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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

50% off Applied Acoustics Sound Banks & Synths!

50% Off Applied Acoustics Synths
Lounge LizardFrom now until January 15th, Applied Acoustics synths are 50% off!  This inclues their popular Lounge Lizard and Tassman Synth.     
Check out the trial versions by clicking on the "Downloads" tab for any of these great synths:

  • LOUNGE LIZARD EP-4 - an electric synthesizer plug-in delivering authentic Rhodes and Wurlitzer sounds in an everything you need package.  
  • STRUM ELECTRIC GS-1 - Can't learn the guitar in time for your deadline? Your favorite session player is out of town? Romplers are not quite there? Strum is the just-right solution.  
  • STRING STUDIO VS-1 - String Studio delivers stunning guitars, basses, harps, clavinets, bowed instruments, percussions as well as rich and animated tones that blend the warmth, naturalness, and density of real-life with unique and innovative timbres from yet unheard instruments. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Free Mastering Tutorials!

Izotope has some great free resources for learning about mastering and dithering.  Here are the details from their site, along with link so the PDFs and sample files:

If you have Ozone and want to learn the basics of dithering or mastering, you're in luck. Ozone gives you the tools you need to get "that sound" and these guides will show you how to do it.

Even if you don't have Ozone but want to learn more about dithering or mastering, we hope these guides will help you. Sure, we think you should use Ozone, but we learned a lot about mastering from the online audio community, and we want to give something back in return.

Mastering with Ozone | 2013 Edition
The new 2013 Edition is here! Featuring fresh insights from Jonathan Wyner and other mastering pros, this update covers a broad range of mastering principles and best practices, plus a healthy dose of Ozone 5 tips.
Download PDF (12.7 MB) | Download eBook (via iTunes for iPhone/iPad)

Dithering with Ozone*
Download PDF (3.2 MB) | Download eBook (via iTunes for iPhone/iPad)
*Dithering with Ozone includes references to sample audio files, available below.
Download sample audio files (4.14 MB ZIP file of WAV files)

Ozone 5 Help Guide
Download PDF (10.4 MB)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Finale 2014 TrailBlazer Guide Tutorial Book

Finale 2014 TrailBlazer Guide Tutorial Book
Finale 2014 TutorialRevised and updated for Finale 2014, this 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. Increase productivity: 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 2014: A Trailblazer Guide, you will learn all about the latest Finale features and get the most out of the many improvements to Finale 2014.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Finale 2014

Finale 2014
iRig ProThe long awaited Finale 2014 is finally here, and is available for electronic delivery!
To notate music is to look forward to the performance, and beyond. Whether you’re creating a simple lead sheet, making worksheets for your students, or composing your magnum opus, Finale helps you easily capture your musical ideas, produce beautiful notation, and quickly share the results.
For 25 years, Finale’s unique ability to create anything on the printed page has remained undisputed while other music notation software has come and gone. Finale 2014 is the forward-looking choice with new innovations, making Finale’s trademark freedom and flexibility easy for everyone to use.
When inspiration strikes, Finale takes care of the details so you can focus on your music. Capture ideas as fast as you can with no obstacles to slow you down.
In an instant you can move measures, change keys, or perform dozens of edits to capture, arrange, perfect, and print anything you can imagine. Finale even offers creative and editorial input, from automatically harmonizing your melody to indicating when an instrument is out of range.
The choice is yours. Play in your notes with a MIDI keyboard, mouse, or computer keyboard. Scan sheet music or import a wide variety of file types, such as MIDI and MusicXML. You can even capture a brass or woodwind performance with Finale’s MicNotator.

If you own a previous version of Finale, you will have to purchase the upgrade from MakeMusic directly, as they don't sell upgrades through dealers.  (Let them know when you contact them that you would perfer to buy from us!)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

M-Audio M3-6 & M3-8 Studio Monitors

M-Audio M3 MonitorsStep up to superior three-way sound with the compact M3-6 and M3-8 studio monitors from M-Audio. Savor the improved fidelity, enhanced imaging, and super-wide sweet spot of this exceptional three-way studio monitor as you mix your sessions and laydown tracks. Track and mix with the enhanced accuracy and superior imaging that only a three-way monitor can provide.

Twin-Line Design
The efficient M3-6 and M3-8 design allows the mid- and high-frequency drivers to be mounted inline. By delivering sound along the same focal plane, the M3-8 speakers deliver improved time-alignment for fatigue-free listening.

 Lightweight woven Kevlar endows the 8" low-frequency driver and 5" mid-range driver with strength and reliability. The 1" silk dome tweeter offers integrated waveguides to provide increased clarity. In addition to the attractive real wood baffle, the cabinet provides tuned bass porting and optimized internal bracing to produce the highest levels of fidelity.

Three Is Key
Three individual amplifiers provide power to each of the three speaker elements. A total of 220 Watts of Class A/B amplification empowers the M3-8 with ample headroom for even the loudest mixes. Finely tuned crossovers deliver rich tonality across the entire frequency spectrum. The powerful three-band EQ—and a switchable low-cut filter—allow you to shape the sound to match your listening environment. Pinhole-mounted blue LEDs provide an easy-to-use visual aide for perfect speaker placement. The result is an outstanding monitor able to perform in the most critical of listening environments.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


CME X-KeyCME has designed the X-Key as a super slim, lightweight 25 key controller that offers complete control over your performance - with up to 128 steps of velocity sensitivity.

When you think of music, Xkey is there for you.
It is an elegant work of art. It’s also an instrument that follows you wherever you go. The black and white keys are supported by a cool silver color aluminum panel arching down at the front and a holder hidden at the rear bottom. These silky smooth keys intertwine with the aluminum grille.

The body of the Xkey is housed in a piece of molded aluminum. The thickness is only 3.6mm.  Yet, the key layout of Xkey follows the octave range of traditional pianos. The aluminum grille is used to clearly separate each key in order to ensure that the player can locate key positions while playing blindly on the keyboard. The structure of each individual key is designed in such a way that the entire key moves down at the same level when it is pressed at any part on the key.

Under each key there is a customized pressure sensor that connects to the intelligent circuit board which produces the fine detail of your performances while using very little power. It includes a 128-step full range of velocity intensity and corresponding polyphonic after-touch control, along with up to 16,000-step pitch-bend control, and real-time response speed manipulation.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Band in a Box 2014 is here!

With over 50 new features, 101 new RealTracks, 54 new MIDI SuperTracks, 20 Artist Performances, 8 new Hi-Q MIDI Sounds and a great new look!

PG Music has been busy and have added some great new features and new RealTracks, MIDI SuperTracks, Hi-Q MIDI Sounds and Artist Performances to Band-in-a-Box! Compared to version 2013, this adds 50 new features, 101 new RealTracks, 54 new MIDI SuperTracks, 20 Artist Performances and 8 new Hi-Q  MIDI Sounds. There are now over 1,200 hours of RealTracks/RealDrums available!   

