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

Building a Home Mastering Studio – The End Result

This video, via mastering engineer Ian Shepherd, is the last in a series that looks at planning and building a home mastering studio.

Shepherd’s goal was not to create a commercial quality mastering studio, but to create a home studio that he could use for doing some of his work in. While his focus is on mastering, most of this information applies to planning and building any serious home studio. Continue reading

Eventide UltraChannel Native Channel Strip Available As A Free Download

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Eventide has released UltraChannel Native – a 64-bit native channel strip plug-in – as a free download through July 8th, 2014.

UltraChannel Native is a plugin (AU, VST, and AAX64) for Mac and PC. It offers micro pitch functionality, stereo delays with variable feedback paths, plus two stages of compression, gating, and five bands of parametric EQ. Continue reading

iTrack Dock Overview & Demo

At this year’s NAMM Show, Focusrite introduced the iTrack Dock, an iPad docking system for musicians. It’s now available, with a street price of about US $200.

This video offers an overview of the iTrack Dock and demo of how it works.

Note: The first 4 minutes focus on unboxing and registering the device. A technical demo follows.  Continue reading