Saturday, January 30, 2016

Powerwerks Complete Powered PA System for Performers and DJ's

The PowerWerks Complete PA system combines two of our most popular powered tower speakers with a pair of 200 watt, earth shaking sub woofers, two 28" speaker pole mounts, and two 6' instrument cables.

Now you can enjoy quality performance and convenient features, in a highly portable package. Works well in a variety of environments, amplifying vocals, instruments, keyboards, drum machines, audio devices, and more.  Great for the soloist or . . . continue reading

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Peavey DM115 Dark Matter Powered Speaker

Peavey DM115 Dark Matter
Peavey DM115

The Peavey DM115 Dark Matter powered speaker has set the benchmark for affordable powered speakers for working musicians. It features a molded plastic cabinet with in-stand mount, and  the design is light and portable, yet durable for live sound use as a main or monitor speaker.

The two-way system features a heavy-duty 15” woofer and a DX14 titanium diaphragm dynamic compression driver mounted on Quadratic Throat Waveguide with 110 x 80 degree coverage. A black powder coated perforated steel grille provides system protection and a professional appearance.

Power is provided by a pair of low-distortion, fan-cooled amplifiers . . . continue reading

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Powerwerks Complete Powered PA With Sub

The PowerWerks Complete PA system from Andy’s Music combines our most popular powered tower speaker with a 200 watt, earth shaking subwoofer, and a 28" speaker pole mount.

Now you can enjoy quality performance and convenient features, in a highly portable package.  Works well in a variety of environments, amplifying vocals, instruments, keyboards, drum machines, audio devices, and more.  Great for the soloist or acoustic duo!

The 100 watt PW100T tower speaker features four 4.5" speakers . . . continue reading


Thursday, April 02, 2015

Monday, March 02, 2015

Yamaha AG Mixer & USB Audio Interface

The new Yamaha AG06 mixer and USB audio interface - along with the AG03 - is perfect for musicians and music enthusiasts who want to compose, record and mix their music with a streamlined setup without sacrificing sound quality. With the bundled Cubase AI music production software downloaded onto your Windows or Mac computer, you’ve got everything you need to start recording your music in high-quality sound.

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Saturday, February 09, 2013

New! Peavey PVXp15 Powered Loudspeaker

The Peavey PVXp15 loudspeaker is a compact and portable all-in-one powered speaker that delivers high fidelity and impressive power. The PVXp15 uses Peavey's famous speaker and power amp technology to provide 800 watts peak of crystal-clear highs and deep lows.

The PVXp15 uses Peavey's exclusive DDT™ compression technology to maintain clarity throughout the mix, and a module bay allows the use of expansion modules to increase the functionality of the enclosure.

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Friday, January 11, 2013

New! Yamaha Stagepas 660i & 400i

January 11, 2013 - Yamaha just announced the new StagePas 600i and StagePas 400i portable sound systems. They replace the previous versions of StagePas, and include more power, features and functionality.

The StagePas 600i features a 10-channel mixer with 680 watts of power, 3-band channel EQ, and 10″ speakers. The 400i has 400 watts, 8 channel mixer with 2-band channel EQ, and 8″ speakers.

These new Yamaha audio systems are very portable, easy to setup, and will work as a PA system for almost any occasion. Updated features include: iPod/iPhone connections for high quality playback of your music, (the system even charges your device during your performance); feedback suppressor intelligently removes feedback automatically with the push of a button; 1-knob Master EQ lets you match your sound to the surroundings; and finally, the legendary Yamaha SPX digital reverb for perfect vocals and acoustic instruments.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Two Mics In One - AT2005USB

The Audio Technica AT2005USB  dynamic microphone is two mics in one: a handheld mic for PA vocal use, and a USB microphone for digital recording.

The AT2005USB builds on the heritage of the A-T 20 Series line of studio microphones, and it's designed to take you from the stage to the studio. It plugs right into your computer’s USB port, and functions seamlessly with your favorite recording software. Read more. . .

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Yamaha MGP16X Audio Mixer

The new Yamaha MGP16X live sound mixer offers the simple and familiar touch of an analog mixer, with the clarity and versatility of digital. This is a unique approach taken by Yamaha towards the use of digital technologies in a mixer, using simple, analog-style controls with a consistent and familiar feel throughout. 

If you know anything about pro audio, or have been in the live sound business for awhile, you know that . . .(read more)

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Yamaha DXR10 Powered Speaker

The Yamaha DXR10 10” 2-way powered speaker is one of the latest active speaker products from Yamaha. It’s lightweight and sounds great. With the DXR10, the Yamaha speaker manufacturing legacy continues.

The Yamaha DXR10 powered speaker can be used by almost any musician or band, but would work great for the following applications. And I just thought these up on the fly:
   * acoustic guitar group in small venues
   * church or small rock group in like venues
   * keyboard amplifier (yes, it can handle the bass if one has common sense)
   * as powered monitors for the entire band
   * solo gig - it has a mixer built-in the back

Read more . .

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Saturday, August 04, 2012

Best Selling Powered PA In The U.S.

The Powerwerks PW50 all in one PA system, as of this writing, is the most popular portable sound system in the U.S. It combines convenient features and performance in a a highly portable package. The PW50 portable PA works well in a variety of environments, amplifying vocals, instruments, keyboards, drum machines, audio devices, and more.

The PW50 is also effective as a monitor speaker system (especially for keyboard players, drummers and solo performers), thanks to its full-range reproduction, convenient mixing controls, and versatile speaker placement.

