IK Multimedia announced today the release of iRig Keys Pro, a 37-key keyboard with full-sized keys for $150. Jordan Rudess did a video for IK showing off the new keyboard. You guys in the comments gave Derek Buddemeyer a lot of shit for his IK shilling and "guitar face" but I think Jordan has him beat in both regards! Wow this should not have been recorded with that terrible IK mic.
This week we take a look at the newly released BIAS - a detailed ampp designer with excessive tweakery from Positive Grid, we also check out guitar interfaces from Line 6 - Sonic Port, Sonoma Wireworks' GuitarJack 2 /USB and inter-app audio for iOS 7 with Auria the DAW from WaveMachineLabs.
It seems most apps and retailers blew their wad on Black Friday, because there are very few deals on Cyber Monday.
What they lack in quantity, they make up for in quality!
Thanks to readers Adrian, a1 and Hoyas for pointing out the new deals on SunVox, PixiTracker, and Arpeggionome!
Amazon has some great deals on Akai MPK keyboards! I spent a lot of time auditioning keyboards before deciding on the MPK61 and cannot recommend it enough. If you prefer Synth-action style keys, over piano hammer-action, then you'll probably love any one of these keyboards.
Akai SynthStation 49 - $80! Thanks to reader CoopMusic247 for finding this one!
Akai MPK49 - $255. It seems a little silly to see this marked up $100 higher than the iPad SynthStation, but if you really want more knobs and fadders this is discounted about $100 off the usual price.
Akai MPK61 - $380! Usually these beasts are $500-600. If you have the room for 61 keys in your studio, get this now!
Holderness Media's Christopher Rice has some time on his hands while he awaits Apple's approval of Swoopster. He's putting it to good use by producing some demo videos! Here is an example of Swoopster effecting Moog's Animoog and MG-1. There is also a demo of Swoopster on drums. Swoopster should be out this week!