Canadian Music Trade - February / March - Page 36

PRODUCT NEWS Yamaha EAD10 Electronic Acoustic Drum Module Yamaha has released the EAD10 Electronic Acoustic Drum module, which enables drummers to capture the sounds of an acoustic drum set with one microphone/trigger component attached to a digital processor. Designed for recording, rehearsal, and performance, the EAD10 addresses common challenges facing drummers who want to record high-quality drum performances easily and affordably, thanks to its central module and combination microphone/trigger sensor that mounts on the bass drum. The microphone captures and reproduces the natural, dynamic sound of the entire kit, while the module adds a number of effects, including flange, phase, and several varieties of reverb. For hybrid drum expansion, the central module features a snare trigger input and two three-zone trigger inputs that are compatible with the Yamaha DT50S snare trigger and DTX Series pads. For more information, contact Yamaha Canada Music: 416-298-1311, FAX 416-292-1171, Mission Engineering 529 USB Power Converter Mission Engineering has released the 529 USB Power Converter. For a long time, the de facto standard for guitar effects pedals has been 9 V DC from a disposable PP3 battery or an external 9 V power supply. The thinking behind the 529 USB Power Converter was that it would be easier to power effects pedals from USB, as has become common with other devices. The 529 takes a 5 V USB input and converts it to 9 V pedal power ports. There are four isolated 150 mA outputs for powering conventional effects pedals plus a 500-mA high-power output for devices with higher current require- ments. The USB input can be almost any type of USB power device. A USB wall charger such as that used with a phone or tablet will work, and one is included with the 529. Also, a USB rechargeable battery pack can be used and almost any off-the-shelf USB battery pack will work. A smaller 1A pack is enough for a few pedals. For more information, contact Mission Engineering: 866-333-1828, FAX 866-333-7260,, Evans System Blue Snare Heads Evans has released the System Blue snare head, which was designed in collaboration with Scott Johnson of the world renowned Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps. These snare heads feature a softer feel than other professional drumheads but maintain the tonal clarity and projection necessary for a drum corps. The company says snare lines will benefit from reduced fatigue when using these drumheads. They are made using unique high-ten- sile fibres and provide a warm tone and articulate sound at all dynamic levels. They come in 13- and 14-in. models. Like all Evans drum heads, the System Blue snare heads are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the U.S. For more information, contact D’Addario Canada: 800- 268-6855, FAX 905-947-4336,, 36 CANADIAN MUSIC TRADE