Audio input may be acquired via built-in microphone or external measurement microphone.
Designed with musicians and recording engineers in mind, it can also be used by anyone interested in the world of sound. Ideal for room tuning or speaker tuning, the app enables portable, precision audio measurement and visualization.
Spectrum Analyzer harnesses the computational and graphical power of its host device to provide precision, real-time readouts that are smooth and responsive. It has been designed from the ground up to take full advantage of the newest features and capabilities of iOS 6. It is a completely integrated app – there are no plug-ins or in-app purchases available or required.
Despite the physical size of the prize, we can tell you that this week’s Gobbler’s Favorite Things is going to be a biggie!
We’ve teamed up with Focusrite to offer you the new professional 2 in, 4 out portable USB audio interface, Forte ($749 MSRP).
Forte features two remote-controlled mic preamps which are in fact the same mic pre’s that’s featured in Focusrite’s top-flight RedNet range. This super portable and super awesome interface is built into a solid aluminum case, features a color OLED display with touch controls and a single large control knob.
The ability to record your tracks from anywhere and then back your pristine project up to Gobbler, makes the Forte one of Gobbler’s Favorite Things!
To enter the contest simply use Twitter or Facebook to share the Gobbler/Focusrite post for the particular day of the contest AND enter your info into the Gobbler/Focusrite sign up list on the blog post.
The contest ends September 30th, 2102, 11:59:59PM PDT.
Focusrite has announced its new Scarlett 2i4 USB audio interface.
Hot on the heels of the recently announced Forte and iTrack Solo, Scarlett 2i4 is the latest USB audio interface to join the line-up.
As the name suggests, 2i4 is a 2 in, 4 out audio interface with two of the award-winning Focusrite mic pres that are also found on the rest of the Scarlett and Saffire ranges, right up to the Liquid Saffire 56. It boasts superb quality digital conversion at 24bit/96KHz with a real world dynamic range of 105dB, with features such as a headphone output for flexible monitoring, phantom power, pad switches and MIDI i/o for connecting digital pianos or controller keyboards.
It comes in an anodised, brushed aluminium case which makes it tough enough to be truly portable. This means 2i4 is a great solution for laptop performers and digital DJs, who can also take advantage of the 4 outputs to set up cue mixes whilst sending the master output to the DJ mixer.
Focusrite has added two brand new interfaces to its line up, both bring completely new features to musicians and producers.
Focusrite ForteForte is quite simply the best 2 in 4 out interface available for Mac and PC. Encased in an aluminium body, Forte is a portable high-end USB audio interface with two mic preamps that share the same design as the flagship RedNet range. It features superb digital conversion, an OLED display (full colour) touch controls and DAW control – play, stop and zoom functions as standard.
Two Focusrite remote-controlled microphone preamps.
Ultra-high quality A-D and D-A conversion at up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution.
The iTrack Solo is an audio interface for your iPad.
It has a single Focusrite mic-pre – as featured in the Scarlett and Saffire ranges – an instrument input, speaker and headphone outputs, a direct monitor selector (for latency free monitoring) and switchable phantom power. It also functions as a full USB audio interface on mac and PC.
iTrack Solo is the perfect companion for any singer-songwriter wanting to take their demos to the next level.
iTrack Solo features
Audio interface for ios music recordingMade for iPad.
High Quality Mic Preamp.
High Quality Outputs.
Rugged Metal Unibody Case.
Unique Signal Halos.
Direct Monitor Function.
Included software for Mac and PC.
The Forte and iTrack Solo will be available October 2012, with a list price of $749 USD and $200 USD respectively.
Korg has announced its upcoming MicroKorg XL+ synthesizer and vocoder.
With its unmistakably unique exterior and its inimitable sound, the MicroKorg set the standard for analog modeling synthesizers. The year 2008 saw the introduction of the MicroKorg XL, which inherited the MicroKorg ‘s fat and powerful sounds, while adding keyboard staples such as electric piano and CX-3 organ.
And now, in the next evolutionary step, the MicroKorg XL+ delivers a fresh update to the sounds and look of the MicroKorg XL, making it an ideal compact keyboard.
MICRO MAKEOVERS! The all-new MicroKorg XL + is also getting all decked out in limited edition colors for the 10th Anniversary of Micro. Get your hands on an eye-catching black/red or all-black model before they’re all gone. Available through select retailers late November.
MicroKorg XL+ features
Even more vintage sounds, including the KORG SGproX piano, M1 and VOX organs and well-known “Tape” instruments.
New program genre selector that reflects the current musical scene.
New yet nostalgic – black panel “new vintage” design.
Featuring MMT – the distillation of Korg’s analog modeling technology.
Vocoder with included gooseneck microphone.
A powerful Kaoss effects engine – the kind of effects that you would expect from Korg.
Korg’s proprietary Natural Touch mini-keyboard, designed with an emphasis on playability.
Battery powered operation is supported for increased portability.
The microKORG XL+ will be available in October 2012, priced at RPP £339.99 ex VAT. The limited edition 10th Anniversary models are scheduled for November.
Roland has announced the Duo-Capture EX, the latest USB audio interface in the CAPTURE family of products for computer-based recording.
The DUO-CAPTURE EX is a two-in/two-out USB audio/MIDI interface housed in a road-tough and lightweight aluminum chassis. Small and durable, it works great for any application, from home studios to portable laptop or iPad recording setups. For the ultimate in mobile convenience, the DUO-CAPTURE EX can be powered either through a computer’s USB bus, with three AA batteries, or an optional AC adaptor.
Two VS Preamps onboard the DUO-CAPTURE EX deliver unmatched performance in this price class. Made with the same premium components as the preamps found in Roland’s OCTA-CAPTURE™ and QUAD-CAPTURE interfaces and M-400 commercial digital mixer, these high-grade mic preamps offer super-clean, transparent sound rivaling devices costing much more.
Housed in a compact, road-tough metal case, the new DUO-CAPTURE EX is perfect for both home recording and mobile production.
Duo-Capture EX features
Two VS Preamps with phantom-power support.
Compatible with PC, Mac, and iPad.
Low-noise three-way power supply; runs on USB bus power, two AA-size batteries, or AC adapter.
Road-tough, compact aluminum case.
Hi-Z input for electric guitar or bass.
MIDI input and output.
Bundled with SONAR LE music-production software for Windows.
The Duo-Capture EX has an expected retail price of £149 GBP.