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a note from the ceo

When we think of the music industry, where do we think it's going? It's all about you, the musician. The instruments you love and the information you need to be successful. Elevating artists, musicians and the gear is what we're about. Are you ready?

jeff peterson ceo
a peek into the green room
Electric Guitars & Amplifiers

Inspired by artists across genres, this selection of electric guitars and amplifiers will elevate your style and curate a rock n roll experience.

vintage making its return
Vintage V6M Reissued Electric Guitar
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Vintage V6M Reissued Electric Guitar

Vintage Guitars

Take authenticity to the next level courtesy of vintage guitars designed for modern playability with retro features perfect for every musician.

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Jimmy Page Mirror Telecaster

The Jimmy Page Mirror Telecaster features an ash body, lacquer finish and a pair of Jimmy Page Custom ’59 Tele® single-coil pickups that deliver the incendiary, full-bodied tone that inspired all the unforgettable licks on Led Zeppelin’s first album.

jimmy page mirror telecaster

The Jimmy Page Mirror Telecaster features an ash body, lacquer finish and a pair of Jimmy Page Custom ’59 Tele® single-coil pickups that deliver the incendiary, full-bodied tone that inspired all the unforgettable licks on Led Zeppelin’s first album.

Fender Guitar with Marshall Amplifier Head & Cabinet
Fender Jimmy Page Mirror Telecaster Electric Guitar 1 of 3 Marshall MX212AR Angled Guitar Speaker Cabinet 2 of 3

Marshall MG100HGFX Guitar Amplifier Head

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The D'Angelico Legacy
D'Angelico Deluxe Bedford Solidbody Electric Guitar - Hunter Green
D’Angelico Deluxe Bedford Solidbody Electric Guitar – Hunter Green 1 of 1
D'Angelico Deluxe Bedford Solidbody Electric Guitar - Hunter Green

over a century of tradition

Rely on D’Angelico for exceptional guitars created with the utmost passion, quality, and tone.

meet the family
women in music

Where We’ve Been and Where
We’re Headed

It’s no secret that women have been dominating the music industry for decades. From record players to stereos and currently on Spotify, women have remained on top of the charts since the early 20th century despite barriers constructed in a male-dominated industry. From Ella Fitzgerald to Lady Gaga, women have used the music industry to assemble their identity by pushing the envelope, breaking records, and cultivating a setting for female self-expression. Furthermore, each generation of female musicians has inspired the next to be braver and more committed to celebrating the roots of jazz, rock, soul, punk, country, pop, and hip hop.

Heading back in time

Let’s take a moment to reminisce on some of the pioneers who have trailblazed music as we know it today. Labeled ‘Miss Rhythm,’ as a young artist Ruth Brown had an incredible impact on the rhythm and blues music charts during the 50s. Paving the way for women such as Amy Winehouse and Christina Aguilera, Brown was just one of the icons who inspired our modern Rhythm and Blues. She worked tirelessly to help the blues community. With support gained throughout her career, Brown attempted to redefine the royalty’s system, so musicians could make a living doing what they love.

Likewise, Sister Rosetta Tharpe gained popularity as a singer and guitarist, writing and recording music in the 30s and 40s. Through her guitar techniques, including heavy distortion, Sister Rosetta was able to captivate many hearts. After being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, she continued to influence guitarists for decades to come. With big shoes to fill, the rising star H.E.R has exploded onto the scene through anonymity, letting her guitar skills speak her loudest truth. Keeping a low profile, H.E.R has earned Grammys through epic performances while mastering the electric, acoustic, and bass guitar, ultimately inspiring the H.E.R Stratocaster by Fender. The guitar effortlessly delivers the looks and playability for the future success of all women in music.

The ’80s brought us more than big hair and stonewashed jeans; it also identified women’s rise in the music industry such as Madonna, Pat Benatar, Stevie Nicks, and none other than Tina Turner. With their unapologetic lyrics and style, it can be assumed that the path for women into the music industry had been paved with gold. Through artists today, such as Cardi B, Adele, and Beyonce, women have continued their fight to be heard and seen as equals in the music industry.

