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Summer NAMM ’04 Online Report – 3 of 4

In keeping with years of tradition, Sweetwater is proud to offer our EXCLUSIVE online report of this summer’s most exciting music trade show – Summer NAMM 2004! As always, remember to contact your Sweetwater Sales Engineer at 1-800-222-4700 for more information about any of the gear you’ll find in this year’s report.

Martin HD-40LSH Tom Paxton

Based on the Martin dreadnoughts Paxton has played for much of his career, the HD-40LSH Tom Paxton Signature Edition features a unique combination of tonewoods, design and appointments that distinguish it as a guitar built to a professional’s exacting requirements. The guitar is crafted with premium quality East Indian rosewood back and sides, while the fingerboard, belly bridge, bridge pins and endpins are of African black ebony. Polished gloss lacquer finish on the body and headplate of the HD-40LSH Tom Paxton Signature Edition bring out the beauty of the tonewoods, while the neck’s satin finish provides playing comfort.

Features:

  • CONSTRUCTION: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint

  • BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret

  • TOP: Bearclaw Sitka Spruce

  • ROSETTE: Style 45

  • TOP BRACING PATTERN: D-OMLE Forward Shifted

  • TOP BRACES: Scalloped 1/4”

  • BACK MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood

  • BACK PURFLING: HD Zig Zag

  • SIDE MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood

  • ENDPIECE: Grained Ivoroid

  • ENDPIECE INLAY: Black/White Boltaron

  • BINDING: Grained Ivoroid

  • TOP INLAY STYLE: Fine Herringbone

  • BACK INLAY: Black/White

  • NECK MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany

  • NECK SHAPE: Modified V

  • HEADSTOCK: Solid/Diamond/Tapered

  • HEADPLATE: Solid Black Ebony /Tom Paxton Face With Hat Inlay Under CFM Logo In M.O.P.

  • HEELCAP: Grained Ivoroid

  • FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony

  • SCALE LENGTH: 25.4″

  • # OF FRETS CLEAR: 14

  • # OF FRETS TOTAL: 20

  • FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4”

  • FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/4”

  • FINGERBOARD POSITION INLAYS: Diamonds & Squares – Long Pattern, Tom Paxton Signature In M.O.P. Between 19th & 20th Frets

  • FINGERBOARD BINDING: Grained Ivoroid/Mitered

  • FINISH BACK & SIDES: Polished Gloss/ Dark Filler

  • FINISH TOP: Polished Gloss w/ Vintage Toner

  • FINISH NECK: Semi Gloss/ Dark Mahogany Stain/ Dark Filler/ Polished Headplate

  • BRIDGE MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony

  • BRIDGE STYLE: Vintage Belly- Drop In Long Saddle

  • BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 1/4”

  • SADDLE: Bone – Drop In Long Saddle

  • TUNING MACHINES: Waverly Nickel w/ Butterbean Knobs

  • RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin SP 4200 Medium Phosphor Bronze

  • BRIDGE & END PINS: Ebony w/ Abalone Pearl Dots

  • PICKGUARD: I-03 Tortoise Color/Beveled and Polished

  • CASE: 545 Geib Style

  • INTERIOR LABEL: Paper Label Signed By CFM IV & Tom Paxton, Numbered In Sequence

Martin OM-40 Rory Block

One of the most highly regarded blues musicians of her generation, Rory Block knows the road well. As a teenager, her travels took her to meet many of blues’ founding fathers. As a performer, she played as many as 250 shows a year during the late 1970s and early 1980s, recording 22 albums and receiving four W.C. Handy Awards. Block’s personal preferences are reflected in the guitar’s premium tonewoods and in its appointments. The top of beautiful Engelmann spruce is delicately matched to Sitka spruce top braces for effortless response and impressive dynamic range. Bold herringbone top and blue paua pearl rosette inlay shine brilliantly against the amber of the vintage toner on the top. The back and sides are handsome East Indian rosewood.

