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Tech // New Products, August 2015

SyncPro Production Resource File Sharing

Direct Access Without the Cloud

For those wanting to speed up their workflow, ($39.99/year per user) offers peer-to-peer file sharing for production audio without file size limits. After installation, Sync will create a private user identity using a Public Key Infrastructure rather than email and password combinations. This identity represents you, and can hold your folder permissions and establish connections with other devices. Transfers use the BitTorrent protocol, which allows devices to receive file pieces from several peers simultaneously. The service works on all platforms, and without using the Internet, you can share files at up to 16 times the speed of cloud services.

GIK Acoustics Evolution PolyFusor

Hybrid Diffusor/Absorber

The Evolution PolyFusor is a curved panel that smoothly transitions from a bass trap at 80 Hz to upper-bass/lower-midrange scattering device starting at 600 Hz. When properly used in multiples, in relation to boundaries or with absorption, the Evolution PolyFusor promises a neutral sound while providing a bigger psychoacoustic feel. Standard dimensions are 48×24 inches (HxW) with a narrow 5.25-inch profile that hugs the wall. The Evolution PolyFusor is packaged in pairs and, for a limited time, shipping within the continental U.S. is a flat $25 per box.

Steinberg Nuendo 7

New Features for Post and Game Audio

Nuendo 7 is a major upgrade that comes packed with features including a mixing console with up to 13.1 support, a Channel Strip, automatable mix buses, VCA fader support and a fully integrated loudness measurement and processing toolset. Other features include integrated re-conforming solution for automatic audio-to-picture alignment, direct connection with the Audiokinetic Wwise game audio middleware, advanced multitrack audio-to-picture editing, and more. Customers who have activated Nuendo 6.5 or previous versions since April 20, 2015, are eligible for a free, downloadable update.

AKG C314 Condenser Microphone

Four Polar Patterns, OL Detection LED, 414 Legacy

The C314 ($399) multipattern condenser microphone features four selectable polar patterns, the C414 XLS gold-plated membrane, low self-noise, a -20dB attenuation pad and bass-cut filter, and an overload detection LED. It uses the same 1-inch dual-diaphragm capsule as the C414 XLS, offering an integrated capsule suspension that reduces mechanical noise and resonances. Accessories include a rugged carrying case, windscreen, spider suspension-mount and stand adapter.

PAU Audio 805 Preamp

Four Pre/DIs in a Single Rack

The 805 preamp from PAU ($1,680) boasts pure, undistorted amplification across the entire gain range. The single-rackspace unit features four preamps using Neutrik XLR rear inputs, plus four front panel DI inputs. Other features include microphone gain from +13.5 dB to +66 dB, DI gain from +6.3 dB to +60 dB, +13 dBu of input headroom, and +26 dBu of output headroom. Each channel features front panel LED toggles for polarity, phantom power, and an XLR or DI input priority.

EastWest Sounds Composer Cloud

Subscription-Based Virtual Instruments

Composer Cloud from EastWest is designed to give composers, musicians, producers and songwriters instant access to the company’s more than 9,000 award-winning virtual instruments—anytime, anywhere—for a low monthly cost ($29.99/month and up). Users have access to everything EastWest offers, including new products as they are released, with some exclusive to members only. EastWest’s virtual instruments include brass, woodwinds, classical and orchestral, guitars and bass, loops, strings, vocals and more.

Acoustic Geometry Room Pack

Scalable Absorbers and Diffusors

The Room Pack from Acoustic Geometry features a variety of ASTM E-84, Class-A solutions for taming room acoustics with wall- and ceiling-mounted diffusors and absorbers. The fabric-wrapped panel absorbers are made of 6-pound-density glass fiber with woven fabric and micro-perforated vinyl facings. Sizes include 2×2-foot/1-inch thick (Wall Panels), 2×4-foot/2-inch thick (Wall Panels), and 2×4-foot/1-inch thick (Ceiling Clouds). The diffusors feature a curved front section made of aluminum, a lining of bonded acoustic cotton (recycled) and a bass-control membrane (limp-mass). Bundle prices range from $199.98 to $1,999.98.

