B&H Gear News Roundup: February 14, 2014

This week in the news: Sony announced the new Alpha A6000 mirrorless camera (and several other photographic things); Canon announced the new PowerShot G1 X Mark II, EOS Rebel T5 DSLR, (and several other photographic things); Sigma announced the dp Quattro compact camera; Blackmagic shipped the Production Camera 4K and dropped its price by $1000; and Roland announced the Aira series. 

This is your B&H Gear News Roundup for February 14, 2014. Follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.

Roland TD-4KX2 Electronic Drum Kit

In this video, we take a look at an electronic drum kit from Roland. With mesh pads, a cloth-covered kick drum, naturally swinging V-Cymbals, and 25 built-in kit models to choose from, the Roland TD-4KX2 is an excellent kit for performing and practicing. 

Roland Gaia SH-01

With three virtual synth engines and numerous sliders, buttons and knobs, the Gaia SH-01 Virtual Analog Synthesizer puts the fun back into musical effects and sound programming.

We Drop the Price, You Drop the Beats

Drum roll please... the price of the Roland HD-1 V-Drum kit just dropped $200, and it comes with a mail-in rebate for a free $109 PM-01 monitor and a $99 DAP-1 drum stool and accessory kit. You get everything for a measly $599.00! If you've been sitting on the fence about getting a V-Drum kit, it's time to make like Humpty Dumpty and get cracking because this deal won't be around for long.

Direct Recording Your Instruments Part 2

If you tuned in for the last part of this series then you learned all about the fundamentals of recording a direct signal. Now that you've got a solid understanding of the options available for direct recording, hopefully, you've had some time to make some direct recordings of your own. But a direct signal is only useful if you do something with it, and that's what the next two parts of this series will focus on. This segment will cover the basic things to watch out for with your direct signals, and cover some of the great software emulators out there that can take those sounds in an infinite number of directions.

The Coolest Products and Announcements of the 2010 NAMM Show

The biggest and craziest trade show of the year in pro audio just took place in Anaheim California. NAMM is the place where new products get announced, buzz gets generated, and audio nerds like myself get to map out how we're going to squander our hard earned dollars over the course of the next 12 months.  Even though the announcements of the 2010 NAMM haven't been the most drool-inducing of all time, there were still plenty of things to be excited about this year. Here are the highlights:

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