Features:

  • CONSTRUCTION: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint

  • BODY SIZE: 000-14 Fret

  • TOP: Solid Engelmann Spruce

  • ROSETTE: Style 45

  • TOP BRACING PATTERN: OM

  • TOP BRACES: Scalloped 1/4”

  • BACK MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood

  • BACK PURFLING: Style 45

  • SIDE MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood

  • ENDPIECE: Grained Ivoroid

  • ENDPIECE INLAY: Black/White Boltaron

  • BINDING: Grained Ivoroid

  • TOP INLAY STYLE: Bold Herringbone

  • BACK INLAY: B/W Boltaron

  • NECK MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany

  • NECK SHAPE: Modified V

  • HEADSTOCK: Solid/Diamond/Tapered

  • HEADPLATE: Solid Black Ebony /Antique Car In M.O.P.

  • HEELCAP: Grained Ivoroid

  • FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony

  • SCALE LENGTH: 25.4″

  • # OF FRETS CLEAR: 14

  • # OF FRETS TOTAL: 20

  • FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4”

  • FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/4”

  • FINGERBOARD POSITION INLAYS: Highway Signs Design, Rory Block Signature In M.O.P.

  • FINGERBOARD BINDING: Grained Ivoroid/Mitered

  • FINISH BACK & SIDES: Polished Gloss/ Dark Filler

  • FINISH TOP: Polished Gloss w/ Vintage Toner

  • FINISH NECK: Semi Gloss/ Dark Mahogany Stain/ Dark Filler/ Polished Headplate

  • BRIDGE MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony

  • BRIDGE STYLE: Belly

  • BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 1/4”

  • SADDLE: 16” Radius/Compensated/Bone

  • TUNING MACHINES: Waverly Nickel w/ Butterbean Knobs

  • RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin SP 4200 Medium Phosphor Bronze

  • BRIDGE & END PINS: Ebony w/ Abalone Pearl Dots

  • PICKGUARD: I-03 Tortoise Color/Beveled and Polished

  • CASE: 533 Geib Style

  • INTERIOR LABEL: Paper Label Signed By CFM IV & Rory Block, Numbered In Sequence

Martin LX-1

Martin is proud to introduce the two new Little Martins: The LX1 Black and the LX1E! Like their predecessors the latest additions to the Martin line are built with the same Martin quality craftsmanship, with an emphasis on producing great sound in a smaller guitar. These Little Martins are durable and easy to play. They are the perfect “pick up and play” guitars that let you jam at home or on the road and are the perfect choice for students. Little Martins come with a padded gig bag made of a tough ballistic cloth exterior, plush interior, backpack straps and a front zipper compartment.

Features:

  • CONSTRUCTION: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint

  • BODY SIZE: Modified O – 14 Fret

  • TOP: Solid Sitka Spruce

  • ROSETTE: Inlaid Boltaron w/ Red Fiber

  • TOP BRACING PATTERN: Modified 1 Style

  • TOP BRACES: Inverted 1 Style Crowned Cross Brace & Graphite Bowtie Plate

  • BACK MATERIAL: Mahogany Pattern HPL Textured Finish

  • SIDE MATERIAL: Mahogany Pattern HPL Textured Finish

  • NECK MATERIAL: Rust Stratabond

  • NECK SHAPE: Modified Low Oval

  • NUT MATERIAL: White Corian

  • HEADSTOCK: Solid/Square/Tapered

  • HEADPLATE: Mahogany Pattern HPL w/ Printed Logo

  • FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Black Micarta

  • SCALE LENGTH: 23″

  • # OF FRETS CLEAR: 14

  • # OF FRETS TOTAL: 20

  • FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 11/16″

  • FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/16″

  • FINISH TOP: Hand Rubbed Finish

  • BRIDGE MATERIAL: Black Micarta

  • BRIDGE STYLE: 1 Style Belly

  • BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 1/8″

  • SADDLE: Compensated White Tusq

  • TUNING MACHINES: Gotoh Nickel w/ Small Knobs

  • RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin M550 Phosphor Bronze

  • BRIDGE & END PINS: White w/ Black Dots

  • PICKGUARD: none

  • CASE: Padded Gig Bag

  • INTERIOR LABEL: Gold Foil Label with Serial # and Patent #

Martin DCXK-1

The DCX1KE has been designed in response to the mahogany grained DCX1E. This new model features Hawaiian koa wood and feels as good as it looks.

