interfaces Stories December 3, 2015

expiredHome Recording: Mackie LE CR3 speakers $80 (Reg. $100), iRig portable MIDI keyboards from $45 (Reg. up to $80), more

As part of its continuing Cyber Week deals, Guitar Center is offering the Mackie Limited Edition CR3 3-inch Multimedia Monitors (Pair) for $79.99 shipped (matched in Musician’s Friend’s Cyber Week sales). That’s 20% below the regular $100 price tag, and the first notable price drop we have seen on this model. Ranked as the best newly released studio monitors on Amazon, the active Limited Edition CR3s have a 2-way driver system, with a 80Hz – 20kHz range, TRS/RCA/1/8-inch TRS connectivity and all-wood cabinets.

Not only do the Limited Edition version of these speakers look much better than the standards in our opinion, they are also less expensive right now. While the LEs only have a 4+ star rating from a few Amazon customers, the base model CR3 monitors have 4.5/5 stars from 350.

Announced back in October, the new IK Multimedia iRig Keys portable Mac/PC USB keyboard controllers are seeing their first decent price drop at Guitar Center. The iRig Keys 25-key edition is available for $44.99 shipped and the 37-key version is down to $59.99 shipped. They hit Amazon and other retailers earlier this month at $70 and $80 respectively and haven’t dropped since.

They feature velocity sensitive keys, back-lit assignable hardware controls, octave switcher, a collection of free software and will work with your Mac (and maybe PC) right out of the box. Reviews are light considering how new they are, but just about all of the iRig keyboards have 4+ star ratings on Amazon.

Down below you’ll find more Cyber Week deals on MIDI keyboards, interfaces, NI hardware and more:

interfaces Stories November 26, 2014

Some of the best audio interfaces for your Mac, iPad and iPhone get deep discounts for Black Friday

Apogee, well known for its studio quality audio interfaces and converters, has kicked of its Black Friday 2014 sale today. Running from now through December 2nd, you’ll find as much 60% off its factory refurbished iOS/Mac interfaces and multi-channel flagship options.

Due to how rare it is for these interfaces to go on sale from any retailer, all of the deals are quite notable. Some standout options are the JAM studio quality guitar input interface for iPad, Mac and iPhone is available for $69 (Reg. $99), and the Duet USB interface for Mac and iPad for $475 (Reg. $595). Both are matching or beating the previous Apogee sale, between $30 and $100 under Amazon and other retailers and are the lowest prices available.

You can see more of what Apogee’s Black Friday sale has to offer below, and be sure to head over to Amazon’s pre-Black Friday Musical Instruments Store for ongoing discounts and lightning deals from now through Black Friday.

Apogee is offering incredible, limited-time deals on their award-winning products for recording and listening to music on iPad, iPhone and Mac. Starting on Wednesday, November 2014, save up to 60% on select products exclusively through Apogee’s US webstore. The sale continues through Black Friday and Cyber Monday, ending on Tuesday December 2. Supplies are limited so act fast!

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