Canadian Musician - July/August 2017 - Page 66

HOT GEAR IK Multimedia Syntronik Virtual Synthesizer IK Multimedia has introduced the Syntronik virtual synthesizer for Mac and PC. The Syntronik features a new combination of advanced sampling techniques with a new hybrid sample and modeling synthesis engine, as well as high-quality modeled ef- fects and instrument features. The Syntronik includes 17 instruments, available as a collec- tion or separately, with over 2,000 preset sounds covering a wide selection from 38 rare and multi-sampled vintage synthesizers. The synthesis engine’s analog-modeled filter section is coupled with Drift technology to accurately reproduce the behavior of oscillators from real hardware synths. The Syntronik also features four-part layers, splits, and arpeggiators. For more information, contact Hal Leonard: 414-774-3630, FAX 414-774-3259, sales@halleonard.com, www.halleonard.com. LP Santana Lion Percussion Line In celebration of its nearly 50-year relationship with Latin rock icon Carlos Santana, Latin Percussion (LP) has added a series of bongos, congas, and a timbale bell to the Aspire line, which feature the Santana lion artwork from the band’s 1969 self-titled debut album. The 28-in. tall LP Aspire Santana Lion wood conga sets are constructed from Siam oak staves and finished with piano black lacquer and the lion graphic. The drums also come standard with EZ Curve rims and 9/32-in. tuning lugs with LP’s V side plate. Available in 10- and 11-in. diameters, the set includes a sturdy, adjustable LP Aspire double conga stand. A 12-in. match- ing drum is also available. The 6-3/4-in. and 8-in. Santana Lion wood bongos feature the same Siam oak construction, EZ Curve rims, 9/32-in. diam- eter tuning lugs, and Cuban-style steel bottom rings. For more information, contact B&J Music: 800-268-8147, FAX 800-777-3265, bandj@jamindustries.com, www.bjmusic.com. NEXI MTD-01 Metal Distortion Pedal NEXI Industries has released the MTD-01 Metal Distortion electric guitar effect pedal. Metal distortion is most commonly used in modern industrial metal music. NEXI’s Metal Distortion pedal achieves the desired effect with three standard knobs on the lighted-rim interface: distortion, tone, and volume. Users dial up distor- tion to increase compression on the signal, making it grittier and harsher, or dial it down to make it cleaner. Users adjust the brightness or darkness with tone and determine how much distortion is heard in the mix with volume. For more information, contact NEXI Industries: orders@nexi.eu, www.nexi.eu. 66 • C A N A D I A N M U S I C I A N