As you may know, we've been running a number of crazy-priced Ableton Live 9 deals for a couple of months now, whereby you can grab the full Ableton Live 9 software, PLUS a piece of professional hardware or software for (in many cases) LESS than Ableton Live 9 costs on its own! As an example:
• Ableton Live 9 software costs £339 on its own.
• In our cheapest deal, you can grab Ableton Live 9 plus a selection of Novation and Focusrite plug-in effects and instruments for JUST £179 - CLICK HERE!!!
• That's a SAVING of £160 and you get extra plug-ins!!!
For more examples of our CRAZY OFFERs, read on! You need to be quick though - these offers will end on Wednesday 22nd May 2013 (next week) at 3pm and we will not be able to offer them again. There is also limited stock and once they are gone, they really are gone.
Hello... I'm Marc... and I'm a gear junky...! I've been playing the guitar and gigging in various bands for many years and in 2012 I got myself a job at Absolute Music to feed my habit and share my passion and knowledge of the products that I know and love. I'm going to use my blog to write short reviews of some of my favourite products to hopefully help others in their quest for finding the right gear for their needs and budget.
In this review I'm going to be talking about the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB audio interface, which happens to be my interface of choice in my own home studio...
Universal Audio have just revealed a brand new Apollo audio interface with a massive 16 line level audio inputs and 16 line level audio outputs! You can even link two together to give a total I/O count of 32x32! Wow! Of course, each Apollo 16 also has a built-in UAD Quad Processor, allowing you to run Universal Audio's superb plug-ins, which model classic analogue equipment with scary accuracy! Just like with the other Apollo interfaces (the Apollo Duo and Apollo Quad), you can apply these effects in real-time to your audio signals, as well as place them in tracks within your DAW.
We were recently joined by Chris Calcutt from Focusrite Novation who talked us through their new Scarlett 18i20 interface! With 8 analogue inputs/mic pres, 10 analogue outputs, plus S/PDIF and ADAT connectivity, this powerful USB 2.0 interface can provide a maximum of 18 inputs and 20 outputs! It even ships with Mix Control software, which allows you to configure all the routings of the interface with ease!
Apogee have announced that their professional Quartet interface is now compatible with the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch! This is fantastic news if you work with recording apps such as GarageBand, although of course the Quartet also works flawlessy with Mac computers, allowing you to pick and choose the device you work with. Plus, you can also claim a FREE Apogee 30-pin cable...
Chris Calcutt from Focusrite Novation recently joined us in-store to give us the low-down on their sleek new Focusrite Forte interface. This compact interface features a simple one-knob design, a detailed OLED screen plus top-notch preamps and converters. Check it out in the video below!
Tascam have announced two new audio interfaces at NAMM 2013: the US-322 and US-366. Both of these USB 2.0 interfaces feature high-quality HDDA mic preamps, an on-board DSP mixer and a sleek aluminium body. If you're after a compact audio interface and do not require MIDI connections then one of these interfaces may well suit your needs. Let's take a look at both of them in a little more detail...
Alesis announce two new interfaces at NAMM 2013: the iO Hub and the Control Hub. The Alesis iO Hub is a 2-channel USB audio interface that is also compatible with iOS devices (iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch), whereas the Control Hub is essentially a MIDI interface with an audio output (also compatible with a computer via USB or iOS devices).
Yet another announcement from the Focusrite camp and another addition to their steadily growing Scarlett range of high-quality USB 2.0 interfaces. The Scarlett 18i20 is designed to sit at the heart of a modern recording studio and as such it features enough inputs and outputs to record and mix a full band! In fact, the 18i20 offers a total of 18 potential inputs and 20 potential outputs, which include 2 analogue mic/line/instrument inputs, 6 analogue mic/line inputs and 10 analogue line outputs!