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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sonar X1 - price drops & free upgrade!

Not only do you receive a free upgrade to Sonar X2 from Cakewalk when it is available, you can also take advantage of special pricing on Sonar X1 until October 30th (or while supplies last.)

Check out the savings on the entire Sonar family:

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

IK Multimedia Price Drops!

IK Multimedia's popular software instruments are now an even more amazing value! Check out the new lower prices on the following:

Monday, September 24, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Hasn't everyone always wanted a keytar? Check out the new Alesis Vortex and you'l realize that they've come along way since the 80's!

The Vortex eliminates the barrier between you and your audience by giving you the freedom to move around the stage and take the lead. With an extensive layout of touch-sensitive keys and velocity-sensitive pads on its pearlescent white body, and radical pitch and modulation controls on its neck, the Vortex empowers you to rule the stage.

The Vortex is the first keytar to include a MIDI-assignable accelerometer. Now, you can get out from behind your keyboard stand and be just as visual as guitarists and singers with an instrument that will respond to your motion. You’ll be able to create incredible volume swells, amazing pitch bends, vibratos, filter sweeps, and more by tilting the Vortex’s neck in the heat of the moment during live performances.

Perform right away: the Vortex comes with a premium virtual synth from Sonivox, which includes great-sounding pads, basses, leads, and drums. You also get Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition software for performing, recording, and sequencing music right out of the box.

The Vortex comes ready for instant performance, automapped for today’s most popular software synths and DAWs. Plus, you can customize and create your own mappings for virtually any MIDI software.

Breathe new life into every performance with the most expressive keytar ever produced. The Vortex’s neck controls are laid out ergonomically: your thumb controls a volume slider and pitch-bend wheel while your fingers command nine front-facing controls that include a MIDI-assignable touch strip, and buttons for octave selection and sustain. Large transport and patch-select controls are centrally located on the Vortex’s body for instant access, and synth lovers will be happy to know that the Vortex’s 37 velocity-sensitive keys feature aftertouch to enable instant creative flourishes.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Buy Finale 2012 Academic, get a Free Garritan Library!

Bonus! Until October 30, you will receive a free Garritan Virtual Instrument from MakeMusic when you purchase Finale 2012 Academic from Kelly's Music & Computers.

Just follow the instructions in the Finale 2012 Academic box. (Offer only applies to Finale Academic.)

Thursday, September 13, 2012


Need more options for your EZ Drummer or Superior Drummer software drummer? The Pop! MIDI presents an impressive collection of inspiring beats and fills played by Toontrack veteran Per Mikaelsson (Claustrophobic EZX, Nashville EZX, Funkmasters EZX). Covering styles ranging from hip hop to dance, classic pop and uptempo rock. This pack is perfect for anyone looking to spice up their songwriting with some great drumming!

- Categorized in different songs
- Full 8 bar beats
- Fills section in each song
- Swing and/or straight feel

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Garritan's Steinway Basic is a software piano that is endorsed by and developed in collaboration with Steinway & Sons, maker of the world's finest pianos.

This software instrument accurately captures the distinctive sound of the hallmark and legendary Steinway & Sons Model D concert grand piano - with unprecedented authenticity and musicality.

The Basic version is an amazing bargain and is ideal for students, musicians, and educators. This reduced price version includes the "Under the Lid" listening perspective which is ideal for most situations.

Advanced programming also makes this a truly "playable" and responsive library. Among its many features:
- Created in partnership with Steinway & Sons
- Overseen by Steinway & Sons' most accomplished master technician
- Sustain/Sostenuto/Soft pedal support
- Proportional sustain pedaling
- Sustain resonance and sympathetic resonance using convolution-based DSP modules
- Adjustable mechanical noises
- Adjustable velocity curves
- Recorded soft pedal samples including releases
- Adjustable polyphony
- A variety of historical tunings and Scala files
- Aria Instrument Engine by Plogue included
- MIDI playback and record in standalone

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Video Pro X 4

Magix's audio and video products aren't as well known in North America as they are in Europe, but Samplitude is steadily making headway as more and more people replace their existing recording software with a powerful, but easy to use alternative.
We recently added their video editing software to our line up. MAGIX Video Pro X4 is a video editing solution geared towards the unique requirements of ambitious and professional users.

The multi-award-winning editing suite features an unrivalled range of powerful tools for detailed video and audio editing. Improved layout and performance guarantee an effective workflow. Innovative functions and the accumulation of years of expert experience in the field of software development guarantee professional results in perfect sound and vision.

MAGIX Video Pro X4 is the perfect software solution for intuitive and powerful video production. This multi-award-winning video editing suite, which is geared towards the unique requirements of professional users, offers an unrivalled range of powerful post-production tools.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

RME Fireface UCX

Need lots of audio channels and the best recording quality possible? The RME FireFace UCX is the answer.

The Fireface UCX is a highly integrated pro audio solution in an ultra-compact format for studio and live recordings. It continues RME's long tradition of designing compact high-end interfaces, packing into a half-rack size unit what usually would be spread out over two or three 19 inch panels.

In doing this the Fireface UCX marks a new packing record: 300 electronic components more than inside the already well-stocked Fireface UC! In a tremendous effort RME packed once again all the latest technologies, introduced with the award winning flagship UFX, plus a bunch of newly developed ones, into a half 19 inch housing with full mobile usability.

The result is an awesome combination of RME's most successful products: Fireface UFX, Firefaces UC/400 and Babyface. The Fireface UCX is not just a smaller version of the smash hit UFX, with the HFX-core, the preamps and the complete effects engine, the UCX continues the tradition of RME's tremendously successful compact interfaces, and combines it with the great usability of the Babyface through the optional RME remote