New Products May 2013

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

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Small Tree TitaniumZ-5

Small Tree TitaniumZ-5

Small Tree TitaniumZ-5

Five Ways to Save

Formerly known as Titanium4, Small Tree’s TitaniumZ-5 (small-tree.com, starting at $6,500) provides up to 15 TB of usable capacity while scaling to nine ProRes 422 streams. TitaniumZ-5’s all-in-one portable design meets rigorous on-site editing demands at an affordable price. TitaniumZ-5 offers ZFS, AFP, SMB (CIFS), NFS and iSCSI protocol support and works seamlessly with Adobe Creative Suite, Avid Media Composer, Avid Pro Tools, Apple Final Cut Pro 7, Apple Final Cut Pro X and Autodesk Smoke.

Fairlight 3DAW Plug-in

Fairlight 3DAW Plug-in

Fairlight 3DAW Plug-in

Pro Tools Object-Based Panning

The Fairlight 3DAW plug-in for Pro Tools (fairlight.com.au, $TBA) is the result of a collaboration between Fairlight and DTS and brings object-based panning to the DAW with DSP supplied by Fairlight’s Crystal Core Media processor. The plug-in uses DTS’s open-source MDA format, allowing users to truly mix object-based audio in unrestricted 3-D space, monitor on any configuration, and output in DTS’s proposed future specification, MDA. Additionally, Fairlight’s 3DAW will feature the ability to mix soundtracks for DTS Neo:X, a channel-based audio solution designed to support up to an 11.1 speaker system.

Waves Manny Marroquin Collection

Waves Manny Marroquin Collection

Waves Manny Marroquin Collection

Hybrid Plug-ins With a Hip, Modern Touch

This collection of custom plug-ins from Waves was developed in collaboration with mixing engineer Manny Marroquin (Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Maroon 5, Shakira). The collection showcases his unique workflow, including personalized versions of his EQ, reverb, delay, distortion and the new Tone Shaper and Triple D plug-ins. The plug-ins are available for download at waves.com for $500.

NEW LIVE SOUND PRODUCTS

Allen & Heath ME Personal Mixing System

Allen & Heath ME Personal Mixing System

Allen & Heath ME Personal Mixing System

For When You Want More of You

The ME system from Allen & Heath (allen-heath.com) is universally compatible with the company’s own and other pro digital mixers. The system comprises the customizable ME-1 personal mixer ($799), powered and connected via Cat-5 and capable of managing up to 42 sources. ME-1’s layout incorporates backlit keys, soft rotary control, separate mic and mix levels, and an OLED display for custom channel naming. The accompanying ME-U hub ($TBA) offers star connection of multiple ME-1 mixers and interconnection to other professional digital mixers via MADI, Dante or EtherSound. ME-1 receives 40 sources and has a built-in ambient mic and local stereo aux input. Up to 16 presets can be stored, recalled and transferred via USB key for quick setups or archiving.

SSL Live Console

SSL Live Console

SSL Live Console

Debut Product for FOH, Monitors

SSL’s first-ever live console brings the company’s studio and broadcast expertise to the venue (solidstatelogic.com, starting at $84,000). It features studio-grade SuperAnalogue mic preamps, 24-bit/96kHz A/D D/A conversion, 64-bit internal processing and 96kHz operation throughout. Live also offers an impressive collection of 30 new effects, 976 inputs and outputs, 192 full-processing audio “paths” at 96 kHz and processing built into the console surface. A full range of Stagebox I/O connects to the console via MADI with the potential for larger systems to make use of SSL’s own Blacklight technology that carries up to 256 channels of bi-directional audio and control via a single Fiber connection.






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