How to start with music is always a good question. A computer (PC/Mac), a good interface, a microphone or just few plugins with a DAW? In my opinion, it’s a good and affordable mix of everything.
M-Audio announced today a new affordable computer-based recording package that includes everything to start making music.A quality M-Track 2X2 audio interface, a good Nova Black condenser microphone, some easy-to-use plugins (instruments & effects) from AIR Music Tech and some decent HDH40 headphones. Everything you need to start music on a lower budget level. Can’t say something about the overall quality of this bundle but looks interesting for new musicians.
The package includes:
- M-Track 2X2 Audio Interface: This is the perfect tool to record and produce natural-sounding 24-bit/192kHz studio-quality recordings. Combining one XLR+¼” balanced combo input and an all-new dedicated ¼” instrument input, the M-Track C-Series 2X2 enables the user to record two channels simultaneously. It accommodates any source audio with a microphone or line-level output while a tailor-made gain and impedance stage on the conveniently located instrument input guarantees a clean, accurate guitar or bass DI signal. Fusing an elegant pro-grade metal chassis, USB & USC-C connection cables and all-new transparent low-noise Crystal pre-amps with pristine A/D converters that deliver the highest audio performance in their class, the M-Track 2X2 provides all the tools needed to transform any idea into a finished masterpiece.
- Nova Black Condenser Microphone: M-Audio’s Nova Black large-diaphragm condenser microphone is perfect for podcasting applications or capturing high-quality audio from vocalists, instruments, percussion and more. At the heart of the Nova Black microphone is a 18mm pure aluminum condenser capsule with a directional cardioid polar pattern. This delivers wide range frequency response (20–20kHz), high sensitivity (-38dB, 0dB = 1V/Pa @ 1kHz) and accurate transient response, resulting in a microphone that captures even the most subtle nuances with ease, with minimal interference from unwanted ambient noise.
- HDH40 Monitoring Headphones: Professional recording demands uncompromised accuracy when it comes to monitoring. M-Audio’s HDH40 headphones combine premium 40mm neodymium transducer elements with a durable, rugged design to deliver superb sound reproduction (15-22kHz response) and the outstanding acoustic isolation required in professional recording and monitoring environments. The plush padding reduces fatigue during extended use, and the over-the-ear design ensures that the HDH40 stays securely in place during use.
- Comprehensive Software Suite Included
- AIR Creative FX Collection (20 world-class FX AU/VST plugins as made famous by Pro Tools®).
- AIR Strike, AIR Xpand!2, AIR Mini Grand.
- Steinberg Cubase LE
The new M-Audio 2X2 Vocal Studio Pro will be available in Summer 2017 for a MSRP of
The M-Audio 2X2 Vocal Studio Pro will be available in Summer 2017, priced at an MSRP of £164.99 GBP.
More informations here: M-Audio M-Track 2X2