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Compare Focusrite iTrack Studio prices at Instrumania.com. Instrumania is the UK and Europes No.1 price comparison site for comparing musical instrument prices, prices on studio and DJ equipment.

 

 

Focusrite have, today, unveiled the iTrack Studio which aims to follow the success of the Scarlett Studio which sold in excess of 1200 units worldwide. With more and more music professionals looking to record their music "on the go" or from smaller home-studio setups, the iTrack Studio is a complete recording package for Mac, PA and iPad that offers just that.

 

iTrack Studio consists of the 2-in / 2-out iTrack Solo audio interface, a matching CM25S studio-quality condenser microphone and a pair of Focusrite HP60S monitoring headphones. This complete package uses only high-quality components that meet the exacting standards of one the of worlds biggest names in studio equipment.

 

iTrack Solo audio interface is a superb, premium quality audio interface which uses Focusrites own, award winning, microphone pre-amps to ensure optimum recording. iTrack solo has two independant audio inputs allowing you to record direct from an instruments while, at the same time, laying down your vocals.

 

The CM25S condenser microphone has been perfectly matched to the Solo interface to ensure smooth, clean vocal recordings that capture every aspect of your voice across a wide frequency range. Thanks to a 24-Bit 96KHz sample-rate, no element of the recording will be lost and sound quality will be better than CD-quality audio. HP60S headphones offer a flat, accurate sound which allow you to precisely monitor your recording "as is" ensuring it will sound good regardless of playback device.

 

iTrack studio is the perfect partner to Focusrites' own 'Tape' recording app for the iPad. However, it is also compatible with a host of popular recording and production applications including the ever-popular Garageband, Cubasis and Auria. PC and Mac users are in for a treat too with the inclusion of Ableton Live Lite, Scarlett Plug-In Suite, Novation Bass Station soft-synth and sample content from Loopmasters to get you up-and-running straight away.

 

In Summary, Focusrite iTrack Studio is a complete, compact studio recording system for music professional on-the-move or on a budget. You can guarantee that, upon its' release in September 2013, you will find the lowest price on Focusrite iTrack Studio by comparing studio equipment prices here at Instrumania.

 

 

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If you’ve been around for as long as I have, then the name “Nord” may make you go a little Bleary eyed with Nostalgia. Nord have been making synthesizers for 30 years now and, although they’re not the biggest name in the industry, they are certainly one of the most respected.

Now these veterans of synthesis  have released a wave of new models which promise to combine these 30 years of experience with innovative new designs.

 

The first of these new models in the Nord Drum 2, an analogue modelling percussion synthesizer. Nord Drum 2 allows you to create and play completely unique drum sounds. Nord Drum 2 offers 6 channels, resonance modelling, 6 generic trigger inputs and a host of other professional features. You can compare Nord Drum 2 prices here at Instrumania.com

 

Nord Drum 2 can be used with the all-new Nord Pad which is a 6 channel, compact and responsive drum trigger for the Nord Drum 2 that connects simply via Ethernet. Seamlessly integrate a digital workflow into your exiting acoustic setup or compliment your digital kit with the Nord Pad as the centrepiece, offering simple operation and seamless integration. Compare Nord Pad prices at Instrumania.com.

 

Nord have also released the Piano 2 HP, a lightweight stage piano with 73 hammer action keys. Weighing in at an impressive 11kg, and sporting 3 weighted keys the Nord Piano 2 HP now allows you to split and layer sounds from the Nord Piano and Sample libraries. It features an impressive 500MB of memory for the Nord Piano library and 128MB for the Nord sample library. Compare Nord Piano 2 HP prices at Instrumania.com.

Compare Akai MPC controllers at Instrumania.com the UK and Europe's No.1 price comparison website for musical instruments, DJ equipment, studio gear and PA equipment. Compare MPC Renaissance, Compare MPC Fly and Compare MPC Studio prices at Instrumania.com

Akai launched the MPC range back in 1988 with the MPC60 Music Production Centre that became an instant classic amongst music professionals. Many models have followed and Akais 2013 models, the MPC Renaissance, MPC Fly and MPC Studio.


