New Products (Dec 2005)
Dec 1, 2005 12:00 PM, By Kari Taylor, senior associate editor
Icon D-control: These six configurations combine Icon system components, the Icon Surround Panner option, Pro Tools|HD interfaces and peripherals, a comprehensive set of plug-ins, and a Digidelivery file exchange system server that provides end-to-end control over projects. The six new configurations are: D-Control|16 Surround Music, D-Control|16 Surround Post, D-Control|32 Surround Music, D-Control|32 Surround Post, D-Control|48 Surround Music and D-Control|48 Surround Post. Each Icon console includes: surround panner option, Pro Tools|HD 3 Accel system HDpack 3 (v6) effects plug-in bundle and several plug-ins.
RDS, RBDS encoder
Model 713: This unit connects to a station automation system with RS-232 serial interface or via LAN/Internet and sends dynamic messaging in block or safe scrolling modes. This encoder’s connectivity permits full integration of RDS/RBDS transmissions with the station’s other networked functions, including message streams for digital radio and Webcasting. Front-panel USB access further simplifies programming of all static RDS/RBDS information.
Wire marking equipment
Automation Systems Interconnect-ASI
EZ Mark: The system allows the user to input the data into the software one time and then print wire markers or terminal block markers. The system can be used to print labels for 22mm industrial switches, 22mm pilot lights, name plates, cables and other industrial devices.
C 542BL: This boundary-layer recording microphone is a small, round metal plate 3.2″ in diameter and 0.2″ high that weighs only 2 ounces. It uses a pressure transducer that is insensitive to vibrational noise and less susceptible to wind noise than a conventional microphone. The microphone also has a switchable bass cut filter (150Hz, 12dB per octave) located on its output connector to minimize any undesirable low-frequency noise. The microphone features a hemispherical pick-up pattern and can be powered by phantom power or with the AKG B 18 battery power supply.
FM power amplifier
PA1000: Weighing 23kg, this 1kW FM power amplifier fits in a 3RU space. The unit incorporates a heat dissipating fresh-air-tunnel concept with dual fans and a cooling system in which the air flow has minimal contact with active components and requires no filtering.
+44 1789 768878
fax +44 1789 400630
Digital audio snake system
Lightviper 1808: The system consists of two 1RU devices (VIM-1808 and VIM-0808) and a requisite fiber optic cable. The VIM-1808 accepts four AES3 digital inputs or eight line-level analog inputs. The outputs consist of four AES3 digital outputs and eight line-level analog outputs. The VIM-0808 is identical to the VIM-1808 except the latter has clock input and output, while the 0808 has only a clock output. The VIM-1808 is the clock master in the system and the 0808 is the slave. A dual fiber optic tactical grade cable connects the system’s two components. The VIM-1808 digital snake will also facilitate RS422 serial data control along the same fiber optic cable with the addition of an optional dongle.
Telephone call editor
Digital Juke Box
Telephone Producer: Record several callers and edit them to a telephone bit, as well as insert bleeps, swooshes, stingers, jingles and other sound effects with this call editor. Users can pre-load 18 elements to be edited in to a bit and have the ability to save 20 telephone bits. The system offers 22 digital editing commands. The system runs on Windows 98, ME, 2000 and XP.
Wireless mic transmitter
Super Mini: Delivering 107dB signal-to-noise ratio and flat frequency response to 20kHz, this transmitter’s Digital Hybrid wireless technology uses 24-bit digital audio and analog FM signal transmission methods to encode a digital signal into an analog format for transmission over a UHF FM carrier. The unit’s receiver captures the signal and DSP circuitry recreates the original digital audio. Operating on a AA battery, the device features 100mW of transmitting power, compatibility emulation modes and an LCD for frequency and audio level adjustment. The dimensions of the transmitter are 2�”H � 1?”W � ?”D and it weighs 2.8 oz.
M-100FX: A 10-channel audio mixer, this unit features a direct USB for connection to a computer, voice effects suited for voice-overs, and XLR, TRS and RCA inputs. The mixer also offers phantom power for use with condenser microphones. The mixer features digital outputs on coax and optical connectors, and noise-free audio recording to the computer through the USB interface. A/D-D/A conversion is performed at 24-bits. The PC interface is 16-bit or 24-bit. It includes two XLR/TRS combo connections with phantom power, a ?” powered mic input; and four stereo channel faders and two mono faders.
Portable digital recorder
D4: The system features four tracks of MPEG-1 Layer-2 format recording onto Compact Flash cards, plus eight virtual tracks per channel for 32 tracks total. Other features include turn/push editing knobs, a large backlit LCD, front panel XLR and �” inputs that accept a microphone or guitar. The unit is equipped with 93 types of studio-quality modeling effects. A four-band EQ enables finite tuning plus chorus, phaser and flanger type modulation effects. One hundred factory programs are included, with room for 100 user programs. Additional onboard features include a built-in mic; tuner; metronome with 32 patterns for practice; three audio inputs; two audio outputs; a stereo mini headphone jack; and USB serial port for transferring songs to a PC or for MP3 encoding.
