Elektron Grammofon Record Label To Feature Elektron Artists

Elektron_Instruments_Grammofon_RecordsElektron Music Machines has announced a new undertaking: the record label Elektron Grammofon.

The label will be the home for 12” vinyl records, by artists using Elektron instruments. The releases will be limited to 300 copies and all profits will go to charity. Continue reading

Yamaha AG Series Packs Modern Connectivity Into A Compact Mixer

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At the 2015 NAMM Show, Yamaha introduced the AG series of multi-purpose, high-resolution (192kHz/24bit) mixer and USB audio interfaces.

The AG series is designed for small setups that need both high-resolution audio support and modern connectivity, to support tasks like streaming live performances, recording podcast interviews and mobile recording.

The AG mixer available in two models, the 3-channel AG03, and 6-channel AG06, above. Continue reading

Avid Intros Free Pro Tools | First

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At the 2015 NAMM Show, Avid announced Pro Tools | First – a new free version of Pro Tools.

Pro Tools | First includes a subset of Pro Tools features. It’s designed to let musicians and audio producers get started with Pro Tools for free, without requiring an iLok.

Pro Tools | First offers up to 16 mono/stereo audio tracks, 16 MIDI tracks and 16 Instruments tracks for a maximum of 48 tracks, compared with hundreds of tracks for the full Pro Tools.

Notably, Pro Tools | First only saves projects to the cloud. Three are included free. You log in to access and work on your projects, but you can work offline when not logged in or if there is no internet, on the last project you saved to the Cloud from a local cache within the application.

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Roland AIRA MX-1 Mix Performer In Depth

The Roland AIRA MX-1 Mix Performer was one of the most interesting introductions at the 2015 NAMM Show. The MX-1 is a deep, powerful device, though, that’s hard to understand from an overview from the NAMM Show floor.

In this video, via SweetwaterSound, Roland Group Strategy Manager Brandon Ryan provides an in-depth look at the MX-1 and how it differs from traditional mixers.  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