Perfect 10 Avid’s new Pro Tools 10 software offers 24-hour timeline capability and the ability to use multiple file formats and mixed bit depths in the same project—including interleaved— without converting files. Clip Gain allows for faster editing and mixing, as well as the ability to adjust and match gain levels easily, premixed. Users can also record and master higher-resolution sound with more headroom in 32-bit floating-point format. More Info:avid.com
Whiteout Marshall’s new Marshall White headphones include the original Major and Minor models in white. The exterior of the Major’s headband is made out of the same vinyl used in Marshall amplifiers, and it bears the original Marshall texture. The Minor is an advanced in-ear model with EarClick construction to secure the earphone. The Minor comes equipped with a microphone and remote for use with cell-phones incorporating the 3.5-mm standard. More Info:marshallheadphones.com
Double Time Vox Amplification’s AC15C2 Twin combo tube amp is an enhanced version of the AC15C1 that adds a second speaker. Providing two 12-inch Celestion Greenbacks, the AC15C2 Twin also features the larger spring reverb tank found on the company’s AC30C2 amp. The AC15C2 Twin offers normal and top boost channels, tremolo, spring reverb, an effects loop and footswitching capabilities. More Info:voxamps.com
Global Sensation Korg’s SV-1 keyboard features the sounds of both Japanese and German grand pianos. Available in 73- and 88-key versions, it also has authentic electric piano and vintage keyboard sounds, as well as transistor, tube and tonewheel organs.
Muy Fácil The Latin Real Easy Book from Sher Music contains an in-depth selection of Afro-Cuban classics, Brazilian music and Latin jazz tunes. It can be used by music teachers, students and pros alike. The songs are presented in “real easy” format, meaning the tune is on one page and the educational material is on each facing page. More Info:shermusic.com
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