Archive for April, 2011
KORG MONOTRIBE FEATURES ANALOG SYNTH & DRUMS
One year ago, Korg (Halle 3.0, Stand B62 [Main Booth]/Stand A71 [Soundproof Demo Room]) re-entered the world of analog synthesis with their popular palm-sized Monotron Analogue Ribbon Synthesizer. Today, Korg once again takes up the analog banner with the Monotribe Analog Ribbon Station. In addition to analog synthesis, monotribe brings together intuitive ease of use and a three-part discrete analog rhythm section, plus the appeal of Korgâ€™s Electribe-style pattern sequencing. Complete with built-in speakers and battery power, monotribe is self-contained and highly portable. More…
KORG UNVEILS ITS MMA130 MOBILE MONITOR AMPLIFIER
Korg (Halle 3.0, Stand B62 [Main Booth]/Stand A71 [Soundproof Demo Room]) unveils its new MMA130 Mobile Monitor Amplifier. MMA130 offers practical, portable features for a variety of performance scenarios. Designed to complement Korgâ€™s acclaimed Wavedrum Dynamic Percussion Synthesizer and several other popular Korg products, the more
EAWÂ® Appoints Jerrold Stevens to the Position of Director, EAW Application Support Group
EAWÂ® (Hall 8.0, Stand C46), a world leader in audio system solutions, announces that it is expanding the capabilities of its Application Support Group (ASG) by appointing Jerrold Stevens to the position of Director, EAW Application Support Group (ASG), effective mid-May 2011. The announcement was made by Jeff Rocha, EAW Vice President and General Manager, and further underscores EAWâ€™s commitment to customer support, education and the ongoing development of market-driven products. More…
EAWÂ® Offers Contractors and System Integrators KF200NT Loudspeaker Module
EAWÂ® (Hall 8.0, Stand C46), a world leader in audio system solutions, is showcasing its KF200NT loudspeaker module at Musikmesse 2011. KF200NT is one of EAWâ€™s three recently unveiled comprehensively integrated NT models in its award-winning KF Series. An ideal scalable solution for corporate A/V, performing arts venues, houses-of-worship, more
Nordic Rentals’ K1 training taking place at L-ACOUSTICS’ premises in Marcoussis, France
L-ACOUSTICS system set to play leading role in this year’s Roskilde festival
VEJLE, Denmark — Leading Scandinavian technical solutions supplier Nordic Rentals of Denmark has become an L-ACOUSTICS K1/KUDO/KARA Rental Network Agent with the purchase of 48 x K1, 36 x KUDO and 36 x KARA WST line source cabinets, with 24 x K1-SB, 40 x SB28 and 12 x SB18 subwoofers. The system, supplied by L-ACOUSTICS’ Danish distributor, Moto Audio Sales, comes complete with LA8 amplified controllers in LA-RAKs with LA-AES3 cards.
Nordic, a brand new WST user, has moved increasingly into digital technology, with the decision to purchase K1, according to Nordic Rentals Audio-Logistics-Stage Director Jens Elsborg, predicated on the fact that “K1 is the best sounding rig out there right now. more
â€” New units include HT-5R Combo, HT-5RH Head, HT-5RS Mini Stack and HT-112 Cabinet â€”
Blackstar Amplification (Halle 4.0, Stand C40) is extending their popular HT-5 line of all-tube amplifiers to include three new models equipped with a stereo digital reverb. Additional enhancements have also been made.
The new, innovative HT-5R combo and HT-5RH head offer real tube sound in a compact format. While the preamp uses a traditional 12AX7 tube, the power section uses the dual-triode 12BH7 tube wired in a push-pull circuit. This configuration produces the crunch and break-up characteristics of a traditional 100 Watt amp, delivering a sound rich in tube harmonics and compression even at the lowest volume levels.
The HT-5R and HT-5RH are both two-channel amplifiers (Clean and Overdrive) that come complete with a channel-switching footswitch. In these new Reverb models, an additional Tone control has been more
From now through April 30, 2011, VOX Amplification is offering U.S. customers a $30 rebate on a selection of VOX/Joe Satriani guitar effects pedals purchased from an authorized VOX dealer in the U.S.A. Models included in the promotion are the Satchurator (analog distortion), Time Machine (dual-mode delay) and Big Bad Wah (dual-mode wah). Details and downloadable rebate coupon can be found at http://www.voxamps.com/us/news/.
