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ESI announces KeyControl 25/49 XT

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ESI KeyControl 25 XT

ESI has presented the KeyControl 25/49 XT, two new models in its series of controller keyboards.

KeyControl 25 XT and KeyControl 49 XT have an exceptionally stylish aluminum cabinet and white solid glossy plastic side panels. They provide four fully programmable endless encoders, function buttons as well as a pitch bend and modulation slider.

The keyboards work without the installation of any drivers under Windows XP, Window Vista and Windows 7 as well as Mac OS X. KeyControl 25 XT and KeyControl 49 XT are bundled with Cubase LE 5 from Steinberg, the amazingly powerful multitrack audio & MIDI software for Mac and PC.

“I personally would say that our new KeyControl XT series are magically and revolutionary products at an unbelievable price.” says Claus Riethmüller, Managing Director of ESI Audiotechnik GmbH.

Visit ESI Audiotechnik GmbH at Musikmesse 2010, booth C77, hall 5.1

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Time+Space now shipping ESI ESP1010e

Time+Space has announced it is now shipping the ESI ESP1010e, a 8-in/8-out PCIe based multi channel recording interface.

ESP1010e is perfect for multi channel recording applications in your home studio and for home entertainment. The upgraded version of the famous ESP1010 is now a PCIe (PCI Express) solution, integrating the latest interface standard for extremely fast and reliable data transfer.

ESI ESP1010e
ESI ESP1010e (front + back panel and PCIe card)

ESI ESP1010e features

  • PCIe card with external 19″ interface.
  • up to 8 analog inputs, 2 with microphone preamps, 2 Hi-Z equipped inputs, 24bit/96kHz/107dB(a).
  • switchable +48V phantom power support, with external power supply (recommended, not included, optional).
  • up to 8 analog outputs, 24bit/96kHz/112dB(a).
  • coaxial S/PDIF in and outputs.
  • PCIe card, compatible with low-profile systems.
  • 2 headphone outputs.
  • 2 MIDI inputs, 2 MIDI outputs.
  • ~ 2m connection cable between 19″ box and PCIe card.
  • support for DirectWIRE 3.0.
  • EWDM driver: MME, DirectSound, ASIO 2.0 support.
  • Windows Vista/XP/2000/2003 compatible.

The ESI ESP1010e is bundled with Cubase LE 4 from Steinberg and and Toontrack EZdrummer Lite software. It is available now from Time+Space for an RRP of £299 GBP.

Visit Time+Space and ESI for more information.

Time+Space announces exclusive UK previews at LIMS

Time+Space has announced it will have some exclusive UK previews from several top brands at next week’s London International Music Show (LIMS), UK’s biggest music exhibition.

Toontrack The Metal Foundry

Time+Space @ LIMS 2009

  • The Metal Foundry – Toontrack
    Drum sampling specialists Toontrack will be joined by heavy metal drummer Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork, Scarve, Aborted) to demonstrate the sheer hot molten power of their new Superior Drummer 2.0 expansion pack.

    The Metal Foundry SDX™ is an all-new recording with Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake, featuring seven massive drum kits, spanning 300,000 sound files of raw, single hit drum recordings covering Hard Rock to Metal, from the early Blues tinged sound of the late 60s to the fragmentation of today’s music, from Power through Thrash, Death and Progressive Metal.

    This will be the first ever UK demonstration of The Metal Foundry since its announcement last week and the tremendous performances from Verbeuren are sure to be a crowd-puller.

  • ESP1010e – ESI
    ESI, one of the world’s leading suppliers of audio hardware, will be giving the brand new ESP1010e recording interface its first UK showing at LIMS – just as it starts shipping within the UK. The upgraded version of the famous ESP1010 is now a PCIe (PCI Express) solution, integrating the latest interface standard for extremely fast and reliable data transfer.

    ESI ESP1010e

    The hardware is equipped with 24-bit converters on up to 8 analog inputs and up to 8 analog outputs. Two input connectors are equipped with microphone preamps with balanced XLR connectors and switchable phantom power supply that can be used with high quality dynamic and condenser microphones. In addition, two Hi-Z inputs are provided to directly connect and use guitar input signals. ESP1010e also provides a 24-bit 96kHz coaxial digital input and output, a 32 channel MIDI I/O interface with 2 inputs and 2 outputs and full EWDM driver with DirectWIRE functionality.

