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Compare Shure SM58 prices at Instrumania.com. Instrumania.com allows you to compare prices on thousands of musical instruments and accessories. You can also compare DJ equipment prices, studio equipment and PA gear from hundreds of online music stores. Compare SM58 prices, compare SM58 Beta, Compare SM58-S and Compare SM58 radio mics.

 

For nearly half-a-century, an icon has been amongst us. A household name that will strike a chord with any music professional, a  name that defines simplicity, a name that symbolises endurance and reliability…That name is Shure SM58.

 

Shure SM58 is a professional cardioid dynamic microphone, commonly used in live vocal applications. Produced since 1966 by Shure Incorporated, it has built a strong reputation among musicians for its durability and sound, and more than four decades later it is still considered the industry standard for live vocal performance microphones

 

Like all directional microphones, the SM58 is subject to proximity effect, a low frequency boost when used close to the source. The cardioid response reduces pickup from the side and rear, helping to avoid feedback onstage. It uses the balanced XLR three-pin connection. There are wired (with and without on/off switch) and wireless versions. The SM58 uses an internal shock mount to reduce handling noise.

 

SM58 has become a standard fixture for touring musicians, studio use and DJs and has many, many famous users and has won various awards including "best live microphone"

 

Compare Numark Mixtrack Pro 2 prices at Instrumania.com. Not only are Instrumania.com the No.1 price comparison website for musical instruments, allowing you to compare thousands of instrument prices from hundreds of online music stores. We also let you compare DJ equipment prices, studio equipment prices and PA equipment prices. Here we look at the popular Mixtrack Pro 2 and try to determine what all the fuss is about.


It's been over 2 years since the launch of the original Numark Mixtrack Pro and, although it's clever design and affordable price tag may have been an indicator, nobody would have dared to predict the true level of this controllers popularity. Mixtrack Pro became the worlds best-selling DJ controller seemingly overnight with thousands upon thousands of units being sold worldwide.

 

Mixtrack Pro 2 was announced at the NAMM show in California at the start of 2013 and was undoubtably going to be the biggest talked about DJ product of the year. 

 

Numark Mixtrack Pro 2 now features a streamlined design and expanded layout of professional controls, including 16 backlit multifunction drum pads and illuminated touch-activated platters. With Mixtrack Pro II, you get everything you need to DJ with your computer: hot cues, looping, and effects controls, a built-in professional DJ audio interface, plus Serato DJ Intro software.

 

Mixtrack Pro II comes tailor-made for dynamic performance. Create loops, launch samples, and control hot cues with the 16 backlit rubber drum pads. Instantly switch between Loop Mode, Sample Mode, and Hot Cue Mode. Mixtrack Pro II’s new slimline low-profile design is made to be played with a complete mixer section, precise crossfader, 3-band EQ, and dedicated music library navigation controls. You’ll be able to spend more time interacting with the music and less time staring at the computer screen. Pitch and Sync controls are onboard for seamless and easy mixing and 16 dedicated effects controls let you add and manipulate flanger, phaser, echo, and more.

 

Get precise control over every track and every transition with Mixtrack Pro II’s advanced low-profile platters. Both are capacitive and dual-zone, giving you the ability to scratch or stop a track simply by touching the top of the platter, while at the same time allowing you to adjust the pitch by manipulating the platter from the side.

 

Mixtrack Pro II gives you comprehensive control over its included Serato® software. Plus, it’s class-compliant with both Mac and PC, so you’ll be able to plug in and start mixing your music right away—no drivers or complicated set up necessary.

 

  • Simply plug-and-play—Serato DJ Intro and Mixtrack Pro II take the hassle out of setting up: connect your speakers to your Mixtrack Pro II and connect your Mixtrack Pro II to your laptop—it's that simple.
  • Mix it up—Beatmatch and scratch music files from your computer like a pro with Serato DJ Intro's groundbreaking colored waveforms.
  • Get creative—Cue Points and Loops let you mark, access, and repeat specific parts of a song, while Serato’s DJ FX infuse your tracks with a range of professional effects like flanger, phaser, echo, and more.
  • Drop it—Drop air horns or entire tunes; the four-slot sample player will help you layer individual sounds to add even more fun to your sets.
  • Create professional sounding mixes at home or performing live at parties, functions, and clubs. Mixtrack Pro II operates via standard MIDI, so it’s compatible with virtually any popular DJ software.

