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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby Lunkhead » Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:01 pm

Now it's a cajón. They'll put up a new one in a day sometimes if the first one sells out.
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby Lunkhead » Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:13 am

Probably not many folks here will be interested in this, but right now the deal is the Bogner Ecstasy Red overdrive/boost pedal for $200, which is $100 off! This pedal sounds pretty bad ass.

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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby Lunkhead » Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:36 am

This deal is a bit different. If you pre-order this new live streaming camera now you can get it for $200, which is 50% off the post-launch price.

https://getmovi.com/

This camera looks pretty interesting. It shoots in 4k but streams in 720p. What the downsized output lets you do is control the camera from a smart phone in a way that imitates having an array of different virtual cameras, with different angles and zooms, that you can cut between seamlessly. You can even set up smooth tracking and zooming transitions between virtual cameras. It also supports face tracking too so you can very easily track and zoom in on peoples' faces. And it has an automatic mode where it tries to intelligently create and cut/transition between various virtual cameras for you. It seems kinda crazy for $200. You could do a TED conference with one of these, instead of a multi-camera rig and a crew of operators. It could be awesome for Song Fight! Live although I haven't checked yet what the options are for plugging in outboard audio gear (maybe that's not possible).

EDIT: One big note I just saw is that it's currently not compatible with Android. It's iOS devices only. :/
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby ken » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:08 am

Monoprice is having a clearance sale and there are deals on an acoustic guitar, strings, straps and pedals. Check it out:

http://www.monoprice.com/category/promo ... es/Guitars

Also, $99 for a multipattern condenser mic: http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=600850

Today Only. Monoprice is offering $20 off $100 Sitewide after Coupon Code: "FRI20" (Exp 1/22). Shipping cost depends on the item and your zip code. Tax in CA.
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby josh » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:51 pm

I got the Flanger last week. Been on sale for a while I guess. It's not bad actually, especially for the price. The couple of mentions I've seen online seemed to overstate its greatness a bit. Then again, I find flange to be a tough effect to use well. So far I like it better on bass than on guitar, so it probably won't make it onto my regular pedal board, but I'm playing bass in a band and might take it along to the next gig.
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby Lunkhead » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:04 am

Lunkhead wrote:http://www.musiciansfriend.com/stupid

Today's deal is a pair of Fostex PM0.4d monitor speakers for $180.

http://www.fostexinternational.com/docs ... 0.4d.shtml

Some folks here like fluffy I think have similar Fostex monitors and are happy with them, yes? I'm considering these as I was looking to downsize from my fairly large Event 20/20p monitors with stands/etc.


This deal is back today. I ordered a pair. Now I really need to sell my big monitors and stands...
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby ken » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:50 pm

Monitors and headphones combo for $170

http://www.adorama.com/MACR4PAIRB.html? ... laid912772

This Value Bundle comes with a Audio-Technica ATH-M40x and a Mackie CR4 and Shipping is free!

The Mackie CR4 4" 50W Pair of Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors are designed for multimedia creation and entertainment, delivering studio-quality design and performance in sleek, small-footprint designs. Featuring 50 watts of power and premium components like a sound-enhancing high-frequency waveguide, Creative Reference monitors ensure pristine, accurate sound for any application. Choose which side of your desk gets the volume knob with CR's speaker placement switch and take advantage of convenient front-panel features like a dedicated input for smartphone playback. Plus, you get all the cables you need to get started right out of the box. With Mackie Creative Reference monitors, you get professional sound quality and features in compact desk-friendly designs perfect for work, play and everything in between.
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Postby ken » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:20 am

Monoprice is having a sale on their 5" monitors. 25% off! Get a nice pair of speakers for under $150!

http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=605500
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby ken » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:37 am

This is a steal:

TODAY ONLY – Get Renaissance Channel for $29 AND get Renaissance Compressor FREE!

http://www.waves.com/renchannel

Great plug ins for dirt cheap.
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Postby josh » Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:14 pm

Tempting but looks like it's not exactly easy to get these installed on Linux :-/
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Postby Lunkhead » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:43 am

Today's stupid deal is a 4-input USB interface for $150. It's from M-Audio:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/stupid

Having a 4-input interface can be helpful for solo folks if you wan to unplug/plug cables less often. You can leave your vocal mic plugged in, a dynamic mic for other stuff, plus a couple inputs for direct recording guitar and bass. This one has all the minimum things you'd need plus a few extras, some useful like MIDI, and some kinda weird like inserts for each input in case you want to use outboard effects, and it's a 3-port USB hub, too. Only one headphone jack though.

