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Monday, January 31, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
We will also be in the Music Technology Playground where you can come and try MusicTime Deluxe, Encore and Music Ace Maestro. If you are attending the conference be sure to stop by and enter our draw for a free keyboard and Amazon gift card!
Monday, January 24, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
FreeHand has decided to discontinue their MusicPad Pro Plus and instead release their software so that you can run it on a laptop. However, if you've ever tried using your laptop on stage or for rehearsals, you'll probably agree that it is fraught with problems. (How do you secure your laptop to your stand? How do you make sure it doesn't crash during the performance? You do you make sure the screen is viewable from all angles when you move around?)
Fortunately, we have one MusicPad Pro Plus left in stock and we've slashed the price to $649.99 so you can still take advantage of all of the benefits of a stand alone system that won't crash, is easily viewable, and allows you to take your finger or a stylus and mark up your music - just like regular sheet music.
Viewing sheet music on the iPad seems to be more and more popular these days, and there are some great tools for this. For example, we just started carrying the PageFlip Cicada which is a two pedal bluetooth page turner that will work with any bluetooth compatible hardware - including the iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone or your laptop or desktop computer.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
They have also updated the popular DP-02 Portastudio to the new DP-03.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
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Thursday, January 13, 2011
M-Audio also updated Torq to Version 2 and it should be available at the beginning of February,
As expected, Avid is eventually updating their mBox series to include Pro Tools 9 at a higher price than the current versions that ship with Pro Tools 8 LE. They will also be selling the mBox hardware without Pro Tools, should you want to use Cubase or Sonar instead. These changes won't be happening until the end of March, so you still can take advantage of the lower price on the bundles with Pro Tools 8 LE, and then buy an upgrade to Pro Tools 9 from LE.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
You can check out the complete list of instruments and listen to demos by clicking on the "Demos" tab on the product page.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
The academic and regular version of Pro Tools 9 are identical. If you are a student, teacher or an academic institution, then you get all of the power of Pro Tools 9, but at a significant savings. Plus, Avid has promised that you will receive free upgrades to Pro Tools for 4 years when you purchase the academic version! (This only applies to academic versions.)