NAB 2011 Report

May 2, 2011 1:36 PM, By the Mix Editors



Education Guide

Mix is gearing up to present its longstanding annual Audio Education Guide in its November 2014 issue. Want to have your school listed in the directory, or do you need to update your current directory listing? Add an image, program description, or a logo to your listing! Get your school in the Mix Education Guide 2014.

TASCAM DR-07mkII Recorder
TASCAM ‘s DR-07mkII is a new handheld recorder featuring a pair of adjustable condenser microphones that can be moved from an X/Y position to an A/B position. Sharing some features with the new DR-05, the DR-07mkII offers a Peak reduction function and a Quick Menu for selecting commonly used parameters in playback or record. The 1/8-inch mic/line input can supply power for microphones, and a Level Align function prevents uneven volume levels during playback through the 1/8-inch headphone output or built-in speaker.

Aphex Channel
The Aphex Channel is a complete channel strip for voice and instruments. The Channel incorporates seven powerful devices within a compact, single rackspace design, including five of Aphex’s exclusive patented technologies. Features include a Reflected Plate Amplifier (RPA) tube preamp; a patented wave-dependent compressor; Aphex’s patented gate technology, which is designed to avoid false triggers, clicks and chattering; a de-esser; Big Bottom for deeper and more resonant bass; parametric EQ; and an Aural Exciter for increased presence and clarity with improved detail and intelligibility.

TC Electronic TC TouchMonitor TM7, TM9 Version 1.11
TC Electronic’s new Version 1.11 software allows users to load two independent radar meters simultaneously on the company’s TC TouchMonitor TM7 or TM9. It is possible to let one radar meter display a pre-processing signal while another shows a post-processing signal—and best of all, both can be monitored at the same time for the ultimate audio overview. The software also provides a 24-hour history for the audio being monitored.

MOTU Windows Drivers
MOTU is now shipping a complete Windows driver package for its HDX-SDI and HD Express PCI-based video capture and monitoring devices. The new download package is available to all users at MOTU’s Website and delivers comprehensive support for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 on Windows OS 7 and Vista, including forward compatibility with CS5.5 when it ships later this spring.

Harman’s Soundcraft VM2
Harman and AKG now make it possible for the first time to monitor the status of any Harman HiQnet™-compatible AKG radio mic directly from the Soundcraft Vi Series console surface. VM2 provides real-time visual displays of battery life, RF status, mic muting and internal clipping directly on a channel strip on the Vistonics screen, so it’s possible to see a problem long before you hear it, right there on the relevant channel, with expanded information instantly available just by touching the screen. VM2 will be available for all Soundcraft Vi Series consoles in V4.5 software, including Vi1, Vi2, Vi4 and Vi6. Find out more about Harman’s Soundcraft VM2.

Audio Technica AT2022
Audio-Technica’s AT2022 X/Y stereo condenser microphone features two unidirectional condenser capsules in an X/Y configuration pivot to allow for 90-degree (narrow) or 120-degree (wide) stereo operation for extremely versatile pickup. The capsules also fold flat for storage and transportation. It is designed for general stereo recording, as well as field sound capture.

Yamaha Dugan-MY16
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Inc. and Dan Dugan Sound Design announced the launch of 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. The Dugan-MY16 card provides up to 16 channels of automatic mic mixing per card at 48kHz and will run at 96kHz with 8 channels of operation. It is patched into input channels using the consoles’ setup screens. Channels can be partitioned into as many as three independent auto-mixers. An internal Web server will provide a full virtual remote control panel over a local network.

DiGiCo SD11
DiGiCo’s SD11 is designed to be equally at home as a desktop console or mounted in a 19-inch rack. Manufactured with a steel chassis for strength and a polycarbonate-overlaid, aluminium work surface for reduced weight, the SD11 features 12 touch-sensitive moving faders below a 15-inch touch-sensitive screen. Other features include 16 microphone preamps, eight line outputs and two mono AES I/O, in addition to which users have the option to connect a DiGiCo D-Rack to the Cat-5E port. This provides a remote I/O rack frame with an additional 32 microphone inputs and up to 16 outputs.

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