They’ve redesigned the GUI, with a great look and feel, and many new time-saving features have been added: New Toolbars, Song/Style areas, on-screen mixer, redesigned chord sheet with handwritten “real” looking chord fonts and more. You can now make your own RealTracks – they call these UserTracks– and you can use them like any RealTracks. 

There’s a handy Instant Preview of Styles, RealTracks, and RealDrums so that you can quickly audition them to choose the best ones for your song. Loops now support Acidized Loops, so that tempo/chord root info is automatic. Support for FretLight® guitar has been added. 

You can now hear Band-in-a-Box singing, with built-in support  added for the popular online vocal synth “Sinsy.”  A Legato Stringsfeature automatically optimizes MIDI string parts to prevent retriggering the same notes.  And many more…

The award-winning Band-in-a-Box is so easy to use! Just type in the chords for any song using standard chord symbols (like C, Fm7, or C13b9), choose the style you’d like, and Band-in-a-Box does the rest…

Band-in-a-Box automatically generates a complete professional-quality arrangement of piano, bass, drums, guitar, and strings or horns. Plus, add REAL accompaniment to your song with RealTracks and RealDrums. These are actual recordings of top studio musicians that replace the MIDI track with audio instruments. They sound like real musicians, because they are recordings of real musicians!

MixTrack Edge

MixTrack EdgeFeaturing the ideal combination of essential capability and compact design, Mixtrack Edge is a controller every DJ should have in their arsenal. USB-powered and just 14 millimeters thin, Mixtrack Edge goes anywhere with ease. Its low-profile design features an integrated cover to protect the control surface and a full array of bright backlit controls surrounded by brushed aluminum.   

At less than 1-inch thin, Mixtrack Edge goes anywhere with ease. Its low-profile design features an integrated cover to protect the control surface and a full array of bright backlit controls surrounded by brushed aluminum: Sync, Hot Cue, Loop, plus EQ controls, and two effects controls on each channel. It’s small on size but big on features, so you can command your mix with precision.

Built-in Audio Interface  
An audio interface is built in for headphone cueing and output to a PA system. Plus, Mixtrack Edge comes with Virtual DJ LE software and a 1/8"-to-RCA audio cable so you can start mixing right away. Mixtrack Edge is class-compliant with both Mac and PC and operates via standard MIDI, so it’s compatible with virtually any DJ software.

Full Metal Platters  
Browse through your music library, cue the next track, search, scratch, and adjust pitch all without touching your computer or mouse. Mixtrack Edge’s slim metal platters put you in control of it all. And its tight sample, loop, and hot cue controls on both decks give you the power of instant creativity.

Mobile Mixing Goes Cutting Edge  
Mixtrack Edge has a built-in cover and ultra-slim design for a reason, it’s made to keep you, your mix, and your audience moving. Mixtrack Edge is also USB-powered, so no power adapter is required, and setting up is simple, so you can mix anytime, anywhere.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

iLoud & iLoud Mini

iLoudWhile there are hundreds of portable speakers in the market, none of them were developed with musicians in mind until now. Meet iLoud for $299 and the iLoud Mini at $199, the first portable speaker for musicians. IK has created a portable speaker that combines superior power with spectacular audio resolution and amazing low end.

For the first time, musicians can have a portable speaker that sounds like a studio monitor, and allows them to create high-quality compositions and accurate mixes on the go. So grab your iPhone or iPad and just rip out one brilliant tune after another with iLoud or iLoud Mini.

As its name implies, iLoud is much louder than your average portable speaker. With a full 40 Watts of sonic power, iLoud sounds 2-3 times louder than comparable-sized speakers. It provides a richer, more powerful sound for any type of music style from rock to hip-hop to electronic music. It allows you to reproduce your music in every possible mobile situation – as accurately as you would in the comfort of your studio.  The sound quality and fidelity of iLoud will absolutely blow you away.

Together with its high-power output, iLoud also distinguishes itself for its hi-fi sound, which can't be obtained from your generic, off-the-shelf, fancy speaker. Thanks to its time-aligned 2-way system, precision custom neodymium loudspeakers, tuned bass-reflex, non-resonant enclosure and DSP processing,

Plug and play
Here’s where it gets interesting. Grab your guitar and plug it into iLoud, plug in your mobile device, launch your favorite mobile app like AmpliTube or VocaLive and start jamming and recording. iLoud features a built-in iRig circuit for directly connecting a guitar or a dynamic microphone, and allowing you to take advantage of the real time sound processing of your favorite mobile apps.

Ultra portability
Not only does iLoud offer the characteristics typical of a high-end system, but it packs them in an ultra-small enclosure that can be easily carried anywhere in a laptop bag or a backpack. It has the overall dimensions of an iPad, is only 6 cm (2.3”) deep, and features a tilted shape for optimal listening on a desktop. Thanks to its long-lasting battery, iLoud is the ideal speaker to be carried around by mobile musicians, whether they're composing, recording, or they simply want to listen to high-quality music anytime and everywhere.

iLoud is not only perfect for monitoring your creations, but you can stream audio to it via Bluetooth, creating a perfect wireless portable speaker system. It gives you the convenience of a cableless connection, together with the performance of a hi-fi speaker, and offers a superior listening experience at home, with your friends, and on the go.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

More Black Friday deals posted!

Keep checking our Clearance Page for updates, as we will add new specials as they become available.

For example, we just added the following:

iRig Pro

iRig ProThe iRig Pro is the all-in-one audio/MIDI interface that fits in your pocket. The only Interface you need for making music on the go!

Wouldn't it be great to have one compact portable interface for your iPhone, iPad or Mac that you could use to connect your studio mics, your guitar or bass, your keyboards and your MIDI controller, and play, practice and record on the go? Ta Da! Now you can with iRig PRO.

iRig PRO is the first full-featured compact audio and MIDI interface you can use with your XLR microphones, your guitar and bass, your keyboard or other line-level source and your MIDI controllers. It features an XLR/1/4" combo jack for connecting microphones and instruments (accepts XLR and 1/4" TS cables), and a MIDI input for plugging in your favorite controller.

Now when you're on the go, you can record vocals, harmonies, acoustic instruments, electric guitar/bass, keyboards and more without changing your interface and disrupting your creative flow. You will find iRig PRO to be the most versatile iPhone and iPad accessory in your gig bag. And when you get back to your Mac, plug iRig PRO into your USB port and keep jamming away on your laptop or desktop.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New AdPaks: Reel Machines, Electric Grand, Vintage Dry

Addictive KeysXLN Audio has released a host of exciting new AdPaks so you can get the most from Addictive Drums and Addictive Keys.

The Electric Grand AdPak includes the Addictive Keys engine, so you don't have to buy anything else if you are looking for an affordable ($59!) electric grand.  Includes three characters in one instrument: acoustic sound of hammers hitting strings, the direct line signal from the built in pickups, and finally a crunchy amped sound to add some grit to the mix. This makes the Electric Grand very versatile and suitable for just about anything from indie rock and pop to house to R’n’B ballads.

