Focusrite's ISA preamps can be found in professional studios all over the world, and that should come as little surprise, considering that they deliver a superb-sounding signal path for your microphones and instruments.
Until the end of April 2014, you can claim a FREE ADC card (worth up to £499) for your ISA unit with purchases of the ISA 428 MkII, ISA 828 and ISA 430 MkII.
The ADC card adds a selection of digital connections to your unit, with high-quality digital conversion technology.
iZotope have today announced and released a brand new piece of software, designed by BT. Introducing BreakTweaker.
BreakTweaker is a unique and innovative drum machine, which also combines a sequencing environment, as well as allowing you to tweak your sounds. BreakTweaker allows you to create extremely complex drum loops, in a way that blurs the line between rhythm and melody. Check it out in the video below!
If BreakTweaker is of interest to you, then it's currently available on a special introductory price until 19th February 2014, with the standard version available as a serial download for £139 (usually £189) and the Expanded version available for £165 (usually £249).
If you want to be one of the first people to own BreakTweaker, then we have some download versions available already. Boxed versions are due to be released mid-February.
The UR44 is a 6-in, 4-out USB 2.0 audio interface with four fantastic-sounding Class A D-PRE microphone preamps and professional quality 24-bit/192 kHz converters. It also features onboard DSP, allowing you to add compression, EQ, reverb and guitar amp simulation on the headphone mix.
The UR44comes with Cubase AI software, so that you get producing right out of the box. If you own an Apple Camera Connection Kit, you can also use it to record to your favourite audio App on an iPad.
Last week we were teased with a video that Roland released, which hinted that they would be introducing a new model of their classic TR-808 drum machine. Today, they've ramped up the suspense by releasing a similar TR-909 video.
Although we haven't been sent any official information from Roland, the video seems to suggest that there will be some digital modelling involved somewhere, but does this mean that it's going to be completely digitally modelled or will it be a hybrid like the original? Is this going to be the same product as the one hinted at in the previous video, i.e. a rhythm machine that can create both 808 and 909 sounds?
Check out the video below and see what you think...
Nord have just announced that they will be releasing a brand new keyboard in April of this year! The Nord Lead A1 takes the acclaimed analogue-modelling engine from their Lead 4, whilst adding an innovative interface that is specifically designed for programming sounds.
Although it is a digital instrument, the Lead A1 can produce analogue-type sounds with amazing accuracy. It has 24 voices of polyphony, it's four-part multi-timbral and its renowned Nord-quality build and reliability make it a superb choice for both the studio and gigging musician.
It's that time of year again, with the National Association of Music Merchants show due to take place in California, from 23rd to 26th January. As always, NAMM showcases a plethora of new and exciting products, so we've decided to create a rolling story, which we will update as and when new gear is announced.
This is the place to be if you want a comprehensive round-up of all the new NAMM gear for 2014, so check below for information and videos on the most exciting releases. Alternatively, you can CLICK HERE to view a list of new products in our online shop.
The iTrack Studio bundle consists of on iTrack Solo audio interface (for computers and iOS devices), a studio-quality Focusrite microphone, headphones and a mic cable. Until the end of February 2014 (or while stocks last), you can grab all of this for just £179.99! All you need is a computer and/or iPad and you've got what you need to start recording your own tracks (please note that you will need an appropriate adapter to connect to an iPad, available from the Apple store).
The iTrack Solo is a 2-in, 2-out USB 2.0 device, featuring one of Focusrite's renowned preamps, a guitar input and a stereo output. Hence, the iTrack Solo is an ideal interface for solo recording artists.
Focusrite have just announced a brand new interface, which is designed for recording to iPads and iPad Minis with a lightning port.
The iTrack Dock is a 2-in, 2-out device, which features two of Focusrite's renowned microphone preamps, as well as connections for hooking up a guitar and line level device. It also has the capability to provide phantom power and has outputs for connecting to studio monitors. Of course, there's also a headphone output.
We recently came across this excellent video, which showcases the main features of the Novation Launchpad Mini, Launch Control and Launchkey Mini, whilst also demonstrating how they can be used together. The video comes courtesy of MojaxxVDJ and is well worth a watch if you're wanting to find out more about any of these products.
Tom Odell has been making a big name for himself as a talented British singer/songwriter, ever since releasing his debut EP, 'Songs from Another Love' in 2012. In 2013, he won the Critics' Choice award at the BRIT awards, which has set up 2014 to be Tom's biggest year yet.
In this series of three videos, Tom talks about topics such as his ideal festival line-up, as well as his love of Roland products, in particular the FP-80 and LX-15 digital pianos.