M Audio

  • Some new consumer-friendly products from Avid coming mid-September

    Some new consumer-friendly products from Avid coming mid-September

    Avid, makers of a wide range of digital video/audio software and hardware have a couple of new product updates coming your way mid-September. The first to note is an updated version of their consumer-friendly family of products know as Pinnacle Studio. The new Pinnacle Studio meets the needs of a wide range of consumers, from novices to video enthusiasts and semi-professionals. The family… Read More

  • M-Audio DSM1 and DSM2 speakers: They're high-end and expensive

    M-Audio DSM1 and DSM2 speakers: They're high-end and expensive

    I’m not going to get into the pricing on these – $649 for the DSM1 and $749.95 for the DSM2 – but they’re specially tuned for Digidesign’s Pro Tools and has both analog and digital inputs with 180W amplification. The front of speaker is pretty ho hum but look at all the little buttons on the back! On-board digital EQ and a 6.5″ cone driver should make your… Read More

  • Nicholas' guide to giving gifts this holiday season

    Nicholas' guide to giving gifts this holiday season


    The one and only, PVD. Don’t worry, the pic is relevent. What’s the most exciting part about the holidays? There aren’t any, unless you’re 7-years-old and get oodles of presents under a dangerously dry tree or metal pole or some other object. Like, who wants to go through the stress of talking to your relatives about what they want? The only smart way to do is to hand… Read More

  • M-Audio Microtrack-II does everything I wish I needed it to do

    M-Audio Microtrack-II does everything I wish I needed it to do

    I’m not much of a musician. But if you are, or a sound guy, or journalist, or anything really, a reliable and simple system for getting sound waves from the world to your computer is essential. I had a nice little minidisc recorder a while back, but after a while the digital/analog confusion started to bug me. What I really needed was something like this. It records directly to… Read More

  • M-Audio's Torq Xponent: The Complete Computer-Based DJ System

    M-Audio's Torq Xponent: The Complete Computer-Based DJ System

    Vince and I love everything Torq-releated because we’re budding DJs. The latest Torq DJ system, the Xponenet from M-Audio, looks pretty amazing just based on the number of buttons and dials it has. Its price—$750—does preclude me from partaking, however. Like its smaller X Session Pro cousin, the Xponent is a computer-based DJ system that uses some pretty impressive software… Read More

  • M-Audio Torq Mixlab Revisited

    M-Audio Torq Mixlab Revisited


    You may recall awhile back I reviewed M-Audio’s Torq Mixlab setup for DJs. I love it and think it’s great software, but I only spent so much initial time using it then took a break. This past week, I’ve been playing with it for hours on end and have started to really get mixing well down again. To showcase how well Torq Mixlab works, I’ve made a decent 45-minute… Read More

  • M-Audio IE-10 In-Ear Headphones Hands On

    M-Audio IE-10 In-Ear Headphones Hands On


    Musical hardware manufacturer M-Audio’s partnership with headphone maker Ultimate Ears has yielded what appears to be a more-expensive clone of UE’s super.fi headphone line. The entry-level M-Audio IE-10 is a carbon copy of the UE super.fi 3 Studio, which are formidable in-ear headphones. Direct competitors include Creative’s Zen Aurvana, Shure’s E2c, and… Read More

  • M-Audio's Session KeyStudio: $99 Band In A Box


    And while we’re on the subject of M-Audio and music creation, the company’s been slowly building its catalog of “Make-Music-Now” products, which includes both hardware and software solutions for creating, editing and playing back computer-based music. Today, it released a new package that combines two of its popular products: a 49-Note USB keyboard and Session software… Read More

  • M-Audio 02 MIDI Keyboard Hands On

    M-Audio 02 MIDI Keyboard Hands On

    Need an ultra-slim MIDI controller keyboard for laying down quick tracks while you’re on the go? Or perhaps you’re looking for a small, inexpensive keyboard to complement your full-size home studio rig. Either way, the M-Audio 02–the followup to the company’s successful Oxygen 8 keyboard–isn’t the most advanced 2-octave controller out there, but it’s… Read More

  • M-Audio Studiophile AV40 Monitors Hands On

    M-Audio Studiophile AV40 Monitors Hands On

    Recording and engineering music is a difficult process. For years I’ve dabbled in producing my own songs and music. Nothing too serious, but enough to warrant the purchase of some equipment and software. However, one key component of my recording setup that I have been missing for years is a decent pair of studio monitors. When I was at CES 2007, I was shown a pair of AV40… Read More

  • Help Key: Home Recording, Part II

    Help Key: Home Recording, Part II

    I live in a neighborhood of burgeoning artists and musicians, and an endless stream of people ask me, “How do I set up a cheap, quick, and easy home recording studio?” I’ve actually got it down to a science at this point, so here it is. Keep in mind that your favorite indie rock band has probably used a less sophisticated setup. I recently spoke with Sam Endicott of The… Read More

  • M-Audio Torq Mixlab Digital DJ System Review

    M-Audio Torq Mixlab Digital DJ System Review


    The whole package DJing has most certainly evolved over the years. From the infamous Technics 1200s to Numark’s iPod DJ system, the technique of holding the attention of a dance floor required precise musical knowledge, expert mixing skills, and a sixth-sense of beatmatching. After spending just a few days with M-Audio’s Torq Mixlab Digital DJ System, I’m officially… Read More

  • CES 2007: Dear Diary…M-Audio, The Sands And A Whole Lotta Targus Bags


    After nearly three days of talking to vendors about their products, you start to feel like you’re on a marketing treadmill. But every now and then you hit a meeting with people that are really passionate about what they are doing. And on the second half of day three, January 9, I met with three such companies: M-Audio, CoolIT Systems and Targus. Read More

  • M-Audio's New AV20, AV30, and AV40 Speakers

    M-Audio's New AV20, AV30, and AV40 Speakers

    M-Audio invited us to check out their new line of speakers in a sweet hotel suite so the acoustics were proper. I listened to multiple songs from both my iPod and M-Audio’s and the quality of these are great. The low end AV20s cost $99, the AV30s are $129, and the AV40s are $149. The AV30 and AV40 both come with input and output 3.5mm jacks on the front. They’ll be available in about… Read More

  • M-Audio Session Music Creation Software

    M-Audio Session Music Creation Software


    M-Audio is now offering its Session software for Windows PCs in a stand-alone configuration, bundled with the low-cost Micro interface. Before, it was only available as a package with M-Audio’s more-expensive FastTrack USB audio interface, but now the $49 software can be used on its own, and using the ASIO (audio streaming in/out) driver lets you input your sources using the M-Audio… Read More