SUMMER NAMM 2012: New VoiceLive Touch, VoiceLive 2 Features

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TC-Helicon releases firmware updates that include new features for its bestsellers: VoiceLive Touch and Voice Live 2.

(Nashville, Tennessee, 12 July 2012) VoiceLive Touch, the ultimate stand-mountable, hands-on vocal effect and looper unit, and VoiceLive 2, the flagship, floor-based effects solution for singers, have been rocking the singing word for years. Still, even great things can be improved upon, and with this in mind, TC-Helicon decided to do a lot of listening – not a listening test, but listening to the users. A ‘share-an-idea’ page was set up on the TC-Helicon website and also users have been posting suggestions and ideas on the company’s Facebook page and via the vocal community, Voice Council.

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SUMMER NAMM 2012: Blackstar Gus G Blackfire 200 amp

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Blackstar have been working closely with guitar hero Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind) to create the ultimate heavy metal amp. Based on Blackstar’s award winning Series One 200 amp design, this 200-watt, limited edition amplifier has been voiced in partnership with Gus G.

Four switchable channels are offered: a Clean channel with Warm and Bright modes,
a Crunch channel with Crunch and Super Crunch modes, plus Fire and Fury overdrive channels specially voiced in partnership with Gus G. for a devastating full metal assault.

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Wing Beat Fantastic out July 24

Mike Keneally “Wing Beat Fantastic: Songs written by Mike Keneally & Andy Partridge”

RELEASE DATE: JULY 24, 2012. PRE-ORDER NOW! 

This magical new album from composer/producer/multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Mike Keneally is the highly anticipated result of a songwriting union between the famed rock experimentalist and legendary XTC tunesmith Andy Partridge.

Their collaboration produced eight new songs, combining Partridge’s innate sense of angular pop melody and beautifully intelligent poeticism with Keneally’s experimental bent and surrealist tendencies. For Partridge fanatics, the album will be a trove of rare new material from a songwriter who’s released precious little new work over the past decade. For Keneally enthusiasts, Wing Beat Fantastic represents his most melodic and pop-oriented release ever, while still maintaining the rich, detail-studded arrangements, love of sonic adventurism and superb musicianship for which he is renowned. More than any other Keneally album, Wing Beat Fantastic has an emotional resonance that engages the heart as adeptly as it does the mind.

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