February 19, 2013
It’s very rare for digital recording bundles to come packaged with three pieces of gear that are of a good quality and reasonably priced. Typically the included microphone or headphones are sub par at best while the interface is around the quality you expect given it’s price. The Focusrite Scarlett Studio package looks to break that mold by offering three quality pieces of gear into a recording bundle that is priced well below the normal studio package. While the Scarlett Studio package may not be the be all end all solution to your recording needs, it does have everything you need to get a solid recording without breaking the bank.
Here are some details and specifications on each piece of equipment that comes in the Focusrite Scarlett Studio package.
Scarlett 2i2 Interface
In light of the recent Dave Grohl directed Sound City documentary, its worth mentioning that Focusrite was founded in 1985 …
February 15, 2013
Bose is known for having some of the best sounding audio devices from headphones, to media players, to surround sound systems. To add to their existing line of quality professional audio equipment, Bose put out a collection of portable PA systems. Initially released in 2003 the L1 Speaker Systems looked to change the way we look at live sound setups. These systems have been used in multiple applications from PA for the acoustic performer to monitor systems for full bands. In 2012 Bose added a new product to the line with the L1 Model 1S and its companion bass speaker the B1 Bass Module. The L1 Portable Systems can also be used for any type of performance or live sound application from a mobile DJ to an orator. Not only do these speakers have great sound but they are also aesthetically pleasing for use as an audio source/entertainment hub for your home or business. There are …
February 4, 2013
NAMM 2011 and 2012 saw the unveiling of a whole host of DJ controllers from some of the top manufacturers including Pioneer, Numark, Denon, Vestax, and even the illusive Native Instruments unveiled their Kontrol F1 at an off site location in 2012. NAMM is also the place where a lot of companies allow the public to play on their new designs in an almost faux test market to see how people react and then subsequently make a few last minute adjustments. NAMM 2013 was no exception in this regard but Numark was really the only company unveiling a high performance controller with the Numark NS7 2. Nearly every other DJ controller manufacturer was unveiling low cost, portable, and lets face it, entry level controllers this year. This may have come as a surprise to most of you expecting to see the latest and greatest improvements to the DJ …
January 23, 2013
Another year, another NAMM, and we’re back at it. Today was the Media Preview Day. If you don’t know what that means- today is the day to get the first scoop on products at the show, and also a great day to go ahead and get through the whole “hey, bro, where’s my badge at?” situation. Currently, my badge is secured, and I have been and seen a few things worth mentioning.
My first stop was to meet up with Ben from Dubreq, who announced their new Stylophone S2 with a cool video from Brett Domino recently. We got to talk to Ben a bit about how he and his father (who designed the original) came to realize they needed to release this all analog, British powerhouse into the world. Having gotten my hands on one, I can self-assuredly say I am getting the hell out of one ASAP.
January 18, 2013
We have reached the end of our Moog Factory Tour series with a look at a new technology Moog are developing. With a sensoriactuator and ferromagnetism, Moog and their engineering department are dubbing this new technology LEV 96. Essentially what they are developing is something that takes natural harmonic tones and transfers them into the onboard analog circuit to produce unique tones and sound palettes. The initial design is being used with an acoustic guitar but in the future, LEV-96 could potentially be affixed to a number of different surfaces. This little control surface boasts over 90 individual control systems so you can expect that the sonic possibilites here are potentially endless with enough creativity and exploration.
Unfortunately this is the end of the road for our Moog Factory Tour series as well as any new Moog news to announce before Winter NAMM 2013. We will of course be sharing …