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March 23, 2015 03:48 PM

Takamine Guitars to be Distributed by ESP USA

Takamine Gakki, manufacturer of high-quality acoustic and electric-acoustic guitars in Gifu Pref. has announced recently that it appointed ESP USA as an exclusive distributor in the U.S. market. Under intensified worldwide distribution programs, Takamine already announced new distributors in European markets: Korg UK Ltd for U.K and Ireland, Algam for France, Benelux countries, Spain and Portugal, Musik Meyer GmbH for Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and EM Nordic for Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and ...

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March 09, 2015 05:09 PM

Industry Close-up: Korg Revives ARP Odyssey

Korg’s ARP Odyssey analog synthesizer made a sensational debut at the last NAMM Show in January. (photo: Presenting the new Odysseys at the 2015 NAMM Show. from l. to r.: Tadahiko Sakamaki, David Friend and Tatsuya Takahashi, holding Rev3. Rev1 and Rev2.) The original manufacturer has gone long ago, but there are growing demands for analog synthesizer in the global market. Why did Korg recreate ARP Odyssey 40 years after its first launch? Founded in 1969 by Alan Robert Pearlman, ARP Instruments...

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March 09, 2015 05:08 PM

Casio Expands App Business

Casio Computer held a press conference on Jan. 23 at Toshio Kashio Memorial Hall in Tokyo to announce two new music apps, which made a debut at 2014 Musical Instruments Fair Japan in November. (photo: CZ App for iPad is connected with CZ-101.)   The app development started in October 2013 with Chordana Viewer as the first product, which automatically detects chord progression from audio data in hand, and Chordana Tap, a gadget to provide no-music maker with fun experience of chord play. As ...

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