M1 Active 520 and 620
These are active nearfields with 5" and 6.5" woofers
respectively. There are EQ switches that allow you to tailor the sound
for adding a sub later.
Motif Rack ES
The upgraded Motif Rack now offers a
175 MB waveform rom (compared to the previous 85MB), 128 notes of polyphony
and more. Will take 2 PLG modular synthesis boards and a built in USB
midi interface. See, Yamaha has had alternative synthesis ofr years
already. While it might not look as impressive as some of the new pieces
above, you can bet it is a module of tremendous power and at an affordable
Voice Pro Professional Voice Processor
Alogorithms can manipulate pitch, time
and character. 4 voice harmony and "transducer" modeling for emulating
voice over phone, radio and megaphones. Tweak: Looks great with a large
color display. Balanced analog and AES/EBU digital I/O. Has Ethernet
connectors, word clock and an RS-232 port. Estimated list price of $3495.
Let's see, if I can remember how to ride a bike... Of course gear of
this caliber is for the pro studio, so most of you guys can just stop
looking at it OK?
FX series Mixing Consoles (16, 24 and 32 channel)
4 busses with inserts, dual USB ports
that go to a computer and a memory stick. Features MP3 compression.
4 band EQ, Effects onboard, hi gain/low noise preamps. Tweak: Looks
good for studio as well as live use. If you have a band that records
this could be the ticket.
R-1 Portable 24 bit WAVE Recorder and Player
24 bit/44.1. Has an MP3 mode for long
recordings. Connects by USB 2.0 and saves onto compact flash. Tweak:
No Tape or discs means quiet recordings. Has internal mics or can use
an external stereo mic on a 1/8th inch miniplug. Could be an easy way
to make samples on the run. Also see
the R-4 which
can connect 4 XLR mics and has onboard phantom power and a hard drive.
FA-66 6 channel Portable Firewire Interface
The FA-66 has 2 mic pres on combo inputs
with phantom power and 2 RCA inputs. 4 balanced outs with s/pdif I/O
as well. Bus powered. Metal construction. Tweak: This one is going to
win a lot of hearts with the laptop crowd. I like it already. Maybe
I will finally be able to shut up about my reservations on laptop recording.
That would be cool.
Truth B2092A 360 watt Studio Subwoofer
Tweak: Linear bass down to 32Hz. This
will help many of us with small 5 and 6 inch nearfields. If it sounds
good they have a winner. There aren't enough inexpensive studio-quality
subs out there, and this helps stir the competiion.
MicroHD 2 channel Hum Destroyer
Breaks up ground loops and converts unbalanced
to balanced at the same time, for a suggested list of $24.99 USD. That's
a lot cheaper than the ones you can find now. Tweak: Deal! I'll take
6! Just the thing for those old humming synths you have. Heck, at this
price you can get one for every unbalanced piece you own. Listen your
garbage gear turn into fresh hum-free garbage again! Due 2nd quarter
2005. But wait longer to order one. I get the first batch.
Summer Namm 2004--Nashville
MultiMix Mixers with USB Audio
- _ 8USB and 12USB have 4 high-gain mic/line.
- _16 USB has 8 high-gain mic/line (XLR and 1/4”
balanced) inputs with phantom power, 2 stereo balanced 1/4” line
inputs, aux send (can send to onboard or external effects), stereo
- _100 28-bit onboard preset effects including
reverbs, delays, chorus, flanging, pitch and multi-effects
- _3-band EQ per channel with high/low shelving
and mid band pass/reject
- _Separate 1/4” balanced main and monitor outs,
- _Integrated USB Port to transfer audio directly
between the MultiMix USB mixer and your computer
- _16-bit stereo simultaneous inputs and outputs
- _ No drivers required
- _Plug and play operation under Windows and Mac
Tweak: The interesting thing
here is the USB transfer to computers.
USB/MIDI Keyboard Controller with Audio
_Revolutionary Axyz Controller Dome with 3D control
over audio effects and virtual instruments
_Complete MIDI control
with ten 360° endless knobs, ten buttons, and three active layers for
over sixty immediately accessible controls
_24-bit, 44.1/48 kHz Audio
with balanced, stereo audio inputs and outputs
keyboard and great-feeling, full-size Pitch and Modulation wheels
_LCD screen with dedicated encoder for fast and easy setup
template placement for instruments and DAWs
_20 editable, storable
o USB Bus Power
o External Adapter (Optional)
o 4 C-size batteries (Optional)
o Windows and Mac OS Ready
Roland proudly announces the Juno-D — the most competitively
priced and full-featured synthesizer in its class. Hundreds of new radio-ready
sounds are packed into the Juno-D’s jet-black metal chassis, along with
a world-class array of expressive multi-effects, realtime performance
controllers, and tools for groove creation and composition. Considering
how much power it packs for such little cash, the new Juno redefines
the phrase “bang for the buck.”
