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Welcome to our latest #thisweek blog post. This week we've got news of the shipping of the new DigiTech Ventura Vibe rotary/vibrato pedal, fantastic artist stories regarding Nord and AKG, some interesting videos from ROLI and the last chance to vote for us in a number of award nominations (please vote if you feel we deserve it!).  Plus a reminder that the brilliant Ola Englund begins a short UK clinic tour next week!  Read on for all the details!

DigiTech Ventura Vibe Rotary/Vibrato pedal now available

We are pleased to announce immediate the availability of the DigiTech Ventura Vibe.

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The Ventura Vibe puts a few new spins on one of the most distinctive sounds in rock: the hypnotic, swirling sound of a rotary/vibrato pedal. The Ventura Vibe faithfully delivers iconic vibe and rotary effects and ventures into new sonic possibilities with its choice of three effect types, Tone and Drive controls, true bypass operation and much more.

DigiTech TRIO and Obscura pedals nominated in Total Guitar annual readers' poll

DigiTech TRIO Band Creator pedal nominated in 'Best Guitar Innovation’ category and DigiTech Obscura Altered Delay pedal nominated in 'Best Guitar Effects Pedal’ category.

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Find out more and cast your votes using the links below:

DigiTech TRIO / 'Best Guitar Innovation'

DigiTech Obscura Altered Delay / 'Best Guitar Effects Pedal'

Engineer Colin Norfield and AKG D7 mics help David Gilmour conquer Royal Albert Hall

Sound engineer Colin Norfield praises vocal mic’s clean, all round sound.

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“The D7 is the best vocal mic in the AKG range and performs entirely to spec. They deliver the vocal exactly as I want to hear it and have so far been great. They sound just like a condenser even though they are not.”

Read more

VIDEO: Four Nords on stage with the Bryan Ferry band

Recently we met up with the Bryan Ferry band at the Brighton Dome on the final night of their UK tour. Their regular touring rig consists of two Stage 2 HA88s, an Electro 4 and a Nord Modular. We were able to talk with musical director Paul Beard, keyboard player and saxophonist Jorja Chalmers, and keyboard tech / synth programmer Liam Duggan regarding they choice and use of the keyboards.

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“The Nord Stage 2 has been my keyboard of choice for quite a few years now because in my opinion it’s a fabulous performance keyboard. We've got a strong mandate to try to be as authentic as possible to all the different eras of Bryan's musical career and for this the Nord has really come up trumps." - Paul Beard 

Watch the video interview here.

50% off all Lexicon plug-ins until 1 December 2015

Last chance to take advantage of this fantastic offer from Lexicon!

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For details please contact your preferred UK retailer  

ROLI videos demonstrate the Seaboard RISE's 5D Touch technology

This new short video series explains and demonstrates what we call the 5D Touch technology of the Seaboard RISE.

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One dimension of touch—Strike—controls sound on a piano keyboard. The multi-dimensional Seaboard RISE lets you control sound through five dimensions of touch. It moves far beyond the expressive limitations of a standard keyboard, opening up new ways to make and shape music through intuitive gestures.

1. Strike
2. Press
3. Glide
4. Slide
5. Lift

Click here to watch the video series

Last day to vote in SOS awards

Today is the last day to vote in this years Sound On Sound awards.

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To view the 12 products across the Sound Technology portfolio which are nominated and register your vote for the chance to win a fantastic array of premium mics from AKG worth £10,000 - Click here.

Ola Englund 7th-9th December

We are very pleased to announce Ola Englund is coming to the UK for a series of clinics this December!

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A Washburn and Randall Signature artist, Ola Englund is widely known for being the guitarist for the bands Feared, The Haunted and up until 2013, Six Feet Under. He is also very respected by the worldwide metal community for his professional YouTube demos and reviews for countless manufacturers.

Find all the confirmed details here

#forthemusician for gift ideas

Keep an eye on our Twitter page over the upcoming weeks for our hand chosen selection of products we feel fit the bill this christmas.

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Cast your vote!

Voting is now open for the annual Future Music awards and a total of 5 products across the Sound Technology portfolio are nominated.

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AKG K181DJUE - Best Headphones
AKG C314 - Best Microphone 
Nord Electro 5 and Nord Stage 2 EX - Best Hardware Synth or Keyboard
ROLI Seaboard RISE - Best Music Tech Hardware