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New Products – Apr 2010

New Products – Apr 2010

Apr 1, 2010 12:00 PM, by Erin Shipps, associate editor

Locking RCA cable
Perfect Path

PerfectLock: PerfectLock locking RCA cables are built to eliminate the problem of loose RCA cables. The cables feature a unique design that allows the outer body of the connector to turn and lock down on the port for increased retention. When turned clockwise, an active wedge inside the cable causes the outer ground shield to lock down on the port. This allows for a secure connection on RCA ports of any size with only a quarter turn and the cable is easily removed by turning it counterclockwise.
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True condenser mic

TG-X 930: Using the capsule of the MC 930 true condenser microphone as a basis and featuring a specially compensated proximity effect in the cardioid capsule, the TG-X 930 achieves neutral transmission of even the subtlest vocal nuances, while a slight treble boost ensures an open and accurate sound. The stainless steel basket with multilayer gauze and additional inner basket provide protection against pop sounds. It is not only easy to clean, but also improves rear-attenuation and increases feedback reduction. In addition, the internal structure of the transducer system makes the microphone resilient to moisture-related problems.
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A19 LED bulbs

DEC-A19-5X1W DecorLED Series: The DEC-A19-5X1W DecorLED Series comes with softly diffused, precision-domed lensing that directs light at a 95-degree beam, and is available in warm white (3000 Kelvin) and pure white (6000K). These A19-style LED bulbs offer long-term durability, low power consumption, environmental sustainability and money savings. They run on a flexible voltage range of 85-265Vac requiring no special adapters, and replace 40W to 50W incandescent bulbs while consuming less than 7W of power.
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Router software
NTP Technology

RCCore: RCCore is a software application that handles configuration, control and supervision of all router modules in an NTP audio signal distribution system. RCCoreV3 can be used as a stand-alone controller within the NTP 635-300 router or run from standard PC hardware. It allows highly efficient control of the router’s dual-backbone interface and supports the double LAN interface on 625-800 frames. It also forms a communication interface to NTP’s VMC and BLISS control options and to third-party communication protocols. Features include remote access and log-in at expert-user level for system set-up, maintenance and database management.
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New Products – Apr 2010

Apr 1, 2010 12:00 PM, by Erin Shipps, associate editor

C. Crane Company

CCRadio-2: The CCRadio-2 has the same familiar look and layout as previous models of the CCRadio but with even better AM reception and the addition of the 2-Meter ham band. The boost in AM performance comes from the company’s twin-coil ferrite am antenna and other improvements. After selecting a station, the radio evaluates the signal for several seconds and then locks in for the highest signal possible. The addition of the ham band may make the CCRadio-2 a life saver during an emergency. The CCRadio-2 can act like a simple radio scanner and search the five memories for ham operator communications.
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Dynamic microphones
Blue Microphones

Encore Series: The Encore 100, 200 and 300 models are designed for any live application, from the rehearsal space and coffee shop to the auditorium and stadium. The 100 is a studio-grade dynamic microphone. The 200 adds Blue’s Active Dynamic circuitry and output transformer, coupling the ruggedness and high SPL handling of a dynamic mic with the consistency and low noise of a phantom powered mic. The 300 is the flagship of the series and offers vocalists uncompromised performance featuring a hand-selected Blue Aria condenser capsule with a matched pre-amp and phantom power circuit, a tuned enclosure, and Blue’s proprietary reinforced chassis, which controls airflow around the capsule for unparalleled vocal control and a natural, open sound, no matter how the artist holds the microphone.

Sales tool

On D’mand: Never again will a salesperson leave money behind because a deal couldn’t be closed without creative. Benmaradio creates copy live online with your salespeople and client. Then, it’s backed with the fully produced spot, delivered before the end of business that day. The whole process is very simple. Text or call the toll free number and Benmaradio creates a virtual online meeting. Once copy is approved, production can be, in many cases, delivered in four hours or less.
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User-controlled radio

Jelli: A system to create 100 percent user-controlled radio, Jelli allows users to take over a radio station with their browsers. By empowering listeners to interact in a dynamic Web experience, the Jelli community chooses in real-time what should play next — not just over an Internet stream, but also on the airwaves. With Jelli, users join forces to create the on-air playlist with real-time voting and other features, interact and discuss what they are hearing with the rest of the listening community, and rate what’s currently playing. The playlist is dynamic, and what plays next is determined by users seconds before it plays. The community can even vote to pull a song off-the-air, instantly, using one of the several unique features of Jelli.
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New Products – Apr 2010

