Roland FR-8X V-Accordion

With the incredible new FR-8x, Roland has perfected the synergy between traditional accordion playability and modern digital power.

New Fender Standard Series Plus Top Stratocaster Models!

Everything you love about Standard Series Strats but with the added elegance of a flame maple top!

TC Electronic's Ditto Looper Comes Alive!

Ditto Looper was designed from the ground up with guitarists in mind

Zero Percent Event at L.A. Music!

L.A. Music is excited to announce ZERO PERCENT hassle free financing for 6 or 12 months upon credit approval. Call today for more details. Apply in-store or online. Hurry, offer ends May 31st, 2013. Some exclusions may apply. Offer is subject to credit approval.

Gibson Les Paul Custom Lite Electric Guitar Ebony

The Classic Les Paul with a slimmer more comfortable design.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Carl Martin Headroom spring reverb pedal



The Carl Martin Headroom is the most simple to operate reverb pedal on the market...with a couple extras. This purely analogue 'real spring' reverb has two identical channels, each with tone and level controls to select the depth and tone of your reverb.
Features:
  • Three-spring reverb
  • Two sets of Tone and Level controls
  • Bypass footswitch
  • Reverb Select footswitch


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

NEW Snakebyte and Truckster Models


http://www.lamusic.ca/ESP-LTD-p/snakebyte-snow.htm




The James Hetfield Snakebyte is coiled and ready to strike. The modified EX body an all-mahogany and neck construction, ebony fretboard with 22 extra-jumbo frets, and venomous EMG active humbuckers. The metal logo headstock and fretboard snake inlay warn all who approach to tread lightly or be infected from an extremely heavy bite. It has a set-neck construction at 24.75" scale, with a mahogany body and neck, and an ebony fingerboard with 22 XJ frets. The Snakebyte comes with a bunch of high-end components, including Sperzel locking tuners, Schaller straplocks, a Tonepros locking bridge/tailpiece, and EMG 81 (bridge) / EMG 60 (neck) active pickups.
http://www.lamusic.ca/ESP-LTD-p/snakebyte-black.htm

Features

  • Set-neck construction
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Pearloid snake inlay
  • 42mm nut width
  • Thin-U neck contour
  • 22 XJ frets
  • Metal logo on headstock
  • Black hardware
  • Sperzel locking tuners
  • TonePros locking Tune-o-matic-style bridge/tailpiece
  • EMG-81 active bridge humbucker
  • EMG-60 active neck humbucker
  • Case included

ESP LTD James Hetfield Truckster Signature Electric Guitar




James Hetfield, one of the founding members of rock icons Metallica, has created his fifth signature guitar model. The Truckster is a new ESP Signature Series guitar that is precisely based on Hetfield's personal custom ESP.

The Truckster offers every minute detail of James ESP, down to the 'aging' of the finish. ESP has done custom guitars for Metallica for over 15 years, and Metallica's guitars have been some of their most popular signature models. ESP is proud to offer the high level of quality James demanded for a guitar with his name attached.

ESP's Truckster is a single-cutaway, solid body electric featuring a distinctive aged gray primer finish over its mahogany body and neck. The unique finish wear is precisely duplicated to match James Hetfield's personal instrument. The Truckster offers a set-neck construction, a 24.75 in. scale, and a rosewood fingerboard that features flag inlays with "LTD" at the 12th fret, and a unique cast aluminum raised logo tops each headstock.

The Truckster puts an EMG-81 pickup in the bridge and an EMG-60 at the neck. These are controlled via two volume controls and one tone control, as well as a 3-way toggle (another 3-way toggle in the upper position is inactive, but ESP included it for perfect authenticity with Hetfield's actual instrument).

The guitar's distinctive finish is complemented by satin chrome hardware, including its Sperzel locking tuners, and TonePros locking bridge w/stop tailpiece. White binding on the Truckster's body, neck and headstock and 22 extra-jumbo frets completes the detailed signature model.

