Monthly Archives: June 2016

Yamaha Pianos at Montreux Jazz Festival

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From July 1st to 16th 2016, the Montreux Jazz Festival celebrates half a century of music: a fascinating journey that started in 1967 and has since taken place every summer at the scenic Lake Geneva.

This year Yamaha is once again amongst the renowned production partners of the Montreux Jazz Festival. With a range of grand pianos from the model C5 to the impressive concert grand CFX, musicians and audiences alike can look forward to a breath-taking experience.

The program of the anniversary event perfectly reflects the historical importance of the Swiss festival. Tightly organised and with vivid performances, this year’s Festival has quite a few surprises in store. It is packed with numerous projects and evening events that have been created specifically for this occasion, combining friendships between artists and fresh new musical ideas in a unique way.

Amongst others, the line-up includes: Jamie Cullum, Neil Young, PJ Harvey, Sigur Rós, Patti Smith, Lana Del Rey, M83, Muse, Ernest Ranglin, Scofield Mehldau Guiliana, Christian Scott, Jean-Michel Jarre, Woodkid and friends, Beirut, Grimes…

 

Click here to Explore our range of Yamaha Acoustic Pianos

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New Cables from Legendary Pedal Maker MXR

Often Overlooked as a key element in preserving instrument tone ,choosing the correct lead can be a huge factor in getting the best possible sound from your instruments.

Having noticed that many standard cables seemed to degrade the sound to the point where the subtle enhancements of many of their famous pedals were being lost legendary pedal maker MXR set about designing their own range of cables to give the ultimate in tone , clarity and durability .

Feedback from their many MXR endorsees and users suggested that what most players wanted in a cable was high conductivity, low noise and a strong flexible outer shield that inhibits self tangling .

To meet this spec MXR’s engineers came up with a 24AWG oxygen-free copper core , 95% coverage spiral shielding to block out unwanted EMI and RFI interference and a heavy PVC outer jacket to ensure flexibility and protect against kinks and tangling.

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Available in 10ft , 20ft and patch lengths with standard or pro connector types these cables are the last line in the battle to preserve the purity of tone of your cherished instrument .

Designed to take all the punishment a life on the road has to offer these cables will give pure un-coloured tone night after night gig after gig ,

No fancy colours , no flashy gold connectors that do nothing for your sound just good old fashion rock n roll tone and reliability ,you owe it to your instrument to check out these cables.

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Zoom F8 Field Recorder

 

Multitrack Filed recorders have been used in the film and broadcast industry for many years but have always been prohibitively expensive for anyone other than the elite of film location recording engineers and sound designers. With the launch of their F8 Filed recorders Japanese company Zoom have set a new benchmark for affordable high end Field recording at a fraction of the cost but very similar spec to all the competition. Now you can add pristine audio quality to your Film production or sound design set up giving your projects more edge and realism than ever possible before.

With Eight high quality Mic  inputs with  120db of dynamic range and phantom powering, built in timecode, recording up to 192 KHz on eight tracks, remote operation via iOS device, multiple power sources including a HI Rose external DC connector for maximum battery life when recording in the field.

All these amazing features are built in to a very compact 178( H ) x 54 ( W ) x 140 ( D ) brushed aluminium casing with a very solid and durable feel.

Zooms years as the world’s number 1 maker of handy recorders means that the F8’s operating system is their most highly evolved , intuitive and dynamic yet allowing real-time control of both mix level and mic gain per channel on the fly when recording in the field . Navigating the menus is a breeze with the settings for most functions exactly where you expect them to be.

Having worked very closely with many of the worlds most renowned Film Sound Recordists Zoom have produced a Field Recorder that opens up huge creative possibilities for anyone involved in location sound recording or sound design .

Available now at just €1069 call in to one of our stores to get the full hands on experience and discuss how the F8’s quality and flexibility can help to enhance your next project .

 

 

 

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Taylor GS Mini Koa NOW IN STOCK

Taylor-MiniGSKoa-NewsNOW IN STOCK: Taylor GS Mini, Koa
The Taylor Mini GS guitar has wowed the world with its fun-size appeal. It packs a grown-up guitar voice into a scaled-down form that fits perfectly into everyday life. Having a Taylor Mini on hand is like having your songwriting muse on instant demand.

Inspired by the big, bold sound of Taylor’s Grand Symphony, the GS Mini scales things down without skimping on sound. The guitar manages to pack a ton of tone into a comfortable, travel-and couch-friendly guitar that’s full-voiced and incredibly fun to play.

Check it out here: http://www.waltons.ie/home/products/view/03atay-gs-mini-ek-taylor-gs-mini-koa/ or call into Waltons Georges Street or Waltons Music Superstore in the Blanchardstown Retail Park (beside TK Maxx).

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Focusrite Scarlett Gen 2 Launch

Focusrite Launches Second Generation Scarlett Series Interfaces

Focusrite today announced their Scarlett Generation 2 Audio Interfaces with a host of new upgrades including

New features

  • 24 bit 192 kHz
  • Low latency 2.74ms
  • more even gain structure
  • instrument input redesigned for hot pickups
  • Analogue protection circuitry to stop power surges
  • New metal gain controls
  • Sleeker chassis
  • Focusrite Control – for 6i6 and higher
  • Redesigned headphones and microphones for studio packs

 

New Software Bundle

  • Red 2 & 3
  • Softube Time and Tone
  • Ableton Live
  • Pro Tools First | First Focusrite Creative pack includes Pro Tools First software and the following 12 free plug-ins : Eleven Lite / In-Tune digital tuner / Black Op Distortion / Flanger / Vibe Phaser / Roto Speaker / Tape Echo / Studio Reverb / Gray Compressor / Sc-Fi Ring Modulator / Vari-Fi speed shifter / Graphic EQ
  • Bass Station
  • 2GB loopmasters sounds and samples

Stock will Be with us Next week , email us to reserve now ……

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