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BACK IN STOCK! Cortex HDTT-5000 Digital Music Turntable Controller $150

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These sold out in minutes the last time I posted them.

Note: The NEW one is $150, the refurb is $300. If you only see $299 available, it means the deals is sold out.

MSRP: $1,499.99
Your Savings: up to - $1,200.00
On Sale Today: up to - $300.00
Free Shipping No Minimum
Starting At: $149.95

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/cortex-hdtt-5000-digital-music-turntable-controller

Intelligent Music Database Management
The Cortex HDTT-5000 has a database management system that allows DJs to search through massive music libraries in seconds.

PC-Based Database Creation
Create database files at a gig via the HDTT unit or the PC application (downloadable from the Cortex website) on a home computer with lightning fast speed.

Waveform Display Mode
Via the Cortex database software, available free from the Cortex website, you can create a waveform of each song on your USB storage devices that can then be optionally selected to be displayed on the HDTT-5000's LCD screen.

Keyboard Support
Quickly find that hot new track in a massive library of music with just a few taps of a USB-compatible keyboard.

File Explorer Mode
Perfect for DJs who have their own organizational system already in place. Browse through files and directories exactly as they exist on your storage device.

Search Options
Users can search the same way that they would using an iPod or similar portable music player through a number of browsing options including search by artist, song title, album, and genre.

String Search
Easily search by a certain word or phrase to find tracks, even if you're unsure of the name. When the user inputs a keyword, it will search all artists, titles, albums, and genres, and show how many of each that it found.

CD/DVD Audio and Data Playback
No need to abandon your CD collection, the HDTT-5000 can play user-created CDRs, DVD-Rs and audio CDs with any compatible USB CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.

Variable Pitch Slider (±4, 8, 16, 24%) and Ultraprecise Pitch Control
Precisely adjust the tempo of your mixes with a wide range of pitch options and ultraprecise pitch in increments of 0.05% (in 4- and 8-pitch mode).

Performance Protection
Every Cortex HDTT unit features exclusive protection from accidental shutdown while playing. Simply press and hold the power button for more than 2 seconds to turn the unit off.

Firmware Upgradable
Easily download new internal software from the Cortex website.

VBR & CBR File Support
The HDTT-5000 can play all your MP3s; CBR or VBR at any bit rate up to 320kbps.

Multi-Language Support
The HDTT-5000 supports multiple languages including English, French, and Spanish.

Ultrafast Instant Start
From Cue to Start, get into the mix with no delay.


Enhanced Features


Efficient Sampling
Samples can be set and stored in any of 4 banks with the simple touch of a button. Samples can be trimmed and edited with the graphical user interface, and the samples pitch can be altered.

DSP Effects
The effects module gives the user an array of 12 effects (including Filter, Flanger, Echo, Delay, Auto-Pan, and more) to choose from as well as truly comprehensive parameter setting capabilities. The HDTT-5000 allows users to edit each parameter in real time offering a more in-depth ability to modify the sound while still preserving the simplicity of the preset.

Comprehensive Realtime Looping
Up to 4 loops can be programmed with a loop-editing feature that allows points to be imported from saved hot cue points. Unlike a traditional CD player, the loops can be edited easily using the HDTT-5000's graphical user interface, which allows the loop to be trimmed until it sounds perfect. Loops may be beat sync'ed as well—the user has the option of selecting 1/2/4/8/16 beat loops, as well as user-selectable time frames.

Cue Point Management
Cue points can be set like a normal CD player, so that the DJ can return to a certain time in the track just by pressing a button. The HDTT-5000 unit allows for 4 hot cue points, allowing the user to advance to a certain point in a song without any pause in playback, and can be used along with loops for live remixing.

Main Playback Screen
The backlit graphical LCD playback screens display info on any track in the catalog, showing everything from the essentials such as artist, track title, pitch, time elapsed/remaining to detailed information including file format (MP3 or WAV), genre, and track length. Additionally, the HDTT-5000 offers a waveform view that helps the club DJ see where the beat comes in and at what point to segue into the next track playing.

Touch-Sensitive Digital Turntable Platter
Get the sound and feel of vinyl while preserving the convenience of digital formats. The HDTT-5000's large, touch-sensitive platter allows you to cue or scratch your track while rotating the wheel in either direction.

Auto-BPM Counter
Automatically track your song's beats per minute.

Master Tempo
Master Tempo locks in the pitch of the track, even when you change the speed up or down, ensuring no noticeable difference in how the vocals or instruments sound.

Key Adjust
Key Adjust allows users to adjust the key of a track without changing speed.

Instant Reverse
Instant Reverse is controlled by merely pressing a button on the face of the HDTT unit with no loss of tempo or pitch.

Master/Slave Link
Easily link 2 Cortex HDTT units together to access one USB-compatible storage device for dual turntable performance.

Playlist Editing
The playlist editor allows users to save, load, and edit their own playlists. This is advantageous for unattended playback or for mobile entertainers who have certain playlists in place for standard events.

Storage Device Selection
Take that new digital promo or just-finished song from your iPod or USB memory flash drive and play it tonight! With 5 USB ports (and support for a total of up to 4 devices, one per port or 4 to a USB hub), the HDTT's device selection option allows users to connect and recognize multiple storage devices, offering the flexibility to access a variety of separate music databases simultaneously.
Features
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio: >90dB
THD: less than 0.01%
Power requirements: AC 120V/60Hz (US) to AC 230-240V/50Hz (Europe)
Power consumption: 12W
Operating temperature: +5 degrees C - +35 degrees C
Operating humidity: 5% to 90%
Dimensions: 12-1/4"W x 3-1/4"H x 14-1/4"L
Weight: 15 lb. (6.8 kg)
File format support: FAT 32, HFS+ (iPod), NTFS (read only)
Output level: 1.8V


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Mixmode

Already sold out. I wonder what the quality is compared to a Pioneer CDJ-1000

Early Cyber Monday Musician's Friend Doorbuster Sale (11/04 - 84 Items)

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Musician's Friend will be having a one-day doorbuster sale every Monday leading up to Cyber Monday, called the "Early Access Cyber Monday". Shipping is free for all items listed.

Linky (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pages/2013-cyber-monday-early-access?icid=204636)




TASCAM TG-7 Guitar and Bass Tuner/Metronome Regular
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Regular Price $59.99


Musician's Gear Hickory Drumsticks Regular 10-Pack
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MSRP $85


Alvarez Artist Series AD70 Dreadnought Guitar Restock Natural
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BBE 282iR Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced RCA and 3.5mm Connections Regular
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TASCAM DR-V1HD Handheld Video / Linear PCM Recorder Regular
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Tech 21 Hot Rod Plexi Regular
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Snark SN-1 Guitar & Bass Tuner Regular Blue
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Lanikai LU-21P Pineapple Ukulele Regular Rosewood Fretboard
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Kustom Profile 100 Portable PA System Regular
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Gem Sound PXB150USB 15" Powered Speaker with USB/SD Media Player/Wheels Regular
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MXL 4000 Multi-Pattern FET Studio Condenser Microphone Regular
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Simmons SDXpress Compact 5-Piece Electronic Drum Kit Regular
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B.C. Rich Pro X Custom Mockingbird Electric Guitar Regular Shadow
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Rogue Analog Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal Regular
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B.C. Rich Pro X Custom Mockingbird Electric Guitar Regular Trans Red
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Beyerdynamic TG-V35DS Hypercardioid Vocal Microphone Regular
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Ampeg GVT5H 5W Tube Guitar Amp Head Regular
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Fender Pawn Shop Jaguarillo Electric Guitar Regular Candy Apple Red Rosewood Fingerboard
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Schecter Guitar Research Blackjack ATX Solo 6 Electric Guitar Regular 3-Tone Satin Sunburst
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Schecter Guitar Research Synyster SYN Custom Limited Electric Guitar Regular Black/Red
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ESP LTD B-334 Electric Bass Guitar Regular Stain Red
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Toca Freestyle ColorSound Djembe Regular Lexus White 7 Inch
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Mapex Steel Piccolo Snare Drum Regular 13X3.5
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Mackie SRM350 v2 Active Speaker (Black) Restock
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PreSonus Studio One 2.0 Producer Regular
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Peavey ValveKing 412 Guitar Cabinet Regular Straight
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Astatic by Hohner JT30 Roadhouse Harmonica Microphone Regular
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ESP LTD H-330 Flame Maple Top Electric Guitar Regular Dark Brown Sunburst
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Rogue RR100 Rocketeer Electric guitar Regular Redburst
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Evans Power Center Clear Batter Drumhead Regular 10 Inch
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ESP LTD B-55 Electric Bass Guitar Regular See-thru-Redburst
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Gretsch Guitars G6122-1962T-TV Country Gentleman Limited Custom Color Electric Guitar Regular White
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Alto ZMX164FXU USB 16-Channel Mixer with Effects and USB Interface Regular
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Vox SDC22 Double-Cutaway Solidbody Electric Guitar Regular Black
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Peavey Limited Edition Patriotic 4x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet Regular
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Pulse Drumsticks 6 Pair Pack Regular Wood Rock
Special Doorbuster Price $9.99
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Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar Regular Black
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Rocktron Utopia B100 Multi-Effects Bass Pedal Regular
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Jet City Amplification JCA12XS 1x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet Regular
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B.C. Rich Mockingbird ST Electric Bass Regular Trans Red
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Guyatone Mighty Micro HDm5 Hot Drive Guitar Effects Pedal Regular
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Fostex PMO.4n Powered Studio Monitor Pair Regular Yellow
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Nomad 6-Piece Fiber Drum Case Set Regular Fusion
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Gibson Les Paul Traditional Mahogany Top Left-Handed Electric Guitar Regular Cherry Satin
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T-Rex Engineering Bloody Mary Distortion Guitar Pedal Regular
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Guyatone Mighty Micro Series ODm5 Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal Regular
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Pro-Mark LA Special 10-Pair American Hickory Drumsticks Regular Wood 5A
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Tama Imperialstar Hyper-Drive Limited Edition 5-Piece Drum Set Regular White Winter Mist Satin Chrome Hardware
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Perri's 2" Nylon Guitar Strap Regular Black
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Sound Percussion SP770DT Medium Weight Drum Throne Regular
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Denon DN-SC2000 MIDI Controller Regular
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BBE 282iX Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Balanced 3-Pin XLR Connections Regular
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Ampeg GVT52-112 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Regular
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Pulse 3-Piece Deluxe Junior Drum Set Regular Bright Red
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Mahalo U-30 PAINTED SOPRANO UKULELE Regular Red
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Mahalo U-30 PAINTED SOPRANO UKULELE Regular White
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Sabian SR2 Thin Splash Cymbal Regular 10 Inch
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Sound Percussion SP 4 Piece Drum Kit with Hardware Regular Black
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Ultimate Support Hyperstation Pro 2-Tier Laptop Stand Regular Black
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Sound Percussion Double Boom Cymbal Stands - 2-pack Regular
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Lanikai LU Series LU-21TEK Tenor Acoustic-Electric Ukulele with Fishman Kula Electronics Regular Natural
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Nord Drum Synthesizer Regular
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BBE 282iQ Desktop Sonic Maximizer with Unbalanced 1" Connections Regular
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Behringer EUROLIVE B1520DSP 600W Active Loudspeaker with Digital Control Regular
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Remo Weather King Ambassador Coated Head Regular 14 Inches
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Ampeg GVT112E 1x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet Regular
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Kustom Profile 200 Portable PA System Regular
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Denon DN-HC4500 USB MIDI/Audio Interface and Controller Regular
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Fostex PMO.4n Powered Studio Monitor Pair Regular Black
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Michael Kelly A-Style Solid Mandolin Regular Satin Tobacoo Burst
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Fender Modern Player Jaguar Electric Guitar Regular Red Transparent Rosewood Fretboard
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Ampeg GVT15H 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head Regular
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Ampeg GVT15-112 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Regular
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Laguna LD Series LD1 Little Brat 3/4 Acoustic Guitar Regular Natural
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Alvarez Artist Series AP70 Parlor Guitar Restock Natural
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Ampeg GVT5-110 5W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Regular
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Fishman FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner Regular
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Quik-Lok WS-570 Fixed-height Foldable Keyboard Stand Regular
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Michael Kelly MKLFSTB Legacy Festival Mandolin Regular Tobacco Burst
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Toca Freestyle ColorSound Djembe Regular Metallic Blue 7 Inch
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Profile Piano Bench Regular Black
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Ibanez RGD320 Electric Guitar Regular White
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Schecter Guitar Research Blackjack ATX C-1 FR Electric Guitar Regular 3-Tone Satin Sunburst
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Toca Freestyle ColorSound Djembe Regular Metallic Red 7 Inch
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26 Comments

tooslow

I grabbed a few straps.
I can recommend the $10 Snark tuner.
The Gretsch Country Gentleman is to die for!

Stryder5

The Casio CDP-120 keyboard is now at $350. That's a pretty solid price. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/keyboards-midi/casio-cdp-120-digital-piano

PurplePeopleEater

Can anyone comment on this Rogue guitar?

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/rogue-rr100-rocketeer-electric-guitar/430928000002000

crazedracerguy

You just looking to play Rocksmith or something? This guitar would probably be as good as the bundled LP. Don't look for it to be great for $80.

PurplePeopleEater

That's exactly what I need it for. How would it compare to something I'd buy off of Craigslist for a similar price? The ones on Craigslist would be a brand I've heard of.

okinawanmatt

If you can afford a Squire entry-level full-size guitar (usually $120), it's a better construction than entry-level Rogue guitars. However, it may be better to buy this Rogue than a guitar off of Craigslist, since
A) it's cheap
B) it's backed by a good return policy and
C) it has the manufacturer warranty.


If you haven't bought Rocksmith yet, you can buy it as a bundle with a guitar & discount from BestBuy.com - they are also having a sale on electric guitars now. Adding an eligible guitar to your cart with a copy of the game will drop the price by $50. The final price should equal about what you would be paying when you purchase that Rogue separately from Rocksmith. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Audio/Musical-Instruments/abcat0207000.c?id=abcat0207000

yeti79

A lot of these prices really suck. :shake:

The pineapple uke they're selling for $49 is currently $39 on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Lanikai-LU-21P-Pineapple-Soprano-Ukulele/dp/B0018TF0Q6/

Comparison shop first before you buy anything on this list.

Bandin03

If you have a Guitar Center in town, go check out their used section. They have a 30-day return policy on used guitars, so if you take it home and don't like it, just take it back.

Crabba

Just FYI I was able to get that exact model last BF for $250... Obviously no guarantees they'll do the same this year...

Stryder5

Oh, was it $250 last year? I got it last year too. Just can't remember the exact price :lol:

Wasn't it YMMV to stack coupons or something? I vaguely recall having to place an order over the phone to get coupons to apply or something of that nature.

JohnnyHot

- cool.

Frogstar

And the pineapple uke was $39 last week at Musician's Friend themselves.
The blue Snark is currently $9.65 on Amazon (was $10.34 the other day).

Crabba

Yeah I think there was some YMMV way to actually get it even cheaper than that if you got them to PM whoever else and whatever it was, but the "std deal" was the $250 that I got... can't get it all :)

Guy767

I was hoping to find some Deoxit contact cleaning spray on sale here but no luck…

It seems Deoxit never goes on sale; never found a deal on the stuff. It's about $15 for a 5 ounce can; ouch...

kkjjn0000

Picked up snark tuner and pick holder. Good deal esp with free shipping!

Native Instruments MASCHINE MK2 Black Restock $449.99 FS @ MF

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Native Instruments MASCHINE MK2 Black Restock $449.99 FS @ MF

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Product Description

MASCHINE MK2 is the second edition of Native Instruments’ highly respected groove production system and it comes stacked with numerous enhanced workflow improvements for an even more intuitive experience and faster performance. All 16 of MASCHINE’s touch-pads have been upgraded with a heightened sensitivity response, and each pad can now be individually assigned a unique color to easily identify and separate sounds, patterns, groups, and scenes. You now also have the ability to time stretch samples directly from the MASCHINE MK2 hardware, eliminating the need to jump back and forth from host systems.

