Jun 1, 2001 12:00 PM


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The latest console from Trident Audio (, the Series 80-5.1, is available in frame sizes from 24- to 72-channel and includes full 5.1 mix and playback facilities. Based on the famous Series 80, the Series 80-5.1 features John Oram-designed EQ and includes a stereo EQ and limiter/compressor for mastering direct from the two-mix bus. Options include a session controller and computer screen built into the console surface; the iZ RADAR system may also be integrated. Prices range from £27,000 to £65,000.
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Bertsch Electronics ( offers the DPR32 32-track hard disk recorder with built-in digital mixer. The rackmount unit is available in 16, 24 and 32-input versions, with removable drives offering from 80-120 GB of storage. Fully equipped, the unit is capable of up to 3.9 hours of continuous 32-track recording at 24-bit/96kHz. The integrated studio-quality 36/8 digital mixer provides 3-band EQ and comprehensive dynamic control on all channels and is MIDI-automatable. Features include nondestructive editing and archiving capability to PC-compatible media. The unit will chase to SMPTE and includes Varispeed functions. Prices start at $4,000.
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Soundtracs ( has announced its new D4 digital console, capable of 48- and 96kHz operation. Available in sizes ranging from 16 motorized faders to 96, the D4 is capable of providing as many as 320 full-audio channels and 124 buses. Soundtracs' NETRACS allows multiple consoles to be linked, and MADITRACS provides for audio networking and system security. Featuring an ergonomically enhanced touchscreen worksurface, the D4 can provide simultaneous stereo, LCRS, 5.1 and 7.1 outputs with divergence. Tri-color, 106-segment LED Metering offers selectable ballistic characteristics.
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Neumann ( is now shipping its M150 tube condenser microphone. Modeled on the vintage M50, the M150 shares its classic predecessor's unique omni-directional characteristic but features lower self-noise (15 dBA), a light-weight titanium membrane and capsule for good transient response and a transformerless tube amplifier based on the award-winning M149 tube mic. The 12mm titanium diaphragm delivers a smooth, extended frequency response, and the traditional capsule (a 40mm sphere) reproduces the M50's pickup pattern — circular at low frequencies and increasingly narrow up the spectrum. Specs include 119 dB of dynamic range and 134dB maximum SPL. The M150 is supplied with an elastic suspension bracket, power supply, mic cable and aluminum carrying case. Stereo pairs bearing consecutive serial numbers are also available.
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Euphonix ( has released E-deck and Listen-In software applications. E-deck allows mix files to be recorded, encoded and uploaded to a secure server on the Internet. Anyone with the appropriate password can download and play the mix files, including 5.1 DVD-A mixes at full 24-bit/96kHz resolution. Final mixes also can be moved directly to a record label for archiving and manufacturing. The Windows 98/2000-compatible application accommodates a range of connection speeds, including compressed files suitable for transmission over dial-up or DSL lines, or uncompressed files for distribution over T1 or T3 lines. (Lower connection speeds are managed by Windows Media Audio compression.) E-deck also controls the Listen-In function, which allows remote monitoring of a live studio session in progress through password-protected software. E-deck/Listen-In will play all popular audio file formats, including Windows Media Audio, MP3, .WAV and .AIFF.
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Yorkville Sound ( now offers a self-powered version of its YSM-1 studio monitor. The YSM-1P powered studio monitor uses the same cabinet, 6.5-inch, dual-shielded, 100-watt woofer and 1-inch silk-dome tweeter as the YSM-1, but also incorporates a bi-amped power module that delivers 70 watts to the woofer and 30 watts to the tweeter, with less than 0.05% distortion at full power. Overall frequency response is 40-20k Hz, and DIP switches on the back allow the monitor to be tuned for use against a flat wall, in corners or centered in the room. The YSM-1P also features ±6dB input trim, a user-selectable high-frequency filter that provides +2dB boost between 10 and 20 kHz, a defeatable limiter and specialized transducer-protection limiting. Front status LEDs indicate power-on and input clip conditions. Inputs are XLR and ¼-inch TRS balanced. Price: $320 each.
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The DMD-1000P from Denon Electronics ( features an enhanced, dual-bit, Delta-Sigma, 20-bit, A/D converter with 64x oversampling. The rackmount unit offers sample rates of 32, 44.1 and 48 kHz. D/A conversion is via Denon's Advanced Super Linear Converter. Additional features include remote control, quick start and auto-recording level, multiple editing features and a Disc Recovery function that helps restore lost recording time on frequently edited discs. Inputs are mono/stereo-selectable and include S/PDIF (optical and co-ax) and analog connections; outputs are S/PDIF optical or analog. Price: $599.
