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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New MidiTech Products have arrived from Germany!

Kelly came back from Germany last week with a large shipment of MidiTech products, with more on the way!

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.

Finale Songwriter 2012

MakeMusic has updated their entry level notation software, Finale Songwriter. Still using a pencil? What happens when you decide to change the key? When you notate your music by hand, changing the key or adding an intro means starting over. When your music is in SongWriter it’s easy to change keys, add measures, and move things around any way your creative impulses move you.

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

Buy 1, Get 1 Free from East West!

Buy 1, Get 1 Free! Buy select EastWest products between June 18th and June 30th and receive an product of equal or lesser value free from EastWest! Please see Rebate Form for details. 

Tassman Software Synth - only $99 until July 30th!

This is an amazing deal you don't want to miss!  Get the popular Tassman Software Synth for only $99 until the end of July.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Finale 2012 Trailblazer - learn Finale fast!

Revised and updated for Finale 2012, the Finale 2012 Trailblazer Guide offers clear, step-by-step methods for creating beautiful scores with ease. Master the essentials and learn to take advantage of Finale's incredible power by focusing on the tools you need and ignoring the ones you don't. Readers will find a concise overview of Finale's framework followed by a guide to the everyday tricks and shortcuts that make using Finale a breeze.

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

East West Buy 1, Get 1 Free!

Buy 1, Get 1 Free! Buy select EastWest products between June 18th and June 30th and receive an product of equal or lesser value free from EastWest! Please see Rebate Form for details.

iKlip Studio

iKlip Studio is an adjustable iPad desktop stand designed specifically for musicians. iKlip Studio holds the iPad firmly on studio desks or other surfaces when using a variety of music and other apps.

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

PianoBox II General MIDI Sound Module - coming soon!

The ever popular PianoBox General MIDI Sound Module has been updated! The PianoBox II is due in from Germany towards the end of June, at which time we hope to have a video up on our site for it.
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

AudioLink III USB Audio Interface

The new AudioLink III is on the way to us from Germany. This updated audio interface should be available towards the end of the month and now features two 1/4" XLR combo jacks. With the AudioLink III you can easily connect any two XLR or 1/4" devices, including microphones, guitars, line level instruments and more!

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!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Sonar X1 – buy Essentials, Get Studio Free, Buy Studio, Get Producer Free!

From June 1st to June 30th, Cakewalk is offering a free upgrade on Sonar X1:

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Mixcraft 6

The long awaited Mixcraft 6 is now available. If you purchased Mixcraft 5 recently, you can check for a free upgrade on the Acoustica site.  If you don’t qualify for a free upgrade, you can purchase one from Kelly’s Music & Computers for $20 and if you contact us, we will even include a coupon for $10 off a GuitarFace II or AudioLink III USB audio interface, or $5 off any order over $100!

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.Mixcraft 6 Video editor
And more!