 

With its built-in audio system, Mixtrack Pro II is ready to go right out of the box. Plug in your headphones, microphone, and PA system and start mixing right away with no external audio interface needed. Plus, Mixtrack Pro II has two headphone jacks, making it easy to mix with friends and fellow DJs or tradeoff in-between sets.

 

So...there you have it, the Mixtrack Pro 2 from Numark was always guaranteed to be a sucess but, once again, nobody could have predicted just HOW MUCH of a success it was. If you want to buy a Mixtrack Pro 2 and want to compare Mixtrack Pro 2 prices then you can at Instrumania.com, the UK and Europes largest price comparison site for Instruments and accessories, DJ and studio equipment and PA and sound gear. Compare Numark Mixtrack Pro II prices today at Instrumania.com.

 

Mackie DLM series includes the Mackie DLM8 and DLM12 full range active speakers and the DLM12S active subwoofer. You can compare Mackie DLM speaker prices at Instrumania.com and find the cheapest Mackie DLM speaker from hundreds of different online stores. Instrumania.com is the UK and Europes largest instrument price comparison site and is commited to bringing you the lowest prices on musical instruments, PA gear, studio equipment and DJ products.


Mackie active speakers have long-since been a mainstay amongst performers and installers alike. From the Mackie Thump series and legendry SRM450’s used by mobile DJ’s and bands the world over to the mighty HD series designed to meet the approval of even the most demanding sound engineer. Mackie have now put all their knowledge and expertise into a new series of high-performance, yet incredibly compact, active PA loudspeakers…Introducing the Mackie DLM range, the new shape of Mackie sound.

 

Mackie DLM push the boundaries of what is possible from a truly portable powered speaker. Designed with ultimate portability in mind the Mackie DLM range delivers almost impossible amounts of sound from small, lightweight cabinets. If someone said 20 years ago that you could get 2000w of power from an 8” speaker cabinet weighing less than 10kg they’d be accused of witchcraft. Mackie DLM active PA speakers don’t rely on witchcraft, instead they can put their incredible specification down to Mackies patented TruSource technology and ultra-efficient Class-D amplification.

 

Mackie DLM8 heads up the range and is approximately 1/3 smaller than a traditional 2-way cabinet. Despite it’s remarkable compact size, the Mackie DLM-8 still manages to incorporate a DL2 digital mixer, 16 powerful effects and a wide selection of inputs and outputs making it perfect for almost any portable PA application. Versatility is further aided by a number of mounting options, both the Mackie DLM8 and DLM12 compact active PA speakers can be pole or wall mounted, stacked or even flown making them suitable for installation or mobile use.

 

Mackie DLM12 continues this extraordinary range of powered portable speakers offering the same incredible range of features as the DLM8. DLM-12 boasts an impressive frequency range making it a perfect all-in-one PA system for mobile DJ’s and bands. It’s hard to believe that, as an entertainer, you can turn up at a decent-size venue with a single pair of 12” active speakers and fill the room with sound but this is now possible thanks to the Mackie DLM range.

 

Mackie DLM12S provides hoards of earth-shattering bottom end that will keep even the most ardent bass-heads happy.  Using the same superior technology as the rest of the range, the DLM-12S is the highest-output compact subwoofer  on the market. Incorporating a digital crossover to ensure the best possible frequency response the DLM12S sits perfectly alongside the DLM8 or DLM12 to create a hugely powerful complete PA system that will fit in the boot of your car.

 

I must admit that I had my doubts when I heard about the Mackie DLM range, surely something had to give? In order to provide bucket-loads of power and still keep these speakers so lightweight surely the build-quality has suffered. Amazingly (and much to the relief of the DJ’s and band members amongst us) this really isn’t the case. Mackie have used rugged ABS cabinets across the DLM range, each equipped with a heavy-duty carry handle for easy portability. Powder coated 20 gauge steel grills are further evidence of Mackies commitment to DLM’s roadworthy credentials.

