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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 d├ęcor, 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

BeatStation

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.  

TOTAL iPad INTEGRATION  
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.  

FULL-SIZE PAD PERFORMANCE  
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.  

CYMBALS OF SUCCESS  
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.  
 
HEAVY DUTY HARDWARE  
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.

SHARE YOUR SOUND  
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.