Read more. . .

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ZOOM H4n Handheld Recorder

The Zoom H4n Handy Recorder improves your field recording by delivering superior audio quality and dramatically improves your recording experience. The H4n is Zoom’s most sophisticated handheld recorder to date. This small digital recorder has many uses, it's not just for music recording.

The H4n’s onboard X/Y stereo condenser mics are arranged with the right and left mics on the same axis. This design ensures that the mics are always equidistant from the sound source for perfect localization with no phase shifting, and in this way it improves your field recording technique. Frequency response remains uniform throughout your recording. The result is great stereo recording with natural depth and accurate imaging every time.

Read more. . .

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Roland VE-5 Vocal Processor

The new Roland VE-5 Vocal Performer is a compact and mobile personal effects processor and looper for vocalists. Featuring a simple-to-use tabletop design that can be easily attached to a mic stand for performing, the VE-5 is perfect for singers, rappers, beatboxers, webcasters, and anyone that wants to have fun with processing vocal sounds.

The VE5 Vocal Performer is small and light, yet its effects are heavyweight class, derived from the popular VE-20 Vocal Performer. With battery operation and built-in phrase looping, the VE-5 is also an ideal tool for street performers who want to bring a new dimension of creativity to their act.

* Easy one-touch operation
* Six types of high-quality vocal effects inherited from the VE-20 – Reverb, Delay, Double/Harmony, Dynamics, Pitch Correct, and Tone/SFX
* Phrase Looper adds impact to real-time vocal performances, including harmonizing and layered beat boxing
* Favorite Sound function provides immediate access to preferred sounds
* Ideal for live performance, as well as tabletop setups; mic-stand mount included
* Internal microphone for instant gratification
* Aux input for blending external music
* Battery operation for street performance (AC adapter sold separately)
For more information on the Roland VE5 Vocal Performer and other Roland and BOSS products, visit, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Roland R-05 Handheld Recorder

The Roland R-05 pocket recorder is easy to use, affordable, and packed with big-ticket features that raise the bar in its price class. You experience crystal-clear 24/96 capture, enhanced recording and editing features, and extended battery life (over 16 hours per charge). On stage, in rehearsal, at school, on the street, in the boardroom — whenever inspiration strikes, let the R-05 capture the moment with convenience and quality.

The R-05 provides pristine, uncompressed stereo recording directly to SD card — up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution. Whether recording directly with the built-in stereo mic or capturing sounds from an externally connected microphone or stereo line input, you’ll be impressed with the R-05’s detail and clarity. And for worry-free recording, the convenient Rehearsal mode ensures that you won’t overload the input.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Zoom Q3HD Handy Video Recorder

The Zoom Q3HD Handy Video Recorder takes Zoom’s renowned audio technology and combines it with HD video, allowing you to capture every moment with stunning clarity and resolution. Zoom brought unrivaled stereo sound to your movies with the Q3 Handy Video Recorder. Now, with the Q3HD, there's only one handheld camcorder that does it all in 1080p.

It’s an HD World.
With the Zoom Q3HD, it’s easy to shoot great videos. Select 720p or 1080p for amazing clarity and detail no matter where or what you’re shooting. It also includes two standard definition (SD) formats for those times when a smaller file size is needed.

The Q3HD has a new lens and imaging sensor, and captures exceptionally clean video that is compressed with the high quality H.264 video codec. It also has a larger aperture, which lets more light into your movies. And with its 4x digital zoom, the Q3HD gets you closer to the action.

Zoom Q3HD Features:
Built-in stereo condenser microphones with 120° X/Y configuration for true stereo imaging
Video resolution of 720p at 30 or 60 fps or 1080p at 30 fps
WVGA (standard definition) at 30 or 60 fps is also available for smaller file sizes
Get up to 45 minutes of 720p at 30fps video with 2GB SD card
Accepts up to a 32GB SDHC cards for 7 hours of 720p at 30fps (Audio at AAC192 kbps)
Large 2.4-inch 320 x 240 color LCD display
Built-in NTSC/PAL TV and HDMI output
4x digital zoom
Video format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV)
Audio formats: 44.1/48/96kHz 16/24-bit WAV (PCM) or AAC up to 320kbps
Auto Record Level automatically sets audio levels during recordings
Uses two standard AA batteries or NiMH rechargeable batteries
USB 2.0 with built-in cable
Windows and Mac OS compatible
Built-in speaker and tripod mount
Includes HandyShare editing and, YouTube uploader software, Apple Quicktime, 2GB SD card, two AA batteries
Optional accessory package (APQ-3HD) includes soft shell case, windscreen, AC adapter, HDMI cable, AV cable and tripod
    For more information on ZOOM recorders, visit, or call Andy's Music at 251-633-8944.

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    Tuesday, August 10, 2010

    Samson C01UCW USB Studio Condenser Mic

    The Samson C01UCW USB Studio Condenser Mic is the first affordable studio condenser mic with a direct USB output.

    With the C01UCW USB mic, musicians who record music on computers have a simple, affordable way to capture high-quality vocal and acoustic instrument performances. Seamless integration was the idea, and it was obtained by creating a studio condenser microphone that can be plugged into any computer with no in/out boxes, no expensive computer pre-amps, just a USB cable. If you need a hand held mic, check out the new Samson Q1U here.

