New Products May 2013

May 2, 2013 9:00 AM, Mix, By The Mix Editors

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Pro Tools 11

Pro Tools 11

Pro Tools 11

More Power, Greater Speed and 64 Bits

The much-anticipated release of Pro Tools 11 brings a bevy of upgrades, with the most striking of them under the hood. The fully redesigned audio engine brings 64-bit architecture and many times the processing power of Pro Tools 10 on the same hardware configurations. Other features include offline bouncing, a low-latency input buffer and dynamic host processing, which maximizes plug-in count by reallocating processing resources as needed. There is now support for a broad range of built-in metering standards, from peak and average to VU and PPM, a built-in Avid Video Engine and much more. The full version price is $699. Crossgrade and upgrade pricing information is available at avid.com.

Genelec M030 and M040

Genelec M030 and M040

Genelec M Series Monitors

Forward-Looking Design

The Genelec (genelec.com) M Series Bi-amplified Active Monitors take a new approach to speaker design as part of Genelec’s ongoing sustainable initiative known as GES (Genelec Embedded Sustainability). The first two models being introduced are the M030 ($695) and the M040 ($995) bi-amplified active monitors, which employ a natural composite enclosure manufactured from wood fiber and recyclable material. Features include new Class-D amplifiers, Intelligent Signal Sensing power management with auto power-off/auto power-on, and with the standby power consumption of less than 0.5W, in accordance with upcoming European Union standards, the M030 uses a 5-inch woofer and 0.75-inch metal dome tweeter, powered by a 50-watt and 30-watt amplifier, respectively. The M040 employs a 6.5-inch woofer with a 1-inch metal dome tweeter, powered by an 80-watt and 50-watt amplifier, respectively.

Pearl Lab Priority Mic

Pearl Lab Priority Mic

Pearl Lab Priority Microphone

Affordable, Rectangular Condenser

The Pearl Priority (independentaudio.com, $999) is a large-membrane, handmade condenser microphone with a fixed cardioid pattern. As with other Pearl mics, the Priority has a rectangular capsule that features an unusually large surface area for a single-membrane capsule. The Priority promises a flat frequency response curve and is targeted for use in recording acoustic instruments or vocals. The capsule has been tuned for a slight increase (2 to 3 dB) around 5 kHz, which corresponds to the presence bump often sought for vocal recording.

Lightning Boy Audio Rectified Leveler

Lightning Boy Audio Rectified Leveler

Lightning Boy Audio Rectified Leveler

Tube/Optical Gain Controller

The Lightning Boy Audio Rectified Leveler (lightningboyaudio.com, $2,599.99) promises high fidelity and tonal flexibility by using paper-in-oil capacitors, low-noise resistors, NOS tubes, and a selectable tube or solid-state rectifier stage. The unit is based on the LA-2A with all of its familiar controls, plus two new features. A Vintage/Modern toggle switch allows the user to choose between the compression characteristics of a traditional LA-2A, or a Modern setting that introduces a low-cut sidechain. The second switch, Tube/Silicon, selects either the smaller, more up-front sound of LA-2A-style silicon diodes or the bigger, more open sound of a 6X4 rectifier tube.

SPL Madison Converter

SPL Madison Converter

SPL Madison Converter

16x16 MADI I/O

The Madison Converter from SPL (spl-usa.com, $1,899) offers 16 I/O, 36-volt audio rails, +24 dBu output level, 44.1 Hz to 192 kHz, ±10 percent vari-speed and SPL clock-shop for jitter-free operation. Other features include simple operation and setup from the front panel controls, expandability up to 64 I/O using four units, four directly selectable reference levels (15/18/22/24), and an optional redundant power supply. The Madison will be available in June 2013.

Universal Audio Apollo 16

Universal Audio Apollo 16

Universal Audio Apollo 16

Scalable I/O with DSP

Universal Audio’s Apollo 16 Audio Interface (uaudio.com, $2,999) features 16x16 analog I/O, flexible routing and UAD-2 Quad processing onboard, providing real-time processing with UAD Powered Plug-Ins. Analog connections are via DB-25 with the ability to cascade two units via MADI for up to 32x32 analog I/O and eight processors. Other features include dedicated XLR monitor outputs, stereo AES-EBU digital I/O and compatibility with Intel’s high-bandwidth Thunderbolt technology via a user-installable dual-port Thunderbolt Option Card ($499).






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