The hardware design has also been improved. One notable addition is the new master push encoder with grid, and the 47 all-new click-buttons that help to speed up the workflow. After all, who wants to waste valuable time digging through menus when the inspiration is running? The displays on MASCHINE MK2 have also been refreshed, now featuring high contrast screens with a higher viewing angle that will help keep your work visible both in the studio and on stage. More hardware and less software, MASCHINE allows for Host Transport Control, meaning that the hardware’s transport controls can be used to control the host DAW when the unit is being used as a VST, Audio Unit or RTAS plug-in.

There are also some new effects such as Transient Master, Tape and Tube Saturators that will further help to sculpt performances, and a full version of the MASSIVE synthesizer is included with 1,300 earth-shattering sounds to play with. Additional design features include a fully customizable look; magnetic faceplates and removable knobs let you incorporate your own style with optional MASCHINE CUSTOM KITS that can be purchased separately.

STUDIO POWERHOUSE
MASCHINE integrates easily into your computer-based studio setup. Use the hardware controller to find, load, and play sounds, automate parameters, and arrange patterns on the fly. Combine this with the ability to control and sequence all of your external hardware instruments, or switch to MIDI mode to control other software.

After quickly and intuitively developing your ideas, drag and drop your patterns as MIDI or audio files directly into your DAW to finalize and mix your production. You’ll soon realize MASCHINE is a powerhouse capable of revolutionizing the way you make music.

CREATIVE PERFORMANCE TOOL
MASCHINE is fast becoming the ultimate performance tool for creative musicians. MASCHINE controller is super-sturdy, yet easily portable. The highly responsive pads now have heightend sensitivity and can easily be assigned different colors to keep your kits organize. The new Master Push Encoder and endless rotary knobs are addictively playable, while the two improved high-resolution backlit displays keep you informed of what's going on - perfect for any club or stage.

Use MASCHINE as an instrument for performing your own tracks, or sync it with other gear like TRAKTOR PRO 2 (sold separately) to add more dynamics to your live set.

SUPREME SOUNDS INSIDE
MASCHINE comes with over 6GB of ready-to-use, professional and inspiring sounds. Create rhythms and melodies right away with the included drum kits, one-shot samples, basses, synths, and acoustic instruments - all fully tagged for easy browsing. It also includes KOMPLETE ELEMENTS, providing more than 1,000 stunning sounds drawn from the flagship KOMPLETE 7, and a full version of the MASSIVE synthesizer with 1,300 earth-shattering sounds used widely in all styles of music today. And now, you can add extra fuel to your MASCHINE with the new range of MASCHINE EXPANSIONS - premium sample kits created by renowned sound designers and artists.

New Software Enhancements in Version 2.0
• Enhanced 8GB sound library
• Multi-core processing support
• Powerful drum synthesis
• MK2 controller support
• Colors for Groups, Sounds, Scenes, and Patterns
• Full version of MASSIVE synthesizer
• Offline time stretching and pitch shifting
• New effect: Transient Master
• New effect: Tape and Tube Saturators
• Save group with samples feature
• Host Transport Control: If MASCHINE is run as a plug-in, the hardware transport controls can be used with the host
• Sample play position indicator on the waveform (hardware and software)
• AutoWrite pinning
• AutoWrite on MASCHINE MIKRO
• Improved handling of missing samples
• Pre-hear samples from the hardware browser before loading them
• Choke all playing sampler voices feature ("panic button": Shift + Mute)
• Revised select page (hardware) with access to note length
• Quick select events of a sound in a pattern (Shift + Select + Pad)
• Quick erase events of a sound in a pattern (Erase + Select + Pad)
Features

Industry-standard groove box workflow
Sampler, arranger, mixer, effects, and more
16 highly sensitive, multi-color performance pads
Two high-contrast displays with 64x256 resolution
Eight display knobs to tweak parameters and browse presets
Browse, scrub, and adjust tempo, volume, and more with intuitive push encoder
23 high-quality effects for instant sound enhancement
Step sequencing, real-time recording, note repeat, slicing, and auto-mapping
Extensive MIDI-mapping capabilities to control other hardware and software
Easy-to-use browser with tagging of kits, instruments, samples, and effects
Intuitive automation recording and step automation editing


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TC Helicon VoiceLive 2 Floor-Based Vocal Processor $349.99 FS @ MF

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Product Description

The VoiceLive 2 floor-based vocal processor from TC Helicon makes it easier to lead your own vocal backup group while sounding rich and authentically human at the same time. It starts with a guitar, MIDI keyboard, or aux-input controlled vocal harmony algorithm with four intervals, each of which can be unison-doubled, or 8 discrete voices controlled by your MIDI keyboard playing. And when you want to tap into your gospel soul, VoiceLive 2 effects pedal gives singers a Choir algorithm that creates the massive multi-voice group vocal sound to bring home those classic choruses.

Vocal effects pedal with more automatic features
When you're worrying about parameter settings, you spend less time focusing on your music. So when TC Helicon set out to build VoiceLive 2, they automated several of its features.

•Auto Mic—Gain Set the mic gain from a standing position just by singing. Once this is done there are no knobs to be jostled in transit and you can still do manual tweaks if you feel you'd like to.
•Auto Gate—Feedback a problem? An all-new Auto Gate listens to you and adjusts to reduce feedback and effects leak-through while you're not singing.
•Adaptive Tone—A single push of the Tone button engages studio-quality Shape EQ, compression, and de-essing that adapts to the tonal range of your singing style and voice for increased impact and smoothed dynamics. Finally, your live singing can have that studio polish.
•Reverb and Delay—ducking Increase the sustaining tail of your reverb and delay effects while carving out plenty of room for your lyrics with ducking. The level of the effects is reduced while you sing and then subtly increases after your last syllable for a paradoxical deeper ambience with enhanced intelligibility. Of course, this is all automatic—just select a ducking reverb or delay style, and VoiceLive 2 does the rest.

A vocal effects powerhouse
All the processing power in VoiceLive 2 is available simultaneously to take your voice, your performances, and your music over the top. In addition to vocal harmony, you can construct or select preset effect chains containing effects to:

•Distort your voice—Grunge is good. Make a statement with the Transducer block that also has 4 pole filters for great megaphone and telephone effects.
•Clone your voice—Employ up to 4 voices of humanized unison overdubs in addition to the harmony voices. This sound has been used since recording began to fatten vocals. Now it's your turn.
•Expand your space—A completely new reverb algorithm envelops your voice in dense ambiances from teeny live rooms to concert halls and bright plate simulations. Don't forget the delay block can serve to add depth or become a highlight effect whether it's using tap tempo or tape delay styles.
•Mod ya later—The full μMod block brings lush chorus, slick microtuning, swooshing flange, and more to the party. Those half-time bridge sections never sounded more psychedelic.

Random access
Having a large chain of effects won't do as much good if you can't add and remove links in the chain when the mood strikes. The individual stompbox footswitches for Harmony, Doubling, μMod, Reverb, Delay, and FX give you the flexibility to layer or simplify at will. Also, there's a Shortcut footswitch that can be assigned to add other interesting features such as tap tempo, harmony hold, and others. There is no separation between Song mode and Preset mode as there was in the original VoiceLive; each preset can have up to 50 steps each of which can contain a different preset or a simple modification of the main preset. Go ahead, get dirty, and start creating now.
Features

5x processing power of typical floor processor
Separate harmony and doubling blocks
New reverb, tap delay, μMod
FX block for T-Pain effect, megaphone, distortion
Wizard button helps you find the right preset
Stompbox access to 6 effect blocks
One button access to global Tone, Pitch, and Guitar FX
Easy editing of all parameters
Simple preset chaining with Step feature
USB for updates, backups, and audio streaming
All effects can be used simultaneously
Tone tailors adaptive EQ, compression and de-ess to your voice
Adaptive gate reduces mic input when you're not singing
Mic or Line input with digital controlled mic gain
Control harmonies with guitar, MIDI, or MP3 input
Up to 8 voices with MIDI keyboard control or 4 doubled harmonies
All new algorithm is smooth and natural even for extreme vocal styles
Autosensing of harmony control instrument
Guitar input with auto-mix , Guitar FX, and transparent pass-thru
Stereo 1/8" (MP3 player) input
Stereo XLR, 1/4" and Headphone outputs
MIDI in, out, and thru
Expression pedal input
USB for updates, back-up and audio streaming
Digital mic-gain control is engaged with your feet
Natural curve puts footswitches at comfortable angle
Recessed rubberized handle
Bright LCD and large lettering
Rubberized end caps and edit/mix knobs


2 Comments

New_World

i just bought one!

been wanting one FOR EV ER

JohnnyHot

Right on T-Pain.

Yamaha MOX8 88-Key Graded Hammer Action Music Production Synthesizer Workstation $1299 FS @ MF

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Yamaha MOX8 88-Key Graded Hammer Action Music Production Synthesizer Workstation

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MOX8 88-Key Graded Hammer Action Music Production Synthesizer Workstation
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Product Description

The Yamaha MOX8 combines a MOTIF XS sound engine, a MIDI keyboard controller with extensive DAW and VST control, multi-channel USB audio interfacing, onboard sequencing, and an extensive DAW / VST software bundle. The MOX8 is the most powerful, mobile and affordable Yamaha music workstation ever.

MOTIF XS sound engine
MOX has the exact same 1,270 sounds as the acclaimed MOTIF XS covering a wide variety of music styles. Starting with the Yamaha's acclaimed Concert Grand Piano CFIII grand piano sound; all the acoustic instrument sounds (strings, brass, guitar, bass, drums and more) that made the MOTIF XS so popular are included.. Of course the 8 element Voices, 18 different filter types and extensive effects section are also great for creating the vintage analog and modern digital synthesizer sounds that are used in the electronic and hip hop music scenes. All the sounds you'll need for both live performance and music production in a variety of styles are contained in the MOX.

Performance mode to enhance your creativity
You can combine multiple Voices together (up to 4 parts) and play them on one MIDI channel in performance mode, allowing you to play dynamic layered sounds or play solos along with drums and bass backing tracks. With the interactive Arp engine, even playing simple chords or just one finger gives you complete musical performances to spark your creativity. The MOX has 256 preset performances in a wide variety of music style including Rock, World, Hip Hop Jazz, etc.

Easy operation and comprehensive controls
Category search mode makes it fast and intuitive get to your ideal instrument. 16 different instrument categories with sub-categories make it quick to get the sound you need. With the Performance Creator (a new feature taken from the S90 XS, you can easily build up layer or split Performances by a single button press. Start with a Voice you like, press LAYER and a suitable layer sound will be chosen. Press SPLIT and a left hand Bass sound is called up automatically. Go to DRUM ASSIGN and you can play along with the tons of built in rhythm patterns.

Plenty of Effets including Virtual Circuitry Modeling effects
MOX has a wide variety of effects for both the internal keyboard sounds and for use with the A/D inputs including a Vocoder for vocal formant controlled synth sounds.. Also Yamaha's proprietary VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modeling) technology that, rather than simply attempting to approach the desired sound using conventional digital audio methods, actually models the original analog circuitry — right down to the last resistor and capacitor. With the MOX, the high-quality effects found in our industry-standard digital recording consoles are at your fingertips. MOX also includes the award-winning "REV-X" reverb, the same professionally renowned reverb found in the SPX2000.

Sequencer mode to build up your inspiration as quickly as possible
MOX features a built-in sequencer which lets you produce high-quality music productions without the need for a computer or any other external devices. The sequencer features both real-time recording, which records your performance data as you play it, and Step recording, which is suitable for recording precise phrases or other difficult passages. Moreover, you can use the creative inspiration from Performances and directly record them to a Song/Pattern simply by pressing the [REC] button. After creating the outline in a matter of seconds you can easily edit and refine your song to final completion right on the MOX. MOX features 6,720 types of arppegiator patterns which contains all the phrase of instruments, so you can easily add additional part onto your song data.

A single USB cable for both Audio and MIDI connections
A single USB cable lets you integrate both Audio and MIDI with your MAC or PC computer. MOX has a built-in 4-in 2-out USB audio interface so you can record MOX's internal sound directly to your MAC or PC. Two dedicated audio inputs can be used to recording guitars and vocals into your computer. Compatible with all the major DAWs including Cubase, you can urlhasbeenblockedrd the sounds of the MOX and anything connected to the stereo analog inputs directly to your favorite DAW. Not only for music production, the USB connectivity and in-depth keyboard controller functionality lets you also playback and control your VST soft synths via the audio outputs of your MOX, allowing you to easily integrate VSTs into your live stage shows with no extra gear- just add computer and play.

Bundled software and editors
The MOX comes bundled with a 48-track version of Steinberg's Cubase AI software, Prologue, Steinberg's VA soft synth for vintage analog synth sounds and a new Yamaha Organ YC-3B "Clonewheel" organ emulation VST. (The installer package of Soft synthesizers is available at yamahasynth.com) Dedicated Editor Software lets you easily edit your MOX just like a soft synthesizer. In fact, by using the MOX Editor VST, you can turn the MOX into a hardware accelerated VSTi. Combined with Media Bay in Cubase, you can categorize and select MOX's sound from a unified universal library of all your VST sounds. There is even a special editor for setting up the MIDI keyboard controls and remote functions. The MOX is the latest and best example of Yamaha's commitment to integrating our keyboards into the computer music production environment.

88-key Graded Hammer Standard(GHS) action, and new 61-key semi-weighted action
The MOX8 features an 88-key GHS keyboard. This feature provides authentic, realistic keyboard response—much like the playing feel of an acoustic piano—with the lower keys being heavy in touch, the higher keys light, and all the natural gradations in between. The keyboard has been designed and adjusted so that you easily and expressively play the rich variety of sounds of the instrument.

Mobility – Light and easy to carry
The MOX8's lightweight body (32.6 lb., 14.8kg) makes it easy to carry it to rehearsals or gigs, making it pound-for-pound the most powerful workstation Yamaha has ever made. Both the MOX6 and MOX8 are 50% lighter in weight than the comparable MOTIF models.
Features

1,217 Voices and 355 MB of waveforms taken from the MOTIF XS
XA (Expanded Articulation) tone generation system
More than 256 Performances that spark your musical inspiration
Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) effects
6,720 arpeggiator patterns and the 4-part interactive arpeggio engine
Direct Performance recording
Performance Creator for quick setting of Splits, Layers, and Drum Parts
Category Search provides instant access to the Voices you want
Comprehensive sequencer including step recording
88-key Graded Hammer-Action keyboard
Lightweight body
Built-in 4-in 2-out USB Audio/MIDI interface
Bundled with YC-3B Organ Emulator soft synth, Prologue analog synth, and Cubase AI


1 Comments

Loda

I have own my mox8 about 6mouths now. its and great instrument ,easy to use .the voices are like u are playing the real instrument ,love piano, strings,i will recommends this synthesizer for any one who interesting in playing , i play in church and the instrument is real sweet . try it its great.

Alto TS115A 15" Active 2-Way Speaker Restock $229.99 Fs @ MF

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Alto TS115A 15" Active 2-Way Speaker Restock $229.99 Fs @ MF

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Product Description

Part of Alto's TRUESONIC series, the TS115A is an 800W Class D powered loudspeaker with a 15" low-frequency transducer and 1" neodymium driver. It provides you with two mic/line combo inputs with independent volume controls and an XLR output for linking to other speakers. Their lightweight, trapezoidal cabinet makes it easy for you to use it as a traditional upright loudspeaker or as floor wedge monitor, and it's stand or pole-mountable as well as flyable. Other features include a Clip Limiter with red LED, Ground Lift switch, and a contour switch for increased EQ control.

