Mix Announces ‘Certified Hits’ of AES
Oct 23, 2009 4:48 PM
This year’s Audio Engineering Society show may have seemed small, but it was certainly mighty, with 18,162 attendees making the trek to New York City’s Javits Center. There was plenty to see, with a whole lot of innovation crammed into the booth spaces of the 321 exhibitors.
Choosing a few from hundreds of great debuts was tough, but here (listed alphabetically) are our selections of Certified Hits—the Top-20 new products from AES, chosen by the editors of Mix.
ADAM SX Series Monitors
We were particularly wowed by ADAM Audio’s new tri-amped S3X-H with its X-ART ribbon tweeter providing extended high-end bandwidth out to 50 kHz.
AKG C 414 XLS/XL II Microphones
The C 414 line just keeps getting better. AKG’s C 414 XLS provides the sonic imprint of the popular C 414 B-ULS, while the C 414 XL II has the presence boost and spatial reproduction reminiscent of the C 12.
Audient Zen Console
The Zen analog mixing console from Audient combines DAW I/O integration with moving fader automation, transport control and a sonically pure signal path.
Audio-Technica AT4080/4081 Ribbon Mics
A-T’s first ribbon mics, the AT4080 and AT4081, feature onboard phantom-powered electronics bringing their output to near-condenser levels.
BIAS SoundSoap Pro 2
SoundSoap Pro 2 adds super-intelligent adaptive noise reduction, with four comprehensive restoration tools in a single plug-in.
Cakewalk SONAR Version 8.5
A major upgrade, SONAR Version 8.5 offers new beat creation and arrangement tools, powerful arpeggiator, a new drum instrument, enhanced audio quantizing and new multi-stage effect plug-ins.
Dangerous Music BAX Equalizer
Designed to complement its mastering tools, BAX EQ from Dangerous Music offers stepped controls for repeatability and identical stereo tracking; broad-Q shelving with a Baxandall character; and Butterworth high/low pass filters.
Elysia Museq Equalizer
The Museq Equalizer is a discrete Class-A analog 2-channel parametric EQ has optimally matched parameters so users can get the desired results fast and precisely.
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