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- Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1 – This high-end audio interface offers crystal-clear 24-bit audio with sample rates up to 192kHz. Freely-assignable buttons and controller knobs combined with advanced MIDI and key command functionality deliver complete control of software applications, while setup files for popular programs ensure it’s hassle-free. The onboard Cirrus Logic converters deliver a signal-to-noise ratio of 103dB (A-weighted). Audio Kontrol’s versatile connection configurations include controller assignment preset files, along with full versions of XPRESS KEYBOARDS, GUITAR COMBOS, and TRAKTOR 3 LE software. Windows systems must have Service Pack 2 installed.
- TASCAM Giga Virtual Instrument (GVI) – Imagine all the power of GigaStudio 3 in an easy-to-use plug-in for Windows VSTi and RTAS workstation software. This is the sampler for all PC-equipped musicians, composers and producers, with unobstructed access to many of the best sound libraries ever produced. In fact, GVI shares much of the features that make GS3 the go-to sampler for power users in every style of music. It’s 16-part multitimbral with unlimited polyphony and the ability to run multiple instances, limited only by the power of your computer. GVI also has 24/96 sample support, iMIDI rules for realistic phrasing and embedded GigaPulse technology for instrument resonance and ambience.
- Alesis DM5 Electronic Drum Kit – The DM5 Electronic Drum Kit is a self-contained electronic drum set that includes the DM5 sound module, five responsive playing pads (one which serves as a hi-hat), two natural motion cymbal pads, a kick pedal, tubular support rack, and all essential interconnection cables. For drummers and MIDI composers on a budget, the Alesis DM5 offers professional performance features while the DM5 sound module puts over 540 sampled sounds into a single rack space. The DM5’s Expanded Dynamic Articulation feature allows drum sounds to change volume, tone, and pitch depending on how hard they’re hit – just like real drums. Plus, the DM5’s Random Sample feature brings new life to static tracks by realistically varying the sound of the drum as you play.
- Gibson Custom Limited SG Elegant Quilt Top – As most hard core guitarists know, the SG replaced the original Les Paul in the Gibson line in 1961 and was a hit. Even after the company began building Les Pauls again, they kept the SG. Now they’ve taken a legendary instrument and turned it into an instant collector’s item by adding a gorgeous quilted maple top over the solid mahogany body. Two smokin’ hot ’57 Classic humbuckers produce tons of tone, while the slim-taper, 22-fret mahogany neck offers easy access to all the frets, right up to the top because of the way the neck is joined to the body (one of the reasons Eric Clapton played an SG in the 1960s). The rosewood fingerboard gets a single-ply cream binding and abalone trapezoid inlays. Includes a Custom Shop case and certificate of authenticity.