The iMac 20 Power Trio Studio Package contains all the equipment needed to creating a solid home recording studio with a mix of effective gear to go along with a fully loaded 20" Apple iMac computer. ... Click To Read More About This Product
The iMac 20 Power Trio Studio Package contains all the equipment needed to creating a solid home recording studio with a mix of effective gear to go along with a fully loaded 20" Apple iMac computer. Besides the 2.66GHz/320GB hard drive iMac with bundled Apple Logic 8 software, the kit includes a Euphonix MC Mix controller, Apogee Duet FireWire interface, a pair of Fostex PM0.4 Powered Studio Monitors, and Audio-Technica AT2020 cardioid condensor mic. You also get a Musician's Gear MS-220 tripod mic stand, 20ft. Gear One XLR cable, and two 10ft. LiveWire 1/4"-RCA dual patch cables. Put it all together and you're ready to make some music.
This 20" Apple iMac desktop computer is part of a continuing effort by Apple to set the standard for computing elegance and power. The iMac packs a complete, high-performance computer into its all-in-one design. With an anodized aluminum frame and glass cover, the 20" iMac is striking to behold. And the materials from which it is constructed are highly recyclable, so an Apple iMac computer is friendlier to the environment.
Beauty by the inch
Photos, movies, games, videos, and applications with palettes. Anything you see on the 20-inch glossy widescreen display will be a pixel-perfect experience. Apple iMac features a flat-panel LCD screen with 1680-by-1050 resolution, giving you vivid colors and breathtaking high-definition clarity. And there's nothing quite like seeing your life's events on the big screen, thanks to the new iLife '09 built into every iMac.
The Intel Core 2 Duo processor inside this iMac runs at 2.66GHz. It also includes 6MB of shared L2 cache, a 1066MHz frontside bus, and 2GB of RAM. Translation: iMac runs your applications faster and more efficiently than ever before.
Built for speed
This iMac includes a high-performance NVIDIA GeForce 9400M with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory standard. Now games run smoother, photos load faster, and pro applications have even more power. It delivers up to 2.3x faster graphics performance. The integrated graphics processor makes viewing web pages and searching through your iPhoto library more efficient.
The Apple iMac has up to 2GB of 1066MHz DDR3 memory standard so you can run more applications simultaneously. And with a 320GB 7200-RPM Serial ATA hard drive, load up on photos, videos, music, and more. That's a remarkable amount of storage for just about anything and everything.
Nothing peripheral about it
The ultrathin Keyboard is the perfect companion to iMac. Its anodized aluminum enclosure features low-profile keys with a crisp, responsive feel. The ultracompact design takes up a fraction of the desk space”35 percent less”of a keyboard with a numeric keypad, giving you more room to mouse comfortably next to the keyboard. The keyboard includes special function keys for one-touch control of Mac features, and two USB 2.0 ports providing high-speed connectivity to your iPod, Mighty Mouse, digital camera, and other devices.
The latest release of Mac OS X, is loaded with features that let you do more, including:
¢Safari: this fast web browser includes security features to enhance your online experience
¢Mail: simplifies email with smart organizational tools and incorporate convenient notes and to-do features
¢Address and iCal: this streamlined calendar program and address book are integrated with Mail for easy and seamless day planning
¢Time Machine: this file back up system is easy, allowing you to see how your system looked on a given day and restore files with a click
¢iChat: video chat with up to three people, deliver presentations with iChat Theater, and, of course, send instant messages
¢Boot Camp: for those times when you need to use a Windows application, this feature allows you to open up your Mac in Windows
¢iPhoto: Organize photos by Faces, based on who's in the photos”or Places, where the photos were taken
¢iMovie: make a great movie, choose a dynamic theme to enhance your movie in seconds, or refine every shot with the Precision Editor
¢Garageband: learn to play piano and guitar from the artists who made them famous and rock like a legend with the guitar amps and stompbox effects
¢iWeb: design a website to share your photos, movies, and music just by dragging-and-dropping, add dynamic widgets, and publish and share with a click
¢iDVD: create, customize, and share your movies and photo slideshows on a professional-quality DVD with animated menus, buttons, scene selections, and more
Greener than ever
iMac is designed with the environment in mind. It's created with highly recyclable glass and aluminum. It's free of harmful toxins such as brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). iMac is so energy efficient, it meets ENERGY STAR 5.0 requirements and has earned the EPEAT Gold rating.