Features
Set-neck construction

24.75 in. scale

Mahogany body

3-piece mahogany neck

Rosewood fingerboard

Flag inlays w/LTD at 12th fret

EMG 81/60 active pickups

2 volume & 1 tone control w/2x3-way toggle (toggle switch in upper position is inactive)

Satin chrome hardware

Sperzel locking tuners

Schaller straplocks

TonePros locking bridge w/stop tailpiece

22 XJ frets


I will get right into this and let you know that the first changes for 2012 is our Snakebyte and Truckster models, starting January they will come equipped with James Hetfields NEW EMG JH SET pickups :
 
The JH Set is a totally new dimension for EMG with the design being driven solely with the input of James Hetfield. In early 2009 James Hetfield contacted EMG Pickups president Rob Turner and presented him with a challenge: to create a “stealth” looking set that captures the clarity and punch of a passive pickup and still retains the legendary active tone that molded a generation.
Featuring sleek black nickel plated caps and EMG’s Solderless Installation System™ components, the JH Set consists of the JH-N (neck) and the JH-B (bridge). Both pickups were patterned after the pickups James has used for 30 years but the end result was a completely different animal. The JH-N has individual ceramic poles and bobbins that feature a larger core and are taller than the 60. This produces more attack, higher output, and fuller low end in the neck position. The JH-B uses the same type of core but has steel pole pieces, unlike the 81 that uses bar magnets. This produces the familiar tight attack with less inductance for a cleaner low end.



Thursday, October 6, 2011

New Marshall MG Carbon Fiber Series

Marshall MG2CFX Guitar Combo Amp



 
The Marshall MG Series MG2CFX Guitar Combo Amp offers a variety of tones in an ultra-portable 2 watt package. Guitarists from decades past have created some of the most memorable studio tones through similar low-wattage amps by cranking them up with glorious results. This mini-Marshall has 10 programmable channels that allow you to dial up endless tonal combinations. You can also take advantage of a selection of 5 studio quality effects selections to enhance your sound. The ultra-simplified controls also feature a single volume with bass and treble controls plus the bonus of a Gain control allows you to dial varying levels of distortion that range from lowdown blues to all-out crunch.

The MG2CFX is battery powered (batteries not included) and delivers the vibe and tone that Marshall fanatics love, and you can take this amp anywhere with the included travel strap. The Marshall MG2CFX is a great practice amp. 

Marshall MG10CF Guitar Combo Amp


 
This mini-Marshall has 2 channels that allow you to dial up endless tonal combinations. The Gain control allows you to dial varying levels of distortion that range from lowdown blues to all-out crunch; while the Clean channel delivers more traditional tones. The Marshall MG Series MG10CF Guitar Combo Amp offers unlimited versatility in an ultra-portable 10 Watt package. Guitarists from decades past have created some of the most memorable studio tones through similar low-wattage amps by cranking them up with glorious results.

You can also take advantage of a selection of 3-Band EQ to enhance your sound. The ultra-simplified controls also feature a single volume with a Contour control which acts as a master Tone. Plus; you get the bonus of an MP3 input that enables you to jam along with your favorite tracks. Finally, a headphone jack for quiet, private jamming makes this Marshall MG10CF a great practice amp.

Marshall MG15CF Carbon Fiber Guitar Combo 


 
15 Watts and 1x8 in.
With a totally new internal design and approach, the brand new Marshall MG15CF Carbon Fiber guitar combo amplifier delivers essential digital features, but with vast superior and programmable analogue tone at its heart.


Innovation, Functionality, Tone - just a few words that help sum up the brand new range of solid-state MG amplifiers from Marshall. Combining years of experience in analogue amplification with cutting-edge digital technology has resulted in the creation of an all-encompassing amplifier series, ideal for the beginner and gigging pro alike.

Specially voiced digital effects, intuitive footswitching technology and four adjustable and storable channels are just a few of the features found in the new MG range. From a punchy 10 watt combo through to an effects laden, soul pounding 100 watt head, this series has it all.

Marshall MG15CF Carbon Fiber Guitar Combo Features:

- Modern Brushed Silver Panel and Carbon Fiber Look Vinyl
- 2 Channel Amp
- 3 Band EQ
- MP3 Input
- Headphone Jack
- 15 watts

Marshall MG15CFR
The Marshall MG15CFR combo amplifier is a compact 15W, 1 x 8" guitar amplifier that's perfect for the beginning electric guitarist and also equally awesome for anyone needing a practice amp solution. With that Marshall name across the front and the classic black/gold Marshall look going on, you know this thing delivers - no knob tweaking necessary. Just plug in and you'll be sailing. But what you'll appreciate about the Marshall MG15CFR is that you can get more than just one sound out of this baby. Use the Clean channel when you want or go ahead and crank into the Overdrive channel for a more searing sound. There's even built-in reverb to add depth and space to your tone. You'll love it.
But where new guitarists and practice diehards really give the Marshall MG15CFR the thumbs up - apart from tone - is in its front-panel MP3 player input. Just plug in your iPod or the output of your laptop or something and go ahead and practice along with your favorite bands. There's also a handy 1/8" headphone jack so you can plug in your earbuds and practice without bugging your family. All in all, there's no better or more affordable way to dial into that classic Marshall sound and appearance... get yourself the Marshall MG15CFR!

