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Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Transform your iPad into an on-the-go multi-track recording studio with the iO Mix! More than just a mixer, the Alesis iO MIX is a four-channel audio interface that delivers safe and secure iPad integration. Together, your iPad and iO MIX serve up a totally integrated recording studio that can accompany you down the street or around the world. Simply slide in your iPad, attach the 30-pin or Lightning dock connector, and lift the hinged door into position. Your iPad is now safe and secure in a road-ready package that offers unlimited access to the multi-touch screen. Load up your iPad with any compatible Core Audio app, including GarageBand and your studio is open for business.
The Alesis iO MIX delivers on the dream of four-channel mixing and recording on your iPad. Now, you can mix, shape, and record four channels of audio or a stereo mix directly to your iPad. The iO MIX provides all of the necessary connections, as well as compact four-channel mixer for making the most of every performance. There are even a few surprising pro-level features to enhance your recording experience.
iO Mix offers a wealth of audio connection to make the most of any situation. Each input includes a gain control knob to provide proper recording levels. Switchable low-cut filters reduce low-frequency interference such as noise from microphone stands in both live mixing and recording situations. The four XLR+1/4" combo inputs accommodate nearly any audio source. Selectable phantom power allows for the use of professional condenser microphones. Input 1 features a level switch to accept an electric guitar or bass directly—ideal for using iPad based effects! The main Left and Right outputs are balanced 1/4" jacks, perfect for connection to any sound system.
Check out our complete list of tools for making music on your iPad, Tablet or SmartPhone!
Friday, December 26, 2014
The popular (and affordable) Mixcraft from Acoustica has been upgraded to version 7. Mixcraft 7 is a powerful music production and multi-track recording workstation with thousands of music loops and dozens of audio effects and virtual instruments. Record audio, arrange loops, remix tracks, score and edit video, and mix and master tracks to create polished, professional compositions. Take to the stage with automatically synced, non-stop audio and MIDI clip grooves using the amazingly flexible new Performance Panel, the perfect partner for live performances. Turn your computer into a fully-stocked professional music production center, live or in the studio!
The powerful Mixcraft Pro Studio 7 is available now for electronic delivery and includes lots of extras, such as 5 additional virtual instruments, and 27 extra effects. Academic pricing is also available on our site for students and teachers.
If you are a student or teacher, you can also order Mixcraft 7 Academic without the extra instruments and effects here.
Teachers - be sure to check out Making Music with GarageBand and Mixcraft You can also download the free Mixcraft Teacher's Guide from Acoustica!
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Music Ace Deluxe includes 36 highly-engaging music lessons, and my kids love it! Designed by music education professionals, Music Ace Deluxe is a comprehensive series of music lessons and games that teach beginning music students of all ages the basics of music theory, rhythm, pitch, note reading, listening, and the keyboard. No previous musical experience or instrument is required.
Under the guidance of animated tutor Maestro Max, students are led through a carefully sequenced series of music lessons. Used alone or as a complement to traditional music lessons, this program will challenge, engage and motivate music students and help them succeed by mastering important music concepts and skills.
Music Ace Deluxe also includes the creative Music Doodle Pad that allows beginners to easily compose and hear their own musical creations. The Music Doodle Pad alone provides many hours of fun and learning.
This program will challenge, engage and motivate music students and help them succeed by mastering important music concepts and skills.
- Easy to use, self-paced learning
- Complements traditional music instruction
- Appropriate for students of any instrument
- Create and play your own music
- Compatible with General MIDI keyboards (optional)
- Tracks progress of 10 users
Thursday, December 18, 2014
This month you can pick up Superior Drummer 2 on sale, along with big savings on EZX Expansions for EZ Drummer. If you don't want to spend the money on Superior Drummer, but need a way to get great sounding drum tracks, EZ Drummer 2 includes the Pop Rock EZX for free until the end of December!
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Band in a Box 2015 for Windows is now available. Here's just a few of the many new features:
- Load and Play Videos. Now you can load videos that you have already downloaded from YouTube or elsewhere into Band-in-a-Box Video Window. The audio is extracted from the video to the audio track.
- Tons of GUI enhancements, including video tutorial buttons.
- Instant preview of audio demos added to many dialogs.
- Improvements to Notation window, Chord Sheet Window and much more
- Want it all? Upgrade to the Audiophile Edition! Includes over 1800 RealTrack WAV files, 150 MIDI SuperTracks, 2000 MIDI Style Sets, 300 Soloist, 200 Melodist, 1000 loops, 98 Artist Performances, video tutorials, and more! It is all preinstalled and ready to use on a USB 2 hard drive
- Just need the basic program?
- If you have Band in a Box 2014, you can buy the 2015 upgrade here.
- Have any version of Band in a Box older than 2014? (No matter how old!) You can still get 2015 by purchasing this upgrade.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
iRig Mic HD is the first affordable high-quality handheld digital condenser mic for singers, podcasters, online radio broadcasters, journalists, videographers, home studio enthusiasts and anyone else who needs to record high-definition digital audio on the go. Talk about versatile. And you can connect it directly to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or your Mac/PC! How’s that for convenience?
