EURODESK SL3242FX-PRO Get a
Ultra Low-Noise Design 32-Input 4-Bus Studio/Live Mixer
with Premium Mic Preamplifiers and Dual Digital 24-Bit Multi-FX Processor
Available 1st quarter 2004
Tweak: Look interesting, especially the price at 629.99 USD.
There is also a new SL2442FXpro.
B-CONTROL AUDIO BCA2000 Get a
High-Speed USB 2.0 Multi-Channel Audio/MIDI
Control Interface with ADAT® Support, Surround Outputs and Extensive Monitor
Control Section. Available 2nd quarter 2004
Tweak: USB 2.0 arrives with
a new small footprint audio/MIDI interface.
Other Behringer New Products
- Premium 16-channel/4-bus small-format
- 16 new ONYX mic preamps comparable
to boutique preamps
- New 4-band Perkins EQ with dual sweepable
midrange controls provides warm, musical sound
FireWire option for streaming 16 independent channels of audio to
Tweak: Did you get
that? You can stream 16 channels over firewire to your computer with
the optional Firewire I/O. Awesome idea! There's also smaller models
too. See the
- 96x96 Channel I/O Matrix
- 72 Channels with DSP at 96kHz (32
Channels at 192kHz)
- Channel DSP includes Compressor/Limiter,
Gate/Expander, and 5-Band Parametric/Shelving EQ
- Bus/Return Switching for all Busses
- 24 Mix Busses with dynamics, assignable
to Main Mix, Channels, or Outputs
- Tabletop level control / monitor switcher
/ source selector & talkback box
- Big, convenient volume knob for precise
- Switch between 3 sets of studio monitors
- Built-in Talkback microphone for easy
communication with musicians
Roland never disappoints with the 3rd generation
Fantom, now sporting a color display and the ability to hold a full gigabyte
of sounds. Tweak: Perhaps
the best new keyboard of the year? The Fantom is racing ahead of the
pack. Get a
Tweak: This will be hard
to resist, the long awaited Fantom Rack Get a
Digital Studio Workstation with DVD.
Tweak: About time DVDR storgae
made it on multi-tracks. I expect many others to follow suit soon.
The Triton Extreme
No doubt about it. This is the TRITON with
attitude. The aggressive new TRITON Extreme isbursting at the seams with
more of everything that has made the TRITON family the workstation of choice
for tens of thousands of performers, producers and musicians the world over.
Tricked out with vacuum tube processing, USB audio CD burning and data sharing,
CompactFlash data storage, digital I/O and stuffed with sounds, it’s everything
TRITON – taken to the Extreme. Get a
Tweak: The "new" sounds
seem to be taken from the existing Korg triton expansion boards.
Korg Legacy Collection--Software versions of the MS-20, PolySix and
Also there will be an MS20 USB-MIDI controller
that reproduces the original MS-20 at 84% of the original size. Get a
Tweak: Now here's a winner
if i ever saw one. The Wavestation, Polysix and MS20 are arguably
Korg's best synths. In the software domain they will rule as their
ancestors did in hardware.
Active Studio Monitor
Not too long after we released our popular
TAPCO S•5 active studio monitor, folks started asking us for a bigger, louder
8-inch version with the same acclaimed sound. Your wish is our command.
The new TAPCO S•8 is the loudest, most accurate 8” active studio monitor
in its class, with a big low-end response especially well suited to modern
rock, hip-hop and dance music styles. Compare to the competition and hear
for yourself. The S•8 gives you more of a very goodthing.
Tweak: An alternative to
the Mackie HR824, anyone?
COMPACT 10 by Soundcraft features 4 mono and 6 stereo inputs, with additional
line input ¼” jack sockets on 4 of the stereo inputs.
Other standard features on the COMPACT
include 3 band EQ on the inputs, along with professional 48V phantom
power for condenser microphones, dedicated balanced and unbalanced Record
and Playback connections, independent engineer & artist headphone outputs,
and monitor outputs. The dual headphone feeds provide a level of monitoring
normally found in large commercial studios.
Tweak: Love the design
The E-MU® 1820M
is the flagship of E-MU's line of Digital Audio Systems, delivering
everything you need to produce audio on a PC with professional results-
24-bit/192kHz converters (the same A/D converters used in Digidesign®'s
ProTools® HD 192 I/O interface), hardware-accelerated effects and mixing,
comprehensive sync options and seamless compatibility with your favorite
PC audio/sequencer software. No other audio solution available offers
the performance, flexibility and value of the E-MU 1820M.
Tweak: This is
not your father's SoundBlaster. Get a
Also see the
Logic Pro 6 includes components
previously sold separately. Now you don’t need to worry about extending
Logic’s functionality. The ES1, EVP88, EXS24mkII, EVOC20, ES2, EVB3,
EVD6 and Space Designer are all available right in the box.
The Logic product line has been drastically
streamlined for NAMM 2004. What was once Logic Platinum is a comprehensive
software solution for the professional musician and producer which contains
the award-winning Logic Platinum 6 music production software plus the
complete Apple/Emagic DSP and audio instrument product line.
Logic Express 6 is specially designed
for the aspiring pro, offering an economic entry into the world of professional
audio production. This powerful Logic version features over 30 high-quality
DSP plug-ins, the EXSP24 sample player, the ES1 virtual analog synthesizer
and the EVP73 vintage e-piano.
Tweak: What a value!
The price is supposed to be about a grand and it will be due in March.
Cubase System 4
is Steinberg’s first integrated music production system, featuring MI4,
a powerful and versatile 4-channel USB Audio and 16-channel MIDI interface,
and Steinberg’s world-class sequencer Cubase SL. Designed as a cross
platform music production and audio editing solution, it’s one of the
most feature-rich systems of its kind, setting a new standard for USB
audio hardware and software integration.
IR-1 Parametric Convolution Reverb
IR-1 is for any DAW user who
needs superior reverbs and ambiences. IR-1 is a convolution reverb which
has flexible classic controls of the key reverb parameters. Unlike other
convolution reverbs only the IR-1 allows editing of all the traditional
reverb parameters. IR-1 comes with an extensive library of samples and
presets that recreate the sonic environment of over 60 carefully sampled
real acoustic spaces and over 60 samples and presets created by classic
hardware devices. The technology used in creating this library is based
on the culmination of years of research by leading acousticians with
Waves and establishes new benchmarks for clarity and accuracy in a sampling
Tweak: Waves catches
up to the competition and now has its own convolution reverb. Get a
The Musicians Bundle and
Transform Bundle V2
M-Audio announced the Firewire 18/14
which is an 18 in and 14 out audio interface with ADAT lightpipe connections.
Tweak: Move over MOTU,
here it comes. Get a