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iCondenser Blues
Blue’s Mikey Digital is an external condenser microphone that transforms an iPad, iPhone, or iPod into a high-quality stereo recording device. It features automatic and manual gain control and has an auxiliary input for direct recording. The Mikey Digital has a 230-degree rotating head for optimal positioning.
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Tablet Mount
On-Stage Stands’ iMount System is a suite of iPad-mounting products that includes a tablet mount, regular stand and compact stand, each sold separately. With the tablet mount, there is no need to remove an iPad from its cover, as the mount itself serves as a cover.
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Wood Tones
Antigua has developed an all-wood B-flat clarinet designed by Morrie Backun. The CL3230 is made of grenadilla that’s aged 25 years or more. Features include undercut toneholes and black Valentino synthetic pads.
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High-Decibel Design
The aggressive, raw sound of Sabian’s O-Zone cymbals is now available in the company’s B8 Pro series. Two new B8 O-Zone crashes (16-inch and 18-inch) feature a multi-holed design with a double ring of response-enhancing holes to ensure an explosive sound and dirty agitation.
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Top Selections
Fender has introduced its new top-of-the-line Select series. The five guitars and two basses include the Select Stratocaster, Stratocaster HSS, Select Telecaster, Select Carved Koa Top Telecaster, Select Carved Maple Top Telecaster, Select Precision Bass and Select Jazz Bass. Select series instruments boast choice tonewoods, figured tops, figured and quartersawn maple necks with compound-radius fretboards and specially voiced Fender Select pickups.
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