As a musician that’s interested in social music platforms, you might want to check out BandLab – the platform is FREE! The company launched the social music platform several years ago and it has grown to over 1.5 million users worldwide. Literally thousands of songs are being created and shared around the globe daily. If you would like to record directly into BandLab from your instrument, there are devices from the BandLab Link lineup that will be available later this year – and they’re affordable. They have the Link Analog, the Link Digital, and the Link Digital Duo and prices will start at $39.99 for the analog and going up from there. Stay tuned for our review.
MONO was showcasing their high-quality gig bags for guitars and cymbals, as well as their pedal board and bag. The great thing about the pedal board is that it was so lightweight, making it ideal for the traveling musician and it they also have gig bags to fit them. The construction of their gig bags is phenomenal. The bag we were shown featured their award-winning Top-Loading™ design allowing for easy access to the guitar while in a standing position. It also has also The Boot™ on the bottom which uses sneaker technology to protect the guitar against vertical drops. The automatic Headlock™ grips the guitar inside suspending the headstock and neck during transit. And on top of all that, it’s lightweight. From their website claim: “We build our cases to military specs, using only high-test materials with extreme resistance to abrasion and the elements. Inside, the plush lining protects delicate custom finishes. Outside, the water-resistant Sharkskin™ shell keeps you on the move, rain or shine. 100% animal free.” Not cheap, but worth the money!