Classic Vox Tones
Vox’s AC10C1, a 10-watt tube amplifier, joins the company’s flagship Custom series. The original AC10, discontinued in 1965, was one of the first amplifiers to bear the Vox name. The new AC10C1 provides an array of classic Vox tones and is equipped with studio-quality reverb and a master volume.
Steinberg’s newest iteration of its flagship digital audio workstation, Cubase Pro 8, offers more audio tools and instruments than its predecessors. Cubase Pro 8 also offers novel ways of working with chords, updated virtual instruments, and amps and FX plug-ins.
Audio-Technica’s ATH-M50xDG professional monitor headphones feature 45mm larger-aperture drivers, sound-isolating ear cups with professional-grade pads and a collapsible design. They provide high SPL capability and natural, accurate sound with impactful bass and high-frequency extension.
Zildjian has added the 2015 Organic Ride to its K Custom series of cymbals. Designed in conjunction with drummer and educator Pat Petrillo, the 2015 K Custom Organic Ride features a wire-brushed finish and more of a raw sound, while maintaining crisp articulation. More info:zildjian.com
Yamaha has redesigned its lineup of Xeno C trumpets. The new models feature a bell design that provides optimal resistance for a powerful tonal core and more accurate slotting in the upper register. A lighter valve casing and pistons result in improved response and greater tonal control.
Education Guide Published annually in DownBeat’s October issue
Jazz must not be the property of an elite few who possess a vast knowledge of the music’s history, performers, nuances and intricacies. But since jazz is a very advanced art form and has such a rich history, it’s important to have a grounding in this tradition to fully understand and appreciate what’s happening…More