MIX NAB 2005 Audio Products Guide

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The product information in this directory is supplied by the manufacturers. As always, specs, prices and availability may change, so readers should contact companies directly for more information, and full contact details — addresses, phone/fax numbers and Websites — are provided for your convenience. Wherever possible, we've also included booth numbers for checking out products firsthand.

ACOUSTICAL PRODUCTS

ACOUSTIC SYSTEMS BB-141: Acoustic Systems' BB-141 provides the high level of sound isolation required for digital recording, effectively reducing external sounds and ambient noise. It is acoustically dry (no reflections at all) — perfect to achieve the best sound quality when recording the spoken word. The BB-141 gives a beautiful, clean, sharp and professional look to any production facility. NAB Booth: N4311.

ACOUSTIC SYSTEMS BROADCAST STUDIOS: Acoustic Systems' pre-fabricated broadcast and recording studios can provide more predictable acoustical results, at lower cost and with quicker installation time than conventional construction. There is no other construction method that can produce a room as quiet so easily, as cost effective and reliable. These methods may make the difference that puts state-of-the-art facilities within reach. Ask about our new low-profile floor. NAB Booth: N4311.
415 E Saint Elmo Rd.
Austin, TX 78745
512/444-1961; fax 512/444-2282
www.acousticsystems.com

EVENFALL ACOUSTICS THE EVENFALL MODULE STUDIO SYSTEM

The Evenfall Modular Studio System designed by Lawrence P. Swist Designs is a set of free-standing furniture units that configure into complete production room systems. These systems incorporate acoustical elements, workstations, racks, quiet bays, video monitor wall, diffuser/absorption/bass trap units and ceiling cloud modules. Available in various user-specific configurations, they can be purchased over time as separate units or complete packages that offer a total environmental solution for commercial or home production facilities. Pricing on request.
Box 127
Kenmore. NY 14217
716/362-1030; fax 716/332-1278
www.evenfalla.com

VOCALBOOTH.COM PORTABLE PROJECTION ENCLOSURES: The buzz from VocalBooth.com this year is its new portable film projection enclosures featured at the Sundance Film Festival. With assembly and take-down time in less than a day, these rooms are perfect for temporary venues such as convention halls and athletic clubs. Each system is custom-built to your specifications and include durable perforated steel walls and ventilation plenums with superquiet, high-volume German-made fans. Multiple windows are installed with ½-inch-thick, projection-grade glass. A film technician's dream come true, these rooms are attractive, spacious and quiet.
1631 SE Riviera Dr.
Bend, OR 97701
541/330-6045; fax 801/659-2475
www.vocalbooth.com

WHISPERROOM WIDE DOOR UPGRADE: Any WhisperRoom with a 5-foot wall or larger can be configured with a wide-access door upgrade. Available for WhisperRoom's standard single-wall or enhanced isolation double-wall systems, the upgrade is perfect for applications that require the passage of large items into and out of the WhisperRoom. Also, a ramp system is available for wheelchair access. NAB Booth: SL3712.
116 S. Sugar Hollow Rd.
Morristown, TN 37813
423/585-5827
www.whisperroom.com

CABLES, PATCHBAYS & CONNECTORS

CLARK WIRE & CABLE ALL-WEATHER MIC CABLE: Clark Wire & Cable is offering an all-weather microphone cable that utilizes our super-durable FieldFlex cable with amazing flexibility and Neutrik heavy-duty XLR connectors, featuring stainless-steel shells. Female XLR has neoprene cover with lip that securely mates to male to help keep weather and dust out. Both male and female XLRs come standard with internal rubber “O” ring, which helps prevent elements from entering the shell, and gold pins for corrosion resistance. Available in standard or custom lengths. Color options include black, red or blue. NAB Booth: C3331.
1355 Armour Blvd.
Mundelein, IL 60060
800/222-5348; fax 847/949-9595
www.clarkwire.com

GEPCO CT504HD: An ideal solution for portable or remote patching of digital audio formats using Cat-5e-type cable, Gepco's CT504HD heavy-duty tactical Cat-5e cable was created to meet the increased demand of audio professionals who need a rugged, reliable, portable and flexible cable solution. The inner jacket of the CT504HD allows the pair to have proper physical spacing to achieve EIA/TIA Cat-5 specifications, while the durable TPE outer jacket protects the cable from physical damage or abuse. In addition, the CT504HD uses stranded 24-gauge conductors that enhance the cable's flexibility and flex-life durability. NAB Booth: C9341.

GEPCO DS SERIES: Gepco's new DS Series of digital audio twisted-pair cables, available in 24- and 26-gauge types, offers leading-edge electrical performance and improved flexibility. This series has been engineered to achieve the bandwidth and performance required for transmission of high-resolution digital audio sample rates. All Gepco DS Series cables are rated up to 25 MHz. They feature minimal attenuation, low jitter and a 110-ohm impedance that remains stable when the cable is bent or flexed. NAB Booth: C9341.
1770 Birchwood Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60018
800/966-006; fax 847/795-8770
www.gepco.com

NEUTRIK NC**XX: The NC**XX Series of XLR cable connectors are easy to assemble, simple to use and available in 3 to 7-pole configurations. The compact unique styled die-cast shell has internal threads that mate with the external threads on the boot to eliminate damage sometimes found on exposed threads. It still incorporates Neutrik's unique chuck-type strain relief and provides stylish color-coding on the boot. Additional features include unique female cage-type contact that will increase conductivity and reduce wear of the male contacts, and a new ground contact that will provide better integrity between the chassis and cable connectors. Contact Neutrik USA for price information. NAB Booth: C5317.

NEUTRIK SPEAKON COMBO: This combination of a Speakon and an ¼-inch jack receptacle, mating with all Speakon's and ¼-inch phone jacks, is PCB mount-compatible to the NL4MD-V regarding PCB layout and panel cutout. Wiring: 1+ is connected to tip, 1- to sleeve. NAB Booth: C5317.
195 Lehigh Ave.
Lakewood, NJ 08701
732/901-9488; fax 732/901-9608
www.neutrikusa.com

RSS MULTI-CHANNEL DIGITAL SNAKE: The Roland System Solutions Digital Snake uses inexpensive, lightweight Cat 5 cable for affordability and portability in a multi-channel digital audio transmission system, eliminating induced hums and noises, while achieving the highest audio quality with preamps next to microphones (where they belong). Redundant cabling with automatic sensing & switching offers total confidence, while the RSS Remote Control Unit (an industry first) allows smooth, easy controls. Extremely low latency and cable lengths to 330' make this snake a “must have” resource for audio transmission.
14830 Desman Road
La Mirada, CA 90638
800/994-4723; fax 714/521-3722
www.RSSamerica.com

SIGNEX CPJ48JD25 PATCHBAY: The CPJ48JD25 has two rows of 24 6.35mm (¼-inch), A-gauge jacks at the front and 25-way D-sub termination at the back. The D-sub is wired to the Tascam DA-88 pattern so it's easily integrated into Pro Tools|HD systems. Price: $289. NAB Booth: N4522.

SIGNEX PST96D25P: The Isopatch Bantam Pro Series patch panels have two rows of 48 bantam jacks in a 1U rackspace. An enclosed jack design keeps out dust and dirt, while solid palladium crosspoint switch contacts ensure perfect connections time and again. The Pro Series patch panels have direct solder or 25-way D-sub rear termination with half and full normalizing on all channels. These units are suitable for balanced/unbalanced and stereo signals with available lacing bar kit for extra rear cable support. Price: $586.
NAB Booth: N4522.
Dist. by Independent Audio
43 Deerfield Rd.
Portland, ME 04101
207/773-2424; fax 207/773-2422
www.independentaudio.com

TV ONE Z-PLUS CABLES: TV One's line of Z-Plus cables for pro A/V and broadcast applications now includes DVI and HDMI offerings in lengths from three to 60 feet. The DVI and HDMI cables are UL-listed and feature BNC connectors with true 75-ohm impedance. Offered in dual-link, male-to-male configurations up to 60 feet long, the Z-Plus DVI high-definition cables use 24-gauge wire instead of 28-gauge wire, allowing signals to travel farther. Outfitted with ferrites on both ends, the cables additionally feature precision-molded nickel-plated connectors with gold-plated pins, and are CL-2-rated. Available in premium lengths of up to 25 feet, the HDMI-to-HDMI cables just added to the Z-Plus family incorporate precision-molded nickel-plated connectors with gold pins and UL2076 cable. NAB Booth: C1846.
1350 Jamike Dr.
Erlanger, KY 41018
859/282-7303; fax 859/282-8225
www.tvone.com

VISIONEERING CONNECT 4×4 AES PATCHBAY: Visioneering Connect has come up with the ultimate solution to the problem of interfacing digital audio devices that employ eight channels of AES I/O on a single D-25 connector, such as Euphonix, Pro Tools|HD, Mackie and others. We have developed a four-row patchbay that normals two devices to each other's respective inputs/outputs with a single 8-pair AES cable — with D-25 connectors on both ends — between the gear and the patchbay. No splitting or joining of cables and no more bulky breakout cables are required. Audio Accessories' nickel-plated TT jacks are arranged 48 across on a 3RU chassis. Model VDC-5018W-448D-4×4 comes complete with 24 cables (custom lengths available) for less than $3,800. NAB Booth: C 3651.

VISIONEERING CONNECT AES3ID8: Visioneering Connect has developed yet another indispensable product aimed at the broadcast market where many devices adopt the 75-ohm AES-ID format for digital audio. Facilities typically use a 75-ohm “video” patchbay for interfacing the digital audio signals. What then to do with the many devices that employ eight pairs of 110-ohm AES-3 audio signals on a single D-25 connector? The usual “fix” is to hang eight expensive baluns on an expensive breakout cable in a lump in the back of the rack. The AES3ID8 is a 1RU rack-mount unit with eight BNC connectors mating with a D-25 connector. We use the highest-quality transformers available, and meet 192kHz specs. The $295 price includes a D-25-to-D-25 interface cable. NAB Booth: C 3651.
9666 Owensmouth Ave., Unit Q
Chatsworth, CA 91311
818/882-7271; fax 818/882-4582
www.visioneeringdesign.com

CD/DVD DUPLICATORS

DISC MAKERS REFLEXMAX DUPLICATORS: New low prices on our standalone CD-R/DVD±R single, quad and and 7-drive duplicators. The ReflexMax Series duplicators include 80GB hard drives and duplicate at least 119 CD-Rs or 50 DVD±Rs per hour. Includes 52x CD-R or 16x DVD±R Plextor drives — now available with dual-layer capability. Optional USB 2.0. No host PC needed, but PC/Mac connect package available. One-year warranty and free lifetime technical support. Prices: ReflexMax1 DVD±R, $390; ReflexMax4 DVD±R, $990; ReflexMax7 DVD±R, $1,490. NAB Booth: SL3616.
7905 N. Route 130
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
800/468-9353; fax 856/661-3455
www.discmakers.com

EZ DUPE THE COACH: The new Coach is the world's smallest, portable DVD and CD duplication system. Weighing in at 3 pounds, the Coach is the end result of two years of R&D. USB 2 connectivity also turns this marvel into an external DVD or CD-RW drive. Its 5VDC requirements and 110/240-volt convertibility enable use anywhere in the world. Headphone output enables The Coach to play CDs, as well. Easy to use and a perfect tool for location, studio or broadcast applications.
11875 E. Telegraph Rd.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
877/686-8868; fax 562/205-1698
www.ezdupe.com

MICROBOARDS DX-2 CD/DVD PUBLISHER: Microboards' DX-2 Publisher combines disk recording and printing into single industrial-strength unit. The system lets users produce larger quantities of disks with a finished, professional label, at a lower cost per disk. The DX-2 utilizes HP-based inkjet technology with Microboards' patented, robust automation. The software suite with the DX-2 includes SureThing label editing software and PrassiTech Zulu 2 recording and automation software, giving users access to advanced publishing features, as well. NAB Booth: SL2753.
8150 Mallory Court
Chanhassen, MN 55317
952/556-1600
www.microboards.com

PRIMERA TECHNOLOGY BRAVOPRO DISC PUBLISHER: Primera Technology's BravoPro Disc Publisher is an automated CD/DVD burning and printing system. BravoPro copies and prints up to 100 discs per job — hands-free with both Mac and PC compatibility. BravoPro is available with two 52x CD-R drives or two DVD±R/CD-R combination drives that record DVDs at 16x and CDs at 32x. A 4800 dpi printer prints full-color, photo-quality images directly on the surface of the disc. No labels are required! Many broadcasters are using products like BravoPro to archive past television and radio shows, distribute shows to listeners, send out discs of syndicated programs, market upcoming/new shows to stations, dailies, shorts and much more. BravoPro starts at $3,295 MSRP. NAB Booth: S2 4267.
Two Carlson Parkway North
Plymouth, MN 55447
www.primera.com

COMPUTER HARDWARE/SOFTWARE

ADOBE AUDITION 1.5: Adobe Audition™ 1.5 software is a professional audio editing environment. Designed for demanding audio and video professionals, Adobe Audition offers advanced audio mixing, editing and effects processing capabilities. New features in Version 1.5 include integrated CD burning, ReWire support, VST plug-in support, pitch correction, enhanced video support, clip time stretching, automatic click/pop elimination, vocal/instrumental extraction and new royalty-free loops.
345 Park Ave.
San Jose, CA 95110
408/536-6000
www.adobe.com

APPLE LOGIC PRO 7: Apple's Logic Pro 7 sequencing/workstation package features Logic Node, a plug-and-play solution that provides the ability to tap networked computers for more audio processing power. The result is more processing power than was previously imaginable for native-based systems. Users can now open GarageBand files in Logic for even more flexibility. Logic Pro 7 expands its collection of instruments and effect plug-ins with the Sculpture component-modeling synthesizer, Ultrabeat drum machine and Guitar Amp Pro modeling plug-in. NAB Booths: SL1914, SL1902.
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014
408/996-1010
www.apple.com

BIAS PEAK 4.1 MASTERING & RESTORATION EDITION: This specially priced software bundle includes everything you need for pro audio mastering and restoration. It includes Peak 4.1 for pro stereo audio recording, editing, mastering and batch processing tools. Peak is perfect for editing dialog, making loops, creating voice-overs, sweetening audio clips, batch-converting files automatically — a perfect companion to your NLE system. Its SoundSoap Pro is a high-end audio restoration plug-in with tools for reducing/removing hum, rumble, clicks, crackles, pops and broadband noise. SoundSoap Pro supports AudioUnits, DirectX, RTAS and VST plug-in formats and includes SuperFreq (a set of pro-quality mastering EQ plug-ins with 4, 6, 8, and 10-band editions). NAB Booth: SL 3345.

