NAB 2011 Report

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

UPBEAT 2011 SHOW SEES INCREASED ATTENDANCE OVER LAST YEAR

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DPA Microphones Reference Standard Mics
DPA unveiled its new Reference Standard Condenser Microphones featuring three new preamps with interchangeable capsules. Any Reference Standard capsule can be transformed into a new configuration by combining it with one of three new preamplifiers, providing signal integrity, noise elimination, and even tighter specifications. The new electronics design is optimized for the capsules as well as for the connection via long cable runs. The electronics allow you to get all the best out of the individual pre-polarized condenser capsules.

Roland M-480
The new M-480 console from Roland boasts a new mix engine plus 48 mixing channels and six stereo returns. Other features include main LCR outputs, 16 AUX buses, eight matrices and 4-band fully parametric EQ, gate/compressor on all channels. All input and output channels equipped with delay, plus there are six built-in multi-effects and 12 graphic EQs. You can also cascade consoles for large format applications.

Neyrinck V-Control Pro
Neyrinck’s V-Control Pro is a multi-touch control surface for Pro Tools. V-Control Pro uses Wi-Fi to control transport, editing, and mixing functions with Pro Tools Versions 7/8/9, HD or LE, that is soon to support other DAWs. Other functions include metering, grouping, scrub/shuttle pad, assignment of I/O and inserts window selection, and more. It is available on the iTunes store ($49.99).

Adobe Audition 5.5
As part of its powerful Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium, Adobe Audition Version 5.5 is a Mac/PC DAW featuring a completely re-written audio engine and a robust toolset to record, edit, mix, master, and sweeten audio. With its professional editing and multitrack mixing tools, powerful noise-reduction and effects options, audio and video professionals on both platforms can now benefit from Adobe Audition CS5.5 for handling a wide range of tasks quickly and efficiently.

Shure Shotgun Mics
Shure previewed four new professional shotgun microphones at this year’s NAB show. The new VP89 (available in three interchangeable lengths: long, medium, and short) and VP82 (pictured) provide flexibility for use in a wide range of professional media production applications. Both mics feature superior Shure design and rugged, roadworthy construction.

DACS MicAmp 500
Now available in a 500 Series module, the DACS MicAmp 500 (distributed by Independent Audio) features a gain switch adjustable in steps of 4 dB nominally, phantom power, polarity, switchable rolloff and a three-LED-stage confidence meter. Maximum gain is 72 dB with trim and gain switch at max. Noise output at minimum gain is -80 dBu and -63.5 dBu at maximum gain.

BIAS Peak Studio
The latest update of Peak Studio from BIAS features a Declipper DSP tool designed to repair clipped audio signals, plus SoundSoap Pro 2 and Master Perfection Suite plug-ins. Other features include DDP file sets directly from the Peak Playlist, support for Japanese CD-TEXT, Pro Tools-style playback key commands and VBR MP3 Encoding.

Lawo Extra Faders
Lawo released Extra Faders, a new surface layout for the mc²66 MKII production console. This new feature brings enhanced capabilities to the Central Control section of the mc²66 MKII while also providing improved surround sound mixing capabilities. With the new Extra Faders option, the Screen Control Module in the mc²66 MKII’s Central Control section is replaced by the “Short Fader Control” panel.

Looking Ahead to 2012

NAB will return to the Las Vegas Convention Center next year from April 14 to 19, 2012. For more product coverage from NAB, visit mixonline.com/nab_2011 and watch for future issues of Mix.






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