Reel Machines is an electro injection for Addictive Drums featuring five full electronic kits from the eighties. All samples were recorded on analog tape using mint condition drum machines and modules.  

The 1970s were a golden era for rock, disco, funk and just about any style that relied on a solid backbeat. The drums were dry, fat and crisp and it was good!  And with XLN Vintage Dry ADpak, you too can have those glorious drum sounds!

ToonTrack Discounts!

ToonTrack Specials

Until the end of the year, we have special pricing on EZ Drummer, the EZX Expansions, Superior Drummer and the SDX Expansions!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

iConnect MIDI 4+

iConnect MIDi 4+The iConnectMIDI4+ is not only a 64 port MIDI interface for PC, MAC, and iOS. It also introduces four exciting new features to enable musicians to professionally integrate more than one computer or an iOS device into their music making environment.   

The iConnect MIDI 4+ allows for more than one computing device to access the same MIDI resources. This is useful in many ways such as, sending midi from a controller or synth to daw and an iOS device simultaneously, setting up redundancy in a live MIDI environment, sending MIDI from multiple computing devices to one another, and more.  

iConnectMIDI4+ also features Audio passThru. This patent pending technology is integral to using iOS, and multiple computing devices (PC, MAC, iOS) in a professional environment by enabling the devices to pass not only MIDI data but also audio data from device to device. There are many practical applications for this technology, for example now musicians can use a daw on their MAC or PC to control a virtual instrument or other music making program on their iOS or other computing device (PC, MAC, iOS) and send the MIDI data as well as audio data back to the DAW without extra cables, signal degradation or additional analog to digital conversion.  

Many MIDI devices include a USB port for input/output of both audio and MIDI. iConnectMIDI4+ accommodates for this by addition of a USB host port that allows musicians to integrate their USB MIDI devices seamlessly. iConnectMIDI4+’s MIDI host port supports up to 8 USB MIDI synths, controllers, etc. enabling all computing devices that are connected to iConnectMIDI4+ to send and receive MIDI and Audio from devices that are connected to its USB host port.  

iConnectMIDI4+ also has an ethernet port. Users can connect iConnectMIDI4+ to wireless router, ethernet hub/router, or any ethernet enabled device via its dedicated ethernet port and is network discoverable, allowing for musicians to control any of the devices connected to iConnectMIDI4+ via network connection, adding further control and connectivity options.  

With all of this connectivity comes possibility and nearly endless options. iConnectivity’s Port Manager software for iOS, MAC and PC allows the user complete control over 
iConnectMIDI4+’s I/O by providing direct control over how MIDI is routed and filtered to and from all devices connected to it.  

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Free Keyboard Rack Extension (software) with Reason 7!

Buy Reason 7 (including academic versions) between November 1st and December 30th and receive Radical Piano & Radical Keys Rack Extension free from Propellerheads when you register.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Cakewalk Sonar X3

Sonar X3Cakewalk's popular Sonar series has been updated to X3!

If you already own Sonar, you can purchase an upgrade to Sonar X3 here. Selecting the right upgrade can be a bit confusing, so feel free to call us at 1-888-562-8822 or 1-800-510-4385 or send us an e-mail and we would be happy to help!

If you haven't upgraded to X2 and are using a Windows 8 touch device, upgrading to X3 is a no-brainer, since you will gain from native Windows 8 support, along with Cakewalk's innovative touch support.

So what's new?  There are some cool new features that make it worth upgrading, including:
  • A new time saving Comping Mode 
  • VST 3 support, 64 bit engine and no need to rescan for new VST plug-ins
  • Melodyne Essential included and integrated with Studio and Producer Edition for pitch correction, time stretching, and audio to MIDI conversion
  • Integrated YouTube publishing
  • Get 5GB of integrated cloud file back-up and sharing with Gobbler
  • You can now change the color of tracks - as silly as this may sound, this can really help organize and group tracks together
  • New effects in producer: Quad-Curve EQ Zoom, Tape Emulator, Addictive Drums (full version), Lounge Lizard Session, Strum Acoustic Session and more!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Samplitude Pro X Suite - 50% off, Crossgrade from Sonar for only $199!

Samplitude Pro X Suite - 50% off, Crossgrade from Sonar for only $199!

Magix is reaching out to Sonar customers who are concerned about Gibson's recent acquisition of Cakewalk by offering a special price on Samplitude Pro X and Samplitude Pro X Suite.  You will need to e-mail us proof that you own Sonar in order to take advantage of this offer.

Don't forget that Samplitude Pro X Suite is also half price until the end of the year!  A $500 savings, this is a great opportunity to purchase a powerful, flexible and efficient DAW.  Even if you already have another recording program, it is well worth considering Samplitude Pro X Suite at this price.  With full surround sound support and over 70 GB of content, Samplitude is an amazing value!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

eMedia Software Available for Electronic Delivery

Cube LiteeMedia's learning software has always been a popular choice for learning guitar, piano, or even singing.  Now you don't have to wait for delivery, as you can download your software as soon as we've processed your order.

Of course, if you prefer, we can still send you the boxed version, but for faster access and no shipping charges, you can now download your software shortly after we process your order.  You can start learning to play or sing right away!
Here are some of the more popular eMedia programs to consider:

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Akai EWI4000S

EWI4000SThe EWI4000S wind controller delivers incredible versatility, ultimate mobility and remarkable creative expression that brings a musical revolution to your fingertips.

Akai understands that you want to concentrate on creating and performing music, not manipulating buttons, so they've made the breath, vibrato, glide time, and bend width controls easily accessible and totally adjustable. In addition, the included software lets both Windows and Mac users edit, customize, store and recall sounds with their computer.

Unlike the less expensive EWI USB, the EWI 4000S has built in sounds, so you can use it without your computer for live performance.  You can still connect to your computer for recording using a USB MIDI interface, but if you don't feel like fiddling with software synths, the EWI 4000S is the way to go.

Key Features
- Electronic Valve Instrument (EVI) fingering mode for brass players
- Touch sensitive keys and octave roller for quick and responsive playing
- Sensitive breath sensor for expressive dynamics
- Built-in analog modeling synth sound module
- Built-in MIDI output for use with sound modules
- PC and Mac Editor software for customizing, storing and instantly recalling internal sounds
- Lightweight and portable design with battery power  

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Izotope RX 3

Izotope RX3Featuring new cutting-edge tools, enhanced workflows and a redesigned user interface, RX 3enables you to fix troubled audio with more power and precision than ever before. 

Rescue your audio from the cutting room floor! With remedies for noise, clipping, hum, buzz, crackles,and more, RX 3 is the most robust and best-sounding audio repair toolkit on the market. Used everywhere from Hollywood post production studios to leading sound editing facilities, iZotope RX 3 transforms troubled recordings into professional-grade material.

Perfectly suited for audio engineering and recording, post production, archiving, broadcasting, forensics and more, RX 3 delivers cutting-edge tools for treating previously unusable audio. With an intuitive spectral editor and 10+ intelligent modules, RX 3 enables you to fix troubled audio with unprecedented power and precision.

