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July 2010

The Zoom H1 Handy Recorder

Weighing in at about two ounces, Zoom’s H1 recorder delivers clear 24-bit/96 kHz stereo recordings suitable for music, interviews, lectures, recitals, band practice, and more. The H1’s two onboard microphones are configured in an X/Y pattern.

The H1 also features a newly designed user interface that places all its functions at the touch of a button. Zoom included access to the track marker, auto record, low cut filter, level, and volume controls with onboard buttons and no menus.

The H1 can accommodate up to 32GB microSDHC memory cards, providing over 50 hours of recording time. The recorder is powered by a single AA size battery, which provides up to 10 hours of continuous operation. H1 users can purchase an H1 accessory kit that includes a windscreen, AC adapter (USB type), USB cable, adjustable tripod stand, soft carrying pouch, and mic clip adapter. The Zoom H1 retails for $99.

E. K. Blessing’s Intermediate Trumpet

The 1460 Blessing intermediate trumpet features the new #24 bell flare and heavier valve system, designed to help advancing students and players move into a more professional style instrument. The 1460 features Monel pistons as well as hand-lapped first and third valve slides. Retail prices range from $900 to $1,068.

Peter Ponzol Antigua Winds Develop New Pro One Model

Peter Ponzol and Antigua Winds have joined forces to develop a new series of professional saxophones. As an international recording artist, Peter Ponzol is known for his saxophone mouthpieces and custom necks. These skills were honed during a nearly 15 year career as a saxophone designer for Buffet Crampon and Keilwerth. While with Keilwerth, Peter developed several new models which include a model that bears his name. Prototypes of the new Pro One Antigua saxophones designed by Peter Ponzol will be circulating through select studios later this year.

Sabian 21 Vault 3-Point Ride

Based on an idea from jazz giant Jack DeJohnette, the Sabian 21 Vault 3-Point Ride is said to offer dark, smoky tone with varying sound nuances across three distinct playing surfaces. The medium-thin cymbal features an unlathed control ring around the center, is hand hammered, enhanced by jumbo-peen hammering on its underside, and topped by a mini bell.

LA Sax Bad Aax Saxophone Models

LA Sax Bad Aax Black Alto saxophone features ribbed constructed and double pad cup arms. This saxophone is built from a cupronickel brass alloy and is keyed all the way up to high F# and has a front harmonic F key.

The La Sax Bad Aax Black Tenor saxophone is ribbed constructed and has double pad cup arms on the low C, B and Bb. The saxophone features detailed engraving on the body tube, bow, bell, and bell flare and is keyed all the way up to high F# and has a front harmonic F key.

LA Sax Soprano saxophone features a rose brush satin finish with gold engraved keys. This one-piece straight soprano saxophone has Italian pads and metal tone boosters for resonance. This saxophone also features a high F# key and a front F key, along with semi-precious stones on all the finger buttons.

RB Continental Triple Trumpet Case

Reunion Blues is expanding their RB Continental line with the introduction of a new triple trumpet case that combines contemporary design with instrument protection.

On the outside, a one inch thick shock-absorbing Flexoskeleton exterior is lined with reinforced impact panels, and a knurled abrasion grid covers the bottom to help resist scuffing. A large zippered accessory pocket is also provided, along with an adjustable shoulder strap.

A padded, wide-mouth lid opens to a hidden accessory pocket and reveals a very roomy interior that features adjustable dividers providing custom space allocation for securing trumpets, mutes, and accessories.

A Ballistic Quadraweave exterior features high-strength corded edges and all seams are double-stitched with high tensile thread and reinforced at tested stress points. This new case also includes a Zero-G palm-contoured handle with weight distributing foam core to help reduce hand fatigue when the case is carried over long distances.

Like all Reunion Blues products, the RB Continental triple trumpet case comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. The retail price is $199.95.

Everything We Needed to Know About Business, We Learned Playing Music

Everything We Needed to Know About Business, We Learned Playing Music, by Craig M. Cortello of La Dolce Vita Enterprises, is a compilation of interviews with 32 CEO’s and business leaders who played music as a child or adolescent and view that experience as a definitive one in preparing them for success. The nine common lessons learned, attributes developed, and insights gained are identified, discussed, and illustrated through the experiences and personal accounts of the research participants.

Akoostik Koozees for Amps Speakers

Koozee Armor Products line of Akoostik Koozees are adjustable padded wraps that will secure tightly around most OEM’s sound reinforcement gear. The Akoostik Koozee’s wrapping and cinching design allows a single speaker or amp wrap to secure tightly around multiple models of speakers and amps. Retail prices start at $59.

Tycoon’s Tables, Racks, and Drumset Hardware

Tycoon Percussion now offers a complete line of hardware that allows drummers and percussionists to position instruments within easy reach of their sticks and hands. Tycoon’s 2010 catalog features a variety of clamps and arms for mounting percussion effects on existing stands, a bracket that connects percussion instruments to any standard bass drum pedal and accessory percussion racks, including a mountable model with a universal clamp that accommodates four accessories and a free-standing version that can hold a combination of up to a dozen mountable percussion instruments.

Tycoon’s new percussion tables are available in large (TPT-L) and small (TPT-S) sizes and are recommended for all types of drummers and drumming situations. The trays are attached to height-adjustable, heavy-duty, double-braced stands, and feature padded surfaces that can accommodate multiple accessory percussion instruments, sticks, and mallets as well as electronic multi-pads and laptop computers.

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