This is the season of giving—and the 12 Days of Sound will provide you with gift ideas for the audio professionals in your life. Each day will focus on a different company.
Pro Audio Review
The current issue of Pro Audio Review is only .99 cents in the Apple store. Pro Audio Review is the only U.S. professional audio magazine to focus on product reviews for all major niches. Each exclusive section covers: studio, live, contraction/installation, broadcast production, post-production and project studio. Download the current issue of Pro Audio Review today for only .99 cents. Sale ends December 31st.
Pro Sound News
The current issue of Pro Sound News is only .99 cents in the Apple store. For more than 35 years, Pro Sound News has been the leading provider of timely and accurate news, industry analysis, features and technology updates to the expanded professional audio community. Download the current issue of Pro Sound News today for only .99 cents. Sale ends December 31st.
The current issue of Mix is only .99 cents in the Apple store. Mix covers a wide variety of topics, including broadcast production, music technology, and audio for film and video. Every month read about the latest tips and techniques directly from the most respected audio experts in the industry. Download the current issue of Mix today for only .99 cents. Sale ends December 31st.
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ATH-M50RD Professional Studio Monitor Headphones
If you’re looking for the perfect combination of festive and functional, look no further than our ATH-M50RD studio monitor headphones. Their bright red color isn’t the only thing that makes them stand out in a crowd! Designed especially for professional monitoring and mixing, these studiophones feature an efficient collapsible design, circumaural ear pieces that swivel 180° for easy one-ear monitoring and luxuriously padded ear cushions that create an outstanding seal for maximum isolation. A coiled cable at the left earpiece terminates to a gold-plated mini-plug with included screw-on quarter-inch adapter.
Audio-Technica AT4050 Multi-pattern Condenser Microphone
Give the gift of exceptional sound quality – and get a little something extra – when you buy the AT4050 multi-pattern microphone this holiday season. Now through Dec. 31, when you purchase the AT4050, you’ll receive a rebate for a free pair of our critically acclaimed ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones (black)…a $199 value! With three switchable polar patterns, the large-diaphragm AT4050 exhibits a remarkable combination of qualities – high-SPL capability with transparent and airy uppers/mids, complemented by rich low-end qualities ideal for studio use and live sound productions with vocals, piano, strings, drum overheads, guitar amps and more.
AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone
The AT2020USB+ microphone delivers the renowned articulation/intelligibility of its award-winning namesake – the AT2020 – in a digital-friendly design. Equipped with a USB output, high-quality A/D converter (16 bit, 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate), headphone jack for no-latency monitoring and mix control that blends microphone and pre-recorded audio, the AT2020USB+ is specifically designed to digitally capture music or any acoustic auditory source using your favorite recording software. It’s the perfect choice for the singer/songwriter, podcaster, voice-over artist, field recordist or home studio recordist on your list!
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TRACKTION Version 4 (T4)
TRACKTION Music Production Software is the world’s fastest and easiest way to compose, record, edit, mix and share your music on Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems.
Despite a truly professional feature set and remarkable ease of use, TRACKTION Version 4 (T4) sells for an astounding $59.99.
“What I love most about Tracktion is the uncluttered interface – everything in the process from recording the initial idea to final mixdown is visible right there.” – Blumenkraft/Sony Music (August 2013)
“T4 is a great DAW for this modern digital era.” – Online Magazine: Amazona (June 2013)
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The NT1 is a revolutionary new 1″ diagphram condenser microphone from RØDE. Although the body of the new NT1 closely resembles the NT1-A, the microphone has been completely redesigned from the ground up, with the only shared component being the mesh grille.
With an all-new capsule suspended internally by a Rycote Lyre system and a staggeringly low 4.5dbA of self-noise, the NT1 is an incredible achievement in microphone design making it ideal for vocals as well as a wide range of instruments.
The NT1 is supplied with the revolutionary new SMR shock mount with removable pop-shield, all for only $269.
The RØDE M5 is a compact half-inch cardioid condenser microphone with low noise and a full frequency response. A result of many years’ experience building the award-winning NT5 microphone, RØDE has succeeded in making a high-quality ‘pencil’ style permanently polarized condenser that will impress even the most demanding of artists and engineers.
Ideal for studio recording and live on stage, the M5 is equally at home on a range of acoustic instruments, choirs, or anywhere you would employ a small diaphragm condenser microphone, either individually or as a stereo array.
Only US$199 for the pair!
The RØDE iXY is the ultimate recording microphone for iPhone®, iPad® or iPod® touch. With up to 24-bit/96k* recording and on-board high-fidelity A/D conversion, your iXY recordings are rich, smooth and accurate.
At the heart of the iXY is a matched pair of half-inch cardioid condenser capsules, fixed in a perfect 90 degree ‘near-coincident’ alignment. This results in immersive and true-to-life stereo recordings, captured in incredibly high detail.
