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Weekly Roundup for April 5, 2013
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  Gibson Buys Majority Stake in TEAC

Gibson has announced that they are expanding their interest in the pro audio world with the purchase of a majority stake in TEAC...
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This Week's Top News
  Video » Guitars and Gear Vol. 27 – Marshall MF110 Amplifier Demo 
In this installment of Guitars and Gear, Sweetwater's Editorial Director Mitch Gallagher puts the Marshall MF110 amplifier through its paces. Mitch is playing a custom guitar... Read More »
  I Can’t Get That Song Out Of My Head! 
Is there anything worse than having a song — especially a song you aren't particularly fond of — stuck in your head? Despite best efforts, it's seemingly impossible to get a... Read More »
  Novation Releases Launchkey Apps for iPad 
Novation has released free iPad apps for the Launchpad and Launchkey. The Launchpad app can be used to create beats and music instantly with the iPad, using high-quality loops... Read More »
  Convictions in Joss Stone Murder Plot 
Two men accused of plotting to rob and kill Grammy-winning singer Joss Stone because of her connections with the Royal Family have been convicted in a unanimous verdict. Kevin... Read More »
  Capitol Records Wins Lawsuit Against ReDigi 
We recently reported on a new startup company, ReDigi, which intended to buy "used" iTunes files and resell them, in similar fashion to used book and record stores. Now a U.S... Read More »
  Legendary Producer Phil Ramone Dies 
Producer Phil Ramone passed away on March 30, at the age of 79. With credits ranging from Frank Sinatra to Billy Joel, Tony Bennet to Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan to Paul... Read More »
  Video » iOS Update – Vol. 36, IK Multimedia iGrand Piano App 
Mitch takes a look at the IK Multimedia iGrand piano instrument app, get yours here: We also check out the IK Multimedia iLine Mobile Music Cable Kit, which gives you five... Read More »
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This Week's Tech Tips
  Mon: How Do I Connect My Gallien-Krueger MB200 to My Focusrite Saffire Pro 14?  
  Q: I have a Gallien-Krueger MB200 compact bass head, and I want to connect it to my Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 audio interface. The MB200 has a switchable Headphone/Line Out jack and a Direct Out jack. Which should I use to connect to my interface? A: Either will work, depending on how you hook them up. The XLR Direct Out can be switched at the amp from pre... Read More »  
  Tue: Improve Your Critical Listening Skills  
  Harman International, parent company of JBL, Lexicon, Digitech, AKG, Soundcraft, Crown, BSS Audio, and more fine brands, is offering a great, free opportunity for you to improve your critical listening skills. A free, beta version of their How to Listen software is available for download. The software supports stereo and multi-channel audio playback of WAV... Read More »  
  Wed: UAD-2 ATR-102 and Precision Multiband Delay Compensation  
  Q: I'm trying to use the UAD-2 Ampex ATR-102 and Precision Multiband plug-ins with my Universal Audio Apollo Quad audio interface, but I keep getting a message that there isn't enough delay compensation even though I have the delay compensation set to the highest setting. Is there something wrong with my Apollo? A: No, there's nothing wrong with your Apollo... Read More »  
  Thu: Cymatic Audio LR-16 Owner’s Manual  
  The compact and affordable Cymatic Audio LR-16 Live Recorder 16-track audio recorder has been an instant success! It's the ideal tool for making on-the-spot live multitrack recordings and is incredibly useful in the studio as well. Until now, the LR-16 has been supplied with a Quick Start guide, which contained plenty of info — everything most users... Read More »  
  Fri: What does “-20dB Pad” Really Mean?  
  Q: I always thought that it was weird to say you were using a "-20dB" pad. How can a pad be negative? Doesn't the term "pad" itself indicate that you are dropping the level? Wouldn't a negative pad value indicate that the sound was actually getting louder? A: Whoo boy, we're not sure we want to step into this one. Put it this way: yes, the term "pad" does... Read More »  
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  Tonal Color  
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