Tech: New Products, November 2011

Nov 1, 2011 9:00 AM

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Lindell Audio 17X Compressor
The 17X ($2,995) from Lindell Audio of Sweden is a single-channel, transformer-coupled compressor/limiter designed to bring classic 1176-style compression to any track. This FET gain squeezer features a highpass sidechain filter to reduce pumping and a wet/dry Mix control for parallel compression. I/O is simple with a balanced XLR line in and two line outputs, one before and one after the Mix control. The unit also features signal high- and lowpass filters set at 6dB per octave. The unit is made with the best parts available, including Alps pots, Carnhill transformers, Wima caps, Original Fender super-switches, gold-plated XLRs and more.

LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series Drives
The Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series (starting at $399, 1 TB) from LaCie features a pair of 2.5-inch drives in a Mac OS RAID configuration, delivering read speeds of more than 480 MB/s in SSD and up to 190 MB/s in HDD. The more Little Big Disks chained together, the more impressive the performance. Users can daisy-chain several Little Big Disks to maximize the interface’s capabilities and reach transfer rates around 800 MB/s—rackmount storage speeds in a portable package. The drives are available at the Apple store or through LaCie.com.

Steinberg CMC Series Cubase Controllers
The CMC Series (starting at $199) of controllers from Steinberg is equipped with a combination of elements that provide tactile control over many Cubase functions. Each unit can be used separately or hooked together with the included joint plate. The CMC-CH channel controller houses 16 illuminated rubber push-buttons, one rotary encoder and a touch fader covering a wide range of mix and instrument functions. The CMC-FD fader controller features four high-precision touch faders with LED-based metering and a solo/mute function. The CMC-QC quick controller boasts 13 illuminated buttons and eight rotary encoders in three different modes: EQ, Quick Control and MIDI. The CMC-PD pad controller features 16 highly responsive backlit pads and one rotary encoder. The CMC-TP transport controller houses 17 buttons and a touch slider. And the CMC-AI controller highlights Steinberg’s universal AI Knob, together with its 10-function buttons. CMC accessories comprise the CMC Studio Frame 4 and the CMC CC121 Extension Frame.

Chandler Little Devil Preamp
The Little Devil 500 Series ($999) tone-shaping preamp from Chandler features three different input types. Switching to line input processes any line-level source such as tape or DAW tracks, bus submixes or the complete stereo bus. For unbalanced sources, such as bass and keyboards, select the DI input or gas any mic up to 6 dB, then use the Feedback/Bias to drive and shape the unit’s tone. Other features include two-way impedance switching for mic and line, output control, brightness switch, low cut from 100 Hz, DI input, phantom power and polarity reverse.






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