Apr 1, 2010 12:00 PM, by Erin Shipps, associate editor

Portable mixer
Allen & Heath

Zed-10: Part of the ZED range of USB-equipped mixers for live performance, recording and production, these mixers are simple, ultra compact, and built to a professional standard. ZED-10 and ZED-10FX feature two ultra high impedance discrete Class A FET (field effect transistor) inputs, which allow an instrument to be plugged directly into the mixer, emulating the valve/tube input circuitry commonly found on instrument combos or amplifiers. There is also a 26dB gain boost switch, which caters for instruments with very low output pickups. The ZED-10 can also manage up to four microphones and two stereo sources with MP3 player compatibility, provides separate two-track record outputs and a stereo playback input for two-track replay or interval music from a CD player, XLR main stereo outputs with inserts, comprehensive monitoring with headphones and separate monitor speaker outputs, 48V microphone phantom power, and DI level switching for sub mixing. There is also a USB send and return for PC or Mac recording, playback and effects.

Studio mic

TLM 102: The TLM 102 features a large-diaphragm capsule (cardioid) with a maximum sound pressure level of 144dB. Its most important applications are in the realm of vocals and speech; a slight boost above 6kHz provides for excellent presence of the voice in the overall mix. Up to 6kHz the frequency response is extremely linear. The capsule has an elastic suspension for the suppression of structure-borne noise. A pop screen integrated into the grille serves to suppress plosives in vocal and speech recording.
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Mic to line level amplifier
Ocean Matrix

OMX-MIC2LINE: This dual-channel mic-to-line amplifier is for those jobs where a microphone signal must be interfaced with a line-level product. It is fitted with dual XLR professional input connectors and pots to continuously adjust the level from 0 to +8dB. The output connectors are 1/4″ phone unbalanced with 1/4″ phone to RCA jack adapters provided.

Revenue application

Revenue Builder: This enterprise application improves a station’s ability to sell and manage comprehensive cross-media advertising campaigns. This application drives revenue growth by enabling radio organizations to manage all aspects of non-airtime advertising through a single, unified system that is fully integrated with the primary business operating system, Marketron Traffic. Revenue Builder delivers comprehensive functionality and workflow designed specifically for non-traditional and digital sales, including production workflow, inventory management and analysis, campaign-based invoicing and revenue reporting.
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New Products – Apr 2010

Apr 1, 2010 12:00 PM, by Erin Shipps, associate editor

Studio monitors
Transaudio Group

ATC SCM11: The SCM11 two-way passive speaker incorporates ATC’s Constrained Layer Damping (CLD) technology, which reduces third-harmonic distortion between 100Hz and 3kHz, resulting in an extended, resonance-free axial frequency response, improved off-axis frequency response, and a significant increase in loudspeaker power response. The CLD technology is incorporated in the 5.9″ mid/low frequency driver with 1.77″ integral soft dome. The driver features a precision undercut bass pole, in-house, hand-wound precision flat wire coil, and a massive optimized motor assembly. The driver is paired with a new soft dome 0.98″ neodymium high-frequency unit featuring a precision alloy ATC waveguide.

Programming control package
Radio Workflow

Radio Workflow: This server-based project management product directs programming content efficiently and accurately through the station or network with a new level of transparency. Projects are viewable by all users and can be manipulated and controlled by those with correct operational permissions. The software gives sales staff, promotional staff, programming staff and production staff the opportunity to have collective input and control simultaneously, which assists in delivery of an efficient and accurate project, while allowing a safe environment for late alterations. It also empowers the people delivering the project in its infancy to create a much more developed shell and takes pressure off programmers who are no longer presented with a stack of forms and details.
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SX4882, SX3282: These low-noise, high-headroom analog mixers feature an in-line concept with 24 independent mix-B input channels, all with individual two-band EQ, level, pan and mute. They also feature 24 Xenyx mic preamps with switchable +48V phantom power, neo-classic four-band EQ with two semi-parametric mid bands, eight subgroups with independent solo and routing functions to simultaneously feed 16 multi-track outputs, six aux sends per channel (all switchable pre/post fader), six multi-functional stereo aux returns featuring level and balance controls, solo and extensive routing functions and two BNC connectors for 12V gooseneck lights.
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Voltage regulator/power conditioner
Furman Sound

