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Thursday, January 30, 2014

EZKeys Electric Grand

Electric GrandEZkeys Electric Grand 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.

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 files, 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 Electric Grand comes with a carefully sampled Yamaha CP-80. This groundbreaking instrument was first introduced on the market in the late 1970s as a compact, electric option to the regular grand piano and has since become a modern classic, immortalized in chart-topping songs by a wide range of artists spanning across the genres. Even today, some 30 years after its inception and since long out of production, the analog, electric and amplified hybrid sound of the CP-80 keeps playing a key role in modern music. With the included broad genre mixer presets, the classic, crisp sound will expand beyond the conventions and make this instrument a must in every versatile songwriter’s palette of audio tools.  

Free Synths with Reason 7

2 Free Synths from Korg!  When you purchase and register Reason before Feb 28th, Propellerheads will give you two free classic Korg synths to download and use with Reason.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Band in a Box 2014

Band in a Box 2014Band-in-a-Box 2014 has over 50 new features and enhancements and a great new look.  If you already own Band in a Box, you can find the complete list of upgrades on-line, or contact us for assistance.  If you don't own Band in a Box, now is a great time to consider it!

So what's new in Band in a Box 2014?

  • The GUI has been redesigned with a slick new look and many new time-saving features have been added. New Toolbars, Song / Style areas, an on-screen mixer, a redesigned chord sheet with handwritten “real” looking chord fonts and more.
  • There’s a new Master Volume, Loops support Acidized Loops, Instant Preview of styles, RealTracks, and RealDrums and many more!
  • Band-in-a-Box for Windows also includes the new 2014 version of RealBand, your All-in-One Audio Workstation and Accompaniment program with over 30 new features...

Thursday, January 23, 2014

iRig Keys Pro

iRig Keys Pro
iRig Keys ProiRig KEYS PRO gives you the best of both worlds: it’s a super-compact, bus-powered, “plug and play” MIDI controller that you can use anytime and anywhere. Yet it offers full-size, velocity-sensitive keys, allowing for a realistic playing feel. It has loads of pro performance features, and comes with cables and software for iOS devices Lightning and 30-pin and for Macs or PCs.  

iRig KEYS PRO is equally useful as a portable MIDI keyboard or studio controller, and a perfect solution if you want a single keyboard to use in both situations. Connect it to your Mac or PC for use with your DAW and computer-based software instruments, and easily carry it around with you to use whenever and wherever you want with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

An ultra compact controller with full-size keys and pro features.  For maximum playing comfort and versatility, iRig KEYS PRO includes modulation and pitch-bend wheels. It’s also equipped with an expansion jack, allowing you to connect a sustain pedal for an even more realistic piano playing experience, or an expression pedal for controlling continuous parameters like volume, tremolo, vibrato, rotary speaker speed and more (pedals not included).

iRig KEYS PRO features an easy-to-use control panel that gives you 5 backlit soft-touch buttons and one Volume/Data knob. You will find Program and Octave up/down buttons plus a Set button that allows you to store up to 4 different setups for the complete iRig KEYS PRO configuration. An Edit mode is also available to transpose the keyboard, send specific program change messages, customize touch sensitivity, change MIDI channel, reassign Vol/Data knob MIDI control change and access to other useful MIDI functions in a flash.

All these parameters can be stored in Sets using the Set button and recalled in a snap, to allow for quick sound switching and easy control of various instruments or apps on the fly.

Looking for a lower cost option?  Consider the i2 GarageKey 37, which is similar, but closer to $100 than the $150 for the iRig Pro Keys.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

AirTurn Digit

AirTurn Digit
AirTurn DigitAirTurn's BT-105 is a popular choice for turning pages while you read sheet music on your iPad.  Now they've released the "Digit" which adds handheld functionality so you can use it with your feet or your hands! 

You can buy the Digit by itself, with 2 pedals, or with four pedals.
A silent, tactile button set provides the ability to turn pages, control teleprompter apps, and advance presentation slides, as well as media control for iTunes on all iOS devices including iTunes for Mac and PC, and the ability to control iOS cameras for remote video and picture snapshots. For hands free pedal control, the AirTurn BT-105 DIGIT's two 3.5mm (1/8 inch) stereo ports connect to two ATFS-2 silent pedals affixed to a non-slip pedal board.

The AirTurn BT-105 DIGIT itself features 6 silent membrane buttons, a power switch, status indicator light, 5 keyboard profiles, and an internal rechargeable battery with a mini USB recharging port. Battery life will vary, but users can expect up to 100 hours of standby usage. The AirTurn BT-105 DIGIT also features automatic Bluetooth pairing with the iPad for easy connections and fast page turns, as well as a built-in debounce filter to prevent multiple page turns for each button or foot switch press.

The ATFS-2 black pedals are constructed of nearly indestructible polycarbonate plastic and feature a proprietary "mechanism-free" switch system for perfectly silent operation.

Use both ATFS-2 pedals with the BT-105 DIGIT for forwards and backwards page turns, or just connect one foot switch for single directional page turns in a discreet profile for use in performance. In iTunes/iOS mode, the ATFS-2 pedals can be used to control the iOS camera for taking pictures or toggling the video camera on/off.


