Nov 1, 2008 12:00 PM, by Erin Shipps, associate editor
DT 790 and DT 797: The basis of these new headsets is the DT 770 PRO with the addition of a pivoting gooseneck microphone boom, and one of two microphone capsules. Both models have been built to thrive in highly noisy environments. The DT 790, with dynamic microphone (hypercardioid), is specially designed with sound engineers in mind, while the DT 797, with condenser microphone (cardioid), has been developed for use by commentators in live broadcasting situations. The powerful headphone-systems feature a frequency response of 5Hz to 30kHz, providing an exceptionally balanced sound characteristic. The sound insulating housing and soft-skin ear pads provide isolation from ambient noise and the microphone boom makes sure the dynamic microphone can always be optimally adjusted into any required position. The microphone boom can be used at left or right side or can be moved into standby (upper) position. The single-sided cable will be available with a wide variety connectors to accommodate any application.
3D A19-style LED bulbs: The 3D A19-style LED bulbs offer vivid, colorful lighting in many versatile applications. The series comes in a UV-protective, plastic A19-shape globe covering that allows the LED light to shine in multiple directions (three dimensions) while still being protected from the environment. These hardy bulbs are perfect in any situation that allows for standard 26mm Edison screw base 120Vac attachments. These A19 incandescent replacement LED bulbs combine today's advanced Indium Gallium Aluminum Phosphide and Silicon Carbide/Gallium Nitride LED technology, standard electrical bases and a design that maximizes illumination. They have a power draw of just 3.6W to 4.32W, up to 11-year LED operating life and seven sunlight-visible LED light colors from which to select.
Surround mixing console
Decennium 5.1: Klotz Digital has streamlined the Decennium to fulfill the requirements for a wide range of surround 5.1 applications, making it a valuable tool for radio surround productions. Moreover, the console was also redesigned for easy operation of surround sound in live broadcasts. Surround, stereo, and mono sources can be mixed and processed together. Depending on the current requirements, 5.1 surround sources can be assigned either as single audio channels on separate faders, or as a combined 6-channel-block to any single fader, allowing easy cross fades. It is fitted with a central DSP and control section, programmable function keys, and master fader. An LCD screen is integrated to display audio level meters, all important console functions and parameters. Additionally, a totally new fader module with motorized faders has been developed, offering a couple of new functions such as virtual multi layers, source related signal indicators, and improved access to buses.
Pro audio receivers
Expanded SFX: The latest family of IDC's IP-based DVB-S/S2 digital audio receivers for professional radio broadcast networks is now available in a two-stereo pair configuration with an integrated hard drive for split copy insertion. Audio codecs include MPEG2 Layer 2, 3 and AAC, as well as MPEG4 LC-AAC, HE-AAC/AAC Plus versions 1 and 2 plus enhanced Apt-x. Livewire from Axia is also included for low delay and high reliability distribution of digital audio over Ethernet to minimize cabling and eliminate audio distortion caused by high electrical noise environments.
Mr. Light LED: Mr. Light LED is a compact and efficient signaling device, ideal for radio studios, recording suites and radio control rooms. An internal high-intensity LED array provides optimal visibility in any environmental light condition. As an option, Mr. Light LED is also available in the double-sided version, featuring two illuminated faces. Warning texts (such as on air, silence, etc.) are printed on transparent films and can be chosen from the standard range or customized for your application. The display can be constantly illuminated or blinking, and easily modified by replacing the film. With the included bracket, Mr. Light is easily mounted to the wall or to the ceiling. An optional, additional bracket is available to allow for easy flag mounting.
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XLR RF filter/hum eliminators
Inline-EMCF, Inline EMCM: Even the best starquad audio cables aren't immune to RF signal attenuation. What's more, you can never be certain about the quality of installation on stage boxes and patch panels at a venue. Be 100 percent sure with these inline filters designed around Neutrik's EMC XLR connectors. The EMC's integrated LC-filter rejects RF interference and LF noise while having no effect on balanced audio signal. Use on inputs or outputs.
Harris Z/DX transmitter interface
Plus Connect HZ and Plus Connect HDX: The Plus Connect HZ and the Plus Connect HDX bring hundreds of parameters from the Harris Z and the Harris DX transmitters directly to the Burk ARC Plus remote control, with remote management via Web, software, dial-up and front panel. A single serial connection reduces installation time and allows detailed monitoring of parameters not available via external parallel wiring.
