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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Emotional Cello

Emotional Cello
Enotional Cello 
Emotional Cello is a new kind of virtual instrument, created by Harmonic Subtones, a Munich based developer team, to be used with Native Instrument's Kontakt 5 Player. Because of its powerful and simultaneously exceptional emotional sound, it opens up previously unknown verbal dimensions for the work with samples.

Emotional Cello is the perfect instrument for film-scoring, pop-production, song-writing, classic and modern avant-garde cello compositions. This unique virtual instrument shines by its impressive number of articulations, its direct uncolored sound quality, unusual play techniques and innovative rebowing.


Emotional Cello has been continuously recorded in a musical context to capture the natural bowing and the individual expressions of real instrumentalists. Thanks to intelligent scripting, 16 play-styles and true legato, this library offers immense versatile possible applications. Emotional Cello offers all typical play-styles and articulations as well as unusual techniques.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Mixdeck Express

Mixdeck Express
Mixdeck Express

There are few controllers that can claim to play just about anything, but Mixdeck Express is certainly one of them. Mixdeck Express is a full-featured DJ controller that comes complete with Serato DJ Intro software, two CD decks, dual USB flash drives, and a fully integrated three-channel mixer.  Mixdeck Express features industry-standard MIDI control and a built-in audio interface to allow you to DJ seamlessly with your computer. It’s gig-ready—everything you need to connect to a sound system is built right in, including balanced XLR outs, two 1/4" balanced mic inputs and 1/8" and 1/4" headphone output. Cue, Brake, reverse and scratching are also standard issue features on Mixdeck Expresss, so every performance is uniquely yours to create.


The professional decks on Mixdeck Express feature large touch sensitive platters for mixing and scratching so every nuance of your performance starts reaching the audience the moment your fingers touch the platters. Seamless looping helps you put your own identity on any track live. Mixdeck Express' built-in mixer with three-channel EQ, rotary kills replaceable crossfader and external inputs helps you mix in external playback devices or an additional microphone. Anti-Shock™ buffered skip-protection technology is included too so the audience hears a perfect show every time and you never miss a beat.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

FocusRite Clarett Audio Interfaces

FocusRite Clarett Audio Interfaces
Looking for a Thunderbolt audio solution?  The Focusrite Clarett series has a range of options all of which include high-end pre-amps, a world class dynamic range and 24 bit, 192Khz sample rates.   The Clarett range features brand new transformer-modeled preamps, crystal clear conversion, and interface latency so negligible that you can monitor and track within your software without any noticeable delay.

  • Clarett 8PreX: designed for studio installation with 26 in and 28 outs
  • Clarett 8Pre: for project studios with 18 inputs and 20 outputs
  • Clarett 4Pre: four mic pre's, two headphone outputs and S/PDIF I/O
  • Clarett 2Pre: when you only need 2 mic pre's but want the power of ThunderBolt

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Numark HF Wireless Headphones

Numark HF Wireless Headphones
HF Wireless 
Be free to Move! Eliminate that restrictive cable with Numark's high-performance wireless headphones!

Music is who you are, right? You live it, you breathe it, and it’s central to everything you do. That means your headphones are indispensable. You gig with your headphones and you relax during your down time with your headphones. Now, with the HF Wireless Headphones, you can do both without carrying two sets with you and switching them around. That’s because these phones work two ways—with a cable for your professional DJ work and wirelessly for your relaxation time.
The HF Wireless Headphones free you from the restrictions of a traditional fixed-length headphone cable and let you move while you’re listening.


Conventional wireless headphones are a compromise. Their audio quality isn’t up to the task or their wireless range is restricted or their wireless reception is noisy and full of static. The Numark HF Wireless headphones provide superb audio performance, great wireless range and an “all night long” battery that really delivers on its promise. This is what you demand, the performance and comfort that not only meets our expectations—it meets yours!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

GuitaRF

GuitaRF

GuitaRFThe guitaRF acts as an RF (Reflexion Filter®), an isolator, a double mic stand, and fine-positioning hardware for both your favorite large-diaphragm condenser or ribbon mic AND a dynamic or small-capsule mic. All in one piece of gear, with the ability to perfectly phase-align the two capsules for maximum impact.

