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In Tune

Clear Tune Monitors Inc. announced its CE320 Triple-Driver Earphone, which delivers high-fidelity sound with a deep and clear bass provided by its three Balanced Armature Drivers. A universal-fit reference created to match the user’s lifestyle on and off stage, the CE320 features the AS-7’s shell shape and ergonomics, backed up by the same audio technology and engineering team behind the Da Vinci Series, stated the company. Additional features include 26dB of sound isolation, universal fit format, a high-quality standard two-pin detachable cable, soft-case and one-quarter inch adapter. MSRP: $249.99 Ship Date: Spring Contact: Clear Tune Monitors, cleartunemonitors.com

To the Moon and Back

Fishman created the Mike Inez Fluence Legacy series. The pickup set is multivoice and free from the hum, noise and inductance issues that plague even the most coveted wire-wound pickups, stated the manufacturer. It is designed to appeal to rock, metal and jazz players looking for their own bit of “magic,” and is a retro-fit replacement for most four and five-string soapbar-equipped basses. The Mike Inez Fluence Legacy Series pickup is available for four- or five-string instruments, as a single pickup or in a set with a standard Fluence Soapbar Bass pickup in the bridge position. Voice 1 is an exact sonic copy of Inez’s Moon bass, providing the same tone he has used throughout his career, from Alice Copper to Ozzy Osbourne. Voice 2 offers warm, vintage tones (passive). MSRP: $350.58 (sets) and $185.04 (single) Ship Date: Contact company Contact: Fishman, fishman.com

House of Worship

Alfred Music released follow-up editions in the “Worship Essentials” series by Carol Tornquist: “Preludes for Worship,” “Offertories for Worship” and “Postludes for Worship.” The series is intended to offer a valuable resource for church pianists that includes collections with accessible piano arrangements (late intermediate/early advanced) specifically for preludes, offertories and postludes. It includes selections of contemporary Christian hits appropriate for prelude music. Titles include “10,000 Reasons” (Bless the Lord) (Matt Redman), “Come As You Are” (Crowder), “Come, Now Is the Time to Worship” (Brian Doerksen), “Glorious Day” (Living He Loved Me) (Casting Crowns), “Good Good Father” (Chris Tomlin), “Here I Am to Worship” (Light of the World) (Tim Hughes) and “Hosanna” (Praise Is Rising) (Paul Baloche). MSRP: $12.99 Ship Date: Now Contact: Alfred Music, alfred.com

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Lucky No. 13

C. F. Martin & Co. introduced the SC-13E, designed to be comfortable and remove the limitations of a conventional cutaway acoustic-electric. Features include an all-new shape that is designed for comfort and sonic balance; a cutaway design that completely removes the heel, allowing full access to every fret without contorting a player’s hand; a Sure Align neck system with a linear dovetail neck joint that allows for easy adjustments to the action and neck tension; a 13-fret position neck joint with a 25.4-inch scale length that offers the tone of a long scale and the playability of a short scale; a low-profile neck, ergonomically designed for improved playing positions and comfort; an onboard Fishman pickup, complete with a built-in tuner; and new appointments that give the guitar a stunning aesthetic, including new inlays and koa fine veneer. MSRP: Contact company Ship Date: Contact company Contact: CF Martin, martinguitar.com/nolimits

Han Solo

IK Multimedia introduced AXE I/O SOLO, developed for guitar players who want to record the best possible sound on a budget or on the go. It is a compact two-in/ three-out USB audio interface that features IK’s PURE microphone preamp; an instrument input with proprietary tone-shaping options; an exclusive Amp Out to incorporate real gear into a recording setup; and 24-bit, 192kHz converters with a wide dynamic range, for pristine recordings in all musical genres, stated the company. AXE I/O SOLO can also act as a controller for use with IK’s included AmpliTube or other favorite guitar-friendly software, offering a complete, affordable solution for players who want the best possible tone for their tracks. It offers IK’s Class A PURE mic preamp, designed for transparent and clean recording. An extended, flat frequency response captures the full tonal range of voices and instruments without “coloring” the sound. For seamless, out-of-the-box recording and processing, it comes bundled with AmpliTube 4 Deluxe, IK’s guitar and bass tone studio for Mac/ PC/iPhone/iPad, as well as a suite of T-RackS mixing and mastering plug-ins and Ableton Live 10 Lite recording software. MSRP: $249.99 Ship Date: Q2 2020 Contact: IK Multimedia, ikmultimedia.com MARCH 2020

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