Looking for a simple, affordable way to get your music into the digital realm? Or maybe you'd like to connect your computer to an external effects unit or recorder? Want to transfer your old cassette tapes to CD before all the oxide falls off the tape? The fastest, easiest way to get analog audio into your computer is with the U-Control UCA202 audio interface. PC and Mac ready, this ultra-compact, USB-powered device lets you connect your PC or Mac computer to virtually any piece of audio gear.
The UCA202 requires no special setup or drivers, just plug it in to a free USB port and get busy. The UCA202 provides 2 analog mono inputs and outputs (for monitoring), USB connectivity and an additional S/PDIF optical output for direct analog-to-digital conversion. The stereo headphone output features a dedicated level control and lets you listen to both the input and output. Imagine the possibilities. When used as a professional interface between a mixing console and your computer, myriad options become available. Some of these might include connecting the UCA202 RCA outputs to the tape input jacks of your mixer; to powered monitors or to the input channels on the mixer. Connecting to the mixer input channels allows you to use the AUX send feature of your mixer to build an extremely versatile monitor mix for recording sessions. These are just a few of the possibilities. To truly get the most out of your UAC202, you will need recording and editing software. So, Behringer decided to give you lots of free software to choose from. For a fraction of the cost of an over-priced USB audio interface from those other guys, you can have state-of-the-art digital conversion, world-class recording and editing software and hassle-free connectivity between your PC or Mac computer and any piece of audio equipment.
If you're ready to take your projects to an even higher level, XT software's energyXT2 is just the trick. This amazing DAW (digital audio workstation) makes it easy to manipulate your audio and MIDI files, turning song ideas into stunning CD or web-ready recordings. energyXT2 includes built-in synthesizers, which can be accessed directly via an external controller or programmed by step-write mode. There's even a built-in drum machine and internal multi-FX processor.
Simply plug the MIDI input or output connector (whichever is appropriate) into your device and the USB connector into your computer. That's all there is to it. The first time you connect your MConnect to your computer, all the necessary drivers will be automatically installed and the cable will then be ready to use. The MConnect may be used with any software that supports USB MIDI devices.
5 in stock $36.24
Introducing the First studio quality mic preamp for the iOS platform. Here's how you use it: Take the microphone you use every day on stage or in the studio and plug it into your iOS device. It's that simple. Need Phantom Power? Flip the Phantom Power switch. Congratulations, you've just become a professional user.
This is perhaps the most important product introduction for musicians and the rest of the civilized world since the iPod and iPad. Now, thanks to the iRig PRE, you can hook your favorite microphone to your iOS device and join the mobile music revolution. Create music any time, anywhere with your own high quality microphones on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
So now if you want to record that special riff using your own ribbon microphone and mix it on your iPhone, you can. Simply plug the iRig PRE into the headphone jack of your iOS device, activate phantom power if necessary, launch your recording software and wail away.
The iRig PRE sports an ultra-compact design so it fits pretty much anywhere. Just slightly larger than a 9V battery, you'll be amazed at how quickly you'll misplace your iRig PRE. But don't let the small size fool you. The iRig Pre is a professional sounding mic preamp that will dazzle you and your friends.
The iRig PRE has a 48V Phantom Power feature that lets you use your favorite condenser microphone with your iOS device. The phantom doesn't eat your device battery, it takes a standard 9V. No longer are you shackled by the chains of passive microphones for your mobile recordings. Now inject the shocking awe-inspiring power and clarity of the ever popular condenser microphone into the lifeless muddy world of AM radio sounding recordings. You'll be the hero of the entire civilized recording world when you unleash the beast onto unsuspecting virgin ears, now thanks to the technological marvel that will become known to the rest of the world as iRig PRE, but you saw it here first. And you can plug a SM58 into it and sound like your fabulous normal self as well.
The iRig Mic PRE features a 3.5mm headphone out that allows you to monitor the processed sound, however you sound. So now you can finally tell if you're idol material.
Unlike some other mic cable companies, IK provide you with an astonishing 40cm (that's like 15.75") of space to place your device. So if you want to Velcro your iRig PRE to your mic stand and use the iKlip Mini to hold your iPhone, you can. And with total peace of mind. Rest assured, you're secured. However, if you Velcro it to the singer's pants, you're on your own. Sorry, that voids the warranty.
In addition, you get 2 free apps to get started recording and effectualizing your voice: the iRig Recorder, a simple-to-use waveform recorder and editor, and the VocaLive, IK's premium live vocal effects processor.
Please notice: the iRig PRE does not support 1st generation iPod touch models, due to their lack of a mic input
This product is also compatible with many Android devices too, check the IK Multimedia website for further details.
1 in stock $47.37
No special adapters or extra power supplies are needed, you simply plug the UGM96 between your guitar, headphones, the microphone and your computer. It's unbelievable how many functions are provided by this small stylish device. The UGM96 is bundled with Cubase LE 4 from Steinberg, the powerful multi-channel recording software. It also ships together with the Virtual Guitar Amp guitar amp simulation plugin from Gallo Engineering that can be used within Cubase LE 4 on both Mac and PC and even standalone (Windows only) via the UGM96 control panel software. On the Mac, Virtual Guitar Amp also works nicely in other applications such as Garage Band.
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The Alpha Desktop Recording Studio is extremely compact, yet it gives you the features needed to get professional recording results anywhere.