Marshall MG15CFR Combo Amplifier Features:
  • Speaker: 1 x 8"

  • Channels: Two (Clean and Overdrive)
  • 3-band EQ control
  • Built-in reverb
  • Line in for MP3 and other music players
  • Headphone/line out with speaker emulation

MG15CFX
Seriously, why wouldn't you want Marshall's MG15CFX combo amplifier? It's got four channels of pure Marshall tone, with 15 watts of power raging through it's 8" speaker. 15 watts is plenty of power for practice and recording. For live use you can either mic it up or use the speaker-emulated line output. It's got built-in chorus, phaser, flanger, and delay effects, on top of its standalone reverb. Every channel on the MG15CFX can be programmed with your favorite settings for instant recall, and you can switch channels and effects with the optional MG Footcontroller (sold separately). So you get awesome Marshall tone plus a ton of useful features. Do yourself - and your guitar - a favor, and get the Marshall MG15CFX combo amplifier.
Marshall MG15CFX Combo Amplifier Features:
  • Marshall tone with smart, useful features make a great combo amp

  • Four programmable channels let you save your favorite settings
  • Built-in FX make it easy to get the perfect tone
  • Speaker-emulated line output is ideal for silent practice or recording
  • Compatible with Marshall's MG Footcontroller (sold separately)

 Marshall's MG30FX combo amplifier packs more useful features than you'd usually expect from a 1 x 10" 30-watt combo.
 
It starts with pure Marshall tone, tailored to your liking with the 3-band EQ. The MG30FX sports four programmable channels - Clean, Crunch, Overdrive 1, and Overdrive 2. Dial in your tone, then save it for easy recall later. The tone is lively and in your face, as you'd expect from a Marshall, and you can add even more pizazz with the built-in effects. You get chorus, flange, phaser, delay, plus a separate reverb that can be combined with any other effect. And you can take complete control of the MG30FX with the optional MG Footcontroller (sold separately). If you need an equally capable amp for practice and recording, you'll love the Marshall MG30FX.



The Marshall MG Series MG50CFX Guitar Combo Amp offers a variety of tones in an ultra-portable 50 watt package.
This mini-Marshall has 4 programmable analog channels that allow you to dial up endless tonal combinations. Choose from Clean, Crunch, Overdrive 1, and Overdrive 2. You can also take advantage of a selection of 5 studio quality effects selections to enhance your sound. The MG50CFX has new programmable effects that include studio & spring reverb, reverse delay, and an Octave control.

The back to the basics control panel feature a single volume with bass, mid, treble controls. You also get the bonus of having the option of adding up to 3 built-in digital effects to further enhance your tone. The MG50CFX Guitar Combo Amp has an MP3 input that enables you to jam along with your favorite tracks. Finally, a headphone jack for quiet, private jamming makes this Marshall a great practice amp.

Marshall is one of the most famous amp brands in the rock world today. The Marshall MG101CFX brings all that rock n' roll glory to your rig.
You get four, yes four, different channels in this amp - Clean, Crunch, OD1, OD2. Each channel is programmable, so you can save them as their own presets. On top of that, you get a digital effects section featuring: Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Delay, Octave+, and Reverse Delay, you can add these to your channel presets to sculpt that perfect tone. At 100 watts the MG101CFX will easily be heard at any gig. This amp is a screamer. There is also a built-in MP3 input so you can jam along with your favorite recordings. A headphone jack lets you jam away in the wee hours of the night without disturbing the neighbors. The headphone output doubles as line out for recording. Grab a Marshall MG101CFX, plug in, and start wailing away!


