New Products

September 1, 2008


PCI network sound card

LX1616ES

Digigram

LX1616ES: Little sister to the LX6464ES sound card, which can exchange simultaneously 64 channels from and 64 channels to an Ethersound network, the LX1616ES can transmit and receive up to 16 Ethersound channels, thus connecting computer-based audio applications to a 100Mb/s Ethersound network via a single CAT5 cable. The LX1616ES is a suitable choice for direct-to-disc applications that don't necessarily require as many as 64 channels, but still require maximum flexibility to play and/or record selected ES-100 audio channels using a single CAT5 cable. A scaled-down version of the LX6464ES, LX1616ES offers an ideal starting point for price-sensitive applications, particularly since it can be upgraded on the fly from a 16/16 channel count to 32/32, 48/48 up to 64/64 through firmware updates. The combination of a PC equipped with an LX1616ES soundcard and an Ethersound-enabled digital mixing console results in a powerful and cost-effective multitrack recorder.
703-875-9100
www.digigram.com
input@digigram.com


Recording microphone

C 214

AKG

C 214: The C 214 offers a single-capsule, cardioid-only design that delivers similar performance to the dual-capsule C 414, but with only one diaphragm. Thanks to its 20dB attenuation pad and AKG's ultra-low noise electronic design, the C 214 can be used in sound fields as high as 156dB SPL. The C 214 features an integrated capsule suspension system that minimizes chassis-borne noise and resonances for even greater sonic accuracy. The C 214's double mesh, all-metal grille protects the capsule and ensures high RF immunity without affecting acoustical performance. The C 214 has road-tough construction quality with a modern scratch-resistant finish, a dent-resistant, metal grille and a gold-plated XLR-type output. It comes complete with a spider-type shock mount, windscreen and metal carrying case.
818-920-3212
www.akg.com
akgusa@harman.com


Guying systems

Phillystran

HPTG-I: A substitute for metal guy wire cables, Phillystran manufactures fiber ropes, strands and braids from fibers such as Kevlar, Twaron, Technora, Vectran, Spectra, Dyneema and Zylon. Tower guys can be installed for use with break strengths up to 252,000 lbs. with cable diameters ranging from 0.17" to 2.08".
215-368-6611
www.phillystran.com
info@phillystran.com


Tabletop CD player

C.324

Stanton Magnetics

C.324: The C.324 is designed for DJs who want to scratch CDs like vinyl. It features MP3 and CD audio playback with onboard file and folder browsing, onboard pattern and real-time sequencer for drum machine-style performances, seven on-board digital effects, and a sleek slot loading CD mechanism with LED for quick loading of CDs into the unit in low-light situations. The C.324 has added responsive trigger pads that offer real-time sample/loop sequencing. This means that trigger patterns can now be recorded in real time and looped instantaneously. Drum machine-style sequencing effects also bring a new twist to live DJ remixing. Using the C.324, sequences can be created in seconds compared to minutes using drum machines.
954-929-8999
www.stantonmagnetics.com
info@stantonmagnetics.com




CD/DVD duplicator

Forte

Disc Makers

Forte: The Forte is a stand-alone unit that does not require a computer. Its 20× DVD±R/40× CD-R drive features a 25-disc input/output capacity. The machine boasts a 160GB hard drive that stores up to 31 full-size DVD images. Throughput is 7 DVDs or 14 CDs per hour. Its small footprint and quiet operation make the machine suitable for any workspace size.
856-661-5532
www.discmakers.com
andre@discmakers.com


Acoustic ceiling tiles

Auralex's acoustic Ceiling Tiles

Auralex Acoustics

T-Coustic: Auralex's acoustic Ceiling Tiles can easily be installed into new and existing drop and suspending ceiling grids, and are ideal for upgrading in-room sound quality by controlling ambient noise and reducing noise transmission. The fabric-faced acoustical panels, which are available in standard ceiling grid sizes, can be customized in terms of size and thickness to meet any project's requirements. With an overall noise ratio coefficient of 0.80, Ceiling Tiles are available in standard white and black color options. The tiles are also available in custom colors on special request.
317-842-2600
www.auralex.com
auralexinfo@auralex.com


Light duty refastenings

Rip-Tie Rip Wrap

Rip Tie

Rip Wrap: Rip-Tie Rip Wrap can be used to bundle low voltage cables instead of nylon wire ties or tape. Many manufacturers are recommending soft-hold hook-and-loop ties for use with sensitive data cables. These ties are very inexpensive and weather resistant. Continuous and perforated rolls are available. Polyester construction makes this wrap ideal for outdoor installations.
800-348-7600
www.riptie.com
sales@riptie.com


Equipment rack

APW Mayville

APW Mayville

Glide and Turn: The Stantron Glide and Turn rack, features all-steel construction and is ideal for professional A/V applications. It is an excellent choice for professional facilities and consumer applications where the user prefers to keep the rack hidden from view when not in use. The rack is designed to fit into a wall as part of the architectural design, or inside a closet, although it can be positioned virtually anywhere. The upper part of the rack slides out in a cantilevered manner, and can be rotated to reach the back of the rack where the bulk of the cabling and connections reside. Available in sizes from 10RU to 30RU, all Glide and Turn racks can accommodate 19" rack-mountable equipment and can accommodate all of Stantron's standard 19" rack-mount shelves, accessories and filler panels.
800-558-7297
www.apwmayville.com


