Project Mix I/O Control Surface/Interface
|Today, more professional music is produced at home
than ever before -- and the new ProjectMix I/O delivers what you need
to take your computer-based studio and productions to the next level.
Seamless integration with all major DAW software. The ability to
record directly into industry-standard Pro Tools sessions. Faders so
you can feel the mix with your fingertips instead of dragging a mouse.
On-board display of critical parameters for intuitive operation.
Motorized control to craft more accurate mixes.
Ableton Live The
Live is an audio sequencer that you
can play like an instrument. Whether on its own or with other musicians or
DJs, live on stage or when remixing in the studio, all you need is Live
and a Mac or PC.
Read my full review. I have heard so many
great things about this program, I had to try it.. It got a "Key
Buy" award from Keyboard. Read up at
This is a real-time music sequencer that uses loops, audio files and
outstanding effects that you can use LIVE. Works with ReWire
applications too, like Reason and Rebirth! Mine just arrived.
It is awesome! If you are on the Mac and envy all the PC dudes using
ACID, hehe, you won't anymore! If you are on the PC and think you
have yer loops covered, guess again! This program is new, a little blood
on the sword, but its HOT! If you ever tripped out to chemical beats, its
a must have. Hey babe, wanna trance? It here!
Mackie HR624 Active Reference Monitor (6 in., 2-Way)
HR624 is a THX-approved, 6 in. 2-way active reference monitor that
provides the same legendary accuracy of Mackie's HR824 in a more compact,
lighter-weight, lower-priced package.
Tweak: I think the HR624 is
brighter and has a smoother top than its big brother, the HR824, and the
bass was more than one would expect from a 6" cone. I am considering this
and the Mackie sub might do quite well. Note the prices are for
single speakers. Talk with others about it in my
studio-central community Mackie's
Talk about it here:
Shure SM57LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone (Less Cable)
Tweak: Every studio needs
one. It can do everything, including vocals (thanks to a rich
sounding proximity effect). Perhaps the only issue with the SM57 is
that it does not have as much gain as your typical condenser and you have
to boost it with the trim at the board quite a bit more. But, OTOH,
the SM57 does not need phantom power, batteries, power supplies.
Just plug it in and it gives the classic Shure sound. And you can
drop it, step on it, whirl it like a helicopter (for bizarre effects, you
tweak you) and it will probably survive. Read the
SM57 User Guide
Talk about the SM 57