For any musician, one of the greatest things to happen in recent years is the phenomenal growth in power available for recording systems. Capabilities that used to cost thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollars, are now available for far less. Consider this complete recording studio in a box: based around a powerful Mac Mini computer, and loaded with mics, studio headphones and a comprehensive collection of software, it's fully capable of turning out pro-studio-grade recordings.
With a 2.5 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 at its heart, the compact, powerful Mac Mini carries the flexible connections and raw processing power you need for recording. Add on the Asus widescreen LCD display, a comfortable keyboard and mouse, and you've got a rock-solid base on which to build.
Software is the heart and soul of any modern recording studio, and this bundle includes a huge variety of software from some of the world's top music software companies. The included applications and plug-ins span the range from virtual instruments to studio mastering tools. Included are: Apple Garage Band, PreSonus Studio One Producer Digital Audio Workstation, Slate Audio VMR Virtual Processor Rack with Revival Module, Melda MModern Compressor & MFreeform Equalizer Plug-ins, IK Multimedia T-Racks Mastering Plug-ins, IK Multimedia Amplitube Guitar Amp Modeling Software, Native Instruments Komplete Elements Virtual Instruments and FX Package, iZotope Nectar Elements Vocal Processing Plug-in and UVI Digital Synsations Classic Synth Software Package — all in one box and ready to go.
Combining a professional side-address condenser mic with a detail and clarity that captures the nuances of vocals and acoustic instruments, with a pencil-style condenser designed for instruments and percussion, the Sterling Audio SP50/30 microphone pack, in a convenient storage case, covers the bases you need to start turning out great-sounding recordings.
The PreSonus Audiobox USB may be small, but it brings a robust feature set to the game. USB bus-powered, so there's no need for an external power supply, the Audiobox USB provides two input channels, with phantom-powerable combo 1/4"/XLR jacks switchable between microphone/instrument and line levels, with individual channel trim controls. Plus, the low-latency monitoring means you always hear what's happening without disturbing lag. Add 1/4" TRS balanced outputs for connection to professional studio monitors and standard MIDI I/O connections and you're ready to roll.
Since much contemporary music is intended to be listened to on headphones, we've included the Shure SRH240A headphones, one of the most popular studio headphones in the world. With padded earcups and an adjustable headband comfortable for long listening sessions, extended frequency response and legendary Shure quality, they'll put up with day-to-day use while providing full bass and crystal-clear mids and highs.