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Artisan 30 at Ronnie Scotts

4th April 2014

Latest News Image Long time Blackstar artist Nick Crutchley played at the legendary London venue with artist John Martin this week. Of course Nick was powered by his Artisan 30 combo and sounded amazing.

Blackstar rock Mexico City

2nd April 2014

Latest News Image Blackstar have been exhibiting at the Mexico show in Mexico City. Product specialist J Hayes has been jamming the Blackstar product range to the masses all week as you can see from the pictures.

Rock Guitar Academy in Milan use Blackstar

26th March 2014

Latest News Image The Rock Guitar Academy in Milan, Italy teaches how to become a true Rock guitarists. The Academy specialises in seminars and courses to take you from the classroom to the stage. What amps do they use to assist fellow guitarists in their dream pursuit? Blackstar of course!


Blackstar & Marshall Gill from New Model Army - Backline master class

26th March 2014

Latest News Image Blackstar artist Marshall Gill from New Model Army did a backline master class at Oldham college in February. The course took the music students through the pro Artisan and Series One lines through to the a HT5. Much fun was had during the day and much knowledge passed on.

Blackstar at Musikmesse 2014

13th March 2014

Latest News Image This years Musikmesse is in full effect over in Frankfurt! If you are at the event then make sure you visit booth C40, Halle 4.0.
Check out the award winning lineup of Blackstar products, chat with the Blackstar team, see live product demos from Steve Marks, pick up some awesome Blackstar Merch and if you are lucky enough, catch a sneak peek of whats to come.

Blackstar INSIDER Updates

5th March 2014

Latest News Image Blackstar are pleased to announce the updated version of the INSIDER software offered with the ID:Series and ID:Core.

Updates include:
ID:Core Series
·         INSIDER support for connection to the NEW ID:Core Series amplifiers
·         Latest v1.0.0 firmware included

ID:Series Updates
·         USB Audio improvements, including low-latency recording
·         USB Audio extended to 44.1k sample rate in addition to the original 48k.
·         Extended TAP ‘shift’ functionality for ID:15TVP and ID:30TVP - hold the TAP switch and change the Bass, Treble and ISF controls to gain access to Resonance, Presence and Middle parameters respectively
·         Effects loop controllable via MIDI (Control Change #69). Effects loop should be activated within INSIDER; see  the latest handbooks
·         Save patch command via MIDI set to CC#119
·         Line In can now be used without a cable in the instrument input to bypass the master muting
·         Tuner improvements
·         Line out level and USB out level increased
·         Voicing improvements to the ID:15TVP and ID:30TVP
·         Preamp improvements

·         Multi-select and sync patches
·         Save Layout on Exit fixes for PC
·         USB audio device improvements for Mac
·         Further support for latest operating systems

All existing INSIDER users from v1.3.0+ will receive a prompt to download the latest version the next time they log on.

Go to: to get the latest version.

Blackstar at the Birmingham Guitar Show

28th February 2014

Latest News Image Come and visit us at The Great British Guitar Show at Bingley Hall, Birmingham, UK on March 1-2. Meet the team and see product trainer Steve Marks demo the ID:Series and ID:Core.

Blackstar at the Musikmesse 2014

27th February 2014

Latest News Image Blackstar will be at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt from the 12th – 15th March. Come and see us at booth C40, Halle 4.0.

Jam night in London – win a Blackstar!

27th February 2014

Latest News Image Are you in London on the 25th March? Get yourself to the Jam night at the Blues Kitchen for special guests and a chance to win a Blackstar amp.

WEBINAR - 7.30pm GMT Thurs 20th live on the homepage

17th February 2014

Latest News Image Join Field Product Trainer Steve Marks and Blackstar artist Jamie Humphries for a live webinar on our flagship Series One and Artisan series. Jamie will be explaining why he and so many professional guitarists choose the Series One and Artisan as their touring and recording go to amps. We will also be giving a short overview of the NEW ID:Core line. Make sure you tune in!

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