Complete Set of Tools!
RX 3 includes everything you need to repair both common and uncommon audio problems:
- Turn flawed audio into pristine, usable material using Denoise, Declip, Declick & Decrackle, Spectral Repair and more.
- Pinpoint problems faster than ever with the Spectrogram and Spectrum Analyzer.
- Easily finesse your sound with dedicated audio enhancement modules like EQ, Gain, Channel Operations, and RX 3 Advanced's Time & Pitch.  

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Traktor Kontrol S4

Traktor KontrolNative Instruments has updated their popular Traktor Kontrol S2 and Traktor Kontrol S4 DJ control systems with aluminum jogwheels and compatibility with the Traktor DJ iPad/iPhone app.

Trusted by pros, the flagship TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 is the all-in-one 4-channel DJ system. Now with the latest TRAKTOR features at your fingertips, take your mix to new heights.
The industry-standard 4-deck controller, and soundcard includes TRAKTOR software with an improved look and feel and visual feedback.  It is also plug and play with TRAKTOR DJ for iPad and iPhone.

The S4 combines a premium 4 channel mixer, built-in 24 bit/96 kHz soundcard, an intuitive interface, and TRAKTOR PRO 2 software with Remix Decks. The ideal one-stop package for DJs who want pro features, instant usability and go-anywhere portability. 

If you don't need 4 decks, the S2 still has many of the great features, but at a lower price.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Roland Cube Lite

Cube LiteRoland's Cube Lite is a Stylish Guitar Amp with Built-In iOS Interface for only $169.99. 

Combining great COSM guitar tones, iOS interfacing, and a quality 2.1 Channel audio system, the CUBE Lite Guitar Amplifier lets you play and record at home along with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Connect your iOS device to the i-CUBE LINK jack and launch the free CUBE JAM app, then riff along with backing tracks and record your playing to share your music and archive song ideas. With stereo speakers and anintegrated subwoofer, you’ll enjoy rich, satisfying sound reproduction for both guitar playing and casual music listening. And with an attractive look that blends with any home décor, the CUBE Lite Guitar Amplifier can occupy a permanent spot in your living space, always at the ready when you want to plug in and jam.  

The CUBE Lite Guitar Amplifier provides three great COSM tone JC CLEAN, CRUNCH, and EXTREME giving you a wide range of sounds for playing any style of music. Reverb and chorus effects are onboard as well, with true stereo performance for a wide, expansive sound.  

The free Roland CUBE JAM app turns your iOS device into a fun command center for jamming, recording, and learning. Play back commercial songs and minus-one tracks through the CUBE Lite via i-CUBE LINK, and riff along for hours with awesome COSM tones. CUBE JAM also records audio through the i-CUBE LINK connection, allowing you to easily capture your jams. After you’re done recording, you can adjust the volume of your guitar and backing music independently, then export your mix to a 16-bit, 44.1 kHz WAV file. The app also includes great tools for music practice, including independent speed and pitch adjustment of audio playback, Center Cancel to remove solos and create your own jam tracks, and more.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Audya 5

Audya 5AUDYA 5 represents a state-of-the-art modern arranger keyboard. It has a powerful audio multiplayer, a high quality sound engine and unique automatic accompaniment features. The rich set of interfaces includes a versatile video support, configurable audio connections and three USB ports to connect to computers and other multimedia devices.  

The AUDYA 5 brings a unique and powerful Arranger Section with over 560 Styles and 370 Audio Drum sequences plus Percussions (Live Drums).

World wide acclaimed Drummers and Percussionists get to contribute to this project to optimize the best Rhythmic and Arranger section out there today. These Audio sequences are perfectly synchronized with the Midi clock in order to allow tempo changes without sacrificing sound quality! 

Furthermore, AUDYA 5 allows one to synchronize New Audio drums imported by a user (User Audio Drums) alongside future implementations from KETRON giving an exciting new way to create their own Audio Live Drums from scratch.

Beside Percussion features, AUDYA 5 includes 159 Live Guitar Patterns suited for typical famous musical styles which now offers lots of authentic nuance never before available with the standard midi programming offered by other manufacturers.

It's also possible to load into the AUDYA 5's Ram New Live Guitars (GTR) provided by KETRON.

An innovative system called AUDIO STYLE MODELING allows one to replace original Style parts with new ones taken from an internal huge library of : Drum Bank, Bass Bank, Grooves, Guitar BANK 1 & 2, Arp&Lick and Live Guitars.

Why re-invent the wheel when KETRON has already provided you with tons of style parts which users can also use to create their own arrangements within the PATTERN section? If creativity from scratch is required, you may also use your own sequences too.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Essential Drums MIDI 6 Pack

Drums MIDI 6 PackDon't want to have to create all of the drum parts your self?  This bundle comes with six individual drum MIDI packs from the Toontrack catalogue.  

The Essential Drums MIDI 6 Pack paints a comprehensive picture of varying drum styles and serves as the perfect match for the creative songwriter looking for easy-to-use MIDI that seamlessly falls right in to any project or song.

When you have the drums, you're halfway there. The rest of the canvas is blank and for you to fill. Start creating – it's EZ!

Included products
- Americana MIDI (same MIDI as included in the Americana EZX)
- Blues MIDI
- Jazz MIDI
- Basic Rock MIDI
- Ballads MIDI
- Roots MIDI

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


BeatStationAt its core, Beatstation marks the next step in Toontracks evolution of creating virtual instruments that are both simple and effective to use but also very powerful sound design & music production tools for only $99.

Offering drum, bass and lead instrument creation & arrangement with drag and drop simplicity, Beatstation is your "go to" instrument for quickly getting a full groove up and running in no time at all. As if that's not enough, they have also added full MIDI & REX file support. Couple those features with the flexibility of working in Beatstation as a stand alone instrument or an AU, RTAS or VST plugin inside your favorite DAW and Beatstation becomes a creative musical force to be reckoned with.

Beatstation comes standard with a 1.5 Gb core content library packed full of beautifully recorded instrument patches, loop ready REX files and even completely customizable MIDI arrangements.

If you can think of a sound, Beatstation can help you bring it to life.

Beatstation also lets you use and combine all of your existing Toontrack EZX & SDX drum libraries together to create one of a kind drum kits and sounds. From basic musical sketches to lavish complete productions - Beatstation gives you the tools and freedom to design your own musical agenda any way you want to.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Samplitude Pro X Suite - 50% off!

Samplitude Pro X Suite is half price until the end of the year!  A $500 savings, this is a great opportunity to purchase a powerful, flexible and efficient DAW.  Even if you already have another recording program, it is well worth considering Samplitude Pro X Suite at this price.  With full surround sound support and over 70 GB of content, Samplitude is an amazing value!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

i2 GarageKey 37 Bundle

PocketStudioWe've bundled our most popular USB MIDI controller with a custom designed Gig Bag to provide you with the perfect portable keyboard solution for your laptop, desktop or iPad!

