Tech: New Products, June 2011

Jun 1, 2011 9:00 AM

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SSL X-Panda
X-Panda ($3,199) is SSL’s new small-format, 24-channel analog mixer aimed at project studio owners, offering a versatile feature set and compact frame. X-Panda can be used for tracking (using external mic preamps) or master mix summing. X-Panda provides eight mono channels (each with main and alt inputs, giving 16 mono inputs) and four stereo channels. All channels feature an input level trim with a center detent at unity gain, tri-color signal-indicator LEDs, polarity invert, an insert and a direct channel output (which can be switched post-fader). In addition, each channel has a stereo cue section with dedicated level and pan controls.

Drawmer HQ-r, HQ-b
Designed to work with the company’s HQ Precision preamp/DAC, Drawmer’s HQ-r is a wired remote controller that can drive single or multiple HQ units simultaneously, while the HQ-b is a remotely controllable HQ module that lacks the front panel controls of the original device, and is designed exclusively for control via the new HQ Remote. The HQ Remote adds a mono/stereo switch, user-defined volume level presets, a digital master volume display, and Mute and “intelligent” (level-dependent) dim controls. The new remote can also act as a master volume controller for multiple linked HQ units, permitting the creation of a 5.1 surround master volume control system that incorporates all of the benefits of Drawmer’s high-quality preamp and D/A conversion technology.

Focusrite RedNet 5
Not promised this year but newsworthy nonetheless, RedNet 5 ($TBA) is the latest addition to the RedNet family of networked audio interfaces from Focusrite. Connecting to a Pro Tools HD system via DigiLink, RedNet 5 allows the user to use the low-latency performance of the Pro Tools HD cards alongside RedNet’s audio interfaces. RedNet boasts excellent sound quality with a dynamic range of 120 dB throughout the system. Coupled with its scalable architecture—which communicates using superfast, rock-solid Gigabit Ethernet technology—it allows studio users to add the full benefits of RedNet to their Pro Tools HD system.

Voxengo Deft Compressor Plug-In
Voxengo Deft Compressor ($79.95) is an audio track and bus compressor plug-in for professional audio production applications, available in AU and VST plug-in formats for Mac OS X. Version 1.3 features a new oversampling filter type “Min-phase/Lin-phase” switch, global “Auto-Oversampling Level” 1x (off) option, and a bevy of fixes from previous versions. The characteristic feature of this compressor is its ability to produce “slim-” and “slick”-sounding compression, with an intelligibility enhancement effect achieved because the compressor’s timing function closely resembles the S-curve on both attack and 
release stages. Other features include auto-makeup gain, key signal 
filtering, internal channel routing, channel grouping and more.






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