Pro Audio

HARMAN’s DigiTech Vocalist Live FXHARMAN’s DigiTech today announced its Vocalist Live FX vocal effect processor is now available. The Vocalist Live FX features over 65 studio quality effects designed to give performers the ability to immediately adapt to queues in the room, a band, and the singer.

The Vocalist Live FX also features a new Live Adapt technology which utilizes a built-in microphone and adapts the noise gate threshold, the pitch effect key, and the modulation and delay effect tempo settings.

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Korg KR Mini Rhythm MachineDesigned for guitarists, bassists, pianists or any musician looking for easy rhythm accompaniment, the KR Mini Rhythm Machine features nostalgic looks and a simple design focused on easy, push-button control. The KR mini is also lightweight, can run on batteries and has a built-in speaker, allowing it to provide a backing rhythm pattern anywhere at any time.

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In NEON™ Multi Color guitar and bass string sets, each string is a different color and UV and Black Light-active. DR NEON™ Multi Color strings are super bright coated strings that will sound clear, bright and musical.

DR Strings has also partnered with music education technology platform Jamstar™ to present a new tool in aiding teachers and beginning guitar students alike. The Jamstar™ platform utilizes a unique, patent-pending polyphonic audio recognition engine that hears what the user plays via their device’s microphone and gives real-time feedback while playing any acoustic or electric guitar. Combining the pioneering technology behind Jamstar™ with DR’s new NEON™ Multi Color guitar sets, students will color coordinate the strings on their guitar with the lesson in the app for correct finger placement, strumming timing and fretting notes.


After saving big rock riffs from the electronic mainstream with Guns N’ Roses, and tearing it up big time with Snakepit, Velvet Revolver, and numerous solo and side projects, Slash truly needs no introduction. His new Gibson Les Paul, though, is something you do want to hear about. The Slash Signature Rosso Corsa Les Paul blends timeless specs with Slash-approved features and fine points all dressed in a brand new finish from Gibson USA: Rosso Corsa—or "racing red"...

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The AG 5P/J-HC set brings together matched five-string Precision® and Jazz®-style pickups including Aguilar’s AG 5P-60 P-Bass pickup and an AG 5J-HC bridge pickup. The pickup is designed as a well-balanced set to provide an array of Precision® or Jazz Bass® bridge pickup tones.  Like all Aguilar pickups, the AG 5P-60 and AG 5P/J-HC set is wound in Aguilar’s NYC factory. 

Read more: Aguilar AG4P-60 and AG 5P/J-HC Precision/Jazz Bass Pickups


The Signature Series utilizes a nickel plated steel, slowly wound over a hex core with a unique core-to-wrap ratio.  The new series is available in an assortment of gauge sets including Extra Light 8’s, detuned 13’s and seven string.  The new line is available through authorized retailers and distributors. By crafting the wrap wire over a hex core, the wrap wire is able to provide 100% contact with the core insuring maximum transfer of tone and sustain.  

Read more: Dean Markley Signature Series Strings


Starting with the Solid Spruce top and Solid Maple back and sides, the Walnut Finish is Morgan Monroe’s latest mdandolin product. Features include a dovetail neckjoint, a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, a diecast tailpiece, antique bronze hardware, high gloss finish, open-geared tuners, a deluxe hardshell case, and a lifetime warranty. Available mid-October.

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Print & Digital

The Martin Ukulele is a detailed look at the ukuleles built by the C. F. Martin Co. and at how the instruments' success forever changed the company that made them. Martin's ukulele making led the small, respected builder of fine guitars and mandolins into an era of unprecedented growth in the 1920s and helped it become one of the most notable manufacturers of high-quality guitars in the world.   Drawing heavily from the extensive archives at the Martin factory, the authors examine the company and its development, featuring production records, sales ledgers, and a vast collection of correspondence as well as hundreds of photos, including pictures of many of the rarest ukuleles the company produced.

Read more: Hal Leonard’ The Martin Ukulele


Each model of Cort’s 20th Anniversary Earth acoustics will be available in limited quantities, built with the finest materials and adorned with the 20th Anniversary logo inside the sound hole. The Cort Earth-LE2 MD is a dreadnought body made of Solid Madagascar Rosewood for the back and sides with a master grade solid Sitka spruce top.  The three piece neck is made of mahogany and rosewood with flamed maple binding and an Indian rosewood fingerboard.  

The Earth 20th is also a dreadnought body but made of Australian blackwood back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top.  The rosewood fingerboard is complimented by tortoise shell body binding and rosette.  

Read more: Cort 20th Anniversary EARTH Acoustics


The new Pandora Stomp offers the same effects found Korg’s other Pandora products, now housed in a stomp box-style pedal. Featuring a die-cast body the size of a compact effect unit, Pandora Stomp contains 158 types of modeling effects (seven simultaneous). Its 200 preset programs include many well-known, signature sounds, as well as 100 rhythm patterns that cover a diverse range of styles. There's also an auto tuner with a large, bright LED meter. Players can use Pandora Stomp for jam sessions by connecting an MP3 player to the AUX input, which provides a +/-1 octave pitch shift function.

Read more: Korg Pandora Stomp Multi-Effect/Tuner Pedal

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