New Products June 2013

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

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Radial Engineering PreComp

Radial Engineering PreComp

Radial Engineering PreComp

Two-for-One Front End

The design of the PreComp from Radial Engineering (radialeng.com, $400) begins with a high-performance preamp equipped with Radial’s Accustate gain control that simultaneously sets the output and sensitivity to maximize signal-to-noise at all levels. A full-feature compressor follows with adjustable threshold, compression ratio and make-up gain control that automatically transitions from soft-knee to hard-knee as compression increases. A simple Slow-Fast switch makes it easy to set the PreComp for either percussion instruments or smoother tracks such as vocals. Other features include polarity reverse, highpass filter, 48V phantom power and an In/Out switch for the compressor.

UA Ocean Way Studios Plug-in

UA Ocean Way Studios Plug-in

UA Ocean Way Studios Plug-in

Advanced Room Modeling

Universal Audio (uaudio.com) has released the Ocean Way Studios plug-in for the UAD platform. Developed over a three-year period by UA and Allen Sides, Ocean Way Studios plug-in ($349) combines elements of room, microphone and source modeling so tracks sound as if they were recorded in the legendary studios of Ocean Way Recording. Built upon UA’s proprietary new Dynamic Room Modeling, Ocean Way Studios provides the unique ambience and dispersion properties of various sources in the rooms at Ocean Way, as recorded through a selection of rare vintage microphones that can be dynamically positioned in real time via a simple click-and-drag interface. Ideal mic selections and placements are provided in both Ocean Way Recording’s Studio A and Studio B. The Ocean Way Studios plug-in is available as part of UAD Software Version 7, which also includes the SPL TwinTube and Sonnox Inflator Plug-Ins.

PMC twotwo.8 Monitors

PMC twotwo.8 Monitors

PMC twotwo.8 Monitors

Eight-Inch Two-Way

The twotwo.8 is the largest in the twotwo range from PMC (pmc-speakers.com, $7,999 a pair) and features an 8-inch bass driver and Advanced Transmission Line bass-loading technology with sophisticated digital signal processing. Inputs include analog phono and XLR, plus an AES3 digital accepting audio at up to 192 kHz. The twotwo.8 can be mounted vertically or horizontally without compromising tonal accuracy or stereo/surround imaging, like its smaller siblings.

NEW SOUND REINFORCEMENT PRODUCTS

DiGiCo SD Ten Theatre

DiGiCo SD Ten Theatre

DiGiCo SD Ten Theatre

Software Brings New Functionality

The new software package for the Digico SD Ten (DiGiCo.biz) is targeted for live theater use and includes an Auto Update, Channel Aliases and new Players update function. Auto Update provides control when making cue-to-cue changes, updating changes to channel parameters across all the cues automatically; Aliases easily takes care of correctly updating each set of channel parameters. This means that updates made to one character or costume–for example, an EQ change—only affect that Alias, leaving the other Aliases unchanged. When multiple actors are playing the same role, the Players feature takes care of populating the show with that person’s unique channel settings—their EQ, filters, dynamics, etc. All of the careful programming of Aliases and cue-to-cue changes are retained, just updated with the new actor-specific settings.

Yamaha MGP32X and MGP24X Consoles

Yamaha MGP32X and MGP24X Consoles

Yamaha MGP32X and MGP24X Consoles

Powerful, Portable Mix Package

The latest addition to Yamaha’s MGP Series consoles (yamahaproaudio.com) come in a 24-channel ($1,699) or 32-channel frame ($1,999) and feature USB device recording and playback, graphic EQ and a multiband compressor. Perfect for small to mid-size venues, the consoles also include newly developed discrete studio-grade Class-A D-PRE mic preamps with 48V phantom power. The compressors and EQs feature Yamaha’s VCM (Virtual Circuit Modeling) technology, re-creating the frequency-response characteristics unique to classic analog gear. The Stereo Hybrid Channel features include a Ducker, Leveler and Stereo Image, with each function accessible at the touch of a button. Other features include two separate studio-grade effects processors—Yamaha’s REV-X reverb with three high-resolution reverb effects and the SPX digital multi-effects processor.

AKG B48 L Microphone Power Supply

AKG B48 L Microphone Power Supply

AKG B48 L Microphone Power Supply

Plentiful Phantom Power

The AKG B48 L (akg.com, $TBD) features a very low noise level, a frequency response of 20Hz-24Hz and an inverse polarity protection feature against incorrect battery insertion. The B48 L Battery Power Supply provides users with more than 20 hours of use on only two AA batteries. The B48 L’s mini-XLR audio output and included mini-XLR-to-mini-XLR connection cable supports a direct connection of condenser microphones to all AKG bodypack transmitters. A low-battery LED light illuminates if phantom power drops below 40V.






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