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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Fast Track Solo and Duo

Fast Track Solo and Duo
Fast Track SoloAvid's new Fast Track Solo at $179 and Fast Track Duo at $299 offer pro level quality and features at an entry level price.  With Pro Tools Express included, you can start recording right away.

Designed for singer/songwriters, the Fast Track Solo is a portable, studio-grade USB audio interface that provides everything you need to turn your Mac, PC, or iPad into a complete songwriting and music recording system. Featuring a high-quality mic preamp, instrument input, and Pro Tools Express software, the studio-grade Solo enables you to sound your best, providing an easy entry into Pro Tools, the music industry standard.

Both the Fast Track Solo and Duo can connect directly to your iPad without the need for the Camera Connection Kit.  They feature a professional-grade metal chassis design, making it ideal for mobile use.  An iLok is included for use with Pro Tools Express, and you can always upgrade to the full Pro Tools 11 for $200 less than the regular price of Pro Tools.

Sound your best:
  • Create professional sounding mixes with Pro Tools Express and amazing effects and virtual instruments  
  • Capture great sounding performances through high-quality inputs
  • Change tempo and perfect pitch with Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch  
The Fast Track Solo can record from 2 channels at 24 bit and 48 Khz.  Connect a mic to the XLR input with phantom power and a guitar or bass to the 1/4" input.

The Fast Track Duo also offers 2 channel recording, but includes two combo XLR/instrument inputs (with 48V phantom power) for more versatility.  It also features two 1/4" line inputs.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

MidiTech AudioLink Pro 24/96

MidiTech AudioLink Pro 24/96
AudioLink ProWant to record from up to 4 mics or guitars at once?  Want high quality recording at a low price?  Check out the new AudioLink Pro 24/96.

The Audiolink Pro 24/96 is a USB 2.0 Audio Interface with professional sound for an amazing price!  Designed in Germany by MidiTech, the Audiolink Pro 2496 supports recording and playback from 6 inputs and 6 outputs at the same time. It includes 4 analog inputs, 4 analogue outputs, S/PDIF I/O, MIDI I/O, and zero latency hardware monitoring.

Built from a beautiful aluminum case, the Audiolink Pro 24/96 will look and sound great with your Mac or PC.

When you need to record from up to 4 analogue devices at a time, the AudioLink Pro 24/96 is the perfect solution. You connect microphones to the two XLR inputs with mic pre-amps and phantom power and at the same time record from two guitar or bass signals with the Hi-Z inputs.

The included software bundles gives you everything you need to start making music right away! Use Magix Samplitude Silver for audio recording, IK Multimedia’s Amplitube CS amp simulation software with your guitar or bass, Toontrack’s EZ Drummer Lite for creating drum tracks and make beats with ImageLine PoiZone. MakeMusic’s Finale Notepad is also included for printing music or recording from your MIDI keyboard.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Reason 7

Reason 7
Reason 7 is finally available, with lots of exciting new features and tons of new improvements for the mixer, the rack and the sequencer.   Easily integrate your instruments into Reason with MIDI out and turn your recordings into REX loops.

Ready to upgrade?  Here are your options:
Don't have Reason?  Try the demo version today - but be careful, it is very addictive!

What's new?

For mixing, there is a new spectrum analyzer with visual EQ, group and parallel channels and workflow improvements.

To inspire, Reason 7 imports audio from your music library and web formats, the enhanced Factory Sound Bank comes fully loaded with tons of new loops and drum kits and the new Audiomatic Retro Transformer effect adds a futuristic-vintage sound to any tracks.

Reason 7 comes with MIDI out support to bring the sound of your favorite hardware synths and beat machines to the Reason rack. MIDI is handled by the new External MIDI Instrument device, fully integrated into the Reason environment. Automating MIDI equipment from Reason’s sequencer or even from control voltages in the Reason rack is a breeze to set up.

With Reason 7 you have more creative control over your audio recordings. Record your instruments and let Reason automatically slice the recording into single notes or hits. Use it to quantize an audio take, to tweak your timing to perfection, or to drastically change the recording by going all creative with Reason’s fantastic time stretch. The sliced up audio can also be converted to REX files for playback and further treatment in Reason’s Dr. Octo Rex Loop Player, Reason's samplers, or the Kong Drum Designer.

Reason 7 also comes with an expanded sound bank that adds a new and powerful section of hard hitting drums loops: big room house, dubstep, and even metal. It’s all there, ready to be thrown into your tracks. For importing your own sound files into Reason, there is now support for more audio import formats, such as mp3, wma and aac to make it easier to grab loops and recordings from your music library or the web.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Juli@ XTE

Juli@ XTE
Juli@ XTE
Top quality PCIe soundcards are hard to come by, so the ESI Juli@ XTE is a welcome addition to our product line-up.