Euphonix MC Mix
The Euphonix MC Mix brings unparalleled speed, resolution, and DAW integration to your studio in a revolutionary slim, ergonomic, design. The MC Mix easily fits into any studio, sitting perfectly between a computer keyboard and screen. Multiple units can be connected to create a larger, integrated control surface.
The MC Mix lets you effortlessly switch between multiple applications and even workstations at the touch of a button. The touch-sensitive knobs, motorized faders, and high-resolution OLED displays automatically set themselves to whatever application is in the foreground to provide immediate access to multiformat metering, plug-in parameters, EQ curves and much more.
Most importantly, Euphonix has worked closely with the world's leading software developers like Apple, Steinberg, MOTU, Apogee, and others to deeply integrate native support for Euphonix' EuCon control protocol into their DAWs to deliver an unmatched editing and mixing experience.
The MC Mix is designed to work with up to three additional MC Mix units and/or one MC Control to create a larger, integrated system with up to 36 faders. MC Mix and MC Control units can be elegantly clipped together or be situated anywhere on the network.
Significant Mix Features:
¢Controls multiple audio/video applications via Ethernet
¢250X faster and 8X the resolution of MIDI
¢Supports HUI and Mackie Control protocol
¢Slim-line design for easy studio integration and portability
¢Studio Monitor Express software
¢Link up to four MC Mix controllers and/or an MC Control for up to 36 faders
Touch-sensitive Rotary Encoders (8) and Knob Select/On Keys
Offer direct control over everything from panning and gain to editing your most powerful plug-ins and EQ. These knobs can also be pressed to select/deselect and navigate through parameters.
Touch-sensitive Motorized Faders (8)
High-quality ALPS 100mm long throw faders offer accurate and smooth mixing. Touching a fader will automatically select the corresponding track.
Enable direct arming of tracks for recording and/or selection of each track's automation mode
Lock the selected track to a dedicated fader while allowing you to bank through tracks with the remaining faders”perfect for master fader and submix applications.
Function Keys (Shift Keys)
Used in conjunction with other keys on the MC Mix to provide alternate functions.
Punch in and out of recording when footswitch is connected.
Riser Brackets included to increase height and viewing angle.
Knob Set Selector Keys
Quickly assign the rotary encoders to control plug-ins, EQs, panning, signal routing and much more. You can either control the same parameter across all tracks or assign all knobs to one track for easy editing of multiple parameters at once.
Connects the MC Mix to your Mac. Ethernet hub or switch required to connect additional MC Mix unit(s) and MC Control unit or connect to a network.
High-resolution 128 x 64 pixel OLED display provides track name/number, detailed metering (from mono to 5.1 surround data), parameter name/value currently being modified by its corresponding rotary encoder, current automation mode, and more.
These keys solo/mute tracks and serve as transport controls when the Function Key is depressed.
Application Change lets you cycle through your applications, while the Workstation Change allows you to switch between multiple workstations.
Scroll through tracks using the Bank buttons (in groups of eight tracks at a time) and Nudge buttons (one track at a time).
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, 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, your new little buddy 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.
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."
If you have any questions, please call Apogee support at 310-584-9394.
Apple Logic 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 desktop 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. The monitor speakers each feature 36 watts of bi-amped power, UFLC 16mm soft dome HF unit, 100mm LF woofer and overall volume control.
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 fibres 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.
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.
Your cable is your sound. Superior wiring allows your signal to be quiet, eliminating frustrating hums, buzzing, and crackles.
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.
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