Nov 1, 2008 12:00 PM, by Erin Shipps, associate editor
C11: Small, energy efficient and silent are the attributes given to the 14 different models in the C11 audio codec family. The products are fully based on Mayah's Centauri II know-how combined with the newest integration possibilities. Any of the C11 audio codecs fit in half a 19" rack width and are 1RU high. All 14 models provide audio-over-IP according to the EBU N/ACIP standard. Additionally C1140/1 and C1160/1 models support up to four ISDN BRI for transmission of audio with higher quality over ISDN. Other C11 family members offer dual Ethernet interface or ASI interface. With the optional interfaces C11 can be instantly turned to a POTS codec as well as it can transmit and receive audio over wireless 3G/UMTS network. Advanced versions of C11 offer a unique possibility of simultaneous transmission and audio logging onto an SD card or USB memory stick offering the basics for customized system solutions for regionalization, local jingle insertion or later re-transmission. C11 supports all up-to-date coding algorithms of the industry: from G.711/G.722 and MPEG Layer 2/Layer 3 to MPEG-4 HE AACv2, AAC ELD and Linear (PCM) audio with resolution up to 24 bit. Optionally there's an Apt-x/Eapt-x range offered.
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Vcreative Voice: This Web-based voice casting system offers radio stations fast turnaround on commercial reads. Scripts are posted to a team of professional Vcreative Voice talents, and a dry voice-over may be returned in as little as 30 minutes � guaranteed within 24 hours when using the �All Swim� first available feature. Specific voices can be chosen from online voice demos, or you may select Vcreative Audition which allows you to choose between multiple reads of your copy � recommended for any client that is looking for a very specific voice. Vcreative Voice uses the Vcreative system which keeps all data, including scripts audio files, out of e-mails and streamlines the work flow process. Vcreative Voice integrates into all Vcreative products and services.
Mix10fxP: With 1000W of total power (500W + 500W) using a new cooler-running Class-D design, this powered mixer provides enough flexible connectivity to get the job done. Included Series 69 EQ optimizes clarity and low-end at a touch of a button when powering TAPCO Series 69 passive loudspeakers. The Mix10fxP is a full-featured 10-channel ultra-lightweight mixer providing 10 premium mic preamps, accessible via XLR inputs, two stereo 1/4" inputs and two RCA inputs. The built-in stereo 20-bit multi-effects processor facilitates professional mixes at any live gig.
Custom-printed Pro Panels
Sonic Print: Sonic Print custom-printed Pro Panels are fabric-covered acoustic absorptive panels designed as artwork. Users are no longer limited to single color fabric choices, and can now outfit any space with paintings and drawings of any kind. Auralex is also currently negotiating several licensed properties to provide additional graphic options. Auralex Elite Pro Panels are designed to reduce unwanted room reflections, slap and flutter echoes and provide a more pleasing and accurate listening environment. They have a fiberglass core with chemically-hardened edges. From stock 2'�2'�1" and 2'�4'�1" panels perfect for small room environments, to custom 4'�8'�2" panels enabling full-frequency control of large spaces, Pro Panels provide professional, aesthetically-pleasing acoustic treatment in any facility. All Pro Panels meet the Class A fire rating per ASTM E84, use in areas with strict fire codes. Standard wall-mounting hardware is included with all orders for easy installation.
Digital dual mixing deck
DJ Console Rmx: The Hercules DJ Console Rmx is a digital audio console designed for mobile and advanced DJs. The console includes a number of quality features such as a solid metal casing with non-slip pads, broad surface, accessible buttons and knobs, precise and comprehensive controls, a built-in audio interface with four inputs and four outputs. The console comes with Virtual DJ 5 DJC Edition software, which includes features and settings specific to the Hercules DJ Console Rmx. It is a MIDI controller compatible with other MIDI-controlled software applications allowing DJs to mix the music files stored in various formats including MP3, AIFF, WAV, WMA, OGG and CD Audio and Itunes.
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Revenue Stream: Revenue Stream is a subscription-based service available to broadcasters and service providers who wish to offer premium audio and video content over the Internet. Revenue Stream allows programming to be monitized over the Web in lieu of an ad-supported model. For the Revenue Stream service, Stream Guys currently supports Windows Media audio/video and Icecast MP3 audio, with QuickTime and Wowza-enabled Flash audio and video support in the works. Stream Guys can enable subscription controls for existing streams or launch a completely new service, using its existing aggregated server infrastructure to provide a robust streaming platform for global internet delivery.