Features:

  • CONSTRUCTION: Mortise/Tenon Neck Joint

  • BODY SIZE: D-14 Fret CUTAWAY

  • TOP: Solid Sitka Spruce

  • ROSETTE: Inlaid Boltaron w/ Red Fiber/ Multiple Black/White/Black

  • TOP BRACING PATTERN: D1 (A-Frame)

  • TOP BRACES: Sitka/1 Style/Non-Scalloped

  • BACK MATERIAL: Koa Wood Pattern HPL Textured Finish

  • SIDE MATERIAL: Koa Wood Pattern HPL Textured Finish

  • NECK MATERIAL: Natural Stratabond

  • NECK SHAPE: Modified Low Oval

  • NUT MATERIAL: White Corian

  • HEADSTOCK: Solid/6 String No Diamond/Square Taper

  • HEADPLATE: Koa Pattern HPL w/Printed Logo

  • FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Solid Striped Ebony

  • SCALE LENGTH: 25.4″

  • # OF FRETS CLEAR: 14

  • # OF FRETS TOTAL: 20

  • FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 11/16”

  • FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/8′

  • FINISH TOP: Hand Rubbed Finish

  • BRIDGE MATERIAL: Striped Ebony

  • BRIDGE STYLE: 1 Style Belly

  • BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 1/8”

  • SADDLE: Compensated White Tusq

  • TUNING MACHINES: Chrome w/ Small Knobs

  • RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin MSP 4100 Light Phosphor Bronze

  • BRIDGE & END PINS: White w/ Black Dots

  • PICKGUARD: I-01 Tortoise Color

  • INTERIOR LABEL: Foil Label – DCX1E Solid Spruce Top

  • ELECTRONICS: Classic 4 Sonicore

Martin 000-42

Identical in spec to the popular D-42, this new addition to Martin’s Standard Series provides an elegant high-end short-scaled instrument. It includes an ebony fingerboard inlaid with the Style 45 snowflake pattern

Features:

  • CONSTRUCTION: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint

  • BODY SIZE: 000-14 Fret

  • TOP: Solid Sitka Spruce

  • ROSETTE: Style 45

  • TOP BRACING PATTERN: 000 14-Fret

  • TOP BRACES: Scalloped 5/16”

  • BACK MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood

  • BACK PURFLING: Style 45

  • SIDE MATERIAL: Solid East Indian Rosewood

  • ENDPIECE: Grained Ivoroid

  • ENDPIECE INLAY: Black/White Boltaron

  • BINDING: Grained Ivoroid

  • TOP INLAY STYLE: Style 45

  • SIDE INLAY: B/W Boltaron

  • BACK INLAY: B/W Boltaron

  • NECK MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany

  • NECK SHAPE: Modified V

  • NUT MATERIAL: Bone

  • HEADSTOCK: Solid/6 String Diamond/Square Taper

  • HEADPLATE: Solid Indian Rosewood /C.F. Martin Block Letters Abalone Inlay

  • HEELCAP: Grained Ivoroid

  • FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony

  • SCALE LENGTH: 24.9″

  • # OF FRETS CLEAR: 14

  • # OF FRETS TOTAL: 20

  • FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4”

  • FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/4”

  • FINGERBOARD POSITION INLAYS: Style 45 Snowflake- Abalone Pearl

  • FINGERBOARD BINDING: Grained Ivoroid/Mitered

  • FINISH BACK & SIDES: Polished Gloss/ Dark Filler

  • FINISH TOP: Polished Gloss/ Aging Toner

  • FINISH NECK: Polished Gloss/ Dark Mahogany Stain/Dark Filler

  • BRIDGE MATERIAL: Solid Black Ebony

  • BRIDGE STYLE: Belly

  • BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 1/4”

