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The new QMix app from PreSonus creates an easy new way for performing musicians to control their on-stage monitor mixes wirelessly, from an Apple iPhone or iPod touch. 

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Musicians, DJs and producers use hardware controllers to get away from using a mouse and computer keyboard to interact with their music software. A good controller transforms the act of digital music production into a more natural, tactile experience. 

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The popularity of the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch has spawned a plethora of add-on devices for recording musicians that run the gamut from simple, single-input devices to external microphones. 

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The new MicroBook II from MOTU stands as a substantial upgrade over its original ultra-compact audio interface. All of the little touches that the original model needed have been added. The result is a super backpack-friendly interface that provides you with pristine sound quality for both mobile and studio recording.

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Blue has a reputation for making quality microphones with visually striking designs, and the freshly announced Tiki USB Microphone is no exception. The Tiki is less than 3" long, and it connects directly to the USB port of your Mac or PC.

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IK Multimedia unleashed a fresh batch of new iOS and iPad-centric accessories at NAMM 2012, which can help you do everything, from recording excellent-quality sound directly into your Apple device, to mixing songs on separate media players with a purpose-built iPad hardware DJ mixer.

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There’s a certain allure to turning a big knob on a high-end piece of audio gear, but sometimes the most useful tools are the inexpensive doodads. There’s an army of budget-friendly accessories that play a major role both in the studio and on set. 

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For some people, listening to music isn’t a passive and disengaged activity; it’s an all-consuming experience. For these people, the idea of wearing low-quality earbuds, or worse yet, listening to music through a poorly designed speaker dock is just a cruel tease.

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Jimi Hendrix was famous for was playing guitar with his teeth, but if he had a Keith McMillen Instruments 12 Step Foot Controller, he would have been able to tap out notes with his feet, too. 

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Portable keyboards have an uncanny ability to make musical exploration fun. They’re great for beginners because they have built-in music lessons, and everyone enjoys tinkering around with their exotic instrument sounds and pre-programmed rhythms.

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The new Tascam iM2 is a compact and convenient accessory that dramatically improves the quality of the microphones for recording into an Apple iPad, iPhone, or a 4th generation iPod touch. The iM2 plugs into your Apple iOS device of choice and outfits it with a pair of stereo condenser microphones that can be swiveled over 180 degrees.

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The new Mobile In interface isn’t the first device that enables you to connect a guitar to an iPhone or an iPad, but it’s the first one that lets you tap into Line 6’s ever-popular “POD” series of guitar effects and modeling. Mobile In attaches to the 30-pin digital connector on your Apple device.

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The new Tascam iXZ is a tiny, pocket-sized device which enables you to connect a professional XLR microphone to an Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. It can also supply a condenser microphone with phantom power. The iXZ runs on two AA batteries and can feed phantom power to a microphone for up to 15 hours.

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People are accustomed to going to the theater and hearing sound cues fired off at the right moments. During a show, the sound effects all happen right on the beat; a song will start playing just as the house lights come up, etc.

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If you play guitar and you own one of Apple’s world-dominating iPads or iPhones, then you should plug into a Jam by Apogee. Jam is a small device that enables you to plug a guitar or bass directly into one of those handsome Apple gadgets.

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