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Donner DED-20 Electric Drum Pad
Moog Minimoog Model D Analog Synthesizer

Donner DED-20 Electric Drum Pad

Donner has rolled out the new DED-20 Electric Drum Pad . A practice device for drummers on-the-go , the DED-20 features a built-in speaker that delivers sound source samples taken from real acoustic drums . Featuring seven drum sounds — including one snare , one crash , one ride , one hi-hat and three toms — the DED-20 also offers 12 demonstration songs and nine accompaniments set up to accommodate the needs of live performance .
The DED-20 ’ s two stereo speakers can be adjusted to nine different volume levels . Crafted from soft silicone , players can roll up the pad and carry it with them in a backpack to practice wherever , whenever . The soft silicone construction also reduces noise when drumming . For even quieter practice , the DED-20 supports a 3.5-mm headphone output . Additionally , a three-minute-long ( 180-second ) recording function can capture a drummer ’ s moment of inspiration , enhancing their creative potential . Available standard with a MIDI-out jack and USB MIDI-out jack , drummers can connect the DED-20 to their computer to produce music or play games , as well as connect external speakers for live entertainment .
For more information , contact Donner : 571-370- 5977 , service @ donnerdeal . com , www . donnerdeal . com .

Moog Minimoog Model D Analog Synthesizer

More than a half-century since its invention , the Minimoog Model D analog synthesizer has returned to production inside the Moog factory in Asheville , NC . Moog has announced that it is now available to order worldwide . The all-analog instrument gained acclaim for combining the colossal sound of the 1960s Moog modular synthesizers with the accessibility of pre-wired modules , meaning that it could be played instantly and intuitively with no patch cables required .
The sound engine and audio signal path remain identical to the Model D that Bob Moog and his team engineered in the 1970s . This latest edition of the instrument also includes the series of functional modifications from the 2016 production run that expanded this storied synthesizer ’ s capabilities . These modifications include a dedicated analog LFO with triangle and square waveshapes , a premium Fatar keybed with velocity and after pressure available via top panel CV jacks with onboard trimpots , MIDI integration , improved pitch wheel calibration , and a mixer feedback modification which allows the Minimoog Model D to overdrive and scream with the turn of a knob .
For more information , contact SFM : 800-363-8855 , info @ sfm . ca , www . sfm . ca .
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