P-2400 AR: The P-2400 AR is a 20A rack-mountable voltage regulator/power conditioner featuring Furman’s newly refined true RMS voltage regulation technology. Utilizing an ultra-low noise, microprocessor-controlled, eight-tap toroidal auto-former with solid-state switching, it provides a consistent 120V output (+/-5V) from any input voltage ranging from 97V to 137V. Its technology is designed for quiet operation in critical listening and recording applications. The P-2400 AR is also a full-featured power conditioner featuring Furman’s SMP/LiFT/EVS Technologies for professional-level protection and linear ac noise filtration. Convenience features include a switchable front-panel digital voltmeter/ammeter with color-coded voltage range indicator for comprehensive power monitoring, and a front-panel USB charger for personal media devices and cell phones.
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New Products – Apr 2010

Apr 1, 2010 12:00 PM, by Erin Shipps, associate editor

Noise suppressor

Waves WNS: The Waves WNS noise suppressor, is a real-time multiband processor for broadband noise suppression on dialog tracks. Suitable for indoor and location dialog recordings containing constant or modulating environment noise, WNS delivers superior sound quality with minimal artifacts. WNS offers all the flexibility, portability, power and precision of software: true Pro Tools integration, multiple simultaneous instances, full recall and full automation. And because all processing takes place in the box, there’s no loss in sound quality resulting from I/O conversion.

Radio software
Listener Driven Radio

Listener Driven Radio: Listener Driven Radio (LDR) is a new model for radio built on crowdsourcing that allows listeners to go online or use an iPhone and offer their input into what plays next on the radio station. LDR is constantly absorbing listener input, song votes and comments on music, and automatically adapting radio programming in real-time. The audience can control the station’s on-air product within the parameters the program director creates.

Two-way powered loud speaker

TH-15A: The TH-15A two-way powered loudspeaker delivers 400W of system power in a rugged design weighing 36lbs. It offers the power, portability and performance required of a compact PA. The TH-15A benefits from Mackie Active technology, which incorporates an active crossover and driver time and phase alignment for optimized system performance. The 15� woofer and 1� compression driver produce great overall sound and low-frequency response for a cabinet of this compact size. A user-adjustable three-band EQ with a sweepable mid lets the user flexibly EQ the system for the application at hand. This is a great feature for smaller setups that may not have a ton of outboard equipment.
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Online radio and social networking
Radio Weave

Radio Weave: Combining social networking with personalized Internet radio, Radio Weave delivers an easy-to-use Web and mobile service that weaves customized public and private radio stations into a single audio steam. Upon registering for the free service, Radio Weave users can immediately begin listening to public or private content libraries and micro-channels including everything from national and local news, sports, weather and traffic reports to music, podcasts and other professional content. These libraries and micro-channels are then blended together into a single, personalized audio stream that can be controlled by a tuner. Radio Weave also allows users to produce and upload their own content, and comment and react to professional content by sharing their own audio and podcasts. Users can listen to their social media updates utilizing Radio Weave’s text to speech engine to read their Twitter tweets and in the future, Facebook status updates and email messages as well.
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New Products – Apr 2010

Apr 1, 2010 12:00 PM, by Erin Shipps, associate editor

Four-channel field mixer

FM-4: The FM-4 includes balanced four-channel inputs (mic/line), two main outputs, and two sub outputs. Outputs feature high-quality custom transformers and can double as 1-4-channel direct out (post-fader). A highly visible organic EL display with high resolution metering offers both VU and peak level in addition to mixer parameter status and remaining battery capacity. Main output signals are tamable with on-board analog limiters that include threshold and ratio controls. Additional outputs include tape output and 2� aux outputs with channel select. Monitor return inputs are available for checking the audio from VTR or camera feeds. Headphone outs are on standard and mini plugs (in parallel) and are selectable from multiple sources and PFL.
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Playback software
Sonic Studio

Amarra MINI 1.0: A smaller, simpler version of the Amarra ultrafidelity music player, Amarra MINI sharesg the same Sonic Studio Engine (SSE) playback as the full version. It provides bit-perfect output of standard and hi-res audio files to an audio interface and DAC, supporting sample rates up to 96kHz. Amarra MINI features automatic hardware sample rate management, advanced dither and digital volume, and uses Itunes for compressed and rights managed music.
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Software for radio
Digital Juke Box

Public Inspection File: This file inspection software makes a nerve-racking experience a simple task. All documents are stored electronically, allowing the user to make a public inspection file (PIF) available on a website, maintain PIF files from one central location, turn an FCC inspection into a stress-free situation and save physical space. If it’s on a computer, nobody can steal the original documents. They are always backed up, complete and in compliance. A 15-day fully functional demo is available on the company’s website.
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Isolated USB interface
ARX Systems

USB I/O: The ARX USB I/O is a plug-and-play USB digital/analog pro audio interface that removes the need to use any existing sound card outputs. It features full transformer balanced inputs and outputs, providing the isolation required to eliminate earth loops/ground hum and other extraneous interaction noise and distortion. The USB I/O installs as a fully compatible generic USB audio device, requiring no special driver program installation. The front panel has left and right transformer balanced analog XLR input and output connectors that connect to any standard balanced analog inputs and outputs. On the rear panel there is a Type B USB connector, as well as a ground lift switch. A status LED on the rear panel indicates the USB I/O is connected and operating.

