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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Buy Auto-Tune 7 and receive Mic Mod EFX Free!

Get Mic Mod EFX FREE from Antares when you purchase Auto-Tune 7 between November 25 and December 30 2011. After registering Auto-Tune 7 with Antares you will be able to download Mic Mod EFX for free!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Roland R-26 Digital Recorder

Portable digital recorders have been a very popular item at Kelly's Music for a number of years now. So what makes the new Roland R-26 worth mentioning? This innovative recorder is portable yet loaded with first-class, professional features, and is backed by Roland's well known quality.
First off, there are two types of stereo microphones built into the R-26, plus a pair of XLR/TRS combo inputs for external mics, and an input for a stereo plug-in powered mic. Unlike most digital recorders, however, you can choose simultaneous combinations of the built-in mics (directional and omnidirectional), as well as the external inputs. This means you can use the R-26 to capture live performances with simultaneous line and ambient signal paths, record important speeches, lectures, and presentations, or take the R-26 into the inner city or deep forest for pristine field capture.

The Roland R-26 supports up to six channels (three stereo channels) of simultaneous recording so you can record from all three mic sources. It has a large LCD touchscreen display for intuitive navigation - no more scrolling through never ending menus with a jog wheel!.

The first thing I noticed with the R-26 was the extra large input-level knobs for fine adjustment. These make adjusting levels so much easier than tiny buttons, and will be perfect for recording outside in the cold and I want to leave my gloves on!

The R-26 also includes a built-in Hi-Speed USB interface for use as an audio interface or external storage and it has a Loop-Back function which means you can combine this with the built-in or external mics for the optimum live video streaming setup.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fostex HP-P1 Headphone Amp for iPhone, iPod

Looking for the best possible sound from your iPod or iPhone that money can buy? Check out the Fostex HP-P1. The new Fostex HP-P1 is a portable headphone amplifier with D/A converter which receives it’s audio signal digitally from iPod/iPhone 30-pin dock connector. Featuring an ultra-high quality 32bit DAC and exclusively designed audiophile analogue circuitry, the sonic performance and fidelity of the headphone signal simply has to be experienced to be believed. The tone, the depth and the effective headroom is nothing short of stunning, giving the impression of almost limitless audio power reserves on tap at all times.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

eBox 44

The new Electrix Ebox-44 is the perfect audio interface for mobile applications, budget studios, computer DJ’s, or even home use to convert your vinyl or CD collection to digital audio files. It is fully USB bus powered, which means it can be connected on-the-fly and used anywhere with just a laptop.
The Ebox-44 features four RCA inputs, four RCA outputs, ¼” headphones output with volume control, and ¼” microphone input with gain control. The four inputs support turntables thanks to the built-in phono preamps, ground post, and phono/line switch. The four inputs and outputs have blue LED activity indicators.

The included low latency ASIO and Core Audio drivers means flawless performance on both PC and Mac. The Ebox-44 is great for use with DJ software including Virtual DJ and Traktor, audio recording and production software like Logic, Cubase, & Live, or even everyday applications like iTunes.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tascam DR-40 Digital Recorder

Looking for an affordable digital recorder with lots of great features? The Tascam DR-40 features adjustable mics, four-track recording and extended battery life, giving you the flexibility you need to record tracks anywhere.
The DR-40 captures up to four tracks from built-in, high-quality condenser microphones, XLR mic or line inputs. The internal mics are adjustable from XY to AB position, helping you to tailor your recording to the sound of the room. A pair of great-sounding TASCAM microphone preamps welcome condenser microphones with phantom power, recording at up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution. It accommodates balanced XLR or 1/4" line inputs using locking Neutrik Combo jacks. The DR-40 accepts SD or SDHC cards up to 32GB, and a 2GB card is included.

Once recorded, play back your takes with EQ and the optional Level Align feature to avoid volume jumps. A stereo reverb effect is also built-in, as well as a speaker and chromatic tuner. Transfer recordings to computer using the USB 2.0 jack. Other features include overdub mode, variable speed playback, limiting and low cut filter, and much more – all with TASCAM’s simple-to-use interface. No other recorder makes home or live recording as simple as the TASCAM DR-40.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

AR-4I IPHONE AUDIO INTERFACE

The iPhone is fabulous and takes great HD quality video. However if there’s one area that lets it down, it’s the sound. The small internal microphone only records in mono with no control and as for the quality.... Well let’s just say it not exactly high-fidelity. Enter the new Fostex AR-4i. Offering excellent quality stereo audio recording, (via Dock connector and in-built AD/DA converter), with LED input level metering, gain control and headphone monitoring, the AR-4i has been designed to dramatically increase the quality of the sound of the videos you take with your iPhone 4.

Perfect for TV & Radio reporting, live video streaming to the web, video blogs / YouTube uploads plus ideal for family and domestic use.

Designed with professional use in mind, the AR-4I features a long operation time with 2 x AAA alkaline batteries for 8 to 10 hours, is supplied with a sturdy hand grip and has two threaded tripod mounts on the bottom and side for use with tripod, camera rigs, etc.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

AUDIOBOX 1818VSL USB 2.0 Audio Interface

The AudioBox 1818VSL takes hardware/software integration to the next level and delivers a combination of features, audio quality, and value that is unprecedented in this product category. Using your computer CPU and PreSonus Virtual StudioLive (VSL) software, AudioBox VSL-series interfaces provide reverb and delay effects and the same Fat Channel compression, limiting, semi-parametric EQ, and high-pass filter, as the PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 digital mixer— all with inaudible latency. It's a great choice for project studios, performing bands, school music labs, and a wide variety of corporate installations and other contractor applications.

