Solid State Logic XRack Dynamics Module – The SSL Dynamics Module incorporates compression, limiting, expansion, and gating with hard- or soft-knee operation and peak or RMS sensing. All of this circuitry is designed using SSL’s acclaimed SuperAnalogue design technology to deliver fantastic sound quality with very low noise and distortion. In fact, SSL put the same ultra-quiet, capacitor-less circuitry in the XRack Dynamics Module that they put in their super-expensive XL 9000 K mixing consoles.
Korg AX3G – This is a ridiculously affordable, foot-switchable processor with a whopping 57 modeled effects (up to six of which can be used at one time) plus 16 models of the best vintage and modern amps and 10 cabinet models that range all the way up to monster 4×12 stacks. Powered by Korg’s proprietary REMS modeling technology, this will take any guitarist into some very exciting, uncharted sonic territories that range from mild to wildly outrageous! Can be powered by batteries or via optional AC adapter. And yes, keyboard players will love one, too.
Marshall AVT50X – This baby emulates the stellar tone, feel, and response of Marshall’s world-renowned, all-tube amplifiers with surprising accuracy, but without using tubes in the power stage! The AVT50 is a 50-watt 1×12″ combo amp that’s perfect for practice and performance, especially where size and mobility matters! It has two footswitchable channels for glistening clean tones and a roaring crunch that just oozes vintage authenticity. Crank the Overdrive channel’s Gain control to the max and you have a contemporary high-gain sound that packs a monstrous punch.
Roland PDX-8 – Just unveiled at the Frankfurt MusikMesse and already here in stock is Roland’s newest mesh snare pad for the V-Tour Series. With an expanded 10-inch pad and 2-inch rim, the PDX-8 allows for comfortable rim-shots with separate head and rim triggering for an authentic performance feel.
Roland CY-5 – Also shown at MusikMesse, the CY-5 is Roland’s answer for players who felt the only thing missing from their V-Drum kit was a more realistic hi-hat cymbal pad. The CY-5 features a 12-inch playing zone and swing movement for more drummer-friendly triggering. The pad also provides separate bow and edge triggering and can also be used as an additional cymbal pad (such as a splash) on any V-Drum kits.
Roland PK-7A – This pedalboard packs all the features of its big brother, the PK-25 (like an onboard expression pedal and two foot switches) into a smaller, 20-key pedalboard that works great with any VK-Series organ. Use the MIDI function to control your favorite synth bass sound and suddenly you have a Moog Taurus on your hands – err, under your feet, that is. Includes AC Adaptor and PK Connector cable.
Arturia Prophet V – Many of us are still beating ourselves up for selling our Prophet-5s when the new digital synths started to arrive. Now Arturia, the master of vintage keyboard emulation, combines the warmth of the legendary Prophet 5 programmable analog synth with the unique Vector Synthesis textures of the later, all-digital Prophet VS. But the coolest thing is that you can actually combine the two synths together to create stunning soundscapes that are unlike anything you might have heard before!
Taylor 210e – If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a Taylor guitar, but thought you could never afford one, check out the 210e! It’s a classic dreadnought with the sparkle you’d expect from a solid Sitka spruce top, combined with the warm resonance of a sapele back and sides. The ultra-playable mahogany neck actually has a premium ebony fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays. The 210e’s ES Blue electronics utilize a proprietary Dynamic String Sensor and a Taylor-devised active preamp. The result is a high-fidelity, low-impedance signal for clear, natural acoustic amplified tone.