What’s Next: Looking Ahead

Although women still face many barriers in the music industry, there have been countless highs worth celebrating in the 21st century. Through artists such as Kesha and Lizzo, women worldwide continue to be inspired to express their feelings and shed light on topics they’ve been fighting personally. For instance, take Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s song “WAP,” which captured 26 million views on YouTube in the first 24 hours. This song flips the script and embraces sexual empowerment for women. While the song has received backlash from conservatives and hip-hop artists alike, it’s a huge step for women in the music industry who are not afraid to speak out and fight against mistreatment.

Women’s rise to power has been highlighted this year especially, during the Grammy’s and Billboard Music Awards. Through a dark year, the voices of influential musicians such as Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, and Choe x Halle have lifted spirits and spread love. Highlighted through the Billboard Music Awards, these trailblazers each performed one of their hit songs. At the same time, Eilish swept the 2020 Grammy’s, winning 5 out of her 6 nominations, including Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album. Some incredible women lead the music industry right now, and we are excited to showcase their successes.

Billboard’s 2020 Woman of the Year nominee, Cardi B, explains, “Life is about making your dreams come true. But in order to make your dreams come true, don’t think it’s gonna come and fall from the sky into your lap. You actually have to put in the work. You gotta be ambitious, you gotta network, you gotta become better at what you do…. There’s hope for your dreams.”

If we learned anything from this past year, it should be that we have some kick-ass women leading our music industry with no plans on slowing down! For more information on how to help advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities, and cultural aspects of women in the musical arts through education, support, empowerment, and recognition, head over to https://www.womeninmusic.org/ 

You know, I feel like a lot of people have underestimated me... until I start playing.

Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson H.E.R.
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fender artists

Tash Sultana
Tash Sultana
Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish
Grace VanderWaal
Grace VanderWaal

D'Angelico artists

Nai Palm
Nai Palm
Susan Tedeschi
Susan Tedeschi
Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge

Vintage artists

Katie Blomarz
Katie Blomarz
April Carson
April Carson
Leandra Graves
Leandra Graves
it's like guitars but cooler
Spector Euro 4 LT Electric Bass Guitar - Violet Fade Gloss
Spector Euro 4 LT Electric Bass Guitar – Violet Fade Gloss 1 of 1

The future is now.

Implementing years of legendary design, Spector’s Euro Series basses are individually crafted by hand in the Czech Republic using signature materials, including hand-selected tone woods.

bass guitars

Renowned as the lowest-pitched member of the guitar family, the bass guitar has provided a foundation for musical innovation for decades to come.

all about the bass
Fender Vintera '50s Precision Bass Guitar - Dakota Red
Fender Vintera ’50s Precision Bass Guitar – Dakota Red 1 of 1

Vintage style for the modern era.

Employing the ’50s P Bass C-shaped neck, this renowned electric bass defines the era and showcases desirable features for a likeable style and sound.

bass guitars

Renowned as the lowest-pitched member of the guitar family, the bass guitar has provided a foundation for musical innovation for decades to come.

Spector Euro 4 LT Electric Bass Guitar - Violet Fade Gloss
Spector Euro 4 LT Electric Bass Guitar – Violet Fade Gloss 1 of 1

The future is now.

Implementing years of legendary design, Spector’s Euro Series basses are individually crafted by hand in the Czech Republic using signature materials, including hand-selected tone woods.

Fender Vintera '50s Precision Bass Guitar - Dakota Red

Fender Vintera ’50s Precision Bass Guitar – Dakota Red

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Vintage style for the modern era.

Employing the ’50s P Bass C-shaped neck, this renowned electric bass defines the era and showcases desirable features for a likeable style and sound.

sponsored by Marshall

ORI20C Tube Guitar Combo Amplifier

The Marshall Origin 20W combo has been loaded with a Celestion V Type 10” speaker. Additional functionality such as the foot switch gain boost, effects loop, and ability to run the amp without a speaker load, make the Origin range exceptional for the modern player.

ORI20C Tube Guitar Combo Amplifier

The Marshall Origin 20W combo has been loaded with a Celestion V Type 10” speaker. Additional functionality such as the foot switch gain boost, effects loop, and ability to run the amp without a speaker load, make the Origin range exceptional for the modern player.

turn it to 11
Marshall ORI5C Tube Guitar Combo Amplifier

Marshall ORI5C Tube Guitar Combo Amplifier

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Small is not an issue.

