SGVMUG Meeting for January 11, 20107:00 p.m. in the Pasadena Public Library AuditoriumManufacturer’s Showcase: M-Audio | Presenter: Alex TinsleyTopic: Products for Creating Music on Your MacAlex Tinsley is a member of the technical staff and engineering test services at M-Audio. He manages a group specializing in the testing of audio interface and MIDI keyboard controllers for computers, with a focus on performance and compatibility. He has been with M-Audio since 2001 and has an extensive knowledge of the past and present product lines.In addition to a brief discussion of the pros and cons of OS 10.6,Alex’s presentation will include demonstrations of the following products from the M-Audio line:
- Oxygen 25: This 25-key USB MIDI controller features eight assignable knobs, plus dedicated transport and trackÂ select buttons. DirectLink mode automatically maps these controls to common DAW functions including transport, mixer, track pan and plug-in parameters. Built-in factory presets offer support for popular virtual instruments right out of the boxâ€”no complicated setup required. Velocity-sensitive keys and a sleek, compact design round out a portable keyboard thatâ€™s perfect for laptop production, live DJ performance, triggering samples or composing on the go.
- Axiom Pro 25: A more advanced 25-key USB MIDI controller, this provides premium TruTouchâ„¢ action, proprietary HyperControlâ„¢ MIDI mapping technology and other cutting-edge enhancements in a compact model perfect for tight spaces. HyperControl automatically maps the keyboardâ€™s 28 controls to commonly accessed parameters in digital audio workstations including Pro ToolsÂ®, Cubase, Logic and Reason, as well as software instruments. The constant two-way link with your host DAW means the keyboardâ€™s controls are always in sync with your softwareâ€™s active parameters. The intuitive graphic LCD constantly updates the current values, which ensures seamless editing and prevents parameter jumpsâ€”even when plug-ins are closed. Toggle instantly between Mixer and Instrument control modes. Map buttons to send QWERTY key commands right from the Axiom Pro 25. Save settings to 50 memory locationsâ€”each with four profiles of quick recall via the intuitive graphic LCD.
- ProFire 610: Transform your Mac into a 6-in/10-out recording studio with this FireWire audio interface. Premium digital converters deliver high-definition, 24-bit/192kHz audio throughout the signal path. Two preamps with award-winning Octaneâ„¢ technology offer clean, transparent sound with low noise and exceptional headroom. Onboard DSP mixing provides a totally flexible recording experienceâ€”perfect for creating multiple, independent monitor mixes. The user-assignable master volume knob gives you flexible control over output levels. MIDI I/O allows you to connect keyboards and other outboard MIDI hardware. The half-rack-space unit also doubles as a standalone two-channel microphone preamp and A/D-D/A converter. ProFire 610 is compatible with major audio software including Pro ToolsÂ® M-Powered 8.0â„¢*, Cubase, Logic, Sonar, Live and GarageBand.
Through the generosity of M-Audio, Alex will be providing some of their products as prizes in our drawing.Please note that this meeting will be the second Monday in January to avoid conflict with the MLK Holiday. Also, to avoid conflict with the MacWorld expo in San Francisco and the Presidents Day holiday, we will not have a meeting in February. We will resume meetings on our regular “Third Monday” schedule on March 15th.