Three-sided on-air light

Markertek

Three-way Light: This three three-sided on-air light, which allows a full 180 degree view of the light when lit is available in 110Vac and 12Vdc configurations. The 12Vdc model features LED strips and is 3.125"W × 5"H × 2.375"D and weighs 0.5 pounds.
800-522-2025
www.markertek.com
sales@markertek.com




High-power tetrode

Thales Broadcast and Multimedia

TH 394: This tetrode, intended for the high-power FM radio broadcasting market, is specifically designed for the combined broadcast of digital and analog signals for IBOC. The use of air-cooling simplifies transmitter production, while reducing maintenance costs. The TH 394 tetrode delivers average analog power of 25kW, and average digital power of 2.5kW in combined broadcast mode with 10 percent IBOC. It offers 66kW of peak power.
413-569-0116
www.thales-bm.com
mricher@thales-bm.com


Laser-engraved panels

Laser Panels

Custom equipment panels: A custom project can look like a professional job when a clean connector panel is part of it. Laser Panels can cut and engrave metal panels to complete the finished look of any project, whether it's a custom rack panel, and outlet/gang box cover or the faceplate for a hand-made device. Available in several anodized metal colors or stainless steel, the panel engraving is filled in white. Brushed finishes and other options are available.
877-348-4300
www.laserpanels.com
info@laserpanels.com


Digital recorder for Ipod

Pro Track

Alesis

Pro Track: Pro Track provides convenient, direct-to-Ipod stereo digital recording in a portable, handheld form. Users can capture live audio anywhere and anytime. Pro Track's smart design integrates the Ipod into the recorder, with includes sleds to securely mount supported models. Two high-quality condenser microphones are built-in, fixed in XY stereo configuration for high quality field recording. Pro Track also offers a pair of combination XLR ¼" inputs for connection of external microphones and line sources. When running on plug-in power using the included adapter, Pro Track supplies 48V phantom power for power condenser microphones.
800-5-ALESIS
www.alesis.com
info@alesis.com


Compact stereo headphone amplifier

Multiphones Minipod

Henry Engineering

Multiphones Minipod: The Multiphones Minipod is a compact headphone amplifier that can easily be installed just about anywhere. Minipod is small and lightweight with rounded corners, perfect for mounting under a countertop. Even if bumped into, it won't scratch clothing or legs. It can be used as part of a Multiphones network or as a stand-alone headphone amp. A multi-listener network of Minipods can be built without a Multiphones Master unit: Just use CAT-5 cables to daisy-chain them together.
626-355-3656
www.henryeng.com
info@henryeng.com


File transfer software

Applied Answers

File Genius: File Genius replaces insecure FTP and e-mail file transfers. An intuitive interface works through a Web browser and does not require set up, hosting or maintenance. It provides security for all environments: SSL encryption, SHA hashed file directories, no password storage, no cookies, a proxy file system for layers of security, no FTP or other protocol port access, no session pages published all over the Web with links to download files, and hidden site addresses that cannot be found in search engines or site explorers. There are also no usage limits.
888-753-2245
appliedanswers.com
inquiries@appliedanswers.com




Sleeving machine

Expand-on

BTX

Expand-on: This patent-pending machine eliminates the tedious process of applying expandable sleeving to a cable bundle. Designed to work with cable bundles of nearly any length and sleeving ranging from ½" to 1¾", this machine reduces the time it takes to apply expandable sleeving from hours to a few minutes.
800-666-0996
www.btx.com
info@bi-tronics.com


USB cardioid condenser microphone

AT2020 USB

Audio-Technica

AT2020 USB: The new AT2020 USB offers studio-quality articulation and intelligibility. It plugs into a computer's USB port. The AT2020 USB is based on the design of Audio-Technica's AT2020 cardioid condenser microphone. Like the AT2020, it features a low-mass diaphragm, custom-engineered for extended frequency response and superior transient response. Audio-Technica's state-of-the-art design and manufacturing techniques ensure that the microphone complies with the company's renowned consistency and reliability standards.
330-686-2600
www.audio-technica.com
sales@atus.com


Master clock generator

Drawmer

M-Clock Lite

M-Clock Lite: The Drawmer M-Clock Lite is a simple, high quality AES Grade 1 master clock generator. It offers a streamlined and future-proof clock that syncs to rates up to 384kHz with an accuracy to 2ppm. In addition to the internal precision word clock, an external clock input allows the user to select an alternative clock source without having to re-route clock cables. M-Clock Lite features 10 word clock outputs, eight at the rear plus two on the front panel for easy access when the unit is rack-mounted.
702-365-5155
www.drawmerusa.com
sales@transaudiogroup.com


