Technology

New Sound Reinforcement Products

WAVES SMACK ATTACK PLUG-IN

Bargain Transient Shaper With Extras

Smack Attack from Waves ($49) promises to control the exact level, shape and duration of transients, with pinpoint control over the transients’ shape and dura.tion, including sensitivity control for selective transient shaping—you can process all your transients, only the loudest ones or anything in between. Features include a user-friendly GUI with real-time graphic waves display, limiter/clipper and a Wet/Dry mix control for parallel processing.


RCF M18 TABLET MIXER

Small Footprint, Big Features

The RCF M18 ($699) is a fader-free, portable, self-contained mixer with an onboard WiFi access-point with integrated internal antenna allowing all functions to be controlled wirelessly. Features include 18 input channels (two Lo-Z), eight outputs, internal power supply, plus 18 simultaneous studio-grade effects, including two amp simulation blocks, two distortion pedals, three vintage delays, three chorus/flanger modulations and more. Other features include footswitch, MIDI and USB connec.tions, headphone output, stereo file player and recorder, and a universal power supply.


DIGICO JOHN STADIUS‘ MIC PREAMP

High-End Gainer for SD Consoles

The DiGiCo John Stadius Microphone preamp is a 32-bit SD Mic Pre-Amp Card for DiGiCo consoles ($TBA.) Features include: a fully differential audio path from input to converter, twin 32-bit ADC conversion per channel, 73uS conversion time, a dynamic range of 123 dBA, 20-22kHz  <0.002% THD+N, and only one phantom power-blocking capacitor in the audio path.


QSC K2 POWERED LOUDSPEAKERS

Nextgen System Offers Presets, Scene Recall

The K.2 Series from QSC comprises the 8-inch K8.2 ($649.99), 10-inch K10.2 ($699.99) and 12-inch K12.2 ($799.99) full-range loudspeakers, each equipped with a 2,000-watt power module matched to high-performance woofers and compression drivers. Other features include a library of preset contours for common applications, plus storable Scenes to recall us.er-configurable settings such as input type, delay, EQ, cross-over, and selected contour via the loudspeakers’ LCD screen and control panel. All three models can be operated as either main P.A. or as a floor monitor or flown, wall- or truss-mounted, or placed on a speaker pole, either straight-firing or with 7.5-degree down-tilt utilizing the new dual pole cup. Coming late summer is the KS212C cardioid subwoofer ($1,399.99).

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