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Gibson Offers $59,000 Reward for Missing Paperwork – ‘No Questions Asked’

Photo Credit: Nicholas Lazarine Guitar maker Gibson is seeking the public’s help in locating a lost shipping ledger – with a $59,000 reward. The missing Gibson ledger is shipping paperwork on rare Gibson guitars from the late 1950s. The ledger contains authenticity-verifying information on some iconic guitars. Gibson says it is offering a $59,000 reward […]

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Native Instruments Is Discontinuing a Long List of Legacy Products

Photo Credit: Unsplash Native Instruments is discontinuing several of its software products in May. The announcement affects over 45 legacy Native Instruments and 60 third-party software, plugin instruments, effects, and sample libraries. Older versions of Traktor, Absynth, Battery, FM7, Pro-53, Spectral Delay, and Guitar Rig are all affected. The company is also discontinuing its activation […]

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MIDI Overhauls Its Interface for the First Time in 37 Years

Photo Credit: Unsplash The MIDI specification is getting an upgrade soon, after more than 35 years. MIDI 2.0 spec will bring two-way communication and several new features to instruments. It is also backward compatible with the old spec. Instrument companies like Native Instruments, Yamaha, Roland, and more are part of the MIDI Manufacturers Association. On […]

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Fender Fined $6 Million for Illegal Price-Fixing Scheme

Photo Credit: Unsplash Fender has been fined 4.5 million pounds (nearly $6 million) in the UK after admitting to price-fixing. The move breaks competition laws and prevents retailers from discounting instruments. Fender engaged in price-fixing between 2013 and 2018 in Britain, according to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The price-fixing scheme led to […]