audio interface Stories November 27, 2015

Black Friday Home Recording: Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB interface $100 (Reg. $150), MIDI keyboards, more

Amazon has the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Recording Audio Interface for $99 shipped (matched at Sweetwater for Black Friday). That’s about $50 under the original listing, $1 under our previous mention and within $10 or matching the best pre-owned prices on Guitar Center.

With two high quality mic-pres (inputs) and 24-bit/96KHz sample rate, we are most certainly talking about a higher recording quality than your built-in option. It has a metal unibody design, is bus powered and will work with your Mac right out of the box with: “Ableton Live Lite, Scarlett Plug-in Suite (RTAS/AU/VST), Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite (AAX/AU/VST), Novation Bass Station, and 1GB of Loopmasters samples.” It has a 4.4/5 star rating from over 600 Amazon customers.

Along with its musical instruments/production Black Friday deals, Amazon is offering an extra 20% off a long list of gear including guitars, acoustic guitars, accessories, keyboards and more using code MUSIC20OFF at checkout.

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audio interface Stories November 19, 2015

Home Recording: ATH-M50x over-ear headphones + Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface $185 shipped ($300+ value)

Adorama is back with another interesting home recording bundle deal. This time around it features one of our favorite sets of headphones with one of our favorite audio interfaces. You can grab the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones in black plus a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Recording Audio Interface for $184.95 shipped. Combining both items together, that’s $117 in savings off the current regular prices. Even at the lowest all-time historical price either of these two items have been offered for individually, you are still saving $35.

The best selling Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones are among the most popular home recording options out there and have received an impressive 4.7/5 star rating from over 1,800 Amazon customers, much like the rest of the highly rated ATH-M series headphones. The Scarlett 2i2 interface also has solid reviews at 4.3/5 stars from over 750 customers.

The Scarlett audio interface will work with just about any DAW and its built-in pre-amps will offer much higher quality analog audio recording than your built-in options. Full feature lists on all both items can be found below and remember Amazon is currently taking an additional 20% off select musical instruments and accessories with code SOUND20OFF right now.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

  • Critically acclaimed sonic performance praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers
  • Proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils
  • Exceptional clarity throughout an extended frequency range, with deep, accurate bass response
  • Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments
  • 90° swiveling earcups for easy, one-ear monitoring, professional-grade earpad and headband material delivers more durability and comfort. Detachable cable

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2 In/2 Out USB Recording Audio Interface:

  • High quality mic preamps
  • Excellent dital performance
  • Rugged metal unibody case
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB audio interface, truly portable interface
  • Includes an authorization code for Ableton Live Lite, Scarlett Plug-in Suite (RTAS/AU/VST), Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite (AAX/AU/VST), Novation Bass Station, and 1GB of Loopmasters samples

audio interface Stories November 10, 2015

expiredFocusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB audio interface for $100 shipped (Reg. $150), more

Adorama has the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Recording Audio Interface for $99.99 shipped. That’s about $50 under the original listing, Guitar Center and Amazon. It is also the best price we can find, and as good or better than most used prices.

Its two high quality mic-pres (inputs) and 24-bit/96KHz sample rate will certainly up the quality of your home recordings. This metal unibody interface is highly portable (bus powered), will work with your Mac right out of the box and includes “Ableton Live Lite, Scarlett Plug-in Suite (RTAS/AU/VST), Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite (AAX/AU/VST), Novation Bass Station, and 1GB of Loopmasters samples.” It has a 4.4/5 star rating from nearly 600 Amazon customers.

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audio interface Stories September 8, 2015

expiredFocusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Recording Audio Interface $99 shipped (Reg. $150), more

Adorama is offering the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Recording Audio Interface for $99 shipped. That’s $50 under the going rate/Amazon and the best price we can find. You can also grab the same interface with a Samson MTR101 1″ Diaphragm Condenser Microphone bundled in for $169 ($230 value).

