New in Stock at Sweetwater
- BLUE Woodpecker – The newest addition to the Blue family of microphones, the Woodpecker is an active ribbon mic with a stunning exotic wood finish. The low noise and superb detail of Blue’s renowned Class-A discrete handmade electronics combines with the bold sound of a handmade aluminum ribbon pressure-gradient transducer to provide the smooth, intimate sound associated with the most sought-after (and expensive) vintage ribbon microphones. With its focused midrange and outstanding bass response, the Woodpecker excels at ambient recording, capturing room tone with lots of intimate detail. Includes custom-made, solid brass shockmount and wood storage box.
- GEM Realpiano PRP700 – The new GEM portable pianos integrate the technology and specs already available in the RealPiano series with the extraordinary sounds of the Promega series, which has become the reference for professional piano players around the world. Thanks to the powerful DRAKE processor, the PRP700 offers extraordinary acoustic and digital piano presets with an incredibly realistic sound quality plus an impressive 80-note maximum polyphony. The acoustic piano sounds incorporate GEM’s acclaimed physical modeling algorithms like Damper Physical Model, Natural String Resonance, Advanced Release Technology, and Filter Algorithm Dynamic Emulation (FADE).
- GEM RP-X – This module is specifically dedicated to the emulation of stunning acoustic pianos and vintage instruments and is ideal for stage or studio use. In addition to the superb grand piano patches, the selection of Rhodes, Wurlitzer, and Clavinet are reproduced in stunning detail. Acclaimed for its astonishing performances in the Promega and Realpiano Series, the DRAKE (DSP RISC Advanced Keyboard Engine) technology is now available in the RP-X module, offering musicians up to 72 notes of polyphony plus 64MB of the best electric and acoustic piano sounds including the famous Fazioli F308.