Tech: New Products, October 2009

Oct 1, 2009 12:00 PM


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Jensen-Equipped Condenser

Mojave Audio
MA-101fet Microphone

New from Mojave Audio ( is the David Royer-designed MA-101fet, which offers interchangeable cardioid and omni capsules. The MA-201 features ultralow-noise electronics with custom resistors and a military-grade FET combined with a large Jensen output transformer, which accounts for the mic's unusual tapered shape. A -15dB pad switch is standard, and the ½-inch-diameter diaphragms are 3 microns thin for fast transient response.
AES Booth: #560

More Features, More Channels, More Fun

FET III Compressor

The TransAudio Group ( introduces the Daking FET III stereo compressor/limiter. In addition to adding another channel over the mono Daking II, the new model has variable highpass filters at the detector stage to customize the behavior of each limiter channel — ideal for fine-tuning limiter behavior on bass-heavy material. The Geoff Daking-designed unit can be used independently in dual-mono or linked for stereo operation via a continuously variable control for tying operation of each limiter channel together to a greater or lesser degree. Retail is less than $2,000.
AES Booth: #555

Digital Domain M/S Miking

KMR 81 D and KK 120

Neumann ( has expanded its range of digital microphones. Making their U.S. debut at AES are the KMR 81 D digital shotgun mic and the KK 120 figure-8 capsule head for the company's KM D small-diaphragm digital microphone body, already offered with five other capsule choices: free-field EQ'd omni, wide cardioid, cardioid with LF roll-off, diffuse-field EQ'd omni, cardioid and hypercardioid. The mics operate from 44.1 to 192 kHz, have standard AES-42 digital outputs and allow creating digital M/S stereo recordings in an integrated digital workflow. Expanded accessories adapt the line to uses ranging from field recordings to installed sound applications, and Neumann plans to debut a portable version of its 2-channel DMI-2 digital mic interface next year.
AES Booth: #330

Collaborative Plugs

Eddie Kramer Collection

The latest in the Waves ( Signature Series, the Eddie Kramer Collection features five application-specific plug-ins, with dedicated tools for guitar, drums, vocals, bass and effects. The plug-ins feature intuitive graphic interfaces and a retro-modern look with optimized control ranges that deliver Kramer's distinctive, unmistakable sound. All five plug-ins feature complete all-in-one processing chains with 24-bit/96kHz resolution; RTAS, AudioSuite, VST and Audio Units support; and Mac/PC compatibility. The collection is available separately ($800) and in the Waves Mercury bundle. The Eddie Kramer Collection is Native only, and it requires iLok authorization.
AES Booth: #249

Three-Way Coaxial DSP System

8260A Studio Monitors

Genelec ( expands its 8200 Series of DSP-driven monitors with the 8260A, a three-way design incorporating a proprietary Minimum Diffraction Coaxial (MDC™) mid-high driver on a Directivity Control Waveguide for smooth, flat on/off-axis response. With the MDC, the midrange driver cone forms a continuous surface for the tweeter output, coupling both drivers into a single coincident point source. The rounded edges and curved front of the enclosure's Minimum Diffraction Enclosure™ substantially reduce diffraction artifacts. Genelec Loudspeaker Manager software manages crossover filters, driver EQ, driver alignment, room-response correction, calibration filters and distance-compensating delay, so the 8260A can be used with other 8200 Series DSP monitors and 7200 Series subs in the same setup. Genelec's AutoCal automated room-calibration/system alignment provides accurate response for multichannel audio systems in varying room environments.
AES Booth: #254

Studio Cardioid Condenser

MXL Microphones

MXL Microphones' ( V89 is a large-diaphragm condenser mic with a custom design that minimizes body resonance and a tuned grille cavity to help eliminate standing waves and reduce harmonic distortion. The fixed-cardioid pattern V89 has a gold-sputtered diaphragm and offers high sensitivity and low-noise circuitry. Retail is $599, with three-year warranty, wood case and shock-mount.
AES Booth: #527

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