If you’re serious about adding realistic sample-based guitar tracks to your music, then Best Service Real Guitar 1.5 (dist. by East West) is the virtual instrument that you need! This newly arrived product takes a unique approach to guitar modeling and guitar performance from a keyboard. There are eight acoustic guitar patches including picked and fingerstyle steel- and nylon-string patches, 12-string patches – a massive 32GB in all. Every fret has been sampled on all six strings; there are upstrokes, downstrokes, and muted strokes for each note. Also included are slides, harmonics, hammer ons, pull offs, 1,000 instant chords, a MIDI pattern library, multi-channel sample layering technology, built-in EQ and effects, automatic fret position change, adjustable strum speed – we’re talking complete control over sampled guitar performances! Windows and Mac OS are supported.
The Mackie SA1232z is an ultra-high output loudspeaker loaded with dual 12″ woofers, 6″ midrange, and 1-3/4″ highs, tri-amped with 1100, 100, and 100 watts for lows, mids, and highs respectively. The super-efficient cabinet comes from Eastern Acoustic Works, and features a unique horn design for focusing the mids and highs. Frequency response is rated from 39Hz to 20kHz, and max SPL output is spec’d at an earshattering 136dB.
If you can get by with just 135dB SPL, then the Mackie SA1521z may be what you need. This one has a 15″ bass driver, 1-3/4″ high-frequency driver, 38Hz to 20kHz response, and 500 watts of total power.
Pure music revealed – that’s the promise of Tannoy’s newly arrived Reveal 6 and Reveal 66 monitors. These passive monitors offer incredibly high quality at amazingly affordable prices. The Reveal 6 has a 6″ bass driver with a special voice coil for low distortion, extended highs from a WideBand driver – based on Tannoy’s SuperTweeter technology – and a resonance-free cabinet and baffle. Frequency response is from 65Hz to 51kHz – yes, 51kHz. A 50 to 100-watt amplifier (into 8 ohms) is recommended.
For surround applications, the Reveal 66 is recommended for center channel. Designed to match with the Reveal 6, the Reveal 66 has dual 6″ low-frequency drivers; 80 to 150 watts of amplifier power are recommended (into 8 ohms).