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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Special K

Special K

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

AKG by Harman has unveiled a line of high-performance, over-ear, closed-back headphones. The new K52, K72 and K92 headphones deliver AKG sound quality, good comfort and durable, yet lightweight, construction. Professional-grade 40-millimeter drivers reveal even subtle nuances, giving users the confidence that their mixes will translate accurately on any system. The self-adjusting headband and over-ear […]

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Down Low

Down Low

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hohner has launched its newest low-tuned harmonica: the Rocket Low. The Rocket harmonica was released in 2014, and it’s known for its rounded, comfortable form and its excellent action, due to the innovative design of the chamber openings. The Rocket Low expands the key selection of the original to include low tunings. Low harmonicas are […]

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Intelligent Design

Intelligent Design

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Grund Audio Design’s LC-2SA, LC-5SA and LC-8SA subwoofers are all powered systems that incorporate a 2.1 amplifier designed to drive both the subwoofers and stereo satellite LC column-array loudspeakers. The LC-2SA subwoofer features a 1,200-watt Class D amplifier, whereas the LC-5SA and the LC-8SA employ 1,600- and 1,800-watt Class D amplifiers, respectively. All three subwoofers […]

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Time To Bolt

Time To Bolt

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

PRS Guitars’ CE 24 brings the bolt-on platform back to the main PRS lineup, with some significant updates. The CE 24 pairs PRS’ traditional body combination of the mahogany back and maple top with a bolt-on maple neck and rosewood fretboard. The Pattern Thin neck with satin nitro finish has a natural feel. To further […]

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Electric Slide

Electric Slide

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Yamaha has introduced four electric violin models, expanding the current Yamaha Silent/Electric Violin lineup. Available in four- or five-string models, the all-wood YEV series provides excellent sound and electric performance benefits, while maintaining its appeal to traditional performers. The design is based on established violin elements, with additional style cues from Yamaha acoustic guitar luthiers. […]

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Elite Unit

Elite Unit

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fender has released its American Elite Series, featuring new designs for the Stratocaster, Telecaster, Precision Bass and Jazz Bass. New innovations include fourth-generation Noiseless pickups, comfortable compound neck shapes and heels, sleek cases and fresh finishes. The series includes, among other models, the American Elite Telecaster, the American Elite Telecaster Thinline, the American Elite Stratocaster […]

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Change Has Come

Change Has Come

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kyser Musical Products’ Quick-Change capo features a dark rosewood design. It’s the tried-and-true, American-made Quick-Change capo that musicians all over the world use; now, it’s available in a beautifully natural, polished, rosewood-style finish. The company emphasizes the product’s unique, aesthetically pleasing looks and its durable and reliable function. For details, visit kysermusical.com or booth #5977.

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Third Dimension

Third Dimension

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sensaphonics has debuted the 3D-U, its first universal-fit IEM. The 3D-U uses Active Ambient technology, with embedded binaural microphones to add controlled ambience to the musician’s mix. With 3D-U, performers hear their instruments, the audience and each other naturally, with both earpieces safely in place. The 3D-U is the first Sensaphonics product available to retailers. […]

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Piano Man

Piano Man

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Nord Piano 3 allows you to play, split and layer sounds. Its improved memory allows it to play 1 gigabyte from the Nord Piano Library and 256 megabytes from the Nord Sample Library. It also features a versatile effects section. All this comes in a portable package sporting a premium 88-key triple-switch hammer action […]

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Real Homerun

Real Homerun

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

With Fishman’s TriplePlay FC-1 Floor Controller, players can extend the capability of the TriplePlay Wireless Guitar Controller and breathe new life into their MIDI gear. MIDI synths and sound modules can be played wirelessly with a TriplePlay-equipped guitar, eliminating cables and connectors. Guitarists no longer have to bring their computers to the stage. Three assignable […]

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