Oozing rich harmony, Marshall’s ORI5C is the perfect amp for every bedroom dweller who is looking to channel clean, subtle tones or bright, more cutting tones.

Fender & Supro Guitar Combo Amplifiers
Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue 40W Guitar Combo Amplifier – Tweed 1 of 2 Supro Blues King 8 Guitar Combo Amplifier 2 of 2

For the blues.

Calling all pro rock, country, and blues players, the perfect amp does exist! For renowned volume and responsiveness, rely on these guitar combo amplifiers from Fender and Supro.

Marshall & Supro Guitar Amplifier Heads

Marshall MG100HGFX Guitar Amplifier Head

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Supro Black Magick Reverb Guitar Amplifier Head

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More power!

When you need that extra boost of power and want to look good doing it, there is no better way than going with the classic Marshall look or the old-school vintage style of Supro.

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id:core v3 amplifiers

The best-sounding, entry level amps in the world, upgraded for the way you play today.

id:core v3 amplifiers

The best-sounding, entry level amps in the world, upgraded for the way you play today.

an acoustical vibe
Acoustic Guitars

Acoustic Guitars

Embrace lighter, quicker, and quieter music through the eyes of an acoustic guitar.

made to sound different
Cole Clark Angel 2EC Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar - Sunburst

Cole Clark Angel 2EC Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar – Sunburst

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Levy’s 2″ Leather Slider Strap in Brown

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Cole Clark Angel 2EC Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar - Sunburst

Cole Clark Guitars

What makes a Cole Clark a Cole Clark? Combining classical construction with innovative design and manufacturing techniques, our guitars are made different to sound different.

sponsored by D'Angelico

Premier Acoustic Guitars

premier acoustic guitars

The best-sounding, entry level amps in the world, upgraded for the way you play today.

D'Angelico Premier Bowery Acoustic-Electric Guitar - Natural Koa

D’Angelico Premier Bowery Acoustic-Electric Guitar – Natural Koa

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Go traditional.

The Premier Bowery is a performance-driven single-cutaway dreadnought offering big, articulate tone. Featuring a solid spruce top and mahogany neck, the Premier Bowery offers a rich mid-range with clear definition in the lows and highs.

D'Angelico Premier Fulton 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar - Vintage Natural
D’Angelico Premier Fulton 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar – Vintage Natural 1 of 1

Double down.

The 12-string Premier Fulton is a certified stand-out in its class. The Fulton’s high end is crystalline while its bass is robust, creating balance and clarity across all twelve strings.

pair it with an amp
Fender Guitar & Acoustic Amplifier

Fender Acoustasonic Stratocaster Acoustic-Electric Guitar – Black

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Fender Acoustic SFX II 200W Acoustic Amplifier 2 of 2

High Quality Acoustic Amplification

Designed through portable accessibility, these acoustic amps allow any musician to deliver best-in-class performances with Fender, studio-quality sound with Marshall, and clarity in any location with Blackstar.

sound check
pedal to the metal
Effects Pedals

effects pedals

Produce captivating tonal textures with guitar pedals that manipulate the sound of your guitar to create a mesmerizing, more polished overall sound.

Zoom G3Xn Multi-Effects Processor with Expression Pedal

Zoom G3Xn Multi-Effects Processor with Expression Pedal

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Everything you need in one place.

Express yourself through the G3n and defy all genres with versatile sounds and playing styles.

Vox Headphone Amplifiers
Vox amPlug 2 – Headphone Guitar Amplifier, Clean 1 of 2 Vox amPlug 2 – Headphone Guitar Amplifier, Classic Rock 2 of 2

Effects or amplifiers?

Mirroring an amplifier, the amPlug 2 model provides multi-effect and rhythm functionality for powerful sound in virtually any environment.

Dunlop CBM95 Crybaby Mini Wah

Dunlop CBM95 Crybaby Mini Wah

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Small but iconic.

Don’t let its small size fool you…the CBM95 Cry Baby Mini Wah doesn’t skimp on tone or usability and is the best travel buddy.

Fender Effects Pedals
Fender The Trapper Dual Fuzz Pedal 1 of 2

Fender The Pinwheel Rotary Speaker Emulator Pedal

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Original design. Fender tone.

Fender is set to further own tone with all-original effects pedals, allowing everybody from the weekend warrior to the professional player to create their own unique sounds.

