Apple MacBook Power Trio Studio Package  

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The Apple MacBook Power Trio Studio Package contains all the equipment needed for creating a portable home recording studio setup. First and foremost, it has a fully loaded 13.3" MacBook computer with... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Apple MacBook Power Trio Studio Package contains all the equipment needed for creating a portable home recording studio setup. First and foremost, it has a fully loaded 13.3" MacBook computer with a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 250GB hard drive bundled with Apple Logic Express 8 software. To go along with the MacBook, you get the Euphonix MC Transport compact media controller, an Apogee Duet FireWire interface, Audio-Technica's AT2020 cardioid condensor mic, and a pair of Fostex PM0.4 powered studio monitors. It also includes a Musician's Gear MS-220 tripod mic stand, 20ft. Gear One XLR cable, and two 10ft. LiveWire 1/4"-RCA dual patch cables. With the studio equipment in this pack, you'll be ready to produce your music.

Apple MacBook 13.3 Laptop
The redesigned Apple MacBook is a laptop computer that has everything you need to do everything you need. With its breakthrough unibody enclosure, industry-first features, and environmentally sound design, Apple MacBook is a revolution in the way notebook computers are made.

Unibody Enclosure

To create the recently redesigned Apple MacBook, the design and engineering teams devised a way to replace many parts with just one. That one part is called the unibody”a seamless enclosure carved from a single piece of aluminum.

Redesigned Trackpad

The redesigned trackpad doubles as a button”just press down anywhere and consider it clicked. No separate button means there's 39 percent more room for your fingers to move on the silky glass surface.

LED Backlit Display

The beautifully seamless, remarkably thin design isn't the only gleaming quality of the LED-backlit display. Open your Apple MacBook and you're instantly greeted by glorious full screen brightness. The aluminum enclosure is perfectly integrated with a glass overlay that stretches to the edge of the notebook, providing a completely unobstructed picture.

Burn CDs and DVDs

Apple MacBook comes standard with a SuperDrive so you can burn your own CDs or DVDs to back up data, create your own music mixes, or, using the included iDVD software, burn Hollywood-caliber iMovie creations and watch them on a DVD player.

MagSafe Power Adapter

The MagSafe Power Adapter has just that: a magnetic connection instead of a physical one. So tripping over a power cord won't send your shiny MacBook flying off a table or desk. The cord simply breaks cleanly away, without damage to either the cord or the system.

Innovation

Apple MacBook offers a slew of innovative features, including a built-in iSight camera for video chatting on the go, fast Wi-Fi so you can work from anywhere, and a glossy 13-inch widescreen display that makes graphics and video come alive.

Pre-installed software

MacBook laptops come loaded with features that let you do more with less effort. Installed programs include the Safari web browser, Mail, Address Book, iCal, Time Machine, iChat, Boot Camp, iPhoto, iMovie, iWeb, Garage Band, iDVD and much more.

Euphonix MC Transport Compact Media Controller
The Euphonix MC Transport Compact Media Controller is loaded with power features that speed up and enhance your creativity with any media application. From its extremely high-resolution optical jog wheel and shuttle ring to ergonomic transport controls, programmable Soft Keys and integrated numeric key pad, the MC Transport controller gives you one-handed access to almost every facet of your audio project for simple editing.

The Euphonix MC Transport, switches effortlessly between multiple applications and workstations at the touch of a button. The controller automatically detects the foreground application and sets all controls to match. Most importantly, software developers like Apple, Steinberg, MOTU, and others worked closely with Euphonix to integrate native support for Euphonix' EuCon control protocol into their media applications to deliver an unmatched editing experience.

EuCon
EuCon is a high-speed Ethernet control protocol developed by Euphonix that allows MC Transport to connect to any application. EuCon carries control information between MC Transport and whatever application is in focus on your computer.