BIAS SOUNDSOAP 2: A new version of this one-click noise-reduction solution, SoundSoap 2 adds a Click and Crackle removal slider and an Enhancement slider to help restore frequencies lost in recordings made from degraded media. Other features include 50/60Hz hum removal, rumble removal, preserve voice and broadband noise reduction. SoundSoap 2 is available in plug-in formats and also ships with a separate stand-alone application edition. Minimum system requirements: Mac G4 or G5 desktop, PowerBook or iBook — Mac OS 10.2; 128MB RAM; 20MB available disk space. Plug-in requires compatible AudioUnits, VST or RTAS-host application. Windows Pentium III or Pentium IV desktop or laptop; Windows XP Home or Professional. Plug-in requires compatible Direct X, RTAS or VST-host program. Stand-alone requires QuickTime 6.5 (included). NAB Booth: SL3345.
1370 Industrial Ave., Suite A
Petaluma, CA 94952
800/775-2427; fax 707/782-1874
www.bias-inc.com

DIGIGRAM VX882HR+BOB8: First VX soundcard to benefit from the characteristics of Digigram's new HR (high-resolution) Series with 8/8 analog I/Os and 8/8 digital I/Os; 24-bit/192kHz converters; hardware sample rate converters on all inputs for simultaneous recording of digital signals with different sample frequencies; 66MHz/64-bit PCI interface; and comprehensive set of drivers (Digigram np, WDM DirectSound, Wave, ASIO). Short-length PCI format — only 6.875 inches long; optional breakout box. Prices: VX882HR, $2,290; bundle with breakout box BOB8, $2,480.
2101 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 1004
Arlington, VA 22201
703/875-9100; fax 703/875-9161
www.digigram.com

DIGITAL GROOVE PRODUCTIONS FIREPORT 800: The infinite storage solution for FireWire-based 800/400 computers — PC or Mac, each FirePort 800™ features two hot-swappable drive bays in a 1U rackmount rugged-steel chassis with an ultra-quiet power supply and all required cabling. It's configurable as two independent FW800 channels or a single FW800 channel in RAID 0 or RAID 1 setup (optional). Available pre-configured with hard drives or empty drive trays.
5392 Conifer Dr.
Mason, OH 45040
513/325-5329; fax 513/336-9625
www.dawstore.com

EASTWEST QUANTUM LEAP: Quantum Leap Colossus ($995) is a massive 32-Gigabyte virtual instrument that covers all of the basic musical genres. Quantum Leap RA $995-RA is a 14GB virtual instrument with many typical and some unusual instruments from six areas of the world. EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Choirs ($995) is the first 24-bit choir sample library to include three simultaneous stereo mic setups (close, stage and hall), so users can mix together any combination of mic positions to control tone and ambience. The collection was designed to blend perfectly with EWQLSO. Quantum Leap Stormdrum ($399.95) has 6 GB of loops and multisamples from three world-class percussionists and one lunatic producer with enough taiko drums to fill an 18-wheeler.
9000 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 1550
West Hollywood, CA 90069
800/833-8339; fax 310/271-6968
www.soundsonline.com

FASOFT N-TRACK STUDIO: Multitrack recording and editing software with support for real-time effects through DirectX plug-ins (reverb, multiband compression, chorus, delay, pitch shift, graphic and parametric EQ effects are included), audio and MIDI tracks, 24-bit soundcards and more.
10A Via G. Viotti
Rome, Italy 00124
+39 06509 14199
www.ntrack.com

MSOFT MUSICCUE 3.6: mSoft provides music, sound effects and video library server systems that will replace your walls of CDs with an easy-to-use search and audition tool. The system will interface with all of the Avid, Pro Tools or any DAW you use for transfers of files directly into the editing environment — and will even create automatic cue sheets. Our installations include most of the major broadcasters in the U.S., and post production, advertising and game creators around the world. New features include a new automatic usage tracking feature and automatic and accurate (to the tenth of a second) cue sheets. On Air Pro interface option: mSoft has teamed with Thought Development to offer a transfer of information from mSoft servers into Thought Development's On Air Pro data handling system. NAB Booth: C1860.
6355 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Ste. 507
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
818/716-7081; fax 818/716-0547
www.msoftinc.com

PRISTINE SYSTEMS CONTENT DELIVERY SYSTEM (CDS32): Pristine Systems' CDS32 is a complete line of live-assist, satellite automation and “music on hard drive” digital audio system designed to be user-friendly, yet powerful enough to handle the most demanding tasks. Advanced metadata capabilities, easy operation, cutting-edge features, unsurpassed technology support and affordable pricing make CDS32 your best choice for digital audio. NAB Booth: N1111.

PRISTINE SYSTEMS BLACKBOX LOGGER: BlackBox digital audio logger, monitor and alert system is a comprehensive radio/television audio logging product designed to meet compliance, proof, audit, programming, management and engineering needs. Up to 16 stereo (or 32 virtual mono) channels of audio logging are available. Choose from a variety of .WAV audio devices and AM/FM/TV tuner boards. Most popular audio storage formats are supported. Advanced tools provide the program director or consultant with everything needed for quick review or detailed analysis of the entire market. Of course, time-based and mic skimmer modes are included. A “Virtual Radio”-style player allows switching between multiple stations during playback as though listening to a radio in real time. Real-time monitoring of audio level and RF signal strength (when equipped with ASI Tuner Boards) with an extensive alarm system provides quick alerts to help avoid lost air time. NAB Booth: N1111.
1891 N. Gaffey St., Ste. 231
San Pedro, CA 90731
310/831-2234; fax 310/831-6287
www.pristinesys.com

SLANECON DIGITAL ADR MANAGER 3: ADR Manager 3 is a database system for professionals involved with automated dialog replacement in film, television and other media post-production markets. Used throughout the world, ADR Manager is the most versatile and elegant system available, allowing for easy spotting, conforming, printing and tracking of ADR cues.
Box 10912
San Rafael, CA 94912
www.slanecon.com

STUDIO NETWORK SOLUTIONS GLOBALSAN: At NAB, Studio Network Solutions will demo globalSAN-the only complete, multiplatform, Ethernet-based storage area network (IP SAN) built on the iSCSI protocol. globalSAN is the perfect alternative for facilities that can't afford a Fibre Channel SAN. iSCSI provides an affordable, IP-based SAN with performance nearing that of Fibre Channel over Gigabit Ethernet. SNS offers globalSAN X-8, an 8-bay, four-user package with 2 Terabytes of shared, high-performance SATA storage; and globalSAN X-16, a 16-bay, six-user package with 4 Terabytes of shared, high-performance SATA storage. Both systems include licenses of iSANmp volume sharing software and can be upgraded to support additional users/storage. NAB Booth: SL3331.
1986 Innerbelt Business Center Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63114
314/733-0551
www.studionetworksolutions.com

ULTIMATE SOUND BANK X-TREME FX INSTANT SOUND DESIGN TOOL: X-treme FX is a sample-based virtual instrument (for Logic, Pro Tools, Nuendo, etc.) dedicated to the creation of cutting-edge sound effects, textures, Foley and atmospheric sounds. Sound designers can immediately immerse themselves in the onboard sound-shaping tools (layers, filters, envelopes and LFOs), allowing for fast and easy construction of complex sounds. Its 8GB sound library also includes “scenes,” surreal sounds, sci-fi, drones, nature, urban and some fantastic musical textures. Formats: AU (OS X), VST (Win, OS X), MAS (OS X), RTAS (Win, OS X), DXi (Win). Price: $399.
Dist. by Ilio Entertainments
Box 6211
Malibu, CA 90265
818/707-7222
www.ilio.com

VIRTUAL KATY VK PREMIUM: Virtual Katy gives Pro Tools users massive workflow gains. Spend 80 percent less time synching picture edit changes. Automate painful, time-consuming update and conform sessions. New to the market, Virtual Katy is already the “go-to” technology for sound editors such as Mike Hopkins of The Lord of the Rings and Lee Herrick of Bridget Jones' Diary. The Virtual Katy software compares the differences between two or more versions of a picture edit and creates a ChangeList EDL to represent the changes between these versions. Using the VK AutoConformer, Virtual Katy then re-confroms your Pro Tools session and updates your data from the ChangeList EDL in a fraction of the time it would take to do a manual conform. NAB Booth: SL1210D.
Box 105638
Auckland Central
Auckland, New Zealand
www.virtualkaty.com

DIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATIONS/EDITORS

MERGING TECHNOLOGIES PYRAMIX V5

Pyramix V5 is one of the world's most advanced audio workstations with dedicated configurations for post-production, film dubbing, multitrack music record/editing/processing/mixing and mastering for CD, DDP, DVD, DVD-A and DXD/DSD for SACD production. NAB Booth: N4225.
3000 Dundee Rd., Ste. 36
Northbrook, IL 60062
847/272-0500
www.merging.com

CAKEWALK PROJECT5 VERSION 2: A next-generation sequencing application, created to be a performance workstation. Its environment is streamlined for fast creation and live performance, emphasizing pattern-based song construction. Features include audio recording, hard disk streaming, major workflow enhancements and brand-new UI, pattern and phase triggering via the new groove performance panel, track freeze, gapless audio, integrated arpeggiator, audio loop manipulation, export groove clips, tap tempo, powerful synths and samplers and tons of professional content — including audio loops, MIDI loops and massive sample libraries. Price: $299.

CAKEWALK SONAR 4 PRODUCER EDITION: The definitive audio production environment on the Windows platform. Features include record, edit, arrange and mix unlimited tracks of audio and MIDI, Universal Bus Architecture with on-the-fly configuration, surround sound and panner, track folders, comping and editing, loop construction and freeze. Includes 31 audio effects, three DXi soft synths, 14 MFX Assign hotkeys for custom screen layouts. Professional Project File Management Tools: per-project audio directories; consolidate project files for fast backup; search for associated files. Designed exclusively for and optimized for Windows XP/2000. Price: $959.
268 Summer St., 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02125
617/423-9004; fax 617/423-9007
www.cakewalk.com

COMPARISONICS CORPORATION FINDSOUNDS PALETTE PRO: FindSounds Palette Pro is an audio editor, database and search engine — in one software program. Using this program, you can search more than 1 million sounds on the Web and organize and search your own collection of sounds. The patented Comparisonics colored waveform display helps you “see” the sounds. A unique “sounds-like” search locates audio files based on sound similarity. For more information and a free trial, visit www.FindSounds.com/Palette.html.
PO Box 1960
Grass Valley, CA 95945
530/272-0811; fax 530/687-6407
www.comparisonics.com

DIGIDESIGN PRO TOOLS 6.7: Chock full of great new features, the newest version of Pro Tools boasts track color-coding, expanded track creation options and new click and tempo option's including the ability to increase/decrease tempo in various logarithmic curves. Also new is an Undo History window, MIDI step input, support for RTAS instruments on TDM aux inputs and the ability to slide tracks by either samples or ticks. The update is free for current Pro Tools 6.4 owners or for $175 for users with earlier versions. NAB Booth: SL600.
2001 Junipero Serra Blvd.
Daly City, CA 94014
650/731-6300
www.digidesign.com

FAIRLIGHT CONSTELLATION-XT: Constellation-XT is a large-format mixing console capable of supporting up to 240 channels delivered into 72 mix buses. Constellation-XT offers sophisticated automation of any or all mix parameters and 3-D surround panning. Any channel, aux send or mix bus can be configured from mono up to 7.1. The system can include a 96-track disk recorder and suite of more than 100 plug-ins. At NAB, Fairlight will debut a new suite of VST plug-ins from the Waves Platinum Suite. An addition to the system's sophisticated sync system is the ability to support tri-level video sync — a requirement for hi-def digital production. NAB Booth: SL340.