Versatility is just one of iRig Mic HD’s many attributes. iRig Mic HD sports a 24-bit audiophile-grade A/D converter, a 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate and a low-noise/high-definition pre-amp. You can count on iRig Mic HD to give you professional quality results, anytime and anywhere. It can handle the most demanding professional needs in the field or in the studio and is comparable in quality to what you'd get in a mic that costs three times as much.
The successor to IK's highly popular iRig Mic, iRig Mic HD features a sturdy metal body construction and an ergonomic handheld form factor that allows for hours of comfortable recording and performance. It can also be mounted on a standard mic stand using the included clip. How's that for versatility?
And with iRig MIC HD you'll be able to record right out of the box thanks to its generous assortment of free apps and software, the largest collection included with any portable microphone. You get superior vocal processors, tools for field recording, guitar and bass effects (try them on your vocal recordings for a sound you'll never forget) and a whole lot more.
Check out our complete list of tools for making music on your iPad, Tablet or SmartPhone!
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Alesis Elevate 3 studio speakers enable you to listen to mixes, masters and multimedia content with impressive clarity and warm, full sound. Built using technology adopted from Alesis’ award-winning Monitor One and M1Active professional studio monitors, Elevate 3 studio speakers are the perfect way to upgrade your computer or mobile device experience.
Elevate 3 speakers bring out every detail of your sound, unencumbered and crystal clear. Their custom wooden cabinets have a dense construction that provides natural bass. You'll also have the ability to increase power and bass extension by connecting an optional powered subwoofer.
Packaged in stereo-matched sets, Elevate 3 studio speakers give you everything you need, all in one box.
Elevate 3 studio speakers contain powerful, three-inch woofers, crisp, one-inch silk-dome tweeters and dedicated power. Alesis engineers carefully selected and tuned these crucial components to work in concert as a single unit within the custom wood cabinet to deliver full lows, clean highs and a detailed compelling stereo image. Magnetic shielding ensures that you’ll never have to worry about placement or interference with displays, TVs and other electronic equipment. And unlike passive speakers, Elevate 3 speakers have a volume knob built right in to the front panel for easy control.
A pair of rugged RCA jacks is onboard, perfect for connecting mixers, interfaces, and virtually any other piece of audio gear. A 1/8-inch stereo connection gives you the ability to switch to headphones easily at anytime, and connecting the speakers is just as easy, requiring just one standard 1/8-inch cable (included). If you're frequently on the move, Elevate 3 is the speaker for you: they feature a built-in power supply so they'll work worldwide with no wall-wart power supply to lose!
If you don't mind paying a bit more, the Studiophile AV 40V2 studio monitors are well worth the extra investment!
Thursday, December 4, 2014
From now until the end of December, Ableton Live is on sale! If you’ve used music software before, you are probably already familiar with one half of Ableton Live: Live’'s Arrangement View is a familiar working space: time moves from left to right, while tracks are stacked vertically
But Live also features the revolutionary Session View: a unique sketchpad for improvising, playing and performing with musical ideas, without the constraints of the timeline. Freely and independently start and stop any number of audio or MIDI loops - everything stays in sync. Almost everything in Live works in real-time add, reorder or remove devices, play with Live’s flexible track routing and more all without interrupting your creative flow.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Not only are there some great deals on XLN Addictive Drums and Addictive Keys bundles, but they are also offering some great freebies until the end of the month:
- From December 1st to 31st, buy any Addictive Drums 2 ADpak or Bundle and get the awesome Peavey ReValver 4 plug-in for FREE! You will receive ReValver 4 AND an exclusive XLN Amp model that is not available anywhere else!
- Buy any Addictive Keys Instrument or Bundle get iZotope's outstanding Nectar Elements plug-in for FREE! Make your vocals shine with Peavey's outstanding vocal processing tool!
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Experience a new way to mix and perform with TRAKTOR KONTROL S8, a 4-channel stand-alone mixer, professional audio interface, and enhanced performance decks for ultimate control over the included TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO software. Touch-sensitive controls and high-res displays deliver DJ workflow that is truly cutting-edge.
CONNECT WITH YOUR CROWD
Get physical with the music. Touch-sensitive knobs, faders, and LED-guided touch strips bring TRAKTOR software to life on vivid full-color displays, keeping you focused on performance, not on your laptop. The S8’s touch-and-see workflow means you connect with your music and with your crowd.
TRAKTOR KONTROL S8’s features work together to set your creativity in motion, DJ workflow that is truly multisensory.
Touch-sensitive knobs respond to activate the Browse View, plus filter, pitch, and effect parameters on the displays, all without shifting focus to the laptop.
TRAKTOR KONTROL S8’s smart views and pop-up panels deliver dynamic visual feedback that’s more than meets the eye. Browse your library, monitor effects, improvise on the fly, and more at the touch of a button and directly within view.
BROWSE VIEW: Instantly access and explore your music collection right from the S8 in Browse View.
Keep your tracks ready for the mix. The Beatgrid view instantly shows your grids on the displays for editing in advance or on the fly.
Trigger cue points and loops with color-coded pads for instant creative editing. The colors match the different hotcue types for easy recognition.
Remix Decks’ hands-on workflow lets you capture loops from a running track in perfect sync and layer them for advanced track edits on the fly.
