Sabian Stick Flip Plays Dual Role: Stickbag And Holder
- By Radim McCue
- Published February 21, 2014
Stickbags, holders, and stands all have their place. Now, Sabian has combined them in the new Stick Flip. The Stick Flip is a stickbag that stands up to function as a holder while you're playing. It starts out as a drumstick bag, that you unzip and flip, and it becomes a drumstick holder!
The Stick Flip morphs from drumstick bag to drumstick holder using a proprietary Flip design. The transformation is quick and easy with no snaps or special connections required. During a gig, the Stick Flip sits next to the drummer, putting spare sticks within arm’s reach. When the gig is over, the Stick Flip easily folds back into a stick bag and is ready for the next show.
This new design removes the stick bag from the floor tom freeing it to fully resonate. It is available in two color options and is available at top retail stores worldwide. Learn more at Sabian.com
New E-Percussion KAT-alyst
- By Andy Ziker
- Published January 21, 2014
KAT adds to their impressive line of electronic products with the KTMP1multipad, an easy and expandable solution to any percussion setup. Playable with both hands and sticks, this single module brings electronic drum, dance, and percussion sounds immediately to your fingertips.
Both compact and affordable, the KTMP1 features 50 high-quality, fully-adjustable sounds. These sounds can be tuned, panned and assigned to any of the four highly responsive pads. Additionally, you can fine-tune reverb, sensitivity and level control to shape every sound to perfectly suit your needs. The KAT KTMP1 is the perfect add-on to any drum set or percussion rig and the ultimate tool for the studio.
Sonor Announces The Birch Infinite Kit
- By Jordan Liffengren
- Published January 8, 2013
Sonor has announced the Birch Infinite shell set — a new, limited edition drum set handmade in Germany. The drum kit will be available starting November of 2013 in a trio of vintage finishes, Vintage Amber, Vintage Azure and Vintage Onyx.
The birch shells provide tremendous projection and a solid, distinctive tone featuring smooth, balanced midrange which complements the clarity of the highs and lows. The bass drum is 22" x 18", with 10" x 8" and 12" x 9" rack toms. A 16" x 16" floor tom rounds out the standard kit and an optional 14" x 14" floor tom and 14" x 6" snare will be offered as upgrade components.
Master craftsman build these drums and they feature Sonor’s top-of-the-line feature set including; top quality fittings, the T.A.R. mounting system, tuning lugs with TuneSafe, Optimum Shell Measurement (OSM), Remo USA heads and the new Dual Glide system on the snare.
“Sonor has created a very special series of shells that sound amazing and look striking,” said product manager Larry Nelson. “The three color choices, wedded with the natural bass drum hoop, reflect the years of experience that Sonor has in creating sonically pleasing drums that look amazing.”
The Birch Infinite shell set MAP’s $2,599.00. The optional snare and floor tom MAP for $599.00 each.
Apogee Mic 96k Upgrades iOS Recording
- By Radim McCue
- Published January 7, 2014
Santa Monica, California - Apogee Electronics is introducing the new MiC 96k, a professional digital microphone for iPad, iPhone and Mac. With a design inspired by classic condensers, MiC 96k can be used to record vocals, voice overs, acoustic guitar, piano, or drums.
The new MiC 96k, upgrades the original Mic, introduced in 2011, with the ability to make higher fidelity recordings – up to 24-bit/96kHz – and includes an iOS Lighting cable as well as a microphone stand
adapter in the box. Like its predecessor, MiC 96k also includes an iOS 30-pin cable, Mac USB cable, and table-top tripod stand. It retails for $229. For more information, please visit http://www.apogeedigital.com.
MiC 96k Features and highlights
- PureDIGITAL connection for pristine sound quality
- Designed for voice and acoustic instrument recording
- Studio quality cardioid condenser microphone
- Up to 96kHz,
24-bit analog-to-digital recording
- Works with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac
- Includes iOS Lightning cable, iOS 30-pin cable, Mac USB cable
- Simple setup, you can start recording in minutes
- Apogee engineered microphone preamp with up to 40dB of gain
- Control knob allows easy input level adjustment
- Multicolor LED for status indication and input level monitoring
- All metal construction
- Microphone stand adapter included
- No batteries or external power required
- Compatible with GarageBand, Logic Pro and Pro Tools
- Made in the U.S.A.
Control The Jiggle In Your Jingle
- By Andy Ziker
- Published January 21, 2014
Does your tambourine jiggle around uncontrollably when you play it? Grover Pro Percussion Inc., Massachusetts-based company well known for their percussion products, has come up with a nifty solution to this: an innovative clamp to mount tambourines to its line of accessories.
The TMC is a solidly constructed universal clamp that will grip any 8-, 10-, or 12-inch tambourine securely, yet freely enough to allow the frame and jingles to resonate fully.
Machined from 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum, the body is designed to spread the clamping force evenly across a wide four-inch length of the shell circumference. This assures that no damage will occur to your instrument, even if played vigorously. The ergonomic thumbscrew engages a rubber-covered flat spring that quickly and easily tightens and releases. The deep-milled U-channel is designed to securely and safely cradle any Grover tambourine model.
One of the best features of this clamp is its versatility and ease of use; it quickly screws onto any standard cymbal stand with an 8mm thread. This allows complete flexibility in placement and tilt angle. In addition, mount the TMC to a boom stand, and the most intricate and difficult multi-percussion setups are accommodated.
The TMC is available at select Grover Pro dealers and at GroverPro.com.