Hello New Gear – August 2018

Hello New Gear – August 2018

Introducing hot and innovative products that can help you raise your music to the next level… ? The August 2018 edition is here…

Sennheiser Memory Mic

This little device looks like a box of mints but is in fact a very compact omni-directional condenser mic that connects to your smartphone or laptop via Bluetooth. This baby has serious potential for anyone seeking professional audio in their field recordings or smartphone video productions. Via the app, you can sinc the audio to videos that you shoot with your phone and produce professional video with ease. This little mic provides a lot more that meets the eye, check out the technical specs below…

Technical Specs: 

Polar pattern: Omni-directional
Frequency range: 20 – 20.000 Hz
Impedance 1000 Ohm
Sensitivity: 2,5 mV/Pa ± 3,5 dB
Maximum sound pressure level: 148 dB
Audio connector: EW connector or Bluetooth (wireless)
Cable length: 1,3m
Colour: off-white/beige
Weight: 25g

Price: €195

Line6 Powercab 112 Plus

No, it’s not a TV with a fuzzy screen, this “guitar box” is equipped with a 12″ speaker and 1″ compression driver that drives your instrument with 250W of power at 8Ω. You can plug in anything from your usb thumb drive to your bass or guitar and when you do plug in your instrument you can simulate 6 popular amp styles (and this is also expandable). To top it off, this “guitar box” has an integrated USB audio interface… Talk about versatile!

Technical Specs:

With integrated USB audio interface
With 6 loudspeaker simulations (expandable)
Equipped with: 1x 12″speaker and 1″ compression driver
Power: 250W @ 8Ω
Frequency range: 70 – 20000 Hz
Maximum level: 128 dB @ 1 m
2 Combo input jacks
L6 LINK input and output
Stereo output
Memory locations: 128
Foldable feet
Dimensions: 567 x 462 x 305 mm
Weight: 16.10 kg

Price: €744

Arturia DrumBrute Impact

This compact analog drum machine is, in essence, the little brother of its predecessor the Arturia DrumBrute. The main differences are its size (impressively compact for what it does), 10 drum sounds instead of 17, It has it all, and in a very compact format too: 10 sounds: Kick, Snare 1, Snare 2, Tom Hi, Tom Low, Cowbell, Cymbal, Closed Hat, Open Hat and FM; 64 patterns with up to 64 steps each; accentuation and switchable colour tone colouring per instrument and step; song mode; polyrhythm function; swing function; random generator; pattern loop; roller for drum rolls in real time; distortion effect on sum switchable; integrated metronome and flexible sync options.

Check out this detailed review video of the DrumBrute Impact:

Technical Specs:

Sound Synthesis: Analogue
Pads: 8
Effects: Yes
Bass: Yes
Display: Yes
Number of analog outputs: 5
Headphone Connector: Yes
Mains Operation: Yes
Battery Operation: No
Weight: 1.84 kg

Price: €299

Gibraltar SC-BDSPM Smart Phone Holder

For those of you who play acoustic drums here is an accessory that we can all admit we need… a mountable smartphone holder / stand. No more balancing acts with your phone during rehearsal or risk of smashing your phone’s screen with a stick because you placed it on the floor tom (oops, not again!) This product is fairly self-explanatory: you mount the stand onto the kick drum and you clamp your device between the two rubberised holders (most mobile phones fit). This video explains it better:

Price: €39

? Reminder ? If you’re in or near Berlin between August 31 and September 5 don’t forget to check out the IFA Trade Show where you will discover many new electronic gadgets.
Click here for more info.

? Stay tuned for more updates on new innovative gear & gadgets here on the t.blog ✨

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Joe started playing the acoustic guitar when he was 10 and has been using it as a songwriting tool ever since. He is passionate about melody and harmony and admires singers who create these in unique ways. Check out his indie-pop band Best of Feelings.

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