Tag: Pro Audio

Roland Pro Audio Gear – Coming Soon to Sonic Electronix!

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Roland is about to celebrate its 40th anniversary and Sonic Electronix couldn’t be happier for them! To help celebrate, we will soon be carrying a comprehensive line of Roland, Boss and Cakewalk pro audio gear. Roland was founded by Mr. Ikutaro Kakehashi in Osaka, Japan in April of 1972. Today, Roland has factories in the U.S., Italy, Japan and Taiwan. For any out there who might have just recently emerged from under a rock, Roland is one of the most ubiquitous and reputable names in professional audio equipment. From instruments like synthesizers, electronic drum sets and dance/DJ gear to amplifiers, guitar pedals and recording products, Roland will no doubt continue to expand its catalog throughout the professional audio world.

Where It All Began

Roland’s first product was the Roland Rhythm 77 (TR-77), a drum machine housed in a flat wooden case that had a stand for holding scorebooks. It was designed for rhythm accompaniment to organs, pianos, synths and such. It was one of a trio of drum machines (TR-33 & TR-55) with slightly different features between them. In 2011, Roland has unveiled products such as the BC-2 Combo Drive guitar pedal, a complete DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) known as Sonar X1, and the globally unique SPD-SX sampling pad among several others. Truly, each of these products could warrant a blog of their own, and maybe we’ll see one or some of those here someday as Sonic Electronix continues to grow.

Where It’s Going

We at Sonic Electronix are clearly taking our expansion into the professional audio realm very seriously with the addition of the Roland product line. We’re tirelessly working to get these products up and available on our site so that you can take advantage of Sonic’s great deals and integrate the Roland name into your life. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Life is what you make it.” With nary a shred of doubt, I think just about anyone reading this would agree that music can make life pretty spectacular. Between your enthusiasm for music and the legendary quality of the Roland name, the possibilities are infinite. Keep your eyes and ears open for more news on this topic, as we will soon be shouting it from the rooftops… and blogging about it from our cubicles, of course.

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Pioneer EFX-1000 Professional DJ Effects Processor

Pioneer EFX-1000 Professional DJ Effects Processor

An Effects Processor is a device that will alter how a musical instrument or other audio source sounds, this is made possible by integrated sound effects which may include Delay, Echo, Pitch Echo, Trans, Flanger, Filter, Phaser and more. If you’re looking for a top notch studio quality processor, then Pioneer and Sonic Electronix has just what you need.

Pioneer’s EFX-1000 Effects Processor will provide DJs with the best audio quality possible; it is equipped with a 24-bit/96kHz digital-sampling system and 32-bit digital sound processing. This processor features a bypass switch function that allows you to process the effects with their original high sound quality. Pioneer has made the EFX1000 very easy to integrate into any studio setup you may already have with the digital input/output, MIDI input/output, and accurate input/output meter.

There are 4 easy to locate knobs that all serve their own purpose, the depth knob will adjust the strength and depth of the effects, character knob will change the parameters of the effects, the level meter control knob adjusts the sound level, and the mix knob will change the balance of the original sound and effected sound. With this Pioneer processor, DJs can create 49 patterns of effects in combination with the beat effect and digital jog break all made possible by the signal flow switch. To control the numerous built-in sound effects (Delay, Echo, Pitch Echo, Trans, Flanger, Filter, Phaser, Jet, Wah, Phase, Shifter Ring, Zip, Humanizer and Vocoder), pioneer has implemented an easy-to-use Digital Jog Break Dial. Up to 8 seconds of jog function can be stored in memory for automated replay.

The EFX-1000 is Pioneer’s top of the line effects unit that was designed for both DJ use and studio use. Serious club or studio DJs will hear the impact of the increased processing power this device puts out when in use, which ultimately leads to enhanced audio quality in their mix. As with all Pioneer products, you can be assured that you are getting the right amount of bang for your buck.

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ION Profile LP Vinyl Turntable

ION PROFILE LP Conversion Turntable

Have a bunch of old vinyl records laying around that you just couldn’t seem to throw away? Well it’s a good thing you still have them, because now you can convert all of those old dusty vinyl records into MP3 form with the Ion Profile LP Turntable Conversion System.

The Ion Audio Profile LP USB Turntable is constructed with a familiar low profile look and with a sleek piano black paint finish. This turntable is designed to convert your old school vinyl records into an MP3, allowing your music to be conveniently transported from venue to venue or for listening at home. The great thing about this product is that when you’re not converting your vinyl records, you can use this turntable as a standard record player. There is also a protective hinged dust cover to keep all your valuable vinyl’s in good shape.

Ion’sProfile LP features a belt driven design with 33 1/3 and 45 RPM settings, just like the turntables all you old school or experienced DJs are used too. It also comes equipped with a high-quality tonearm and cartridge for continuous play with minimal skips, ensuring the high quality performance you’re used to from Ion products. The standard RCA output provide use with normal stereo setups and the integrated USB output provides connection to a computer, which you will need when using the included DJ software. The USB output enables you to capture music from records onto your computer, simply plug it in to your Mac or PC and the audio will be sent via the USB port.