Nov 1, 2008 12:00 PM, by Erin Shipps, associate editor
SRMv2: In addition to the renowned active electronics and rugged polypropylene cabinet featured in the originals, the SRM450v2 features high-tech Class-D, fast-recovery amplification, and ultra-efficient switching power supplies along with a lightweight neodymium woofer and an all-new titanium dome compression driver. It is 11 pounds lighter than its predecessor and now cast in a distinctive midnight blue enclosure. The SRM450v2 features a built-in 300W class-D, Fast Recovery LF amp/100W HF amp and weighs 40 lbs. The SRM350v2 features a built-in 165W class-D, Fast Recovery LF amp/30W HF amp and weighs 26 lbs.
Online pool creator
Confidence Pool: This custom online product,provides media websites with NFL weekly pick-'em pools that engage audiences. The interactive game can also be used for non-sporting competitions, such as reality and award shows. Bring some friendly competition to your community with this highly adaptable game that enables users to match wits using personally ranked predictions for any number of single or season-long events that fit with your brand culture. Participants can create leagues to play against family, friends or competitive coworkers, and multiple leader boards keep track of all the action.
MGE Office Protection Systems
Pulsar MX: Sold under the MGE Office Protection Systems brand, Eaton's Pulsar MX Frame is now available in a 10RU configuration. Accommodating Eaton's Pulsar MX 5000 RT hot-swappable power and battery modules, the new Pulsar MX Frame gives users a low-entry cost to scalable power in one easy-to-populate modular system. As with Eaton's larger 20kVA 16RU (28") frame, the same power and battery sub-modules can be used for both the stand-alone Pulsar MX RT 5kVA uninterruptible power supply and the modular chassis, which significantly reduces the entry cost to scalability. Through this innovative approach, users can decide to acquire a cost-competitive Pulsar MX 5000 RT and migrate to a fully scalable, redundant solution using the Pulsar MX Frame while still using the original power and battery sub-modules of the original 5kVA stand-alone UPS.
Single-channel mic preamp
Daking Mic-Pre One: Essentially a single channel of the Mic Pre IV, the Mic Pre One features switchable phase, 20dB mic input pad and +48V phantom power, plus a selectable 1/4" line/hi-z instrument input, all utilizing relays with gold bi-furcated contacts. Two large knurled aluminum knobs control the variable high-pass filter (0-200Hz) and continuously variable input gain, which is complemented by a full-width, 20-segment bi-color LED meter. The rear of the unit offers a Jensen transformer-isolated mic input and fully-balanced XLR output, plus a 1/4" line output. A fourth connector introduces dc power from the external power supply to the unit.
X/Y Stereo microphone
AT8022: The AT8022 is designed for broadcast and professional recording, offering a coincident capsule configuration that allows for a smaller housing. It is ruggedly constructed to protect against damage from day-to-day use during field recording. The microphone is also fully RoHS-compliant. It offers an 80Hz high-pass filter for easy switching from a flat frequency response to a low-end roll-off, and comes equipped with a professional stand clamp, windscreen and soft, protective pouch. The AT8022 operates on either a 1.5V AA battery or 11-52Vdc phantom power and is supplied with two cables (one balanced, one unbalanced). This mic is ideal for use with handheld digital recording devices, and its compact, lightweight design is works well for stereo field recording. Its innovative capsule configuration produces an accurate stereo image in a smaller housing.
Pioneer New Media
DJM-700: The DJM-700's high quality construction utilizes a high-rigidity chassis that minimizes noise from unnecessary vibration, as well as a dual shield structure to eliminate entry of digital noise and full balanced output circuitry. Internally, the DJM-700 sound quality is re-enforced with a high quality 96kHz/24-bit digital sampling system. Analog signals from the player pass through the mixer at the shortest signal route, digitized by a high quality sound A/D converter and reaches the digital mixing stage with the best possible state. The mixing is carried out by a 32-bit DSP with ideal filtering to produce the best sound without deteriorating the sound quality.
