NAB 2011 Show Coverage

NAB 2011: DiGiCo Announces Several New Products

May 2, 2011

DiGiCo is making several announcements at this week's NAB Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth #C1354. First, the company is introducing the new SD7B, which offers the routing capacity, processing ability and user interface to handle complex broadcast audio productions.
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NAB 2011: Shure Previews Axient Wireless System, Shotgun Mics, More

May 2, 2011

At this week's NAB show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Shure Incorporated of Niles, Ill., is introducing several new media production offerings, including four new professional shotgun microphones; the UR5 Portable Receiver and UR3 Plug-on Transmitter; and the VP68 omnidirectional wireless capsule.
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NAB 2011: 5 Alarm Music to Offer SmartSound Software’s Quicktracks Cloud-based Music Customization

May 2, 2011

SmartSound Software Inc. announces that Quicktracks, the company’s new Cloud-based music customization service, will be offered by 5 Alarm Music, a division of Imagem Music Group, for use in its Cinemasounds, 1VU, First Degree Music and 5 Alarm Music libraries.
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NAB 2011: Auralex MudGuard, Studiofoam Pro

May 2, 2011

Auralex’s MudGuard is the newest member of the ISO Series designed to help isolate monitors, amps, microphones and stands from hard surfaces and sound reflections. The MudGuard, ideal for voice-over booths, radio applications, ENG trucks and on-set ADR, features the company’s Studiofoam sound-absorbing acoustical foam, which helps to reduce excessive room ambience and off-axis sound. ...

NAB 2011: TC Electronic DB4 MKII, DB8 MKII

May 2, 2011

The DB4 MKII and DB8 MKII cross-platform broadcast processors conform to new EBU, ATSC and ITU Loudness and true-peak level standards. The new MKII versions feature EBU R128 and ATSC A/85-compliant LM6 loudness meter, new SNMP functions and one week of detailed logging, even without connection to a computer. In DB4 MKII, the LM6 meter is always available in addition to its two multichannel audio processors. ...

NAB 2011: Yamaha, Dan Dugan Dugan-MY16

May 2, 2011

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Inc. and Dan Dugan Sound Design launched the Dugan-MY16 card for current-model Yamaha digital mixers and processors, including Yamaha 01V96, DM1000, 02R96, DM2000, M7CL, LS9, DSP5D, PM5D and DME24/64N. Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems will be the sole distributor for the card, which will be available to customers within North America. ...

NAB 2011: Studer Vista 5 M2

May 2, 2011

Studer’s Vista 5 console gets an upgrade to the M2 with the optional addition of the precision TFT metering system introduced on the Vista 9 console. The new metering is capable of displaying signal levels from mono through to 5.1 channels on each input, with a configurable lower area that can be used to display bus assignments, surround images or the History mode, where a scrolling audio waveform displays signal anomalies and highlights them for up to 50 seconds to allow the engineer to identify where the event occurred. ...

NAB 2011: Linear Acoustic AERO.one, LQ-1000 Updates

May 2, 2011

Linear Acoustic will offer the upgraded AERO.one audio/loudness manager. AERO.one allows the broadcaster to match the audio quality of the main path in a cost-effective manner. The AERO.one is available in three versions: dual stereo (2+2), surround sound (5.1) and both (5.1+2). HD/SD-SDI I/O and dual power supplies are now included as standard features. ...

NAB 2011: Sennheiser MKH 8060, MKH 8070

May 2, 2011

The MKH 8060 is a versatile short shotgun that features a compact size and light weight for camera-mounting and boom-pole applications. The MKH 8070 is a long shotgun ideal for sports broadcast and nature recording applications that require high directivity. Both models suppress off-axis sound without coloration. ...

NAB 2011: Sound Devices MixPre-D, PIX 220, PIX 240

May 2, 2011

Geared for documentary-style, sports, news magazine and corporate-industrial productions, MixPre-D portable audio mixer features two studio-grade mic/line-switchable inputs with limiters, highpass filters and selectable phantom power. The MixPre-D serves as a flexible, class-compliant USB audio interface. ...

NAB 2011: Solid State Logic New Products

May 2, 2011

Version 4 software for the C100 HDS digital broadcast console include C-Play, which integrates a professional audio playout system into the console surface, delivering integrated recall of playlists with console projects. Version 4 includes integration with Mosart Medialab Newscast Automation and adds to existing support for Sony ELC and Ross Overdrive. Full-duplex connectivity with Reidel RockNet Audio Networks (including remote preamp control and compatibility with its Independent Gain System) expands compatibility with installed audio networks. "Audio Follow Video" capabilities are also enhanced with independently programmable ramp on/off fade times. ...

NAB 2011: Sound Ideas Launches General HD Sound Effects Library

May 2, 2011

At NAB 2011, Sound Ideas, based in Toronto, Canada, announced the release of its new General HD Sound Effects Library. The new collection has more than 25,000 sounds, all originally recorded at 24-bit/96 kHz...

NAB 2011: Sanken Introduces New COS-11D HWM Miniature Head Worn Mic

May 2, 2011

Sanken Microphones is introducing at NAB (booth #C-3740) the new head worn COS-11D HWM, which uses the same miniature mic used extensively as a lavalier in feature films and TV. This ultra-miniature new generation microphone was designed for high-resolution audio and is now available for live stage productions, broadcast and houses of worship. The COS-11D HWM incorporates exclusive design advances that deal with both digital and digital/analog hybrid RF wireless transmission.
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NAB 2011: The Hollywood Edge Debuts New SFX Collections

May 2, 2011

The Hollywood Edge—a premier sound effects library for motion pictures, television and digital gaming—is showcasing several new CD and DVD releases at NAB, including new collections of Foley effects from Soundelux, animal sounds from Discovery’s Animal Planet and sci-fi flavored mechanical effects from renowned sound designers Richard Devine and Jim Stout. The Hollywood Edge is exhibiting at booth #SL8513.
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NAB 2011 Report

May 2, 2011, By the Mix Editors

Mix magazine editors present Mix's online 2011 NAB Report. A look at a few product highlights from the show floor. ...




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