Right now we're getting prepared for the holidays a-coming, so here at Mighty
Ape, we're up on our feet a-running. Christmas soon to come and we're a little
short on time, but this blog I decided to bring out for you little seasonal
rhyme. I'm not usually a poet, but we've been known to wrap a present. We've
been compiling gift
ideas the whole family can get with.
We've got some choice guitar
picks for all players and collectors alike. Kill two birds with the NZ Warriors
picks, to please your guitarist/sports fan in one buy!
By the same token, if your loved one loves some cartoons, you could check the
picks and straps to catch a “Cowabunga Dude!”
If the family musician isn't a strummer or a picker, maybe check out our Studio
Gear to get your shopping done a little quicker. But if
recording's not their thing and they just wanna be a singer, you could look at
and have a concert with Christmas dinner.
It's a great time to be a musician – our Musical
Instruments Jungle is full of great products at awesome prices at
the moment! Especially in our Microphones
section. We've got some very exciting items among Shure, ART Pro
Audio and Wharfedale!
Check out this Wharfedale
Mic Set! Three mics for under a hundred bucks! Who does
that? These mics would be ideal for a live vocal trio and come with a robust,
padded carry case for carting between gigs.
In our Shure department, we're selling the Beta
58A like hotcakes! This mic is the upgraded version of the SM58,
an industry standard, known for its durability and great sonic quality. Whether
you're an MC or a recording artist, this mic is a must have in your microphone
We've also got a bunch of USB Mics like the Art
M-One, the Shure
PG42USB for Vocals and the PG27USB
for Instruments! These are designed with the recording musician at heart and
bypass the need for an audio interface. Plug n Play baby!
With 158 types of on board amps and effects, you can see (or maybe more
importantly hear) why Korg chose
the name Pandora
for this little box of goodness!
At just over 8.5cm wide and 5.4cm high, the Korg Pandora
Mini’s silhouette is almost exactly that of a credit card, about as
thick as a tin of breath mints, and is available in either black
With a gizmo like this, of course, you have the ability to plug your
MP3 player into the AUX input to jam along to your favourite tunes or backing
tracks live, but it also comes with 100 different rhythm patterns and a
built-in metronome, so you can work out an idea whenever you like! Other helpful
features on the Pandora mini include a backlit LCD, an
auto-tuner with muting, four memory buttons for one-touch recall of your
favorite programs, and sound-editing software support so you can manage your
sounds on your computer.
So stash the Pandora mini in your guitar case, or suitcase,
or sock this summer and reach for it whenever you have a spare minute these
Sick of borrowing PA
from friends, or paying for pricey rentals every time a gig comes up?
Well fret no more! Whether you're the wedding singer, doing pub
gigs, or just hosting the family Xmas party, Wharfedale
have got all you'll need to be heard!
With great packs like the PMX700
you could hold a small concert in your backyard. The two 12''
speakers, run through the 150 watt amp, are enough to get complaints from your
neighbours for sure, but compact enough to chuck in the boot of your car to take
away for the weekend – it even includes a mic!
If you're a DJ, or looking for some serious extra low end, why not check out
TITAN A12 Active Sub? It's active, which means
it's self-powered, it's relatively light weight and most importantly is
Loud! Boasting 250W of grunt, this is one way to get a party bouncing
and is a perfect compliment to the PMX700.
It's never been easier to pick up a guitar,
and with Christmas around the corner, the timing has never been better! If
you've been thinking about it for yourself or loved one, but aren't sure of how
or where to spend the money, look no further!
We've got a heap of bargains available for the acoustic,
and even classical
As a kick starter, have a look at this choice starter
kit by Stagg, featuring everything
you need to get you on your way to rock-stardom! Including the guitar, an amp,
cable, bag, strings and picks!!
If you're a not-so-novice, then have a squizz at our range of Larrivée
Hand made in Canada, these things sound seriously beautiful. Great for live
performance, recording or even Christmas sing-alongs!
Airwave is the perfect choice for loading up the kids stockings in
a musical way this Christmas and an amazing way to introduce your child to the
world of music!
Its larger design is easy to hold, the spacing of the holes wider than usual
so that anyone can play it at their first attempt, it's made with high quality
brass reeds and it comes complete with a beautifully illustrated full
colour “learn to play” instruction booklet. Featuring notes, chords and
exciting play along songs, anyone can learn to play right away with 'learn to
It comes in three colours, red, blue and orange (random selection). Designed
with kids at heart, the thing is pretty close to invincible and will take a drop
or a throw, without breaking. It's also safe, without screw or rough edges
making it suitable for all ages.
The Airwave Harmonica by Suzuki. Music…From the Harp!
We've got lots of other great gift ideas for kids over in
Instruments jungle, so swing by and have a look!
This ingenious device from IK
Multimedia transforms your iPhone,
touch into a full blown guitar rig.
The best part about iRig
Stomp is that you don’t need a massive setup. You can use it as a
standalone piece of equipment.
Powered by IK Multimedia’s AmpliTube apps (or any other amp simluator
for iOS) and a 9-volt battery, iRig Stomp can easily work well
by itself, or paired with a massive collection of pedals and amps. It’s the
perfect way to mix iOS and guitar playing.
If you are a musician, chances are, you're going to need to tune your
instrument once in a while. Particularly if you play your instrument in front of
If you're a guitar or bass player, it just so happens that we've got a pretty
big stash of great guitar
& bass tuners!
One of the coolest of these oh-so-handy gadgets is by the good people at Korg
tuner series has had massive success.
This time around, they've stuck in a choice feature for the stage musician
with the release of the Pitchblack
From the good folk at Ernie
Ball comes the 6180 – Ernie
Ball Volume Pedal Junior!
All kinds of words spring to mind after just one quick look – sturdy,
rugged, long lasting, robust and durable. The steel chassis will see this pedal
last you from first practice to world tour!
If you consider yourself “techy” and are interested in the
intricacies of this pedal, this should interest you;
The potentiometer has 250k ohm of resistance, suitable for the audio path of
passive instruments. Behind the jack area, under the footplate, is a
micro-taper-switch which provides the user two
distinct volume swell rates. The main pivot shaft is composed of
center-less ground stainless steel (about half an inch thick), precision seated
though nylon bushings at both ends. A tough, long lasting
Kevlar cable is attached by stainless steel springs and is
responsible for transmitting pedal travel to the controls.
famous and coveted monophonic synthesizer is the
MS-20, first introduced in 1978, has been reborn as the MS-20 mini.
Enlisting the same engineers who designed the original MS-20 to recreate it in
a body that is smaller by 86% of the original size, while retaining original
look and feel.
This choice little monophonic analog synthesizer sports 37 keys; knob design
and printing that stay true to the original's; and in the patch section, they've
switched out 1/4-inch phone plugs for mini plugs. Korg was
intent on making a good thing even better, and it shows as the
MS-20 Mini is a portable, affordable, and easy-to-use synth for
One of the coolest things about it for all you synth buffs – the
original MS-20 filter is also present in the MS-20 mini, providing both
high-pass and low-pass with peak/resonance. This is the same reincarnated
version of the filter that was also used on Korg's Monotron
So click on through to our Keyboards
& Midi department and have a look at all the goodies we have by
Korg and more, on Mighty Ape!