TASCAM's IM2 Turns An iPhone Into A Recorder
TASCAM's iM2 turns the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a high-quality stereo recorder. A pair of condenser microphones - the same high quality as TASCAM's best-selling DR-series recorders - plugs into the dock connector of your Apple device. The microphones are adjustable over 180 degrees for the best sound placement. The uni-directional elements are arranged in an AB pattern for detailed stereo imaging while capturing the ambience of your room. The iM2 contains its own microphone preamp and analog-to-digital converter for low noise and great audio quality. Unlike mics that use the built-in iPhone preamp, the iM2 can handle up to 125dB sound levels to capture the loudest concerts and instruments without distortion. The iM2 works great with just about any recording app, including the built-in video camera. Record stereo sound while you capture hi-definition video on your iPhone to capture every moment with clarity and realism. The ultra-portable iM2 is a must have for musicians who want to capture inspiration on their iPhone or iPad without sacrificing recording quality. It's the perfect recording accessory for musicians of all skill levels available at an unbeatable price.
TASCAM Unveils iU2 At NAMM
TASCAM’s iU2 is a premium sound quality audio interface for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. It includes all of the features of TASCAM’s best-selling USB audio interfaces, including a pair of great-sounding microphone inputs. The XLR inputs have phantom power for use with high-quality condenser microphones. These feed an onboard microphone preamp and A/D converter for better sound performance than those built into iPhone and iPad – true stereo recording with low noise and less tendency to distort. The inputs also accept line-level signals or you can plug a guitar or bass directly into your device. In addition to compatibility with iOS devices, the iU2 also works with Mac and Windows computers. A zero-latency monitoring path allows musicians to hear themselves directly through the unit, without any distracting delay. MIDI in and out are provided to interface with synths and drum machines, and a digital output connects to digital mixers or recorders.
TASCAM Adds DP-24 To PortaStudio Line
TASCAM’s DP-24 is a 24-track Digital Portastudio with solid-state recording, a color LCD and channel strip controls to make recording simple so you stay creative. Up to eight tracks can be recorded at a time through its combination XLR and ¼” combo jacks. Input processing like compression and limiting are available during recording, as well as guitar amp simulation and multi-effects for use with the instrument-level input. Once recorded, tracks can be viewed and mixed on the large color LCD and dedicated mixing controls like nineteen linear faders and a dozen channel strip encoders. Two Mixdown effects including reverb and chorus are also available, as well as a mastering effect. Once finished, songs can be transferred to computer over USB or written to CD with the built-in CD-RW drive. With its great sound, powerful features and easy operation, the DP-24 is TASCAM’s best Portastudio yet.
JBL's VTX - Next Generation Line Array
Of all the achievements JBL has made over the years, the
VTX Series stands as a milestone in the practical application
Announcing The DigiTech iStomp
DigiTech announced the introduction of the iStomp pedal, an entirely new concept in guitar stompboxes that allows musicians to program the effect pedal with any sound they want – and change it at any time. Offering almost limitless sonic possibilities, the iStomp connects to an iPod Touch®, iPhone®, or iPad® enabling musicians to load the effect of their choice into the iStomp. The iStomp pedal connects to an Apple iOS device using the DigiTech Smart Cable that comes with the iStomp. Once connected, the DigiTech StompShop provides two of the most popular requested effects, the DigiTech Total Recall Delay and the DigiTech Redline Overdrive with the initial purchase. The app also offers access to additional effects that iStomp owners can browse, try out, and purchase for their stompbox. The iStomp pedal has four knobs to control effects parameters, which change their function according to which effect is loaded. The DigiTech iStomp will begin shipping in January 2012 at $229.95 suggested retail. The iStomp pedal comes with an iOS authorization cable, power supply and the two initial downloads. Additional downloads are available starting at $4.99 each.
Crown Adds PIP-BLU To Module Lineup
The BSS & Crown® PIP-BLU is a PIP™ (Programmable Input Processor) input module for CTs 2 Channel Amplifiers (CTs 600,1200, 2000, 3000). It connects the amplifier to a 100 Mb Ethernet network allowing it to be remotely controlled and monitored using HiQnet™ London Architect as well as provide digital audio transport via BLU link. The PIP-BLU offers 2 channels of audio via the Soundweb London digital audio bus informally known as BLU Link. This high bandwidth digital audio bus provides easy connectivity with fault tolerance. BLU link features a low latency, fault tolerant digital audio bus of 256 channels which uses standard Category 5e cabling giving a distance of 100m between compatible devices. The BSS Audio MC-1 fiber optic media converter can be used to increase the distance between devices to over 10km (6.2 miles) using single mode fiber.
