We've just received our first shipment of Novation LaunchKey controller keyboards! These little beasts feature plenty of hands-on controls, pads taken from the popular Launchpad (ideal for use with software such as Ableton Live), plus compatibility and easy set-up with all big-name DAW software, and they can also be used to control Novation's FREE LaunchKey and Launchpad apps on your iPad! What's more is that they are extremely easy on the wallet and so are ideal for anyone starting a home-studio or requiring a portable live performance keyboard.
For a limited time we are also offering LaunchKey keyboards (available in 25, 49 and 61 note models) with the full Ableton Live 9 software for CRAZY bundle prices. Read on to find out more...
Ok, so there have been plenty of examples of people using the Novation Launchpad to create amazing live performances, but we're amazed at how different people keep finding unique creative ways to show off its potential! To name but a few, we've already seen Madeon's highly thought-out mash-up Pop performance (click here to watch), the unbelivable co-ordination of M4SONIC with two Launchpads (click here to watch), and now we've been alerted to Jack Conte! In this video, Jack creates a live Daft Punk/Skrillex mashup, whilst also showing off the amazing visual potential of the Launchpad. It's genius!
Despite it still being a fairly new pedal in the scheme of things, you'd be forgiven if you were to already consider the Carbon Copy a 'classic' of sorts. It forms part of a strong lineage & has managed to successfully establish itself as the measuring stick for analogue delays right off the bat.
Back when Dunlop decided to reintroduce a delay pedal to the MXR line it was Jeorge Tripps of Way Huge fame that they decided to put at the helm. This was an inspired move as, with the Way Huge Aqua Puss & the Line 6 DL4 both to his name, Jeorge already had an impressive CV when it came to delay pedals. With this in mind, the Carbon Copy certainly had a lot to live up to when it was first released & I can happily say that it was 'mission accomplished' for Dunlop as they knocked it out of the park with this one!
If you're after pristine vocal effects, then you're probably already thinking about TC-Helicon and their range of VoiceLive products, which are used by countless professionals across the world. However, for a limited time, TC-Helicon have decided to sweeten the deal by throwing in a gigbag and Switch-3 completely FREE with selected purchases! So, here is how the deal works...
With the recent announcement of TC Electronic's free TonePrint Editor software, their already popular range of pedals has just been elevated to another level! The TonePrint Editor gives you access to a huge range of usually hidden parameters within the pedal, allowing you to create completely unique preset effects without the limits imposed by standard guitar pedals. You can even download presets that have been created by some of your favourite artists from the TC Electronic website (click here) and beam them into your pedal using your Smart Phone if you desire!
And the even better news? TC Electronic have just announced a special promotion which allows you to grab one of their TonePrint or compact pedals completely FREE between now and 31st May. Read on for full details!
It's hard to believe that it's 15 years since the launch of Novation's Supernova analogue-modelling synth. Its wealth of control and power was unheard of at that time, its sleek design took many a rack by storm and its groundbreaking new sounds were scattered on tracks by everyone from Orbital and Jarre to ATB.
Now you can relive those sounds with the first of two FREE SUPERNOVA SOUNDPACKS, featuring 64 of the awesome Supernova sounds for use with your Novation UltraNova or MiniNova. If you already own one of these beasts, CLICK HERE to download your FREE Supernova SoundPack!
It's that time of year again and new and exciting products are coming through thick and fast! You can keep up to date with all the latest and most exciting Musikmesse announcements on our news pages or via our rolling Musikmesse 2013 roundup story (click here). However, to add to the excitement we thought that we would slash the prices of our Ableton 9 bundle deals, where you can grab Ableton Live 9 and a piece of hardware for (in many cases) less than Ableton Live 9 will cost on its own!
You'll already know sE Electronics from their fantastic existing range of microphones, from the budget sE X1, which performs way above its price tag to their amazing Gemini II dual valve condenser microphone and much more! Their microphones are already used by a host of professional studios and artists across the world, so there's no wonder that we were excited when we heard that they had announced the Magneto at Musikmesse 2013!
With an RRP of £79, we think that this little microphone is going to prick the interest of many home studio owners on a budget!
Korg have just announced that the Kross will be joining their already impressive family of workstation keyboards, which currently includes the Kronos, Kronos X and Krome series'.
The Kross is a mobile synthesiser keyboard with a fantastic selection of features, ideal for both portable, live and studio work. Its mobility is enhanced with an input for directly connecting a microphone, a built-in audio recorder for capturing your ideas and performances, and it can be powered by 6 AA batteries!
The Allen & Heath Qu-16 really seems to have raised the bar when it comes to digital mixing. Whether you're working live or in the studio, the Qu-16 is packed with quality professional features to help you get the job done. The Qu-16 features 16 mono inputs, 3 stereo inputs, 4 stereo FX returns, 16 busses, 12 mix outputs, 4 FX engines, motorised faders, an 800 x 480 touchscreen, compatibility with the new Qu-Pad iPad app, USB audio streaming, DAW MIDI control, a built-in signal generator and MUCH more!