ON This Day…. Oct 24

Posted: October 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

You have to wonder if the irony was lost on the Iranian Government when on this day in 2004… Queen became the first rock act to receive an official seal of approval in Iran. Western music was still strictly censored in the Islamic republic, where homosexuality is considered a crime, but an album of Queen’s greatest hits was released this week in Iran. Freddie Mercury, was proud of his Iranian ancestry, and illegal bootleg albums and singles had made Queen one of the most popular bands in Iran.

Born on this day…

1936 … Bill Wyman, yes folks, long time bass player with the Rolling Stones is 78 today, Happy birthday Bill

1986, Born on this day, Canadian rapper, songwriter, and actor Aubrey Drake Graham who records under the mononym Drake. Scored US No.1 albums with ‘ Thank Me Later’, (2010), ‘Take Care’, (2011), and ‘Nothing Was the Same’, (2013).

This means Drake was not yet 6 years old when Bill Wyman quit the Stones in 1993 after 30 years.

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SUNDAY DECEMBER 7th 2014 at GM SOUND STUDIOS

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PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO BANDS WITH A CURRENT 2014

EP or ALBUM RELEASE, VINYL RELEASES ARE MOST DESIREABLE

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AND MEET AND GREET THEIR FANS, AS WELL AS FANS OF OTHER

PARTICIPATING BANDS AND GENERAL PUBLIC.

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 Master Monitor Series VLS-1B

After launching our Tonsaver guitar speaker cabs, which generated unanimous rave reviews or awesome feedback from the lucky few guitarists who got their hands on a cab from the limited first production run, we turned our attention back two studio monitor design.

It’s been three months of intense component testing, building prototypes and fine tuning cabinet designs and we are really excited about the results.

The first new product/package to emerge from this period of R&D is the base model in our Master Monitor Series; the VLS-1B. Apart from the few cosmetic refinements (choices of finish/colour and the logo plates, etc) that will adorn the production model, the VLS-1B system configuration will be as pictured here.

Although the main intended use for this system is monitoring in Mastering Studios or Recording studio mixing applications, it is just as much at home in a large living room as a very impressive home Hi-Fi or Home Theatre System (5.1 – 7.1 surround with the addition of extra mid/top cabs for the additional channels)

The quality of this system belies the fact that this is the base model in our Master Monitor Series and we have incorporated very cost effective components to keep the sale price reasonable. We are absolutely stoked with the sound and performance of this prototype. The accuracy, transparency, imaging and overall frequency range is stunning. So much so that we can confidently state the VLS-1B will match the sonic quality (or even out perform) most speaker systems costing three to four times as much.

Of course we may be biased and there is a subjective component in the evaluation of any speaker system so we invite anyone who lives in Melbourne Australia (or may be travelling here in the next few months) and has a passion for hi-end audio to contact us and arrange a listening session.

We have also almost completed testing and fine tuning for a new compact two-way studio monitor that incorporates some of the same design principles applied to the VLS-1B, more about the release of that model soon.

Shundahai
Rokk Lattanzio

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We did not ask Brett to make this video demo but we approve.

And here’s what Brett had to say on our Lattanzio Audio FB page before he made this video

The Tonesaver is one of the best cabinets I have ever heard or used from any manufacturer, anywhere. It must be the combination of Rokk’s dimensions along with Michael Lorantz’s speaker (of course it is!). The sound is open, clear, reminiscent of the best Greenback I ever heard (I own 4 late 60’s specimens) and it’s tight and true. The 32.5° slant is a godsend as is the relatively small footprint.

Rokk, Sir, you have created something special with this one and if you think S/N 006 is ever going to leave my studio, think again.

Demo soon, folks. I just hope I can mic it well enough to do it justice. In the meantime I strongly suggest others to investigate the Tonesaver further. You’ll love it, I reckon.

Three thumbs up.

Video  —  Posted: September 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

So I’ve been checking out the Tonesaver Speaker cab with my Eleven Rack Rig. I’m using a Velocity 100 power amp and Eleven Rack to model just about any amp I chose. The Tonesaver is Rocking! I’m loving the Slant speaker angle. Its great hearing the guitar at butt level rather than the back of my knees. My Eleven rack rig sits neatly on top of this very Mod looking speaker. I’m calling it my ‘Robo rig’ as the whole set up looks like one of the Robots from the movie ‘Silent Running’ (See photo attached) but its far from a silent affair when I’m in Plexi mode and rippin the Van Halen tone. Using this rig this Friday at a massive corporate gig I’m playing. Can’t wait. Rock!!! Cheers, Phil

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Tony Schmidt & Lattanzio Tonesavers

We congratulate local guitar legend Tony Schmidt for being the first guitarist on the planet to enhance his stage sound with Lattanzio Tonesaver speaker cabinets. Tony will also be featured in our soon to be released YouTube video demonstrating his custom stereo Tonesaver rig and also a variety of guitars and amps matched to Tonesavers. We will keep you posted.

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Going Global

Posted: April 27, 2012 in Uncategorized
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We are very happy to announce that arrangements have been finalised for the manufacture of the first run of Lattanzio Tonesaver guitar speaker cabinets in Los Angeles for the US market. This will be followed by the first run of our studio monitors as well, so it’s the beginning of Lattanzio Audio going global.