Marshall MG101CFX 100-watt Guitar Amp Combo with Effects and Reverb Features:
Output: 100 watts RMS 1 x 12" speakers Channels: Four, storable Digital effects, digital reverb Line in for MP3 and other music players Headphone/line out with speaker emulation External effects loop Power amp damping 2-button footswitch included

Monday, October 3, 2011

NEW ROLAND MODELS

R-MIX Audio Processing Software:

Innovative Mix-Manipulation Software for Mac/PC and iPad

features

Welcome to an exciting new era of “visual” audio manipulation. R-MIX software — powered by Roland’s newly developed V-Remastering technology in conjunction with VariPhrase — lets you see the components of a stereo mix as color-coded clouds of energy and harmonic matter as the song plays! Select your desired components of the mix, and freely edit them — an impossible task in the past. You can change panning positions and levels to individual instruments within a stereo mix, for example, and add effects to each element as desired. You can even independently adjust the pitch and speed of the playback, realized with VariPhrase.
How does this power translate to you? You can use R-MIX to easily create “minus-one” type karaoke files from existing songs by lowering the level of a pre-recorded vocal or any other instrument you select within each mix. You can also create your own remixes and mash-ups by using two pairs of stereo tracks within R-MIX. As a skill-building tool, R-MIX can be used to isolate any desired instrument within a mix, and then solo and slow down that element for study; isolate a fast guitar solo, for example, and slow it down to learn it. R-MIX can be used to clean up old recordings and master stereo mixes by adjusting individual instrument levels and applying noise reduction and effects, and all with ease and at a high level of sound quality.
  • View the elements of a stereo mix as color-coded clouds of energy and frequency matter onscreen
  • Freely select and manipulate any element within a stereo mix
  • High-quality sound
  • Create “minus-one” type karaoke files from existing songs by lowering the level of the pre-recorded vocal or any other instrument you select
  • Create your own remixes and mash-ups by using two pairs of stereo tracks within R-MIX
  • Isolate any desired instrument within a mix, and then solo and slow down that element for study
  • Clean up old recordings and master your stereo mixes by adjusting individual instrument levels within a mix and applying noise reduction and effects
  • Compatible with Mac and Windows
  • Simplified version available for Apple iPad

High-Quality Sound
R-MIX makes magic happen, but magic is meaningless if the quality is poor. With R-MIX, you get high-quality, natural-sounding results without undesirable artifacts, glitches, or over-modulated sounds. And once you’ve finished your project, you can export it as an audio file and play it on any standard music-playback device, or import the file into your favorite music-software program.
Effects and Noise Cancel
Add effects only to any specific part of a mix, such as vocals, and clean up your mixes with the built-in Noise Cancel, which eliminates undesirable hiss and hum noises. Delay and reverb effects are also onboard, letting you add depth and expression to each element (or all) of your mix.
Create Your Own Mixes
You can easily make “minus-one” type karaoke files from existing songs by lowering the level of the pre-recorded vocal or any other instrument you select. Using the same technique in reverse, you can solo an individual part and analyze it for study; slow down a fast guitar solo, for example, and learn how to play it. Create mash-ups and remixes with stereo files as if they were multitracks. The sky’s the limit!
Fast Workflow
With R-MIX, there’s only one friendly screen to navigate. No need to switch screens or hunt through a maze of embedded menus. R-MIX’s controls are designed according to natural workflow so you can work effortlessly. A built-in Help window is provided for each task so you can operate R-MIX without the need for a printed manual.
iPad Version Available!
A simplified version of R-MIX called “R-MIX Tab” will be available for the Apple iPad. Use V-Remastering technology to extract audio elements from songs and easily create “minus-one” type play-along tracks from an audio file on your iPad!

