home recording Stories January 18, 2016

Mackie CR4 speakers (pair) + Audio-Technica ATH-M40x headphones $170 shipped ($249 value), more

Adorama is back again with another home audio/recording bundle today. You can grab the Mackie CR4 Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors/Speakers (pair), plus a set of Audio-Technica ATH-M40x headphones for $169.99 shipped. The speakers regularly go for $150 and the headphones for $99, bringing you a total savings of $79 today. Even at the lowest individual prices we have tracked on these items, you’re still saving more than $16.

The ATH-M series headphones are some of the best in the price range and have received 4+ star ratings from thousands on Amazon. The ATH-M40x model features 40mm drivers, rare earth magnets, copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils, 90-degree swiveling ear cups and more. The Mackie CR4 monitors have a 4.4/5 star rating from over 400 Amazon customers. They feature an 80Hz – 20kHz frequency response range, auxiliary inputs and power indicators.

Next up, Focus Camera via eBay Daily Deals is offering the Limited Edition Beyerdynamic DT990 PRO 250ohm (Black, Straight Cable) for $129.99 shipped. That’s $100 below the original listing, $50 below the average selling price, $40 better than Amazon and the best price we can find. This black-on-black set features a 3m cable, 250 ohm drivers and some of the most comfortable ear pads I’ve ever used. Rated 4+ stars much like the rest of the Beyerdynamic headphone options.

home recording 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

home recording Stories September 11, 2015

expiredBlue Microphones: Yeti USB (silver or platinum) $85 shipped (Reg. $130), more

Today only, Woot is offering some nice prices on popular Blue Microphones starting with the Yeti USB Mic in silver or platinum for $79.99 plus $5 flat rate shipping on your entire order. That’s $45 under the regular price/Amazon, and the best price we can find.

Perfect for podcasting and home recordings, this is a tri-capsule condenser mic with cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional and stereo pattern selections, along with an on-board mute and monitoring output. It is the best selling condenser mic on Amazon and has a 4.5/5 star rating from over 2,800 Amazon customers.

Woot also has the Blue Microphones Snowball USB mic in multiple colors for $49.99 plus $5 flat rate shipping. While we have seen this mic dip down to $40, this is currently the best price we can find from a trusted dealer. This is a dual capsule condenser design and includes a desktop stand and USB cable. Rated 4.5/5 stars from over 2,100 Amazon customers.

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