Winter is slowly coming to an end and with this change so many new musical products will shine in the springtime light! March brings new headphones, wireless systems, synthesizers, effects, sequencers and more for you, and we’re thrilled that a legendary guitar brand is back at our shop. Let’s go!
Sennheiser HD 660S2
We quote the first customer review that has just arrived regarding this headphone upgrade: “The king is dead – long live the new king!” And indeed, the reference class open-design around-ear dynamic headphones just got even better. The exceptional frequency response from 8 to 41,000 Hz ensures that you can hear all the nuances of music. Whether you’re mixing, mastering or simply enjoying music, there’s nothing more accurate than these headphones. Try them to understand what you are missing!
Shure’s new GLXD16+ wireless system operates at both 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz and has a range of up to 60 meter. The frequency setting is automatic. And it works even with the biggest line-ups, because up to 8 systems can be used at the same time, with Frequency Manager, even 16! A guitar tuner is also built into the solid metal transmitter. Shure’s GLDXD16+ ships with the GLXD1+ bodypack transmitter, GLXD6+ footswitch receiver, and Wa 305 guitar cable. Enjoy freedom on stage without cables!
These over-ear headphones consist of the Rode NTH-100 headphones and the Rode NTH-MIC boom microphone. This extremely durable set can be perfectly adjusted thanks to the adjustable earcups and memory foam cushions on the ears and headpiece. The transmission range of the headphones is 5 to 35,000 Hz , while the condenser microphone is designed for clear and natural speech reproduction. From musicians to sound engineers, from podcasters to directors, up to gamers: anyone who wants to listen and talk is in the right place!
Elysia’s new Class-A VCC stereo compressor from the qube series is the perfect tool for recording, mixing and mastering, thanks to its transparent and powerful sound. Its defining feature is its combination of RMS bearing and smooth knee bend. This ensures smooth control and at the same time the ability to have fast audio transients. The Elysia xpressor neo qube is handcrafted in Germany. To learn more about this compressor and its variants, you can watch the video below:
Yamaha’s Stagepass 200 full-range active loudspeaker delivers 180 watts of power from its Class D amplifier, which is fed by one 8″ and one 1.4″ coaxial driver. The power is such as to ensure a maximum level of 125 dB, more than enough for small and medium-sized rooms. The built-in 5-channel digital mixer, including ducker, reverb and multi-band compressor, turns the speaker into a true “sonic center”. Of course, there’s also Bluetooth. And with a set of additional batteries, up to 10 hours of use on battery is possible. Your next concert is coming soon!
This compact electronic drum set from Roland offers everything you need to play drums in a space of only 120 x 80 cm : 4 mono PD-4 pads (1 snare, 3 toms), a crash and a ride pad with stop function , 1 hi-hat pad and low-volume pedals for hi-hat and kick. The TD-02 drum module contains 16 kits with different sounds for various musical styles. Just set up and go: the ideal kit for beginners, for all those who don’t have much space at home but don’t want to give up on good sound.
The XVive U4T9 wireless in-ear monitor system consists of a transmitter, receiver and T9 in-ear monitors. It has a range of up to 27.5 metres, 6 switchable channels and transmits digitally in the 2.4 GHz ISM band , which can be used worldwide. The integrated lithium batteries have an autonomy of up to 5 hours, a duration that should also be sufficient for an entire gala evening. Thanks to the frequency range of 20 to 20,000 Hz and the signal-to-noise ratio of 107 dB, you will always have a clear and detailed signal to your ears at any volume. A complete set for professionals!