Middle Atlantic Products
GRK series: The series offers large openings to accommodate cable pass-throughs, abundant lacing points for versatile cable management, no raw edges at the bottom and top to prevent cable chafing and straight vertical top-to-bottom cable runs. It is available with horizontal lacer bars for tie and slide lacing, depending on integrator preference. The rack offers cupboard-style beveled doors, which provide space-savings. The universally hinged doors can be installed with a left or right swing, on the front of back of the enclosure.
FMX-150B: This 150W frequency-agile exciter offers low distortion and intermod values combined with a high signal-to-noise ratio. Microprocessor-controlled and packaged in a compact chassis, the unit tunes easily and it is useful as a main or backup exciter. Its front LCD screen features all system parameters on a scrolling menu including modulation, power output, frequency and power supply parameters. Other features include automatic power output control, three SCA inputs and an optional internal stereo generator.
Digital audio disk recorder
DR-100: The DR-100 features 48-track recording at 24-bit, 44.1/48kHz sampling, and 24-track recording at 24-bit, 88.2/96kHz, direct to a 15,000 rpm 72GB SCSI hard drive, enabling seamless/gapless punch in/out throughout all 48 tracks. There are 208 virtual tracks that can be used for each project, with five editing layers totaling 256 tracks including 48 nominal tracks. This product features MADI digital audio interfacing and a dedicated 48-track direct access remote control. The unit offers 256 tracks with five editing layers for each project.
Audio switch and silence sensor
Autoswitch: A multi-purpose stereo audio switcher and silence sensor, this device can be used to manually or automatically select between two stereo audio sources. It can be used for monitor and headphone audio switches from air to local when the mic is on. The unit senses loss of main audio source, and switches to a backup source until the main audio source returns to normal levels. It has gain-trims for easy level-matching, and uses electronic audio switching for smooth transitions.
USB audio interface
XP202: A USB audio interface for Mac or Windows PCs, this unit offers cross platform compatibility and several connection possibilities. The USB audio interface features two onboard mic preamps with phantom power with stereo line input, stereo phono preamp, stereo headphone amplifier and mix/balance control. The built-in RIAA equalizer provides processing of the incoming pick-up signals from the turntable and provides users an unmatched listening experience. A ground connector is provided on the front panel for connection to a turntable.
+61 3 9555 8081
fax +61 3 9555 8083
Quad Audio Balun: The Quad Audio Balun allows as many as four analog line audio channels to be transmitted via twisted pair, thus allowing four coax audio cables to be replaced by one CAT-5 cable. The system supports line level analog audio up to 5,000′ via CAT-5 cable and works in pairs or in conjunction with Muxlab’s other analog audio baluns.
ADA-8 XR: Providing eight channels of 24-bit/192kHz A/D-D/A conversion, this converter offers flexible digital interfacing options: AES3-two-speed or two-wire, and also handles S/PDIF. Firewire is provided for direct connection to DAW software on a PC or a Mac. Other features of this product include direct connection of 32 inputs and outputs per card to Pro Tools|HD; built-in signal-to-noise shapers for 16-bit and 20-bit reductions; built-in MR-X word-mapping for lossless recording up to 24-bit/96kHz on standard DA-88 or ADAT MDMs or other 16 or 20-bit media; and stereo monitor, with headphones and analog and digital line outputs, can monitor any input or output pair, or a panned stereo mix of all eight channels.
MSD660R: The remote controllable multichannel/multiformat audio monitor incorporates a base unit and a remote panel with a VGA display and control buttons that is housed in the control room. The unit features point-to-point connection via CAT-5 computer network cable/connectors; logging software for overs and mutes; surround sound compatibility at 4.0, 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 and facilities to monitor 32 channels of audio. This model also handles the Leq software package helpful in post-production environments where the speaker volume can also be controlled via the internal encoder.
+45 4485 0255
fax +45 4485 0250
Road Ready Cases
Cool Cases: With built-in electric cooling and venting fans, these cases cool equipment by an average of 12�F. The first five cases in this new line are the RRCCDP, the RRCCDJ, RRCDJCD10W, RRCDJCD12W and RRCDJCD19W. The RRCCDP accepts top- and front-loading CD players measuring up to 14″ D � 8.5″ W � 4.5″ H. The RRCCDJ is a case for Pioneer CDJ1000/CDJ800, Denon DNS5000/DNS3000, Technics SL-DZ1200 and Stanton C303/304 digital CD player. The RRCDJCD10W case is for two Pioneer CDJ1000/CDJ800, Denon DNS5000/DNS3000, Technics SL-DZ1200 or Stanton C303/304 CD players plus 10″ mixer. And the RRCDJCD12W case is for two Pioneer CDJ1000/CDJ800, Denon DNS5000/DNS3000, Technics SL-DZ1200 or Stanton C303/304 CD.
