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Friday, August 28, 2015

Music Ace Maestro Sale

Music Ace Maestro Sale

Music Ace MaestroMusic Ace Maestro is our favourite teacher tool for helping students learn about music literacy.  If you are a teacher, you can get Music Ace Maestro at a reduced price until the end of the month.

Music Ace Maestro will track up to 240 students on one computer and includes an excellent teacher guide with reproducible award certificates and a detailed matrix of what students are learning in each lesson.  It also includes lesson plans, listening activities and more! 

If you aren't a teacher, but want to learn to read music, or have kids that want to learn to play an instrument, check our the less expensive Music Ace Deluxe which is designed for home use.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Vintage Accordion

Vintage Accordion
Vintage Accordion
Vintage Accordion is a new virtual instrument based on a vintage Italian accordion made in Castelfidardo in the 1960s.

Here is how the author explains his creation: To realize it I made a deep study about its special sound. I love that sound and all its expressive variations! To capture its soul I worked with amazing technical tools (from microphones to sound card, from editing software to developement system)! I recorded, edited and looped almost 1300 waveforms for a total of 2GB of memory storage. All samples are perfectly looped. I recorded all the registers of my accordion, all the keys for 4 velocity layers and 2 round robin. I adopted a filter to simulate the harmonic variation of sounds during its dynamic range. I separately recorded the key-on and key-off noises for a more realistic sound! Now I can tell: "Yes! This is its real sound!".       

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

MXL Mics

MXL Mics
MXL Mics
We are excited to add MXL mics to our mic line up!  MXL mics deliver high quality sound on par with far more expensive mics. MXL microphones can be used on stage live in concert or in a garage, home studio or rehearsal space.

If you've been looking for an affordable mic to add to your collection, take a look at what MXL offers.  Their R144, for examples, offers a super affordable way to take advantage of the unique properties of a ribbon mic.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Studiophile AV-32 & AV-42

Studiophile AV-32 & AV-42
Studiophile AV042
Upgrade your sound with the Studiophile AV-32 or AV-42 from M-Audio.  The acoustically-inert MDF cabinets eliminate clarity-robbing resonances. Inside, Class A/B amplification provides 20 Watts of power per channel on the AV-42 and 10 Watts for the AV-32. The two-way design features an optimized bass reflex design and OptImage IV waveguides to deliver extended bass and crystal-clear highs.

Offering both a 1/8-inch stereo jack and RCA inputs, the AV32 and AV42 speakers are compatible with all your gear, including your tablet, computer, or mobile device. The convenient headphone output allows you to work privately at any hour. Ideal for producing all kinds of media, the AV32 and AV42 monitors are also perfect for gaming, watching videos, and listening to music. Cables are included.

Personally, I would recommend the AV-42 - you may not need the extra 10 watts but the 4" driver makes a big difference to clarity and imaging.  You won't regret the extra $50!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Piano Ace Clearance

Piano Ace Clearance

Piano Ace
Here's a secret for you - Piano Ace (on clearance for $19.31) is the same as our very popular Music Ace Deluxe ($69.99), except that Piano Ace doesn't include the Doodle Pad.

That means that you still get all 36 fun and exciting lessons and games for teaching students how to read music.  As a music teacher myself, I believe that Piano Ace is the most effective way to learn to read music while developing aural skills - and as a parent, I believe that it is the most fun!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Canada Only - Presonus Speaker Sale

Presonus Speaker Sale
Presonus SpeakersUntil the end of August most of the Presonus monitor speakers are 20% off!  This includes:

Video for new M-Audio Studiophile AV32/42

Check out M-Audio's new YouTube video explaining the upgrades to their AV series Studiophile monitor speakers, the AV32 and AV42.

Monday, August 10, 2015

NI Traktor Kontrol Sale!

Traktor Kontrol PromoTo celebrate the release of Stems format, NI has reduced the price on their Traktor Kontrol S8 and Traktor Kontrol F1 for the next few weeks.

STEMS is an open multi-track audio format that contains a track split into four musical elements: A drums stem, a bassline stem, a melody stem, and a vocal stem for example.  You can buy and load Stems into Tratkor software, included with the Traktor Kontrol.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

UGO Bluetooth Wireless Mini Speaker

UGO Bluetooth Wireless Mini Speaker

UGO Bluetooth SpeakerAll wireless mini speakers are not created equal. Connect UGO to your favorite device and enjoy the deep bass and clear tones of your favorite music.  You won't believe that a package so small (and inexpensive at only $89.99) can create sound so big. UGO Bluetooth wireless mini speakers are the ultimate combination of versatility and portability.

The UGO works in 5 different modes:

  • Use it wirelessly with Bluetooth.
  • Plug directly into any audio device with a standard 3.5mm audio jack (cable included).
  • Load your music onto a Micro SD card and insert into the speaker, plays just like an iPod except with great sound.
  • Built in FM radio. Load stations with the push of a button.
  • Use the included cable to link 2 or more UGO speakers together for more and bigger sound. With the new Aux out port you can easily daisy chain any number of speakers together. Speaker one creates the sound and delivers the same audio to all the others.