Winter NAMM 2011 Coverage
Winter NAMM 2011 was held on January 13 to the 15, 2011. On this page, check out product demo videos, new products, enewsletters and more.
New Product Demo Videos
At NAMM 2011, Peter Wielk unveils the all-new CMI-30A version of the classic Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument (CMI) from Fairlight instruments.
Karl Winkler intros the new Quadra 4-channel wireless digital IEM system from Lectrosonics at the 2011 Winter NAMM Show.
NAMM president/CEO Joe Lamond talks about the 2011 NAMM show and the effect of the economy on the music/MI industry.
Community Professional Loudspeakers is expanding its VLF Series of subwoofers with the re-introduction of the VLF218. Joining the existing VLF208 and VLF212 models, the newly updated VLF218 is a high-efficiency, dual 18-inch subwoofer system with a slim profile and rugged Baltic birch-ply enclosure. With power handling of 1,600W continuous (4,000W program) and sensitivity of 99dB/W/m, it offers exceptional punch, high output and low distortion. Additionally, the drivers may be configured internally to be driven by a single amp (1,600W @ 4 ohms) or by dual amplifiers (800W @ 8 ohms each). ...
This 2-channel rackmounted dual-mono equalizer is housed in a rugged, all-metal 2U chassis. Sonically nodding to the classic Pultec EQP-1A sound, the EM-EQ2 uses the same discrete Class-A/B amplifier found in A-Designs' solid-state EM-PEQ and Pacifica mic pre's. The EM-EQ2 faithfully preserves the EQ section design, control layout and smooth musicality of the original Pultec unit. ...
Telefunken's new large-diaphragm condenser microphone, the CU-29, has been in development for 18 months. The CU-29 Copperhead was designed by the in-house engineering team, with outside consultation from top amplifier designers. The CU-29 Copperhead (pictured) is based around a unique circuit that features a New Old Stock (NOS) Telefunken vacuum tube, custom audio transformer and a fixed-cardioid large-diaphragm capsule. Sonically, the microphone exhibits similar characteristics found in its R-F-T Series counterparts, the AR-51 and the AK-47 MkII. ...
The new Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-Codec plug-in makes it possible to precisely audition codecs in real time. This breaks away from the current time-consuming cycle of having to encode the mix to MP3/AAC, preview it, tweak it and then go back and re-render. The entire process is accomplished on the fly, and frees the engineer to focus on producing a compensated, optimized mix. ...
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