The Juli@ XTE features highest quality 24-bit 192Khz ADC (114dB) and DAC (112dB) for only the best quality audio.

Its unique swappable I/O socket allows you to choose your analog connectors between unbalanced RCA jacks and balanced TRS jacks, making Juli@ XTe the perfect solution for any stereo I/O application, analog and digital.

This means that you don't have to configure your studio to Juli@ XTe, you can configure Juli@ XTe to your studio and requirements. The EWDM drivers of Juli@ XTe provide unparalled performance and stability, and provide support for all professional audio applications using ASIO and also offering support for any other modern driver standard for both Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) and Mac OS X.

With its digital I/O and the integrated MIDI interface, Juli@ XTe is perfect for post-production studios, one man bands and use with mixers and you can monitor the inputs and outputs directly through the digital mixer. Juli@ XTe features optical and digital outputs that allow AC3/DTS pass through for Dolby digital and DTS surround sound playback.

Interestingly, the Juli@ XTE is one of the few Linux compatible (ALSA) audio interfaces we carry.
ESI products have been really hard to get a hold of the past few years, but we are excited to report that things are improving with a new distributor making sure that ESI products are readily available in North America.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Axiom Air Series

Axiom Air Series
Axiom AirM-Audio's new Axiom Air series features the Axiom Air 25 for $299, the 49 for $399 and the 61 at $499.

The Axiom Air series brings together unmatched ease-of-use plus empowering software to form the ultimate studio centerpiece. Program beats, loops, and grooves using easily assignable trigger pads and the solid, responsive keys. Experience hands-on control of your sessions using illuminated knobs, faders, plus an array of dedicated transport and software navigation buttons.

HyperControl unites your hardware and software by automatically mapping the controllers with no set up chores to perform so you can start working faster. Completing this powerful package is Ignite the music creation software from AIR providing the fastest path for capturing ideas and making music.

The $100 extra for the Axiom 49 not only gives you some more keys, but it also adds Pro Tools Express and an iLok 2 USB key, so you can upgrade to Pro Tools 10 by purchasing the upgrade for only $399 as I mentioned earlier.

The Axiom Air 61 not only adds more keys, but it also features semi-weighted piano-style keys.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Warehouse Clearance Sale!

In a few weeks we will be moving one of our warehouses, and we decided it would be much easier to sell everything than to move it!

Check out the entire list here, and please note that many items also have academic clearance prices, which aren't shown in the list.  Simply click on the product name in the list to see the clearance academic price.

We apologize if we sell out of an item on sale before we have the chance to remove it from our website.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

M-Track and M-Track Plus

M-Track & M-Track Plus
M-Track PlusM-Audio's new M-Track at $99.99 and M-Track Plus at $149.99 offer an affordable entry to computer based music making.  With Ignite by Air and Ableton Live Lite included, you can start making music right away.

The M-Track interface from M-Audio transforms your computer into a digital recording studio with plug-and-play simplicity. A single USB cable provides both power and a data connection to and from your laptop or desktop computer. M-Track offers the right connections for any instrument, from an electric guitar to a professional condenser mic phantom power is provided. The low-profile format delivers professional control in a portable package. M-Track includes both Ignite by AIR and Ableton Live Lite music software programs.

The M-Track is equipped with a versatile array of inputs to provide the best results with any type of audio source. Each channel offers an XLR input and a balanced 1/4" input. The XLR input is designed to work with microphones or other Lo-Z sources. The phantom power switch delivers 48V to the XLR inputs for use with professional condenser microphones. The 1/4" input can be set to receive line level signal, or switched to allow an electric guitar or bass to be plugged directly into the M-Track. The gain knob ensures the proper input level.

Each input channel is also equipped with an insert jack, a professional addition not often found in this class of interface. The insert jack allows studio-grade effects to be used with any input source as you record.
In addition to the two audio channels, M-Track also supports 16 channels of MIDI data and timing information. The MIDI In and MIDI out jacks are compatible with all MIDI equipment.

The included Ignite software provides a refreshingly original and musician-centric way to quickly capture, combine, and arrange your musical ideas. The intuitive graphic interface encourages you to experiment and explore new directions. Smart MIDI Chord and Phrase Players empower your ideas and bring them to life through over 275 superior instruments sounds created by AIR Music Technology. When you’re ready to collaborate with other musicians or take your ideas to the next level, you can share them through SoundCloud, or export your WAV, MP3 and MIDI files and import them into Pro Tools or any DAW software. Best of all, Ignite offers seamless integration with your M-Audio keyboard controller, with no set-up chores to perform.

The M-Track Plus adds a co-ax S/PDIF digital I/O for connecting other devices and has a metal casing instead of plastic.  However, the real extra value comes with the inclusion of Pro Tools Express and an iLok 2 USB key.  If you don't qualify for the academic price on Pro Tools, this gives you an opportunity to own the full Pro Tools 10 by purchasing the upgrade for only $399 instead of the usual $699.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Mixcraft Pro Studio 6 On Sale!

