Winner of Guitar Player / Osiamo Gear Giveaway

Michael-Irvine-1k-winner_10Congratulations to the winner of our Guitar Player / Osiamo Gear Giveaway, Michael I of California. Michael is the lucky recipient of a bunch of great gear including a Rockready Volo gig bag, Mini, and Snap! Strap, a Dr J Planes Walker Fuzz, a Bigfoot Engineering Trouble Booster, a Taurus Dexter Octaver, a Mooer Trelicopter, and a great selection of Pickboy picks. Michael was really excited to hear the news and says, “Thanks again for the great gifts. I will enjoy all of them.”

Michael, we hope make some great sounding music with your new gear!

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The Taurus StompHead Revolution Starts Now

We’re are always looking for the next BIG thing, the new trend, THE hot product. Whatever you like to call it, it’s out there waiting to be discovered. After putting together our shared notes from the NAMM show we realized that we might already have that product!

The StompHead from Taurus, the originator’s of the new “floor amps” category, breaks the “where to put your amp rule” and has started what we believe will become an industry leading revolution. The advantages of having your amp where you can see it and control it are obvious and coupled with our stomp design completely upends conventional thinking. Never before have guitar players had this much control of their sound in such a small, light and portable package.

The Revolution starts now!

Osiamo, the company that has forwarded the micro pedal revolution into the collective musical consciousness, is now championing the StompHead.

Randall Amps and BluGuitars have already responded and introduced their own take on the genre. And there is a rumor that TC Electronics (always late to the party) is about to jump on the band wagon as well.

The SIMPLE Reasons why you need a StompHead from Taurus.

  • Small. Easy to fit next to your pedal board on stage.
  • Ingenious. Proprietary design includes tube and tube modeled power section.
  • Mobile. Easy to pack for Fly dates or gigs around town!
  • Powerful. And Loud. Up to 70 Watts of power!
  • Light. Won’t break your back.
  • Ergonomic. Your tone at your feet, always.

Oh, and we saved possibly the best reason reason for last : The StompHead won’t break  your bank account. Starting at only $399 for our 1.BL on up to our Flagship 4.SL and 4.HG that both crank out an amazing 70 watts of tube power while boasting tons of professional and studio class features like line out with speaker sim, voltage selector  (115V / 230V), channel switching, effects loops, power brake to 40 watts, cabinet impedance selector, and the list goes on…

Click here to take a closer look now at the range of Taurus Stompheads.

We think you’ll find in the Taurus StompHead just what you’re looking for.

The future is here, set a course to join us.

Meet Adam K the Designer of Taurus Effects

Taurus Team Frankfurt

What was your initial inspiration the led to creating Taurus?

Music was always in the first place. My head was full of sounds served by Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Wish Bone Ash, David Gilmour and others. It was really hard to get decent music gear in Poland back in the 80’s – I had some knowledge and ideas, those two factors combined lead me to my first projects. It seems this project was good enough, so other musicians started asking me if I can do another units for them.

Adam's first band

Do you play an instrument?

Yes of course. I am a guitar player. I don’t think I would start doing amps otherwise.

What’s the strangest request you ever received (besides this bloody questionnaire)?

There was a lot of strange requests and demands in over 30 years of Taurus history, but to be honest strangest are coming from my head. That is why Taurus offers devices like Stomp-Heads that are far beyond “tradition” of guitar heads. I am always trying to push my own limits to create something unique, something that I would like to have as a musician.

Who are some of the more famous Taurus Users and Endorsees?

I am proud to say that a lot of great musicians put their trust into Taurus, and it is really hard to list all of them. For sure it is worth to mention people like Nathan East, Al Di Meola, Wojtek Pilichowski, Marcus Miller or Wes Borland, but I have same respect and positive energy for all of those who choose Taurus as a tool in their artistic journey.

What’s coming up in 2015 for Taurus?

When it comes about new projects we Adam and Matare planning to enhance Stomp-Head guitar amplifiers family with brand new Stomp-Head 1 and Stomp-Head 5. Also we are not going to forget about bass players, so we will launch double channel Vandall-300 head and probably new line of bass combos. In 2015 we will be also focused on promoting the brand and our flagship products – Stomp-Heads in USA and other parts of the globe!

Year of the Bull! Smaller and Lighter Effects from Taurus

Osiamo Music Group is proud to announce the arrival of the Taurus MK2 Pedal Series!

The trend in effects pedals is smaller and lighter and Taurus has come through BIG TIME with a brilliant redesign of their popular and successful Silver Line that reduces weight, saves space, autodects 9VDC polarity and doesn’t compromise sound tone and features.

Taurus White Line

Let’s check out the New Line-Up, click on the images to learn more about each pedal:

Abigar Multi Drive MKII

MK-2-ABIGAR

The Taurus Multi Drive provides an unprecedented range of bass drive – from gentle murmur up to extreme mad bull low, mixed with diesel like engine sounds. Sounds too scary for you? Stay cool; its wall-breaking sound won’t destroy your amp ‘cause you’re always in the driver’s seat for the ultimate control. Dynamic Drive – our special feature – keeps even most distorted sound of your bass, full of attack and pulse so very important for the sound of the instrument. The Taurus Drive won’t let the all classic tube lovers down ‘cause of its main characteristic feature of warm tube alike sound.

Taurus Compressor-Limiter MKII

MK-2-TUX

The Taurus Compressor-Limiter controls the dynamics of your instrument. Imagine, that its effectiveness is as powerful as a bull itself. The Taurus Compressor-Limiter allows for modification of dynamics by two main features: limiter or compressor. Taurus has built the compressor based on transparency and on the quality of passive sound optical components. That means there are no side effects to your sound. No hum, noise or any distortion whatsoever.