FAIRLIGHT PYXIS HD: At NAB, Fairlight is introducing Pyxis HD, a high-definition nonlinear video system to support DAW, dubbing rooms, screening rooms and ADR control applications. Pyxis HD will operate at any standard frame rate in NTSC, PAL or at 24 and 24.98. The sytem includes responsive 9-pin control, tri-level sync capability and more. NAB Booth: SL340.
3/15 Rodborough Rd.
Frenchs Forest, Australia 2086
612/9975-1999; fax 612/9975-1999
www.fairlightau.com

P&G DAWCON 100 MOTORIZED FADER: The Penny and Giles DAWCON 100 motorized fader provides professional-quality DAW control surfaces with an intuitive control and display device in one package. The DAWCON 100 features conductive plastic servo and touch-sense tracks, a Swiss-made precision ironless-core 12-volt motor, a durable toothed belt drive and an extruded metal frame. Design assistance is also available from MANCO, the exclusive distributor for P&G audio in the U.S. and Canada. Price - $85 in moderate quantities.
805/529-2496
www.manquen.net

DIGITAL CONVERTERS

APOGEE ELECTRONICS AMBUS HD CARD: Apogee's AMBus HD option card is now available worldwide. With this card installed in a Trak2 or an AD-8000, users can connect directly to a Pro Tools|HD or Accel system core card, with no other hardware required. (Connect using standard DigiLink cables.) The result is a powerful combination of Digidesign's industry-leading software and legendary Apogee conversion and clocking hardware that provides a workstation that will excite Apogee and Pro Tools fans alike. NAB Booth: SL504.
3145 Donald Douglas Loop South
Santa Monica, CA 90405
310/915-1000; fax 310/391-6262

GRAHAM-PATTEN SOUNDPALS HDDM-8 HIGH-DEFINITION, 8-CHANNEL DE-EMBEDDER: The latest addition to Graham-Patten Systems' innovative range of audio solutions, the SoundPals™ HDDM-8 High-Definition De-Embedder provides eight channels of analog audio output in a compact package. The rugged system can be rack-mounted in the studio or operated on batteries in the field. The award-winning SoundPals family comprises self-contained building blocks for digital audio format conversion, signal processing, distribution and test. SoundPals won an NAB Pick-Hits SAard in 1997. The product line continues to win customer loyalty with its compact size, rugged construction and outstanding price and performance. NAB Booth: C1836.
Box 7
Nevada City, CA 95959
530/477-2984; fax 530/477-2986
www.gpsys.com

LYNX STUDIO TECHNOLOGY AES16 192KHZ AES/EBU INTERFACE: The Lynx AES16 192kHz multichannel AES/EBU PCI card provides 16 channels of 24-bit AES/EBU digital audio at a 192kHz sample rate in single-wire and dual-wire AES modes. It has a powerful hardware-based 32-channel digital mixer controlled by its own feature-rich software application. Designed to integrate digital consoles, multichannel A/D and D/A converters, hard disk recorders, DAWs and other digital gear, the AES16 is compatible with Windows and Mac and includes SynchroLock™ jitter reduction. AES16-SRC features sample rate conversion. U.S. SRPs: AES16, $695; AES16-XLR (with cables), $795; and AES16-SRC (with sample rate conversion and cables), $995.

LYNX STUDIO TECHNOLOGY AURORA AD/DA CONVERTERS: Aurora 16 and Aurora 8 are 16- and 8-channel 24-bit/192kHz AD/DA converters in a single-space rack. Aurora provides pro I/O interfaces for studios and live sound. Aurora's front panel provides easy access to important controls and signal status. Aurora also offers extensive remote-control capability via Lynx AES16 on Windows and Mac platforms, Pocket PC or laptop via infrared, MIDI or an LSlot interface card. Other features: proprietary SynchroLock™ jitter reduction; onboard 32-channel digital mixer; LSlot expansion port for FireWire, ADAT, etc.; and dual/single-wire support. U.S. SRPs: Aurora 16, $3,295; and Aurora 8, $2,195.
711 W 17th St. H-3
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
949/515-8265; fax 949/645-8470
www.lynxstudio.com

MICROPHONES (INCLUDING WIRELESS)

AEA R92 RIBBON MICROPHONE: The AEA R92 is a Large-Ribbon Geometry™ design intended for amplifier, instrument and vocal miking applications. The R92 features reduced proximity effect for close-up use and extended high end that lets tracks sit perfectly in the mix with little or no EQ. A flexible positioning system and integrated shock-mount make the R92 a breeze to setup and use. The R92 is offered at an MSRP of $900.
1029 N Allen Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91104
800/798-9127; fax 626/798-2378
www.ribbonmics.com

AKG ACOUSTICS C414B-XLII: The newest C414 model features “voice-friendly” capsule tuning. Features include five polar pickup patterns, three pre-attenuation settings and three bass roll-off filters — all selectable with smooth electronic switches with LED indicators. Comes with shock-mount, external pop filter, windscreen and all-metal case. Built in Vienna, Austria. NAB Booth: N3436.
914 Airpark Center Dr.
Nashville, TN 37217
615/620-3800; fax 615/620-3875
www.akg.com

AIRR SUPPORT LARGE BOOM MIC STANDS: AiRR Support makes large boom microphone stands. There are three models: The AiRR 100, AiRR 200 and AiRR 300. Each comes with removable wheel tripod, two sand bags, and carrying case, and the whole stand breaks down in an easy-to-carry package for location work or simply for space-saving.
13509 Laurel Court
Corona, CA 92880
951/272-3465; fax 951/272-3467
www.airrsupport.com

AUDIO-TECHNICA AT2020: Audio-Technica's AT2020 cardioid condenser mic establishes new price/performance standards in side-address studio condenser technology. Audio-Technica's stringent quality and consistency standards set the AT2020 apart from other mics in its class. Its low-mass diaphragm is custom-engineered for extended frequency response and superior transient response. With rugged construction for durable performance, the microphone offers a wide dynamic range and handles high SPLs with ease. It includes a pivoting stand mount for precise mic placement. List price: $169. NAB Booth: N3322.

AUDIO-TECHNICA AT892 MICROSET: With a capsule diameter of just 2.5 mm, Audio-Technica's new AT892 MicroSet™ provides the ultimate in low-profile, high-performance audio. This innovative, micro-miniature omnidirectional condenser headworn mic offers an ergonomic under-ear design: Its lightweight, contoured loop hooks comfortably and securely behind either ear. Available in black and beige wired and wireless models terminated for Audio-Technica and other wireless transmitters, MicroSet comes with a cable clip, moisture guard, two windscreens, two element covers and a protective case. List price: $419 to $439. NAB Booth: N3322.
1221 Commerce Dr.
Stow, OH 44224
330/686-2600; fax 330/686-0719
www.audio-technica.com

BEYER MCE 86 II: MCE 86 II phantom-powered shotgun condenser microphone can be used for video recordings, lecterns or theater applications. It is an extremely light and rugged microphone, making it ideal for mounting onto cameras or camcorders. It features high sensitivity, excellent off-axis rejection, rugged yet lightweight design and non-glare durable-polymer coating. Type: condenser (back electret). Operating principle: pressure gradient. Polar pattern: hypercardioid/lobe. Frequency response: 50 to 18k Hz. Maximum SPL @ 1 kHz is 128 dB. List price: $489, including elastic suspension. NAB Booth: C10421.
56 Central Ave.
Farmingdale, NY 11735
631/293-3200; fax 631/293-3288
www.beyerdynamic-usa.com

DPA TYPE 4041-T2 TUBE MIC: The DPA Type 4041-T2 uses the MMC4041 1-inch modular omni cartridge with the MMP4000-T2 tube preamplifier. The cartridge can be unscrewed from the electronics to swap with other preamplifier modules. Frequency response is rated from 10 to 20k Hz with a 4 to 6dB soft boost around 8 kHz that matches the response of DPA's acclaimed Type 4040 hybrid mic. The 4041-T2 is powered via the standard HMA5000 Microphone Amplifier (not included with the 4041-S), and offers a transformerless audio path with a maximum noise floor of 10 dBA and 144dB SPL handling. NAB Booth: N506.

DPA WINDPAC MICROPHONE WINDSHIELD SYSTEM: DPA's Windpac is an ultra-lightweight, multi-mic-compatible, wind-proofing solution for location recording. Comprised of just two components — a shock-mount and a collapsible windshield — Windpac is effective, convenient and easy to use. The system weighs just 270 grams, and its universal shock-mount can be used with any-sized microphone. This “one size fits all” feature is accomplished via adjustable elastic straps with different settings to accommodate any mic. NAB Booth: N506.
691 Gray Mountain Dr.
Lyons, CO 80540
303/823-8878; fax 303/823-5830
www.dpamicrophones.com

EARTHWORKS DRUMKIT SYSTEM: “Three mics on a drumset” instead of the normal six through 12 mics. With Earthworks-proprietary microphone technology, you can have a significantly better drum sound using two of our mics for overheads and one on the kick drum. The Earthworks DrumKit System (each with three mics) comes in two versions: one for recording and another for live applications. To hear this for yourself, request our DrumKit System Demo CD. It will blow you away. Here is one product where “less” is “more.”
37 Wilton Rd.
Milford, NH 03055
603/654-6427; fax 603/654-6107
www.earthworksaudio.com

FLEA F-47: The F-47 tube microphone from FLEA incorporates the finest quality tubes, premier capsules and hand assembly, resulting in unprecedented construction and legendary sound quality. The F-47 has selectable cardioid and omni patterns, and is available in various tube configurations including UF14, EF14 and EF14 Wermacht. Other options include M7 or KK47 capsule, silver or gold finish and long or short body. MSRP: $5,000. NAB Booth: N4522.
Dist. by Independent Audio
43 Deerfield Rd.
Portland, ME 04101
207/773-2424; fax 207/773-2422
www.independentaudio.com

GROOVE TUBES PF-1 POP FILTER: The Groove Tubes PF-1 is an attractive oval-shaped (4.5×5.5-inch) pop filter for music and broadcast miking applications. Employs a louvered stretched-mesh steel design that prevents vocal mic popping without cutting high frequencies. Filter can be sanitized by simple washing and lasts much longer than ordinary fabric pop filters. Includes adjustable mounting bracket assembly and a sturdy 9-inch gooseneck. U.S. MSRP: $59.
1543 Truman St.
San Fernando, CA 91340
818/361-4500; fax 818/365-9884
www.groovetubes.com

LECTROSONICS SUPER-MINI™ TRANSMITTER: The smallest wireless transmitter on the market. 100mW, compander-free, splash-proof technology. Uses both 24-bit digital and analog FM signal to deliver robust analog format for transmission over a UHF FM carrier. Solid aluminum finish. 2½×1⅞×⅝ inches (H×W×D). Weight: 2.8 ounces, including single AA battery. NAB Booth: N3611.

LECTROSONICS TM400 DIGITAL HYBRID WIRELESS SYSTEM: TM400 System comprises the UH400TM transmitter and R400 receiver. UH400TM features “plug-on” design. Small, durable, frequency-selectable with audio level, phantom and power controls. Receiver is 5.5×6.25 inches (W×D) and 1RU high with two removable whip antennas. Balanced XLR audio output level. Compander-free audio path via hybrid analog/digital transmission system. NAB Booth: N3611.
581 Laser Rd. N.E.
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
800/821-1121; fax 505/892-6243
www.lectrosonics.com

MIC MATE: The Mic Mate fits onto the hot-shoe of nearly any video camera such as the Sony PD150. The Mic Mate holds the receivers out of the camera operator's way with good antenna sight lines and allows the camera user to orient the receivers vertically or horizontally. The Mic Mate is capable of holding “monitor return transmitter” and receivers, and is fully adjustable for use with most receivers. Retail: $92. NAB Booth: N4522.
Dist. by Independent Audio
43 Deerfield Rd.
Portland, ME 04101
207/773-2424; fax 207/773-2422
www.independentaudio.com

NEUMANN BCM 705: The BCM 705 is Neumann's first dynamic microphone in the company's 77-year history and the second microphone in the new broadcast line. The BCM 705 utilizes a Neumann re-designed version of the Sennheiser MD 431 capsule, and is housed in the same body as the BCM 104. Along with the debut of the BCM 705 is the introduction of a new green-colored Neumann badge that designates the microphone as a dynamic. NAB Booth: N2822.
One Enterprise Dr.
Old Lyme, CT 06371
860/434-9190; fax 860/434-1759
www.neumannusa.com

OKM BINAURAL STEREO HEADSET MICS: These omnidirectional electret mics offer outstanding spatial characteristics, using computer-matched pairs of top-quality microphone systems that are uniquely appropriate for live music and environmental recording. CX, PX and RX models are available in various sensitivities. An “S” (studio) option is available for capsules channel-matched within 0.5 dB, resulting in superior stereo imaging. Retail: $146 to $409. NAB Booth: N4522.
Dist. by Independent Audio
43 Deerfield Rd.
Portland, ME 04101
207/773-2424; fax 207/773-2422
www.independentaudio.com

PEARL MICROPHONE LAB CT/DT-40: The CT40 uses a fixed-cardioid capsule, while the DT40 model offers a choice of five different polar patterns, making this microphone ideal for many recording applications. These mics use the classic Pearl dual-rectangular capsule, which allows them to achieve a very flat frequency response. The capsule is mounted in silicone and then supported on a cone to prevent sound reflections. Further, the microphones are powered by a traditionally designed circuit using a Nuvistor vacuum tube and high-quality transformer. NAB Booth: N4522.

PEARL MICROPHONE LAB ELM-B/C: Pearl has made rectangular capsules for many years now but never before with such an extreme (7:1) length/width ratio. The new linear capsule has more than twice the surface area of large-diameter round capsules, giving excellent signal/noise ratio, but avoids their high levels of in-band resonance. Therefore, this new microphone can deliver a very accurate, uniform and consistent response pattern, with very flat response, low noise and useful attenuation of “nuisance” reflections. The capsule is used in the new models ELM-B (figure-8) and ELM-C (cardioid), and is highly recommended for stereo recording. Retail: $2,000 to $2,425. NAB Booth: N4522.
Dist. by Independent Audio
43 Deerfield Rd.
Portland, ME 04101
207/773-2424; fax 207/773-2422
www.independentaudio.com

RYCOTE UNDERCOVERS AND OVERCOVERS: Undercovers are designed to affix lavalier microphones to skin and clothing while reducing both wind and rustle noise. Undercovers include 30 disposable adhesive pads with six reuseable fur covers (two of each: black, gray and white) and are great for lavalier miking under clothing. NAB Booth: M3232.
97 South Main St., #10
Newtown, CT 06470
203/270-1808; fax 203/270-2934
www.rycote.com

SANKEN MICROPHONES COS-22 DUAL-CAPSULE LAVALIER: The new COS-22 is the world's first dual-capsule lavalier mic. In the tradition of the popular Sanken COS-11s lavalier, the ultraminiature COS-22 measures only 1.25 inches in length but boasts a full frequency response up to 20,000 Hz. The 2-channel, dual-omnidirectional COS-22 is designed for a variety of applications, including stereo and boundary-style miking and for live broadcasting. It provides a completely redundant dual-capsule design with totally separated electronics. NAB Booth: N617.

