Manuel Rodríguez Guitars intros Flamenco Moderna FLMOD500 & FLMOD550

Manuel Rodríguez Guitars has announced the introduction of the acoustic-electric Flamenco Moderna Series.

Flamenco Moderna FLMOD500 & FLMOD550

The culmination of over 100 years of traditional Spanish guitar design and construction, these versatile flamenco guitars combine a sleek, low-profile neck and thinner body with premium Fishman® electronics. These refined features make Flamenco Moderna guitars an ideal choice for steel string and electric players seeking to expand their tonal range with the warmth and softness of nylon strings.

With two models distinguished by the careful selection of their unique wood combinations, Flamenco Moderna guitars feature a thin profile and single cutaway

to provide easy access to all 19 silver-plated frets on a fingerboard of Indian rosewood. The onboard Fishman Clásica III electronics package is optimized for nylon string tonality and features an easy-to-read chromatic tuner.

The FLMOD500 features walnut back and sides with solid Canadian red cedar top, producing a warm, round tone. For players who prefer more snap and brightness, FLMOD550 combines solid select spruce top with back and sides of flame maple. Both guitars feature a gloss finish and antique gold-plated machine heads on a Rosewood overlay headstock. The guitars are strung with premium D’Addario® ProArte EJ45 strings.

“Flamenco Moderna guitars carry a rich heritage of classic nylon string tone and playability, but with a thoroughly modern feel,” says Rick Gagliano, Product Merchandising Manager for Manuel Rodríguez Guitars. “These beautiful, unique instruments represent an exceptional value for guitarists looking to expand their tonal repertoire.”

The Flamenco Moderna Series models carry a street price of $499.99 USD, and are available at all Guitar Center stores, through Musician’s Friend, and online at guitarcenter.com.

More information: Manuel Rodríguez Guitars

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UVI releases Synth Legacy

UVI Synth Legacy

UVI has announced the release of Synth Legacy, a new instrument available exclusively through Guitar Center.

Synth Legacy delivers the best sounds from 50 renowned synths and samplers, representing a staggering collection of analog, analog-modeled, FM and formant, digital, wavetable, vector, additive and PCM-based instruments.

Synth Legacy is the next in the line of UVI’s hybrid instrument series, marrying a deep sound design and sampling process with UVI’s robust Engine XTTM. The result offers the convenience of a software instrument with the unmistakable soul of hardware. Sound design for each patch started on physical instruments, capitalizing on the individual character of each machine. Samples were then recorded through a world-class signal chain, employing the best analog and digital equipment available to create the finest sound possible in each case.

Synth Legacy includes over 1,000 factory presets, giving users immediate access to an enormous library of conveniently organized, ready-to-use patches that resonate with the warmth and richness of physical hardware. All sounds in Synth Legacy are completely editable including front-panel amp and filter envelopes, overdrive, sub osc, stereo controls, bit crusher, chorus, ensemble, phaser, delay, reverb and a built-in LFO and step modulator. Sounds can be further edited, layered and arpeggiated in UVI Workstation.

Synth Legacy includes sounds from: Alesis Andromeda, Roland Jupiter 4, Roland Jupiter 8, Roland VP-300, Roland TB-303, Oberheim Matrix 6, Oberheim Xpander, Oberheim OB-X, Studio Electronics ATC, SCI Prophet 5, Yamaha CS-80, Elka Synthex, RSF Kobol, Korg PS-3200, Moog MiniMoog, Moog MemoryMoog, Waldorf Pulse, Access Virus C, Yamaha AN1X, Novation Nova, Waldorf Q, Clavia NordLead, Yamaha DX7, Yamaha DX100, Yamaha FS1R, Korg DS8, NED Synclavier 2, Waldorf Microwave XT, PPG Wave 2.3, Casio VZ-1, Casio CZ-1, Korg DW8000, Kawai K4R, SCI Prophet VS, Korg Wavestation, Yamaha SY22, Kawai K5000, OSC OSCar, Seiko DS301, Ensoniq VFX, Roland JD-800, Roland D-50, Korg M1, Ensoniq Fizmo, Yamaha SY77, Ensoniq SQ1, Ensoniq ASR10, Mellotron M400, Fairlight CMI IIx, and E-MU Emulator 2

Leveraging a deep technology portfolio, extensive experience and a passion for sound, UVI continues to push forward, creating new and imaginative tools that both enable and inspire.