    The C01UCW condenser microphone is based on the successful C01. It features a 19mm internal shock mounted diaphragm with a cardioid pick up pattern ensuring pristine studio quality recordings. The Samson C01U works perfectly on any computer, Mac or PC, and with any DAW software program. It immediately solves a huge problem for users of many laptops, many of which have no other input method for audio devices. The new Samson C01U USB mic is well within the price range of DAW hobbyists and beginners.

    It's a must for any musician on the road or in the project studio, but the C01UCW is going to offer solutions to more than just musicians. The mic opens up possibilities for anyone who records audio--from Podcasters, journalists, students, and business people adding audio files to websites and multimedia presentations.

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    Tuesday, June 01, 2010

    Zoom H1 Handy Recorder

    The new Zoom H1 Handy Recorder is Zoom's smallest recorder to date, weighing in at about 2 ounces. The H1 records big sound despite its tiny footprint and features the same studio-quality microphones as Zoom’s renowned H2 – the most popular handheld recorder in the world. The H1 is priced at just $99, making it one of the most affordable professional recording solutions available.

    The H1 is also the easiest Zoom recorder to use, sporting a newly designed user interface that places all its functions at the touch of a button. Zoom included access to the track marker, auto record, low cut filter, level and volume controls with onboard buttons and no menus.

    Everything you need to get started recording is included. Your H1 comes with an AA battery for 10 hours of operation and a 2 GB microSD card. In addition, an H1 accessory package (APH-1) is also available with an array of accessories that make your recordings even more pristine and easier to capture. The accessory kit includes a windscreen, AC adapter (USB type), USB cable, adjustable tripod stand, padded-shell case and a mic clip adapter.

    For more information on the new Zoom H1 digital recorder, visit, or call Andy's Music at 251-633-8944.

    Saturday, February 27, 2010

    Andy's Music Sound System Seminar

    John Schauer, product specialist for the Yamaha Pro Audio Division, presented a well attended Sound Reinforcement seminar at Andy’s Music on February 23. More than 55 people attended, and each one received the Exploring Sound Reinforcement DVD published by Yamaha.

    Topics included: proper microphone techniques, system components and connections, signal flow, correct use of cables and connectors, system placement, and much more.

    PA System Seminar at Andy's Music, Mobile, ALJohn Schauer, Yamaha Pro Audio Specialist

    Sid Spoon, local bass player and long-time Andy’s Music customer won the door prize, a Yamaha C24 Pocketrak recorder. John Messerschmidt (right), District Manager for Yamaha, presents Sid with his prize.

    Yamaha C24 WinnerJohn Messerschmidt (right) presents the Yamaha C24 to Sidney Spoon.

    For additional information on Yamaha musical instruments and pro audio products, visit, or call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944.

    Thursday, February 11, 2010

    FREE "How To" PA Clinic

    Have you ever had sound system problems like unintelligible speech, feedback, or low volume? Do you need a new sound system or help with your current system? Well, if you answered yes to these questions, Andy's Music can help!

    Andy's Music (Mobile, AL), is hosting a free PA clinic on Tuesday evening February 23, 2010, at 7:00 PM. This seminar is for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of sound systems or improving their effectiveness and understanding of sound system operation.

    Each participant will receive a free Yamaha "Exploring Sound Reinforcement" DVD (a $50 value), and can register to win the drawing for a Yamaha C24 Pocketrak Recorder - a $199.00 value.

    Topics include: system components and connections, signal flow, correct use of cables and connectors, system placement, equalizing a room, and much more. Seating is limited, so reserve your space today by emailing, or calling us at 251-633-8944.

    This free PA clinic is sponsored by Yamaha. The presenter is John Schauer, a 19-year veterean of Yamaha Corporation of America. John has more than 25 years of professional audio experience, and his ability to explain complex theories and other hard-to-understand topics by breaking them down into easy to follow terms makes his seminars both educational and entertaining.

    John has worked with many professional sound companies, and assembled sound systems to provide support at all levels, from simple speech applications to 60-channel, 24,000 watt concert systems. John has provided audio for television, corporate, theatrical, and concert events and provides audio support for all of Yamaha’s corporate functions.

    In his current role as product manager, John has been instrumental in developing products that the professional audio market requires. Recently, he was the executive producer for Yamaha’s Exploring Sound Reinforcement DVD, a 2+ hour in-depth explanation of sound systems.

    Mark your calender and make plans for an informative and entertaining evening February 23, 7:00 PM, at Andy's Music, 1412 Hillcrest Rd., Mobile, AL 36695.

    Wednesday, January 13, 2010

    New Pocketrak Yamaha Recorders

    Yamaha W24 PocketTrak

    Yamaha has recently announced two new portable, hand-held pocket recorders, the C24 and W24.

    Compact and lightweight, the Yamaha W24 Pocketrak features a large dual microphone assembly for outstanding stereo sound quality. What’s more, recording is more convenient than ever thanks to the supplied wireless remote control. It’s the perfect choice for effortless recording in the studio, on the stage or out in the field.

    The Yamaha C24 Pocketrak Portable Recorder is the best way to record your music lessons, practices, and band rehearsals. The C24 delivers 24bit/96kHz sound quality in the world’s smallest size, and is packed with helpful features.

    These two new Yamaha POCKETRAK models C24 and W24, with 24bit/96kHz sound quality and superb operating ease, will give both professional and amateur musicians all the recording capabilities they want and more!