One of our top picks for affordable home audio interfaces, the Scarlett has everything you need to start recording including: Ableton Live Lite, Scarlett Plug-in Suite (RTAS/AU/VST), Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite (AAX/AU/VST), Novation Bass Station, and 1GB of Loopmasters samples. It has a 4.4/5 stars from over 500 Amazon customers and features:

  • High quality mic preamps
  • 24-bit resolution at sample rates of up to 96 KHz
  • Direct Monitor Function
  • Excellent dital performance
  • Rugged metal unibody case

audio interface Stories July 1, 2015

Numark Mac/PC DJ controllers: Mixtrack Pro w/ audio interface $139 shipped (Orig. $250), more

Amazon has the Numark Mixtrack Pro DJ Controller with an integrated audio interface for $139 shipped. That’s more than $100 under the original listing, lower than most trusted refurbished listings, and the best price we can find.

Great for beginner DJs or for those just looking for an affordable and compact casual option, the Mixtrack will give you all the basic DJ controls including separate headphone cues plus a built-in audio interface. It ships with Serato’s DJ Intro software and will work with your Mac right out of the box. It has a 4.4/5 star rating from over 320 Amazon customers.

More affordable starter options include the Numark Mixtrack DJ Software Controller for $89 shipped right now on Amazon (Orig. $150) and the best selling Numark DJ 2 Go Ultra-Portable USB DJ Controller for $39.95 shipped (Orig. $60, within $10). You’ll also find the Numark Mixtrack Pro 3 All-In-One DJ Controller for Serato dropped down to $250 shipped (Orig. $400) at most retailers including Amazon. It is the best selling new DJ controller release on Amazon.

You’ll find even more discounted DJ controllers and gear in Amazon’s Musical Instruments Store deals. And be sure to check out this complete home recording setup for $250 shipped.

audio interface Stories December 6, 2014

Don’t worry, all of our favorite good looking accessories, iPad docks and Bluetooth speakers are on the way. For now its all about how to amplify your home Mac set-up and integrate it with iOS. Mainly geared towards Mac/iOS musicians, here are some of my favorite pieces of gear to crank your home studio/office up a notch:

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audio interface Stories October 8, 2014

Numark Mixtrack Edge Slimline portable USB DJ controller for Mac/PC $99 shipped (orig. $300)

Amazon is offering the Numark Mixtrack Edge Slimline USB DJ Controller with Integrated Audio Output for $99 shipped. That’s $200 under the original listing, $40 better than Guitar Center and the best we’ve seen.

This is a light and extremely portable, 2-channel DJ controller that offers many of the basic options as a full fledged pro controller like the new Numark NV. You’ll find everything from Sync, Hot Cue, Loop, EQ and two effects controls all packed within a case that is less than 1-inch thick. It also has a built-in audio interface, metal platters, can be bus powered with the included USB cable and works with both Mac and PC along with a host of popular DJ software.

It has received a 4.2/5 star rating on Amazon and includes the Numark Remix Toolkit download ($200 value). 

More from Numark on the Mixtrack Edge Slimline:

Featuring the ideal combination of essential capability and compact design, Mixtrack Edge is a controller every DJ should have in their arsenal. USB-powered and just 14 millimeters thin, Mixtrack Edge goes anywhere with ease. Its low-profile design features an integrated cover to protect the control surface and a full array of bright backlit controls surrounded by brushed aluminum. It’s small on size but big on features, so you can command your mix with precision.

An audio interface is built in for headphone cueing and output to a PA system. Plus, Mixtrack Edge comes with Virtual DJ LE software and a 1/8″-to-RCA audio cable so you can start mixing right away. Mixtrack Edge is class-compliant with both Mac and PC and operates via standard MIDI, so it’s compatible with virtually any DJ software.

Mixtrack Edge has a built-in cover and ultra-slim design for a reason — it’s made to keep you, your mix, and your audience moving. Mixtrack Edge is also USB-powered, so no power adapter is required, and setting up is simple, so you can mix anytime, anywhere.

