Kemper Profiler Stage multi-FX modelling floorboard officially launched!

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After all the frantic build-up over the weekend, here it is: The Kemper Profliler Stage has now officially been announced. It’s a multi-effect guitar amp that packs the whole Profiler system into a floorboard unit, including the company’s profiling technology, adding a foot controller package for live use. Kemper Profiler Stage After the teaser video […]

RockBoard LED Light – Perfect for knob twiddling in the dark

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The new RockBoard LED Light gives your pedalboard illumination. Perfect for those guitarists that like to twiddle their effects settings and knobs in the dark. RockBoard LED Light – Pedalboard Illumination When you  play live and are on a dark stage it is often hard to see your effect pedal settings if you need to adjust […]

Boss WL-60 wireless system: 14-channels, a big display and up to 25h battery life

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Coming hot on the heels of its new 200 series pedals, Boss has just announced a new wireless system, WL-60. It’s designed to be easy to use in a live environment and give you the freedom to move around a stage without tripping up over guitar cables. Boss WL-60 wireless system The new Boss WL-60 […]

LD Systems reveals the U500 series in-ear monitoring systems

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LD Systems will present the U500 in-ear monitoring system at this year’s Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt, Germany. The LD Systems U500 IEM system is available in various configurations, with and without headphones. In-ear monitoring is becoming more and more popular, and the selection of available gear is constantly growing. Some competitors like Sennheiser, Mackie, and RHA […]

NAMM 2019: Dexibell introduces VIVO S7 PRO and S3 PRO stage pianos

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Italian keyboard manufacturer Dexibell has two updated stage pianos to show this year, the Vivo S7 Pro and S3 Pro. Vivo S7 Pro As will all stage pianos it’s all about the sound and feel. The S7 Pro has 88 hammer action keys with graded weight, triple contact and an ivory feel. Internally the sound […]

NAMM 2019: Line 6 Relay G10S stomp box wireless system

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Line 6 has launched a new Relay G10S stompbox guitar wireless system for your 2019 it has 24-bit audio quality and a 130-foot range. A perfect plug-and-play system for gigging? Line 6 Relay G10S With 24-bit quality, 130′ line of sight range and a solid metal construction pedal format, the new Line 6 G10S simple to use, […]

NAMM 2019: Akai Pro MPK Road 88 road-ready stage piano style MIDI controller

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I wasn’t expecting an 88 keyed hammer-action MIDI controller from Akai Pro but let me introduce you to the MPK Road 88 and I’m really liking it. MPK Road 88 Most MIDI controllers of this size tend to be festooned with knobs and pads, sliders and buttons whereas this is so featureless you could stand […]

NAMM 2019: Yamaha go all out on the interface with CP73 and CP88 stage pianos

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Stage pianos tend to lurch from being simplistic like the Roland RD-300, complex like the Nord Stage or achingly cool like the Korg SV-1. Yamaha is having a stab at the middle ground with the CP73 and CP88 stage pianos. CP73 and CP88 The one thing stage pianos can agree on is having fabulous quality acoustic piano […]

Boss Nextone-Artist and Nextone-Stage: The next big thing in combo guitar amps?

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Boss is about to expand its amp line-up with two new models that use its Tube Logic technology: the Nextone-Artist and Nextone-Stage. Using the combo format, these two look like a good bet for gigging guitarists. Now, Boss has just announced the rather useful-looking Waza Tube Amp Expander, and these two amps look like they […]

Roland’s AX-Edge keytar with custom blades couldn’t be more metal

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In a sort of back-to-the-80’s and yet futuristic lurch into the world of big hair and loud guitars Roland introduces the AX-Edge. It’s a scythe-shaped keytar with a swappable blade for cutting through on those synth solos. AX-Edge Equals parts nuts and awesome this is the coolest thing I’ve seen in ages. I mean any normal […]