The Mix 2000 AES New Products Guide

Microphone Preamplifiers Amek Channel in a Box Channel in a Box (CIB) is the first module in a new range of signal-processing devices by Neve, entitled

Microphone PreamplifiersAmek Channel in a BoxChannel in a Box (CIB) is the first module in a new range of signal-processing devices by Neve, entitled Pure Path[R]. CIB combines mic preamp, line amplifier, high- and lowpass filters, 4-band EQ and compressor, all in a single-rackspace unit.

Apogee Trak2The discrete, 2-channel preamp has balanced sends and returns, peak/average/phase metering, LCD status/signal flow screen display, remote operation via MIDI or RS-232, plus optional video sync. Trak2 also accepts hi-Z instrument inputs. Onboard A/D converters support rates up to 24 bit/96 kHz with Apogee's UV-22HR, Soft Saturate and Soft Limit proprietary technologies. Two AMBus digital I/O slots interface with Pro Tools, ADAT, TDIF, SDIF-II, etc. and an AES-S/PDIF digital out is standard.

Earthworks 1024Based on new circuitry by David Blackmer, the 1024 delivers ruler-flat frequency response from 2 Hz to 100 kHz and clean gain with distortion of under 1 ppm (0.0001%) as well as EIN, which equals the 140dB capability of 24-bit converters and the 10V rms output to use it. It has lower distortion than most wire.

GT Electronics VIPREGT Electronics, a division of Alesis, introduces VIPRE, a full-featured, variable-impedance, all-tube preamplifier. VIPRE boasts a switch-selectable fully floating differential input and a fully floating differential output. Additional features include a switch-selectable rise-time, a switch-selectable variable input impedance (steps from 300, 600, 1000 and 2400 ohms) and precise and repeatable gain settings in 1dB steps from 15 to 75 dB.

JOEMEEK VC1QThe VC1Q is a mono-tracking channel incorporating a transformer-coupled, hybrid designed mic preamplifier. Other features include a mic/line switch, 48V, 20dB pad, phase reverse, peak input LED, a full function JoeMeek compressor, 3-band MeQ (equalizer) with mid-swept band, enhancer, de-esser, large VU meter, output gain control and an optional 24/96 S/PDIF output card.

Langevin Vocal ComboThe Langevin Dual Vocal Combo is a 2-channel mic preamp with two shelf equalizers plus two channels of electro-optical limiters. The combo is the result of suggestions from our dealers to combine two of the most popular all discrete Langevin products and make the price irresistible.

Millennia STT-1 OriginThe STT-1 Origin Recording Channel is Millennia's innovative, new merging of pure Class-A vacuum tube and pure Class-A discrete solid state circuit topologies. Over 130 product combinations in one chassis. Uncompromised Millennia sonic performance, exceptional versatility and value.

Oram The "Al Schmitt" BoxThe Al Schmitt GMS Grand Master Series is pure analog and can switch between three different microphones for comparison. The larger VU meter can be selected to read the input of the source, as well as compressor input or output. The 6-bands of EQ have individual bypass, signal presence LED and switchable Q/slope with 12dB cut or boost. All rotary controls are step-switched for precise setting and accurate recalling.

PreSonus DIGIMAXDIGIMAX is an 8-channel, dual-servo microphone preamp featuring dual-domain limiters and EQ enhancement. The limiter samples audio in both peak and RMS domains achieving an instantaneous, transparent peak stop. Channels one and two offer polarity reverse and high-impedance instrument inputs on the front panel. The DIGIMAX offers eight channels of simultaneous analog output and 24-bit digital audio in three formats: AES/EBU, S/PDIF and ADAT. The user can select sample rates of 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz or 4 kHz.

Rane NM84 Network Mic PreampRane's NM84 Network Mic preamplifier offers 8-mic or line-level XLR inputs and four line-level XLR outputs employing CobraNet[TM] technology. Eight-XLR direct outputs, one for each mic input, are also standard. Advantages include: 8-on/4-off configuration; outputs receive any audio channel from any bundle (network channel); full control implementation from front pane; 16 contact closure memories or ActiveX controls via SNMP; and RS-232 and memory transport over the network.

Sound Devices MP-2The MP-2 from Sound Devices is a studio-quality, 2-channel, portable stereo microphone preamplifier. With its impressive audio performance and comprehensive list of features, including headphone monitoring, metering and M/S Stereo Matrix, the MP-2 is a flexible front-end device for professional studio and field applications. The MP-2 combines rugged mechanical and electronic construction, compact size and high-quality components. The MP-2 allows no-compromise performance for any application.

Sound Devices MixPreThe MixPre is a studio-quality, 2-channel, portable stereo microphone preamplifier/mixer. With its pan switches, built-in slate microphone, 1kHz tone oscillator and headphone monitoring, the MixPre is a flexible, portable mixer. The MixPre has impressive audio performance and comprehensive features, making it ideal for the front end of any studio or field production system. Radio, television and film production engineers value the compact size and ability to withstand extremes in the field.

Sound Technology ST193-MICST193-MIC is a universal Mic Preamp/Direct Box that can be used as a stand-alone I/O device or as a USB Based Audio Interface for real-time audio acquisition and analysis. The portable unit incorporates an instrument quality I/O featuring professional dual balanced XLR/TRS combo jack inputs with selectable independent +48V phantom power, -20dB pad, polarity reverse, TRS balanced outputs and much more. Specifically designed for measurement applications for live sound, recording, project studios or any other sound application requiring an integrated, portable, robust solution.

True Systems P2 DigitalTrue Systems introduces the P2 2-channel 24/96 digital mic preamp system. Based on the acclaimed Precision 8, the P2 Digital offers ultimate sonic performance for critical recording and sound reinforcement. Features: M-S decoder, direct inputs, dual-gain range, highpass filters, peak-hold metering, a stereo phase correlation display for optimizing stereo microphone placement (24, 20 or 16-bit digital outputs with sample rates to 96 kHz, AES/EBU and ADAT optical outputs) and multichannel digital output routing.

Universal Audio 2610 Tube PreampBased on Bill Putnam's 610 modular console, the 2610 is a 2-channel, analog tube mic preamp featuring the best in analog design and performance. The 2610 offers mic, line and instrument inputs and ultra smooth low- and high-frequency shelving equalization.