IMPROVISING WITH FREEZE
Take a snapshot from a running track using the Freeze Button. A loop appears on the deck display ready for you to slice up with the performance pads.
ENHANCED REMIX DECKS CONTROL
Activate Remix Decks directly from the S8 to see your Remix Sets in full view. Trigger sounds from the performance pads and mix them in with the deck faders.
Two high-res color displays put TRAKTOR software in plain sight. Browsing, track info, effect, and filter values come into view directly in front of you. Keep an eye on the running track’s ultra-crisp vector waveform. Or access Remix Decks in full view.
REMIX IN THE MOMENT
Create your signature sound with responsive Remix Deck controls. Intuitively mix in sounds with 4+4 channel Remix Deck faders. Plus, live capture and trigger your own samples and loops using 16 color-coded performance pads.
Your style. Your sound. This is enhanced DJ performance.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Noteflight is an online music writing application that lets you create, view, print and hear professional quality music notation right in your web browser. Join the world's most vibrant music composition community with a 3 Year or 5 Year subscription.
- Write music on any computer, tablet or smartphone
- Share scores in the cloud with other users
- You're always using the latest version: no expensive upgrades!
Includes 85+ High Quality Instruments
Give your composition the instrumental variety and playback quality it deserves. Gain access to over 85 professionally recorded digital instruments including orchestral, jazz and rock instruments. From Alto Sax to Xylophone, Noteflight Crescendo has the sounds that will make your score sound great.
Noteflight Crescendo gives you complete control over which Noteflight community members can view, edit or comment on your scores. To share with someone, all you need is their user name - Noteflight will automatically send them an email with a link to your score.
With Noteflight Crescendo, you can print out individual parts directly from a full score. Each part will be printed on its own separate set of pages, in the instrument's transposed key. You can also view, edit or print any other combination of parts from the score.
Direct MIDI Note Entry
Noteflight Crescendo allows step-mode entry of notes directly from any MIDI controller, so that you can play notes into the score rather than using the mouse or keyboard.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
The PageFlip Firefly is a wireless Bluetooth/USB pedal designed to meet the needs of musicians and people with disabilities who struggle with the challenge and inconvenience of page turning.
The Firefly is PageFlip's newest premium pedal. It takes PageFilp's popular Cicada pedal and incorporates a whole set of features suggested by their own Cicada users: illuminated pedals, programmable pedal modes, independently programmed external pedals, longer inactivity period before entering sleep mode, wireless and wired connectivity options, ergonomic design, and more heft for rugged use. It also offers completely silent pedal action and is more rugged than the Cicada.
PageFlip Firefly works exclusively with digital documents, web pages, and image collections on any Windows, Mac, or Linux computer. It even works with iPads and Android tablets under select apps that accept keyboard commands. By simply tapping the dual pedal of the PageFlip Firefly, the digital content can now be flipped or scrolled in either the forward or reverse directions for convenient hands-free reading.
The PageFlip Firefly emulates a standard keyboard and works with any software that uses keyboard strokes to navigate through digital files. For added versatility, the user may select among five modes for the dual pedals: PageUp/PageDown, Left/Right arrow, Up/Down arrow, Left/Right mouse click, and Space/Enter. Changing modes is as simple as pressing a button.
The Firefly now offers the user the option to reprogram the five preset modes so that each pedal can now transmit any desired key press or hotkey function. Simply download PageFilp's free software, pair the pedal to a Windows computer using Bluetooth, and run the downloaded software to reassign the pedal functions. Just press the Mode Reset button on the rear of the pedal to restore the factory settings anytime.
The PageFlip Firefly works with iPads under select keyboard-compatible apps such as forScore, unrealBook, Deepdish GigBook, MusicReader, Music Podium, OnSong, NextPage, Avid Scorch, Sheet Music Direct, Scorecerer, Set List Maker, Steinway Etude, Virtual Sheet Music, Teleprompt+, and Online Planning Center.
The PageFlip Firefly also works with any Android tablet under select apps such as MobileSheets, MusicNotes, SongBook, Fakebook, Lyrics Flipper+, Moon+ Reader, EBookDroid, Cool Reader, and ezPDF Reader.
Check out our complete list of tools for making music on your iPad, Tablet or SmartPhone!
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Reason 8 is now available with a faster and easier interface with a whole new look and an even smoother creative flow. Plus, while supplies, Canadian customers can receive free tutorial videos and refills!
If you are new to Reason, check out the video and trial versions by clicking on the "Downloads" tab here.
Interested, but only want to spend around $100? Reason 8 Essentials has also been updated and has all the features you need to start making music today!
Already have Reason and want to upgrade to 8? Read more about the upgrade the the bonus video tutorials and refills here!
Thursday, November 13, 2014
ToonTrack has almost all of their EZX Expansions for EZ Drummer on sale this month, along with great deals on The Rock Warheouse SDX and The Metal Foundry SDX for Superior Drummer. If you don't have EZ Drummer yet, you can get the Pop Rock EZX free if you buy it this month!
