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LANEY A-DUO PRESS RELEASE

JANUARY 2017: Laney proudly introduces a brand-new model to its A-Series acoustic amplifier range. The Laney A-DUO is a portable acoustic instrument combo with a range of acoustic-friendly controls and variables including digital reverb and chorus.

Designed and engineered in the UK, the A-DUO calls on Laney’s 50-year history of amplifier building to provide versatility, portability, and reliability to all levels of player.

POWER AND PORTABILITY At only 10.5kg (23.2lbs), the A-DUO is very portable but can deliver the power and headroom for large stage performances. An ultra-efficient, dual mono Class D power amplifier is combined with a pair of 8” custom-designed dual-cone woofers to deliver articulate, transparent acoustic sound reproduction with both punch and high end clarity.

ADAPTABLE CABINET DESIGN The A-DUO has been designed to adapt to multiple performance situations. Placed on the floor it has a minimal stage footprint and can even be used as a performance seat in this position. Alternatively, it can be placed on its side feet for tonal variation or mounted on a speaker stand for maximum projection.

DUAL CHANNEL FLEXIBILITY The A-DUO has two completely independent channel strips, both of which can accept either XLR or Jack inputs, provide 3-band equalization and feature a ‘Shape’ control for instant single button optimization. This flexibility allows for connection of a mic and instrument, two different acoustic instruments or even a blend of separate mic and pickup connections from the same instrument. Plus, with an additional Aux in connection for backing tracks, the A-DUO is ideal for live performances.

ON-BOARD DIGITAL EFFECTS Both channels also feature their own Chorus and/or Reverb for further sound enhancement without the need for external effects units. Each channel’s Chorus is visibly engaged with a green LED light which will then pulse giving an indication of the LFO (low frequency oscillator) rate. This rate can then also be adjusted by simply holding down the Chorus switch and turning the Reverb control pot. On letting go of the Chorus switch, the rate is stored and will even be recalled at the next switch on. Reverb and Chorus can be remotely bypass via FS2-MINI footswitch (available separately)

FEEDBACK ELMINIATION A simple but very effective Anti-Feedback button can be engaged to automatically scan for and then eliminate unwanted feedback. A Phase switch is also on hand to remove of destructive interference which can occur when a player is too close to the amplifier; a simple solution at the switch of a single button.

PRO EXTRAS On both XLR channel inputs, Phantom power is permanently available for use with a condenser or dynamic microphone. A balanced XLR D.I. out provides direct, mic-free connection to a mixer or active speaker system for larger performance situations. Four digital EQ pre-sets provide sound global enhancement options depending on situation and setup.

FEATURES • 10.5kg (23.2lbs) • Extremely efficient Class D dual mono power amplifier system • 2×8” custom-designed dual cone loudspeaker • Multi-position cabinet – can be used as a performance seat • Dual independent channel strips both with dedicated 3-band EQ and Shape • Independent variable Reverb & Chorus on both channels • Phantom Power • 4 x digital EQ cabinet pre-sets • Aux Input (mini jack) • Phones Input (mini jack) • Single button anti-feedback switch • Phase switch • D.I. Out (Balanced XLR with Pre/Post options and Ground Lift) • Master Mute switch • 35mm top hat for speaker stand mounting • FX loop (send & return)


LANEY LA30D PRESS RELEASE

JANUARY 2017: Laney proudly introduces a brand-new addition to the range of LA acoustic amplifiers. The Laney LA30D is a dual-channel 30W RMS acoustic amplifier combo, ideal for performance and rehearsal.

Designed and engineered in the UK, the LA30D calls on Laney’s 50-year history of amplifier building to provide versatility, portability, and reliability to all levels of player from the rehearsal room to the stage.

PERFORMANCE AND PORTABILITY At 7.4kg (16.3lbs), the LA30D is compact yet packed for performance. 30 watts real RMS linear output power is allied with pair of 6.5” drivers. These custom-designed speakers house a unique dual-cone design which deliver full, natural acoustic sound-reproduction with plenty of high-end sparkle.

DUAL CHANNEL FLEXIBILTY Two independent input channels both offer the choice of balanced XLR or unbalanced jack inputs and both can have Reverb assigned to them as required. This flexibility allows for connection of a mic and instrument, two different acoustic instruments or even a blend of separate mic and pickup connections from the same instrument. Plus, with an additional Aux in connection for backing tracks, the LA30D is ideal for acoustic guitar + vocal performances.

