Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Krisztian Lovrek: Seymour Duncan Guitar Solo Contest


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Elixir StringsLovrek Krisztián - Seymour Duncan Guitar Solo Contest - #MayonesDuncan

Jonas Tamas: Mayones Guitars, Seymour Duncan - Solo Competition

Many thanks to Keith Merrow, Mayones and Seymour Duncan!
It's been a big fun playing a solo over this great & rockin' track. Thanks for watching!:-) http://facebook.com/jonastamas

Jonas Tamas - signed to Steve Vai's label!
The second album 'Timeless Hour' is available through Steve Vai's Favored Nations/Digital Nations label. The album features Brett Garsed (Planet X), Troy Stetina, Andy James, Mats Haugen (Circus Maximus), Marcel Coenen (Sun Caged), Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Thorsten Koehne (Eden's Curse), Sergey Boykov and Mischa Mang (Ivanhoe, ex-Dreamscape). iTunes link:http://tinyurl.com/timeless-hour

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Sharp Guitars From A Flat Planet (2009) - http://tinyurl.com/sharp-guitars
Timeless Hour (2011) - http://tinyurl.com/timeless-hour

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Jonas Tamas: Mayones Guitars, Seymour Duncan - Solo Competition #MayonesDuncan

Jonas Tamas: Timeless Hour

Neil Zaza: Higher and Higher Official 2013

This is the video for Neil Zaza's "Higher and Higher" as appearing on his Clyde the Cat CD. The video was shot in the Farum Stadium home of the football team FC Nordsjaelland in Denmark by esteemed Danish cinematographer Thomas Kure Jacobsen (Mad Mob Productions).

You can find the "Clyde the Cat" CD at:

Get the guitar tab here:

You can pick up the backing tracks for the "Clyde the Cat" CD here:

Neil Zaza-Guitar
Walter Cerasani-Bass
Enrico Cianciusi-Drums

Special thanks to Emilie Vennicke (Vennicke Booking), Peter Falk, Zanne Jahn, FC Nordsjaelland, Farum Park, Fureso Kommune and all the amazing NZ fans in Denmark!

Neil Zaza- "Higher and Higher" [Official HD Video] 2013

Frank Gambale,Tom Coster,Steve Smith,Victor Wooten: NAMM shows

Friday, January 25
Steve Smith with the Tom Coster Group featuring
Tom Coster (keys), Frank Gambale (guitar), Victor Wooten (bass)
Anaheim NAMM Show / KORG Booth
Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802
Registered attendees of NAMM with valid badges may enter the convention hall and attend this show.

Saturday, January 26
Steve Smith with the Tom Coster Group featuring
Tom Coster (keys), Frank Gambale (guitar), Victor Wooten (bass)
Anaheim NAMM Show / KORG Booth
Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802
Registered attendees of NAMM with valid badges may enter the convention hall and attend this show.

Dimitar Nalbantov: AmpliTube 3.9 - Carvin V3M

AmpliTube 3.9 - Carvin V3M - The sound is coming from the Room.
Using Logitech Camera Mic.

AmpliTube 3.9 - Carvin V3M - Real Sound - No DAW processing!

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Dimitar Nalbantov: Sing To The Montain

Eric Clapton: Ernie Ball announce the 2013 Play Crossroads contes

Ernie Ball is proud to announce the 2013 Play Crossroads contest, where the legendary string company will be partnering up with Guitar Center, Guitar World, UltimateGuitar, and ReverbNation in a global search to give the next best undiscovered guitarist a chance to perform live on stage at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden on April 12th-13th.

Ernie Ball is thrilled to offer this incredible opportunity to undiscovered guitarists,” says Brian Ball of Ernie Ball Inc. “Partnering with Eric and his fantastic foundation is something we greatly look forward to. We're excited to find the next great guitar legend, and look forward to helping the winner grow and establish their career. Hopefully this opportunity acts as a massive springboard for the winning artist!"

The winning artist will earn the opportunity to perform live on the Madison Square Garden Stage (the world's most famous arena) at Crossroads Guitar Festival Presented by Chase in front of thousands of fans alongside main stage headliners such as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, BB King, The Allman Brothers Band among others.

Prize pack for the winning artist also includes:

• Performance Slot on the Main Stage of the 2013 Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival at the world renowned Madison Square Garden.
• Ernie Ball String Package and Endorsement
• Ernie Ball Music Man Guitar Endorsement
• Guitar World Feature


Hiroaki Kato,Shigetsugu Hagiya: Early Cross - Pathfinder announce new album

Lion Music are proud to introduce the debut album “Pathfinder” by Japanese atmospheric rock/metal outfit Early Cross on 14 February 2013.

Early Cross are a four piece band comprising of Natasha Vaichuk (Vocals), Hiroaki Kato (6 & 12 String Guitars, Bouzouki, Pianos, Mellotrons, Organs), Yugo Maeda (Bass) and Yushi Soutome (Drums).

With a sound much bigger than the sum of their parts, "Pathfinder" is a strong label debut full of carefully crafted music, depth, musical richness and emotion with a dark foreboding presence that will find favour with fans of Opeth, Porcupine Tree, Riverside, Day Six, The Gathering, The Wishing Tree etc.

