Focusrite Stories October 11

expiredStart your podcasting or voiceover career w/ the Focusrite Scarlett Studio Bundle at $170

Amazon offers the Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio 2nd Generation USB Audio Interface and Recording Bundle with Pro Tools for $169.99 shipped. At 15% off the normal price, this is just $1 above its all-time low and a rare chance to save on top-rated Focusrite gear. This bundle gives you everything you’ll need to start your podcasting career, from quality headphones to the microphone, USB interface, and XLR cables. Rated 4/5 stars.

Focusrite Stories June 16

expiredSave over 20% on Focusrite Audio Interfaces & record audio like a pro: from $70

Adorama is currently offering the Focusrite Scarlett Solo 2nd Gen 2 Input / 2 Output USB 2.0 Audio Interface for $69.99 shipped when coupon code SUMMERTIME been applied at checkout. That’s nearly 30% off the going rate found at other retailers like Amazon and is a match for the lowest price we have tracked. Rated 4.1/5 stars. This is not the only option on sale, head below to see them all. Be sure to use code SUMMERTIME to receive your discount.

Focusrite Stories February 23

expiredAdd a high-end audio interface to your Mac w/ Focusrite from $70 shipped

Adorama has several Focusrite audio interfaces on sale right now when you use the coupon code PRESIDENTS. Our top pick is the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2nd Gen for $104.99 shipped. Normally $150, this is a match for our last mention and the best available. Rated 4/5 stars on Amazon.

Focusrite Stories February 2

expiredGet V-Moda’s Crossfade 2 headphones & Focusrite’s Scarlett 2i2: $330 ($480 value)

Adorama offers a bundle that includes V-Moda’s Crossfade 2 wireless headphones and Focusrite’s Scarlett 2i2 (2nd gen) USB audio interface for $329.99 shipped. Separately, the V-Moda Crossfade 2’s run around $330 at Amazon and Focusrite’s 2i2 audio interface is $150. So, you’re essentially buying the headphones and getting the Focusrite 2i2 for free. V-Moda Crossfade 2’s received a 3.9/5 star rating on Amazon while the Focusrite 2i2 is rated 4/5 stars.

Focusrite Stories January 16

With NAMM 2018 just around the corner, we are starting to see some major new music production product announcements. Arturia has been busy unveiling the next generation MiniBrute synthesizers and Universal Audio’s most affordable new Thunderbolt interface is now available for purchase. While the higher-end Universal Audio options rank among our favorites in the price range, Focusrite is also revealing its latest I/O hardware with the new Clarett USB devicesexpand full story

Focusrite 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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Focusrite 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

Focusrite Stories December 2, 2014

expiredAlesis Q25 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller $40 shipped (orig. $180)

Amazon has the Alesis Q25 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller for $39.99 shipped (matched at Guitar Center). That’s $139 or 77% under the original listing, $20 or more under the average selling price and the best price we’ve seen.

Features:

  • 25-key USB MIDI keyboard controller provides the ideal surface for composing and performing music with computer-based digital audio workstations, sequencers, and more
  • 25 velocity-sensitive keys ensure a dynamic performance
  • Pitch and Modulation wheels add musical expression; perfect for emulating the nuances of specialized musicians via DAW software
  • Octave Up and Down buttons extend the note range without taking up critical desktop space
  • Sustain pedal input and MIDI output for pro-level functionality and versatility
  • Single USB cable simplicity delivers both data and power
  • Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition software is included to get you creating right out of the box

This can be a great option for those looking for a smaller controller for home or on the go. Using any one of the many iOS/Mac compatible interfaces available like those from Focusrite, IK and the wireless PUC option, it will work with a desktop/laptop and your iPad. It is received a 4.1/5 star rating from nearly 80 Amazon customers.

For more iOS/Mac music production options check out our 2014 buying guide and head over to Amazon’s Cyber Week Musical Instruments sale.

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Offering single-cable USB simplicity, the Alesis Q25 delivers complete MIDI control in a space-saving, compact package. Beginning with 25 full-size keys, the Q25 adds expressive Pitch and Modulation wheels. The velocity-sensitive keys respond instantly to your touch, while the sustain pedal input allows piano-style performances. The Q25 includes software from Ableton so you can make music today.

Expressive Performance Features

Whether you need to chop out some chords, lay down a bass groove, or cut loose with a solo, the Q25 stands ready. The velocity-sensitive keys capture all the nuances of your playing. The Pitch and Modulation wheels can add vibrato, bending or other modulation effects to enhance your playing. Use the Octave Up and Down keys to increase the keyboard range.

Total MIDI Control

Using just the keys on the keyboard, one single button, and the assignable slider, the compact Q25 unlocks easy access to deep levels of MIDI control, so you can dig in to all your favorite software instruments. The Q25 also provides a MIDI output for adding a drum machine, sampler, or sound module to your setup.

Quick Computer Connection

A single USB cable provides power to the Q25 and a two-way data connection to your computer. It’s that simple. The Q25 includes music software from Ableton so you can begin making music right away. If you’d like, you can use the 9V power input (adapter optional) and the MIDI output for stand-alone operation.

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