EuCon is MIDI on steroids and is the next generation control protocol for working with media applications. The EuControl application manages MC Transport's connection to the workstation, and MC Client application connects the EuCon control data to all the applications. MC Transport can connect to any application, but offers the greatest control over applications that support either EuCon, HUI, or Mackie Control protocols (Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Cubase, Nuendo, Digital Performer, Pro Tools, Reason, Live, more).

Multiple Applications & Multiple Workstations
The dedicated button on MC Transport allows you to cycle through applications and switch workstations.

Multiple Applications:
MC Transport works with any application and the surface changes to match the application in focus. For applications that do not support EuCon, HUI or Mackie control, such as Photoshop and iTunes, the 6 Soft Keys (as well as the transport/numeric keys used in conjunction with the Function Key) can be used to trigger keyboard shortcuts and macro commands.

For EuCon, HUI, or Mackie Control applications, the jog wheel and shuttle ring can be used to move around the project. This is in addition to the use of soft keys.

Multiple Workstations:
MC Transport can connect to multiple workstations on the network that have the EuCon Client application installed. No other controller offers this powerful feature.

Controls
MC Transport's ergonomic controls and layout offer you comprehensive, one-handed navigation of all your media projects with unmatched tactile feedback.

Jog Wheel”The weighted, optically encoded jog wheel provides you with professional, high-resolution navigation of your timeline, and can be instantly assigned to control a host of other parameters like zooming horizontally/vertically, trimming clip head and tail, setting clip gain, cross fading, etc. by simply pressing the appropriate Soft Key.

Shuttle Ring”MC Transport's optically encoded shuttle ring features a revolutionary, spring-loaded design with rubberized surface for effortless one-handed operation. Shuttle ring response can be customized for each of your favorite media applications, and, as with the jog wheel, the functionality can be switched on the fly via the programmable Soft Keys to match your preferred workflow.

Transport/Navigation Controls”MC Transport offers you seven programmable transport/navigation keys with multicolor status LEDs. These controls automatically switch to match whatever application is in focus and can be customized to suit your workflow. When used in conjunction with the Function Key (shift), these transport controls serve as Soft Keys that can be programmed with additional navigation and editing functions.

Numeric Keypad”MC Transport provides you with an integrated numeric keypad that offers easy entry of locate operations like time code and marker navigation, as well as quick parameter editing. Like the transport controls, all 16 numeric keys also function as programmable Soft Keys when used in conjunction with the Function Key.

Soft Keys
MC Transport features six Soft Keys that provide you with quick access application functions at the touch of a button. These same six Soft Keys (plus the transport and numeric keys) provide you with another 29 programmable Soft Keys when used in conjunction with the Function (shift) Key.

MC Transport ships with a comprehensive set of preprogrammed Soft Keys for all major audio and video applications that instantly match whatever application is in focus. You can also customize these Soft Keys for a variety of functions to suit your workflow. From triggering simple keystroke commands and custom macros to changing the functionality of the jog wheel and shuttle ring, the included Soft Key Editor lets you quickly edit and save your favorite Soft Keys for each application you use.

Ethernet Port
This connects the MC Transport to your workstation. An Ethernet hub or switch is required to connect additional MC Control (sold separately) and/or MC Mix (sold separately) unit(s), or to connect to a network.

Apogee Duet FireWire Interface
The Duet is a two-channel FireWire audio interface that features the amazing sound quality that made Apogee Electronics famous. With control functions built directly into Apple's Logic Pro, Soundtrack Pro and GarageBand software, Apogee Duet empowers you to create professional recordings effortlessly on your Mac.

With Duet, you can plug in guitars, keyboards, and microphones to record your music, or simply experience how much better your favorite tracks in iTunes sound. Duet is compact and powered by FireWire, so you can pack up your studio and go anywhere your music takes you.

Its dual, 1/4" high impedance inputs allow you to combine and record your two favorite instruments, whether it be two guitars, one bass, one guitar, etc., simultaneously using your favorite Core Audio-compatible application. You can also capture vocals with two microphone inputs that have phantom power and 75dB of gain. Whether you're noodling out new ideas, completing a personal tune, documenting a podcast, or recording a live performance, The Apogee Duet can handle it. The flexible breakout cables come with icons to make it easy to know what goes where, keeping everything in order, out of the way, and properly connected for maximum input and output, with minimal mess.