Home to a clean and powerful production, Early Cross are set to make a powerful impact on the rock and metal world outside their native Japan and the band are looking to tour in Europe in 2013.

The albums creation started with the band writing the music at the end of 2010 and worked on it little by little in parallel with playing at several rock festivals. Work on the lyrics, commenced in 2011 under the consultation of Mustumi Tanamura who was in charge of the lyrical and vocal direction for the album, which have been soulfully delivered by the bands vocalist Natasha Vaichuk.

In 2011, Japan was struck by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, which saw the band activities temporarily suspended. Thereafter, the band restarted their activities by joining Lion Music’s benefit album "Embrace The Sun" which saw all profits go to the Japan Red Cross Appeal.

In summer 2012, recording the album began at Studio NEST. Jan Erik Liljeström from Anekdoten participated as a guest musician. The album was mixed by Christer-André Cederberg (ex-Animal Alpha, ex-In the Woods...) who has been nominated five times in the Norwegian Grammy Awards and is well-known for working with Anathema, Circus Maximus, New Empire, Petter Carlsen et al.

The mastering of the album was done at Propeller Mastering, Oslo, Norway by Chris Sansom who has been in charge of a number of masterpieces by Anathema, Jaga Jazzist, Motorpsycho, Bernhoft, Enslaved, Bertine Zetlitz et al. This excellent team, one of the best Norwegian production teams, led the album to its completion.

The artwork was created by Takashi Miyamoto, a truly talented graphic designer who has been involved in the production of "Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn", Otomo Katsuhiro's "Farewell to Weapons", etc.

Early Cross prove that there is a burgeoning metal scene pushing the envelope of styles in their homeland and "Pathfinder" will give listeners worldwide the chance to taste metal by one of Japan’s most promising acts.
CD & Digital Download

01. Ashes & Yarrow.
02. Cry Havoc.
03. Hymn to the Fallen.
04. In the Half Light of the Canyon.
05. Cairn.
06. The Pilgrimage
07. The Fog

Natasha Vaichuk – Vocals
Hiroaki Kato – 6 & 12 String Guitars, Bouzouki, Pianos, Mellotrons, Organs
Yugo Maeda – Bass
Yushi Soutome – Drums

Jan Erik Liljeström – Spoken Words on "The Fog"
Mutsumi Tanamura – Spoken Words on "The Pilgrimage"
Shigetsugu Hagiya – Additional Guitar on "The Pilgrimage"


Robert Rodrigo: Airless - Changes the new album

Lion Music are excited to announce the release of “Changes” the new album from Spain’s leading melodic hard rock act AIRLESS on 14 February 2013.

Five years after the release of “Fight” album, Airless are once again rocking on all levels, lush vocal melodies combine flawlessly with the stellar guitar work of Robert Rodrigo; all backed up by a hard working rhythm section.

The new album sees keyboard parts now played by a dedicated keyboardist in guest musician Diego Rois, and this has given a stronger aspect to this side of the bands sound. Elsewhere legendary vocalist Danny Vaughn (Tyketto / Waysted / Vaughn) performs guest vocals on the title track

“Changes” is the sound of a band full of confidence and at the top of their game. Four albums into their career the band have formulated a signature sound, no doubt aided by the first class guitar work of Robert Rodrigo, one of Spain’s best known rock guitarists and endorser of Ibanez Guitars, Orange amps and DiMarzio pickups.

The bands sound, whilst based on the classic American melodic hard rock sound has features more European hallmarks in certain chord progressions and melodies. If you have a penchant for bands in the vein of Hagar era Van Halen, White Lion and Harem Scarem then Airless are a must hear.

Born in January 2002 Airless soon signed with the company Vinny Records. Their self titled debut album was released in June 2002 and produced by Carlos Creator, it was released worldwide.

Airless second album, “2nd Round” (2005), was also produced by Carlos Creator and released by LION MUSIC (Mellow Music / Japan). Promoting “2nd Round”, Airless shared the stage with renowned bands like Riot, Tyketto and Dare.

The band’s third album, “FIGHT” (2008), was once again released by Lion Music. During the promotion of Fight, Airless played on several Hard Rock/AOR Fests, and shared stage with bands like Vega, Serpentine, Houston, and Reckless Love.

The band began work on the composition of new material for their fourth album during 2009 and 2010 before taking a sabbatical in 2011. The band reconvened in 2012 to finish the album “Changes” is set for release on CD and Digital Download on 14 February 2013 once again on Lion Music.

CD & Digital Download

01. Start Again
02. I Don't Care
03. Upstream
04. Dead Inside
05. Changes
06. Till The End Of Time
07. Rescue Me
08. Gone Too Far
09. Reach For You
10. Come Back Home
11. Latest Prophecy

Iñaki Lazcano: Vocals
Robert Rodrigo: Guitars
Miguel Manjon: Bass
Pako Marinez de Musitu: Drums

Diego Rois: Keyboards
Danny Vaughn : Vocals on track 4.