    For more information on these new Yamaha Pocket Track recorders, call Andy's Music at 251-633-8944 or visit

    Monday, December 28, 2009

    New Peavey IPR-1600 Stereo Power Amplifier

    Peavey has just released the new IPR1600 stereo power amplifier. The Peavey IPR 1600 stereo power amp features 830 watts per channel at 2 ohms and weighs in at 7 pounds! The IPR1600 also has 2 channel independent fourth order Linkwitz-Riley crossovers, a variable-speed fan housed in a lightweight aluminum chassis, patented DDT speaker protection, and the revolutionary new IPR class D topology.

    The IPR 1600 has a net weight of just over 7 lbs., and utilizes an advanced design that allows Peavey engineers to dramatically reduce weight while increasing output power, reliability and thermal efficiency. Peavey IPR Series amplifiers are designed with a resonant switch-mode power supply and a high-speed class D topology that yields the highest audio resolution and efficiency available. And all at a cost that shatters the old-guard paradigm of power-amp valuation.

    Power amplifiers in the Peavey IPR DSP line contain presets for Peavey SP®, PR®, Impulse®, SSE™, QW®, PV® Series loudspeakers and monitors, as well as other commonly used loudspeaker configurations, plus special presets for program music applications (dance, speech, rock, thump, loudness, contemporary worship). Manual mode allows you to assign your custom crossover points, EQ, delay and more.

    For more information on Peavey power amps, call Andy’s Music at 251-633-8944, or visit

    Friday, October 23, 2009

    Tascam DP008 8-Track Multi Track Recorder

    The Tascam DP-008 is an 8-track Digital Portastudio small enough to fit into a guitar case. Based on the popular DP-004, the DP-008 adds four more tracks for a total of eight tracks with built-in mixing. Users can record two tracks at the same time while dedicated knobs for volume, pan, and reverb make tracking and mixing simple. A 2GB SD card is included with the unit.

    The DP-008 has two balanced XLR microphone inputs with switchable phantom power and two unbalanced line inputs (one switchable to guitar level). And there are even two built-in mics so users are ready to record anything just by sitting in front of it. Tracks are mixed down to a dedicated stereo track and EQ is available on both inputs as well as on each track. Whether recording a song demo, radio play or live concert, the DP-008 captures inspiration without technology getting in the way of your music.

    For additional information on other Tascam recorders, go to

    Monday, July 13, 2009

    Yamaha Mixer Rebates

    Yamaha IM8 Mixer
    Purchase any Yamaha IM8 mixer between June 1, 2009 and September 30, 2009, and get the following rebate amount: IM8-24 = $300 rebate, IM8-32 = $350 rebate, IM8-40 = $400 rebate.

    A special financing term of 12 months no interest is available from GE to qualified applicants. Yamaha is also offering - for a limited time - a free console dust cover.

    Follow this link to see the Yamaha IM8 mixers and download the rebate form, or call Andy's Music at 251-633-8944.

    Friday, June 26, 2009

    Zoom R16 Multi Track Recorder

    The new Zoom R16 recorder revolutionizes recording with the first digital recorder with 16-track playback and 8-track simultaneous recording that uses Secure Digital (SD) memory. The R16 is three production tools in one incredibly versatile device: a digital multi-track recorder, an audio interface and a control surface. The R16 provides you with all the tools necessary to create studio-quality recordings anywhere.

    The R16 combines a remarkable level of functionality with exceptionally intuitive design. For recording purposes, the unit supports up to 32GB SD cards, allowing over 100 track hours of recording. The flexibility of SD recording not only makes the R16 lighter and more portable, it also ensures increased reliability with no concern for a crashing hard drive. You can even have respective SD cards dedicated to specific recording sessions. Back up your project on a USB memory stick.

    With the ability to record up to 8 tracks simultaneously, the R16 is perfect for recording everything: from music production and rehearsals to field recording and live performances. The R16 also features the same built-in stereo condenser microphones found on an H4 for convenient “sketch-pad” capturing of ideas or rehearsals.

    Computers bring incredible control and power to the recording process, but they’re not very intuitive when it comes to mixing. And mixing makes the music. So, when you’re ready to mix, the R16 is right there with you. With its USB operation, you can control the functions of your DAW software from the R16 for easy mixing with fine-tuned control. No more mixing with a mouse! The R16’s intuitive, mixing console feel, and LED meter bridge makes mixing your tracks a pleasure.

    For information on the Zoom R16 and other musical instruments, visit, or call 251-633-8944.

    Monday, June 15, 2009

    Zoom H4n Digital Recording Device

    The new Zoom H4n Handy Recorder improves your field recording by delivering superior audio quality and dramatically improves your recording experience. The H4n is Zoom’s most sophisticated handheld recorder to date. This small digital recorder has many uses, it's not just for music recording.

    The H4n’s onboard X/Y stereo condenser mics are arranged with the right and left mics on the same axis. This design ensures that the mics are always equidistant from the sound source for perfect localization with no phase shifting, and in this way it improves your field recording technique. Frequency response remains uniform throughout your recording. The result is great stereo recording with natural depth and accurate imaging every time.

    The mics also adjust for variable recording patterns at either 90° or 120°. This unique design lets you rotate each mic capsule from 90° (standard) to 120° (wide-angle) stereo for the ultimate versatility in any recording situation. This is a unique feature not present on most small recording devices.

