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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Native Instruments Komplete 8

The eagerly awaited Komplete 8 is now available. KOMPLETE 8 now includes 27 fully-fledged products, 11,000 presets and over 100 GB of samples.

Need more? Try the Komplete 8 Ultimate which provides a total of 50 outstanding musical tools! Even if you don’t need more sounds (and who doesn’t), it might be worth getting the Komplete 8 Ultimate just to save some time. It weighs in at 240 GB of premium sound content - which is why it comes on its own dedicated, sturdy USB 2.0 drive. Setup everything in one go, by simply installing KOMPLETE 8 ULTIMATE to your chosen internal or external drive. Without the lengthy DVD installation process, you can have KOMPLETE 8 ULTIMATE up and running easily.

Already have Komplete? You can get the Komplete 8 Update or the Komplete 8 Ultimate Upgrade. Don’t have Komplete, but already own a Native Instruments product such as Maschine, Kontakt, Reaktor, Kore or Guitar Rig? Check out the Komplete 8 Crossgrade which is only available until December 31st.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Love vintage synths, but don’t have the space (or the budget) to start your own collection? Check out the new V Collection 2 virtual instruments software from Arturia! The V Collection brings you the most legendary and sought after synthesizers ever in one very affordable package. This ultimate edition is the complete solution when high quality, authentic and modern synthesizer sounds are demanded. The luxury box contains the highly awarded Minimoog V, Moog Modular V, CS-80V, ARP2600 V, Prophet V, the Prophet VS and the Jupiter 8-V. On top of that the brand new Analog Laboratory has been added to make the package even more complete.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

IZOTOPE T-PAIN EFFECT now available for electronic delivery!

Izotope recently released the very affordable, T-Pain Effect software. The T-Pain Effect is a collection of three fun and easy music-making tools: the Engine, the Effect and the Drum Machine.

The T-Pain Engine allows you to make beats and record vocals. The T-Pain Effect is for vocal processing, the T-Pain way. The included T-Pain i-Drum Edition is T-Pain's virtual drum machine.

Are you new to making music? In a matter of minutes, The T-Pain Engine will have you arranging beats, recording vocals, and posting your tracks online. More experienced? The T-Pain Engine is the perfect musical sketchpad for getting your creative juices flowing.

Features include:
- Make beats: choose from dozens of killer beats, all designed by the pros, or customize your own
- Record vocals: sing, rap, or freestyle, then add the official T-Pain Effect
- Share: post songs for all to hear, straight to the web via SoundCloud

Monday, August 15, 2011

Reason 6 – coming soon!

Reason 6 will be released at the end of September and it has lots of exciting new features. The biggest new feature is that Reason 6 will combine all of the features from Record so you can now record and edit audio in Reason.

If you have been thinking about purchasing Reason or Record Reason Duo now, there's no need to wait until the new Reason is out!

Anyone who purchases Record Reason Duo or Record for Reason Owners between July 1st, 2011–October 31st, 2011 will receive a free download upgrade when Reason version 6 is released. Free of charge.

If you purchase Reason between July 1st, 2011–October 31st, 2011 you qualify for the Reason 6 upgrade at a discount — €99 EUR / $99 USD — through the Propellerhead web shop. Remember, this will give you all of the features of Record as well!

Thinking about getting Record standalone? Purchase Record between July 1st, 2011–October 31st to qualify for Reason at 50% off — €200 EUR / $220 USD — through the Propellerhead web shop.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

i2 GarageKey 37 Video Overview

The ideal keyboard for small spaces or taking places! The GarageKey 37 has 37 full size high quality keys with touch dynamic, and octave up and down buttons, You can easily connect this keyboard to your Mac, PC or iPad using the included USB cable and since it is USB powered, you don't need to worry about finding a free power plug for it!

More usable than a 25 note keyboard, but takes up less room than a 49 note keyboard, the space saving design of the I2 GarageKey 37 is perfect for desktop and portable use. The sleek and simple design makes the I2 GarageKey 37 easy to use and attractive. The included stands give you more desk space, by allowing you to move your computer keyboard under the GarageKey when not in use.

Record directly from the USB MIDI keyboard into your iPad by connecting the GarageKey 37 to your iPad using the Apple Camera Connection Kit.

Here is a video review of the i2 GarageKey 37:

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Using the AudioLink II with an iPad to connect mics, guitars, keyboards, turntables and more!

Looking for a way to connect a mic, guitar, keyboard, turntable, or any other input to your iPad for recording? The AudioLink II is the perfect solution!

Check out this video where we show the AudioLink II working with the Apple Camera Connection Kit on an iPad 2 for recording audio:

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

AudioLink II Overview Video - inexpensive USB Audio Interface

Need to connect mics, guitars or line level devices such as keyboards, mixers or tape decks to your computer or iPad? The AudioLink USB is the perfect choice! With switchable phantom power, you can connect dynamic or condenser microphones to the XLR or 1/4" input. Use the Hi-Z connection for a guitar or bass, and connect line level devices through the RCA in/outs on the back. Both the mic and guitar inputs have gain level dials, making it easy to control your levels without having to use your mouse! The adjustable headphone out is perfect for monitoring your mix. The built in hardware reverb makes it easy to add effects without taxing your CPU.

As a class compliant audio interface, you can connect the AudioLink USB to your iPad, Mac OS X, Windows 7, Vista or Windows XP (32 or 64 bit) machine and start recording right away - no need to install drivers. Low latency ASIO drivers are available. Use the Apple Camera Connection kit to connect the AudioLink II to your iPad so you can record from a mic or guitar directly to your iPad!

Here is an overview video:

Monday, August 8, 2011

Buy Traktor Kontol X1, get Traktor Pro Free!

Get TRAKTOR PRO 2 completely free from Native Instruments when you buy TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 in August or September 2011!  (After receiving your Traktor Kontrol X1, please create an account here to request your free Traktor Pro 2.)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

AudioFace II Video - iPad audio interface for under $50

The AudioFace II USB Audio Interface can be used for both audio playback and audio recording on the iPad by using the Apple Camera Connection Kit. Simply connect the AudioFace II USB soundcard to the iPad using the included USB cable and you can record from any line level device directly into the iPad. Connect any line level device such as a keyboard, tape deck, turntable (record player), CD player, DI box, mic pre-amp, etc. to the RCA inputs on the AudioFace II and record directly to the iPad.

Here is a video of the AudioFace II with the iPad:

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

AudioFace II Video Overview - low latency audio interface for less than $50!

The AudioFace II is an inexpensive, low latency USB audio interface. It is class compliant, which means you plug it in and it works! It also has ASIO drivers for Windows, allowing for low latency playback - no more delay for USB MIDI Keyboards or dealing with notation software like Sibelius or Finale. Also works great for software synths, VST instruments and eliminating latency when using USB MIDI Keyboards.

It works with the iPad using Apple's Camera Connection Kit.

Here is a short overview video: