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Klang:fabrik with MADI Interface.
Klang:fabrik with MADI Interface.

Klang:fabrik 3D Personal Monitor Mixing System Introduces MADI Interface

Debi Moen
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Klang:technologies designed its in-ear and headphone mixing tools for studio, musical and live productions. Now, to make this next generation in-ear mixing tool available to a wider range of users, a MADI BNC interface is available for Klang:fabrik, next to Dante and ADAT. Its switchable second MADI BNC input/output port, together with Klang:fabrik's flexible I/O routing matrix, offers various format conversions between ADAT, Dante and MADI in addition to the in-ear mixing functionality.

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Dante Analog Output Module
Dante Analog Output Module

Audinate Introduces Dante Analog Output Module

Debi Moen
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Audinate, creator of the audio networking technology Dante, has announced the immediate availability of the Dante Analog Output Module, a complete, small form factor PCB that allows for rapid development of Dante-to-analog endpoints. Manufacturers can use this module in a variety of small footprint enclosures with appropriate analog connectors to rapidly bring finished products to market.

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Smaart v8.1
Smaart v8.1

Rational Acoustics Smaart v8.1

Debi Moen
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Rational Acoustics' Smaart v8.1 is the first major version update for Smaart v8, which includes improved data handling as well as a host of new feature additions for usability, security and efficiency. The update is free to all registered Smaart v8 users and may be downloaded from the website.

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Shure's SystemOn Audio Asset Management Software.
Shure's SystemOn Audio Asset Management Software.

Shure Launches SystemOn Audio Asset Management Software

Debi Moen
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Shure's new SystemOn Audio Asset Management Software provides centralized IT support and real-time troubleshooting of Shure's wireless systems. For IT administrators and AV technicians responsible for large-scale and mission-critical corporate and higher-education installations, the SystemOn framework provides enhanced convenience and ease-of-use. Features include allowing the user to identify issues ahead of time before they become critical problems, such as dead batteries and missing equipment and more, and enables remote adjustment of channel level, mute status, and other parameters.

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Audio-Technica’s ATM350a Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone with UniMount Mounting Components. Microphone mounts shown separately are AT8491U Universal Clip-on Mount on top left, AT8491PL Magnetic Piano Mount on top right, AT8941W Woodwind Mount on bottom left, and AT8941D Drum Mount on bottom right.
Audio-Technica’s ATM350a Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone with UniMount Mounting Components. Microphone mounts shown separately are AT8491U Universal Clip-on Mount on top left, AT8491PL Magnetic Piano Mount on top right, AT8941W Woodwind Mount on bottom left, and AT8941D Drum Mount on bottom right.

Audio-Technica Now Shipping ATM350a Microphone Systems

Debi Moen
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Audio-Technica is now shipping its new ATM350a Microphone Systems in six specially designed systems for woodwinds, strings, brass, percussion, drums and piano. With its UniMount components, the new instrument mic offers multiple instrument mounting solutions.

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The graphic user interface for the Waves Abbey Road Vinyl plugin.
The graphic user interface for the Waves Abbey Road Vinyl plugin.

Waves Audio Ships Abbey Road Vinyl Plugin

Debi Moen
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Waves Audio is now shipping the Waves Abbey Road Vinyl Plugin. The plugin is the long-awaited tool for diverse audio users: from mixing engineers craving a distinct smooth sound, to EDM and hip hop artists who cherish that "needle" touch, to sound designers reaching for authentic vinyl qualities and producers seeking a true-to-vinyl dimension on their tracks. Add phase distortion, noise, pops and crackles, wow and flutter, and modulation.

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JoeCo Announces Windows Drivers for BlueBox
JoeCo Announces Windows Drivers for BlueBox

Windows Drivers for JoeCo BlueBox

George Petersen
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JoeCo expands the capabilities of its BlueBox Workstation Interface Recorder with new drivers for Windows 7/8/10 platforms, in addition to the Mac support also offered. BlueBox is both a multi-channel DAW audio interface and a stand-alone, live, multi-channel audio acquisition solution and includes 24 high-quality line/mic pre inputs, 24 line outputs and two stereo headphone outs — all operating at up to 24bit/96k Hz. In a live environment, audio files are recorded to an external FAT-32 Mac/PC USB-2/3 drive as Broadcast WAV files and can feed a laptop running DAW software as a backup if required. Mics connect via rear D-Sub ports or an optional 2U breakout panel with XLR connectors.

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dLive MixPad.
dLive MixPad.

Allen & Heath Launches New Apps for dLive

Debi Moen
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Allen & Heath launched two iPad apps for the dLive digital console. dLive MixPad offers remote control capability over channel processing, including filters, gates, parametric/graphic EQ, compressors and input/output delays. It also gives instant access to any of the mixer’s channel faders and mutes, DCA faders and mutes, pan, aux sends and assignments as well as mic-pre control, full metering, a real time analyzer (RTA) and more. dLive OneMix offers musicians customized personal monitor control without affecting other monitors or the main FOH mix. Multiple iPads set up by an admin user can enable one engineer to use the surface to mix FOH and another iPad to mix monitors on stage. The free apps are available now.

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Sennheiser Digital 6000 Series Advanced Wireless
Sennheiser Digital 6000 Series Advanced Wireless

Sennheiser Digital 6000 Series Advanced Wireless

George Petersen
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Sennheiser's Digital 6000 wireless uses the same proprietary digital audio codec as its flagship Digital 9000 and operates from 470 to 714 MHz. Features include true bit diversity, transmission error correction, switchable AES 256 encryption and an OLED display of the RF signal, link quality, audio signal, battery status and frequency. The SKM 6000 handheld transmitter has Sennheiser’s standard capsule mount for mic heads from the 2000 and 900 series as well as evolution units. Receiver outputs are AES digital, XLR/TRS analog and a Dante option. The series ships in March 2017. Add a comment

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Lectrosonics introduces the PDR Personal Digital Recorder.
Lectrosonics introduces the PDR Personal Digital Recorder.

Lectrosonics Introduces Personal Digital Recorder

Debi Moen
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Lectrosonics introduces a new micro digital recorder, the PDR (Personal Digital Recorder) for professional use. For situations in which the distance is extreme or where using a wireless microphone is not practical, the PDR recorder can travel with your subject and capture professional quality audio, synchronized with timecode. The tiny size and rounded shape make the PDR unobtrusive and easy to place in garments and costumes, and easy to conceal when used as a “plant” microphone to capture environmental or location sound.

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