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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Traktor Series Expands to Include Traktor Kontrol F1

The TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 is the definitive hardware for controlling the powerful Remix Decks in TRAKTOR PRO 2.5 – the flagship DJ software included with the F1. Finally, you can launch clips in a perfectly intuitive, DJ-centric way – control Remix Decks just like regular track decks, switching between up to 64 tracks, loops and one-shot samples on each deck. With your signature sound at your fingertips, it’s time to blur the line between DJing and live performance.

Get started in seconds – the KONTROL F1 includes around 2 GB of premium grade sound, pre-loaded as Remix Sets. Or you can import your own samples, and even capture loops and sounds live, using the controller’s stylish multi-color pads and ergonomic faders. Expand the creative potential of any TRAKTOR set-up – with or without timecode vinyl – and transform your DJ set into a dynamic live performance.

Four volume faders and four dedicated filter knobs provide full sonic access to the Remix Deck slots, and to add more flavor, you can route individual slots through TRAKTOR’s FX units. Scratch your live production via Native Scratch timecode control and then mix and fade into a ‘traditional’ track on another deck – fuse classic DJ workflow with the future of DJing.

TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 includes the full, flagship TRAKTOR PRO 2.5 software which is normally only slightly less than the cost of the F1, making it an incredible value!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pro Tools 10 - Getting Up to Speed Video Tutorial

Need help with Pro Tools 10?  Worked with Pro Tools in the past, but want to start using the new features more efficiently?

Check out the new Pro Tools 10 - Getting Up to Speed Video Tutorial.  This tutorial is meant to bring you up to speed with whats new in Pro Tools 10. If you already use earlier versions of Pro Tools this tutorial will shed light on the new features and enhancements and the major differences from older versions and detail how they work.

Since Pro Tools 10 is not just simply a maintenance update, this simply isn't a “Whats new in Pro Tools 10” video. This is an in depth, under the hood look at the new features and system enhancements like 32 bit floating point audio support, enhanced disk performance, the new Pro Tools session file format, support for mixed audio file formats and the list goes on and on. There is enhanced import and export options and you can now add your songs to iTunes and SoundCloud direct from within Pro Tools.

The tutorial goes into extensive detail showing you the new AAX plug in format and the new plug ins available in Pro Tools 10 as well as the new edit enhancements like Real time cross fades the new clip gain, Audio Suite reverse and more. If you're new to Pro Tools this will make you want to dive right in and get started and feel confident on getting to grips with Pro Tools.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

PRO TOOLS 10 STARTING OUT Video Tutorial

The industry standard recording platform just keeps getting better and better. The release of Pro Tools 10 boasts an incredible array of new features and enhancements. Pro Tools 10 is a power house of a Digital Audio Workstation and it will make your recording and editing a breeze with the new workflow enhancements.

ASK Video's new tutorial  "Pro Tools 10 Starting Out" will go through every step in getting up close and personal with Pro Tools 10. You will go step by step from the very beginning of setting up your audio interface and go though the different edit tools and modes, how to create tracks, record and edit audio & MIDI and much more.

This is no Basic level tutorial. This is a turbo-charged information packed tutorial filled with tips and tricks and ways to get you up and running and using Pro Tools 10 FAST!

If you are new to Pro Tools, this tutorial is the perfect tool to get you recording and editing music right away. If you are an already existing Pro Tools user this is a great refresher that covers some of the new features and will show you a few new tips and tricks along the way.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

IRIG MIC CAST - portable voice recording microphone

The new iRig MIC Cast from IK Multimedia is an ultra-compact, portable voice recording microphone designed specifically for recording podcasts, interviews, lectures, voice memos, speeches and more.

iRig MIC Cast provides a pocket-sized voice recording solution with crystal-clear audio quality. It features a tight unidirectional pickup pattern that minimizes background noise, making it ideal for single-source audio recording.

This makes iRig MIC Cast also great for business applications like recording meetings and enhancing the audio and voice quality of conference calls.

Not only does the iRig Mic work as a microphone, but it also features a stereo mini-jack headphone output which enables real-time monitoring of what is being recorded using headphones or speakers.

It also includes an adjustable desktop stand for convenient iPhone/iPod touch positioning during recording.

The iRig Mic Cast is less expensive than other solutions, such as Tascam's IM2.  However, the IM2 includes its own pre-amp and A/D converter so the quality will be better than the iRig, which relies on your iOS device's A/D converter.

The real appeal of the iRig Mic is the small size and price.  If you want to use your own, higher quality mic, and don't mind the space it takes up, the Ipface from MidiTech is a better choice since you can also use it to conenct a guitar to your iOS device.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Save big on IK's Classik Studio Reverb this month!

IK Multimedia Classik Studio Reverb offers in a single product, a suite of four high-quality reverb plug-ins: an incredibly accurate plate, a fully configurable room, a rich hall, and a creativity-inviting inverse. All four are of the highest quality, matching even expensive individual products - and now for the month of April you can get it for even less!  This an amazing, value so be sure to check it out if you've been looking to add some great sounding reverb to your mix.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

iRig Mix - mobile mixer for iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad!

The iRig MIX is the first mobile mixer for iPhone, iPod touch or iPad devices. The iRig MIX offers the same controls you would expect from a professional DJ mixer (crossfader, cues, EQ and volume controls, etc.) in an ultra-compact mobile mixer that can be used with a huge variety of iOS DJ mixing and other apps.

A DJ Mixer
The iRig MIX allows DJs to use a traditional setup with two devices (one plugged into each of the independent channels) OR a single iOS device. For the single iOS device setup, the output of the single device is split into dual-mono and sent to the individual channels.

iRig MIX can also be used for mixing any type of audio source (coming from mp3 players, CD players, etc.) with an iOS device using automatic tempo matching and beat syncing. This is accomplished with X-Sync, a feature that works in combination with the DJ Rig free app from IK Multimedia that is included with iRig MIX.

Not a DJ?
iRig MIX also provides the perfect mixing solution for solo musicians or small ensembles that use one or more iOS devices to play live. It features an extra guitar/microphone input that facilitates processing with popular apps like AmpliTube and VocaLive or any other apps that offer real-time audio effects and processing. Its standard RCA output connectors provide direct connection to PA systems or powered speakers.

Free Apps!
iRig MIX includes 4 free apps (downloads from the iTunes app store): DJ Rig, the new professional DJ mixing app from IK, AmpliTube, the most popular iOS guitar amp and effects app, VocaLive the processing app for vocalists, and GrooveMaker, the loop based beat and groove making app.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

If you need the most powerful digital audio workstation available, Sequoia should be at the top of your list. Sequoia Version 12 has just been released, making it a great time to upgrade. If you don’t already have Sequoia, be sure to check it out.

Sequoia is especially popular in broadcast. As an example, for radio productions, you can save valuable time with fast non-destructive, object-based editing, multi-synchronous cut and an advanced crossfade editor. In time-critical news production recorded audio material can be edited while the recording is still running and even be exported to a database system!

A rich set of superior audio restoration and cleaning tools is designed for preserving precious recordings or forensic audio analysis.

Loudness Metering comprising broadcast standard EBU-128 enables you to verify your production conformity during the creation process. Professional metering with standard broadcast scales supports the stand-alone use of Sequoia in mobile applications.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

ToonTrack EZ Drummer, Superior Drummer and SDX On Sale!

Until the end of April, you can get EZ Drummer for the special price of $79.99.

Want the best? Get Superior Drummer instead for only $199!

If you already own Superior Drummer, now is the time to add more expansion packs, as they are on sale for $99.99.