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Hello New Gear ‚Ė∑ June 2023

Hello New Gear ‚Ė∑ June 2023

Can you feel the summer in the air yet? With this pre-summer mood comes the latest music and audio gear, which we present to you, like every month, in our HNG article. This time there is everything from audio mixers to DJ controllers to effects units and a bass preamp.¬†Let’s get started!

Boss GCS-5 Gigcaster5 and GCS-8 Gigcaster8

These compact audio mixers from Boss are perfect for live streaming, podcasts, online lessons or even jam sessions. Each channel is equipped with compressor, EQ, noise gate, pitch correction, multi-effects, delay, reverb or enhancer. Channel 1 also has a DI input for instruments with distortion and preamp simulation. The integrated USB audio interface converts to 48 kHz with 24-bit AD and 32-bit DA. For more controllers, the GCS-8 has e.g. 8 pads for playing effects or jingles as well as recording directly to microSD card . The video below shows which mixer would suit you best.

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Numark Mixstream Pro GO

Founded in 1971, Numark is one of the oldest manufacturers of DJ equipment and accordingly has a lot of experience, which really shows in the new Mixstream Pro Go DJ controller. The fully-fledged 2-deck Smart DJ console with a 7-inch touchscreen and onboard Wi-Fi has a battery with up to 4 hours of runtime, built-in speakers and supports many well-known music streaming services. The perfect DJ entry for at home and on the go! More in the video below:

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tc electronic Infinite Mini Sample Sustainer

With the new Infinite Mini Sample Sustainer, the small and compact brother of the Infinite Sample Sustainer from tc electronic, a guitar signal is sampled and held to create a surface to play over. Unlimited layers can be added, creating chords, harmonies and fancy clusters. You can hear and see what is possible with it in the video below:

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AKAI Professional MPC One+

The latest generation of the entry-level version of the Music Production Center from Akai ¬†is called¬†MPC One+ and is red¬†!¬†There’s also¬†some news under the hood.¬†The internal memory is now 16 GB. And you can now connect¬†¬†to the network, including¬†¬†synchronization via Ableton Link, via¬†WLAN.¬†Also new: Bluetooth¬†!¬†A welcome update for anyone who wants to start creating beats.

Solid Gold FX Beta-V Bass Preamp

This pedal-format bass preamp from Solid Gold FX captures the warmth and gritty character of the most popular vintage tube amps. Drive, LPF are regulated with 3 settings for raised, lowered mids or bypass, volume, body and presence. The latest generation of the Beta also impresses with its outstanding sound and the usual quality made in Canada!

Seymour Duncan HyperSwitch Bluetooth Switch

What can you do with a 5-way pickup switch with bluetooth? For example, design, save and recall a whole range of¬†pickup configurations with your smartphone! This includes coil splitting, capacitor switching, phase reversal, series and parallel configurations, the ability to use the guitar’s tone controls, use the HyperSwitch’s tone controls, or bypass the tone controls altogether.¬†The¬†Seymour Duncan Hyperswitch¬†is¬†compatible with many pickups¬†and is controlled via an¬†Android¬†or¬†iOS¬†app.¬†The video below shows how it works:

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Bose S1 Pro+

The new¬†active wireless PA system S1 Pro+¬†from¬†Bose¬†can be used as a stage monitor, practice amp or even as the primary music system for up to 50 people.¬†It is equipped with a¬†6″ woofer¬†and¬†three 2.25″ drivers.¬†Its frequency response¬†goes from¬†62 to 17,000 Hz¬†.¬†Thanks to¬†the quick charge function, the integrated¬†lithium-ion battery¬†is ready in no time for up to¬†11 hours of running time.¬†In addition to a 3-channel mixer¬†with EQ and reverb,¬†radio receivers¬†for instruments, microphones and¬†Bluetooth¬†are also integrated.¬†A real all-round system with many possible uses.

Jam Pedals Harmonious Monk MKII Tremolo

Here comes the new and revised version of the popular all-analog tremolo from Jam Pedals. Harmonious Monk MKII now has Tap Tempo, a Ramp function and the new LFO oscillation Reverse Sawtooth. And thanks to improved input gain control, the tremolo now pairs even better with guitar, bass, keyboards, or whatever you want to plug in! Would you like more details and sound? Gladly, check out the video below:

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Reloop Mixon 8 Pro

Reelop is back at Thomann, and with it the brand new DJ controller Mixon 8 Pro! The 4-channel multi-platform controller for Serato DJ Pro & Algoriddim djay Pro AI comes with a lavish equipment and lots of professional features! In addition to support for Tidal, Soundcloud Go+, Beatport Link and Beatsource Link platforms, there are Neural Mix Controls that allow you to separate vocals and instruments in real time. Find out what a perfect performance looks and sounds like with this DJ controller in the video below:

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What is your highlight this month? Have you tried any of these yet? Let us know with a comment!

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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 Rańćek.

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