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JANUARY 2015


Precision Built
CAD Audio expanded its comprehensive studio headphone line with the precision-built MH210 model. Featuring a closed-back, circumaural design, the MH210 is equipped with high-output 40mm neodymium drivers for a powerful sound and an extended frequency response for additional detail, clarity and articulation. The MH210 is suitable for project and studio recording and general-purpose playback.
More info:
cadaudio.com



Center-Block Axe
Gretsch’s Professional Collection G6112TCB-JR Center-Block LTD 2-Tone guitar is a Nashville Junior model with a thinline body, chambered spruce center block and a two-tone finish with a Jaguar Tan top and Copper Metallic back and sides. It features a 1.75-inch-deep three-ply maple body with a single cutaway, arched top and back, two-ply black-and-white binding and dual F-holes.
More info:
gretschguitars.com


Record to Lightning
Zoom North America has released the iQ6 stereo X/Y microphone for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The compact and lightweight iQ6 turns any Lightning-equipped device into a field recorder for capturing the sound of musical rehearsals and performances, interviews, meetings and lectures. It features two unidirectional condenser microphones in an X/Y configuration and comes with an extended Lightning connector and removable spacer that allow it to be used with most iPhone, iPod and iPad cases.
More info: zoom.co.jp


Mix Control
Mackie’s new Mix series of compact mixers includes three models: the five-channel Mix5, the eight-channel Mix8, and the 12-channel Mix12FX with built-in effects. Suitable for small band rehearsals and instrumentalists on the go, Mix series mixers feature Mackie preamps and electronics in high-headroom, low-noise designs.
More info: mackie.com


Hybrid Kit
Yamaha’s Absolute Hybrid Maple drum set combines a core ply of harder wenge wood with outer plies of North American maple. The drum sets feature Yamaha’s hook lug design, which allows quick and easy head changes and provides precision tuning.
More info: usa.yamaha.com

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