Apogee + D’Addario Bundle
At $99.90, the Apogee + D’Addario bundle includes the Apogee JAM guitar interface for iPad, iPhone and Mac computers, D’Addario’s next-generation NYXL electric guitar strings, and the rugged 10-ft. American Stage guitar cable. These products have a combined value of $122.60 when sold separately. Get it at http://amazon.com/Electric-Accessory-DAddario-Strings-American/dp/B00MV2EW90/barryrudolphrec.
On-Stage has their u-mount TCM9361 Snap-On cover for the slimmer iPad® Air. Using an iPad for real work or serious play is easier using this flexible mounting system for attaching it to mic stands, keyboard stands, workstations, drum hardware, and conductor stands. The u-mount works well on exercise equipment, strollers, shopping carts—any situation where you can’t physically hold the iPad. The TCM9163 sells for $49.95 MAP. http://onstagestands.com/products/view/10575.
Dial A Ukulele...
Ukuleles are so popular these days—who knew? Dial A Ukulele Chord • Dial A Progression from Dr. Duck uses two 8-inch cardstock circles that freely spin to show every ukulele chord at the first position in all 12 keys including the 7ths. Printed in full color on 16 point recycled card stock, UV plastic coated all sides. It sells for $13.95 and is available at http://amazon.com/DIAL-UKULELE-CHORD-x2022-PROGRESSION/dp/B00NE7V9KQ/barryrudolphrec or order from http://ducksdeluxe.com.
Soundblox 2 Stingray Multi-filter
Source Audio’s Soundblox 2 Stingray Multi-filter has a huge range of envelop filter sounds plus new LFO wave shapes, onboard overdrive/fuzz, improved envelope response, external control options and full MIDI capabilities. The Stingray includes 12 filter effects, including low pass, high pass, phaser, single peak and multi-peak. The Stingray also contains an internal overdrive/fuzz circuit for moderate coloration all the way to extreme and aggressive fuzzscapes. The Soundblox 2 Stingray Multi-Filter is $169 MAP. See http://sourceaudio.net.
AttachPack has a whole line of backpacks that are customizable in so many ways. You can go online and pick a style, color, choose your pockets and layout and then add on clips and pouches—even order an internal bulletproof shield if you need it. You could go with the Henley backpack with a front pocket that can be switched out for a different look any time—it’s like having a new backpack with every pocket switch. Prices start at about $125. Go to http://attachapack.com and start the design process now.
Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs, and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. http://barryrudolph.com