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APRIL 2015

Prophet Returns
Dave Smith Instruments has released the Prophet 6, a polyphonic analog synthesizer with all the qualities of the classic Prophet 5—true voltage-controlled oscillators, filters and amplifiers—plus studio-quality digital effects, velocity sensitivity, a polyphonic step sequencer and an arpeggiator. The result is pure, unadulterated analog tone with the stability and reliability of a modern synth.
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Classically Modern
D’Angelico Guitars’ new EX-DH archtop is a dual-humbucker hollowbody that merges classic and modern styles. The EX-DH’s 16-inch body offers the legendary D’Angelico tone in a comfortable, smaller body size. It boasts gold Kent Armstrong pickups and matching gold Grover super rotomatic tuners.
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Blue Beauty
Blue Microphones’ Mo-Fi features a built-in audiophile amplifier matched with high-powered, precision drivers, giving these headphones reliable, consistent accuracy on any device—whether in the studio, at home or on the go.
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Get Padded
The Manhasset 3200 iPad mount transforms traditional Manhasset music stands into digital music e-readers. Compatible with iPad versions 2, 3 and 4, the mount’s spring-loaded arms grip the iPad firmly and securely, and the 360-degree rotation feature allows users to switch quickly between landscape and portrait modes.
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New Tube
P. Mauriat went with a completely remodeled body tube for its Master 97 alto saxophone, featuring a state-of-the-art bow and bell design for improved tuning. Its sterling silver octave pips give the horn an added element of warmth and tonal complexity.
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Education Guide
Published annually in
DownBeat’s October issue

Where to Study
Jazz 2015
Digital Edition

Student Music Awards
Published annually in
DownBeat’s June issue

37th Annual
Music Awards

SMA Archive

Toolshed Archive

Published annually in
Downbeat's March issue

Jazz Camp
Guide 2015

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