Apogee Duet's bus-powered FireWire interface frees you from the traditional four-wall studio setting. So grab your laptop, find a spot where inspiration takes you, whether it's in the solace of a park or in the echoey confines of a subway tunnel, turn it on, and start doing your thing.

Besides the Logic 8 you get with this recording equipment package, Apogee's Duet includes it's own Maestro software, so you'll still be able to work with any Core Audio-compatible application. Maestro allows you to turn the Duet's multifunction control knob into a one-click manager. Maestro will help you manage all of Duet's capabilities and settings, including I/O level, source selection, muting, mic/instrument gain mode, assign MIDI function controls to the controller knob, assign meter display, and more. Speaking of meter display, Duet comes with LED I/O meters to help you monitor your levels for maximum effectiveness.

Duet is not only great for it's input and interface functions, but it delivers amazing sound quality as well. Whether you're listening to your iTunes collection or latest composition through powered speakers connected to the 1/4" outputs or via the headphone jack, you'll not be disappointed by the crystal clear, playback performance.

IMPORTANT NOTE for OS X Leopard compatibility
To ensure your Apogee product works well with Mac OS X Leopard v10.5, it is critical that you follow the instructions provided at the Apogee website address below.

If you have an existing Apogee software CD or a previously downloaded installer, please do not use it with Leopard. Only use the software and driver versions provided at the link below that are specifically indicated as "Compatible with Leopard."

http://www.apogeedigital.com/leopard/

If you have any questions, please call Apogee support at 310-584-9394.

Apple Logic Express 8 software
This version of Apple Logic Express features a redesigned, next-generation, single-window interface that includes built-in browsers, a consolidated Arrange window, simplified track setup, and precrafted templates for a variety of music styles and production scenarios. Intuitive writing tools make it easy to use any of the 1000's of included Apple Loops or to record your own MIDI samples, notate your creations in real time, and even synch-up with QuickTime movies for more manageable scoring.

It's been said, no one understands creative types. At Apple, they've got a grasp on how musician's think as shown by the release of Logic Express 8. Many artists get ideas on the fly, want to get them captured immediately so they can tweak them, and won't leave them alone until they get the right sound.

Use the transition-smoothing crossfades of the Quick Swiping function to make seamless comps of the best portions of your takes. There are new instruments; effects; multitake recording, editing, and processing functions; portable possibilities as well.

Fostex PM0.4 Powered Studio Monitors
Diminutive in size, but with a sound that has to be heard to be believed, the PM0.4 is naturally recommended for desk-top use but its superb audio performance in a compact physical size expands its applications to professional console top studio monitoring, audio installation and portable audio monitoring. Features 36 watts of bi-amped power, UFLC 16mm soft dome HF unit, 100mm LF woofer and overall volume control.

Electrics

The PM0-4 monitor features internal bi-amplification employing two state-of-the-art amplifiers which are precisely calibrated to match the performance of the drive units and utilize high quality discrete bipolar output devices:HF 18w, LF 18w. High-capacity power supply units are used for excellent transient response. PM0.4 offers TRS and Line inputs

High Frequency Unit

The soft dome tweeters employ Fostex's UFLC technology (Poly Urethane Film Laminated Cloth) to achieve light weight and high stability performance.

Low Frequency Unit:

Uses a mixture of cut and milled fibers made from aromatic polyamide impregnated with resins to simultaneously achieve high rigidity and
optimum damping. An olefin film is thermally adhered to its surface to control frequency response and ensure reliability. Distortion is minimized by the use of an ultra-pure copper voice coil.