The ideal keyboard for small spaces or taking places! The GarageKey 37 has 37 full size high quality keys with touch dynamic, and octave up and down buttons,

You can easily connect this keyboard to your Mac or PC using the included USB cable and since it is USB powered, you don't need to worry about finding a free power plug for it! More usable than a 25 note keyboard, but takes up less room than a 49 note keyboard, the space saving design of the I2 GarageKey 37 is perfect for desktop and portable use. The sleek and simple design makes the I2 GarageKey 37 easy to use and attractive.

The included stands give you more desk space, by allowing you to move your computer keyboard under the GarageKey when not in use.

The I2 GarageKey 37 is class compliant, which means you don't have to worry about downloading, installing or configuring drivers. Instead, you just plug it into your Mac or PC and it works! Compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7/8, both 32 bit and 64 bit, along with all versions of OS X!

The i2 GarageKey 37 will work as a USB MIDI keyboard with the iPad using Apple's Camera Connection Kit, so you can use it to enter notes in GarageBand or any other program that accepts MIDI input on your iPad!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Buy Mixcraft 6 Get EZ Drummer Lite Free!

Buy Mixcraft 6 before December 31 and get EZdrummer Lite FREE! Offer is available for Mixcraft 6, Mixcraft 6 Vocal Studio and Mixcraft Pro Studio 6 Retail, Upgrade and Academic Single Editions.

Created by Toontrack, EZdrummer Lite is an entry-level version of the award-winning drum sampler EZdrummer.

Customers will receive EZdrummer Lite as a download during the Mixcraft 6 registration process.

In addition to EZDrummer Lite, Acoustica is also giving away their Mixcraft Remote Free!  The Mixcraft 6 Remote App lets you easily control your Mixcraft 6 recording software from your smart phone or tablet. You can start recording, playback, change the recording & playback position, control the master volume, undo and redo changes, and save your Mixcraft project from anywhere in your studio. Strap on your guitar, adjust your microphone, and start recording right from your mobile device!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Pro Tools 11 Tutorials

Pro Tools 11Want to get a head start on learning Pro Tools 11?  Get the most out of your investment with Producing Music with Pro Tools 11 and Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools 11.

In Producing Music with Pro Tools 11 multiplatinum producer-engineer and Avid-certified trainer Glenn Lorbecki shows you step by step how to produce music with Pro Tools 11, demonstrating production and editing techniques that will improve the sound of your recordings and simplify your mixing process. Real-world examples show how expert engineers use Pro Tools 11 to create stunning recordings.

Producing Music with Pro Tools 11 gives you the best of this important DAW at your fingertips, from the enhancements in delivery speed to ultra-low latency, the inclusion of the all-new Avid Audio Engine, HD video editing capability, and much more! And the accompanying DVD-ROM gives you plenty of sessions, audio examples, and video tutorials to help guide you along the way.

With Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools 11, Glenn Lorbecki shows you step by step how to achieve your best mixes with Avid's award-winning Pro Tools 11 software. Pro Tools is in virtually every top-rated studio in the world, and whether you're new to Pro Tools or an experienced user, you will find Avid's DAW to be incredibly powerful. In this focused guide, Lorbecki unlocks the full potential of Pro Tools 11 as a professional mixing and mastering platform.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

eMedia Piano & Keyboard Method Deluxe

eMedia Piano & Keyboard MethodeMedia Piano and Keyboard Method Deluxe includes both eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method and eMedia Intermediate Piano and Keyboard Method, giving you everything you need to learn to play.  With over 450 audio- and video-enhanced lessons and more than 150 songs in a variety of musical styles. You’ll be playing in no time by following the Animated Keyboard as it displays correct fingerings as the music plays or for any note or chord you choose.

When used with a MIDI controller, eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method Deluxe provides specific feedback on playing mistakes, including wrong notes and rhythms. Other features include a metronome, recorder, variable-speed MIDI keyboard tracks, accompaniment tracks, and ear training exercises.

Features include:
- eMedia’s Animated Keyboard that lets you see fingerings for all of the piano lessons, including piano chords, piano scales and songs.
- Interactive Feedback with Note and Finger Tracker to allow the piano software to listen as you play melodies and display your playing accuracy – a great tool for beginner piano instruction that works with both electronic keyboards and acoustic pianos.
- Interactive Performance Evaluation in the piano software, which highlights your playing mistakes and shows what you should have played with an overall score (MIDI keyboard required).
- Lessons on piano basics like how to read piano music, playing accompaniments with piano chords, piano scales, and more.
- Over 70 videos for the piano lessons are included. Split screen views show you how to play piano fingerings and use correct hand positioning.
- Piano lessons include easy piano songs as both audio and MIDI tracks where selections can be looped, slowed or sped up.
- Accompaniment tracks for all piano songs to keep your piano lessons fun.
- A digital metronome to keep you on rhythm and a recorder to help gauge progress and share your playing with others.
- Over 150 popular classical, blues, pop, and rock songs let you learn how to play piano with hit songs such as Billy Joel’s “Piano Man,” Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” and Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind“ plus classical piano pieces like Franz Liszt's “Hungarian Rhapsody” and Pyor Ilich Ychaikovsky’s “Swan Lake.”
- A piano tutorial on improvisation that teaches music theory and the relation of piano scales to piano chords to teach piano improvisation.
- A great introduction on how to play blues piano.

eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method is the perfect piano tutorial for learning how to play piano. Even if other beginner piano lessons seemed difficult, this piano software and its interactive approach will keep you engaged and quickly teach you how to play piano well! When you want to take your playing to the next level, remember eMedia Intermediate Piano and Keyboard Method.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Sibelius & Notion Bundle

Now you can get both Sibelius & Notion music notation programs for less than the price of Sibelius alone!  If you want to compose, arrange, transpose or publish music, this is an amazing value.

So how do we do it?  Our bundle includes the full version of Notion 4, which in itself is an amazing value and a really fun notation program.  You open this up, and use the serial number to provide Avid with proof that you own Notion, and then you will be able to activate the Sibelius 7 Competitive Upgrade that is also included in the bundle.

In case you are wondering, no, there isn't any academic pricing available on this bundle, but it is already an amazing deal.  It includes the full version of Notion, and as soon as you provide the Notion serial number to Avid following the instructions in the box, you will have the full version of Sibelius 7.   You will be able to purchase upgrades for either program in the future, as they are no different from the regular version.

We expect Avid to close this loophole sometime in the future, so you might want to consider making your purchase sooner than later!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

DM Dock Pro Kit

DM Dock Pro KitAt the heart of this impressive kit is the Alesis DM Dock, the premium drum interface for iPad. This must-have hardware for today’s electronic drummer allows you to harness the power of your iPad to create a totally intuitive, customize-able, and world-class drum interface. To complement this most modern technology, the DM Dock Pro Kit also provides a generous helping of RealHead drum pads and DMPad cymbals. Together, they deliver a natural, authentic feel that is ideal for the acoustic drummer making the move to an electronic drum set, or for the electronic player looking to advance to a more responsive kit.  

