Now is the right time to become an American Federation of Musicians member. From ragtime to rap, from the early phonograph to today's digital recordings, the AFM has been there for its members. And now there are more benefits available to AFM members than ever before, including a multi-million dollar pension fund, excellent contract protection, instrument and travelers insurance, work referral programs and access to licensed booking agents to keep you working.
As an AFM member, you are part of a membership of more than 80,000 musicians. Experience has proven that collective activity on behalf of individuals with similar interests is the most effective way to achieve a goal. The AFM can negotiate agreements and administer contracts, procure valuable benefits and achieve legislative goals. A single musician has no such power.
The AFM has a proud history of managing change rather than being victimized by it. We find strength in adversity, and when the going gets tough, we get creative - all on your behalf.
Like the industry, the AFM is also changing and evolving, and its policies and programs will move in new directions dictated by its members. As a member, you will determine these directions through your interest and involvement. Your membership card will be your key to participation in governing your union, keeping it responsive to your needs and enabling it to serve you better. To become a member now, visit www.afm.org/join.
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Premium Sound, Compact Pedals
The four pedal models in the BOSS 200 series feature premium audio quality, support for additional control via external switches, plus an expression pedal (MIDI). The DD-200 Digital Delay offers the sound and features of the flagship DD-500, but in a smaller footprint. Twelve different modes offer a variety of delay colors, from modern digital to classic analog. There’s a looper, plus a selectable carryover function for seamless transitions between memories. The EQ-200 Graphic Equalizer is the most flexible compact EQ ever created for guitar and bass featuring two wide-ranging 10-band EQ channels, plus an onboard graphic display that shows the current EQ curve at a glance. The MD-200 Modulation has 12 different modes with direct access to rate, depth, and level, plus additional parameters tailored to each effect type. Rates can also be tapped in with a footswitch while performing. The OD-200 Hybrid Drive enriches overdrive and distortion, harnessing hybrid analog/digital circuitry, three-band EQ, and powerful pre- and post-boost for detailed gain shaping.