Innovative Music has been appointed the Australian distributor for a new exciting DAW from Bitwig - Bitwig Studio.
Bitwig Studio is a multi-platform music-creation system for production, remixing and performance with a focus on flexible editing tools and a super-fast workflow. Bitwig Studio is the result of passionate musicians wanting a more natural way to create music and sound.
Find out more about Bitwig Studio
Read the Dubspot Review of Bitwig Studio
This year Steve, Leigh and Jason made the trip to NAMM 2014 to check what was new from the various manufacturer's that IMA represent and to look out for great new products we could introduce to the Australian Market.
Below are some of the exciting new releases from MXL, Kurzweill and RME as well as a new exciting DAW from Bitwig- Bitwig Studio which IMA will represent exclusively.
IMA also have the Distribution rights to the Stomplblox Fully Customizable Modular Pedalboards.
Stompblox Modular Pedalboards allow you to customize your pedalboard. You can easily connect, disconnect, and configure Stompblox in ways that work with how you play.
Hand tightening thumbscrews are attached to the board, so you dont have to worry about losing important parts.
Stompblox pedalboards are designed to connect to each other, making more room for pedals as you need it. If you run out of space, simply add another unit.
You can connect them two deep and as many wide as you can fit on stage.Whether you have a small setup, or a monster setup, Stompblox works for you.
More information on the Stompblox Pedalboard
Recording has gone mobile with MXL's Mobile Media Series! MXL's Mobile Media Series is an innovative line of microphones and recording accessories that are compatible with most mobile phones and many other mobile devices. MM Series microphones are designed for audio-only and audio for video recording on the go.
The way we record is changing. Our mobile phones have replaced handheld recorders for interviews, lectures, and note-taking. Mobile phones have become our video cameras, too. At the push of a button, our mobile phones record audio and high definition video.
Videos have become so easy to produce with phones, they are now essential to newsgathering, promotion, and entertainment. Yet, while video resolution improves with every new mobile device, the same has not been true of audio. Until now.
More information on the MXL Mobile Media Product Range.....
GuitarJack 2 USB portable audio I/O connects instruments, microphones headphones and more to your PC, Mac and select mobile devices. Featuring a 1/4 inch instrument input and a 1/8 inch stereo mic/line input and a pristine sounding 24-bit AD/DA converter.
With rugged aluminum construction and premium components, GuitarJack 2 USB is the highest quality portable audio interface. Product finish will be brushed instead of polished as shown in these images.Features
The MXL CR77 is a dynamic stage microphone that melds vintage style with modern design elements both inside and out. Behind the grill, an integrated foam windscreen filters out plosives and background noise while the super cardioid polar pattern rejects periphery noise.
The CR77 also features a built-in shockmount to reduce noise from floor vibrations, allowing the singer to come in close to the mic while performing. The CR77's construction is robust and heavy to withstand the rigors of the road. With its distinctive black chrome, perforated metal grill and matte black body, the MXL CR77 commands the stage.
More Information on the CR-77 Dynamic Stage Mic
The state-of-the-art MXL CR21 Pair of microphones record in vivid detail. Suited for drum overheads, acoustic instruments, and pianos; the pencil condensers are also a powerful option in tight situations.
The CR21 mics sound clean, articulate, and full. With a fast transient response, the mics accurately pick up every scintillating detail of the performance. The black and black chrome design lends character while staying unobtrusive.
More Information on the CR21 Dynamic Stage Mic
The Artis SoundEditor is a full-featured Editor/Librarian and Sound Development tool designed for Kurzweil Artis keyboards. SoundTower's Editor greatly expands the editing experience by displaying every editable Artis parameter in a series of logical, easy-to-use graphical interfaces. SoundEditor allows you to create, edit, organize, and store Artis Programs, Setups, and Effects.
Through a standard MIDI connection (DIN or USB), SoundEditor can receive and transmit individual Programs, Setups, Effects, or entire banks to the Artis.
The Artis is an incredibly deep and complex instrument with many programming options. SoundEditor has been designed to make the programming and editing process as simple and easy to use as possible while providing all of the functional control needed to adjust every parameter.
A few of SoundEditor's editing windows are shown above..
• Editing programs on all 16 channels.
• Editing of all SP4 program and layer parameters,
• Editing of FX program parameters and routing.
• Editing of VAST system and Algorithm wiring.
• Add and remove Program layers.
• Editing of all KB3 Program parameters.
• Utilize program locations above the factory designated 2 ROM banks. (Accessible only via MIDI)
• Import of 100's of PC3 VAST and KB3 ready programs.
· Program Librarian.with the ability to load programs for audition without a need to load them in to Program banks.
• Editing of all 4 setup zones.
• Selecting Programs for zones and setting up many parameters that are not possible to be accessed or changed by the front panel
• Setting up the Key triggers.