The iXY is supplied with a foam windshield for outdoor recording as well as a reinforced protective zip case to ensure your iXY is available whenever you need it.
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Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless Handheld Transmitter
The Lectrosonics HH Digital Hybrid Wireless Handheld Transmitter is designed for a variety of applications that include vocal performances, speech, houses-of-worship, rental houses and more. The transmitter features Lectrosonics’s compandorless digital hybrid technology and features compatibility modes for use with Lectrosonics 200 and 100 series receivers.
• Digital Hybrid Wireless® Technology
• Standard thread-on capsules
• Membrane switch and LCD interface
• AA battery power
• Selectable RF power at 50 and 100 mW
• Talkback feature
• Capsule sold separately
Lectrosonics HM Digital UHF Wireless Plug-On Microphone Transmitter
The HM Digital UHF Wireless Plug-On Microphone Transmitter from Lectrosonics enables you to transmit the signal of any XLR microphone wirelessly. The HM transmitter overcomes inherent channel noise with its patented Digital Hybrid Wireless technology, which digitally encodes the audio. Digital conversion before transmission provides all of the benefits of conventional FM wireless systems, (range, resistance to interference, etc) without the noisy artifacts. A unique multi-voltage phantom power feature allows the transmitter to be used with virtually any microphone, including high-current condenser types, expanding its usefulness in high-end applications such as motion picture production.
• Frequency Block 20
• Digital Hybrid Wireless Technology
• Membrane-Switch Controls w/ LCD Display
• Converts XLR Mic Signals to UHF Wireless
• Phantom Power: 5, 18, and 48 Volts
• Adjustable Low Frequency Roll-Off
• 256 Synthesized UHF Frequencies
Lectrosonics Quadpack Power & Audio Interface
Designed for portable field production, the Quadpack simplifies the mounting and interconnection of two SRa Series compact receivers. Lightweight and rugged, it is perfectly at home in bag systems containing mixer, recorder and wireless transmitters used for audio feed to cameras. One set of audio outputs is used to feed the recorder and the other set to feed wireless transmitters.
• Accepts two SR Series receivers
• Uses 25-pin Unislot adapter
• Balanced XLR audio outputs
• Balanced TA3M audio outputs
• Output jack panels can be reversed
• Locking coaxial DC power connector
• 4-pin Hirose DC power connector
• Powder coated aluminum housing
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The Evolved SRM Sound – SRM550 • SRM650 • SRM1850
Mackie SRM 1600W High-Definition Powered Loudspeakers deliver a new level of SRM ruggedness, output, clarity and simplicity. Truly “Built-Like-A-Tank,” huge system power is paired with custom transducers within professional-grade, internally-braced all-wood cabinets. SRM features Mackie High Definition Audio Processing™ including patented acoustic correction DSP for the ultimate in high-definition sound plus system optimization tools like application-specific speaker modes and an amazingly accurate feedback destroyer. Ready for anything, SRM’s integrated 2-channel mixer with Mackie Wide-Z™ inputs can handle any signal with ease. With two powerful full-range boxes and a chest-pounding subwoofer, SRM loudspeakers deliver the modern output, amazing sound and proven durability you demand from your system.
Professional Monitoring…Within Reach
Mackie MRmk3 Series Powered Studio Monitors love music as much as you do. Subject to an intensive music-centric voicing process designed to connect you to the music, MRmk3 monitors are specifically designed to enhance the mixing and monitoring experience in any home or project studio. Optimizing features include an enhanced waveguide system for a wider sweet spot and custom-tuned rear porting for smooth, extended bass response. Plus, MRmk3 monitors have customizable frequency controls so you can dial in the perfect sound for your space. Designed from start to finish for music, MRmk3 monitors reveal the full range and natural character that your music deserves.
In December only, get an Instant Savings on MRmk3s from participating dealers – $20 off MR5mk3, $25 off MR6mk3, $30 off MR8mk3 and $40 off MR10Smk3 (Instant Savings is per monitor).
VLZ4 – Now With Onyx Preamps
A legend in compact mixer design, performance and durability, Mackie VLZ4 is the original no-nonsense mixer series. Maintaining the integrity of your source is critical, so for VLZ4 we included Mackie’s industry-proven Onyx preamps so you can be sure that from every input to every output, VLZ4 mixers have the highest headroom and lowest noise possible. Plus, VLZ4 mixers deliver the “Built-Like-A-Tank” construction that ensures your investment will last for years. From the ultra-compact 402VLZ4 for desktop applications to the tour-friendly 3204VLZ4, you can be sure there is a VLZ4 mixer with the right feature set for your application.
