Gift Guide: The complete guide to home music production on your iPad or Mac

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With an iPad and few accessories, these days anyone can have a functional recording studio in their home for less than the cost of a Mac. Whether you’re just getting started and want a modest iPad recording setup in your living room, or you’re looking to setup a full-blown home studio with your Mac, our comprehensive gift guide below will walk you through all the essentials and save you some cash in the process. Read more

Avid announces Pro Tools 11 & new creative tools alongside first iOS-compatible interfaces

With NAB kicking into full gear today, Avid has announced the latest version of its industry standard digital audio workstation with the launch of Pro Tools 11 alongside its first iOS compatible portable audio interfaces and much more.

Perhaps the biggest Apple related announcement for Avid today is the launch of its first two audio interfaces with direct support for iOS devices. There are many audio interfaces for iPad and iPhone (we’ve reviewed some), but this is the first time Avid is including a USB port and direct support for iPad with its high-quality I/O and Pro Tools software… Read more

Behringer announces XENYX iX Series mixer/USB interface with integrated iPad dock

Following some extremely big product announcements at CES 2012, Behringer has at least one more product lineup to show off at the upcoming NAMM 2012 from Jan. 19 to Jan. 22. Based off Behringer’s mobile digital XENYX mixers, the new high-end XENYX iX Series lineup includes three small form factor mixer/usb audio interfaces with integrated iPad docking stations.

 

All three models, including the XENYX iX3242USB, iX2442USB and iX1642USB pack in a stereo USB audio interface, XENYX mic pre amps with a dynamic range of 130 dB, 3-band channel EQ designed after “circuitry used in British consoles,” and “one-knob” compression on every mono channel. Of course, the iPad will act as the mixer’s main display, enabling any number of live recording and performance setups through “literally thousands of apps”…

 
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