  • SADDLE: 16” Radius/Compensated/Bone

  • TUNING MACHINES: Gotoh Gold w/ Butterbean Knobs

  • RECOMMENDED STRINGS: Martin MSP 4100 Light Phosphor Bronze

  • BRIDGE & END PINS: White w/ Abalone Pearl Dots

  • PICKGUARD: Tortoise Color

  • CASE: 533 Geib Style

Native Instruments Guitar Rig

This is another product that we’ve known about for a short while, but Native Instruments was showing it for the first time here in the states. It is SO amazingly cool that we KNOW you’ll want to see it. GUITAR RIG from Native Instruments gives you complete effects, amp and cabinet simulations, and mic modeling – on the stage, in the rehearsal space, at home, and in the studio. GUITAR RIG combines highly advanced software and a sturdy hardware foot controller. The GUITAR RIG software offers first-class emulations of classic and modern amplifiers, cabinets, microphones, and effects, letting you easily create any guitar set-up imaginable. The outstanding sound quality, extensive features, and wide ranging flexibility make GUITAR RIG your software/hardware solution for guitar processing!

Features:

  • One-stop solution for guitar effects, amp and cabinet emulations, and mic modeling

  • Software plus sturdy hardware foot controller in one package

  • Three tube amp emulations and ten speaker type emulations

  • Five microphone emulations with multiple position controls

  • More than 20 effects, including tape-style delay, spring reverb, phaser, wahs, compressor, limiter, EQ and more

  • Built-in Direct Input box in RIG CONTROL

  • Works standalone in OS X or Windows XP

  • Supports all major OS X and Windows XP plug-in formats

Ovation 30th Anniversary Custom Legend

2004 marked the 30th anniversary of Ovation’s Custom Legend – a guitar that has accompanied many of the world’s top entertainers from around the world, on stage and in the studio.

Using a combination of its original features along with some new technology, this guitar shines as both a great acoustic and acoustic/electric guitar. Limited in production to 300 pieces, the new Custom Legend bears its original features such as a deep bowl, non-cutaway body – Ovation’s fullest sounding body style, and original abalone rosette and carved bridge designs. Ovation’s classic “A” brace pattern allows the AAA grade Bearclaw Spruce top to vibrate with minimum restriction.

New features include Ovation’s new OP PRO preamp that has been designed and road tested by Ovation’s top artists, and the Ovation Original Patented Pickup – the pickup that started the acoustic/electric revolution. Other features include a AAA grade Bearclaw Spruce top and dual acting truss rod for precise neck adjustment.

Parker P-36

They’re guitars that deliver everything you’d expect from a Parker, at a price that acknowledges the concept of budget. When he designed the P-Series, Ken Parker used traditional materials without compromising the high standards and precise tolerances that have made Parker Guitars the ultimate in tonal spectrum and playability. With the combination of Parker playability, piezo, and magnetic voices, and the rockin’ Parker look, the P-Series represents the finest guitar for the money on the market, bar none. Importantly, all P-Series guitars sold in the U.S. are set up in our Mundelein, IL factory to ensure spot-on tuning and playability.

The P-36 has all the signature capabilities of the high-end Parker Fly in a beautiful ash body with maple bolt-on neck. And when it comes to sound, the marriage of Parker technology with the vintage Tele electronic and control layout is mind-blowing. The pickups deliver twang and shimmer with tons of attitude. Count on the piezos for a very realistic acoustic sound, and then mix them with the magnetics for a hybrid that introduces a whole new dimension to music.

Features:

  • Ash body and bolt-on Maple neck

  • 2 Vintage Style Single-Coil Pickups with Alnico Magnets (Neck & Bridge)

  • Vintage Style 3-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Bridge

  • 3-way mag pickup selection

  • Custom Fishman piezos and stereo voltage-doubled pre-amp

  • 7 lbs

Parker P-42

They’re guitars that deliver everything you’d expect from a Parker, at a price that acknowledges the concept of budget. When he designed the P-Series, Ken Parker used traditional materials without compromising the high standards and precise tolerances that have made Parker Guitars the ultimate in tonal spectrum and playability. With the combination of Parker playability, piezo, and magnetic voices, and the rockin’ Parker look, the P-Series represents the finest guitar for the money on the market, bar none. Importantly, all P-Series guitars sold in the U.S. are set up in our Mundelein, IL factory to ensure spot-on tuning and playability.

With a solid mahogany body and mahogany bolt-on neck, the P-42 screams with lightening fast response and a sweet, full mid-range and singing upper register. Custom wound Parker Stinger pickups deliver plenty of sustain and grind while the coil tap gives you single-coil tones with zero hum.

