IK Multimedia upgrades SampleTank for iOS

SampleTank Makes Performing on iPhone/iPod touch/iPad Even Easier

The first pro-quality sound and groove workstation for iOS adds MIDI Control and Program Change + free instruments in every category

July 2012, Modena, Italy – IK Multimedia is proud to announce the 1.2 update to SampleTank® for iOS, the universal app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, through the iTunes App store. The update, for both regular and free versions, is available as a free download to existing users that adds support for MIDI Program Change and Controller editing of all edit strip knobs for enhanced expression and performance in any environment from the studio to the stage. The 1.2 update also now provides free instruments in every category so users can create instantly anytime and everywhere.

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COOL GEAR ALERT: Ibanez RG2XXV

Alright, I’m an Ibanez geek. Sure, I own and love other guitars, but Ibanii still outnumber all of them. My RG550s are great workhorses, my RG seven-strings are brilliant instruments, and my Talman TC825 is killer. So forgive me if I gaze longingly at this beauty: the new RG2XXV, part of Ibanez’s 25th Anniversary celebrations for the RG as we know and love it today (there were RG models prior to this but they looked very different: the line was redeveloped alongside the development of the Jem and announced in 1987).

The RG2XXV is less expensive than the RG1XXV announced earlier in the year. It features Ibanez INF pickups, an Edge Zero II bridge, basswood body, three-piece maple neck, rosewood fretboard with jumbo frets, coloured dot inlays, a Wizard III neck shape and DR coated strings. It’s available in Fluorescent Pink and Fluorescent yellow.

More info here.

Happy birthday, Fender’s Ensenada factory!

PRESS RELEASE:

FENDER® FACTORY IN ENSENADA, MEXICO CELEBRATES SILVER ANNIVERSARY

ENSENADA, Baja California (July 23, 2012) – Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) celebrated the 25th anniversary of its factory in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, on Friday, July 20. “We are very proud to have reached such a significant milestone,” said Sergio Villanueva, senior vice president, global manufacturing, for Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. “The level of craftsmanship produced in this factory is a testament to its success.” More than 1000 guests, including local dignitaries, company executives and factory employees, commemorated the facility’s 25-year anniversary with spectacular fireworks displays, live mariachi music, performances by Escuelita Fender, Grupo Fandango, and the popular Norteño band Intocable.