Versatile Cabinet Design
All TRUESONIC 2-way speaker cabinets have been designed with versatility and longevity in mind. They feature a durable, lightweight polypropylene enclosure that is stand-mountable for weekend gigs and flyable for more permanent installations. What's more, they have a trapezoidal design which greatly decreases the resonance of the standing wave in the cabinet for a more true-and-exact sound reproduction. The TRUESONIC TS115A is ideal for musicians and DJs on the move and halls, malls, schools, houses of worship and more.

Total Transparency
The TRUESONIC Series was designed from the ground up to be the most transparent loudspeaker money can buy. Rigorous testing and thousands of hours of listening have gone into making sure that what you pump into a TRUESONIC speaker is exactly what you get out. Everything you see (and some things you don’t) – from internal signal path and components used to the sculpted cabinet and meticulously designed waveguide – was developed in service of the principle of accurate, transparent sound.

Super Efficient Drivers
The drivers in the TRUESONIC TS115A are designed to make sure that virtually no energy is wasted. That translates to more of the power from the amplifier actually working to generate sound rather than heat, giving the speaker better real-world performance than other speakers with comparable published specifications. The TRUESONIC TS115A offers a 15" LF driver (2" voice coil) and a 1" HF neodymium driver.

Modern amplifier design
Every active TRUESONIC speaker benefits from the use of a Class D amplifier integrated into the cabinet. Class D amps are generally lighter than Class A and AB amplifier designs, and offer more than enough power to provide your performance with plenty of punch. The TRUESONIC TS112A delivers with 800 watts of power and offers a balanced combo jack (XLR/TRS) input with level control. Class D amplifiers are also highly efficient and run cooler than other kinds of amps so the amp doesn't have to work as hard to deliver your mix.

Hang 'em High
Optimal speaker placement can be challenging, especially if your speakers don't have what it takes to go anywhere. Whether you need to fly your speakers, polemount or use them as floor monitors, TRUESONIC speakers are ready for you. All TRUESONIC speakers feature standard 36mm pole mounting insets on the bottom. If you need to fly them, it's no problem. The TS115A comes with five rigging points. All these options make the TRUESONIC one remarkably venue-friendly speaker. You can use them anywhere you need them.

Just what you need
Whether you're performing at a coffeehouse, wedding, house of worship or other small- to medium-sized venue, the TRUESONIC TS115A is your best choice. For example, it's easy to get your TRUESONIC speakers to the gig thanks to their carrying handles and lightweight design. Once you're there you won't need to be a live sound engineer to figure out how to EQ the speakers thanks to the built-in Contour EQ switch that can help adjust for those situations where an EQ alternative is needed for recorded music playback. When you're connecting everything, the TRUESONIC's dual XLR/combo inputs make easy work of your setup and each speaker's independent level controls give you the flexibility to dial everything in your way in seconds.

Full metal grille
You can never be too safe around the stage. We know stuff happens that you just can't predict. Sometimes it's the flying drumstick, a falling mic stand or worse. Every TRUESONIC speaker comes with a complete front grille from top to bottom that protects not only your low-frequency driver, but your high-frequency driver as well. With TRUESONIC speakers, you get extra peace of mind knowing that whatever comes at your sound system, it's covered, literally.
Features

800W of Class D power
15” low-frequency transducer, 1” neodymium driver
Two Mic/Line combo inputs with independent volume controls
XLR output to link speakers
Lightweight, trapezoidal cabinet with handles
Stand/polemountable or flyable
Clip Limiter with red LED
Ground Lift switch
Contour switch for increased EQ control
Accurate audience coverage, not just on-axis
Use as a traditional upright loudspeaker or as floor wedge monitor
Designed and tuned in the USA

Applications:

Mid/large-sized PA systems
Halls, auditoriums, amphitheaters
Gymnasiums, fitness centers, and dance studios
Houses of worship
Bars, restaurants, clubs
Mobile DJ systems
Special events, presentations, and weddings


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Yamaha MOX8 88-Key Graded Hammer Action Music Production Synthesizer Workstation $1300 Fs @ MF

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Yamaha MOX8 88-Key Graded Hammer Action Music Production Synthesizer Workstation $1300 Fs @ MF

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Product Description

The Yamaha MOX8 combines a MOTIF XS sound engine, a MIDI keyboard controller with extensive DAW and VST control, multi-channel USB audio interfacing, onboard sequencing, and an extensive DAW / VST software bundle. The MOX8 is the most powerful, mobile and affordable Yamaha music workstation ever.

MOTIF XS sound engine
MOX has the exact same 1,270 sounds as the acclaimed MOTIF XS covering a wide variety of music styles. Starting with the Yamaha's acclaimed Concert Grand Piano CFIII grand piano sound; all the acoustic instrument sounds (strings, brass, guitar, bass, drums and more) that made the MOTIF XS so popular are included.. Of course the 8 element Voices, 18 different filter types and extensive effects section are also great for creating the vintage analog and modern digital synthesizer sounds that are used in the electronic and hip hop music scenes. All the sounds you'll need for both live performance and music production in a variety of styles are contained in the MOX.

Performance mode to enhance your creativity
You can combine multiple Voices together (up to 4 parts) and play them on one MIDI channel in performance mode, allowing you to play dynamic layered sounds or play solos along with drums and bass backing tracks. With the interactive Arp engine, even playing simple chords or just one finger gives you complete musical performances to spark your creativity. The MOX has 256 preset performances in a wide variety of music style including Rock, World, Hip Hop Jazz, etc.

Easy operation and comprehensive controls
Category search mode makes it fast and intuitive get to your ideal instrument. 16 different instrument categories with sub-categories make it quick to get the sound you need. With the Performance Creator (a new feature taken from the S90 XS, you can easily build up layer or split Performances by a single button press. Start with a Voice you like, press LAYER and a suitable layer sound will be chosen. Press SPLIT and a left hand Bass sound is called up automatically. Go to DRUM ASSIGN and you can play along with the tons of built in rhythm patterns.

Plenty of Effets including Virtual Circuitry Modeling effects
MOX has a wide variety of effects for both the internal keyboard sounds and for use with the A/D inputs including a Vocoder for vocal formant controlled synth sounds.. Also Yamaha's proprietary VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modeling) technology that, rather than simply attempting to approach the desired sound using conventional digital audio methods, actually models the original analog circuitry — right down to the last resistor and capacitor. With the MOX, the high-quality effects found in our industry-standard digital recording consoles are at your fingertips. MOX also includes the award-winning "REV-X" reverb, the same professionally renowned reverb found in the SPX2000.

Sequencer mode to build up your inspiration as quickly as possible
MOX features a built-in sequencer which lets you produce high-quality music productions without the need for a computer or any other external devices. The sequencer features both real-time recording, which records your performance data as you play it, and Step recording, which is suitable for recording precise phrases or other difficult passages. Moreover, you can use the creative inspiration from Performances and directly record them to a Song/Pattern simply by pressing the [REC] button. After creating the outline in a matter of seconds you can easily edit and refine your song to final completion right on the MOX. MOX features 6,720 types of arppegiator patterns which contains all the phrase of instruments, so you can easily add additional part onto your song data.

A single USB cable for both Audio and MIDI connections
A single USB cable lets you integrate both Audio and MIDI with your MAC or PC computer. MOX has a built-in 4-in 2-out USB audio interface so you can record MOX's internal sound directly to your MAC or PC. Two dedicated audio inputs can be used to recording guitars and vocals into your computer. Compatible with all the major DAWs including Cubase, you can urlhasbeenblockedrd the sounds of the MOX and anything connected to the stereo analog inputs directly to your favorite DAW. Not only for music production, the USB connectivity and in-depth keyboard controller functionality lets you also playback and control your VST soft synths via the audio outputs of your MOX, allowing you to easily integrate VSTs into your live stage shows with no extra gear- just add computer and play.

Bundled software and editors
The MOX comes bundled with a 48-track version of Steinberg's Cubase AI software, Prologue, Steinberg's VA soft synth for vintage analog synth sounds and a new Yamaha Organ YC-3B "Clonewheel" organ emulation VST. (The installer package of Soft synthesizers is available at yamahasynth.com) Dedicated Editor Software lets you easily edit your MOX just like a soft synthesizer. In fact, by using the MOX Editor VST, you can turn the MOX into a hardware accelerated VSTi. Combined with Media Bay in Cubase, you can categorize and select MOX's sound from a unified universal library of all your VST sounds. There is even a special editor for setting up the MIDI keyboard controls and remote functions. The MOX is the latest and best example of Yamaha's commitment to integrating our keyboards into the computer music production environment.

88-key Graded Hammer Standard(GHS) action, and new 61-key semi-weighted action
The MOX8 features an 88-key GHS keyboard. This feature provides authentic, realistic keyboard response—much like the playing feel of an acoustic piano—with the lower keys being heavy in touch, the higher keys light, and all the natural gradations in between. The keyboard has been designed and adjusted so that you easily and expressively play the rich variety of sounds of the instrument.

Mobility – Light and easy to carry
The MOX8's lightweight body (32.6 lb., 14.8kg) makes it easy to carry it to rehearsals or gigs, making it pound-for-pound the most powerful workstation Yamaha has ever made. Both the MOX6 and MOX8 are 50% lighter in weight than the comparable MOTIF models.
Features

1,217 Voices and 355 MB of waveforms taken from the MOTIF XS
XA (Expanded Articulation) tone generation system
More than 256 Performances that spark your musical inspiration
Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) effects
6,720 arpeggiator patterns and the 4-part interactive arpeggio engine
Direct Performance recording
Performance Creator for quick setting of Splits, Layers, and Drum Parts
Category Search provides instant access to the Voices you want
Comprehensive sequencer including step recording
88-key Graded Hammer-Action keyboard
Lightweight body
Built-in 4-in 2-out USB Audio/MIDI interface
Bundled with YC-3B Organ Emulator soft synth, Prologue analog synth, and Cubase AI


10 Comments

sleepybubba

Only 13% off. Don't think it is a hot deal

guitardedboy

This is really not that great of a deal at all. Just a typical sale.

jkilez

Come on! It is $200 less than the next cheapest price. It is not like there is a whole lot of price competition with synthesizer workstations.

fourml8r

good deal, next cheapest price i see is $1499

Samstag

MF is running a coupon deal for 15% off non-sale items (FALLROCKS), so this keyboard would have been $25 cheaper yesterday when it was eligible.

jkilez

Why did you not post this information yesterday, then! ;)

chris69

At first I thought it was a good deal for being 13% off, which is not bad if you missed yesterday's deal which you could have save another $25. But as soon as I clicked on the link, then I saw the stupid deal, so if I buy it now then I would have been really stupid to buy stupid deal.


:LOL

jkilez

Just chatted with MF. They will honor the promo code (FALLROCKS) for 15% off the base price:

Samstag

MF protip: They're almost always running some kind of 15% off deal and when there isn't one advertised you can usually call and get 15% off anyway (as you found).

I'm a happy repeat MF customer but you have to watch out for "sales" that aren't great deals.

jkilez

Thanks for the tip. This is a sort of odd circumstance though in that the $1275 price is a great deal for the MOX8. It is not some fake discount--it is significantly cheaper than competitors. As far as my limited search can determine, it is the lowest price ever for a brand new, A-stock unit.

ETA: Also, I am not sure if it is relevant, but what I did not mention in my post above is that MF said that they would give me 15% off the lowest advertised price that I could find for the keyboard. Since the lowest price I could spot was their own $1499.99, it seemed moot, but it demonstrated that they were not raising prices just to give buyers a false sense of getting a deal.

TC Helicon VoiceLive 2 Floor-Based Vocal Processor Restock $349.99 Fs @ MF

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TC Helicon VoiceLive 2 Floor-Based Vocal Processor Restock $349.99 Fs @ MF

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Product Description

The VoiceLive 2 floor-based vocal processor from TC Helicon makes it easier to lead your own vocal backup group while sounding rich and authentically human at the same time. It starts with a guitar, MIDI keyboard, or aux-input controlled vocal harmony algorithm with four intervals, each of which can be unison-doubled, or 8 discrete voices controlled by your MIDI keyboard playing. And when you want to tap into your gospel soul, VoiceLive 2 effects pedal gives singers a Choir algorithm that creates the massive multi-voice group vocal sound to bring home those classic choruses.

Vocal effects pedal with more automatic features
When you're worrying about parameter settings, you spend less time focusing on your music. So when TC Helicon set out to build VoiceLive 2, they automated several of its features.

•Auto Mic—Gain Set the mic gain from a standing position just by singing. Once this is done there are no knobs to be jostled in transit and you can still do manual tweaks if you feel you'd like to.
•Auto Gate—Feedback a problem? An all-new Auto Gate listens to you and adjusts to reduce feedback and effects leak-through while you're not singing.
•Adaptive Tone—A single push of the Tone button engages studio-quality Shape EQ, compression, and de-essing that adapts to the tonal range of your singing style and voice for increased impact and smoothed dynamics. Finally, your live singing can have that studio polish.
•Reverb and Delay—ducking Increase the sustaining tail of your reverb and delay effects while carving out plenty of room for your lyrics with ducking. The level of the effects is reduced while you sing and then subtly increases after your last syllable for a paradoxical deeper ambience with enhanced intelligibility. Of course, this is all automatic—just select a ducking reverb or delay style, and VoiceLive 2 does the rest.

A vocal effects powerhouse
All the processing power in VoiceLive 2 is available simultaneously to take your voice, your performances, and your music over the top. In addition to vocal harmony, you can construct or select preset effect chains containing effects to:

•Distort your voice—Grunge is good. Make a statement with the Transducer block that also has 4 pole filters for great megaphone and telephone effects.
•Clone your voice—Employ up to 4 voices of humanized unison overdubs in addition to the harmony voices. This sound has been used since recording began to fatten vocals. Now it's your turn.
•Expand your space—A completely new reverb algorithm envelops your voice in dense ambiances from teeny live rooms to concert halls and bright plate simulations. Don't forget the delay block can serve to add depth or become a highlight effect whether it's using tap tempo or tape delay styles.
•Mod ya later—The full μMod block brings lush chorus, slick microtuning, swooshing flange, and more to the party. Those half-time bridge sections never sounded more psychedelic.

Random access
Having a large chain of effects won't do as much good if you can't add and remove links in the chain when the mood strikes. The individual stompbox footswitches for Harmony, Doubling, μMod, Reverb, Delay, and FX give you the flexibility to layer or simplify at will. Also, there's a Shortcut footswitch that can be assigned to add other interesting features such as tap tempo, harmony hold, and others. There is no separation between Song mode and Preset mode as there was in the original VoiceLive; each preset can have up to 50 steps each of which can contain a different preset or a simple modification of the main preset. Go ahead, get dirty, and start creating now.
Features

5x processing power of typical floor processor
Separate harmony and doubling blocks
New reverb, tap delay, μMod
FX block for T-Pain effect, megaphone, distortion
Wizard button helps you find the right preset
Stompbox access to 6 effect blocks
One button access to global Tone, Pitch, and Guitar FX
Easy editing of all parameters
Simple preset chaining with Step feature
USB for updates, backups, and audio streaming
All effects can be used simultaneously
Tone tailors adaptive EQ, compression and de-ess to your voice
Adaptive gate reduces mic input when you're not singing
Mic or Line input with digital controlled mic gain
Control harmonies with guitar, MIDI, or MP3 input
Up to 8 voices with MIDI keyboard control or 4 doubled harmonies
All new algorithm is smooth and natural even for extreme vocal styles
Autosensing of harmony control instrument
Guitar input with auto-mix , Guitar FX, and transparent pass-thru
Stereo 1/8" (MP3 player) input
Stereo XLR, 1/4" and Headphone outputs
MIDI in, out, and thru
Expression pedal input
USB for updates, back-up and audio streaming
Digital mic-gain control is engaged with your feet
Natural curve puts footswitches at comfortable angle
Recessed rubberized handle
Bright LCD and large lettering
Rubberized end caps and edit/mix knobs


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xskizzx

been out of the gear game for a while, would this have any benefit for vocals for a home recording studio?

