Maybe it’s a little expensive for a Christmas present but Roland released a new version of its TD6 virtual drum kit, the Roland TD-6KX. The upgraded version features the V-Drums, V-Cymbals and mesh V-Pads.
The V-Tour TD-6KX kit includes:
- TD-6V Percussion Sound Module
- PD-105BK V-Pad as snare
- Three PD-85BK V-Pad as toms
- CY-5 Dual-Trigger Cymbal Pad as hi-hat
- CY-8 Dual-Trigger Cymbal Pad
- CY-12R/C Dual-Trigger Cymbal Pad (with separate bell triggering for the ride)
- KD-8 Kick Trigger Pad
- FD-8 Hi-Hat Control Pedal
The TD-6KX also features the TD-6V Percussion Sound Module, a 64–voice device with up to 1,024 percussion sounds, drum kits, patterns, …
The TD-6KX’s price is $1,699.95 and is available since end of November.
Another release of Daisy Rock that will be officially introduced in next Winter NAMM. This time Daisy Rock expands their Tom Boy guitar series with the Daisy Rock Tom Boy Deuce, another girl guitar from the girl guitar company.
The Tom Boy Deuce features a light-weight (as all Daisy Rock guitars) agathis body, bolt-on slim maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, 24.75 scale length, boxed bridge with individual saddles, Duncan Designed humbucker pickups, 3–way pickup switch and 2 volume controls and 1 master tone control (with push/pull option to tap the humbuckers).
Besides the limited lifetime warranty we can’t give more information about the Tom Boy Deuce guitar.
We talked about the Scott French SF3 some time ago but now they’ve finished the Scott French SF3 Travel guitar. This guitar is intended for carrying around while traveling (touring or not) because it’s low weight, less than 10 lbs.
The SF3 Travel guitar features ultra-light headless slim body, Wilkinson roller bridge, dual Nordstrand NDC humbuckers and 2–way adjustable trussrod. The rest of the characteristics are can be chose, wood (all woods feature a high gloss polyester finish over), fret size, neck carve, fingerboard radius, …
The SF3 Travel guitar is a hand-made guitar and that is reflected in the price that starts at $2,750. The guitar comes with the Cocaine Mule Travel Bag.
We return after Christmas hold, I hope you had a happy Christmas, with a multi-purpose microphone, the Avantone CV-12, a multi-pattern large capsule tube microphone with a warm sound suitable for all types of voice, string instruments, drum overhead, room mic, …
The Avantone CV-12 features brass body and capsule, Avantone PS-12 power supply, 9 patterns selectable at power supply, male XLR 7 output connector and 6072A (inside the mic), ECC81 and ECC83 (additional) tubes.
The Avantone CV-12 also includes a wooden mic box, Avantone custom retro shockmount and padded aluminum case. It’s price is $399 and is only available in Cabernet wine red finish.
If you thought that Daisy Rock forgot about girl bass players, you were wrong, Daisy Rock announces the Rock Candy Custom Bass specially designed for girls as all Daisy Rock instruments.
The Rock Candy Custom Bass features lightweight basswood body, bolt-on maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, 34” scale length, Daisy Rock custom bridge, Duncan Designed bass humbucker pickup and master volume and 12 DB treble and bass cut/boost knobs.
The Rock Candy Custom Bass is available only in dark star finish and features, as all Daisy Rock instruments, limited lifetime warranty.
There have been many announces about Daisy Rock this days, this time the Rebel Rockit Guitar Series. The Rebel Rockit Guitar Series consists on two models Rebel Rockit Heart and Rebel Rockit Supernova.
Both models, Heart and Supernova, feature lightweight alder body, bolt-on maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, 25.5” scale length, 22 medium frets and 1 master volume and 2 tone knobs.
The Rebel Rockit Heart features Daisy Rock Vintage Style tremolo bridge, Daisy Rock custom single coil pickups and is available in black pearl and red pearl finishes.
The Rebel Rockit Supernova features Wilkinson bridge with whammy bar, Duncan Designed SC-101 Alnico single-coil pickups and is available in galaxy green and cosmic pink finishes.
As all recently announced Daisy Rock products, we don’t know the price of the Rebel Rockit Guitar Series yet.
After Jacques Stotzem Custom guitar Martin announces another custom guitar, this time Kenny Sultan Sunburst Custom Edition guitar. Kenny Sultan a fingerstyle guitar player whose music includes ragtime, blues, … played with Tom Ball in the duo Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan and opened for The Beach Boys, Van Morrison, The Allman Brothers, B.B. King, Billy Idol, etc.
The Kenny Sultan Sunburst Custom Edition guitar features fiddleback mahogany body with Adirondack spruce top, mahogany neck, black ebony fingerboard and bridge, nickel open-gear tuners with butterbean knobs and an interior label personally signed by Kenny Sultan.
We don’t know the price of the Kenny Sultan Sunburst Custom Edition guitar yet but left-handed guitar players can order without extra cost.
Daisy Rock announces its first own made guitar and it’s also its first hand-crafted guitar. The Rock Candy Pink Label is the first professional girl guitar from that company, and will be introduced at next year’s NAMM.
The Rock Candy Pink Label features lightweight mahogany body, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, 24.75” scale length, TonePro Tune-o-Matic bridge, Seymour Duncan ‘59 (bridge) and Seymour Duncan JB (neck) pickups, 2 volume and 2 tone controls (tone controls include push/pull control to tap the humbuckers) and 3–way pickup switch.
We will know the price of this Candy Rock Pink Label at its introduction on NAMM ‘07.
Sennheiser has released a new version of the e602 mic, the Sennheiser e602 II, a cardioid dynamic mic specially designed for low sounds like drums, bass, tubas, etc, that will be included in the new KickPack II replacing the e602 mic.
The e602 II mic features lightweight aluminum body (320 g), humbucking coil (eliminates the electrical interferences), fast transient response and low frequency extension (20 – 16,000 Hz). The pack includes an integral stand mount.
The e602 II looks like a good choice for low frequency instrument players, a high quality mic, specially for live use, at an affordable price, $289.
If you want to record the rehearse sessions or small concerts in clubs you may be interested in a portable recorder, we talked about some of them, like the new Zoom’s one, the Zoom H4 Handy Recorder. It fits in your palm and stores music in SD cards (128 MB SD card included).
The main features of the Zoom H4 are 2 electret condenser mics (configured for true stereo recording), 2 XLR-1/4” inputs with phantom power (for true stereo recording with external mics), a 1/8” headphone output, USB port (to transfer data to your computer), back-lit LCD and is powered by 2 AA batteries or by an AC adaptor.
The Zoom H4 can record in different qualities from 24-bit/96 kHz digital audio to MP3 (up to 320 kbps) and features on-board studio effects like compression, limiting and mic and amp modeling. The device can record in 4–track mode and convert the multi-track recording to CD quality.
Zoom H4’s price is $299.95 and you can download new versions of the device software to benefit from improvements.