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Recycled Instruments: Wind Instruments

Continued from here. Wind Instruments The earliest flute was nothing more than a hollow stick with a few holes drilled into it.  But there’s no law that requires the flute to be made of wood or metal (clay flutes...

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Recycled Instruments: Diddley Bow

Continued from here. Diddley Bow   If you happen to have some spare parts, such an electric guitar pickup and an amp, you can forget about your instrument needing acoustic properties.   Jack White shows how a...

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Recycled Instruments: Gas Can Guitar

Continued from here. Gas Can Guitar   If the twenty or so bucks it might cost to put together, here’s another route.  This one goes back to using a gasoline can, but the can is kept fully in tact (well, maybe...

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Recycled Instruments: Kalimba

Continued from here. Kalimba   www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3kEEyLKUvw   Take, for example, the humble kalimba or thumb piano.  On this recycled version of the instrument, the lid from a small tin box is used for...

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Recycled Instruments: Steel Drums

Continued from here. Steel Drums   Steel drums are constructed from discarded 55 gallon oil drums that are relatively thick (more an 1/4”) and heavy compared to the 1 gallon gasoline can that can used to form a...

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  • Lindenwood University’s J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts Chooses L-Acoustics
    Named for local businessman and philanthropist Jerry Scheidegger, the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts on the campus of St. Charles, Missouri’s Lindenwood University is a $32 million, state-of-the-art educational and performing arts complex. The 138,000-square-foot facility’s main theater, the 1,200-seat Lindenwood Theater, can be a challenging acoustical space, with its high interior and ceiling […]
  • Sheila E and Family Honored with Signature Series
    Latin Percussion is excited to present the all-new E-Class Signature Series; a collection of instruments that represent the unique sound and style of the Escovedo’s, the first family of Latin Jazz. The collection is comprised of LP E-CLASS Timbales, LP E-CLASS Bongo Set, and the LP E-CLASS Quinto, Conga and Tumba. Emblazoned with a signature […]
  • Audient Introduces Sono: The World’s First Amp Modelling Interface
    British audio company Audienthas teamed up with leading cab simulation pioneers, twonotes audio engineering to present Sono, the ultimate audio interface for guitarists. Combining Audient’s award-winning analogue and digital conversion recording technology with the world’s best speaker-cab simulation from twonotes, Sono is home to the ultimate valve guitar preamp. Featuring an on board 12AX7 analogue […]
  • Yamaha Professional Audio Creates Perfect Systems in New Commercial Audio Display at NAMM 2019
    Yamaha Commercial Audio products will exhibit in the ACC North Hall for the first time at NAMM 2019. The booth willfeature RIVAGE PM Digital Audio Consoles, the brand’s superior Dante integration and wireless microphone control on the company’s world-renownedCL and QL digital audio consoles, the latest NEXO speaker systems, Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) product, L2 […]
  • Mackie Unveils New Flagship Loudspeaker Series
    Mackie today announces their all-new flagship DRM Professional Powered Loudspeakers. Packed with up to 2300W of power, cutting-edge DSP, and built-in full color displays, DRM Loudspeakers offer incredible sound quality and reliability for a wide range of applications. Perfect for mobile DJs, bands, install, Houses of Worship, rental systems, and more. Available in the 1600W […]