Now through Nov 30th: Buy SONAR X3, X3 Studio or X3 Producer and get a free Advanced Workshop video download ($39.99 value)! One of SONAR X3’s many popular features is its collection of powerful virtual instruments. Now, thanks to nearly five hours of video tutorials by SONAR expert Karl Rose, it’s easier than ever to take full advantage of these instruments’ unique and musically useful features.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Clearance - while supplies last! TheGigEasy Manhasset Stand Mount Kit allows you to attach an iPad to a traditional Manhasset music stand using the included Manhasset Stand Neck. This product converts your existing Manhasset music stand into an iPad music stand by simply removing the Manhasset desk and attaching TheGigEasy mount! Once the mount is attached, you simply insert your iPad for perfect viewing and versatility with complete 360° rotation for portrait or landscape mode, plus fully adjustable tilt for your ideal front-back viewing angle. (Manhasset stand not included.)
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Play harmonica like Stevie Wonder or Toots Thielemans - but on your MIDI-keyboard! With almost 7000 samples, 14 articulations, up to 8 dynamic-layers and a full range of 4 octaves, CH-Harmonica is definitely the most detailed sampled Chromatic Harmonica on the planet.
To achieve the feeling of a live performance, the user interface offers four "Dynamic Modes", "Key-Vibrato“, "Hot-Keys“ and a revolutionary new concept of articulation presets .
One of the most unique features in CH-Harmonica are the Phase-Aligned samples. After six months of research, Chris Hein found a solution to phase-synchronize the samples. This enables an absolutely perfect blending between six dynamic layers. During the development of CH-Harmonica most attention was spent on how to work with dynamic expression.
Best Service was very happy when Berthold Matschat consented to have his rare harmonica sampled. There are very few chromatic harmonica players worldwide, and he is the leading player in Germany. Berthold Matschat is also an accomplished jazz pianist and composer. Because he works extensively with sampled instruments in his own studio, he had a detailed concept of what needs to be played on the harmonica and sampled.
His tone is particularly soulful and emotional. Best Service recorded and old rare Hohner Harmonica, that dates back to those times, when Hohner could impress with the words “Made in Germany”.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Introducing an audio interface designed for the modern musician: Whether you’re recording via PC, MAC, or even iOS devices using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (not included), the Core 1 is prepared to capture your ideas in pristine 24-bit audio for only $50!
Housed in durable sand-blasted aluminum, and equipped with a space-conscious combo input XLR+1/4” input jack, the class-compliant Core 1 allows you to simply plug in and record great sounding audio. Headphone and input gain knobs allow for easy level adjustment, and the included Cubase LE recording software gets you up and recording fast each and every time.
- 1 XLR+1/4" TRS combo input with gain knob
- Record up to 24-bit, 48 kHz audio into virtually any software
- Record on your iPad or iPhone via the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (not included)
- Guitar / Line level switch for use with a guitar or bass
- Stereo headphone out with level control
- Modern sand-blasted aluminum housing
-- Includes Cubase LE recording software
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
MicLink Wireless aims to take the complexity, frustration, and cost out of traditional wireless systems creating a flexible, all-in-one solution that gets you up and running with the dynamic mic of your choice.
Four Steps to Wireless Freedom!
Alesis has simplified the unnecessarily complicated world of wireless systems to the following:
1. Plug the MicLink Wireless universal XLR transmitter into your dynamic mic of choice.
2. Turn on the receiver.
3. Press and hold the pair button on the receiver and transmitter for 3 seconds.
4. Start performing for up to 60 feet, for over 6 hours, and with up to 5 wireless systems working simultaneously.
That’s it, no channel searching, no mess of wires, no sacrifice in quality, just an easy wireless solution for your dynamic mic of choice.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
KOMPLETE KONTROL opens up the full potential of KOMPLETE. Feel the world’s most advanced software instruments come to life under your fingertips, more intuitive, expressive, and inspirational than ever before. Browse and load sounds with the push of a button, KOMPLETE KONTROL manages the entire KOMPLETE universe in a single plug-in, thanks to the tag-based browsing system.
KOMPLETE KONTROL S-series keyboards were designed and built for KOMPLETE 10 and KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE the most powerful tools available for production, sound design, and film, TV, and game scoring. The keyboards are also compatible with KOMPLETE 9 and KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE.
Browse and load sounds with the push of a button, KOMPLETE KONTROL manages the entire KOMPLETE universe in a single plug-in, thanks to the tag-based browsing system.
Don’t lose time mapping parameters to the keyboard. Native Map technology automatically maps all key parameters for each KOMPLETE Instrument to the touch-sensitive controller knobs. Everything you need to sculpt your sound at your fingers and ready for your creativity.
The innovative Light Guide shows you key switches, zones and more in full color, depending on the instrument, key color corresponds to cell color in BATTERY 4, for example. The lights also provide performance feedback, see scales, chords, and arpeggios light up across the keyboard.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Komplete 10 is Native Instrument's ultimate production suite, and each year it gets even bigger! It now includes 39 products, 12,000 sounds, over 130 GB of instruments and effects. Komplete 10 adds ROUNDS, KONTOUR, POLYPLEX, and the DEFINITIVE PIANO COLLECTION.
For even more sounds, Komplete 10 Ultimate is also available, with 75 products, over 17,000 sounds, and over 440 GB of instruments and effects! Ultimate also includes ACTION STRIKES, SESSION HORNS PRO, and MOLEKULAR.
