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Shed Some Light
On-Stage Gear’s LED509 clip-on orchestra light features nine LED light sources that provide wide area coverage and illuminate up to four pages of music. It offers two brightness settings to adapt to ambient light levels.
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It Takes 2
Yamaha’s DTX electronic drumset line now includes the DTX450K (pictured) and DTX400K. Both drum sets come with the DTX400 module, which offers 169 professional-quality drum sounds, 128 instrument voices and 10 customizable kits. The crash and ride cymbals offer a realistic feel, and the 7.5-inch drum pads have been redesigned for durability.
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Turn it Up
Vox’s new amPhones are active headphones with built-in Vox amPlug guitar or bass amplifiers. Each of the four available models (the AC30, Twin, Lead and Bass) uses an analog design to model the circuit responses of the original. The amPhones can also be used as conventional headphones.
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Lady in Red
The Scarlet 2i4 is the latest addition to Focusrite’s series of USB 2.0 bus-powered interfaces designed for Mac and PC. The Scarlet 2i4 is packaged in a rugged unibody aluminum chassis and features a pair of Focusrite mic preamps with mic, line and high-impedance instrument inputs. It has precision converters and delivers a real-world dynamic range in excess of 105dB.
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Get Your Freak On
Levy’s Leathers’ Freak Show straps feature sublimation-printed “cirque du freak” designs, leather ends and tri-glide adjustment. The 2-inch polyester straps are available in six original designs.
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