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M-Audio Team Up With Softube For The M-Track C Series Passive-Active Pack Promo

The new M-Audio C Series interfaces certainly look the part, I’ve not had chance to get a hands-on with them but if they sound half as good as they look then they make for a great entry-level interface. So recently we got the news that M-Audio have teamed up with venerable plug-in developer Softube to give existing and new users of the C Series interfaces a classy collection of three very different equalizers.

Everybody loves free stuff, but rarely do you get much useful stuff for free in this life! First up in the Passive-Active Pack is the Passive Equalizer, meticulously modeled from an iconic German three-band EQ for a nice and clear, open sound.

Next up is the Active Equalizer, modeled from a distinctive Swiss EQ design and is perfect for surgical cuts and boosts in your mix. Total mix precision.

The final part of the pack is the Focusing Equalizer, an untraditional and inspiring method of EQing and is a concept exclusive to Softube. There is even an additional saturation circuit based on the distortion and compression from their famous FET Compressor.

These will be available through December 31st and all M-Track C Series interfaces can be found here.

M-Audio Announces M-Track, M-Track Plus & M-Track Quad Sound Interfaces

Along with the new Axiom controllers announced at NAMM the newly re-vitalized M-Audio introduce us to a hat trick of new interfaces too.

Offering three distinct models, the M-Track Series combines a robust feature set with extreme ease of use to create versatile audio/MIDI interfaces for every level of musician.
Starting with phantom-powered XLR jacks, line inputs with guitar-level switching, TRS audio inserts, and latency-free monitoring, the M-Track Series provides a comprehensive
range of inputs, outputs, and connection options designed to work efficiently in the modern studio or on the go. Simple controls, effective metering, and rugged chassis make the M-Track Series ideal for withstanding the rigors of day-to-day use. From the entry-level M-Track to the pro-line M-Track Quad, each model offers a reliable platform that can accommodate the myriad of devices that can come and go in a changing project studio.

M-Track QuadM-Audio M-Track Quad

Four-channel USB Audio/MIDI Interface

  • 24-bit / 96 kHz audio resolution
  • Zero-latency audio monitoring
  • 4 XLR+1/4” combo inputs accommodate any source
  • Selectable phantom power and guitar-level switching
  • 4 TRS 1/4” inserts; MIDI in and out
  • 1/4” balanced outs; monitor (1, 2) with level; fixed (3,4)
  • Headphone out with independent level control
  • USB connection; powered USB hub with three ports
  • Ignite™ by AIR software quickly captures musical ideas
  • Includes Avid® Pro Tools® Express for advanced production

M-Track PlusM-Audio M-Track Plus

Two-channel Portable USB Audio/MIDI Interface With Digital I/O

  • 24-bit / 48 kHz digital audio processing
  • Zero-latency audio monitoring
  • 2 XLR mic inputs with selectable phantom power
  • 2 balanced 1/4” line inputs with guitar-level switching
  • 2 TRS 1/4” inserts; MIDI in and out
  • Balanced 1/4” main outputs with level control
  • Headphone out with independent level control
  • USB powered for ultra-mobility; sturdy aluminum shell
  • S/PDIF coaxial digital in/out
  • Ignite™ by AIR software quickly captures musical ideas
  • Includes Avid® Pro Tools® Express for advanced production

M-TrackM-Audio M-Track

Two-channel Portable USB Audio/MIDI Interface

  • 24-bit / 48 kHz digital audio processing
  • Zero-latency audio monitoring
  • 2 XLR mic inputs with selectable phantom power
  • 2 balanced 1/4” line inputs with guitar-level switching
  • 2 TRS 1/4” inserts; MIDI in and out
  • Balanced 1/4” main outputs with level control
  • Headphone out with independent level control
  • USB powered for ultra-mobility
  • Includes Ignite™ by AIR and Ableton® Live Lite

M-Track Quad

The flagship of the family, M-Track Quad offers up to four simultaneous audio inputs. As with the entire M-Track family, the M-Track Quad features four individual mic inputs with
selectable 48V phantom power, 1/4″ line inputs with guitar-level switching, and per channel audio inserts. A second set of outputs operates independent of the monitor level control, providing extra versatility.

M-Track Plus

At home in the more advanced digital studio, the step-up M-Track Plus is built on the M-Track’s foundation, with the addition of coaxial S/PDIF digital input and output jackson the back panel and a robust metal casing.

