Apogee, one of the leading audio interface companies in the business, has just released its most affordable option for Mac yet. The new ONE for Mac is very much based on the company’s small-footprint ONE interfaces, but this time with a more focused approach just for Mac users. While you wont get the dual functionality of the previous generation iOS/Mac options, the new interface also won’t reach into your pocket quite as deep.
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Focusrite Scarlett Stories December 10, 2015
Home Recording: PreSonus AudioBox Studio bundle – interface, headphones, mic, cables, more $150 shipped (Reg. $200+)
Justin Kahn - Dec. 10th 2015 2:26 pm ET
Amazon has the PreSonus AudioBox Studio with Headphones, Mic and recording software for $149.99 shipped. That’s as much as $110 under some listings for this bundle, $50 better than Guitar Center, $20 below the next best price and the lowest we can find. The interface goes for around $100 alone.
Perfect for beginners or someone that needs a quick all-in-one recording solution, the PreSonus AudioBox Studio includes everything to get going on your Mac/PC right out of the box. It comes with the AudioBox USB Interface, USB cable, Studio One recording software, M7 microphone, and HD7 headphones. The bundle has a 4.1/5 star rating from over 80 Amazon customers and the interface itself has a 4.5/5 star rating from nearly 150.
Down below you’ll find more home recording deals still live, and be sure to check out our music gear focused holiday gift guide.
More Home Recording:
- ATH-M40x headphones + best selling Blue Yeti USB mic $130 ($200 value)| Adorama
- Korg Pitchhawk Clip-On Guitar Tuner $13 (Reg. up to $30) | Amazon
- Korg PitchHawk G2 Clip-On Tuner for Guitar/Bass $13 (Reg. $20) | Amazon/B&H/Guitar Center
- Korg microKEY 37-Key USB Powered Keyboard $40 (Reg. $80) | Guitar Center
- Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL S-series keyboards $100 off | Amazon/Guitar Center
- Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 Interface + ATH-M30x Headphones $200 ($235+ value) | Amazon
- M-Audio 2-Ch USB Interface w/ Waves $79 (Reg. $100) | Amazon/Musician’s Friend
- Amazon Cyber Monday/Black Friday gear deals: instruments, more | Amazon
- Additional 20% off on Select Musical Instruments/Accessories | Amazon
- Using code MUSIC20OFF at checkout
Focusrite Scarlett Stories October 28, 2015
Recording: PreSonus interface, MIDI keyboard, mic & USB hub $180 (Orig. $400) + 20% off music gear at Amazon, more
Justin Kahn - Oct. 28th 2015 11:26 am ET
Amazon has an interesting home recording bundle available today. The PreSonus Audiobox Music Creation Suite is down to $179.99 shipped (matched at B&H). That’s $220 under the original listing, $70 below Guitar Center, the lowest Amazon has offered the bundle for and the best we can find. The interface and mic alone go for about $100 each.
Perfect for home recording or podcasting, the bundle includes the PreSonus M7 Condenser Microphone, PreSonus AudioBox USB 2×2 USB Recording Interface, the PS49 USB 2.0 49-key MIDI keyboard, HD3 studio monitoring headphones, powered 4-Port USB 2.0 hub and some bundled software (all of this gear will work with Logic Pro X, Pro Tools and more). PreSonus is a well known and trusted music production company and the AudioBox USB 2×2 interface has a 4/5 star rating from nearly 150 Amazon customers.
Before you head below for more discounted recording bundles, Amazon is currently offering an extra 20% off on production gear, guitars, keyboards and more. Use code 20FALLSAV during checkout to redeem the discount. The code will only work items listed in the sale.
More recording/podcasting bundles:
- Audio-Technica AT2020 USB Mic + AKG K 240 MKII Headphones $180 shipped ($279+ value) | Adorama
- Mackie CR4 Monitors + Audio-Technica ATH-M50x $225 shipped ($290+ value) | Adorama
- + an optional $25 mail-in-rebate found on the listing page
- Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 interface + Sennheiser HD600 + Mic $400 shipped ($655 value) | Adorama
Focusrite Scarlett Stories June 30, 2015
Home recording bundle: ATH-M50x over-ears, Focusrite Scarlett interface and mic kit $249 shipped ($410+ value)
Justin Kahn - Jun. 30th 2015 11:00 am ET
Having a home recording set-up on your Mac can be a pricey endeavor, even if you’re just a beginner. From the already expensive Mac, to the audio interface, speakers, mics and more, we are talking hundreds or even thousands of dollars here. Buying each of the elements individually certainly isn’t cheap, but every once in a while we see some very notable bundle deals pop-up that can be a very smart buy for those just getting into music production at home:
Today, Adorama is packing in some serious home recording essentials into one, neatly priced package. You can pickup a Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones in black, a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2 In/2 Out USB Recording Audio Interface and a Samson MTR101A Studio Microphone recording kit for
$269 $249 shipped. Based on the best current prices for each of these items, you are saving as much as $140 in total. Even at the lowest prices we have seen for each of the three items, this is about $90 in savings.
The best selling Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones are among the most popular home recording options and have received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 1,800 Amazon customers, much like the rest of the popular ATH-M series headphones. The Scarlett interface also gets great reviews at 4.3/5 stars from over 750 and the mic sits with a 3.8/5 star rating.
The Scarlett audio interface will work with just about any DAW (recording software) you can think of and will support analog audio recording via its built-in pre-amps (mic, guitars, more). Full feature lists on all three items can be found below:
- 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
- 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
- Includes MTR101 Condenser Microphone, pop filter and shock mount
- Large, 1-inch diaphragm studio condenser microphone
- Internally shock-mounted capsule reduces handling noise and external vibrations
- Rugged die cast construction
If you’re interested in home recording and making music on your Mac or iOS device, then be sure to check out our brand new weekly feature: The Logic Pros.