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The Epiphone Les Paul SL Is One Cool Retro Axe That Costs Next To Nothing

I have been seeing these at guitar center recently, and I have got to say that I really love this student model guitar! Epiphone makes some amazingly cool products for barely any money with some pretty impressive build quality.

What I really love about this thing is the extremely retro look, kinda like the old Melody Makers of the 1950s. To top it off they come in several amazing looking finishes.

They feature a poplar body with a mahogany neck, two single coil pickups, and 1000 points of cool!

They’re only $119 brand new, or $179 with a gig bag, mini amp, cable, and accessories, making it a perfect guitar for learning, or even for those that just want a cool looking Epiphone to add to their guitar collection!

 

MIDI 2.0 Prototyping Announced by MMA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) and the Association of Music Electronics Industry (AMEI) announce MIDI 2.0TM Prototyping

Los Angeles, CA, January 18, 2019 – The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) and AMEI (the Japanese MIDI association) have finalized the core features and name for the next generation MIDI protocol: MIDI 2.0. Member companies are currently working together to develop prototypes based on a jointly developed, feature-complete, draft specification. A members-only plugfest to test compatibility between some early MIDI 2.0 prototypes is planned for Winter NAMM 2019. Participating companies include Ableton/Cycling ’74, Art+Logic, Bome Software, Google, imitone, Native Instruments, Roland, ROLI, Steinberg, TouchKeys, and Yamaha.

As with MIDI 1.0, AMEI and the MMA are working closely together and sharing code to streamline the prototype development process. Prototyping is planned to continue during 2019 as the associations work together on MIDI 2.0 launch plans, including exploring the development of a MIDI 2.0 logo and self-certification program for MMA and AMEI member companies.

During the prototyping phase, the proposed MIDI 2.0 specification is available only to MMA and AMEI members, because the prototyping process may trigger minor enhancements to the specification. Once a final specification is adopted, it will join the current MIDI specifications as a free download on www.midi.org.

The MIDI 2.0 initiative updates MIDI with auto-configuration, new DAW/web integrations, extended resolution, increased expressiveness, and tighter timing — all while maintaining a high priority on backward compatibility. This major update of MIDI paves the way for a new generation of advanced interconnected MIDI devices, while still preserving interoperability with the millions of existing MIDI 1.0 devices. One of the core goals of the MIDI 2.0 initiative is to also enhance the MIDI 1.0 feature set whenever possible.

Read more at https://www.midi.org/articles-old/the-midi-manufacturers-association-mma-and-the-association-of-music-electronics-industry-amei-announce-midi-2-0tm-prototyping

Sideling Hill [mathrock, synthwave, wierbonski]

This track I played Drums, Guitar, Bass, and Synth. I had fun with the video wearing some cute (and weird) outfits. It was once again recorded on my 2005 iBook G4 using the Mbox 1 Audio interface.
Drums: Tama Imperialstar Bop https://amzn.to/2Fbemvg
Guitar: Ibanez GRX20w https://amzn.to/2JXVSgM
Bass: Crescent Precision Copy https://amzn.to/2qGUnKW
Amplification: Ammoon PockRock https://amzn.to/2POZruV
#mathrock #experimental #crossdressing #queer #dragqueen #drummer #weird #synthwave #guitarrock #heavy #drummer #oddtimesignature #newyorkcity #brooklyn #demonicsweaters #90s #rad