We’re “all ears” for our holiday headphone roundup

 Holiday picks from Beats by Dr. Dre, Mixcder, Jabra & Wicked Audio

With the weather turning cold and the leaves falling, holiday season is right around the corner. While many are thinking about keeping their ears warm, others might be thinking of keeping their ears filled with sounds of their favourite tunes and podcasts. Ears come in all different shapes and sizes and so do earphones, earbuds and headphones, so instead of toques and earmuffs, let’s look at a couple of pairs of over-the-ear headphones and in-the-ear wireless earbuds to meet different budget needs. [Read more…]

Edifier R1280T Quality sound for a modest price

                                                         

 

Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers offer functionality and high-fidelity in a retro package

 

Speakers come in all shapes and sizes. And you don’t need to look far to find some pretty far-out designs. But if you’re in the market for a new high-fidelity pair with a retro flair, the Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers would be a good bet.

The R1280T keeps with the traditional bookshelf design: a pair of wood veneer MDF cabinets with a removable front grill. Behind each grill is a four-inch bass driver with calibrated front-facing bass reflex port to allow the air to circulate freely for more accurate lower range sounds. It has a 13-millimetre silk-domed tweeter tweaked for crisper highs.    Read more below or see full article at Troy Media. [Read more…]

IK Multimedia announces iRig Stomp I/O USB pedalboard controller for Mac/PC and iOS with built-in HD audio and MIDI

IK Multimedia is proud to introduce iRig Stomp I/O, an all-new generation of USB pedalboard controller for live and studio use, featuring a built-in audio interface. It is expected to be available in March 2018 and is now open for pre-order. iRig Stomp I/O is a sturdy, portable pedalboard controller that has 4 built-in switches along with an expression pedal and features a professional high-definition audio interface with 24-bit audio and up to 96kHz sampling rate, a combo input jack for line, instrument or mic input with phantom power, balanced stereo output and high quality ¼” headphone output ideal for use with the latest Apple devices like the iPhone X.

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IK Multimedia releases iRig Pre HD – high-def digital mic interface for iOS, Mac & PC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 19, 2017 – IK Multimedia has just announced iRig Pre HD a high-definition, ultra-compact digital interface for microphones with an onboard Class A studio-quality preamplifier designed to deliver top notch audio performance with iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC. It offers the ability to record anytime and anywhere using any kind of professional microphone with a XLR connector, including gain-hungry models and those requiring phantom power. Featuring an integrated 1/8″ headphone output for real-time direct audio monitoring, high-quality internal converters, LED indicators and a suite of professional audio apps, iRig Pre HD is the most comprehensive, portable digital microphone interface for professional applications on the market.

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Hartke bass amp incorporates hybrid paper/aluminum cones

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 In an attempt to make their new bass amp more powerful and lighter Hartke has just unveiled their new HD500 Bass Combo featuring patented speakers whose driver’s cones are crafted from a unique blend of half paper, half aluminum.

The new model boasts a serious 500-watt Class D amplifier (500 watts peak / 250 watts RMS) along with a pair of 10-inch Hartke patented HyDrive drivers with the new cones that the company says produces both an exceptional blend of warmth and attack that can’t be attained simply by using traditional all-paper cones. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Introducing iRig Keys I/O IK Multimedia all-in-one music production station that goes anywhere

IK Multimedia is proud to introduce iRig Keys I/O, the new breakthrough keyboard controller range featuring a built-in audio interface. It will be available in October 2017 and is now open for pre-order. The only keyboard controllers with 25 or 49 full-size keys to integrate a professional high-definition audio interface, iRig Keys I/O features 24-bit audio up to 96kHz sampling rate, a combo input jack for line, instrument or mic input with phantom power, balanced stereo output and high quality 1/8″ headphone output ideal for use with the latest Apple® devices like the iPhone® 7. iRig Keys I/O also includes all the controls users would expect from a premium keyboard, including velocity sensitive multicolored pads and programmable touch-sensitive sliders, buttons and knobs in an ultra-portable package that includes everything needed to create complete music productions and is unmatched for speed and simplicity to connect and set up.

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IK Multimedia teaser…all-in-one music production..what is it?

IK Multimedia’s is telling everyone they’re coming out with a whole new meaning of plug and play with an all-in-one music production station that goes anywhere you want.  

What exactly it is we won’t find out until August 24, 2017. #ikmultimedia @ikmultimedia #musicproduction

What do you think it is?

IK Multimedia ARC System 2.5 with new MEMS mic now shipping

IK Multimedia has just announced that ARC System 2.5 with MEMS microphone is now available for shipping. Version 2.5 of the Advanced Room Correction System combines a new highly accurate MEMS measurement microphone, measurement software together with an audio correction plug-in for Mac/PC DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) and employs Audyssey MultEQ XT32 patented technology to greatly improve the audio monitoring accuracy of speakers in any studio or listening room.

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Syntronik – synth powerhouse for Mac/PC now shipping

IK Multimedia has announced that Syntronik, the legendary synth powerhouse for Mac and PC, is now shipping.

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Review: iRig Pro I/O compact mobile audio/MIDI interface

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If you’re a mobile musician or just like to keep things on the ultra-compact side and require the use of a pocket-sized Audio/MIDI interface, then you might want to have a look at the iRig Pro I/O, the latest offering from IK Multimedia.

Those unfamiliar with the iRig interface; it’s a studio quality audio/MIDI interface that can be used with a number of instruments including the guitar, bass or MIDI keyboard. And maybe a surprise to some is that the iRig Pro I/O can also be used with a studio condenser microphone as the unit can supply 48V phantom power right to the XLR jack by simply switching it on. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.