What's New and Cool
The Beatles, according to legend, had several
At the time the P-90 pickups were a huge part of rock N roll. Today I
have mine no more than 3 feet away at all times. I hot rodded my Casino
with a Roland GK3 pickup,
which, through my VG99,
can create just about any tone out there, and play my MIDI synths as well.
Coming Soon to zZounds
Apogee Ensemble FireWire Audio
Cakewalk Sonar V-Studio 700 Recording System
due Mar 25 at zZounds
Roland MV8800 Production
Tweak: Super deals on B-stock and Warehouse resealed.
Session Standard Bundle: includes Tascam Meter Bridge and
MKII Firewire Card, Hosa snakes, connection cables and much more. Tweak: The
Session standard bundle includes all the extras you'll probably want if you get
Tascam DM3200 with
Session Standard Bundle
Acoustics BM5A Active Nearfield Monitor
6.9 in. polypropylene woofer; 1.1 in. soft dome tweeter.
Tweak: Step up to the big league. Check
the price. Its better than you think!
Huge Price Cuts on Beautiful
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Tweak: Perhaps the world's
easiest-to-use Firewire Interface (replaces all the functions of your soundcard
as it adds higher quality inputs and outputs). You can plug a microphone or
a guitar or bass or keyboard into those front panel "combo" jacks. Your active
monitors connect on the back. Also on the back you can connect a 2 channel
line level device, like a synth, or a guitar processor like the Pods.
You get a stereo s/pdif (digital) in and out for the perfect transfers from other
gear you have with digital i/o.
Try out some of the entry level sequencers (recording
software) included. The firebox is a great way to get started as
a computer assisted composer or producer. And they just lowered the price
from $300 to $250. Add your computer (must have firewire)
keyboard controller and some
powered monitors (or connect it to a hi-fi) and you have your own
recording studio that you can make multi-track music on all night long.
Click the pic.
Solid State Logic XLogic E Signature Channel Strip
The sound of the classic SSL E Series console in a rack.
The E-Signature Channel offers two distinctive Eq options coupled with the
most musical dynamics processor available in either the analogue or digital
domain. With the addition of the 'no holds barred' sound of an SSL 'Listen
Mic' compressor and the new ground breaking tube emulation preamp option,
the E-Strip delivers a front end with the versatility and flexibility to
capture and enhance any musical performance that needs a distinctive 'vintage'
zZounds now carries
Redmatica Software for Logic's EXS Sampler. Check out
3 at a special price
iZotope RX Complete Audio Restoration Software
|iZotope RX is the most complete audio restoration
product on the market. This standalone application combats a range
of audio problems via innovative restoration modules, detailed analysis
tools and time-saving workflow features. Ideal for archiving, recording,
mastering, broadcasting, podcasting, video production and forensics. |
Waldorf Blofeld Desktop Synthesizer Module
|Waldorf is back in the game. With the Blofeld. This
synthesizer offers all the unique qualities that made Waldorf a truly legendary
brand. The engine inside the heavy duty, full metal chassis of the Blofeld
delivers the same fat and rich sound that so many Waldorf users worldwide
love when they play their Pulse, Q, Q+, Micro Q, Microwave, Microwave II/XT,
or even the flagship Wave. |
Access Virus TI Snow Virtual Analog Desktop Synth
|The Access Virus TI Snow Synthesizer Module delivers
the same sound engine as its big brothers in a compact size. The intuitive
design makes selecting and editing more than 6000 patches from well-known
sound designers a breeze. The Virus TI Snow also lets you experience the
best of both the hardware and the software worlds by incorporating the award
winning Total Integration technology to seamlessly link the Snow with your
sequencer. The Snow comes with a fashionable carrying bag for easy transport
to your gigs. You get all this at a price unheard of for a synth of this
quality - It's like getting a sports car for the price of a scooter. |
Allen and Heath
ZED14 Mixer with USB Interface
Tweak: Price was just reduced. Was $449 now $399.
100mm faders. 69 db gain range on the pres, tweakable EQ, 4 aux sends.
USB routing to/from computer. Routing is flexible to accommodate several types
of rigs. I think its a great way to start or expand a home rig. Compare
Does the Zed take the crown in this under $500 category?
our poll Comes with Sonar LE. You can use the Zed as your audio
interface if you connect by USB.
