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Field Recording Revolution
The new H6 Handy Recorder from Zoom offers six tracks of simultaneous recording. It employs a system of four interchangeable mic input capsules that can be swapped out as easily as the lenses of a camera. The H6 records directly to SD, SDHC and SDXC cards up to 128 GB in a variety of MP3- and BWF-compliant WAV file formats.
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Compact Tone-wheeler
Hammond’s XK-1c has all the sound and versatility of a B3 organ in a compact package weighing just 16 pounds. It uses the same virtual tone-wheel engine as Hammond’s flagship B3-mkII Console Organ. The latest digital Leslie amplifier is also on-board, completing the classic setup. The organ can be tailored into replicating any Hammond/Leslie vintage.
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Wireless Expansion
Sony has added two packages to its DWZ wireless microphone series. The DWZ-B50I instrument set includes a cardioid condenser microphone with flexible gooseneck and two-way clip for use with trumpets, saxophones and other wind instruments. The DWZ-B50GB guitar set comes with a cable tone generator for matching the sounds from wired and wireless systems.
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Bottom Lift
Remo’s Pyramid Wire Drum Stand is designed to lift drums up off the floor and let the bass tones resonate from the bottom. Players can use the stand to hold a drum in place and tilt it at any angle while they sit and play. The Pyramid Stand conveniently fits inside a drum such as a djembe without disturbing the airflow and projection.
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Special Edition Capo
Kyser and Fender have teamed up to create a special edition Quick-Change electric guitar capo in Candy Apple Red. The capo fits six-string electric guitars with radiused fretboards, and it can be clamped securely onto any exposed fret using one hand. It requires no adjustments and comes with a one-year warranty.
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