Jason Becker: Vigier Guitars NAMM special guitar auction for Jason

Vigier Guitars

Winter NAMM 2013

Vigier will build on their pioneering tradition of carbon fiber technology Vs European craftsmanship at the 2013 NAMM show, hosted at the Anaheim Convention Center, Jan. 24-28th.

On display at this year’s show will be some very special surprises as well as a beautiful and unique G.V. Rock, signed by; Guthrie Govan, Bumblefoot, Michael Lee Firkins, Marco Sfogli, Atma Anur, Daniele Gottardo, Stephan Forte, Andy James, Franck Hermanny and more - proceeds from the auction of this guitar will go to Jason Becker’s ALS treatment.

Guthrie Govan and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal will be available for signing pictures, guitars, body parts, etc. Friday, January 25th from 3pm to 5pm.

Come to Booth #4762, Hall C to experience the tonal nirvana of 30+ years of Technology Vs Craftsmanship.

Winter NAMM 2013
Anaheim, CA, USA
24th - 28th January 2012
Anaheim Convention Center
Hall C, Booth #4762

Derryl Gabel, Dweezil Zappa: announces lave date with Dweezil and some upcoming DVD's and album

Hi Guitar Friends,   just wanted to share some exciting news with you.  Last week Dweezil Zappa invited me to play a tune with him and his band when he performs at The Vinyl Music Hall in Pensacola, FL on February 1st!  I'm very excited and terrified at the same time haha!  I haven't played out like this in 20 years!  

In other news I plan on releasing several new DVDs this year and possibly an album.

I'll soon be listed on the Fractal Audio "Artist" page and they will be posting some of my videos as well.  Fractal Audio makes the Axe FX II which is the best guitar amp and FX processor in the world.  Go to their website to find out more http://www.fractaludio.com

I currently have a few openings for students if you are interested.  Shoot me an email to let me know.  My rate is $30 a half hour.  I'll need to know the best days and times for you, your time zone, and skype ID.

Your dedicated guitar teacher,

Derryl  Gabel

Anthony DiGiacomo,Mark Hawkins,Sarah Longfield: Encircle - Pre-order of Into the Dreamstate

Digital Album
Pre-order of Into the Dreamstate including immediate download of 1 track in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or other formats. A link to the complete album will be emailed to you the moment it’s released.
Pre-order Now $5 USD or more
releases 11 January 2013

1. Instances
2. When The Colors Bleed Away
3. Into The Dreamstate 04:24 info
4. You Were The Tempest
5. As The Horror Unfolds
6. An Awful Image Of Calm Power
7. Confessor
8. An Ending Without A Story
9. Retribution
10. The Serpent And The Static Between Thoughts
11. The Curse of Consciousness
12. If The Day Should Come

This album has been a huge undertaking for me. The amount of time and money I put into this is something beyond what I would have ever thought I'd do for a solo album. But it all paid off in the end. I am extremely pleased to give you all "Into the Dreamstate" in its full form!

I have to thank Chris Vogagis of Wide Eyes first and foremost for writing the closing tracks with me, both of which I feel are the strongest material on the album.

I'd also like to thank my girlfriend Keila and my parents for being the most supportive and understanding people through all of this, all the noise I've made recording/mixing this album, and I'd like to thank Sarah Longfield, Dan Wieten, Plini, and Mark Hawkins for their guest spots. Mark stepped it up and got me a guest solo within a day and it blew my mind! Also would like to thank Chris Purvis, who came to the plate and delivered me a finished product that was far beyond what I could have done on my own! And thanks to Alex Pryle for capturing the album's title as perfectly as I think anyone could.

And of course, I'd like to thank all of my fans for waiting this out. I know I promised it in 2012, but I think you'll be happier with the final product after the long wait!
releases 11 January 2013
Guest Appearances in order:
Track 3 - Sarah Longfield of The Fine Constant
Track 8 - Plini of Halcyon
Track 9 - Dan Wieten of The Omega Experiment
Track 11 - Chris Vogagis of Wide eyes and Mark Hawkins of Devolved/LVM Trio

-All instruments performed and composed by Anthony DiGiacomo
-Except for "The Curse of Consciousness" and "If The Day Should Come" Co-written with Chris Vogagis of Wide Eyes
-Additional drum programming by Chris Purvis
-Mixed by Chris Purvis(the majority) and Anthony DiGiacomo
-Mastered by Chris Purvis
-Artwork by Alex Pryle of Dead Crown Design

Michael Dolce: Legato technique and concepts lesson package available

Here is 1 of 3 solo's from Michael's new lesson package"Legato technique and concepts".
Included in the package is the 40min lesson ,40 page booklet,backing tracks,bonus album track solo transcribed "cronies".
visit the following link  http://michaeldolcemusic.com/?page_id=830 .

