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Ready for Prime Time Master of Headphones

V-MODA released the Crossfade M-100 Master. For the first time, Roland engineers managed the tuning process of a V-MODA headphone throughout the different iterations to make Crossfade M-100 Master sound. This co-engineering process emphasizes a “creatorsfirst” approach and makes the new headphone intended for professional DJs, producers and video streamers who want to improve their skills with an exceptional audio tool, stated the company. Its 50mm dual-diaphragm drivers have been upgraded with Japanese CCAW coil, pushing the sound quality into the ranks of Hi-Res Audio. It also offers a SteelFlex headband, developed following fan feedback, which prevents the development of pressure points so it feels like the headphones are not even there, stated the company. MSRP: $250 Ship Date: Contact company Contact: V-Moda, v-moda.com

Odyssey’s Denon Prime 4 Media Controller hybrid case/bag features a reinforced stitched molded EVA shell design for DJ gear protection. It has extra-large embossed corners and two-inch thick soft convoluted top foam, intended to keep faders, knobs and jog wheels safe in transport. It also has large top-grade custom logo zippers, rivet-enforced double handles and non-slip shoulder straps to ensure secure mobility. MAP: $149.99 Ship Date: Contact company Contact: Odyssey, odysseygear.com

Be a Star Let’s Get Digital

Korg launched the B2 series; a next-generation line of digital pianos designed to sound and feel as authentic as an acoustic piano. With three new models, the B2 series comprises the B2, B2N, and B2SP, all embedded with new piano samples in both mono and stereo, plus EP, organ, strings and more. Like its predecessor, the digital pianos feature Korg’s Natural Hammer weighted piano action, while the B2N’s key bed is lighter in action, designed for players who prefer a lighter touch and better portability. Each model has fantastic connectivity, including USB MIDI and Audio to connect to any smartphone, tablet or computer, stated the company. To take further advantage of the USB connectivity, the B2 series includes three months of Skoove Piano teaching software free. It can also work with the microphone on the user’s device, providing no limitations to digital products. MSRP: B2N, $399.99, B2, $499.99; and B2SP, $599.99 Ship Date: Now Contact: Korg USA, korg.com

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Wireworld Cable Technology debuted its Series 8 Starlight, Ultraviolet and Chroma USB cables. These flat cables utilize Wireworld’s exclusive Uni-Path conductor geometry, Composilex 3 insulation and noise absorbing power conductors to improve the fidelity of studio interface connections. Uni-Path conductor geometry uses dense multi-layer shields on each signal pair to provide extreme immunity to external noise and interference. This design also minimizes signal loss and crosstalk within the cable, for improved preservation of digital waveforms. The Chroma cables are yellow, and their 28AWG signal conductors are made of oxygen-free copper. The signal conductors in the purple ultraviolet cables are silver-plated OFC. The conductors in the red Starlight 8 cables are called silver-clad, because they contain three times as much silver as the ultraviolet to further increase performance. These cables exceed official USB specifications and they are available in lengths of 0.6 meters, one meter, two meters and three meters. MSRP: Pricing for one-meter cables: Chroma 8, USB2.0/$30, USB3.0/$45, USB3.1/$60; Ultraviolet 8 (USB2.0/$50, USB3.0/$80); Starlight 8 (USB2.0/$100, USB3.0/$130, USB3.1/$180) Ship Date: Now Contact: Wireworld Cable Technology, wireworldcable.com AUGUST 2019

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