDI controllers, the Roland A-88MKII is supremely playable, with onboard creative tools for today’s musicians and producers. Our acclaimed hammer-action keyboard and built-to-last quality combine with modern features like USB-C connectivity, RGB-lit controls, and MIDI 2.0 (coming soon) for the best performance in its class.

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NEW from PRS Guitars!

PRS Guitars has announced three exciting new additions to their S2 Series lineup: the S2 McCarty 594, S2 McCarty 594 Singlecut, and S2 McCarty 594 Thinline. Designed to capture the heart of the McCarty family of instruments and stay true to the unique spirit of the S2 Series, these new solidbody electrics deliver vintage-inspired appointments with the precision of PRS’s modern manufacturing techniques and trusted craftsmanship. These guitars also represent the first time a McCarty model has been offered outside of the PRS Private Stock and Core lines.

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it’s all about ORANGE!

The ORANGE Bass Butler – £319 : Forget amp-in-a-box pedals, the Bass Butler is a whole van-load of gear in a box! Splitting your signal at the input, the Bass Butler features two completely separate, parallel, analogue signal chains, just like a real bi-amp rig. The difference is there’s not an amp in sight.

Orange, The Little Bass Thing – £529 : As the name suggests, the Little Bass Thing is a no-nonsense, featherweight bass amplifier, aimed squarely at the modern player. 500W of Class D muscle coupled with a hugely powerful solid-state preamp, all in a diminutive 3Kg package, mean this tiny toolbox delivers maximum tone with minimum fuss.

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New from Ibanez!

Tune in here to find out what Joss thought of the new 2020 collection from Ibanez!

Heres a quick preview of some of our favourites from the new Ibanez line, head on over to the GAK website to see the full collection!

Next up, it’s Korg.

KORG’s legendary Wavestation introduced the world to Wave Sequencing, transforming raw samples into sounds that no-one had ever heard before. The flagship OASYS and KRONOS keyboards developed Wave Sequencing even further, expanding on its unique palette of lush, evolving pads and driving rhythms.

Now, KORG is proud to announce the next step in digital synthesis: the wavestate. Featuring the radically reimagined Wave Sequencing 2.0, the wavestate delivers astonishing, ever-changing sounds with extensive hands-on control.

Far from a nostalgic reissue, the wavestate is designed from the ground up for a new generation of musicians, producers, and composers, taking cues from sources as diverse as modular synths, groove boxes, and algorithmic composition. The compact form-factor, with 37 full-size keys, transports easily and fits neatly into any stage, studio, or desktop setup.

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First up, it’s Korg!

The SV2 contains over ten times the sample data available in previous SV models, providing ample memory for many all-new piano and keyboard sounds. The SV-2 is home to 72 compelling sounds, and provides 64 memory locations to store edited Favourites for instant access during performance. Using the SV-2 Editor software, users are now free to create their own split and layered programs and save them to one of the Favourites locations. In fact, a single favourite can access up to three timbres at once – A piano/bass split with a layer of strings, for example. While user splits must be created using the SV-2 Editor, the split point on the keyboard can be adjusted directly from the front panel. Plus, polyphony of the SV-2 now stands at 128 voices, allowing more effective layering of sounds.

What makes the SV2S different?

SV-2S with internal speaker system Enjoy the sound, looks, and performance of the KORG SV-2 everywhere you go. KORG has worked with Italian speaker designers K-ARRAY to create the amazing SV-2S. In addition to every feature found in the SV-2, the SV-2S also includes a built-in speaker system. From the backstage dressing room to the dorm or bedroom; from the musical, stage, or dance rehearsal to choir rehearsal; from the living room to the concert hall or house of worship; the SV-2S is ready to perform, wherever and whenever you are. Producing 15 watts of power (x 2; Left and Right), the internal system features two 2.5 “loudspeakers, plus a 3” passive radiator. Available with 73 or 88 keys, the SV-2is finished with an exclusive warm ivory finish with contrasting grille cloth.

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