Today M-Audio announced that they are releasing a standalone version of their popular Session software. Previously only available with the FastTrack USB device, users can now get a copy of thesoftware that comes with the new M-Audio Micro interface. This audio-interface looks like a tiny USB drive and gives users a ASIO (audio streaming in/out) driver for quality performance andsound.
"M-Audio’s Session software empowers virtually anybody turn their PC into a fun and versatile home recording studio. The software was designed with the typical consumer in mind, withan emphasis on ease-of-use. Session greatly reduces the learning curve and lets users dive right in and begin making music almost instantly.
Session ships with 3.5GB of loops and other instrument content, providing users with a diverse range of sounds from just about every musical genre. Simply by dragging and dropping loops intoplace, in a matter of minutes someone can go from blank slate to a professional-sounding masterpiece. With Session it’s as easy as building a solid foundation of drums and bass guitar,layering on some soaring guitar riffs, and finishing it off with some atmospheric synth lines.
For users who seek even more creative control of their music, M-Audio makes a variety of other high-quality audio interfaces for those who want to plug-in other instruments like a guitar, bass orkeyboard, or even a microphone for recording acoustic instruments and vocals. Session then gives users the power to quickly and easily mix together all these different sources, add effects likebig-name recording studios use and burn directly to CD to share with friends. From beginners looking to get their feet wet in music-creation to experienced musicians, Session is the solutionfor anyone who wants to make music on a PC. "
A lot of users have given Session the title of "Garageband for the PC" due to it’s ease powerful tools and ease of use similar to Apple’s Garageband software. M-Audio’s Session with theM-Audio Micro USB interface is available today for $49.99 at major retail outlets such as Amazon and Best Buy.