SANKEN MICROPHONES MS-5CL: The MS-5CL is one of the dynamic microphones newly introduced by Sanken Microphones. Recommended for radio, TV and DJ announcers, the MS-5CL features robust and warm vocal tones, high transient response and a combination aluminum voice coil/heavy-duty magnetic transducer capable of handling extremely high SPLs. NAB Booth: N617.
1155 North La Brea Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90038
323/845-1171; fax 323/845-1170
www.plus24.net

SENNHEISER AC 3000 ACTIVE ANTENNA COMBINER: Sennheiser's AC 3000 is an active antenna combiner for wireless monitoring applications with up to eight transmitters connected to one common transmitter antenna. Due to its broadband design, the AC 3000 can be used in the whole UHF range from 470 to 870 MHz. It significantly reduces intermodulation of wireless monitoring transmitters while keeping cabling to the minimum. LEDs for RF input level indication. 19-inch housing. MSRP: $3,000. NAB Booth: N2822.

SENNHEISER ASA 3000 ACTIVE ANTENNA SPLITTER: The Sennheiser ASA 3000 is an active antenna splitter for multichannel wireless mic systems with up to 16 channels (8x EM 3031, 8x EM 3032 or 8x EM 3532). The ASA 3000 is suitable for the entire UHF range, but can be optionally equipped with selective input filter modules to narrow the input frequency range. DC power supplied to antenna head amplifiers. 19-inch housing. Retail: $1,750. NAB Booth: N2822.
One Enterprise Dr.
Old Lyme, CT 06371
860/434-9190; fax 860/434-1759
www.sennheiserusa.com

SHURE SLX WIRELESS SYSTEMS: Shure's SLX Wireless Systems deliver superior audio quality in an easy-to-use, quickly configurable package. Offering Shure's patented Audio Reference Companding technology, along with an innovative setup complete with automatic synchronization, SLX supports up to 20 compatible systems (area-dependent). The system retails at $850, priced between Shure's Performance Gear™ Wireless and ULX™ Wireless lines. NAB Booth: N3206.
847/600-2000
www.shure.com

ZAXCOM DIGITAL WIRELESS/NEUMANN KK-105 S HEAD: The Zaxcom handheld digital wireless transmitter is now capable of working with the Neumann KK-105 S capsule head. Together, they provide a superior sound that can only be matched by a hard-wired microphone. NAB Booth: N4215.
230 West Parkway, Unit 9
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973/835-5000
www.zaxcom.com

MIXING CONSOLES

AUDIO DEVELOPMENTS AD255: AD255 is the latest addition to the Audio Developments range of portable mixers. The 6 or 8-channel configuration mixers feature two auxiliary sends, channel direct outputs including P&G 100mm long-stroke faders, low-noise mic amp, 3-band EQ, balanced inputs, highpass filter, balanced main stereo output with L/R faders, two balanced aux outputs, illuminated LCD meters that also display battery level and monitor status, SLATE and EXT comm via internal mic, PFL override, monitor select, M-S matrix, balanced stereo tape return and input calibration. The units power from eight “C” cells fitted internally or from an external 12 to 15VDC source. Retail: $5,466. NAB Booth: N4522.
Dist. by Independent Audio
43 Deerfield Rd.
Portland, ME 04101
207/773-2424; fax 207/773-2422
www.independentaudio.com

CALREC AUDIO ALPHA, SIGMA AND ZETA PLUS CONSOLES: The System Plus platform represents a milestone in facilities now available as standard across the Alpha, Sigma and Zeta range. System Plus offers broadcasters a wealth of upgraded specifications, including greatly expanded monitoring options and fully adaptable color TFT metering. System Plus also enables the introduction of Calrec's powerful 5.1-source input handling, a simple and fast method of processing 5.1 sources as single inputs, which allows for comprehensive adjustment of individual discrete elements. NAB Booth: N802.
Nutclough Mill, Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire, UK HX7 8EZ
01144/1422-842159
www.calrec.com

COOPER SOUND SYSTEMS CS208 V2: Cooper Sound presents the newest configuration of the CS208 portable audio mixer with eight to 12 24-bit/96kHz digital outputs. The new CS208-ADC8 option provides eight digital outputs (12 digital outs when combined with the CS208-ADC4). The digital output options can be retrofitted into all CS208 mixers. Cooper Sound products are renowned for their solid dependability (often in extreme weather conditions) and top-quality performance. Mixer specs: 0.003-percent THD+N and an EIN of 129.5 dBu (20 to 20k Hz). List prices: 8-input CS208 mixer, $14,500; the CS208-ADC8 option is $1,940. NAB Booth: N2532.
645 Main St., Ste. C
Morro Bay, CA 93442
805/772-1007; fax 805/772-1098
www.coopersound.com

DIGIDESIGN ICON INTEGRATED CONSOLE: The Digidesign ICON is an integrated console environment featuring the all-new D-Control™ tactile worksurface, Pro Tools|HD Accel as its core DSP engine and modular HD audio interfaces for analog and digital I/O. The first truly integrated console solution of its kind, ICON empowers operators to accomplish every aspect of a project — recording, editing, mixing and processing — complete with integrated video and delivery. ICON provides unmatched control with a fully automated, completely recallable total production system. NAB Booth: SL600.
2001 Junipero Serra Blvd.
Daly City, CA 94014
650/731-6300; fax 650/731-6399
www.digidesign.com

EUPHONIX SYSTEM 5-MC: The MC editorial controller gives users high-speed control of not only EuCon-aware applications such as Nuendo, but also any PC application via keystroke commands programmed into the MC's LCD SmartSwitches. Programmable buttons switch functions with each different application running on the host PC for unrivalled speed of operation. MC includes a 5.1 monitor section, twin trackballs, standard full-size keyboard, eight programmable knobs, four full-throw touch-sensitive moving faders, and 56 programmable LCD SmartSwitches with a small touchscreen for fast access to the unit's programmable features. NAB Booth: N3606.
220 Portage Ave.
Palo Alto CA 94306
650/855-0400
www.euphonix.com

GRAHAM-PATTEN D/ESAM 8000: The new D/ESAM 8000 digital audio edit suite mixer employs the Klotz VADIS mixing engine and routing system. User features make the 8000 an ideal choice for broadcast and post facilities, making the transition to multichannel surround sound for DVD, DTV and other digital delivery formats. The 4-output/16-channel D/ESAM 400 is ideal for mid-sized edit suites, while the D/ESAM 230 offers a cost-effective solution that integrates a control console and electronics chassis in single tabletop unit. Standard features on all D/ESAM mixers include send outputs, monitor sub-mixer, fader range, user configuration registers and D/MEM write protection. NAB Booth: C1836.
Box 7
Nevada City, CA 95959
530/477-2984; fax 530/477-2986
www.gpsys.com

HARRIS STEREOMIXER DIGITAL: Harris brings innovative digital on-air consoles to smaller markets and studios with the Harris PR&E StereoMixer Digital, a cost-effective, all-digital console. The board supports analog and digital inputs/outputs, allowing radio stations to transition to digital on their own time frame. With its completely digital mixing architecture and considerable flexibility, medium-to-large market, radio stations can use the StereoMixer Digital for smaller studio applications, while retaining the innovation associated with larger Harris PR&E digital consoles. Studios with limited space will benefit from its comfortable fit into even the tightest studio space. Another StereoMixer Digital trademark is its simple user interface. The StereoMixer digital is available both tabletop and rackmount. NAB Booth: C1907.
4393 Digital Way
Mason, OH 45040
513/459-3400
www.harris.com

HARRISON TRION: Offered in versions specifically geared toward film/video post, broadcast and live performance, Harrison's Trion digital console features a traditional surface rather than a central, shared-knobs control panel. Running on Harrison's IKIS™ platform, Trion exploits Linux and USB technology with Ethernet connectivity. All consoles feature a 15-inch monitor for every eight faders for a dedicated view of each channel's information, along with Harrison's PreView™ waveform envelope display that provides a visual representation of channel names, stem assignments, EQ/dynamics, aux sends, metering and surround panning. NAB Booth: N2418.
1024 Firestone Parkway
Nashville, TN USA 37086
615/641-7200
www.harrisonconsoles.com

JL COOPER ES 4/100: This motorized, touch-senstive fader controller hass 16 channel switches, four function keys and bank-shift buttons for control of mute, solo, track arm and automation selection. Other features include straightforward automation writing and control, a small 6.5×10.5×3-inch footprint and HUI compatibility. It's available in MIDI, USB, RS-232 and RS-422 versions. NAB Booth: SU11526.

JL COOPER ES-8/100: The ES-8/100 features eight touch-sensitive motorized faders, 32 channel switches, four function keys and bank-up/down buttons. Available in MIDI, USB, RS-232 and RS-422 versions, it features straightforward, easy “mixer” channel functions, compatibility with DAW software and a compact 10.75×10.5×3-inch dimensions. NAB Booth: SU11526.
142 Arena St.
El Segundo, CA 90245
310/322-9990; fax 310/335-0110
www.jlcooper.com

LAWO MC66 DIGITAL CONSOLE: The mc66 surround sound high-definition digital mixing console features 96kHz/24-bit resolution with 40-bit floating point processing, lightweight construction, six banks (two layers per fader), TFT high-resolution displays, advanced DSP technology, up to 336 signal paths (192 channels and 144 summing buses), audio-follows-video with 128 events, up to 3,072/8,192 crosspoints and network capability. I/Os include mic/line, line out, AES, TDIF, MADI, ATM, SDI embedded, GPIO and serial, with stereo and surround monitoring. Competitively priced. NAB Booth: N816.

LAWO ZIRKON AND ZIRKONXL: These PC-free, fan-free, fully programmable and networkable digital broadcast mixing consoles feature up to 36 faders; up to 128 inputs and outputs simultaneously; up to four MADI interfaces; 48 summing buses; onboard parametric EQ, dynamics, limiters and filters; hot-pluggable components; a 384×384 routing matrix; and competitive pricing. NAB Booth: N816.
Am Oberwald 8
76437 Rastitt (Ottersdorf)
Germany
888/810-4468; fax 416/292-0402
www.lawo.ca

LOGITEK MOSAIC DIGITAL CONSOLE: Mosaic consoles use a series of drop-in modules that let users purchase console configurations that exactly meet their needs. As with other Logitek digital consoles, Mosaic consoles are router-based, acting as control surfaces for the Logitek Audio Engine. Features in the Mosaic console include multiple frame sizes for consoles ranging from four to 24 faders; multiple full-color LCD screens, showing meters, clocks, timers, delay information, text, custom user graphics, etc.; 16-character source names, providing more information on sources at faders and meters; assignable backlighting on certain buttons for quick identification; and additional control for external equipment. Prices vary by configuration and range from $5,000 to $25,000. NAB Booth: N2022.
5622 Edgemoor
Houston, TX 77081
713/664-4470; fax 713/664-4479
www.logitekaudio.com

MACKIE DXB X.400: The Mackie Digital X Bus X.400 offers an 192kHz-capable mix engine; dual 15-inch touchscreens; 100mm Penny + Giles optical touch faders; onboard control of a variety of DAWs, including Pro Tools, Logic and Nuendo; VST plug-in support; and streaming digital audio between the Digital X Bus X.400 and your Mac or PC via FireWire. In addition, the X.400 also offers dual processors for massive mix horsepower, an extra card slot for an additional 24 channels of I/O for a total of 92 inputs and 100 outputs at 96 kHz, and comes pre-loaded with Universal Audio's UAD-1 DSP card. NAB Booth: SL254.

MACKIE ONYX SERIES: The Onyx Series of small-format mixers (1220, 1620, 1640) operate at 24-bit/96kHz resolution and are compatible with any Windows or Mac host software. All mixers provide direct multichannel outputs, 12 channels for the Onyx 1220, and 16 channels for the Onyx 1620 and 1640. Fully equipped with two channels of audio from computer to mixer for monitoring allow daisy-chaining of two mixers together, resulting in expanded channel counts feeding into the computer. FireWire technology allows for very low buffer settings, monitoring through the DAW software and plug-ins with no noticeable latency. NAB Booth: SL254.
16220 Wood-Red Rd. NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
800/258-6883; fax 425/806-6383
www.mackie.com

SIERRA AUTOMATED SYSTEMS RUBICON BROADCAST CONSOLE CONTROL SURFACE: Sierra Automated Systems' Rubicon is a broadcast console control surface for major market radio stations. It interfaces with the SAS 32KD digital audio router/mixer and the Sierra Automated Systems intercom system. NAB Booth: N806.

SIERRA AUTOMATED SYSTEMS RUBICON SL BROADCAST CONSOLE CONTROL SURFACE: New at NAB 2005, Rubicon SL is designed for the smaller market or the less-demanding studio application. Similar to the Rubicon but with fewer features. Works with the Sierra Automated Systems 32KD digital audio router/mixer or the new stand-alone RIOLink mixer/router/remote IO system. NAB Booth: N806.
2625 N. San Fernando Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91504
818/840-6749; fax 818/840-6751:
www.sasaudio.com

SMART AV SMART CONSOLE ELITE 96: The Smart Console Elite 96 control surface offers control over a bevy of DAW features. The Smart Console's patented ARC technology uses a physical arc located above the controls to represent all of the channels on a traditional long console. By touching the arc at any location, the desired channel and the channels surrounding it immediately appear in front of the sound engineer. With this single touch, 800 previously out-of-reach controls snap to within reach. The hand-written channel description is transferred to the digital scribble strip in front of the user. It currently works with systems such as Apple Logic Pro 7, Klotz Digital's VADIS System, Merging Technologies' Pyramix Virtual Studio, Yamaha's DME64N and DME24N and the SADiE Series 5 PCM-H64.
Dist. by the ATI Group
8301 Patuxent Range Rd.
Jessup, MD 20794
301/776-7879
www.smartav.us

SOLID STATE LOGIC AWS 900: This is a revolutionary combination of a compact world-class analog mixing console and a comprehensive DAW controller. Based on SSL's flagship XL 9000 K Series console, the AWS 900 provides everything you need to record, edit and mix professional projects — just add the workstation of your choice. The AWS 900 provides the dual benefits of a featured SuperAnalogue™ signal path, coupled with a comprehensive DAW controller. NAB Booth: N3211.