 

So, to conclude, Mackie have delivered the goods. DLM active speakers are destined to be another roaring success for Mackie and reaffirm their reputation for designing and building superior active PA systems.

 

Compare Mackie DLM8 prices, compare DLM12 prices and compare the prices of Mackie DLM12S subwoofers at Instrumania.com the No.1 price comparison website for the music industry. At instrumania.com you can compare guitar prices, compare keyboard prices, compare drumkit prices, compare prices on studio equipment, find the lowest prices on DJ equipment and compare prices of PA packages from hundreds of music shops in the UK and Europe.

 

 

 

 

Every day 1000's of people compare musical instrument prices at Instrumania.com. One of the most popular requests we get here at Instrumania is to compare Line 6 Relay G30 prices. Despite being a year old now, this wireless guitar system is still proving a huge hit with musicians...Let us remind ourselves why...

 

Wireless guitar systems have come a long way; a hell of a long way! Traditional analogue wireless systems were flakey at best, and at worst, pretty abysmal. In terms of reliability they were probably equivalent to the British weather, although at the moment we really can’t complain too much about that. As the years have gone by analogue technology has been superseded by the digital age, bringing with it a whole new breed of wireless guitar systems.

 

The beauty of a wireless system is the added movement it allows you on stage. If you prefer to get up close and personal with your adoring fans then this is the perfect opportunity. However, traditionally this freedom of movement does come at the cost of sound quality. The digital technology used in the Line 6 Relay G30 eradicates this issue, with a whole array of features designed specifically to fine tune your tone. Digital technology ensures the sound you hear is the sound the guitar makes. It sounds simple, but by cutting out all interference the guitarist is left with an instrument that provides a sharp, precise tone.

 

If you are determined to experience the freedom of going wireless, digital really is the best way to go. Traditional analogue systems can prove to be more trouble than they are worth, with future FCC rulings likely to shift devices around in the analogue realm and cause interference with various other devices. With the Line 6 Relay G30 no such problems exist, as the digital channel lock technology that comes with the product allows you to make an unshakable connection between receiver and transmitter.

 

Another string to the digital wireless guitar system’s bow is just how compact and easy it is to use. Simply place it next to your guitar pedals and away you go. All the controls you need are easy to access and you can switch between them quickly with the mere touch of a button. The product is also durable, which is important given the bumps and scrapes it is likely to experience whilst you are on the road travelling up and down to gigs.

 

If you’re the sort of musician who likes a good strut whilst blasting out your crowd pleasers, the Line 6 Relay G30 digital wireless guitar system could be the perfect bit of kit for you. And you can buy it online for a great price here at Instrumania. Instrumania allows you to compare the prices of thousands of musical instruments and accessories. You can compare guitar prices, compare keyboard prices, compare drumkit prices and even compare DJ equipment and studio gear prices. In fact, at Instrumania you can compare the price of nearly everything the professional musician could ever want.

 

 

 

Roland's V-Guitar system may have offended some of the guitar purists but there is no denying that it expands acoustic possibilities well beyond what is possible with a traditional guitar and amp setup. The GR-D V-Guitar distortion brings this increased level of control to one the most famous guitar pedal effects of them all.

 

Putting aside the cynics who believe that "they don't build them like they used to", the sheer cost of getting involved with Rolands V-guitar setup may be enough to put many off. Aside from the cost of the physical unit, V-Guitar requires the use of a guitar equipped with a divided pickup, such as Roland's GK-3, and its 13-pin connection (not cheap in itself).

 

Luckily, these issues, that may have been a deciding factor to many possible V-guitar users, are laid to rest with the 'Distortion thanks to itself self-contained design (built into a rugged Boss pedal no-less). 

