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.
The Hood Internet are best known for their mashup mixtapes and their quest to deliver dancefloor-friendly tracks to different cities across the world.
Their set-up revolves around two MacBooks, each running Ableton Live software, with each connected to a separate Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 interface. The Scarlett 2i4s are then hooked up to separate channels of a DJ mixer, allowing them to control each signal in the same way you would if you had two turntables fed into a mixer.
In addition to this, the Scarlett 2i4's preamps make it an ideal interface for use in a home or mobile recording set-up, and that's exactly what The Hood Internet do, running one alongside Ableton again.
The PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL is a USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interface with 8 analogue inputs/microphone preamps, 8 balanced line outputs, plus S/PDIF and ADAT in and out, allowing you to connect another ADAT device to increase your I/O count to 18 ins and 18 outs. This makes the AudioBox 1818VSL an affordable solution for producers/engineers working with large recording projects.
From 1st November 2013 until 31st January 2014, anyone purchasing and registering a new AudioBox 1818VSL from us will be able to claim a FREE HP4 headphone preamp (worth £89) directly from PreSonus.
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 PreSonus AudioBox USB is a compact 2-in, 2-out USB audio interface, ideal for small home studios. It features two balanced microphone/instrument inputs (with phantom power), jack and headphone outputs, MIDI I/O and all the dials that you need to balance your levels. If you're a solo artist who, for example, sings and plays guitar, then the AudioBox USB would be an ideal partner for recording your performances. It even somes with Studio One Artist recording software so that you can get up and running straight away.
Wait a second, did I say Studio One Artist? Well, that is usually the case, but between June 1st and July 31st 2013, anyone who purchases a PreSonus AudioBox USB will be able to claim a FREE upgrade to the full version of Studio One Producer, PreSonus' excellent DAW software, which adds MP3 import and export as well as ReWire support.
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!
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!