TAMA Solid Japanese Cedar STAR Reserve Snare Drum
TAMA has announced a new addition to their STAR Reserve snare drum series : Solid Japanese Cedar , the ninth entry into the collection . This snare drum features a traditional Japanese woodworking technique called Uzukuri , which creates a three-dimensional texture and appearance on the outside of the shell . The 8-mm solid Cedar shell is steam bent and fitted with matching steam bent Cedar Sound Focus Rings ( reinforcement hoops ) that are hand cut by skilled Japanese artisans . The Cedar shell is outfitted with eight Low Mass STAR Lugs , 2.3-mm Customized Brass Mighty Hoops , and 20-strand Starclassic Bell Brass Snare Wires .
The hardware specifications were chosen to complement the mellow tonal character of the shell to pull out thick , rich tones with powerful attack and dynamic sensitivity . The Uzukuri exterior shell is finished in natural oil , which highlights the attractive natural aesthetic of the Cedar wood grain .
IK Multimedia AmpliTube TONEX for iPhone and iPad
IK Multimedia has released AmpliTube TONEX for iPhone and iPad , inviting users to experience the power of AI Machine Modeling Tone Models on their mobile device . The TONEX app works both as a standalone app or as an AU plug-in for all the major mobile DAWs and includes the exact same Player section as TONEX Mac / PC software to play , practice , and record .
Fully integrated into the TONEX ecosystem , the TONEX app stays in sync with TONEX Mac / PC so that users always have their collection of Premium Tone Models ready to play at any moment . A purchase of an expansion pack or upgraded version of TONEX on one platform is automatically reflected and available for use on the other .
Boss FS-1-WL Wireless Footswitch
Boss has announced the FS-1-WL wireless footswitch . Users can control digital music score apps , YouTube videos , DAWs , and supported Boss and Roland gear wirelessly over Bluetooth . It ’ s also possible to connect a MIDI cable to operate multi-effect processors , pedals , and other MIDI hardware . With the dedicated editor / librarian app , the FS-1-WL can be customized to control nearly any software application or MIDI device . The FS-1-WL can send keyboard commands over Bluetooth to smartphones , tablets , and computers and comes with three pre-loaded setups for popular apps . Users can also change presets , control effects , and more on Bluetooth-equipped Boss products like Pocket GT , Katana-Air , and Waza-Air , or the GX-100 via the Bluetooth Audio MIDI Dual Adaptor . In addition , the FS-1-WL supports communication with Roland ’ s WM-1 Wireless MIDI Adaptor and WM-1D Wireless MIDI Dongle to control MIDI hardware devices and computers without built-in Bluetooth support . With the FS-1-WL editor / librarian app on a Mac / Windows computer or iOS / Android mobile device , users can assign custom keyboard commands to the footswitches , either single keystrokes or combinations with modifier keys like shift and control . In MIDI mode , custom PC and CC messages can be assigned . The app software also provides the ability to save and organize configurations for different needs .
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