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Ensemble Multi-Channel, 24bit/192kHz Audio Interface
Ensemble features 36 channels of simultaneous audio, including 8 channels of Apogee’s legendary A/D and D/A conversion, 4 transparent, digitally controlled 75db mic preamps, 8 channels of ADAT I/O, 2 channels of S/PDIF coax and optical I/O, and FireWire connectivity to and from the computer. Ensemble also includes premium Apogee technologies such as “SoftLimit”, “UV22HR”, and “Intelliclock”. These technologies combined with converters that set the standard for the audio industry make Ensemble an ideal choice for professionals seeking a high-definition, integrated solution that’s incredibly easy to use. Tweak: Competition for the RME Fireface is here
TASCAM's new GVITM is the ultimate sampler - the power of GigaStudio 3 in an easy-to-use plug-in for Windows VSTi and RTAS workstation software. It's the sampler for all musicians, composers and producers, with unobstructed access to the best sound libraries ever produced.
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Alesis: IO|26 FireWire Audio/MIDI Interface
Compatible with PC and Macintosh computers, the new Alesis IO|26 is a FireWire audio / MIDI interface with support for upwards of 26 channels of audio, S/PDIF and ADAT digital inputs, plus a built-in 16-channel MIDI interface. Tweak: Has a phono preamp too, 2 independent headphone outs, Cubase LE
MacBook Pro is the first Mac notebook built upon the revolutionary new Intel Core Duo. It's actually two processors built into a single chip--which makes this by far the biggest leap in mobile Mac
No computer on earth makes it as easy to work with digital photos, movies, music and the web as iMac. And now it all happens with blazing speed - powered by the revolutionary Intel Core Duo. With two processors built onto a single chip, this new Intel engine kicks iMac performance up to a whole new level. Coupled with the new ATI Radeon X1600 graphics processor and the world's most advanced operating system, Mac OS X, iMac will run all your software, fast.
iLife ’06 is the next generation of Apple’s award-winning digital lifestyle suite. It features iPhoto 6 with blazing performance and new Photocasting; iMovie HD 6 with new movie themes for adding spectacular motion graphics to movies; iDVD 6 for authoring custom DVDs for today’s widescreen TVs; and GarageBand 3, the complete solution for creating professional-sounding podcasts. iLife ’06 also introduces iWeb, an innovative new application that makes it easy to create amazing websites with photos, blogs, and podcasts and publish them on the Internet with a single click using .Mac. Now more than ever, it’s clear that the Mac is the ultimate platform for the digital lifestyle. Tweak: Outstanding Value
New Line of Xenyx Mixers
The XENYX 2442FX has 24 inputs and 4 Aux Sends for each channel. Additionally, 4 subgroups with separate outputs have been incorporated for routing flexibility.
MW 10 and 12 USB Mixing studios
High-quality multi-track mixing/recording systems don't get any simpler than this. Along with its versatile mixing functions, the MW features a true plug-and-play USB audio interface – giving you a fast, no-nonsense way to get quality audio tracks into your computer. With Cubase LE, it's also an advanced, all-in-one solution that turns any computer into a complete, top-flight recording system. Tweak: Look out, Yammie is in on the USB mixer thing, bringing us inexpensive ways to get sound to computer.
The heart of the MO series is the same massive 175 MB wave ROM and synth engine found in the flagship MOTIF ES. Complete with expressive, multi-velocity acoustic pianos and EPs, MegaVoice guitars and basses that capture all the subtle nuance of the real thing and a vast selection of string, brass and other acoustic sounds, the MO is ready for any type of music production.
S90 ES Get a Price
The S90 ES combines a stunningly natural acoustic piano sound with all the sonic flexibility of the award winning Motif ES.
HS Series Monitors
The new HS Series powered monitors were designed to be true studio reference monitors in the tradition of the famous NS10Ms. When choosing your next pair of near field reference monitors, remember it's not just important that they sound good; they have to be an honest reference for your mix. The new HS Series of reference monitors were designed to give you exceptionally flat response so you can really trust what you hear. That means that mixes that sound good on Yamaha HS speakers will sound good on anything. In fact, that's the ultimate test of a reference monitor. Even better than that, HS series speakers not only sound good, they look great, too. Tweak: Gasp!
WaveLab is the professional studio's choice for audio editing, mastering, and restoration, yet its affordability has also made it available to discerning engineers and musicians. WaveLab 6 builds on the outstanding reputation of previous versions, adding many more features and capabilities to this already world-class editing and mastering application. More WaveLab 6 information
Dimension Pro is the critically-acclaimed synthesizer that combines real instruments with advanced synthesis, giving you endless sound possibilities. The immense two DVD sound library that ships with Dimension Pro makes it the ideal go-to instrument for musicians, while its deep editing and sound generation capabilities have a natural appeal to sound designers. Tweak: Cakewalk is venturing into Mac territory
The INSPIRE 1394 is a revolutionary FireWire Recording System featuring professional quality 24-bit/96k analog to digital conversion rate, four simultaneous inputs, software control panel as well as audio recording and production software giving you the smallest, most flexible, most affordable and all-inspiring computer recording studio ever!
The new NT2-A is a professional large capsule (1 in.)condenser studio microphone with variable pick-up pattern,variable high pass filter and variable pad. These features provide greater creative control and versatility. Three 3-position switches located on the mic body provide the freedom to step from Figure 8, Cardioid or Omni polar pick-up patterns;from a flat response to either 80 Hz or 40 Hz high-pass filter and a Pad adjustment of 0 dB, -5 dB or -10 dB attenuation.