If you are looking for Piano or Rhodes-like feel for serious playing, Samson’s Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller may not be right for you.
However, if you need a keyboard for some light playing or sample triggering, why not keep the expensive Kronos at home and bring the Carbon 49 out for the dangerous outdoor gigs that require expendable equipment? (I have seen many an expensive keyboard dragged… → Read More
Samson StudioDock 3i: A great set of computer speakers with a built in iPod dock and USB sound card. They sound great, no matter if you’re listening to music or just playing games. My only complaint about them would be the price, but frankly, they’re worth it. → Read More
Back in the old days, my buddy and I made do with a cheap four track mixer and a tape recorder. Now these kids have a 16 track recorder that dumbs audio to an SD card that supports 8 simultaneous recording tracks in 44kHz WAV recording and 8 XLR/1/4-inch inputs. There are even built-in preamps and DSP effects and has a USB interface for audio editing. It only costs $400 so get thee to the computer… → Read More
Do you need four mics? Do you need something that records to SD card? Is your dream to bootleg 311 shows up and down the Eastern Seaboard yet are unaware that the band is no longer really touring and their last hit was for an Adam Sandler vehicle? Well, the Samson H2 is for you. It’s a simple idea: provide brilliant stereo recording in an easy-to-use, ultra-portable device. Now everyone can… → Read More
Making music on your PC has never been easier – or harder. While the recording side of things is fairly straight-forward, getting good audio using your PC’s limited complement of hardware tools is difficult. Hissing, bad levels, and odd artifacts plague home recording. That’s why I like the G-Track microphone from Samson. It essentially puts a good microphone and nice line-in… → Read More