SPD-SX

Sampling Pad

The Ultimate Percussive Sampling Instrument

features

The new SPD-SX Sampling Pad puts powerful sample creation and playback under your sticks with innovative audio-capturing features, expressive playability, three multi-effects engines, and much more. The perfect addition to any acoustic or electronic drum kit, percussion setup, DJ booth, or keyboard rig, the SPD-SX is equally at home on the live stage, in the recording studio, pre-production suite, or dance club. The SPD-SX takes many of the proven concepts from its predecessor and raises them to a new level. Whether you’re firing off one-shot samples, looped phrases, or complete audio playback tracks, the SPD-SX is loaded with the latest technology and tools to get the job done with speed, precision, and convenience. Enjoy the most advanced triggering and sampling technology in a sleek, easy-to-use percussion instrument.
  • Unique sampling-pad concept — the only instrument of its kind in the world
  • 2 GB internal memory, enabling approximately 360 minutes of sampling (mono) without requiring external memory
  • Nine velocity-sensitive rubber pads, two external dual-trigger inputs
  • Easy capturing and assignment of audio data through Multi-Pad Sampling
  • Three units of multi-effects onboard, with two real-time control knobs and four dedicated effect buttons
  • Individual Pad Dynamics indicators show pad status and audio-level activity during performance
  • Expanded USB functionality (USB Mass Storage, USB MIDI/AUDIO, USB Memory)
  • Wave Manager software included for easily importing, assigning, and organizing samples
  • Large backlit LCD
The Playing Field
The SPD-SX is equipped with nine highly sensitive rubber pads with two independent real-time control knobs and four dedicated effect buttons. Roland’s most advanced triggering technology ensures the ultimate in accuracy and fully dynamic performance, while a large backlit LCD provides easy-to-read data in all varieties of environments. Each pad has a companion LED that illuminates to show the pad’s status. When you trigger sample phrases, the LEDs remain lit to show you which pads are in play and which are not. In addition, the LEDs change illumination strength according to audio-level activity (similar to level meters on a mixing board). The high-contrast red divider lines help you see the pad zones clearly onstage.
Improved Playability and Functionality
Today, increasing numbers of drummers and percussionists need to incorporate audio samples into their performance. The SPD-SX will satisfy their increasing requirements with essential features such as individual click output routing, dedicated volume controls, Pad Check function, individual Sub Out, and more.
Onboard Effects
The SPD-SX has three multi-effects units onboard: one master unit and two units that are assignable per kit. The master effects engine lets you perform in real time like a DJ using the dedicated front-panel controls. Get your hands on the filter, delay, short looper, and user-assignable effect — all of which can be creatively adjusted with the four front-panel buttons and two control knobs.
Multi-Pad Sampling
There’s much more to the SPD-SX than meets the eye. A powerful-yet-friendly lineup of features has been built into this little powerhouse, such as Multi-Pad Sampling. While audio streams in from an external audio player or computer (via Audio In or USB), simply strike each pad at the appropriate start/end points, and the sample will be automatically truncated and assigned to that pad. It’s a fast, friendly way to create multi-sampled phrases and pad maps.
SPD-SX Wave Manager Software Included
The SPD-SX’s generous internal memory (2 GB) lets you store and carry your entire sample library inside. With no external memory required, you can house approximately 360 minutes of audio (10,000 files) at 16-bit, 44.1 kHz, mono. The built-in USB ports let you directly import audio files from USB flash memory. The bundled SPD-SX Wave Manager software app lets you import audio files directly from computer via USB, assign the samples to each pad, and organize the thousands of samples efficiently.


R-26: Portable Recorder


Features


Superior detail, depth, and unparalleled flexibility—welcome to a new world of portable recording.
The R-26 captures audio with high-definition direct sound, as well as the rich natural ambience of the recording environment. With dual stereo mics, six channels of simultaneous recording, and much more, this portable recorder offers true professional quality and flexibility, opening the door to limitless creative possibilities. The R-26 is a part of our series of audio field recorders.
Hand-held field recorders have been hot commodities for musicians, recording engineers, and sound designers for years. This innovative recorder is portable yet loaded with first-class, professional features, the likes of which the industry has not seen to date in this class. There are two types of stereo microphones built into the R-26, plus a pair of XLR/TRS combo inputs for external mics, and an input for a stereo plug-in powered mic. Choose simultaneous combinations of the built-in mics (directional and omnidirectional), as well as the external inputs. Capture live performances with simultaneous line and ambient signal paths, record important speeches, lectures, and presentations, or take the R-26 into the inner city or deep forest for pristine field capture. The sky’s the limit with this powerful, portable, and incredibly flexible recorder.
Two types of built-in stereo mics—omnidirectional and directional—operate independently of each other.
The R-26’s dual stereo mics provide the ultimate flexibility in different recording applications. In addition to capturing recordings that leverage the individual characteristics of OMNI (omnidirectional) and XY (directional) mics, you can mix the mics together to achieve the optimum balance.
Support for up to six channels of simultaneous recording—a powerful tool for professional applications.
In addition to the onboard mics, the R-26 provides XLR/TRS inputs for up to six channels (three stereo) of simultaneous recording. For example, you can capture an instrument up close with the built-in mics, record room ambience with external mics, and save them as separate files for mixing together later.
Three-channel IARC circuitry reduces interference between inputs for high-quality sound.
The R-26 is equipped with Roland’s proprietary IARC (Isolated Adaptive Recording Circuit) on the inputs for the built-in mics and as well as the external inputs. This analog circuit is completely isolated from the digital circuitry and has its own power supply, reducing digital noise and achieving very clear sound.
Main Features
  • Two types of built-in stereo microphones (omnidirectional and directional) that can be used in various combinations
  • Two XLR/TRS combo inputs with 48 V phantom power, plus an input for a stereo plug-in powered mic
  • Supports up to six channels (three stereo channels) of simultaneous recording
  • Large LCD touchscreen display for intuitive navigation
  • Large input-level knobs for fine adjustment
  • Built-in Hi-Speed USB interface for use as an audio interface or external storage
  • Loop-Back function; combine this with the built-in or external mics for the optimum live video streaming setup (only with Audio Interface function)
  • Bundled with SONAR LE software (PC)