    • Built-in X/Y stereo mics record at either 90° or 120°
    • Four channel simultaneous recording using built-in and external mics
    • Digitally controlled, high-quality mic preamp for improved audio quality
    • Large 1.9-Inch LCD screen and improved user interface for easy operation
    • 24bit/96kHz Linear PCM recording for pristine recording
    • MP3 recording for increased recording time
    • Built-in reference speaker to check recordings
    • Shock resistant rubberized body for improved chassis protection
    • Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) compatible time stamp and track marker
    • Records on SD/SDHC media of up to 32GB for maximum recording time
    • Auto-record and pre-record feature so you never miss a moment
    • Variable speed playback capability for “phrase training”
    • Stamina mode enables 10 hours of continuous battery life
    • Onboard mid-side matrix decoder for additional miking possibilities
    • Built-in mounting joint for tripod and mic stand mounting
    • USB 2.0 port for faster file transfer
    • XLR inputs with phantom power allow recording with any mic

    Friday, January 11, 2008

    Yamaha Pocketrak 2G Pocket Recorder

    Yamaha Pocketrak 2G The Yamaha POCKETRAK 2G Pocket Recorder is so light and compact that there's no reason not to take it with you wherever you go. Weighing only 1.7 ounces (49 grams) complete with battery, the Yamaha POCKETRAK 2G is an unbeatable choice for portable recording. It's only a half-inch (13 millimeters) thick and will slip unobtrusively into a shirt pocket. But this diminutive, lightweight package contains a large 2-gigabyte memory plus advanced digital audio technology that lets you record and playback with outstanding quality.

    In addition to recording rehearsals and lessons for later review and study, you'll always be prepared to capture the sounds of nature or the city, samples for audio production, meetings, lectures, and much more. If sound is important to you, there's simply no reason not have a Yamaha POCKETRAK 2G Pocket recorder with you at all times.

    • Only 1.7 ounces and 1/2 inch thick
    • 2GB Memory for High Audio Quality and Extended Recording Times
    • High-sensitivity Tilt-up Microphone
    • Level Meters and ALC for Optimum Record levels
    • Long-lasting Rechargeable Battery
    • Direct USB 2.0 Computer Connection
    • CUBASE AI Digital Audio Workstation Software Included
    • DRM10 Playback Support and Comprehensive Playback Functions

    Tuesday, November 27, 2007

    Tascam DP02 Digital Recorder

    Tascam has just introduced two new digital multitrack recorders, the DP02 and the DP02CF. They are both 8-track digital recorders that make recording fun, ditching menus for simple knobs and faders. Based on over 25 years of cassette Portastudios, these new multitracks have dedicated controls for level, pan, effects send and EQ instead of the menu-cursor interface found on most other recorders. You make music with two hands with the DP-02 - just reach and twist a knob when your creativity strikes.

    For more information on Tascam recorders, visit the music instrument music store.

    Saturday, September 08, 2007

    Your Own CD Duplication Service - Alesis CD Twin

    The Alesis CD Twin LE is a portable standalone audio and data CD duplicator that makes one-button CD copies, as well as compilations from several audio CDs. With this CD duplicator, you now have your own CD duplication service.

    The Alesis CD Twin LE uses both CD-R and CD-RW blank discs, and supports audio CD, Data CD, VCD, CD-I, CD+G, and Photo-CD. With “One-Touch” CD-to-CD backup, the CD Twin LE makes the previously time-consuming task of using a computer to make CD compilations and backups a thing of the past. Further adding to its ease of use, a 2x16 LCD display provides operational feedback to the user. “Raw copy” mode provides an exact one-to-one copy of your CD media.


    Saturday, July 28, 2007

    Peavey Portable PA System

    The new Peavey Audio Performer Pack is a complete PA system that packages the new PVi 4B powered mixer with PV Series microphones, loudspeakers and accessories.

    The Peavey Audio Performer Pack portable PA system brings ease of use and powerful sound to small performances and multi-purpose use in schools, churches and virtually any intimate speaking or entertainment application. The rugged, powered PVi 4B mixer features rotary controls to adjust level, reverb and tone on each channel and the master section, with a built-in power amp rated at 100 watts RMS into 4 ohms. Its feature set also includes four balanced microphone and 1/4″ TRS inputs, tape/CD input with level control, a line out for connection to external amplifiers and a record output.

    This Peavey portable sound system also features two PVi 100 dynamic cardioid microphones, two PVi 10 premium loudspeaker enclosures, a pair of adjustable speaker stands and cables for the microphones and speakers.

    For more information on Peavey products, visit the music instrument music store at

    Wednesday, July 11, 2007

    Mackie SRM150 Portable Sound System

    The Mackie SRM150 portable sound system combines Mackie's proven mixer and SRM Active loudspeaker technologies to create a powerful, great-sounding 3-channel PA system that is ultra-compact, versatile and expandable. The Mackie SRM150 Compact Active PA System is ideal for a wide variety of applications ranging from boardroom A/V to live musical performance in coffee houses, piano bars, or rehearsals, just to name a few.

    BUILT-IN MACKIE MIXERAt the very heart of the SRM150 is a Mackie mixer, with all the versatility and features you've come to expect from the manufacturer of the world's best selling compact mixers. Channels 1 and 2 can be used for mic/line sources, thanks to the handy Neutrik® Combo jack, which accepts either ¼" TRS or XLR connections. True 48V phantom power is supplied, so you can use even the most finicky condenser mics with confidence.

    Channel 1 also has an added feature. Simply plug in your guitar, bass (or any other Hi-Z instrument), press the CH1 Instrument switch and you get all the benefits of a DI box, without the hassle and added expense.