Features:

  • Mahogany body and bolt-on Mahogany neck

  • 2 custom-wound Parker Stinger Alnico HH pickups

  • Stop tail Bridge

  • 3-way mag pickup selection with push-pull coil tap

  • 7 lbs

Parker PM-10

They’re guitars that deliver everything you’d expect from a Parker, at a price that acknowledges the concept of budget. When he designed the P-Series, Ken Parker used traditional materials without compromising the high standards and precise tolerances that have made Parker Guitars the ultimate in tonal spectrum and playability. With the combination of Parker playability, piezo, and magnetic voices, and the rockin’ Parker look, the P-Series represents the finest guitar for the money on the market, bar none. Importantly, all P-Series guitars sold in the U.S. are set up in our Mundelein, IL factory to ensure spot-on tuning and playability.

The PM-10 delivers the first new shape in the Parker line-up since the Parker Fly was first introduced 11 years ago. Born out of innovative Parker engineering, the PM-10 is a single cutaway design with a mahogany body and mahogany set neck. Equipped with custom wound Parker Stinger humbuckers, the PM-10 just screams play me!

Features:

  • Mahogany body and Mahogany set neck

  • 2 custom-wound Parker Stinger Alnico HH pickups

  • Stop tail Bridge

  • 3-way mag pickup selection with push-pull coil tap

  • 7 lbs

Parker PM-20

They’re guitars that deliver everything you’d expect from a Parker, at a price that acknowledges the concept of budget. When he designed the P-Series, Ken Parker used traditional materials without compromising the high standards and precise tolerances that have made Parker Guitars the ultimate in tonal spectrum and playability. With the combination of Parker playability, piezo, and magnetic voices, and the rockin’ Parker look, the P-Series represents the finest guitar for the money on the market, bar none. Importantly, all P-Series guitars sold in the U.S. are set up in our Mundelein, IL factory to ensure spot-on tuning and playability.

The PM-20 delivers the first new shape in the Parker line-up since the Parker Fly was first introduced 11 years ago. Born out of innovative Parker engineering, the P-20 is a single cutaway design with a mahogany body and mahogany set neck. Equipped with custom wound Parker Stinger humbuckers, the PM-20 just screams play me!

Features:

  • Mahogany body and Mahogany set neck

  • 2 custom-wound Parker Stinger Alnico HH pickups

  • Traditional String through design

  • 3-way mag pickup selection with push-pull coil tap

  • 7 lbs

PreSonus Blue Tube – Dual Path

The new BlueTube-Dual Path Preamp from PreSonus delivers two channels of professional and afforable microphone preamplification in a compact 1/2 U wide rugged metal chassis. PreSonus is known for delivering pro quality at an amazing price and the new BlueTube is another unbelivable value. The new BlueTube gives you the best of both worlds with new Dual Path technology enabling you to turn on the vacuum tube stage (based on the award winning original BlueTube) and adjust the tube drive or turn off the tube stage entirely for a prestine and transparent solid state microphone preamp (similar to the award-winning preamps in the DigiMax and FIREPOD). The low noise and high headroom BlueTube is also loaded with 48V phantom power, phase reverse, 20dB pad and 80Hz roll off, along with instrument input and both TRS and XLR outputs on each channel makes this preamp ready to tackle any recording job.

Roland CM-30

Versatile and portable, the new CM-30 CUBE Monitor delivers 30 watts of audio punch through a rugged, high-quality 6.5″ coaxial 2-way speaker with stereo preamp. The CM-30 is ideal for home-studio and wide-ranging monitoring applications, but it can be used for live monitoring onstage as well.

Features:

  • Ultra-versatile monitor for studio, stage, and more

  • 6.5″ coaxial, 2-way speaker with stereo preamp

  • 30-watt output

  • 3 input channels, with one XLR input for mic/line and 2 additional Aux inputs

  • Stereo Link function for stereo connection between two units, for a total of up to 8 stereo inputs and 2 mono mic/line inputs

  • Metal grill cover, corner protectors, and handle grip for easy transport

Roland Cube-100 Bass

Looking for a portable, professional bass amp that will bring down the house? Roland’s new CUBE-100 BASS amp is compact enough for home practice, but has enough power to drive bass lines through band rehearsals and live gigs thanks to its 100 watts of amplification.

