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

Spectrasonics Intros Omnisphere 2

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At the 2015 NAMM Show, Spectrasonics has introduced Omnisphere 2.

They note that ‘This is the first v2.0 of any Spectrasonics instrument and it’s truly a gigantic one!”

Here’s the official video introduction from Spectrasonics Founder and Creative Director, Eric Persing: Continue reading

Focusrite Launches New Clarett Series of Thunderbolt Audio Interfaces

Focusrite_Clarett_8PreXAt the 2015 NAMM Show: Focusrite has launched a range of audio interfaces, the Clarett series, that combine a new preamp design with Thunderbolt technology, to offer ‘exceptional sound quality’ with an interface latency of under 1ms.

Focusrite’s Clarett interfaces offer clear conversion, 24-bit, 192kHz sample rates and world class dynamic range. Their brand new Clarett mic preamps replicate the impedance and transformer resonance of the original ISAs, resulting in exceptional clarity.
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Novation Launchpad Pro Offers Velocity, Pressure Sensitive Pads & More

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Today at the 2015 NAMM Show, Novation unveiled the newest iteration of their popular grid controller series, the Launchpad Pro.

With this professional grid instrument, Novation has given the classic Launchpad an overhaul – adding velocity and pressure sensitive pads, RGB LED feedback and improved control.  Continue reading

Casio Brings CZ Synthesizer To The iPad

casio-cz-appCasio has introduced CZ App for iPad – a new software synthesizer, designed to reproduce the sound of Casio’s best-selling CZ-series models.

The CZ App features a built-in 4-part PD (phase distortion) sound source. Its 36 waveforms are capable of generating an extensive and diverse range of sounds. The created tones can also be played on MIDI-compatible instruments.

Here’s a video demo: Continue reading