SOLID STATE LOGIC C200 V. 3: The C200 provides the latest adaptation of SSL's popular in-line console heritage with a dedicated “knob per function” control surface. The C200 is suitable for creative mixing applications, such as music or entertainment, where “hands-on” access to a large numbers of controls is essential. New Version 3 enhancements bring more sophisticated grouping, snapshots and support for greater workstation integration. NAB Booth: N3211.
20 West 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
212/315-1111; fax 212/315-0251
www.solid-state-logic.com

SOUNDCRAFT GB4: Available in frame sizes from 12 to 40 mono channels, each with two full-function stereo channels and two stereo returns, the new dual-mode GB4 features Graham Blyth's GB30 mic preamps and EQ, a 7×4 output matrix, four mute groups, direct outputs on every channel, eight aux sends and a limiter on both the record and alternate stereo outputs, making it easier to create a stereo recording of the mix. The rugged steel chassis has a sloping rear connector panel for easier configuring from the front of the desk, while the integral power supply has a link option for an external backup power supply unit. NAB Booth: N3626.

SOUNDCRAFT GB8: Available in frame sizes from 16 to 48 mono channels, each with four full-function stereo channels and four stereo returns, the new dual-mode GB8 features Graham Blyth's GB30 mic preamps and EQ, an onboard 1kHz oscillator, 11×4 output matrix, LED meter bridge, four mute groups and a limiter on both the record and alternate stereo outputs, making it easier to create a stereo recording of the mix. The rugged steel chassis has a sloping rear connector panel for easier configuring from the front of the desk, while the integral power supply has a link option for an external backup PSU. NAB Booth: N3626.
Dist. by Harman Pro North America
8500 Balboa Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91329
818/920-3212; fax 818/920-3208
www.soundcraft.com

SPL MIXDREAM: MixDream is a cascadable, 16×2 analog outboard mixer. Any DAW or digital console can be expanded with active analog stereo summing and insert functionality. MixDream offers high-grade analog summing on two rackspaces — no analog mixing console necessary. Features include active Class-A/60-volt stages for analog summing in the quality of the best consoles; 16 balanced inserts for integrated analog effects with hard-bypass relays; fewer A/D conversions required (14 A/D conversions can be spared with all inserts connected); channel adjustments and automation (level, pan etc.) remain controlled from the DAW so the user loses no digital efficiency; lower DAW processor utilization rates; and latency-free monitoring. The unit is surround-capable (from up to three MixDream units) and its channel capacity is expandable through linked units.
13509 Laurel Court
Corona, CA 92880
951/272-3465; fax 951/272-3467
www.spl-usa.com

STUDER ONAIR 500 MODULO: Ideal for small- to mid-sized radio studios and OB vehicles, the Studer OnAir 500 Modulo is a compact digital broadcast, self-op DJ console based on the same reliable platform as the fixed-frame OnAir 500 but offering the freedom to integrate individual console sections as desired into custom studio furniture. The Modulo version comprises one or two fader modules, one master module, the meter bridge and a 19-inch electronics rack, resulting in either a 6 or 12-fader mixing desk. Technical specs and configurations remain identical to those of the standard Studer OnAir 500. NAB Booth: N3626.

STUDER VISTA 8: The Studer Vista 8 digital live production console combines and extends the powerful on-air features of the Vista 6 with the dynamic automation of the Vista 7 to create a highly sophisticated and flexible multipurpose live broadcast desk. In addition to common Vista Series features such as the intuitive Vistonics™ interface, Virtual Surround Panning (VSP) and Auto-Touch Plus dynamic automation, the Vista 8 offers a completely re-designed central control bay, greatly extended output metering and matrixing and a host of other significant features. NAB Booth: N3626.
Dist. by Harman Pro North America
8500 Balboa Blvd.
Northridge, IN 91329
818/920-3212; fax 818/920-3208
www.studer.ch

TASCAM DM-3200 DIGITAL CONSOLE: Tascam's DM-3200 48-channel pro digital console is based on the simple ergonomics of the DM-24. The desk records at up to 96 kHz/24-bit, features 32 channel inputs, 16 return inputs, 16 output buses, eight aux buses, 4-band fully parametric EQ, dynamics on each of the 32 channels and moving fader automation. Up to 6.1 surround panning is available, and with the optional 24-channel FireWire interface card, the DM-3200 becomes a powerful all-in-one computer interface/control surface/full-function digital mixer. NAB Booth: SL1516.
7733 Telegraph Rd.
Montebello, CA 90640
323/726-0303
www.tascam.com

WHEATSTONE GENERATION 6 DIGITAL CONTROL SURFACE: The Generation 6 embodies the feature set of the series' larger surfaces into a studio-friendly footprint, which provides seamless integration with the Bridge digital audio router and allows system-wide access to a station's on-air and off-air audio resources via interlinked Cat-5 or fiber-optic cable. In addition to standard features such as Ethernet protocol, VDIP configuration, X-Y controllers and 8-character controller displays, the Generation 6 offers an expanded number of aux sends and increased preset options to boost save-recall capability. NAB Booth: N2802.
600 Industrial Dr.
New Bern, NC 28401
252/638-7000; fax 252/635-4857
www.wheatstone.com

YAMAHA PM1D V. 2 SOFTWARE: PM1D Version 2 software upgrade adds almost 20 new features, including remote-control support by 02R96 or DM Series consoles; automatic gain adjustment for systems with shared inputs; built-in add-on effects; vintage compressors and EQ; enhanced reverbs; selectively load scenes from a PCMCIA card enhanced event list functions; direct out from pre-highpass filter with independent variable output level; new factory presets from world-class engineers; new user-defined functions; gain reduction meter display; fader view display; current time display; MY8-DA96 card support; and much more. NAB Booth: N2531.
6600 Orangethorpe Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90620
714/522-9011; fax 714/522-9334
www.yamaha.com/proaudio

PRODUCTION MUSIC & SOUND EFFECTS LIBRARIES

VIDEOHELPER SCOREHELPER

Epic storytelling. From intimate drama to larger-than-life chaos. Now available outside the cineplex. ScoreHelper is a new library of original, full-length cinematic soundtracks that cover the range of film scores, from huge Hollywood orchestral blockbusters to indie label alt-folk to experimental sound design to reality TV docu-drama — even to re-creations of vintage scores. There's one big exception: We've taken out all of the boring stuff and just included the useful parts of a film score that can be used in long-form work, documentaries, promos, show opens, presentations and trailers. NAB Booth: C2851.
18 West 21st St., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10010
212/633-7009; fax 212/633-9014
www.videohelper.com

APM PLAY MUSIC FINDER: With more than 175,000 different musical tracks to choose from, APM's catalog comprises one of the largest and most diverse collections of original music available to entertainment and media producers, from hip hop to classical and everything in between. APM provides direct access to its libraries through PLAY Music Finder, a proprietary search and download song location system, accessible via www.apmmusic.com.
6255 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 820
Hollywood, CA 90028
323/461-3211; fax 323/461-9102
www.apmmusic.com

BOB'S MUSIC CAFé 101 CLASSIC THEMES: The 101 Classic Themes Broadcast Edition was designed specifically for radio, television and commercial production. It comprises more than 100 high-quality beds in a variety of popular and period styles. The four CDs contain commercial lengths of each theme, plus short cues and effects, and full documentation for quick and easy reference. The price for a full buy-out license is only $99 when ordered from the site or calling 800/274-8008.
Box 999
Ojai, CA 93024
800/274-8008
www.MusicForRadio.com

DIGITAL JUICE STACKTRAXX: StackTraxx volumes are the original multitrack buy-out production music libraries from Digital Juice. Theses multitrack songs let editors spin their own mixes, creating unified and coordinated scores for any production. Each volume ($99) contains 20 to 40 layered tracks on DVD and CD audio discs; four to seven multitrack layers per song; full-length, 60, 30, 15 and 10-second broadcast cuts for all tracks; and is 100-percent royalty-free. NAB Booth: SL447.
1736 NE 25th Ave.
Ocala, FL 34470
800/525-2203; fax 352/368-6091
www.digitaljuice.com

FIRSTCOM MUSIC SEE: SEE™ is a creatively different approach to music for motion picture scoring and advertising. The SEE music catalog features action, adventure, epic, dramatic and whimsical styles for orchestra and chorus, along with incidental music for opens, transitions and moods. SEE is designed by a team of new producers and composers who are working with some of the top musicians and orchestras in the world with some amazing results. NAB Booth: C3024.
1325 Capital Parkway, Ste. 109
Carrollton, TX 75006
www.firstcom.com

HOLLYWOOD EDGE

The Hollywood Edge, a division of Ascent Media, is one of the largest publishers and distributors of high-quality sound effects and production music. The Hollywood Edge offers more than 30 multiple disc collections, including Premiere Editions, Cartoon, Animal, Historical, Foley, Automotive, Evil, Eerie, Sports and The Frank Serafine Collection. Music includes THE Music and Soundelux Music Libraries. Downloadable sound effects available at www.audiodish.com. Mac and PC versions of software allows you to rips CDs directly to your hard drive. Search and audition .WAV files at the click of a button. Open .WAV files directly into your favorite 2-track editor. Copy and paste from waveform editor directly into Pro Tools. NAB Booth: C3024.
1325 Capital Parkway, Ste. 109
Carrollton, TX 75006
www.firstcom.com

JRT MUSIC ADRENALINE ADDICT: Composers Francois Babin and Jean-Christian Viry unleash a collection of intense-driving rock tracks ideal for action and suspense-themed productions. Fast-paced, hard and driving compositions are sure to crank up the volume on any production.

JRT MUSIC STREET BEATZ: JRT Music has released Street Beatz. Using elements of dance hall, bangra and “Dirty South” rap rhythms, Street Beatz encompasses a full spectrum of hip hop from straight up 4-4 drumbeats to contemporary R&B and hip hop melodies. Street Beatz is JRT Music's third U.S. production and the second title to be produced by JRT General Manager, Catherine Bogin.
648 Broadway, Ste. 504
New York, NY 10012
212/253-8908; fax 212/353-9317
www.jrtmusic.com

MCMR TUZZAFU SOUND EFFECTS LIBRARY: The Tuzzafu sound effects library (FA/18-C/130) from Music Cities Mobile Recording is available on 5.1 AC3 files. Price: $19.95.
123 Gant Rd.
Shelbyville, TN 37160
888/365-0051; fax 931/684-1410
www.mcmr.net

MANHATTAN PRODUCTION MUSIC LIVE TRAX: Produced by the Grammy Award-winning team at sister company Chesky Records, Live Trax is performed by live studio musicians — no synthesizers or samples. Genres span everything from cutting-edge rock to spectacular orchestral, and new CDs are continually created and distributed to clients. The high sound quality and use of real musicians form a music collection that sounds like scored music. Live Trax is available for both blanket and laserdrop music licensing, depending on the project. In addition, some Live Trax CDs feature full songs with lyrics, allowing for a more soundtrack-like feel for film, TV and commercial productions. This gives music users songs to license that will be less expensive than licensing songs from major labels. NAB Booth: C2641.
355 West 52nd St., 6th Floor
New York, NY 10019
www.mpmmusic.com

MEGATRAX PRODUCTION MUSIC MEGASONICS: Produced during a period of three years by some of today's top Hollywood sound designers and engineers using leading-edge technology, Megasonics is a boldly creative and original sound design toolkit for post-production featuring more than 1,200 production elements and effects — all conveniently organized in a 5-disc set. (Disc 5 is a data disc containing 24-bit/48kHz .WAV files of the entire package.) NAB Booth: C2957.
7629 Fulton Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91605
818/255-7100; fax 818/255-7199
www.megatrax.com

MUSICBOX MUSIC CINEMATIC/ACTION ADVENTURE CD: MusicBox is introducing the first of a new series of CDs under the brand name “Cinematic.” The CDs will comprise music associated with the silver screen, providing a unique blend of modern orchestral music with cutting-edge musical styles. Action Adventure, the first Cinematic disc, has 10 unique themes with various mixes and edits per theme, for a total of 70 minutes of music. As the title implies, the music on this disc is associated with modern action and adventure films. This CD has an extremely large scale, massive sound featuring full orchestra and chorus. NAB Booth: C2447.

MUSICBOX MUSIC CUE: CUE is a new 1,000-track/20-hour diverse music library of original MusicBox music tracks, with a focus on dramatic underscore and includes a healthy dose of current musical styles. Every track on CUE is licensable, with the music being available either on a needledrop or on a blanket basis. NAB Booth: C2447.
22231 Mulholland Highway #102
Calabasas, CA 91302
818/224-4318; fax 818/224-4258
www.musicboxmx.com

OMNIMUSIC FLASH*POINT: Flash*Point is the hottest new scoring library, setting a new production standard for reality programming, investigative reporting and promo creation. Our award-winning composers have captured the grit and human drama of urban America with tracks that are compelling and creative. Music categories include action, dramatic pulse, suspense, terror, mystery and investigation. Licensing is available by laserdrop or under a flat-rate annual contract. NAB Booth: C2953.
52 Main St.
Port Washington, NY 11050
800/828-6664; fax 516/883-0121
www.omnimusic.com

SOUND IDEAS SERIES 6000 EXTENSION V: Launching at NAB and new to the Series 6000 family is Extension V, with 10 CDs and more than 1,200 sound effects, featuring B-24 and B-17 bombers, military jets, NASCAR and drag racing, crashes and hits, workshop tools, rain, thunder, ice/snow and a whole lot more. NAB Booth: C1451.

