Canadian Music Trade - June/July 2017 - Page 37

Roland RD-2000 Stage Piano Roland has released the RD-2000 stage piano with dual sound engines and improved action. There is a large selection of ensemble sounds to cover a wide array of musical tasks, as well as two wave expansion slots for adding more sounds. With its modern interface, the RD-2000 is an ideal master controller for working with today’s software-based instruments on stage. Incorporating Roland’s latest piano technologies and long-running V-Piano research, the acoustic voice is meant to be natural, responsive, and detailed. The dedicated acoustic engine features full-keyboard polyphony. For more information, contact Roland Canada: 604-270-6626, FAX 877-270-6552, www.roland.ca. Blue Microphones Spark SL Studio Condenser Mic Blue Microphones has expanded the Essentials Series with the release the Spark SL large-diagram studio condenser microphone. The Spark SL is designed to deliver detailed, transpar- ent sound and rich harmonics for vocals, guitars, drums, pianos, and more. Based on the primary voicing of its predecessor, Spark SL evolves the sound, clarity, and ver- satility of the Essentials Series’ most popular microphone. At the heart of Spark SL’s sound is Blue’s custom JFET design, which ensures the backplate of the microphone capsule is evenly charged. The Spark SL also features discrete Class-A circuitry to maintain a clear signal. The Spark SL now features a new onboard switchable 100 Hz high-pass filter and -20dB pad. For more information, contact HHB Communications Canada: 416-867- 9000, FAX 416-867-1080, sales@hhbcanada.com, www.hhbcanada.com. CANADIAN MUSIC TRADE 37