SCV is thrilled to announce a newly established partnership with US-based pro audio outboard manufacturer Black Lion Audio. Opened in 2006 in Chicago, IL, Black Lion Audio originally built its resounding reputation on pro audio equipment modifications.

Last week we caught up with Community Music Director of Development Sam Johnson who was kind enough to give us a tour of CM’s centre complex in Whitechapel, and talk us through some of the awe-inspiring equipment currently being used in their music tech and recording education process.

This year’s Winter NAMM show in Anaheim gave our industry manufacturers yet another chance to exhibit their most recent and innovative efforts. Our SCV attendees witnessed a plethora of exciting new products on show including this array from our very own distributed brands!

It has been a busy year for The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance – 2016 has seen the ICMP attain the status of Learning Partner (ALP) with Avid, add world-class producer Jason O'Bryan to its workforce, and forge a partnership with the highly acclaimed Tileyard Studios in Kings Cross.

Don't forget the first Focal Professional Alpha speakers arrive in the shops on Monday 14th July and we're giving away some IsoAcoustics 155 stands to the first person to send us a photo of their Alpha's in situ with a copy of their receipt!

These three new models replace the popular PM0.4n and PM0.5n, with the addition of the PM0.3d. They feature completely redesigned tweeters and woofers, new energy saving (ErP compliant) digital amps, and a sleek matt finish in black or white.