Review from Andy McLaughlan from shred knowledge

Michael Dolce legato solo from "LEGATO TECHNIQUE AND CONCEPTS"Lesson Package

Tom Hess: Top Ten Reasons Why You Aren’t Making Good Money Teaching Guitar

Top Ten Reasons Why You Aren’t Making Good Money Teaching Guitar

by Tom Hess

Do you feel like you should be making a lot more money as a guitar teacher? Have you ever thought about how different your life would be if you made a lot more money in your guitar teaching business? Do you ever wonder whether or not it is really possible to make a good living teaching guitar?

Most guitar teachers would respond “Yes” to these questions and would admit that they don’t believe it is possible to build a guitar teaching business that makes an annual income of $100k or more. The truth is that it is actually very realistic to want to make 6 figures or more per year in your guitar teaching business.

Unfortunately, the majority of guitar teachers do not reach high levels of financial success; however everyone (including you) has the potential to do so if you know the right steps to take to expand your own guitar teaching business. In order to help you better understand what you must do to start making more money as a guitar teacher, I have put together 10 of the biggest reasons why most guitar teachers have a hard time making money. By reading through the rest of this article, you will be able to learn from the mistakes of other guitar teachers. The more information you gain on what NOT to do, the faster you can begin to move toward achieving your financial goals.

You are not charging enough money for your guitar lessons.

One of the biggest misunderstandings made by beginning guitar teachers is thinking that lower teaching rates means more new guitar students. Fact is, lowering the costs of your lessons not only decreases the amount of money you make from each lesson, but it also does the following:
  1. If you are charging a higher price for guitar lessons, your guitar students will naturally feel a need to get the most out of their investment. Your students will feel more motivated to practice, listen during lessons, and become great guitar players. If you charge less for guitar lessons, you are taking away a huge natural advantage from your students that can help them get all they can while working together with you.
  2. There are many potential guitar students who believe in the saying ‘you get what you pay for’. By lowering the costs of your guitar lessons, you create the perception that you are a lower quality guitar teacher.
Guitar teachers who earn a lot of money in their guitar teaching business do not lower their prices to attract new students. Instead of doing this, they focus on increasing the value of their guitar lessons as much as possible so that the price of lessons seems low when compared to the MASSIVE results and benefits their students receive.

You exclusively teach private guitar lessons in a 1 on 1 format.

A big myth among guitar teachers is that guitar lessons in a 1 on 1 format are the best way to teach (and learn) guitar. Although this format can be good in some cases, it is certainly not the only way to get good results for you students. On top of that, it is an extremely limiting format in terms of making money as a guitar teacher. A better approach is to combine various different group teaching formats together with your current 1 on 1 format. This will not only make you more money, but will also help your guitar students to reach their goals much faster than if they were taking one on one lessons only. To find out more about how to teach guitar lessons in a variety of unique formats, make sure to watch this video on how to make money teaching guitar.

You are not sure how to promote your guitar teaching business and get students on a consistent basis.

The majority of guitar teachers are only aware of a few ways to get the attention of potential guitar students. On top of that, these teachers almost always go about marketing their guitar lessons in very inefficient ways. Guitar teachers who make a lot of money in their guitar teaching businesses use many different strategies to gain new students all throughout the year. One of the major factors for their success is the fact that they do not rely on any single method to build their student base. This way, if one method turns out to not be particularly effective, they still have many others to draw from. Find out how you can become more effective at attracting students by taking this short survey about how to attract new guitar students.

You don’t know how to consistently turn your guitar students into really great guitar players. 

Fact is, guitar students come to you in order to make progress and reach their musical goals. The better you are at helping them accomplish their highest guitar goals, the more new guitar students you will get through word of mouth and referrals to friends. Any highly successful guitar teacher who makes $100k+per year has a strong reputation for transforming average guitar players into great guitar players (in short periods of time). This is what helps them to build and expand their guitar teaching business. If you have a hard time getting great results for your guitar students, check out this program about how to teach guitar for a living.

You don’t make money from guitar lessons for every week of the year.

Many guitar players experience great frustration due to the fact that they do not get paid for every single week of the year…whether their guitar students show up or not. In most cases, guitar teachers think that they must either take unpaid time off or teach guitar lessons more often. However, these two options are NOT the only choices you have. In fact, it is possible to take PAID time off while also delivering great guitar teaching material to your guitar students. If done right, your students will be more than willing to pay you good money for days when you are not even there teaching them in person (yes, you read that right!). To get several ideas to help you do this in your guitar teaching business, download this free eBook for making a lot of money teaching guitar.

You are not currently implementing a solid teaching policy.

One of the biggest problems for most guitar teachers is that they do not have a solid teaching policy in place for their guitar teaching business (or they do not enforce the one they have). This has various negative side effects, including the following:
  1. It makes you seem as if you do not take your guitar teaching business seriously. Your guitar students will quickly notice this, and will respect you much less as a guitar teacher. Some students will show up late (or not at all) for lessons, re-schedule, or miss payments.
  2. Since your guitar students do not respect you as a guitar teacher, they will feel less motivated to practice the things you show them during lessons. As a result, they will make much less progress on guitar.
  3. You will need to put out a great deal of extra effort to contact students, ask for late payments and teach make-up lessons (on your own, unpaid time). This will become frustrating very quickly.
You must create and enforce a strict guitar teaching policy in order to get your students to take you seriously as a guitar teacher. This will save you A LOT of time and money, and will help you to build a positive reputation in your local area. Find out how to create a good guitar teaching policy with this free guide for making a lot of money teaching guitar.