Zebu Reverb-Delay MKII

MK-2-ZEBU

The Taurus Reverb-Delay has excellent memory. It will store and repeat all you can play – as many times as you need to and for as long as you need. It will echo what you play. It will follow the sound leaving natural reverb, or it will do both. The Taurus Reverb-Delay is a fusion of two stereo effects: delay and reverb. It allows for any given mix between the two effects with or without the original sound of your instrument. This effect features high quality 24 bit DSP processor.

Taurus Octaver MKII

MK-2-DEXTER

The most natural-sounding, best tracking, Octave pedal ever made! Other polyphonic Octave pedals sound cold and synthetic; Dexter delivers multiple-Octave voices, with amazing tracking, while leaving the character of your Guitar/Bass intact! Bass notes can be made to sound dark and menacing, while even the highest notes are “Chipmunk-Free.”

Taurus’ unique DSP algorithm adds a note one Octave above and one Octave below the original signal. Dexter’s Range knobs allow you to control the frequency range of the upper and lower Octaves; you can tailor Dexter to your specific instrument, for optimal results. Individual output controls, for High and Low Octave signals, are also provided. Of course, Dexter is True Bypass.

Using the various controls, Dexter can deliver sounds that include Bass Synths, 8 String Basses, 12 String Guitars and incredibly huge Organ effects. Your imagination is the only limit.

Vechoor Multi Chorus MKII

MK-2-VECHOOR

The Taurus Multi Chorus is a unique conductor that makes even the thickest strings sing. Such a choir – bass guitar and a lyrical monster “singing” so sweetly and powerfully, that you will love to play it. The Taurus Multi Chorus mixes its three voices together creating an unusual polyphonic space that will expand your sonic palette. It will take you by surprise with its smooth, rich and colorful sound.

But that’s not all! The Taurus Multi Chorus is not just a multi-chorus; it also offers a perfect flange effect. Just switch between an “A” and “B” positions, it’s that easy!

Osiamo Dealer Spotlight : BestBassGear.com

MAXZAK

Managing Director Max Kay with Osiamo Endorsee Zak Loy of Alpha Rev. (look out for a feature on guitarist Zak Loy in a future blogisode)

I opened http://www.BestBassGear.com as dealer of Osiamo product in the 2012. After speaking with Max via vis the the phone for many months I finally got a chance to meet him at the 2013 Winner NAMM show. Max is a great luthier/builder/repair guy and bassist! as well I promised to buy him a beer but I’m pretty sure he paid for it. Max I owe you another beer! – rr

 

How long have you guys been in business?

11 Years.

What Osiamo product do you carry and why?

Taurus Abigar MultiDrive SLTaurus pedals
The Taurus overdrive is the richest, most harmonically pure I have ever heard. After hearing the demo I didn’t want to give the pedal back. All the Taurus pedals are phenomenal.

 

 

rockready ultrastrap 3.5

Ultrastrap
When I injured my left shoulder I could barley wear a bass until I got my Ultrastrap. My guitar player that has a bad back wanted to try it and he refused to gave it back, so I had to get another. The clever Neoprene and shock-banding construction make it the perfect prescription for a bad shoulder or back. It makes my bass feel 3 pounds lighter compared to a traditional bass strap.

(ed. note : now the Rockready Ultrastrap)

R.Cocco
RCocco strings are descendents of a string making family legacy in Italy that sold strings to Stradivarius, the greatest luthier of all time. String to string consistency is good and the sets are well balanced in tone, timbre, tension and feel.

What does the future hold in store for BBG?

We are doubling up our effort to stock hard to find parts for basses. When you need a less common bass part we will be ready for you.

Al Di Meola using Taurus Dexter Octaver pedal

AlDiMeola with Taurus DexterFor Immediate Release

Al Dimeola using Taurus Dexter Octaver pedal

NEW YORK, NY – Jun 1 2014 – Osiamo, LLC and Taurus are proud to announce guitar legend Al Di Meola as a user of the Dexter octave pedal by Taurus.

The Dexter is a -1/+1 octaver that tracks equally as well on guitar and bass. Both upper and lower octaves have independent “range” controls which allows the user to emphasize either the up, down or both octaves.

This 12 volt pedal utilizes 24 bit technology. This helps eliminate unwanted glitches and assists the pedal’s polyphonic ability thus making this THE octaver for guitarists who wish to play multi-note chords!

Click here to watch videos.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

LEVEL (-1) – LO-octave level adjustment.

RANGE (-1) – LO-octave frequency range adjustment.

In the MAX position the lower octave runs throughout the bandwidth and reacts to the entire scale of sound. In the MIN position the lowest frequency is limited, which means that the lower octave reacts less effectively to the lowest frequency sounds. This way you can eliminate the lowest sound frequency, which is not clear and blurs the sound of an instrument when playing lower registers, leaving only the more desirable harmonics.

LEVEL (+1) – Hi-octave level adjustment.

RANGE (+1) – Hi-octave frequency range adjustment.

In the MAX position the upper octave runs throughout the bandwidth and reacts to the entire scale of sound. In the MIN position the highest frequency of the upper octave is limited – octaver processes the highest frequency sounds. This way you can eliminate very high frequencies, which may sound too high and artificial in some instruments when processed in upper octave.

OUT LEVEL – adjusting the output signal level

Power supply: external power supply 12V/150mA

Dimensions: (H x W x D) 65 x 122 x 144mm

Net weight: 0,6kg

Gross weight (Effect + power supply):1,0kg

For additional information or inquiries about the Dexter or other Taurus products contact Edward Matthiack or visit www.osiamo.com.

Contact:

Edward Matthiack
Osiamo LLC
2753 Broadway Suite 333
New York, NY 10025
212.478.4751
ed@osiamo.com

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