Audio-Technica AT2020
The Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone is the ideal mic for project and home studio applications. Its specs put it in the big leagues, with a custom-engineered, 16mm low-mass diaphragm and smooth 20Hz-20kHz frequency response. The AT2020's low self-noise is suited to digital recording, plus it has a high 144dB SPL handling. It requires phantom power.

Musician's Gear MS-220 Tripod Microphone Stand
The MS-220 Tripod Microphone Stand has a thread adapter and tubular legs. Its adjustable height from floor to top thread is 35" to 61-7/8". The 30-1/4" fixed boom is not adjustable.

LiveWire 10ft. 1/4"-RCA Dual Patch Cables
These two 10ft. LiveWire mono 1/4" male-to RCA male dual patch cables have metal headshells. Like all Livewire cables, they are designed for serious musicians, with the strength and durability to withstand more than everyday use.

Superior wire
Superior wiring allows your signal to be quiet, eliminating frustrating hums, buzzing, and crackles.

Sturdy construction
Sturdy construction enhances signal and performance. Flexible design eliminates kinks and twists for a tangle-free performance whether you're in the studio or on the stage.

Gear One XLR Cable (20ft.)
This 20-foot XLR cable has sturdy construction for enhanced signal and performance. Its flexible mic cable design eliminates kinks and twists for a tangle-free performance in-studio and onstage.

Features
  • Apple MacBook 13.3
  • Plenty of storage for your creative projects
  • Big processing power handles demanding applications
  • Quality Apple contsruction
  • Aluminum unibody enclosure
  • Euphonix MC Transport Compact Media Controller
  • Time Code Display
  • Assignable Soft Keys (6)
  • Transport/Navigation Controls
  • Professional, high-resolution Jog Wheel and Shuttle Ring
  • Application/Workstation Change
  • Function Keys (Shift Keys)
  • Numeric Keypad
  • Ethernet Port
  • Includes
  • Ethernet Crossover cable
  • AC power adaptor
  • Riser Brackets
  • Quick Start guide
  • EuCon Artist software
  • Application Sets software
  • Owner's Manual PDF
  • Apogee Duet FireWire Interface
  • Two channels of professional-quality 24-bit/96kHz audio input and output
  • Two balanced XLR inputs, with selectable 48V phantom power on each input
  • Two unbalanced high impedance instrument inputs
  • One high-level stereo headphone output
  • Two unbalanced -10 dBV line outputs for powered speakers
  • Multi-function controller knob for volume and input gain control and assignable MIDI control
  • Multi-segment LED meters to display input or output levels
  • FireWire 400, compatible with Mac OS X Core Audio
  • Control functions built directly into Apple's Logic Pro, Soundtrack Pro and GarageBand
  • Compatible with any Core Audio-compliant audio application
  • Apogee's Maestro software for advanced control and low latency mixing
  • Breakout Cable
  • FireWire Cable
  • Apogee Software CD
  • User's Guide
  • New in Logic Express 8
  • Single-window design
  • Effortless multi-take recording
  • 36 instrument plug-ins
  • 1000's of royalty-free Apple Loops
  • New audio editing tools
  • New instruments
  • Simplified setup
  • Quick Swipe comping
  • Portable preferences
  • New effects
  • Package includes:
  • Application DVD, content DVD, printed and electronic documentation
  • Compatibility
  • Improved ReWire implementation allows you to make music with applications like Reason and Live.
  • AAF, OMF, and XML support allows easy transfers with other popular audio and video applications such as Pro Tools
  • Fostex PM0.4 Powered Studio Monitors
  • Exclusively designed 4" Woofer and UFLC 0.65" Soft dome tweeter
  • High efficient bi-amp drive with 18W each for LF and HF
  • Independent amplifier in both L and R units
  • Beautiful glossy black front baffle
  • Magnetically shielded for proximate setting to video monitor
  • Audio-Technica AT2020
  • Condenser
  • Cardioid pattern
  • Side address
  • 16mm low-mass diaphragm
  • 20Hz-20kHz frequency response
  • 144dB SPL handling
  • Rugged body
Specifications
  • Apple MacBook 13.3
    Size and weight:
    Height: .95"
    Width: 12.78"
    Depth: 8.94"
    Weight: 4.5 lb.
    Technical Specifications:
    Processor and memory
    2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache running 1:1 with processor speed
    1066MHz frontside bus
    2GB (two 512MB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 4GB
    Storage:
    250GB Serial ATA 5400 rpm hard drive
    8x slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Graphics and video support:
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
    13.3" (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors
    Built-in iSight camera
    Mini DisplayPort
    Communications:
    Built-in AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi wireless networking (based on IEEE 802.11n draft specification); IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
    Built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
    Buit-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
    Audio:
    Built-in stereo speakers
    Built-in omnidirectional mic
    Combined optical digital input/analog line in
    Combined optical digital output/analog line out
    Supports Apple Stereo Headset with microphone
    Connections and expansion:
    MagSafe power port
    Gigabit Ethernet port
    Two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)
    Mini DisplayPort
    Audio line in
    Audio line out
    Kensington cable lock slot
    Battery and power:
    45-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
    60W MagSafe Power Adapter with cable management system
    MagSafe power port
    5 hours of battery life