Synth Legacy is available immediately for $50 USD exclusively through Guitar Center’s online and physical stores in the US.

More information: UVI / Synth Legacy

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Xchange Market Platform launches Epix Bundle 10

Epix Bundle 10

Xchange Market Platform has announced the release of Epix Bundle 10, a package of music and audio production tools derived from a unique collaboration of 25 of the world’s best known producers of music technology products.

This bundle includes 41 high quality software tools, utilities and tutorials at an unprecedented price accessible to the working musician.

At its heart is the award winning PreSonus Studio One Producer DAW with full mastering and a full suite of software titles providing access to thousands of instruments from creators such as Arturia, Cakewalk, Sugar Bytes, XLN Audio and much, much more. On top of this, the musician will be getting drum kits and beat making tools from Image Line, Steve Slate as well as effects and treatment tools from Antares, Celemony, IK Multimedia, OHM Force and others. Finish off the selection with DJ tools, libraries, tutorials and utilities and you have everything you will ever need.

Epix 10 Bundle is available for a limited time only at Guitar Center Stores, Guitar Center.com and Musiciansfriend.com, priced at $499 USD (street).

More information: Xchange Market Platform

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TC-Helicon introduces the Demo. Share. Win. Competition for Singers at 134 Guitar Centers across the US

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TC-Helicon Demo. Share. Win. Competition

TC-Helicon has introduced the Demo. Share. Win. Competition for Singers at 134 Guitar Centers across the US.

Starting today and running until October 31st, singers who take a picture or video of themselves singing into the TC-Helicon Vocal Demo Station at a Guitar Center could win up to three TC-Helicon products of their choice.

TC-Helicon and Guitar Center have partnered together to put 134 demo stations across the US for singers to try out hit products like VoiceLive Touch, VoiceTone Singles and MP-75 microphone. Walk up, sing, and hear the fully produced sound that TC-Helicon singers are famous for. At the Vocal Demo Station, singers have a chance to sing through VoiceLive Touch, demo a loop, try Mic Control using the Singles pedals and more.



Singers should visit tc-helicon.com/demo-share-win for a list of prizes and entrance instructions.

For a list of Guitar Center locations carrying the vocal demo stations, visit tc-helicon.com/guitarcenter



More information: TC-Helicon

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Guitar Center to carry Alto Professional live sound products

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Alto Professional has announced that all Guitar Center locations throughout the United States are now offering select TRUESONIC loudspeakers and ZEPHYR ZMX mixers.

Alto Professional Truesonic

Guitar Center, the world’s largest musical instrument and pro-audio retailer, is now carrying both the TRUESONIC TS112A and TS115A powered speakers, giving musicians and live sound engineers the opportunity to experience the TRUESONIC difference in person.

TRUESONIC speakers feature 800 watts of efficient, Class D power and are engineered to deliver a clear and accurate representation of any performance. Constructed using an extremely durable polypropylene trapezoid cabinet with large handles, a full length metal grille, and multiple M10 rigging points, TRUESONIC speakers are road-proof, lightweight and ready to install in virtually any venue. Onboard connections include 2 XLR / TRS combo jacks with independent volume controls, and a contour switch for delivering the ideal EQ boost when playing pre-recorded music.

Alto Professional Zephyr ZMX

Alto Professional’s ZEPHYR ZMX Series of compact mixers feature common-sense designs, high quality components, and a versatile array of features for users of live sound gear.

Guitar Center stores will be offering the compact ZMX52 5-channel mixer, ZMX862 6-channel mixer and ZMX122FX 8-channel mixer. Each mixer offers top-facing input and outputs, bright color-coded pots, isolated low-noise microphone preamps, and 2-bus operation. The ZMX122FX features onboard Alesis DSP technology with a total of 256 effect variations. ZEPHYR ZMX mixers are perfect for any practice space, music venue, or speaking venue and deliver a low-noise, clear signal every time.

“With Guitar Center, musicians and sound engineers now have a very convenient and highly-regarded venue to experience and purchase Alto Professional live sound equipment”, said Jay Schlabs, Alto Professional Executive Director. “The combination of technology, design and value we’re offering is going to turn a lot of heads.”

More information: Alto Professional / Truesonic / Zephyr

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