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Gear, Products

DL series digital wireless mixers

Mackie’s DL Series Digital Wireless Mixers

Mackie’s DL series digital wireless mixers—DL16S (16-channel) and DL32S (32-channel)—deliver affordable performance and control in a sturdy stagebox.

high fidelity reusable earplugs

Vibe’s High Fidelity Reusable Earplugs

Priced at under $25, Vibes high fidelity reusable earplugs are designed to provide the sound quality required by professionals. By lowering the volume of all sounds (bass to treble) equally, they avoid distorted sounds heard when using traditional foam earplugs.

edge family

Antelope Audio’s Edge Family of Mics

Antelope’s new Edge family of three large-diaphragm condenser microphones delivers the classic sound of some of the most sought-after vintage mics as both native plug-ins and as FPGA FX running on Antelope’s audio interfaces.

flatiron fuzz

Electro-Harmonix Flatiron Fuzz

The Electro-Harmonix Flatiron Fuzz classic op-amp fuzz/distortion unit is the result of late ’70s style circuitry that delivers symmetrical hard clipping.

D25 25-watt electronic drum amplifier

Simmons D25 25-watt Electronic Drum Amplifier

Simmons D25 25-watt electronic drum amplifier provides an ultra-portable drum sound system. Eight-inch woofer and two-inch tweeter deliver clean, undistorted sound across the 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency range.

gigboard guitar fx processor

Gigboard Guitar FX Processor from HeadRush

The Gigboard guitar FX processor from HeadRush delivers versatile, realistic, and responsive amplifier, cabinet, microphone, and FX models, from a warm vintage amp tone with natural tube drive to the heaviest djent sound.

GrooveTech Drum Multi-Tool

GrooveTech Drum Multi-Tool

The GrooveTech Drum Multi-Tool provides 14 tools in one unit. Conveniently folded into the case are professional quality drum key, four and five-inch metric wrenches, slotted and Phillips screwdrivers, and a stainless steel ruler.

other world computing drive dock

Other World Computing Drive Dock

The Other World Computing Drive Dock will enhance your creative flow by providing an easy solution for accessing bare SATA drives, hot swap, and reading multiple drives simultaneously, or booting from bare drives.

ice series cymbals

TRX Cymbal Company’s ICE Series Cymbals

The TRX Cymbal Company’s ICE series cymbals feature a micro-lathed surface, medium-heavy weight, and a highly-polished “diamond” finish resulting in clean, bright, sparkling tone.

Caparison FX-AM Series Guitars

Caparison FX-AM Series Guitars

Caparison FX-AM series guitars have unusual light ash and maple composite bodies. When played clean, they give sweet and sublime tone that chimes with a bright shimmering high note and a focused and sustained low end.