Canadian Music Trade - October/ November 2017 - Page 68

PRODUCT NEWS Cloud Cloudlifter Zi DI & Mic Activator Cloud Microphones is now shipping the Cloudlifter Zi vari-Z instrument DI and microphone activator, bringing its Cloudlift- er technology to guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, and others. The CL-Zi’s variable impedance “Z” knob and high-pass filter work in tandem to create tone shaping through the manipula- tion of impedance loading. This allows users to customize their tone before the gain stage of their signal path by turning the “Z” knob until it sounds right. The CL-Zi has a three-position gain switch allowing for minimum gain, more gain, or the maximum gain available (up to approx. +25dB for microphones or 12dB for instruments), For more information, contact Cloud Microphones: 520-829-4164, www.cloudmicrophones.com. Hal Leonard Audio Made Easy: Or How to Be a Sound Engineer Without Really Trying, 5 th Edition Hal Leonard has released the fifth edition of Ira White’s Audio Made Easy: Or How to Be a Sound Engineer Without Really Trying. First published in 1997, this book is a concise and compre- hensive guide to audio and recording equipment and tech- niques. It provides practical information on how professional audio equipment works and how readers can best employ it. Each edition is updated to reflect and cover changes in audio technology, but White’s goal continues to be to provide an easy-to-understand guide that is free of jargon and “filler,” and also feature his wry humour that makes mandatory minutiae more tolerable. For more information, contact Music Books Plus: 800-265-8481, mjack@nor.com, www.musicbooksplus.com. Kurzweil SP6 Stage Piano Kurzweil has released the SP6 stage piano. This portable, 27.25-lb. digital piano is designed for performing and studio musicians and features a new Lena processor, FlashPlay technology, 128-voice polyphony, and DSP. The SP6’s 88 keys offer the fully-weighted, hammer-action feel of an acoustic grand with high-definition piano sounds enhanced by K.S.R. (Kurzweil String Resonance) technology. Its KB3 ToneReal Organs emulate classic Hammond, Vox, and Farfisa models with real-time performance controls. The SP6 features 256 factory programs in 10 instrument categories, with space for 1,024 user programs. Users can create split and layered configurations with up to four zones in multi-mode. An intuitive user interface offers customizable access to the SP6’s 2 GB of sounds, 20 MIDI controllers, up to four arpeggia- tors, and 32 simultaneous FX units. For more information, contact Efkay Music Instruments: 514-633-8877, FAX 514-633-8872, howard@efkaymusic.com, www.efkaymusic.com. 68 CANADIAN MUSIC TRADE