in the Pipeline
Winter Namm 2007
Emu 0404 USB 2.0
E-MU's new 0404 USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface delivers an unparalleled
level of audio performance to your PC with premium 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A converters,
pristine XTC mic/line/hi-Z preamps, ultra-low jitter clock and rock-solid stability.
From its plug-and-play functionality and hands-on ergonomic design to professional
features and signal-to-noise specs that are simply unmatched by any other USB interface
on the market, the 0404 USB will forever change your expectations of USB audio.
Emu announces beta
for its 0404 and 0202 Audio interfaces.
Tweak: Who's shouting? Do I want Emulator X2 on my Mac?
- High-performance UHF True Diversity Headset System with 320
selectable frequencies for ultimate flexibility
- True Diversity technology and proprietary antenna design
ensures exceptionally long range for greatest signal reliability and freedom
- Simultaneous operation of up to 20 wireless systems possible*
- Ultra-wide audio bandwidth for highest signal integrity
- High-performance IRC compander guarantees incredible dynamics
and low noise
- Excellent headset microphone perfect for vocal applications,
featuring a Panasonic condenser transducer
- Transmitter features extremely long battery operating life
with a 9 V battery (not included)
- Mute function and Low Battery indicator conveniently located
- Receiver utilizes proprietary scan function for microphone
- The ultimate piano for homes, music schools, houses of worship,
etc. No traditional tuning or maintenance needed
- Elegant wood grain cabinet with dark rosewood finish and
- 88-note weighted hammer-action keyboard accurately recreates
the feel of an acoustic grand piano
- High-grade 40-Watt speakers and cabinetry deliver a truly
dynamic sound, rich with presence and power
- New stereo sampling RSM (Real Sound Memory) tone generation
for the ultimate in instrument realism
Nano Patch- Passive
- Super compact 2 channel analog passive volume control
- Completely transparent operation
- 2 x combo inputs, 2 x TRS outputs.
- Rotary volume attenuation control
- Mute button
- No power required
- Sturdy steel chassis
For their 60th anniversary, AKG is releasing a breathtaking
and instantly collectible version of the famous C414. The LTD version is based off
of the XLS version. As you would think, LTD stands for Limited, and they plan on
only making 2,007 of them. What makes it different? Well, they've handpicked each
diaphragm. While new AKG mics are fairly well known for their similarity between
any two of the same models, these will be virtually identical to each other. Along
with this, they've been sharply housed in nickel. AKG is including a pretty nice
toolbox mic case with them along with wind screen, popper stopper, and shockmount.
At $1199, this will make a great investment and a great addition to any mic closet.
This would be a lovely addition to many pro studios.
MX500 Dual Stereo/Surround Reverb Processor
The new MX500 takes our
innovative “hardware plug-in” feature to the next level by actually streaming dual
stereo audio via FireWire. Now you can have the rich, luscious Lexicon sound that’s
defined studio reverb for three decades in a purely digital form. With all the convenience
of an automated plug-in right inside your DAW program.
Alright, FX processors take the leap to Firewire. This is significant in many
ways. Rather than seeing the unit as an outboard processor, its more like
an extension of the DAW, and is bound to ease the demands on your CPU.
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M-Audio Conectiv USB DJ Interface
First Up: Conectiv 4x4 USB Audio Interface
with Torq Performance Software
M-audio demonstrates their
new DJ package at Namm 2006
Here's the Scoop:
Conectiv, developed by M-Audio’s
SynchroScience division, is the world’s first bus-powered 4
x 4 USB audio interface designed for DJs who perform and produce
tracks with a laptop. Together, Conectiv and the included Torq
software form the ultimate DJ tool—high-fidelity audio, all
the right kinds of I/O (including dual phono preamps), and the
ability to mix, beat-match and cue digital files with ease.
Use them as a completely digital solution and leave the heavy
stacks of vinyl or bulky wallets of CDs at home—or process your
vinyl and CDs on the fly. You can even create a hybrid digital/vinyl
DJ rig by using Conectiv and Torq with specially encoded control
vinyl discs or CDs. Torq supports popular formats such as MP3,
WAV, WMA and AAC files and is configured to automatically work
with Conectiv—no messy set-ups. And unlike most digital DJ systems,
Conectiv works with other third-party software as well.
I like that M-audio has not missed
the point that for devices to work in a live context, they must be simple.
This package could actually lead to a large scale infusion of computer
technology for DJs
M-Audio MidAir 25 25-Key Wireless USB MIDI Controller
Yep. another keyboard controller
from M-Audio. (They have no less than 20 in their line).
But this one is different. It's wireless. And that open
a new dimension on to things. The composer does not have to be slaved
to an office type chair as they do their work. Indeed, you
can get quite far away from the computer if you want to.
- 25-key velocity-sensitive
wireless keyboard > perform
and produce with total freedom
- 8 MIDI-assignable knobs
> wirelessly tweak controllers
onstage or in the studio
- USB 1.1 and MIDI in/out
ports on receiver > control
software or traditional MIDI instruments
- powered via 9V DC power
> total wireless freedom
- class-compliant with Windows
Mac OS X > no
EX66 Active Reference Monitor (200 Watts, 2x6 in.)
The EX66 is distinguished by its
digital as well as analog inputs as you can see form the impressive
looking backside. An M-audio rep said the EX66 was designed
to compete with high end studio monitors like the DynAudio and Genlec.
It was too loud in the convention center to evaluate them, but they
certainly looked the part.
M-Audio Sputnik Multi-Pattern Tube Microphone
M-audio debuted a new Tube Mic, in
the shape of the Solaris, but with a shiny finish, called the Sputnik
The new Sputnik large-diaphragm studio
tube condenser microphone is based on classic vacuum tube design principles
and manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities to exacting standards,
this multi-pattern, large diaphragm studio condenser delivers the lush,
classic sound that is normally associated with rare and expensive vintage
The sputnik is a multi-pattern
mic with a dedicated power supply and low current 6205M
dual triode tube, custom tuned with Los Angeles studio
engineers, they told me.
Mackie Onyx Satellite FireWire Audio Interface
|Onyx Satellite represents a breakthrough for
computer-based audio and music production. As the world's first
2-piece FireWire recording system, Satellite consists of a portable
recording Pod with premium Onyx mic preamps, and a desktop Base
Station with additional inputs and outputs. You simply undock the
Pod when you want to record on location leaving the Base Station
connected to all your desktop studio gear (microphones, instruments,
headphones, studio monitors, etc.). Then, once you've returned to
your studio, simply dock the Satellite Pod back into the Base Station
with a reassuring ?click. |
Naturally, they give you Tracktion to get
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