Anaheim, CA (January 31, 2017) -- MONO – an IDSA Award-winning company that makes innovative and inspiring instrument cases and accessories – is taking its first leap from the green room to the stage, releasing a range of ergonomic, adaptable pedalboards and updating the popular range of Club, Tour and Pro series of Accessory Cases. MONO is unveiling these new products at NAMM 2017.
“A fully loaded pedalboard represents a meaningful investment, often greater than the cost of a guitar itself. MONO's Cases set the standard for mobility and protection across the industry, and the combination of MONO's Pedalboards and Gear Cases represent the ultimate solution for the working musician on the move,” says MONO Director of Sales, Randy Couvillon.
“MONO fans have been using our best-in-class pedalboard cases to carry their effects set-ups for years. By studying the everyday demands of these users, MONO identified a real need in the market to create a pedalboard that was truly responsive and designed for how the modern mobile creator operates in the real world. At MONO, We’re incredibly proud to release a range of sleek but durable pedal boards that will really add a new dimension to the set-up for our community of musicians around the world. At the same time, we’re also updating our Accessory Cases to not only be a perfect fit for our new MONO pedalboards, but also the newer Pedaltrain pedalboard models, and other models with dimensions similar to these popular sizes,” says Mr Couvillon.
Lead Industrial Designer, Peter Boeckel says “Our new range of five pedalboards are all cut from a single piece of 3mm anodized aluminum to be lightweight and durable. At MONO, we always design with the daily realities of creators in mind - and we know that people need to travel light and like to customise their pedalboards to suit their own needs. We worked hard to find the right balance between structure and openings, bending the sides and the overall material thickness in order to achieve the right combination of stability and portability. As a result our pedalboards feel streamlined, elegant, and effortless.
“We’ve designed the cut-outs on top of the board to accommodate any custom cable routing configuration that you desire - and every pedalboard is shipped with 3M dual lock to make sure have the best material to affix your pedals to the board. Our pedalboards are flat or set at a ten degree incline, so are designed for ergonomic stomping and easy reach. This means that creators can spend less time on their balancing act and more time creating their signature sound,” says Boeckel.
MONO’s new pedalboard range includes five sizes from the Lite measuring 14 x 5.25 x 1.25 inches up to the Large measuring 32 x 16 x 3.5 inches. Laser cut from 3mm anodised aluminum, these Black Anodized and Silver Anodized pedalboards are light and easy to travel with; they’re also tough wearing and look great on stage.
MONO’s full range of PedalBoards is as follows: Lite (14 x 5.25 x 1.25 inches; no angle of elevation): Super lightweight for easy transit. Can mount common compact power supply units
MONO’s Updated Pedalboard/ Gear Case sizes are as follows:
All new products will be available Spring 2017 at monocreators.com and through select dealers.
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Megadeth founder teams up with Gibson for his first acoustic guitar in the Dave Mustaine Collection.
For the new acoustic guitar, Gibson acoustic luthiers in Bozeman, Montana collaborated with Dave Mustaine the legendary guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and founder of the multi-platinum selling and Grammy Award-winning band, Megadeth. The Gibson Dave Mustaine Songwriter in Ebony is available in a both a standard version and a limited edition model, signed by the artist. Part of the Dave Mustaine Collection, the new Dave Mustaine Songwriter in Ebony is the first 24-fret neck ever installed on a Gibson acoustic guitar. With a slightly thinner walnut body, the Dave Mustaine Songwriter guitar features a cutaway for easy access to the upper frets.
Megadeth has gone on to sell more than 50 million albums worldwide, earning many accolades along the way, including a Grammy Award for the title track from their most recent album Dystopia, along with 12 additional Grammy nominations, as well as five consecutive platinum/multi-platinum albums. Megadeth has headlined many of the biggest stages in the world and recently played their most successful tour ever, closing every night on the North American amphitheater “Metal Tour of the Year”. Also, a New York Times bestselling author and sought after speaker, host, and commentator, Mustaine has remained a standard bearer for metal and heavy guitar rock, combining a musical and technical standard with the punk and rock n’ roll ethos and attitude.
Explore the new Dave Mustaine Songwriter in Ebony, www.gibson.com.
The Atlas Compressor offers up an extensive library of compression options and allows for transformation into a bass specific compression machine.
Straight out of the box, Atlas delivers six different styles of compression, ranging from classic stompbox compressors like the now-discontinued Diamond Optical Compressor to high-end rack units such as the snappy 1176 compressor and the smooth and gentle LA2A optical compressor. Atlas also features advanced dual-band compression, which provides an independent set of controls for both the high and low frequencies. Each compression engine has onboard controls for Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release, Output, Tone, and Blend, allowing for fine-tuned control over the compact One Series hardware.
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More info: https://www.sourceaudio.net.