This turntable system includes the very popular Audacity software, this will reduce pops, cracks, and hiss on worn records. EZ vinyl converter software for PC and EZ audio converter software for MAC is also included in this package. These software’s are the simplest way to record and convert vinyl directly to iTunes, a free download version of EZ Vinyl Converter with Gracenote MusicID is included for automatic track naming. These software’s will allow you to listen to songs on vinyl you haven’t heard in years in iTunes or on your iPod.

So break out those Vinyl Records and start converting, this package will provide you everything you need to do so.

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Sonic Now Carries American Audio Products

American Audio DJ Equipment

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Here at Sonic Electronix, we are always adding new manufacturers and products to give you, the customer, numerous options when shopping with us. Lately, we have been focusing a lot on DJ, Pro Audio, and Stage Effect equipment such as mixers, microphones, speakers, stage lights and much more. One new manufacturer I will blogging about today is American Audio, a sister company of the newly added American DJ. American Audio focuses more on the DJ & Pro Audio side of the business as opposed to their big brother American DJ which specializes in Stage Effect Lighting. Below I will describe 3 products every aspiring DJ will need.

DP2 Midi Controller

American Audio’s DP2 is a 2-channel rack mountable MIDI controller that’s is made for more of the laptop software DJ. The DP2 Controller is equipped with 4 sample & 4 Hot Cue buttons on each side, a pitch adjustment knob, USB input, an easy to use large jog wheel, and much more. This controller keeps the familiar dual deck layout and has a built-in 2-channel DJ mixer. The mixer features volume fader, crossfader, track & deck selectors, low & high adjustments, microphone volume adjustment, and master volume adjustments. DP2 includes PCDJ DEX LE DJ software and is well suited for use with all softwares.

WM-16HH Microphone System

The WM-16HH is a Hand Held PLL Synthesized UHF Wireless Microphone System that includes a uni-directional electret condenser wireless microphone, a receiver, and a 12-volt DC power supply. The handheld microphone features super high sensitivity, low noise transmission, on & low battery LED indicators, AF indicators and has a wireless range up to 150 feet. Another cool feature are the A/B indicators, these indicate the antenna has received the RF signal. This system is perfect for DJs, bands, singers, emcees, presenters and entertainers of all kinds.

HP 700 DJ Headphones

The HP 700 is a sturdy high powered professional DJ headphone that includes a headphone bag, right angle ¼” adapter, and straight ¼” adapter. This DJ headphone is constructed with a flexible housing design that gives you the option for single or double ear monitoring and folds up for simple transport. These affordable headphones are equipped with comfortable ear cushions and a padded adjustable headband that make long listening sessions a breeze. Don’t let the affordable price fool you, these headphones like all other American Audio products are built with durability and quality.

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Pioneer CD/MP3/Multi-Media Players

Pioneer Multi Media Players

Pioneer is known for making popular, top selling car audio products that can last a lifetime. Did you also know they produce high quality DJ equipment? Being that this DJ gear is produced by Pioneer, you can be assured that is manufactured with the same great quality and care as their extremely popular head units, speakers, subwoofers and amplifiers. In this blog I will get you a little more familiar with two of their more popular models of CD/Multi-Media Players.

CDJ-200 MP3 Player

The CDJ-200 MP3 Player is lowest model in pioneers CDJ series, but don’t let that fool you, this player is still loaded with options that you will love. The CDJ200 is an ideal choice for the “new school” MP3 DJ that is on the novice level of DJing. It is equipped with a 3.9” diameter jog dial that features pitch bend, frame search, and super-fast search. The integrated 3.9” high precision slider provides simple tempo adjustment and can be set to three variable ranges; +/- 6%, +/- 10%, +/- 16%, to provide easier operation. This player also features a CUE button with multiple CUE settings, playing address that provides a bar graph to show the track playback progress, CD text that displays text on supported discs, and much more.

CDJ-850 Multi-Media Player

This Pioneer CDJ850 DJ CD/MP3 player supports playback of MP3, AAC, WAV and AIFF audio files from CDs and USB memory devices. Its equipped with a club standard layout and features an integrated 8.11” jog dial for continuous free and easy control. This player also includes rekordbox DJ Music Management Software, this software makes it simple for you to effortlessly organize your entire music library to your own custom specifications, create cues and loops settings, create and edits playlists, and saves the history of music files played. The CDJ-850 features a user friendly interface that is designed for quick and fluid music selection. Another cool feature that caught my eye is the tag list function; this allows you to easily register tracks during play or preview to add to your playlist queue. This player is made for the more advanced DJ or the “semi-pro” type DJ.

Based on your DJ experience, you can’t go wrong with either of these Pioneer Multi-Media Players. From beginner, to full blown professional, Pioneer has the right product for you.

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