Simply slide your iPad into the DM Dock interface, attach the 30-pin or Lightning dock connector, and snap the locking door into position. Your iPad is now safe and secure in a stage-ready package that offers unlimited multi-touch access to the iPad screen. Benefitting from your iPad's Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay, and 3G connectivity, the Alesis DM Dock puts unprecedented access to a wealth of compatible drum apps at your fingertips, including the DM Touch. Created by Alesis to make the most of the DM Dock, DM Touch provides easy drag-and-drop drum kit editing and instant downloading of new sounds—you can even play along with songs from your music library.  

Alesis RealHead drum pads feature a triple-flanged hoop securing a Mylar drumhead to create a remarkable playing surface with a satisfying and authentic feel. Using a standard drum key, the tension of the drumhead can be set to the match your style The dual-zone sensing enables you to trigger different sounds from the head and the rim. Best of all, your DM Dock Pro Kit includes both the StealthKick 2 compact trigger pad (complete with inverted beater) and the Pro X Kick pedal for natural, articulate kick drum action.  

Each DMPad is natural-feeling rubber cymbal pad that has the swing and motion of a standard metal alloy cymbal, but with almost none of the noise. Up to three multiple triggering zones allow for different sounds at the bow, bell, and edge. DMPad cymbals also allow you to reach out and choke the cymbal sound by grabbing the edge just as on a regular cymbal. The DMPad hi-hat cymbal offers this same authentic feel, and comes matched to the Alesis RealHat pedal.  
Offering an impressive, stage-ready chrome finish, the best-in-class metal XRack stand offers four-post stability. The integrated cymbal arms convert from boom to straight, so you can customize your setup for a comfortable performance. An adjustable chrome snare stand is included as well, allowing for perfect snare placement.

The DM Dock provides professional balanced 1/4" stereo outputs for connection to a sound system, recording console, or monitor amp for when you’re ready to share your sound. The outputs are controlled from the master volume knob. A headphone output complete with an independent level knob allows for private practice at any hour. Digital audio signals can also be routed to the USB output. This same USB port can also provide USB MIDI connectivity with your computer. Separate MIDI In and Out jacks allow your DM Dock to join forces with any MIDI-equipped drum machine, synthesizer, or other audio gear.  

Cakewalk Sonar X3 Now Available!

Cakewalk's popular Sonar series has been updated to X3!

If you already own Sonar, you can purchase an upgrade to Sonar X3 here.

Selecting the right upgrade can be a bit confusing, so feel free to call us at 1-888-562-8822 or send as an e-mail and we would be happy to help!

If you haven't upgraded to X2 and are using a Windows 8 touch device, upgrading to X3 is a no-brainer, since you will gain from native Windows 8 support, along with Cakewalk's innovative touch support.

So what's new?  There are some cool new features that make it worth upgrading, including:

  • A new time saving Comping Mode 
  • VST 3 support, 64 bit engine and no need to rescan for new VST plug-ins
  • Melodyne Essential included and integrated with Studio and Producer Edition for pitch correction, time stretching, and audio to MIDI conversion
  • Integrated YouTube publishing
  • Get 5GB of integrated cloud file back-up and sharing with Gobbler
  • You can now change the color of tracks - as silly as this may sound, this can really help organize and group tracks together
  • New effects in producer: Quad-Curve EQ Zoom, Tape Emulator, Addictive Drums (full version), Lounge Lizard Session, Strum Acoustic Session and more!

Read on for more details...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

EZKeys Retro Electrics

EZKeysEZkeys Retro Electrics is a revolutionary plugin and stand alone instrument that combines a world-class piano player, songwriting partner, arranger and a meticulously sampled instrument - all in one package! Aside from breathtakingly rich tonal qualities, EZkeys allows the user unlimited creativity through its groundbreaking functionality.

Drag & drop MIDI
EZkeys comes with an extensive MIDI library performed by a professional session pianist. Played with increasing complexity in full song sections and covering all major genres such as Rock, Pop, Country, Gospel, Blues and Funk, this library is not only a creative boost, it’s an untapped source of inspiration for your yet unwritten songs. Drag, drop and lay down the foundation to a track in no time!  
Smart songwriting features  
EZkeys includes a host of revolutionary and creative songwriting features. Transpose full MIDI tracks on the fly, use any MIDI file and transform it with playing styles found in other MIDI, use the groundbreaking EZkeys Chord Wheel to customize chord voicing and harmonic color with just one mouse-click - and much, much more.  
The sounds  
EZkeys Retro Electrics includes two carefully captured and timeless electric pianos, the Clavinet D6 and the Pianet N, both from the classic German manufacturer Hohner. These two instruments are world-famous for their distinct sound and have been perpetuated in numerous hits from the golden ages of funk, soul and British Invasion. Even though production has stopped long ago, the complex and round sound of the Pianet and the bright staccato of the Clavinet keep resonating vividly in all corners of contemporary music production, making these Hohner classics every bit as relevant in any songwriters toolbox today as they were back when it all started. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

iDJ Live II

The iDJ Live is the easiest way to become a DJ with your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad. This iOS-DJ controller is perfect for music lovers who have never tried DJing before. The iDJ Live system harnesses the processing power of your iPad, iPod or iPhone and enables you to DJ parties and using the music that is already on your iPod via Algoriddim's djay for iPad app and other Core MIDI-enabled apps.   . 

Numark has worked with Algoriddim the makers of the highly popular djay app to bring support for iDJ Live to djay for iPad. Mix your iPod music library on a hyper-realistic turntable interface. Perform live, record mixes on-the-go, or enable Automix mode and let djay mix your favorite playlist automatically. With unprecedented ease-of-use and innovative multi-touch mixing features, djay for iPad takes DJing to the next level and offers a unique experience for beginners and professionals alike. djay is available for purchase from the App Store.  
Algoriddim’s video-mixing app, vjay, also works seamlessly with iDJ Live to give you an incredible video and music mixing experience. You'll be able to interact with videos in a whole new way using real-time video transitions, audiovisual effects, and realtime VideoScratch™.  
You can mix and scratch your music, including your iTunes music libraries using two large performance platters and a central mixer section with a crossfader, buttons and knobs. iDJ Live is laid out in to carefully recreate the two-decks-and-a-mixer setup that professional DJs prefer. Just load your tracks to either Deck A or Deck B, and then control it, cueing up the start point, performing advanced transitions and even scratching.  
iDJ Live comes complete with iPad stand and custom headhpone/speaker audio cable so connecting to your sound system of choice is easy. Connect your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad in seconds using the built-in dock connector. Once these two connections are made, just switch the party into overdrive. 

Don't forget our iPad and iPhone guide that can give you ideas for using your iOS device for making music!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sound Forge Pro Mac

Sound Forge Sound Forge Pro has always been a favorite editing suite for Windows users.  Sony has finally released a Mac version, built on a clean slate for OS X.  Sound Forge Pro Mac provides a contemporary application environment that’s perfect for recording, editing, processing, and rendering broadcast-quality audio master files. A fresh statement on audio editing software, Sound Forge Pro Mac includes a comprehensive suite of mastering, restoration, and repair tools for immediate results.