Akai MPC Renaissance may look familiar because it borrows heavily from the design of the flagship MPC5000 model. Thanks to its use of software rather than relying on on-board firmware, the Renaissance is nearly half-the-price of the outgoing model. Renaissance successfully bridges the gap between powerful software editing with an ergonomic (and distinctly familiar) hardware interface.


MPC Studio is the second new model in the 2013 MPC line-up which has a distinctly retro-feel. However, this classic-looking controller is given a fresh look with an aluminium body and, thanks to its compact footprint, is very portable and perfect for music professionals on the move.


MPC Fly completes the line-up and harnesses the power of the iPad 2. This slimline and completely portable Music Production Centre is guaranteed to be a hit with producers on the move or hobbyists who want to take their studio anywhere.

 

Thinking of buying an Akai MPC Music Production Centre? Compare MPC Renaissance Prices, Compare MPC Studio Prices, Compare at Instrumania.com

Compare prices on Focusrite Scarlett Studio at Instrumania.com. Compare Focusrite prices at Instrumania.com. Instrumania.com is the UKs No.1 price comparison site for the music industry and allows you to compare the prices of thousands of instruments, DJ, PA and studio items from hundreds of online music shops.

 

 

 

Setting up a home-studio can be a daunting task. You can have all the great ideas and plenty of musical talent but still have no idea where to start when it comes to taking these ideas from conception to reality. Focusrite are here to make the whole process of home studio recording far more simple and straightforward with the innovative Scarlett Studio.

 

Focusrite Scarlett Studio is a true first from the creators of some of the most popular audio interfaces in the world. Designed as an all-in-one home studio package, Scarlett studio includes everything you need to get up and running in minutes.

 

Based around their popular Scarlett 2i2 audio interface, this comprehensive package will give you studio-quality audio recording and playback from a system that can be setup in even the most modest of locations. 2i2 is a 2-in, 2-out USB 2.0 interface that features 2 of Focurites’ award-winning preamps suitable for microphones and instruments.

 

Scarlett Studio includes a CM25 large diaphragm, condenser Microphone. The Focusrite Scarlett CM-25 allows exceptional quality sound recording from a wide range of sources including vocals, acoustic instruments and guitar amplifiers with a frequency response of 30Hz to 20kHz. Scarlett Studio also includes a 3m XLR-XLR microphone cable.

 

When it comes to recording, accurate monitoring is critical and, with this in mind, Focusrite Scarlett Studio includes HP60 reference-quality 60Ohm headphones. These quality studio headphones feature a closed back design which allows you to accurately monitor mixes and vocals. An extended frequency response of 10Hz to 30kHz means that no part of your mix is lost.

 

The days of huge recording units and behemoth sequencers are samplers are long-gone and the majority of home studios rely on clever software packages such as Steinbergs Cubase to do the processing for them. With the Focusrite Scarlett studio you get a copy of Cubase LE 6 to get you producing music straight out the box. This clever, ‘lite’ version of Cubase allows 16-track audio or 24-track MIDI recording as well as VST audio instruments and effects. Other software that comes with Scarlett studio also includes Novation’s Bass Station soft synth and 1GB of royalty-free samples to help you underway.

 

Focusrite Scarlett Studio could be the home-producers prayers answered offering an all-in-one software/hardware home studio package than offers great value without compromising Focusrites’ exacting standards in build and audio-quality. 

 

Scarlett Studio is the complete home studio recording system and you can find the lowest price at Instrumania.com. Compare studio equipment prices at Instrumania.com the leading price comparison website for the music industry.

According to Akai Professional, MAX49 places revolutionary MIDI and CV control at your fingertips. With an intuitive layout and included Pro Tools Express, Ableton Live Lite, AkaiConnect, and Ignite software, MAX49 offers instant, powerful creative capabilities. From its 49 semi-weighted keys and 8 real MPC pads, to its groundbreaking LED touch faders and built-in 32-note step sequencer, MAX25 combines cutting-edge Akai Pro technology with classic capability to give you an unprecedented music-making experience.

 

 

 

CUTTING-EDGE LED TOUCH FADERS

MAX25 is one of the most unique controllers ever engineered. Right away you'll notice one of its most distinguishing features: four banks of eight backlit LED touch faders, allowing you to assign up to 32 control parameters. You can use MAX49's LED touch faders just like analog faders by simply dragging your finger up and down along their touch strips, or you can perform instant leaps in any MIDI value from zero to maxed out and everything in between—an unprecedented, unmatched controller capability.