Pedal Board with Several Effects Pedals
SKB Cases Injection Molded Non-Powered Pedalboard 1 of 9

Ernie Ball 40th Anniversary Volume Pedal

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Dunlop M101 MXR Phase 90

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Dunlop M303 MXR Clone Looper Pedal 4 of 9 Dunlop DD25V3 MXR Dookie Drive V3 5 of 9

Darkglass Microtubes Vintage Bass Pedal

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Darkglass Alpha Omega Dual Bass Preamp/Distortion Pedal 7 of 9 Ernie Ball Tap Tempo 8 of 9 Big Joe Power Box LI2, Rechargeable Battery Power Supply 9 of 9

Build the Perfect Pedalboard

Unravel the mystery behind building and designing a personal pedalboard. More than a random arrangement of boxes on the floor, grab a few of your favorite pedal effects and create a custom-built masterpiece.

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Guitar Accessories

guitar accessories

All the bells, whistles, strings, picks and straps you could ever want.

Ernie Ball Guitar Strings

D’Angelico Electrozinc Strings Guitar Strings 09-42

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Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky Flatwound Electric Bass Strings, 45-105 Gauge- 4 Strings 2 of 5 Ernie Ball Beefy Slinky Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings, 11-54 Gauge- 6 Strings 3 of 5 Ernie Ball Extra Slinky Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings, 8-38 Gauge- 6 Strings 4 of 5 Ernie Ball Burly Slinky Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings, 11-52 Gauge- 6 Strings 5 of 5

guitar strings

Keep your guitar sounding, playing, and feeling better.

Nylon, bronze & steel oh my!

guitar picks

Choose wisely, the pick is your tool that connects you, the guitarist, to the strings of your guitar. From different shapes, weights, materials and textures, each pick is as unique as your music.

Dunlop Guitar Picks
Dunlop 418P073 Tortex Standard Pick .73mm 1 of 6 Dunlop 418P088 Tortex Standard Pick .88mm 2 of 6 Dunlop 418P100 Tortex Standard Pick 1.0mm 3 of 6 Dunlop 418P114 Tortex Standard Pick 1.14mm 4 of 6 Dunlop 418P050 Tortex Standard Pick .50mm 5 of 6 Dunlop 418P060 Tortex Standard Pick .60mm 6 of 6
pick your pleasure
Dunlop Capos & Slides
Ernie Ball Rainbow Polypro Guitar Strap 1 of 6 Dunlop 83CB Trigger Capo – Acoustic Curved Black 2 of 6 Dunlop 83CM Trigger Capo – Acoustic Curved Maple 3 of 6 Dunlop 83CS Trigger Capo – Acoustic Curved Smoked Chrome 4 of 6 Dunlop 220 Medium Chrome Slide – Medium Wall 5 of 6 Dunlop 210 Medium Glass Slide – Medium Wall 6 of 6

capos, slides & Straps

Sound good on and off the stage with essential guitar accessories that players at any level can appreciate.

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behind the kit
Drums & Percussion

drums & Percussion

Showcasing melody, dynamics, and rhythm, drums are the backbone of every performance.

Vic Firth and Promark Drumsticks
Vic Firth and Promark Drumsticks
Promark Classic 5A FireGrain Drumsticks 1 of 4 Promark H-Rods Hot Rods 2 of 4 Vic Firth American Classic Dual Tone Drumsticks – 5A Wood/Felt Tip 3 of 4 Vic Firth Steve Gadd Wire Brushes 4 of 4

Sticks, brushes & more.

From different sounds to a variety of grips, it is essential to find what works for you.

Group of Sabian, Zildjian & Paiste Cymbals
Sabian 10″ AAX Air Splash Cymbal 1 of 3 Zildjian 14″ A Custom Crash Cymbal 2 of 3 Paiste 14″ 900 Series Hi-Hat Cymbals 3 of 3

Cymbals 101.

Crash, strike, or splash and change the flavor of your drum set.

LP Red Hot Percussion Pack
LP Red Hot Percussion Pack 1 of 1

Percussion add-ons.

Accessorize with Chad Smith’s signature Ridge Rider Cowbell and add a little fire to your next gig.

