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  • Akai Professional iMPC Pro iPad app is now available!
    Akai Professional iMPC Pro iPad app is now available!
    News and Events - August 1, 2014
    Developed in concert with Retronyms, iMPC Pro fuses a hardware MPC (Music Production Center) with tools for composing, editing, and mixing music. Highlights include sixty-four tracks of music creation, mixing, and automation, and a multi-touch interface for the editing, slicing, and auditioning of samples....
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  • Drummer Idris Muhammad
    Idris Muhammad Dies at Age 74
    News - July 31, 2014
    Muhammad was born Leo Morris on November 13, 1939, and grew up in New Orleans’ 13th Ward. While still in his teens he played on Fats Domino’s “Blueberry Hill.” In the ’60s he converted to Islam and assumed his new name. “One guy told me that if I changed my name, I was going to have a problem because no one would know that Leo Morris and Idris Muhammad were the same guy,” the drummer told MD in an August 1991 Portraits piece....
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  • Drumerica Contest for Young Drummers Launches July 1!
    Drumerica Entry Deadline Extended To 12:01 AM, Wednesday, August 6, 2014
    News and Events - July 31, 2014
    Due to the high number of late submissions, the deadline to enter the Drumerica National Contest For Young Drummers has been extended to 12:01 AM, Wednesday, August 6, 2014.
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  • Ahead Armor Stick Bag
    Ahead Armor electronic drumkit case and new stick bags!
    News and Events - July 31, 2014
    The Ahead Armor Ogio rolling 38" hardware case features an insert for protective transportation and storage of an electronic drumkit. Adjustable dividers can be positioned to fit electronic pads, bass drum, and brain....
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    World’s Fastest Drummer Contest Heats Up Summer NAMM Show
    News and Events - July 30, 2014
    WFD-World’s Fastest Drummer, Extreme Sport Drumming events held its fifteenth annual competition at the past Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Tennessee.
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  • Protect your hearing! Check out Direct Sound Extreme Isolation headphones.
    Protect your hearing! Check out Direct Sound Extreme Isolation headphones.
    News and Events - July 30, 2014
    Made in the USA, Direct Sound Extreme Isolation headphones are comfortable and provide two levels of hearing protection....
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    Guitar Center Celebrates New Times Square Store With The Roots Live In Concert
    News and Events - July 30, 2014
    Guitar Center has announced the grand opening of the retailer’s brand new store location in world-renowned Times Square. The new store is located at 218 W. 44th St. and opens its doors at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 7, 2014.
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  • KickPort/FX bass drum system
    Want a clearer, fatter kick sound? Check out the KickPort/FX bass drum system.
    News and Events - July 29, 2014
    The new KickPort/FX bass drum system is said to be a fast, easy, and affordable way to achieve a studio-quality bass drum sound....
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  • September 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Rob Bourdon
    September 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Rob Bourdon of Linkin Park
    News - July 29, 2014
    See what's in the September 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Rob Bourdon of Linkin Park!
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  • Check out the Loop Loft’s Matt Chamberlain Drums, a Collection of Loops, Multi-tracks, Samples, and MIDI by the famed session drummer.
    Check out the Loop Loft’s Matt Chamberlain Drums, a Collection of Loops, Multi-tracks, Samples, and MIDI by the famed session drummer.
    News and Events - July 28, 2014
    As one of the most in-demand session drummers of the past twenty years, Matt Chamberlain’s extensive list of recording credits reads like a veritable who’s who of the music industry: Peter Gabriel, the Wallflowers, Fiona Apple, Kanye West, David Bowie, and Elton John, just to name a few....
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  • Yamaha Offers Live-Sound Solutions for Electronic Drummers
    Yamaha Offers Live-Sound Solutions for Electronic Drummers
    News and Events - July 28, 2014
    Drummers face many challenges when it comes to amplifying electronic drums, and in the case of hybrid kits it’s important to have the electronic components match the audio quality and volume of the acoustic drums to create a cohesive, integrated instrument....
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  • Rhythm House Drums Dunun Blue
    Rhythm House Drums’ Eco-Friendly Hand Drums
    News and Events - July 25, 2014
    Located outside Charlotte, North Carolina, RHD specializes in custom-made hand drums that are build from locally felled lumber and are designed in an eco-friendly manner to reduce waste. The company offers djembes, ashiko drums, and sets of dunun. RHD also carries goatskin heads, low-stretch drum rope, steel rings, and other replacement parts....
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    Only One Week Remaining To Enter Drumerica – The Contest For Young Drummers!
    News and Events - July 24, 2014
    There's only one week left to enter #Drumerica, the National Competition For Young Drummers! Submit a video of your drumming online for a chance to be seen by top drummers and win $25,000 in prizes. Open to 13-18 year-old US residents • Free, downloadable play-along tracks • Celebrity judges. The contest ends July 31, 2014.
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  • The NAMM Foundation Awards Rhythm! Discovery Center Grant to Support Music-Making Program
    The NAMM Foundation Awards Rhythm! Discovery Center Grant to Support Music-Making Program
    News - July 24, 2014
    Rhythm! Discovery Center is one of twenty-one recipients selected to receive grant support from the NAMM Foundation. The funding will allow Rhythm! to continue to offer participatory music programs that increase exposure to music making and its myriad benefits to the Indianapolis community. The NAMM Foundation annually allocates $500,000 in funding to support innovative music learning programs, with the goal of expanding access to active music making....
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  • New YamahaDTX.com Website Designed to Educate and Enhance the Playing Experience of Electronic Drummers
    New YamahaDTX.com Website Designed to Educate and Enhance the Playing Experience of Electronic Drummers
    News and Events - July 24, 2014
    Yamaha announced the launch of www.yamahadtx.com, a new website devoted to the company’s DTX electronic drum lineup. Featuring bold graphics and refreshed, updated content, the site addresses the growing market for electronic drums and highlights the latest DTX product information and resources for drummers interested in learning more about electronic drums....
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  • Lamb of God’s Chris Adler Partners to Open Big Whiskey Grill in Richmond, Virginia
    Lamb of God’s Chris Adler Partners to Open Big Whiskey Grill in Richmond, Virginia
    News - July 23, 2014
    Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler recently announced his new partnership with restaurant owner Will “Mac” McCormack to open the Big Whisky Grill near the West End of Richmond, Virginia....
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  • Protection Racket Redesigns Website
    Protection Racket Redesigns Website
    News and Events - July 22, 2014
    Protection Racket is pleased to announce the launch of its completely redesigned website. The site is now more closely aligned to the company’s philosophies of keeping things simple, easy-to-use, and fun....
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  • Introducing WFL lll Drums USA!
    Introducing WFLIII Drums USA
    News and Events - July 22, 2014
    William F. Ludwig lll announced the formation of his own company, WFL lll Drums, at the 24th annual Chicago Drum Show in St. Charles, Illinois, this past May....
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