Musikmesse 2013 Report

Jun 1, 2013 9:00 AM, By Mike Lawson

New Product Highlights from the 2013 Musikmesse/Prolight + Sound Frankfurt Show


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Soundcraft Si Expression mixers

In the digital mixer world, Soundcraft demonstrated its Si Expression series offering a lot of features at an affordable price point. The line includes a portable 19-inch rackmount 16-input Expression 1 unit; a 24-input Si Expression 2; up to the Si Expression 3 featuring 30+2 faders and 32 mic/line inputs. Each Si Expression system features recallable mic preamps with busses, output processing and connectivity to match the versatility of the inputs. Each bus mix features a compressor, 4-band EQ, BSS graphic EQ and delay. All models feature 16 balanced line outputs, headphone monitor out, AES out and a 64x64 option slot. The Si Expression series features mono mic inputs, four line inputs, color touchscreen interface, a possible 66 channels to mix, Pre/Post selection per input per bus, AES in and out, Global mode encoders, Soundcraft FaderGlow, GEQ on every bus, 20 subgroup /aux buses, four FX buses, eight Matrix buses, Left/Right and Center Mix buses.

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Steinberg WaveLab 8

Steinberg featured demos of its flagship products Cubase and WaveLab, which recently announced a new version release. Steinberg announced WaveLab 8 audio editing and mastering software, which is a major update offering new speaker management, loudness metering and processing, plug-ins from iZotope and Voxengo, plus many more features and enhancements. WaveLab also features single-window plug-in management, a master control panel, iZotope’s MBIT+ master dither, Voxengo’s CurveEQ, brickwall limiter and tube compressor, SuperClips, metadata support and more than 150 improvements to its user interface and comprehensive tool set.

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