Antenna impedance analyzer
TZ-900: The transreflective TFT LCD color display prevents lost data from a washed-out display. The unit’s rapid sweep updates the data graph every two seconds. Set the start, stop or center frequencies to see the data various ways. Tap a button for a different parameter. Push another button to store a graph to print later or to display as a reference while optimizing the antenna system.
Power Factor Pro R: This 1RU version of its Power Factor Pro floor/stage power conditioner, this unit includes more than double the number of outlets and a BNC connector to attach a rack-illuminating gooseneck lamp. Power Factor Correction technology lowers the ac line impedance supplied by wall outlets and reserves a current surplus for peak demands. It provides a minimum of 3A of continuous current reserve and maintains a surplus of over 45A. Extreme Voltage Shutdown circuitry protects against accidental connections to 208 or 240Vac by shutting off the incoming power until the overvoltage condition is corrected.
Tube condenser mic
MA-200: Using hand-selected three-micron capsules, Jensen audio transformers and military-grade JAN 5840 vacuum tubes, the mic is designed like classic microphones. The mic features a 1″ diameter gold sputtered capsule. It also features a cardioid polar pattern and a balanced transformer output. The microphone ships with a carrying case, power supply, shock mount and cables.
Ethernet-based ISCSI storage system
Studio Network Solutions
Globalsan X-24: The Globalsan X-24 package includes six terabytes of SATA storage and six ISANmp user licenses that can be upgraded to support additional users and storage. This storage system is useful for facilities that require a significant upgrade in networking performance, but do not need a Fibre Channel SAN or point-to-point WAN connectivity.
877 537 2094
fax 314 423 4867
RM5000, RM7000: These computers feature Serial ATA drives that operate at speeds up to 10,000 rpm. The RM-7000 system includes a removable drive for backup purposes, in addition to storing samples, loops and VST instrument libraries. The RM-5000 is based around 3RU with low-noise cooling and automatic temperature control system. Featuring an Intel motherboard with 865 chipset and 3.0GHz Pentium 4 800 FSB Hyper Threading 1MB L2 cache, the unit comes with 1GB of 400MHz dual-channel RAM and a 160GB SATA 7,200 RPM system drive with 8MB cache, and a 160GB SATA 7,200 RPM, 8MB cache audio storage drive. The unit features 3 IEEE1394 (Firewire) ports and six USB 2.0 ports, a built-in DVD-R/W 8x drive, onboard Intel video card and 10/100 LAN port, plus keyboard and optical mouse.
CAT-5 UTP cables
Brilliance Catsnake: These tactical field-deployable CAT-5e audio cables are designed for use in patching Ethernet or other CAT-5e digital audio formats. The UTP cables are AES/EBU-compliant. Belden offers a heavy jacket wall version (1304A) or an upjacketed version for harsh applications (1305A). Both versions feature bonded-pair 24 AWG stranded bare copper conductors and polyolefin insulation. To increase their flexibility the cables offer stranded (7�32) conductors and matte-finished Belflex jackets.
MPV-43P: The alphaton MPV-43P is a 1RU device offering four channels with one input split into three outputs. The inputs and outputs as XLR-connectors are provided on the front panel. This version offers individually switchable 48V phantom power for each of the four channels, thus avoiding external phantom power via additional direct outs. The alphaton multichannel audio splitters distribute optimally microphone- and line levels of up to +6dBu, featuring low distortion and low inertial loss. All alphaton splitters feature an optional direct-out in addition to the isolated outputs to handle phantom power. At the core of the alphaton multichannel audio splitters are distribution transformers featuring low inertial loss, flat frequency response, nominal level of +6dBu, mic/line levels and isolation voltage primary/secondary of 3KV.
+49 7222 1002 0
fax +49 7222 1002 24
Sound diffuser panels
Part Science: The product line includes modular surface treatments for absorption, low frequency sound control, and diffusion in recording studios, performance venues, listening rooms, auditoriums, home theaters and worship spaces. The line includes Audio Tile, Space Coupler and Space Array. Audio Tile delivers broadband absorption, while the resulting design patterns allow a means of blending absorption, diffusion and reflection for an acoustical balance. The Space Array diffusor is based on a quasi-random series that provides performance without visual patterning. Space Coupler generates a low level reverberant tail to create a full sound, even in small footprint spaces.
Upgrades and Updates
Logitek Electronic Systems has updated its audio meter line with the availability of 96kHz sample rate support in all Logitek Super-VU and Ultra-VU models, including units packaged for surround monitoring. (www.logitekaudio.com)…The OMT digital logger, Imedialogger, is now available in a demo trial version on the company’s website. The software can manage 12 recordings on one workstation and provides Internet access to all recordings via its own built-in Web browser. (www.imediatouch.com)…Digigram has revealed the specifications of Gigabit-Ethersound that will include 512 audio channels over a cable (256 channels in each direction) as well as a bandwidth of 100Mbit/s for control and IP data transport. It maintains all current Ethersound features. (www.digigram.com)…Digidesign is shipping Pro Tools 7 software for Pro Tools|HD and Pro Tools LE systems. Recent purchasers of these systems can upgrade to the new software for free. (www.digidesign.com).