New_World

Yep.
I own this and its a great tool

TC Helicon VoiceLive 2 Floor-Based Vocal Processor $349.99 Fs @ MF

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TC Helicon VoiceLive 2 Floor-Based Vocal Processor $349.99 Fs @ MF

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Product Description

The VoiceLive 2 floor-based vocal processor from TC Helicon makes it easier to lead your own vocal backup group while sounding rich and authentically human at the same time. It starts with a guitar, MIDI keyboard, or aux-input controlled vocal harmony algorithm with four intervals, each of which can be unison-doubled, or 8 discrete voices controlled by your MIDI keyboard playing. And when you want to tap into your gospel soul, VoiceLive 2 effects pedal gives singers a Choir algorithm that creates the massive multi-voice group vocal sound to bring home those classic choruses.

Vocal effects pedal with more automatic features
When you're worrying about parameter settings, you spend less time focusing on your music. So when TC Helicon set out to build VoiceLive 2, they automated several of its features.

•Auto Mic—Gain Set the mic gain from a standing position just by singing. Once this is done there are no knobs to be jostled in transit and you can still do manual tweaks if you feel you'd like to.
•Auto Gate—Feedback a problem? An all-new Auto Gate listens to you and adjusts to reduce feedback and effects leak-through while you're not singing.
•Adaptive Tone—A single push of the Tone button engages studio-quality Shape EQ, compression, and de-essing that adapts to the tonal range of your singing style and voice for increased impact and smoothed dynamics. Finally, your live singing can have that studio polish.
•Reverb and Delay—ducking Increase the sustaining tail of your reverb and delay effects while carving out plenty of room for your lyrics with ducking. The level of the effects is reduced while you sing and then subtly increases after your last syllable for a paradoxical deeper ambience with enhanced intelligibility. Of course, this is all automatic—just select a ducking reverb or delay style, and VoiceLive 2 does the rest.

A vocal effects powerhouse
All the processing power in VoiceLive 2 is available simultaneously to take your voice, your performances, and your music over the top. In addition to vocal harmony, you can construct or select preset effect chains containing effects to:

•Distort your voice—Grunge is good. Make a statement with the Transducer block that also has 4 pole filters for great megaphone and telephone effects.
•Clone your voice—Employ up to 4 voices of humanized unison overdubs in addition to the harmony voices. This sound has been used since recording began to fatten vocals. Now it's your turn.
•Expand your space—A completely new reverb algorithm envelops your voice in dense ambiances from teeny live rooms to concert halls and bright plate simulations. Don't forget the delay block can serve to add depth or become a highlight effect whether it's using tap tempo or tape delay styles.
•Mod ya later—The full μMod block brings lush chorus, slick microtuning, swooshing flange, and more to the party. Those half-time bridge sections never sounded more psychedelic.

Random access
Having a large chain of effects won't do as much good if you can't add and remove links in the chain when the mood strikes. The individual stompbox footswitches for Harmony, Doubling, μMod, Reverb, Delay, and FX give you the flexibility to layer or simplify at will. Also, there's a Shortcut footswitch that can be assigned to add other interesting features such as tap tempo, harmony hold, and others. There is no separation between Song mode and Preset mode as there was in the original VoiceLive; each preset can have up to 50 steps each of which can contain a different preset or a simple modification of the main preset. Go ahead, get dirty, and start creating now.
Features

5x processing power of typical floor processor
Separate harmony and doubling blocks
New reverb, tap delay, μMod
FX block for T-Pain effect, megaphone, distortion
Wizard button helps you find the right preset
Stompbox access to 6 effect blocks
One button access to global Tone, Pitch, and Guitar FX
Easy editing of all parameters
Simple preset chaining with Step feature
USB for updates, backups, and audio streaming
All effects can be used simultaneously
Tone tailors adaptive EQ, compression and de-ess to your voice
Adaptive gate reduces mic input when you're not singing
Mic or Line input with digital controlled mic gain
Control harmonies with guitar, MIDI, or MP3 input
Up to 8 voices with MIDI keyboard control or 4 doubled harmonies
All new algorithm is smooth and natural even for extreme vocal styles
Autosensing of harmony control instrument
Guitar input with auto-mix , Guitar FX, and transparent pass-thru
Stereo 1/8" (MP3 player) input
Stereo XLR, 1/4" and Headphone outputs
MIDI in, out, and thru
Expression pedal input
USB for updates, back-up and audio streaming
Digital mic-gain control is engaged with your feet
Natural curve puts footswitches at comfortable angle
Recessed rubberized handle
Bright LCD and large lettering
Rubberized end caps and edit/mix knobs


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JohnnyHot

First off thanks Ted for listing these, even if deals are luke warm, to have a history on the boards.
Second, this has been the same price for some time now on sdodd. They should bump it $100 lower to draw more interest.

Bugera BC30-212 30W 2x12 Hybrid Guitar Combo Amp Cream $299 Fs @ MF SDOTD

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Bugera BC30-212 30W 2x12 Hybrid Guitar Combo Amp Cream $299 Fs @ MF SDOTD

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Product Description

The BC30-212 tube guitar amp is a musical instrument unto itself; it's the complement your guitar has always lacked, and the extra band member you've always needed. That's because unlike most amps, the BC30-212 actually communicates with you and your guitar, responding to the subtle characteristics of your playing technique and giving your creativity a voice all its own.

It's a concept that forced Bugera to concentrate on the essence of tone and dynamics. As is often the case, it is the simple, straightforward design of this tube amplifier, combined with the most refined components available, which yields the highest fidelity and most dynamic response. In the end, Bugera succeeded in creating a 30W amp that will change how you play and perfect your sound.

The Bugera BC30-212 amplifier is the ultimate in tonal purity. The preamp conditions your signal then lets the power amp and speakers have their way with it. The amp becomes an extension of your guitar and your fingers - no channel switches or signal boosting devices to change the tone. Instead, you control the amp from the guitar; your dynamic nuances, picking technique, pickups, volume control, and tone knobs determine the sound you hear. Pick gently for crystal-clear clean tones. Pick hard, and you'll be rewarded with bone-shattering crunch. It's that simple.

The power amp section of the tube amp feature four EL84 valves, the highly reactive, breakup prone secret to the sound that made England's finest amps (and guitarists) world famous. With the simple flick of a switch, you can choose two EL84's (15 W) or all four (30 W), giving the BC30-212 the power to restrain volume for smaller venues, or peel the paint off the walls in larger rooms.

In short, the Bugera BC30-212 guitar amp thinks the way you do. And in true Bugera fashion, it offers you a multitude of ways to customize its voice to meet your sonic tastes.

The power amp works hand-in-hand with the Bugera BC30-212's all-valve rectifier to give you natural compression and sustain not available from solid-state rectifiers. Put simply, a rectifier converts the Alternating Current (AC) entering your amp into the Direct Current (DC) it needs. Most modern amps have silicon based rectifiers that quickly convert the current, so when you strum a power chord, it bursts out big and loud, then decays. But a valve rectifier converts current at a slower rate, which means when you hit that same huge chord, you still get that powerful response, but the notes naturally compress and sustain much longer.

The kind of rectifier you choose has a lot to do with your sound. That's why Bugera provide two options on the BC30-212: use a single 5AR4 rectifier to deliver bigger-than- life stadium rock; or plug in a pair of 5U4's (not included) for a smoother, more-buttery sound.

The rectifier and power amp are the BC30-212 combo amp's heart and soul, respectively, but the preamp works to predispose your sound to cleanliness or high-gain grind. When you're at your job and your workload is too heavy, you probably get a bit angry and likely do a little (or a lot of) griping. Valves work in much the same manner, except when one of them is overworked, the sound they make is often perceived as "totally kick-ass" instead of "bitching and moaning."

Bearing that in mind, the Bugera BC30-212 amplifier's first channel holds a pair of 12AX7s, the V1 stage of which creates a parallel triode circuit. More tubes share the workload, so the signal it conditions is tamer. Channel 2, on the other hand, holds a single ECC83A valve that works in a cascading dual-triode configuration. The accompanying 6-position tone switch allows you to dial-in a tone that can become beautifully disgruntled (or high-gain, in amp-speak) in a hurry.

Both channels on this Bugera amp feature their own effects loop. You can also use these loops to create a virtual third channel. By using a short 1/4" instrument cable to patch the Channel 2 Effects Send into the Channel 1 Input, you can take advantage of increased gain and use the Channel 2 tone control to govern the sound.

Another feature unique to the BC30-212 is its two different 12" speakers. One, the 12G100B8, creates a high-sensitivity, in-your-face sound. Bugera went to considerable lengths in its quest for tone, tweaking the suspensions, cone shape, and even optimizing the pulp from which the cone is made. Bugera did all this at its in-house speaker plant, achieving the most mature and fullest guitar sound possible, which definitely possesses hair-raising bark. The other speaker, a 12G80A8, is slightly less sensitive, but with a warm, round low end and clear midrange. Individually, these speakers can easily hold their own against the most highly acclaimed speakers on the market. Together, they create a tonal balance that is unsurpassed.

In addition to sounding great on stage, this configuration offers tons of flexibility to sound engineers both in recording studios and for live performance applications. And if you need to use additional speaker cabinets, the Impedance switch can be set to 4, 8 or 16 Ohms, making it compatible with virtually any speaker cabinet on Earth.

An amp with as much intuitive ability as the BUGERA BC30-212 would normally cost you about as much as a car! But because Bugera believes all musicians should have access to this caliber of equipment, it has managed to create a sophisticated, beautifully voiced and durable instrument that will leave you with more than enough gas money to get to your next gig. Plug into a BC30-212 and create a sound that's thoroughly your own.
Features

Hand-built 30-Watt Class-A guitar combo driven by 4 x EL84 valves
Mind-blowing distortion with terrifying punch and breathtaking vintage clean that breathes with headroom
True valve rectifier gives you the flexibility of using one 5AR4 for a explosive attack or two 5U4s (not included) for a smooth and round response
Channel 1 features two 12AX7s creating a parallel triode circuit and an interactive EQ with amazing responsiveness
Channel 2 sports a high gain channel based on a specially selected 12AX7 valve coupled to a 6-position tone switch
Power amp section features a Cut control for rolling off the high end plus a Master volume control
Power switch reduces output power to 15 Watts for more sound variation
Speaker Reverse switch reverses the direction of the speaker to influence the amount of distorted sound
Each channel offers an independent effects loop
Illuminated front panel and logo for a super cool look
Impedance switch (4, 8 and 16ohms) to match virtually any speaker cabinet
High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life


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kc3

Anyone know Bugera stuff well enough to compare and contrast this with the 6260 from last week? (Other than the obvious wattage difference.) I picked up one of those... is this a better amp? I know it's all highly subjective but wondering general thoughts.

kc3

Just to reply to my own question based on some cursory reading... it appears that while the BC30 has the cool power limiter features to get "max crunch" at less volume (which would be cool... have that in some other amps) it appears to be more of a stripped down amp (no footswitches, no built in switching between channel 1 and 2, etc.). But, definitely open to thoughts and opinions from people that know the Bugera line better than me.

caotico

did anybody get this? Looks like it was a good deal. The weight would have been the only downside, and like you say, maybe the lack of channel switching. Not a lot of slick deals on tube amps lately.

IK Multimedia iRig Mic $29.99 Fs @ MF

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IK Multimedia iRig Mic $29.99 Fs @ MF

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Product Description

iRig Mic is a hand-held, quality condenser microphone for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad designed for all of your mobile sound needs. Now you can make professional audio and vocal recordings anywhere on your iOS device.

iRig Mic is ideal for the singer, vocalist, and songwriter on the move, but also perfect for recording speeches, instruments, performances, or other sound sources in the studio, on stage or in the field.

The iRig Mic features a highly unidirectional condenser-electret microphone capsule that provides quality recording in both close mic and long distance mic conditions, and provides real-time monitoring with its dual mini-jack connector design. A 3-level gain switch makes it instantly adjustable for any sound pressure condition&deash;from soft speaking to loud playing. Its familiar form is perfect for hand-held performance, plus it allows you to mount it on any mic stand leaving your device free for operating your favorite app. Its rugged metal body is road-ready for the mobile musician.

iRig Mic also comes with VocaLive free, IK's new realtime effects processor suite for the singer and vocalist; AmpliTube free for guitar players and songwriters; and the soon to be released iRig Recorder, an IK app for quick audio recording and processing. iRig Mic also works with a wide variety of other vocal and audio processing apps for the iOS platform.

Ideal for singers and vocalists
If you're a singer, you will find the iRig Mic to be an ideal companion for capturing your voice in high fidelity for realtime audio processing during live performances or recording sessions. The iRig Mic condenser-electret capsule with accurate unidirectional pattern and high-pressure holding ensures high-quality crisp, clean vocal reproduction-even in noisy environments-with no distortion, even with the widest range of volume dynamics.

Suitable for all types of sound recording
If you're a musician, you will love the versatility of iRig Mic for recording and accurately reproducing your acoustic instruments, amplified instruments, or even your band performances and concerts. If you don't play an instrument, you will find it an indispensable tool for recording high-quality podcasts, speeches, lessons, interviews, video soundtracks, or any other source that can be recorded on the go with their mobile device.

Easy to set-up and operate
The three level gain switch (for low, medium, and high sound pressure sources) make setting up iRig Mic a breeze, while its familiar shape allows you to comfortably hold it with one hand or position it on any standard microphone stand. Its mini-jack connector and 2m/6.5 ft. cable make it easy to record any sound source while keeping the iPhone or iPad at a convenient distance for operation of your favorite app.

Realtime monitoring
The iRig Mic dual in/out mini-jack connector allows you to monitor your recordings in real time without disconnecting the mic from your from your iPhone/iPod or iPad. It's stereo mini-jack output can be easily connected to traditional headphones and earbuds or line input to mixers, powered speakers, amplifiers, and PA systems.

Includes apps for singers, songwriters and speakers
With millions of installations and constant ranking in the top music apps-IK Multimedia is a leader for professional music creation apps on the iOS platform. 15 years of experience in the professional audio markets has produced three powerful apps for singers and songwriters all included with the iRig Mic: VocaLive Free, AmpliTube Free, and iRig Recorder Free.

For singers and vocalists, the new VocaLive Free app included offers a mobile suite of realtime effects dedicated to live vocal processing. Vocalists can add effects like choir harmonizer, pitch correction, vocal doubler, de-esser, and more, together with advanced sing-along and recording features. The AmpliTube Free app is the perfect companion for songwriters, and features realtime guitar and bass effects, recording, and mastering capabilities. The included iRig Recorder is the new IK app for quick audio recording and processing. It's so easy to operate that it can be used by everybody, including non musicians.

Can be used with a wide variety of apps
iRig Mic can be used with any other app that uses the device microphone to process or record audio on the iPhone, iPod, and iPad. These include a wide range of music apps for audio processing, sing-along, and recording-for both professional music creation or personal entertainment-video, multimedia, and gaming apps, plus thousands more.
Features

Ideal for all vocal applications from singing to speech
Great for all types of sound recording or processing in music or any other audio application
Quality condenser-electret unidirectional capsule
Dual mini-jack connector allows real-time monitoring on headphones, speakers, mixers, PAs
Rugged, durable metal housing
Easy to set-up for any sound source
Can be handheld or placed on a standard mic stand
Comes with apps for singers and songwriters

Product Description

iRig Mic is a hand-held, quality condenser microphone for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad designed for all of your mobile sound needs. Now you can make professional audio and vocal recordings anywhere on your iOS device.

iRig Mic is ideal for the singer, vocalist, and songwriter on the move, but also perfect for recording speeches, instruments, performances, or other sound sources in the studio, on stage or in the field.

