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Thursday, April 28, 2016

New Keyboards

New Keyboards
We've add a some new keyboards to our website including the following:

  • Alesis VX49 - at the heart of the VX49 is a 4.3" full color high-resolution display screen. This screen allows you to directly interface with your DAW and virtual instrument plugins better than ever before. The VX49 also features an all new custom 49-key semi-weighted keybed with aftertouch, 4 banks of 8 RGB backlit velocity- and pressure-sensitive drum pads, 8 360-degree performance-ready knobs, 8 dual-function switch pads, backlit and rubberized pitch and mod wheels, built-in "Roll Mode" and arpeggiator features, and much more.
  • Alesis VMini - The Alesis V Mini is a powerful, intuitive, and portable MIDI controller that lets you take full command of your music software. With 25 mini-size velocity-sensitive keys and Octave Up/Down buttons, you can expand the keyboard to the full melodic range and play bass lines, chords, and melodies
  • CME Xkey 25 Air & Xkey 37 Air - available towards the end of April, we are taking pre-orders for these popular Bluetooth keyboards.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

BeatBuddy Mini

BeatBuddy Mini
Beat Buddy Mini

Bring the drummer right into your home with the BeatBuddy Mini — effortlessly insert fills, transition from verse to chorus, add accent hits, throw in drum breaks, and more, to create an unprecedented live drummer effect — all with the simple ease of a guitar pedal format.

No programming is necessary. Just cue your drummer and start jamming.

EZKeys Studio Grand

EZKeys Studio Grand
EZKeys Studio Grand

The Steinway & Sons B-211, widely considered the “perfect piano” and the number one choice for professional studio work.  The EZ Keys Studio Grand sound library features a carefully sampled Steinway & Sons B-211 grand piano. With its balanced timbre and versatile range of use, this specific instrument is commonly referred to as the “perfect piano” and is often the premier choice for professional studio work. All this combined with the creative framework of EZkeys will give you not only the sound of one of the world’s finest pianos – it even comes with tools to help you create and write great music.
EZkeys Studio Grand contains the same software, functionality and extensive MIDI library as the other EZkeys titles.
Why would you want EZ Keys?  There are lots of cool EZ Keys titles available here on our website, but why do you care?  Here's what's cool:

  • Plug-in: you can load EZKeys in virtually any recording program
  • Sounds: each library includes some awesome keyboards sounds to use in your own music
  • Songwriting features: EZkeys includes a host of revolutionary and creative songwriting features, ensuring that YOU write the songs, not the program.
  • Transpose full MIDI tracks on the fly, add playing styles from other MIDI or use the groundbreaking EZkeys Chord Wheel to customize chord voicing and harmonic color – and much, much more.
  • 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, this library is not only a creative boost, it’s an untapped source of inspiration for your yet unwritten songs.

Friday, April 22, 2016

PianoBox Mini Video Now Available!

The popular PianoBox Mini is the perfect way to get zero latency playback from any MIDI controller keyboard.  If your MIDI device doesn't have built in sounds and you are frustrated by the delays when using your computer, or just want a portable option, the PianoBox Mini is the perfection solution!

Check out this video for more details:

Thursday, April 21, 2016

DJ Course!

DJ Course!
Are you a DJ newb?  Looks fun, but not sure where to start?  (Or maybe it doesn't look fun, but you still want to know more about it!)  We now offer the DJ Master Course on-line course that gives you everything you need to know, and maybe even a bit more.  Tip: if you buy from us, you get it for virtually half price, but it is the exact same course as buying direct.

Looking for DJ gear?  Check out the complete list here.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

New Electronic Drum Kits

New Electronic Drum Kits
Electronic Drums
We've add a bunch of new Electronic Drum Kits to our website including the following:
  • Command Kit: 8 pieces with the Alesis mesh snare and kick (pictured above)
  • CompactKit 4 and CompactKit 7: affordable, tabletop kits - even if you aren't a drummer, these are a great fun!  Not convinced that you need one?  The CompactKit 4 is under $100!
  • Forge Kit: also 8 pieces but with a dual zone snare
  • Nitro Kit: a very affordable 9 piece kit
  • Strike Pro & Strike Zone Kit: available for pre-order for delivery this summer, these disintegrate all your pre-conceived notions about electronic drums. It combines the feel and familiarity of acoustic drums combined with the versatility and capability of the best electronic drums!
Why get an electronic drum kit?

  • A great way to get more sounds than possible with a traditional acoustic set. 
  • Perfect for recording and editing your performance, since you can easily go back and fix mistakes, loop sections or copy and paste to make awesome sounding tracks.
  • Practice, practice, practice!  (Without disturbing anyone else...)
  • Learn to play - not ready to invest in a full acoustic kit?  We've got electronic kits for every price range (and space.)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Reason 8 Sale

Reason 8 Sale
Until the end of the month, Reason 8 is on sale for only $299.99, down from the regular price of $399.99.

Reason is fun & powerful music creation software.  It is an integrated music recording and production studio with unlimited audio tracks, million-dollar mixing, and a massive collection of sounds included. Reason comes with all the instruments, effects and mixing tools you need for writing, recording, remixing and producing great-sounding tracks.
With its generous sound bank and intuitive flow, Reason helps you along in the creative process. It is the music making software that keeps you focused on the music and lets you finish that song.

iRig Acoustic

iRig Acoustic
iRig Acoustic
Acoustic players — Now there’s finally an affordable, mobile Acoustic playing and recording system with professional sound made just for you: the iRig Acoustic.

Inspired by a must see documentary on flamenco guitar master Paco de Lucia, iRig Acoustic is the first acoustic guitar mobile microphone/interface for acoustic players. With iRig Acoustic and theAmpliTube Acoustic app, players now have a complete professional sounding mobile system for playing live and recording designed specifically for acoustic guitars on the go.