Thursday, October 28, 2010

SE Electronics Reflexion Filter Ambience Control overview

The Reflexion Filter is basically a portable device for recording live sound sources with reduced room ambience. It is an advanced composite wall which is positioned behind any microphone by means of a variable position stand clamp assembly which ships with the product. The main function is to help obtain a ‘dry’ vocal or instrument recording. This is especially useful in studios without proper acoustic treatment, but can also be used to help record takes in control rooms, where the performer also has to operate the recording device, or in rehearsal studios to reduce ambient noise.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Rock House's Lead & Rhythm Techniques overview

Rock House released Lead & Rhythm Techniques, a two-DVD set featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Firewind guitarist Gus G. Learn the natural minor and Phrygian major scales, patterns, scale sequences and full neck runs he uses to form leads that rip into shred masterpieces. Learn diminished sweep and chromatic arpeggios, emotional bending techniques and how to create a minor 3rd harmony lead. Gus reveals the chords, voicings, syncopated, pivoting staccato, interval and clean-picked rhythms that enable him to take control of the fret board and form his style.

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Alfred's The Complete Idiot's Guide for Guitar overview

Alfred Music Publishing introduced a way to master guitar with three new books for acoustic, classical and rock guitar inside the Complete Idiot's Guide series: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Acoustic Guitar, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Classical Guitar and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Rock Guitar. It offers a short refresher course in the basics of music theory and simple, yet authentic, arrangements of popular songs. The Complete Idiot's Guide series features hits by Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell, The Eagles, Pink Floyd, Harry Chapin, Plain White Ts  and more.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fishman Loudbox Mini Amp overview

Fishman's Loudbox Mini Amp features a compact size and 60W power output. Weighing 20lb, the Mini is the company's lightest and most portable amp, delivering tonal quality. Equipped with two channels and Fishman's preamp and tone control designs, the Mini also includes 'high-quality digital reverb and chorus for the instrument channel," and reverb for the microphone channel. The Loudbox Mini also features an MP3 input and balanced XLR D.I. output. It is housed in a chocolate brown textured tolex enclosure with brown grille cloth and beige faceplate.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pioneer HDJ-500 Overview

Pioneer Electronics Inc.'s Professional Sound and Visual Division introduced its HDJ-500 series headphones, delivering fidelity, style and comfort. Available in red, black and white, the headphones suit any type of use, from DJing to casual listening. The HDJ-500 DJ headphones adapt the styling and performance cues of Pioneer's HDJ-2000 headphones. By combining 40mm diameter drivers, thick 19μm (micrometers) diaphragm and a copper clad aluminum wire (CCAW) voice coil, the headphones can reproduce the lower frequency audio range.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Avid Mbox, 3rd generation - Overview - (Avid, Digidesign, Pro Tools)

Avid recently released their new Pro Tools Mbox 3 Family (Mbox 3 Mini, Mbox 3, and Mbox 3 Pro). This is their first Mbox release since they changed their brand name from Digidesign to Avid.

While it is still project studio interface it has some major upgrades from the previous versions.

Click the pictures to get more information about each one of the new Avid Mbox series products.

Native-Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4

We just received an e-mail that Traktor Kontrol S4 is coming out on November 1st. You can pre-order it now from Native Instruments' site!

Native Instruments has finally come up with their own DJ-style controller for their Traktor Scratch virtual DJ software. They've collaborated with Vestax to make VCI-100, a controller that came with Traktor Scratch. But when Native Instruments wasn't interested in making VCI-300, it was obvious that they are planning something else. And it's almost here, the new Traktor Kontrol S4. It comes with a lot of new features specifically prepared for use with the new controller. But for now that's enough. You'll familiarize yourself with the features once you get the controller.

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