Sontronics Delta
  • Delta – Sontronics
    UK-based microphone brand Sontronics will be waving the British flag at this year’s LIMS, exhibiting its complete range of microphones, preamps and accessories. The brand, which celebrates its 5th birthday this summer and has been distributed in the UK by Time+Space since 1st April, will be offering show visitors the chance to try out all their British-designed microphones including the newly released rugged ribbon mic, DELTA.

    The new mic is designed for use in the live environment as well as the studio, and the guys at Sontronics have come up with an ingenious way of demoing exactly what it can do.

    “The Sontronics RockBox,” explains Sontronics founder Trevor Coley, “is a soundproofed isolation box containing our new DELTA ribbon microphone sitting right next to a guitar amp connected out to a guitar and headphones. Visitors can pop on the headphones, play the guitar and experience exactly how well the DELTA works on guitar amps, and users are already telling us it also gives amazing results with brass, woodwind and stringed instruments as well.”

Throughout the four-day show (11-14 June), Time+Space will also be hosting a daily prize draw to win prizes from Toontrack, Sontronics, ESI and Rob Papen.

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Time+Space shipping ESI Midimate II

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ESI Midimate II

Time+Space has introduced the ESI Midimate II, a convenient USB 2.0 MIDI interface cable with up to 32 input or 32 output channels for PC and Macintosh systems.

With MIDIMATE II you can obtain perfect MIDI timing and performance at an extremely affordable price. The interface cable is compatible with Windows XP and Windows Vista as well as Mac OS X and instantly works after you plug it in – no driver installation is required.

There’s more! MIDIMATE II even automatically detects the incoming and outgoing MIDI signals, which means that both connectors work as input or output. You can use as 1 simultaneous input and 1 simultaneous output (with 16 channels each), 2 input (32 channels) or 2 output (32 channel) device.

ESI Midimate II features

  • USB MIDI interface with 2 MIDI connectors, each can work as independent input or output.
  • High-speed connection to USB 2.0 or 1.1 equipped PC or Macintosh system.
  • Bus powered, requires no external power supply.
  • No driver needed for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X.

The ESI Midimate II is available for purchase for $34 USD / 27 EUR / £24 GBP.

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Time+Space now shipping ESI SW10K eXperience

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ESI SW10K eXperience

Time+Space has announced it is now shipping the ESI SW10K eXperience, a powered studio monitoring subwoofer.

Smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the SW10K eXperience pairs perfectly with ESI’s range of studio monitors…

For many, a subwoofer is an essential ingredient for their monitoring system. Although many studio monitors such as the nEar04, nEar05 eXperience or nEar08 eXperience already provide a good bass frequency response, adding a SW10K eXperience will help you to provide a better picture of the low frequencies in your mix.

Whether you are producing classical 2.1 sound or 5.1 / 7.1 surround sound productions, SW10K eXperience will quickly become an important part of your monitoring setup. It´s compact size (even smaller than its predecessor), yet powerful output will easily convince you.

ESI SW10K eXperience specifications

  • 10″ bass reflex powered subwoofer.
  • Amplifier power: 100W@100Hz, 4 Ohm, 0.1% THD.
  • Subwoofer crossover frequency: 50Hz – 250Hz (adjustable).
  • Separate satellite output crossover frequency: 50Hz – 250Hz (adjustable).
  • Phase control.
  • Inputs: balanced XLR, unbalanced 1/4″ TRS.
  • Outputs: balanced XLR.
  • Input impedance: 20kOhm balanced, 10kOhm unbalanced.
  • Foot switch input as mute control.
  • Dimensions: 363mm(H) x 375mm(W) x 340mm(D).
  • Weight 15 kg.

The SW10K eXperience is available from Time+Space for £259 GBP.

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Time+Space now shipping ESI UGM96

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ESI UGM96

Time+Space has announced it is now shipping the ESI UGM96, a 2-in/2-out portable USB audio interface.

