Welcome back to the city that never sleeps! New York City is once again
hosting the AES Convention (October 9 to 12, 2009). It’s been two
years since audio pros trampled through the streets of N.Y,, attending
the convention, hailing a taxi, dining at a great restaurant or taking
in the sights.
Each year, we offer our "AES Audio Products Guide," where you can
find the latest products that will be debuting—or showcased—at the
show. Make sure you bookmark this page during the show for late-breaking
news through our blog, updated videos of product demos, nightly
newsletters and much more!
ATC SCM25A Pro
Las Vegas Pro Audio, the U.S. distributor
for ATC (Acoustic Transducer Company), will introduce the UK
manufacturer's first compact active three-way studio control
monitor, the SCM25A Pro. Designed for positioning on a meter bridge or
rack-mountable for broadcast
applications, the ATC SCM25A Pro incorporates the company's proprietary
carbon-paper woofer, a 3-inch soft-dome midrange driver and a 1-inch
silk-dome tweeter in a ported enclosure that measures 10.4x16.9x16
inches (HxWxD). The integrated tri-amplifier generates 150W RMS for the
woofer, 50W RMS for the midrange and 25W RMS for the tweeter. The
passively cooled amp pack also features FET limiting. The crossovers are
all fourth-order, critically damped with phase
compensation.Expected MSRP is below $10,000. Find out more information
about the SCM25A Pro.
CEDAR Audio Cambridge Series III
CEDAR Audio will unveil a
significant upgrade to its flagship CEDAR Cambridge Series III audio
restoration and speech-enhancement system. This introduces the latest
developments in audio processing, including four powerful new modules
that make the system useful for an even wider range of applications,
plus a new architecture that makes full use of these when batch
processing and when the system is used as a restoration server. Further
details to follow when the convention opens. Find out more
information about the Cambridge Series III.
Grace Design m501
This new 500 Series rack preamp module is
a fully balanced, transformerless unit that incorporates 0.5-percent
precision metal resistors, high-performance output line driver and HPF
amplifiers, and RFI suppression. The 12-position rotary gain switch is
gold plated and a sealed gold contact relay is used for hi-Z input
switching. There’s also a rotary trim/gain pot included that allows
for fine tuning of gain settings. The m501 includes Grace’s ribbon mic
mode as standard, which raises the mic impedance, bypasses the input
decoupling capacitors and deactivates 48-volt phantom power. With ribbon
mode engaged, the m501 provides a wide 10 to 75dB gain range. SRP: $625
(U.S.). Find out more
information about the m501.
The Onyx-i Series FireWire recording mixers
delivers premium analog features, tremendous flexibility and built-in
24-bit/96kHz FireWire I/O. Onyx-i FireWire mixers can be used with all
major DAWs, and is qualified by Mackie for use with Pro Tools M-Powered
8. The mixers offer Onyx mic preamps and Perkins EQ, the latter users
can choose to implement into the recording path at the push of a button,
and can choose to record auxes, groups (1640i) and the master L/R
signal. The flagship Onyx 1640i incorporates a flexible 16x16 FireWire
interface, allowing you to return up to 16 DAW channels back into the
channel strips. Mackie will release a driver with full details of how to
use the Onyx-i Series with Pro Tools M-Powered 8 in the coming weeks. Find out
more information about the Onyx-i.
Sonnox Restore is a suite of three
plug-ins—Oxford DeBuzzer, Oxford DeClicker and Oxford
DeNoiser—designed to accurately restore impaired audio recordings. Its
advanced algorithms allow fast and effective removal of pops, clicks,
crackles, scratches, hum, buzzes and extraneous background noise from
virtually any recording. All three plug-ins provide detailed graphical
feedback, and include features a specialized Dialog mode in the
DeClicker. The Sonnox Restore Suite will be available at a price of
$1,995 in the fall of 2009, and will be compatible with Pro Tools
(RTAS), Audio Units and VST platforms. Find out more
information about the Sonnox Restore
Find out about more new products.
On Saturday, October 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mr. Bonzai,
author of the Berklee Press title Music Smarts, will be hosting
the Platinum Artists Panel. Then at 3 p.m., Bonzai will be signing
copies of Music Smarts in Hal Leonard's booth, #837, along with
several other contributors. On Sunday, October 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1
p.m., engineer Bruce Swedien, author of the newly released In the
Studio With Michael Jackson, will be a guest on the Platinum
Producers and Engineers panel moderated by Paul Verna. Following that
panel, Swedien will be signing copies of the book as well as his memoir,
Make Mine Music at the booth. On Sunday, October 11, from 2 p.m.
to 4 p.m., Howard Massey will be moderating a panel based on his two
titles—Behind the Glass and Behind the Glass, Vol. 2.
Immediately afterward, Massey and other panel members will be signing
copies of the book.
Telefunken Drives MicroBus to the Show
Elektroakustik has completely restored and customized a 1963 Volkswagen
MicroBus for the drive from the company's world headquarters in
Connecticut to this year's Audio Engineering Society Convention in New
York City. Emblazoned with original vintage Telefunken graphics, the bus
will be part of the company's exhibition space. The bus, along with the
entire line of Telefunken microphones will be on display at AES Booth
#660, October 9-12. Find
out more information about the bus.
Relive Woodstock at the Show
Bill Hanley used a
custom-built sound system and a collection of specially built mics and a
wide assortment of tweaked electronics—including 12,000 watts of
McIntosh amplification—at the original Woodstock festival. Hanley will
be on hand in the Audio History Library booth (#132) to reminisce and
provide an insider’s view of the concert.
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