Gear

Band & Orchestra

With its traditional red finish and select spruce top, maple back, sides, and neck, the HV-100 has the beauty to match a quality tone. The fingerboard and fittings are of dyed hardwood and the Cremona VP-201 bridge is of select, aged maple. A lightweight, composite tailpiece with four built-in fine tuners makes tuning easy for the novice. This outfit includes an A. Breton® AB-100 quality bow strung with unbleached horse hair plus a rigid-foam, semi-shaped case with black exterior and blue plush interior. Every HV-100 outfit is thoroughly shop-adjusted and ready to play. This is an outfit that will please students, teachers and parents as it sets a new standard in violins at this most affordable price point. Available in full (4/4) size only.

 

Pro Audio

VocoPro’s new MOBILEMAN is the world’s first battery powered P.A. system with a subwoofer. No longer will users have to give up full-range sound in exchange for portability. The MOBILEMAN offers three mic/instrument channels with combo ¼”-XLR inputs and +48V phantom power. A handy RCA-1/8”stereo input accommodates a smartphone, tablet or laptop for practicing or party music.

Read more: VocoPro MOBILEMAN PA System

Amps

The Stealth™ Power Amplifier is based on analog class A/B amplifier design for excellent sonic and saturated clipping performance, not found with Class D power amplifiers. The Stealth can be used for high SPL gigs and professional stage use. It is powered from an external 19-volt DC switch-mode power adaptor like that used with a laptop, but will deliver a true 180 watts RMS continuous output power into an 8-ohm speaker cabinet and greater than 120 volts bridged output voltage swing. 

The Stealth can also be used as a stereo 2x80 watt amplifier at 4 ohms and can power a single 4 x 12 cabinet with incredible SPL volume level output or will power two cabinets in a true stereo rig. The amp weighs in at only 1.2 pounds at a size of package size of 9” long, 4” wide, and 2” tall, adding new meaning to light weight guitar systems. An internal “power on/off” output control circuit provides pop free operation for turn on and turn off.  The Stealth Power Amplifier is based on ISP Technologies new patent pending “Power Factor” and “Dynamic Adaptive Amplifier Technology.” Retail price: $399.00.

DJ & Lighting

The Glow Totem Set is a new, all-in-one mobile truss setup that packs down to less than half the size of standard square truss. Consisting of four single trussing tubes, a base plate, a top plate, and a lycra cover, the Glow Totem Set includes everything needed to create a clean, polished look. When the tubes are assembled and covered with the lycra truss cover, there’s no cross hatching – only a smooth, modern uplighting glow. Add a battery powered ADJ Jelly or Mega GO par to uplight without the hassle of cords.

Each totem takes only a few minutes to assemble, but holds strong all night. Additionally, the trussing will take up less than half the space of a square truss in the same height, which means DJs can easily pack twice as much trussing, instantly expanding their setup possibilities.

 The Glow Totem Set includes the following: 4 x F31 Single tubes, 1 base plate, 1 top plate, 1 lycra truss cover (sock). The F31 single tubes are available in a variety of heights and the base and top plates also come in different sizes, allowing for a wide range of selection. The new Glow Totem set is flexible enough to fit any DJ’s setup and take their look to the next level.

Pro Audio

Eminence Speaker’s new D-fend™ SA300 is a fully programmable stand-alone unit designed to protect passive loudspeakers from excessive power conditions. A patent-pending technology, D-fend allows maximum driver performance while ensuring damage-free operation. With D-fend there are no more worries about blown speakers, HF drivers or crossovers, or fire caused by excessive heat. Not only does D-fend keep systems safe, but venues and audiences as well.

The user simply sets the thresholds and D-fend monitors and limits the amount of input power it passes through to the loudspeaker. It’s USB compatible, and can be programmed to your specifications from a desktop or laptop. Operating from a standard speaker-level signal, the D-fend SA300 requires no auxiliary power unless being used in lowpower applications. D-fend loudspeaker protection is ideal for system installers, PA gear rental companies, OEM manufacturers, and any end-users who own passive loudspeakers. Retail price: $209.99.

Fretted

MOD™ Kits DIY announced the introduction of their new product line for guitar modification - Pre-Wired Assemblies. Used to upgrade your existing guitar electronics, MOD pre-wired assemblies can enhance a guitar’s overall tone and playing experience.

Each MOD pre-wired assembly has a treble bleed volume pot mod which helps retain clarity when you roll back on your volume knob and adds life to any pickups. All assemblies are equipped with high quality parts and components using CTS potentiometers, Switchcraft jacks, vintage Fender®-style switches and high performance “Orange Drop” tone capacitors. MOD pre-wired assemblies are very easy to install. Clearly illustrated wiring diagrams are included with each assembly, making it easy to install. Retail price: $70.

