The “Crescendo” is the first microphone preamp operating with an internal voltage of 120V offering increased headroom for a much wider dynamic range to capture every detail in a recording
SPL of Germany is now shipping their new “Crescendo” 8-channel microphone preamplifier featuring SPL’s unique120V technology. This is the first mic pre that operates with an internal operating voltage of 120V. SPL pioneered the 120V technology in their ‘Mastering Series’ hardware such as the PQ Equalizer and IRON Compressor, and have now brought 120V technology to their recording products with the Crescendo 8-channel mic pre. The other key design feature of the Crescendo is the sheer transparency of the preamp electronics, adding as little sonic influence as possible to the recorded sound. The new 8-channel mic pre is distributed by Audio Plus Services in the US and Canada, and retails for $6,499 USD.Read More »
CEntrance announced they are shipping the MixerFace(tm) R4 – Mobile Recording Interface(tm) which is designed for songwriters, podcasters, video bloggers, and others to easily record professional-quality audio anywhere using a smartphone or a tablet. The handheld, 4-channel device turns a smartphone or tablet into a DAW, making it quick and easy to capture musical ideas, remote interviews, field recordings, or live stream audio with video. The built-in high-quality mic preamps feature true 48V phantom power, so users can choose their favorite microphone for recording. An internal, long-lasting rechargeable battery sets MixerFace R4 apart from other portable audio interfaces and makes it the ideal companion for the road to record audio from almost any location. MixerFace R4 also features balanced studio monitor outputs and can double up as a USB recording interface in a project studio.Read More »
A new stereo mastering console, 16-channel mastering monitor controller, and the updated passive mastering EQ are all now shipping
SPL of Germany has announced the release of 3 new devices that expand their Mastering Series hardware line. The three new units are the redesigned DMC stereo mastering console, the MC16, a 16-channel analog mastering monitor controller, and the updated PASSEQ, passive mastering equalizer. All three products are now shipping and are available in the US and Canada through distributor Audio Plus Services.Read More »
Amadeus has started shipping a new horn-loaded point source speaker series, initially engineered for the Paris-based Théâtre National de Chaillot
Designed by Amadeus, the new C Series is a high-definition series of point source speaker systems combining Amadeus’ deepest innovation and technology. Initially designed and manufactured specifically for the Paris-based Theatre National de Chaillot (Chaillot National Theater), which houses the most prestigious dance and theater companies from Europe and throughout the world, the C Series (‘C’ is a tribute to Chaillot) is Amadeus’ latest speaker innovation.
The new “C Series” speakers started shipping in May 2018.
The C Series comprises two different models, with plans for other models in a near future. The C12 is based on a 2-way point source transducer featuring a 12-inch woofer, and a 1.75-inch driver. The C15 is based on a 3-way point source transducer featuring a 15-inch woofer. The C 15 also features two neodymium diaphragm compression HF drivers, coaxially mounted with a single acoustical output, and coupled to an individual waveguide. Both models include a unique diffraction horn, each is specific and optimized to get a vertical dispersion of 60° and a horizontal dispersion of 90°, which can be inverted by rotating the system 90-degrees. This type of load ensures a perfectly uniform coverage and an excellent spectral quality throughout the whole listening area.Read More »
Master craftsman and designers, Fred DiLeone and Chris Carroll, reveal the inside secrets of how they created their unique Vintage Vibe Electric Tine Piano
Vintage Vibe has been repairing and restoring classic Rhodes, Wurlitzer, and Clavinet keyboards since the late 1990s. In 2008, the company’s founder, Chris Carroll, along with master technician Fred DiLeone, embarked on a quest to build their own electro-mechanical keyboard in the style of the Rhodes, infusing it with their own ideas of improved performance, reduced weight, and customizable, sleek new looks. Today, Vintage Vibe has published the inside story of their adventure of creating a unique new analog instrument—an instrument embraced by some of the greatest musicians of our generation—the Vintage Vibe Electric Piano. Visit the Vintage Vibe website blog to read the complete epic tale: (http://bit.ly/Inside-Story-Vintage-Vibe-Pianos). Here are some highlights…Read More »