Hello New Gear – January 2021

Hello New Gear – January 2021

Hello new year, 2021, and, as always, Hello New Gear! Thanks for joining us again in celebrating all the latest innovation in music technology and the hottest products that apply it! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do and without further ado…

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Presonus Revelator

In January, as for most of 2020, the plan for many people is “stay at home, record podcasts or stream videos” – and as uncomplicated as possible and in excellent quality. The Presonus Revelator USB-C microphone with its integrated StudioLive speech effects, 2 stereo loopback channels for recording and streaming Skype or Zoom calls, gaming audio and more is just the thing we need. Thanks to the recording quality in 96 kHz / 24 bit, its 6 in / 6 out audio interface and switchable directional characteristics (cardioid, omnidirectional, figure eight), it is also ideal for home recording. Software to get started and the table stand are of course also included. Presonus has published a number of videos about this, here is one:

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Price: €179

Evo 8

USB audio interfaces are either too big or too small, but never have enough channels… Not the case with the Evo 8, because it offers 4 inputs and 4 outputs (on USB-C) in a compact design that really fits anywhere and also looks extremely good. And the list of features is really big with this perfectly tidy unit: Smartgain, loopback function, 4 high-quality microphone preamps with 56 dB gain, 4 mic / line inputs via XLR / jack combo sockets with 48 V phantom power, discrete JFET Instrument input, 2 independent and separately controllable headphone outputs (6.3 mm jack). The DSP-based low latency software mixer has a flexible routing matrix and works really well on the laptop or on the desktop (MacOS 10.7.5 and up and Windows version 7 and up). You can find all the details in the video below:

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Price: €179

Rane One

Rane has been part of the “creme de la creme” in the DJ sector for 40 years – from legendary mixers that are installed in the world’s famous discos to the battle and scratch mixers of hip-hop greats. The new Rane One is a professional motorized DJ controller that packs all this experience into one complete device for the first time. It is equipped with two 7.2 “motorized turntables with quick release acrylic disks, instant access to software effects with 2 metal FX paddles, MAG FOUR crossfader, high / low pass filter & 3-band EQ, dedicated loop -Controls and 8 velocity-sensitive and multi-colored multi-mode performance pads per deck. There are plenty of connections: 2 x line / phono and 2 x TRS / XLR microphone inputs, 2 x USB type B, 2 x XLR main -, 2 x XLR booth and 2 cinch outputs as well as 2 headphone outputs (6.35 mm TRS jack and 3.5 mm TRS jack). 24-bit PCM converts to 48 kHz for first-class sound. Serato DJ Pro software is included, so getting started is a piece of cake!

Price: €1749

Rode Vlogger Kit

With this kit you can turn your smartphone into a complete filmmaker set in no time at all! The Rode Vlogger Kit consists of a microphone, MicroLED lamp, Tripod 2 and SmartGrip that are attached to your phone. The LED light has a battery life of more than 4 hours and the scope of delivery includes an attachment diffuser with 8 interchangeable color foils, a fur windshield and USB type A / C cable. So that everyone can enjoy the Rode Vlogger Kit, there is a version for iOS devices with a Lightning connection, a version for devices with USB-C Connection and a version for smartphones with 3.5 mm jack socket, which also includes a matching shock mount. All three versions are presented in detail in the video below:

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Price: €159

Thomann DP-275 GP

A small digital baby grand does not only look great, it also sounds better than an average digital piano thanks to its larger soundboard and sophisticated sound system. The Thomann DP-275 GP, which is available in black and white offers a 2 x 100-watt sound system and a load of top-class features overall: 88 weighted keys with hammer action, 1,200 sounds including 13 drum kits, an auto accompaniment system with 270 styles including intro and ending, 90 internal songs, 256-voice polyphony, effects, metronome, audio recording, Bluetooth audio and MIDI, 2 headphone outputs and a microphone jack. This is a very lush list of features, but we think the highest honour has to be placed on one thing above everything else: the perfect piano sound.

Fender Jack Rack Fender

We’ve featured Marshall’s key holder in this spot before, but if you happen to be a true Fender enthusiast, we bet that you’d rather have something more fitting instead? No problem! Take a look at the new Fender Jack Rack Fender in Mini Tin Amp design with 4 jack key fobs, realistic amp texture, real amp cloth trim, a built-in amp handle and an authentic brushed metal Fender logo. Now you can finally show your love for Strat, Tele, Mustang, Champion, Hot Rod & Co. on your keychain!

Price: €27

Thomann Chinese Pipa Nail Picks

Have you ever played a Chinese Pipa? Traditional instruments from all over the world are becoming more and more trendy and that’s exactly what’s happening with the Chinese lute Pipa which is usually played with a set of special picks. If you’re trying to catch the wave of world instruments, we recommend the Thomann Chinese Pipa Nail Picks which are attached to the fingers with matching holders. They come in transparent or bluish-transparent (available in small, medium and large.) These artificial fingernails are not only suitable for the lute! They’re a great alternative for guitarists with short fingernails! If you want to learn more about the Pipa, check out the video below

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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.

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    when are you guys getting new left handed Harley Benton guitars in stock ? I have 7 right now but need more ! lol chers from chicago ……….John

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