CME MATRIX X
The Matrix X is a 5-channel compact mixer with a mic/guitar preamp, +48V balanaced I/O, a DI and two headphone outputs. This dual-bus box turns any computer with a sound card or USB I/O into a complete recording studio. The Matrix Y is a 4 channel headphone amp with a built-in talkback mic, allowing easy communication when monitoring over headphones. Includes stereo in/out, and can be stacked for system expansion. Price: $109/each. NAMM booth: #6524.
DIGIDESIGN PRO TOOLS 7
Digidesign has upgraded all editions of Pro Tools software to Version 7, introducing new features and improvements, such as enhanced multiple-processor support to increase plug-in count and overall system responsiveness. New features include instrument tracks, region groups, mirrored MIDI editing and the ability to import session markers and memory locations. Pro Tools 7 can import REX and Acid files, and you can quantize and loop audio regions to assemble grooves. Pro Tools|HD now supports 160 simultaneous I/O channels and 10 sends per track. Various upgrade paths are available. NAMM booth: #6606.
E-MU 1616M LAPTOP DIGITAL AUDIO SYSTEM
Equipped with mastering-grade 24/192 converters, E-mu’s 1616M Laptop Digital Audio System is the most powerful and portable notebook audio system ever created. It features hardware-accelerated effects, zero-latency hardware mixing/monitoring and an ultra-portable MicroDock. Also standard are twin ultra-low-noise mic/line/hi-Z preamps, four 1/4-inch balanced ins, six 1/4-inch balanced outs, three stereo 1/8-inch speaker outs, turntable in, two stereo headphone outs, 24/192 ADAT I/O, 24/192 S/PDIF and two MIDI I/Os. NAMM booth: #6940.
EZ QUEST STUDIO RACK 8
The Studio Rack 8 storage solution is uniquely designed with audio and video pros in mind. It can be loaded with up to eight drives that can be removed from your rack and used as desktop devices without the need for a base station. They can be stripped as RAID 0 for maximum capacity and speed, used as a mirrored RAID for maximum data security or serve as an archival device. Price: $1,095. NAMM booth: #6628.
FOCUSRITE SAFFIRE VERSION 2 SOFTWARE
Focusrite has just released a free, downloadable Version 2 software upgrade for Saffire—its mobile FireWire audio PC/Mac OS X interface with onboard DSP. New features include enhanced 192kHz and FireWire operation; Tool Tips roll-over help for SaffireControl; and improved graphics and interface clarity. NAMM booth: #6474.
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GLYPH TECHNOLOGIES GT 205
The GT 205 is a double-space, five-bay FireWire enclosure specifically designed for applications that require multiple drives. It can be configured with four GT Key hot-swappable drives in any available capacities, and its SCSI/FireWire expansion bay offers the option of AIT backup, a SCSI or FireWire hot-swap receiving bay, DVD-R/RW or CD-R/RW. Using Integrity™, Glyph’s proprietary hot-swap technology, you can easily shuttle content to other GT Series enclosures with the 7,200 rpm GT Key. NAMM booth: #6829.
GLYPH TECHNOLOGIES GT 050Q
Glyph’s new fixed-mount tabletop, the GT 050Q builds upon the success of the original GT 050 and adds FireWire 800, eSATA and USB ports. Designed for high-speed access to audio and video content, and offering more connectivity options, the GT 050Q is compatible with many systems. Available with up to 500GB Seagate SATA 7,200 rpm drives, the GT 050Q comes standard with a three-year warranty that includes overnight advance replacement in the first year. Priced from $275 to $700. NAMM booth: #6829.
KORG D3200 DIGITAL RECORDING STUDIO
New ClickPoint and Knob Matrix combine with 320x240 tilt-up LCD for intuitive navigation. Features: interactive Session Drums for fast, programming-free rhythm track creation; 12-track simultaneous recording (44.1/48kHz, 16/24-bit); up to 32 playback tracks; scene and dynamic automated mixing; 11 simultaneous effects; 4-band parametric EQs (peak or shelving); 12 balanced TRS and eight XLR (with individual phantom) inputs; high-quality preamps; internal CD-RW and HD; S/PDIF I/O; USB 2 to computer; MIDI; MTC (all frame rates); and MMC. NAMM booth: #6440.
LYNX STUDIO TECHNOLOGY LYNXTWO/AURORA INTERFACE
LSlot Device for Aurora allows LynxTWO and Lynx L22 owners to use Aurora converters to add up to 16 analog and digital I/O channels. The kit includes a 6-foot cable, mounting plate and a ribbon cable for inside of Aurora. This allows the LynxTWO and L22 to add up to eight channels of input and output at 96 kHz, four channels at 192 kHz and 16 channels of I/O (using Aurora 16) at 48 kHz. Retail: $60. NAMM booth: #6624.
M-AUDIO PRO TOOLS M-POWERED 7
Now shipping, Pro Tools M-Powered™ 7 software extends support to five M-Audio USB peripherals—Black Box, M-Audio Ozone, MobilePre USB, Fast Track USB and Transit—while delivering expanded MIDI, audio recording and editing capabilities, among other features. These five peripherals join M-Audio’s complete line of FireWire audio and Delta PCI interfaces, which are already compatible with Pro Tools M-Powered software. Pro Tools 7 software is cross-platform, supporting Windows XP and Mac OS X computers. MSRP: $299.95, with updates to registered users. NAMM booth: #6700.
STEINBERG MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES WAVELAB 6
WaveLab 6 is the only all-in-one solution for high-resolution stereo and multichannel audio editing, mastering, CD/DVD burning and complete CD or DVD audio production. WaveLab 6 also offers full capabilities for multimedia, sound design and radio broadcast production. Wavelab 6 includes a whole new look and feel and hundreds of new features, and maintains its position as the industry standard for professional-quality mastering and digital audio editing. Price: $699. NAMM booth: #6524.