News Bits

The HUB's News Bits hone in on the significant events that help shape the sound and direction of musical instruments and music. From tour and recording news to all the latest product announcements and gear updates that you need to know about. We look at artists and gear from a music-geek perspective that both entertains and informs. Stay tuned for the best in music news with The HUB's News Bits.

Ernie Ball Ukulele Strings at Winter NAMM 2019

Ernie Ball Unveils New Strings and Picks at Winter NAMM 2019

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Ernie Ball debuts a range of new products at Winter NAMM 2019.

Blue Ember XLR Condenser Microphone

Blue Ember Condenser Microphone Introduced

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The new Blue Ember is an XLR condenser microphone designed for musicians, content creators, podcasters and recording engineers.

Native Instruments Announces KOMPLETE 12, TRAKTOR S4 MK3 and more

Native Instruments Announces KOMPLETE 12, TRAKTOR S4 MK3 and more

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Native Instruments announces new products aimed at producers, DJs, keyboardists and more.

Gibson 2019 Electric Guitars Previewed at Summer NAMM ‘19

Gibson 2019 Guitars and Basses Unveiled

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Gibson has unveiled their latest line of Les Pauls, SGs, ES-335s, basses and more. Read on for all of the key specifications, features and demos you'll need to buy your next Gibson.

Ableton Live 10 at NAMM 2018

Ableton Live 10 and Push 2 Updates at Winter NAMM 2018

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We stopped by the Ableton booth at Winter NAMM 2018 for a closer look at Ableton Live 10 and Push 2.

Technics SL-1200MK7 Turntable

Technics SL-1200MK7 Announced at CES 2019

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Technics introduces the new SL-1200MK7 turntable at the CES 2019 in Las Vegas, NV.

Best Selling DJ Gear of 2018

Best-Selling DJ Gear of 2018

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We take a look at some of Musician's Friend's best-selling DJ gear in 2018

Universal Audio Apollo X Audio Interface Family

Universal Audio Apollo X Audio Interface Series Unveiled

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Universal Audio's Apollo X Thunderbolt audio interfaces deliver elite audio conversion, more DSP and surround sound monitoring.

Pioneer DDJ-SB3 Portable DJ Controller

Pioneer Introduces DDJ-SB3 Portable DJ Controller

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The new and improved DDJ-SB3 is the latest in Pioneer’s line of entry-level DJ controllers. The new DDJ-SB3 comes designed for Serato DJ Lite and includes all-new features and functions such as Pad Scratch and FX Fade.

Taylor Guitars' Andy Powers works on V-Class Bracing

Taylor Guitars Introduces V-Class Bracing To Their Designs

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More than 40 years into their journey, Taylor Guitars introduces another innovation in guitar design.

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