May 5, 2018 – New York City
Happy the Man is pleased to announce that they are re-releasing The Muse Awakens on their own label, ending a period of the record being out of print. Referred to as the “Grandfathers of American Progressive Rock,” and once highly sought after by Peter Gabriel directly after he left Genesis, Happy the Man released two albums in the 1970s that are considered classics of the art-rock/progressive rock genre: 1977’s Happy the Man (named by Rolling Stone as one of the “50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time”) and 1978’s Crafty Hands. After several years of touring and “unofficial” releases, the group disbanded. Years later, fueled by a fan-demanded reunion concert, the band went back into the studio with original members Frank Wyatt, Stan Whitaker, and Rick Kennell, along with new keyboardist David Rosenthal (Billy Joel, Rainbow, Steve Vai) and drummer Joe Bergamini to release 2004’s The Muse Awakens, the third official studio album of the band’s career....
Jeff Genzler, founder and CEO of Genzler Amplification, has signed an EU-wide distribution agreement with Audiosupport in Denmark, who will be warehousing and servicing Genzler Amplification products throughout the EU.
“We have been looking for a solution in Europe for some time and Audiosupport came up with a solution that fits right into our plans for Genzler Amplification in the EU,” says Jeff Genzler. "We will be able to have all of our products on the ground, giving dealers across Europe a chance to "buy-in" easily, restock smaller quantities at a reasonable price, receive full service quickly, and have our products delivered anywhere in Europe within 48 hours.
This is a very flexible and agile solution, as well as a great opportunity for us to grow the brand and service all dealers.”
Morten Larsen, CEO of Audiosupport, adds: “We are pleased to welcome Jeff Genzler on board. Not only is Genzler Amplification a new brand for us, but also the first to fit into...
The popular Warwick LWA 1000 Lightweight Bass Amplifier Head is now available in a completely black version with a pure metal housing without wooden side panels. The technical specifications and affordable price of this 1000-watt, lightweight bass amp head have not changed.
Warwick’s first entry into the field of lightweight bass amps is the 1000W LWA1000. This convenient package of 2 input channels with full EQ section and compressor on each channel combined with a power amp stage that is designed using the latest advances in Class D technology. This gives you a chameleon that can be used in pretty much any situation. The configuring of the amp to give 1,000 Watts at 4 Ohms and 500 Watts at 8 Ohms makes it possible to have the power you need for the gig regardless of the size of the venue. The 2 inputs let’s you have 2 basses plugged in and ready to go with their own unique settings already dialed in.
The pre-amp is based on Warwick signature low noise Class A circuitry made...
Darkglass Electronics Partners with Neural DSP for the First Official Microtubes Plugin
Darkglass Electronics has made its mission to serve bass players in the never-ending quest for the perfect tone. They have relentlessly worked to push the engineering and design envelope, continuously improving their products to help bassists be more creative and get the most out of their equipment.
"When we started in 2010, there were only a handful of high-quality bass preamp/overdrive pedals, which meant bassists more often than not had to go for effects designed for other instruments to craft their sounds. We saw a similar gap in the plugin market with very few software options dedicated to getting the best out of bass signals.
We are partnering with Neural DSP, a young and audacious Finnish audio software startup, to take two of our most emblematic products to the digital market.
Initially, we were skeptical; our circuits are much more complex than your usual guitar overdrive...
Trickfish Amplification unveils the all-new TF408 bass cabinet, which previewed at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show. The design is centered on the new 8” custom Eminence ferrite bass drivers, designed in conjunction with Trickfish’s System Designer Anthony Fregoso and the team at Eminence.
“This cabinet is one of the last projects we were able to work on with Trickfish founder Richard Ruse. He no doubt wanted to capture the focus and speed of the 8” drivers but also wanted to harness that power into the right enclosure to make a 4x8 that would stand up to the highest demands. Richard's first response upon hearing the first prototype was 'Concentrated Evil!'....he knew he got it right!” - Ryan Owens, Trickfish VP
The TF408 features impressive specifications making it a great stand-alone cabinet and an absolute game changer as a two-cabinet stack. Weight-saving measures were taken into account while not losing the main objective of a killer compact cabinet that would be at home on stages...