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IK Multimedia’s newest MIDI controller has everything you’d expect — plus a headphone jack

The IK Multimedia iRig Keys 2 line includes everything you need, plus a sound card and a headphone out put. What else could you need?

USB 4.0 could solve having to keep up with USB and Thunderbolt standards

USB 4.0 has been announced, and it will support the same specs as Thunderbolt 3 -- which could solve a lot of the confusion that comes with today's ports.

Sound Devices launches the MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 audio interfaces, starting at $649

Sound Devices has taken the wraps off of two new audio interfaces -- the MixPre-3, with three inputs, and MixPre-6, wth six inputs.

NAMM 2013: Aphex Microphone X

Well, here’s an interesting one…a microphone that has analog signal processors BUILT INTO IT. This immediately caught my attention. The Aphex Microphone X is a USB cardioid condensor microphone with a compressor and exciter built into it. On top of that it also has a headphone amp built right in, so you can plug your headphones directly into the microphone. Now, as someone who likes to...[Read More]

NAMM 2013: Behringer iX16

Yes, it’s true, I am not a Behringer fan. Most of their gear seems a little flimsy and frankly not very appealing, with a few exceptions. However their newest release did catch my eye. It seems that the iPad is becoming more and more a part of the digital audio world today with the release of the iX16, an iPad controlled mixer which also doubles as an 18 channel USB interface. Here’s t...[Read More]