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Neumann Multi-channel Digital Microphone Interface

FOH Staff •
  • New Gear
• May 1, 2009
The DMI-8, an eight-channel version of the digital microphone interface, is now available from Neumann, which is designed to simplify setup for studio or live PA systems. The eight-channel version also offers AES 42 to EBU conversion, the ability to synchronize the mics without a sample rate converter, automatic word clock or AES 11 synchronization, an ability to handle sample rates from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz and control and storage of the settings via Mac or PC. (The DMI-8 is pictured here with a Mac.)

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AKG LC Condenser Microphone

FOH Staff •
  • New Gear
• April 7, 2009
Designed for a wide range of applications ranging from vocals and live sound to recording and studio use,  AKG LC features an XLR connector module with 24-carat gold plated pins for optimized connectivity, as well as resistance to corrosion and humidity. Additionally, the LC features a spring steel wire-mesh grill for extreme ruggedness offering reliable control of pops and wind noise while an artist is on stage.

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BSS Break-Out Box

FOH Staff •
  • New Gear
• April 7, 2009
BSS Audio’s newest break-out box, the BLU-BOB, has eight analog audio outputs on standard terminal block connectors and a 256-channel digital audio bus. DIP switches on the rear of the BLU-BOB device give users a way to select consecutive channels, in groups of eight, from the digital audio bus. Multiple BLU-BOB devices can be configured to receive the same or different eight channel ranges. The BLU-BOB devices are powered by an external 24VDC power supply. Two versions are available— the BLU-BOB1, a half rack width, desk- or wall-mounted version, and the BLU-BOB2, a 19” single-rack version with mounting ears for equipment racks.

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JBL PRX512Mi and PRX718S

FOH Staff •
  • New Gear
• April 7, 2009
The PRX512Mi is a 12-inch, 2-way, truly multipurpose, self-powered sound reinforcement system, with a frequency range of 46 Hz to 20 kHz. The PRX512Mi is comprised of a 12-inch Differential Drive woofer, a neodymium compression driver mounted to a 70 x 70-degree horn, all driven by a multichannel Crown International Class-D digital power amplifier. The PRX512Mi features 400-watt low-frequency and 100-watt high-frequency amp channels, while weighing only 18 kilos (40 pounds).

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Mackie HD Series

FOH Staff •
  • New Gear
• April 7, 2009
The HD1521 2-way and HD1531 3-way deliver up to 1800W of peak system power. precision crossovers, transducer time alignment and phase correction circuitry right in the box, in addition to patented acoustic correction processing that the manufacturer says counters the inherent physical attributes that can make typical loudspeakers sound honky or washed out.

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Proel NET Speakers

FOH Staff •
  • New Gear
• April 7, 2009
With four full range models and a stage wedge all available in both active and passive versions with Celestion drivers, the new NET Series, presented in preview at Musikmesse, will be available for purchase in late 2009.  The Celestion loudspeakers are driven by new class H and class D amplifying modules.

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Soundcraft Si2 Digital Console

FOH Staff •
  • New Gear
• April 7, 2009
The Si2 comes in a smaller footprint than its bigger brother, and has 48 mic inputs mapped on 24 faders (the Si3 has 64 inputs), but this is where the differences end. The Si2, like the Si3, has four dedicated Stereo Line channels, four dedicated FX Returns from the four stereo Lexicon FX processors, eight balanced insert sends and eight balanced insert returns. Si2 is complete with 24 Group/Aux busses available at all times, eight matrix busses and a full complement of monitor talkback and main bus outputs.

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Yamaha M7CLv2 Upgrade

FOH Staff •
  • New Gear
• April 7, 2009
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced a major software upgrade to its successful M7CL-32 and 48-channel digital mixing consoles. The Yamaha M7CLv2 software incorporates features requested by thousands of Yamaha console users worldwide including Global Paste, enabling simultaneous editing of multiple scenes, and Matrix Sends on Fader, providing access to 24 mix busses.

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Yamaha Software Upgrade: M7CL-v2

FOH Staff •
  • New Gear
• April 7, 2009
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced M7CL-v2, a software upgrade for its M7CL-32 and 48-channel digital mixing consoles. New features include Global Paste, enabling simultaneous editing of multiple scenes, and Matrix Sends on Fader, providing access to 24 mix busses, Post-Fader Inserts on all inputs and outputs, Post-Fader Direct Outs, Monitor/Cue Level on stereo/mono faders, improved Recall Safe mode and Relative Level Channel Link and User Defined Key Setup on the console’s offline editing software. The M7CLv2 software update will be available by download free of charge during the summer for all existing M7CL users, and new console purchasers will receive the software pre-installed at no additional charge, the company said.

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AKG C 3000 Condenser Microphone

FOH Staff •
  • New Gear
• April 2, 2009
AKG’s redesigned C 3000 updates the existing C 3000, first introduced in 1993, with a new finish showcasing AKG’s new corporate design. It is well suited to live sound applications as well as recording, and it is being offered at a competitive price. The C 3000 features a 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response, low noise electronics, high SPL capability and an internal shock mount. The switchable 10dB preattenuation increase in SPL capability by 10 dB and accommodates loud instruments and amplifiers with ease. The switchable first-order 500Hz low frequency filter eliminates the proximity effect for close-miking. The standard accessories are a metal carrying case and a spider-type shock mount. Read More...

Turbosound TCS Series

FOH Staff •
  • New Gear
• April 1, 2009

Turbosound’s TCS series is a range of 19 individual products for sound systems in a variety of venues, ranging from small clubs and bars to stadiums. The line incorporates acoustics technologies that are intended to help audio installers tailor the sound to each environment.
 

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Klark Teknik DN530 Creative Quad Gate

FOH Staff •
  • New Gear
• April 1, 2009
Klark Teknik’s DN530 Creative Quad Gate features Transient Accenting, which is designed to let users enhance the attack envelope beyond merely opening the gate. This can provide up to 12dB of additional transient energy, and its primary application is to provide additional impact on drums and percussion instruments. It can also be used to enhance the impact of acoustic stringed instruments such as guitar and piano. Transient Accenting also gives users control over the amount of enhancement applied to each channel of processing. The DN530 can also add a creative flare to drum channels with its accent feature, which can also reduce the need for excessive EQ or compression. Read More...

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