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Thursday, December 29, 2011

GIG EASY MIC STAND CONCERTINO, GIG EASY MIC STAND

The Gig Easy iPad products are hugely popular. They are well made, easy to use and securely mount your iPad on a mic stand or music stand. However, aside from providing the iPad, you also have to provide the mic stand or music stand.

To remedy that, Gig Easy has released two mic stands that are perfect for use with their iPad mounting kits!

The Gig Easy Mic Stand has "One Hand Adjustment" and the height adjustment ranges from 38" to 64" providing the ideal height for virtually all applications.

The “Concertino” version is ideal for seated musicians and has a height adjustment range from 18" to 30".

The portability of these stands is unbeatable. Instead of using a heavy base, it utilizes a collapsible tripod base for stability. Weighing less than 2.7 lbs., it can be easily transported and stored, and features a standard size 5/8-27 threaded adapter.

The height adjustment can be easily made with just one hand. You can use these as a traditional mic stand, or simply attach the GigEasy Mic Stand Mount Kit or Mic Stand Mount Extension Arm Kit for a quick and easy conversion to an iPad music stand!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

NI Komplete Audio 6

Looking for an affordable audio interface that includes software for recording and DJing?

KOMPLETE AUDIO 6 is a premium-quality 6-channel audio interface that picks up where its predecessor AUDIO KONTROL 1 left off. It provides everything you need to record, play and perform music, with four analog ins/outs, digital in/out, MIDI and low-latency performance — all in a sleek, rugged metal casing. The two mic inputs are armed with high-end pre-amps while Cirrus Logic converters deliver pristine, transparent sound. Upgrade your setup with KOMPLETE AUDIO 6 — because KOMPLETE sounds better. 
The KOMPLETE AUDIO 6 package also includes KOMPLETE ELEMENTS, with over 1000 sounds and effects, plus software for recording, sequencing and DJing. 
KOMPLETE AUDIO 6 lets you experience every facet of your sound, whether you're playing virtual instruments or recording audio. After all, if you're using MASCHINE or KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects, you're armed with an array of sounds in the highest-possible audio fidelity. KOMPLETE AUDIO 6 gives you the hardware to match.

Pristine sound doesn't happen by accident — it's the result of knowledge, experience and close attention to detail. KOMPLETE AUDIO 6 has been designed in-house by NATIVE INSTRUMENTS, and takes the already award-winning sound quality of the AUDIO KONTROL 1 to a new level. From the custom, streamlined circuit design, through the hand-picked components to the analog volume knob on top of the unit — every part of the interface is designed to preserve signal clarity.

So what software is included? 
- KOMPLETE ELEMENTS — over 3 GB of inspiring instruments and effects
- CUBASE LE 5 — sequencer and recording software
- TRAKTOR LE 2 — DJ software

Thursday, December 22, 2011

MidiLink Mini USB MIDI Interface - affordable and easy to use!

Looking for an affordable USB MIDI interface that is easy to use?  The MIDILink Mini is a USB MIDI Interface that makes it easy to connect your MIDI gear to your Mac, PC, or iPad! Just connect the USB cable and start playing - no drivers to download, install or configure! Works with MAC OSX, iOS4, Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7!

Features:
- 1x MIDI In/1x MIDI Out
- 16 MIDI channels
- USB bus powered
- Compatible to all USB 1.1 and 2.0 ports
- 1.80m long (approx 6')

Saturday, December 17, 2011

M-Audio Studiophile BX series updated to BX-D2

The ever popular Studiophile BX series from M-Audio has been updated. The Studiophile BX-5D2 and Studiophile BX-8D2 are now available.

M-Audio leveraged the technology from their high-end monitors to extend the frequency response and provide an even more natural listening experience. Custom Class A/B analog amplifiers deliver superior dynamics and tonal accuracy across the frequency spectrum—while the latest-generation woven Kevlar low-frequency drivers and waveguide-loaded silk dome tweeters provide rich, defined sound. With the BX5 D2, you’ll enjoy the utmost accuracy in an engaging listening experience.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Line 6 Guitar Mobile In - connect your guitar to your iPhone, iPod or iPad!

