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FEBRUARY 20156


Pass Transcribed
The Joe Pass Omnibook from Hal Leonard includes 33 note-for-note transcriptions of solos from the jazz guitarist’s recorded repertoire. Solos are written in guitar tablature in standard notation for C instruments. Titles include “All The Things You Are,” “Django,” “Oleo” and “Satin Doll.”
More info: halleonard.com


Focused Sound
Vandoren has expanded its V21 line, previously available for clarinet, to include alto and tenor saxophone reeds. Using a conical design, V21 reeds provide players with a dark, focused sound and an easy yet full-bodied response in all registers. They are especially suited for players using traditional reeds who seek more depth and warmth in their sound without having to sacrifice reed response.
More info: dansr.com



Mini Analog
Korg’s new minilogue is a fully programmable, four-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer with a 16-step sequencer. A new Voice mode lets users choose how the four available voices are configured—from polyphonic to duophonic to unison and beyond. The minilogue’s OLED display features a real-time oscilloscope that provides visual feedback on the sound being played.
More info: korgusa.com



Hybrid Percussion
Roland’s EC-10 EL Cajon is a versatile hybrid instrument that combines an acoustic cajon with Roland’s electronic percussion technology. Completely self-contained with battery power and onboard amplification, the EC-10 puts hybrid percussion in the hands of every cajon player, allowing them to enhance their grooves with layered electronic sounds.
More info: rolandus.com


Virtual Orchestra
MakeMusic’s Garritan Personal Orchestra 5 is an update to the GPO sound library. Five times larger than GPO 4, it includes more than 500 virtual orchestral instruments, including strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion and keyboards.
More info: makemusic.com





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