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Apple Music Production Pack

Product ID: 232345A

£1,576.00

ex VAT:  £1313.33

Apple Music Production Pack

£1,576.00

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  • Apple 21.5 inch iMac 2.3GHz Dual Core 7th Gen i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD with Retina 4k Display
  • Nektar 49 note velocity sensitive keyboard with synth action
  • Hooks up automatically to your DAW of choice
  • PreSonus Bus-powered USB 2.0 audio interface with MIDI I/O
  • 24-bit resolution; 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz sampling rates
  • Upgrade to PreSonus Studio One 5 Professional
  • AKG52 studio grade monitoring headphones
  • Closed back design eliminates all audio leakage
  • Citronic CM25 large diaphragm condenser microphone

Complete Your Set-Up

The Apple Music Production Pack is the most complete Home Studio Bundle there is. Combining all of the key elements of any good home studio into one pack, with this conglomerate you get an iMac, MIDI-Controller, Audio Interface, DAW, Headphones and a Condenser Microphone, meaning you can plug in and produce from the moment your package arrives.

Apple iMac

The Apple iMac is a reliable, flexible and powerful workhorse for a wide range of multimedia applications. The impressively sleek and robust design from Apple means it doesn’t take up to much room and provides an eye-catching environment to be creative with. The crisp 4K Retina display offers super-sharp text and photos and graphics are clearer than ever. The new model has all the design you need to work on the most intense projects and provides easy use for everyday tasks.

The heart of your home or pro studio. All the best studios whether world-famous or bedroom based have a mac at the heart of their setup. For those wanting to take their recording above and beyond, streamline the time it takes to record and use the best software in the most efficient manner then a Mac is for you.

Nektar LX49+

The Impact LX49+ USB MIDI controller is jam-packed with intelligent and expressive performance control not even available on many premium products. Ever wanted a controller that hooks up automatically to your DAW? Impact LX+ does exactly that.

Nektar DAW Integration custom designed for Bitwig, Cubase, Digital Performer, FL Studio, GarageBand, Logic, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason, Sonar and Studio One takes Impact LX49+ way beyond functionality normally offered by a USB MIDI controller keyboard. With Impact LX49+ the hard work is done, so you can focus on your creativity.

Impact LX49+ Controller Keyboard

The 49 note velocity sensitive keyboard is a synth action with a medium tension. The full-size, piano-style keys are covered to protect against dirt and dust while also complementing the Impact LX+ design. With 4 velocity curves gradually increasing in dynamics there is a choice for any playing style. If you don’t need velocity, 3 fixed velocity levels cater for a consistent output. Octave and transpose buttons, as well as pitch bend and modulation wheels, are within reach, so you can quickly shift the keyboard up or down as needed, or apply additional articulation with the wheels.

Octave and Transpose Buttons

There is more to the 4 Octave & Transpose buttons than meets the eye. 4 functions are selectable on the fly so you can make important changes at any time, even while you play. A key combination makes assignment quick and easy. Choices include sending out MIDI Program Messages, change the Global MIDI Channel or select any of Impact LX49+’s 5 user presets with either the Octave or Transpose buttons.

Control Centre

Nine 30mm faders, 9 MIDI buttons and 8 encoders are at the centre of Impact LX+’s control panel. Each control is fully programmable to send any MIDI CC message for use with hardware or software MIDI products. Used with Nektar DAW integration, the controls take on a life of their own, providing flexible pre-mapped DAW control giving you the best of both worlds. Control settings can be stored in any of the 5 Impact LX+ presets for recall at any time. And if you switch Null on, any parameter values are stored when you change presets so you avoid parameter jumping.

Pads

For groove and beat creation, Impact LX49’+s 8 velocity-sensitive pads make life easy. Calibrated to trigger at a light touch, finger drumming is suddenly well within reach with a nice and even velocity response. Each pad can be assigned any MIDI note number or MIDI cc message for use as MIDI trigger or toggle buttons. But the best part is the “Pad Learn“ feature, which allows you to just select a pad, play the note or drum sound you want on the keyboard and assignment is done. No complex menus for a task that’s essential to getting the most out of your pads. Assignments are stored over power cycling so you don’t lose your settings when you switch your system off for the night. In addition, 4 pad map locations can store your settings for future recall.

Nektar DAW Integration

Impact LX49+ software integration supports most of the popular DAWs. A common workflow gives access to many of the functions you are most likely to need when recording and performing with your Impact LX49+. The best part is that it’s all done for you: Simply complete the installation process and start making music! Impact LX49+ DAW integration currently supports Cubase, Digital Performer, FL Studio, Garageband, Logic, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason, Sonar and Studio One. Buttons and controls are labelled so you don’t have to remember how they are assigned. That’s why Impact LX49+ is a breeze to use but with enough extra features under the hood to challenge even the most experienced power user.