Already have Komplete and want to upgrade? You can find the Komplete list of upgrades available here.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
The DJIO2 offers mobile DJs, music producers, and computer musicians a simple way to get up and running with any DJ controller that lacks a built-in audio interface. The DJ|iO 2 is an updated and enhanced version of the original DJ|iO that features new routing capabilities and the ability to record audio directly to your computer. DJs and other performers can employ DJ|iO2 in a wide variety of performance environments, including setups involving music-mixing software and a hardware controller such as TOTAL CONTROL, STEALTH CONTROL, or MixMeister Control. Other performers, including CD DJs and non-musician computer users, can appreciate DJ|iO’s portability and small footprint.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The DJ 2 Go is the most portable DJ controller in the world, the easiest way to set up and DJ with your laptop computer and DJ software. All the controls you need are onboard, including a crossfader, jog wheels for each deck, pitch faders, music library navigation controls, and more!
Be prepared to perform at a moment’s notice! DJ 2 Go is an essential tool for every DJ’s arsenal, perfect for minimalist setups and small gigs. And there’s nothing worse than not having a backup plan for when your main system fails. DJ 2 Go is the perfect backup. It slips easily into a laptop bag or backpack and includes everything you need to mix your music and DJ like a pro.
Connect to your computer in seconds using the included USB cable. That’s it. DJ 2 Go receives its power and controls your DJ software with one simple cable. Everything you need to mix is right in front of you. Just load your tracks to either Deck A or Deck B using a compatible DJ app, and then start mixing and performing amazing transitions that keep the music moving all night long.
Virtual DJ LE Lite Software Included
Start mixing right away with the included Virtual DJ Le Lite software. With DJ 2 Go’s controls, you'll rarely need to touch your computer’s mouse or track pad. You can easily select and load tracks from your music library using the navigation controls. Plus, DJ 2 Go also works with virtually any DJ software, including Virtual DJ Pro, Traktor, djay, and PCDJ.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
The new V-Series and V-Advanced Series keyboards from Alesis are affordable, but powerful keyboards that lets you take command of your music software.
The V-Series features velocity-sensitive backlit pads for beat production and clip launching, 4 assignable knobs and 4 assignable buttons interface with your music software and they even have a visual feedback system with illuminated buttons and knobs. To make them an even better value, Alesis has included access to Ableton Live Lite and Xpand!2 for free.
The V-Series includes:
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The You Rock Guitar Gen 2 is an exceptional versatile guitar! You can use it as a stand alone electric guitar, or with your computer for composing, creating TABs and more! This bundle includes the new Radius Neck and a Gig Bag.
The YRG’s patented fingerboard technology and electronics have revolutionized the way a guitar player, other aspiring musician or DJ can create, record and play music. The YRG connects to a host of mobile devices including the popular iPad to use with GarageBand. It also connects via USB to the MAC and PC. The YRG can be used with most recording and tablature software such as Logic, Reason and Ableton to name a few. Also compatible with Legacy MIDI synthesizer devices via its 5-pin MIDI connector
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Got a passion for singing? Got an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android device? Now with iRig Voice you can turn your smartphone or tablet into the ultimate portable vocal studio and monster karaoke rig!
iRig Voice is a fun and colorful handheld vocal microphone that's optimized to deliver stunning audio quality. It's the perfect companion for all your favorite karaoke and music creation apps, simply plug it in to your device and start singing.
iRig Voice features an ergonomic design for hours of comfortable handheld performance, and its shape fits easily into most standard microphone stand clips for stage use. iRig Voice is optimized for vocal frequency range reproduction, it utilizes a compact cardioid pattern for close voice pickup which minimizes feedback when used with speaker systems. It has an on/off slide switch for quick muting of unwanted sound and an oversized strain relief cable end for durable, consistent performance even during high-energy performances.
iRig Voice comes in 5 stylish colors: Green, Blue, Yellow, Pink and White adding a bright new level of style to any performance. The casing is formed from a strong and durable, yet lightweight, pigmented thermoplastic that won't fade over time. A lightweight durable aluminum mesh cage completely encloses the mic capsule for protection from drops, and a breathable moisture barrier keeps vapor out of the capsule for flawless performance every time.
Check out our complete list of tools for making music on your iPad, Tablet or SmartPhone!
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Add a professional edge to your studio with the M-Track Eight from M-Audio. This eight- input USB audio interface enables you to track large music ensembles, record the band, or mic an entire drum set with pro-grade audio components and a myriad of connections.
Eight combo XLR+1/4" inputs accommodate nearly any source, from phantom-powered microphones to your favorite guitar, and eight dedicated outputs offer versatile playback options. The XLR inputs are designed to work with microphones and other Lo-Z sources, and the phantom power switch enables you to use condenser microphones by delivering 48v phantom power to the XLR inputs (Channels 1-4; 5-8). M-Track Eight also has two conveniently located inputs on the front panel that can be switched to allow instrument- level signals, so you can plug your electric guitar or bass directly into M-Track Eight and start recording. Individual gain knobs with meters help ensure the proper input level by providing real-time visual feedback.
