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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!