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Alesis ProTrack

Posted by Mikers On February - 15 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

ProTrack provides convenient, direct-to-iPod stereo digital recording to iPod in a portable, handheld form factor. Users can capture live audio anywhere and anytime with their iPod or iPod nano. ProTrack’s smart design integrates the iPod into the recorder, with included sleds to securely mount supported iPod models to the recorder.

Two high-quality condenser microphones are built-in, fixed in XY stereo configuration for high quality field recording. ProTrack also offers users a pair of combination XLR – 1/4-inch inputs for connection for external microphones and line sources. When running on plug-in power using the included AC adapter, ProTrack supplies 48V phantom power so that it can power condenser microphones.

ProTrack’s exterior contains a Universal Dock for iPod, LED signal indicators, and controls for 48V phantom power, limiter, and volume. Four AAA alkaline batteries provide four to five hours of operation. A threaded mount is integrated for tabletop use on a camera tripod.

Key features of ProTrack include:

•    Integrated iPod design
•    Records to iPod (Classic or 5th Generation), or iPod nano (2nd or 3rd Generation)
•    Professional connectors: two combination XLR – 1/4-inch inputs, 1/8-inch stereo output
•    Supplies 48V phantom power to inputs when wall-powered
•    Records 16-Bit, 44.1kHz or 22kHz stereo
•    Two built-in condenser microphones for detailed recording
•    Built-in microphones in XY configuration for optimum stereo image
•    Switchable limiter ensures overload-free recordings even in unpredictable aural situations
•    AC power adapter included
•    Four AAA batteries provide up to five hours of operation
•    Tripod stand mount for placing into ideal recording conditions

ProTrack is ideal for capturing sound effects, recitals, jam sessions, speeches, interviews, rehearsals, performances, meetings, lectures, notes-to-self, or any other audio material directly to iPod.

Head to the product’s official site for more details – www.alesis.com/protrack


Posted by Mikers On February - 15 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS
Coming soon, Studio SIx Digital will be releasing a professional-grade audio measurement and recording accessory for the iPhone and the iPod touch. iAudioInterface will allow the iPhone and iPod touch to be used for serious audio and acoustics measurements, and can also act as a stereo line in / line out audio interface.
Test & Measurement
With iAudioInterface and our companion app, AudioTools, you can have these test & measurement capabilities (some modules sold separately as in-app purchases):
Audio Test & Measurement like a calibrated SPL Meter, both analog and digital, an SPL LEQ graph, an RTA, FFT Analysis, Impulse Response, and coming in 2010: Smaart Mobile.
Line Input Tests, including Level & Frequency Measurement, a dual-channel Audio Scope, a VU / Peak Meter, and THD+n Measurement.
Speaker Tests, like Speaker Polarity, Speaker Distortion, an Impedance Meter and an Impedance Sweep.
Utilities include our Generator, Mic Monitor, the ability to transfer files to PC / Mac, an Audio Calculator, and comprehensive Setup & Calibration.
Audio Interface Features
In addition to a great audio test & measurement accessory, with iAudioInterface you also get a professional-grade general-purpose audio interface suitable for recording. Here’s what you get:
* Full-bandwidth stereo line input that can handle pro levels
* High-quality headphone amplifier or a low-distortion stereo line output with +6dBu output
* Compatible with any iPhone or iPod touch app that uses stereo inputs or outputs
For the latest on this product, head to the developer’s site – http://www.studiosixdigital.com/

New Mikey mic

Posted by Mikers On February - 9 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

The all-new Mikey is the perfect tool for mobile recording. Featuring two custom-tuned Blue capsules for stereo recording, a line-input, USB pass through and a stylish updated 230-degree rotating design. Mikey’s three gain settings allow for a versatile recording experience for everything from a loud concert to a whisper. Record lectures, voice notes, live music, interviews, and more. Mikey also comes with its own carrying pouch and headphone adapter or playback and monitoring. Mikey turns your iPod or iPhone into the coolest mobile recording device around!

Fore more details head to – http://www.bluemic.com/mikey/new/


Posted by Mikers On February - 9 - 2010 ADD COMMENTS

From the land of the rising red sun comes this rather ingenious piece of kit for anyone after high quality stereo recording on the go for both iPod and iPhone.

The LIC-IREC03P from Japanese company Logitec (yes isn’t that cheeky of them!) features an X/Y style unidirectional moulded microphone arrangement. There is a pad offer -10db and -20db, plus three settings of automatic gain control (including off). Mic Sensitivity ranges from  -47dB +-4dB, and Recording Bandwidth is 20 ~ 16kHz

There doesn’t appear to be an official site for this product, but you can pick one up for roughly US$135 from www.geekstuff4u.com

Akai’s iPK25 & SynthStation Studio

Posted by Mikers On January - 22 - 2010 1 COMMENT

SynthStation Studio FOR iPhone® AND iPod® Touch

Cumberland, R.I. (Jan 14, 2010) – Akai Professional, the name synonymous with music production, announces the iPK25 keyboard controller and the SynthStation Studio music production app, both for iPhone and iPod Touch. Akai Pro will unveil the iPK25 and SynthStation Studio at the 2010 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, booth 6400, January 14–17.

The iPK25 and SynthStation Studio transform a musician’s iPhone or iPod Touch into a portable music production studio for mobile music creation. While the SynthStation Studio app is powerful enough for professional musicians, virtually anyone can use it to easily create music. The app gives musicians three synthesizers for creating and modifying sonic textures used for melodies, chords and bass lines. Built around Akai Professional’s history in synthesis and drawing on the company’s newest MINIAK synth, the SynthStation Studio app sounds great and offers wide-ranging sonic flexibility with its virtual analog synthesis.

SynthStation Studio users can create and save sequences and complete songs. The app contains three different three-oscillator synths, and drum kits, which musicians can sequence and mix right in the SynthStation Studio. For creating melodic and accompaniment parts, the SynthStation Studio contains an arpeggiator with preset patterns, built-in effects and filters and an XY control interface for expressive control of key parameters.

The SynthStation Studio features an on-screen keyboard for use on the go. It is also designed for use with its companion keyboard, the iPK25. This 25-key MIDI keyboard features a built-in dock for the iPhone or iPod Touch. It gives users two octaves of velocity-sensitive, synth-action keys, pitch and modulation wheels, and physical buttons for the most commonly used controls including octave up and down and sound-bank selections. The iPK25 also features a stereo pair of RCA line outputs and a headphone output for connection to recording and sound reinforcement systems. The iPK25 also has a USB/MIDI output for use as a controller for other MIDI software on Mac or PC and MIDI hardware devices.

“The package of the iPK25 keyboard and the SynthStation Studio app transform the iPhone into a professional musical instrument,” said Adam Cohen, Director of Business Development, Akai Professional.

The iPK25 will be available from pro audio and musical instrument retailers in March 2010. The SynthStation Studio app will be available from the iTunes App Store in January 2010.

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