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In the January 15, 2011 Issue:
  News From the Floor
  Community VLF218
  Mix Webcast: Tracking, Comping and Editing Drums and Maximum Note Expression With Cubase 6
Editor's Take

News From the Floor

The crowds (and SPL) picked up considerably on Day 2 at the biggest show in music.

SSL revealed the X-Rack stereo dynamics module with the same sonic signature as the channel strip processing of SSL’s large-format Duality console and the mono X-Rack SuperAnalogue™ Dynamics Module in a stereo configuration.

Audio Technica showed its AT2022 X/Y stereo condenser mic for field recording and live capture. It comes with a wind screen, clip, battery and cable.

Waves gave us a sneak preview of the company's soon-to-be-released new Aural Exciter plug-in that’s modeled after the legendary Aphex hardware.

In the Arena, Roland, Cakewalk and Roland Systems Group had an integrated setup with RSS gear running live sound duties across all booths. Cakewalk was demoing the new SX-1 and Roland was showing its Octa-Capture high-speed USB interface.

In the E Hall, Rycote had its InVision Studio Kit on display in the Redding Audio booth. It is an integrated shockmount and pop filter solution for a wide range of mics.

SM Pro Audio had a bevy of products including the new V-Machine desktop plug-in player. It has 2 TB of internal memory, MIDI I/O, stereo and headphone outs.

SoundToys announced that the free public beta for its anticipated Juice plug-in was soon to start. Juice mimics the analog warmth of classic analog mixing consoles and will be available for TDM, RTAS, AS and VST platforms.

PreSonusPresonus showed off its new StudioLive Remote iPad interface for the company's digital console line. The slick interface allows multiple users (up to 10 on a network) to work with the host software across a range of functions.

Oktava revealed new extensions for its MK-012 mic system that allows you to use different capsules with the same preamp body.

Tascam unveiled its TA-1VP processor created with Antares Audio Technologies. It is a single-rackspace processor for live performance, house of worship or studio use that uses the new Evo version of Antares’ Auto-Tune.

Beyerdynamic bowed the DT 1350 headphones that feature Tesla technology, promising enormous degree of efficiency with extremely low levels of distortion.

Cloud Microphones had a mono version of its Couldlifter interface that cleanly boosts any dynamic mic up 20 dB.

New Products

Community VLF218

Community Professional Loudspeakers is expanding its VLF Series of subwoofers with the re-introduction of the VLF218. Joining the existing VLF208 and VLF212 models, the newly updated VLF218 is a high-efficiency, dual 18-inch subwoofer system with a slim profile and rugged Baltic birch-ply enclosure. With power handling of 1,600W continuous (4,000W program) and sensitivity of 99dB/W/m, it offers exceptional punch, high output and low distortion. Read more

A-Designs EM-EQ2
This 2-channel rackmounted dual-mono equalizer is housed in a rugged, all-metal 2U chassis. Sonically nodding to the classic Pultec EQP-1A sound, the EM-EQ2 uses the same discrete Class-A/B amplifier found in A-Designs' solid-state EM-PEQ and Pacifica mic pre's. Read more

Telefunken CU-29, M80-WH
Telefunken's new large-diaphragm condenser microphone, the CU-29, has been in development for 18 months. The CU-29 Copperhead was designed by the in-house engineering team, with outside consultation from top amplifier designers. The CU-29 Copperhead (pictured) is based around a unique circuit that features a New Old Stock (NOS) Telefunken vacuum tube, custom audio transformer and a fixed-cardioid large-diaphragm capsule. Read more

Korg Kronos Music Workstation
Korg introduced its new flagship keyboard, the KRONOS Music Workstation. It unites nine distinct sound engines plus new supporting technologies to provide a versatile, yet fully integrated instrument. Read more

Denon DJ DN-S3700 Addition
The DN-S3700 Digital Media Turntable now features a MIDI Hybrid mode via a free firmware update. Current users and future owners of the DN-S3700 will be able to use various supported DVS applications (on either a PC or Mac) such as Serato Scratch Live for direct spinning platter control using Denon DJ’s built-in Relative mode timecode signal generator with the users’ DVS-supported sound card or Denon DVS-supported mixers such as the DN-X1600 and DN-X600. Read more

More NAMM 2011 Product Debuts.


Mix Webcast: Tracking, Comping and Editing Drums and Maximum Note Expression With Cubase 6

January 26, 2011, 2 p.m. EST
This Webinar will show attendees how to use state-of-the-art transient and tempo detection, advanced audio quantization and drum replacement functions—developed with recording professionals and top-notch studio drummers—for perfecting the timing, feel and flavor of live recorded drum tracks. Register Now to Win!  

PreSonus NAMM Discount
During the NAMM show, users can purchase a download version of Studio One Artist for $20.11 USD—90 percent off the regular price; users do not have to attend the show to take advantage of this offer. Also, users can upgrade to Studio One Pro at any time for $199. Find out more about this special offer.

Free Hearing Screening Tests
The House Ear Institute, through its Sound Partners® hearing-conservation program, is carrying out its annual tradition of providing non-profit hearing health outreach services at the 2011 NAMM show. The free hearing screenings for NAMM attendees and distributors will be available at Booth #1292 in Hall E during show hours. Licensed audiologists from the House Ear Institute and House Clinic will counsel participants on their hearing screening results, which are kept strictly confidential. The institute’s outreach staff also will hand out additional hearing health education and literature and be available to answer questions from visitors.  

Meyer Sound Special Presentations
In Demo Room 212B, attendees can check out the company's Constellation acoustic system (with special guest Bob Weir) and the MINA line array loudspeaker. Demo schedule includes: January 15, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.; January 16, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Bob Weir will show up on January 13 at 4 p.m. and on January 14 at 2 p.m.

Peavey: Michael Anthony, Alex Skolnick, More at Peavey During NAMM 2011
At the Peavey booth (#5740, Hall B) will be the following appearances
Saturday, January 15
11:30 to noon: Rusty Cooley; noon to 12:45: Monster (Jugulur); 12:30 to 1:30: Black Veil Brides; and 2 to 3 p.m.: Alex Skolnick at Budda Amplification, #5282 in Hall B.