Tech: New Products, November 2010

Oct 25, 2010 5:20 PM

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VRSONIC VIBESTUDIO 2.5
VibeStudio Designer 2 ($595) from VRSonic is a spatial audio design suite comprising two applications: VibeStation and Profiler. Together, these apps create a one-of-a-kind spatial audio package with the ability to compose and render spatial audio scenes to binaural headphones or 2.1/4.1/5.1/7.1/8.1/10.2 loudspeaker arrays in post, live audio, exhibition, immersive theater or virtual environment systems. VibeStudio Designer 2.5 features a detachable script editor, support for 8/10-channel speaker arrays, support for native audio drivers and a small library of sound effects provided by SFXsource.

SOLID STATE LOGIC MADI-X8
This versatile 8-port MADI audio router/splitter/aggregator from SSL delivers a low-cost, 512 crosspoint router with eight MADI I/Os and clock distribution that can be controlled using SSL’s cross-platform Logictivity™ Browser software from anywhere on a network. The single-rackspace MADI-X8 has six MADI fiber and two coaxial I/Os, providing a 512x512-point routing matrix. Up to four MADI-X8 units are controllable via a single browser, and multiple browsers can control a single MADI-X8 over a wired or wireless network.

COLEMAN QS8
The QS8 Master Monitor Controller ($1,400) from Coleman Audio is a single-rackspace solution for stereo studio listening. The unit features three switchable input sources, with stereo analog summing from three aux sources, plus the stereo cue input, talkback level control and switching from the (included) talkback mic, onboard headphone amp, main/alt speaker switching, a passive stepped attenuator for the control room output and stereo/mono monitor switching.

CASCADE KNUCKLEHEAD
Knucklehead ($225) from Cascade Microphones takes the 1.75-inch symmetrical ribbon element from the company’s Fat Head microphone and incorporates it into a brass-and-aluminum body with an integrated swiveling shock-mount. The mic is offered in a 2.5-micron version as well as in a 5-micron model for live applications. Both versions of the Knucklehead can be ordered with a Lundahl transformer as a $125 option.

UNIVERSAL AUDIO EP-34 PLUG-IN
UA’s EP-34 Tape Echo plug-in for its UAD-2 platform offers the warm tape delay effects and specific behaviors of both the EP-3 and EP-4 vintage Echoplexes. The plug-in is available as part of the new UAD Software Version 5.7.0 release, or separately at $199. In addition to the EP-34 Tape Echo, V. 5.7.0 includes the officially licensed dbx 160 comp/limiter plug-in and performance enhancements for all Windows UAD-2 users.






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