You are not able to make a strong connection with your guitar students.

Most guitar teachers do not understand that teaching guitar is based around meeting the emotional needs of your students first. In order to reach high levels of success as a guitar teacher, it is essential that you learn how to directly communicate the following points with your guitar students:
  1. You are totally COMMITTED to helping your students reach their highest goals on guitar.
  2. You understand the struggles that they are experiencing with guitar and have had to deal with them yourself.
  3. You can identify with their current struggles on guitar and have been through them yourself.
When you build strong connections with your guitar students (and follow up on giving them the results you promised), your students will become very loyal to you. As a result, they will continue guitar lessons with you for years, and will help you make much more money.

You get in the way of your own progress.

Most guitar teachers only consider 3 different things when thinking of ways to make more money with guitar lessons:
  1. The price of their guitar lessons.
  2. How many hours they spend teaching each week.
  3. How many guitar students they have.
If you attempt to become a successful guitar teacher using the three points above, you will be MASSIVELY limiting your potential to grow your guitar teaching business. Although these three points are important, they are only a small piece of the puzzle when it comes to making more money as a guitar teacher. What would you think if I told you that you could make three or four times your current yearly guitar teaching income without charging more per lesson? Believe it or not, this is a reality for most highly successful guitar teachers. Learn how to do this by watching this video on how to make money teaching guitar.

You do not have a specific strategy that will get you from your current financial situation to earning $100k+ with guitar teaching.

The most successful guitar teachers build their guitar teaching business through extensive planning and strategy. These teachers do not rely on any form of luck, instead they work hard to implement new ideas until they manifest their own success. Unfortunately, the majority of guitar teachers simply copy what other teachers are doing in hopes that it ‘might’ work for them too. The main problem with this is that most other guitar teachers are unsuccessful, and do not make a lot of money teaching guitar. By doing the same things these teachers do, you will only be working toward mediocre results (if any). If you want to build a highly successful guitar teaching business while making a lot of money, it is necessary to seek the advice of someone who knows what you need to do to become the most successful guitar teacher in your local area.

You aren’t sure how to keep your current guitar students coming back.

The primary focus of most guitar teachers is on ‘how to find new guitar students’. In their efforts to get new students, these teachers often lose focus of keeping the students they already have. If your students are not staying with you for two years or more, this is a sign that you are struggling to keep students.

The key to maintaining your guitar teaching business is to increase your student ‘retention rate’ (how long students continue taking lessons with you). Once you know how to keep your students for longer periods of time, you will not need to keep finding new students just to replace the ones who have left in order to return to the same level of income. This will allow you to grow your guitar teaching business steadily without having to constantly worry about losing money due to decreasing student numbers.

If you identified with some of the problems I have discussed, you have become aware of some of the biggest areas you need to improve in order to earn more money as a guitar teacher. Once you have taken the time to implement the points talked about in this article, you will experience significant growth in your guitar teaching business.

Get help to expand your guitar business and make more money as a guitar teacher with these free guitar teacher resources:
About The Author:
Tom Hess is a successful professional guitar teacher, composer and the guitarist of the band Rhapsody Of Fire. He also trains guitar teachers how to improve their guitar teaching methods. Visit his website, tomhess.net to read more articles about guitar teaching, get free guitar teacher skill assessments and guitar teaching tips.

News: SChecter announce new guitars for 2013

News: broadcast live video to livestream without an Internet connection!

Broadcast Live to Any Device
The Livestream Broadcaster is an HD live broadcasting device that works seamlessly with the New Livestream service to deliver the industry’s first affordable unlimited ad-free HD live streaming end-to-end solution.

HD minus the PC
Event owners and producers can use the Livestream Broadcaster as a desktop encoder connected to a multi-camera video production switcher, or as a battery powered (via three enclosed AA batteries) portable wireless encoder mounted to a camera and streaming via Wi-Fi or a USB 3G/4G Wireless Modem.

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Cameras connect to the Broadcaster via the HDMI video input (including HD 1080i, 720p, and SD 480p). The Livestream Broadcaster encodes real-time in high quality H.264 video and AAC audio at up to 2.3 Mbps. HDMI audio or line in (3.5mm jack) audio input are provided.


