SamplePad, from Alesis, has 25 percussion and electronic drum sounds built in, and allows drummers to load their own samples using a standard SD card. An external trigger input and the ability to mount it on virtually any snare stand or rack make SamplePad an easy way to expand your drumset. Street price: $199.
Band Perry Song Book
The Band Perry is uber hot which, if you are a country music fan is not really news. This songbook contains sheet music for every song on their debut record, including the triple-platinum single "If I Die Young," the gold single “You Lie,” and the current single “All Your Life.” $19.99 at music retail stores and at alfred.com.
4-Head LED Scanning Light System
“The Event Bar DMX is a true, go-anywhere scanning light system that has virtually endless uses,” said American DJ’s Alfred Gonzales. “One of its coolest features is that it has a strobe effect and dimming on each pinspot head, so each of the heads can be operated independently of the others to create different effects.” MSRP: $799.95.
Serato DJ Intro
Serato DJ Intro is the newest piece of software to join Serato’s illustrious DJ range, which includes popular professional DJ solutions, Scratch Live and ITCH. Two tracks can be mixed simultaneously using traditional DJ controls - scratch, nudge, pitch bend, EQ. And lots of other cool stuff. Free download but you need a compatible controller.
Scorecerer 5.6 for iPad lets musicians quickly load sheet music, effortlessly organize songs into set lists and seamlessly add handwritten notations and highlights. It also handles PDF conversions with ease and automatically turns pages instantly, so there’s no need to miss a beat. $9.99 in the AppStore.
Line 6 Mobile In
Unlike competing analog adaptors that plug into an iOS device’s headphone jack, Mobile In digital input plugs into the 30-pin connector on the bottom of the iOS device and the new Mobile POD app over 10,000 hand-crafted presets created by artists, Line 6 and other guitar players. $79.99
Still (Pablo) Cruisin’
During the ‘70s reached the top 10 with mega hits like "Watcha Gonna Do When She Says Goodbye" and "Love Will Find A Way," and sold millions of albums and singles. Red Red Records has now released the first new recordings from Pablo Cruise in over 25 years. Plus a live “hits” DVD.
Pro Tools 10
Major advances in workflow, file handling, and cross-software compatibility--Pro Tools 10 brings users some of the most requested features of any Pro Tools release ever. Including cool stuf like Avid's new Channel Strip plug-in, and much more. Pricing as low as $299 for an upgrade or $599 for a full version.