• Setting up the arpeggiator which is otherwise not available on the SP4.
• Editing and applying of Velocity and Shift patterns.
• Assigning Riffs/Songs imported from the PC3 system.
• Import of PC3Setups (First 4 setup zones
Download the Artis Desktop Sound Editor for PC 5.6Mb - Version 2.42
Download the Artis Desktop Sound Editor for Mac 9.2Mb - Version 2.42
The MPG200 combines an elegant compact grand piano design with a high-gloss ebony finish that will add a touch of sophistication to any decor. Outstanding craftsmanship, high grade materials and technological innovations impart a level of quality to the MPG200 that is clearly seen and heard. It possesses a rich, beautiful piano voice that's worthy of the finest concert hallsElegant Mini-Grand Cabinet
Read more about this fabulous new Digital Grand from Kurzweil
Innovative Music is pleased to announce our appointment as the new Australian and New Zealand Distributor for Carl Martin Guitar Effects, Guitar Amplifiers, Bass Amplifiers Strings & Accessories from Denmark.
Carl Martin was founded in 1990 as a professional PA sound rental company, shortly after they began producing custom made audio equipment.
Their goal was, from the very beginning to develop and produce products for the demanding professional musician, with a superior sound quality and features not seen on any other guitar effect pedal.
Due to their extensive knowledge of the professional music industry, and their contacts with a wide range of demanding musicians, they have been able to maintain a high quality of products and now have a range of 28 high quality guitar effect pedals, with more to come in the future.
In 2005 Carl Martin released their first point point handmade tube amplifier the Custom Shop 50, the line now includes heads,- caps as well as a bass system.
More information on the range of Carl Martin Pedals and Amplifiers including their Vintage, Pro and Bass Series FX Pedals, Guitar and Bass Amplifiers, Controllers and Multi-FGX and Strings.
BFD3 is the third generation of FXpansion's flagship software acoustic drum studio: new levels of realism and ground-breaking features in an intuitive redesigned engine.
With stunning new kits with mix-ready presets and modelling technology for tom resonance and cymbal swells, BFD3's audio engine delivers uncompromising detail. The revamped interface has a new mixer and sound browser for the easiest BFD experience yet.
BFD3's all-new library is recorded in two fantastic rooms by engineers including Andrew Scheps, Rail Jon Rogut and John Emrich, giving you a diverse palette of drum tones out of the box.
The sounds include a brushed kit and processed drum presets for fast custom kit-building. BFD3 also contains a powerful built-in environment for pattern creation and editing, complete with a range of performances by legendary drummers for effortless production of drum tracks indistinguishable from the real thing.
More Information on the Fxpansion BFD3 Acoustic Drum Studio
Download the BFD3 Whats New Brochure
Watch the BFD3 Intro You Tube Video
Launchpad Mini is the compact version of the celebrated Novation Launchpad performance controller. Designed for the iPad generation, Launchpad Mini features 64 three colour launch pads that let you play loops, sounds, effects and more to produce and perform music immediately with your iPad - and your Windows or Mac.
More Info on the Launchpad Mini
Launchkey Mini is an exciting new compact mini-key instrument/controller featuring 16 velocity sensitive, three colour illuminated launch pads - use them to launch loops, sounds, effects, transport controls, and more.
Launchkey Mini also features a 25-note keyboard, eight assignable rotary controls, seven function buttons, and a further two performance buttons. Compact and portable, Launchkey Mini is great for producing and performing at home or on stage.
More Info on the Launchkey Mini
Launch Control is a robust, compact controller with 16 assignable knobs and eight pads - ideal for hands-on control of your mixer, instruments and effects. Designed to partner with Novation Launchpad, Launch Control works with all major music software – and with your iPad. Use Launch Control's pads to fire off samples while you use the knobs to tweak filters, levels, and effects controls.
More Info on the Launch Control
Launchpad S is a powerful 64-button music controller that lets you make music or mix tracks using a super-intuitive grid of multi-colour buttons. Whether you’re a DJ, performing musician or studio producer, Launchpad gives you all you need to ‘play' your software straight out of the box. Use the 64-button grid to launch and manipulate clips, trigger loops, fire off effects, control your mixer – and much more.
More Info on the Launchpad S
The Novation Launchpad App is a music performance app for iPad that will have you making beats and triggering loops instantly. It's packed full of high quality loops and sounds that can be combined in the multi-colour 8x6 Launchpad grid to make and remix music. The built-in time stretching always keeps you locked in to the beat, so your loops don't go out of time.
More Info on the Launchpad App
Launchkey App is a powerful analogue modelling synthesiser for iPad. It integrates with the Novation Launchkey hardware creating a unique hands-on synth workstation for your iPad – along with the new Launchpad app.
Launchkey app includes 60 brand new synth sounds for performing and producing music with iPad.
More Info on the Launchkey App