PRESONUS STUDIOLIVE AR USB-SERIES HYBRID MIXERS
Versatile Mixers for Live and Studio
StudioLive AR USB mixers are equipped with a Mac- and Windows-compatible, 24-bit, 96 kHz, USB 2.0 audio interface, plus PreSonus’ Capture live-recording software and Studio One 3 Artist DAW production software. Other features include the PreSonus Super Channel, allowing users to play audio from four stereo sources simultaneously; Class A mic preamps; instrument and line inputs; semi-parametric 3-band EQ; and an internal stereo effects processor. Models include the StudioLive AR16 USB ($599.95); StudioLive AR12 USB ($499.95); and StudioLive AR8 USB ($399.95.)
YAMAHA MONITORMIX APP
Expanded Control for Android Users
Free now from Google Play (plus iOS from the Apple store), Yamaha’s wireless “MonitorMix” application for CL, QL, and TF Series consoles allows individual wireless monitor mixing from up to 10 iOS and Android devices simultaneously. Features include grouping control over instrument collections, level, pan controls and even a pin number for security. The app automatically recognizes and connects to mixers on the network after which groups, individual channels, and planners are managed via the touchscreen. Groups may be moved, colored, and named using the simple editor menu.
SHURE WIRELESS WORKBENCH SYSTEM CONTROL SOFTWARE
Wireless Network Management and Monitoring
Version 6.12 of Shure’s Wireless Workbench (free download) features Timeline, a new logging utility designed to capture essential channel status information over time. Information recorded includes RF level, antenna status, audio level, interference, ShowLink Remote Control status, and battery level. Version 6.12 also includes a new set of frequency coordination enhancements, and Wireless Workbench 6 can now connect to devices outside of a local network.
AVLEX MIPRO ACT 2400 SERIES WIRELESS SYSTEMS
Single- and Dual-Channel Receivers in 2.4GHz Range
The new MIPRO ACT 2400 Series wireless systems (ACT-2401, $350.00; ACT-2402, $580) consist of several models encompassing both single- and dual-channel half-rack receiver systems with a variety of transmitter options. The system utilizes the 2.4GHz ISM band and offers stable 4-frequency FSK (frequency shift key) modulation circuitry with exceptional range, strong RF signal stability, and channel density. Other features include frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology utilizing four frequencies for each channel in an adaptive tracking algorithm that avoids interference from 2.4GHz products on channels 1, 6 and 11. These systems employ dual-tuner true digital diversity reception and deliver 12 compatible simultaneous channel operations at receiving distances up to 100 meters with no signal dropouts.