Looking for a lower cost option with lots of flexiblity?  The iRig BlueBoard is a great option to consider.  Unlike the BT-105, the iRig BlueBoard sends MIDI data, so you need an app such as Scorecerer that responds to MIDI commands.  However, at a lower price and with 4 buttons instead of two pedals, the iRig BlueBoard is a good option to consider for turning pages.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Band in a Box 2014

Band in a Box 2014
Band in a Box 2014Band-in-a-Box 2014 has over 50 new features and enhancements and a great new look.  If you already own Band in a Box, you can find the complete list of upgrades on-line, or contact us for assistance.  If you don't own Band in a Box, now is a great time to consider it!
So what's new in Band in a Box 2014?

  • The GUI has been redesigned with a slick new look and many new time-saving features have been added. New Toolbars, Song / Style areas, an on-screen mixer, a redesigned chord sheet with handwritten “real” looking chord fonts and more.
  • There’s a new Master Volume, Loops support Acidized Loops, Instant Preview of styles, RealTracks, and RealDrums and many more!
  • Band-in-a-Box for Windows also includes the new 2014 version of RealBand, your All-in-One Audio Workstation and Accompaniment program with over 30 new features...

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Upgrade from EZ Drummer to Superior Drummer for around $100, plus EZ Keys Essentials for only $200!



Have EZ Drummer and want to move up to the advanced features found only in Superior Drummer? Until the end of January you can upgrade for around $100!


You can also get EZKeys Essentials for only $200. This bundle combines the revolutionary EZkeys software with three products from the EZkeys Line. Included are four equally iconic as essential instruments in any studio's or songwriter's toolbox; the timeless grand piano, the intimate upright as well as two of the world’s most defining and characteristic electric pianos, the Rhodes MK I and the Wurlitzer 200 A. The Essential Pianos bundle has the sounds you need for anything from epic classical compositions and intimate jazz sessions to rock, pop and soul.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

DM6 USB Drum Kit, DM Lite Drum Kit

DM6 USB Drum Kit, DM Lite Drum Kit
DM6 Drum KitThe DM6 USB Drum Kit is now $100 off at $399 and the DM Lite Drum Kit is perfect for the beginning drummer at only $299.

Like all Alesis drum sets, the DM6 USB Kit features realistic, natural-feeling playing surfaces.  This five-piece kit gets you started on a dual-zone snare pad for two-sound compatibility. You can dial in a snare drum sound in the center and a rim click, rimshot, or something totally different like a cowbell on the rim!    

The DM6 USB Kit also comes with three tom pads, an upright kick drum pad, hi-hat, crash, and ride cymbal pads. It even comes with an Alesis bass drum pedal and kick pad for your personal feel. 

The Alesis DM Lite Kit with light-up LED pads will have any novice or accomplished drummer playing and playing better right away. All drum and cymbal pads are mounted to the pre-assembled, height-adjustable, 4-post rack, making set-up a snap. In addition to 200 sounds (fully accessible by external MIDI sources), the DM Lite Module contains a built-in drum coach offering play-along patterns and exercises to improve your skills.


Through stereo 1/4" outputs, the DM Lite Kit can be easily connected to an amplifier or sound system to share your performance or an 1/8" headphone output is available for private practice. Plus, there is an 1/8" aux input that allows you to jam out to your favorite tunes from an external audio source. The DM Lite Kit can even connect to your computer via USB for integration with popular software recording programs and virtual instruments.  

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Vocal Studio Pro

Vocal Studio Pro
Vocal Studio ProThe new Vocal Studio Pro bundle is a great way to get started for only $250. 
Vocal Studio Pro is the all-in-one solution for your computer-recording projects. Lay down vocals on your latest tune. Narrate your next podcast. Add a voice-over to your multimedia production. Vocal Studio Pro does it all. The unique combination of high-performance hardware and easy-to-use software makes it possible. Simply plug the microphone into the interface, connect the interface to the computer, put on the headphones, and you’re ready. Completing this powerful package are two complementary software selections: Avid Pro Tools Express and Ignite by AIR, the all-new music creation software. Together, they deliver a comprehensive path for transforming the ideas in your head into musical works and ideas you can share with the world. 
Includes:

  •  M-Audio M-Track Interface
  •  M-Audio large diaphragm vocal microphone
  •  M-Audio studio headphones
  •  Avid Pro Tools Express with iLok USB key
  •  Ignite by Air (Download)
  •  Mic clip, XLR microphone cable. USB cable           

Thursday, January 2, 2014

iPad/Tablet Tray

iPad/Tablet Tray
iPad Tablet TrayHave an iPad or Tablet and want to mount it on a mic stand, or somewhere else to keep it secure?  Check out the new iPad/Tablet Tray with Adjustable Clamp Mount or the iPad/Tablet Tray with Mic Stand Mount.
  • Tray Adjusts To Fit iPad, iPad 2, And Most Other Large Format Tablets
  • Tray Can Be Configured In Landscape Or Portrait Mode 
  • Multi-Angle Viewing Adjustability
  • Lightweight Durable Construction

Don't mind paying more for something more sturdy?  Already have a stand, but need a page turner, audio interface or keyboard?  Check out our iPad/Tablet Guide!