- Affordable 61-note synthesizer with 64-note polyphony,
improved keyboard feel, and GM2 compatibility
- 768 newly programmed radio-ready Patches, 22
Rhythm Sets, and 40 Performance memory provided
- Patches organized in categories such as Piano,
Guitar, Orchestra, etc.
- Two Tones can be assigned to each Patch, and
can be split or layered
- 47 multi-effects, eight reverb types, 8 chorus
- Powerful arpeggiator, with 400 phrase/arpeggio
templates for instant sonic animation
- 24 Multi Chord memory for one-finger chord triggering;
32 Rhythm Guide metronome with preset patterns and variations
- D Beam controller and front-panel control knobs
for expressive performance
- Mac/PC editing software included
Tweak: Looking like a great synth
at a reasonable price.
The E-MU® 0404 Digital Audio System delivers everything
you need to produce audio on a PC at a breakthrough price - pristine
24-bit/96kHz converters, hardware-accelerated effects and mixing, and
seamless compatibility with your favorite PC audio/sequencer software.
The E-MU 0404 Digital Audio System offers the same hardware acceleration
as the rest of E-MU's Digital Audio Systems, providing you with professional
sound quality and powerful DSP an affordable price.
The E-MU 0404 features:
- Pristine 24-bit, 96kHz converters that deliver
an amazing 111dB (A/D) and 116dB (D/A) SNR and Dynamic Range
- Flexible connectivity with 1/4" analog I/O, optical
and coaxial 24/96 S/PDIF I/O, and MIDI I/O for seamless integration
with your entire studio
- 32 Channels of zero latency Hardware Mixing/
Monitoring with super-flexible virtual patchbay - no external mixer
- Full compatibility with most popular audio/sequencer
applications with ultra-low latency WDM, DirectSound® and ASIO 2.0
- Powerful software studio package
Other new products
more info at www.redmatica.com
is the new revolutionary software dedicated to the automatic advanced
sampling of midi instruments.
Designed to be a creative tool for bridging the gap
between high quality hardware synths and the virtual studio world AutoSampler
creates ready to play Exs24 instruments just by connecting your mac
to a midi sound source. Through the use of a suited host program as
Logic, it's also possible to sample virtual instruments. The more advanced
features let you create instruments that switch/fade between keymaps
sampled with varying synthesis parameters. It's also possible to create
very complex sounds from multiple synth sources, using graphic mix volume
envelopes to dynamically composite the different layers of sound.
Tweak: if you are running Logic's
EXS and have synths and drum machines in the studio closets, bring them
out and add their instruments to your EXS library.
The UA-25 is a powerful USB Audio/MIDI interface designed to offer premium
sound quality, rugged durability, and complete portability to the computer-based
audio engineer. The UA-25 is compact enough to travel anywhere you can
take your computer. It is designed using high-grade aluminum for the
chassis, which offers two benefits: 1) The UA-25 can withstand hard
impacts that are normally associated with traveling or working in the
field, and 2) The aluminum is an excellent shield against high-frequency
interference from other electrical components. The UA-25 is USB Powered,
so you never have to plug it into a wall socket, but it manages to power
condenser microphones with 48V Phantom Power. The Seasoned audio professional
will love the UA-25 for its ability to output audio at +4dBu from the
balanced 1/4” outputs, making it the best portable audio interface to
pack between the field and the studio.
unveils a major update to the most powerful software-sampling program
of all time, GigaStudio™ 3.0. With a complete overhaul of all of the
main functions, several major enhancements including a sleek ergonomic
UI and the addition of many completely new features, GS3 is touted to
become one of the most highly anticipated software music products ever.
This new version, a from-the-ground-up rewrite of
the original application, adds dozens of new features for composers,
sound designers and music producers. Available in three versions – Orchestra,
Ensemble and Solo – it offers up to unlimited polyphony, 96kHz/24-bit
sample support, ReWire support, VST FX, and GigaPiano 2, real-time convolution
and a new look and feel to maintain GigaStudio's presence at the forefront
of the sampling market. And it retains the features that made it the
professional choice for sampling, such as disk streaming, the lowest
latency of any sampler and the best sound libraries in the world.
more info at
Ableton proudly presents Live's most significant release
to date: Live 4. This release extends Live's real-time music-making
approach to the complete range of today's music production techniques.
In Live 4, you will find a complete and inspiring
approach to MIDI sequencing, pattern recording, drag-and-drop sampling,
virtual instruments and MIDI hardware support. We have also made substantial
extensions and enhancements to existing functionality, including such
features as swing/groove for audio and MIDI clips, a powerful new channel-routing
scheme, simplified recording, sample reverse, and several exciting new
creative options for the Session View.
Tweak: I'll see you in the upgrade
line at Ableton