    Tuesday, July 03, 2007

    Powered Mixers - Yamaha, Peavey, Mackie

    Powered mixers came of age back in the late seventies when Yamaha introduced the EM series mixers: EM80, EM100, and EM150. Up until that time, a powered mixer could be heavy and less than dependable, but the Yamaha EM series set the benchmark at that time. They were light in weight, powerful, and as history proved, dependable.

    The tradition set by these audio mixers is carried on today by the EMX series of Yamaha powered mixers. They include the EMX5016CF, EMX5014C, EMX212S, EMS312SC, and the EMX512SC. These new Yamaha EMX powered mixers live up to - and exceed - the reputation set by their ancestors. They're built to the same standards of sonic performance and rugged reliability that make Yamaha the first choice for live sound applications from schools to stadiums around the globe.

    For more information on Yamaha, Peavey, or Mackie powered mixers, visit

    Thursday, June 07, 2007

    PA Systems

    The PA Systems available today are a far cry from what was available when the hippies roamed the earth - somewhere back in the '60's. In the late sixties our band used two metal, vertical columns that looked like heaters. Whenever a band member brought a guest to rehearsal, they invariably backed up to our PA speakers expecting to warm themselves! What a hoot.

    Today's speakers, for one thing, don't look like heaters; they look like speakers, and Portable PA systems start at a very affordable $549 for the Yamaha StagePas 300. If your budget is bigger, you can get the Fender Passport PD-250 for $699.95, or the Yamaha StagePas 500 for $999.00. All it takes is money, right?

    Tuesday, May 08, 2007

    Fender Audio - Passport PD 250 PA System

    The Fender Passport PD-250 portable PA system is the flagship model of the Passport product line. Featuring a 6 channel mixer, 250 Watt stereo power amp and specialized DSA speaker design, the PD-250 provides powerful and full sound in a portable and easy to use design.

    If it’s a coffee shop performance or for a company event, the Fender Passport PA PD-250 is great in any situation where quality sound is needed. It's perfect for audiences ranging from 300-500 people in size, and weights only 55 pounds.


    Thursday, April 19, 2007

    Mackie Mixer

    Mackie mixers are one of the most popular brands of audio mixers. The Mackie Mixer is affordable, dependable, and available in many configurations, including: 24 channel mixers and powered mixers.

    For more information on Mackie Mixers and other Pro Audio gear, visit:

    Tuesday, March 20, 2007

    Edirol R09 Wav MP3 Recorder

    The Edrol R09 is more affordable than its predecessor, the R-1. One reason the R-1 carries a heavier price tag is because of its well-stocked lineup of internal effects. The R09 isn’t devoid of effects, however. It contains the world’s most-requested/desired effect: reverb. Whether you’re listening to WAV or MP3 files, you can route the R09’s playback through its internal reverb processor, immersing it in lush, user-controllable ambience.

    Edirol R09 Wav MP3 Recorder

    The Edirol R09 is a serious, top-quality professional recorder; it’s ultra small and looks like a gadget, but make no mistake, it performs. The R09 can capture source material at a crystal-clear 24-bit resolution with your choice of 44.1 or 48kHz sample rates. You can record and play back in MP3 format too (up to 320kbps). Once recorded, your files can be monitored through the R09’s headphone jack and/or exported to a computer via USB.

    Crystal-Clear Capture It’s ultra small and looks like a gadget, but make no mistake — the R09 is a serious, top-quality professional recorder. Capture source material at a crystal-clean 24-bit resolution with your choice of 44.1 or 48kHz sample rates. You can record and play back in MP3 format as well (up to 320kbps). Once recorded, your files can be monitored through the R09’s headphone jack and/or exported to a computer via USB.

    Friday, February 16, 2007

    Powered Mixers - New Yamaha EMX Powered Mixers

    Yamaha EMX powered mixers come from a long legacy of powered mixers dating back to 1975. The first three Yamaha mixers to enter the portable sound market were the EM150, EM100, and the EM80. They were stereo mixers with reverb, and their power was 150 watts, 100 watts and 80 watts respectively. Because of their quality build and affordable price, they were big sellers to people building PA systems on a budget. In fact, we still see one occasionally in our shop for maintenance. Over thirty years old and still going - that's amazing!

    The new Yamaha EMX powered mixers carry on the tradition that began in 1975, except with updated features, circuitry, and lower weight. The Yamaha EMX312SC powered mixer features dual 300 watt power amps and the added advantage of one-knob compression on mono channels. The EMX312SC mixer is built to the same standards of sonic performance and rugged reliability that make Yamaha the first choice for live sound applications. The EMX powered mixers are lightweight, only 22lbs. and feature conveniently located handles for maximum carrying comfort. They're also built tough to withstand the rigors of use on the road.

    The Yamaha EMX212S is the most affordable model in the EMX powered mixer series. It offers a pair of 200-watt amplifiers per channel that should be more than sufficient for small-to-medium size venues. The EMX212S has the same features as the EMX312SC, except it has less powerful amplifiers and no built-in compressors.

    The Yamaha EMX512SC powered mixer is the most powerful of the EMX box mixers, and features a pair of 500-watt amplifiers to ensure that your music or message comes across with full impact, even in large venues. The EMX512SC offers a total of 12 input channels – four for monaural microphone or line input, plus four pairs that can function either as monaural microphone inputs or stereo line inputs – providing you with a versatile mix of input capabilities for a wide range of applications. If you need only microphone inputs you can use up to eight mic channels.

