ALLEN & HEATH GR2
A new 1U rack or deskmount 9-input, 4-output, analog zone mixer for demanding but budget-conscious installations in a diverse range of modern architectural applications, including live entertainment, paging, background music, conferences and presentations. The GR2 offers the installer a host of front panel preset switches and trimmers to meet each special requirement with a tamper-proof cover plate. Connectors are XLR/RCA and screw terminal, and there are extensive remote-control capabilities using standard Cat-5 cable. AES booth: #237.
ALLEN & HEATH ILIVE
Developed for live sound applications, iLive’s “ground-up” design is based on the iDR-64, a rackmounting modular mix engine controlled via an Ethernet network that provides 64 channels into 32 mixes that are assignable as auxes, groups, matrix and main outputs. iLive-112, iLive-144 and iLive-176 control surfaces feature motorized faders in four banks with up to 176 control strips, featuring channel controls such as EQ, compressor, limiter and de-esser on rotary encoders with LED indicators. AES booth: #237.
AMS NEVE 88D
The 88D music production console brings the legendary Neve sound to contemporary music production with power, control, flexibility and integration. A powerful 1,000 track, 96kHz DSP engine combines with Neve preamps, 8.1 monitoring of multiple sources and Encore Plus automation. Pro Tools, Pyramix and Nuendo are integrated for total control of the mix environment. Hi-def I/O and 40-bit floating-point processing provide the ultimate digital mix. Classic EQ and dynamics plug-ins ensure that the 88D retains the true character of the classic Neve sound.
CADAC D16 DIGITAL MIX MATRIX
The D16 provides a fully featured, 16x16 audio matrix designed as a stand-alone audio processor (for smaller-scale performances, fixed installations and broadcast/recording applications) or as an expansion mixer for existing consoles. It has 16 line-level analog I/Os, with each channel providing 4-band parametric EQ, high/lowpass filters, compression and gating dynamics control, plus adjustable level routing to 16 output mixes. The system can be controlled locally from the D16 front panel or via Cadac’s SAM software.
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The MiNi-DiGiRack was designed to give even more flexibility to the D1 and D5 Live systems. The 4U-high and 19-inch rackmount MiNi-DiGiRack can be fitted with a MADI or optical interface, and has two power supplies with separate mains connectors and switches. There is a newly designed back plane that allows any slot to be either input or output for analog connections, or both in and out for digital connections such as AES/EBU. AES booth: #719.
DIGICO D1 LIVE 48MINI-DR AND 56MINI-FM
The D1 Live 48Mini-DR and D1 Live 56Mini-FM packages use the new compact MiNi-DiGiRack to further expand the D1 Live system range. In these systems, the stage rack is located onstage and the Mini-DiGiRack provides eight mic/line in, eight line out and four (eight channels) AES I/O at the control surface location. With room for four I/O cards total, this still allows the user space to add another card for their particular needs. AES booth: #719.
The D-Command medium-format console environment work surface packs ICON-exclusive Pro Tools functionality into a medium-format console. As with the flagship large-format ICON D-Control console, D-Command uses Pro Tools|HD Accel as its DSP mix engine and Pro Tools|HD interfaces and peripherals for system I/O. It offers hands-on control over every aspect of a Pro Tools project, including recording, editing, mixing and processing—with integrated video—from a relatively small, but expandable, work surface. AES booth: #336.
Constellation-Anthem joins the DREAM family, and is designed specifically for today’s audio media creators in production and mixing. Anthem can be instantly configured in four separate modes (Split, Classic In-line, In-line Plus and Constellation) to offer a recording and mixing surface that is totally intuitive and familiar to those who enjoy traditional analog-style music consoles but wish to employ the power of digital technology. Features include built-in touchscreen TFT and in-line panels. AES booth: #243.
GLYPH TECHNOLOGIES GPM-216
The GPM-216 is a collaborative audio system that lets each musician create his/her individual monitor mix onstage or in the studio. AES booth: #1204.
INNOVASON DIO CORE
Dio Core is the first modular 64-channel EtherSound-enabled stage box compatible with InnovaSon I/O modules using InnovaSon’s recently released Dio ES multichannel audio interface module. Dio Core can be used with InnovaSon Sy80 and Sy48 digital live mixing consoles and/or as a remote I/O box for other EtherSound-enabled devices. Dio Core features up to 64 I/Os; digitally processed bus and direct outputs for remote/stage locations; and additional Dio Core units or other EtherSound-enabled devices using standard Cat-5 EtherNet networking. AES booth: #627.
Available in 24/32/40-channel models for live sound or theater applications, the Kensington Series bring together a renowned team of designers led by Inter-M’s Miyajaki Yuichi and Audient’s Dave Dearden. Features include true LCR mixing, low-noise preamps, 4-band “British” EQ with swept mids, sweepable highpass filtering, eight aux sends with pre-fader switching, four mute groups, direct outputs and fader flip to create a dual-purpose FOH and monitor console. AES booth: #1219.
LAVRY ANALOG MIXER
This low-cost 12-input-to-stereo device provides digital level controls and the lowest distortions and noise for unprecedented transparency.
LAWO NOVA ROUTERS
The Nova73 HD router has a capacity of up to 8,192 mono channels with ports for MADI, ATM and AES3. Additional formats and decentralized interfaces can be provided. It features hot-pluggable configuration changes while running; 96 kHz; Dolby-E compatibility; clock-synchronous switching to video frames; and integrated signal processing. For smaller installs, the Nova17 universal matrix acts as a format converter or MADI breakout, with 384-channel capacity, integrated signal processing and freely programmable logic. AES booth: # 964.
