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JULY 2013


Routing & Processing
Apollo 16 is Universal Audio’s flagship 24-bit/192kHz audio interface. Delivering world-class conversion with 16x16 analog I/O, this FireWire/Thunderbolt-ready recording tool combines high-resolution audio and flexible routing with powerful on-board UAD-2 QUAD processing.
More info: uaudio.com


Artisan ’Bones
Bach’s Artisan Trombone Collection takes the Bach Stradivarius trombone to a new level, offering three distinct valve options, three main tuning slide options, three bell options and three hand slide options. All models are outfitted in cases that combine classic Vincent Bach styling and contemporary materials.
More info: bachbrass.com


Hippie’s Choice
Levy’s Leathers’ new hemp-and-denim guitar straps are printed with colorful 1970s stripe designs and finished with a suede leather backing. The line is available in six designs.
More info: levysleathers.com


Precious Metals
Altus’ new Atsui series of professional flutes are available in platinum and 18-karat gold. The Atsui 18K Gold model features a layer of gold over a sterling silver body, resulting in a warm, dark sound. The Atsui Platinum model offers powerful force and exceptional projection.
More info: altusflutes.com


Small & Mighty
The Maxon AD10 offers 600 milliseconds of analog delay with a warm yet powerful tone. Housed in Maxon’s new Compact series enclosure, the AD10 features the company’s proprietary low-noise circuit with minimal distortion on delay repeats. Short delay settings create rich, natural reverb effects, while longer settings offer a clear and brilliant delay sound.
More info: maxonfx.com


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