News from MMR Magazine

D'Addario Welcomes Sara Watkins

D’Addario recently added solo artist and Nickel Creek fiddle player Sara Watkins to its artist roster. Watkins plays medium tension Helicore violin strings, and says:  “I've tried fiddle strings made by other companies, but the reason I play D'Addario is the consistency of tone." Watkins spent nearly two decades as a singer and fiddle player for the Grammy Award–winning, bluegrass-folk hybrid Nickel Creek, a trio with which she’d started performing when she was eight years old, alongside her guitarist brother Sean and mandolinist Chris Thile.

RapcoHorizon On Jay-Z Tour

As the instrument and speaker cable of choice for Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Tour," which supports the award-winning rapper’s first new album in four years, the RapcoHorizon cables were custom fitted to accommodate intricate rigs, some of which are on 28-foot-high risers.

As all RapcoHorizon cables are designed for the working musician, the custom instrument and speaker cables are road ready and tour tough, employing the most rugged constructions without sacrificing sound quality. The custom cables created by the company for the tour include runs as long as 50- to 100-feet in order to not only reach across the stage, but also above.

inMusic Adds Denon, Marantz Brands to Portfolio

inMusic has announced the addition of three professional product brands from D&M Holdings to its existing family of brands. Denon Professional, Marantz Professional, and Denon DJ join a family that includes Akai Professional, Alesis, Alto Professional, ION Audio, Numark, M-Audio, AIR Music Technology, and Mixmeister.

Hal Leonard and Cakewalk Forge Distribution Partnership

Effective immediately, Cakewalk’s product line—both professional and consumer—will have additional North American distribution through Hal Leonard. According to Cakewalk president Michael Hoover, “Hal Leonard is an established and highly respected outlet for a wide variety of technology products. Their expertise in reaching crucial markets—including education, worship, and independent MI retailers—will further Cakewalk’s continuing growth and recognition as a manufacturer of premium, thoughtfully designed software.”


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