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New Products September 2016

Audient iD4 USB Interface

Versatile, Affordable, Portable

The Audient iD4 ($199) is packed with features, including a Class-A Audient Console Mic Preamplifier, high-performance A/D converters, a JFET DI, dual headphone outputs, monitor control and Audient’s virtual scroll-wheel technology. The USB 2 ports provide audio and bus power to the all-aluminum enclosure. Also featured is Monitor Mix, allowing the user to monitor a blend of both iD4’s inputs and a DAW’s playback with near-zero latency monitoring during recording.

elysia karacter Coloring Box

Single-Rackspace Stereo Saturator

In addition to the complete feature set of the existing karacter 500 Series module, the karacter rack version ($1,679) offers CV capability. External control voltages routed to the rack allow modulation or recall of its Drive and Mix parameter settings by analog synths, MIDI-to-CV interfaces and many other sources that can be used to feed the karacter with oscillator rates, value sweeps, and setup changes. The karacter offers two individual channels that can be used in dual mono, linked stereo and Mid/Side configuration.

ZAOR YESK Workstation Desk

Elegantly Crafted Studio Furniture

The YESK wooden studio desk from ZAOR ($999) is positioned at a height of 37.4 inches (950 mm). The top-level is nearly five feet wide and reserved for studio monitors and computer screens, while the deeper, five-foot-wide workstation panel is positioned further forward at a height of 31.2 inches (793 mm) for positioning a variety of hardware devices. Other features include retractable keyboard trays and workstation panels with a total of 8U rackspace (split into 2x 4U).

PreSonus StudioLive RML Mixers Updated

Line-Level Inputs for Studio/Live Use

PreSonus has released two new StudioLive RML Series models that offer line-level inputs, in addition to the XLR mic inputs found in the RM Series. Designed for live sound mixing and studio recording, StudioLive RML16AI and RML32AI mixers provide 32 internal channels and 25 buses, a 52×34 FireWire 800 recording interface, AVB Ethernet networking, and Fat Channel signal processing on all input channels and all buses, including a 4-band parametric EQ, compressor, gate and limiter.

Propellerhead Software Reason 9

New Sounds, Devices, Production Tools

Reason 9 from Propellerhead Software ($449 new/$129 upgrade) introduces a host of new devices, sounds and creative tools. Features include three Player devices that instantly transform any MIDI input into compelling music. Note Echo creates rhythmic, pitched MIDI delays for melodies, drum rolls and more, while Scales & Chords turns simple melodies into beautiful harmonies and chords. From classic up-and-down to polyphonic and polyrhythmic, Dual Arpeggio breathes new life into any instrument in a user’s Reason rack. Reason’s new Pitch Edit mode can be used to fix out-of-tune notes, adjust vibrato, change timing, create new melodies from a recording, change the dynamics, and more.

Thermionic Culture Swift EQ

Dual-Channel Tube Equalizer

The Thermionic Culture Swift EQ ($3,999) is a 2-channel tube equalizer designed with the classic Pultec and Baxandall approaches in mind. Features include an all-tube signal path using NOS and new production tubes; shelving bass and treble lift/cut controls at two frequencies each; Presence and Air controls; adjustable gain in .75dB steps; and virtually no distortion unless driven beyond a DAW’s capability. Also, it’s practically noiseless.

Neyrinck’s V-Panner for Dolby Atmos

Pro Tools Plug-in Control and Immersive Sound

The Neyrinck system for controlling DAWs from tablets, smartphones and laptop browsers now includes a Dolby Atmos pan screen in V-Panner, and iOS versions of the V-Console app, for controlling the Dolby Atmos plug-in in Pro Tools (free for current V-Control Pro 2 owners). When using an iPad, V-Panner and V-Console can connect directly to the computer, without WiFi, using the Apple Lightning to USB, or 30-pin to USB, cables, which provide ultra-fast response and compatibility with secure facilities. The Dolby Atmos iPad screen includes controls for Z-Elevation, and Wedge, Ceiling, and Sphere Elevation modes, as well as an object size control, mirroring controls in the plug-in.

Minnetonka AudioTools Cloud

Online Processing for Audio, Video and Broadcast

Minnetonka AudioTools Cloud (priced per application) is an advanced audio processing solution that provides loudness control, encoding, decoding, channel management, frame rate conversion, quality control, and container management from an easy-to-use interface designed for the Amazon AWS Marketplace. AudioTools Cloud is based on Minnetonka’s AudioTools Server—a platform that delivers interoperable, scalable, file-based audio automation. AudioTools Server has become the Number One enterprise-level platform for automated and unattended file-based audio processing and has helped broadcasters add Loudness Management processes to their existing video-centric file-based environments.

Electro-Voice X1-212/120 and X2-212/120

New Angles Offer Flexible Coverage

The X1-212/120 and X2-212/120 from Electro-Voice are 120-degree versions of the already released 90-degree models, expanding the flexibility of the new X-Line Advance family. The X1-212/120 is ideal for use as a wide-coverage system in permanent installations using all 120-degree elements, or as the near-field element in a combined line array positioned below 90-degree elements in either passive or bi-amplified mode. The high-performance X2-212/120 is ideal for use as a wide-coverage system for live sound using all-120-degree elements or as the near-field element in a combined line array positioned below 90-degree elements, bi-amplified only.

Yamaha EMX Powered Mixers

Digital Effects, Mixer, Feedback Suppression

The EMX2 ($399), EMX5 ($599) and EMX7 ($749) all feature Class-D power amps delivering 500, 630 and 710 watts, respectively. All models include Yamaha SPX effects for hall, plate, room and echo reverbs. The EMX2 and the EMX5 include an updated 1-Knob Master EQ sound contour control to easily adjust the overall sound frequency balance. The EMX7 features a flex-type graphic equalizer (Flex9GEQ) that allows the user to select up to nine bands out of a total of 31 for fine-tuning. A new Feedback Suppressor incorporating proprietary Yamaha digital technology instantly eliminates annoying feedback with the single push of a button.

Peavey Electronics P2 Powered Line Array

Portable Sub and HF Drivers

The Peavey Electronics P2 Powered Line Array System ($1,155) offers wide audience coverage in a low-profile package. The P2 system features eight 4-inch custom high-frequency drivers that provide pristine clarity, as well as a 12-inch subwoofer using a fan-cooled power supply. The back panel offers a 3-channel input including a variable mic/line input, as well as a vocal boost selector, dual ¼-inch inputs and dual RCA inputs. The P2’s onboard DSP offers an optional frequency boost/cut for a variety of applications. An XLR through output completes the system’s connectivity.

Wisycom MPR50-IEM

True Diversity Receiver

Specifically designed for professional in-ear monitoring applications, the Wisycom MPR50-IEM is based on the company’s MPR30-IEM, featuring a user-friendly interface. The new ENS compander now caters to music and live shows, significantly increasing the quality of audio transmission when complex data, such as full songs and instruments, is transferred. Other features include exceptional channel switching capabilities and a quick-lock volume control to set a maximum volume, which protects the ears from an accidental increase. The unit’s LED lights can be edited and display independent brightness selections.