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Weekly Roundup for June 14, 2013
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  Big news from Apple!

Apple has announced major new products, in several categories: iOS 7 — hundreds of new features, including a redesigned user...
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This Week's Top News
  Instruments Cleared For Travel 
A 2008 major amendment to the Lacey Act (originally enacted in 1900 and also amended in 1981), which protects endangered plants, animals, and fish, made traveling... Read More »
  Stu Hamm Gives The Low Down At Sweetwater 
Bassist supreme Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Carl Verheyen, Gambale/Hamm/Smith, and many more) was at Sweetwater last night for an amazing workshop sponsored by... Read More »
  Why Do We Love Music? 
There are very few people who don't find music pleasurable. For most of us, music elicits a significant response — an emotional response to various passages and songs... Read More »
  Video » Guitars and Gear Vol. 35 – Fishman Triple Play Wireless MIDI Guitar Demo 
Learn even more about the Fishman Triple Play right here: Mitch puts the Fishman Triple Play MIDI guitar controller through its paces, and shows how you can easily record and... Read More »
  Video » iOS Update – Vol. 44, IK Multimedia iRig HD and “Setlists” App 
See the IK Multimedia iRig HD right here: Get Setlists and other music-related apps right here: Mitch tests out the iRig HD iOS guitar interface with his guitar and iPad, and... Read More »
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This Week's Tech Tips
  Mon: iLok License Manager and New iLok.com Website  
  Pace has completely updated their iLok.com website, and has released the iLok License Manager app for Mac OS X (10.5 and above, Intel only) and Windows (32- and 64-bit). The new app allows dragging and dropping licenses, new theft or loss coverage (with ZDT — Zero Down Time) and transfer licenses. While you still need an Internet connection, with the... Read More »  
  Tue: How Close to Mount the Fishman TriplePlay?  
  Q: How close does the hexaphonic pickup in a Fishman TriplePlay system have to be to the strings of the guitar to work well? A: Fishman recommends getting the pickup to within one millimeter of the strings for best performance. A "gauge" is included in the package; slide it between the strings and the pickup to see if you are in the ballpark. The TriplePlay... Read More »  
  Wed: Is a Power Supply Required for the Ableton Push?  
  Q: Can the Ableton Push controller for Live 9 be bus powered, or does it have to have a power supply? A: Either way will work. You can run the Push bus powered and it will function perfectly. The only difference running the Push with a power supply is that the lighted controls will be brighter — and there will be less drain if you are running a... Read More »  
  Thu: How Much Insulation for Studio Ceiling?  
  Q: I'm building out a room in my basement for a studio, and I'm using Auralex Resilient Channel to mount to layers of drywall. I was told I should stuff the space between the joists with insulation. How much should I use? A: Congratulations on your new studio! The temptation will be to pack too much insulation into the ceiling. In order to be effective... Read More »  
  Fri: How To Seal Gaps In A Studio  
  Q: I'm installing double drywall in the studio I am building in my basement, but how do I seal the gaps around outlets, the corners, etc.? A: You definitely want to seal the room as much as possible. The more airtight it is, the more sound transmission will be reduced. The ideal is to use an acoustical sealant, which is like caulk, but stays pliable and... Read More »  
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