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Mac ▪ September 11

Electronic musicians are always trying to find new ways to create music, and natural human expression has always been at the forefront of that discussion. Whether it’s a typical MIDI keyboard and grid style controller or even glide/touch based input device like iPad, these devices all change the way we perceive and compose music.

A few years back a company called Roli dropped a very unique approach to the typical MIDI keyboard set-up with its Seaboard Grand. The device uses a series of touch and velocity based sensors in the form of a not-so traditional keyboard. It allowed musicians to play electronic instruments with an unprecedented amount of human emotion and expression by way of a series of what the company calls keywaves. At the time, the sky high price tag on the Seaboard made this level of creativity somewhat unattainable to the average musician, but now the company is back with a smaller, more affordable version of its touch/velocity based controller: expand full story

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Mac ▪ July 31

Nine Inch Nails, Aerosmith, Bassnectar, The Ting Tings and Richie Hawtin are all among the many artists around the world that use Livid instruments. The company is known for its grid-based MIDI and DJ controllers, allowing musicians to bring some of their favorite (just about any) software gear into the real world. While its main offerings consist of larger MIDI/performance controllers, mixers and this odd little Guitar Wing add-on, Livid has condensed years of experience into its new mini-sized music maker: Minim.

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For the next 4 days you have the chance to get your hands on 5 great Mac apps for absolutely free.

9to5Toys Specials has the Ondesoft 5-app software bundle for 100% off the list price. These apps all together are valued at $146 and include the following: X-Mirage (pictured above) that lets you mirror anything from your iOS devices to your Mac, an iTunes media converter, audiobook converter, easy screen shot taker, and a clipboard management app. ondesoft mac app collection free download

Just follow the link and you’ll be on your way to some great free new apps. You can see the rest of our free and discounted apps in our daily roundups.  expand full story

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9to5Toys Specials currently has the AirServer Universal Mirroring Receiver for just $10. It is a great way to stream content from your iOS devices to your Mac or PC.

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Apple has picked Mighty Switch Force! Hose It Down! to be this week’s free iOS app. Available on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, you can now download the “pick-up-and-play puzzler” for free. Regularly listed between $1 and $2, this week’s sale is the very first time we have seen the game go free since its release in early February.

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Initially unveiled back in January, IK Multimedia’s latest mutli-platform audio interface is now ready to ship. Much like its predecessor, iRig 2 provides a quick and reliable recording/monitoring solution for guitar players but with a few new features packed in. On top of around 5 years of additional development, the new iRig will support iOS/Mac devices as well as all Android 5.0 tablets and smartphones.

While we have seen a few offerings from IK in the Android space previously, this is technically the first fully featured (and supported) audio interface available for users on Google’s mobile operating system. Head below to find out more about what the iRig 2 has to offer and the devices it supports: expand full story

Mac ▪ February 17


Today we’ve put together a really impressive bundle of 8 Mac apps including the latest versions of Screenflow and Things (which are $100 and $40 at the Mac App Store by themselves!).

Using the coupon code ULTRAMAC5 at checkout, 9to5 readers can get an extra $5 discount over at to buy the whole bundle for $39.99 – that’s 91% off from the $470 retail price. 

Every app’s latest version is included, none of which has ever been in a bundle before (except AfterShot Pro 2). In fact, 6 of the apps cost more by themselves than the whole bundle does!

Here’s what’s in the goodie bag:

  1. ScreenFlow 5 ($99.99) – The best screen recording tool for Mac. Version 5 was released in October and has never been in a bundle before.
  2. Things 2 ($49) – Award-winning task management app that’s never been in a bundle before.
  3. Civilization: Beyond Earth ($49.99) – The latest in the epic Civilization series.
  4. ExpanDrive 4 ($49.95) – Slick utility app.
  5. ProSoft Data Rescue 4 ($99.99) – Market leader in data recovery. This is the new version 4.
  6. AfterShot Pro 2 ($79.95) – A very solid photo editor, and the only app included that’s been in a bundle before.
  7. Typed ($24.95) – A new text editor that has gotten a lot of hype and acclaim out the gate.
  8. Snapselect ($24.99) – Handy new photo app from MacPhun.

In all, the value is almost $470, and with the coupon code “ULTRAMAC5” 9to5 readers can grab it for $39.99 (91% off). This one will go really quick.

Mac ▪ January 28


Developed by former Apple engineers, the Duet Display app allows you to use your iPad or iPhone as an extra display for your Mac. The setup requires both an iOS app, which typically runs for $15.99 (after a $9.99 introductory price for a short time) and a Mac companion app that is free, but today the iOS side of things has dropped to its lowest price ever: $7.99.

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