Steinberg VST Connect Pro 3 Streamlines Internet Collaborations

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Steinberg has released VST Connect Pro – a complete remote recording solution that lets you collaborate with any musician with an Internet connection and a computer.

According to Steinberg, ‘data encryption, multi-track recording, live video chat, audio stream protection and MIDI support make geographical distance irrelevant to studio production workflows.’ Continue reading

Shure Intros MOTIV Microphone Line

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2015 NAMM Show: Shure has introduced the MOTIV microphone line, a new range of microphones that is designed to be easy to use with Mac, PC or Apple iOS devices.

All four members of the new MOTIV range are Apple MFi (made for iPhone, iPod, or iPad) certified devices, including three condenser models (the MV5, MV88 stereo model, and MV51 large-diaphragm model) and a digital audio interface (MVi) that can connect directly to any iOS device without additional adapters or connection kits.  Continue reading

IK Multimedia iRig Mic Field Now Shipping

IK_Multimedia_iRig_mic_fieldIK Multimedia has announced that it’s now shipping the iRig Mic Field, a “pocketable” and adjustable stereo digital microphone for audio and video field recording with Lightning-compatible iOS devices.

iRig Mic Field Features:

  • Digital stereo field-recording mic which connects to iOS devices via the Lightning port
  • Lightweight and “pocketable” design
  • Rotates 90° for optimal audio/video positioning; locks in place with comfortable-to-use controls
  • Ideal for music recording, video shoots or any field recording application
  • Integrated headphone output for immediate real-time audio monitoring
  • Gain control and multicolor LED indicator for easy and accurate level adjustment
  • 2 high-quality cardioid electret condenser capsules
  • 24-bit, 44.1 – 48 kHz A/D conversion

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Recording Animoog Into Ableton Live Via iConnectMIDI4+

In this video, Chris Stack of experimentalsynth explores using the iConnectivity iConnectMIDI4+ audio/MIDI interface to record audio from Animoog on his iPad directly into Ableton LiveContinue reading

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