Apogee Announces New Ensemble 30×34 Audio Interface

Ensemble_ThunderboltApogee Electronics has introduced its new Ensemble 30 x 34 Thunderbolt 2 audio interface.

Designed for Mac-based studios, Ensemble blends Apogee features from previous products like Symphony I/O, Duet, Quartet and JAM with new capabilities to record, edit, mix and master audio on a Mac using Logic Pro, Pro Tools or any Core Audio-based DAW.
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Apogee and Avid Debut Hybrid ProTools Duet and Quartet Interfaces

Quartet-LifestyleAudio interface-maker Apogee and audio/video software maker Avid recently announced two new Avid Artist Suite products for music recording and stereo audio post production, Pro Tools Duet and Pro Tools Quartet.

As the names indicate, these solutions feature Avid-branded versions of Apogee’s Duet and Quartet audio interfaces, each paired with Avid Pro Tools 11 software for Mac and Windows users.
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Novation Intros ‘Super Loud’ Audiohub 2×4 Electronic Music Production Hub

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Novation has introduced Audiohub 2×4, an audio interface & USB ‘electronic music production hub’.

The Novation Audiohub 2×4 is a combined audio interface and USB hub that lets you connect and power all your USB gear at once, while getting low latency audio and ‘super loud’ output. Continue reading

Source Audio Releases Soundblox Hub Manager

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Source Audio has released the Soundblox Hub Manager, a free companion software application for the Soundblox Hub v1.

The Soundblox Hub connects up to five of Source Audio’s Soundblox 2 effects pedals, unlocking their MIDI capabilities and turning them into a powerful multi-effects processor and switching system.

TheSource_Audio_Soundblox_Hub_v1 Hub allows users to save the on/off states, knob positions, and external control assignments of each connected pedal to create up to 128 unique multi-pedal presets (or “scenes”). Simply dial in a sound with the pedals, then save the state of the entire pedal board with a single button press on the Hub. Scenes can then be recalled with any external MIDI foot-switcher or device that sends MIDI Program Change messages.

The Hub Manager makes it easy to create and edit scenes, name them, export/import scene files, and share them with other Hub owners. Continue reading

PreSonus Intros AudioBox iTwo Studio – An All-In-One Recording Solution For iPad, OS X & Windows

presonus-audiobox_itwo_studioAt the 2014 Summer NAMM Show, PreSonus introduced the AudioBox iTwo Studio recording kit.

The AudioBox iTwo Studio combines a USB bus–powered interface for Mac, Windows, and iPad with Studio One Artist DAW software (Mac and Windows), Capture Duo recording software (iPad), monitoring headphones, a large-diaphragm condenser microphone, Nimbit Free account, and all necessary cables. Continue reading

Antelope Audio Debuts 38-input Zen Studio Interface

Antelope_Audio_Zen_Studio_frontAudio gear manufacturer Antelope Audio has announced that it will be showcasing their new Zen Studio at the 2014 Summer NAMM Show later this week. The Zen Studio is a “revolutionary” new portable audio interface that features a total of 38 simultaneous inputs, including 12 studio grade mic pres, and 32 outputs.

The Zen Studio interface is compact enough to fit inside a backpack or gear bag, and is designed with the traveling musician, location sound engineer, field recordist and other end user in mind: users who need a combination of portability and sound quality. Continue reading