LOGITEK MOSAIC DIGITAL CONSOLE
An advanced control surface for Logitek’s Audio Engine digital router, the Mosaic is modular and configurable. Designed primarily for TV and radio on-air/production, Mosaic configurations range from two to 24 faders with easy access to timers, intercom, dynamics and EQ functions. Drop-in modules for faders, monitors and soft-key functions give users as few—or as many—buttons and controls as needed. AES booth: #1019.
PHOENIX AUDIO NICERIZER 16
Nicerizer 16 is a 2U rackmountable 16x2 summing mixer. Like its predecessor, the Nicerizer 16 can be stacked and linked in any multiple and various configurations to give high-quality, line-level, Class-A discrete buffering, summing and mixing. Additions to the Nicerizer 16 are +8dB Boost button and pan control for each channel. Price: $4,125. AES booth: #446.
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The MH2 live performance console combines the sound quality and ergonomics of Soundcraft’s popular MH3 and MH4 desks, but with a more compact footprint and lower price. Like its siblings, the MH2 is capable of dual-mode (FOH/monitor) operation and features eight subgroups, 10 auxiliary buses, eight VCA groups, six mute groups, LCR panning, 24 to 48 mono channel frame sizes (all plus four stereo channels), four stereo returns and an integral 11x4 matrix. AES booth: #226.
SPL ELECTRONICS MIXDREAM XP
After introducing the MixDream analog summing and insert box last year, SPL launches the MixDream XP this year as a straight 16x2 summing box. Entirely discrete signal paths run on 60V rails in Class-A mode, reaching a dynamic range up to 124 dB. The MixDream XP is ideally suited as a pure, active DAW summing extension or to expand the MixDream with 16 further channels. AES booth: #2591.
SSL C300 DIGITAL CONSOLE
SSL’s new-generation digital console is designed for the full spectrum of film and post applications. The C300 is a compact, assignable console for fast and efficient sweetening and mix creation. The requirements of nonlinear film and TV production are fully addressed by the C300, delivering the ultimate in operational efficiency in a cost-effective, scalable solution. The C300 Master Studio System integrates DAW control using techniques successfully pioneered with the SSL AWS900 console. Priced on application. AES booth: #801.
STUDIO TECHNOLOGIES M742 AUDIO MIXER
Designed for use in electronic news gathering (ENG) and various general audio applications. Features four mic/line inputs, four line inputs, two audio buses, two 10-segment LED level meters and monitor section. Single-rackspace mounting. Price: $1,095. AES booth: #551.
STUDIO TECHNOLOGIES MODEL 212 ANNOUNCER'S CONSOLE
Designed to serve as the audio control center for announcers, commentators and production talent, the Model 212 incorporates the features of the Model 210 Announcer’s Console, adding digital inputs and outputs. AES booth: #551.
STUDIO TECHNOLOGIES MODEL 41 INTERFACE
Designed primarily for use in on-air television (fixed location or as part of a remote facility), the Model 41 can also be used in audio recording and post-production facilities. In addition to broadcast intercom applications, the Model 41 can be used to create high-performance stereo headphone cue systems. AES booth: #551.
TL AUDIO M4 TUBE CONSOLE
A fully featured classic console designed to maximize today’s digital production techniques while continuing to deliver that elusive sound from an illustrious era. It’s offered in 16, 24 or 32-input channel versions, each with valve preamp, 8-channel ADAT and 24-bit/96kHz mix output option. Track direct channel outputs with level control. 4-band EQs with bypass. Four aux sends—selectable pre/post. Classic big valve console performance in a compact package. Priced from $9,025. AES booth: #446.
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TRIDENT DREAM SERIES
You get to your digital mix and all that careful sampling and editing seems wasted when the more you mix in, the thinner it all gets. You need real analog like only Trident knows how, and the Trident Dream Series console is your best choice. A 16-channel console is $10,995, a 24-channel is $16,995 and a 32-channel is $22,995. With prices and sonics like these, you’ll think you’re dreaming.
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The 1601S is a 2-channel digital DJ mixer packed with unique features such as dual 32-beat, 24-bit/96kHz assignable samplers with footswitch control, highpass filters and an audio exciter. Additional amenities include 360-degree customizable phono/line switches; crossfader monitor selector; backlit headphone out with EQ; ultra-clear input and output level monitoring LEDs; full-cut high, mid- and low EQ rotary pots; send and return FX loop; and many more DJ-friendly features. AES booth: #226.
This premium low-noise location mixer has all of the features necessary for recording top-quality sound for film or TV. The inputs are mic/line-switchable, and phantom power is available on all three inputs. The X3 also offers pan switches, a slate mic and a ¼-inch headphone jack, and unbalanced aux and balanced XLR mic/line-switchable outputs. Six AA batteries give you an estimated 12 to 15 hours of use.
Yamaha’s PM1DV2 sound reinforcement console makes its AES debut. Notable features include automatic gain adjustment for systems using shared inputs and Load Filter, which allows for more flexible file management to and from the PCMIA data memory card. For theater applications, an enhanced Event List enables the Timecode Event List to match that found on the Yamaha PM5D console. An Insert/Delete Channel function has been added to improve the already user-friendly console setup. Price: $86,000. AES booth: #418.