Toolbox June 2010

Boss BR-800 What Digital recorder Why Touch sensor switches and the ability to record to SD make this a battery-powered studio on the go.

Boss BR-800

What Digital recorder
Why Touch sensor switches and the ability to record to SD make this a battery-powered studio on the go.
How Includes the convenient Retry function, which re-cues automatically to fix mistakes, and Song Sketch recording for instant, one-touch capture. There's also a built-in stereo condenser microphone, plus a DR-880-quality rhythm generator for adding drum and percussion tracks to your songs. It can also function as a control surface for DAW software.
Price $525

DPA 4099B/4099C


What Clip mics for bass and cello
Why Opens new possibilities for solo cellists, string quartets, and large string sections sharing the stage with a loud rock band, allowing the delicate nuances of their instruments to be reproduced clearly and distinctly.
How Features supercardioid polar patterns for high rejection and superior gain before feedback. These mics attach to the outer strings, never damage the instrument, and provide a stable mic placement while the artist can move any way they want around the stage and still be in the sweet spot.
Price TBD


Milab DC-96C

What Condenser microphone
Why The DC-96C is the latest version of the classic DC-96 series, originally released in 1967, updated with the latest technology.
How Transformer-less cardioid microphone with a single layer mesh grid, 12dB attenuation pad, and 144db maximum SPL. Suitable for studio vocals, acoustic guitar, overheads, guitar amps, and more.
Price TBD

Roland CD-2i


What SD/CD recorder
Why Great way to capture the moment and render it to CD or SD memory card for storage and distribution.
How Has the ability to capture CD-quality 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV audio from a variety of sources. Audio inputs include a stereo 1/4-inch, RCA phono, and phantom-powered XLR microphone input. A stereo microphone and speaker are also built in for recording and playback, and a wireless remote allows for off-unit control of playback and recording.
Price $759

Wishbone Workshop “The Wishbone”


What Mic stand ideal for amplifiers
Why This mic stand saves time, reduces clutter, and provides precise mic placement.
How By attaching to the handle of most guitar amps, the mic hangs over the amp and stays out of the way.
Price $79.99/$49.99 MSRP/street

Arturia THE ONE


What Software instrument collection
Why This box set contains all Arturia instruments, and a license for one of them. Try them all, then pick the one you want to authorize.
How Moog Modular V, CS-80V, ARP2600 V, Minimoog-V, Prophet V, Jupiter-8V, Brass 2.0, and Analog Factory
Price $249

Shure Beta 27


What Condenser microphone
Why It’s the only side-address, supercardioid condenser microphone designed for professional sound reinforcement.
How Supercardioid polar pattern specifically targets the sound source which greatly minimizes bleed from off-axis sound sources. Flat, neutral frequency response for natural reproduction on stage or in the studio, a 15dB pad, and three-position switchable low-frequency filter help reduce unwanted stage rumble or counteract proximity effect for consistent, extended low-end.
Price $399

Universal Audio 4-710d


What Four-channel “Twin-Finity” mic preamp & DI with Dynamics
Why Newly designed 1176-style compression/soft-limiting circuit per mic channel.
How Placing four 710s into one unit, adding eight channels of high-quality 2-bit, 192kHz A/D conversion, and balanced send/return inserts.
Price TBD