New Products July 2013

Jul 1, 2013 9:00 AM, Mix, By The Mix Editors

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Prism Sound SADiE 6 Pro and Lite

DAW for the Road

Prism Sound SADiE 6 Pro and Lite

Prism Sound has released two new versions of SADiE 6 (www.sadie.com): SADiE 6 Professional ($1,660) and SADiE 6 Lite ($785). The new versions are aimed at users who wish to edit on the go and who don’t require audio restoration, networking or mastering capabilities. SADiE 6 Lite retains the core capabilities of SADiE but with a restricted track count, while SADiE 6 Professional can handle unlimited tracks and incorporates one year of free support, including all major updates. Both versions feature non-destructive editing tools such as the Playlist, Trim and Region editors and also provide a slimmed-down core set of iZotope VST plug-ins and SADiE channel strip processing.

Ambient Tiny Lockit

Timecode Generator/Transceiver

Ambient Tiny Lockit

Ambient’s Tiny Lockit (www.ambient.de; $891) features a rock-solid, highly accurate, temperature compensating timecode generator. Features include a variable timecode output level for recording timecode on an audio track, MIDI timecode interface with MTC/LTC conversion, support for all frame rates, bright OLED display, built-in antenna and operation for up to 12 hours on two AAA batteries.

Harrison Mixbus Version 2.3

New Plug-Ins, Faster Workflow

Harrison Mixbus Version 2.3

Harrison (www.harrisonconsoles.com) has released Mixbus Version 2.3, a free upgrade to the company’s full-featured DAW with “True Analog Mixing,” a combination of Harrison’s world-renowned sound and features in an affordable, knob-per-function interface. Workflow enhancements include several new shortcuts for faster bus assignments, user-driven editing and keymap overhaul, making Mixbus more intuitive. Plus, this upgrade includes three new high-end plug-ins for evaluation and purchase. Mixbus for new users is $219 and available from the company’s Website.

Sanken CU-55

Affordable Side Address

Sanken CU-55

Sanken’s new CU-55 (www.sanken-mic.com; $1,195) features a 16mm capsule with a resonant chamber that has been tuned to create a perfect cardioid pattern, and is omnidirectional below 50 kHz. This new-generation microphone is flat at 90 degrees and flat on-axis, with very little proximity effect. The CU-55 uses the same diaphragm material as Sanken’s CU-100 and CUW-180 mics and is targeted at recording acoustic instruments such as guitars, cello, harp and piano. Other features include a -10dB attenuation switch for two sensitivity settings, flat frequency response (40 Hz to 20 kHz) and maximum SPL of 137 dB at 1% THD.

Blue Cat Audio Liny EQ 5.0

Eight Bands, No Waiting

Blue Cat Audio Liny EQ 5.0

The Liny EQ from Blue Cat Audio (www.bluecataudio.com) is an 8-band linear phase graphic equalizer with very low latency and comprehensive visual feedback. Features include latency less than 3 milliseconds, a fully customizable user interface, new EQ shapes, single and dual channel modes, a new presets manager, Windows AAX support, multiple display sizes, new MIDI and automation mapping capabilities, and much more. The plug-in is available as a stand-alone ($219) or as part of Blue Cat’s Master Pack ($599), a bundle that includes Blue Cat’s mastering plug-ins.






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