Even smaller than the new U24 XL, the UGM96 offers an extremely portable guitar and microphone to USB interface. This unit allows you to connect two guitars (via the Hi-Z instrument inputs) or one guitar and one microphone simultaneously to your PC or Mac.

ESI UGM96 features

  • 2 x analog input and 2 analog output channels.
  • 2 independent mono Hi-Z inputs.
  • One Hi-Z input switchable to microphone input with preamp.
  • 2 headphone outputs.
  • One headphone output can work as line output.
  • Fully USB bus powered.
  • Drivers for Windows Vista/XP with ASIO support with low latency.
  • Core Audio support under Mac OS X 10.4 and higher.
  • Dimensions: around 7 cm x 6 cm.

The ESI UGM96 is available now for $116 USD / 77 EUR / 58 GBP.

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Time+Space introduces free software and DVD bundle with ESI hardware

Time+Space ESI promo

Time+Space has announced a free software and DVD bundle with selected products from ESI, the innovative audio hardware specialist.

From today, as part of an on-going promotion, selected ESI products will include Toontrack’s EZdrummer Lite software and Secrets of the Pros’ Modern Recording and Mixing DVD — absolutely free!

EZdrummer Lite is a special version of Toontrack’s incredibly popular drum sampler EZdrummer which provides the user with a great selection of drums from the full product and, once registered can be upgraded to the full version for just £59.00 (usual EZdrummer price £99.00).

Modern Recording & Mixing DVD from Secrets of the Pros provides over three hours of tutorial footage taking you through the standard methods of audio engineering plus demonstrates inexpensive ways to correctly set up your studio. Retail value is normally £21.95.

Both EZdrummer Lite and Modern Recording & Mixing are included with: DuaFire, ESU1808, Gigaport HD, U24XL and U46XL.

EZdrummer Lite is also included with: Juli@, KeyControl 25 XL, KeyControl 49+, M4UXL, M8UXL, Maya44 and Maya44 USB.

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Time+Space shipping ESI KeyControl 49+ and ESI U24 XL

ESI KeyControl 49+

Time+Space has announced it is now shipping the ESI KeyControl 49+ (Master MIDI controller) and ESI U24 XL (2 in 4 out portable USB interface).

KeyControl 49+ is the most cost effective MIDI keyboard for your home studio. With the 49 full-size velocity sensitive keys and the USB connection, KeyControl 49+ is the perfect master MIDI controller for computer based home studio environments.

ESI KeyControl 49+ features

  • Edit buttons for advanced programming.
  • Pitch Bend and assignable modulation wheels.
  • 2 data wheels.
  • 3 function button.
  • Sustain pedal connector.
  • Power supplied via USB.
  • For Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Mac OS X, Linux.

The ESI U24 XL continues the ESI tradition of offering extremely small and portable high quality audio devices. With the legacy of their famous Waveterminal U24 in mind, the U24 XL has been released just in time for the 10th anniversary of ESI product sales.

ESI U24 XL

With dimensions of around 10 cm x 9 cm, the U24 XL is a device that can go with you anywhere! Offering total flexibility of an external USB device and pure digital quality, coupled with true high quality 24-bit support on the 2 analog input and 2 analog output channels provided via TRS connectors, U24 XL will easily qualify as the most useful device in your studio — wherever that may be. Even better, U24 XL also provides digital S/PDIF connections in both optical and coaxial format.

ESI U24 XL features

  • 2 x analog input and 2 analog output channels (1/4″ TRS connectors).
  • One output connector usable as headphone output.
  • S/PDIF digital in and out available via optical (Toslink) and coaxial (RCA) connectors.
  • 24 Bit AD/DA converter.
  • Realtime input monitoring for incoming signals.
  • Drivers for Windows Vista/XP with ASIO support with low latency.
  • Core Audio support under Mac OS X 10.4 and higher.
  • Bundled with Steinberg Cubase LE 4.0 for PC and Mac.

The ESI KeyControl 49+ is available now for £74.99 / 98 EUR, while the ESI U24 XL costs £84.99 / 110 EUR.

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