 

AC-60-RW/AC-33-RW

Acoustic Chorus Guitar Amplifier


 

features

Roland’s award-winning AC-series Acoustic Chorus guitar amplifiers are beloved for their rich, natural tone and lush stereo/multi-band chorus. Now, the AC-60 and AC-33 are available with beautiful rosewood-look cabinets, offering an alternative to the standard stage-ready black finish. The attractive woodgrain styling perfectly matches the atmosphere of your living room or studio, as well as the aesthetic of your acoustic guitars.
AC-60
This innovative stereo amp uses sophisticated signal processing to deliver a crisp sound with lush stereo/multi-band chorus — including Wide mode — plus delay/reverb and impressive Auto Anti-Feedback control. And with its two-channel Mic/Line design and stand-mountable configuration, the AC-60 is clearly heads above the competition.
  • 30 W + 30 W stereo amps
  • Guitar and XLR* Mic/Line channels
  • Chorus, reverb, delay, three-band EQ, Anti-Feedback
  • Aux input, stereo XLR out, DI out, sub-woofer out
  • Carrying case included
  • Now available in rosewood (model # AC-60-RW)
AC-33
The AC-33 is the world’s first battery-powered amp made specifically for acoustic guitar. Portable yet powerful, the AC-33 provides true stereo sound, Guitar and Mic/Line channels, custom-tailored effects, anti-feedback, and a Phrase Looper. Thanks to its battery-power capability, the AC-33 lets you take your act anywhere: into the backwoods, onto the streets, or wherever your imagination leads you.
  • 15 W + 15 W stereo amps
  • Runs on eight AA batteries or AC power
  • Guitar and XLR Mic/Line channels
  • Chorus, reverb, ambience, three-band EQ, Anti-Feedback
  • Looper function onboard
  • Now available in rosewood (model # AC-33-RW)

Compact V-Drums Monitor with 2.1-Channel Speaker

The newest addition to the V-Drums personal-monitor family is the PM-03. Slim and stylish, this space-saving monitor adds a new dimension of sound for V-Drummers — it’s the first 2.1-channel monitor in the PM series, providing a clean, clear stereo mage, plus low-frequency coverage. From thunderous lows to sparkling highs, the PM-03 will enhance your personal V-Drums sessions with full-frequency impact. It’s the perfect match, aesthetically and aurally, for Roland’s HD-series V-Drums, but all electronic drummers can plug into the PM-03 as well.

V-Drums Lite special webCheck the V-Drums Lite special web site featuring demo movies, downloadable minus-one tunes for practice, and Room Layout Simulator.
  • Easy setup, small footprint
  • A perfect match for V-Drums Lite users or any other V-Drums and electronic drum/percussion systems
  • Auto-standby; if no input signal is received in a 30-minute period, the PM-03 will go into the standby mode and reduce energy consumption



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NEW From ROLAND & BOSS Sept. 2011