M-Track Eight features pristine and precise audio recording with up to 24-bit/96 kHz resolution. Each input channel is equipped with a high-headroom input that features M- Audio's sought-after Octane Preamp Technology. The result is a robust signal path for clean, professional sound. In addition, each input comes with dedicated line-input circuitry so you can record and track with your favorite external preamps.
Improved Monitoring for Better Recording Sessions
M-Track Eight offers ultra-low latency monitoring of the input signal through the speakers or via headphones. The USB/Analog Direct Balance knob adjusts the balance between the direct inputs and the playback from your computer software for accurate monitoring during tracking and recording sessions. Flexible output routing lets you send signals to outboard gear or analog mixers for summing or processing. Additionally, two headphone outputs, located on the front panel, have their own level and selectable-source controls for creating custom headphone mixes
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
iZotope's Stutter Edit is on sale for 50% off the regular price until the end of the month. Use Stutter Edit to reinvent your performances with a musically intuitive tool that works with you to produce studio-quality flourishes on the fly. Effects that once took hours of complex editing are readily available at your creative command, freeing you to focus on the fun.
Friday, September 5, 2014
In addition to the savings on most of their instruments, you can also get StormDrum 3 free when you buy the new Ghostwriter!
Thursday, September 4, 2014
The iRig KEYS with Lightning is the first ultra-slim and highly portable universal MIDI controller keyboard for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac/PC. iRig KEYS with Lightning connects directly to the iOS device's Lightning connector, 30-pin connector, or the USB port on your Mac/PC. It features 37 velocity-sensitive mini-keys a full 3-octave range plus one note takes up minimal space on your desktop and can easily fit in a backpack or a carry-on bag.
iRig KEYS with Lightning is MIDI and USB class compliant for a true plug-and-play experience both with iOS devices or Mac/PC. No additional apps, software or drivers are necessary to get it up and running. For total mobility, iRig KEYS with Lightning is also an ultra-low power consumption unit.
When hooked up to an iPhone/iPod touch/iPad, it can be powered by the device, and for longer playing sessions it can be powered by the available USB port. When connected to a Mac/PC, the USB port powers it.
iRig KEYS with Lightning is the ultimate portable companion for keyboard players and producers. Use it any time and anywhere inspiration strikes you, simply hook it up to your device or computer and start playing. You can use iRig KEYS with Lightning for live performance, for songwriting and composition with the included apps and software, or with a multitude of other MIDI-compatible instruments and recorders on any iOS, MacOS or Windows system.
iRig KEYS with Lightning includes Lightning, 30-pin, and USB cables, allowing you to start playing right out of the box, on any iOS device, including the latest Lightning-equipped models, as well as legacy models that use the 30-pin format. The USB cable lets you connect to any Mac or PC.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
The PreSonus Music Creation Suite recording kit is a complete solution for classrooms, school labs, churches, and home studios! This special all-PreSonus system combines an AudioBox USB interface with Studio One Artist music-production software, Notion music-notation and composition software, the PS49 USB MIDI keyboard, HD3 monitoring headphones, an M7 large-diaphragm condenser microphone, a free Nimbit account, a powered USB hub, and all necessary cables and mounts.
- AudioBox USB: simple, reliable, portable. Get pro quality in a compact, bus-powered interface.
- Studio One Artist 2: makes recording easy
- Notion: Score big-time with Notion music-notation and composition software
- PS49: Playing parts is a snap with the PS49 USB MIDI keyboard.
- M7 Mic: Capture the subtle nuances with an M7 microphone and the included desktop mic stand and cables.
- H33 Headphones: Hear every detail with HD3 studio monitoring headphones.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
It's every musician's nightmare: You're on stage. You're performing. But then something goes terribly wrong and your smartphone which you're using to perform suddenly crashes to the floor and its screen splinters into a million little glass pieces. It's enough to give anyone a heart attack. Now you can alleviate your fears and perform with confidence thanks to IK's new iKlip Xpand Mini. It's an adjustable smartphone holder that uses expandable grips that can hold most smartphone sizes securely. Its rubberized "Gorilla Grip" technology holds your mobile device on a microphone stand, and its ball joint design allows for infinite adjustment so you'll always have an optimal viewing angle.
iKlip Xpand features several breakthrough technologies that allow it to hold virtually any tablet with a screen size from 7" to 12.1". You can even use it without removing the protective case of many of your favorite devices.
iKlip Xpand Mini features several breakthrough technologies that allows it to hold virtually any smartphone with a screen size of 3.5" to 6". You can even use it without removing the protective case of many of your favorite devices.
Check out our complete list of tools for making music on your iPad, Tablet or SmartPhone!
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
PreSonus Notion is famed for outstanding playback sounds, speedy workflow, compatibility, and ease of use, and it's the only notation software that works with a standalone iPad app. It offers powerful features for scoring to picture. Notion 5 is now available, with a new video window, new effects, a better chord library, and many publishing improvements.
Hear Your Music Played by World-Class Musicians.
Notion gives you by far the best playback of any notation product, including orchestral samples recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra. But that’s just the beginning of its playback features.