Ode to Rock Anthems

Tommy lee signed cowbell

Supremely durable and tour-ready, it’s big and full, with just the right amount of volume and attack for any fist-in-the-air rock anthem. The high-impact ridge offers up just the right overtones, making it perfect for both stage and studio.

earthy or modern?
PDP Snare Drums
DW PDP Thick Wood Hoop Maple 5.5″ X 14″ Snare Drum 1 of 2

DW PDP 6″ X 14″ Chad Smith Signature Acrylic Snare Drum

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snare drums

Certainly the most recognizable voice in the studio, a snare keeps the tempo and features a variety of shells.

add a little spice

Play the upbeat, backbeat & everything in between with the most versatile element of a drumkit.

create your rhythm
Shake it Till You Make it
Hand Percussion
LP World Collection Rope Circle Djembe, 7″, Blue Marble 1 of 11 LP World Collection Rope Circle Djembe, 7″, Orange Marble 2 of 11 LP Black Box Cajon Natural Faceplate 3 of 11 Gon Bops Alex Acuna Special Edition Cajon 4 of 11 LP Aspire 10 Tamboure, Black Steel 5 of 11 Zildjian 12″ Traditional Gong and Table-Top Stand Set 6 of 11 LP Twist Shaker, Medium 7 of 11 LP Twist Shaker, Soft 8 of 11 LP Duoshake Loud Shaker 9 of 11 Evans RealFeel 2-Sided Practice Pad, 12″ 10 of 11 LP Black Beauty Cowbell 5 1/2″ 11 of 11

hand percussion

Carrying the heartbeat of a musical ensemble and created from wood, plastic, or metal, instruments such as djembes, traditional gongs, or cowbells will come in handy live on stage and in studio.

Stage Set Up
DW Hardware
DW 6000 Series Ultra Light Series Hardware Pack 1 of 3 DW 5120 Series Tractor Seat Drum Throne 2 of 3 DW 9000 Series Single Bass Drum Pedal 3 of 3

The drummer's choice.

After 31 years of greatness, DW continues to provide drummers with products that improve their skills and set them up for success.

hardware

Using high-quality equipment, build the ideal stage setting with stands, hardware, clamps, and mounts for the best performance.

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Eliminator solo
red double bass
drum pedal

  • True Eliminator feel w/Radical Progressive Action (Red) Cam
  • High Performance Footboard
  • Roller Hoop Clamp
  • Powershifter function
  • Quad Beater four-surface beater
  • Lifetime Warranty

Eliminator solo red double bass drum pedal

  • True Eliminator feel w/Radical Progressive Action (Red) Cam
  • High Performance Footboard
  • Roller Hoop Clamp
  • Powershifter function
  • Quad Beater four-surface beater
  • Lifetime Warranty
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Interstate Music Podcast with Shure Equipment

podcasting

Interested in creating a podcast but don’t know where to begin? Start by building personal connections with your audience using resilient equipment that delivers sound absorption and reflection for premium audio.

music is always changing... and we're here for it.
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Get backstage access to compelling interviews, raw experiences and challenges with some of the most talented artists.

Interstate Music Podcast with Shure Equipment

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Shure AONIC 50 Premium Wireless Bluetooth Headphone (Black)
Shure AONIC 50 Premium Wireless Bluetooth Headphone (Black) 1 of 1

A wireless experience.

Immerse yourself in an uninterrupted, world-class listening experience with the Shure AONIC 50 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones for exceptional comfort and durability.

Shure SM7B Cardioid Dynamic Studio Vocal Microphone
Shure SM7B Cardioid Dynamic Studio Vocal Microphone 1 of 1

For studio sound.

Whether it’s broadcast, podcast, or recording, the Shure SM7B microphone was built to capture smooth, warm vocals that connect the speaker to the listener.

Shure things

Create a five-star audio edge using legendary podcast gear from Shure, including microphones, headphones, monitors, and accessories to capture explicit content in the studio for your listeners.

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Shure MV7 Podcast Microphone (Black) 1 of 1

MV7 Podcast Microphones

Inspired by the legendary SM7B, the MV7 is a dynamic microphone with both USB and XLR outputs for use with computers and professional interfaces alike. Connect via USB and explore additional set-up features and Auto Level Mode within our ShurePlus™ MOTIV app, to control your vocal tone, and distance from the microphone. With Auto Level Mode, you can let the microphone do the work for you.

