Regal Tip Expands Cajon Brush Line

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Regal Tip is expanding its Cajon brush line with two new models, the Wave and the Swish. The separated bristles of the Wave produce a legato attack, and the smooth bristles of the Swish produce a staccato attack. Both models have an adjustable control ring. For more information on Regal Tip's growing world percussion line, check out

Apogee Duet Bundle For Mac Announced

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Santa Monica, California, June 12, 2014 - Apogee Electronics has announced a limited-time bundle featuring their legendary Duet audio interface and Breakout Box, now available together for $695.  The two products together are the most popular portable audio interface for Mac.

Apogee Duet for iPad & Mac is the first professional stereo audio interface, headphone amp and MIDI interface for iOS devices and Mac. Featuring two channels of AD/DA conversion, dynamically optimized mic preamps and an acclaimed user interface, Duet is the simplest way to capture music in all of its dimension and detail. 

The Duet Breakout Box features a durable, aluminum enclosure with 2 1/4” inputs, 2 XLR inputs and 2 balanced XLR outputs. It also has studio-quality I/O connectors and includes a 2-meter cable. Coupled with Apogee Duet, the Duet Breakout Box makes it easy to capture recordings on Macs and iOS devices.

  • Duet Highlights
    • USB Mac and iOS audio interface
    • Works with iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Mac
    • Works with Logic Pro X, Ableton and Pro Tools software
    • Meets professional recording level standards
    • 2 analog inputs: Mic/Instrument or Line level
    • 2 built-in microphone preamps with up to 75dB of gain
      • Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture for optimal mic preamp performance
    • 2 balanced line out + 1 independent 1/4” stereo headphone
    • MIDI connection (Core MIDI compatible; USB-A type connector)
    • A/D and D/A conversion at 24-bit/192kHz
    • Controller knob selects function, sets input and output level
  • Breakout Box Highlights
    • Rugged aluminum enclosure
    • 2 1/4” inputs
    • 2 XLR inputs
    • 2 XLR outputs
    • 2 meter cable extends I/O connections away from your desktop
    • Minimizes cable clutter

Sabian’s New Jojo Mayer Omni HHX Goes Dark

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When the Omni AAX was released, i aimed for new levels of sonic contrast and versatility within one cymbal. Now Jojo Mayer and Sabian are back with the HHX Omni, which take those original Omni sonic properties in a darker direction.

“I’m really more of a hand-hammered guy − I’m a fan of dark cymbals” comments Jojo Mayer. “The AAX Omni is a bright cymbal, and so I felt the need to have a version of that which caters more to my natural preference. However, because this is such a complex cymbal to produce, we began the R&D process with the AAX Omni, and once we had perfected that, applied the knowledge to the more intricate HHX hammered version.”

According to Sabian, the new dark Omni offers a couple of new dimensions. First, it provides more nuanced tone on the ride surface. This means the stick sound stays a safe distance from the body, refusing to get swallowed up no matter how loudly it’s played.

Second, it adds the dimension of playing with the shoulder, which not only has a wonderful texture, but also excites more of the cymbal’s body without activating the crash. These properties are unique to the HHX version, and are a direct result of the HHX hammering.

“This cymbal really embodies the vision I had all along for a dark Omni,” says Mayer. “I can see playing it in any setting, from an acoustic jazz gig because it is so controllable, to a loud rock gig because of its stellar crash ride properties.”

The Omni HHX is made of B20 bronze with a natural finish, a jumbo hammering pattern and pinpoint lathing. It is medium weight in the center with an extra thin edge. For more information visit

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Light The Gig With Dixon's Brite Key

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Tired of fumbling your way through a low-light gig? Check out Dixon's new multifunctional Brite Key.

The Brite Key has three functions: a L.E.D. flashlight, a bottle opener, and a standard drum key. Perfect for poorly-lit stages, pracitce rooms, and teaching studios, the Brite Key can be used to fix, find, or adjust anything within reach.

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Item: Dixon's Multifunctional Brite Key
Price: $17.99
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Sabian's 13" Jojo Mayer Hoop Crasher

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Sabian's 13" Jojo Mayer Hoop Crasher is here.

Designed by Mayer, the Crasher's dual-ring effects device offers huge versatility and a massive palette of sound. Manufactured from a set of premium B20 Bronze hi-hats — the top flotation ring is punched with 32 holes for lightness and lift, while the heavier bottom ring is designed with an X-Celerator Air-Wave lip to eliminate airlock and minimize contact area with the snare head.

Attached by a pair of cotter pins, the two rings can be played free by simply removing the pins, allowing more flotation and lift of the top ring. For even more sound possibilities, the Hoop Crasher can be placed loosely on a snare drum, or tightened down with a trio of adjustable tension clamps (included). Adjusting the pressure of the clamps affects sustain, allowing the player to dial in long sounds, as in a dubstep tempo, or short, tight sounds.

An important advantage of the Hoop Crasher over other snare devices is that you can actually play the snare drum and not change its sound. This allows you to bring in the effect of the Hoop Crasher whenever you need it, ideal for subdivisions.

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