This week’s edition of Studio Deals is populated with affordable upgrades for your home studio setup and some great offers for content creators.
There are deals on DAW controllers, industry-standard podcasting mics, and much more. Let’s take a closer look at the offers currently available:
JBL 306P MKII
The 306P MKII is a 2-way 112W bi-amplified 6.5-inch active nearfield nearfield monitor in the popular JBL 3 Series. Its design brings together features from the 7 Series and the M2 Master Reference Monitor, with JBL’s Image Control Waveguide system.
The 306P is rear-ported, and on the rear panel, there are both XLR and TRS connections with +4 dBu and -10 dBv input settings. In addition, there is a boundary EQ feature and high-frequency trim, so you can tune the 306P to your room.
Overall, the 3 Series is a widely used choice for home studios, and the 306P provides plenty of value for the price.
- Get 20% off the JBL 306P MKII studio monitor
*Please note that the pricing listed is per unit
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TC Helicon GO XLR
Need an interface for your video content or live streaming setup? The TC Helicon GO XLR gives you a 4-channel mixer to manage your in-stream audio and make adjustments on the fly.
There is a range of vocal effects, including reverb, delay, pitch, gender, megaphone, robot, and hard tune, as well as sample buttons for triggering sound effects and recording clips.
You can create different profiles for each of the different shows on your channel, and there is even a button to sensor out language that may get your video demonetized.
- Save 35% on the TC Helicon GO XLR streaming interface
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The SM7B is still the world’s most popular microphone for podcasting and studio-based content creation, but it’s also an excellent mic for vocal recording.
Being a low-output dynamic microphone, it will need some extra gain before going into your interface. However, this design is ideal for recording at home in untreated acoustic environments because of how localized the pickup pattern is.
The SM7B is a first choice for speech and vocals, but it also works well on brass instruments and amp cabinets.
- Get nearly 15% off the Shure SM7B dynamic broadcast microphone
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The APC64 is a controller designed for Ableton Live with an 8-track 32-step pattern sequencer built-in, so you can also use it for Dawless sequencing of MIDI-based instruments, as well as Eurorack synthesizers.
The design is built around an 8×8 button grid which can be used to launch clips for performance or live-style arrangement purposes. Meanwhile, you can program polyphonic instruments live or use the specialized drum mode for note input.
Besides that, there are 8 touch strips that give you control over panning, sends, and parameters on your effects and instruments. What’s more, you have tap-tempo and basic transport controls.
- Get nearly 15% off the AKAI APC64 Ableton Live controller
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PreSonus Faderport 8
The Faderport 8 is an 8-channel desktop DAW controller with 100 mm motorized dual-servo drive belt faders. Above these, the eight mini-displays give you a reading of any parameter activity happening on the selected channel.
Besides transport controls, there is a range of basic functions like channel panning, mute, solo, and record enable, that can speed up your workflow considerably.
The Faderport 8 offers Native Studio One support, and will also work with ProTools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton, Bitwig, Reaper, Digital Performer, and many other major DAW systems.
- Save over 25% on the PreSonus Faderport DAW controller
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More about Studio Deals:
*Note: percentage discounts may vary according to your region and currency conversion rates on the day of purchase. Displayed percentage discounts are guidelines only.
- JBL 306P MKII: JBL
- TC Helicon GO XLR: TC Helicon
- Shure SM7B: Bonedo
- Akai APC64 review - the controller: Gearnews
- PreSonus FaderPort 8: presonus.com
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