Canadian Music Trade - August/September 2017 - Page 34

PRODUCT NEWS Boss GT-1B Bass Effects Processor Boss has introduced the GT-1B bass effects processor, a compact multi-effects unit for bassists. Equipped with Boss’s flagship-level sound engine, the GT-1B is a powerful mobile tone companion that gives players a diverse selection of preamps and effects for stage and studio playing. The GT-1B features 90 unique effects, including 13 different preamp types, all tuned for bass. Among these is a selection of premium effects that use Boss’s advanced Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP) to main- tain an instrument’s natural character and response. A dedicated looper is included as well, providing a built-in tool for jamming and spontaneous creativity. The GT-1B’s interface makes it simple to build sounds and fine-tune parameters, even for players who are new to multi-effects. Easy Select and Easy Edit functions streamline patch creation, allowing bassists to achieve polished multi-effects sounds. For more information, contact Roland Canada: 604- 270-6626, FAX 877-270-6552, www.roland.ca. Drawmer CMC2 Compact Monitor Controller Drawmer has released the CMC2 Compact Monitor Con- troller, which is designed for project and home studios. The CMC2 offers some features of Drawmer’s MC2.1 and MC3.1 monitor controllers, including superlative fidelity, balanced stereo inputs, a 3.5 mm unbalanced stereo aux input (with independent volume control), mix check facilities (phase reverse, summed mono, and dim), and support for two sets of stereo monitors, a subwoofer, and volume-independent headphones. It leaves off the MC2.1 and MC3.1’s additional features, making it more cost-effective and well-suited to smaller studios. For more information, contact TransAudio Group: 702-365-5155, FAX 702-365-5145, sales@transaudiogroup.com, www.transaudiogroup.com. Deering White Lotus Resonator Banjo Deering has released the bluegrass-inspired White Lotus five-string resonator banjo. Named for its lotus flower- inspired inlay pattern, the banjo is centred around its white oak rim. Notably lacking a traditional heavy tone ring, the natural white oak rim is designed to closely recreate a bright, crisp bluegrass punch. Weighing 8 lbs. and featuring the Deering white oak rim design, this American white oak banjo is designed to give a bright tone, crisp and clear note distinction, power, and sustain usually found in banjos with metallic tone rings. White oak provides a series of overtones that imitate a bell metal tone ring without the additional weight of this component. The White Lotus banjo has white binding, a midnight maple fingerboard, 22 pressed-in-nickel silver frets, planetary banjo tuners, a fully-adjustable truss rod, geared fifth string peg, and a gloss finish. For more information, contact Deering Banjo Company: 619-464-8252, FAX 619-464-0833, info@deeringbanjos.com, www.deeringbanjos.com. 34 CANADIAN MUSIC TRADE