The iRig Mic features a highly unidirectional condenser-electret microphone capsule that provides quality recording in both close mic and long distance mic conditions, and provides real-time monitoring with its dual mini-jack connector design. A 3-level gain switch makes it instantly adjustable for any sound pressure condition&deash;from soft speaking to loud playing. Its familiar form is perfect for hand-held performance, plus it allows you to mount it on any mic stand leaving your device free for operating your favorite app. Its rugged metal body is road-ready for the mobile musician.

iRig Mic also comes with VocaLive free, IK's new realtime effects processor suite for the singer and vocalist; AmpliTube free for guitar players and songwriters; and the soon to be released iRig Recorder, an IK app for quick audio recording and processing. iRig Mic also works with a wide variety of other vocal and audio processing apps for the iOS platform.

Ideal for singers and vocalists
If you're a singer, you will find the iRig Mic to be an ideal companion for capturing your voice in high fidelity for realtime audio processing during live performances or recording sessions. The iRig Mic condenser-electret capsule with accurate unidirectional pattern and high-pressure holding ensures high-quality crisp, clean vocal reproduction-even in noisy environments-with no distortion, even with the widest range of volume dynamics.

Suitable for all types of sound recording
If you're a musician, you will love the versatility of iRig Mic for recording and accurately reproducing your acoustic instruments, amplified instruments, or even your band performances and concerts. If you don't play an instrument, you will find it an indispensable tool for recording high-quality podcasts, speeches, lessons, interviews, video soundtracks, or any other source that can be recorded on the go with their mobile device.

Easy to set-up and operate
The three level gain switch (for low, medium, and high sound pressure sources) make setting up iRig Mic a breeze, while its familiar shape allows you to comfortably hold it with one hand or position it on any standard microphone stand. Its mini-jack connector and 2m/6.5 ft. cable make it easy to record any sound source while keeping the iPhone or iPad at a convenient distance for operation of your favorite app.

Realtime monitoring
The iRig Mic dual in/out mini-jack connector allows you to monitor your recordings in real time without disconnecting the mic from your from your iPhone/iPod or iPad. It's stereo mini-jack output can be easily connected to traditional headphones and earbuds or line input to mixers, powered speakers, amplifiers, and PA systems.

Includes apps for singers, songwriters and speakers
With millions of installations and constant ranking in the top music apps-IK Multimedia is a leader for professional music creation apps on the iOS platform. 15 years of experience in the professional audio markets has produced three powerful apps for singers and songwriters all included with the iRig Mic: VocaLive Free, AmpliTube Free, and iRig Recorder Free.

For singers and vocalists, the new VocaLive Free app included offers a mobile suite of realtime effects dedicated to live vocal processing. Vocalists can add effects like choir harmonizer, pitch correction, vocal doubler, de-esser, and more, together with advanced sing-along and recording features. The AmpliTube Free app is the perfect companion for songwriters, and features realtime guitar and bass effects, recording, and mastering capabilities. The included iRig Recorder is the new IK app for quick audio recording and processing. It's so easy to operate that it can be used by everybody, including non musicians.

Can be used with a wide variety of apps
iRig Mic can be used with any other app that uses the device microphone to process or record audio on the iPhone, iPod, and iPad. These include a wide range of music apps for audio processing, sing-along, and recording-for both professional music creation or personal entertainment-video, multimedia, and gaming apps, plus thousands more.
Features

Ideal for all vocal applications from singing to speech
Great for all types of sound recording or processing in music or any other audio application
Quality condenser-electret unidirectional capsule
Dual mini-jack connector allows real-time monitoring on headphones, speakers, mixers, PAs
Rugged, durable metal housing
Easy to set-up for any sound source
Can be handheld or placed on a standard mic stand
Comes with apps for singers and songwriters


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Ebassist

Daily deal is sold out.

TASCAM US-366 4X6 or 6X4 USB Audio Interface $99.99 Fs @ MF

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TASCAM US-366 4X6 or 6X4 USB Audio Interface $99.99 Fs @ MF

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Product Description

The Tascam US-366 USB audio interface is made for professionals, and offers a combination of 4 in and 6 out, or 6 in and 4 out with its unique I/O structure. The US-366 also features an on-board DSP mixer with high-quality DSP effects perfect for sweetening any project.

High-Quality HDDA - High Definition Discrete Architecture - Mic Pre-Amplifiers
To ensure superior sound, TASCAM organized months of tests and trials to design the HDDA mic pre-amplifier. Manufactured with a discrete structure and select premium parts, the HDDA pre-amp achieves a wide frequency response (10Hz to 68kHz), high S/N ratio, low noise and low THD+N.

Up to 192kHz/24bit Recording
In the process of creating music, many engineers have started utilizing high-resolution formats while recording to ensure the best quality sounds. The US-366 is suited perfectly for these high-quality minded recordings.

Two XLR/TRS (MIC/LINE) Inputs with Full +48V Phantom Power Supply
The US-366 is designed with two XLR with +48V phantom power and two TRS inputs. Having both options for condenser mics and line level inputs ensures you are getting the best possible sound and lowest-noise when recording. In addition, INPUT-1 can connect any high-impedance equipment directly, like a guitar.

DSP Mixer Designed for Music Creation and Podcasting
The DSP mixer function provides a multi-track mode and a stereo-mix mode.

Multi-track Mode
The multi-track mode is ideal for music creation. This mode delivers independent monitor-mixing from a send-level like an inline-console to a PC. In addition, this mode delivers monaural-monitoring.

Stereo-mix Mode
The stereo-mix mode makes podcast recording or broadcasting convenient and easy. An output audio signal from any PC can relay that signal back to the PC again via your DSP mixer. Any BGM from a PC can mix your voice by microphone then the mixed sound will transfer back to the PC again.

Onboard Effects Supports High-Quality Recording (Send Effects and Insert Effects)
The US-366 is designed with on-board effects such as compressor, 3-band EQ and Reverb all located on-board the DSP. While recording, you can use the input effects for any input signal and the reverb effect on any monitoring signal at the same time. (DSP effects can use on 44.1/48kHz operating)

Insert Effects
The input effects can be selected from compressor or 3-band EQ. Input effects can use various recording. For example, while recording vocals you can boost your high-frequency range with the 3-band EQ. Also, the compressor effect is very convenient at recording especially for bass guitar, vocal and drums.

Send Effect
The send effect include just reverb. The reverb effect is necessary articles at recording. Monitoring sound will get wet-sound by this reverb effect, but a send-sound to a PC keeps just dry sound.

Dedicated MIXER PANEL Button Recalls The DSP Mixer with One-Click
The US-366 is built with a "MIXER PANEL" button located conveniently on top. This button provides a one-click recall function for the DSP-mixer. When pushed a second time the mixer panel will be conveniently hidden.

LINE 3-4 Analog Connectors - Select Between Input or Output, Up to Six Inputs or Six Outputs
The US-366's LINE 3-4 connectors can be selected between input and output to customize TASCAM's US-366 to any recording environment. When "INPUT" is selected, you can connect an abundance of line-level audio devices. When selecting "OUTPUT", connect to devices such as multiple headphone amplifiers. This system provides dedicated monitoring management for each player. (When operating on 192kHz, LINE 3-4 connectors outputs same signal as digital output.)

Coaxial/Optical Digital Inputs/Output
The US-366 has two types of digital input/output connectors (RCA Coaxial and TOS-link Optical). Two outputs can transmit the same signal at the same time but when input is selected, only one connector is available at a time.
Features

High-quality HDDAHigh Definition Discrete Architecture) mic pre-amps
Up to 24bit/96kHz recording(US-366 supported 24bit/192kHz recording)
Two XLR/TRS (MIC/LINE) inputs with full +48V phantom power supply
Low-latency monitoring via DSP mixer
On-board digital mixer(DSP mixer) delivers two operation modes
On-board digital effects(DSP effects)(DSP effects can use on 44.1/48kHz operating)
Dedicated "MIXER PANEL" button recalls DSP mixer with one-click
Oversized LINE OUT volume knob
Two TRS analog balanced outputs
Two RCA analog unbalanced outputs
18mW+18mW headphone output
Desktop design provides highly stability and usability
Aluminum body provides premium looks and luxurious feel
USB bus-powered for mobile recording
Up to 24bit/192kHz recording
LINE 3-4 connectors can select between input or output, up to six inputs or six outputs(When operating on 192kHz, LINE 3-4 connectors outputs same signal as digital output.)
Coaxial/Optical digital input and output (one input connector available at a time)
RC-3F optional footswitch ready
Includes Cakewalk SONAR X3 LE (Windows) and Ableton Live Lite 9 (Mac OS X/Windows)


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changoblanco

Nice.TU, thanks for keeping an eye out for the music deals.
$100 is great deal...but if you're looking for something with exceptional sound, the Tascam UH7000 is an AMAZING deal with the Burr Brown converters.
I actually just picked up the Audient id22 w/ the same converters and am blown away by the transparency and detail.
If you've got a little bit more cash, the Tascam or the Audient are worth it for entry level professional sound conversion and recording.

aragorn2000

I see Tascam UH7000 for $399. Is that a good price

changoblanco

Yeah, that's what I was pricing 'em at when I deciding between the two (Audient &Tascam)Some have said the Tascam sounds BETTER than the Audient but its a bit of splitting hairs really.
If your just starting out tho, the listed above for $99 is a pretty good deal...but, in my experience, there's is something to be said in buying more "professional" equipment to learn or grow on so one can avoid the frustrating pitfalls of say, EQing on a poorly spec'd interface

TC Helicon VoiceLive 2 Floor-Based Vocal Processor $299.99 shipped Musicians Friend

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TC Helicon VoiceLive 2 Floor-Based Vocal Processor $299.99 (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/stupid?src=3TP5DNC&&noPopup=true&src=3TP5DNC)

The VoiceLive 2 floor-based vocal processor from TC Helicon makes it easier to lead your own vocal backup group while sounding rich and authentically human at the same time. It starts with a guitar, MIDI keyboard, or aux-input controlled vocal harmony algorithm with four intervals, each of which can be unison-doubled, or 8 discrete voices controlled by your MIDI keyboard playing. And when you want to tap into your gospel soul, VoiceLive 2 effects pedal gives singers a Choir algorithm that creates the massive multi-voice group vocal sound to bring home those classic choruses.

Vocal effects pedal with more automatic features
When you're worrying about parameter settings, you spend less time focusing on your music. So when TC Helicon set out to build VoiceLive 2, they automated several of its features.

• Auto Mic - Gain Set the mic gain from a standing position just by singing. Once this is done there are no knobs to be jostled in transit and you can still do manual tweaks if you feel you'd like to.
• Auto Gate - Feedback a problem? An all-new Auto Gate listens to you and adjusts to reduce feedback and effects leak-through while you're not singing.
• Adaptive Tone - A single push of the Tone button engages studio-quality Shape EQ, compression, and de-essing that adapts to the tonal range of your singing style and voice for increased impact and smoothed dynamics. Finally, your live singing can have that studio polish.
• Reverb and Delay - Increase the sustaining tail of your reverb and delay effects while carving out plenty of room for your lyrics with ducking. The level of the effects is reduced while you sing and then subtly increases after your last syllable for a paradoxical deeper ambience with enhanced intelligibility. Of course, this is all automatic-just select a ducking reverb or delay style, and VoiceLive 2 does the rest.

A vocal effects powerhouse
All the processing power in VoiceLive 2 is available simultaneously to take your voice, your performances, and your music over the top. In addition to vocal harmony, you can construct or select preset effect chains containing effects to:

• Distort your voice - Grunge is good. Make a statement with the Transducer block that also has four pole filters for great megaphone and telephone effects.
• Clone your voice - Employ up to 4 voices of humanized unison overdubs in addition to the harmony voices. This sound has been used since recording began to fatten vocals. Now it's your turn.
• Expand your space - A completely new reverb algorithm envelops your voice in dense ambiances from teeny live rooms to concert halls and bright plate simulations. Don't forget the delay block can serve to add depth or become a highlight effect whether it's using tap tempo or tape delay styles.
• Mod ya later - The full μMod block brings lush chorus, slick microtuning, swooshing flange, and more to the party. Those half-time bridge sections never sounded more psychedelic.

Random access
Having a large chain of effects won't do as much good if you can't add and remove links in the chain when the mood strikes. The individual stompbox footswitches for Harmony, Doubling, μMod, Reverb, Delay, and FX give you the flexibility to layer or simplify at will. Also, there's a Shortcut footswitch that can be assigned to add other interesting features such as tap tempo, harmony hold, and others. There is no separation between Song mode and Preset mode as there was in the original VoiceLive; each preset can have up to 50 steps each of which can contain a different preset or a simple modification of the main preset. Go ahead, get dirty, and start creating now.
Features
5x processing power of typical floor processor
Separate harmony and doubling blocks
New reverb, tap delay, μMod
FX block for T-Pain effect, megaphone, distortion
Wizard button helps you find the right preset
Stompbox access to 6 effect blocks
One button access to global Tone, Pitch, and Guitar FX
Easy editing of all parameters
Simple preset chaining with Step feature
USB for updates, backups, and audio streaming
All effects can be used simultaneously
Tone tailors adaptive EQ, compression and de-ess to your voice
Adaptive gate reduces mic input when you're not singing
Mic or Line input with digital controlled mic gain
Control harmonies with guitar, MIDI, or MP3 input
Up to 8 voices with MIDI keyboard control or 4 doubled harmonies
All new algorithm is smooth and natural even for extreme vocal styles
Autosensing of harmony control instrument
Guitar input with auto-mix , Guitar FX, and transparent pass-thru
Stereo 1/8" (MP3 player) input
Stereo XLR, 1/4" and Headphone outputs
MIDI in, out, and thru
Expression pedal input
USB for updates, back-up and audio streaming
Digital mic-gain control is engaged with your feet
Natural curve puts footswitches at comfortable angle
Recessed rubberized handle
Bright LCD and large lettering
Rubberized end caps and edit/mix knobs
Extruded aluminum and steel chassis


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TC Helicon VoiceLive 2 Floor-Based Vocal Processor $299.99 Fs @ MF

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Product Description

The VoiceLive 2 floor-based vocal processor from TC Helicon makes it easier to lead your own vocal backup group while sounding rich and authentically human at the same time. It starts with a guitar, MIDI keyboard, or aux-input controlled vocal harmony algorithm with four intervals, each of which can be unison-doubled, or 8 discrete voices controlled by your MIDI keyboard playing. And when you want to tap into your gospel soul, VoiceLive 2 effects pedal gives singers a Choir algorithm that creates the massive multi-voice group vocal sound to bring home those classic choruses.

Vocal effects pedal with more automatic features
When you're worrying about parameter settings, you spend less time focusing on your music. So when TC Helicon set out to build VoiceLive 2, they automated several of its features.

• Auto Mic - Gain Set the mic gain from a standing position just by singing. Once this is done there are no knobs to be jostled in transit and you can still do manual tweaks if you feel you'd like to.
• Auto Gate - Feedback a problem? An all-new Auto Gate listens to you and adjusts to reduce feedback and effects leak-through while you're not singing.
• Adaptive Tone - A single push of the Tone button engages studio-quality Shape EQ, compression, and de-essing that adapts to the tonal range of your singing style and voice for increased impact and smoothed dynamics. Finally, your live singing can have that studio polish.
• Reverb and Delay - Increase the sustaining tail of your reverb and delay effects while carving out plenty of room for your lyrics with ducking. The level of the effects is reduced while you sing and then subtly increases after your last syllable for a paradoxical deeper ambience with enhanced intelligibility. Of course, this is all automatic-just select a ducking reverb or delay style, and VoiceLive 2 does the rest.

