2017
02/02
iRig Keys and Pads Bundle
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A powerful combination for iPhone, iPad and Mac producers – save $50iRig KEYS + iRig Pads is everything you need to turn your iPhone, iPad or Mac/PC into a powerful production rig. Easily play and program drums, loops, and beats with iRig Pads pad-style MIDI controller, then add melodies, chords and licks with iRig Keys 37-key keyboard MIDI controller. IRig KEYS is a compact, 2-octave MIDI controller for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. With Core MIDI support, you can play any compliant virtual instrument app on your iOS device or MIDI-compatible software on Mac or PC. iRig KEYS has a dedicated pitch wheel and four assignable controller knobs that can be used for everything from volume to pan to modulation. IRig Pads offers sixteen velocity-sensitive rubber pads in a 4×4 configuration. It’s the perfect solution for laying down drum, percussion, bass, loop, and instrument parts. Each pad lights up to react to your playing, and iRig PADS is also equipped with two assignable knobs, a push button rotary encoder, two buttons and a slider, all of which are programmable. IRig KEYS and Pads includes Lightning, 30-pin and USB cables to connect to any generation of Apple device and Mac/PC. Use both simultaneously on your laptop, or hot-swap with your iPhone or iPad – both can be powered by your device. Small enough to fit into a backpack, Keys + Pads is the perfect solution for on the go or in the studio. And to get you started, this bundle also includes SampleTank 3 SE, a powerful new virtual instrument for Mac/PC. With over 400 instruments from 20 categories, over 250 loops and 150 MIDI patterns, 3 sample engines, 55 high-quality effects and more, SampleTank 3 SE is the ultimate production station as both a stand-alone and plug-in with your favorite DAW. For iOS users, KEYS + Pads also unlocks premium content inside SampleTank for iOS, IK’s flagship music production app.

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2017
01/04
Hart USB and Battery Powered Mixer
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JUST MIXER – Battery/USB Powered Compact Portable Pocket Sound/Audio DJ Mixer for Easy Connection to Your Smart Devices w/ 3 Stereo Channels Plus On/Off Switch

Hey mobile musicians this handy little mixer is just perfect for multiple iOS devices in a live situation. It is compact and portable – The perfect way to mix multiple sound sources whenever and wherever you are.

Features:
Stereo 3 in / 1 out Configuration – 3 stereo channels on JUST MIXER allows up to 5 mono input connections
Microphone Setup – Gain knob allows adjustment of input signal to prevent distortion. (High-sensitivity microphone recommended)
Overload Indicators – The Overload LEDs allow you to set the best signal level for optimal audio performance
Stereo Output – Stereo headphones can be connected to this jack for convenient mix monitoring

SIMPLE AND TO THE POINT
The JUST MIXER by Maker Hart is just as its name suggests, a mixer without bells and whistles. Designed by professional sound equipment makers, the Just Mixer serves to fulfill a need that has not been met till now. Whether a professional needing something simple while away from your equipment or an amateur wanting something simple and uncomplicated, Just Mixer can free you from lugging around cumbersome equipment or being tied to a single location.

SMALL AND MOBILE
Be it classrooms, meeting rooms, restaurants, home studios, or anywhere you’d like to perform or set up a recording studio, the Just Mixer makes it possible. With 3.5 mm jacks for input/output, you can connect Just Mixer to your everyday headphone, microphone, MP3 player, mobile phone, laptop, tablet, PC, CD player, etc. You can even use Just Mixer as a sub-mixer to monitor stereo output.

CONTROLS AND JACKS
• 3 x 3.5 mm STEREO INPUT: 2 x input jacks that can be split into 4 mono for instruments and microphones, plus 1 x Aux In
• 1 x 3.5 mm STEREO OUTPUT: Connects to speakers for output of the final mixed signals
• OVERLOAD INDICATOR: Lights up when mixed signal level is too high
• BALANCE KNOBS: Adjusts input balance for each channel
• AUX KNOB: Adjusts input level of device connected to Aux In
• GAIN KNOB: Adjusts and optimizes input volume for each channel to avoid distortion
• MASTER VOLUME SLIDER: Adjusts overall output of Just Mixer
• CHANNEL VOLUME SLIDER: Controls volume output for each channel for easy adjustment
• POWER JACK: Micro USB socket for connection to 5V USB power source
• POWER SWITCH AND INDICATOR: Power on/off as needed and check easily with the indicator

SPECIFICATIONS
Gain: Max. 20dB
Power source: 2x 1.5V (AAA) batteries or 5V USB power source
Weight & Dimensions: 3.2 oz, 2.7 x 4.1 x 0.9″
Content: Just Mixer, 2 x 1.5V AAA batteries, pouch, manual

Get the Hart Just Mixer for 39USD

2017
01/03
Geoshred and Roli Seaboard Rise 5D
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Here’s some exciting news for Seaboard RISE users! Wizdom Music’s award-winning GeoShred instrument for iPad is now fully compatible with the RISE. The factory presets all support 5D Touch and can also be modulated with the XY Pad and and the three Touch Faders which are mapped to GeoShred’s control surface.

GeoShred, winner of a 2017 Electronic Musician Editor’s Choice Award as “one of the most innovative, groundbreaking products to emerge in the past twelve months”, has been enhanced with unprecedented MIDI/MPE I/O control, new effects, and additional model control parameters.



ROLI Seaboard RISE 25 MIDI Controller – more info here

GeoShred is highly expressive when being controlled by instruments like the RISE that use the “MPE” MIDI specification. It’s a fusion of Wizdom Music’s Geo Synthesizer user interface (Jordan Rudess), and moForte’s powerful, modeled guitar and effects chain based on the next generation Physical Modeling research of Dr. Julius O. Smith III of Stanford/CCRMA.

