Road-Worthy Gear: New Sound Reinforcement Products, December 2010Mix magazine new sound reinforcement products column in the December 2010 issue of Mix magazine live sound products section article 12/01/2010 4:00 AM Eastern
beyerdynamic Wireless Ribbon Mic
The RM 510 is an interchangeable ribbon capsule head for beyerdynamic’s Opus 900 and Opus 600 wireless mic systems. The cardioid capsule features an ultralight, 3-micron aluminium ribbon for extended frequency response and excellent transient behavior, while a subtle attenuation in the 6.5kHz range suppresses sibilant sounds for a balanced and unobtrusive sound. The RM 510 will be available in Q1, 2011.
Renkus-Heinz Point-Source Array
Designed for small- to mid-sized venues and shipping this month, the CF101-LA (powered) and CFX101-LA (unpowered) Modular Point Source Arrays from Renkus-Heinz offer the performance and pattern control of a line array in a compact system with the flexibility to be flown, ground-stacked or pole-mounted. Up to four of these 10-inch, two-way cabinets with 15-degree vertical dispersion can be arrayed for 90x60-degree coverage. Single or dual CF15S subs can combine with up to four CF101-LA cabinets to create a compact system rivaling a full-sized line array.
Midas VeniceF Analog Mixer
The VeniceF is a 16/24/32-channel analog frame “digi-log” console with FireWire multichannel digital audio interfacing and XL3 EQs. In addition to up to 32x32 FireWire capability for ease of recording or virtual soundchecking, VeniceF features 100mm faders, a dual 7x2 matrix and a reorganized master section layout. Third-party plug-ins can be run as channel inserts or routed via aux sends and returns, and all inputs, groups, auxes, matrices and masters can be routed to the FireWire interface.