A vocal effects powerhouse
All the processing power in VoiceLive 2 is available simultaneously to take your voice, your performances, and your music over the top. In addition to vocal harmony, you can construct or select preset effect chains containing effects to:

• Distort your voice - Grunge is good. Make a statement with the Transducer block that also has four pole filters for great megaphone and telephone effects.
• Clone your voice - Employ up to 4 voices of humanized unison overdubs in addition to the harmony voices. This sound has been used since recording began to fatten vocals. Now it's your turn.
• Expand your space - A completely new reverb algorithm envelops your voice in dense ambiances from teeny live rooms to concert halls and bright plate simulations. Don't forget the delay block can serve to add depth or become a highlight effect whether it's using tap tempo or tape delay styles.
• Mod ya later - The full μMod block brings lush chorus, slick microtuning, swooshing flange, and more to the party. Those half-time bridge sections never sounded more psychedelic.

Random access
Having a large chain of effects won't do as much good if you can't add and remove links in the chain when the mood strikes. The individual stompbox footswitches for Harmony, Doubling, μMod, Reverb, Delay, and FX give you the flexibility to layer or simplify at will. Also, there's a Shortcut footswitch that can be assigned to add other interesting features such as tap tempo, harmony hold, and others. There is no separation between Song mode and Preset mode as there was in the original VoiceLive; each preset can have up to 50 steps each of which can contain a different preset or a simple modification of the main preset. Go ahead, get dirty, and start creating now.
Features

5x processing power of typical floor processor
Separate harmony and doubling blocks
New reverb, tap delay, μMod
FX block for T-Pain effect, megaphone, distortion
Wizard button helps you find the right preset
Stompbox access to 6 effect blocks
One button access to global Tone, Pitch, and Guitar FX
Easy editing of all parameters
Simple preset chaining with Step feature
USB for updates, backups, and audio streaming
All effects can be used simultaneously
Tone tailors adaptive EQ, compression and de-ess to your voice
Adaptive gate reduces mic input when you're not singing
Mic or Line input with digital controlled mic gain
Control harmonies with guitar, MIDI, or MP3 input
Up to 8 voices with MIDI keyboard control or 4 doubled harmonies
All new algorithm is smooth and natural even for extreme vocal styles
Autosensing of harmony control instrument
Guitar input with auto-mix , Guitar FX, and transparent pass-thru
Stereo 1/8" (MP3 player) input
Stereo XLR, 1/4" and Headphone outputs
MIDI in, out, and thru
Expression pedal input
USB for updates, back-up and audio streaming
Digital mic-gain control is engaged with your feet
Natural curve puts footswitches at comfortable angle
Recessed rubberized handle
Bright LCD and large lettering
Rubberized end caps and edit/mix knobs
Extruded aluminum and steel chassis

Mikeofthemikes

buy this
make horrible music
profit.

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Line 6 Variax JTV-69S Electric Guitar with Single Coil Pickups Black Maple Fingerboard $699.99 Fs @ MF

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Line 6 Variax JTV-69S Electric Guitar with Single Coil Pickups Black Maple Fingerboard $699.99 Fs @ MF

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Product Description

The Variax JTV-69S Electric Guitar w/ Single Coil Pickups is now available with all single-coil pickups and offers an innovative design and boutique playing experience courtesy of master luthier James Tyler, and the world's most advanced guitar modeling technology from the people who invented it, Line 6. Plug this guitar into any amp and hear all the models, all the tunings, and both acoustic and electric tones you've ever wanted. No more dragging around multiple acoustics and electrics to gigs or recording studios. Variax gives you an endless variety of sounds from classic acoustic and electric tones all the way to sitar and banjo, all in one instrument.

The JTV-69 features a beautiful flamed maple top, alder back, and a bolt-on maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard. A recessed heel makes reaching the upper frets a breeze. The JTV-69 is loaded with three single-coil pickups designed by James Tyler. Controls include a 5-way blade pickup selector switch, a master volume & tones. A rotary model selector dials the 25 virtual guitars plus sitar, banjo, and resonator guitar tones. A rotary alt tuning selector lets you pick from 12 alternate tunings. Comes standard with a durable, padded gig bag with a stitched Line 6 logo and 2 pockets big enough for all your gig essentials.

Redesigned tremolo bridge
The JTV-69 has a redesigned tremolo bridge that offers improved tone and tuning stability. This design lets the string go into the bridge through the front of the tremolo, which brings the ball end as close to the saddle as possible, instead of stringing it through the tremolo block. This also makes restringing much easier. The knife edges and tremolo pivot posts were designed to provide nearly zero resistance. This, in conjunction with locking tuners gives this standard tremolo bridge much more tuning stability. A Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL nut keeps the strings from gripping and sticking. James Tyler Custom tremolo bridge is also fitted with an LR Baggs Radiance hex pickup system for sweet acoustic guitar tones.

Dual-core Processor
Dual-core processor delivers 4 times the punch. This new chip is smaller, faster, and more powerful. It has allowed Line 6 to run fuller, clearer models of guitar bodies and pickups; let all their models have alternate tunings; improved alternate tuning purity and speed; provided alternate tuning customization; and improved modes of operation and editing. The JVT sounds and responds surprisingly more like a traditional guitar.

Variax Workbench Software
Variax Workbench software is a virtual custom shop. This free software, which can be downloaded from the Line-6 web site, lets you create custom models on your computer and upload them to your JTV-59 via its built-in USB port. Choose from famous guitar bodies, pickups, pickup placement, tone and volume controls, and tweak away until you've designed the guitar of your dreams - without choking on sawdust!

This combination USB interface and software package for James Tyler Variax guitars allows you to see and hear the physical changes to your custom guitar in real-time. Ever wonder what a single-coil pickup would sound like on a hollow-body guitar tuned an octave down? Probably not. That's because it wasn't a reality - until now.

The Alt Tune Knob
Each James Tyler Variax modeling guitar has a dedicated Alt Tune knob. This knob has 12 settings, including two labeled "Model" and "Standard." Set to "Model," the Alt Tune knob lets you access the alternate tunings you created using Variax Workbench virtual guitar workbench software. These tunings are stored on your Variax's Model knob. Set to "Standard," the Alt Tune knob overrides saved tunings to set every model to standard "E-to-E" tuning. The Alt Tune knob's remaining 10 settings are the most commonly used tunings found in the popular genres of the day.

The Virtual capo feature lets you easily transpose any song to the key that suits you vocalist. And you can adjust your tuning on the fly without having to do on "Workbench" software.

Battery powered DSP
A proprietary lithium-ion battery delivers at least 12 hours of continuous performance. A 4-LED battery life meter lets you know how much rocking time you have left. Rolling down the volume knob when not playing will automatically put the DSP to sleep and helps maximize battery life. So even with your cable still plugged in, you will not be using battery power. DSP wakes up instantly when you turn the volume back up. The JTV-69 functions as a standard electric guitar whether the battery installed or not.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options. Includes gig bag.
Features

Includes Workbench USB adapter, Li-Ion battery, switching power supply, and padded gig bag
Variax models based on:
1960 Fender Telecaster Custom
1968 Fender Telecaster
1968 Fender Telecaster Thinline
1959 Fender Stratocaster
1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard
1952 Gibson Les Paul "Goldtop"
1961 Gibson Les Paul Custom (3 PU)
1956 Gibson Les Paul Junior
1976 Gibson Firebird V
1955 Gibson Les Paul Special
1959 Gretsch 6120
1956 Gretsch Silver Jet
1968 Rickenbacker 360
1966 Rickenbacker 360-12
1961 Gibson ES-335
1967 Epiphone Casino
1957 Gibson ES-175
1953 Gibson Super 400
1959 Martin D-28
1970 Martin D 12-28
1967 Martin O-18
1966 Guild F212
1995 Gibson J-200
1935 Dobro Alumilite
Danelectro 3021
Coral Dano Electric Sitar
Gibson Mastertone Banjo
1928 National Style 2 "Tricone"
Alternate tunings for JTV-69S:
MODEL
STANDARD: E A D G B E
DROP D: D A D G B E
1/2 DOWN: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
DROP Db: Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
1 DOWN: D G C F A D
DADGAD: D A D G A D
OPEN D: D A D F# A D
BLUES G: D G D G B D
RESO G: G B D G B D
OPEN A: E A C# E A E
BARITONE: B E A D F B


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GreggP

Man if this was the blue one I'd so take this. Looks like a really cool guitar with a lot of great features. I'll have one in blue one of these days! :)

Line 6 Variax JTV-69S Electric Guitar with Single Coil Pickups Olympic White Rosewood Fingerboard $699.99 Fs @ MF

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Line 6 Variax JTV-69S Electric Guitar with Single Coil Pickups Olympic White Rosewood Fingerboard $699.99 Fs @ MF

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Product Description

The Variax JTV-69S Electric Guitar w/ Single Coil Pickups is now available with all single-coil pickups and offers an innovative design and boutique playing experience courtesy of master luthier James Tyler, and the world's most advanced guitar modeling technology from the people who invented it, Line 6. Plug this guitar into any amp and hear all the models, all the tunings, and both acoustic and electric tones you've ever wanted. No more dragging around multiple acoustics and electrics to gigs or recording studios. Variax gives you an endless variety of sounds from classic acoustic and electric tones all the way to sitar and banjo, all in one instrument.

The JTV-69 features a beautiful flamed maple top, alder back, and a bolt-on maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard. A recessed heel makes reaching the upper frets a breeze. The JTV-69 is loaded with three single-coil pickups designed by James Tyler. Controls include a 5-way blade pickup selector switch, a master volume & tones. A rotary model selector dials the 25 virtual guitars plus sitar, banjo, and resonator guitar tones. A rotary alt tuning selector lets you pick from 12 alternate tunings. Comes standard with a durable, padded gig bag with a stitched Line 6 logo and 2 pockets big enough for all your gig essentials.

Redesigned tremolo bridge
The JTV-69 has a redesigned tremolo bridge that offers improved tone and tuning stability. This design lets the string go into the bridge through the front of the tremolo, which brings the ball end as close to the saddle as possible, instead of stringing it through the tremolo block. This also makes restringing much easier. The knife edges and tremolo pivot posts were designed to provide nearly zero resistance. This, in conjunction with locking tuners gives this standard tremolo bridge much more tuning stability. A Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL nut keeps the strings from gripping and sticking. James Tyler Custom tremolo bridge is also fitted with an LR Baggs Radiance hex pickup system for sweet acoustic guitar tones.

Dual-core Processor
Dual-core processor delivers 4 times the punch. This new chip is smaller, faster, and more powerful. It has allowed Line 6 to run fuller, clearer models of guitar bodies and pickups; let all their models have alternate tunings; improved alternate tuning purity and speed; provided alternate tuning customization; and improved modes of operation and editing. The JVT sounds and responds surprisingly more like a traditional guitar.

Variax Workbench Software
Variax Workbench software is a virtual custom shop. This free software, which can be downloaded from the Line-6 web site, lets you create custom models on your computer and upload them to your JTV-59 via its built-in USB port. Choose from famous guitar bodies, pickups, pickup placement, tone and volume controls, and tweak away until you've designed the guitar of your dreams - without choking on sawdust!

This combination USB interface and software package for James Tyler Variax guitars allows you to see and hear the physical changes to your custom guitar in real-time. Ever wonder what a single-coil pickup would sound like on a hollow-body guitar tuned an octave down? Probably not. That's because it wasn't a reality - until now.

The Alt Tune Knob
Each James Tyler Variax modeling guitar has a dedicated Alt Tune knob. This knob has 12 settings, including two labeled "Model" and "Standard." Set to "Model," the Alt Tune knob lets you access the alternate tunings you created using Variax Workbench virtual guitar workbench software. These tunings are stored on your Variax's Model knob. Set to "Standard," the Alt Tune knob overrides saved tunings to set every model to standard "E-to-E" tuning. The Alt Tune knob's remaining 10 settings are the most commonly used tunings found in the popular genres of the day.

The Virtual capo feature lets you easily transpose any song to the key that suits you vocalist. And you can adjust your tuning on the fly without having to do on "Workbench" software.

Battery powered DSP
A proprietary lithium-ion battery delivers at least 12 hours of continuous performance. A 4-LED battery life meter lets you know how much rocking time you have left. Rolling down the volume knob when not playing will automatically put the DSP to sleep and helps maximize battery life. So even with your cable still plugged in, you will not be using battery power. DSP wakes up instantly when you turn the volume back up. The JTV-69 functions as a standard electric guitar whether the battery installed or not.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options. Includes gig bag.
Features

Includes Workbench USB adapter, Li-Ion battery, switching power supply, and padded gig bag
Variax models based on:
1960 Fender Telecaster Custom
1968 Fender Telecaster
1968 Fender Telecaster Thinline
1959 Fender Stratocaster
1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard
1952 Gibson Les Paul "Goldtop"
1961 Gibson Les Paul Custom (3 PU)
1956 Gibson Les Paul Junior
1976 Gibson Firebird V
1955 Gibson Les Paul Special
1959 Gretsch 6120
1956 Gretsch Silver Jet
1968 Rickenbacker 360
1966 Rickenbacker 360-12
1961 Gibson ES-335
1967 Epiphone Casino
1957 Gibson ES-175
1953 Gibson Super 400
1959 Martin D-28
1970 Martin D 12-28
1967 Martin O-18
1966 Guild F212
1995 Gibson J-200
1935 Dobro Alumilite
Danelectro 3021
Coral Dano Electric Sitar
Gibson Mastertone Banjo
1928 National Style 2 "Tricone"
Alternate tunings for JTV-69S:
MODEL
STANDARD: E A D G B E
DROP D: D A D G B E
1/2 DOWN: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
DROP Db: Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
1 DOWN: D G C F A D
DADGAD: D A D G A D
OPEN D: D A D F# A D
BLUES G: D G D G B D
RESO G: G B D G B D
OPEN A: E A C# E A E
BARITONE: B E A D F B


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Todd Fury

LOL man this thing is just nuts.

Line 6 Variax JTV-69S Electric Guitar with Single Coil Pickups Black Maple Fingerboard $699.99 + Fs @ MF

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Line 6 Variax JTV-69S Electric Guitar with Single Coil Pickups Black Maple Fingerboard $699.99 + Fs @ MF

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Product Description

The Variax JTV-69S Electric Guitar w/ Single Coil Pickups is now available with all single-coil pickups and offers an innovative design and boutique playing experience courtesy of master luthier James Tyler, and the world's most advanced guitar modeling technology from the people who invented it, Line 6. Plug this guitar into any amp and hear all the models, all the tunings, and both acoustic and electric tones you've ever wanted. No more dragging around multiple acoustics and electrics to gigs or recording studios. Variax gives you an endless variety of sounds from classic acoustic and electric tones all the way to sitar and banjo, all in one instrument.

The JTV-69 features a beautiful flamed maple top, alder back, and a bolt-on maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard. A recessed heel makes reaching the upper frets a breeze. The JTV-69 is loaded with three single-coil pickups designed by James Tyler. Controls include a 5-way blade pickup selector switch, a master volume & tones. A rotary model selector dials the 25 virtual guitars plus sitar, banjo, and resonator guitar tones. A rotary alt tuning selector lets you pick from 12 alternate tunings. Comes standard with a durable, padded gig bag with a stitched Line 6 logo and 2 pockets big enough for all your gig essentials.

Redesigned tremolo bridge
The JTV-69 has a redesigned tremolo bridge that offers improved tone and tuning stability. This design lets the string go into the bridge through the front of the tremolo, which brings the ball end as close to the saddle as possible, instead of stringing it through the tremolo block. This also makes restringing much easier. The knife edges and tremolo pivot posts were designed to provide nearly zero resistance. This, in conjunction with locking tuners gives this standard tremolo bridge much more tuning stability. A Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL nut keeps the strings from gripping and sticking. James Tyler Custom tremolo bridge is also fitted with an LR Baggs Radiance hex pickup system for sweet acoustic guitar tones.