When you combine high-gain distortion with reverb, add a joystick to mix effects, and put it all into a pedalboard, here’s what you get: Walrus Audio‘s Melee, a one-of-a-kind “wall of noise” generator for musicians who like to experiment. You can change the order of the effects and set 3 different reverb modes. A real gem to use on stage, because it’s really fun to change the sound with the joystick while playing. Not just for guitarists! Learn more about the operation and sound in the video below:
Vince Clark (Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Erasure) once said in an interview that he loved drum machines so much because they could get off the stage and it would keep playing. We believe Korg’s Drumlogue Hybrid Drum Machine has all the features you need, but even better is its versatility with 4 analogue parts, 6 sample-based parts, multi-engine part with VPM synthesis, 15 controls for direct access to various parameters, individual outputs and everything that makes up a virtual drum machine. Find out how good the Korg Drumlogue sounds in the video below:
Delay and reverb with numerous combination and modulation possibilities in one guitar effect pedal – that’s the Keeley Parallax! The effect pedal, limited to just 1,000 units, offers 3 modes each and an individually switchable bypass for delay and reverb. Two effects, countless possibilities! See and hear what it can do in the demo video below:
One hundred watts, 3 different preamps, adjustable response, numerous effects such as reverb, delay chorus, tremolo or phaser as well as drive, boost and fuzz – these are just some of the highlights of this multi-effects guitar amplifier from Blackstar. If you prefer to have everything in front of you in one central unit, the Blackstar Dept. 10 Amped 2 is just right for you! For an overview with lots of sounds, check out the video below:
Digital wireless systems can be affordable too! The Fun Generation AirZone wireless instrument system is available in 2.4 GHz or 5.8 GHz. It consists of a plug-n-play transmitter and receiver whose jacks can be rotated 220 degrees. The 2.4GHz version has 4 switchable channels, a range of up to 20 meters and manages up to 10 hours of operation on a single battery charge. The 5.8 GHz version even has 6 channels and a range of up to 35 meters. The duration is 8 hours on a single battery charge. The frequency response of both models ranges from 10 to 20,000 Hz. Again, freedom for you and your instrument!
Here is a limited-edition model of Korg’s 4-voice polyphonic analogue synthesizer. The Minilogue is famous for its variable analogue sound, ranging from a brutal sound to a smooth sound. Thanks to the 41 permanently assigned controls, you have direct access to all sound shaping parameters. The bass edition comes with black and red keys and 100 special synth bass presets. Of course, you can load the original Minilogue sounds. For more details and sounds, see the video below:
Roland’s brand new SH-4d desktop digital synthesizer is the perfect addition to your setup and is guaranteed to fit perfectly into your producer table space! 11 different oscillator models, including new models and classics such as the SH-101 or Juno-106, a multi-mode filter with resonance, an additional high-pass filter, a modulation matrix and a huge effects section bring out the diversity of the Roland sound universe from this synthesizer. Step sequencer, rhythm section and many modulators let your sound flow. To learn more about the possibilities and sounds of this synthesizer, check out the video below:
This amp and distortion stompbox pedal features AI Machine modeling technology and is suitable for guitar and bass. Its 150 presets can be edited and processed with additional effects such as noise gate, compressor, EQ or reverb. The built-in 24-bit 96kHz USB audio interface allows you to easily transfer sounds to your computer. With all the possibilities of the IK Multimedia ToneX pedal, we have made a video to show you the details and sounds:
A good preamp in the studio is essential if you want to record sound perfectly. The 8-channel EVO SP8 preamplifier with AD/DA conversion is a versatile model. The analogue preamp is digitally controlled and combines the best of both worlds. Precise settings and stereo matching are a breeze. Combo XLR/jack inputs let you capture mic and line signals directly. And with optical digital connections, you can easily add 8 channels to any EVO audio interface. Discover all the details and possibilities in the video below:
Don’t want to use the mouse? Do you want a control center for your sound devices? With MIDI, CV/Gate and USB? Then this performance sequencer is exactly the right device for you! Squarp Instruments Hapax is the third model of sequencer from Hapax. The central control element is the large matrix with 8 x 16 pads. You can record live in 72 selectable scales and quantize in real time. And for a seamless transition into live mode, 2 projects can be loaded at the same time. But these are just the basics! For more details, check out the product page!
We are happy to finally have one of the most legendary acoustic guitar brands in the Thomann product line. Martin not only invented the dreadnought design and with it the acoustic guitar, but with models such as the D-18, D-28 or J-40, they still build classics that have made history today. The patented scalloped bracing under the top, together with the selected woods, guarantees a unique and full sound that only CF Martin & Co. guitars have. The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Noel Gallagher, Chris Martin and many other legendary musicians have one thing in common: at least one Martin guitar. Find out more about our range on our product pages.
Note: one of the best music videos to introduce a Martin (here a J-40) is definitely Eric Clapton’s MTV Unplugged video with “Layla”.
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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