M-Track

This entry-level model offers two-channel operation. Each channel provides both XLR and 1/4″ inputs. Phantom power (48V) and guitar-level switching are provided. Professional audio converters and discrete preamp design deliver up to 24-bit, 48 kHz digital audio for use with virtually any software. 4-segment LED metering and multiple status lights provide real-time visual feedback. A single USB cable provides both power and data, making setup a snap. Intuitive controls include individual gain knobs, a convenient zero-latency mix knob, plus a headphone output with its own level knob. MIDI in and out jacks are provided, in addition to the balanced main 1/4″ outputs.

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M-audio Announces Axiom AIR 61, 49, 25 and Air Mini 32 MIDI Keyboards

Another raft of controller keyboards, this time coming from the M-Audio camp bring us a complete refresh of their Axiom range.

M-Audio Axiom Air 25

Axiom AIR 25

Premium Keyboard and Pad Controller

  • 25 expressive synth-action keys with aftertouch
  • 16 great-feeling trigger pads respond to pressure and velocity
  • Roll button aids in creating realistic drum parts
  • Assignable controls offer front-panel programming:
  • 8 rotary encoder knobs plus 1 long-throw 70mm fader
  • 3 banks of pad and knob assignments with color-coded illumination
  • HyperControl automatically maps controllers to popular software
  • Drum Pad Learn feature and Identify button
  • Dedicated transport and navigation buttons make recording easy
  • Octave/Transpose buttons access the entire note range, in any key
  • Assignable pitch bend and modulation performance wheels
  • Selectable velocity curves to match any playing style
  • 128 memory locations for saving custom settings
  • Functional design provides backlit LCD plus under-keyboard cable routing
  • Includes AVID Pro Tools® Express and Ignite™ by AIR

M-AudioAxiom AIR 25

Axiom AIR 49

Premium Keyboard Pad Controller

  • 49 expressive synth-action keys with aftertouch
  • 12 trigger pads respond to pressure and velocity
  • Roll button aids in creating realistic drum parts
  • Assignable controls offer front-panel programming:
  • 8 rotary encoder knobs; 9 long-throw 70mm faders; 9 buttons
  • 3 banks of pad and controller assignments with color-coded illumination
  • HyperControl automatically maps controllers to popular software
  • Drum Pad Learn feature and Identify button
  • Dedicated transport and navigation buttons make recording easy
  • Octave/Transpose buttons access the entire note range, in any key
  • Assignable pitch bend and modulation performance wheels
  • Selectable velocity curves to match any playing style
  • 128 memory locations for saving custom settings
  • Functional design provides backlit LCD plus under-keyboard cable routing
  • Includes AVID Pro Tools® Express and Ignite™ by AIR

M-Audio Axiom Air 61

Axiom AIR 61

Premium Keyboard Controller

  • 61 TruTouch® semi-weighted piano-style keys with aftertouch
  • 12 trigger pads respond to pressure and velocity
  • Roll button aids in creating realistic drum parts
  • Assignable controls offer front-panel programming:
  • 8 rotary encoder knobs; 9 long-throw 70mm faders; 9 buttons
  • 3 banks of pad and controller assignments with color-coded illumination
  • HyperControl automatically maps controllers to popular software
  • Drum Pad Learn feature and Identify button
  • Dedicated transport and navigation buttons make recording easy
  • Octave/Transpose buttons access the entire note range, in any key
  • Assignable pitch bend and modulation performance wheels
  • Selectable velocity curves to match any playing style
  • 128 memory locations for saving custom settings
  • Functional design provides backlit LCD plus under-keyboard cable routing
  • Includes AVID Pro Tools® Express and Ignite™ by AIR

M-Audio Air Mini 32

Axiom Air Mini 32

Mobile Keyboard and Pad Controller

  • 32 low-profile, velocity-sensitive mini keys
  • 8 assignable velocity-sensitive drum pads (x2 banks)
  • 8 assignable knobs deliver immediate control
  • HyperControl® interactive controller mapping
  • Dedicated transport and navigation buttons
  • Sustain, pitch bend, and modulation buttons
  • Octave +/- buttons access the entire note range
  • Velocity curves to match your playing style
  • Includes Ignite™ by AIR and Ableton® Live Lite

 

On top of all this inlike other keyboard controllers that include trial and demo versions of music software, M-Audio’s strong partnerships with AIR Music Technology and Avid® allow each Axiom AIR 61, 49 and 25 model to come complete with two exclusive and complementary music creation applications: Ignite by AIR and Pro Tools® Express from Avid.

By removing many of the hurdles associated with computer-based music-making, Ignite delivers the most streamlined means to quickly capture your best musical ideas.
According to AIR Product Manager Samara Winterfeld, “Ignite was designed from the ground up to provide instant integration and controller mapping with Axiom AIR and
every M-Audio keyboard. This is one less thing a musician has to worry about when inspiration strikes.”

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