Yamaha N12 12-Channel Digital Mixer with Firewire Interface
|The Yamaha N12 Digital Mixing Studio is a mixing
console with an analog-like mixing interface which boasts ease of
operation for professional quality recording and mixdown. Connecting
a computer to the mixer's IEEE 1394 port enables you to configure
an ideal recording environment with seamless integration into Cubase
The N12 is new and in its own class. It is not only a
mixer, but an audio interface as well, designed to work with Cubase
4. Basically what we have here is a 12x4 analog mixer joined
with a 16x16 firewire audio interface. 8 preamps.
think we are going to see the trend continue to have mixer and audio
interfaces combined. What is exciting here is that you can
actually route 10 tracks from Cubase over firewire and mix them
on the 10 faders you see.
HD16CD Multi-Track Recording Studio
|The Zoom HD16 gives you versatile,
intuitive multi-track recording with a clear, intuitive interface. You can
send your recorded WAV files to the included DAW software in your computer
via its USB connection. Then, use the unit as a control surface to adjust,
fade, pan and mix every aspect of your project. Recording, arranging, mixing
and mastering has never been easier or more immediate.
US1641 USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface With sixteen inputs, the TASCAM US-1641
is the ideal choice for musicians to record the whole band to a computer.
Tweak: Its New at zZounds. Has drivers for XP,
Vista, OSX. USB2.0 16 simultaneous inputs! (14 analog + s/pdif)
VG99 V-Guitar System
In the history of guitar modeling,
no manufacturer has devoted more time, resources and passion into this market
segment than Roland -- from the world's first guitar modeling processor,
the legendary VG-8, to its popular V-Guitar predecessors. Today, Roland
proudly announces another milestone in guitar modeling and performance technology:
the VG-99. Tweak now has it.
Introducing Logic Studio, Apple’s comprehensive suite of professional
tools that provides musicians with everything they need to create in the studio,
on the stage, and for the screen. Logic Studio includes Logic Pro 8, Apple’s professional
music application; MainStage, an innovative new application for music performance;
and Soundtrack Pro 2 for audio post-production. It also includes acclaimed instruments,
professional effects, an expanded sound library, and new production utilities—all
in a single box at an incredible price. Tweak Sez:
It's a BreakThrough! Logic Pro 8 is here in Apple's new
Read about Logic's
History from the beginning. Tweak's Review of
Logic Pro 8.
Instruments NI Komplete Bundle (Macintosh and Windows)
|KOMPLETE 5 is the high-end collection
of 11 ground-breaking synthesizers, samplers, emulations, and a virtual
guitar studio. Perfect for both studio and stage - this is the industry-standard
bundle for serious musicians, producers and sound designers. KOMPLETE 5's
instruments can be heard on platinum-selling records and in underground
clubs alike, all over the world. |
Violet Design Black Knight Cardioid Condenser Microphone
|The Black Knight
uses a large dual diaphragm capsule and is designed for detailed and neutral
sound - with transparent highs, smooth midrange with minimal presence and
close to flat low-end response. It has a unidirectional cardioid polar pattern. |
BLUE BlueBird Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphone
|With its unique
look and highly versatile performance, the Bluebird has been designed to
deliver the same high-quality, no-compromise audio that Blue users have
come to expect. The Bluebird is a large-diaphragm cardioid condenser, utilizing
Blueâ€™s renowned microphone technology and Class-A discrete circuit. |
SONAR Studio Recording Software (Version 7)
features for affordability. SONAR 7 Studio Edition offers the best
creative tools, and the most power of any digital audio workstation in its
price range. Built upon the same core feature set as SONAR 7 Producer
Edition, SONAR 7 Studio Edition gives you the edge in your productions
from recording audio and MIDI, composing with virtual instruments, remixing
with loops, mixing with professional effects, to delivery of a polished
final track with the recognized best audio quality of the industry.
FR2LE High Definition Field Recorder
a location recording pedigree which includes the original portable timecode
DAT machines (PD-2, PD-4), and more recently the innovative PD-6 DVD-RAM
recorder, it was only natural that Fostex should develop the FR-2, the acclaimed
professional CompactFlash-based field recorder.
Tweak: One of many
options for recording outside the studio. The FR2LE is part of the
trend towards higher quality with lower costs.