Solid State Logic LMC+ Module

Classic Module Ports to 500 Series

The LMC+ ($649), a 500 Series redo of the famous Listen Mic Compressor from the SSL 4000E console, includes all of the characteristics of the original version but with a collection of new features: a pair of variable SSL High Pass and Low Pass filters to allow targeting of a specific frequency range, a filters-to-compressor sidechain option and a wet/dry blend control for instant parallel compression. Two additional superb new tools are added to give the LMC+ a distinctive sonic twist: the Scoop button phase inverts the wet signal to give unusual sound sculpting possibilities using the Wet/Dry blend control, and the Split button engages a bandpass subtraction mode that can compress certain frequencies of the signal and leave others untouched, to be blended back together at the output stage.


Powersoft Ottocanali DSP+D Amps

Eight Channels Bring Up to 12,000 Watts

The Ottocanali Series DSP+D amplifiers offer a wide range of system control and monitoring functions, as well as sound shaping, for a total of up to 12,000-watt output power at 4 ohms over 8 channels for Lo-Z or distributed line systems. Other features include switchable main and aux signal inputs per channel, adequate GPIO, alarms, Lo-Z and Hi-Z output connections as well as mono-bridgeable channel pairs. These two-rackspace models incorporate two redundant universal switch-mode power supplies with PFC (Power Factor Correction) and patented SRM (Smart Rails Management) technology to maximize the efficiency of the system, while drastically reducing power consumption. With two redundant Dante by Audinate digital streams, the Ottocanali 4K4 DSP+D, Ottocanali 8K4 DSP+D and Ottocanali 12K4 DSP+D are designed for multizone applications in mid-size to large-scale installs.

Danley Sound Labs Go-2 Series

Affordable, Outdoor Loudspeakers and Subs

The Go-2 Series of speakers from Danley Sound Labs features injection-molded, weatherproof, and optionally waterproof cabinets with multiple rigging points. The series comprises the GO-2-28 (dual 8-inch woofer), the GO-2-8PR (8-inch woofer with a passive radiator), the GO-2-8CPR (8-inch coaxial with a passive radiator), the GO-2-6C8 (a 6-inch coaxial with an 8-inch woofer), and the GO-2-8C8 (an 8-inch coaxial with an 8-inch woofer).

DELEC Audio unito Interfaces

Dante Network-able I/O Units for Installation

The unito Series from DELEC now incorporates a range of interfaces and bi-directional format conversion tools that offer solutions for public address, live sound reinforcement and paging systems (prices range from $908 to $7,975). The DELEC DIO (short for Dante Input/Output) provides a host of interfaces and conversion options for a wide range of installation scenarios. The DELEC NIO (Network Input/Output) NIO 1212 and NIO 1624 are each single-rackspace units, while the NIO 0800 is a half-rackspace unit; these three units provide bidirectional format conversion of analog line signals and AES/EBU audio data to and from the Dante format, which features uncompressed, multichannel digital media networking technology with near-zero latency or synchronization delays. The new DELEC NIO 0204 is a versatile half-rackspace interface providing four 1GB Ethernet ports (3x RJ45 and 1x SFP), two AES/EBU inputs and outputs, two high-quality 32-bit stereo microphone preamps, stereo line input and output capability, a stereo headphone amplifier, and an integrated audio mixer. 

d&b audiotechnik 10D and 30D Amps

Onboard EQ, Speaker Management and More

The 10D and 30D from d&b audiotechnik (prices available upon request) deliver 700W and 1,600W per channel, respectively, and share the same DSP platform and capabilities as the d&b D20 amplifier and the D80. Features include comprehensive d&b loudspeaker management and switchable filter functions via two 16-band equalizers comprising parametric, notch, asymmetric and shelving filters, along with up to 10 seconds of delay for each of the four channels. Other features include five programmable General Purpose Input/Output pins, and four analog and four digital AES/EBU inputs, all of which can be summed and routed to any of the four outputs.