NAB 2010 Report

Apr 16, 2010 5:20 PM, By the Mix Editors

Big News and a Bigger Show Rock the Desert


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MOTU brought its HD Express HDMI video interface, a broadcast-quality HD and SD video capturing and monitoring device for Final Cut Pro on Mac and Premiere Pro on Windows. The HD Express HDMI connects to a current-generation Mac or Windows computer via PCI Express. HDMI supports full-raster, pixel-for-pixel digital clarity with no video compression, resulting in stunning image quality and color depth that far surpasses highly-compressed workflows based on DV, HDV, AVC and similar capture codecs.

Prism Sound brought the soon-to-be-released SADiE 6 software, a version of SADiE that can run as a software-only version with any I/O. In addition to new technical features, the slick new interface offers an astounding array of viewing options including complex, shaded color choices making this new release easy on the eyes. (Watch a video demo of SADiE 6 software from Winter NAMM 2010.) Prism Sound also showed a lower-cost version of its groundbreaking dScope Series III audio analyzer. It’s aimed at R&D engineers and production line managers who currently only require audio analysis in the analog domain.

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TC System 6000 MKII

TC Electronic showed its 6000 MKII, a retooled version of the company’s legacy hardware reverb/multi-effects unit with TC Icon controller. New features include a network and Wi-Fi savvy platform, ITU BS.1770, ATSC A/85 and EBU R128 compliant metering, Matrix 88 mixer for ultimate precision summing and a stronger chassis with a new stylish look.

Small Tree featured the GRaniteSTOR ST-RAID, which promises consistent performance over Ethernet networks. The system is available in 8-, 12- or 16-drive configurations.

DK-Technologies PT0700R remote Client Panel lets an engineer in one location see exactly the same audio and video display as an engineer in the master control room. Both the master and remote display can be independently controlled and both follow a standard interface protocol, allowing any DVI/DCC interface to extend the distance between the units.

Neyrinck displayed SoundCode for Dolby E, which operates as a standalone app or plug-in. It offers accelerated encoding, easier monitoring and decoding, encoding directly into Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express, N-Mon monitoring utility and stereo Lt-Rt encoding.

Mix received an ears-on demo of TAC System’s innovative new plug-ins including the RTAS/AudioSuite/Audio Units/VST NML RevCon-RR reverb reduction plug-in. It features the ability to de-reverberate a signal and we can certify that the results are incredible. The NML RevCon-RS takes that same basic ability but rather than eliminating the reverberation, it separates it allowing you to steer it to back speakers in a multi-channel monitoring array for realistic surround effects.

Eventide announced the Version 1.6 software upgrade for its flagship broadcast delay units, the BD600 and the BD600E. It’s available as a free download at for registered owners and released to production for new units in May of 2010. The BD600 and its sibling, the BD600E offer 80 seconds of 24-bit profanity delay protection, with an adjustable delay buffer in half-second increments from 1 second to 80 seconds, and feature a Panic mode.

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Denon DN-F400

Denon Professional’s DN-F300 and DN-F400 solid-state audio players can read MP3 files and uncompressed WAV files from SD or SDHC cards (the DN-F300 can also read from USB drives)—all technologies more stable and reliable in demanding applications than the “spinning” CD.

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