Here's some of the latest studio gear, available
A Really SCHWEET DEAL
KRK VXT8 Active Studio Monitor
With a visually striking
enclosure design that is equally functional -- providing low
resonance, improved structural integrity and extended low-end,
slotted ports for reduced port turbulence, plus a sleek curvature
that provides excellent imaging characteristics and a wider "sweet
spot" -- the VXT monitors achieve a new level of precision.
|Priced from: 499.50
The KRK VXT series should not be confused
with the KRK Rokit series. The Rokits are lower priced and
amazing sounding for those of us on a budget. The VXT is KRK's
design for professional studios. They exceed the Rokits. I
find them accurate, powerful, clear without hype. I think they'd
do well in a larger than average control room, not for the small
bedroom (unless you want to blow the walls down). zZounds
notes this is a temporary reduction in price on the these.
Normally $599 ea. Seize the day!
VTX 4 and
also reduced and these might be fantastic for a home studio.
Multi-Track Recorder Controller
Multi-track recording, a USB interface, tactile
DAW control, and an onboard sampler in a compact, mobile-ready format.
Roland GAIA SH-01
Huge sound with three virtual analog engines
onboard, each with a dedicated oscillator, filter, amplifier, envelope,
Tweak: Want to create your own sounds? Roland
makes it easier than ever before. Look, no menus, no cryptic
displays, just knobs, sliders and switches.
Sampler Synth Rackmount Module
New lower price!
|The Roland Fantom XR
delivers the power of the new Fantom-X series keyboards in a
convenient 1U rack. With room for over 1GB of sounds - 128MB
internal wave ROM and room for six SRX expansions, this
affordable module sets a new standard for expandability.
|Tweak: The XR is a
powerful module. Has the full Fantom X 128 MB rom,
and you can add up to 6 (optional) SRX Expansion boards.
In addition you can add up to 528 MB of sample memory.
Here are my SRX picks for a killer module
The OCTAPAD Legend Continues. Combines cutting-edge drum and
percussion sounds with current triggering technology, a Phrase Loop
function, USB MIDI, and more.
Tweak: Tons of world percussion sounds
Holiday SCHWEET DEALzZ!
Korg Radias-R Virtual Analog Synthesizer Rack
Based on Korg's cutting-edge MMT engine, this 24-voice synthesizer
offers a variety of synthesis algorithms together with multiple
effects, new comb filter and wave shaping features, modulation
sequencing, as well as new formant-motion vocoding
: Price was $999.00 yesterday
Now 699.00 2 left 5-29-10
Mackie 8 Bus Console
Kill deal alert! New B-stock
Mackie 32ch 8 bus
console under 2k!!!!!!
This mixer will handle the needs of a large
recording studio of 32 Mics and 32 playback tracks simultaneously.
8 busses, 6 sends, 6 stereo returns, inserts, direct outs, Mix B...sigh,
its a total analog nerve center for your studio. In stock as I
type on May 29. This kind of deal does not last long.
IN STOCK! Thu Apr13 1:10am at this price these will move!
TWEAK: When I saw the price I had to look
again. How much? $1,099.
what our members say.
Watch videos and get more specs from Roland This is for a NEW unit.
You can add a
computer monitor and a mouse to give you a DAW like experience. The
MV8800, like the MPC5000, is a sampler, multi track recorder, mixer and
effects processor in one unit. Using the pads as triggers is great for
making beats and doing all kinds of sample based music. If you have
always wanted an MV--don't wait.
StudioLive 24 Channel Digital Mixer
Tweak: Coming soon. This 24-4 digital
mixer has a built in 32x26 firewire audio interface. 24 preamps. 100mm
talk about it!
Apple Logic Studio
Music Production Software (Macintosh)
Logic goes 64 bit.
released Logic 9.1 via the software update process which is now can be run as a
64 bit application from inside Snow Leopard (Mac OSX 10.6). You can choose to
run in 32 bit mode if you want, for compatibility with older soft synths and
plugins. However, you can also run 32 bit plugins in 64 bit mode thanks to
Logic's 32 bit Audio Unit Bridge, which launches automatically when you load
songs in 64 bit mode using 32 bit plugins. This also allows you to start a song
in 32 bit mode and once you have defined al the synths you want to use, then
switch to 64 bit mode to take advantage of the faster processing. As a long term
logic user I will only say--this is the best Logic yet!
SV173 73-Key Vintage Stage Piano
Stage. Vintage. Piano. The name
pretty much says it all. The SV-1 contains the hippest, most in-demand and
soul-satisfying keyboard sounds ever collected in a single instrument.
Decades of electro-mechanical, transistorized, tape-driven, analog, and
digital legends are joined by a collection of rich acoustic pianos, all
reproduced with stunning realism. But the SV-1 is about much more than
excellent sound; the SV-1 re-creates the look, the feel, and visceral
pleasure of performing on a vintage instrument.
