Casiotone is making music fun again

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Casio is a master of the portable keyboard. The original Casiotone keyboards we all over the 1980s giving us bedroom musicians our first affordable electronic sound source. It was all pre-programmed beats and automatic accompaniment but we lapped it up before moving on to more grown-up synthesizers or giving in to the allure of the […]

Reclouder promises simple and portable SD card & cloud recording

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It seems technology has managed to find an answer to almost every musician’s needs. I’d like to think it’s mostly a good thing, even if it has an overwhelmingly saturated market as a side effect. Anyway, check this out – the Reclouder, as it’s called, is a portable, battery-powered recording device with wireless connectivity. It […]

Elite Acoustics Stompmix X6: A battery powered digital stompbox mixer

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Need a portable mixer for street performances and singer/songwriter sessions? Take a look at the new Elite Acoustics Stompmix X6. It’s a 6-channel digital mixer with effects, that lets you store and recall mixer scenes with your feet.  Elite Acoustics claims that the Stompmix X6 is the world’s first digital mixer in a stompbox format. […]

Dave Sommerfield GiG – Maintain your guitar with a portable workshop

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The new Dave Sommerfield GiG ‘Portable Guitar Workshop’ is a practical, portable solution for working on your guitar and gives you a safe place to work on your instrument when on the road. Dave Sommerfield’s GiG is a system consisting of a a set of three clamps. You clamp your guitar to your hardcase, giving you […]

ZT Amplifiers packs a new Lunchbox with Reverb Combo Amp and Cab II

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The brand new ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox Reverb Combo Amp and matching Cab II replace the company’s Lunchbox combo amp that launched ten years ago. ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox Reverb Combo Amp The original ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox provided guitarists with fairly high output in a compact, portable combo amp format. The new 2019 Lunchbox Reverb is a complete redesign […]

Teenage Engineering want a Playdate with you

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Teenage Engineering like to flirt with other industries, they like their sticky fingers in different pies and why not? They’ve done speakers and turntables with Ikea, DJ Tech Tools with Pioneer and personal assistants with Raven. Now they’ve got together with Panic to produce Playdate, the Teenage Engineering designed handheld games console. Playdate What’s that […]

Joyo dual-channel MA-10 portable amps for electric, acoustic and bass

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Chinese brand Joyo has just announced a series of dual-channel portable amps for electric, acoustic and bass guitars. Joining the ultra-compact amp market, the MA-10 series is pitched at players looking for a light-weight amp for outdoor use like busking.  Joyo MA-10 The MA-10A, MA-10E and MA10B models have obviously been designed with portability in mind. Each model […]

Nanoloop: Gamepad style sequencer/synthesizer zaps onto Kickstarter

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Nanoloop has been a Gameboy cartridge and an iOS app and now it’s making its way into its own chunk of hardware. It’s a small, handheld device with gamepad style buttons, 5 LED digits and an 8×4 bi-colour LED matrix. I’m tempted to say it’s an OP-1 killer but it’s probably more comparable to something […]

Is Jamstack the ideal mobile practise solution for guitarists?

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Jamstack is a Bluetooth-capable mini amp its inventors are calling “world’s first attachable guitar amplifier”. Given that we already have many nano amp products in the market, what does this solution do that’s different? Jamstack The crazy world of gimmicky guitar products and “world-first” innovations is littered with things we don’t need and often regret […]

NAMM 2019: Casio redesigns their Privia Digital Pianos with the PX-S1000 and PX-S3000

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Casio first introduced their Privia range of digital pianos 15 years ago designed to be compact and useful for home or studio use. With the PX-S1000 and PX-S3000 Casio has gone sleeker, shinier and more elegant which is great because the others in the range are a bit chunky. PX-S1000 These look great – even […]