    Sound systems large and small can be created using the Yamaha EMX powered mixers. These audio mixers have earned their excellent reputation and will remain the choice of musicians, both professional and amateur, wanting to build a quality sound system on a limited budget.

    Thursday, February 15, 2007

    Audio Mixing - New Mackie Pro Audio Mixers

    Winter NAMM 2007 - Mackie has just announced an upgrade to their popular line of professional audio mixers, the VLZ3 series. The new models include: 1642-VLZ3, 1604-VLZ3, 1402-VLZ3, AND 1202-VLZ3.

    With the same features and functionality of their predecessors, the re-engineered Mackie sound mixers have even greater headroom than the original VLZ mixer boards, and also have a redesigned Mix Bus made significant enhancements to the EQs, giving these new audio mixers a more intuitive and musical feel.

    Whether you need a sound mixing board for a church, club work, or a full-featured workhorse for home and studio recording, you owe it to yourself to check out the new Mackie pro audio mixers. For additional information on Mackie pro audio products, visit

    Monday, January 22, 2007

    24 Track Digital - New Tascam 2488mkII

    The Tascam 2488mkII multitrack recorder is the follow-up to the best-selling, simple-to-use 24-track audio recording and mixing workstation for home studios. Like its predecessor, eight inputs can be simultaneously recorded into the XLR and 1/4" inputs - enough for a whole band. This 24 track digital recorder has 19 physical faders that control mono and stereo channels without scrolling through pages for quick and easy mixing. Each channel has 3-band EQ with a parametric mid-band and access to three built-in effects processors, including reverb and multieffects.

    After the final mix is recorded to the dedicated stereo master recorder, the built-in CD-RW drive can burn a CD master in addition to backing up the hard drive and importing and exporting WAV files. New features from the 2488 include a larger hard drive, an all-new LCD display, new guitar effects and improved CD mastering capabilities.

    For more information about Tascam recording equipment, visit


    Friday, January 19, 2007

    Audio Mixing - New Mackie VLZ3 Audio Mixers

    Winter NAMM 2007 - Mackie has just announced an upgrade to their popular line of professional audio mixers, the VLZ3 series. The new models include: 1642-VLZ3, 1604-VLZ3, 1402-VLZ3, AND 1202-VLZ3.

    With the same features and functionality of their predecessors, the re-engineered Mackie sound mixers have even greater headroom than the original VLZ mixer boards, and also have a redesigned Mix Bus made significant enhancements to the EQs, giving these new audio mixers a more intuitive and musical feel.

    Whether you need a sound mixing board for a church, club work, or a full-featured workhorse for home and studio recording, you owe it to yourself to check out the new Mackie pro audio mixers.

    USB Mixer - New Edirol M-16DX Digital Audio Mixer

    The new Edirol MD-16DX USB Digital Mixer allows you to hear your audio mixes in a pristine 24-bit/96kHz digital environment, and see your audio displayed on a high-contrast, backlit LCD that displays a spectrum analysis of your mix. Together with powerful onboard effects, an intelligent Room Acoustic Control function, and loads of digital and analog connectivity, the Edirol M-16DX USB mixer signals a new era in digital mixing.

    16-channel full digital mixer with 24-bit/96kHz internal processing
    3-band EQ controls (Q & Freq.) with graphic LCD for precise tone shaping
    Easy-to-use operation with common analog mixer controls
    2-piece mixer+module design
    “Room Acoustic Control” for automatic room compensation
    Built-in pro-quality effects, including COSM insert effects, reverb effects, and finalize effects
    Flexible analog and digital I/O, including four high-quality mic preamps
    18-in/2-out USB 2.0 audio interface for computer multitrack recording
    AC adaptor and connection cable (2 meter, 6 ft.) included.
    Optional DXC-7 Connection Cable (7 meter, 23ft.) available.
    Cakewalk SONAR LE CD-ROM included

    Tuesday, January 16, 2007

    Sound Systems - New Yamaha StagePas 500

    Winter NAMM 2007 - Yamaha has recently announced the StagePas 500 Portable Sound System. It is the bigger brother of the StagePas 300, and features more power and input channels.

    The StagePass 500 PA system has phantom power available for condenser microphones and two switchable compressor/limiters help to tame unruly vocals. Two 250-watt digital power amplifiers coupled with the 10" loudspeakers provide amazing sound in a deceptively small package. Yamaha StagePas 500 portable sound system - excellent full-range sound has never been easier to achieve.


    Friday, November 24, 2006

    Yamaha Pro Audio Speakers

    The Yamaha Club Series pro audio speakers were developed and manufactured in the United States, and have earned acclaim around the world. The new Yamaha Mark V series speakers represent a complete redesign of the previous Concert Club IV lineup, introducing three front-of-house models, three subwoofers, and three monitor models.

    While maintaining the superb portability and ease of placement that characterized previous generations of Yamaha Pro Auido speakers, as well as the same design concept and stunning sound, the Mark V series represents a new level of performance overall.

    Features Include:

    A comprehensive lineup for a variety of applications as well versatile system expansion.
    An ideal match for EMX series powered mixers or P series power amplifiers.
    Top-class parts and wood enclosures for superior sound.
    Classic design combines strength and sophistication.
    Built-in tweeter protection.
    1-3/8 inch speaker pole sockets.
    A-type models for flying or bracket Installation.