    Euphonix MC Transport Compact Media Controller
    System Requirements
    Apple Macintosh G4 with a 1.25GHz or faster PowerPC G4 processor (PowerPC G5, Intel Core Duo, or Intel Xeon processor highly recommended)
    Apple Macintosh OS X v10.4 or later
    1 available 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port (Ethernet hub or switch required to connect additional MC Mix and/or MC Control unit(s) or connect to a network)
    1GB System RAM
    150MB of free hard disk space for full installation
    CD-ROM/CD-RW or DVD-ROM drive required for software installation
    Display with 1024-by-768 resolution or higher

    Duet FireWire Interface
    System Requirements
    Computer: Mac G4 1GHz or faster, G5 or Intel CPU
    Memory: 1 GB RAM minimum, 2 GB recommended
    OS: 10.4.10 or greater
    Connection: FireWire 400 port

    Logic 8
    Mac computer with 1.25GHz or faster PowerPC G4 processor (PowerPC G5, Intel Core Duo, or Intel Xeon processor recommended)
    1GB of RAM
    Display with 1024-by-768 resolution
    Mac OS X v10.4.9 or later
    QuickTime 7.2 or later
    6GB of available disk space
    DVD drive for installation
    Low-latency multi-I/O audio hardware and MIDI interface recommended

    Fostex PM0.4 Powered Studio Monitors
    Tweeter: .62" (16mm) Soft Dome
    Woofer: 3.93" (100mm) Aromatic Polymide
    Frequency Response: 60Hz To 30khz
    Low Frequency Cut-off: 60Hz (-10dB)
    High Frequency Cut-off: 22kHz (-10dB)
    Amp Power: 18W To Lows, 18W To Highs
    Amp Distortion: <0.1% T.H.D. @ 12w 4 Ohm 20Hz - 20kHz
    Amp Signal to noise: >75dB 20Hz”30kHz (not weighted)
    Dimensions: 5-3/4"W X 8-11/16"H X 7-1/8"D
    Weight: 8lb. (Each)

    Audio-Technica AT2020
    Element: Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    Polar pattern: Cardioid
    Frequency response: 20-20,000Hz
    Open circuit sensitivity: -37 dB (14.1 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    Impedance: 100 ohms
    Maximum input sound level: 144dB SPL, 1kHz at 1% THD
    Noise: 20dB SPL
    Dynamic range (typical): 124dB, 1kHz at Max SPL
    Signal-to-noise ratio: 74dB, 1kHz at 1 Pa
    Phantom power requirements: 48V DC, 2 mA typical
    Weight: 12.1 oz.
    Dimensions: 6-1/3" long, 2" diameter
    Output connector: 3-pin XLRM-type
    Included accessories: Stand mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch
    Audio-Technica case style: R7
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