Day 3 was a bit quieter at the show as people were recovering from late
parties in the AM, and out to watch football in the PM. But the show
still had a big buzz with lots of new gear to see.
MOTU was showing Digital Performer 7.2 and the free DP Control app
for iPhone and iPad.
Dangerous Music had its Dangerous Liaison on display. It’s a lot to get
your head around but it basically can switch up to six inserts in/out of
your signal path in various orders, plus allows you to parallel mix your
chain with a clean stereo bus feed.
DPA’s new 2000
Series are the company's first mics for less than $1,000; the heads
and bodies are separate, with the bodies being compatible with DPA's
higher-end capsules for easy upgrades.
Little Labs had its new and improved RedEye
DI box on the stand. It features simultaneous reamping/DI, can be
daisy-chained to feed multiple amps and can be rackmounted in groups of
SE Electronics showed their first outing into studio monitor
design called The Egg. The egg-shaped monitor, designed by SE’s
Zou Swei and Andy Munro formerly from Dynaudio’s design team, boasts
neutral internal intrusion on the drivers resulting in better accuracy,
detail and naturally flatter frequency specs. They’ve also taken the
crossover and amps outside the cabinets, making for a more feature-rich
and accessible user interface.
Focusrite launched its RedNet series
of audio IOs for any DAW platform. They can be linked over a 128x128
Dante network (the same used by Yamaha, Allen & Heath and more). The
four interfaces are 8x8 AD/DA, 16x16 AD/DA, 8-channel mic/line input,
8-channel digital IO. It can be run over their RedNet PCIe card or via
Group had a gang of new products on display including the
completely redesigned Drawmer MX Pro Series processors, Dave Hill Europa
1 preamp, Bock 241 cardioid microphone, (new to the U.S.) Sonodyne
speakers and a Daking 500 series preamp.
Designs showed off their new 500 Series 543 compressor and 517
mic preamp/DI modules.
API had its three-rackspace 6500 Surround Compressor on a sneak
preview at their booth along with its Mix Top-Rated Channel Strip we saw at AES.
introduced the ADX12 and ADX18 professional miniature gooseneck
condenser microphones for podium use and the BOOM-CG boom arm that
attaches to the CabGrabber or CabGrabber-XL, making virtually any miking
position possible. The company also unveiled the CX112B and CX212B, the
most recent upgrades in the CX Series of large-diaphragm studio
condenser microphones, and the MicroBoom 24 carbon-fiber boom arm
designed specifically for the Micros™ Series of miniature integrated