New JBL PRX400 Makes NAMM Appearance
PRX400 passive speakers were designed to provide the sensitivity, frequency response and power handling needed to address a multitude of demanding audio environments while still being reasonably priced. For musicians, DJ’s, House of Worship, public address, or suspended in a commercial environment like a school or nightclub, they can be used with a powered mixer or a full rack of amps and signal processing, delivering the sound power and bandwidth necessary to make loud music sound natural and even quiet speech intelligible. PRX400 passive speakers are comprised of tour tested JBL components and feature professional connectivity via Neutrik® Speakon combination connectors. PRX400 cabinets are artfully constructed from an 18mm Birch/Poplar multi-laminate hardwood covered in highly resilient DuraFlex™ and feature rugged 16 gauge steel grilles. All full range models utilize twelve M10 suspension points for safe deployment in light duty installations. With three 2-way designs and an 18" sub-woofer, PRX400 passive series tackle tough jobs affordably and professionally.
AKG WMS40 MINI2 Launched At NAMM
The latest addition to the successful line of HARMAN’s AKG WMS40 MINI series now features a dual channel receiver. The AKG WMS40 MINI2 Dual wireless system, launched at Winter NAMM, offers high-definition audio performance, with efficient body pack and cardioid mic transmitters, ensuring advanced, reliable and quality sound for performances. The WMS40 MINI2 Dual Package is available in three sets – the Vocal, Instrumental and Mix sets. The Vocal set features two HT40 MINI dynamic cardioid microphones and the SR40 MINI2 Dual receiver. AKG’s Instrumental set includes two PT40 MINI body packs – the smallest transmitters in its class that lasts up to 30 hours on one AA battery- the SR40 MINI2 Dual and a guitar cable, while the Mix set offers one HT40 MINI, a PT40 MINI and the SR40 MINI2 Dual.
New Firmware Update For DriveRack PA+
When dbx created the first digital loudspeaker management system, an entire new category was born. A series of award-winning, standard-setting products soon followed, taking the sound reinforcement world by storm. The dbx combination of inspired innovation, ease of use, and rock-solid reliability landed DriveRack® products in small and large venues around the world. The DriveRack PA, far and away the world's most popular loud speaker management system has now become the DriveRack PA+; the best has indeed gotten better. Showcasing all the features that users around the world have come to expect, including easy setup, rock-solid reliability and unparalleled sound quality, the new version has gone to great lengths to earn its "plus." With more settings, more control and enhanced circuitry, the sound you seek is right at your fingertips. Support has been added for speakers and amplifiers by: JBL EON, PRX, and VRX, Crown XTi and XLS, QSC K, KW, KLA, and GX.
Aviom Introduces Pro64 AllFrame System
Reduce labor and system costs and get unprecedented performance with Aviom’s all-new Pro64 AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O System. The AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O System replaces traditional analog I/O boxes with a modular digital solution. It's the ideal answer for permanent installations in theaters, schools, conference centers, and the like, as well as touring and portable live sound. By digitizing the audio input signal where it connects to the network, the AllFrame system keeps analog cabling to a minimum, reducing system complexity and labor costs while delivering improved performance and flexibility. Instead of soldering, terminating, and testing scores of analog connections, installing conduit, and pulling separate cables for each audio signal, the AllFrame requires only a single Cat-5e or fiber connection. The unit can be powered over the Cat-5e cable or from a dedicated DC power line, using an external power supply (sold separately).
Soundcraft Releases V2 Software For Si Compact
New free upgrade provides more than 23 major new features, updates and enhancements, including additional DSP channels giving the Si Compact 16 thirty-two channels to mix, and the Si Compact 24 and 32 forty channels to mix. New user configurable fader layers allow input channels to be reassigned anywhere on either input layer and any bus master to be reassigned to either master layer. Now an engineer can put the inputs and returns where he will most want to access them, for example, having the main vocal or presenter always in position 1 on both input fader layers, or mixing aux and matrix masters on a single bus layer to reduce the number of layer changes. Other V2 enhancements include additional information displayed in the Function Focus window, improved matrix mix facilities, Show file & folder management, better navigation, improved default settings, HPF settings added to EQ curve graphics and more.
Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD - No Comparison
Introducing the next generation of touring sound amplifiers: the I-Tech HD series featuring the all-new four-channel 4 x 3500HD with DriveCore™ technology. Standing only 2U high, the slight stature of the I-Tech HD belies the leading-edge technology within. A perfect example is the BSS Omnidrive HD DSP engine. This integrated DSP is not only a breakthrough in the amplifier industry, but outperforms many of the best stand-alone DSP loudspeaker processors in the world. At the heart of the new four-channel I-Tech HD lies another Crown breakthrough – DriveCore™ Technology. A culmination of nearly two decades of R&D in PWM and switch-mode amplification, DriveCore is a Crown exclusive that combines hundreds of parts into one chip the size of a your fingertip, resulting in more efficiencies and unsurpassed reliability. The amplifier industry's first integrated TFT LCD full-color touchscreen was designed with you in mind. Featuring a large, 4.3" backlit display and intuitive menu design inspired by Studer's legendary Vistonics™, every channel is color-coded and clearly delineated so you'll never again have to question which channel you are adjusting.
