Focusrite Bundles Scarlett Solo Studio Pack

UK audio gear-makers Focusrite have announced the Scarlett Solo Studio Pack. The pack features their simplest interface (the Scarlett Solo), bundled with a condenser microphone and professional headphones, together with cables, samples and software.
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New Budget Mackie Mix Series Mixers

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Mackie has introduced the new Mix Series Compact Mixers, with three new models:

  • the Mix5 5-Channel Compact Mixer;
  • the Mix8 8-Channel Compact Mixer; and
  • ]the Mix12FX 12-Channel Compact Mixer with Effects.

Mix Series mixers are the most affordable mixer produced by Mackie. According to Mackie, the new line of mixers offer a feature set perfect for smaller applications.  Continue reading

Tascam Intros 2 Digital Audio Recorders With WiFi

dr-22wl_i_01Tascam has introduced two new digital audio recorders with WiFi support, the DR-22WL Portable Recorder With WiFi and the DR-44WL Portable Recorder with WiFi.

The DR-22WL, right, s the first portable recorder to include WiFi for transport control, file transfer, and audio streaming to your smartphone or PC.

Features:

  • WiFi transport control for remote start
  • File transfer and streaming to smartphones or computers over WiFi
  • Free control and transfer app for iOS and Android
  • Free file transfer software for Mac & Windows
  • New stereo condenser microphones arranged in close XY pattern
  • New mic preamp and A/D converters for better sound quality and longer battery life
  • High volume recording – up to 120dB SPL
  • 8-position Scene Dial for typical recording situations, including full manual setting
  • Up to 96kHz/24-bit recording (WAV/BWF) or MP3 recording
  • 1/8” stereo mic input with plug-in power
  • 128×128 graphic LCD with backlight
  • Supports up to 128GB microSDXC card (4GB microSDHC card included)
  • Variable Speed Audition changes speed without changing the pitch for transcription or learning new music

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Take Creative Vocal Recorder Update Adds New Features & More

propellerhead-take-vocal-recorderPropellerhead has updated Take Creative Vocal Recorder for iOS, adding new features, a tutorial and other fixes.

Here’s what’s new in version 1.1:

Key New Features:

  • Song navigator replaces the scrub bar. It gives you an overview of the recorded spaces. Drag to scrub, or tap directly to jump to a point in time.
  • Redo mode now restores to the last audio change undone.
  • Tutorial walks you through how to use Take. Re-enable viewing it from Take’s settings.
  • Clearer UI for indicating the beginning and end of recordable space.

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RØDE Intros iXY With Lighting Connector For iPhone 5, 5s & 5c

rode-ixy-microphone2014 Summer NAMM Show: Australian pro-audio manufacturer RØDE Microphones has introduced the iXY with Lightning connector microphone for iPhone 5, 5s and 5c.

The new mic is designed to allow high-quality recording at sample rates up to 24-bit/96kHz.

The iXY with Lightning connector features a matched pair of ½ inch condenser capsules arranged in a stacked X-Y configuration, with on-board high-fidelity analogue to digital conversion. Accrding to RØDE, this ensures accurate, immersive and true to life stereo recordings. Continue reading