SOUND IDEAS TWISTED TIGER MUSIC: Add a whole lot of character to your production with a soundtrack from the Twisted Tiger with four CDs and 100 themes from 16 categories: house and trance, dance, hip hop, R&B/hip hop, neo soul, rock, nostalgic rock, corporate, news, sports, drama, jazz, comic, Christmas, lite and brite and peaceful and romantic. NAB Booth: C1451.
105 West Beaver Creek Rd., Ste. 4
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 1C6
www.sound-ideas.com

RECORDING DEVICES

Doremi Labs MCS Video Server: The MCS Server is a cost-effective professional plug-and-play digital video solution. With a DAW, the MCS Server offers instant access, frame0accurate chase and the power to scrub in perfect sync within the DAW session. The MCS Server allows multiple DAWs to work on the same video project and access the same video storage pool via serial RS-422 and Ethernet. ListMaker software provides effortless management and sharing of the video files. NAB Booth: C2342.
306 E. Alameda Ave.
Burbank, CA 91502
818/562-1101; fax 818/562-1109
www.doremilabs.com

HHB PDRDSUF DOCKING STATION: Designed to work with HHB's PortaDrive location sound recorder, the PDRDSUF is a USB 2/FireWire docking station designed to facilitate file transfer with Mac- and PC-based digital audio workstations. The PDRDSUF accepts PortaDrive's removable HD caddy via a slot in its front panel, features a universal power supply (allowing you to operate it anywhere in the world), and ships with USB and FireWire cables. NAB Booth: N2822.

HHB PORTADRIVE V. 1.4 SOFTWARE: This upgrade offers a number of significant enhancements to the Portadrive location recorder. New features include Disk Mirroring, USB Target Mode, full iXL support and improved auto-shut-down modes. This software was developed in direct response to user feedback, further enhancing the flexibility and power of the Portadrive location recorder. NAB Booth: N2822.
Dist. by Sennheiser
One Enterprise Dr.
Old Lyme, CT 06371
860/434-9190; fax 860/434-1759
www.sennheiserusa.com

NAGRA V: Two-channel recorder designed for television, film and documentary work. Records 16 or 24-bit linear PCM data at selectable sampling frequencies up to 96 kHz on a removable hard disk. Packed with features such as pre-record, camera return monitoring, timecode with chase synchronizer, routable inputs, internal hard drive storage and audio limiter circuitry, the Nagra V is a flexible, affordable answer to location recording. Post-production-compatible BWF files. NAB Booth: N515.
2723 McLemore Way
Franklin, TN 37064
615/726-5191
www.nagraaudio.com

ROLAND SYSTEM SOLUTIONS AR-200 ANNOUNCEMENT RECORDER: Roland System Solutions' AR-200 offers flexible control options in a reliable, high-quality audio recording and playback unit designed for any application requiring pre-recorded announcements. The AR-200 provides up to 130 hours of recording time on a PC memory card or Compact Flash card using an inexpensive adapter. Capable of operating in stereo or dual-mono modes, the AR-200 also includes an onboard EQ, cross-fade looping, automatic ducking and time stretching. The unit can be fully controlled from external MIDI commands and can be powered from AC or 9 to 24VDC supplies. The half-rack unit retails at $895; a rack kit is available for $40.

ROLAND SYSTEM SOLUTIONS AR-3000 IP AUDIO RECORDER: Roland System Solutions' AR-3000 is a single-rack digital audio recorder/player for applications requiring high-fidelity, pre-recorded announcements. Ideal for theme parks, museums, sports venues, elevators, airports, shopping malls, trains and many other applications requiring continuous message playback. Optional IP networking available on AR-3000 units and standard on the AR-3000 IP. Other benefits include easy integration with other systems, built-in synchronization, multiple unit-linking; 24-bit/48kHz linear recording, no moving parts/flash memory-capable and up to 260 hours of recording time. Retail: $1,995.
14830 Desman Rd.
La Mirada, CA 90638
800/994-4723; fax 714/521-3722
www.rssamerica.com

ROSENDAHL BONSAIDRIVE HARD DISK RECORDER: Portable, miniature, lightweight portable hard disk recorder designed to capture high-quality video and multitrack audio for broadcast, post-production, video or multimedia markets as a stand-alone instant-access recorder. Simultaneously handling 4:2:2 PAL or NTSC video signals alongside 10 audio channels, the user can specify choice of standard IDE drive that slots into the unit, creating a compact, lightweight recorder that also functions as a totally portable media storage device. Video is stored as unique clips and is handled in either composite, S-Video or component formats, and is processed using lossless 2:1 compression to yield extremely high-quality results, while the audio I/O is configured as an analog stereo pair and a 24-bit, 48kHz ADAT 8-channel digital stream. NAB Booth: N2822.
Dist. by Sennheiser
One Enterprise Dr.
Old Lyme, CT 06371
860/434-9190; fax 860/434-1759
www.sennheiserusa.com

SOUND DEVICES 722: This 2-channel portable digital audio recorder records .WAV audio files with data rates up to 24/192. Features include two mic/line/digital (AES3 or AES3id) inputs with high-resolution microphone preamps; 48V phantom power; records to internal 40GB hard drive or Compact Flash (or both in RAID-1); less than 3 pounds and the size of a paperback novel; full metering in dBFS and monitoring of inputs, tracks or true confidence monitoring from the storage medium; powered from removable rechargeable Li-On cells or from external DC with its included world power supply. NAB Booth: 4212.
300 Wengel Dr.
Reedsburg, WI 53959
608/524-0625; fax 608/524-0655
www.sounddevices.com

ZAXCOM DEVA V HARD DISK RECORDER: Deva V is a 10-track, 24-bit/192kHz hard disk audio recorder with a dynamic range of 123 dB. Other features include onboard 16-in/10-out mixing, analog and digital I/Os, and a compact, rugged 4.0×10.6×7.7-inch, five-pound enclosure. Retail: $12,950. NAB Booth: N4215.
230 West Parkway, Unit 9
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973/835-5000
www.zaxcom.com

SIGNAL PROCESSING HARDWARE/SOFTWARE

APHEX MODEL 207D TUBE MIC/INSTRUMENT PREAMP: Audiophile-quality, 2-channel tube mic pre with great-sounding RPA™ tube preamplification. Up to 65 dB of continuously variable gain. Balanced XLR mic inputs and hi-Z instrument inputs. AES/EBU and S/PDIF digital outputs. MicLim: optical attenuator on input for crash-proof performance. Insert loop for adding other outboard tools. Phantom power, polarity selection, 20dB pad, low-cut filter and more. Retail: $499. NAB Booth: N1815.

APHEX MODEL 230 MASTER VOICE CHANNEL: A Master Voice Channel for broadcast, installed sound, live sound and music applications. A “best of” collection of Aphex technologies, including RPA tube mic pre, Easyrider compressor, Logic Assisted gate, split-band de-esser, Aural Exciter, parametric EQ and Big Bottom. Also includes +4dBu and -10dBV outputs; AES, S/PDIF and optical outputs; 24-bit/96kHz A/D; low-jitter word clock output; word clock input; and cough mute. Retail: $799. NAB Booth: N1815.
11068 Randall St.
Sun Valley, CA 91352
818/767-2929; fax 818/767-2641
www.aphex.com

AUDIENT ASP009-SUMO: The Audient ASP009-Sumo high-resolution balanced summing amplifier offers 16 paired input channels through DA88 standard D-Sub connectors. Mix inserts on balanced TRS jacks are available on each input for external processing units such as EQ or channel compressor/limiter. The mix inserts can be switched for pre- or post-position for integral Sumo dynamics processing or bypassed completely. Separate mix and monitor outputs are provided using balanced XLR connectors. The Sumo has the integrated bus compressor developed from the Audient ASP8024 console, with the addition of a peak limiter circuit. Metering is accomplished through a 26-segment meter, ranging from -36 to +24 dB (-60 to 0 dBFS). An AES/EBU output card is optional.
Dist. by AXI
9766 19th St. #412
Alta Loma, CA 91737
909/948-0997; fax 909/466-9799
www.axidistribution.com

CEDAR AUDIO CAMBRIDGE: CEDAR Cambridge™ incorporates a suite of completely new CEDAR algorithms. The most powerful and most faithful processes yet developed, these are capable of removing more noise — and more types of noise — than ever before, without damaging the desired audio or introducing unwanted side effects and artifacts. Handles 96 kHz, real-time and file processing, automation. Modules include Spectrum Analyser, Dither, Noise Shaping, Metering, Gain, Dehiss, NR-4, Declickle, Debuzz, Declip, Phase Correction, DNS, linear phase EQ, precision EQ, limiter and adaptive filter. $15,000 to $70,000. NAB Booth: N4522.

CEDAR AUDIO DNS1000: Dynamic noise suppressor designed specifically for film production, dubbing, OB and studio noise suppression. Removes wind, fan, traffic and camera motor noise. Booth: N4522.
Dist. by Independent Audio
43 Deerfield Rd.
Portland, ME 04101
207/773-2424; fax 207/773-2422
www.independentaudio.com

DAVE SMITH INSTRUMENTS POLY EVOLVER: The Poly Evolver synthesizer is a 4-voice analog/digital hybrid designed by Dave Smith, founder and president of Sequential Circuits, but it is also a very powerful and unique effects processor for producers and engineers looking for a unique sound. It utilizes Curtis 2/4-pole analog lowpass filters and real analog VCAs. Stereo audio input can be routed to any or all of the voices, enabling parallel audio processing of external stereo or mono signals. The output of one voice can be routed to the input of another for interesting double-processing effects.
1590 Sylvaner Ave.
St. Helena, CA 94574
707/963-7006; fax 707/286-5501
www.davesmithinstruments.com

DB SYSTEMS DB-8 PHONO PREAMP: Intended as an add-on for equipment without a phono section, the DB-8 tracks RIAA to 0.04 dB, has 0.002-percent distortion, 37dB gain, low output impedance of 150 ohms, no controls and a separate wall-mount DC power supply for low hum. Price: $165.
Box 460
214 Main St.
Rindge Center, NH 03461
603/899-5121
www.dbsystemsaudio.com

DOLBY DIGITAL PLUS FOR HD PACKAGED MEDIA: Dolby Digital Plus for high-definition packaged media offers the highest performance/quality possible, while simultaneously providing flexibility for additional discrete channel coverage extending beyond the traditional 5.1-channel model, such as 7.1 and higher. These high bit-rate extensions are also designed specifically to ensure full playback compatibility with existing external Dolby Digital 5.1 decoders in home A/V receivers. It's also ideal for limited-bandwidth environments found in HD media applications such as interactive delivery of audio content and applications using an enhanced feature package. NAB Booth: SU7870.
415/645-5176
www.dolby.com

E.A.R. 660 COMPRESSOR: The EAR 660 Fairchild-type valve limiter/compressor is designed to limit or compress the signal with the barest minimum of interference below threshold and give the most subjectively satisfying operation on high-level signals. The unit has the standard range of attack and release times, making it easy to use. Considerable effort has been spent optimizing the behavior around the “knee” of the attack/decay envelope and this that greatly contributes to the outstanding transparency and transient response that has made the E.A.R. 660 the first choice of many top professionals. Price: $5,675. NAB Booth: N4522.

E.A.R. 824 PREAMP: This high-quality stereo valve mic preamp conforms to the E.A.R. principles of simplicity and subjective transparency, with low distortion at all normal signal levels. Gain controls for each channel provide 44 dB of adjustment in 2dB steps. This combined with a switchable 10dB attenuator enables the E.A.R. 824 to accept signals from 1 mV to line-level. 48V phantom powering is provided as standard; however, other configurations are available to order, including 130V power for B&K line-level microphones and a custom E.A.R. 60dB transformer for use with ribbon mics. Price: $5,825. NAB Booth: N4522.
Dist. by Independent Audio
43 Deerfield Rd.
Portland, ME 04101
207/773-2424; fax 207/773-2422
www.independentaudio.com

EVENTIDE BD960 BROADCAST PROFANITY DELAY: The BD960 is Eventide's economical 8-second broadcast profanity delay with balanced XLR I/O and remote-control capabilities. The BD960 features AutoFill™, which allows the user to record an audio sample of up to eight seconds in nonvolatile memory that can be used to cover obscenities. MSRP: $1,995. NAB Booth: N502.
One Alsan Way
Little Ferry, NJ 07643
201/641-1200; fax 201/641-1640
www.eventide.com

FOCUSRITE ISA 430 MKII PRODUCER PACK CHANNEL STRIP: Augmented with additional features, with unmatched internal routing, the ISA 430 MKII Producer Pack analog channel strip features Focusrite's classic transformer-based preamp with variable impedance and “Air” feature and a multi-format compressor for switching between Focusrite's transparent VCA circuit and a vintage optical circuit. Its flexibility with an incredible variety of insert points and variable signal path arrangements provides the ability to function as four separate modular processors: mic pre, EQ, dynamics and 24/192kHz stereo A/D converter.

FOCUSRITE LIQUID CHANNEL: This revolutionary channel strip can precisely emulate classic mic preamps and compressors. Combining radical new analog preamp technology with Dynamic Convolution™ techniques, the Liquid Channel provides the ultimate fluid vintage collection: 40 mic pre replicas and 40 compressor replicas are available, plus 100 user memories for instantaneous channel strip configuration recall. Analog and digital I/O supporting 192 kHz are also standard. Additionally, a Harmonics control allows 2nd, 3rd and 5th-order harmonics, adding warmth to mic pre replicas, and a Session Saver feature acts as an auto-gain control, preventing clipping in mid-session.
5304 Derry Ave., Ste. #C
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
866/362-8774
www.focusrite.com

LINEAR ACOUSTIC MODEL LA-5124 WITH AUTONORM: Working in cooperation with Dolby Labs, Linear Acoustic has developed the next step in audio loudness management. AutoNorm™ solves long-term loudness problems without sacrificing dynamic range or audio quality in a new version of the Linear Acoustic LA-5124 StreamStacker™ De-Multiplexer/AC-3 Splicer. Long-term dialog loudness is measured in an ATSC standard manner, and an appropriate dialog level value is inserted into one or more pre-compressed Dolby Digital (AC-3) streams by the LA-5124. This system is then able to provide automatic control of the long-term loudness of programming without any need for decoding and re-encoding, or for manually setting audio metadata parameters. AutoNorm technology can be installed at any DTV station from any network, and at program providers, cable head ends or satellite origination facilities NAB Booth: C3607F.
354 North Prince St.
Lancaster, PA 17603
717/735-3611; fax 717/735-3612
www.linearacoustic.com

M-AUDIO OCTANE PREAMP: The 8-channel Octane preamp delivers pristine digital signals to any Lightpipe-compatible devices such as hard disk recorders and digital mixers. Two channels have mic/instrument DI inputs for guitar and bass. Other features include M-S matrix encoding, analog preamp (direct) outs for each channel, word clock for synching multiple Octanes for more channels and 24-bit audio resolution throughout.

