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Amadeus Immersive Sound System for ‘Domaine des Étangs’ Resort

The Biggest 5-Star Hotel Resort in France Now Equipped with Immersive Sound System Designed by Amadeus

400-domaine2Domaine des Étangs is the biggest 5-star ‘hotel resort’ in France. Located in Massignac, it spans a thousand acres of unspoiled natural land including forests, pastures, and ponds. The Domaine des Étangs (‘Pond Domain’) offers outstanding hospitality experiences. This unique site hosts an eleventh-century castle, fully renovated and decorated with contemporary works of art, detailed landscaping, six tenant farms, a former dairy (La Laiterie), a vegetable garden, a wellness center, Gallo-Roman baths, two swimming pools, a floating tennis court, and a top-rated gastronomic Michelin-starred restaurant. Built of stone and wood, La Laiterie is a new gallery space within the Domaine des Étangs complex that is dedicated to exhibitions about the ‘Meeting of Art and Nature’.

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CEntrance Ships ‘MicPort Pro 2’

The new handheld recording interface is designed for Podcasting, Voiceover, and Games

MicPort Pro 2At the Podcast Movement tradeshow, CEntrance will demo new ways of creating professional audio content for podcasting, voiceover, and games, with the new MicPort Pro 2 mobile recording interface.

MicPort Pro 2 is a portable professional recording interface for your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. The new model improves on the highly successful MicPort Pro, which has been a staple of voiceover artists and broadcast journalists for years. The new model includes CEntrance’s Jasmine™ Mic Preamp, which features lower noise and higher gain, adds an internal rechargeable battery to allow recording with phones and tablets, and features a standard camera mount. An ideal way to connect any professional microphone to a tablet or cell phone, MicPort Pro will be invaluable for content creation on-the-go.

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Lauten Audio “LS-308” Mic Now Shipping

Unique LS-308 is a noise rejecting, high-dynamic range mic—a ‘problem solver’ for challenging recording situations when isolation is essential

Lauten Audio announced the unique LS-308 large diaphragm condenser instrument microphone from 400-LS308 with accessories smits “Synergy Series” is now shipping. The new LS-308 mic features extreme levels of noise rejection and is specifically designed as a ‘problem solver’ tool for challenging recording situations when isolation is needed but difficult to achieve. The announcement comes only months after shipping the Synergy Series LS-208 ($599.00 USD) front-address condenser microphone to dealers worldwide. The new LS-308 microphone has an estimated street price of $499.00 USD.

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West Co Pedals Releases “Grease Juicer”

Two new pedals now shipping—one voiced specifically for bass and another for electric guitar, both featuring a unique analog signal path

400-Grease-Juicer-Curt-BisqueraWest Co Pedals has announced the release of their first signature pedal, the Curt “Kirkee B” Bisquera “Grease Juicer” – an envelope filter pedal with attitude. The Grease Juicer features a unique analog signal path with knobs making it easy to control its complex chain of fuzz into an envelope filter with a sidechain. Two versions are available—one pedal is voiced specifically for bass and another tuned specifically for electric guitar. If players want a little extra grease and grit this pedal delivers, but it can also function solely as an envelope filter for a clean sound. The envelope filter was designed to accommodate a massive dynamic range—everything from very quiet playing on a guitar with low output single coil pickups, all the way to thumpin’ n’ pluckin’ on a bass with active pickups. The Grease Juicer also sounds incredible on synths, electric piano, and clavinet. To get the kind of sounds and control that the Grease Juicer offers, it would normally take 2 or 3 separate pedals. The Grease Juicer is available through Clif Jones’ LA Vintage Gear store in Burbank, CA, or through the West Co website directly at www.westcopedals.com for $329.99 USD.

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CEntrance Updates the ‘MicPort Pro 2’

New model of the lightweight recording interface adds a battery to let you work off the grid

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CEntrance has announced the launch of MicPort Pro 2, a follow up to their award-winning, and hugely popular mobile recording interface. The new version of the acclaimed mobile recording interface incorporates all of the sonic improvements developed for the company’s Mixerface product, and like MixerFace, comes with a built-in rechargeable battery. MicPort Pro 2 uses the company’s critically acclaimed Jasmine(tm) Mic Preamp that features 20dB more gain and less noise than the original. Its analog-to-digital converters operate at 24-bit/192kHz and feature broadcast-ready performance. MicPort Pro 2 is designed for artists on the move. It features a single, high-quality input and a stereo headphone/line output. Smaller than a microphone, the interface is lightweight and was designed with frequent travelers in mind. The new MicPort Pro 2 has an MSRP of $249.99 USD.

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