M-Audio MidAir 25 Wireless USB MIDI Controller – Normaly $249 – On Sale $199

M-Audio has released the M-Audio MidAir 25 Wireless USB MIDI Controller. Musicians friend has it on sale for only $199.00. This wireless controller sports all the features of the  Oxygen8.  It runs on a 9V power supply or standard batteries (also included). M-Audio MidAir 25 Wireless USB MIDI Controller Features: Wireless USB MIDI controller 25-key … Continue reading M-Audio MidAir 25 Wireless USB MIDI Controller – Normaly $249 – On Sale $199

Join the Smart Loops Email Newsletter to Download Hundreds of Free Loops and Samples

    I saw this on http://www.project5.com. Smart Loops is offering free loops and samples if you join their email newsletter. If you subscribe, you get: You will get access to hundreds of free loops in ACID, REX2 and Apple Loops formats. You will get access to free Drum Sample Sets in SoundFont, SFZ, and … Continue reading Join the Smart Loops Email Newsletter to Download Hundreds of Free Loops and Samples

Project5 – Fast way to select instrument patches from the Track Inspector

In addition to to selecting patches from within the instrument interface, you can also select patches from the Track Inspector. Find the "Property Page" for the instrument in question, then click "Select Bank/Patch". You'll then be presented with a menu containing patches. The advantage of this approach is that all the patches are laid out … Continue reading Project5 – Fast way to select instrument patches from the Track Inspector

iTunes 7 Error – iTunes Unable to Browse Album Covers On This Computer

Update -  If you are having this issue, please read the rest of this post plus the comments at the bottom of the post. I just upgraded to itunes 7. I'm on Windows XP by the way.  I was really excited to try out the new feature, Cover Flow which according to Apple "With Cover … Continue reading iTunes 7 Error – iTunes Unable to Browse Album Covers On This Computer

Project5 Version 2 – New Lower Price and Free Update in 2007

I saw this in a press release a while back and forgot to blog about it. Cakewalk has announced that it's dropping the price of Project 5 Version 2 to $199 effective August 1st, 2006 (Now Available on Musicians Friend). This new price makes Project5 quite compelling if you want features similar to Ableton Live … Continue reading Project5 Version 2 – New Lower Price and Free Update in 2007

Cheap way to get Live 6 – Buy Ableton Live 5 NOW on sale for $299, then get the upgrade for free

Article Revision: Things have changed since I originally wrote this post. Live 5 is no longer available. Here are some links you might find helpful. Ableton Live 6 Music Software Ableton Live 6 Upgrade from Version 5 ------  Original Post --------- Now is a great time to get into Ableton Live for cheap if you have … Continue reading Cheap way to get Live 6 – Buy Ableton Live 5 NOW on sale for $299, then get the upgrade for free

Cakewalk Announces Sonar 6 and is taking pre-orders

I just noticed today that Cakewalk has revamped it's web site. As you can see form the image on the left, they've also announced Sonar 6. According to their web site, Sonar 6 will be shipping worldwide by the end of September. They are taking pre-orders for upgrades here . They list pricing (US) as … Continue reading Cakewalk Announces Sonar 6 and is taking pre-orders

A faster way to select patterns in FL Studio

One way to select patterns in Fl Studio is of course to use the Pattern Selector. An even faster way to select patterns is to use the "Playlist". The Playlist has a list of all the patterns in your project. To jump to a pattern, simply click the pattern name in the Playlist. Click the … Continue reading A faster way to select patterns in FL Studio

Live 6 New Feature – Effects Rack

Live 6 will have a new feature called "racks". Racks allow you to recall a custom grouping of instruments and effects. They allow for simplified controls  where one control can be assigned to multiple controls on the devices within the Rack. "The turn of one Rack control can, for instance, increase the volume of a … Continue reading Live 6 New Feature – Effects Rack