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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Steinberg UR22 USB Audio Interface

 Steinberg UR22 USB Audio Interface
UR22What sets the UR22 apart from a host of other USB Audio Interfaces?  Pretty much everything about it!

Highlighting two industry acclaimed D-PRE microphone preamps, class-leading 24-bit/192 kHz converters and a rock- solid metal housing, the UR22 audio and MIDI interface provides pure sound wherever you are.

With a dedicated high-impedance switch, a separate headphones jack and phantom power supply, this portable 2-in/2-out device is the perfect choice for mobile musicians, touring DJs and everyone in between.

With a maximum sampling rate of 192 kHz and a resolution of 24 bits, you are more than ready to deliver great-sounding music productions. Two Class A D-PRE mic preamps Yamaha's highly-acclaimed D-PRE preamps deliver a truly transparent and beautifully detailed sound that is unrivalled in this class.

Cubase AI included! Based on the same core technologies as the popular Cubase DAW, the AI version offers an intuitive feature set for composing, recording, editing and mixing.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

LaunchKey Series

LaunchKeyNovation's LaunchKey Series keyboards aren't just controllers - they are a fully integrated instrument for Mac, PC & iPad!

Launchkey is a range of 25, 49 and 61 note keyboard controllers with up to 50 physical controls including 16 velocity-sensitive multi-colour launch pads that trigger and stop clips and launch scenes in Ableton Live.

As well as enabling hands-on control of your DAW’s mixer, instruments and more, Launchkey is an integrated software/hardware instrument. The control surface has been designed to work tightly alongside two intuitive apps for iPad: the Launchkey app and the Launchpad app - plus the powerful V-Station & Bass Station synth plug-ins for Mac and Windows.

The LaunchKey 25 is the smallest of the family.  If you don't mind something a bit less portable, the LaunchKey 49 and LaunchKey 61 add more keys plus sliders.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Free Ozone Tutorial when you buy Ozone 5!

Buy Ozone 5 and receive a FREE 30 day All-Access Pass to Groove3’s Ozone 5 Explained on-line tutorial from Izotope. A $40 value.  Offer valid from February 20 - March 6.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

TheGigEasy Photo & Suction Cup Mounts for iPad

GigEasy Photo MountI love using my iPad for reading music and I wouldn't do it without my TheGigEasy mount to keep it secure!  

We've added two more iPad mounts from their popular line.

TheGigEasy Photo Mount allows you to attach an iPad 2/3 to a camera tripod or other standard 1/4”-20 photography accessory in order to take advantage of the built-in camera for photos or video. Spring-loaded arms grip the iPad firmly and securely.

TheGigEasy Suction Cup Mount allows you to attach an iPad to a music keyboard, table top or glass window. This affordable and versatile member of TheGigEasy family may also be attached to an industry standard 1/4"-20 photography mount.  Recommended for use on smooth, flat, nonporous surfaces such as glass, metal, table tops, plastics, fiberglass, linoleum, polished stone or Formica. Surfaces should be free of oil or grease, otherwise slipping or a leak within the suction cup seal can occur. Use at your own risk.

I still prefer my TheGigEasy Mic Stand Side Mount since I can use it on any mic stand - either in place of the mic, or on the side of the stand if I still need to use the mic.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

SampleTank & Miroslav - 60% off!

Until March 14th, you can save big on the electronic delivery versions of IK Multimedia's SampleTank and Miroslav Philharmonik.

Both are on sale for $59.99 and are an incredible value given how many great sounding instruments are in each library.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

IXJ2 & IM2X for iPhone

 IXJ2 & IM2X for iPhone
IM2XNeed a simple way to record on your iPhone?  The IM2X and IXJ2 might be what you are looking for.

The IM2 from Tascam has been really popular with iPhone and iPod users for creating high quality recordings on your iOS device.  Now Tascam has released the IM2X offering an X-Y Stereo condenser mics for your iPhone 4/4S. 

If you want to provide your own mics, or want to record from a line level device like a keyboard, the IXJ2 is a great choice.  Not only does it allow you to connect your gear to your iPhone via two 1/8", but it also has high quality on-board A/D converters.  This gives you much better recording quality than the built in circuitry in your phone.

Sometimes it is a good thing not having the "latest and greatest!"  Most audio accessories, such as these from Tascam connect to the 30 pin dock connector and not the new lightning connector.  We expect to see some new lightning capable devices in the near future, but in the meantime, contact us for assistance.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Presonus Studio Live on sale!

StudioLive 24.4.2Presonus StudioLive 16.4.2 and 24.4.2 digital mixers are on sale.  I love the StudioLive gear as it gives you a complete digital mixer, audio interface and control surface that you can control with your iPad!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Cloud Theory & Ear Training with Musition & Auralia

Rising Software's popular Auralia and Musition ear training and theory programs are now available in Cloud Editions!  Contact us for a free trial!
Auralia and Musition Cloud Editions allow your students to develop their musicianship and complete assessment tasks at school or home - wherever they have a web connection! All student results are stored in the Cloud, allowing you to easily track their progress and provide meaningful feedback.
Students can work through courses, review lessons, complete tests, and take drills in areas such as Intervals, Chords, Scales, Terms, Rhythm, Harmony and Transposition. Topics provided are suitable for jazz, contemporary and classical students, beginners through to college level.
Flexible licencing, easy to use assessment and record keeping, and simple deployment make the Cloud Editions perfect for your music program, leaving you with more time to do what you do best... teach!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

SmartScore X2 Now Available

Musitek recently updated their popular SmartScore scanning software series to version X2.

Musitek’s new Prodigy Engine is at the heart of SmartScore X2 (Version 10.5). Musical scores, whether scanned or downloaded as PDF files, are read and interpreted more accurately, more completely and more quickly than any other music scanning software.

Accuracy is one thing. Use-ability is another. SmartScore X2 offers an even larger set of useful tools and features than ever before while maintaining its easy-to-use profile.

What's new?
Here are a few new features:
  • Improved recognition of musical symbols, especially on poorly-printed scores and from scanners with less-than-optimum optics.
  • Improved text, lyric and number recognition (OCR).
  • Garritan® sound library and Aria® player now included FREE
  • Improved CD burning and .WAV / .AIF recording with Garritan sounds.
  • Change instrument sounds anywhere in the ENF notation view window.
  • Simplified menu layouts
  • Improved page layout and printing controls
  • Improved scanning interface works with more scanners

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Komplete 8 & Traktor S4 on sale!

Komplete 8 Sale

Native Instruments just dropped the price on their popular Komplete 8, Komplete 8 Ultimate software instrument bundles and Traktor S4 DJ system.

We also have a Traktor S4 Flight Case on clearance to protect your new Traktor S4.