M-AUDIO TAMPA PREAMP: TAMPA is a pro mic/instrument preamp that delivers tube sound at affordable solid-state prices. Far beyond tube modeling, it's based on a new technology called Temporal Harmonic Alignment™. TAMPA even has a built-in world-class dual-optical servo compressor offering low noise and distortion, consistent accuracy and exceptional transparency. You also get a digital output for driving your digital recording gear directly without degradation, with temporally aligned harmonics for natural sound. Features include 24-bit digital S/PDIF and AES/EBU output; Class-A analog circuitry throughout; and large VU meters.
5795 Martin Rd.
Irwindale, CA 91706
626/633-9050; fax 626/633-9060
www.m-audio.com

METRIC HALO CHANNELSTRIP NATIVE: ChannelStrip Native is a console-style 6-band EQ, gate and compression plug-in that is supported within AudioUnits, MAS, VST and RTAS environments. ChannelStrip has a 255 sample delay and more than 100 presets to get your mix started.
5 Donovan Dr., Ste. 1
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
845/223-6112; fax 603/250-2451
www.mhlabs.com

MILLENNIA MEDIA HV-3C HIGH-VOLTAGE STEREO MIC PREAMP: Two channels of Millennia's acclaimed HV-3 microphone preamplifier. With more than 20,000 channels now installed, the HV-3 is a mainstay of classical music and critical acoustic music recording. Used on a predominance of Hollywood film scores, the HV-3 is a discrete hybrid topology of exacting quality designed with vintage-grade components and road-worthy electro-mechanics. Used by everyone from Streisand to Pavarotti, from Celine Dion to Andrea Bocelli, the HV-3 is a required signal path when nothing but the world's most invisible microphone preamplifier is required. With +32dBu output headroom and +23dBu unpadded input headroom, the HV-3 will simply not overload or clip under any condition. Price: $1,995; high-voltage input option is $200 per channel.
4200 Day Spring Ct.
Placerville, CA 95667
www.mil-media.com

PHOENIX AUDIO DRS-2 MIC PREAMP/DI: The DRS-2 Mic-Pre/DI uses our well-proven and loved Class-A output stage (TF1), but also has our latest breakthrough in transformerless Class-A, discrete mic input technology, which gives a “valve-like” sound. It also incorporates our high input impedance DI circuitry. Frequency response: 20 to 20k Hz (±0.5 dB). Maximum output: +26 dBu @ 1 kHz. Noise: -90 dB @ 20 to 20k Hz. Standard features: highpass filter, phase reverse and LED metering. NAB Booth: N4522.

PHOENIX AUDIO NICERIZER: The Nicerizer is a two-rackspace, linkable, 8-channel unit that can be stacked and linked in any multiple and various configurations to give high-quality, line-level, Class-A discrete buffering. Applications range from “digital sweetening” to source routing. Frequency response: (line input stage) -0.4 dB @ 40 Hz, -0.3 dB @ 35 kHz. Frequency response: (DS-OP2 output stage) -0.3 dB @ 40 Hz, -0.4 dB @ 25 kHz. Eight balanced XLR inputs/outputs. NAB Booth: N4522.
Dist. by Independent Audio
43 Deerfield Rd.
Portland, ME 04101
207/773-2424; fax 207/773-2422
www.independentaudio.com

SONIFEX HY-03: The HY-03 is a high-quality analog telephone hybrid, which is suitable for most general telephony applications and is often used in radio and TV stations, bingo halls and dealing floors. The HY-03 can be used for any application in which a clean telephone signal is required and the line is not subject to delay. Fully automatic; adapts to varying line conditions and has automatic signal limiting. Local and remote line-hold switching, balanced mic/line input, 10k-ohm balanced input selectable for 0dBu clean feed line or microphone level with adjustable gain. Low-impedance 0dBu balanced output, with output gain adjustment. Integrated ring detector, line limiter, bandpass filter and output noise gate, built-in power supply. NAB Booth: N4522.
Dist. by Independent Audio
43 Deerfield Rd.
Portland, ME 04101
207/773-2424; fax 207/773-2422
www.independentaudio.com

SONY OXFORD RESTORATION TOOLS: The Oxford Restoration Tools plug-ins from Sony offer a suite of de-buzz, de-noise and de-click tools for audio restoration. The DeClick plug-in combines DeClick and DeCrackle; unlike other de-clickers, it is able to remove large pops and clicks, right through to tiny crackles, all within one plug-in. The DeBuzz plug-in has two modes to minimize signal damage, and is able to automatically track any slow drift in the fundamental buzz frequency. While the DeNoise plug-in can automatically track noise in Auto mode, it can also provide traditional noise fingerprint capture. There is also a Mid-Side button for de-noising FM broadcasts and a Soft control for reducing artifacts while working with heavy noise or dialog. NAB Booth: SU6406.
800/686-7669
www.sonyplugins.com

THE SOUND GUY SFX MACHINE RT 1.04: SFX Machine RT is an audio multi-effects plug-in, available in VST format for Mac and Windows and in AudioUnits format for Mac OS X. RT 1.04 comes with hundreds of presets, including conventional effects such as choruses and flangers, as well as a wide variety of unique effects and utilities. The software has been streamlined for fast and easy use in audio production environments. Retail: $99. The SFX Machine Simulator (http://sfxmachine.com/simulator) is an online Flash program that lets Web surfers interact with a simulated version of SFX Machine without having to download and install the demo.
106 Arroyo Ct.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
http://sfxmachine.com

SYMETRIX AIR TOOLS 6200 VOICE PROCESSOR: The 6200 Voice Processor meets the increasingly sophisticated needs of broadcasters operating in both analog and digital realms. This dual-channel, DSP-driven unit processes mic or line-level signals in dual-mono or stereo. Features: editable processing blocks (from front panel or Windows-based GUI via USB or Ethernet ports); 1,024 onboard preset locations; filtering, parametric EQ, compression, de-essing, gating and room simulation. Supports HomerLink, for compatibility with Studio Matrix system. NAB Booth: N4006.
6408 216th St., S.W.
Mountainlake Terrace, WA 98043
425/778-7728; fax 425/778-7727
www.symetrixaudio.com

TC-HELICON VOICEPRO: VoicePro, the all-in-one voice processor from TC-Helicon, offers EQ, dynamics, pitch correction, de-essing, multipart harmony and the ability to morph the human voice from male to female and back again at the touch of a button. The dual-rackspace unit also features a color screen, browser and help screen with the entire manual. NAB Booth: C3607G.
Dist. by TC Electronic
5706 Corsa Ave., #107
Westlake, Ca 91362
818/665-4900
www.tcelectronic.com

TDL TECHNOLOGY MODEL 907 MAXXBASS SUBWOOFER PROCESSOR: MaxxBass (a trademark of Waves Ltd.) is a psychoacoustical method of producing sub bass. The low frequencies you hear do not really exist except in your perception, so a small driver in a small enclosure can be used. The 907 is a system development tool and a way to experience the MaxxBass phenomenon in your own audio system. The unit is housed in a two-rackspace enclosure.
5260 Cochise Trail
Las Cruces, NM 88012
www.tdl-tech.com

TRILLIUM LANE LABS TL SPACE: TL Space is the ultimate Pro Tools reverb for music and post-production applications. From the largest concert hall to the densest plate reverb, TL Space delivers the pristine sound of natural reverb spaces with the familiar controls used in high-end hardware reverb units. By combining the sampled acoustics of real reverb spaces with advanced DSP algorithms, TL Space offers stunning realism with full control of reverb parameters in mono, stereo and surround formats. TL Space is the first Pro Tools plug-in to deliver a number of technical breakthroughs that unleash the full power of the Pro Tools|HD platform and erase the difference that previously existed between high-end reverb hardware units and software reverb processing. Finally, the promise of convolution reverb processing is available directly inside Pro Tools with no compromises. NAB Booth: SL600.
321 High School Rd.
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
888/222-1960; fax 206/855-4658
www.tllabs.com

UNIVERSAL AUDIO 8110 8-CHANNEL MIC PREAMP: The 8110 provides eight channels of premium Class-A, all-discrete amplification and is the first analog product from Universal Audio to break from our vintage roots and offers a world-class tool of “ultra-fidelity.” Every channel features custom input stage transformers, dedicated gain and level controls, input and output metering, dual input impedance selection, and a three-way “Shape” switch offering a variable signal path for maximum sonic versatility. The shape switch has three modes: Modern — ultra-clean, transparent, maximum headroom; Vintage — transformer-loaded with harmonic enhancement; and Saturate — transformer-loaded with soft limiting.

UNIVERSAL AUDIO UAD-1 ULTRA PAK: The UAD-1 Ultra Pak is designed for DAW pros who need premium sonic quality for mixing/mastering applications. Included are the award-winning UAD-1 DSP card and 24 plug-ins. Universal Audio uses proprietary circuit-modeling techniques to capture every subtle nuance of analog studio mainstays, such as the 1176LN, LA-2A, Pultec EQP-1A and Fairchild 670. Also included are innovative “UA Original” plug-ins, including the Cambridge EQ, Nigel Guitar Processor, Channel Strip, RealVerb, DreamVerb and the Plate 140. Ultra PAK also delivers the Precision Limiter and Precision Equalizer from the Precision Mastering Series — a suite that shares a sonic class with the best analog and digital hardware units.
330 Encinal St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831/466-3737; fax 831/466-3775
www.uaudio.com

URS EVERYTHING EQ BUNDLE VERSION 4: Unique Recording Software's Everything EQ Bundle Version 4 now features mouse scroll wheel support for Mac OS X. URS has developed a revolutionary way to control plug-in knobs, sliders, buttons and numeric windows with any popular scroll wheel mouse. URS A and N Series EQs now support AudioUnits and VST PC and Mac OS X formats. NAB Booth: SL1210.
Box 499
Weshampton, NY 11977
www.ursplugins.com

WHEATSTONE VORSIS AUDIO PROCESSOR: This 2-channel/stereo audio processor provides an array of analog/digital inputs and outputs, a 4-band parametric EQ, 3-band compressor and tunable filters, along with overall AGC, limiting and expansion. All settings can be stored and replayed as password-protected presets. Front panel display includes input, output and gain reduction meters. Remote monitoring and operational control is possible using Ethernet-enabled GUI software. NAB Booth: N2802.
600 Industrial Dr.
New Bern, NC 28401
252/638-7000; fax 252/635-4857
www.wheatstone.com

SIGNAL ROUTERS & SWITCHERS

GEFEN DIGITAL AUDIO SWITCHER: The Digital Audio Switcher connects two audio sources to one receiver or amplifier using one port. You select your source using the remote control (included). The “switch” between sources occurs instantly; multichannel digital audio is transmitted immediately with no downtime or time lag. It works with both S/PDIF and optical Toslink formats to engage a wide variety of audio components in a home theater or entertainment system. NAB Booth: SL501.
6265 Variel Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
818/884-6294; fax 818/884-3108
www.gefen.com

SYMETRIX ORION 8088 DSP PROCESSOR: Orion 8088, a Studio Matrix™ processor, includes eight analog line-level inputs and outputs that can be routed, processed and matrixed within the onboard Analog Devices SHARC processors. Applications include automatic gain control for satellite receivers; filtering and dynamics control of signals from telephone hybrids; normalizing signals from servers and other delivery devices; silence monitoring; and management of multiple microphone signals. Offline setup and real-time control via Studio Matrix Designer for Windows via Ethernet or serial connection. NAB Booth: N4006.
6408 216th St., S.W.
Mountainlake Terrace, WA
425/778-7728; fax 425/778-7727
www.symetrixaudio.com

STUDIO MONITORS

ADAM AUDIO ARTIST: The Artist is a small, unique active monitor that is dedicated to a maximum in acoustic performance for applications requiring an attractive monitor with a small footprint. It uses a brand-new ADAM A.R.T. tweeter for frequencies above 2.2 kHz, providing breathtaking authenticity in the reproduction of music and speech. It is an ideal desktop solution for enthusiastic professional and hobbyist audio engineers and multimedia designers in search of no-compromise equipment in their A/V setup either at home or work. And, it is equally well-suited for any post-production room, home studio or mobile recording facility.

ADAM AUDIO P33-A: The P33-A is an excellent choice for recording enthusiasts who want the advantages of ADAM's unique mirrored S3-A design at a lower price point. Like the S3-A, one woofer acts as a full-range driver with the second woofer joining it only below 150 Hz. This unusual approach effectively doubles the area and power of the woofer when it needs to respond to deeper frequencies, resulting in an exceptional low end without compromising midrange performance. The P33-A is shielded and has three 100W amplifiers that deliver outstanding dynamic performance. It can be used either horizontally or vertically, so that very flexible positioning within the studio is possible.
3717 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 215
Westlake Village, CA 91362
805-413-1133; fax 805-413-1134
www.adam-audio.com

DYNAUDIO ACOUSTICS BM 5A: The BM 5A is a self-powered, compact pro monitor that delivers high performance and state-of-the-art technology at an affordable price. The two-way active speaker is powered by two 50-watt amps and operates within a 50 to 21k Hz frequency response. Designed with a 6.7-inch woofer and 1-inch soft-dome tweeter, BM 5A delivers the exquisite clarity and performance that is characteristic of all Dynaudio Acoustics' studio monitors. Its small footprint makes it well suited for project studios, edit suites, broadcast vans and other situations in which there is little room for the monitor setup. Retail: $1,250/pair. NAB Booth: C3607G.
Dist. by TC Electronic
5706 Corsa Ave., #107
Westlake, CA 91362
818/665-4900
www.dynaudioacoustics.com

GENELEC 8030A: Compact bi-amplified audio monitor. 55 to 21k Hz, ±2.5 dB; 100 dB @ 1 m; 5-inch woofer, ¾-inch tweeter, each with 40-watt amplifers. Compact design for close-field, high-quality audio reproduction. Available in silver. $650 per channel. NAB Booth: N1726.

