Music & Sound Retailer August 2021, Vol 38 No 8

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Funk Force Five

Fishman introduced the Fluence Greg Koch Gristle-Tone Signature Series P90. The intrinsic player benefits of Fluence technology become immediately apparent with the Gristle-Tone P90 set: no hum, no noise and no feedback, stated Fishman. Unlike stacked “humbucker” P90 variants, which can actually aggravate certain problems while curing others, with Fluence all of those issues are eliminated, leaving pure, unadulterated, Fluence Multi-Voice tone, added the company. Fluence Greg Koch Gristle-Tone Signature Series P90 pickups are available as aftermarket, body-mount, drop-in replacements, or as original equipment in Greg’s Gristle 90 Signature Reverend guitar. Like all Fluence pickups, the P90 can be powered by either a standard nine-volt battery or a Fluence Rechargeable Battery pack. fishman.com/fluence

KAT Scratch Fever

Continuing the revamp of its legacy electronic drum line, KAT Percussion introduced two new models: a new entry level model, the KT-100, and a follow-up to its KT-200 electronic drum kit, the KT-300. The KT-100 comes with a kick tower and a rack, and the kit is portable yet adjustable. It also comes standard with one two-zone snare and three single-zone toms that feature high-quality pads. The cymbals include a single zone hi-hat, a crash and ride, which are dual zone, all of which come standard with choke. The KT-300 keeps the look of the KT-200 model but adds a significant amount of new features and REMO mesh heads. Enhanced by the latest Dual-Triggering technology, with zones at the head and at the rim, the KT-300’s 10-inch KT-30010S snare and the eight-inch KT-3008T toms provide accurate triggering and a large strike area. The tone changes depending on where and how hard players strike, ensuring the most realistic playing feel. halleonard.com

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First in Class

ddrum released its Studio Class Isolation Headphones. Engineered specifically for drummers, the closed-back design has superior dB attenuation and studio quality fidelity, all in a comfortable design, stated the company. While other isolation headphones provide protection from harmful sound levels and the ability for audio playback, ddrum Studio Class Isolation Headphones take performance to a new level, added the manufacturer. These professional headphones (available in black or white) utilize comfortable ear cushions that house 40mm drivers, producing high-precision audio. They also provide 36.7 dB of passive attenuation. ddrum.com

Time to Split

Hosa Technology Inc. added to its catalog of breakout and splitter cables with a TRRS breakout designed for headsets and microphones. The Hosa YMM-107 Headset/Mic Breakout Cable splits a TRRS connection into separate TRS outputs, making it ideal for gaming headsets requiring a connection to computers using separate jacks for microphone and headphones, stated the company. Simply plug an existing TRRS headset cable into the breakout, and it will provide separate male connectors for headset and microphone on the other end. The Hosa YMM-108 flips the connector configuration with a TRRS plug and two TRS female connectors designed for microphone and headphones. It can be used to combine separate mic and headphone outputs into a single TRRS connection. When using a professional balanced microphone, simply add a Hosa XVM-100F series cable to complete the connection. Both breakouts use the CTIA wiring standard for the TRRS jacks, making them compatible with most TRRS inputs. Each of the dual plugs is color-coded and identified as microphone and headphones. hosatech.com AUGUST 2021