NAB 2009

Jun 1, 2009 12:00 PM, By Mix Editors

UPSIDES AND DOWNSIDES IN A TOUGH MARKET

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Mac networking expert Small Tree Communications offers scalable hard drive solutions for facilities running Final Cut Pro and Pro Tools. The affordable new 600MB/s GraniteStor solution works with the Apple Xserve and offers editing of FCP video across the network in DV24, DV50, DVCProHD and ProRes formats.

The R16 recorder/interface/controller from Zoom offers 24-bit/48kHz linear PCM recording, up to 32 GB of recording on inexpensive SDHC cards and simultaneous 8-track recording. It also features battery operation for field recording, eight mic inputs, 100 onboard effects, Mackie control emulation and more at a $399 street price.

The PMD661 handheld digital recorder from D&M Professional offers a streamlined form factor, upgraded feature set and the use of SD Flash media. Features include improved mic preamps, mic/line in on XLRs and included editing software.

VocalBooth touted its VB Mobile Studios™. The largest unit, the 53-foot VB Mobile Studio, is housed in a full 18-wheeler truck trailer with a slide-out feature that includes a VocalBooth, mini-bar, lounge, restroom, control room and performance space.

More to Come

We'll present other products and updates (including video coverage from the show floor) at mixonline.com. NAB returns to Las Vegas April 10 to 15, 2010.

CERTIFIED HITS

Mix's Top 10 Product Picks From NAB

Even with this more subdued NAB expo, there were lots of innovative audio products. Picking the show's Top 10 debuts wasn't easy, but here are our Mix Certified Hits from NAB, listed alphabetically.

Audio-Technica BP896 lavalier mic

Calrec Audio Apollo console

Dolby Laboratories Dolby Pulse

Genelec 1038CF tri-amplified active monitoring system

JBL Professional LSR2300 Series monitors

Samson R16 recorder/interface/controller

SmartSound FCP (Final Cut Plug-In)

Solid State Logic C10 HD digital audio console

Sony Creative Software Vegas Pro 9

Studio Technologies StudioComm 76DB/77B surround monitoring system






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