Novation announces Audiohub 2×4 audio interface

Novation has introduced Audiohub 2×4, a combined audio interface and USB hub for electronic music production.

Novation Audiohub 2x4

It can take a lot of gear to produce a great tune. That’s why we designed Audiohub 2×4: a combined audio interface and USB hub for electronic music production.

It lets you connect all your USB and audio gear to a single unit, with exceptional 2-in/4-out ‘Focusrite sound inside’ audio quality, latency-free monitoring and loud outputs for your speakers and headphones.

Plus, you can connect three pieces of USB gear simultaneously to your computer or iPad, and power it all with a single power supply.

Audiohub 2×4 features

  • Two in, four out audio interface and USB hub.
  • 96kHz, 24-bit ‘Focusrite Sound Inside’ audio quality.
  • Loud outputs for DJs and Live performers.
  • Integrated USB 2.0 hub with three ports.
  • Bus powered and class compliant.
  • Ableton Live Lite and 1GB Loopmasters samples included.
  • Connects to iPad via Camera Connection Kit.

The Audiohub 2×4 will be available in October, priced at £159.99 GBP.

More information: Novation / Audiohub 2×4

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Focusrite releases iTrack Pocket

Focusrite iTrack Pocket

Focusrite has launched iTrack Pocket, a portable, high quality stereo microphone and guitar input that lets you create and share exceptional videos using your iPhone.

If you’ve ever tried recording on iPhone, you’ll know that it really struggles to capture the sound of vocals and guitar. Yet with the growing number of singer-songwriters being discovered through their live performances on YouTube, it’s more important than ever to capture sound that stands out.

That’s why we designed iTrack Pocket. It’s a portable, high quality stereo microphone and guitar input that connects to your iPhone to let you create and share videos that sound as good as they look.

iTrack Pocket features

  • Built for YouTube Performers — Simply connect your iPhone, choose some effects, press record and edit in seconds. Your finished performance will be automatically mastered and uploaded to YouTube with outstanding quality.
  • Instant HD Recording — Look and sound amazing on YouTube, by recording your performance in HD video with high quality stereo audio.
  • Designed for Singer-Songwriters — The stereo microphone captures clear, detailed recordings of your performance: vocals, guitar, piano or any other instrument.
  • Great Guitar Sound — The dedicated guitar input and included amp simulation makes it easy to record amazing sounding guitar at the touch of a button.
  • Take It Anywhere — Fits in your pocket, powered by your iPhone and designed to sound great in any situation, so you can use it wherever you take your phone.
  • Officially for iPhone — Approved by Apple, so you can connect to any lightning compatible iPhone with the Lightning cable included. Officially supports iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S.
  • Make Professional Performances — Comes with the easy-to-use app, Impact by Focusrite, which will make your performance look and sound professional, then let you upload it straight to YouTube.
  • Easily Enhance Your Quality — Effortlessly find the perfect setting for the clearest possible recording, by letting iTrack Pocket take care of all the technical setup for you.

The iTrack Pocket is available for purchase for MSRP $125.99 USD ($99.99 street).

More information: Focusrite / iTrack Pocket

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Focusrite releases Scarlett Solo USB interface

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Focusrite has launched the Scarlett Solo, a new portable 2-in/2-out USB audio interface.

Focusrite Scarlett Solo

We want everybody to be able to make and record music, whatever their level of experience or budget. What we don’t want, however, is for anybody to have to compromise on their sound quality. To us, Sound is Everything.

That’s why we‘ve created the Scarlett Solo. It’s a 2-in/2-out USB interface with a single mic pre, a single instrument input and direct latency-free monitoring. It’s as compact and simple as possible: we’ve stripped out everything unnecessary and left pure Focusrite quality.

Scarlett Solo features

  • 2 in / 2 out USB audio interface.
  • 96 KHz, 24-bit conversion.
  • 1 Focusrite microphone preamplifier.
  • Red anodised aluminium unibody chassis.

Scarlett Solo is available for purchase for MSRP $125.99 USD ($99.99 USD street).

More information: Focusrite / Scarlett Solo

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AskAudio Mag launches survey contest

AskAudio Magazine has announced the ultimate survey contest for musicians with a huge prize pool of over $10,000 USD worth of music gear.

AskAudio Mag contest

AskAudio Mag has partnered with some of the most popular software and hardware developers in the business: Ableton, Novation, Focusrite, KRK, Blue Microphones and macProVideo, to offer readers the chance to win a great collection of new gear. Every musician’s dream studio is now in reach.

To enter, visit AskAudio Mag and complete the survey. There are 20 quick questions to answer and entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. PST on Tuesday 6th May.

According to AskAudioMag.com’s executive editor, Rounik Sethi, “This is a great way for musicians, producers and DJs to win some excellent new studio gear. Prizes include Focusrite’s high-end Saffire Pro 40 audio interface, Ableton’s popular Live 9 audio software, Novation’s incredible Bass Station II, KRK ROKIT RP5 monitors, Blue Microphones and 1 year passes to online audio training at macProVideo.com.”

Each of the nine prize winners will also receive a 1 year subscription to the print edition of AskAudio Magazine. Full terms and conditions and a complete list of the studio gear prizes are available on AskAudioMag.com.

More information: AskAudio Mag

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Point Blank offers free studio setup with every diploma course

Point Blank has announced it is offering a free studio setup with every one of its diploma courses.

Free studio setup at Point Blank

Every student who books a diploma course with Point Blank will receive a free studio setup courtesy of Novation/Focusrite! The brand new gear collection includes KRK Rokit RP5 G3 monitors, Novation LaunchKey 25 keyboard, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 soundcard and a laptop bag.

Diploma students will also receive Ableton Live Lite 9, Scarlett plugin suite, Focusrite Midnight, Novation Basstation and Novation V-Station plugins, a Loopmasters sample pack and Novation LaunchPad and LaunchKey iOS apps!

Everything you’ll need to start making great music is included so visit Point Blank London now to find out more about their diploma courses.

More information: Point Blank Online

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