Nov 1, 2008 12:00 PM, by Erin Shipps, associate editor
Dual Port Adapters
Y-mouse: The Y-mouse series of dual port adapters includes the USB Adapter (converts standard PC mice and keyboards to USB); Dual Mouse Adapter (use both a mouse and a trackball on a single PC port); Dual Keyboard Adapter (use two keyboards on the same PC port); Dual Monitor Adapter (connect two monitors to a single computer video port); as well as special versions, OEM products and accessories.
USB.009-24: The MXL USB.009-24 features 24-bit A/D and D/A converters with up to 96kHz recording capability. This microphone also makes a terrific choice for re-recording voice tracks. Compatible with both USB 2.0 high speed and USB 1.1 protocols, the MXL USB.009-24 is a true plug-and-play device designed to interface with both PCs and Macs. Plug the included USB cable into an available USB port, and the computer will configure itself and the microphone without the need for any special drivers or an external power supply. The new MXL USB.009-24 is designed as a general-purpose studio condenser microphone. The MXL USB.009-24 features a 32mm pressure gradient condenser capsule with a gold sputtered diaphragm.
Portable surround mic
Portamic 5.1: Like the H4 Supermini, the Portamic features a 2.5"�1.5" mic head with six separate mic elements arranged to correspond with the typical 5.1 speaker setup in a studio or home theater. This patented design allows users to easily capture, from a single point source, a discrete surround recording that gives listeners the experience of sitting in the best seat in the house. The Dolby Pro Logic II encoder allows the mic's six audio channels to be encoded to two channels. The surround-encoded audio is output to both a stereo mini plug and six-pin balanced mini XLR. To ensure a quality recording even in loud environments, the mic features a unity gain control and a 12dB pad.
Two-channel mic pre
Automated Processes Inc.
Arsenal Audio R20: The Arsenal R20 is a meticulously detailed and solidly constructed dual-channel microphone preamplifier. Designed from the ground up by API's design team, the R20 features low-noise, high-quality inputs for both mic and instrument in a rack-mount chassis with internal power supply. Each channel includes rotary gain control plus individual toggle switches for phantom power, phase, pad and mic/instrument input selection. The dual mic preamps each offer up to 55dB of gain, while each front panel, high-impedance instrument input provides a maximum of 31dB of gain. Each channel's pad switch attenuates the mic input by -20dB, or the instrument input by -10dB. A pair of traditional analog VU meters with separate peak indicators is used for output metering. Both XLR and 1/4" outputs are fully balanced.
Active studio monitors
Klein + Hummel
O 810 and O 870: Now that modern production facilities require high-quality monitoring systems that can accurately reproduce anything up to the latest 7.1 discrete high-definition formats, Klein + Hummel has developed the O 810 and O 870 subwoofers to surpass these new demands. The O 810 and O 870 subwoofers are the perfect complement to Klein + Hummel's range of monitors and can be used either as a unit dedicated to reproducing the LFE channel, or as a way to provide low-frequency extension and increased maximum SPL for the main loudspeakers. The built-in 7.1 Channel High-Definition Bass Manager is compatible with all formats from mono to the latest 7.1 high-definition systems. Eight channels of analog, or an optional eight-channel 24-bit 192kHz digital input card, ensure flexible interconnectivity for modern studios. The latest amplifier technologies and acoustical components have been used to ensure the most accurate sound reproduction possible.
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KRK10: The industrial design of the KRK10s leverages KRK's research and development into baffle design and fabrication. The subwoofer's curved front matches the best-selling Rokit and VXT monitors' diffraction reducing shape, making the KRK10s the perfect complement to either of these products. It is also a great addition to other active or passive monitor setups, thanks to its integrated, adjustable crossover and numerous back-panel connection options. Additionally, updated electronics include a ground-lift switch for combating less than perfect electrical and audio grounding and a bypass footswitch that allows the subwoofer and crossover to be easily enabled and disabled. The bypass footswitch allows users to easily switch a mix from stereo or 2.1/5.1 sound environments. Improved amplifier heat sinking results in lower distortion at high power levels and the KRK10s has a lower noise floor than its predecessor.