The LDC/ribbon mounting hardware is adjustable across three axes - vertical, depth, and lateral - so you can find the perfect spot for any mic, whether in a shockmount or just on a clip.  This allows you to position both capsules perfectly in phase - or to spread them apart to capture the sounds of both the edge of the cone and the dust cap.


The entire filter + mic assembly can also be moved up and down to position it precisely over the perfect spot on the speaker cone - or, if needed, the filter can be removed from its base and mounted on any mic stand for complete flexibility.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Organum Venezia

Organum Venezia
Organum Venezia

Organum Venezia is a virtual church organ, recorded near Venice, Italy which reflects the characteristics and sound of a typical French romantic organ like they were built by Cavaill√©-Coll and Puget.


When I was a kid, I loved Bach's Toccata (and also the fugue) in d minor.  I was impressed with the sound of the Organum Venezia in this MP3 sample (although the performance itself isn't my favorite, it is hard to believe it wasn't recorded on a real organ.)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

MPK Mini MKII

MPK Mini MKII
MPK Mini MKII
Go mobile without losing control. The MPK mini is an ultra-compact keyboard controller designed for the traveling musician and the desktop producer. With an array of hardware controls, MPK mini lets you record, compose, and perform with virtual instruments, effect plugins, and DAWs whenever inspiration strikes. It features 25 velocity-sensitive synth-action keys, a 4-way thumbstick for dynamic pitch and modulation manipulation, 8 backlit velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads, and 8 assignable Q-Link knobs. Plus, two banks expand the number of MPC-style pads to 16 for extended creative capabilities.


MPK mini includes all the essentials for quickly laying down and expanding upon your musical ideas. Dedicated Octave Up and Down buttons increase the keyboard to the full melodic range, and a sustain pedal input is built in for expressive playing and recording. An onboard arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range, and modes makes it easy to create intricate melodic lines with little effort. Plus, MPC Note Repeat and Full Level allow users to access genuine technologies from Akai Professional’s line of MPC workstations.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Buy 1, Get 1 50% off on Presonus Eris E5 and E8 Studio Monitors

For a limited time, buy 1 Eris E5 or Eris E8 Studio Monitors from Presonus and get the 2nd at 50% off.  Since you'll need to order two anyway (they are sold individually), this is a great way to add some awesome studio monitors to your set up.  The discount will show up when you add two to your cart.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Numark NV

Numark NV
Numark NV
The Numark NV reimagines the hardware-software experience for the professional DJ. At the heart of NV's sleek, compact chassis is a set of 4.3-inch full-color screens that provide 1:1, real-time feedback of Serato DJ; complete with spinning Virtual Decks, effects (FX), Cue points, waveforms and more. DJs can perform with the laptop closed or out of sight without sacrificing functionality and experience the best of the Serato DJ software experience within critically acclaimed Numark hardware.


Providing four decks of dynamic control, NV’s screens also provide library navigation and detailed waveforms respective to each deck. Need to load a new song on deck 4 while monitoring the waveforms on deck 1? Easy. NV gives you the info you need on command. Even better, eye travel from the laptop screen to the controller is eliminated for seamless operation.

Friday, October 2, 2015

BabyFace Pro

BabyFace Pro
The exciting new Babyface Pro once again demonstrates RME’s absolute commitment to superior craftsmanship, not only in audio circuits and driver development, but also in mechanics. Created with the highest precision from a block of aluminum, this high-end yet portable interface incorporates newly designed analog and digital circuits. Its innovative energy saving technologies provide supreme fidelity with no compromises in level, noise or distortion.

Babyface Pro’s incredibly efficient design almost never requires an external power supply – it’s perfectly stable on USB 3 bus power, and also most USB 2 ports, with no degradation in any technical specification. This makes it perfect for mobile recording, even with a pair of your favorite condenser microphones.
Connectivity:

  • 12 Input and 12 Output channels
  • 4 x Analog Inputs (Mic, Line, Instrument)
  • 4 x Analog Outputs (2 x XLR, 2 x Phones)
  • 1 x ADAT I/O or 1 x SPDIF I/O optical
  • 1 x MIDI I/O
  • 1 x USB 2.0 (USB 3 compatible)
  • Digital Gain control on all inputs
  • Separate outputs for high and low impedance headphones