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- Ovation Balladeer 2771 LX – Here’s a guitar steeped in Ovation history! A fine American-made instrument, the Balladeer 2771 LX has been fine-tuned over three decades and offers incredible tone for its truly affordable price. Ovation also gave it nothing but the finest tonewoods, so you can expect great sound from the solid grade A Sitka spruce top that’s supported by scalloped LX bracing. A 5-piece mahogany neck, bound rosewood fingerboard, rosewood bridge, and inlaid rosette round out this beautiful instrument. With its hand-rubbed finish, the Ovation Balladeer 2771 LX is an impressive guitar aesthetically, but the true test of an instrument is its tone, and the Balladeer 2771 LX certainly delivers in this department. You’ll also enjoy incredible tone onstage thanks to the Ovation Balladeer 2771 LX’s premium OP-PRO preamp.
- M-Audio ProKeys Sono 61 – The Sono 61 is not just a high-quality keyboard for rehearsals and performances – it’s also an excellent recording tool. M-Audio added a 2-in/2-out USB audio interface, complete with an XLR connector for your microphone, RCA inputs for your iPod or other media player for backing tracks, as well as 1/4-inch stereo jacks for feeding your studio monitors. The built-in interface records at CD-quality 16-bit/44.1kHz resolution. At the heart of the Sono 61 is its stereo-sampled emulation of a Steinway grand piano, one of the most legendary, sought-after instrument sounds on the planet. Other onboard voices include a bright piano, electric piano, clav, strings, and choir. Plus, it’s GM-compatible with 128 onboard sounds as well as drums and percussion. With the Pro Keys Sono 61, all you need is a computer with a USB connection and you’re ready to go!
- Universal Audio 1176AE – Just over 40 years since the birth of the original 1176, the 1176AE Anniversary Edition is a custom, limited-run, fully “hod-rodded” version of the world’s most sought-after studio limiter. Only 500 1176AE units will be made available worldwide! The unit borrows the sonically unique program-dependent characteristics from the original, Revision A “Bluestripe”, while retaining the class-A low-noise (“LN”) circuit and custom transformers of the most popular 1176, Revision E. Giving the product another sonic distinction, the ratio selections hearken back to the 1176’s predecessor, the UA 176 Limiting Amplifier. The 1176AE offers a gentler ratio array of 2:1, 4:1, and 8:1 perfect for compression duties, but also preserves 20:1 at the top, for full limiting applications. This ratio modification also allows for a unique range of multi-button ratio combinations!