Product & Industry News for the Week of Aug. 23

KRK Systems has released its new studio-quality headphones, the KNS 6402 and the KNS 8402.

In a press release, the company said, “Building on its renowned KNS 6400 and 8400 headphone models, KRK enhances the durability and comfort of its headphone offerings with these updated models. Delivering an accurate listening experience in a high-performance package, KNS 6402 and 8402 headphones are jam-packed with features that provide musicians and producers of all levels with reliable tools for educated ears. Additionally, the 8402 has a sleek new look that’s perfect for professional studio applications, while the 6402 holds true to the traditional at-home producer’s style.

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Mackie has announced three new product lines. In a press release, the company said its CR Stealth Bar “delivers crystal-clear, punchy sound in a compact soundbar design for your computer desk. Connect via USB, Bluetooth®, or stereo 1/8” Aux in.” More info available here:

Mackie’s EleMent Wave wireless microphone system “features legendary sound quality, reliable performance, and easy setup for content creation, live streaming, and beyond. Transmit and receive clear audio signals using the EleMent Wave LAV or EleMent Wave XLR systems.” More info available here:

The company’s Thump Go is a “take-it-anywhere, Bluetooth® equipped, ultra-flexible, battery-powered loudspeaker. Control it right from your phone with the Thump Connect 2 app.” More info available here:


Gibson has launched its Tony Iommi SG Special guitar based on the original played by the guitarist from the band Black Sabbath.

In a press release, the company said, “The Tony Iommi SG Special in Vintage Cherry is fully available in both left-handed and right-handed versions and features a mahogany body, bound mahogany neck with a rounded profile, Indian rosewood fretboard with 22 frets, a Graph Tech® nut, Grover® Rotomatic® tuners with contemporary style buttons, and chrome-covered P-90 pickups. A reproduction of Tony’s “Monkey” sticker is also included in the custom case.”

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AvenueAR, a start-up music venture, announces the launch of its digital music delivery platform that enables independent artists to submit their music directly to industry professionals. In a press release, the company said that such professionals include, “key A&R executives, producers, publishers, music supervisors, managers, curators, radio DJs, and A-list musicians in real-time.”

The company says its platform “has created a bridge for those artists, songwriters, and producers who have encountered a barrier of the refrain of ‘no unsolicited materials’ by all record labels in the past.”

A promotional video is available here:

Materials may be submitted for consideration here:


Berlin-based Orchestral Tools has announced the release of Miroire, a collection of digital samples of musical instruments from the baroque era.

In a press release, the company said the Miroire collection “features instruments constructed and played according to 18th century traditions. Baroque violins and violas use gut strings and period bows for warm tonality with complex overtones. Five solo woodwind instruments – including Baroque flute and oboe, oboe d’amore, and oboe de caccia, provide a mellow, intimate timbre. Four valveless trumpet and horn instruments, all restricted to harmonic-series notes, deliver a powerful direct sound. Miroire also includes a basso continuo section – with double bass, two celli, and a bassoon – for creating unison bass lines.”

Choir vocal samples are also available. For more info, check out:


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