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Allen & Heath ME-500 Personal Mixer

The Allen & Heath ME-500 Personal Mixer is a 16-channel complement to the existing 40-channel ME-1.

Symmetrical Strings

GHS Balanced Nickels

With GHS Balanced Nickels, two covers are wrapped around the core of the bass to create each of the strings until they are symmetrical.

RedNet X2P

RedNet X2P

Focusrite’s compact and robust RedNet X2P audio interface allows quick I/O and monitoring expansion and provides high performance audio conversion with more than 118 dB dynamic range.

Super 55 Pitch Black

Super 55 Pitch Black Edition

Shure’s Super 55 Pitch Black Edition of the popular supercardioid microphone features tough matte black die-cast case, black foam, and smooth frequency response for natural vocal reproduction.

More ego


The more ego, the better. The Superego+ adds to Electro-Harmonix Superego’s ability to create synth effects, sound layers, glissandos, etc.

Jensen PI-RJ2X

Jensen PI-RJ2X

The Jensen PI-RJ2X for balanced XLR connections (pictured) and CI-RJ2R for unbalanced RCA connections maintain true high-performance signal quality throughout the conversion process.

IK Multimedia’s ARC System 2.5

IK Multimedia’s ARC System 2.5

The ARC System 2.5 allows sound engineers and composers to create a true representation of their music regardless of the acoustic characteristics of a room.

BandLab Machines' Link

BandLab Machines’ Link

BandLab Machines’ Link is available in three models: Link Analog single input audio interface; Link Digital single input USB audio interface; and Link Digital Duo double input USB audio interface.

BAE Passive Injection Box

BAE Passive Injection Box

BAE Audio’s PDI passive injection box utilizes a new transformer designed to lend any signal passed through it a pleasing warm analog richness and mix-ready sound for guitar, bass, keyboards, or just about any instrument.

Fender Custom Deluxe Reverb Amplifier

Fender Custom Deluxe Reverb Amplifier

Recreate the timeless, classic Fender sound heard on countless hits with this hard-wired ’64 Custom Deluxe Reverb Amplifier from Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.