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Posts Tagged ‘musical’

postheadericon amPlug VOX Mini Guitar Amp

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amPlug VOX Mini Guitar Amp
“Practicing those hot guitar licks can be a bit of an inconvenience when you need to lug around a big heavy guitar amp. But Korg has got you covered with the amPlug VOX Mini Guitar Amp. These tiny amps plug directly into your guitar to give you truly amazing sound… and that is no exaggeration. The Amplug amps sound just the full size VOX amps they are based on, but instead of waking up the neighborhood you plug in headphones for personal listening. Even with its ultra-compact size, the amPlug perfectly reproduces the complex and warm distortion that is distinctive of a vacuum tube, as well as the powerful high gain produced by a large amp stack. Using all new analog modeling technology, the amPlug delivers full-fledged amp sound. There is even a jack for an external audio source which mixes with whatever you’re playing on your guitar, perfect for practicing. Three different models give you the specific sound you are looking for. The “”AC30″” emulates the AC30 top boost sound of a vintage VOX AC30 Amp, “”Classic Rock”” gives you the great high-gain sound of a UK-made 100W amp while “”Metal”” delivers the explosive roar of US high-gain metal sound. All have independent tone and gain knobs to tailor the sound to your liking.”
amPlug VOX Mini Guitar Amp
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postheadericon KP3 Touchpad Dynamic Effect Sampler

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KP3 Touchpad Dynamic Effect Sampler
Have you perused the amazing pocket-size Kaossilator Touchpad Synthesizer and the equally stunning Mini-Kaoss Touchpad Effects Processor but wanted something with a little more musical meat? Well check out the KP3 Touchpad Dynamic Effect Sampler. The KP3 combines features from both the Kaossilator and the Mini-Kaoss Pad in a desktop based format with stunningly cool LED lights underneath the touchpad based control system that follow your finger. What’s more you get the ability to sample sounds, use MIDI, and store the whole mess on an SD Card. Korg’s KAOSS technology has been embraced by DJs, musicians and producers alike. No other interface is as intuitive, immediate or just plain fun to use. By simply touching, tapping or sliding your finger over the touchpad, the all-new KP3 allows you to control multiple effects parameters and manipulate samples in real time. On stage or in the studio, these gestures and moves can become powerful and expressive performance elements. More than a processor, the KP3 is a complete instrument allowing you to manage, recall, and play back samples; sample on the fly; and add dynamic processing to any audio signal or to the samples themselves. A new pad lighting system places 64 individual LEDs in an eight by eight grid under the pad, providing visual cues as to the current program, held position, etc. – it can even scroll a custom message across the pad! The KP3 comes equipped with 128 great-sounding effect programs Sure, the traditional essential effects are there – delays, flangers, etc., and they sound amazing. But using newly developed algorithms, the KP3 also provides fresh, exciting effects such as a grain shifter, decimator, a vintage analog style filter with a tone-bending drive circuit, and expanded EQs that are controlled directly from the pad. And moving beyond effects, there are also drum grooves and even RADIAS-inspired vocoder and synthesizer sounds that can be played free-form on the X/Y pad. Four Sample Bank buttons on the front panel allow you to create, play and save both looped and one-shot samples on the fly. All samples are recorded using high resolution 24-bit converters, and are stored in16-bit/48 kHz format. Samples can be saved on a Secure Digital (SD) card or transferred to computer via USB. With both mic and line inputs, the KP3 allows you to sample from a wide variety of sources. Time-Slicing chops a sample into separate parts. You can use the Program Memory buttons to turn these individual slices on or off in real time, creating new rhythmic patterns from the original sample as part of your performance. Sampling and effects are totally integrated in the KP3, so you can sample through the effects, and even resample the entire output to create powerful, multi element samples. A single USB connection allows the KP3 to share sample data with a computer. An editor / librarian program is included so you can build libraries of samples, and edit them using your computer. The software a…
KP3 Touchpad Dynamic Effect Sampler
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postheadericon Stylophone Retro Pocket Synth

