Studio One 2 Professional is PreSonus' flagship DAW software, with integrated Melodyne pitch correction (for pitch-perfect vocal takes every time), an integrated mastering suite, Quicktime video playback and sync, plus a host of included plug-ins. During July 2013, anyone purchasing Studio One 2 Professional will be able to claim a brand spanking new Faderport controller absolutely FREE of charge!
The PreSonus Faderport gives hands-on control over your DAW in an excellent, compact design. It features a single motorised fader, which moves to correspond to the settings of the specific channel that you have selected in your software, as well as a selection of other channel controls, transport buttons, fader mode controls and window view buttons. By offering such controls, you can massively improve and speed-up your workflow.
Stutter Edit is an innovative piece of software that is equally useful in the studio as it is for live performance work. In fact, it's a favourite of many famous artists and producers, including Imogen Heap and London Elektricity, plus it was designed by the one and only BT (not the phone company, the producer!). Perhaps the best way to discover what Stutter Edit is all about is to watch the video below, but if I was to try and sum it up in words, I'd say that it is a unique effect that allows you to manipulate your audio in really complex ways with the touch of a button. You can slice up your tracks in realtime to perform glitches, stutters, fills, etc. and everything stays in time with the music. It's a very cool bit of kit!
The great news is that throughout July 2013, you can grab iZotope Stutter Edit for just £99 (usually £155). Don't miss this one!
Universal Audio make some absolutely mind-blowing plug-ins, which many people regard as the best in the industry. Through complex modelling algorithms, Universal Audio have managed to replicate the authentic sound of a selection of classic analogue outboard gear. In fact, their plug-ins are so detailed and powerful that they require a special Universal Audio processor to run them! These processors come in PCIe and Firewire ('Satellite') formats.
If you want to join the Universal Audio party then now is a great time because from today until 31st September 2013, anyone buying a new UAD-2 Satellite or PCIe card will automatically receive up to four FREE UAD plug-ins depending on the card that you buy. Details are as follows...
From the moment it first entered the market, Native Instruments' Maschine groove production station has been a firm favourite with home and professional producers across the world. Using a clever combination of hardware and software, Maschine allows users to build grooves and edit samples in a similar way to classic pad samplers, but because it also incorporates the Maschine software, it allows you to do so much more than was ever possible before. Create complex loops and drop them straight into your DAW or Traktor DJ software, use Maschine to control plug-ins, make use of the huge sample library that it comes with and so much more...
From today until 31st August 2013, customers who purchase and register a Maschine or Maschine Mikro from us will be able to claim up to 6 FREE expansion packs! These expansion packs provide you with more samples, patterns and presets for specific genres to expand your sonic palette...
Over the next few weeks we will be running a special in-store only guitar sale on selected instruments! These deals will not be available online and you will need to come into our Bournemouth store to take advantage of them. CLICK HERE to find us. For more information or advice on any guitar, please give our guitar team a call on 01202 597180. We hope to see you soon :)
The Scarlett 18i20 is a beautifully crafted audio/MIDI interface with 8 fantastic-sounding microphone preamps, 10 analogue line outputs, plus a host of digital connectivity, offering 18 inputs and 20 outputs in total! It's an ideal product for any home studio that requires plenty of connectivity.
The Reflexion Filter essentially acts as a portable vocal booth, reducing unwanted acoustic artefacts such as sonic reflections from surfaces in the room. This allows you to achieve a dry recording, so that you can then process it as you desire to fit in with the rest of your mix. CLICK HERE to watch a video detailing why the Reflexion Filter is so successful and to find out more about the different versions of the Reflexion Filter.
Read on to find out which microphones are included in the giveaway. Offer ends on 31st July 2013*.
If you're new to the world of audio recording and production then the prospect of choosing an audio interface can often be a daunting one. What do all those specifications mean? How do you know which interface has the correct number of inputs and outputs for your needs? Indeed, what even is an audio interface? Thankfully, Focusrite have made comparing specifications a whole let easier in their handy reference chart: CLICK HERE to view it or read on to find out more about audio interfaces.
So, you've just upgraded to Pro Tools 11, you've loaded everything up, you're excited to get going but wait... what's this? None of your third-party plug-ins are working? What on earth is going on? Let our Pro Tools and HD expert Tom explain...
For anyone who hasn't heard of M4SONIC, you seriously need to check out the video below. Based in Adelaide, Australia, this classically trained pianist found that his skills transferred well over to the Novation Launchpad, where he was able to trigger drum samples with one hand and a melody with the other. This takes some serious skills and co-ordination and as he explains in this interview, a LOAD of practice!
In this interview with Beatport, M4SONIC explains how his original video (CLICK HERE to watch it) went viral after he sent it to Novation and how it's lead to him being asked to produce a remix for Empire of the Sun, an act that he used to listen to as a teenager. In the video below he demonstrates his skills by performing his remix live on two Novation Launchpad S controllers.