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on Jan 17, 2014
CEntrance has announced that it will be participating at the 2014 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, CA.
This year, CEntrance will showcase its full line of products for recording and playback, including the best-selling HiFi-M8(r) DAC and amplifier for iPhone and the newly released MixerFace(r) mobile recording interface based on the same portable technology. The company’s exhibit will be located at booth 7327 in the Arena, located near Hall A.
MixerFace is a mobile recording interface that connects professional microphones with smartphones, tablets and laptops. The small, battery-powered device fits under an iPhone. It features two studio-grade microphone preamps and rich digital connectivity options, enabling professional-quality location recording. MixerFace integrates the smart phone into the audio production workflow, creating mobile recording capability for the modern, on-the-go musician, broadcaster and VO artist.
MixerFace is currently the subject of a successful crowd-funding effort on Indiegogo. The Indiegogo campaign lasts until January 31st, 2014.
More information: CEntrance / MixerFace
Singular Sound has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the production of its BeatBuddy, the world’s first guitar pedal drum machine.
Unlike all current drum machines, the BeatBuddy is in a pedal format, granting musicians a previously unobtainable ability — hands-free, creative control of a beat. This gives solo musicians the benefit of drums without a drummer.
“Drummers are hard to come by, and drum sets are even harder to carry,” said founder and developer David Packouz, “and drum machines are practically useless for jamming or live performance. The BeatBuddy is the first product to solve this fundamental problem. It’s the power of a drum machine, but the simplicity of a pedal.”
- Hands-free live control of the beat: Inserts fills, transitions from verse to chorus, adds accent hits (e.g. cymbal crashes or hand claps).
- Pre-loaded with 10 drum sets and over 200 songs.
- Any custom beat or drum set can be loaded through included computer software .
- MIDI Sync: Integrates with other MIDI devices .
- Convenient small single-pedal format.
The BeatBuddy is expected to be available in August, 2014, at a retail price of $350 USD. Indiegogo campaign supporters can get one for $199 USD with an expected delivery in April, 2014.
More information: BeatBuddy
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on Jan 07, 2014
CEntrance has announced a crowd-funding effort to speed up the production of MixerFace, its new mobile recording interface for smartphones and tablets.
MixerFace connects professional microphones with smartphones, tablets and laptops. The small, battery-powered mobile device includes two studio-grade microphone preamps and rich digital connectivity options, enabling professional-quality recording on the go.
The new product comes on the heels of CEntrance’s successful “HiFi-M8″ (pronounced HiFi-Mate) portable DAC and headphone amp for the audiophile listening community. MixerFace integrates the smart phone into the audio production workflow, creating mobile recording capability for the modern, on-the-go musician, broadcaster and VO artist.
- Two custom, discrete, boutique microphone preamps, based on our new, low-noise dbpre technology.
- Each input features a Neutrik combo XLR jack with mic / line inputs and a wide-range gain control. Inputs can accommodate a guitar pedal board, as well as keyboards and other XLR or 1/4″ audio sources.
- A Hi-Z input has been requested and may be added.
- Two LED level indicators per channel (green for signal present, red for peak)
- 48V phantom power for using professional condenser microphones. Switchable per channel.
- 24-bit / 192kHz A/D and D/A converters.
- An innovative monitoring and mixing section that allows to pan each channel and control the dry/wet signal mix in the headphones.
- Loud headphone amplifier with digital volume control.
- Fully portable operation. Fits right underneath the phone, straps right to it and serves as a cradle, forming one device to hold.
- Works with old 30-pin iPhones and new lightning connector-based iPhones. Shorter cable options will be available as well.
The Indiegogo campaign aims to raise $52,000 USD by January 31, 2014 (11:59pm PT).
MixerFace is set for release in April 2014 and will be priced at $599 USD, while Indiegogo contributors can save a significant amount and be the first to receive the new product well in advance of stores.
More information: MixerFace
Erin Barra has launched Beats By Girlz, an Indiegogo campaign dedicated to empowering women in the arts.
She’s empowering, self-aware, and most importantly a talent, who doesn’t let her gender keep her from breaking any glass ceiling that other female musicians and producers only imagined.
Utilizing her position as a multi-faceted woman in audio, Erin has kicked off Beatz By Girlz – an Indiegogo campaign dedicated to empowering women in the arts.
In collaboration with The Lower East Side Girls Club, Erin will be creating a female powered music tech program, creating educational video assets and serving as a role model for daughters, sisters, friends and mothers.
The project aims to $20,000 USD by December 19th, 2013.
More information: Beats By Girlz
Keith McMillen Instruments has launched an Indiegogo campaign for its newest product— QuNeo Rogue, an integrated wireless connectivity and long lasting battery power accessory for KMI’s QuNeo pad controller.
Giving artists unprecedented freedom, now anyone with a QuNeo can use Rogue to get out from behind their gear and into the spotlight.
What is Rogue?
- Rogue is an accessory for the QuNeo that supplies long lasting battery power and an incredibly robust wireless connection to a computer.
- Rogue attaches quickly and easily to the bottom of your QuNeo with low-profile velcro.
- Battery life for Rogue exceeds 12 hours (in time-trials we saw it function over 16 hours).
“The idea of having a really sophisticated controller that’s completely wireless would really open up a lot of opportunities that currently don’t exist.” – Dan Deacon (yes, that Dan Deacon!)
“I love this controller; it’s absolutely amazing. They’re going to make my favorite controller even better- by making it wireless!” – Thavius Beck (Producer/Artist, Dubspot Instructor, Ableton Certified Trainer)
“KMI told me about the Rogue and my brain started flipping out a little bit.” – Jack Conte (Pomplemoose, Patreon) (built a QuNeo playing robot!)
The campaign aims to fund $10,000 USD by October 24th, 2013. Contributors can get various perks, including being one of the first to get a Rogue ($350 USD + $50 USD international shipping).
More information: Keith McMillen Instruments / QuNeo Rogue