INSTRUMENT CHANNEL The ‘Instrument’ channel features useful tone-shaping via a three-band EQ plus a ‘Shape’ control for instant single button optimization for electro-acoustic guitar sounds. Variable Chorus and/or Reverb is on hand for further sound enhancement without the need for external effects units. The Chorus is visibly engaged with a green LED light which will then pulse giving an indication of the LFO (low frequency oscillator) rate. This rate can then also be adjusted by simply holding down the Chorus switch and turning the Reverb control pot. On letting go of the Chorus switch, the rate is stored and will even be recalled at the next switch on.

FEEDBACK ELMINIATION A simple but very effective Anti-Feedback button can be engaged to automatically scan for and then eliminate unwanted feedback. A Phase switch is also on hand to remove of destructive interference which can occur when a player is too close to the amplifier; a simple solution at the switch of a single button.

PRO EXTRAS On both XLR inputs Phantom power is permanently available for use with a condenser or dynamic microphone. A balanced D.I. out provides direct, mic-free connection to a mixer or active speaker system for larger performance situations.

KEY FEATURES • Ultra-Lightweight at 7.4kg (16.3lbs) • 30W RMS of linear power • 2 x 6.5” dual-cone custom-designed drivers • Dual independent channels, both with XLR or Jack inputs • Variable Reverb assignable to both channels • Variable Chorus on the Instrument channel • 3 Band EQ plus “Shape” switch pre-set on Instrument channel • Single button anti-feedback switch • Phase switch • Phantom Power • Aux Input (mini jack) • Phones Input (mini jack) • D.I. Out (balanced jack)

LANEY A-FRESCO PRESS RELEASE

LANEY A-FRESCO  
JANUARY 2017: Laney proudly introduces a brand-new model to its A-Series acoustic amplifier range. The Laney A-FRESCO is an ultra-compact acoustic instrument combo designed for use with both mains or battery power options, with a range of acoustic-friendly controls and variables including digital reverb and chorus.
Designed and engineered in the UK, the A-FRESCO calls on Laney’s 50-year history of amplifier building to provide versatility, portability, and reliability to all levels of player.
POWER AND PORTABILITY- ANYWHERE!
Whilst the A-FRESCO is small and light, weighing in at only 7.2kg (15.8lbs), it has the power and headroom to deliver serious performance. An ultra-efficient, cool-running Class D power amplifier is combined with an 8” custom-designed dual-cone woofer to deliver articulate, transparent acoustic sound reproduction with plenty of high end sparkle.
The A-FRESCO can be powered either via mains connection (adaptor included) or a choice of battery power options (available separately). The optimum battery power option is 4 x Li-Ion protected cells. Utilizing these highly effective batteries will provide impressive performance and power for up to 24 hours. A set of approved batteries plus charger is available directly from Laney as an optional extra (BP-18650). See below for further battery option guidelines. *
DUAL CHANNEL FLEXIBILITY The A-FRESCO has two completely independent channel strips, both of which can accept either XLR or Jack inputs, provide 3-band equalization and feature a ‘Shape’ control for instant single button optimization. This flexibility allows for connection of a mic and instrument, two different acoustic instruments or even a blend of separate mic and pickup connections from the same instrument. Plus, with an additional Aux in connection for backing tracks, the A-FRESCO is ideal for live performances. Both channels also feature their own Chorus and/or Reverb for further sound enhancement without the need for external effects units.
ANTI-FEEDBACK
A simple but very effective Anti-Feedback button can be engaged to automatically scan for and then eliminate unwanted feedback. A Phase switch is also on hand to remove of destructive interference which can occur when a player is too close to the amplifier; a simple solution at the switch of a single button.
PRO EXTRAS
On both XLR channel inputs, Phantom power is permanently available for use with a condenser or dynamic microphone. A balanced XLR D.I. out provides direct, mic-free connection to a mixer or active speaker system for larger performance situations. Four digital EQ pre-sets provide sound global enhancement options depending on situation and setup.
POWER SAVING MODES
The A-FRESCO offers ‘Normal’ and ‘Eco’ mode operation. Eco reduces power to the amplifier and is designed for longer battery life, up to 24 hours when this mode is engaged. Holding the battery switch down will indicate your remaining battery life via the adjacent LED lights. The A-FRESCO also has a sleep mode to conserve battery life when in Normal mode.
FEATURES
  • Ultra-Lightweight at 7.2kg (15.8lbs)
  • Extremely efficient Class D power amplifier system
  • 1×8” custom-designed dual cone loudspeaker
  • Mains or battery power operation (Quick release battery pack accepts Li-Ion or AA battery types) *
  • Normal and Eco power modes with battery life indicator lights
  • Dual independent channel strips both with dedicated 3-band EQ and Shape
  • Independent variable Reverb & Chorus on both channels
  • Phantom Power
  • I. Out (Balanced XLR with Pre/Post options and Ground Lift)
  • FX loop (send & return)
  • 4 x digital EQ cabinet pre-sets
  • Aux Input (mini jack)
  • Phones Input (mini jack)
  • Single button anti-feedback switch
  • Phase switch
  • Master Mute switch
  • 35mm top hat for speaker stand mounting