MixcraftFrom now until the end of the month you can get Mixcraft Pro Studio 6 for only $124.95.  Already an incredible value, this sale price makes Mixcraft a "must have" for anyone who wants to create music.

A full featured recording program, Mixcraft Pro Studio is loaded with loops and virtual instruments, and even supports video and notation editing.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Get Studio One Producer Free when you purchase the AudioBox or AudioBox Studio!

AudioBoxGet Studio One Producer Free! Purchase the AudioBox or AudioBox Studio between June 1 and July 31st and receive Studio One Producer from Presonus free by mail in rebate. See rebate form for details. (Canadians, contact us for the rebate form.)

The AudioBox USB is an affordable, great sounding USB audio interface with excellent mic pre-amps.  It is USB bus-powered and features 2 microphone/instrument inputs with 48V phantom power, 2 balanced TRS outputs, and MIDI in/out.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Mixcraft 6 Vocal Studio

Mixcraft 6 Vocal Studio
Mixcraft 6 Vocal StudioEverything you need for recording in one affordable package. Mixcraft 6 Vocal Studio includes Mixcraft 6 and a USB recording mic.

Acoustica and MXL Microphones have teamed up to create Mixcraft 6 Vocal Studio, a stream-lined software and hardware package that turns any PC into a powerful and easy-to-use recording studio.
Packed with pro-quality effects, authentic virtual instruments, thousands of audio loops and sound effects, and a high-end versatile USB recording microphone, Mixcraft 6 Vocal Studio provides musicians with everything they need to create professional mixes with ease.    

Mixcraft 6 can record unlimited tracks, arrange loops, remix tracks, compose with MIDI and virtual instruments, add effects, score and edit video, and mix and master tracks to create polished, professional compositions. Mixcraft 6 includes over 6000 professionally produced loops and sound effects, 11 virtual instruments and 25 high-quality effects. Professional features include ReWire hosting, multi-take loop recording, time stretching/pitch shifting, support for unlimited hardware inputs and outputs, support for multi-channel VSTi's, and much more.    

The MVS USB Condenser Microphone by MXL is custom-designed for Mixcraft 6 Vocal Studio and includes many of the same features as MXL's high performance studio microphones. The MVS Microphone has a wide frequency response to capture vocals and instruments with impressive clarity. The cardioid polar pattern makes it simple to target the source of sound and minimize periphery noise. Simply plug into the USB input to any computer.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Free Upgrade to Media Composer 7 when you buy Media Composer 6.5 Student

If you purchase Media Composer 6.5 student from Kelly's Music & Computers, you will receive a free upgrade to Media Composer 7 from Avid when it is released later this summer.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

iRig HD

iRig HDiRig HDThe iRig HD is a high-quality digital guitar/bass/instrument interface for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac with Lightning, 30 pin and USB connectors for $99.99

The iRig HD features superior digital audio quality, and offers a premium 24-bit A/D converter for a crystal clear digital signal that’s free from noise and crosstalk. Plus, its ultra low draw power consumption circuitry eliminates the need for batteries as it's powered by your mobile device or computer. An onboard gain control allows you to dial in the perfect signal level for your instrument and apps, and a multicolor LED lets you know what's going on with your interface and signal.

- High-quality instrument-level 1/4” Hi-Z input jack
- Detachable cables for Lightning, 30 pin and USB connector compatibility
- Preamp gain control
- High-quality low-noise, high-definition preamp
- High-quality 24-bit A/D conversion
- Powered by the iOS device or USB
- Also works with line level signals from synthesizers, keyboards and mixers
- Ultra-compact and lightweight
- Comes with AmpliTube FREE apps (free download on App Store)

Check out our iPhone/iPad buyer's guide for even more great iDevice products.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Pro Tools 11 Release Date pushed to mid June

It sounds like the release of Pro Tools 11 has been pushed back to mid June, probably around June 15th.  However, there is no need to wait to purchase Pro Tools 11 or an upgrade to Pro Tools 11 from Pro Tools LE, Pro Tools MP, Pro Tools 9 or Pro Tools 10.

Pro Tools 11 and the upgrades are available to be ordered on our website right now!  If you are purchasing an upgrade we will e-mail you the info you need to log into your Avid account and activate the upgrade.  You will be able to use Pro Tools 10 now, and download and use Pro Tools 11 when it is available from Avid.  Keep in mind that many customers will wish to use both Pro Tools 10 and Pro Tools 11, as many plug-ins won't be compatible with Pro Tools 11 for a while.

If you don't already own Pro Tools, we will send you an iLok and an activation card which you will use to download and activate Pro Tools 10 and Pro Tools 11 once it is available.