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June 2012


Keyboard Control
Korg has expanded its microKEY USB-powered keyboard and MIDI controller family. The microKEY-37 is now joined by the two-octave microKEY-25 and the five-octave microKEY-61. The microKEY-37 and microKEY-61 both serve double duty as a USB hub. Two USB ports let users expand their control center by adding on a Korg nanoPAD2, nanoKONTROL2 or any USB device. As a bonus, the microKEY-61 comes with the Legacy Collection Suite.
More info: korg.com


Tube Throwback
Vox has added the AC4C1-BL to its all-tube line. The portable, compact combo amp features gain control, bass and treble tone controls and a master volume to let any player easily recreate a historic sound. The AC4C1-BL provides a pair of 12AX7 pre-amp tubes and relies on a single EL84 power tube to deliver 4 watts of power through a 10-inch Celestion VX 10 speaker.
More info: voxamps.com


Artisan Flashback
Bach’s new line of Artisan trumpet, cornet and trombone mouthpieces feature design elements reminiscent of the company’s 1920s models built in New York. The mouthpieces provide the brass player with enhanced flexibility and increased response and are available in many of Bach’s most popular sizes.
More info: bachbrass.com


Tuner Arrival
St. Louis Music has introduced the UnionStation US-DT05 clip-on tuner, which works on all stringed instruments. It clips on easily, stays put and swivels to whatever angle the player desires.
More info: stlouismusic.com


Portable Sound
Gator Cases’ new G-PA Transport provides a simple storage and transport solution for portable P.A. systems. The case’s lightweight design features a thick plywood frame covered in a durable high-denier nylon covering.
More info: gatorcases.com


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