Focused editing  
Finally on the Mac, an audio editing application designed exclusively for OS X with a workflow that can keep up with your creative flow.

Sound Forge Pro Mac features a streamlined user interface that takes full advantage of contemporary OS X functionality.

Editor Panels
Maintaining concentration on editing while managing many files at once is a demanding task. Sound Forge Pro Mac features two discrete audio editor panels, each with their own overview bars, file tabs, and transport controls. View the panels stacked or side-by-side, and drag tabbed files between them for editing.

Media Browser Tool
Locating files is easy in Sound Forge Pro Mac. Navigate in OS X style directly from the Media Browser tool. Find compatible audio files anywhere in your system and audition them by clicking dedicated buttons next to each one. Navigate your entire system without leaving the application. The Media Browser tool is more than just a navigation panel. Keep track of open files and create a list of favorites using convenient Media Browser options. View a list of all open files, and mark files for inclusion in the current project. A list of open files is always available in the Media Browser, and any number of files can be marked as favorites.

Place meters in the location and orientation that suits your style. Meters can display a wide variety of calibrated ranges and display options. Simultaneously view VU and peak program meters.

Plug-in chooser
Fast access to available plug-ins, easy previewing and processing, and logical preset management are hallmarks of a quality audio-editing platform. Sound Forge Pro Mac features a dedicated panel for offline plug-in processing. Bring it into view with a single click to access plug-ins, plug-in presets, and search functionality. When you’re finished, simply toggle out of the Plug-In Chooser and resume editing. Easily access your entire AU and VST plug-in collection in Sound Forge Pro Mac. The Plug-In Chooser tool displays plug-ins and plug-in presets, with filter-by-type and keyword search options always available. Processing audio is as easy as dropping a plug-in or plug-in preset on your track, auditioning the effect, and applying the process.

Event-based editing  
Event-based editing allows you to divide a sound file into any number of independent sections that can be arranged and rearranged on the timeline. Manually or automatically create events, then move, split, copy and paste, fade, crossfade, and slip/trim event contents to achieve complex edits. Engage legacy Sound Forge event-based editing for effortless sequencing of audio on the timeline.

High-fidelity recording  
Assigning hardware, metering input signals, arming tracks, and recording high-resolution multichannel audio is a simple and fluid process in Sound Forge Pro Mac. Route your inputs, position the Record tool anywhere in the user interface, click Record, and bring pristine audio into your computer up to 32 simultaneous channels at 64-bit/192 kHz resolution.  

Zplane élastique Timestretch  
élastique is a time-stretching engine that offers unmatched quality, making stretching artifacts obsolete. Based on state-of-the-art psychoacoustic models and signal-processing theory, the result is stable timing, interchannel phase coherence, and sample-accurate stretching. Achieve formant-preserving pitch shifting that avoids the well-known pitfalls that can occur when pitching up or down. Choose from various stretching methods that are tailored to your source audio, including Pro, Soloist, and Efficient modes. Monitor and adjust settings while previewing.

The best sounding audio requires the highest sample bit depth. By truncating 24-bit or higher audio tracks to 16-bit, you are inevitably losing quality and introducing undesirable noise called quantization distortion.

Dither is the way to address quantization noise and control where it goes. Sound Forge Pro Mac includes iZotope MBIT+ dither. MBIT+ employs psychoacoustic methods to distribute the noise into less audible ranges, resulting in improved sound and smoother fades. iZotope MBIT+ was specifically designed for musical program material MBIT+ models use real music and not test tones, resulting in the most musical and sonically pleasing dither available.

Thursday, September 19, 2013


OrbitOrbit packs a massive amount of MIDI control into a compact and intuitive design that fits comfortably in your hands. Every inch, inside and out, is tailor-made for live DJ performance and powerful wireless control. Orbit is 100% MIDI-customizable, able to go as far as your imagination and creativity will take it. Wirelessly manipulate effects, launch samples and hot cues, control software, trigger lighting, and more.

Mix with Motion
Orbit’s embedded MIDI-assignable accelerometer makes your mix follow your motion. Assign any two volume, effect, or filter parameters to Orbit’s shoulder triggers and hang on for the ride. By tilting Orbit left and right or forward and back, you can create sweeping effects and even combine two effects at the same time: just hold down both shoulder triggers and start moving.

Illuminate Your Performance  Orbit’s 16 backlit pads are fully customizable, so you can organize parameters for your style of performance and customize every pad's color to what you prefer. With 4 selectable banks, Orbit’s 16 pads allow you to assign up to 64 hot cues, lighting transitions, video clips, samples, and more. Plus, Orbit’s center aluminum-faced control wheel allows you to assign up to four virtual knobs per bank for a total of 16 parameters.

A Zero-Gravity Wireless Experience  Perform wired or wireless. Orbit charges via USB and can also control your software via USB. Orbit gives you 2.4 GHz ultra-low-latency wireless performance control with a range of up to 100 feet and eight hours of continuous use per charge (up to 24 hours standby). With its rotating buckle and metal strap rings, you can go hands-off and attach Orbit to your belt or arm band, or hang it around your neck for instant access during performances.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tascam US-366

The US-366 is a USB 2.0 audio interface that offers up to 192kHz/24bit Recording and includes an on-board DSP mixer.  

The US-322 and the US-366 are designed with two XLR with +48V phantom power and two TRS inputs. Having both options for condenser mics and line level inputs ensures you are getting the best possible sound and lowest-noise when recording. In addition, INPUT-1 can connect any high-impedance equipment directly, like a guitar.

Suited for Various Recording Environments with Adaptable Features  
The US-366 provides low-latency monitoring via the on-board digital mixer. Volume can be monitored and adjusted easily with the dedicated knob on the top-panel.

The oversized volume knob can be an integral setting for easy and speedy fine level adjustments.

The bigger brother to the US-322, the US-366  adds line 3-4 Analog Connectors
which can be selected between input and output to customize TASCAM's US-366 to any recording environment. When "INPUT" is selected, you can connect an abundance of line-level audio devices. When selecting "OUTPUT", connect to devices such as multiple headphone amplifiers. This system provides dedicated monitoring management for each player.

The US-366 also has two types of digital input/output connectors that are missing on the US-322 (RCA Coaxial and TOS-link Optical).  You can also use the RC-3F Foot Switch with the US-366 to provide hands-free control for your DAW.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Free SONiVOX software when you purchase a Keystation 49 or 61

Buy a Keystation 49 ES mkII or Keystation 61 ES mkII between September 1 and November 30 and get any $99 SONiVOX software for free via mail in rebate from M-Audio.

EZKeys Essential Pianos On Sale

Until the end of the month, you can get EZ Keys Essential Pianos for only $199! This bundle combines the revolutionary EZkeys software with three products from the EZkeys Line. Included are four equally iconic as essential instruments in any studio's or songwriter's toolbox; the timeless grand piano, the intimate upright as well as two of the world’s most defining and characteristic electric pianos, the Rhodes MK I and the Wurlitzer 200 A.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Free Cleaning & Restoration Suite when you buy Samplitude!