    Friday, November 17, 2006

    Peavey PV8 Stereo Mixer

    The Peavey PV8 mixer is perfect for live or studio applications. The PV8 mixer's reference quality mic pre-amps are super quiet with less than 0.0007% of total harmonic distortion.

    The PV8 has six channels, with one through four having XLR inputs, channel insert, phantom power, 3-band EQ and effects send. The master section offers assignable tape input and a master contour EQ which simultaneously cuts mids while slightly boosting the bass and treble in the overall mix.

    The Peavey PV8 outputs include L & R for main and control room, effects send and headphones. Stylish metal casing adds overall strength and durability. A large selection of PA Systems and mixers are available here: PA System.


    Yamaha AW1600 and AW2400 Workstations

    The legacy of Yamaha’s groundbreaking AW Series digital audio workstations continues with the introduction of the AW1600 and AW2400.

    Both units are fully backward-compatible with prior Yamaha workstations, and have everything you need to record your music anytime, anywhere in compact, road-worthy designs—keeping alive the tradition of reliable, portable and professional music production products.

    Yamaha AW1600
    Totally Reliable: The AW1600 and AW2400 have been engineered from the ground up to be the best multitrack recorders they can be. So they’re always reliable—no crashes, and no OS updates.

    Yamaha AW1600Easily Portable: These complete studio packages are ready to pick up and go anywhere you want to record.

    Completely Professional: Mixing, routing and onboard effects are based on the industry-standard Yamaha “0” series digital consoles, so everything has the familiar feel quality of Yamaha.

    “Imagine if you had a portable computer that was dedicated to doing just one thing—being the best multitrack recorder it could be,” says Athan Billias, director, Yamaha Corporation of America, Technology Products. “That’s exactly what the new AW series workstations are—dedicated computers designed for recording. Recording on the computer has come a long way, but there is still a need for dedicated hard disk recorders because they are completely portable and totally reliable.”

    The AW1600 is currently available, and has been created for the home studio musician, adding many features to the award-winning AW16G while maintaining the same affordability. New features include eight combo inputs (all with Phantom power), USB 2.0 drag-and-drop capabilities for moving files onto your computer, 24-bit recording and a new Pitch Fix algorithm for correcting the pitch of vocal tracks. The 16-track design, Quick Loop Sample function, Hi-Z connection, Guitar and Mastering effects and sample pads have the familiar operation and user-friendly interface from the AW16G, while a powerful new SH3 CPU processor, generous 40 GB hard drive and unrestricted song limit provide endless possibilities for song creation and mix building.

    Available travel options include the Yamaha YB01X bag, which can accommodate the AW1600, a laptop, cables and other accessories. Features include rugged wheels, separate compartments, a retractable handle, and a compact design that will easily fit in standard airline overhead compartments.

    Yamaha AW2400
    The AW2400 is a complete portable studio solution for anyone who is serious about recording and production. And, just like the legendary AW4416, users can record, edit, mix and master without the need for external equipment, but much faster. This new flagship of the AW line includes 24 simultaneous tracks of playback, motorized 100mm faders and the same expansion slot found on Yamaha digital mixng consoles for connecting the AW to professional studio gear.

    Yamaha AW2400An updated 24-track recording system (each with up to eight associated virtual tracks) complete with sampling, editing, automation/snapshot and mastering capabilities, retains true 24-bit resolution, and records directly to the internal 40GB hard drive with no song size limitation. Editing is easy with ten user defined function keys and a large, 02R-sized LCD.

    You can expand your system, create a live 16-track recording, or interface with external devices with a range of optional I/O interface cards from third-party developers and Yamaha—including the recently-released mLAN MY16 series cards.

    Upgrades continue with eight Phantom powered XLR and eight TRS inputs, Insertion inputs on Channels 1 and 2, four dedicated AUX outputs, an integrated Pitch Fix function, and seamless PC integration with USB 2.0 connectivity.

    The AW2400 will be available in late October 2005.

    “What sets the AW1600 and AW2400 apart from other stand-alone units is their new USB 2.0 capabilities,” adds Billias. “This allows you to drag and drop files to your computer to take advantage of the best of both worlds—stand-alone reliability, and computer software flexibility.”

    For more information on the AW1600 and AW2400 Digital Audio Workstations, please call Andy's Music at 251-633-8944 or visit us online at

    Yamaha PA System - EMX Mixer Bundle

    This Yamaha PA system includes the new EMX512SC powered mixer and two Yamaha BR15 speakers. This system has a pair of 500 watt amplifiers to ensure that your music comes across with full impact.

    The Yamaha EMX512SC is the most powerful model in the EMX Yamaha EMX Mixerpowered mixer series from Yamaha. The EMX512SC offers a pair of 500-watt amplifiers that should be more than sufficient for most venues. The Yamaha EMX512SC is built to the same standards of sonic performance and rugged reliability that make Yamaha the first choice for live sound applications from schools to stadiums around the globe. Yamaha is a leader in the field of professional live sound for a very good reason: they deliver the sound and performance that the pros demand. The EMX512SC powered mixer is no exception.

    The Yamaha BR15 loudspeaker was designed to for performing musicians, DJs, houses of worship, schools and medium to large sized venues. The BR15 carries on a tradition of quality built, affordable sound reinforcement products from Yamaha. It was developed for mobile and permanent applications, and offers high performance and complete system flexibility. The BR15 has the full frequency response and high output found in more costly systems. It's built right, has better response and great reliability.