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Cherry Audio Quadra Synthesizer
IK Multimedia FAME Studio Reverb for T-RackS
D ’ Angelico Premier Bedford Guitar

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Cherry Audio Quadra Synthesizer

Cherry Audio has released the Quadra , which it says is its most ambitious synthesizer to date . The Quadra is a super-accurate and improved emulation of the legendary ARP Quadra synthesizer , originally released in 1978 – a rare and coveted “ unicorn ” instrument in the synthesizer world , now reproduced for the first time as a virtual instrument .
The Quadra has been designed to strike a balance of authenticity and functionality , addressing the hardware instrument ’ s shortcomings while dramatically expanding its power and user experience to exceed the original . Each of the Quadra ’ s four sections is independently assignable to any region of the keyboard for splitting and layering flexibility . The original Quadra ’ s challenging patch storage has been replaced with Cherry Audio ’ s extensive patch browsing system . The overall sound quality has been improved for a richer and fatter tone , and the onboard phaser has been augmented with a stereo chorus / flanger , a syncable echo , and studio-quality reverb — all individually routable for effects flexibility .
For more information , go to www . cherryaudio . com .

IK Multimedia FAME Studio Reverb for T-RackS

IK Multimedia has released the FAME Studio Reverb plug-in for T-RackS , which brings the sound and vibe of Alabama ’ s FAME Studios and the classic Muscle Shoals sound .
T-RackS FAME Studio Reverb offers a total of nine spaces , with two live rooms , five iso booths , an EMT plate reverb and FAME ’ s newly-restored echo chamber , plus Modern and Vintage modes for each , giving users a full suite of reverb effects in a single plug-in .
IK worked closely with FAME staff to capture not just the mic placement used on all their iconic albums , but where the performers were positioned as well . Users can select which instrument they ’ re processing and T-RackS FAME Studio Reverb instantly re-positions both the microphones and source in the room . The plug-in also offers all the necessary controls to shape the spaces including reverb time , width and frequency controls , microphone controls ( left , right , or both ) and accurate leveling / monitoring of the mixed signals .
For more information , contact Hal Leonard : 414-774-3630 , sales @ halleonard . com , www . halleonard . com .

D ’ Angelico Premier Bedford Guitar

New for 2022 , D ’ Angelico has released the Bedford guitar , which has returned to the Premier Series .
Now pairing its sleek offset body with two Duncan Designed P90s , the Premier Bedford offers sparkling and elastic articulation in a classic configuration , according to the company . Constructed with either a mahogany or basswood body depending on the colour of choice , the Premier Bedford was designed to be well-balanced , both sonically and physically . Its slim C-shape neck and fast fingerboard radius provide player comfort , while generous body contours and overall size make it easy to wield . It ’ s available in sky blue , oxblood , and black flake finishes .
For more information , contact B & J Music : 800-268-8147 , www . bjmusiconline . com .
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