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New Products – Dec 2009

New Products – Dec 2009

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, by Erin Shipps, associate editor

Industrial Ethernet cordsets/patch cords
Hirschmann Media Line: When Hirschmann Industrial Ethernet cordsets and are used in conjunction with Belden’s line of Hirschmann Industrial Ethernet switches and Belden’s Industrial Ethernet cable, a complete (end-to-end) industrial solution is realized. These cordsets and patch cords are manufactured using Belden’s patented Bonded-Pair technology, meaning the cables have the individual insulated conductors bonded together along their longitudinal axis to assure uniform conductor-to-conductor spacing for maximum electrical integrity. These cables are also chemical- and temperature-resistant and incorporate rugged RJ-45 or over molded M12 (IP67 rated) industrial connectors to ensure reliable performance in extreme or mission-critical environments.
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Server rack
APW Mayville (Stantron)
Nexserv: Nexserv server cabinet is designed to integrate equipment, cabling, power and cooling in a way that is smart, effective and saves installation time. It was designed especially to handle the extra weight capacity, power, cooling and cabling needs of both today’s and tomorrow’s server applications. Nexserv’s most unique feature is the X design of the top and bottom of the structure. It eliminates the need to pull or push cables over or through port holes or around the frame. Allowing cables to be moved or laid in saves time and effort and reduces the chance of potential damage to cables. Easy access to the front, rear and sides of the cabinet make cabling a simple task. With the ability to split the rear rails to accommodate differing depths of equipment, Nexserv is a multi-platform enclosure capable of being useful after the next technology change.

Surround monitoring system
Studio Technologies
Studiocomm 76DB/77B: By eliminating the need for an add-on analog-to-digital converter, the fidelity of the 5.1 digital signals from the source to the loudspeaker is maintained. Broadcasters can realize the full benefit of their investment in digital, both in loudspeakers and routing infrastructure. The Studiocomm 76DB/77B, comprised of a Model 77B control console connected to a rack-mounted Model 76DB central controller, provides two 5.1 surround inputs, three stereo inputs, along with pre-fade and post-fade 5.1 surround outputs. Flexible source selection, Dolby E dialnorm support, and a two-channel auxiliary output for special applications such as monitoring site-event cue signals, as well as downmix, channel solo, level adjustment, reference level, and dim, make this system suited for broadcast master control applications.
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Multi-channel BLITS tone generator
RB-TGHD: The RB-TGHD is an 8-channel audio tone generator with line identification for multi-channel audio systems, including BLITS 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound. By using a wide range of industry standard tone sequences, channel identification and associated levels can be determined easily. Correct channel configuration in fold-down mixes can also be highlighted when a broadcaster needs to mix several audio channels into a stereo feed. Available tone sequences include EBU R49, GLITS and BLITS stereo line-up, EBU R49 and BLITS channel identification and a standard Phase check. The RB-TGHD caters for 2-, 4-, 6- and 8-channel configurations and all of the available audio tone sequences for each channel configuration can be cycled through automatically, or selected manually. A loop mode allows patterns of tones to be repeated. A bank of four pushbuttons on the front panel sets these options and the associated LEDs indicate the current setting. A set of eight LEDs on the front panel indicate audio presence for each output channel.
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Loudness display
RTW Radio-Technische Werkstatten
Loudness Family: The Loudness Family, with its Surround Control, Surround Monitor, and Digital Monitor, now includes an integrated loudness display conforming to the ITU BS.1771 guideline as a standard feature. With this line-up, RTW now offers easy-to-use solutions for monitoring the loudness of stereo, multichannel and surround signals in a wide range of applications, as a complement or an alternative to conventional peak meters. Users can select integrated loudness measurement, as per ITU BS.1771 for stereo signals, as an alternative to the usual peak meter bar graphs. This feature can be activated quickly and easily via suitably programmed presets.
+49 221 709130

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New Products – Dec 2009

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, by Erin Shipps, associate editor

Advanced Room Correction System
IK Multimedia
ARC System: ARC System delivers advanced, accurate solutions for acoustical problems for any DAW-based studio. Version 1.1 features full range bass correction: It is now possible to disable the automatic bass roll off point detection feature, allowing ARC’s correction to be applied to the entire frequency spectrum, down to 20Hz. In rooms with especially odd low-frequency issues, correcting the entire spectrum gives users a more accurate flat response and corrected listening environment. Maximum boosting/correction applied at the low end is never more than 9dB, thus protecting the speakers from excessive boost. With this feature, users now have more options for room correction, as well as the ability to tune their speakers with more power than ever before. The ARC System 1.1 update is a free download for all registered users of ARC System.
+39 059 285496

