The 7 Best iOS Music Products Of NAMM 2015 On The iOS Update

In the latest episode of the iOS Update host Mitch Gallagher shares his picks for the best new products for iOS music making from the 2015 NAMM ShowContinue reading

IK Multimedia iRig UA Addresses Android Audio Problems By Moving The Audio Off Of Android

imageAt the 2015 NAMM Show, IK Multimedia announced iRig UA, a digital effects processor and interface that they say allows near-zero latency processing with AmpliTube UA on all devices with Android 4.0 or higher and that support USB host mode/USB OTG.

IK’s Android solution addresses the Android platform fragmentation and OS latency problems by moving the DSP (Digital Signal Processing) of the device to the iRig UA. A digital signal processing chip directly inside iRig UA handles the effects processing, while the AmpliTube UA control app provides the graphic interface that lets users edit their guitar rig and save or recall presets. Continue reading

Universal Audio Intros Free Apollo Expanded Update

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At the 2015 NAMM Show, Universal Audio introduced Apollo Expanded – an update that they call ‘the biggest evolution for the award-winning Apollo interface since its introduction in 2012′.

Apollo Expanded provides Mac users “mix and match” operation between Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo audio interfaces, as well as new plug-in types and Console 2.0, which features over 25 new user-requested features.

Now, users of Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo Twin, Apollo DUO, Apollo QUAD, and Apollo 16 audio interfaces can harness up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — adding I/O and DSP as their studio grows. Continue reading

Focusrite Revamps iTrack Solo, Studio, With Lightning Compatibility

Focusrite_iTrack-Studio_LightningAt the 2015 NAMM Show: Focusrite launched the iTrack Solo and iTrack Studio – their interface and bundle for recording on iPad, Mac, and PC – now updated with Lightning compatibility.

iTrack Solo is a 2-in, 2-out iPad, Mac, and PC audio interface featuring a Focusrite mic preamp. It offers a dynamic range of over 105dB and unique gain halos that show you when your recording signal is at the right level. Continue reading

Keith McMillen Instruments Intros K-Mix Audio Interface And Programmable Mixer

At the 2015 NAMM Show, Keith McMillen Instruments has introduced the K-Mix – described as a ‘next generation audio interface and programmable mixer’.

The KMI K-Mix is a genre-blurring device. It’s a powerful control surface, like many of the company’s previous devices. But it’s also a hardware mixer and an 8 in/10 out audio interface. Continue reading