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Traktor is now more accessorized | Thud Rumble Butter Rugs

Traktor is now more accessorized | Thud Rumble Butter Rugs

Made in collaboration with Qbert, the scratch guru and his Thud Rumble brand, Native Instruments presents the newest accessory that you must have if you use Traktor … Butter Rugs. These super-slim, ultra-slick slipmats will make even the trickiest scratches butter-smooth. There are perfect for performing with Traktor Scratch Pro or Traktor Scratch Duo.

Butter Rugs are made of a distinctive synthetic material with no added plastic or wax coating. The reduced friction between vinyl and platter minimizes additional noise and gives you more responsive control. The price for Traktor Butter Rugs is $19 / 19 € for a set of two.


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Native Instruments makes the first step in the iOS Apps Market and announces iMaschine

Native Instruments makes the first step in the iOS Apps Market and announces iMaschine

Native Instruments is enlarges the Maschine product family and announces the releasing of iMaschine, an iOS software that brings intuitive groove creation of their well-known audio software to the iPhone and iPod touch platform. With four tracks, audio sampling, high-quality effects and an expandable arsenal of professional instruments and drum sounds from the regular Maschine library, Native Instruments iMaschine allows users to sketch grooves on the go, and later transfer them into the full Maschine software for detailed editing and arrangement. Native Instruments iMaschine is planned for release through the Apple App Store in October.


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Deeleebob Music Products announces the release of The Effect Rack

Deeleebob Music Products announces the release of The Effect Rack

Deeleebob Music Products Effect Rack was unveiled this year April 2011 during the Frankfurt Musik Messe fair in Hall 4.0 Booth J25. The bracket device allows for safe carriage and easy access to a variety of devices normally placed hap-hazard on top, or beside an amplifier. The Effect Rack uses a friction clamping action to hold in place a 1U or Half rack space device, iPad, wireless receiver, DI box, Speaker emulator, custom pedal board, and any other similar sized music gear. The Effect Rack itself will prove useful to musicians, studio owners, technicians, and music enthusiasts. It has a place in any musician’s arsenal of stands, pedals, and rack devices. It is a musician’s friend and handy in the studio or the local jam space. A catchall for any piece of gear you need held secure right by your amp, where you need it.


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IK Multimedia ships iKlip Mini – The universal microphone stand adapter for iPhone and iPod touch

IK Multimedia ships iKlip Mini – The universal microphone stand adapter for iPhone and iPod touch

iKlip MINI is a universal microphone stand adapter for the iPhone® and iPod touch® to support your iOS device on stage, in the studio, at school or in the office. iKlip MINI securely supports your iPhone/iPod touch on any standard mic stand, pole or tripod (with diameters ranging from 11 – 20 mm /.43” – .79”) placed on the floor or tabletop.

Made of sturdy, durable thermoplastic, iKlip MINI is compatible with every existing iPhone and iPod touch, from the original models to the latest generation devices.

Designed and manufactured in Italy, iKlip MINI firmly holds the device in place in both horizontal and vertical positions, and its multi-angle adjustable design allows optimal viewing and accessibility with all controls, buttons, connection ports and camera kept free from obstruction. It can also be easily rotated from portrait to landscape position by simply loosing or tightening a knob with no need for additional tools. It can be mounted on the vertical pole of a mic stand as well as on its horizontal boom.


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Audio Interfaces for iPhone | Fostex AR-4i is now Shipping

Audio Interfaces for iPhone | Fostex AR-4i is now Shipping

Fostex announced today that its interface for iPhone AR-4i is available for buying. Offering excellent quality stereo audio recording, (via Dock connector and in-built AD/DA converter), with LED input level metering, gain control and headphone monitoring, Fostex AR-4i has been designed to dramatically increase the quality of the sound of the videos you take with your iPhone 4. Featuring two removable cardioid plug-in microphones that swivel for placement and can be mounted vertically or horizontally, Fostex AR-4i serves as a cradle for the iPhone4 and is ergonomically designed for comfort. Also included is mounting hardware for a tripod or other professional camera mount devices.


