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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Looking for some good quality studio reference headphones? Check out the Samson Z Series, including the flagship Z55, or their more affordable Z25.
The Z55 are worth splurging on with their lambskin ear pads and 45mm driver. Three detachable audio cables (straight, coil, with microphone and call/answer control) are included for overall convenience.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Over 10,000 samples, 38 articulations and 4 different legato transitions. Unique phase align techniques enable perfect X-fade blending between up to 8 dynamic layers. Play from smooth & soft to screaming loud with completely natural sounding transitions, all without artifacts or phasing.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
We've added Tone 2 software synths to our line-up of virtual instruments. These include:
- Rayblaster: impulse modelling synth
- Gladiator 2 Expanded: HCM Synthesis
- Electra 2: includes a huge sound library
- Saura 2: analog synth emulator
- Nemesis: NeoFM Synthesis
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
The Hitman HD-3 portable electronic drum kit has a compact footprint and a folding drum frame design to allow for quick setup, break down and maximum portability. It is the perfect kit for the drummer on the move and for small areas. If space and portability are a concern, then the HD-3 is designed especially for you.
Looking for a full size kit instead? Check out all of our electronic drum kits here.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
The Numark NV II upgrades and refines the revolutionary advances made by the original NV to give professional DJs their ideal hardware-software experience.
The sleek re-design and red and white accents jump out to grab your attention. But at the heart of NV II's compact DJ controller chassis is a pair of 4.3-inch full-color screens that provide 1:1, real-time feedback of Serato DJ—now with gridlines to seamlessly beat match your tracks. It also adds five column-viewing options, so you can sort by song, artist, time, BPM, or key.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
The Hitman HD-M1 is a 50-watt workhorse that’s the ideal drum monitor for practice, rehearsal, and even small clubs. It has Bluetooth capability and a ¼” aux input with independent volume control allowing you to mix in prerecorded backing tracks. It also includes a headphone jack for silent practice.
Drum Tutor App: It’s a fun and easy way to learn how to play. The included iOS (iPad) Hitman Drum App will improve your drum performance by visualizing which drums to hit and when to hit them while playing along with popular rhythms. It has different game screens and accuracy settings. Learning to play Drums was never this much fun before.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
IK Multimedia - Buy 1, Get 1 Free!
Until August 31st, when you purchase and register any IK Multimedia hardware or software product before August 31st you will instantly receive a FREE digital software download of equal or lesser value from IK Multimedia! This is a great opportunity to purchase any of their popular iRig tablet and smartphone accessories and get some free software at the same time!