Optical recording media products

Falcon Technologies International

Falcon Media Pro: FTI has created a full line of recordable CD-R, DVD-R and Blu-ray discs to accommodate a wide range of needs and applications. Flagship FTI technologies contributing to the company's performance advantage include a 24k gold reflective layer that gives its CD-R and DVD-R media an archival life spans of more than 300 and 100 years, respectively, Ultra Hard Coat (UHC) scratch resistance protection, printable disc surface options of unmatchable quality, and ultra-performance inorganic alloy recording material for Blu-ray discs.
+971 7 244 6943
www.falconrak.com


Automation controllers

Actiontec Electronics Zcontrol

Actiontec Electronics

Zcontrol: While originally designed for home use to centrally manage electronics such as lights, security cameras, thermostats, motion detectors, and other devices, this control gateway can be adapted for remote sites as well. Zcontrol will allow users to control all devices through a common interface or the Internet. The first generation of the Zcontrol will be a stand-alone unit that can be accessed by PC or cellphone. Additional versions will be integrated into Actiontec's wireless routers and DSL gateways.
408-752-7700
www.actiontec.com




Audio distribution amp

Axel Technology

Axel Technology Parrot

Parrot: The Parrot is a high performance audio distribution amplifier with one stereo input and eight stereo outputs. It features both XLR-balanced and RCA outputs, which are individually buffered. Audio input is via XLRs. Using internal jumpers, the Parrot can be re-configured as a 1×16 distribution amp. With a stereo input, the Parrot can output mono or stereo signals, depending on the individual setting of each output pair. Each balanced output stage incorporates high-current line drivers capable to always deliver optimal signals to a number of locations even down long cable runs and with low load impedance. Parrot features a hardware bypass (via relay), which connects the input pair to the output 1 XLRs in case of ac power failure.
+39 51 736555
www.axeltechnology.com
info@axeltechnology.com


5.1 surround soundproduction library

Blastwave FX Revolver

Blastwave FX

Revolver: This all-in-one collection of 1,000 hi-definition 5.1 surround sound imaging elements, compositions, drones and trailers are distributed on six DVDs. Each sound was originally recorded at 24-bit 96kHz to ensure the highest quality then delivered as 24-bit 48kHz broadcast WAV files. And each file comes as an additional MP3 for quick referencing. Revolver is a click-and-drag library that is conveniently cataloged with embedded metadata for easy search and retrieval in Pro Tools, Avid, Sound Miner, Net Mix, Itunes and other popular sound library search engines.
www.blastwavefx.com
info@blastwavesfx.com


Studio master clock

ATI Group

MCDA-112

MCDA-112: The MCDA-112 can generate a perfect sync reference of 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192kHz, or can accept and regenerate an external reference to feed its 12 individually buffered BNC outputs. The MCDA-112 accepts AES, Word Clock or Super-Word Clock as external inputs and provides Word Clock or Super-Word Clock at its outputs. Front-panel controls and indicators include External Clock Format Select, Sample Rate Select, Output Clock Format Select, Input Termination, Clock Source and Front Panel Lock. The MCDA-112 derives its internal clock reference from a 24MHz precision oscillator and divides down to produce the output clock, thus minimizing errors, rather than multiplying up from 44.1 or 48kHz. A VCO receiver system regenerates input clock signals to remove anomalies and insure an ultra-low jitter output.
800-922-8001
www.atiaudio.com
sales@atiaudio.com


USB-equipped mixers

Zed 4-Bus series

Allen & Heath

Zed 4-Bus series: Similar to the smaller Zed-14, the 4-Bus series features the same high performance Duo Pre padless preamp, which is a quality microphone circuit and an optimized line input circuit, rather than one pre-amp handling both mic and line signals. It uses a two-stage design with carefully controlled amounts of gain in each stage, offering high headroom and a low noise, clean signal path. The Zed 4 bus series has a responsive four-band, two-swept mids EQ with in/out switch, six aux sends (two pre, two post, two pre/post), four sub groups, direct outputs on each mono channel, separate L, R and M main buses, 100mm long throw faders, two matrix outputs, and a talkback facility to auxes or LRM. The connectors are placed on the top surface for easy plug-in and patching, and the construction, with individual circuit boards nutted to the top panel, is identical to Allen & Heath's professional touring mixers.
800-431-2609
www.allen-heath.com/US


Upgrades and Updates

Axia Audio has released version 2.5.2g software for its family of analog and AES/EBU Audio Nodes. Version 2.5.2g introduces Mono Mode, continuous software monitoring, visual identification of allocated sources and front-panel hardware volume control for Router Selector Nodes. (www.axiaaudio.com)…BW Broadcast has acquired Danagger Audio Works and the Plan B line of dead-air prevention devices. BW will work with Danagger to design a series of new products, including an updated version of the Plan B. Support for legacy Plan B products will be handled by Danagger. (www.danagger.com)…V-Soft has developed a system that allows a user to gain authentication through an online Web server in addition to the physical local or network key. With this option, if a key is stolen or lost, V-Soft would disable the missing key on the Web server and issue a new key with a new number. (www.v-soft.com)



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