Gibson Buys Harmony Central

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Gibson Brands, the parent company of Gibson, Cakewalk, TASCAM, TEAC, KRK and other music gear companies – has acquired music news and forum site Harmony Central.

“Harmony Central will not be a ‘Gibson site’; we already have that,” says Gibson CEO and Chairman Henry Juszkiewicz, “Think of it as Gibson providing a place to throw a party, and everyone—musicians, the industry, competitors, educators, anyone involved in music and sound—is invited and welcome.” Continue reading

TASCAM Intros Trackpack 2×2 Recording System

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TASCAM has introduced the Trackpack 2×2 – an all-in-one solution for audio recording with your computer.

Included in the complete recording bundle is TASCAM’s US-2×2 USB audio interface, TM-80 studio condenser microphone with shockmount, and TH-02 headphones, plus Cakewalk SONAR X3 LE and Ableton Live Lite 9 DAW software. Continue reading

Tascam Intros 2 Digital Audio Recorders With WiFi

dr-22wl_i_01Tascam has introduced two new digital audio recorders with WiFi support, the DR-22WL Portable Recorder With WiFi and the DR-44WL Portable Recorder with WiFi.

The DR-22WL, right, s the first portable recorder to include WiFi for transport control, file transfer, and audio streaming to your smartphone or PC.

Features:

  • WiFi transport control for remote start
  • File transfer and streaming to smartphones or computers over WiFi
  • Free control and transfer app for iOS and Android
  • Free file transfer software for Mac & Windows
  • New stereo condenser microphones arranged in close XY pattern
  • New mic preamp and A/D converters for better sound quality and longer battery life
  • High volume recording – up to 120dB SPL
  • 8-position Scene Dial for typical recording situations, including full manual setting
  • Up to 96kHz/24-bit recording (WAV/BWF) or MP3 recording
  • 1/8” stereo mic input with plug-in power
  • 128×128 graphic LCD with backlight
  • Supports up to 128GB microSDXC card (4GB microSDHC card included)
  • Variable Speed Audition changes speed without changing the pitch for transcription or learning new music

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Gibson Buying Cakewalk From Roland, Here Are The FAQs

Cakewalk-logoGibson Brands has announced today that it has entered into a letter of intent with Roland Corporation and Cakewalk for Gibson to acquire Cakewalk, makers of Sonar, Z3TA+ 2 and other music software.

Gibson Brands CEO Henry Juszkiewicz says that, as part of Gibson, Cakewalk will “enhance their flagship professional products, pursue provocative R&D initiatives, and continue to serve the needs of musicians and producers”.

Following the closing of the proposed acquisition, a new brand, TASCAM Professional Software, will be created to support, promote, and publish Cakewalk’s current and future professional products. The Cakewalk staff and headquarters will remain in Boston as an independent division.

Cakewalk shared these FAQ’s about the deal: Continue reading