SPITFIRE AUDIO BML210 BONE PHALANX
WHAT Recorded at AIR Studios in London, this sample-based virtual instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt features six trombonists (three tenors, two basses, and a contrabass) playing in unison. WHY Because you need powerful, low-end brass for recording or gigs.
$230 | spitfireaudio.com
JL DESIGN PIANO PERFORMANCE CASE
WHAT Unique “shell” and case in one, built to fit your keyboard, with your choice of woods or painted fiberglass. WHY A great way for touring musicians to pretty up their rigs—so pretty that it seems you’d want a case for your case, though.
$TBA | jldesignproducts.com
PITTSBURGH MODULAR GAME SYSTEM
WHAT Eurorack “Chaotic Sequencing Arcade” module with a joystick to navigate the six internal “games,” which offer a variety of ways to sequence. WHY You can go from simple step sequencing to random and algorithmic sound generation with the push of a button.
$299 | pittsburghmodular.com
UNIVERSAL AUDIO AKG BX 20 SPRING REVERB
WHAT Plug-in emulation of late- ’60s dual-tank spring reverb for the UAD-2 DSP platform. WHY There’s nothing like a vintage spring for conjuring sci-fi ambiences, smoky Reggae dub hits, and realistic guitar amp emulations.
$199 | uaudio.com
HARRISON MIXBUS 3
WHAT Optimized for multi-core and 64-bit processing, this third-generation DAW for Mac, Windows and Linux OS offers unlimited MIDI tracks and virtual instruments and supports AU, VST, and LV2 plug-ins. Includes the SetBfree virtual Hammond B-3 and over 50 MIDI filter plug-ins. WHY It’s a low-cost workstation from people who make high-cost mixing consoles.
$79 | harrisonconsoles.com