2004 Product Source - Portable production
Sep 7, 2004 4:02 PM
Handy gadgets for production on the go
Spike Powered Recording System: Spike includes the XD-2 24-bit/96k USB Audio/MIDI interface with Mackie digital preamps and onboard SHARC dynamics processing. Spike is bundled with Tracktion recording software with VST support, Ableton Live and a free Nomad Factory plug-in. Tracktion is an audio/MIDI workstation that features a powerful single-screen interface to provide instant access to functions requiring multiple screens in most current workstation software. Tracktion is compatible with Windows 98, 2000, ME and XP as well as Mac OSX 10.2 and above.
Eurorack UB 1002: This 10-input, two-bus mic and line mixer features two invisible mic preamps (IMPs), a musical three-band EQ and a switchable low-cut filter on all mono channels. There is one post fader FX send per channel for external FX devices, main mix outputs plus separate control room, headphones and stereo tape outputs. Tape inputs are assignable to main mix or control room and headphones outputs and there are two mono inputs and two stereo inputs. The mic inputs have switchable 48V phantom power. The mixer measures 2" x 7.25" x 8.66" and weighs 2.31lbs.
Universal ac/dc adapter
Mobile 70: With up to 70 W of continuous power, the Mobile 70 Universal ac/dc power adapter includes seven tips, a 3' ac input cord, a 3' dc input cord, a 6' dc output cord and a carrying pouch. The power unit is compatible with most manufacturers' laptop models. It weighs 7.5 ounces. Additional device power tips are available to power PDAs and cell phones. The ac input accepts 100 to 230 Vac. The dc input accepts 11.75 to 16Vdc.
Roll-up USB Keyboard: This computer keyboard rolls for easy storage. CE and FCC tested and approved, it is a standard USB 104-key keyboard. The keyboard is dust and moisture proof and is rated for 15,000,000 keystrokes. The flexible design is suited for use on the road when a laptop keyboard can be inconvenient to use.
Smart ID Technology
WFS-1: Seeking a WiFi hotspot with a laptop can be cumbersome, especially when the PC has to boot before it is realized that there is no access available. The WFS-1 WiFi detector sniffs for 802.11b and 802.11g nodes with the press of a button. The unit is about the size of a credit card and weighs less than three ounces. A red status indicator shows the Wifi signal strength. A green status indicator shows battery strength. It operates on 2 AAA batteries.
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