Propellerhead Reason A-List Studio Drummer
Rack Extension Features Multiple Styles
The A-List Studio Drummer Rack Extension Instrument for Reason ($99) provides a fast, easy way to create inspiring drum tracks. It offers nearly endless variations of drum patterns, from a professionally miked kit that can be played, combined and tweaked in real time to create unique, realistic and inspiring performances. Creating a drum track is as simple as selecting a drum kit and style, then using your MIDI keyboard to trigger verses, chorus patterns, intros, fills and stops. The drum kits themselves are also available as individual instruments and can be triggered by other Rack Extensions such as drum sequencers or arpeggiators.
SynchroArts ReVoice Pro 3.2
Update Brings Tempo Grid, Operational Enhancements
ReVoice Pro Version 3.2 (free upgrade) brings a range of user-requested enhancements to the tuning, alignment and doubling software. Updates include real-time preview of note Pitch in Warp and APT Process—with optional reference track(s) playback—and the addition of musical scales. Also, tempo grids can be displayed and loaded from MIDI files, automation parameters have been added to the Doubler, and overall, there are many improvements to operations and speed.
TK Audio TK-lizer 500
Portable Unit Updates Rack Hardware
TK Audio has released its newest 500 Series module, TK-lizer 500 ($1,329), which features all the power of TK’s flagship TK-lizer dual-mono EQ, including the M/S functionality. Updates in the new release include extending the cut/boost range to ±8dB across 41 discrete steps; level control ranges from infinite to +6dB, also in 41 discrete steps, and now both the high and low bands can be switched from peak control to shelving duty.
Pro Co Sound DuraShield Cables
Pro Co Sound has released the 5EXR Cat-5e Xtended Reach solid-core tactical cable and DuraShield, a Cat-6a stranded-core tactical deployable shielded cable (priced per configuration). The cables provide digital data transmission that can be terminated with RJ45 or Neutrik etherCON connectors. Both solutions feature a polyurethane tactical-grade outer jacket and double-shielded braiding of overall 100 percent aluminum and 80 percent tinned copper for a high level of shielding effectiveness for EMI and RFI ingress and egress. The DuraShield 5EXR is TIA TSB-184 Cat-5e compliant up to 410 feet (125 meters), while the DuraShield stranded cable is Cat-6a compliant up to 280 feet (85 meters).
Waves BSS DPR-402 Plug-in
Legacy Dynamic Processing
Created in association with BSS Audio, the Waves BSS DPR-402 plug-in ($99) is a precise software model of the discontinued and versatile compressor/peak limiter/de-esser. Features include separate control over the dynamics of selected frequency ranges, 12 modes providing quick access to diverse combinations of dynamics processing, two independent sidechains per channel, auto mode for program-dependent attack and release control, and an M/S matrix for separate mid-side processing.
Jensen Iso-Max Concert DIs
Quality Mono and Stereo Interfaces
The Concert-1 ($199.95) and Concert-2 ($299.95) are direct boxes featuring a rugged aluminum outer shell with a slide-in steel shell on which the circuit board, switches, connectors and transformers are mounted. The Concert-1 is a single-channel direct box with standard ¼-inch input and throughput featuring a Jensen JT-DB-EPC transformer. A handy 1/8-inch (3.5mm) TRS connector enables a user to connect a laptop to the Concert-1 and the signal is summed to mono by pressing the selector switch. The Concert-2 is a stereo version that retains full stereo functionality at all times.
Antelope Zen Tour Interface
T-Bolt, USB I/O with DSP
Antelope Audio’s Zen Tour ($1,495) is a portable Thunderbolt and USB interface with eight analog inputs and outputs, high-end DSP effects, hardware-based guitar amp/cab simulations and more. Also included are four switchable mic/line inputs and four hi-Z/line inputs, as well as digital ADAT and S/PDIF I/O. Dual monitor outputs enable A/B monitor switching; dual re-amp outputs allow re-recording a performance through a tube amp later. Other features include talkback, guitar amp and cabinet simulations, an emulation of a legendary EQ, and the AuraVerb reverb.
Sonic Nuance TDI
DI/Tuner for Studio and Stage
The TDI from Sonic Nuance ($350) is a DI stomp box featuring a Jensen JT-DB transformer and 100-percent analog signal path, as well as phantom-powered chromatic tuner. The tuner works on a true bypass, is fast and simple to use, and offers ±1cent accuracy. The unit is hot pluggable (no pops), and can be operated hands-free via the rugged footswitch.
NEW SOUND REINFORCEMENT PRODUCTS
Amadeus PMX D Series Speakers
Active Monitors With DSP and Dante
The design of the new PMX D Series from Amadeus ($TBA) features built-in 24-bit/96kHz DSP and analog, AES3 and Dante inputs. With three models, which contain 8-, 12- or 15-inch coaxial drivers, the PMX D Series is aimed at fixed installations or for touring applications as a stage monitor. Features include a coaxial neodymium transducer, combining the features of the best cone speakers and compression drivers into a one-piece, point-source solution. A newly refined Dante I/O section offers full integration with leading third-party networking. Audio signals are selectable from one channel of analog, two channels of AES3 digital, and two dual redundant Dante networked digital inputs.
Meyer Sound MJF-208 Monitor
Self-Powered, Compact Unit
The self-powered MJF-208 stage monitor from Meyer Sound ($N/A) incorporates the performance and reliability of the company’s MJF-212A and the MJF-210 monitors into a smaller, lightweight package. Each MJF-208 measures less than 13 inches high and weighs 45 pounds. The monitor delivers impressive power-to-size ratio and very low distortion in a small-footprint option for applications that do not demand the extreme output levels of the MJF-210 or the MJF-212A. Portability and ease of use for the MJF-208 are enhanced by the convenient and reliable MDM-832 distribution module, which can route up to eight channels of AC power, balanced audio, and RMS monitoring data to multiple stage monitors.
Martin Audio CDD-Live!
Portable Full-Range P.A. System
Comprising three full-range models and two subwoofers, Martin Audio’s CDD-Live! ($TBA) features patented Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology. Combining the point-source benefits of coaxial design with the consistent coverage of Differential Dispersion, CDD-Live! full-range systems project sound evenly front-to-back while exhibiting wide horizontal coverage close to the speaker—delivering ultimate fidelity and impact to all corners of the audience. Other features include onboard Class-D amplification, DSP and Dante Digital Audio Networking, tour-grade enclosures, and comprehensive mounting options, including pole mount, wall brackets, yokes and rigging inserts.