Steve Lukather: will release new album and single and announces UK tour dates

TOTO’s premiere guitarist Steve Lukather will release his seventh solo album “Transition” on Monday 21st January. The new single “Right The Wrong” is released on the same day. Critically acclaimed as one of rock’s most sought after guitarists, Lukather will embark on a European tour in March, which includes concerts at the London Islington o2 Academy (March 29) and the Bilston Robin 2 (March 30). “Transition” will be released in three formats including limited deluxe edition CD, jewel case CD, and vinyl. Pre-order the album and merchandise http://stevelukather.mlgmerch.com/

Track Listing
1. Judgement Day
2. Creep Motel
3. Once Again
4. Right The Wrong
5. Transition
6. Last Man Standing
7. Do I Stand Alone
8. Rest of the World
9. Smile

One of the original founding members of the multi-million selling rock band TOTO, Lukather’s new album showcases extraordinary guitar playing performed across some of the most heartfelt songs of Steve’s career. “Transition is a turning point for the album and a turning point for me,” Lukather explains. “As we were writing the songs, I was thinking about everything I’ve seen — all the people I’ve lost in my life, the great and the difficult experiences I’ve had, and how ultimately it was time to get it together and embrace things for what they are.”

In addition to his work with TOTO, Lukather is a 5-time Grammy winner who has played on 2000+ albums with some of the biggest stars and legends in music including Elton John, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Miles Davis, Alice Cooper, George Benson and Rod Stewart. He also played guitar on Michael Jackson’s multi-million selling milestone album ‘Thriller’, is a member of Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band (2012-2013), and has toured with Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and John Petrucci in G3 2012.

Full details http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/mascot/steve-lukather.htm

Pre-order Steve Lukather - Transition and WIN A SIGNED GUITAR!

News: DPA Microphones announce new microphone for launch at NAMM

DPA Microphones unveils to the industry the new d:facto II Vocal Microphone – now with exciting wireless options – on Thursday, January 24 at 4 p.m., Booth 6996, Hall A

DPA Microphones will unveil the new d:facto II Vocal Microphone at the 2013 NAMM Show. The impressive sound of the d:facto II easily transfers the classic DPA sound between a wired handle and wireless adapters for all major systems.

Please join us for a press conference as we reveal the DPA d:facto II to the industry for the first time, and experience how we set the DPA sound free with the newly expanded wireless options.

A live musical performance by the band SHEL will immediately follow the press conference.

Billy Sheehan: EBS announce signature drive to be launched at NAMM


The Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim at the end of January is the scene for the release of the new extraordinary EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive pedal. A pedal developed by EBS in close co-operation with legendary bassist Billy Sheehan.

The new pedal is based on the concept of mixing together a clean signal with a distorted to be able to preserve low frequencies and find balance between distortion and definition.
The option to activate a built-in compressor make possible to keep the note differentiation clearly audible even at heavily distorted sounds.

On top of that this pedal offers unlimited pre-post mix tone shaping, through the unique features of a clean loop and a drive loop. So, the user can insert any other effect they wish within each loop to ’pimp’ the effect into your own signature effect! Example: add a graphic EQ to the drive, to change the character of the distortion.Or add your favourit compressor to the Clean Loop instead of using the built-in offered in the pedal.

On the new extended sized stomp box from EBS, there are controls for Drive (gain for the overdrive engine), Tone (sets the frequency scoop for the drive),Level (sets level for drive channel post DriveLoop and pre final compressor) and Clean (sets level for the clean channel, post Clean Loop and pre final compressor).

The pedal offers three different compression modes: High, Mid and Off. The level of compression on the Mid setting can be determined by the user through an internal trim pot.
The pedal is due to start shipping out simultaneously with the NAMM Show, and begin to hit stores worldwide in February.

Price in US: $199 (in Sweden 1995 SEK. Euro and £ price TBA).

Quote from Billy Sheehan: 
“This pedal is a distillate of several important principles in the signal chain for bass. Compression, distortion, tone-shaping and blending all together.”


News: iKlip Stand and iKlip Studio for iPad and iPad mini

IK Multimedia announces the new
iKlip 2, iKlip Stand and iKlip Studio for iPad and iPad mini

The widest range of supports to integrate iPad® and iPad mini®
on stage, in the studio, at home or office

January 8, 2013 - IK Multimedia - the leader in mobile music-creation apps and accessories for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad - is proud to announce five new accessories in its popular iKlip™ mounting solution line up: iKlip 2 for iPad and iPad mini, iKlip Standfor iPad and iPad mini and iKlip Studio now for iPad mini. 

These new iKlip models offer options for mounting and positioning the iPad or iPad mini for hands-free operation and optimum viewing angles to a microphone stand, a tabletop, above equipment and more, covering every possible playing and viewing situation on stage and in the studio. iKlip solutions are also perfect for business presentations, educational applications, gaming, and many other everyday home uses. 

All of the new iKlip models offer robust lightweight and ultra-portable designs thanks to their durable thermoplastic moulded components that are made in Italy. They all offer an intuitive and ergonomic design that provides precise optimum positioning of all models of iPad and the new iPad mini.

