Instruments & Gear

VocoPro’s new Digital-1 is an entirely digital wireless microphone system that utilizes mic-on-chip technology to package the audio for transmission, which is designed to produce clear sound while delivering value.

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Instruments & Gear

SoundSynergies BRITETone for Brass and Wind Instruments is a dry lubricant for brass and woodwinds.

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Instruments & Gear

The PreSonus® FaderPort™ 8 Mix Production Controller connects via USB 2.0 to provide precise tactile control over a DAW’s mix and automation functions, including complete transport control.

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Instruments & Gear

Zylia is a portable recording studio consisting of the ZM-Microphone, a studio application, and a cloud platform—designed to allow multi track recording and seperation of instrument tracks.

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Instruments & Gear

Yamaha Corporation of America announced the launch of the YX-230 xylophone, a step-up mallet percussion instrument that is ideal for beginning percussionists.

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Instruments & Gear

Ortega Student Series Ukes are made with a Spruce top, Catalpa back and sides, black ABS binding, Sonokelin fretboard & bridge, and Mahogany neck. The RST5 model is also available with 3/4 and 1/2 body size in four different finishes.

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Instruments & Gear

eMedia Music Corp., developer and distributor of music education software, has begun shipping classroom license and lab pack versions of its eMedia Guitar Method, eMedia Bass Method, eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method, and eMedia Singing Method software.

Read more: eMedia’s Guitar, Bass, Piano, and Singing Method Software for the Classroom and Lab

Instruments & Gear

Dream Cymbals announced the arrival of their Paper Thin series. The flagship Bliss series is designed to attract players with a sensitive ear and demanding touch. Since 2008 the Bliss Paper Thin 20” and 22” cymbals have been available. They are now available as a series including 14”, 16”, 17”, 18”, and 19”, as well as the original 20” and 22” sizes.

Read more: Dream Cymbals Bliss Paper Thin Series

Instruments & Gear

Ortega Guitars new Earth Series Ukulele’s are designed to combine quality with a low price point.

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Instruments & Gear

Manhasset Stands announced their new model #1060 LED Lamp II.

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SBO Web Poll

This year, our primary major band travel is for:

Festival Competitions - 42.5%
Public Performances - 30%
Educational Workshops - 5%
Some of All of the Above - 20%

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