A lot of holiday marketing hoo-haw talks about “stocking stuffers.” This sort of hype is intended to resonate with that segment of the Pinterest crowd that believes “good things come in small packages.” That’s cool and all, but I know for a fact that we musicians like nothing more than unwrapping a great big box full of pro audio gear and promptly getting it up and running. Preferably before the goose is served, and grandma falls asleep in the recliner, wine glass in hand. And besides, you already have a couple of stocking stuffers. They’re called “feet.”
Here’s a look at some opportunities to save some hay-pennies on our already reasonably-priced studio stuffers.
Buy a StudioLive 16.0.2, get a sweet, steely-grey carrying case. Even the most abominable of snowmen need to leave the cave now and again, and we feel the StudioLive should go with them. This fashionable, admittedly box-like gig bag will keep your StudioLive 16.0.2 warm and toasty through the most boreal of polar tundras. Save your receipt! This promo ends Dec. 31, 2013.
Usually the AudioBox VSL interfaces ship with Studio One Artist, but for a limited time you can get bumped up to Studio One Producer, which includes VST support, and the ability to import/export .MP3s. This offer ends Dec. 31, 2013. Your upgrade activation key will be provided via email.
These two products make a great team. The AudioBox 1818VSL offers eight XLR inputs. And if you need eight inputs, you probably have more than one musician in the room, which would imply that you need a few different headphone mixes for monitoring.
Unless, of course, you’re recording an octopus playing eight single-note melodies on eight different monophonic synthesizers. If that’s the case, please invite me to your Christmas party.
The AudioBox 1818VSL allows for monitoring your recording with effects but without latency, and when combined with the HP4 headphone amplifier, this game-changing experience can be shared with three of your friends.
This offer ends January 31, 2014.
If you’re going to get a pair of reasonably-priced, incredible-sounding speakers, it would do them (and you) a disservice to use less than a reasonably-priced, incredible-sounding DAW. For a limited time, if you purchase Eris E5 or E8 monitors, we’ll throw in Studio One Artist, FREE!
No rebate forms required on this one. All you need to do is purchase your monitor(s), and visit the brand-new my.presonus.com and register them. The download link for Studio One Artist will appear in your account. Note that you will only receive a single copy of Studio One per pair of monitors purchased.
This offer ends Dec. 31, 2013.