Nov 1, 2008 12:00 PM, by Erin Shipps, associate editor
Digital automation platform
Audiovault V-Flex: This platform addresses the operational challenges of multicasting, voice tracking and Web streaming with personalized setup, advanced segue editor, sophisticated asset management, multi-thread interactive collaboration and more. Personalized studio mashups combine studio tools and applications from more than one source into a single workspace. Announcers and producers can profile workspaces unique to each show, workstyle or for operational continuity throughout the studio environment. V-Flex lets users choose and define task icons from a large pallet of operating functions. Advanced segue editor offers seamless voice-tracking and localizing multiple stations from a centralized studio. V-Flex handles complex segues; it can even do double donuts. Plus, talent can manipulate fades, audio levels and other characteristics of segues. V-Flex has a better, faster search engine and more tools to categorize and manage audio assets for personalizing and repurposing music libraries for new channels on the air and on the Web. A multi-thread engine enables talent in separate studios to work collectively off the same log, in real-time.
Composite low pass filter
LPF-100: This stereo baseband low-pass filter is a 10th order, linear phase electronic filter designed to reduce baseband noise levels while not materially affecting stereo performance or modulation depth. The LPF-100 can be used when noise from studio to transmitter links, processing equipment or stereo generator anomalies interfere with SCA performance or where noise levels are high enough to induce multi-path-like effects in received signals. Poor phase response results in poor stereo separation due to pilot phase error. Poor amplitude balance causes cross talk between main and sub channels resulting in poor stereo separation. The LPF-100 offers minimal group delay error and good pass band amplitude response. Phase and amplitude errors are within the correction range of most modern stereo generators. Minimizing noise in the stereo base band has another important benefit in today's digital broadcasting environment. Less transmitted noise from your analog transmitter means better mask performance when adding in band on channel digital broadcast carriers to an existing system. Less interaction between analog and digital signals is a plus for better digital performance.
Audio level controller
ALPS-3: Taking control to the next level, the ALPS-3 features full remote-control via both GPI and Internet (IP). For situations where audio parameters need to be changed on a regular basis, fully-flexible scheduling software is provided. All processing parameters can be remotely altered by automation systems to reflect changes in broadcast content. Perceived loudness, dynamic range and peak level are suitable for all situations where some combination of these three must be powerfully yet unobtrusively controlled. Every processing parameter, including all thresholds and time constants, can be accessed and modified under PC control via: RS-232 serial, Ethernet/Internet or USB (front panel). GPI port allows automatic control and change-over from hard-disk play-out and automation systems.
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Online form creation
Eform-Connect: Eform-Connect is an application that provides a way to seamlessly fill out forms, capture form data, and electronically sign forms. Both forms and data can be distributed electronically throughout the entire enterprise via secured network connections. Lima will work closely with your form creators to ensure form data is captured to your precise specifications. As part of the Lima Database Hosting and Application Service, valuable form processing functions include: Balloon help, field validation, auto-fill of specified data, powerful report tools, analytics and real-time alerts. After your customized Eform-Connect package has been created, it is available for download to your desktop or online, from Lima's online distribution center. Once the system is enabled, your forms are available for fillout, signing and printing.
32-amp Powercon: Neutrik's enhanced 32 amp Powercon is a locking three-conductor ac connector system with contacts for line, neutral and pre-mating ground contact. The system is ideal for high power distribution systems and supplies for professional audio and lighting equipment and installations; it replaces appliance couplers wherever a very rugged solution, in combination with a locking device, is required in order to guarantee a safe power connection. The system consists of two connectors: a chassis receptacle and an inline cable connector with locking mechanism. Powercon can be used as a power supply interface for industrial applications and has the advantage of a secure locking system, not available with standard ac power connectors. The connectors fulfill all current UL safety standards and is UL recognized. The Powercon is a connector without breaking capacity, and should not be connected or disconnected under load or live situations.
Upgrades and Updates
Audio-Technica has released a straight-cable option for its flagship ATH-M50 headphones. The ATH-M50s is identical to the original except for the cable. (www.audio-technica.com)...The Neutrik MR-Pro will include extended mass storage RAM capacity of 512MB to store 16 times as many test signals. All earlier MR-Pro units can be factory upgraded with the new memory. (www.nti-audio.com)...Orban has released version 3 of its 1010 Opticodec-PC streaming encoder, which now supports the Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP), the protocol that Adobe Flash Media Server 3 uses to stream data, audio and video via the Internet, as well as Icy Shoutcast, Icecast 2, and standards-based RTSP/RTP MPEG-4/3GPP protocols. (www.orban.com)...Izotope is now shipping its ANR-B Adaptive Real-time Noise Reduction Unit. (www.izotope.com)
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