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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Production on the Go
AKG showed new technology that pairs wireless performance with Harman System Architect’s ease of use. Its pro-level DMS 700 digital wireless mic system is now fully integrated into System Architect. Users can now set up and monitor multichannel DMS 700 systems with tools such as one-click setup. Also, users have a new tool to browse, monitor, and control their wireless microphone and IEM systems—their iPhone. The new AKG app is available as a free download from Apple’s iTunes store.

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Sound Devices CL-9 Linear Fader Controller with 788T Digital Recorder

Sound Devices introduced its latest accessory for its 788T Digital Recorder, the new CL-9 Linear Fader Controller. The CL-9 has eight 100mm ultra low-latency linear faders and rotary input trim controls with ring LED metering for fast, smooth and precise critical gain changes. When a CL-9 is connected, the 788T gains a sweepable, single-band parametric EQ for each of its eight inputs with variable frequency, gain and filter Q. Additionally, the CL-9 adds input pan to the 788T.

Tascam offered a number of slick accessories to extend the functionality of its field recorder line. New add-ons include a travel bag for the DR-680 multichannel recorder and a fuzzy-top windscreen for the for the DR-2 Linear PCM recorder.

Zaxcom announced the TRX900LT, which combines crystal clear wireless transmission with a built-in backup recorder and remote control functionality via ZaxNet. It features the company’s patented internal time code referenced backup recorder that backs up the transmitted audio onto a removable microSD card.

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Mix Certified Hits!
With more than a thousand exhibitors, there was a lot at see at NAB and choosing our Top 10 product debuts wasn’t easy, but here are our choices for the Mix Certified Hits of NAB 2010, listed alphabetically:

Euphonix MC v2
Fairlight EVO
Focal CMS40
Optocore SANE
RME Babyface
Solid State Logic C10 HD
Sound Devices CL-9
TC Electronic 6000 MKII
TAC System Inc. NML RevCon-RR

More NAB Fun
NAB returns next year from April 10 to 15, 2011 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Meanwhile, check out more product coverage from NAB in future issues of Mix as well as online at

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