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As the instrument and speaker cable of choice for Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Tour," which supports the award-winning rapper’s first new album in four years, the RapcoHorizon cables were custom fitted to accommodate intricate rigs, some of which are on 28-foot-high risers.

As all RapcoHorizon cables are designed for the working musician, the custom instrument and speaker cables are road ready and tour tough, employing the most rugged constructions without sacrificing sound quality. The custom cables created by the company for the tour include runs as long as 50- to 100-feet in order to not only reach across the stage, but also above.

Read more: RapcoHorizon On Jay-Z Tour >>>

Accessories

Use as a clip-on tuner or separate the tuner from the clip and attach it magnetically to a guitar machine head or any ferrous metal part of an instrument. Extra magnetic disks are supplied for mounting on guitar, violin/viola tops, and more.

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Upfront

inMusic has announced the addition of three professional product brands from D&M Holdings to its existing family of brands. Denon Professional, Marantz Professional, and Denon DJ join a family that includes Akai Professional, Alesis, Alto Professional, ION Audio, Numark, M-Audio, AIR Music Technology, and Mixmeister.

Read more: inMusic Adds Denon, Marantz Brands to Portfolio >>>

Upfront

Effective immediately, Cakewalk’s product line—both professional and consumer—will have additional North American distribution through Hal Leonard. According to Cakewalk president Michael Hoover, “Hal Leonard is an established and highly respected outlet for a wide variety of technology products. Their expertise in reaching crucial markets—including education, worship, and independent MI retailers—will further Cakewalk’s continuing growth and recognition as a manufacturer of premium, thoughtfully designed software.”

Read more: Hal Leonard and Cakewalk Forge Distribution Partnership >>>

Supplier Scene

The Mapex Drum Company recently welcomed Steve Fidyk as an endorsing artist and clinician. Known for his touch, versatility, and musical approach, jazz drummer Steve Fidyk has earned national and international acclaim as an artist, author and columnist.

A longtime student of jazz drumming legend Joe Morello, Fidyk is dedicated and committed to education. Fidyk currently serves on the jazz studies faculty at Temple University in Philadelphia and as a consultant for Jazz at Lincoln Center's Essentially Ellington Program. He has also authored several drum method books and DVD’s for Mel Bay and Alfred Publications

Read more: Mapex Welcomes Fidyk >>>

Amps

Ampeg BA Series Bass Combo Amp series introduces five new models - the BA-108, BA-110, BA-112, BA-115 and BA-210. Featuring front-facing controls and a true 60-degree monitoring angle that provides increased clarity, the new cab design has performing in mind. Additionally, the all-new Bass Scrambler™ overdrive circuit delivers a classic tube-like grind. Retail: BA-108 $139.99 - $699.99. BA-110 $251.99, BA-112 $419.99, BA-115 $559.99, BA-210 $699.99.

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Fretted

Full Compass Systems has partnered with G&L Guitars to release an exclusive version of the popular Fallout electric guitar. The Tribute® Series Swamp Ash Fallout is a limited edition run of 92 instruments featuring a unique broad-grained Swamp Ash body with a Clear Orange finish matched with a classic vintage-tint neck.

Based on the venerable SC-2 model, the Swamp Ash Fallout includes a G&L Saddle Lock bridge for increased sustain and Paul Gagon-designed Alnico pickups. Also includes a P-90 neck pickup and a humbucking pickup in the bridge Retail: $449.00.

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Supplier Scene

Warwick's LWA 1000 was picked by more than 100 international music magazines as the best product of the year in the bass amplification category at this year’s Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany.

The MIPA (Musikmesse International Press Award) is recognized as the “Grammy Award” of the MI and Pro Audio industry worldwide. Jonas Hellborg, head of design at Warwick Amplification and world-renowned bass artist, accepted the award on behalf of Warwick Germany during the ceremony in Frankfurt.

Read more: Warwick Receives MIPA Award >>>

Music/Books

Sound Design, Mixing, and Mastering with Ableton Live 9 deepens, enlivens, inspires, and improves tracking, audio production, and performance skills. It features everything from in-depth discussions of mixing and mastering to inspiring recipes for audio magic and mayhem. to audio-making and audio-mangling recipes, tips, and mixing and mastering techniques.

Read more: Sound Design, Mixing, and Mastering with Ableton Live 9 >>>

Upfront

Lanikai Ukuleles has announced a partnership with Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso and composer Jake Shimabukuro’s Four Strings Foundation.  The non-profit, founded by Shimabukuro and Chicago educator Polly Yukevich in 2013, seeks to curate music education workshops nationwide.  Lanikai, one of the world’s largest ukulele brands, remains committed to music education and will provide their patented TunaUke ukuleles to schools and educators in support of this initiative.

Read more: Lanikai Partners with Jake Shimabukuro Foundation >>>

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