Frankfurt Muzikmesse 2013

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The Frankfurt Muzikmesse is always an exciting show and a great place to meet with our suppliers. This year was no exception as our musical partners unveiled many new and exciting products.

Many of our suppliers don’t exhibit at NAMM so Muzikmesse is a great opportunity for us to see new products and discuss new ideas. Richard Cocco, Taurus, and Mooer displayed this year at Muzikmess.

We are really looking forward to the next few months when these products arrive at our warehouse.

Taurus is celebrating 30 years of making guitar and bass gear this year. And to show us that they are not going to rest they are debuting several new pedals and amplifiers. You can see a short video of some of the new product from Taurus here.

Building on their success with their Silver Line pedals and Stomp-Head series Taurus will release in the coming months :

DEXTER : Fast and accurate octave pedal with -1/+1 options for bass and guitar
BASS and GUITAR ENGINE : Two channel preamp pedals
QUBE 300 : Ultra light & compact 300 watt micro bass amp weighing 1.7 kg / 3.75 lbs
VANDALL : Two channel bass amps available in 300 and 600 watt versions
STOMP-HEAD 2BL : 60 watt portable guitar amp with a tube preamp

Our partners at Mooer introduced a new Pro Pedal Series and added more pedals to their very successful micro series. The micro series keeps growing and getting better. Soon there will be over 50 pedals in the micro line.

Mooer will release in the next few months:

New micro pedals
Baby Tuner : micro tuner pedal
Yellow Comp : compressor pedal
UltraDrive Mk II : overdrive pedal
Micro DI : direct box pedal
Noise Killer : noise suppressor pedal
Thunderball : bass fuzz pedal

Pro Pedal Series
All these pedals build on the features found in the micro series. There are some really nice sounds here!
Reecho Pro
Shim Verb Pro
Ana Echo Pro
Twin Looper

We’ll have some more news for you soon about some new and really cool products that we’ll be importing soon.

Exclusive Interview with Osiamo artist Michael Krysh at Frankfurt Musik Messe 2013

For those of us who don’t know please tell us a little bit about your musical background?

I play bass and guitar since 1982. I started on bass but have been going back and forth. I have always done original songs, very rarely covers. For me it’s a personal expression and I try to enjoy it has much as possible.

What musical musical projects are you working on right now?

Right now I’m working on my own original tunes that I hope to play bass and guitar live utilizing the Mooer Looper pedal when it comes out.

What role do you feel musical education plays?

I was not formally taught because my parents did not want to be a musician. I did it anyway. I had just some teachers from here and there to learn the basics. I spent years listening to albums etc… Young people today have so many choices to learn. There are so many schools out there with so many people graduating with a diploma but they all kind of sound the same to me.  I miss the personal individual sound in people’s playing these days.

What do you see for the future of music?

That’s a very tough question. Personally I think an artist has to learn to do everything themselves. There is no possibility to sell a record that will pay the bills. Do everything on your own. Make a proper web site. Promote yourself. Record yourself. Then go out and play live. You can’t rely on anybody else anyway. So just do it. Make a thing, market it. Just do it!

Why do you use all Osiamo products?

Well I use the UltraStrap because you gave it to me and I love it! The Pickboy Picks are the only alternative to the old picks I used to use that are not available any more. I have 2 more Mooer that I love. The Mooer Green Mile is a transistor overdrive that gives that “tubeness” to the tone that no other pedal at even for double the price can deliver. And the Mooer Trelicopter is perfect as well. They are small and a great ‘go to session’ solution. The R.Cocco are simply the best. Just the best!