Quality Keys
Novation Keyboards

keyboards

Simplify learning the piano with portable keys that put music software directly into your hands. Ranging from simple and portable mini keyboards with handfuls of handy knobs and pads to advanced professional controllers with vast arrays of touch-sensitive controls and ultra-responsive, expressive keyboards, the possibilities are endless.

Novation 49SL MKIII Keyboard Controller
Novation 49SL MKIII Keyboard Controller 1 of 1
Novation Summit Synthesiser
Novation Summit Synthesiser 1 of 1

Keyboards that Can Keep Up with You

Determined to help electronic musicians lose themselves on an endless music-making journey, Novation is prepared to fill your studio with premium tools to perform the best sound. As a centerpiece to connect and create, the 49SL Mk III is a custom-built keyboard controller with the entire set up at your fingertips. Likewise, the Summit gives producers and performers everything they need to design and synthesize stunning basses, leads, effects, and beyond.

Versatility is Key

From digital pianos and keyboards to synthesizers, Roland, Nord, and Kurzweil have designed portable keys for musicians at every level.

find the right chord
Everything Pro Audio
Pro Audio
Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 Keyboard Controller 1 of 8 Focusrite Clarett 4Pre USB Audio Interface 2 of 8 Fluid Audio FX50 5″ Studio Reference Monitor 3 of 8 Zoom H4n Pro All Black Handy Recorder 4 of 8 Hercules DJ Control Compact 2-Channel DJ Controller 5 of 8 Korg Volca Keys Analog Synth Machine 6 of 8 Novation Bass Station II Synthesiser 7 of 8 Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Headphones 8 of 8

Pro audio

Become an overnight DJ sensation with the variety of digital devices that have been custom-made to express yourself with intentions to exceed the demands of the professional environment.

mixers & Recording

mix it up

DJ Gear

drop the beats

Speakers

turn up the volume

& So Much more!

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bright.
Bold. you.

24x RGBAW+UV LED System

The Weather System EXA is a versatile, all-in-one lighting solution for whatever stage you’re playing on. Includes a Wireless Footswitch & Carrying Case.

bright. Bold. you.

24x RGBAW+UV LED System
The Weather System EXA is a versatile, all-in-one lighting solution for whatever stage you’re playing on. Includes a Wireless Footswitch & Carrying Case.

The Perfect Ensemble
Band & Orchestra
Mathias Thoma Model 70 4/4 Size Cello Outfit 1 of 7 Prelude TR711 Trumpet Outfit 2 of 7 Prelude CL711 Clarinet Outfit 3 of 7 Mathias Thoma Model 20 4/4 Size Violin Outfit 4 of 7 Prelude TB711 Trombone Outfit 5 of 7 Prelude AS711 Alto Saxophone Outfit 6 of 7 Prelude FL711 Flute Outfit with Split E 7 of 7

Band & orchestra

Learn recognizable modern songs, challenge your creativity, and open your mind to an entirely new world of music.

our first chairs
Assemble the Accessories
Band & Orchestra Accessories
D’Addario Helicore Cello String Set, 4/4 Scale, Medium Tension 1 of 7 D’Addario Ascenté Violin String Set, 4/4 Scale, Medium Tension 2 of 7 Rico by D’Addario Padded Saxophone Strap, Soprano/Alto, Snap Hook 3 of 7 Royal by D’Addario Baritone Saxophone Reeds, Strength 2, 10-pack 4 of 7 Rico by D’Addario Alto Saxophone Reeds, Strength 2.5, 10-pack 5 of 7 D’Addario Prelude Viola String Set, Medium Scale, Medium Tension 6 of 7 D’Addario Reserve Bass Clarinet Reeds, Strength 2.5, 5-pack 7 of 7

don't forget the accessories

Whether its grabbing a case, finding a stand for your music, or replacing a reed, there are essential maintenance tasks that are important when it comes to participating in band & orchestra.

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Life After Coronavirus

How the Pandemic has Changed the Concertgoing Experience

Without rehashing all of the calamities and “WTF moments” that defined last year, it’s safe to say that the coronavirus left us all struggling to navigate this new normal – and the music industry is no exception. With lockdowns, occupancy limits and the sudden stigma surrounding large groups of people gathering, the live music experience was in a particularly vulnerable position.