M-Audio M-Track Quad 4 Channel Audio Plus USB MIDI Interface

Features
24-bit / 96 kHz (max.) digital audio processing
Zero-latency audio monitoring
4 XLR+1/4" combo inputs accommodate any source
Selectable phantom power available for condenser microphones
Each input includes a Mic/Line or Instrument level switch
4 TRS 1/4" inserts; one per input channel
MIDI In and Out jacks
1/4" balanced outs (1 & 2) with dedicated level control
1/4" balanced outs (3 & 4) with fixed level
Stereo/Mono monitor switch
Headphone out with independent level control
USB connection; powered USB hub with three ports
Power supply include
Includes Ignite by AIR music creation software
Size (W x D x H): 13.1" x 3.5" x 6.1"; 333 mm x 89 mm x 156 mm
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby Lunkhead » Mon May 02, 2016 8:32 am

Today's deal is a pretty sweet looking guitar. It's an "Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93 Blue Royale Electric Guitar Chicago Pearl", a semi-hollow body guitar shaped like a Gibson ES-335, with a Bigsby tremolo and three P-90 pickups, for $399.

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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby jb » Mon May 02, 2016 10:34 am

I have an Epiphone Casino, which is a close cousin to the Riviera, and I love it. It's an ES-330 that you don't have be afraid to play-- the ES guitars are each a few thousand dollars, but the Casino and Riviera are only a few hundred.

This Riviera, which is modeled after the ES-335, has to be one fucking raucous guitar. They both have P-90 pickups, though the Casino has two instead of three. They're big ol' single-coil pickups. Embrace the hum.

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Postby Lunkhead » Mon May 02, 2016 1:34 pm

I'm very tempted. So "cheap"! But I don't need a new guitar. But I don't have a semi-hollow body guitar yet. AARGH!
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby Paco Del Stinko » Tue May 03, 2016 11:45 am

Do it! Pull the trigger! What's one more guitar, right? You need that guitar, man...
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Postby Lunkhead » Fri May 13, 2016 9:27 am

Stupid Deals every hour today, all of them on software. Right now it's T-RackS mastering software.

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Postby ken » Fri May 27, 2016 9:51 am

Just noticed that the Pyle-Pro PDMIC78 is only $10 on Amazon. I've got a couple of these mics and they are a really good SM57 knock off. If you feel like you need a few all purpose dynamic mics to have laying around just in case, check these out: http://www.amazon.com/Pyle-Pro-PDMIC78- ... 1_1&sr=8-1
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby ken » Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:56 pm

Monoprice has the Monoprice 5" Powered Studio Monitor Speakers (PAIR) for a low $109.99 Free Shipping after Coupon Code: "TGIF" (Exp 7/8). Tax in CA only.

http://www.monoprice.com/category?c_id=115&cp_id=11504

A friend bought the 8" version of these monitors and he loves them. I thought they sounded fine and you probably won't do much better for $110!
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby ken » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:40 am

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Recording Interface - $99.00

http://flash.newegg.com/Product/9SIA4P0 ... 0_08232016

Focusrite's Scarlett 2i2 is a 2 in/2 out USB recording interface featuring two award-winning Focusrite preamps.
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby ken » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:23 am

Monoprice.com is having a 20% off sitewide sale today, so now would be a good time to add some cheap and good gear to your locker.

http://www.monoprice.com/category/pages/7

Monoprice is offering 20% off select Monoprice Branded Products after Coupon Code: "2CRAZY" (Exp 8/25). Free Shipping on all items listed on the page. Tax in CA only.
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby ken » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:35 am

One of today's SDotD is a pair of 5" Active Studio Monitors by Fluid Audio for $200 (regularly $300). I've never heard of this company, but the two reviews I read were positive: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/stupid

A similar pair of 5" Active Studio Monitors from Monoprice will cost you a little less at $170 and they are probably fairly comparable: http://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=1 ... 1&format=2

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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby fluffy » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:03 am

Note that Monoprice mostly just buys manufacturing capacity from other random manufacturers and just has them put a Monoprice logo on things. They're always a lowest-bidder sort of operation, though, and as a result their products can be very hit-or-miss, and a review on an item won't even necessarily apply to that same item a year later.

The current reviews on those speakers are very promising though. I'd have never considered trying Monoprice for audio gear, but if I were in the market for new monitors I'd probably consider them (like I'm also vaguely considering their 4K the-other-kind-of-monitor, although its reviews are way more scattered).

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