Don't forget that if you're in the London area tonight, you can join our local consultants Jack and Jon for a free evening looking at and listening to the new Novation Bass Station II analogue synthesiser! Jack and Jon will be joined by Chris from Focusrite Novation, who will be on hand to demo the Bass Station II as well as answer any questions that you have on it. If you feel like it, you'll even be able to get hands-on with the synth for yourself!
Tonight's event will be taking place between 5pm and 8pm at the London School Of Sound (CLICK HERE for directions). Don't forget that we have also added a new Bristol date for demoing the Bass Station II on Thursday 11th July. CLICK HERE for more information on any of these events.
Thanks to everyone that came to our Birmingham event last week. Here are a few pictures of the new Bass Station II from that event:
We may just have the answer! The Black Widow Drum Web is a mat that allows you to attach velcro strips to the base of your pedals to hold everything in place. If you ever play on a slippy surface then the Drum Web is an essential piece of kit as it will allow you to play naturally, without having to worry about your kit moving around all over the place! Check it out in the video below when it was reviewed by Modern Drummer Magazine.
Let us introduce you to Will Jackson, producer and engineer for bands such as the Kaiser Chiefs, The Pigeon Detectives and The Cribs. Will is the proud owner of two Helios microphones, which he admits that he uses on pretty much anything and everything, from vocals to drums; two Orpheus mics, which he cites as being excellent for recording acoustic guitar, electric guitar and as drum overheads; and a Sigma for guitar amps and acoustic instruments.
To read the full interview with Will Jackson and to find out who else uses Sontronics microphones, CLICK HERE to visit the official Sontronics website.
The PreSonus AudioBox USB is a compact 2-in, 2-out USB audio interface, ideal for small home studios. It features two balanced microphone/instrument inputs (with phantom power), jack and headphone outputs, MIDI I/O and all the dials that you need to balance your levels. If you're a solo artist who, for example, sings and plays guitar, then the AudioBox USB would be an ideal partner for recording your performances. It even somes with Studio One Artist recording software so that you can get up and running straight away.
Wait a second, did I say Studio One Artist? Well, that is usually the case, but between June 1st and July 31st 2013, anyone who purchases a PreSonus AudioBox USB will be able to claim a FREE upgrade to the full version of Studio One Producer, PreSonus' excellent DAW software, which adds MP3 import and export as well as ReWire support.
Waves plug-ins... you can't go far in the audio industry without hearing them mentioned can you? Whether you're simply browsing Youtube and watching online tutorials or you're working in a top-end recording studio, you're likely to come across a selection of their plug-ins! Why is this though? Well, to put it simply, Waves plug-ins are AWESOME! Waves make a huge range of plug-ins for a variety of purposes and all can help add a pro-quality sheen to your final mix.
To celebrate the fact that it's June and the sun has started to shine, Waves are offering huge savings on selected Native and TDM bundles, which could end up saving you up to 80%! Read on to find out more...
Fancy getting your hands on a FREE limited edition KingKORG T-shirt and USB memory stick designed to look like Korg's classic microKORG synthesiser? No problems! Pop into our store and try our KingKORG synthesiser and you'll be able to claim these goodies from Korg! Read on to find out how to make your claim...
The KingKORG is Korg's latest flagship synthesiser, packed with filter models of some of the most iconic synths ever. It also features a vacuum tube driver circuit with configurable drive, which can really help to add authentic analogue characteristics to your sounds.
Fancy bagging yourself a FREE Arturia MiniBrute? Well, Arturia are currently running a giveaway to bag one of these compact analogue beauties! The awesome-sounding MiniBrute features a Steiner-Parker multimode filter, not seen since the 70s when it was featured on the rare Synthacon. It also features a number of unique features for dirtying up your sound, such as the Metalizer and Brute Factor! Throw an arpeggiator in there, a 25 note keyboard, plenty of hands-on controls, plus MIDI, gate, CV and USB connectivity and you're looking at one monstrous little instrument!
To put yourself in with a chance of winning an Arturia MiniBrute simply CLICK HERE to head over to Arturia's Facebook page, click the contest banner and follow the instructions by entering your details. Please note that you need to enter by 18th June 2013 at the very latest (tomorrow) to be in with a chance of winning! Good luck!
We've teamed up with Shure UK to give you the chance of winning the industry standard live vocal microphone - a Shure SM58. Amazingly, this dynamic microphone has been around since 1966 and its continued popularity today is testament to its quality and design.
1966 I hear you say? Doesn't this make the SM58 outdated? It's a common question and so I recently wrote a short article to present the facts and dispel and myths: CLICK HERE to read it.
We're lucky enough to have been leant a new OR100 from Orange Amplifiers to show off for the next few days. We've set it up in our Bournemouth pro-music store today so if you're in the area this weekend and you fancy trying out this little beast for yourself, pop on in!
Back in 2000, a certain Swedish gentleman by the name of Björn began offering handmade stomp boxes to the wide world; his fabulous designs caught the attention of the fastidious boutique market almost instantly & he quickly cemented himself as one of the world's premier effects builders. Björn's handiwork was originally released under the moniker of BJFE (an abbreviation for Björn Juhl Forstarker Elektronik) & the units bearing this name are rare as hen's teeth (not to mention the simply eye-watering prices they command); however, the Mad Professor brand was launched shortly thereafter...