The new range includes:

iKlip 2 - the new mic stand adapter for iPad. The sequel to the original iKlip, the most popular iPad microphone stand mounting accessory, the new iKlip 2 provides a safe and sturdy method for attaching all types of iPad (from iPad 2nd generation and later) to a microphone stand. It features a new ball-joint design that can be adjusted vertically and horizontally to find just the right viewing angle, and can be quickly rotated between portrait and landscape mode without using tools. Plus the new iKlip 2 supports stands or poles with larger diameters of up to 1.2" and has a new streamlined mounting system that can be up and running in seconds. The new iKlip 2 for iPad mini, offered separately, has the same elegant design and features, but fits the brand new Apple iPad mini.

iKlip Stand - the desktop stand for iPad. This new desktop stand mounts the iPad above the desktop so users can position any type of equipment (like music keyboards, mixers, DJ gear etc…) under it for quick access and viewing while playing.  It provides a more efficient use of desktop space and a more comfortable ergonomic setup. Although originally designed for music application, iKlip Stand represents a smart solution for any type of iPad positioning at home or in the office, when there is the need to have the device on hand without conflicting with other objects on a tabletop or desktop. 

Two independent articulation joints allow for adjustment of both the height and viewing angle, and it can be switched between portrait or landscape mode with a single gesture. Together with iKlip Stand, the new iKlip Stand for iPad mini, offered separately, is functionally identical for easy positioning of the new Apple device.

iKlip Studio for iPad mini is a tabletop stand designed for use on flat surfaces with apps that require energetic tapping and beat making and is the sister version to the very popular iKlip Studio for iPad. It securely holds an iPad mini but also other 7” tablet in place with non-slip rubber grip feet, and features adjustable viewing/playing angles from near-vertical for reading or viewing score and tab, to near horizontal for sequencing, energetically tapping out rhythms, or intense gaming. Tablets can be used in portrait or landscape mode, and iKlip Studio folds flat for easy storage and transport in a tablet bag. 

Pricing and Availability

The iKlip 2 for iPad and iKlip 2 for iPad mini are both priced at €29.99 MSRP (ex. VAT).

The iKlip Stand for iPad and iKlip Stand for iPad mini are both priced at €49.99 MSRP (ex. VAT).

The iKlip Studio for iPad mini is priced at €24.99 MSRP (ex. VAT).

All these new iKlips will ship during the first quarter of 2013.

For more information, go to:


News: IK Multimedia Announces iRig Recorder for Android

IK Multimedia Announces iRig Recorder for Android
Easy-to-use audio recording app features built-in editing and processing,
and multiple export options

January 8, 2013 - IK Multimedia - the leader in mobile music creation apps and accessories - is proud to announce iRig® Recorder for the Android operating system. iRig Recorder is a powerful audio recording and editing app that turns a mobile Android device into a professional field recorder, and makes it easy to capture interviews, classes, rehearsals, music performances, lectures,  and more, with outstanding quality. When used with the IK range of mobile microphones and accessories for Android including iRig MICiRig MIC Cast and iRig PRE, iRig Recorder provides a complete, ultra-portable solution, to any recording needs on the go for the popular Android platform.

In the Field
iRig Recorder is a simple to use audio recording app that can start recording immediately when it is launched making it the perfect "on the spot" field recorder. Users simply launch the app and hit the record button, or can also configure the app to start recording audio immediately upon launch. The app automatically groups recordings by date, tags them with geographic location information, and saves the original file as a backup.  Recording time is limited only by the available memory on the device. iRig Recorder can be used with the built-in device microphone, or for superior sound quality can be used with IK's iRig MIC handheld microphone, iRig MIC Cast compact device microphone, or iRig PRE professional studio XLR microphone preamp, all designed for capturing broadcast quality audio on the go.

Editor's Choice
Recording is only part of the story with iRig Recorder. It also provides a precise waveform editor, which allows for selecting, cutting, and cropping of the audio content. Automatic onboard audio processing options can optimize recording levels and tone, remove background noise and increase the overall audio quality so that anybody can produce professional quality audio with no formal training.

The app can also speed up or slow down a recording without changing the timbre. With its onboard processing and editing features, it's possible to produce podcasts or other types of programming, all without leaving the app.

Export Options
Finished recordings can be easily shared by e-mail and FTP, over Bluetooth, through USB cables, from an SD card, or via apps installed on the device. Files can be exported as CD-quality WAV files, or as compressed .ogg files, ranging from 64 to 192 kbps.

A free version of iRig Recorder is also available, which provides the same recording, level-optimization and export features as the full version, and users can add the editing and additional processing via in-app purchase.

IK Multimedia is the leader in mobile music creation accessories and offers several external miking options for the Android platform that allow for the capture of higher quality recordings than can be obtained with a device's built-in mic. iRig MIC is a quality handheld mic designed for both close- and distance-recording applications. iRig MIC Cast is an ultra-compact, high-quality personal mic that attaches to the mobile device. iRig PRE is a mobile mic preamp that allows for the use of professional XLR microphones with. It even has phantom power for condenser mics. All of IK's microphone products allow for real-time monitoring of the recordings thanks to their included stereo output connector for headphones or speakers.

Pricing and Availability
iRig Recorder will be available at the end of January on the Google Play Store, and is priced at $4.99. 

