Desktop Studio Monitors

Mar 1, 2012, By the Mix Editors

Monitors under 6 inches are definitely being used in professional production, and there will be more on the way. Arguably the trend seems to be toward getting the amps outside the box, like the Pelonis Model 42 and the admittedly larger sE Egg. Mix took this opportunity to survey the market and present Desktop Monitors available over the last several years. The list is by no means comprehensive, as the line blurs here between pro and hi-fi. And prices have been omitted, as we all know that shopping around is half the fun....

500 Series Mic Preamps 2011

Dec 1, 2011, By Matt Gallagher

With the growing popularity of the 500 Series format, it’s getting more and more difficult to wade through the field of products and make an educated decision. This month's roundup offers a list of more than 60 microphone preamps available from 45 manufacturers. Use this handy guide to get a quick fix on which features best fit your workflow and desires. ...

Tech: New Products, December 2011

Dec 1, 2011

Magma has released ExpressBox 3T ($979), the first three-slot PCIe expansion chassis for Thunderbolt™ technology. The expander works with any Thunderbolt-equipped computer and provides three PCIe 2.0 expansion slots (two x8 and one x4) operating at up to 10 Gbps. Using the chassis, users can daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt devices including high-resolution displays. The PCIe card(s) require a Thunderbolt-compatible driver and Mac OS Version 10.6.7 or newer, or Windows 7 using Boot Camp. ...

Elias Adds Music Library

Dec 1, 2011, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Elias Arts LLC’s new division, The Elias Music Library, includes more than 4,000 tracks available in catalog form, available for licensing on a non-exclusive basis at library pricing. Elias Music Library chairman, Jim Long (founder of FirstCom and OneMusic), says that a team is in place to create specifically for this catalog, which is geared for audio/visual applications. ...

Studio Consoles 2011

Nov 1, 2011, By Matt Gallagher

Console manufacturers have adapted to our evolving workflows by offering a range of solid products aimed anywhere from large-format studio installations to desktop audio production. Here, we present manufacturers’ current offerings, listed alphabetically. These consoles and audio controllers include a variety of features such as embedded converters, onboard DSP and effects, FireWire, USB and analog I/O, modular design and more. All in these products offer something for every budget and need, so dig in and enjoy. ...

Tech: New Products, November 2011

Nov 1, 2011

The 17X ($2,995) from Lindell Audio of Sweden is a single-channel, transformer-coupled compressor/limiter designed to bring classic 1176-style compression to any track. This FET gain squeezer features a highpass sidechain filter to reduce pumping and a wet/dry Mix control for parallel compression. I/O is simple with a balanced XLR line in and two line outputs, one before and one after the Mix control. The unit also features signal high- and lowpass filters set at 6dB per octave. The unit is made with the best parts available, including Alps pots, Carnhill transformers, Wima caps, Original Fender super-switches, gold-plated XLRs and more....

Tech: New Products, October 2011

Oct 1, 2011

The new H-EQ ($99, Native; $149, TDM) plug-in from Waves is a slick-looking EQ inspired by the finest British and American consoles. It includes seven different filter types per band—U.S. Vintage, UK Vintage 1, UK Vintage 2, U.S. Modern, UK Modern, Digital 1 and Digital 2—in addition to a newly developed, one-of-a-kind asymmetrical bell filter. A keyboard graphic lets users choose frequencies by clicking on notes, and an exclusive M/S mode allows users to apply different EQ to mid and sde content. There is also a flexible real-time frequency spectrum analyzer with multiple display options. Other features include a real-time analyzer with a real-time graphical display of the input signal, output signal or both, as well as the EQ curve. ...

Tech: New Products, September 2011

Sep 1, 2011

Steinberg has released the RND (Rupert Neve Designs) Portico 5033 and RND Portico 5043 ($799, bundle), two signal-processor plug-ins reflecting the close cooperation between Rupert Neve, Yamaha and Steinberg. The RND Portico 5033 is a 5-band equalizer with three fully parametric filters and one band each of high- and low-shelving filters. The RND Portico 5043 plug-in is a high-end compressor featuring two entirely different characteristics: feed-forward and feed-back. ...

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