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Update | FL Studio Mobile goes to version 1.1

Update | FL Studio Mobile goes to version 1.1

Image-Line FL Studio Mobile was an instant success charting in the top 10 musical applications since it was launched last month, peaking at #2 in less than 24 hours. Image Line announced the FL Studio Mobile 1.1 update.


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Midi Interface for iPhone, iPad and iPod | Line 6 introduces MIDI Mobilizer II

Midi Interface for iPhone, iPad and iPod | Line 6 introduces MIDI Mobilizer II

Line 6 introduces MIDI Mobilizer II, its latest portable MIDI interface that connects all classic and modern MIDI equipment to Apple iPhone and iPad. Descended from the first-generation MIDI Mobilizer (the world’s first MIDI interface for Apple iOS devices), MIDI Mobilizer II is the ideal MIDI interface for GarageBand for iPad and other Core MIDI music apps.

“Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer II makes portable music production easy,” remarked Chris Grigg, Line 6 mobile products manager. “Anyone with an iPhone or iPad and a MIDI controller can connect MIDI Mobilizer II and be recording and playing music in seconds. And with new apps being developed all the time, users can access an incredibly wide variety of instruments, software and more.” Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer II is compatible with Core MIDI, the new standard for iOS music apps. This allows users to connect their MIDI gear to the latest crop of music apps like GarageBand for iPad and many other exciting music creation and education apps from developers all over the world.

Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer II plus MIDI Memo Recorder, an app created by Line 6 that’s free on the App StoreSM, allow users to record, play and back up any MIDI data. MIDI Memo Recorder features a streamlined interface for easy storage and recall of MIDI recordings, patches and more. Users can back up and transfer MIDI data into replacement keyboards, classic and modern MIDI equipment and a variety of Line 6 guitar amplifiers and multi-effect processors. MIDI recordings can also be opened in any digital audio recording software that supports the SMF (Standard MIDI File) format.


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Core MIDI interface for iOS | IK Multimedia announces iRIG MIDI

Core MIDI interface for iOS | IK Multimedia announces iRIG MIDI

IK Multimedia iRig MIDI is an ultra-compact standard Core MIDI interface for iOS that connects any MIDI compatible device to the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad by using the 30-Pin connector. IK Multimedia iRig MIDI connects MIDI keyboards, drum machines, drum pads, pedal boards and more to an iOS device to control not only the included SampleTank FREE but also a world of MIDI-compatible apps such as GarageBand. You can also use iOS apps to control external MIDI equipment such as sound modules, DAWs or lighting systems right from the mobile device.


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Dj Equipment | Numark unveils MixDeck Express – Full Featured Dj System

Dj Equipment | Numark unveils MixDeck Express – Full Featured Dj System

Numark introduces MixDeck Express, a full-featured DJ system that comes complete with Virtual DJ software, two CD decks, two USB flash-drive ports, and a three-channel mixer. Numark will unveil MixDeck Express at Booth #400 at the 2011 Summer NAMM show from July 21st- 23rd in Nashville, TN.

Numark MixDeck Express DJ system is designed to be compatible with virtually any music source that DJs employ, whether it’s CD, MP3 CDs, USB thumb drives, DJ software or external sources like a turntable or iPod. Built to provide the full DJ experience, Numark MixDeck Express features cue, brake, and reverse controls, a replaceable crossfader, seamless looping capability and large, touch-sensitive platters for mixing and scratching. Industry-standard MIDI control is included on each deck of this new universal DJ system along with a built in audio interface for DJing seamlessly with a computer. Balanced XLR outputs provide a strong, professional connection to sound systems, and Numark MixDeck Express also offers both 1/8” and 1/4” headphone outputs. DJs can mix in virtually any external playback device or microphone using Numark MixDeck Express’ built-in 3-channel mixer and external inputs including stereo RCA auxiliary inputs and two mic inputs – one front-facing and one rear-facing. Each mixer channel features a three-band EQ with rotary kills. Anti-Shock™ buffered skip-protection technology is included on both CD decks.


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Project Management App for Recording Studios | Audio Studio Manager

Project Management App for Recording Studios | Audio Studio Manager

We found these days a great application for recording studios even if we are talking about a home recording or a major recording studio. Audio Studio Manager is the name of this “gadget” software . You can put it on work for managing your recording and music production projects, your equipment and your working time.