Author Archive: Dan Ferrisi

I am the Editor of The Music & Sound Retailer, the most widely read trade publication serving the music products market. I am a lifelong writer and editor, working for Testa Communications, publisher of The Retailer, for more than 10 years.

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Like A Bridge Over Troubled Water

Like A Bridge Over Troubled Water

| February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

If Turbulent Times Had You Down And Out, NAMM Helped Ease Your Mind By a lot of measures, 2016 began rather turbulently. Global equity markets took an unprecedented beginning-of-the-year plunge that we might, or might not, have recovered from by the time you read these words in mid-February. The U.S. presidential election season has officially begun, calling […]

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Galaxy Audio’s GPS-8

Galaxy Audio’s GPS-8

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Galaxy Audio’s GPS-8 full-range personal monitor PA system packs huge sound, while remaining compact and versatile. It’s a powered, 200-watt, two-way, compact PA speaker with an asymmetrical shape that allows for wedge placement or pole mounting. The GPS-8 also features a push-button Bass Boost feature that enhances low end. It has a mic/line switch, as […]

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Slaperoo Percussion’s Redesigned SlapStick N-100 Noodle

Slaperoo Percussion’s Redesigned SlapStick N-100 Noodle

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Slaperoo Percussion has redesigned its SlapStick N-100 Noodle. The new model, the SlapStick N-100 PRO, offers a new look, feel and sound. Features include an ergonomic aluminum extruded body with curved sides, fret holes along the body indicating half-steps like a guitar, a larger pickup and an injection-molded base with a “palm cradle.” The anodized […]

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T-Rex Effects’ Replicator Pedal

T-Rex Effects’ Replicator Pedal

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

T-Rex Effects is shipping its Replicator analog tape echo pedal. With Replicator, the qualities of a pure analog tape echo are paired with modern features, some of which have not previously been available on a tape delay. Replicator is the first analog tape delay to feature a tap tempo footswitch, allowing users to adjust delay […]

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Gig Gear’s Gig Gloves

Gig Gear’s Gig Gloves

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Gig Gear’s Gig Gloves line has expanded to include a new cold-weather glove called Thermo-Gig Gloves. These gloves include all the same features of the original Gig Gloves, but also include an internal fleece lining to provide warmth for outdoor, cold-weather gigs and events. Gig Gloves don’t need to be removed at any point while […]

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Yamaha’s Montage Synthesizer

Yamaha’s Montage Synthesizer

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Yamaha has introduced the Montage Synthesizer, which is available in 61-, 76- and 88-key configurations. It features the Motion Control Synthesizer Engine, a powerful and intuitive way to interact with and control sound. The Motion Control Synthesizer Engine controls two Sound Engines: Advanced Wave Memory 2 (AWM2) and FM-X. Compatible with previous-generation Motif libraries, the […]

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Vic Firth’s Keith Moon Signature Stick

Vic Firth’s Keith Moon Signature Stick

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Vic Firth Co. has announced the Keith Moon Signature Stick. Moon was the legendary drummer from The Who. The Keith Moon signature model matches the exact specifications of the stick used by Moon throughout his career. It’s unique in its design, with the combination of a medium shaft, fast-sloping medium taper and a length just […]

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EHX 720 Stereo Looper

EHX 720 Stereo Looper

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

With 720 seconds (12 minutes) of stereo recording time on 10 independent loops and unlimited overdubbing, the compact EHX 720 Stereo Looper provides guitarists with an intuitive tool that suits practice and live performance. Undo-Redo, Reverse and half-speed effects are all available. Audio is high quality and uncompressed, and the pedal features 24-bit A/D/A converters […]

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Numark’s Dashboard

Numark’s Dashboard

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Numark’s Dashboard three-screen display adds the visual benefits of three 4.3-inch full-color LCD screens to virtually any Serato DJ authorized mixer DVS solution or controller, regardless of brand. Two of Dashboard’s screens provide moving waveforms, playhead, deck and FX status. A third, central screen gives DJs a dedicated view of their track library. The third […]

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Spector’s Euro4LX In Tobacco Sunburst

Spector’s Euro4LX In Tobacco Sunburst

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Euro4LX in Tobacco Sunburst is the latest from Spector. It features a fully carved Spector NS-style body, neck-through construction, a highly figured maple top and chrome hardware. What differentiates this model from previous Euro models are the all-new Bartolini pickups. These pickups were custom wound to accentuate the inherent tonal character of Spector basses, […]

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