The new POD® HD500X guitar multi-effects processor features a large collection of HD amps, from vintage classics to modern powerhouses. The POD HD500X also includes more than 100 studio and stomp effects. It features dynamic DSP, as well as POD HD500X features professional-grade footswitches with bright LED rings. The robust bent-metal chassis and die-cast expression pedal are designed for convenience during performance. 

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VOX Amplification has added the Mini3 G2 to its Mini series of guitar amplifiers. The Mini3 G2 provides 11 wide-ranging amplifier models, starting with the VOX British tone and including classic historic amps as well as contemporary high-gain units such as the CALI METAL model. In addition, a clean, non-distorting amp model preserves the natural quality of any acoustic instrument as well as a keyboard. A total of eight effects are on-board, including: compressor, chorus, flanger, tremolo, reverb and delay (complete with Tap Tempo). One effect and one reverb/delay can be operated simultaneously. Amps and effects can be easily dialed in via a newly re-designed user interface that provides more intuitive top panel controls.

Read more: VOX MINI3 G2 Portable Modeling Amplifier


The Decibel Eleven Switch Witch is a master controller that combines fully programmable MIDI control, true-bypass audio effects loops, and amp channel-switching capabilities. The Switch Witch features include 128 presets capable of sending a variety of MIDI program changes, controls, and messages with expression pedal MIDI continuous controller data; up to four true bypass pedal effects loops; up to three switch control functions for amp channel switching; optional analog discrete Class A input buffer for retaining top end sparkle and preventing pickup loading.

Read more: Decibel Eleven™ Switch Witch™ MIDI Controller / Loop Switcher


Seymour-Duncan’s “Woody” pickup easily snaps in and out of guitars’ soundholes and features a 14' cable. The company has now released Black and Walnut versions of this pickup. The Woody is available in three different versions. The Woody SC is a single-coil acoustic pickup that with no 60-cycle hum. The Woody HC is a full hum-cancelling pickup.

Read more: Seymour Duncan Acoustic Woody in Walnut or Black


The PitchHawk clip-on tuner features a newly-designed clip and a newly-developed, high contrast display (Korg's brightest clip-on LCD display yet). Additional features include an alert for over-winding the E string, an Auto Power Off function and a Memory Back-Up function to remember settings.

The newly designed clip is compact, with an ultra-tight grip, and can accommodate a guitar or bass headstock (PitchHawk-G) or ukulele headstock (PitchHawk-U), and provides multi-angle positioning. A CR2032-type lithium battery (included) powers the PitchHawk for up to 75 hours.

Read more: Korg Announces The PitchHawk Clip-on Tuner

Print & Digital

The new editions of Suzuki Violin School Part, Volume 6 (Revised) and Nurtured by Love (Revised Edition) include updates to the method of pedagogue Shin’ichi Suzuki. The revised edition for Suzuki Violin School, Volume 6 has been edited by the International Violin Committee and is now available for purchase. The revised edition features new engravings in a 9 x 12 format that allows a more readable page for students. The bowings and fingerings have been edited to optimize the musical performance of each piece. The violin part is available both by itself and packaged with the CD, which features soloist William Preucil in a stunning new recording.

Read more: Suzuki Method Products from Alfred Music


VOX Amplification presents new Limited Edition colors for its Custom Series AC30C2, AC15C1 and AC4C1 guitar amplifiers. The amps are being offered in Vintage Cream and elegant Purple for a limited time, with a limited number of pieces being offered worldwide. The Vintage Cream models also feature a newly-designed Creamback G12M-65 Celestion speaker designed for a powerful sound while preserving a woody, vintage tone.

Read more: VOX Limited Edition Colors for AC15, AC30 and AC4 Amps

Pro Audio

The MediaOne BT Active Studio Monitors with Bluetooth are designed to produce a full-range sound and are available in three models for a variety of budgets. Sold as a packaged stereo pair and available in stores starting in September, MediaOne BT3 ($99), MediaOne BT4 ($149) and MediaOne BT5 ($199) monitors are the latest products from Samson that feature the ability to wirelessly connect to music sources via Bluetooth.

Read more: Samson MediaOne BT Series Monitors


The Sunset series was initially introduced in 2012 with the Sunset I and Sunset II models, which featured chambered bodies, woods, components, and features.  The Sunset NY expands on the line by now offering a thin chambered body, spruce top, nylon string guitar with built in electronics for a wide array of tones. 

Specifications include bolt-on neck construction, spruce top on chambered mahogany body, mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, 25.6" scale - (650 mm), classic tuners, rosewood bridge, a B-Band two-band sound system, and D'addario strings.

Read more: Cort Guitars ‘Sunset NY’

DJ & Lighting

DJs and mobile entertainers can “pedal” bright LED color washes at their gigs with the new Mega TRI38 Sys from ADJ. An all-in-one portable RGB LED wash system, the Mega TRI38 Sys features a wireless battery-powered foot controller that gives you command over functions like Black Out, Sound Activation, Programs and Color from distances up to 60 feet/19M – all with a tap of the toe. Included the Mega TRI38 Sys are four par-style LED wash fixtures, one battery-powered foot controller, one tripod lighting stand, one stand bag, and soft case for the lighting system.

Read more: American DJ Portable Mega TRI38 Sys

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