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TL Audio ( intros the FAT 2 Valve Front End, a combination of a mono version of the FAT 1 valve compressor and a high-quality, onboard, discrete tube mic preamp offering mic, instrument and line inputs. Compression threshold, ratio, attack, release and hard/soft knee controls are all adjustable in Manual mode, and the FAT 2 also offers 15 preset compression settings, including five vocal programs. Additional features include phantom power, a 90Hz low-cut filter on the mic input and a large backlit VU meter showing gain reduction or output level. The desktop FAT 2 (half-rack format, 3U) may be rackmounted with the optional FatRack kit.
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Sennheiser has introduced the MD-46 handheld cardioid interview microphone, a product developed for and tested at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Features include a traditional long handle, excellent wind attenuation, superior off-axis rejection, extended HF response and a rugged design. An Omni version is under development.
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Otari Corporation ( has launched the FS-96 format and sample rate converter. Designed to speed and simplify multitrack transfers between different digital audio platforms, the unit supports all of the common formats, including AES3 (AES/EBU), TDIF-1, ADAT (optical) and SDIF-2, with optional MADI and IEEE 1394 connections for future networking capability. The FS-96 converts up to 24 channels of 24-bit audio at sample rates of up to 96 kHz, and multiple units can be linked with sample-accurate synchronization for transfers requiring more than 24 channels. The FS-96 also converts sample rates from 32 to 96k Hz and bit rates from 16 to 24-bit, and vice versa. The FS-96 automatically detects the incoming format and sample rate, while making the output signal available to all supported formats. A built-in digital router makes track assignment easy and offers 10 preset routing maps. Simple arrow keys provide easy access to all functions. Price is $4,995.
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Universal Audio has re-created the original 1176SA, an adapter that calibrates two mono UA 1176 Limiting Amplifiers for stereo operation. The small (4.25×2.5×1.75-inch) device is compatible with both new and vintage models and includes a two-year battery. Price is $99. Surf to for more details… Sennheiser's “The Handy Guide to Evolution Wireless Systems” is a 32-page overview and application primer for Sennheiser's evolution wireless mic systems. Call 860/434-9190 or go to for a free copy… Transamerica AG now distributes the Audio Engineering Associates R-44 studio ribbon microphone, a hand-made “reissue” of the venerated RCA 44. Visit or www.aea.comThe 2001 edition of the Texas Music Industry Directory lists 11,800 Texas music business contacts and also includes sections on music events, classical music and college courses. The guide is available for $20 from the Texas Music Office. Call 512/463-6666 or visit Edge has released Lon Bender's Wacky World of Robots, Widgets and Gizmos, a collection of 450 of the Academy Award-winning sound designer's favorite noises. Call 800/292-3755 or visit www.hollywoodedge.comHafler has redesigned the TRM 8 and TRM 6 active reference monitors. The new TRM 8.1 and TRM 6.1 models, which are both magnetically shielded, two-way powered systems, sport vinyl clad enclosures for a more professional appearance. Hafler's TRM Series subwoofers have been similarly upgraded; new models are designated the TRM 10.1s and TRM 12.1s… BGW is seeking AES standardization for its faastLink™ specification, a technology that provides performance monitoring capabilities via a DB15 (standard VGA) female connector, which also serves as a one-piece input connection. Call 310/973-8090 or visit www.bgw.comCanford has redesigned its full color catalog and has implemented a new computer system to track demand and keep appropriate stock levels. Among the 500 new lines added to “The Source” are the full ASC and EMO ranges, plus Canare's range of co-ax connectors and cables. Visit Incorporated has purchased the Popper Stopper™ brand of studio pop filters from Middle Atlantic Products Inc., and will offer them as accessories for Shure's KSM studio mics. Retail price for the Shure Popper Stopper is $42. Call 847/866-2200 or visit

Neumann has produced 500 limited-edition TLM103 “Monolith” microphones. Finished in a “piano black” glossy lacquer, the mics have been given serial numbers 20001 through 20499 and will only be available through authorized U.S. dealers.

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