Roland RC-300 Loop Station
With loop mania sweeping the globe, BOSS proudly announces the most powerful Loop Station ever brought to the market — the RC-300. The new flagship looper features three synchronized stereo tracks with dedicated volume knobs and transport-control footswitches for each track. It’s also equipped with pro effects, a master Expression pedal, and a deluxe, ultra-wide control panel for the ultimate in live-performance manipulation. Plug in your guitar, bass, keyboard, or instrument of choice and create amazing loops in real time. An XLR input is also provided, complete with phantom power, so singers, percussionists, violinists, beatboxers, or anyone with a mic’d instrument can get in on the act, too. The RC-300 lets you record for up to three hours directly to its internal memory, adding effects as you go. The USB port lets you save your loops externally, as well as import/export WAV files. Step into the most powerful and inspiring Loop Station in BOSS history. It’s the creative powerhouse that musicians have been dreaming of!
Triple Stereo Loops
Create, stack, and manipulate multi-layered loops with the RC-300's three stereo tracks — each track being independently controllable. The “Auto Recording” feature starts recording the moment you begin playing your instrument, or as soon as you start a connected audio player. Count-In mode gives you one-bar of rhythm before recording starts. You can Undo/Redo as you go. The sky's the limit with three hours of recording time!
Expanded Pedalboard
The RC-300's ultra-wide pedalboard is equipped with an Expression pedal (which can be assigned to a variety of parameters) and enlarged footswitches for controlling REC/PLAY and STOP for each track. There's also a master ALL START/STOP footswitch onboard. Additionally, three independent faders provide immediate control of each track's output volume. And if that’s not enough control under your hands and feet, you can also connect external Expression pedals and footswitches (sold separately).
Onboard FX
Process your tracks and external-input signals with the RC-300's expressive onboard effects, including Transpose, Flanger, Phaser, Modulator, vocal effects, and more. A dedicated LOOP FX footswitch is provided for instant activation of the onboard effects. Control the effects parameters in real time with the Expression pedal for hands-free creativity onstage. You can apply the effects to any single track as well as to the entire mix, expanding your creativity and musical expression.
Rhythm Guide and Preloaded Audio
To keep your loops tight and in time, you can play along with one of the cool rhythm patterns in the RC-300's onboard library as you record; the Loop Quantize feature helps you having your recordings looped in time. Dozens of rhythm types are onboard, including rock, pop, shuffle, Latin, and more. A dedicated knob lets you adjust the volume of the rhythm, and you can set the tempo incrementally or via tap tempo. You can also specify the time signature. When you save a phrase, the rhythm type and time signature will also be saved. To get you up and running right away, the RC-300 comes preloaded with audio backing tracks (including bass tracks, piano tracks, etc.) for instant play-along performance and fun.
USB Connectivity
Connect the RC-300 to your computer via a standard USB cable, and back up your phrases externally for safekeeping. You can import and export WAV files between your computer and the RC-300; 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV files of up to 1.7GB in size can be imported.
AUX Input
In addition to recording your instrument performances and turning them into playable loops, you can record other external stereo audio sources via the AUX IN. Sounds from a digital-audio player or other device connected to the AUX input can easily be recorded and added to your loop performance.
Alex Hutchings RC-300 DEMO

Boss BC-2 Combo Drive Compact Effects Pedal



The Boss BC-2 Combo Drive is the latest addition to the overdrive/distortion series of compact pedals. Where as the ST-2 Power Stack brought the sound of a raging stack amp to pedal boards everywhere, the BC2 now gives players classic British combo amp tone in a convenient stomp box.

The dual-speaker “top boost” combo amp drove the sound of the British Invasion in the 1960s, and remained a favourite of many prominent rock guitarists throughout the 1970s. In the ‘80s, the amp’s sweet, wide-ranging tones—which fall squarely between vintage American combos and high-gain British stacks were rediscovered by a new generation. This great tone continues to be an essential part of music styles from indie rock to country to this day.

The easy-to-use BC-2 packs the versatile tube-driven sound and playing feel of the famous Brit combo into a single pedal, from its shimmering clear tones to its raunchy-yet-silky distortion when cranked. A number of well-known guitarists were known to drive the original amps with gain boosters to achieve searing lead tones with tons of sustain, and this sound is captured in the BC-2 as well. All three voices, and every colour in-between, can be dialled up with the BC-2’s deceptively simple SOUND knob. Further sweetening is available with BASS and TREBLE knobs, while the LEVEL knob controls the effect’s overall volume.

