Thanksgiving is only a few days away and Christmas not far behind so if you still haven’t found the perfect gift for that rocker in your life, look no further than ProAudioLand. From legendary microphones to must have effects pedals, we have plenty of awesome gear that will fit everyone’s budget!
Sometimes size actually does matter and in these cases, PolyTune Mini is the perfect solution as no other pedal tuner in the world will take up so little space - which means more room for other pedals! PolyTune Mini is based on the exact same technology as the original PolyTune, so like its bigger brother it shows the tuning state of all strings simultaneously by simply strumming the guitar, enabling guitarists to get back to playing in a matter of seconds. Just like the original PolyTune, PolyTune Mini is among the most precise tuners in the world, tuning with +/- 0.5 per cent precision in chromatic mode and +/- 1 per cent accuracy in polyphonic mode. Also, it automatically switches between chromatic and polyphonic modes depending on whether all strings are strummed at once or each string is picked individually. Finally, PolyTune Mini features Drop-D and Capo modes as well as True Bypass for zero tone coloration and a super-bright LED display with the same amount of LEDs as the original PolyTune.
The E11 is essentially a high performance portable headphone amplifier which comes with a high-quality built-in processor and power amplifier all in a very slim package. It instantly gives your portable device’s sound tons more energy and oomph like you wouldn’t think possible from simply adding a portable amplifier. You might think your player sounds great as it is but once you hook it up to the Mont Blanc, you will hear so much more detail and information in each song that you probably never noticed before. And best of all, the Mont Blanc does this with almost little effort from you. Seeing as how this is such a powerful portable amp, you can also plug larger, more demanding, professional quality headphones from 16 ohms all the way up to 300 ohms. The added crispness and energy makes the same old song come alive with plenty of energy – leaps and bounds beyond what the tiny amp in your phone or iPod can do!
If you’re serious about sound, look no further than the SRH44 from SHURE! These professional studio headphones provide exceptional sound reproduction and comfort. Optimized for home and studio recording, SRH440 headphones reproduce accurate audio across an extended range. Impedance, power handling and sensitivity are all calibrated for professional audio devices such as DJ mixers, mixing consoles, and headphone amplifier. Includes carrying bag and threaded 1/4" (6.3mm) gold plated adapter. Other features include enhanced frequency response delivers accurate audio across an extended range, impedance and power handling optimized for perfomance with professional audio devices, adjustable headband and collapsible construction provide comfort and portability along with a bayonet clip that can securely lock the detachable cable into the ear cup.
Finally got yourself your own mixer or recording unit for your home studio but not too happy about the onboard preamps? Well, no problem! Whether you’re working on a computer, hard-disk or digital multi-track recorder, the Tube MP Studio V3 is designed to deliver professional recording studio results at a fraction of the price of comparable units. For less than $100, this preamp offers superior performance and sound quality over the on-board ones found in today’s low cost mixers and multi-trackers. The Tube MP Studio V3 combines professional quality with professional features including a hand-selected 12AX7a tube, phantom power for all of your active microphones and even phase reverse! Trust me, when you find that two or your tracks are a bit off, that phase reverse will save you plenty of time a headaches. This little baby also works as a direct box with impedance matching and preamplification for line-level sources.
Although there are plenty of Crybabies out there, this one right here is the original – the pedal responsible for some of the most signature tones in rock history! Just looking at the list of notable users such as Jimi Hendrix (his was actually the Thomas Organ design that was for all intents and purposes essentially the Original Crybaby Wah), Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, David Gilmour and way too many more to mention. When people talk about that classic wah sound, they mean this pedal! Featuring a complete heavy die cast construction for years of reliability along with a 100K ohm Hot Potz potentiometer that makes sure your wah is quick and abrupt, just like it should be!
For all of you analog purists out there, get a load of the Mooer Ana Echo Analog Delay pedal! With delay time ranging from 20ms to 300ms, you know this baby can deliver the goods – without that pesky frail sound of a digital unit. 100% true bypass ensures that your signal chain will not be taken hostage if this pedal runs out of juice or is switched off – or you can always just hook it up to some power using the included 9V adapter. Other features include a full metal shell, small form factor and full analog circuitry that is sure to deliver that warm, clear and smooth analog delay sound. And for less than $100, you know you can’t go wrong!
Same silky smooth violin-like sustain and creamy tone that made the legendary 1970 Big Muff Pi famous. This little brother displays its heritage proudly! Same circuitry in a compact die-cast box. Everyone from Jack White to David Gilmour have this tone in their effects repertoire and for good reason. For less than $100, you can’t ask for a better distortion pedal. You get all of the great tones that distortion centric rock and roll is known for all in an easy to use and very reliable package. So, if you’re in the market for a great overdrive pedal that can give you that familiar and sought after tone, look no further than the Electro Harmonix Little Big Muff Pi distortion pedal. You definitely will not regret your investment.
Who doesn’t like distortion? The MXR Custom Badass ’78 Distortion is a factory-modded pedal that roars with huge amp stack tones and old school tube amp-like distortion that is sure to give your signature sound a good kick! MXR took a classic distortion circuit and hot-rodded it to the next level for over-the-top soaring leads and rich, saturated rhythms. With only three knobs, dialing in Badass tone is a cinch. The CRUNCH button allows you to choose between two different modes of diode and LED clipping, boosting the harmonic content of the distortion. The '78 Distortion's wide open amp-like feel sounds great whether it's in front of a clean amp, a slightly dirty amp, or a full on overdriven amp. Under the hood, this high performance machine features top notch circuitry and hardware meant for a lifetime of use. And for less than $100, this is definitely a perfect stocking stuffer!
Incorporating a Figure 8 polar pattern and a 1.8-micron aluminum ribbon, the R144 offers breathtaking sound for vocal and instrument recordings and is an excellent microphone for broadcast applications. The R144 also performs brilliantly on acoustic instruments, strings, and horns and offers high SPL capability, outstanding side rejection and precise directivity. Includes R144 ribbon microphone, shockmount, carrying case, cleaning cloth, manual & application guide!
If you’ve never heard of the Shure SM58 then you’re probably new at this whole performing thing. Don’t let the small price tag fool you – the SM58 is by far the single most consistent choice for live vocal performances around the world. Known for giving both lead and back-up vocals plenty of flattering warmth and clarity, this dynamic vocal mic works just as well for studio recording and sound reinforcement making this baby as versatile as it is popular. If you’re in the market for a new microphone, do yourself a huge favor and pick up the Shure SM58.
The Shure SM57 unidirectional dynamic microphone is exceptional for musical instrument pickup or for vocals. With its bright, clean sound and carefully contoured presence rise, the SM57 is ideal for live sound reinforcement and recording. It has an extremely effective cardioid pickup pattern which isolates the main sound source while minimizing background noise. In the studio, it is excellent for recording drums, guitar, and woodwinds. For musical instruments or vocals, the SM57 is a consistent choice of professional performers. It is also the standard microphone used on the podium of the U.S. President for over 30 years. Its outstanding performance, legendary reliability, and diversity of application make this "workhorse" the choice of performers, producers, and sound engineers the world over!
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