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KRK ROKIT Generation 3 Series Powered Studio Monitors
The new KRK ROKIT Generation 3 series of powered studio monitors offers professional performance and accuracy for recording, mixing, mastering or playback. Each ROKIT G3 includes a 1” soft dome tweeter, a 5”/6”/or 8” glass-Aramid composite woofer, and a proprietary bi-amped class A/B amplifier delivering up to 106dB. The ROKIT G3 delivers high frequencies up to 35kHz for increased vocal clarity and the front-firing bass port provides defined bass. Multiple input connections and rear panel controls ensure the ROKIT G3 will easily integrate into any system configuration.
KRK KNS Studio Headphones
The KRK KNS Headphone Series is an ideal choice for critical listening and for those users who want a studio monitor experience in their headphones. Featuring a 40mm neodymium transducer each KNS headphone has a frequency response from 5Hz to 23kHZ. These closed-back headphones are made of a durable, impact-resistant plastic which makes them both rugged and lightweight. Each model comes with a detachable cable and the KNS-8400 has an upgraded memory foam ear cushion for improved comfort.
KRK Studio Subwoofers
With the demands of modern recording increasing every day, KRK has created a series of powered studio subwoofers designed for almost any application and are a perfect companion to our powered monitors. Our three subwoofer models – the 10s, 12s, and 12sHO – include Kevlar woofers and bass frequency extension down to 34, 32 or 29 Hz respectively. The KRK subwoofers each have a custom-designed front baffle that can provide from 113 to 123db output without distortion or rumble. Flexible inputs and rear panel controls provide the necessary adjustments for any studio.
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The Roland M-200i is a 32-channel compact digital mixing solution providing the flexibility and mobility of comprehensive iPad control fused with the precision of a professional digital mixing console. The free iPad app provides full functionality on all key mixing and control aspects including channel strip, effects, and scenes. The M-200i can also be fully controlled via the built in LCD screen and navigation buttons. It contains 17 motorized faders, 8 AUX, 4 Matrix, 8 DCA’s and 24 physical inputs and 14 outputs. The M-200i also includes a REAC port providing expandability options that include multi-channel playback/recording, remote I/O, and personal mixing.
The R-1000 is an innovative stand-alone multi-channel recorder/player ideal for any live production. It records up to 48 tracks of 24-bit audio in broadcast WAV format and is ideal for virtual rehearsal, backing tracks and multi-channel recording. Integrates with any V-Mixer or any MADI equipped digital console. As a playback device you can perform “Virtual Rehearsals” or use it is a training tool for volunteers or staff learning to mix sound. Powerful playback features greatly reduces soundcheck time especially for touring musicians. All recorded audio files are stored on a removable hard disk drive (HDD) or solid-state drive (SSD).
The M-480 V-Mixer features 48 mixing channels and 6 stereo returns for a total of 60 channels. Bussing includes 16 auxiliaries, 8 matrices and full support for Mono, Stereo or LCR sound design. With a configurable choice of available digital I/O boxes, the M-480 can support up to 90 inputs and 90 outputs – all fully assignable via the digital patchbay. Dynamics include 4-band PEQ, and delay, dedicated 4-band PEQ, limiting and delay. REAC expandable to use with the world-renowned M-48 Personal Mixing system and the Roland R-1000 48-Track Recorder/Player ideal for virtual rehearsal and recording.
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SE846 Sound Isolating™ Earphones
The SE846 Sound Isolating™ Earphones with Quad High-Definition MicroDrivers deliver extended high-end clarity and unparalleled low-end performance. Evolved from personal monitor technology road-tested by pro musicians and fine-tuned by Shure engineers, the SE846 features a patent-pending design that includes a groundbreaking low-pass filter. This technology enables the deep low-end performance of a true subwoofer without sacrificing clarity or detail of mids or highs.
SRH1540 Premium Closed-Back Headphones
Delivering superior acoustic performance, comfort, and durability, the SRH1540 Premium Closed-Back Headphones utilize 40 mm neodymium drivers for an expansive soundstage with clear, extended highs and warm bass. Developed with aluminum alloy and carbon fiber construction, the lightweight and durable design also features Alcantara™ ear pads for maximum sound isolation and comfort. The included storage case, replacement set of Alcantara ear pads, replacement cable, and threaded adapter ensure years of uninterrupted listening enjoyment.
KSM9HS Handheld Vocal Microphone
The KSM9HS is a premium vocal condenser microphone that captures vocal subtlety with extraordinary detail to deliver clear articulation, functional flexibility, and precise vocal reproduction for live performance. Engineered to exacting standards, the KSM9HS reveals nuance and subtlety in a microphone optimized for the most demanding live environments. With its dual diaphragm design and switchable polar patterns (hypercardioid / subcardioid), the KSM9HS is the choice for the world’s most accomplished vocal performances.