Biggest MI stories of the week: Rammstein drummer joins DW roster, Ludwig NueSonic kit, Cash Converters reunites violin with owner

Each week, MI Focus rounds up the most popular stories from the industry. So if you’ve had a busy week, sit down, grab a coffee and catch up on all of this week’s essential news

Here are the five biggest stories on MI Focus this week:

1. Rammstein drummer Christoph Schneider joins DW Drums artist roster

Drummer Christoph Schneider of two-time, Grammy-nominated heavy metal band Rammstein has signed with DW Drums as an endorser of drums, hardware and pedals.

2. NAMM Show 2018: Ludwig to launch NueSonic drum series at this year’s show

Ludwig Drums has announced the release of a new series of USA-made drums, the NueSonic Series, which will launch at this year’s NAMM show.

3. Cash Converters helps reunite £30k violin with its owner

A Cash Converters store in Edmonton, London, has helped Royal Orchestra violinist Morven Bryce reunite with her £30k instrument after it went missing on a tour bus.

4. NAMM Show 2018: Fender releases 6 new effects pedals

Fender has released 6 new effects pedals: The Level Set Buffer, the Bends, Pugilist Distortion, Santa Ana Overdrive, Mirror Image Delay, and the Marine Layer Reverb.

5. NAMM Show 2018: Audiofusion promises to turn your iPhone into a wireless in-ear monitor

Austin-based start-up Audio Fusion Systems is releasing its Audiofusion software at this year’s NAMM Show.