Renowned Los Angeles artists, producers and recording engineers recently gathered to experience Asterope’s breakthrough cable technology and share the stories of their musical careers as part of the Asterope Artist Event held recently at famed Ocean Way Recording in Hollywood. During the event, attendees were given the opportunity to hear the Asterope difference through a series of “A/B” or listening tests and were then invited to share their reactions on-camera.
World-renowned guitarist and composer John McLaughlin has been recording and performing with test versions of the device for two years, providing Fishman with valuable insight throughout the development process.
Multi-instrumentalist Jimmy Mattingly has toured with some of the biggest names in country music. He is currently on tour with Reba McEntire and was kind enough to answer our Backstage Pass questions.
Fishman artist JD Souther is among the the latest inductees to the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the organization’s 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner. An architect of the Southern California sound and an influence on modern songwriting, JD Souther has written and co-written many Eagles hits including "Heartache Tonight,” "Victim Of Love,” "New Kid In Town,” "Best Of My Love,” Don Henley's "The Heart Of The Matter,” and the Eagles hit from 2007, "How Long.”
With the forthcoming release of the TriplePlay Wireless Guitar Controller in early spring, Fishman is set to make its mark with the future of the Musical Instrument Digital Interface - wirelessly for guitar!
After a career spanning over 30 years, Jeff Pevar has released an amazing debut CD. The music on this album began as 12 improvisations recorded on acoustic guitar and mandocello for the PBS documentary “The Marble Halls Of Oregon”. After the National Park Service heard this music, they asked if Jeff would consider releasing it as an album of its own.
The newly redesigned Loudbox Performer acoustic instrument amplifier offers more power, improved bass response and enhanced features in a lighter, more efficient form factor. Fishman’s most powerful amplifier in the series, the Loudbox Performer features 180 watts of clear bi-amplified acoustic sound and two flexible mic/instrument input channels that accept both ¼” and XLR sources.
Fishman has begun worldwide distribution of Asterope cables to retail outlets throughout the United States and 70 countries worldwide. Offered in two product lines, the “Pro Studio” and “Pro Stage” series, Asterope premium audio products provide greater clarity, bandwidth, spectral balance and harmonic response for musicians, audio engineers and enthusiasts alike.
Jason Fitz is the band leader for Grammy award winning group The Band Perry. Jason handles violin, resophonic guitar, and keyboard duties for the group and took time for us during his busy summer touring schedule to answer some questions about how he’s using Fishman Gear in TBP.
On his new release, Fishman Artist Monte Pittman digs deeper into his soul than ever before and uncovers some of his most personal stories yet. Through a set of four stripped down and introspective acoustic songs, he shares the trials and tribulations of his raw human experiences, like the pain of separation and the triumphs of freedom.