Features

  • Slim low-profile design with integrated cover to protect control surface
  • Sample, Sync, Hot Cue, Loop, and EQ and effects controls on each channel
  • Built-in audio interface for headphone cueing and output to a PA system
  • Metal platters for pitch bend, pitch fade, scratch, search, song select, and cue mix
  • Brushed aluminum control surface with bright backlit buttons
  • Class-compliant with both Mac and PC, no driver required
  • Standard MIDI for use with most popular DJ software
  • USB-powered, no power adapter required
  • Virtual DJ LE software included

audio interface Stories September 14, 2014

Blue Mikey Lightning Microphone for iPhone & iPad $90 shipped (10% off)

Amazon is offering the Blue Microphones Mikey Digital Lightning Microphone for $89.99 shipped. That’s $10 or 10% off the regular list price and the first discount we’ve seen on this Lightning Blue mic.

Based on the same technology used on its popular Yeti and Snowball microphones, Blue’s Mikey is great for live location recording with iPhone and iPad as well as interviews, audio for video and anything else you can think of. It also doubles as a Lightning audio interface for other peripherals with the included 1/8″ input jack for guitars, other mics and line-in devices. Mikey features three recording modes, a 230-degree swivel mount, a USB connector for device charging and is compatible with iPhone 5, 5S, 5C, iPod Touch (5th Gen), iPad (4th Gen) and iPad Mini.

For a complete rundown on everything Mikey has to offer check out our full review along with the quick preview video below:

The Lightning Mikey has received a 4.2/5 star rating among Amazon customers. If you’re interested in the 30-pin model, Amazon currently has it for $44.31 shipped (orig. $100, the current best price we can find), and for even higher quality recordings check out our full review of the Blue Spark which currently sits at $165.96 shipped (Reg. $200, within a $1 or so of lowest on Amazon).

audio interface Stories September 10, 2014

Avid Fast Track Solo audio interface with Pro Tools Express $86 shipped (Reg. $179)

Amazon has the Avid Fast Track Solo audio interface with Pro Tools Express for $85.95 shipped. That’s $93 or 52% under the original listing, about $60 under the average selling price, $8 under Guitar Center’s currently discounted listing and the lowest we’ve seen.

It has a mic pre-amp (with phantom power), a 1/4 inch instrument input and ships with a download for Pro Tools Express. It records at up to 24-bit/48kHz and is designed to work with Mac/PC and iOS devices (may require a Lightning to 30-pin adapter which is sold separately). It can be a great introduction to industry standard recording software as well as a nice home recording starter kit at a fraction of the price of Pro Tools 11. Pro Tools is the top selling recording software on Amazon and just about all of Avid’s hardware receive positive reviews.

audio interface Stories April 9, 2014

iRig HD guitar interface for iOS and Mac: $45 shipped (Reg. $100)

Amazon is offering he IK Multimedia iRig HD guitar interface for $45 shipped. That’s $55 off the original listing, $15 better than our previous mention and the best price we’ve seen. The HD unit is a major step up from its predecessor (the non HD model), featuring a much lower noise level, better sound and improvements in the quality of the adapter itself.

With USB, 30-pin and Lightning connectors, it’s great for guitarists looking for a quick way to connect their instruments up with iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, or a Mac system. The iRig HD comes with an instrument-level 1/4” Hi-Z input jack, that passes through a low-noise, high-definition preamp and then into the 24-bit A/D conversion at 44.1 or 48kHz. It has received 4.8/5 star rating on Amazon.

The iRig HD also comes with the following software to get you going right out of the box:

  • AmpliTube FREE apps (free download on App Store) also available: AmpliTube Fender™ FREE
  • 4 exclusive gear models, never before available for iOS, which are unlocked in AmpliTube (v. 3.0 required) after the first time you connect iRig HD. The models include Metal W & Metal 150 (amps), and Wharmonator & X-Flanger (stompboxes)
  • Free AmpliTube Custom Shop software (download from IK site) and free download of AmpliTube Metal collection for Mac users

IK Multimedia iRig HD guitar interface (model no.IPIRIGHDIN): $45 shipped (Reg. $100)

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