AKG DMS70 Unveiled At NAMM
Highlighting the latest in digital wireless capabilities, AKG introduces its DMS70 – a true uncompressed digital wireless system. The DMS70 operates with 24bit 48 kHz transmission to ensure top-quality audio for every customer. The frequency range is the 2.4GHz ISM band a worldwide license-free frequency band. DMS70 is designed for live sound, club sound, conferences, seminars, schools and universities – whenever quick and easy setup up is required. The entire DMS70 package includes: AKG’s DSR70 Quattro or DSR70 Dual Receiver, DPT70 Digital Pocket Transmitter and DHT70 Digital Handheld Transmitter, available with patented D5 acoustics or DHT70 Perception with standard supercardioid capsule. The DSR70 Quattro includes a rack mount kit, power supply and other accessories. The customer can adapt and combine all system devices to their needs, as they are all fully compatible.
New VerTec V5 Presets From JBL
For professionals who require the highest performance audio and an intelligent way to control it, VERTEC V5 DSP is the next step forward in delivering the best sound possible. Superior horizontal coverage, pristine linear phase OmniDriveHD™ sound quality and rock solid LevelMax™ limiting are significant enhancements to VERTEC's already acclaimed performance. Full system integration is available with Crown VRACK or JBL Drivepack® DPDA modules using HiQnet Performance Manager or Powered by Crown app software for efficient configuration management and control.
Middle Atlantic Includes Wiremold In Its Offerings
Middle Atlantic Products is proud to announce that it has expanded its product offering to include Wiremold® solutions from Legrand, the industry's largest selection of end-toend wire and cable management and pathway products. With an emphasis on increasing value to its integrator partners, Middle Atlantic's goal is to help streamline the specifying, ordering and shipment of electronics system support products. The company has also expanded its capabilities to offer full customer and sales support for the Wiremold product lines, providing a single source for infrastructure needs – the products that provide the framework for supporting and protecting AV systems. The AV consultant and installer community will benefit from one sales contact to help select and specify products for their projects, one number to call for customer service and tech support across all product lines and a single shipment including Middle Atlantic and Wiremold products.
Introducing JBL All Weather Series
The JBL ALL WEATHER Series is a family of high power, lightweight, 2-way, full-range loudspeaker systems comprised of the JBL Differential Drive® dual voice coil and dual magnetic gap low frequency 12” and 15” woofers and 2432H high-frequency 38mm (1.5 in) exit, 75mm (3 in) voice-coil compression driver. The large format Progressive Transition™ wave-guides provide excellent high-frequency coverage patterns. The waveguides are rotatable so the loudspeaker system can used in either the vertical or horizontal orientation.
JBL's CS Series Fits Many Applications
Providing high-quality audio amplification performance and simple system control to an array of vertical markets, JBL debuted the CSA-2120 power amplifier. The 2-channel amplifier provides simple front-end amplification and a switch mode universal power supply. JBL also introduced the CSM-32 and CSM-21 Commercial Series Mixers that provide an entry-level, cost-effective approach to commercial audio applications such as retail, hospitality and conferencing. The new mixers can be configured for a range of uses such as paging, background music, and security applications, do not require a computer for configuration and are designed with simple analog-style controls. JBL Professional also announced the addition of the CSS-1S/T surface-mount loudspeaker to its CSS Commercial Series Speaker lineup of cost-effective ceiling speakers and backcans.
AKG Announces IVM4500 IEM System
IVM4500 IEM in-ear monitoring provides higher level audio quality and radio performance without compromising reference capability, and caters to all needs of engineers. Users in the tour and installed sound markets will find the easy-to-use technology ideal for onstage monitoring. The IVM4500 IEM allows the input signal to be processed individually to meet the requirements of both the artist and the sound system environment. Designed and developed in Austria, with the experience and skill of AKG’s engineering team, the IVM4500 IEM offers a highly diversified system, which includes high-end radio electronic and a manual radio signal attenuator for more RF dynamic. Antenna diversity, with two matched antennas, and a new reference radio electronic design contribute to the stable signals of the receiver.
Marquis Club Series - SpecificallyDesigned For Dance Clubs
Specifically designed for the extreme requirements of large and mega-size clubs, the Marquis Dance Club Series comprises eight powerful multi-way systems and subwoofer
models that combine JBL’s extraordinary sound, proven reliability and state-of-the-art