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
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.
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
At the 2015 NAMM Show, Keith McMillen Instruments introduced the K-Mix Audio Interface And Programmable Mixer.
At the Show, KMI’s Matthew Hettich gave us a quick overview of the K-Mix. Continue reading
At the 2015 NAMM Show, Rane introduced the MP2015 Rotary Mixer, described as a no-compromise music-mixing performance instrument.
Rane calls their new MP2015 Rotary Mixer the best mixer produced by Rane ever: Continue reading
At 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
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
At the 2015 NAMM Show, Rupert Neve Designs will be introducing two new products:
- the RNDI Active Transformer Direct Interface, and
- the R6 Six Space 500 Series Rack.
Here’s what Neve has to say about them: Continue reading