Tech: New Products, May 2011

May 1, 2011 9:00 AM

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IMAGE-LINE FL STUDIO 10
Along with extensive audio editing and advanced processing—including pitch correction, pitch shifting, harmonization, time-stretching, beat-detection and slicing, and audio warping—Image Line’s FL Studio 10 ($399, boxed; $299, download) includes hundreds of improvements, additions and bug fixes. Version 10 offers 64-bit plug-in support, improved memory management, improved ASIO performance, a larger Mixer view and waveform metering, and optional new plug-ins, including the “pay what you’d like” Newtone and Pitch processors.

GENELEC 1238CF TRI-AMPLIFIED MONITOR
Designed in response to customer requests for midrange/high-frequency performance in a more-compact package, Genelec’s 1238CF ($7,800) is a three-way DSP monitoring loudspeaker with a slim enclosure, two 8-inch (210mm) long-throw bass drivers, a 5-inch (130mm) proprietary Genelec midrange driver and a 1-inch (25mm) metal-dome tweeter, multiple power amplifiers, DSP circuitry and active, low-level crossovers. The 1238CF is compatible with the company’s GLM™ control software, V. 1.4, and users can combine it with Genelec 8200/7200 Series products in the same control network. The 1238CF features a bass response down to 57 Hz as the focus is on mid/high-directivity characteristics. The system can optionally be used with a subwoofer in either stereo or multichannel applications.

WAVES ONEKNOB PLUG-INS
Waves has released the new OneKnob Series, a set of seven plug-ins, each of which provides a particular effect controlled by a single knob. OneKnob plug-ins promise high-quality, quick results, providing outstanding go-to solutions for studio and live sound work. Processors include OneKnob Brighter EQ, OneKnob Phatter bass booster, OneKnob Filter, OneKnob Pressure dynamics processor, OneKnob Louder peak limiter/compressor with auto-makeup gain, OneKnob Driver overdrive/distortion processor and OneKnob Wetter ambience/reverb. OneKnob plug-ins can be bought as a bundle ($400) or individually ($80 each).

FOCUSRITE SCARLETT 18I6 INTERFACE
The Focusrite Scarlett 18i6 ($399) is an 18-input, 6-output, 24-bit/96kHz USB 2 audio interface featuring two preamps, six line inputs, ADAT optical input, stereo S/PDIF and MIDI I/O. Included with the Scarlett 18i6 is Scarlett MixControl, an 18x6 DSP mixer offering the ability to create six low-latency mixes that can be easily routed and recalled. Other features include a dedicated headphone bus with level control, LED analog input metering and bundled Scarlett plug-ins including EQ, compression, reverb and gating processors. Also included are a host of royalty-free loops and samples, a full-fledged soft-synth and Ableton Live Lite 8, which provides an affordable upgrade path to Ableton Live.

MOTU EXPRESS AUDIO INTERFACE
The new MOTU Express ($449) is a 6x6 hybrid FireWire/USB 2 audio interface and mixer offering front panel control of four stereo mix buses, stand-alone mixing, digitally controlled analog trim, DDS (Direct Digital Synthesis) audio clocking for low-jitter performance and an instrument tuner. Other features include two XLR/TRS combo jacks, individual 48V phantom power for each input, two additional ¼-inch (TRS) analog hi-Z inputs and four ¼-inch (TRS) analog outputs for powered monitors, stage wedges or other destinations. All ¼-inch analog connectors are balanced, while other rear panel connections include S/PDIF digital I/O, MIDI I/O and a footswitch port for hands-free punch-in recording.






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