 

It has a divided-pickup guitar input, but also has a pair of standard jack inputs, plus outputs to connect to an amp or pedals. If you're using a standard guitar, you simply connect it to the L (mono) input and use the jack outputs for either stereo or mono operation. Roland does point out, though, that you won't be able to enjoy the full potential of the GRs using a conventional guitar, since the signal from each string can't be processed individually.

 

If you are using a GK pickup, there's also a Guitar Out socket, so you can send the normal clean pickup signals of the GK-compatible guitar to another device - perhaps an effects unit, the output of which can then be connected to the GR pedal's jack inputs in a send/ return scenario, if desired.

 

The pedal features four different sounds that you can select and tweak manually. Besides this manual mode, you also get four user memories that store and recall any sound you create, regardless of how the knobs are physically set. These are cycled with a single button or accessed by the patch up and down buttons if you're using the pedal with a GK pickup.

 

The GR-D offers four effects types: VG Distortion 1, VG Distortion 2, Poly Distortion and Synth. There are gain, Color and tone knobs, the functions of which change depending on the selected effect. For the distortion effects, the gain and tone knobs offer what you'd expect - adjusting the amount of distortion and brightening the sound respectively - but for the Synth sound their functions adjust the synth waveform and the synth's filter cut-off frequency. The Color knob does something different for each effect, and the right-hand footswitch offers a useful boost to the sound for soloing.

 

With a conventional guitar, you get four different distortion effects, covering a wide range of sounds that go beyond the 'overdriven amp' style. It's obvious this isn't a conventional distortion pedal - noise is absent when not playing, even with loads of gain, and there's a nice individual string clarity.

 

Using a divided pickup with its 'humbucker for each string' configuration and plugging in via the 13-pin connection with a Roland GK-3-equipped Yamaha Pacifica, though, it's clear the pedal is optimised for this type of operation.

 

String clarity is more pronounced, with separate distortion processing for each string eliminating the atonal harmonic artefacts of mono distortion - this is most apparent in the case of Poly Distortion, which is derived from the polyphonic distortion in Roland's early guitar synths, and designed to deliver distortion while letting chords ring and resonate.

 

 

 

 

VG Distortion 2 has an octaver effect that you don't hear with a conventional pickup, but the most acute sonic difference between using conventional and divided pickups comes when selecting the Synth sound.

 

This sounds like a proper analogue synth, complete with filter squelch, and raises the pitch an octave with the solo switch engaged. With a normal guitar, it sounds like a weird fuzzy distortion, with the solo switch simply making it louder. Overall, you get four different, focused sounds using the divided pickup, but your usual guitar will still give you a useful range of unusual distortion voices.

 

We do like the idea that Roland has equipped this pedal to make some part of its VG and GR sounds available to anyone playing a regular guitar. However, that is not the primary focus here - while this pedal can certainly add something a little different to your tonal palette and still fit into your basic pedal setup, their full sonic potential is not realised in this way.

 

What's more, it's a lot pricier than conventional stompboxes, and although that probably reflects the fact that it's filled with more expensive electronic gubbins than most, you'd have to have a good listen and think very hard about adding it to your 'board.

 

With a divided pickup though, buying this pedal makes much more sense. This pedal really does respond differently and provide a deeper, more stunning range of effects if you're using a GK pickup.

 

Not only will you will get optimum use out of it in that scenario but it offers an ideal opportunity to buy into the V-Guitar world for a lot less than shelling out for a VG-99. It could be a worthwhile buy if you already have a guitar fitted with a GK pickup or are thinking of adding one to your guitar and dipping your toe in the VG/GR water.

 

If you fancy getting your hands on the Roland GR-D V-Guitar or perhaps a whole V-guitar system then you will always be able to find the cheapest prices on  your musical instruments at Instrumania.com.

 

Instrumania.com is the UK and Europes No.1 musical instrument price comparison site that allows you to source guitars, keyboards, drumkits and accessories (as well as a wide range of professional DJ and studio gear) at the lowest UK prices. At Instrumania.com you can compare guitar prices, compare keyboard prices, compare amp prices and compare drum prices all in one place. Instrumania.com is the leading musical instrument price comparison site.

 


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