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New Products – Apr 2010

Apr 1, 2010 12:00 PM, by Erin Shipps, associate editor

RAID 5 redundant backup
Highly Reliable Systems

First RAID G2: First RAID G2TM is a standalone RAID 5 redundant backup system with autocopy removable media capability for off-site backup storage. This system directly attaches to a fileserver using a single eSATA or USB2.0 connection. Connect it to any eSATA host bus multi-drive capable adapter. The eSATA port does not need RAID functionality because the internal inline controllers handle the RAID. Duplicate backup automatically. First RAID’s top four drives are configured as a RAID 5 array and the fifth bottom drive as a standalone drive to back up the RAID 5 array. Use the RAID volume for nearline back-up with automatic redundant protection. Then automatically or through host software, copy the RAID volume to the bottom volume and remove for off-site disaster recovery and storage.
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Audio processor

Multiband Processor 2m: The AirTools Multiband Processor 2m marshals the power and innovation of the company’s DSP solutions to meet the very specific needs of broadcast professionals. The inclusion and easy configuration of every necessary DSP module optimizes broadcast audio for improvements in tone, intelligibility and intensity. Hardware implementation is robust, allowing for multiple audio connections across all of the most widely-used interconnect protocols, with minimum latency, wide dynamic range, extremely low distortion.
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PCI express card with AES/EBU
Lynx Studio Technology

AES16e-50: Multiple connectivity options are available on the AES16e-50 PCI Express Card from Lynx Studio Technology. In addition to offering 16 channels of 192kHz AES/EBU digital I/O via its two D-sub ports, it has 32 digital I/O channels using AES50 technology. AES50 provides a bi-directional, point-to-point connection for multi-channel audio and system control over a single CAT-5e or CAT-6 cable. The benefits include reliable high-bandwidth data transfers, low latency and low clock jitter. Complete networks can be built using routers with multiple AES50 ports.
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Audio streaming

Mobile Streaming: Mobile phones are enabling a new generation of listeners to consume radio content on the go and in their cars. With Abacast mobile streaming stations can reach almost any smart-phone user, with support for the iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and more. Stations can generate revenue with built-in support for injected audio ads, banners, gateway audio or video ads, and click to buy. Streaming is up to 256kb/s and optimized formats include AAC, AAC Plus, HE-AAC, Flash audio and MP3.
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New Products – Apr 2010

Apr 1, 2010 12:00 PM, by Erin Shipps, associate editor

Microphone tester
NTI Audio

RT-Microphone: The RT-Microphone provides the essential set of measurements, paired with individual tolerances for the total quality control of individual microphone components or final products, such as mobile phones, vocal microphones or headsets. The typical test cycle time is less than three seconds. The system includes the high-speed RT-2M audio analyzer and a software platform. Further accessories, such as reference microphones, reference speaker and automation interfaces complete the test solution. It offers frequency response, sensitivity, distortion, signal-to-noise ratio and polarity.
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Handheld bluetooth radio mic

MobileMic: A portable Bluetooth handheld radio broadcast mic designed specifically for live broadcasting, MobileMic uses Bluetooth for wireless broadcasting on location. The mic connects to any Bluetooth-enabled cell phone.
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Call screener

Neoscreener: This call management software interfaces to Telos 2�12 and 2101 systems, allowing for line control and even database lookup using Caller ID. Features include: Caller ID database lookup; automatic transfer/rejection of calls; first ring display of name, city, number of calls; call number history; complete line monitoring and control; chat function between studio and call screening room; and talent display.
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Upgrades and Updates

NPR affiliates will soon receive new International Datacasting satellite receivers with built-in Axia Livewire connections as part of a refurbishment of the Public Radio Satellite System. (,,…OMT Technologies has released Imediatouch version 4.0 radio automation software including an advanced client graphical user interface and more than 25 feature enhancements. (…Enco Systems has released iDAD, a companion mobile application for the Enco DAD and Presenter audio automation studio systems, targeted at the iPhone and iPad. (

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