Digital pocket studio
DP-004: The DP-004 Digital Pocketstudio, a portable four-track digital recorder, retains the ease-of-use of cassette-based four-track recorders but updates it with CD-quality digital recording. The recorder uses a set of dedicated knobs and buttons. A pair of unbalanced 1/4″ inputs accept mic or line signals, or musicians can employ the built-in stereo microphone. A stereo mixdown track is also included, and tracks or mixes can be transferred to a computer using USB 2.0. Smaller than a paperback book, the DP-004 is portable enough to bring anywhere. The DP-004 records to SD Card media, and a 1GB card is included. It features autopunch recording, track editing and an undo function. A metronome and tuner are built-in, and the Input A jack accepts a guitar-level signal for direct recording.
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Rectangular, dual membrane mic
Pearl Microphone Labs
CB 22: The CB22 features a figure of eight polar pattern that adds to the existing omni and cardioid models in the Pearl Lab CC range. Independent Audio offers a CD featuring recordings of several Pearl mic models. Featured in the newest Pearl Lab CB22 microphone is a rectangular diaphragm capsule, which may seem radical, but Pearl has been making widely respected microphones for more than 60 years, and its capsule design is celebrated worldwide by sound engineers particularly in the classical field.
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Miniature, illuminated rocker switches
NKK Switches
CWSC Series: The CWSC Series features front panel, snap-in mounting. The series is available with full face, bright LED illumination in red, green or amber to give operators an at-a-glance visible status indication. The illumination is diffused through a matching clear cap to guarantee even color distribution. These switches are uniquely designed to have current ratings of 9A@125Vac or 6A@250Vac in a compact body. The long mechanical life of 30,000 operations minimum is made possible by the quick-make, quick-break characteristic of the contact mechanism which limits arcing. This single-break, snap-acting contact mechanism provides smooth actuation and audible feedback to operators.
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LED decibel display
American Audio
dB Display: The LED decibel display is designed to sit in an amp rack to view decibel levels and creates a light show in the rack. It features sensitivity adjustment on both left and right channels and two separate modes: dot and bar. It includes 12V power supply and has left and right RCA inputs and outputs.
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Cam-locking, demountable panel system
Eckel Noise Control Technologies
Acoustic panels: Eckel studios feature 4″ cam-locking attenuating panels in a fully demountable system. They also feature single- and double-wall construction, silent ventilation systems, single-, double- and triple-safety glass window designs, flush sill doors with double-magnetic gasket seals, non-visible, internal electrical wiring, vibration isolated floors or low-profile, easy access floor design, a wide variety of lighting options and custom designs.
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New Products – Dec 2009

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 PM, by Erin Shipps, associate editor

Portable recorder wind protection
Rycote Microphone Windshields
Mini Windjammers: The Mini Windjammer range was first launched in 1985 to provide wind-noise protection for video camcorder and other compact microphones, and was widened in 2008 with the appearance of three all-in-one windshields designed for different handheld digital recorders, of the kind now widely used by journalists, podcasters and broadcasters. Rycote have now added Mini Windjammers for the Edirol R-09HR, Marantz PMD620, Tascam DR-1 and Zoom H2 and H4.
+44 1453 759 338
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Audio and acoustic analyzer
NTI Audio (New Technologies in Audio)
XL2: NTi Audio AG presents its new handheld flagship: the XL2 Audio and Acoustic Analyzer. The XL2 analyzer forms the unique combination of a state-of-the-art sound level meter, a comprehensive acoustical analyzer as well as a powerful audio analyzer. The XL2 provides together with the measurement microphones M4260 (Class 2) or M2210 (Class 1 frequency response) a precise sound level meter for monitoring of live sound events and environmental noise. The instrument generates the 48V phantom power supply for the microphones and reads the included electronic data sheet of the M4260 and M2210 automatically. This promotes faster setup and ensures accurate measurements. Additionally the XL2 logs the calibration data and microphone serial number at each measurement.
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USB to RS-232 serial adapter
Sealink+232-DB9: The Sealink single-port USB to RS-232 serial adapter utilizes military-grade designs into the new Sealink+232-DB9. This enclosure improves reliability and durability in industrial and mobile applications such as GPS navigation systems, barcode readers, signature input devices, serial printers, scales, and similar applications. The serial port appears as a standard COM port to the host computer enabling easy setup and providing compatibility with legacy software. The USB serial adapter is compatible with all standard PC baud rates and supports high-speed communication to 921.6kb/s. The adapter is powered by the USB port and status LEDs molded into the enclosure indicate serial data activity and connection to the host.
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Social network platform
Tampa Digital Studios
See Radio: Tampa Digital Studios and Endavo have partnered to deliver See Radio, a branded online video and social networking community designed for radio broadcasters to enhance their listeners’ experience and drive new revenue. Combining Tampa Digital’s video streaming solutions and the Endavo Media Internet TV Platform, See Radio distributes a social network for radio broadcasters to create on-demand programming. The platform encourages listeners to watch their favorite music videos, exclusive music artist interviews and performances, as well as rate, vote, link, share and chat about the videos. It also supports high-quality live streaming video, user-generated content, contests, as well as on-demand video, audio and photos to also entertain its viewers.

AES/EBU digital audio splitter
Ocean Matrix
OMX-DAY-MBX: OMX-DAY-MBX is a rugged 1�2 digital audio distribution amplifier/splitter for a very cost effective means to split digital AES3 signals. It is good for split to monitor applications and is passive yet delivers professional quality using high performance digital audio coupling transformers. It is fitted with three-pin XLR connectors.

Upgrades and Updates
Comrex now offers the BRIC TS server to end users. Userws can build their own or use the service through Comrex. (…Audiofile Engineering has released version 1.3 of Fire, the field recording app for the Apple Iphone and Ipod Touch. This version adds audio effects powered by Izotope, improved overdub mode, the ability to change the playback speed while retaining the pitch, and the ability to compress files in AAC, Apple Lossless, FLAC and Ogg Vorbis formats. (

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