*Battery options

  • LBP-18650 (4x Li-ion cells + charger) available from Laney.co.uk.
  • Tested and recommended Li-ion battery options include Samsung NCR18650, XTAR 3400mAH (Black), Keeppower NCR18650B, EVVA NCR18650 (Black), Enerpower NCR18650B (Blue) and are widely available from consumer electronics retailers
  • Unprotected Li-Ion cells must never be used in this product.
  • Comparable performance results can also be achieved by connecting a 12V power bank via the DC input.

8 x AA batteries (Alkaline LR6 or NiMH CR6) may also be used. These are best suited for occasional use and moderate listening levels using the product’s ECO mode.

Skindred at HRH Metal Festival, Birmingham!

A festival in February we hear you cry? YES! Luckily this one is inside the O2 Academy in Birmingham. Called HRH Metal, it’s a festival that has grown in size and shape over the past 10 years and this year it brought a bargain ticket price for the entire Academy venues in Birmingham (Academy, Academy 2 & Academy 3). Skindred headlined Saturday 11th February and we were there to capture Dan Pugsley, bass extraordinaire and all round lovely guy playing his mighty Laney Nexus rig, including his two Nexus SL, two N410’s and two N115! Check out the awesome shots below, and watch some videos of the incredible end to the show on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.     

COME AND JOIN THE LANEY FAMILY!

Would you like to join a company and brand of 50 years strong that is British and STILL family owned? If you think the following describes you down to a tee then please get in contact jobs@laney.co.uk
Electronics Engineer (Audio/Embedded)
LOCATION:                             Halesowen, West Midlands UK
JOB TITLE:                                Electronics Design Engineer
SALARY:                                   Attractive – Negotiable depending on experience
BENEFITS:                                Work hours would be from 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday, with the possibility of some work away from home, very occasionally at weekends.
We offer a very competitive salary commensurate with experience, 28 days holidays including statutory days and bank holidays.

The company: An internationally renowned musical instrument amplification and professional audio products manufacturer with global customer base and rich heritage.
The role: We are looking for a highly enthusiastic and knowledgeable electronics engineer with a keen interest in electronics, embedded C programming and audio to expand our existing design team.  To fit in, you’ll need to be highly motivated and proactive with good communication skills and comfortable working in a small team at our UK HQ in Halesowen/West Midlands.
Working on primarily consumer based audio products, typical product areas are:
  • Guitar and other musical instrument amplification.
  • Public address & sound reinforcement.

Principal duties & responsibilities
  • To design original Analog/Digital circuit ideas to fulfil design requirements. Deep understanding of electronics essential.
  • To research and implement microcontroller designs into audio products (using embedded C)
  • To build, evaluate and test prototype designs within our lab facility including fault finding to design level.
  • To work closely with our existing small design team, and external teams and suppliers

Essential skills:
  • Relevant degree in electronics along with at least 3yrs experience in a similar role.
  • Able to develop original electronic circuit designs, covering a wide range of digital and analogue technologies
  • Solid understanding of Embedded Systems and Peripheral interfacing, you will be required to write and debug Embedded C code for various devices
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Work to required deadlines, be self-motivated, resourceful and organised
  • Eligible to work in the UK, at our Halesowen HQ.