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Stylophone Retro Pocket Synth
The Stylophone is a miniature stylus operated synthesizer invented in 1967 and used by such iconic musicians as David Bowie, Kraftwerk and Erasure. It features a metal keyboard played by touching it with a stylus. That’s right, over four decades ago with computers the size of a gymnasium and nary a PDA in sight the Stylophone was a portable electronic music instrument with stylus based control. This exact recreation of the original sounds the same as it did in the 60s. Simply remove the pen and tap any key for classic synth sounds. There is a switch to add vibrato and you can choose from one of three different retro organ type sounds. The tuning knob on the bottom allows for some pitch-bend effects if you must. The Stylophone is one of the simplest electronic instruments you will find, but it’s minimal style is a big part of its charm.
Stylophone Retro Pocket Synth
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postheadericon Bliptronic 5000 LED Synthesizer

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Bliptronic 5000 LED Synthesizer
“If HAL 9000 mated with R2-D2 and their electronic offspring was tutored by Kraftwerk it would probably end up something like the Bliptronic 5000 LED Synthesizer. At once a minimalist musical plaything and a hardcore old-skool synthesizer, the Bliptronic defies categorization as it belts out 8-Bit style style tunes from its grid of glowing buttons. You’ll notice sound similar to a retro Casiotone with an interface not unlike a simplified Yamaha TENORI-ON… if that makes any sense. Either way, once you start touching the keys of the Bliptronic you’ll be hooked by it’s simple pattern-based approach to music. Bliptronic Philosophy… in Regards to Music In the world of the Bliptronic, creating a song revolves around an ever evolving 4-beat pattern. Each row of vertical buttons represents the notes in one octave. Push a button to turn on a note, push the button again to turn off a note. Push multiple buttons in one vertical row to make a chord. The Bliptronic plays whatever you have selected in sequence horizontally across the display. When it reaches the end of the pattern, it repeats. The genius comes as you modify the pattern by turning notes on and off while the pattern is still looping to create evolving electronic melodies. Knobs and Buttons, There are Some In addition to the grid of glowing LED buttons you’ll notice some other controls on the Bliptronic. These allow you to set the tempo (From 60-160 BPM), choose the instrument (From 8 different retro-synth type sounds), adjust the volume and turn looping on or off. A big “”play”” button at the bottom makes the Bliptronic uh… play. If you hit it again it stops. Yep. The Bliptronic is a Social Butterfly One Bliptronic is grand, but more Bliptronics are even grander. An infinite number of Bliptronics can be attached together using the link ports and included cables. When one Bliptronic reaches the end of it’s pattern, the next Bliptronic is instantly triggered to start playing. This allows you to make longer songs where each person controls a section of the song. You can even set the tempo and instrument differently on each Bliptronic in the chain to achieve unconventional musical results.”
Bliptronic 5000 LED Synthesizer
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postheadericon Melodyhorn Air Powered Synth

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Melodyhorn Air Powered Synth
“Maybe steampunk is a little bit of a stretch. After all, this is made of plastic. But we know you steampunk and cosplay folks. Just because it’s plastic doesn’t mean you won’t paint it to look all oxidized and old-timey. Then you can waltz about in your long coat and goggles and play tunes on your melodyhorn. Or perhaps you could do a Sideshow Mel type character and express yourself solely through music for the entire convention. (Let us know how that goes – especially when you’re trying to order lunch. Remember, a G7 chord means, “”No onions.””) The Melodyhorn is a brand of melodica. It has the keys of a piano, is played like a woodwind instrument, but is polyphonic like a keyboard or a harmonica. Before you start thinking we’re crazy for bringing you a wacky frankeninstrument, take a look at this list of famous recording artists who have used the melodica on their albums or in their live shows: Ben Folds, Faith No More, Oasis, Depeche Mode, The String Cheese Incident, Cake, Cyndi Lauper, Indigo Girls, Herbie Hancock, and even The Beatles. Ever wondered what instrument plays the opening theme song to the US version of the TV sitcom The Office? That’s a melodica, too. Get in on the hottest, wackiest musical trend and wrap your lips around this steampunk synth!”
Melodyhorn Air Powered Synth
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