Dual-core Processor
Dual-core processor delivers 4 times the punch. This new chip is smaller, faster, and more powerful. It has allowed Line 6 to run fuller, clearer models of guitar bodies and pickups; let all their models have alternate tunings; improved alternate tuning purity and speed; provided alternate tuning customization; and improved modes of operation and editing. The JVT sounds and responds surprisingly more like a traditional guitar.

Variax Workbench Software
Variax Workbench software is a virtual custom shop. This free software, which can be downloaded from the Line-6 web site, lets you create custom models on your computer and upload them to your JTV-59 via its built-in USB port. Choose from famous guitar bodies, pickups, pickup placement, tone and volume controls, and tweak away until you've designed the guitar of your dreams - without choking on sawdust!

This combination USB interface and software package for James Tyler Variax guitars allows you to see and hear the physical changes to your custom guitar in real-time. Ever wonder what a single-coil pickup would sound like on a hollow-body guitar tuned an octave down? Probably not. That's because it wasn't a reality - until now.

The Alt Tune Knob
Each James Tyler Variax modeling guitar has a dedicated Alt Tune knob. This knob has 12 settings, including two labeled "Model" and "Standard." Set to "Model," the Alt Tune knob lets you access the alternate tunings you created using Variax Workbench virtual guitar workbench software. These tunings are stored on your Variax's Model knob. Set to "Standard," the Alt Tune knob overrides saved tunings to set every model to standard "E-to-E" tuning. The Alt Tune knob's remaining 10 settings are the most commonly used tunings found in the popular genres of the day.

The Virtual capo feature lets you easily transpose any song to the key that suits you vocalist. And you can adjust your tuning on the fly without having to do on "Workbench" software.

Battery powered DSP
A proprietary lithium-ion battery delivers at least 12 hours of continuous performance. A 4-LED battery life meter lets you know how much rocking time you have left. Rolling down the volume knob when not playing will automatically put the DSP to sleep and helps maximize battery life. So even with your cable still plugged in, you will not be using battery power. DSP wakes up instantly when you turn the volume back up. The JTV-69 functions as a standard electric guitar whether the battery installed or not.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options. Includes gig bag.
Features

Includes Workbench USB adapter, Li-Ion battery, switching power supply, and padded gig bag
Variax models based on:
1960 Fender Telecaster Custom
1968 Fender Telecaster
1968 Fender Telecaster Thinline
1959 Fender Stratocaster
1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard
1952 Gibson Les Paul "Goldtop"
1961 Gibson Les Paul Custom (3 PU)
1956 Gibson Les Paul Junior
1976 Gibson Firebird V
1955 Gibson Les Paul Special
1959 Gretsch 6120
1956 Gretsch Silver Jet
1968 Rickenbacker 360
1966 Rickenbacker 360-12
1961 Gibson ES-335
1967 Epiphone Casino
1957 Gibson ES-175
1953 Gibson Super 400
1959 Martin D-28
1970 Martin D 12-28
1967 Martin O-18
1966 Guild F212
1995 Gibson J-200
1935 Dobro Alumilite
Danelectro 3021
Coral Dano Electric Sitar
Gibson Mastertone Banjo
1928 National Style 2 "Tricone"
Alternate tunings for JTV-69S:
MODEL
STANDARD: E A D G B E
DROP D: D A D G B E
1/2 DOWN: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
DROP Db: Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
1 DOWN: D G C F A D
DADGAD: D A D G A D
OPEN D: D A D F# A D
BLUES G: D G D G B D
RESO G: G B D G B D
OPEN A: E A C# E A E
BARITONE: B E A D F B


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Glenz

Great price! If I had teh $700 I'd love to own one of these.

My price point was $300, so I jumped on the recent Les Paul Traditional Pro ;)

Steinberg Quick Controller USB Controller $49.99 Fs @ MF

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Steinberg Quick Controller USB Controller $49.99 Fs @ MF

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Product Description

Small in size but big in value, the USB-powered Steinberg CMC-QC Quick Controller provides precise tactile control over virtually any effect, EQ and performance parameter within Cubase. With this intuitive micro controller you can cut and boost frequencies with utmost precision, tweak multiple effect parameters at once, remote-control your favorite functions and simply set yourself free from the unmusical duo of mouse and keyboard.

The CMC-QC unit houses 13 illuminated buttons and eight rotary encoders with green LED lights that change their lighting intensity according to the set position. To ensure a maximum of flexibility, the controller comes with three dedicated working modes - EQ, Quick Control and MIDI. Once in the EQ mode, the rotary encoders mirror the Cubase Channel EQ controls to give you accurate control over the frequency, gain and bandwidth levels. Being the perfect choice for tweak freaks and control enthusiasts, the QC mode brings the powerful Cubase Quick Controls to your fingertips, including their potential to create off-the-beaten-track effects and precise automation data. The assignment is as fast as it gets: choose a parameter within Cubase, push the f/Q Learn button and turn the desired encoder - that's it. Plus, the versatile MIDI mode turns the CMC QC into a freely configurable MIDI controller to provide addtitional creative headroom.

Best of all, by using the included CMC-QC Editor software you can conveniently edit the MIDI control change parameters via a slick graphical interface. Parameter values are displayed underneath the respective encoders and can be entered manually.

So, whether you are looking for a smart add-on controller for your master keyboard, a versatile live performance tool or a time-saving studio companion, the CMC-QC is always the right choice.


Introducing the CMC series

The CMC series is made up of six USB-powered controllers that can be individually combined to form a custom-made Cubase control desk. Whether beat creation, transport control, editing or multi-track mixing, there is the perfect model for every task. Each of the six slim-sized units is unique in its own way and features a dedicated set of illuminated rotary encoders, touch faders or pads - each of them designed to take hands-on control of a specific section in Cubase. Due to the adoption of Cubase's icons and color scheme, users will instantly feel at home with the workflow. Take control, keep focused and be flexible - the CMC series will tremendously speed up your recording, editing and mixing workflow no matter if you are in the studio or on the go.

Top features:
* Six unique micro controllers perfectly tailored to Cubase users
* Modular approach allows for flexible expansion
* Most seamless Cubase integration ever seen
* Innovative technology including high-resolution touch fader
* Portable due to compact design and USB power

Total modularity
CMC stands for the world's first truly integrated, modular controller system. Made up of six unique units, each designed for a dedicated purpose, the CMC micro controllers can be individually combined to form a personal Cubase control desk - with up to nine CMC units. With the included joint plate, it is a straightforward matter to fix several CMC units. Plus, you can even combine the PD and FD models with Steinberg's CC121 Advanced Integration controller, leaving no control request unanswered. For the first time ever, it is possible to individually design a personal controller system that exactly fits your needs. You can stack up to nine CMC units to form your individual control solution


Highly responsive touch controller with LED-based visual feedback
The CMC-FD (#H77578), CMC-CH (#H77575) and CMC-TP (#H77577) controllers introduce a newly developed, high-precision touch device that offers a whole new approach to DAW control. While the CMC-FD and CMC-CH house a high-precision touch fader with a resolution of up to 1,024 steps and integrated LED lights, the CMC-TP comes with a multi-functional touch slider. The ultra-high resolution, integrated LED lights for visual feedback and dedicated working modes make this innovative control solution a smart and intuitive addition to any studio and live performance setup.
Smart and intuitive: the AI Knob
First introduced with Steinberg's CC121 Advanced Integration Controller, the revolutionary AI Knob is an exceptionally helpful "point and control" knob. Rather than attempting to replace traditional mouse pointing devices, the AI Knob harnesses the flexibility of a computer mouse to offer unprecedented speed when editing parameters and adjusting settings. The computer mouse is simply moved over the parameter, which is then automatically placed under full precision control through the AI Knob, with no need to make any additional settings in Cubase, any additional software module or on the interface itself.

Visual feedback galore
The CMC-QC (#H77576) and CMC-CH units house convenient rotary encoders with green LED lights. The LED brightness varies according to the encoder position: the farther from the center, the brighter the LED. And also the CMC-PD (#H77579) features 16 highly responsive rubber pads with LED-based background lights. Best of all, the lights change colors depending on the velocity level - from green to orange over to red.

Slick and mobile
Small in size but big in value, the CMC series are your perfect partner on the road. The units are small enough to fit in your pocket, on a master keyboard or wherever desired. Since the CMC units are powered via USB, you don't need any additional power supply. And with a unique level of handling quality, the CMC series is suited for both crowded live venues and project studios ranging from bedroom to mansion.

AI: Advanced Integration
AI stands for Advanced Integration, being a technology developed in close collaboration between Steinberg and Yamaha. The AI technology allows for a seamless integration of the DAWs developed by Steinberg into the digital audio hardware from Yamaha and Steinberg. AI provides plug-and-play at an as-yet unknown level. The software automatically carries out the required settings of the connected hardware, such as selecting drivers and the remote settings - it couldn't be easier.

Instant plug and play with Cubase
Each CMC controller features full plug and play with Cubase, requiring no additional setup as a controller device. A swift, one-step installation procedure is all that's required. Once the installation has been performed, Cubase detects the device when launched and automatically binds the unit into the Cubase production environment. To reflect this, the Ready lamp lights up and the controller is ready to assume control.

Cubase AI 6 included
Each of the CMC units includes an exclusive download version of Cubase AI, a special, compact version of the popular Cubase music production system. Together with one or more CMC units, you have a complete system solution for fine-tuning your music to perfection.
Features

USB-powered rotary-encoder controller
Quick Control mode for assigning 8 illuminated rotary encoders to software parameters
EQ mode lets 8 rotary encoders tweak channel EQ parameters
MIDI mode for assigning any MIDI control number to 8 rotary encoders by CMC-QC editor software
8 user-assignable function keys


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Korg Krome 61 Keyboard Workstation Restock $749.99 Fs @ MF

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Korg Krome 61 Keyboard Workstation Restock $749.99 Fs @ MF

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Product Description

The Krome Music Workstation offers full-length, unlooped samples of every key for a spectacular piano sound. This 61-key keyboard workstation redefines your expectations for an instrument in this class. Taking its name from the Greek word meaning "color," Krome gives you sonic excellence in a gigging musician's keyboard, providing a limitless palette of sound to bring vivid inspiration your music.

In addition to Korg's well-proven workstation features, Krome features a carefully chosen selection of the top sounds available today for bread-and-butter keyboard instruments such as piano and electric piano, as well as vital and dynamic drum kits, giving you the best of the basics. These highly usable piano, electric piano, and drum sounds by themselves set Krome apart from other keyboards. With sound quality and features normally found in much more expensive instruments, Krome aspires to set a whole new value standard, and become a unique and irreplaceable partner for real-world musicians.

Spectacular Grand Piano breaks new ground
Piano sounds are critically important for nearly every keyboard instrument. Krome borrows the impressive "German D Grand" that was created for the Kronos flagship. In addition to the rich sound of 88 full-length unlooped stereo samples, damper resonance is also included. In fact, the PCM memory used for just this "German D Grand" alone occupies several times - even several tens of times - more memory capacity than the entire PCM memory used in a typical workstation or PCM synthesizer. Unless the original sound is impeccable, no amount of parameter editing can create an enjoyable playing experience. The Krome's piano is an example of Korg's passion for every musician to enjoy great sounds played on great instruments. This resonant, authentic, and realistic piano represents a major increase in quality for this class of keyboard.

Electric pianos offering expressive warmth and realism
For many keyboardists, the electric piano sound is just as critical as the acoustic piano sound. Krome features three types of electric pianos. Eight velocity levels have been used to ensure faithful response to the player's expression. Lavish amounts of PCM memory have been used for this purpose, to the extent that just one of these electric piano types contains more sample data than the entire sound memory of a typical PCM synthesizer. In addition, the vintage amps, cabinets, and classic effects so important to these timeless sounds have been realistically modeled, ensuring that everything from the touch to the final sound will be utterly enjoyable.

Studio-quality drum sounds
The built-in drum kits play a major role in song production on any music workstation. Krome contains the same "Jazz Ambience Drums" that can be found on the Korg Kronos. Taking advantage of the high-capacity PCM memory, these sounds capture a dramatically high level of response and realism. Adjusting the mix balance between the direct sound (a mic placed near the head or cymbal) and the ambient sound (recorded from a distant mic to capture the resonance of the room), allows you to create a rich drum sound that has exactly the balance and character that you want.

Colorful palette of sounds
In addition to piano, electric piano, and drums, Krome has a plentiful array of sounds to cover a broad range of styles that will meet a wide variety of needs. Stimulate your creativity by selecting any of the 640 Programs or 288 Combinations. Each one has been carefully created by professional studio and performing musicians to provide exceptional real-world use for both rich clean backing parts or soaring solos. Plus you can tweak, customize, create, and save your own sounds as well.

Drum Track delivers realistic grooves
Simply pressing a single button turns on the Drum Track feature, providing realistic grooves played by professionals using the Krome's studio-quality drum sounds. Play along or incorporate them into your music production. In addition to more than 600 preset patterns inherited from Kronos, there's plenty of space for saving user patterns as well. Drum patterns can be created and used with the sequencer, as well as providing a rhythm guide while you play, or they can be used creatively in your live performances.

Dual polyphonic arpeggiators
In Combination mode or Sequencer mode, two arpeggiators can be running simultaneously. In addition to standard arpeggio patterns, these arpeggiators can generate guitar or bass riffs, drum patterns, or they can even be used as building blocks for sound design, to create pads, synth sounds, and sound effects that include subtle motion. You're also free to edit any of the patterns to create your own custom originals.

Workstation Wonderland
Krome has a full complement of the features you've come to expect from a Korg workstation, starting with the 16-track sequencer. But there's much, much more. Krome comes complete with a rich suite of tools to jumpstart your creative urges. There's the convenient Auto Song Setup function; if inspiration strikes while you're playing a program or combination, simply press the REC switch to start recording immediately. Each Template Song assigns popular sounds to sequencer tracks through pre-routed effects to match a specific musical genre. Achieve lightning-fast arrangements using Korg's Cue List, and build an armada of instant-access patterns using the RPPR (Realtime Pattern/Play Recording) feature. Go back and you can make any changes using the convenient piano-roll editing.

Awesome Effects
The all-important effect section provides up to five Insert effects, two Master effects, and one Total effect. In addition to great choruses, flangers, phasers, delays, and reverbs, the 193 effect types include dynamic processing effects such as compressor and limiter, evocative effects like the Grain Shifter and Talking Modulator, as well as amp modeling and speaker simulation effects using Korg's proprietary "REMS" modeling technology.

Natural Expression
Krome 61 and 73 models feature a semi-weighted natural-touch keyboard; the great feel and response are ideal for playing everything from any style of piano, to dynamic organ performance, to pyrotechnic synthesizer solos. Krome 88 is equipped with Korg's NH (Natural Weighted Hammer Action) keyboard, ensuring that every nuance of your playing dynamics will be expressively reflected when playing sounds such as piano or electric piano.

Distinctive design
The dramatic dark colored body provides Krome with an elegantly curved profile. The top control panel is made using two aluminum panels of differing design. The result is a distinctive appearance that projects an unmistakable presence, even on a cluttered stage. In both looks and sound, Krome will make a strong impression on the audience.

Intuitive TouchView interface
Krome's huge 800 x 480 pixel TouchView Color display can show numerous parameters at once, ensuring great visibility. Simply touch the screen to change sounds or edit parameters. Finger-drag editing is also supported, allowing you to use the onscreen sliders and knobs directly. Numerous functions take advantage of the TouchView interface, such as the piano roll editor, a stopwatch that's convenient for keeping track of a live performance, and a calculator keypad that is convenient for entering numerical values.