Notion has many strengths but it’s best known for superb playback. The orchestral samples were recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Guitar samples were performed by Neil Zaza, bass samples by Victor Wooten, and drum samples by Roy “Futureman” Wooten. There’s a wonderful Steinway piano, too. All were painstakingly recorded by top engineers using the best equipment. You get a wide array of dynamics, articulations, and performance techniques.
Although Notion comes with a generous sound library, you are by no means limited to the included sounds. Buy high-quality, yet inexpensive new Notion add-on instrument packs from the ever-increasing library at the PreSonus Marketplace. Use your favorite VST instruments and libraries, too, they work great with Notion.
If you buy Notion, you can also take advantage of the discounted competitive upgrade pricing on Sibelius and Finale!
Thursday, August 21, 2014
iZotope's RX3 audio restoration software will be upgraded to RX4 sometime in September. If you purchase now, not only do you get a free upgrade, but it is on sale too! If you've been looking for a way to repair damaged recordings, check out the videos on the "Downloads" tab and I think you will be amazed by what it can do!
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Back to school, back to music! Use our Back to School Guide below to find everything you need to teach, learn and create music.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Alesis has been creating studio monitors for over two decades, and, in that time, they have learned a thing or two about maximizing sound and sonic clarity. Elevate 6, a professional active studio monitor from Alesis, builds upon this time-tested technology by leveraging premium audio components with a response that can keep up with today’s music. With a high-quality reference monitor design, Elevate 6 helps you record, mix, listen, and create with confidence.
The Alesis Elevate 6 is an active, bi-amplified (50+25 Watts) studio monitor that delivers a flat frequency response, clear stereo imaging, and excellent bass transient response for professional mixing and monitoring. Equipped with a 6” woven Kevlar low-frequency driver, 1” natural silk dome tweeter, and precison-calibrated dual amplifiers, Elevate 6 delivers high-powered sound that stays accurate and clean across a wide frequency range. Its enhanced elliptical waveguides widen the sweet spot for consistent, stereo listening and enable you to make adjustments to your mix that translate perfectly to any playback system. Plus, the baffle radiuses were meticulously designed to reduce edge diffraction. The result is clean transparent sound that enables you to mix, accurately.
Elevate 6 comes with an onboard HF and LF trim switches, giving you a professional reference monitor setup that adapts to your production environment. With -2db, 0db, and 2db settings, you can quickly adjust Elevate 6 to fit the acoustics of any sized room or studio, especially when it's situated close to a studio wall. A balanced XLR+1/4" combo input and an unbalanced RCA input connect Elevate 6 to your favorite audio equipment. Elevate 6 is ERP-compliant and has an automatic shut-off feature that powers down the monitor when it's not in use.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The Ketron Midjay Pro is designed predominantly as a solo musician's assistant, the perfect tool a solo Guitarist or instrumentalist can use to face the competitive DJ world.
The MidJay Pro features a large touch screen - so lyrics to tunes can be displayed. The Midjay Pro can be 'trained' during the first pass to automatically change the page of the lyrics as any song is played (most other units like iPads, etc require manual control each time which means interruption during performance). The display can also be sent to an external monitor or projector to share with audience.
It can be used by most solo musician artists (Guitar, Keyboards, Horns, Accordions) as it provides excellent LIVE backing tracks, either assign the built in styles or sequences imported by the user. It's Midi player and flexible Audio (Mp3 and Wave) player gives full control to the musician once more and all this without a laptop, iPad or any other external device. It's the one Midi and Audio backing sequencer, Arranger, Live Drum Machine and Sound Module all in one Hardware for today's demanding musician.
It's very small size makes it extremely versatile and portable. Avoid all those airline charges and take this 7lbs studio/band anywhere live sound is requested and appreciated. It's also a lot easier and cheaper to get this to incorporate with you at a gig or rehearsal than the 4-5 other musicians it replaces!
Powerful Song Book/Registration. At home, set up all your parameters (drums, sequences, tempo, voices ...etc) for a specific song and store these as Registrations (Song settings). At the gig or in the studio, simply recall these settings at the push of a button and play. With it's built in SSD, speed and reliability are like no other machine in it's class.
On board recording to HD. This allows you to record all your actions and performances instantly to HD as a high quality stereo audio file which you can later master or burn to CD. This is a great feature especially for houses of worship where recording every praise and worship session counts.
Built in Vocalizer - Instantly add expression, Auto pitch correction or harmonies to either your voice or your guitar as you perform or record in the studio. The built in vocalizer tracks your music offering professional pitch control. Use your Midi instrument (such as Guitar or Accordion or controller) or an external pedal (if playing an a acoustic instrument) to enter chords and the harmonies to follow you in real time, and they sound human!
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Karaoke Software That Lets You Sing Karaoke and Create Custom Mixes Using The Music You Already Own!
With My Voice Karaoke, there’s no need to buy special karaoke versions of songs that you already own. This innovative Windows and Mac karaoke software simply lets you import tracks from your iTunes library, audio CDs, video files, and/or recordings from internet radio stations. My Voice Karaoke is one of the best karaoke software products available, because it acts as karaoke maker software that suppresses the lead vocal from your own recordings, (Vocal removal technology is accurate for about 80% of the audio CDs on the market today. My Voice Karaoke cannot remove vocals from live recordings and/or very old recordings).