These pedals are part of an ongoing partnership between VOX and the legendary guitarist. Satriani has been an active part of the R&D team, pouring his years of expertise into the pedalsâ€™ look, feel and sound. All pedals in the VOX & Joe Satriani line feature a modern-day pedal design, a high level of workmanship and the flexibility to express not only Satrianiâ€™s signature tones, but also the individual tones of all guitarists playing them.
â€” ORT iteration of Korgâ€™s popular percussion synth is specially designed for Middle Eastern music â€”
Korg is now shipping the new Wavedrum Oriental Dynamic Percussion Synthesizer**, a limited edition version of Korgâ€™s popular Wavedrum designed specifically for Middle Eastern music. The Wavedrum Oriental boasts a massive infusion of popular, unique and accurate percussion sounds, all playable from the Wavedrumâ€™s dynamic rim and real drum head surface. Featuring more programs than the original Wavedrum, it offers new, specialized algorithms and samples designed for the percussionist seeking the very highest quality Middle Eastern percussion sounds. [**in this instance, â€œOrientalâ€? denotes Middle Eastern rather than Far Eastern.]
Percussion of the Middle East owes its groove and exotic atmosphere not just to its non-Western music theory and unique performance techniques, but also to the distinctive sound of specific percussion instruments arising from various musical cultures more
â€” Songwriting legend Hiatt and producer Kevin Shirley recapture the feel of â€œthe old daysâ€? by recording to analog tape with CLASPÂ® â€”
A multiple GRAMMYÂ® nominee, John Hiattâ€™s career spans several decades, and with classic songs such as â€œThing Called Love,â€? â€œRiding with the King,â€? â€œHave a Little Faith in Meâ€? and â€œAngel Eyesâ€? to his credit, he is deservedly placed among the most respected and influential songwriters in music. As he works on his upcoming LP in Nashville with renowned producer Kevin Shirley, at the legendary studio space now owned by Ben Folds, previously known as RCA Studio A/Javelina Studios, Hiatt continues to add to his legacy with new songs and recordings. Endless Analogâ€™s CLASPÂ® (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) system, which uniquely integrates analog tape machines into the digital audio production workflow, is currently being used in the studio more
D.A.S. Audioâ€™s Convert 15A.
Valencia, Spain – April 2011â€¦ D.A.S. Audio makes ProLight + Sound 2011 the worldwide debut of their revolutionary Convert series of products. The series comprises two models, the Convert 12A curved source array unit and the Convert 15A multi-function arrayable loudspeaker system. Both models are powered systems that have been designed to provide the user with maximum ease-of-use and flexibility.
The new Convert 15A arrayable loudspeaker is a powered, multi-function system incorporating a series of breakthrough features that offer an unmatched level of versatility. The Convert 15A features an innovative system which provides user-definable dispersion characteristics, allowing the system to be deployed as either a curved source array or used individually as a point source. more
The Stewart Audio AV100 power amplifier.
Sonora, CA â€“ April 2011â€¦ Stewart Audio, manufacturer of the finest quality American-made power amplifiers and audio equipment for a wide range of sound reinforcement applications, is pleased to announce the AV100 power amplifier. As the companyâ€™s latest addition to its line of versatile power amplifiers, the new AV100 makes a great choice for driving both subwoofers and full range loudspeakers. The AV100 is designed and built to meet the rigorous demands of commercial and residential integrators in addition to being a great choice for musicians looking for high quality audio performance. more
Martin Audioâ€™s Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array (MLA) celebrated a double success in Frankfurt this month.
Just six months after winning the top prize at PLASAâ€™s coveted Awards for Innovation, voted by an independent panel of 16 expert judges during the trade
show at Londonâ€™s Earls Court, they scooped up the equally prestigious MIPA Musikmesse International Press Award for Best PA System during the Pro Light+Sound expo in Frankfurt.
The MIPA award, voted for by more than 100 magazines worldwide, was presented to Managing Director, Anthony Taylor and R&D Director, Jason Baird by Dr. Walter Werhan, editor in charge of Production Partner, Event Partner, Professional System and Sound & Recording, during a gala awards ceremony held at the Messeâ€™s Saal Europa. MM-Musik-Media-Verlag, publisher of these magazines, is also organizer of the MIPA Awards.
Considered as the â€˜Grammysâ€™ of the Musical Instrument / Pro Audio industry, this was one more
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