John 5 Injured On Motorcycle from John-5.com Although we were sad to hear our friend John 5 was postponing his Fender and Zoom Clinic Tour, we were more relieved

John 5 Injured On Motorcycle

from John-5.com


Although we were sad to hear our friend John 5 was postponing his Fender and Zoom Clinic Tour, we were more relieved to hear that he''s doing just fine and should expect a full recovery. For more information regarding John''s current status and details on rescheduled dates for the Clinic Tour, visit here. Since he''ll be recuperating for a few weeks, check out our interview with John 5 from our August issue to get the devilish details on the rocker.

Reality TV We Can Dig

from xotic.com


Our friends at Xotic Guitars and Effects just uploaded another video clip in their Xotic Reality Web Video from the "Pasadena Bass Day ''08." The videos feature prominent bassists in the industry like Jerry Watts, Chuck Rainey, Bill Dickens and many more. Head here to see exclusive live footage and interviews with these four-stringers.

A List Of Freakouts

from AudioTuts


Here is a list of "6 Awesome On Stage Freakouts Caught on Tape." Is it the fame, booze, drugs or money that drives these people bonkers? Axl, Winehouse and Kayne West all made the list, but we sure wish we had some equipment at the shows where Ozzy tried his bat-souffle in Des Moines or when Morrison went haywire in Miami.

Pro Tools Mania

from Digidesign.com


Now here''s a sale that puts a smile on musician''s faces nationwide. The folks at Digidesign have announced a one-day only sale labeled "Pro Tools Mania" for Saturday September 13th. It will be hosted by participating dealers across the USA. Each dealer will have special bonus gifts and packaged giveaways for random customers. For more information on the sale offerings and participating dealers, visit here.

Kemper Profiler Stage, Nueral DSP Quad Cortex & Line 6 HX Stomp (clockwise from top)

A deep dive into faux amps, futuristic setups, and how to use modern technology’s powers for good.

The jump between analog and digital gear has never been more manageable. It no longer takes a rack full of outboard gear with a six-figure price tag to help realize not only the tone you have in your head, but the expansive workflows that started to pop up in the early ’80s. We’re now about a decade into the modern era of digital modelers and profilers and it seems like the technology has finally come into its own. “This is really the first time in a while where you can have bar bands playing the exactsame gear as stadium acts,” says Cooper Carter, a Fractal Audio Systems production consultant who has done sound design and rig building for Neal Schon, James Valentine, John Petrucci, and others.

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Master builder Dennis Galuszka recreates the legendary "Chicago" guitarist's legacy with a collectible, limited run guitar.

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