Allen And Heath GL2800-48 48-Channel Mixer
|Top end monitor mix capability is now accessible
to the budget conscious sound provider. The popular GL Series has
grown with the addition of the GL2800M, a dedicated monitor console
offering an easy to use, innovative tool set for simultaneously
mixing large numbers of wedges and in-ears. With the benefits of
personal freedom, a tailored mix for each musician and a quiet
stage, IEM monitor systems have become increasingly popular with
performers and engineer's alike. Although IEM has become a lot more
affordable, the console required to run them properly is typically
too large, complex or expensive for all but the biggest budgets.
Meet the GL2800M... affordable, capable and easy to use - without
compromise, exactly right for the job.
Tweak: Beautiful, is it not? Big, bad, imposing.
But only to those who don't understand. Read my guide on
Mixers and you'll be able to walk up to this beast and tame the
Yamaha TENORI-ON Music Creation Device
Yamaha TNR-O Orange Music Creation Device
"O" or Orange is a desktop or studio unit. It has no LEDS on the
back, but all the circuitry and sound of the more expensive TNR-W. The
W is more for live performance art as it shows the moving LEDs on both
sides (so the audience can see them) and can be run off batteries.
Both have the same sequencer, 32 voice AWM2 (i.e., sample playback)
synth (239 presets +14 kits) and 3 voice sampler. keyfax sells a mic
stand adapter so you can mount it. Watch the
Do you need a Dynamic? Condenser? Ribbon?
Guitar Amps, Drums?
Learn the Answers
huge body of knowledge on Microphones here!
Introduction to Studio Microphones. Check out the
forums on Mics. Check out Tweak's entertaining
of classic Mics! We have the Answers to every Mic
question a new home studio enthusiast will have.
Each of these mIcs has a Sonic
Signature. A studio professional can predict how each will sound on
different sources. This is the basis for musing that an sm81 is good on acoustic
guitars, an sm57 can do amps, the re20 can do a nice HH vocal. Then you
try it and realize how much the choice of microphone affects the final
LEARN what a MOTIF XS can do in Tweak's
History of the MOTIF series back to the Yamaha EX5
Find out how you can
hit one button and Turn the Motif into a full featured control surface for
Logic, Sonar or Cubase
Find out why Tweak calls the Motif a Song "Idea
Tweak: You NEED Better Sound than
your Audio interface preamps can deliver? The Golden Age Pre-73 is worth
Golden Age Pre-73 Microphone Preamplifier
|The Pre73 provides a low cost
alternative to microphone preamplification featuring a fully
discrete signal path by utilizing separate transformers for the
balanced mic input, the line input and the output. Similar to the
circuit you would find in the Neve 1073 preamp/EQ with a remarkably
FIND OUT why Preamps are Important
LEARN why getting a low
budget preamp can be a costly mistake.
Find out how to get better
quality with an average preamp
READ Tweak's newly revised
"How to Make
Sense of the Mic Preamp Jungle" before you buy ANYTHING!
Take/View the latest
Mic preamp POLL 250-$399
Monitors around $1200 a pair or
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Ultra-Low Noise Design 48/24-Input 8-Bus In-Line Mixer with XENYX Mic
Preamplifiers, British EQs and Integrated Meterbridge
The Korg M50 has a Touch screen. The Fantom and Motif do not. There
is a blemished unit under 9 bills. New ones go for $1099.00.
Both are great deals.
M50-61 61-Key Synth Workstation
Breaking News! Tweak Tries Pro Tools LE for the first time!
|Meet Mbox 2 Mini the worlds smallest, most
affordable Pro Tools LE recording, editing, and mixing system ever.
Whether youre a singer/songwriter whos new to recording or a
seasoned pro on the go, Mbox 2 Mini packs professional features into
a robust, ultra compact, easy-to-use audio workstation to record and
mix music wherever your inspiration takes you. And with its
diminutive size, Mbox 2 Mini literally puts the power of Pro Tools
in the palm of your hand.
Studio and the
Apogee Duet on a MacBook Pro
Electric Guitar Package deals
18 Acoustic Guitar Packages
Electronic Drums sets
Acoustic Drums Sets
Free Shipping and
Great holiday return policy
Active Studio Monitor
Tweak: An excellent sounding monitor with strong bass (thanks to its
8" woofer) and and a detailed high end. Price was just reduced to $349.99
(per single monitor). As an alternative consider the smaller
HS50M (it has 5"
woofers) with the HS10 subwoofer for $799.99
Shure SM57 Dynamic
SM81 Small Condenser
NT2a Large Diaphragm Condenser
Tweak: Save big on factory resealed
unit. 1 left (Sunday am)
Firewire Recording Package
1 x Tascam FW1082 Firewire DAW
1 x Behringer C2 Condenser Microphone
1 x Samson R11 Dynamic Vocal Mic
1 x Nady HP03 Closed Back
2 x CBI MLC20 XLR Microphone Cable (20 Foot)
Tweak: The FW1082 is an audio interface, MIDI
interface, AND a control surface with motorized faders. Comes with
Cubase LE. Add some monitors, your computer with firewire, some mic
stands and your talent.
Read more specs
on the 1082 on the "Docs" tab.
Good News for Sonar Users
V-Studio 700R Rack USB 2.0 Recording Interface
HUGE price cut! New, was $1994.96, now only $1795.00.