Free Cleaning & Restoration Suite Buy Samplitude Pro X or Pro X Suite including upgrades or crossgrades between September 1 and September 30 and receive a free Cleaning & Restoration Suite license - a $199 value!

Samplitude Pro X is the perfect DAW for uncompromised audio productions - from arranging and recording, to editing and mixing, all the way to professional mastering and CD/DVD authoring.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Nektar Panorama P1

Panorma P1The Nektar Panorama P1 is an incredible controller with the most intuitive workflow you have ever seen - all for only $299! 

Spectacular, deep Reason & Cubase implementations, along with vast MIDI programming options means you can focus on your music instead of the equipment. Set up your generic MIDI presets for instant recall when you need them or use the Panorama P1 with Reason or Cubase for a completely integrated experience.

The enormous controlling power of Panorama P1 is contained in a compact case about the size of a 17" laptop. An unrivalled amount of assignable controls makes Panorama the most comprehensive and fully featured MIDI controller around. 16 encoders, 9 45mm faders, 10 LED buttons, 28 buttons and a foot switch jack gives you immediate control of up to 61 parameters at any one time. Settings can be stored in 20 presets with individually save and loadable F-keys maps for more than 1200 combinations. The numbers may not matter but being in control does.

A crystal clear 3.5" color TFT display delivers the information you really need, for each mode or menu. Regardless of whether you are operating Cubase, Reason or programming MIDI assignments in Internal mode, the display provides detailed information that makes your workflow fluent and fast. Panorama takes the hard work out of using a controller and makes operations that seem complicated and non-transparent on other products, straight-forward and simple.

Setting up presets or F-keys maps is easy on Panorama. The Control Edit menu enables you to quickly select a control and in real-time assign the MIDI command you want. For each control values can be scaled, reversed and assigned specific or global MIDI channels. The chart shows the programming options available for each type of control.

It's hard to go places without transport so Panorama features an extended 11 button transport bar: Return to L, Forward to R, Undo, Click on/off, Record Mode, Cycle on/off, Back, Forward, Stop, Play and Record. Using the shift button, these also double up as 11 function buttons each assignable to MIDI commands or QWERTY macro's.

So QWERTY macro's...... big deal, right? That's right, its a VERY big deal. Your software has a ton of features and functions that can be activated using QWERTY shortcut commands. Assigning a command to a button so you don't have to be near your computer makes life a lot easier. Assigning a string of up to 8 commands takes it to another level. With this powerful feature you could for example enter edit mode, zoom in and select a tool with just one button press. Or create an instrument or effects track and locate a folder containing your presets so you can select them from Panorama, all with one button press and without looking at your computer.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Presonus Studio One on sale, get Studio One Producer free with any AudioBox VSL

Until the end of the month, Studio One Producer and Studio One Pro are on sale for dramatically reduced prices!

Presonus also has a mail in rebate for a free Studio One Producer when you purchase any AudioBox VSL before the end of the month.

​Studio One’s intuitive browser and drag-and-drop paradigm let you work faster and more creatively, so making music is more fun. Tasks that take multiple steps in most DAWs can be done in one or two quick, easy steps.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


SD-1000The SD1000 sound modules offers all the timbre sounds required to perfectly play back musical files in General Midi standard and Kar.  It also has other additional sound banks with an incredible variety of Orchestral Voices: Grand Piano Stereo over 88 notes, acoustic and electric guitars, brass and saxophones of unique quality, sample organs, accordions, bass instruments, strings, acoustic and electronic Drum Sets and more!

The SD1000 also offers an outstanding number of audio Loops of Drums and Percussions, split up into the widest variety of musical genres, which certainly make the SD1000 stand out from other similar modules.

The module’s top application is when it is combined with a MIDI player (such as KETRON MIDJAY for example), or with a sequencer on computer (Logic, Cubase, Cakewalk and others), but it can also be connected to Master keyboards or multi-purpose Keyboards (Arranger, Synth, Digital pianos, etc.).

Thanks to its integrated USB port, it can be easily connected to a laptop and used in the world of musical entertainment to play back Midifiles or to improve the poor sound quality of the integrated audio boards in personal computers.

Thanks to two separate MIDI ports (2x16 channels), it can play back 2 different midifiles simultaneously, so that it is possible to mix two different songs directly or switch gradually from one to another.

It has never been so easy to create a top quality yet inexpensive entertainment station so quickly, reliably and safely!

Need a sound module like the SD-1000 to reduce latency and playback MIDI, but want to spend a lot less than $600?  Check out the PianoBox II instead!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Media Composer 7 Interplay Edition Academic

Media Composer is the most widely used NLE for professional film and video editing. With Media Composer 7, you gain accelerated high-res-to-HD workflows, automated media management, and Interplay Sphere for Mac support, extending real-time production everywhere. Experience the fastest file-based media workflows, ACE-certified tools, and the most trusted media management in the industry.  If you are a student or teacher, you can purchase the academic version at a fraction of the regular price! 

For students and teachers, Media Composer 7 Academic is identical to Media Composer 7 Interplay Edition, but at special pricing for education. Jumpstart your editing career using the same tools the pros use, and get up to four years of complimentary upgrades, so you can stay up to date throughout your studies  (Teachers - please be sure to order the Faculty version, or contact us for more information.  The faculty version does not include free version upgrades.)  If you already own a previous version of Media Composer log into your Avid account to download upgrades.

- Acquire high-res media and deliver in HD, with full creative control of reframing, using new FrameFlex tools
- Perform real-time RAW and LogC to Rec. 709 color space conversions with 1D/3D LUTs and CDLs
- Automate media management tasks, such as transcoding, in the background with new Dynamic Media Folders
- Extend real-time production everywhere with support for Interplay, Interplay Sphere, and Interplay Central
- Insert RTAS plug-ins to tweak tones and optimize overall program loudness with the new Master Audio Fader
- Make audio adjustments to any clip directly in the timeline with new Clip Gain control
- Deliver finished sequences to a standardized AS-11 (AMWA) MXF OP1a file
- Get 9-way real-time multicam support for Long GOP (XDCAM) media
- Select multiple clips in the timeline without the filler
- View location sound metadata from Broadcast Wave files with support for iXML
- Work with Alpha channel media using the updated QuickTime AMA plug-in
- Edit easier with new AMA enhancements
- Work on Windows 8 laptops and computers
- Add advanced color, effects, and mastering tools with the Symphony option

Friday, August 23, 2013

Play 4 Now Available!

PLAY 4 is now available for FREE DOWNLOAD from the EastWest Support page.     

This release brings PLAY 4 to ALL EastWest collections! This is exciting news for every single EastWest user as all EastWest collections inherit PLAY 4 with new features including a new mixer window, a new true stereo reverb, the option to use the new Channel FX from SSL and more. 

The PLAY 4 installer is a FULL INSTALLER and is NOT an update. You need not have PLAY 3 installed to install PLAY 4.