While large gatherings are problematic under the best of circumstances, concerts have all the makings of superspreader events. As lockdowns and occupancy limits were enforced, live performances, once the bread and butter of the working musician, were canceled indefinitely.

But live – uh, finds a way.

From drive-in shows to in-game performances, we saw the live music experience adapt and innovate to keep artists, concertgoers and venue staff safe. While mass vaccination efforts are underway, expect to see some of these live trends continue through 2021.

Drive-In Shows

One way artists are able to perform while ensuring audience members maintain proper social distance is with drive-in concerts. DJ D-Nice, who had become a safer at home mainstay with his “Club Quarantine” live sessions on Instagram, played a free set for first responders in Hallandale Beach, Fla. in May. “The call and response became them honking their horns,” said D-Nice of his performance. “And once we all got into it, it started to feel like a party.” At around the same time, Keith Urban performed a small complementary drive-in performance in Nashville, serving as concert giant Live Nation’s first foray into drive-in shows.

Socially-Distanced Venues

Without a definite end to the pandemic, some new venues are being created with social distancing in mind. In August, Sam Fender performed to socially-distanced pods of concertgoers at the Virgin Money Unity Arena, an outdoor pop-up venue in Newcastle, U.K.. Designed to minimize contact among concertgoers, the 2,500-person venue allowed groups of up to five people watch performances on raised metal platforms, with food and drink ordered via app. Although everyone involved had an incredible time, after six-weeks, the venue was shut down early due to a rise in COVID-19 cases and new restrictions in the area.

Rooftop Performances

Less common but just as fun, a few restaurants around the country have been giving rooftop concerts a try. In June, artist Pat Finnerty and his impromptu band brought all of their gear up to the rooftop of bar/restaurant Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia, Pa.. As the music began to sound below, masked locals began to give their attention from nearby apartments, passing cars, and the “sidewalks and trolley platform below.”

Livestreamed Events

While nothing beats the concertgoing experience, “live” doesn’t necessarily have to mean “in-person.” Recently, artists have been filling the void created by canceled tours and shows by putting on livestreamed events.

One of the largest events, in terms of production cost and viewership, was Dua Lipa’s Studio 2054 livestream in November. streamed on the LIVENow website, had ticket prices ranging from an $11.99 early bird price to a $100 “Levitating Lounge Package” that included extra signed merch and behind-the-scenes access. The event, which cost $1.5 million to produce, sold about 284,000 tickets and was broadcasted in territories around the world. One of the reasons for its huge success was its accessibility. Lipa’s team “set up partnerships with DSPs in areas where individual ticket purchases weren’t as practical,” and set up deals with popular streaming services in India and China to stream the show for free, resulting in 95,000 and 2 million viewers respectively.

In-Game Performances

Quite unexpectedly, another avenue for content from artists is with virtual in-game performance. One of the largest events was Lil Nas X’s virtual concert on the game Roblox. The first of its kind on Roblox, the show aired on November 14 and attracted 33 million viewers. The performance, which you can watch here, demonstrated an amazing use of gaming technology to bring users a personal and immersive experience. Other artists like Travis Scott and J Balvin have now done similar concerts on the game Fortnite as well. Additionally, artists like Diplo, David Guetta and Code Orange have used the gaming livestream platform Twitch for music content.

TikTok Connection

During lockdowns and safer-at-home orders, the video-sharing social media platform, TikTok became a respite for millions of new users. A great source of entertainment and marketing, acts are using the platform to promote their music, connect with fans, put on live performances. It’s also allowing fans to discover emerging artists or rediscover artists that they may have forgotten about. One great example, is with ex-Disney stars Aly & AJ. Although the group has been back on the music scene since 2017, it was their 2007 hit, “Potential Breakup Song”, going viral on TikTok that catapulted the duo back into the spotlight. Since then, the re-released version of the song has garnered more than 7.5 million streams on Spotify.

For all of its many, many, many faults, 2020 was a great year for reimagining what the concertgoing experience could be. From creating immersive experiences and worldwide events to carving out spaces for the safe consumption of live music, the ways in which the industry has and continues to adapt, is encouraging.

One thing is clear: While COVID-19 may have ruined many live performance plans, the release, connection, and joy that music provides is alive and well.

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