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Simmons Titan 50 and Titan 20 Electronic Drum Kits
Maestro Agena Envelope Filter

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Simmons Titan 50 and Titan 20 Electronic Drum Kits

Simmons has introduced the Titan 50 and Titan 20 electronic drum kits . Both kits are equipped to be played at home as quiet practice tools or as part of a stage or studio performance setup . The kits deliver realistic acoustic and electronic drum / percussion sounds , with mesh pads that respond similarly to conventional drumheads , a rectangular rack and clamp system that keeps the pads securely in the selected position , and a bevy of practice tools and connectivity options ( Bluetooth , USB , MIDI ).
The Titan 50 ’ s large and responsive 10-in . dual-zone mesh snare features a low-rim profile combined with high-speed triggering . The kit also comes with three eight-in . mesh toms and three responsive 10-inch cymbals — hi-hat , ride and crash with choke . A six-in . kick pad connects to the included kick pedal , or players can use their own , including double-kick pedals . The full-sized four-post rack is sturdy with steel construction , rectangular profile and adjustable mounts to keep all the parts locked in place . The rack is designed to be expandable with an adjustable length side rail so users can add another tom and cymbal . The Titan 50 also includes an all-new library of drum kits , featuring 187 drum sounds , 25 factory preset kits and 10 user drum kits along with three preset and seven user songs . The Titan 50 also allows players to easily replace the factory sounds with custom sets from the Simmons Signature sound library . The Titan 20 ’ s components are similar , but with an 8-inch dual-zone snare with rimshot detection , instead of the Titan 50 ’ s 10-inch snare , as well as different kick and hi-hat pedal constructions . Featuring 103 drum sounds , 10 factory preset kits and one user kit , three preset songs and one user song , the Titan 20 is better suited to beginners and students .
For more information , go to simmonsdrums . net .

Maestro Agena Envelope Filter

Maestro has expanded its Maestro Original Collection line of pedals with the introduction of the Agena Envelope Filter , along with four other pedals : the Arcas Compressor Sustainer , the Mariner Tremolo , the Orbit Phaser , and the Titan Boost . The Maestro Original Collection pays tribute to the brand ’ s original models , while adding modern features , expanded versatility , and more advanced tonetweaking capabilities .
The Maestro Agena Envelope Filter pedal is designed for ease of use and is tailored for optimized dynamic control . The Agena offers two filter frequency options for a range of tonal possibilities . This all-analog pedal features a two-position Mode toggle switch for increased sonic versatility , while the LO mode setting focuses the filter in a lower frequency range , while the HI mode emphasizes a higher range of frequencies . The three-knob control layout lets users quickly set the desired Sense ( the envelope ’ s sensitivity and response to picking attack ), control the Attack ( how fast the filter increases or opens ), and adjust the Decay and how long the filter stays in the open position . The true bypass footswitch triggers the LED lights in the bugles in the Maestro logo when it ’ s on .
For more information , contact Yorkville Sound : 905-837-8777 , FAX 905-839-5776 , canada @ yorkville . com , www . yorkville . com .
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