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Instruments & Gear

  • Phil Jones Bass PE-5 Pedal

    SBO Staff | March 6, 2021The Phil Jones Bass PE-5 pedal is designed for bass guitar and upright bass. It incorporates a sophisticated 5 band EQ and also offers superior function as a Pre-Amp, Direct Box, and signal booster. The PE-5 is engineered with a unique switchable input impedance, which allows the pedal to match exactly to either a magnetic or piezo pickup. It promises the full band spectrum for either pickup source. Read More...
  • Analog Effects Collection from PreSonus

    SBO Staff | March 6, 2021PreSonus has released five retro-inspired effects with the Analog Effects Collection. The collection includes Analog Delay, Analog Chorus, Red Light Distortion, Rotor, and Tricomp. Formerly only available in Studio One Professional and Artist, these plug-ins are available via PreSonus Hub in VST3, AU, and AAX format. Read More...
  • Whirlwind Custom Power Link Distros

    SBO Staff | March 6, 2021Whirlwind can configure power distribution racks or motor controllers to suit user needs. You can create this using free DesignPRO 2.0 Software, or Whirlwind can lay out the system to your specs. Shown here is a custom Power Link PLR power distro with an integrated PLMC eight-channel motor controller and integrated remote/jumper storage. Read More...
  • Gator’s Professional Microphone Boom Arm

    SBO Staff | March 6, 2021Gator’s new professional desktop broadcast/podcast microphone features an on-air indicator light, 360-degree rotation ability, and a replaceable XLR cable. The stand is fully adjustable and will clamp or directly mount to surfaces up to 2.17”/55mm in thickness. Read More...
  • ‘Triads for the Improvising Guitarist’ from Berklee Press

    SBO Staff | March 6, 2021Triads for the Improvising Guitarist by Jane Miller explains how triads are the key to understanding harmony, soloing, and comping. By understanding how triads relate to larger chord structures, players can improve their command over harmony and be able to use triads more effectively in their playing. Read More...
  • ‘Jazz Duets: Etudes for Phrasing and Articulation’ from Berklee Press

    SBO Staff | March 6, 2021Jazz Duets: Etudes for Phrasing and Articulation by Richard Lowell provides 27 duets in jazz and jazz-influenced styles such as swing, bebop, funk, samba, and others. They are appropriate for performance by any melodic instruments. The duets feature independent contrapuntal lines, and practicing them will give players intimate insight into how these constructs sound and […] Read More...
  • Murphy Music Press Releases Beginning Band Adaptable Series

    Frank Hammel | March 2, 2021Murphy Music Press’ Beginning Band Adaptable Series is now available. The first two volumes feature a collection of eight new Grade 0.5 compositions for flexible instrumentation. Read More...
  • Hal Leonard Virtual Choir Toolkits Provide Audio Tracks & Licensing for Virtual Performances

    Frank Hammel | March 1, 2021For the past year, choir directors have been challenged with keeping their choirs singing together in any way possible. Hal Leonard and Shawnee Press have just released a series of Virtual Choir Toolkits that make directors’ tasks a little easier. Each kit includes downloadable demonstration, accompaniment, and part-dominant recordings along with licensing permissions needed to […] Read More...
  • “Ukulele for Young Beginners” by Jake Shimabukuro

    Frank Hammel | February 23, 2021Anyone who’s attended a Jake Shimabukuro concert or workshop knows what a remarkable ukulele player he is, and how amiable and charismatic he can be. With all of these abilities, it’s no wonder he’s great with kids, too. This book also uses video lessons to help kids learn how to play the ukulele. Read More...
  • ISP Technologies “In Mask” Microphone System

    SBO Staff | February 19, 2021ISP Technologies’ Classroom Infrared Amplification System promises to enhance voice clarity with a miniature microphone installed directly into the mask. The company says its design has an advantage over other systems that are designed to use a hanging pendant microphone, hand held microphone or over the ear microphone that amplifies an already-muffled voice. Read More...
  • IK Multimedia iRig Pre 2 Mobile XLR Microphone Interface

    Frank Hammel | February 18, 2021IK Multimedia announces iRig Pre 2, the pocket-sized mic preamp and interface that lets creators, musicians and journalists easily use XLR mics to record, perform and stream with an iPhone*, iPad, Android device or DSLR camera. More details from IK Multimedia (www.ikmultimedia.com): The sequel to the best-selling mobile mic preamp of all time, iRig Pre […] Read More...
  • DirectOut and Vivivaldy Launch ViViD for Easy Internet Remote Production

    SBO Staff | February 17, 2021DirectOut and Vivivaldy are launching “ViViD”, a customized service that permits audio professionals to easily set up remote productions using standard internet connections. Read More...
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