New Sound for Picture Products

Sep 1, 2005 12:00 PM


Education Guide

Mix is gearing up to present its longstanding annual Audio Education Guide in its November 2014 issue. Want to have your school listed in the directory, or do you need to update your current directory listing? Add an image, program description, or a logo to your listing! Get your school in the Mix Education Guide 2014.

Part of the popular Redbox Series, the RB-DS2 audio delay synchronizer from Sonifex (dist. by Independent Audio, is used to resynch audio to video following delay processes such as standards conversions and transmission lags. The stereo/dual-mono unit features XLR balanced analog and AES/EBU digital I/Os and up to 10.5 seconds of delay at 24-bit/96 kHz or 42 seconds at 16-bit/48 kHz. An internal Compact Flash expansion adds up to 2 GB of memory to delay times of more than 3.5 hours, delay program output across different time zones or shift a broadcast by an hour for satellite rebroadcast. Delay times can be selected in samples, fields/frames (NTSC or PAL), milliseconds and, with the Compact Flash expansion, in hh:mm:ss.

M&K MPS-1611P
The MPS-1611P from M&K Professional ( is a more compact, less-expensive monitor based on its popular MPS-2510P. The bi-amplified 6.5-inch, two-way, near- to mid-field MPS-1611P is suitable for stereo or multichannel applications, has internal mag shielding and can be used stand-alone or with any of M&K's powered subwoofers. The driver complement is a 6.5-inch polyproplyene woofer with a 1-inch fabric-dome transmission line tweeter with an aluminum faceplate. A tapered cabinet port has a removable plug for converting the system to a sealed box or a ported design for adapting the monitor to different room and/or subwoofer configurations. Inputs are XLR/TRS balanced and unbalanced RCA; all are buffered, allowing simultaneous connections of pro (console, DAW, etc.) and consumer (DVD, surround decoder, etc.) gear without switching or repatching.

The VideoMic from RØDE Microphones (, $249) is a professional-grade shotgun mic designed specifically for use with prosumer DV camcorders. This supercardioid condenser model is powered by a standard 9V battery (providing more than 100 hours of operation) and features a low-battery LED indicator, a switchable -12dB/octave 80Hz lowcut filter, a foam windscreen and an integral elastic suspension shock-mount. The VideoMic attaches to any camera with a standard hot-shoe fitting and has a stereo mini jack output cable. Optional accessories include a mini tripod mic stand, ⅛-inch-to-XLR adapter and the RØDE DeadCat, a fur-style windsock for use in high-wind conditions.

Now in pre-production — deliveries begin later this year — is the Holophone Mini from Holophone ( Housed in a smaller, less-expensive package than the original, the Mini is a 5.1 mic (six discrete outputs) designed to mount directly on a camcorder. A Pocket PME unit encodes the discrete 5.1 audio streams from the mic in real time into SRS Labs' Circle Surround (Dolby Pro Logic and Pro Logic II — compatible) format and outputs a matrix-encoded, 2-channel stereo signal that can be recorded via standard L/R stereo input jacks on any camera. The Mini/PME pair is slated to be priced around $2,500.

Gallery Software ( announces an upgrade to its Metacorder software that turns your Mac OS X laptop and favorite Core Audio interface into a full-function location recorder with sample rates up to 192 kHz. Version 1.2 adds OS X Tiger support and the ability to record/play up to 96 simultaneous tracks. Other features include dual-media recording and the ability to back up completed sound rolls to DVD-R or CD-R drives (via FireWire) while recording continues. Also standard are M/S decoding, an LTC reader and the writing of iXML and Avid/Pro Tools — compatible “bext” metadata.

Acceptable Use Policy
blog comments powered by Disqus

Mix Books

Modern Recording and Mixing

This 2-DVD set will show you how the best in the music industry set up a studio to make world-class records. Regardless of what gear you are using, the information you'll find here will allow you to take advantage of decades of expert knowledge. Order now $39.95

Mastering Cubase 4

Electronic Musician magazine and Thomson Course Technology PTR have joined forces again to create the second volume in their Personal Studio Series, Mastering Steinberg's Cubase(tm). Edited and produced by the staff of Electronic Musician, this special issue is not only a must-read for users of Cubase(tm) software, but it also delivers essential information for anyone recording/producing music in a personal-studio. Order now $12.95



Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine takes you straight into the studio, with new product announcements, industry news, upcoming events, recent recording/post projects and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

MixLine Live

Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine Live takes you on the road with today's hottest tours, new sound reinforcement professional products, recent installs, industry news and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

The Wire, a virtual press conference offering postings of the latest gear and music news, direct from the source. Visit the The Wire for the latest press postings.