Transport & Navigation

The 6 dedicated transport buttons are always within reach and mapped to control Cycle, Rewind, Forward, Stop, Play and Record. Press Shift to get access to alternate functions such as Goto L, Set L, Set R, Undo, Click and Mode. Dedicated Track up/down and Patch up/down buttons are located below the display.

Mixer Control

Press mixer and the first 8 Impact LX+ faders are assigned to control 8 channels of your DAWs mixer. The alternate Bank up/down function moves control assignments to the next or previous group of 8 channels. The 9th fader is assigned to the currently selected channel so you always know where to find it. The buttons under the faders follow the channel assignment of their corresponding fader and can control Mute or Solo. Pan for the group of 8 channels controlled by the faders is handled by the 8 pots. Fader 9 is used for control volume of the current mixer channel as well as master volume.

To help you get the best out of your screen real estate, Impact LX also has shortcuts for opening and closing your DAWs mixer window so you can see what’s going on.

Instrument Preset

The Instrument button assigns all controls to instrument parameters once an instrument track is selected in your DAW. Nektar mapping ensures this is done automatically, so you can start tweaking immediately. Better still, many devices and plugins are pre-mapped to match the blue control labels on the Impact LX+.

The Page Button

With Nektar DAW Integration, a page button allows you to switch between Default settings and User settings with LEDs clearly indicating which page is active. Each page changes assignments of the 8 pots, leaving the User page for example for your own assignments. Many pre-mapped plugins take advantage of the two pages*. So you could use it for immediate access to both, oscillator 1 and oscillator 2 parameters from the pots, switching between oscillators using the Page button.

In addition, a typical control layout places amp and filter ADSR envelopes on the pots for instant access, when you hold the “Instrument” mode button, regardless of whether the Default or User page is selected.

“Grab” and Nektar Maps

The Nektar “Grab” mode allows you to temporarily assign parameters to controls as you work on your project. It’s as easy as holding down shift while moving the parameters on the instrument you want to control followed by moving the controls on Impact LX+ you want them assigned to. Some DAWs even supports saving “grabbed” parameters to a Nektar map* which means you can completely customize your assignments for future use.

User Presets & Programming MIDI

If you mainly want to use your DAW’s MIDI learn features, Impact LX49+ is easy to come to grips with. There are 2 non-overlapping, read-only presets on the Mixer and Instrument buttons so you can quickly switch between independent and unique setups. These presets are also used for Impact LX49+’s integrated DAW support.

In addition, 5 user presets are programmed for GM compatible and “learn-friendly” setups plus they can, of course, be overwritten with your own settings. You could set up Impact LX49+ for use with Pro Tools or Ableton Live for example, both of which have limited integration options. Using Impact LX49+”s generic MIDI controller capabilities, setups can get you quite far.

With the Impact LX49+’s “Null” function switched to on, parameter values are stored when you switch between presets so you avoid parameter jumping.

Connectivity & Apple iOS

As a low powered USB device, Impact LX49+ works with all USB devices that feature a Class compliant MIDI driver. This includes all version of Windows from XP and higher, Apple OS X 10.5 and higher plus Linux (as long as a USB MIDI driver package is installed).

And if you are often on the move you can easily hook your Impact LX49+ keyboard to an Apple iPad using the iPad’s optional USB camera connection kit (optional). Of course, the Impact LX is powered by the iPad so you can work away for as long as your iPad remains charged.

Bitwig 8-Track Included

Bitwig 8-Track is included with every Impact LX+ so you can start producing, performing, and designing sounds like a pro from day one. Bitwig 8-Track gives you access to over 50 software instruments and effects for use on up to 8 audio or MIDI project tracks, and you can use any 3rd party VST plug-ins you might own, too. The ‘Bitwig Essentials Package’, a highly versatile handpicked selection of loops, clips and samples, is also included to help you get started. So put all that together and you have a powerful sketchpad for your musical ideas featuring the acclaimed workflow of Bitwig Studio.

Nektar DAW Integration supports Bitwig 8-Track, so using Nektar Impact LX+ and Bitwig 8-Track together is a fantastic combination. If you are just starting out, you will find it’s the perfect way to take your first steps in the world of digital music creation. And if you’re already familiar with using computer software, then you’ll be amazed at what this combination has to offer!

PreSonus AudioBox

A great choice for mobile musicians, guitarists, and podcasters, the 2-in, 2-out AudioBox USB® 96 audio interface is bus-powered, compact, ruggedly built, and works with virtually any PC or Mac recording software. It boasts two combo mic/instrument inputs with high-performance Class A mic preamplifiers, MIDI I/O, and professional-quality, 24-bit, 96 kHz converters. And it comes with PreSonus’ amazing Studio One® Artist DAW software for Mac® and Windows®.