For more information, go to www.ikmultimedia.com/irigrecorder

News: IK Multimedia Mobile Music Accessories Now Compatible with Android

IK Multimedia Mobile Music Accessories
Now Compatible with Android

iRig MIC, iRig MIC Cast, iRig PRE, iRig MIX and iKlip STUDIO
are now compatible with the most popular Android devices

January 8, 2013 - IK Multimedia - the leading developer of mobile music apps and accessories - combined with the announcement of its first recording Android app, iRig® Recorder, is proud to announce that five of its popular iOS mobile accessories are compatible with the most popular Android devices. All its range of microphones and recording accessories including iRig MICiRig MIC CastiRig PRE, plus the portable DJ mixer iRig MIX and the tabletop stand iKlip STUDIO, can now be used with the most popular Android smartphones and tablets, such as the Samsung® Galaxy and Note range.

iRig MIC is a quality, handheld microphone that's designed for close-range and distance-miking applications. It's great for vocal recording and other musical applications, as well as podcasts, lectures, and more, and it enables better quality recordings than can be obtained with a mobile device's built-in mic.

iRig MIC Cast is a small, high-quality microphone designed for podcasts and other voice recordings. It attaches to a smartphone or tablet via its audio jack, features a mini-headphone jack for monitoring, and offers a low-profile solution for capturing better sounding audio from a smartphone or tablet. 

iRig PRE is a pocket-sized mic preamp that makes it possible to use professional XLR mics with a mobile device. It provides phantom power for condenser mics, and has an adjustable gain control for setting the most favourable input level.

All the above products work great in tandem with the just announced iRig Recorder for Android, the easy-to-use recording and editing IK Multimedia app.

iRig MIX is the ultra-portable DJ-style audio mixer that's small enough to hold in one hand, and is perfect as a hardware front end for mobile DJ apps. Its two channels each have a volume slider, EQ controls and LED meters, plus a crossfader adjusts the level between the channels. It offers plenty of I/O including RCA outputs, which are great for connecting to DJ gear and home stereo setups.

iKlip STUDIO is a solidly built tabletop stand for tablets designed for use on flat surfaces with music or other type of apps. It securely holds a tablet in place with non-slip rubber grip feet, and features durable thermoplastic components, an adjustable viewing angle, and the ability to fold up for easy storage and transport. 

Pricing and Availability
iRig MIC, iRig MIC Cast, iRig PRE, and iRig MIX are all available from authorized IK Multimedia music and electronics retailers worldwide, and from the IK Multimedia Online Store, with prices ranging between €29.99 and €74.99 (ex. VAT). iKlip STUDIO for 10" tablets is also available while the 7" tablets version will ship during the first quarter of 2013, and will be priced at €24.99 (ex. VAT).

For more information, go to www.ikmultimedia.com

Andy James: EMG NAMM 2013 schedule

Andy James
My Namm signing schedule for EMG. Any of you guys coming? If so, stop by and say hey!

Anouck André: Mayones Seymour Duncan Solo Contest

My entry for the cool 'Mayones Seymour Duncan Contest'.
Thanks to the hosts for the BT and the pleasure to play over.
Please rate and comment ! ! !
And Happy New Year :D

Mayones Seymour Duncan Solo Contest - Anouck André #MayonesDuncan

Marta Witiw: More Ripping guitar!

This is my next track. All the instrumental parts were written by myself. Except for guitars there are only vst instruments.

I do not own videos with Lord Vader and the orchestra. Music is mine of course but I got this movies from 'sweduck's' and 'dorisig's' channel and big thanks to them for letting me use their videos!

Marta Witiw - Sudden Rush ft. Lord Vader

I know there is nothing new in it, BUT this is my first own guitar instrumental song I've ever written, it was two years ago and all I wanted at that time was to be 'Satriani'. I decided to make a video and record all parts all over again. So... Here it is, funny song with a 'funny' video. CLOSE ENOUGH.

I made the drums in Superior Drummer and rhythm guitars & bass were recorded by myself.

Marta Witiw - CLOSE ENOUGH

Dave Mustaine,Chris Broderick: recording for the new album

Dave Mustaine and Chris Broderick recording tracks for album #14 at Vic's Garage studio in San Marcos, California during late December 2012.

Megadeth at Vic's Garage December 2012

News: Guitars that go crunch in the flight - Delta murder vintage 1965 Gibson ES-335

Very sad video of what happened to my vintage 1965 Gibson ES-335 guitar while flying Delta with our band The LeeVees. Http://TheLeeVees.com This guitar was also used in my all hockey (yes, that is correct) http://TheZambonis.com I just posted a video I shot while they were unloading the guitars onto the metal shelved rack that the guitar eventually fell off of about 2 minutes later. The guitar that goes on the bottom rack is the victim here.

Gibson Dave Leevee Delta 3 ("I Got A Bad Vibe")

Gibson Dave Leevee Delta 2

Gibson Dave Leevee Delta 1

Amaury Cruz: playing solo from Carvin - Allan Holdsworth Interview

+Amaury Cruz 's tribute the legato king, Allan Holdsworth... man this guy has it down!

Carvin - Allan Holdsworth Interview (2006)

Pop Woravit: Far beyond the sun - clinic version

Yngwie Malmsteens far beyond the sun performed at a pop woravit workshop

Guitar Workshop: Far Beyond The Sun(cover)