The DigiTech iStomp isn't your average effect pedal. As opposed to a traditional pedal, which is hard-wired to produce only one type of effect, theiStomp can produce almost any type of effect that you desire depending on how you configure it. Simply plug it into your iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch) and use the DigiTech Stomp Shop App to select the effect that you want the iStomp to model and voilá! The pedal now produces the effect of your choice and if you want to swap it for another effect, you simply need to plug in back into your iOS device and make another selection.
The Stomp Shop App is available as a free download from the iTunes store - CLICK HERE for more information or to download it.
The best news for anyone considering purchasing a DigiTech iStomp is that you can now grab one for just £49!!! That's better than half price!
Novation's hugely popular FREE Launchpad iPad App has now been updated, with a number of bug fixes and a brand new Audio Import function! This is something that users have been asking for since the release of the Launchpad App and it now means that you aren't limited by the sounds that come with it. If you've got some of your own WAV or AIFF samples and loops then you can now import them into the App using Dropbox (free Dropbox account required), assign them to pads of your choice and then trigger them with the App. The Launchpad App also features time-stretching so that all your loops will stay in perfect time with each other.
Novation have recently announced that they will be unleashing an even more portable and compact version of their hugely popular Launchpad controller! The Launchpad Mini is designed for anyone with limited space, or for those that like to produce and perform on-the-go. It features all the functionality of the larger Launchpad S, including 64 bright multi-coloured pads and 16 performance buttons, but it measures in at just 185 x 185 x 16mm and weighs only 428g!
Novation have just announced a brand new MIDI controller for anyone that likes to perform and produce on-the-move. Introducing the Launchkey Mini, a compact 25-note keyboard with mini velocity-sensitive keys; 16 velocity-sensitive, multi-coloured pads; 8 assignable knobs; 7 function buttons (e.g. octave up/down, bank up/down, etc.) and 2 performance buttons (e.g. for quickly triggering whole lanes of clips).
The Launchkey Mini is compatible with both Mac and PC computers and it even works with an iPad using the appropriate Apple adapter, so it's perfect for getting more hands-on with applications such as Novation's free Launchpad or Launchkey apps! Of course, if you're using it with a desktop or laptop computer then the Launchkey Mini will work with all major music software such as Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Cubase, Reason and Logic, making use of Novation's automatic mapping InControl technology.
As well as making a range of top-end studio gear, Focusrite are also a popular choice with home-studio artists, creating budget-friendly interfaces with fantastic sounding preamps and converters for the price. Their Saffire Firewire and Scarlett USB 2.0 range of interfaces provide a number of different models for working with projects of various sizes, but recently their compact hybrid iTrack Solo interface has taken a price dive and can now be yours for just £99!
The iTrack Solo is perfect for solo recording artists, providing one microphone input (with one of Focusrite's award-winning preamps) and a single Hi-Z guitar input in addition to headphone and speaker outputs. On top of this, as well as working with both Mac and PC computers, the iTrack Solo is also iOS compatible, so you can record through it into an app on your iPad (e.g. GarageBand or Cubasis). This makes the iTrack Solo a superb portable recording option if you also demand high-quality.
Just a quick word to say don't forget to keep checking out our clearance list for huge money-saving bargains! This list is updated daily and shows all of our best deals in one easy-to-view, categorised form. Prices are often updated on here before they are updated on our main website so this is the place to check if you want to grab a one-off deal before anyone else!
To view our clearance list, simply CLICK HERE to visit our bargains page and then click the orange "absolute music bargains - CLICK for full list" banner. Plus, remember that we currently have an in-store only guitar sale so pop on in to see what's on offer! Happy bargain hunting!!!
In the meantime, here's a picture of Dan, Lee, Austyn and Jenna in a trolley with a pair of oversized drum sticks!
With the portable option of making music on an iPad becoming more and more popular, Focusrite have created an all-in-one bundle, which gives users everything they need to capture ideas and performances wherever they are! Just add an iPad!
The iTrack Studio bundle is the perfect option for recording vocals and/or guitar to your iPad. The bundle consists of an iTrack Solo interface (with one mic input, one guitar input and two outputs), a studio-quality microphone with stand adapter, headphones, an XLR mic cable and a cable for connecting the interface to your iPad, Ableton Live Lite, the Scarlett Plug-in Suite, Loopmaster samples, the Bass Station softsynth, plus Focusrite's Tape app, which is ideal for quickly capturing your performances. That's a lot of stuff for your money! Of course, the iTrack Studio bundle will also integrate perfectly with other popular recording apps such as GarageBand, Auria and Cubasis.
The Traktor DJ app is a powerful program, which brings you the world's number 1 DJ software on your iOS device! Create professional mixes and unique performances on your device's touchscreen using tools such as auto-beatmatch, built-in professional effects, EQ, add and recall cue points and much more! Whether you want a portable solution for performing in clubs, you're after something to play around with at parties, or you want something portable for practicing mixes on-the-move, the Traktor DJ app gives you a superb solution for creating professional mixes.
To celebrate the fact that the App Store is now five years old, a number of high profile apps have been made available for FREE for a limited time! Included in this offer is the amazing Traktor DJ app, which is available in both iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch versions. Don't miss this one!
We've just had our first shipment of Traktor Kontrol Z1s! These compact little mixers with a built-in sound card can be used to gain hands-on control over Traktor on your computer, iPad or iPhone/iPod Touch. Featuring Native Instruments' build and sound-quality, the Z1 is essentially a two-channel mixer controller with a crossfader, upfaders, cue, EQ, filter and effects controls. You can even plug your headphones and a set of speakers straight into it so there is no need for any other other equipment; it's very simple to set-up!
Whether you're a professional DJ who wants to harness the power of the iPad or iPhone in your sets, a semi-pro DJ who wants something compact to take from club to club, or a bedroom DJ who wants to get mixing on the industry's leading DJ software on a budget, the Traktor Kontrol Z1 should be just what you're looking for.
The MPC Fly fuses the classic Akai MPC beat-creation workflow with your iPad 2! It features a set of 16 real backlit MPC pads along with familiar features such as Note Repeat and adjustable Swing. Simply slot your iPad 2 into the case, load up the iMPC app and away you go. Get producing wherever you are!
If beat-making on your iPad is your thing then you're going to want to snap up one of these babies! We've got an extremely limited quantity of Akai MPC Flys with 30-pin connections in, so if this is the design that you require, we suggest that you act quickly!