Features:

  • 100W powerhouse bass amplifier with 12″ coaxial 2-way speaker

  • 8 COSM® amp models and 5 digital effects: chorus/flanger/T-wah, independent delay/reverb

  • 4-band EQ, compressor, and Shape switch for detailed adjustments

  • Balanced output (with pre/post switch) and Line out for connection to mixers

  • Recording/Phones output for private practice and recording applications

  • Pad switch for accepting a wider range of output levels from any type of bass

  • Ext Speaker jack output allows connection to external speaker cabinet for more powerful sound

Roland Cube-60

The new CUBE-60 brings Roland’s acclaimed CUBE amplifier line to new levels and larger venues. The CUBE-60 is wickedly powerful for its size – the most powerful and versatile CUBE you’ve ever heard, thanks to the newly developed 12″ speaker, specially tuned amplifier, nine potent COSM® amp models, pro digital effects, and versatile outputs.

Features:

  • Powerful 60-watt output, compact 12″ speaker design

  • 9 COSM guitar amp models, including JC, British Combo, and R-Fire

  • New Dyna Amp feature enables smooth and expressive tone transitions based on picking dynamics

  • 6 classic built-in effects, including Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo, and independent Delay/Reverb

  • Recording/Phones output, Line out, Tuner out, and Ext Speaker out

  • Channel switching, delay/reverb, and effect on/off control via optional footswitch

Roland DS-8, DS-7, DS-6

New benchmark digital monitors for the discerning audio professional, Roland’s flagship DS-8/-7/-5 active reference series delivers superb, high-resolution performance with precise imaging, ultra-low coloration, and smooth, balanced energy output. Premium-grade discrete amp circuits and film capacitors provide the purest signal path. The DS series is ideally suited for professional and project studios, fixed and mobile broadcast facilities, or any other recording/mixing environment where superior, transparent sound quality and accuracy are essential.

Features:

  • Superb sound quality, precise imaging, ultra-low coloration

  • 24-bit digital input with up to 192 kHz sampling rate for crystal-clear sound

  • Newly designed cabinet with bi-amplified circuit that produces no phase

  • anomolies

  • Analog inputs (XLR, 1/4 “), digital inputs (XLR, coaxial, optical), digital thru (coaxial)

  • Compact design, with three models to fit a variety of mixing environments

Roland EXR-7

Roland is proud to introduce the EXR-7 Interactive Arranger, the new crown jewel in the acclaimed EXR Arranger Keyboard Series. Featuring a 76-note touch-sensitive keyboard, Piano Mode Chord Recognition technology, new high-quality sounds, 1.5 MB of Flash memory, and more, the EXR-7 extends the performance features of Roland’s popular EXR Series.

Features:

  • 76-note keyboard, with newly improved keyboard action

  • 510 tones, 20 drum kits, and 20 new high-quality Super tones

  • 1.5 MB of built-in Flash memory allows storage of up to 99 Songs or Styles

  • 100 User Programs

  • 16-track recorder with 100-plus editable Music Styles

  • Superior speaker system with Bass Reflex and Digital Bass Enhancer

  • USB port for loading new songs and styles to the internal Flash memory, plus floppy drive

  • D Beam and V-LINK controllers

Roland GK-3B

Bass players looking to expand their tone palette won’t want to miss Roland’s new GK-3B pickup, designed for driving synth-bass rigs such as the popular Roland V-Bass and GR-20 guitar synthesizer. Much smaller and thinner than its GK-2B predecessor, the GK-3B is similar to its guitar counterpart, the GK-3, but catered for bass players.

Features:

  • Enables connection to synthesizers, such as Roland’s V-Bass and GR-20 v.2

  • Ultra-thin design

  • Large, smooth-action volume knob

  • Select switch for normal bass tone, synth sound, or mixture of both

  • Easy installation

Roland GR-20

Bass players can tap fully into Roland’s popular GR-20 guitar synthesizer with the new Version 2 software. The same popular patches and instant access to edit parameters are carried over from Version 1, but, with a divided pickup installed on your bass (such as Roland’s New GK-3B) and Version 2 loaded into the GR-20, bassists can enjoy a custom-tailored synth-bass playing experience.