Fretted

TriplePlay™ is an advanced MIDI guitar controller that ships with a comprehensive suite of full version software from PreSonus (StudioOne Artist), Native Instruments (Kontakt Elements and GuitarRig LE), IK Multimedia (SampleTank and Amplitude Custom Shop) and Notion Music (PROGRESSION 2).

With TriplePlay and PROGRESSION 2, guitarists can write music in guitar tab or notation for lead sheets and sheet music, and hear it play back instantly with real instrument samples and an audio track of their work. Combined with TriplePlay in live performance, Kontakt Elements and SampleTank XE frees guitarists to play with any virtual instrument or hardware synthesizer with faster, more accurate tracking that virtually eliminates lag. It operates with a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery (included). TriplePlay’s powered USB Wireless Receiver interfaces with computers and iOS devices.

Retail price: $399.95.

Fretted

Boss’s new RC-505 is equipped with five phrase tracks that can play simultaneously, the most yet in a BOSS Loop Station. Independent record/overdub/play and stop buttons for each track let users capture loop performances with easy fingertip control. Dedicated volume faders allow for quick level adjustment of track playback, while the ALL START/STOP button controls all five loop phrases with a single command. Up to three hours of stereo recording is possible in a single track.

A large selection of built-in effects allows loopers to enhance their sounds as they perform. INPUT FX such as ROBOT and VOCODER offer unique textures while recording loops, while TRACK FX like VINYL FLICK and BEAT REPEAT provide real-time post-processing for dynamic DJ and sampler effects.

 

99 phrase memories provide storage for phrase track data, playback and effects settings, and more. 85 different onboard rhythms can be used as backing for loop recording, with a large selection of odd-measure beats for advanced performing. The rhythm part can be routed to the rear-panel PHONES jack only, giving users a dedicated click track for monitoring purposes.

Inputs include an XLR microphone jack with phantom power, mono/stereo instrument inputs, and an AUX mini-jack for connecting a music player, smart phone, or other stereo device. All inputs can be used simultaneously to capture a variety of different sources into loops. 

The USB port allows users to connect to a computer and import/export WAV audio phrases. This provides backup for RC-505 loop recordings, as well as the ability to load up RC-505 phrases with pre-made tracks for on-the-fly, sampler-style performing. The RC-505’s USB port also provides USB-Audio and USB-MIDI functionality, letting users interface with their favorite DAW software for audio recording and MIDI synchronization. Retail price: $799.

 

 

Print & Digital

This book will get you comfortable playing in odd time signatures. Using a simple, yet effective counting system, it will give you a method for breaking down odd meters in a way that works for you. Based on the concept introduced in Dom Famularo’s best-selling book, It’s Your Move, Odd Feelings presents grooves and exercises in 18 different time signatures. Divided into chapters on quarter-, eighth-, and sixteenth-note based meters, with an additional section about mixed-meter grooves, it also includes eight play-along tracks designed to get you grooving in these different time signatures.

A multimedia disc is included which contains MP3s and Quick Time videos. The MP3s demonstrate selected examples and include the play-along tracks minus drums. The videos also highlight various examples from the book, and include demos of the play-along tracks. All tracks are performed by author Massimor Susso. Retail price: $16.99.

Drums & Percussion

Dream Cymbals ReFX SeriesDream Cymbals recently introduced the Scott Pellegrom Crop Circle: a 10” baby brother to the company’s ReFX series 14” ring cymbal circle. The smaller size is ideal for dropping over a hi-hat or ride cymbal. It also fits on top of smaller 12” and 13” snares.

Also new to the series is the ReFX bell, or the donut hole. (Or the Timbit of cymbals, for those in Canada.) The ReFX bell makes a unique effect—it’s a great add-on bell sound or stacker element. The new ReFX HAN 10 is a versatile, unique effect with a truly alien sound. It’s a fusion of East meets West—an ultrathick, unlathed bell with a thin, twangy, flanged edge. The ReFX series are made from recycled cymbals collected through the Dream Cymbals dealer network. Bring in any broken cast cymbal and an Dream dealer will offer a rebate towards a new Dream cymbal at $1 per inch. The company collects customers’ broken pieces and transform them into new instruments in the ReFX series. Retail price: $49 (14” crop circle), $39 (10” crop circle), $29 ReFX Bell), $97 (ReFX HAN10).

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