Canadian Musician - July/August 2017 - Page 73

Yamaha SX Series Pianos Yamaha has introduced the SX Series of high- end pianos, available in three sizes. They’re the first acoustic pianos to incorporate the Yamaha Acoustic Resonance Enhancement (A.R.E.) treatment in its piano rims, generating warm, deep, and expressive tones. With Yamaha’s wood-reforming A.R.E. technology, the evolutionary process of wood can be accelerated by using specialized equipment to precisely control temperature, humidity, and atmospheric pressure to achieve the coveted “sweet sound” of aged wood; furthermore, as no chemicals are used in the treatment process, A.R.E. technology has low environmental impact. Yamaha also created a new hammer struc- ture, and incorporated the same soundboard scale design as that of the company’s flagship CFX concert grand. For more information, contact Yamaha Canada Music: 416-298-1311, FAX 416-292- 1171, www.ca.yamaha.com. Lewitt Audio LCT 640 TS Condenser Microphone Lewitt Audio has released the LCT 640 TS large- diaphragm condenser microphone, which is designed to allow the user to change and simulate the recording set up before or after recording. When set to Dual Output Mode, the mi- crophone’s front and rear diaphragms use two independent circuits. Any desired polar pattern, such as omni, wide cardioid, cardioid, supercar- dioid, and figure-eight, can be created before and after recording. Previously recorded material can be changed dynamically by adjusting the polar pattern, and room sound can be increased or decreased. The pattern is simple to set and change within the user’s DAW by using Lewitt’s Polarizer plug-in. The LCT 640 TS also makes it possible to rotate the microphone’s directivity by 180 degrees after recording. For more information, contact Lewitt Audio: info@lewitt-audio.com, www.lewitt-audio.com. W W W. C A N A D I A N M U S I C I A N . CO M C A N A D I A N M U S I C I A N • 73