GENELEC 8040A: Two-way, bi-amplified close-field monitor. 45 to 21k Hz, ±2.5 dB; 105 dB @ 1 m; 90W/90W. Made for high-power/high-quality audio environments. Minimum diffraction enclosure, iso-pod speaker mount, advanced DCW and all-new electronics and drivers. $1,195 per channel. NAB Booth: N1726.
7 Tech Circle
Natick, MA 01760
www.genelec.com

HOT HOUSE PROFESSIONAL ARM 265B ACTIVE REFERENCE MONITOR: Configured vertically as a virtual point source, the bi-amplified ARM 265 exhibits ruler-flat response over a 9.5-octave range. Our choice of twin small, quick, yet long-excursion 6.5-inch woofers and an ultralow-distortion recessed dome tweeter in a rear-vented sixth-order alignment, coupled with a no-compromise 150kHz electronic signal path, provides low harmonic and phase distortion for fatigue-free long-term critical mid-field monitoring. There are no limiters or any protection circuitry in the signal path to compromise sound quality or dynamics. Response: 33 to 19k Hz (±1.75 dB); - 3 dB at 30 Hz and 21.5 kHz. Peak/continous SPL per pair: 126/120 dB. Amplifier output: 250W RMS x2. Price: $6,499. NAB Booth: 222.
275 Martin Ave.
Highland, NY 12528
845/691-6077; fax 845/691-6822
www.hothousepro.com

JBL PROFESSIONAL LSR6325P: Compact, bi-amped, two-way near-field with 5.25-inch, low-frequency transducer and 1-inch, composite high-frequency transducer mounted on EOS waveguide. Features: 24dB/octave crossover slopes, active drive electronics for spectral balance adjustments, 100W RMS for LF and 50W RMS for HF. XLR +4dBu and RCA -10dBV inputs. Black die-cast enclosure, fully shielded. NAB Booth: N3626.

JBL PROFESSIONAL LSR6328P: Bi-amplified monitor with new JBL RMC™ Room Mode Correction EQ circuit. Features: 8-inch Differential Drive™, low-frequency transducer with dynamic braking; 1-inch composite high-frequency transducer mounted on EOS waveguide; 36dB/octave crossover slopes, 250W RMS for LF and 100W RMS for HF; XLR/¼-inch inputs with selectable +4, +8dBU, -10dBV sensitivity; three boundary-compensation settings; and integrated metal handles. NAB Booth: N3626.
8500 Balboa Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91329
818/894-8850; fax 818/830-1220
www.jblpro.com

KLEIN + HUMMEL O900 STUDIO SUBWOOFER: This magnetically shielded, high-performance studio subwoofer features two extra-long-excursion 12-inch woofers, extremely low-frequency, highly articulate and accurate bass with excellent impulse response reproduction down to 17 Hz (-1.5 dB), and maximum sound pressure with remarkably low distortion.
16101 Bald Eagle School Rd.
Brandywine, MD 20613
301/888-2426
www.khna.com

LINN 328A: The 328A is designed for discerning sound engineers who require a precise, reliable, full-range active reference monitor for near- and mid-field monitoring. Using advanced Linn technology in a distinctive four-way active loudspeaker design, the Linn 328A is ideal for pro music, broadcast, post-production and mastering applications. Features: four-way active design; two 8-inch independent servo-controlled bass drivers; a central driver array featuring 75mm midrange dome/25mm tweeter/13mm super-tweeter; twin 500W bass amplifiers; and a 500W three-way active amplifier module.
Glasgow Road
Eaglesham, UK G76 OEQ
0141/307-7777; fax 0141/644-4262
www.linn.co.uk

SLS LOUDSPEAKERS PS8R: The newest addition to SLS' popular Studio Reference Series, the PS8R incorporates the new Evenstar™ Sigma-Delta digital amplifier technology, offering studios the legendary S8R ribbon-equipped reference monitor as a bi-amplified near-field critical listening monitor system. The Evenstar Sigma-Delta digital amplifier in the PS8R has been customized and matched to power the S8R drivers with exceptional headroom, damping and uniform response. The unique amplifier topology lowers distortion (both harmonic and inter-modulated), increases bandwidth and improves noise performance over traditional amplifier technologies. The amplifier maintains high efficiency and is compact, lightweight and low heat-producing. NAB Booth: N4002.
3119 South Scenic
Springfield, MO 65807
417/883-4549; fax 417/883-2723
www.slsloudspeakers.com

TRIPLE P DESIGNS PYRAMID: The Pyramid speaker is designed to emulate low-fidelity systems. Pyramids allow the mixing engineer to compensate for the differences in sound between their high-fidelity studio speakers and the end-user's playback system (TVs, boom boxes, computer speakers, car stereos, etc.). NAB Booth: N4522.
10300 Pimlico Place
Laurel, MD 20723
410/903-3375
www.triplepdesigns.com

SYNC, AUTOMATION & CONTROL

BROADCAST DEVICES ACS-300: The ACS-300 is designed to accept six balanced audio channels for the purpose of dimming and muting for monitor applications. The ACS-300 can be used between a 5.1 audio decoder and monitor amplifier to control audio dimming and muting. The mute function can also be assigned to individual channels or groups of channels for mixing and/or production applications. The ACS-300 can accept simple ground closure from an intercom system to initiate the dim or mute functions. The dim level is user-adjustable for 10, 20 or 30 dB of muting. The ACS-300 accepts balanced -10, 0 or +4dBm input and has a nominal output of +4 dBm on each output. High-quality solid-state audio switching is used throughout, eliminating the possibility of pops and clicks at monitor outputs. NAB Booth: N3304.
5 Crestview Ave.
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567
914/737-5032; fax 914/736-6916
www.Broadcast-Devices.com

FRONTIER DESIGN GROUP TRANZPORT: TranzPort is a wireless remote controller for DAWs running Pro Tools, SONAR, Logic, Cubase, Digital Performer and other software in Windows 2000/XP and Mac OS X. TranzPort lets you arm tracks, use transport controls, set markers, adjust pans, punch in/out, display signal levels, timecode position, track names and more. TranzPort can be mounted on a mic stand, has a footswitch input, runs on AA batteries, requires one USB port and uses high-frequency radio waves (RF) without causing interference.
240 Mechanic St.
Lebanon, NH 03766
603/448-6283; fax 603/448-6398
www.frontierdesign.com

HORITA BSG-50: The BSG-50 multiple output blackburst, sync pulse and audio tone generator provides an economical means for generating the most common RS-170A video timing signals used to operate and synchronize various professional video and audio devices. List price: $349. NAB Booth: C10120.

HORITA TR-100 SMPTE TIMECODE READER: The TR-100 is a search-speed LTC reader that automatically selects between 24 fps, 25 fps, 29.97 fps, and 30 fps timecodes. The TR-100 also translates SMPTE timecode to MIDI timecode for use in A/V and multimedia projects. List price: $449. NAB Booth: C10120.
Box 3993
Mission Viejo, CA 92690
949/489-0240; fax 949/489-0242
www.horita.com

SPL MODEL 2489 SURROUND MONITOR CONTROLLER: The Model 2489 offers one-point stereo and 5.1 volume control, source and speaker management for surround and stereo production. The advantages of the SMC become especially apparent with modern audio and video production tools such as Pro Tools, Nuendo, Cubase, Logic, Deck, etc. One of SMC's biggest advantages is the possibility to manage several input sources; i.e., for comparing and monitoring SACD or DVD material.
13509 Laurel Court
Corona, CA 92880
951/272-3465; fax 951/272-3467
www.spl-usa.com

TDL TECHNOLOGY MODEL 457 AUDIO CONTROL CENTER: This versatile unit can serve as a master volume control and performing real-time comparisons of CD players, FM tuners, phono preamps and other program sources, in addition to power amps and speaker systems. The 457 has six stereo inputs, two “always selected” stereo outputs and three switch selected stereo outputs. It is housed in a 2U rack enclosure.
5260 Cochise Trail
Las Cruces, NM 88012
www.tdl-tech.com

TEST EQUIPMENT

AUDIO PRECISION FUNDAMENTALS OF AUDIO TEST AND MEASUREMENT: Audio Precision introduces Fundamentals of Audio Test and Measurement, a reference-style five-DVD video set with nearly nine hours of vital audio test and measurement knowledge. Topics include analog/digital inputs and outputs, frequency response, noise/distortion, crosstalk/group delay, connections/grounding, quantization/dither, digitizing audio, multitone analyzers, out-of-band noise and filters, and measurement data manipulation. NAB Booth: N1913.
5750 S.W. Arctic Dr.
Beaverton, OR 97005
503/627-0832; fax 503/641-8906
www.audioprecision.com

NTI ACOUSTILYZER AL1: Distributed by select NTI distributors and represented by Pro Audio General Store at NAB, the Acoustilyzer AL1 provides a complete set of acoustical measurements, such as SPL, reverberation time measurement (RT60), delay time measurements in milliseconds and meters, as well as an analyzer for the STI-PA speech intelligibility index. The pre-installed MiniLINK USB interface supports the documentation and data acquisition of all functions with easy-to-use MiniLINK PC software.
Box 231027
Tigard, OR 97224
503/684-7050; fax 503/684-7051
www.nt-instruments.com

OTHER

CINEMAG SPLITTER AND COUPLING TRANSFORMERS: The CMOL-3×600T2 and CMOL-2×600T2 are ultra-isolation, ultrabalanced line splitter and audio line-coupling transformers. They eliminate hum and buzz in long lines caused by ground loops and common mode signal pickup, while maintaining excellent bandwidth and very low total harmonic distortion. CMOL-2×600T2: CMRR better than 125 dB through 1 kHz; 95 dB, 20 kHz. CMOL-3×600T2: CMRR 120 dB, 60 Hz; 110 dB, 1 kHz; 80 dB, 20 kHz.
9050 Independence Ave.
Canoga Park, CA 91304
818/993-4644; fax 818/993-4604
www.cinemag.biz

CLEAR-COM RS-600 PARTY-LINE BELTPACKS: The latest generation RS-600 — the world's most advanced party-line beltpack — is designed to serve the needs of all users, whether first-time or experienced pros. Until now, there were few options when using a party-line beltpack. But with features such as latch disable/enable, listen-only, call button bright/dim/flash/steady, built-in limiters, noise gates, electret or dynamic microphone compatibility, and supervisor lockout, users have far more control over communications critical in a production environment. NAB Booth: C7319A.
4065 Hollis St.
Emeryville, CA 94608
800/877-7117; fax 510/496-6699
www.clearcom.com

CROWN BROADCAST FM4000: FM4000 is a 4,000-watt, solid-state FM transmitter with redundant amplifiers, power supplies and built in 3-band digital audio processor by Omnia. NAB Booth: N722.
25166 Leer Dr.
Elkhart, IN 46530
866/262-8972; fax 574/262-5399
www.crownbroadcast.com

DIGIDESIGN DIGIDELIVERY 2.0: DigiDelivery lets users exchange any kind of file of any size with anyone in the world. DigiDelivery's 2.0 client has several enhancements to make it even faster and more reliable. New features include the ability to create multiple deliveries at once, add them to a queue, prioritize them, quit and relaunch during a delivery, name each delivery, add billing information, view a history of recent deliveries and save login info for frequently used accounts to a pull-down menu. NAB Booth: SL600.
2001 Junipero Serra Blvd.
Daly City, CA 94014
650/731-6300
www.digidesign.com

HOT HOUSE MODEL FOUR HUNDRED HIGH-RESOLUTION CONTROL ROOM AMPLIFIER: Fully differential from input to output with no global feedback and utilizing a split-dual toroidal power supply, our radical new design approach uses intelligent output device technology for lower distortion in the critical mid and high frequencies with dramatic improvements in clarity, definition and musicality. In addition, these new intelligent output devices provide a previously unobtainable level of stability and reliability as a result of their internal self-biasing and self-protecting nature. Specs: 140W RMS (8 ohms); 210W RMS (4 ohms); S/N >105 dB. Price: $1,999. NAB Booth: 222.
275 Martin Ave.
Highland, NY 12528
845/691-6077; fax 845/691-6822
www.hothousepro.com

LINEAR ACOUSTIC STREAMSTACKER: The StreamStacker™ multichannel audio distribution system provides affordable multichannel audio distribution for broadcasters, program providers, cable head-end or satellite origination facilities. The Model LA-5124 offers enhanced channel density by extracting up to four 5.1-channel AC-3-encoded programs from a single AES-format digital signal. Stacked AC-3 streams produced by the companion Model LA-5421 multiplexer are fully compatible with all Dolby-certified AC-3 decoders. NAB Booth: C3607F.
354 North Prince St.
Lancaster, PA 17603
717/735-3611; fax 717/735-3612
www.linearacoustic.com

RIEDEL C3 DIGITAL BELTPACK/HEADSET-STATION: This first fully integrated “digital” solution for combined digital matrix and party-line-style intercom can be used stand-alone or with matrix systems such as Riedel's Artist. The ergonomically shaped, fully digital 2-channel belt-pack includes conventional analog party line systems including daisy-chaining features. Convenient operation: one control for talk and listen for each channel. Has two XLR connectors: one for input, one for loop-through, which can be used as an additional analog program input. Connects to C44 System Interface via standard 3-pin XLR cables, and 16 beltpacks can be daisy-chained on each line. NAB Booth: C11107.
3605 W. Pacific Ave.
Burbank, CA 91505
818/563-4100; fax 818/563-4345
www.riedel.net