With GeoShred’s physical modeling synthesis, you can achieve realistic guitar sounds that bend, stretch and manipulate the sound into endless possibilities. You can explore, edit and control the physics of a guitar model – including solid or hollow body, nylon or metal strings, pick position, harmonics and more.

Free Seaboard 5D

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2016
12/22
Midi Designer 2 Custom MIDI Controller App
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MDP2 (MIDI Designer Pro 2) is an app for building your own customized MIDI controllers for iOS devices such as iPad and iPhone. You can choose from tons of preset templates for popular hardware devices and software DAWs OR create your own.

2016-12-20: 50% Off (for now)!

Dream, create and play your perfect MIDI controller with MIDI Designer Pro 2:
○ Reviewed and loved by DJ Tech Tools, Recording Magazine, Sound on Sound and Keyboard Magazine
○ Winner of Sonic Touch Gold Award for Best App
○ Trusted on stage by veteran touring acts like Todd Rundgren and newer projects like POSTYR and Groove Boston
○ A studio cornerstone for music producers like Shadow Child and Oliver for tweaking tons of vintage gear
○ Used by musicians, VJs and DJs all around the world
○ The platform of choice for community- and professionally-sourced layouts for top-flight gear (e.g., Korg, Roland, Moog, Eventide, Yamaha)

If you can dream it, you can create it in MIDI Designer.

○ Control all MIDI-enabled hardware and software: synths, effects, DAWs, plug-ins, DJ, VJ & lighting rigs, other iOS apps, robots, cruise ships, rail guns, particle accelerators
○ Near-zero latency connections via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Lightning Cable (with musicIO) or any class-compliant MIDI hardware
○ Design your perfect controller using customizable knobs, sliders, XY pads, labels, panels and more
○ Use supercontrols and subcontrols for advanced functionality with no scripting, ever
○ Choose background color, texture and LED color for up to 8 banks of 6 pages each
○ Save, load and share your layouts and pages
○ Send/receive all MIDI message types (e.g., sysex, NRPN and 14-bit CC)
○ Use MDP2 as a heads-up display for external hardware via the “Pedalboards Feature”
○ Explore presets and other features at mididesigner.com/manual: discover a mature, reliable platform for your controller design and performance

MDP2 is easy to use, infinitely flexible and customizable, and battle-tested in performance. It’s the most-respected MIDI controller for iOS

* * * * * dream | create | play * * * * *

WHAT’S NEW IN MDP2?
○ Completely-redesigned look: Glow. More beautiful, practical and functional with a new Home screen
○ IAP with new control types: Image Panels, Pickers and Meters (free DAW plugin from musicIO)
○ Preset Packs: share global presets with users of the same layout
○ Browse and upload within MDP2 to interact seamlessly with the Community
○ Hundreds of smaller new features, bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements for greater flexibility, stability and speed

The MIDI Designer Community has built layouts for popular MIDI targets, including:
○ Akai: Miniak (= Alesis Micron)
○ Cakewalk: Sonar
○ CamelAudio: Camelspace, CamelPhat
○ Casio: XW Solo Synth (XW-P1, XW-G1), Privia PX-5S
○ Clavia: Nord Lead 4
○ Dave Smith Instruments (DSI): DSI MoPho, DSI Desktop Evolver
○ Eventide: Pitchfactor, Timefactor
○ Fractal Audio: Axe FX II
○ IK Multimedia: Amplitube
○ Jomox: MBase 11
○ Kawai: K3m, K1r Vector Control
○ Korg: 707, DSS-1, EX-8000, ElecTribe R (ER-1), Monotribe, Volca Series
○ Line6: Pod v2.0, Pod HD-500, DT-50 Series, POD X3 Live
○ Moog: Animoog, Little Phatty, Slim Phatty, MF-104m Analog Delay
○ Mutable Instruments: Shruthi, Anushri
○ Novation: Bass Station
○ Peavey: AT-200 Auto-Tune Guitar
○ Pioneer: RMX-500 (VST/AU)
○ Roland: JX-3P (PG-200), JX-8P (PG-800), MKS-30, MKS-50 (PG-300), JD-990, VG-99, Alpha Juno, Fantom X
○ Sequential Circuits: Prophet 600, Six-Trak
○ Sonic Charge: MicroTonic VST (μTonic)
○ Sonic Potions: LXR Digital Drum Synth
○ Strymon: “Trio” (BigSky, TimeLine, Mobius)
○ A Tasty Pixel: Loopy HD
○ TC Electronic: Nova Drive NDR-1
○ ValhallaDSP: ÜberMod, VintageVerb, FreqEcho, Shimmer, Room
○ Waldorf: Blofeld, Pulse, 4-Pole
○ Yamaha: S90, DX7 Reface, CS6X/R

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2016
12/20
Faster Charger For Your iPad Pro 12 inch
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Faster charging for those power users out there. Great for music producers who are using their iPad Pro 12.9 for extensive amounts of time.

The Apple 29W USB-C Power Adapter offers fast, efficient charging at home, in the office, or on the go.

This adapter is compatible with MacBook computers featuring a USB-C port and requires a USB-C Charge Cable (sold separately).

ORDER FROM AMAZON Apple Apple 29W USB-C Power Adapter (MJ262LL/A)

Use the cable with an Apple 29W USB-C Power Adapter to take advantage of the fast charging feature on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Two meters in length
Genuine Apple product

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