 

BUILT-IN STEP SEQUENCER

Akai Professional’s MAX25 and MAX49 are the only keyboard controllers available that include a built-in step sequencer. MAX49’s touch faders combine with the built-in step sequencer to offer even more innovative performance capabilities. Control four banks of eight steps each, crating patterns up to 32 steps. The step sequencer can be assigned to MIDI parameters or the CV/Gate outputs, and the touch faders give you real-time editing control over modulation, filters, key changes, and effects. Create instant arpeggios by swiping your finger horizontally across the faders, and easily activate and deactivate steps using the button beneath each fader.

 

"…an incredible build quality, unbelievably natural feel, and a built-in suite of features designed with analog enthusiasts in mind, the MAX49 is a solid buy…" - Crossfadr.com

 

CLASSIC CAPABILITY

When you're ready to get down to business, MAX49 delivers essential controller features with excellence. 49 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch are laid out before you, providing professional feel, perfect response and full musical expression. Large, centrally positioned transport controls give you straightforward track navigation, and rubberized pitch and modulation wheels provide for instant creative flourishes. MAX49's expanded arpeggiator includes a Latch button as well as eight different time divisions to create sweeping and endlessly varied melodic cascades.

 

CV & GATE OUTPUTS

MAX49 comes ready to command any controller hardware or software from any era: USB MIDI, traditional 5-pin DIN MIDI and even Control Voltage and Gate outputs are onboard, allowing you to control everything from today's most advanced music software, to analog modular synths from as far back as the 1960s. Mackie Control and HUI protocols are also built in to give you instant compatibility with many industry standard DAWs.

 

 

 

 

ICONIC MPC PADS

MAX49 is also equipped with four banks of 12 backlit MPC pads, giving you a total of 48 assignable pads, allowing you to integrate legendary Akai Pro production capability into live performances and recording sessions alike. These backlit, velocity-sensitive pads come with classic MPC Swing, Note Repeat, Full Level and navigation controls to give you all the tools you need to create music at your highest level.

 

Avid® Pro Tools® Express Included

Compose, record, edit, and mix using the tools the professionals use. Pro Tools Express starts with 16 simultaneous stereo or mono audio tracks. Add in the popular Boom, Xpand!2, and Structure Free player virtual instruments from AIR Music Technology—all included. Finish off with dozens of high-powered effect plug-ins, including the in-demand AIR effects. Plus, Pro Tools Express offers session file compatibility with the entire Pro Tools family, so you can take your tracks to the finest studios around the world.

 

IGNITE INCLUDED

Ignite music creation software from AIR works seamlessly with MAX49, giving you the fastest way to capture ideas and make music. It’s a refreshingly different approach, a simple and seamless creat­ive partner that empowers your ideas and brings them to life. Say goodbye to the rigid and complicated methods of the past. Say hello to a fresh new way to create.

 

Ignite includes over 275 instruments, many of which are taken from our renowned instrument collections - including Strike, Structure, and Velvet. All sounds have been optimized to load quickly, and the editing controls are automatically mapped to your connected MAX49 keyboard. These extraordinary sounds include keyboards, drums, percussion, basses, guitars, synths, strings, brass, and woodwinds.

 

"The shiny red styling isn’t just flashy for no reason; it’s a preview of just how awesome the insides are." - Crossfadr.com

 

ABLETON INSIDE

MAX49 also comes with Ableton Live Lite Akai Pro Edition software, one of the most popular and powerful performance and production programs worldwide. Ableton Live Lite enables musicians to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise and edit musical ideas in a seamless audio/MIDI environment.

 

CONTROL TO THE MAX

MAX49 also comes with AkaiConnect automatic-mapping software, so you'll be up and running in your favorite DAW and VSTs in seconds. AkaiConnect has been designed to eliminate the guesswork and give you more time creating and less time setting up controls. Instantly assign MAX49's MPC pads, touch faders and buttons to your favorite music software plug-ins by simply clicking on the software element you want to control, then touching the knob, pad, fader or button on MAX49.

 

Cutting-edge, classic and complete control: MAX49. Get ready to experience one of the most dynamic and unique performance controllers ever created.

 

 

 


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