USB and SD Storage
You can connect Krome to your computer via USB to easily transfer MIDI data. You can also use an SD card (commercially available) to manage the Krome's data files.

Standalone and Plug-in KRONE Editing Software
The Krome Editor and Krome Plug-In Editor allow you to edit your Krome from your computer while viewing large numbers of parameters simultaneously, or to use Krome in your DAW as if it were a software synthesizer. You can download the latest version of the Krome sound editor from the Korg website.
Features

61-key: Natural Touch Semi Weighted keyboard
*velocity sensitive is supported, after touch is not supported
*Standard C2 - C7 (transposable in the range [C1...C6]-[C3...C8])
EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-eXpanded)
Kronos-derived full-length, unlooped piano and drum sounds, plus new electric pianos designed to shine on stage
Electric pianos with eight-level velocity switching for unmatched expressive power
Clear, intuitive control with Korg's exclusive 7" color TouchView display
Drums offering separately mixable direct and ambient sounds for studio-grade quality
Drum Track plays back realistic, inspiring grooves at the touch of a button
Expertly created, in-demand sounds including 640 Programs and 288 Combinations
Powerful Effects with 5 Inserts, 2 Master, and 1 Total FX, plus per track/timbre EQ
Distinctive aluminum panel design exudes a sense of quality
USB connection to your computer, plus an SD Card slot for data storage
You can use the Krome editor to edit sounds on your computer
Sustain pedal sold separately


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freekshow

good deal for a RESTOCK??? I am on the fence on this one

IK Multimedia T-RackS CS Classic Software Download $19.99 @ MF

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IK Multimedia T-RackS CS Classic Software Download $19.99 @ MF

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Product Description

IK Multimedia T-RackS 3 is a high-end DAW mastering and mixing software suite with 4 analog-modeled Dynamics/EQ processors. T-RackS 3 provides exceptional audio quality with scores of new and unique features.

T-RackS 3 has all the tools you need to create superb, tube-toned or digital-tuned, mixes and masters, utilizing its 4 top-notch analog classic processors. A new modular chain gives you full control and easy navigation/compare features, while a new complete metering section keeps all the most important variables of your sound under control. IK Multimedia T-RackS 3 also comes with a superior mastering and mixing system that will put a polish on your tracks like no other. It comes with all of this, while adding the beautiful warmth and space of the tube devices it emulates.

Modular High-End Mastering/Mixing Suite of Dynamics and EQ processors, including:
¢4 classic, award-winning T-RackS processors
¢New configurable mastering/mixing chain-run up to 12 parallel/series processors
¢New complete built-in metering section with Peak, Perceived Loudness, Phase, and RMS meters, plus a Spectrum analyzer with Peak, RMS. and Averaging indicators
¢New standalone and plug-in versions available in the same package for use in all the most popular native DAWs
¢New high-fidelity oversampling with crystal clear transparency, for high quality audio processing throughout the entire signal path
¢New SCC technology coupled with IK's unique DSM technology provides realistic software emulation of vintage gear
¢Extremely easy to use, with style-based presets, full-chain visualization, one-click single module or chain bypass, compare function, multiple audio processing in standalone mode, and much more

All-platform plug-ins and standalone versions in the same packages
¢Plug-ins fully integrate with all of today's popular DAWs
¢Standalone mode allows for loading multiple audio files, previews them with all-independent settings and processes all of them with a single click
¢Standalone mode includes extremely high-quality sampling rate conversion to write
44.1kHz CD files, starting from any sampling rate
¢Built-in dithering with various options
¢Automation made easy: you can take snapshots within each song and automate processing parameter changes during the song -for example, when passing from verses to choruses, etc, all with a single click
¢Non-destructive basic audio editing

4 Classic T-RackS processors
These are all of the original T-RackS modules that achieved cult status. They maintain their great original sonic character, and have only been improved upon to give you absolutely no compromise in the sound quality of the T-RackS 3 signal path.

¢Classic T-RackS Compressor, a classic tube stereo compressor/leveler designed for mastering
¢Classic T-RackS Multi-band Limiter, a Multi-band stereo mastering limiter
¢Classic T-RackS Clipper, a soft-clipping stage to create warm, saturated mastering effects
¢Classic T-RackS Equalizer, a state-of-the-art six-band parametric equalizer, modeled on classic top quality analog gear which can now be used in Stereo or MS modes

New SCC technology
With over 10 years of experience in analog-modeled software, IK has been a pioneer in this technology and accumulated plenty of experience in the plug-in field. This has resulted in several improvements like their unique DSM (Dynamic Saturation Modeling) and now SCC (Sonic Character Cloning). SCC has been developed to clone the true behavior of an analog vintage processor down to its finest level of sonic detail for a faithful reproduction of all its tonal characteristics. This new emulation technology produces results that are indistinguishable from the originals, even for the professionally trained ear.

Many pieces of vintage gear tend to have original and interesting circuit topology, due to the creative solutions that engineers were sometimes forced to put into place in order to overcome the limitations of components' technology. However, many of these classic components can't be found anymore because their technology became obsolete and uneconomical. The ones that you can find have aged (some of the best sounding devices are 40-50 years old), playing a fundamental role in giving these devices a unique musicality that is what the purist would define as unmatched by even the most advanced processors today. Finally, many of the unique sonic characteristics of these magnificent vintage units sometimes depended on the erratic and unpredictable behavior of their electronics that would be considered unorthodox and unusable by today's science and standards.

That's where SCC comes in to save the day. Its technology has the ability, through a new analysis method developed by IK, to integrate all of the above and turn it into a mathematical algorithm that, for the first time, is able to take into consideration all of these complex variables and get an exact replication of the original. This is software emulation evolved to the point where it sounds so close to the real thing that you won't be able to tell the difference.
Features

Update from a previous version to version 3
Includes 4 Classic T-RackS processors
Compressor: a classic tube stereo compressor/leveler designed for mastering
Multi-band Limiter: a multiband master stereo limiter
Clipper: a soft-clipping stage to create warm, saturated mastering effects
Equalizer: a state-of-the-art, 6-band parametric equalizer, modeled on top analog gear of the past
New for T-RackS 3:
Configurable mastering/mixing chain”run up to 12 parallel/series processors
New complete built-in metering section with Peak, Perceived Loudness, Phase, and RMS meters, plus a Spectrum analyzer with Peak, RMS, and Averaging indicators
New standalone and plug-in versions available in the same package for use in all the most popular native DAWs
New high-fidelity oversampling with crystal clear transparency, for high quality audio processing throughout the entire signal path
New SCC technology coupled with IK's unique DSM technology provides extremely accurate digital models of analog hardware devices
Extremely easy to use, with style-based presets, full chain visualization, one-click single module or chain bypass, "compare" function, multiple audio processing, standalone mode and much more
Software
Works as a standalone application, as well as a plug-in
Fully compatible with Mac OS X (Universal Binary), and Windows (XP/Vista)
Supported plug-in formats: VST, RTAS, and Audio Units
ASIO (Windows) and CoreAudio (Mac OS X) compatible (standalone only)
High-quality oversampling
High-precision and high-transparency digital processors
Accurately analog-modeled vintage classic devices
Full-latency compensation support
Module and Global presets
Multiple curves Fade In and Out (standalone only)
Multiple Snapshots, independent for each audio file (standalone only)
Supports sampling rates up to 192kHz
Supports multiple input and output audio formats (WAV, AIFF, sd2, Apple Caf, Flac, MP3), sampling rates and resolutions
High-quality sampling rate and bit-depth converters
Single or Multiple audio files processing (standalone only)
Modules list
Classic T-RackS Compressor
Classic T-RackS Multi-band Limiter
Classic T-RackS Clipper
Classic T-RackS Equalizer
Metering
Multiple scale precision Peak Meter, Peak Hold and digital Over indications
Real Perceived Loudness Meter
RMS Level Meter
Hi-speed Phase scope with selectable display options
Includes 4 Classic T-RackS processors:
Compressor: a classic tube stereo compressor/leveler designed for mastering
Multi-band Limiter: a multiband master stereo limiter
Clipper: a soft-clipping stage to create warm, saturated mastering effects
Equalizer: a state-of-the-art, 6-band parametric equalizer, modeled on top analog gear of the past
New for T-RackS 3:
Configurable mastering/mixing chain”run up to 12 parallel/series processors
New complete built-in metering section with Peak, Perceived Loudness, Phase, and RMS meters, plus a Spectrum analyzer with Peak, RMS, and Averaging indicators
New standalone and plug-in versions available in the same package for use in all the most popular native DAWs
New high-fidelity oversampling with crystal clear transparency, for high quality audio processing throughout the entire signal path
New SCC technology coupled with IK's unique DSM technology provides extremely accurate digital models of analog hardware devices
Extremely easy to use, with style-based presets, full chain visualization, one-click single module or chain bypass, "compare" function, multiple audio processing, standalone mode and much more
Software
Works as a standalone application, as well as a plug-in
Fully compatible with Mac OS X (Universal Binary), and Windows (XP/Vista)
Supported plug-in formats: VST, RTAS, and Audio Units
ASIO (Windows) and CoreAudio (Mac OS X) compatible (standalone only)
High-quality oversampling
High-precision and high-transparency digital processors
Accurately analog-modeled vintage classic devices
Full-latency compensation support
Module and Global presets
Multiple curves Fade In and Out (standalone only)
Multiple Snapshots, independent for each audio file (standalone only)
Supports sampling rates up to 192kHz
Supports multiple input and output audio formats (WAV, AIFF, sd2, Apple Caf, Flac, MP3), sampling rates and resolutions
High-quality sampling rate and bit-depth converters
Single or Multiple audio files processing (standalone only)
Modules list
Classic T-RackS Compressor
Classic T-RackS Multi-band Limiter
Classic T-RackS Clipper
Classic T-RackS Equalizer
Metering
Multiple scale precision Peak Meter, Peak Hold and digital Over indications
Real Perceived Loudness Meter
RMS Level Meter
Hi-speed Phase scope with selectable display options


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joedealz83

Damn good deal on T-Racks!

I own most of their stuff, so I won't be picking this up, but if you do anything with audio editing, composing, mixing, mastering, and need some EQ or compressing, their stuff is great!

Gibson 2013 SG Tribute Future Min-ETune Electric Guitar Ebony $599.99 Fs @ MF

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Gibson 2013 SG Tribute Future Min-ETune Electric Guitar Ebony $599.99 Fs @ MF

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The 2013 SG Future Tribute captures the look, feel, and tone of the guitar world' most legendary double-cutaway solidbody, and equips it for the player of the future, while making it available today. Primed for optimum playability and versatility, the SG Future Tribute carries a pair of œzebra-coil ™57 Classic humbucking pickups for a blend of vintage warmth and contemporary articulation, along with a superbly comfortable custom asymmetrical neck profile. Gibson' acclaimed bridge and tailpiece team up with futuristic Steinberger gearless tuners to ensure smooth playability and precise tuning and intonation.

This SG Future Tribute comes upgraded with Min-ETune automated œrobot tuners. The SG Future Tribute looks great in a choice of colors, all Vintage Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer.

The SG Future Tribute takes the classic platform of the original SG Standards forward into the 21st century. Built in the image of the legendary SG Standards, the SG Future Tribute starts with a foundation of solid mahogany, a tonewood with a long tradition at Gibson. A solid mahogany body is crafted in the distinctive, thin asymmetrical dual-cutaway style, with iconic pointed œhorns and beveled edges to enhance playing comfort. A solid mahogany neck is glued into the body in Gibson' time-tested tradition and carved to an ergonomic and superbly comfortable new asymmetrical profile that fits the natural shape of the human hand, with depths of .800 at the 1st fret and .875 at the 12th, making this one of the most playable SGs yet created. It is topped with a genuine rosewood fingerboard that carries 24 medium-jumbo frets to maximize the playing reach of the SG style, along with traditional trapezoid inlays.

In keeping with the stripped-down ethos of this powerful performer, both body and ™board remain unbound, and there' no pickguard to obscure the finish. A PLEK-cut nut made from black Corian subtly complements the knurled chrome knobs and black pickup rings. The headstock is silkscreened with gold Gibson and holly logos.

The SG Future Tribute ensures its sonic versatility and hot looks with a pair of zebra-coil humbucking pickups, consisting of a standard-wound ™57 Classic humbucker in the neck position and a slightly over-wound ™57 Classic Plus in the bridge position for hotter lead tones. The ™57 Classics recreate Gibson' esteemed PAF humbuckers by using genuine Alnico 2 magnets and 42-AWG enamel-coated wire. They are also enhanced with evenly matched coils for a smooth, singing tone, and wax potting to combat microphonic squeal at high volume levels. The result is a pickup that is thick, rich, and warm, yet clear and articulate”perfect for the broad demands of today' music. The traditional wiring complement of an independent volume and tone control per pickup plus a three-way toggle selector switch allows a broad range of sonic variations.

To anchor it all down, Gibson USA loads in a classic tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, then rams it all into the future with a set of super-efficient Steinberger gearless tuners, a hardware set that partners up for solid sustain and precision tuning. Put it all together, and the SG Future Tribute presents the perfect celebration of the SG for the 21st century, wrapping it all into a great guitar that brings the look, feel, and sound of a contemporary SG to the hands of the demanding players of today, and tomorrow.

Each guitar includes a black Gibson gig bag, owner' manual and truss rod wrench.

Min-ETune automated œrobot tuners
Min-ETune is a small compact battery powered tuning unit that sits on the back of the guitar ” a mighty enhancement to an already great instrument. No need for screws, wiring or routing, in fact the system is hardly visible from the front of the guitar. You can still adjust the tuning pegs manually or turn on the Min-ETune to choose from 12 popular tunings or program 6 of your own.

Always In Tune
A guitar with Min-ETune looks the same, feels the same, plays the same and rocks the same - it' just always in tune. Adjust to other instruments' imperfect tuning with Reference Tuning and keep that harmony going. Perfect for home, studio and gigging: The internal lithium battery lasts for 80 to 100 tunings on just one charge. Rock longer with the fast and accurate Min-ETune, tuning your guitar in just three seconds and one strum.

In Perfect Harmony
Digital tuners that emulate open tunings are available BUT because the Min-ETune physically turns the tuners, the system is always organic and natural. There' no delay, no dampening and no dead sound ” just the natural vibration of guitar strings in total harmony with the vibrations coming out of the amp producing ringing harmonics and powerful sustain.

Rock Out
With the new Min-ETune equipped guitars all you have to do is PUSH the button, STRUM, get TUNED and ROCK out. Min-ETune is a huge boost to the live performer, the touring professional, the experienced enthusiast, the beginner and novice player alike.

Save time and money in the studio because the tuning system is so fast and accurate. And Min-ETuneTM is a priceless tool for writing creatively with its instant access to the sounds your muse demands. Perfect for the professional “ Min-ETune will have you rocking around the clock.

Travel light to your next gig or across the globe, just one guitar does the work of multiple guitars in different tunings “ perfect for the enthusiast. Keep on rocking and experiment with a wide range of alternate tunings or program your own and save it forever with Min-ETune.

Spend less time learning to tune and more time learning to play the guitar. Perfect for the beginner “ Min-ETune puts a variety of tunings at your fingertips. You are ready to rock? With Min-ETune you can even experiment with open tunings, something that usually takes years of practice.

More than just efficient, affordable, versatile, and powerful, Min-ETune is truly a creative tool that you can™t do without.


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balloonshark

If that guitar is made by Gibson USA then it seems like a pretty solid deal.

ronproctor

if MiniETune is something I can't live without, then it's a great deal

Azzeus

Is this inherently made in USA if it's Gibson, sorry if it's a dumb question, but I'm nit sure.

Azzeus

Darn, I was just going to checkout and its dead