My Voice Karaoke will automatically search the internet for lyrics to your favorite songs, or you can add the words and synchronize them to the music yourself. Use your computer’s microphone to sing karaoke along with your favorite recordings, and the karaoke software even adds some great sounding reverb to give your voice extra depth. Show the world your vocal abilities by taking a laptop out for a live performance, or record your performance and share it with your friends!
My Voice Karaoke even lets you change the pitch of the song higher or lower to fit your vocal range, and makes the song easier to sing. Additionally, song tempos (speed) can also be changed, in case you want to create a more up-beat dance version of a track. It couldn’t be easier to perform or record your own versions of the songs that you love with this great karaoke software!
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
The clever way to display your iPad Air! The K&M iPad Air Holder holds an iPad Air securely and comfortably. Whether on stage, in the rehearsal room or at home, the strong prismatic element with its ergonomic clamping screw allows the iPad Air holder to be attached quickly and easily to any tubes up to 30 mm diameter
The iPad Air snaps in and out of the holder effortlessly. The pivoting range is second to none, allowing the user the iPad Air position of their choice. The swivel movement can be adjusted from free to resistant. The iPad switches rapidly between the vertical and horizontal format without slipping.
Check out our complete list of tools for making music on your iPad, Tablet or SmartPhone!
Friday, August 1, 2014
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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Magix and Icon have teamed up to give you seamless integration for controlling Samplitude Pro X. The P3, is a Professional Production Package that gives you the ability to record, mix, and master all in one place!
P3 includes the Qcon Pro controller and Samplitude Pro X.
Qcon Pro Controller Features:
- 100% sound neutral hybrid audio engine
- Spectral editing on track level
- 5.1 Surround Mixing
- Advanced object editing
- EssentialFX Suite, VariVerb Pro & Vintage Effects Suite
- Virtual instruments
- High-End Mastering Plug-ins
- Independence Sampler Workstation
- AAF/OMF support
- 64-Bit support
- USB MIDI Controller
- 9 touch sensitive 100mm motorized faders
- 8 encoder knobs w/ push reset
- Backlit multifunction LCD display
- Programmable DAW function buttons
- Mackie Control and HUI protocols supported
- User mappable preset for custom control
- Selectable mode jog & scrub wheel
- Front panel overlays for popular DAWs
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
TASCAM has been supplying and revolutionizing the market with professional grade products for decades. The TH-2000 Headphones are top of the line and provide a value that only TASCAM is able to reach.
No matter what genre you prefer or what application you use them in, you’ll find in the TH-2000 Headphones:
- Powerful Bass response that adds energy to your audio
- Brilliant Mids that round out the mix
- Crystaline Highs for a strong presence & clarity - Comfort for hours of listening & use
- Durability for security & longevity
- TASCAM Quality, Innovation & Versatility
- Foldable Design for Easy Compact Transport
- Circumaural Ear Cuffs with Industrial Strength Flexible Headband
- Closed-Back Isolating Design with Clean Sound - Rich Bass Response & Crisp Highs
- Black Leatherette Bag for Added Protection & Transport When Not In Use
- Screw-On 1/8” (3.5mm) to 1/4” (6.3mm) Adapter
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Engineered to be an all-in-one controller solution, the Akai Professional MPK249 and MPK261 are performance pad and keyboard controllers that combine deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations. Each member of Akai Pro's MPK series comes fully loaded with a comprehensive interface for manipulating virtual instruments, effect plugins, DAWs, and more.
The MPK261 comes equipped with 61 semi-weighted, full-size keys and a premium piano-style keybed for unprecedented response and natural feel while the MPK249 includes 49 keys.
Classic MPC Swing, MPC Note Repeat, MPC Full Level, and 16 Levels are all onboard for further inspiration. Musicians and composers can incorporate genuine MPC workflow into their productions and create with the tools that producers have relied on for years: MPC Swing lets MPK261 users obtain that tight, organic groove that made Akai Pro’s groundbreaking MPC music-making machines so legendary. MPC Note Repeat and 16 Levels make it easy to build beats and construct short melodic sequences using the MPC-style pads. In addition, an arpeggiator, with adjustable resolution, range, and patterns, enables users to explore complex melodic ideas, effortlessly.
Two high-definition virtual synthesizers bring the best of synthesis technology to MPK users. Hybrid 3, by AIR Music Tech, is a versatile virtual synthesizer that combines the warmth of legendary analog synths with a full range of futuristic, digital manipulation capabilities. SONiVOX Twist, a spectral morphing synthesis virtual instrument, makes it easy to create serious sounds using simple controls. Together, these powerful instruments give MPK249 users professional music-creation tools that can jumpstart any project.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
MakeMusic's popular PrintMusic entry level notation software has been updated to include many of the features found in Finale 2014 and is now available for electronic delivery!
Finale PrintMusic is music notation software designed for educators, worship directors, performing musicians, composers and arrangers who don’t require the most advanced features in Finale.
PrintMusic is easy to use and fun to learn. Quickly create orchestrations of up to 24 staves, extract parts, hear your music play back, and print beautiful sheet music.
PrintMusic 2014 includes a new, modern look, the ability to hide or show empty staves, and even an automatic range check to let you know if what you are writing would be difficult to play!