Useful additional skills:
  • Interest in Guitar / MI amplification products
  • USB/SPDIF/Ethernet communication
  • Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Communication and audio/data streaming.
  • LVD/EMC Compliance

LANEY R500-115 – PRESS RELEASE

LANEY R500-115   JANUARY 2017: Laney proudly introduces a brand-new bass combo amplifier. The Laney R500-115 is a solid-state combo packing an impressive 500W RMS into a sealed cabinet with a range of bass-friendly controls and variables.
Designed and engineered in the UK, the R500-115 calls on Laney’s 50-year history of bass amp building to provide versatility, portability and reliability to all levels of bass player from rehearsal room to large stage.


POWER AND PORTABILITY
At 23.6kg (52lbs), the R500-115 houses Laney’s brand new ‘R500’ amplifier in portable combo format, loaded with a 15” custom-design speaker plus high frequency horn. Capable of a real 500 watts RMS power, the R500-115 delivers results that stand well-ahead of the competitors in its price bracket.  
OWN YOUR TONE
The R500-115 combines flexible tone-shaping with simple interface: Set between conventional Bass and Treble controls is a 10-band Graphic EQ featuring a wide range from 30Hz to 8KHz. This 10 band EQ can also be switched in remotely using a Laney FS1 or FS1-MINI footswitch (sold separately). This is also coupled with Laney’s unique ‘Enhance’ control that dials in increased low-end definition from a single turn, plus a selectable on-board compressor. The R500-115 lets any bass player own their tone!
CONNECTIVITY
An array of bass player-friendly connections is straight at hand: Normal or High jack inputs can be selected depending on the output of the bass used. A balanced XLR D.I. provides direct, mic-free mixer connection when recording or performing live. An Aux input allows play-along to a backing track. A headphone socket allows secluded listening to your sounds when the need arises. An FX loop allows connection of external effects.
The R500-115 is fitted with Speakon connectors to the rear panel, giving secure and safe connectivity to your chosen cabinets. Paired with the new Laney R410 and/or R115 speaker cabinets, makes for the perfect extension when needed in those larger performances.

KEY FEATURES
  • Lightweight at 23.6kg (52lbs)
  • 500W RMS of solid-state power
  • 15” bass-reflex speaker plus high frequency horn
  • Built in Compressor
  • 10 band Graphic EQ – remote switchable
  • ‘Enhance’ low-end definition control
  • Bass and Treble shelving controls
  • Normal & High Instrument Inputs
  • I. Out (Balanced XLR)
  • Aux Input (mini jack)
  • Phones Input (mini jack)
  • Neutrik™ Hybrid Speakon/jack speaker Connector
  • FX loop (send & return)
  • Tuner out socket
  • Extend with Laney R410 or Laney R115 speaker cabinets


LANEY R500H – PRESS RELEASE

LANEY R500H BASS AMPLIFIER   JANUARY 2017: Laney proudly introduces a brand-new bass amplifier. The Laney R500H is a solid-state head packing an impressive 500W RMS into a very lightweight chassis with a range of bass-friendly controls and variables.
Designed and engineered in the UK, the R500H calls on Laney’s 50-year history of bass amp building to provide portability, versatility, and reliability to all levels of bass player from rehearsal room to large stage.

POWER AND PORTABILITY At a mere 4.1kg (9lbs), the R500H is a very light unit, but at 500 watts (real RMS!) it also delivers the power and headroom for serious performances. All for an amazing price, you won’t break your back or your bank to obtain powerful bass tone.
OWN YOUR TONE The R500H lets any bass player own their tone: An on-board Compressor works in sympathy with the Gain control with both ‘On’ and ‘Active’ lights to react to playing dynamics and Laney’s unique ‘Enhance’ control dials in increased low-end definition from a single turn.  Set between Bass and Treble shelving controls is a powerful 10-band Graphic EQ featuring a wide range from 30Hz to 8KHz. This 10 band EQ can also be switched in remotely using a Laney FS1 or FS1-MINI footswitch.
CONNECTIVITY Useful connection options are in the palm of your hand: Normal or High jack inputs can be selected depending on which bass you are using; A balanced XLR DI gives direct, mic-free mixer connection when recording or performing live; An Auxiliary input allows play-along to backing track; A headphone socket offers secluded listening; An FX loop allows connection of external effects. The R500H is fitted with Speakon connectors to the rear panel, giving secure and safe connectivity to your chosen cabinets. Paired with the new Laney R410 and/or R115 speaker cabinets, makes for the perfect extension when needed in those larger performances.

