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Imagine you have to give a presentation in front of a large audience, and you need to have an iPad mounted on a floor stand for your presentation. But even if you look good, your presentation may not come off as professionally as you hoped.

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Sometimes the design of production equipment is perfected early on, and even several decades’ worth of advancements in technology does little to improve its overall quality. 

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The Universal Audio Apollo is an interesting audio interface in that it combines input/output functionality along with built-in DSP processing. That in itself is not unique, but being able to provide input monitoring with multiple plug-ins instantiated with virtually no latency is.

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If you read electronic sheet music, lyrics, or scripts, then AirTurn is a welcome innovation. Historically, musicians who read charts have been burdened with the hassle of turning their own pages. 

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Recently at NAB 2012, Petrol Bags revealed that it has just increased the number of portable options available for audio equipment to include the convenient PS614 Deca Lightweight Audio Bag and the miniature PS615 Portable Digital Recorder Pouch. 

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This USB headphone amplifier simulates various monitors and room environments to give you a better idea of how your mixes will translate. The VRM Box software overcomes the major obstacle of mixing through headphones by providing multiple perspectives on your mix, as if listening through speakers in different acoustical situations.

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Maybe you’ve seen the movie 127 Hours, or perhaps you know the story of Aron Ralston. It’s a true story. In 2003, Aron Ralston was hiking alone in Utah when a boulder fell on his arm, pinning him in place. Suffice it to say that after five days of being stuck, Aron used a dull multi-tool to help free himself; according to Aron, it was not a Leatherman multi-tool.

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When an electric guitarist takes the stage to perform, they’ll often be armed with an array of effects pedals that allow them to push the creative boundaries of their instrument. Singers can get in on the crowd-pleasing fun with the new Boss VE-5 Vocal Performer. 

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One way to improve the quality of your in-camera audio when shooting video with an HDSLR camera is to utilize an external adapter box (called a Camcorder XLR Adapter). These gizmos attach to the base of your camera and enable you to connect multiple XLR microphones to your camera’s lowly mini-plug mic input. 

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Keyboard players, organists and MIDI controller enthusiasts alike can tap into a deeper level of foot control with the new Roland PK-9 Pedalboard. Like the last generation of this product, the PK-9 is solidly built and features 20 velocity-sensitive pedal keys with an integrated volume/expression pedal.

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Roland Wireless Connect opens up a cool new way for users of Roland electronic musical instruments to rock out, record and interact on the Web with an Apple iPhone. 

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Audiophiles know that the nuances of sound reproduction are based on where their speakers are placed in a room, how far they sit above the floor or shelf as well as the angles at which they are placed in relation to their intended audience, walls, furniture and other reflective surfaces. Each of these subtle variables plays a major role in determining how true and undistorted the audio will sound.

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Performing artists and audio recording engineers are jazzed about Lynx Studio Technology’s new Hilo Reference A/D D/A Converter System. 

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When you’re picking out a controller keyboard these days, you must first determine how you’re going to use it: either with your main computer or with your mobile device, and then purchase a compatible product. However, the new Mobile Keys keyboard controllers from Line 6 are compatible, plug-and-play style, with Mac, Windows and iOS devices.

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The VRM Box from Focusrite is a unique USB computer audio interface that’s solely dedicated to headphone monitoring. It enables you to listen to mixes on your computer with 15 different sets of emulated studio monitors, featuring everything from Genelec 1031A’s and Yamaha NS10’s to the built-in speakers on a flat-panel television.

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