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Road-Worthy Gear: New Sound Reinforcement Products, December 2010

Mix magazine new sound reinforcement products column in the December 2010 issue of Mix magazine live sound products section article

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 90×60-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 32×32 FireWire capability for ease of recording or virtual soundchecking, VeniceF features 100mm faders, a dual 7×2 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.