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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
This means we now have stock on the new PianoBox II GM sound module and the new AudioLink III USB audio interface.
It also means if you have been waiting for an AudioFace II or i2 Control 37, your wait is over as we've shipped all of our back orders!
Kelly has also been hard at work on video reviews, so consider subscribing to our blog feed, newsletter or check our your YouTube channel for an overview of the exciting new products including the iPface.
What’s more, you can listen to the results – before the rehearsal. When you can hear what you’ve written you can quickly refine your music to sound exactly the way you want.
SongWriter does the heavy lifting, like managing how each staff plays back and transposes, so you don’t have to. Simply select the instruments you wish to write for and get started!
Work with collaborators? SongWriter can help here too, even if your partners use different software. SongWriter can open files made by the entire family of Finale software as well as import MIDI and MusicXML files created by hundreds of other products.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Learn from an expert: author Mark Johnson draws from his many years of experience working with composers, educators, engravers and students, giving you the expert guidance you need to get the very most out of Finale. In Finale 2012: A Trailblazer Guide, you will learn all about the latest Finale features including how to master Finale 2012's new revolutionary ScoreManager, which grants unprecedented control over orchestration and playback sounds, learn about Finale 2012's new Instrument paradigm, quickly and easily add mid-score instrument changes, benefit from Finale's new support for Unicode fonts, add harmonic analysis and figured bass, and get the most out of the many other improvements to Finale 2012.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Apps like synthesizers, beat-pads and other controllers can be played energetically on the multi-touch screen with no risk of the device moving or sliding. Its flexible orientation allows it to tilt its position from a very low-profile angle – ideal for use with apps like mixers, controllers or synthesizers – to near-vertical positioning for use as a reader for scores or tablatures or to place the iPad behind music keyboard controllers.
iKlip Studio is made of lightweight, shock-resistant thermoplastic that is durable and solid to reliably support the iPad. Rubber foot-pads grip the desktop and prevent unwanted sliding. Its support tray also fits most cases for ultra-quick positioning of an iPad of any generation.
The device can be quickly rotated between its horizontal and vertical position to suit any app, and convenient openings in the housing allow accessibility to every port of the device for charging or connecting to external speakers with handy slots for keeping the cables neatly organized. A detachable bracket is also included to hold the iRig interface adapter in place and keep it from hanging from the iPad.
For maximum portability, iKlip Studio folds completely flat so it can be quickly inserted into any iPad bag and carried anywhere.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The updated version replaces the red LCD with cool blue and features a revamped user interface, making it even easier to delve into the various settings such as instrument, reverb, velocity, tempo, drum styles and more.
Ideal for use with keyboards, your computer, or as a stand alone drum machine, the PianoBox provides an easy way to get realistic playback with zero latency.
Many USB keyboards don’t include built in sounds, which means you can’t play the keyboard without starting up your computer. If you are relying on your computer for sounds for your keyboard, you will experience latency, or a delay between when you strike a key and when you hear the sound – and then the sound may not be very good! The PianoBox solves this problem! Just connect your keyboard to the PianoBox and there is no need for your computer. The PianoBox offers zero latency playback, and it sounds much better than the sounds built into your computer.
If you are a guitar player, you can use the Direct Input to connect your guitar, and practice songs and riffs by using the PianoBox drum patterns as a drum machine. The PianoBox includes 100 different modern styles to play along with! Select the drum pattern, adjust the tempo and start jamming!
We are clearing out the original PianoBox to make room for the PianoBox II. These are an incredible value, since they sound the same as the PianoBox II!
Update: check our our new YouTube overview video:
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
We hope to upload a video towards the end of the month.
Coming in under $100, the AudioLink III is an exceptional value with it's aluminum construction, phantom power, and mic pre-amps.
The new AudioLink III is still class compliant, so it will work with any Mac, PC or even your iPad with the Camera Connection Kit - just plug it in, and it works. For low latency playback and recording, ASIO drivers are available, and you can even download Samplitude Silver when you buy the AudioLink III.
Update: check out our new YouTube video overview!
Friday, June 8, 2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
If you don’t own Mixcraft yet, now is the time to consider it as there are lots of exciting new features and the price makes it an amazing value! Here are some of the new features:
- Over 6000 loops!
- Acoustica Studio Drums collection, a huge set of acoustic and electric drum sounds, professionally recorded in a world-class studio.
- Two great new transistor combo organs, Combo-V and Combo-F, which nail the sounds of transistor organs that were popular with rock and surf bands in the 1960s.
- Several great new effects, including EZQ, the world's easiest equalizer, and Broadcast Multiband Compressor, a seriously powerful weapon for winning the loudness wars.
- MIDI control surface support for transport controls, effect controls, and instrument controls.
- Improved video interface including still image importing, automatable effects and scrollable text titles.