Inputs: 8 Preamps, ADAT (8), Coax, AES
Outputs: 8 Line, ADAT (8), Sub,
Main, Coax, AES
Need more? Add another V700R!
V700R also comes bundled in the larger
700 Recording system which includes the V-studio 700C control surface.
Novation ZeRO SL MkII USB MIDI Controller
Behringer BCF2000 MIDI Controller with Faders
Korg microSAMPLER Sampling Keyboard
|The latest addition to the Korg "micro" series
serves up sampling with a powerful performance punch! The
microSAMPLER delivers multi-mode sampling, resampling, Pattern
Sequencing and over-the-top effects - and all under a fun-to-use
intuitive interface. More than just a sampler, the microSAMPLER is a
complete sound design studio for creating up-to-the minute loops and
Expected arrival Next Wednesday (Oct 28)
Next cool item
1640i 16-Channel Premium Analog Mixer with FireWire Interface
We have a game-changer! The new Mackie Onyx "i" series includes a built-in
audio interface. On the 1640i, for example, you get an integrated 16x16
As they write:
- - 16 Onyx boutique quality microphone preamps
- - 4-band Perkins EQ with sweepable mids on all channels
- - Full 16x16 FireWire channel streaming for ultimate DAW integration
- - Flexible FireWire routing including aux sends, groups and pre/post EQ
assignment for all channels
Digidesign Eleven Rack Guitar Recording and Effects Audio Interface
|Eleven Rack is a revolutionary
new guitar recording and effects processing system designed to eliminate
the challenges guitarists have faced in the studio and on stage. Say
goodbye to the lackluster guitar amp "models" of yesteryear: Eleven Rack
utilizes a unique tone cloning design and one-of-a-kind, custom-designed
True-Z input to re-create the experience of playing through a full
guitar rig. By combining studio-standard Pro Tools software with a
DSP-accelerated high-resolution interface, Eleven Rack puts professional
recording into the hands of every guitar player.
TweaK: Coming October 14
TweakHeadz Lab MOBILE
Talk 2 Me
Heath ZEDR16 16-Channel FireWire Recording Mixer.
Tweak: Unbelievable. The price was slashed $1000! This is an audio
interface AND a mixer. The cool thing is the ZED-r16 lets you assign your
sequencer tracks to an analog audio channel on the board. It makes an analog
mix of your digital tracks. Its unique. Perfect for the digital mind with the
Coming Soon: TweakHeadz Lab
Talk 2 Me
PreSonus FireStudio Mobile
FireWire Audio Interface
The most inputs of any mobile interface. 24-bit resolution
at 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz. Includes PreSonus Studio One Artist software.
Tweak: Looks great!.
I am impressed by the number of inputs. This is just what most people need.
Due Sept 24.
Propellerhead Record Reason Duo Bundle (Mac and Windows)
|Record is a software recording
studio for musicians. Reason is a world-renowned electronic instrument rack
packed with all the gear you could possibly need. Together they form a self-contained
production environment for musicians and producers alike. Well-designed
recording tools help you get the most out of your performance, while top-notch
synths, drum machines and samplers let you complete your productions. Great
sounding effects and mixing gear will make your tracks sound better than
ever. This is recording done right.
Tweak: Record is shipping. Since there turn of the century users
have wanted audio recording in Reason. The day has arrived.
Yamaha TENORI-ON Music Creation Device
16x16 matrix instrument. Play music intuitively by controlling
unique LED button matrix through your touch. Runs off batteries (not included) or
ISA428 Pre Pack 4-Channel Microphone Preamp
428 Pre Pack is the perfect multi-channel front end for any professional DAW. Four
classic Focusrite transformer-based pre amps with switchable impedance and direct
instrument inputs. An optional eight channel 192kHz ADC, preceded by the all new
proprietory Soft Limiter circuit, provides the perfect path into your Pro Tools
The Party is Over!
Back to School!
Time to update your Operating System
Apple Snow Leopard ships this week! (Intel based Macs only)
Windows 7 coming Oct 22. Order now and go to the head of the class
Yamaha HS80M Active Studio
(Tweak: see the bundle deal with
the HS10 subwoofer)
Meet the New Kid in Town
The Korg M3
Buy any M3 Series Workstation
from May 1st t\ Aug. 31st, 2009 and get a FREE Korg MR1 handheld DSD recorder
(an $899 value)!
See Rebate Offer for full details.
Tweak--SUPER DEAL: $300 off on a Warehouse
resealed. Now add that free MR1. This is such a great deal you better
grab it before I do. Just 1 left.
Fostex LR16 16-Channel Digital Mixer
|Another first from Fostex! 16/4/2
Live mixer with integrated 16-track multitrack recorder for schools,
houses of worship, clubs, coffee houses, project studios, mobile recording,
rental sound / recording, etc. The LR16 can serve as a F.O.H. or onstage
mixer for the main sound system, and record the signals with the quality
superior to Audio CD onto its built-in HD at the press of a button!
Records individual WAV tracks files as well as a simultaneous stereo
Which Active Monitors around $1200 a pair
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