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In the January 6, 2011 Issue:
  Get Ready for Winter NAMM
  JZ Microphones JZ DMK1 Drum Mic Kit
  Mix, EM to Present Panels at NAMM 2011
Editor's Take

Get Ready for Winter NAMM

Winter NAMM 2011 (Anaheim, Calif., January 13-16) is next week, and we want to get you ready for this always product-filled show. Head on over to and check out new products that will be debuting at the show; we'll be adding newsletter information and product-demo videos as the show gets underway. Enjoy!

New Products

JZ Microphones JZ DMK1 Drum Mic Kit

Latvian mic specialists JZ Microphones announce the JZ DMK1 ($1,000), the company’s first drum kit package. The set comprises three JZ BT201 small-diaphragm condenser microphones: a matched pair with open cardioid capsules for overheads and a single mic with -20dB open cardioid capsule for kick drum. The kit also includes custom JZ mic clips for all three mics a rigid, protective carry case for safe transport.
NAMM Booth #6946

QSC Expands GX Amplifier Series
Delivering more power in a reduced weight package, the GX7 ($699 MSRP) is the newest model in QSC’s GX Series of power amps, featuring 725 watts/channel at 8 ohms; 1,000W/ch at 4 ohms; and 1,200W mono bridged into 4 ohms. Its two-tier Class-H design creates a lightweight powerhouse, weighing a mere 15.5 pounds for the 120V version. Cooling is aided with a low-noise, variable-speed fan with rear-to-front airflow. Like the GX3 and GX5, the GX7 features XLR, ¼-inch TRS and phono input connectors, Speakon and binding post outputs, built-in subwoofer/satellite crossover control, detented gain knobs, front panel LED indicators, and GuardRail™ amplifier and speaker protection.
NAMM Booth #6750

Focusrite Midnight Suite Plug-Ins
The Focusrite Midnight plug-in suite offers models of the ISA110 EQ and ISA130 compressor from its legacy Forté console. The plug-ins ($99 street) are compatible across VST, AU and RTAS formats, and feature attractive and easy-to-read GUIs. The EQ features variable high- and lowpass filters, sweepable high- and low-shelving bands (±16dB), and fully parametric high and low mid bands. The compressor offers the expected threshold, ratio, attack, release and makeup gain controls, plus a variable wet/dry control for parallel compression effects.
NAMM Booth #6464 

PreSonus StudioLive Remote iPad App
The StudioLive Remote software for the Apple iPad from PreSonus offers wireless remote control of any PreSonus StudioLive Series digital mixer's channels, auxes, effects, subs, Fat Channel processors and more. StudioLive Remote provides multiple views of key StudioLive mixer controls, and is a true iPad app, not a port. The Overview displays the most used parameters, such as channel levels, mutes, panning, EQ curves and more for multiple channels at once. The Fat Channel view allows navigation between the gate, compressor, EQ, etc., with the flick of a fingertip. The app is free and part of the Virtual StudioLive computer-control system that ships with the company’s 24- and 16-channel digital mixers.


Mix, EM to Present Panels at NAMM 2011

NAMM's H.O.T. (Hands-On Training) Zone program on Level 2 of the Anaheim Convention Center will offer a series of free one-hour educational sessions, all of which are designed to help attendees sharpen their skills in numerous facets of music and audio production, and music business.

On Friday, January 14 at 2 p.m., EM will present "Maximum Output From Your Home Studio" in Room 204C as part of the Digital Musician series.

On Saturday, January 15 at 10:30 a.m., Mix will present "Commercial Studios Collaborating With Home-Based Producers" in Room 204A as part of The Studio series.

Plus, be sure to check out "Women Behind the Console: Inside the Process," presented by Making Music Herstory (MMH) on January 14, 2011, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in Room 204A. MMH’s executive producer, Lisa Chamblee-Hampton (Prince, George Duke, Justin Timberlake), will moderate the panel, which includes Brenda Russell (The Color Purple, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige); Sylvia Massy (Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M., Prince); Ann Mincieli (Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Usher); Marcella Araica (Timbaland, Keri Hilson, Britney Spears); and Jeri Palumbo (NFL, CBS, Fox). These top producers and engineers will discuss the engineering, production or songwriting process behind their favorite projects and share their techniques, gear interests, and client interaction.

If you are unable to attend this discussion at NAMM, you will be able to watch the live UStream broadcast at any time.

Find the complete list of H.O.T. Zone sessions on NAMM's Website.

Get a full list of NAMM University Sessions.