Tuesday, June 4, 2013

June 2013: Top Picks From the Latest Releases

For the past couple of months, the music industry has been inundated with an outstanding array of gear.   We have chosen 10 of these products as our 'top picks.'  If you want to know why we picked them and what makes these releases truly unique and innovative, then keep on reading.

(In no particular order)

1. Roland V-Combo VR 09 Keyboard

 Why it rocks:
  • Professional keyboard with instant-access operation for performing musicians
  • Light and mobile; battery or AC power
  • Pro-quality acoustic and electric pianos, including grand piano with 88-note stereo multi-sampling
  • SuperNATURAL-powered Virtual Tone Wheel organ with nine harmonic bars, plus newly developed transistor-type ‘60s organ tone
  • Wide range of synth tones, from vintage classics to modern essentials

2. Fender Japan FSR Strat and Bass

Why the Strat Rocks:

Why the Bass Rocks: 
  • Alder Body
  • Vintage Size Frets
  • Japan "JG" Vintage Pickups
  • Original Wiring
  • Only 90 Available For All of North America  

3.  TC-Helicon Harmony Singer

 Why It Rocks:

  • All-in-one, compact pedal featuring Vocal Harmony, Tone and Reverb
  • Up to two harmony voices guided automatically by the guitar via the In/Thru connection
  • Adaptive Tone “sweetens” overall vocal quality
  • 3 high-quality Reverb styles with adjustable level

4.  Yamaha DGX650 Keyboard

Why It Rocks: 

 5.  Fender Classic Series With High Gloss Nitro Lacquer

Why It Rocks:

6.  Yamaha DTX-502 Electronic Drums

Why It Rocks:
  • Similar kit configurations to their proven DTX500 series 
  • Improved sound quality, expressive playability and user-friendly functionality
  • Textured cellular silicone snare head 
  • All-new TP70 tom pads

7.  Gibson Les Paul Custom Lite Electric Guitar Ebony

Why It Rocks:
  • Thinline, weight-relieved version of the classic Les Paul Custom
  • Thinner, lighter body is incredibly comfortable to play over long gigs
  • 490R and 498T humbucking pickups serve up classic LP tone
  • Coil-split switch lets you access single-coil tones too
  • Quartersawn mahogany neck is more rigid than plain-sawn necks, for more sustain and durability
  • Bound rosewood fretboard feels and plays smooth
  • Chunkier '50s-style neck profile satisfies Les Paul purists 

 8.  Roland FR-8X V-Accordions

Why It Rocks:
  • Flagship V-Accordion, filled with many enhancements requested by pro accordionists
  • Newly developed Dynamic Bellows Behavior technology emulates the true bellows response of an acoustic accordion in every register
  • Simple and convenient onboard battery charging with an AC adapter
  • A large selection of accordion sounds from around the world, plus 180 orchestra and percussion sounds and world-class Virtual Tone Wheel organs
  • Four powerful multi-effects engines (MFX), with dedicated MFX for Accordion, Orchestra 1, Orchestra 2, and Orchestra Chord sections
  • Available in Black and Red Finishes; also in Piano and Button Type

9.  TC Electronic Ditto Looper

Why It Rocks:
  • The guitar player's looper - made for guitarists by guitarists 
  • Dirt simple looping - and nothing but looping 
  • True bypass and Analog-Dry-Through  5 minutes of looping 
  • Undo / Redo function 
  • Unlimited overdubs  
  • 24 bit uncompressed high qualityaudio
  • Ultra-small footprint

 10.  Electro-Voice ZLX Passive Loudspeaker

Why It Rocks:
  • 15" woofer for extended low-frequency response and 1.5" high-frequency titanium compression driver
  • 44 Hz – 20 kHz frequency range
  • 250 W continuous and 1000 W peak power handling
  • 96 dB SPL sensitivity; 126 dB max SPL

 Bonus Feature: Deal of the Day!

L.A. Music has recently introduced a new 'Deal of the Day' program.  Check back often for your chance to get a discount on amazing products.



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