Looking for a way to use your iOS device for high quality recording from your guitar?  The Mobile In digital input interface features pro-quality audio specs for guitar tones that are exceptionally rich and clear. It supports up to 24-bit/48 kHz digital audio and its guitar input features 110 dB dynamic range. Use Mobile In with your other CoreAudio guitar apps and hear how much better they sound! 
Use Mobile In with GarageBand and other CoreAudio apps.
Mobile In is the perfect guitar interface for GarageBand. Recording guitar tracks with Mobile In means every take is a keeper, not a "scratch track" – you won’t have to record them over again to get better sound. Transfer tracks recorded with Mobile In straight to your DAW and keep the music going.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Buy 1, Get 1 Free from Applied Acoustics!


Buy 1, Get 1 Free from Applied AcousticsPurchase any of their Pro Series virtual instruments between December 5 2011 and January 15th 2012 and AAS will provide you with your choice of any of their other Pro Series instruments free via download!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tascam IM2 Microphone for iPhone, iPod and iPad!

Looking for an easy way to get high quality recordings into your Apple iOS device?  TASCAM's iM2 turns the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into a high-quality stereo recorder. A pair of condenser microphones - the same high quality as TASCAM's best-selling DR-series recorders - plugs into the dock connector of your Apple device.

The microphones are adjustable over 180 degrees for the best sound placement. The uni-directional elements are arranged in an AB pattern for detailed stereo imaging while capturing the ambience of your room.

The iM2 contains its own microphone preamp and analog-to-digital converter for low noise and great audio quality. Unlike mics that use the built-in iPhone preamp, the iM2 can handle up to 125dB sound levels to capture the loudest concerts and instruments without distortion.

Also contained in the iM2 is a stereo limiter to tame sudden loud sounds. The microphone level is adjustable with a knob on the side, making it quick to adjust without even looking at the unit. It's powered through the dock connector so no battery is required. A USB input is provided to charge your Apple iOS device for long recordings, either through a computer or TASCAMs PS-P515U power adapter.

The iM2 works great with just about any recording app, including the built-in video camera. Record stereo sound while you capture hi-definition video on your iPhone to capture every moment with clarity and realism.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tascam Mail In Rebates

Mail in rebate from Tascam!  US customers who purchase selected Tascam items between November 15 2011 and December 31 2011 can send in a mail in rebate for cash back from Tascam. See rebate form for details.

Click here for a complete list of products included in this promo!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

iKlip Mini - securely mount your iPhone or iPod Touch to a mic stand

We carry lots of stand adapters for the iPad, including the GigEasy series and the iKlip. However, we are excited to finally have a solution for mounting your iPhone or iPod Touch!

The iKlip MINI is a universal microphone stand adapter for the iPhone and iPod touch to support your iOS device on stage, in the studio, at school or in the office. iKlip MINI securely supports your iPhone/iPod touch on any standard mic stand, pole or tripod (with diameters ranging from 11 - 20 mm /.43” - .79”) placed on the floor or tabletop.

Designed and manufactured in Italy, iKlip MINI firmly holds the device in place in both horizontal and vertical positions, and its multi-angle adjustable design allows optimal viewing and accessibility with all controls, buttons, connection ports and camera kept free from obstruction. It can also be easily rotated from portrait to landscape position by simply loosing or tightening a knob with no need for additional tools. It can be mounted on the vertical pole of a mic stand as well as on its horizontal boom.

An included detachable bracket supports the popular iRig guitar interface adapter together with iKilp MINI in both horizontal and vertical mounting positions so you can have immediate access to your iOS device multi-touch controls during your live performances with the AmpliTube range of apps or any other guitar effects app.
iKlip MINI is also the perfect companion to IK’s iRig Mic, the handheld microphone for iOS devices, that allows vocalists and speakers alike to conveniently hold and operate the device at a close distance on the same mic stand with IK’s VocaLive or any other vocal processing app.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Recording Software Tech Support...

Getting help with recording software when you need it can sometimes be difficult. My favourite solution is to buy a computer from Rain and then purchase their three year warranty and support contract.

You get a great computer that was designed specifically for music production, and you also get one point of contact for support. No more blame game! Instead of the software developer telling you the problem is with your audio interface, your audio interface manufacturer blaming your motherboard and not getting any response at all from your PC maker, you make one call and get the problem solved.
However, if you aren’t able to take advantage of Rain’s legendary support, you might need to rely on your software developer’s software options. How do they compare? Cakewalk recently sent us an interesting comparison that I thought I would share with you:
  • Cakewalk charges $0 for phone support in the U.S.
  • Avid charges $39.95 per incident for Pro Tools.
  • Apple charges $99 per incident or $399 annual subscription for Logic Pro.
  • No U.S. phone support available for Steinberg and Imageline users experiencing technical issues.

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