Studio One 5

From studio to stage, Studio One 5 is your creative partner, production assistant, online publisher, mastering suite, and bandmate. No other DAW lets you compose, record, produce, mix, master, and perform... all from a single application with an intuitive, time-saving drag-and-drop workflow.

Supercharge your Studio

Studio One is the only DAW that lets you record, produce, compose, mix, master, publish, and perform from a single intuitive interface—and its drag-and-drop workflow will supercharge your creativity. While Studio One is loaded with world-class virtual instruments and effects that keep your imagination flowing, it’s also a robust creative tool for songwriters and arrangers thanks to its Chord Track and Harmonic Editing, allowing you to quickly audition new harmony and chord structures in Instrument Tracks and even Audio Tracks. The built-in Project Page handles all of your mastering needs, and when your EP or podcast is done, you can publish directly to SoundCloud without leaving the application. When it comes time to perform and support your record, use Studio One’s new Show Page live on-stage to leverage your studio tracks as backing tracks; play virtual instruments live; use the third-generation Ampire live to re-create your studio guitar tones; and Studio One Native Effects to process your live vocals. You can even create and rearrange your entire setlist, show after show. All from Studio One.

What's new in Version 5

  • Show Page - Lets you add backing tracks, virtual instruments, and plug-in racks for live musicians all from a single, intuitive, drag-and-drop interface
  • Score View - Based on our award-winning Notion composition and notation software, the new Score View lets you enter, view, and edit notes using standard notation.
  • Clip Gain Envelopes - The newly-added Clip Gain Envelope for correcting sections of audio that are either too loud or too soft, without adding a compressor or limiter plug-in.
  • Melodyne Essential 5 integration - The new Melodyne Essential 5 adds vastly improved vocal editing tools, integrated chord detection and a chord grid.
  • Redesigned Native Effects™ plug-in suite - The complete suite of Studio One’s Native Effect plug-ins have a fresh new look and some amazing new features. Several plug-ins—including Analog Delay, Rotor and Tricomp—have been updated with a State Space Modeled drive stage for natural analogue saturation.
  • Extended Mixer Scenes - Capture your entire console state and recall the entire mixer scenes or selectively recall Volume, Pan, Mute, Inserts, Sends, and more on any or every channel.
  • Aux Channels - A new channel type that allows any external instruments and audio sources to be fed into Studio One®’s mixer without the need to create an audio track that clutters your session.
  • Independent Listen Bus - Control room feed, independent of the main output, with its own level control, AFL/PFL solo option, and insert slots for your favourite room calibration plug-ins.
  • Key Switches and Note Controllers support - Filtered and excluded from any type of playback processing, and Studio One now supports Note Controllers and MIDI Polyphonic Expression
  • MTC/MMC Sync - Studio One can now be synced to external hardware devices via MIDI Time Code.
  • AKG K52

    For exceptional sound at home, in the studio or on the road the AKG K52 Closed-Back Headphones represent unbelievable value for money. The comfortable and durable design houses the powerful drivers so that you capture all of the audio without bothering the outside world.

    Closed back design

    The beauty of the AKG K52's is that the closed-back design helps eliminate any sound spillage. This is very useful in a studio environment when the singer may need a click track and you don't want the audio from the click to spill into the recording. On the flip side of the coin, the wearer will get great isolation for outside audio which can be a big bonus for live engineers.

    Underneath the closed back of the K52's resides a large 40mm driver capable of a full 18 to 2000Hz range. No part of the music will be missed out, you'll hear rich basses, punchy mid-range and shimmering treble all without any sort of exaggeration - in short, pure and clear sound.

    Comfort as standard

    AKG are renowned for making world-class headphones that not only incorporate superior sound technology but also a level of comfort that can guarantee fatigue-free studio sessions. The headband is fully exposed and will naturally fit to your head to support the 200g weight. This coupled with the plush earpads means you may forget that you're wearing the K52's at all.

    The AKG K52 Closed-Back Headphones are powerful enough to be considered by professionals whilst being priced so that anyone can hear the astounding clarity AKG deliver. Whether using them in the studio or just enjoying your sound out and about, the AKG K52's are an excellent purchase.

    Citronic CM25

    Large-diaphragm condenser microphone with cardioid polar response pattern for accurate reproduction of vocals and instruments in a recording or broadcast studio. All metal construction with a bespoke shock-mount and magnetic pop-shield included, ready to mount to a standard microphone stand or boom arm. Connection via XLR for high quality balanced audio output and phantom power from a mixing console or dedicated phantom power supply. Supplied with a 3m balanced XLR lead in a fitted aluminium transit case.

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