Hello New Gear – January 2019

Hello New Gear – January 2019

Welcome to a New Year, welcome to Hello New Gear! It’s 2019 and that sounds really futuristic! The future is now and therefore let’s talk about new stuff. So without further ado, “out with the old and in with the new”…

tc electronic DVR250-DT

Nope, it’s not a vintage arcade video game, although the joysticks look like something out of the early 90s… This is actually a very cool hardware controller for a plug-in that simulates the EMT 250 hardware unit from 1976, arguably one of the best reverb effects ever made. Additional effects like delay, phasing, chorus, echo and space are available and are fully customisable via the plug-in though your DAW. The possibilities are endless with this hardware and software combo!

Price: €199

Aston Stealth Microphone

Aston Microphones Stealth is a dynamic cardioid microphone for broadcast, studio and stage applications and offers 4 selectable voicings: Vocal 1, Vocal 2, Guitar and Dark. It’s built-in Class A preamplifier with automatic activation thru +48Vphantom power and high off-axis damping reduce unwanted environment noise. This sleek mic contains a unique Sorbothane internal shock mount for even more noise reduction and can be used in “active” or “passive” mode. No mic is more stealth than that!

Price: €339

Rode Rodecaster Pro

A portable podcast studio, audio interface and mixer in one? You betcha! This Rodecaster Pro has 4 XLR mic inputs (with 48V phantom power) and corresponding faders, 8 programmable sound effects pads for jingles and FX, instant mix minus for phone or app calls, a 3.5mm TRRS cable, USB and Bluetooth connectivity,  high-resolution touchscreen; four headphone outputs and stereo speaker output, recording directly to microSD card or via USB to your computer. What more could a podcaster need?

Price: €649

the t.mix DM 20 R

This is the future of digital mixers: 20 inputs: 8 x XLR, 4 x XLR / Jack combo, 2 x stereo, 1 x SPDIF, USB, 8 outputs16 buses: 4x mono, 4x stereo, LR + headphones, 7″ Touchscreen display, 100 mm motor fader, FX section with 2x Modulation (chorus, flanger, rotor), 2x delay (6 delays), 2x reverb (6 reverbs) and so much more all in a rugged construction. Click the link above for all the specs. This mixer is a must for sound engineers in 2019!

Price: €595

Thomann Nataraj tongue drum 12″ A-Akebono

OK, we’re supposed to be talking about new, innovative gear here… This type of instrument has been around for hundreds, maybe even thousands of years, BUT it has never been so accurately tuned as it can be in 2019. Plus the materials used are of top quality and the paint job has never been as pristine as this Stairville Sky Blue. This latest 12″ model’s “tongues” are tuned to the Japanese Akebono scale (A3, B3, C3, E3, F3, A3, B3 & C4) and can be played with your fingers or with the included mallets. A carrying bag is also included.

Price: €195

There you have it folks, what do you think of the first Hello New Gear gadgets of 2019? January is a crazy month for new musical gear… Be sure to check out our coverage of NAMM 2019 by clicking on THIS LINK. Happy browsing and see you next month. ?

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Joe has been singing since he can remember and started playing guitar when he was 10. He's been using it as a songwriting tool ever since. He is passionate about melody and harmony and admires musicians who create these in unique ways. Check out his alternative / indie projects Best of Feelings and Zef Raček.

One comment

    Hello Joe
    Thank you for your information. I have been searching for the Thomann A- Akebono without luck.
    I contacted the company and they are out of stock until September / October. Do you u know anywhere else I can find this drum?
    Thank you kindly

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