New Products, May 2021

SBO Staff • May 2021New Products • May 4, 2021


B&S Announces $200 Rebates for MBX Heritage Trumpets

For the month of May 2021, B&S is offering customers $200 off their purchase of the newest innovation among the X-line, the B&S MBX Heritage Bb trumpet. Inspired by B&S performing artist Christian Martinez, the MBXH design offers many new facets of sound, identity, harmonics, body, and ease. The range includes a wide spectrum of rich harmonics, exceptional intonation, and friendly playing characteristics that make the MBXH suited for all styles of music. New design features include an innovative bore from the lead pipe to the valve block which enhances precision, stability, and intonation, “fast-threaded” top caps for easy and fast access to the pistons and two full sets of finger buttons and top and bottom caps to allow the player to express their emotions more freely.


Besson BE165 “Prodige” Euphonium

The Besson “Prodige” Euphonium has everything the advancing euphonium player needs to bring their sound and playing to the next level. The 3 + 1 non-compensating system helps the student learn about what a compensating system feels like without adding too much weight to the horn. The Prodige also features a large shank receiver, which allows the student to push more air through the instrument from their beginner model. A water catcher, which is featured on the Besson professional models, is also included on the Prodige euphonium. A lightweight case with wheels and backpack straps completes this outfit.


Buffet Crampon Prodige Oboe Comes with Rebate Offer for May


The student-friendly Buffet Crampon Prodige performance oboe (BC4062-2-0P), first introduced in 2016 to replace the 4052 performance oboe, is being offered with a long list of unique features along with a $100 instant rebate offer for the month of May. It is one of the only intermediate oboes offered with an African blackwood body, silver-plated keywork, and a full conservatory system. Coupled with Buffet Crampon’s Luracast bore lining to prevent cracks from reaching the inner bore, the Prodige is the ideal performance-level oboe. Mastering sound output and controlling the airflow, which are so important for young players in the first years of study, are greatly facilitated. Prodige’s sound, very rich and full, comes very close to replicating the sound of the Buffet Crampon professional oboes, the Prestige, Orfeo and Légende. The Prodige is also manufactured in the Buffet Crampon workshops in Germany



Zildjian Introduces Two New Practice Pads

The Avedis Zildjian Company has introduced two new practice pad options into its lineup of accessories. The Zildjian Galaxy and Zildjian Graffiti pads offer a fun and visually exciting pad with great feel, response and versatility. Both pads feature bold and colorful designs on their playing surfaces, with the Zildjian Galaxy Pad offering an interstellar space scene and the Zildjian Graffiti Pad offering a modern take on graffiti art. Both pads feature a responsive playing surface, a solid base, and a non-slip backing to keep the pad in place during use. Ideal for beginning drummers, these silicone pads provide excellent response for learning drum set technique. Both pads are available in 6-inch and 12-inch versions. Available now from authorized Zildjian dealers worldwide.



Excelcia 2021 String Orchestra Release

Excelcia Music Publishing’s 2021 String Orchestra music release includes 30 new string orchestra pieces from established and new composers. The release includes live professional recordings of each piece, which can be used as a tool with students in the classroom as well as for remote learning.

The list of composers includes Tyler Arcari, Larry Clark, David Hinds, Yukiko Nishimura, Sean O’Loughlin, Steven L. Rosenhaus, Ruth Elaine Schram, Alan Lee Silva, George Sweet, Peter Terry, Bruce W. Tippette and Bud Woodruff, plus new composers Erica Donahoe, Amy Riebs Mills, Caryn Wiegand Neidhold and Liam Ramsey-White.

Each score and its accompanying parts are meticulously edited and set for ease of reading. Optional bowings have been selected to provide an educationally sound experience right from the first read. Published in Excelcia Music Publishing’s signature color-coded series, the string orchestra music follows the strict and consistent six-part grading system developed by the editorial team of Clark and Arcari: Prelude (grade .5), Da Capo (grade 1), Harmony (grade 1.5), Intermezzo (grade 2 to 2.5), Rhapsody (grade 3 to 3.5) and Maestro (grade 4 and up). In addition to the professional recordings, the publisher is providing Score Videos and preview scores for each piece on its website.


Marantz Professional Debuts MPM-4000U Podcast Mic

Marantz Professional has announced the introduction of the MPM-4000U Podcast Mic, a no-nonsense, studio-grade USB microphone designed to make podcasting easy. Engineered for any digital broadcasting application where hassle-free, pristine sound capture is required, the MPM-4000U also comes with recording software so aspiring podcasters are ready to create, right out of the box.

The control functions you need for complete command of your next recording are conveniently located right on the MPM-4000U Podcast Mic. With dedicated controls for headphone monitoring, Mic Gain, and Mute – plus a 1/8-inch headphone output – total control of your next stream or broadcast is exactly where you need it.

At the heart of the MPM-4000U Podcast Mic is a 14mm pure-aluminum-plated condenser capsule with a directional cardioid polar pattern. The result? Exquisite capture of every subtle nuance of the source audio, all with minimal interference from unwanted ambient noise.

The MPM-4000U Podcast Mic guarantees no setup headaches with its built-in audio interface and super-fast USB-C connectivity for rapid plug-and-play USB performance on

The MPM-4000U Podcast Mic is available immediately and ships with a U.S. retail price of $99.

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