The AudioBox 1818VSL is a great value as it offers high-end 24-bit, 96 kHz converters; Class A XMAX preamps; ADAT optical I/O; S/PDIF coaxial I/O; word-clock output; and MIDI I/O, housed in a heavy-duty, rack-mount metal chassis.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Save up to 25% off Ableton Live!

Until January 15th, 2012 save up to 25% on Live and Live Suite, along with upgrades.

Ableton Live is about making music; for composition, songwriting, recording, production, remixing and live performance. Live's nonlinear, intuitive flow, alongside powerful real-time editing and flexible performance options, make it a unique studio tool and a favorite with live performers. If you'd rather be "making music" than just "using music software," Ableton Live is for you. Live 8, the latest version, includes a wealth of new techniques and improvements with a new groove engine, revamped warping, live looping, new effects, crossfades in the Arrangement View and a reworked MIDI editor. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Free stuff from Native Instruments!

Native Instruments has some fantastic promotions from November 1st to December 30th that you can take advantage of:

Free Maschine Expansion:
Purchase MASCHINE or MASCHINE MIKRObetween November 1 and December 30 and get your choice of MASCHINE Expansions free. Two free with MASCHINE, and one free Expansion with MASCHINE MIKRO — each worth $59. Free Expansions are provided by NI when you register.
Free Traktor Software:
Buy Traktor Audio 6 or Traktor Audio 10 and get Traktor Pro 2 free! If you purchase the Traktor Audio 2 and you will receive Traktor Duo 2 free from Native Instruments. All you have to do is register the Traktor 2 LE that is included with the interface and you will receive an email from NI with a serial for the relevant Traktor product.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Session Strings Pro

Looking for some great sounding contemporary studio strings? The new Session Strings Pro from Native Instrument fills the gap left by huge orchestral libraries. It offers control of an 11-piece ensemble, recorded with the utmost precision in four different settings for maximum flexibility and realism. With its immaculate, intimate quality, unique musical workflow and a vivid, modern edge, SESSION STRINGS PRO is the premium choice for pop, RnB and more.

SESSION STRINGS PRO is far more than just a string library. Creating natural, expressive string tracks in the highest possible quality has never been more immediate, or more rewarding.
The sound of SESSION STRINGS PRO is close, detailed and intimate — an essential alternative to orchestral strings. Meticulously sampled and designed to sit well in the mix, each of the four ensembles consists of five instrument groups: full ensemble, four violins, three violas, two cellos and two basses. Play full ensembles, mapped across the keyboard, or individual instrument groups.

SESSION STRINGS PRO provides detailed control, right down to the amount of bow noise. Choose between classic or pop instrument placements. Experiment with close and wide microphone positions, or combine two ensembles for a full, widescreen sound. Based in Hamburg, Germany, e-instruments specialize in intensely detailed sampled instruments. Thomas Koritke and his team have succeeded in capturing the clarity, warmth, and character of these strings, using the very best equipment for outstanding sound quality. Every note is expertly played by virtuosos from Europe’s top orchestras, and the instruments used were hand-picked Italian antiques, including an exquisite cello from 1685.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

EZ Drummer, Superior Drummer, EZX and SDX all on sale!

Until the end of December, we have special pricing on EZ Drummer ($79.99), Superior Drummer 2 ($199.99) 2031189937, the EZX add-ons for EZ Drummer and the SDX add-ons for Superior Drummer.

If you’ve been looking for a way to get great sounding drums, or if you’ve been thinking about expanding your options with EZ Drummer or Superior Drummer, now is a great time to act!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Traktor Kontrol S2

Looking for an affordable but professional DJ system? While the Traktor Kontrol S4 is the industry leader, Native Instruments is now offering the TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 a two deck, all-in-one DJ controller system built to professional standards throughout, and the perfect introduction to the world of TRAKTOR.

TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 is Native Instrument's most professional 2-deck controller on the market. With pro credentials throughout, the 2.1 design couples the most essential items for any DJ — 2 decks and a mixer — with controls for multi-effect units and a third channel for samples. Set it up in an instant and dive right into the mix.

Rugged and highly portable, TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 is the only controller of its size to come with the full version of TRAKTOR PRO 2 included - the same software that pro DJs of all genres use. With TRAKTOR 2 Technology Inside, the S2 is tuned for maximum intuitiveness and creativity – resulting in an intensely fluid and fun mixing experience.

The included TRAKTOR PRO 2 is the culmination of 10 years of experience as the industry-leading DJ software platform. Its ease-of-use and astounding creative arsenal are built on the concept of TRAKTOR 2 Technology Inside.

Right out of the box you’ll instantly find yourself exploring the deeply inventive yet incredibly simple looping functions. At the push of the loop encoder, grab and set loop lengths that you can even change while its running. Layer up those loops in each of the eight Sample Deck slots. Bring the Sample Deck sounds into the mix via the ingeniously simple Samples knob.

Four ‘Hot Cue’ buttons per deck let you jump to any part of the song without dropping a beat – if the button is lit, a cue point is set – just hit the button and launch the track from that position. Rearrange, re-edit and remix tracks on the fly – blur the boundaries between a DJ set and a live performance.

This compact and portable unit was built by the same team and with the same components that brought you the TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 – the wildly-popular market-leader that revolutionized the all-in-one DJ system. Robust knobs and backlit buttons let you know what’s going on at all times. Two high-quality, pressure-sensitive jog wheels deliver total track control and easy pitch bending and tempo nudging.