With its wide range of sounds and unique tone signature, the BC-2 is perfect for adding authentic Brit combo essence to any rig, from bedroom practice amps to club combos to monster mega-stacks.
BC-2 Combo Drive [BOSS Sound Check]
Boss FB-2 Feedbacker/Booster

The New-Breed Booster with a Bonus

The unique FB-2 Feedbacker/Booster packs a world of expressive, versatile boost into a single stompbox. Seamlessly morph from flat, clean boost that doesn’t spoil the nuance of the original tone to an amazing mid boost for high-gain solos, or dial up a bright and clear treble boost to lighten the tone. And that’s only half of the picture…the FB-2 can generate smooth and natural amp feedback as well. The FB-2’s versatile tone, simple operation, and low noise are made possible through BOSS’ latest technology and decades of know how.

Boost
The FB-2 generates a full spectrum of boost flavors. The continuously variable CHARACTER and TONE knobs let you easily and instantly dial in your ideal settings — from flat, clean boost to powerful mid-boost and bright, clear treble boost and all shades in between. The FB-2 also responds perfectly to your picking dynamics. Even with the boost level cranked, the FB-2 never obscures your subtle picking nuances.
Feedback
Boost is only half of the FB-2’s story. By pressing and holding the pedal, you can instantly obtain smooth, stable, and natural feedback. The FB-2’s feedback is authentic and true, not an artificial, oscillator-driven sound.
Feedback Tech
There are two primary types of feedback that occur while playing an electric guitar. One happens when a guitar string naturally resonates with the audio from an amp and/or PA. The other occurs when a guitar pickup receives sound from an amp and/or PA and oscillates into frequencies that cause unwanted high screeching. The FB-2’s Feedback function automatically detects the sweet spot and then boosts the signal into a preferable, naturally smooth feedback tone.
Road-Tough BOSS
BOSS compact pedals are world-famous for their great sound as well as their road-tough construction, consistency, and reliability. The FB-2 inherits this BOSS-proven design, offering guitarists a solidly constructed pedal that’s built to withstand decades of demanding use.

Monday, September 19, 2011

New for September 2011 Squier Artist Series Guitars!!

New for September 2011
Squier Artist Series Guitars!

Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy/The Damned Things) Telecaster

Squier and guitarist Joe Trohman (the
Damned Things/Fall Out Boy) have teamed
up to create an unusual new take on the
venerable early-’70s Fender® Telecaster
Deluxe. The Joe Trohman Telecaster guitar is
a triple-pickup beauty that rocks a ton of tones
with easy switching features. Like all Squier
guitars, it delivers value that’s as huge as its
sound.
Features include an alder body, C-shaped
maple neck, large 1968-style Stratocaster®
headstock with Trohman’s signature on the
back, rosewood fingerboard with 12” radius
and 22 jumbo frets, two open-coil humbucking
pickups (neck and bridge), single-coil
Stratocaster® middle pickup, five-position
rotary pickup selector switch, upper bout kill
switch, three-ply black-white-black pickguard,
skirted black/chrome amp control knobs,
vintage-style six-saddle strings-through-body
hardtail bridge, chrome hardware, die-cast
tuners and Two-color Sunburst finish.

J. Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.) Jazzmaster
Squier honors alt-rock godfather and
Dinosaur Jr. leader J Mascis with a striking
new Jazzmaster guitar model that delivers as
much massive sound and performance as its
namesake. The pickups, hardware and finish
are all specified by Mascis himself for
tremendous tone and value.
The J Mascis Jazzmaster features a
basswood body, C-shaped maple neck,
rosewood fingerboard with 9.5” radius and 21
jumbo frets, two single-coil Jazzmaster
pickups with three-position switching and dual
tone circuits, gold anodized aluminum
pickguard, aged white plastic parts (knobs,
switch tip, pickup covers), Adjusto-Matic™
bridge with vintage-style floating tremolo
tailpiece, vintage-style tuners, chrome
hardware, Vintage White finish and J Mascis
signature on the back of the large ’60s-style
headstock.

Affinity Series Precision Bass

Affinity Series Precision Bass
NOW available in OLYMPIC WHITE



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Affinity Series™ basses represent the best
value in solid-body electric bass guitar design.
With its comfortable neck and classic tone,
the Affinity Series™ P Bass® is the natural
choice whether you're just starting, need a
bass for occasional use, or just want a solid
workhorse instrument that's as easy to own as
it is to play. Now available in Brown Sunburst
and Olympic White.