Designed with many of the same features found in professional studios, the Alpha Studio is your complete recording solution: a USB powered I/O mixer with Cubase LE, the popular recording production suite from Steinberg, and Lexicon's acclaimed Lexicon Pantheon VST reverb plug in. A dual input, 2 bus, 2 output USB I/O mixer with extra high impedance instrument input and separate headphone output gives you the freedom to not only record but also mix anywhere.
With 2 boutique-quality Onyx preamps and premium 24bit AD/DA conversion, the Mackie Onyx Blackjack delivers unmatched fidelity, headroom and transparency for your recordings.
True analog hardware monitoring of inputs provides hassle-free zero latency tracking, in either mono or stereo. Other professional features include phantom power, built-in DIs and separate level control for monitors and headphones. Portable by design, it's bus-powered and Mackie tough.
Compatible with Mac and PC, and ready for most major DAWs out-of-box, Blackjack offers the utmost in sonic quality and simplicity.
Each channel of the EIE I/O has a XLR 14" combo jack, dedicated sturdy, gain-pots and Mic/Line/Guitar switches. The EIE I/O features four discrete-design preamplifiers with 48V phantom power for use with virtually any microphone. Individual 14" Nickel-plated jacks found on the back of EIE I/O provide you with channel inserts for processing audio signals externally. You can monitor sessions on multiple sets of studio monitors using the four 14" balanced outputs, which are also Nickel-plated. Both pairs of outputs can be monitored visually with the high-quality, analog VU meters providing classic features with modern style. For remote tracking and alternative playback, the EIE I/O has a 1/4" TRS headphone output. High quality analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters ensure that every detail of your session or performance gets captured and played back faithfully.
The EIE I/O sends and receives four audio channels on a single USB cable for simple, universal interface to a computer. The three additional USB ports allow EIE I/O to function as a hub as well, bridging other MIDI controllers and hard-drives to the computer. The USB interface is class compliant for plug-and-play operation with Mac OS X and Windows XP, Vista and 7. The EIE I/O features traditional MIDI In and Out jacks for playing and controlling software with keyboard and pad controllers, workstations, and other MIDI-compatible instruments.
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Housed in a rugged, compact half-rack enclosure you can take anywhere, the UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid is equally well-suited for studio and stage, with or without a computer. As an interface or standalone mixer, the UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid provides 10 separate inputs and 14 separate outputs.Connect all of your studio gear, including microphones, guitars, synths, keyboards, drum machines, effects processors and even MIDI devices. Record, monitor, route and process all of these live inputs using the professional on-board CueMix FX digital mixer i with no latency and no processor strain on your computer. Apply hardware DSP-driven effects processing to inputs, outputs, and busses independent of your host computer. Add Classic Reverb with lengths up to 60 seconds. Further sculpt your sound with 7-band parametric EQ featuring filter types carefully modeled after British analog console EQs. Choose between two forms of compression: a conventional compressor and the Leveler, an accurate model of the legendary LA-2A optical compressor that provides vintage, musical automatic gain control.
The included CueMix FX cross-platform mixing software provides attractive graphic mixing, graphic editing of parametric EQ, and a convenient tabbed interface for quick access to all features in one window. Advanced signal analysis tools include a full-screen real-time FFT display, spectrogram "waterfall" display, oscilloscope, X-Y plot and linear or polar phase analysis. After programming the on-board mixing in the studio, unplug the UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid from the computer and take it on the road for operation as a stand-alone mixer with effects. All mixing and effects parameters are adjustable using the front panel backlit LCD. The UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid provides cross-platform compatibility with Mac and Windows and all of your favorite audio software and host-based effects via WDM/ASIO/Core Audio drivers. Or you can use the included AudioDesk workstation software for Mac, with 24bit recording/editing and 32-bit mixing/processing/mastering.
Under both operating systems, the available latencies are simply sensational. The smallest buffer offered under Windows has 48 samples, under Mac OS X 14 samples. With this RME provides a performance comparable to PCI express interfaces under USB 2.0.
Continuing the line of pristine quality X-Series interfaces, the Fireface UCX packs an incredible amount of technology into a half-rack unit. Featuring 18 ins and outs in total, 8 analogue i/o, 2 digitally controlled mic preamps, 2 instrument inputs, SPDIF, ADAT, Wordclock, 2 MIDI i/o all piped through FireWire 400 or USB 2.0 (USB 3 compatible) computer connections.
The Fireface UCX has impressive technical specifications, with 115dBA dynamic range on the analogue inputs and outputs; an excellent signal-to-noise ratio with very low distortion and jitter. Latency is negligable (0.4ms at 48 kHz), surpassing that of many, more expensive interfaces, making the UCX a serious recording tool for studio or stage. The mic preamps use technology from the RME Micstacy, ensuring flat response and supreme dynamic range, and can also provide automatic and intelligent level control to ensure distortion-free recording.
TotalMix allows for flexible DSP mixing and routing of all i/o's plus effects even at the highest sample rates. Every channel can have 3-band parametric EQ, adjustable HPF, dynamics, MS processing and phase reversal. A stereo auxiliary send gives access from any channel to the reverb and delay effects engine, allowing DSP-based mininal-latency monitoring effects. There are limitations to the total number of simultaneous effects depending on sample rate, but when the DSP load is too high, the Fireface UCX will use the FX-DSP automatic overload surveillance to inform you, or deactivate some DSP, ensuring the DSP engine is never overloaded.
As well as using RME's proprietry USB and Firewire drivers, the Fireface UCX can also be used standalone, or in Class Compliant Mode. This allows the unit to be used without a driver on several operating systems including (via the Camera Connection Kit) the iPad or iPad2, making these mobile platforms capable of studio quality audio recording.