FEATURES:
  • Ultra-Lightweight at 4.1kg (9lbs)
  • 500W RMS of solid state power
  • Built in Compressor
  • 10 band Graphic EQ – remote switchable
  • ‘Enhance’ low-end definition control
  • Bass and Treble shelving controls
  • Normal & High Instrument Inputs
  • I. Out (Balanced XLR)
  • Aux Input (mini jack)
  • Phones Input (mini jack)
  • Neutrik™ hybrid Speakon/jack speaker connector
  • FX loop (send & return)
  • Tuner out socket
  • Pair with Laney R410 and/or Laney R115 speaker enclosures


 

LANEY SIGN AL JOSEPH!

We are very pleased to announce the signing of guitar virtuoso Al Joseph. Al joins the Laney family playing the GH100R, GS412VR and GH50-212 respectively.
Find out more about Al on his Laney artist page HERE:



Al Joseph was born in 1987 on Highland Park, IL and was raised in Scranton, PA. His musical journey started young, playing drums 10 at the age of 10. However, his passion for the guitar soon took over and a year or so later he laid down his sticks and started his guitar-led journey!



After earning a prestigious spot on “Jam Track Central’s” artist roster in 2013, Al has proven to be one of the worlds most exciting new virtuosos to hit the scene to date. Now a proud Alumni of Berklee College Of Music, Al presses on to an already promising career as guitar player, composer, songwriter, and producer. Expect to see more exciting things over the coming years.


Watch, learn and connect with Al here:
JAMTRACK CENTRAL ARTIST PAGE
FACEBOOK
TWITTER
INSTAGRAM

NAMM MILESTONE

Laney amplification honoured with NAMM Milestone Award for 50 years of service in the Music Product Industry. 
The Black Country, West Midlands, UK
At the 2017 NAMM Show Laney Amplification of The Black Country, West Midlands, UK was honoured with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Milestone Award for 50 years of service in the music product industry. Presented annually by NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond, the Milestone Award recognises music businesses that have flourished through changing business environments to reach a noteworthy anniversary.
“Thank you, NAMM. It doesn’t seem like 50 years! I am honoured to have spent my working life in this very special industry and I am very proud that our family business is flourishing in my retirement.” said Lyndon Laney, Founder and Chairman of Laney Amplification.
Lyndon has devoted himself to listening to musicians needs and designing innovative, reliable, great-sounding amps. He began his journey playing bass in the vibrant ‘60s music scene with one of his regular gigs including “The Band of Joy” with John Bonham & Robert Plant. As Robert & John followed their own legendary path, Lyndon followed his own passion in combining music with his knowledge of electronics and woodwork and so began building amps in his father’s garden shed. Laney’s designs gained popularity and Laney Amplification was officially formed in September 1967. The signature Laney tone attracted many discerning players to the brand, most notably Mr. Tony Iommi. Tony began using Laney during the recording of the album “Black Sabbath”, released in 1970. This album defined the new sound of Heavy Metal and Tony remains with Laney to this day. “NAMM is honoured to recognise Laney for their 50 years in business and in service to both the music products industry and to their community,” noted Lamond. “Laney has demonstrated the perseverance and passion to stand the test of time, inspire countless others and create a more musical world for the benefit of all.”
The Milestone Awards are presented annually to industry leaders celebrating notable anniversaries during The NAMM Show, held during the month of January in Anaheim, California. The NAMM Show brings together over 100,000 industry professionals to preview the latest gear, attend educational sessions, and network with peers from more than 120 countries and regions.
In celebration of both Laney’s 50th anniversary and Black Sabbath’s final “The End” tour, the 2017 NAMM Show sees the re-issue of Laney’s original ‘LA100BL’ amplifier along with a signature Tony Iommi boost pedal.
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NAMM 2017 Performing Artists

We will be attending the 2017 NAMM show in LA. Below are the list of Laney artists performing across January 19th-22nd. We will be in Hall C at booth 4350.