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Universal Keys
Yamaha’s new Arius YDP-C71PE console digital piano is geared toward everyone from adult intermediate players to advanced hobbyists. The keyboard’s sound and graded hammer action make it suitable for use as a practice tool, and it’s durable enough to handle heavy regular use in lessons studios and music schools. It features a polished ebony finish, damper pedal with half-damper effect and two-track song recorder.
More Info: yamaha.com


The iRecorder
Tascam’s pocket-sized iM2 stereo mic turns the iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch into a high-quality stereo recorder. A pair of condenser microphones plugs into the dock connector of the Apple devices. The microphones are adjustable over 180 degrees for optimal sound placement.
More Info: tascam.com


Sweet Rides
Zildjian has added two new rides to its K Constantinople line of cymbals. Developed in conjunction with drummer Adam Nussbaum, the 22-inch K Constantinople Renaissance ride (pictured) works well in small and medium-size settings. The 20-inch K Constantinople Bounce ride features traditional K Constantinople hammering and eight cluster hammer marks on top.
More Info: zildjian.com


Signature for Soprano
Légère Reeds has introduced a new Signature series synthetic reed for soprano saxophone. Designed to deliver depth and warmth, the Signature series reeds are available in one-quarter strengths.
More Info: legere.com


Tone Warmer
The Analogizer from Electro-Harmonix is an effects pedal that warms up the harshness of a digitally processed guitar. The pedal provides the organic tone and feel of an analog delay, without the long delay times. It features four controls: gain, spread, blend and volume. The Analogizer can also be used to thicken up an already warm sound.
More Info: ehx.com


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