Features:

  • Optimized for guitar and bass

  • Compatible with Roland GK-3 and GK-3B pickups

  • Upgrade to Version 2 via free download

Roland Juno-D

Roland proudly announces the Juno-D – the most competitively priced and full-featured synthesizer in its class. Hundreds of radio-ready sounds are packed into the Juno-D’s jet-black metal chassis, along with a world-class array of expressive multi-effects, realtime performance controllers, and tools for groove creation and composition.

Features:

  • Affordable 61-note synthesizer with 64-voice polyphony, improved keyboard feel

  • 640 top-quality patches, 20 rhythm sets, GM2 compatibility

  • Patches conveniently organized in categories (Piano, Guitar, Orchestra, etc.) for quick access

  • 47 multi-effects, 8 reverb types, 8 chorus types

  • Mac/PC editing software included

  • Powerful arpeggiator, with 400 phrase/arpeggio templates

  • Multi Chord memory for one-finger chord triggering; Rhythm Guide metronome with preset patterns and variations

  • 2 Tones can be assigned to each patch, and can be split or layered

  • D Beam controller and front-panel control knobs

Roland MV-8000 / MV8-VGA

Roland’s MV-8000 sampling workstation takes a quantum leap forward with the new MV8-VGA expander option and Version 2 software, which transforms the MV-8000 into a complete digital audio workstation with mouse and VGA monitor control. View and edit your MV-8000 track and sample data in style on a big screen, and use the included optical mouse to expedite operations.

Features:

  • Enables mouse and VGA display to be added to the MV-8000; displays all MV-8000 functions on VGA monitor for mouse control

  • Version 2 loads Akai MPC2000 (XL), S1000, S3000 program and sample files

  • Track Mute/Solo control with the MV-8000’s velocity pads

  • Streamlined sampling and file importing

Roland SP-606

The SP-606 is a new-generation sampling workstation that does it all. It combines sampling, phrase sequencing, audio editing, effects, performance tools, computer connectivity, and soft-synthesis into one sleek, user-friendly package.

Features:

  • All-in-one sampling workstation/audio and MIDI interface

  • Bundled with new P606 software from Cakewalk for enhanced integration and functionality with a PC, via USB cable

  • Enhanced effects, including Isolator, Filter + Drive, Slicer, Reverb, Tape Echo, and onboard mastering tools

  • S/PDIF I/O for high-quality recording and track making with digital equipment

  • CompactFlash slot for storing audio samples, import/export of WAV/AIF files

  • 4×4 velocity sensitive pads for rhythm programming and phrase manipulation

  • USB connection allows MIDI data/Bulk Dump and audio transfer

  • 4-track sequencer with up to 18,000-note capacity, MIDI sequencing, and BPM sync for audio-phrase time stretching

Roland VS-2400CD/SI-24

With nearly half a million units in use worldwide, Roland V-Studios have earned praises for their phenomenal sound quality, world-class effects, and their ability to run 3rd-party plug-ins. Roland now offers another exciting option for musicians looking for an expanded multi-track recording, mixing, and CD-burning system — the VS-2400CD/SI. This powerful new studio unites the VS-2400CD and the SI-24 Control Surface to give musicians a complete 24-bit, 24-track recording, mixing, editing, mastering, and CD-authoring system. The VS-2400CD/SI provides 16 tracks of simultaneous 24-bit recording, 24-track playback, 384 V-Tracks (virtual tracks for overdubs), 26 motorized faders, plenty of knobs for real-time hands-on editing, and a 5.1 Surround Joystick for performing precise surround mixes.

Features:

  • 16 simultaneous 24-bit recording tracks, 384 V-Tracks, 24-track playback

  • 16 mic preamps with switchable phantom power

  • Run 3rd-party plug-ins via VS8F-3 expander (optional)

  • 26 motorized faders

  • Full mastering and CD-burning tools built-in

  • Graphic waveform editing with external mouse and VGA monitor

  • Knobs for real-time EQ, panning, and dynamics control

  • SI-24 acts as wired remote for VS-2400CD

  • 5.1 Surround joystick for precise surround mixes

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