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KRK announces KNS-6400 and KNS-8400, new series of professional headphones

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KRK Systems KNS-8400

KRK has announced the KNS-6400 and KNS-8400, two products in a new series of professional headphones.

Similar in purpose and design philosophy to all KRK products, both the KNS-6400 and KNS-8400 provide honest reproduction that will benefit studio engineers, studio musicians, producers and avid music fans alike. The KNS headphones provide the same qualities that users of KRK speakers and subwoofers have benefitted from for 25 years; namely, sonic accuracy, transparency and consistency. Now you can enjoy the same KRK engineering, innovation and voicing philosophy when using headphones.

KNS-6400 / KNS-8400 features

  • Voiced to remain true to the character of KRK’s class leading studio monitors, developed with 25 years of years of experience in studio sound.
  • The latest reference quality frequency response for closed-back, circum-aural dynamic headphones.
  • Newly developed headphone acoustical system bringing a new level of headphone performance for the first time.
  • Utilizing the latest in acoustic memory foam technology ensures class leading performance in both reproduction and isolation.
  • A new standard in headphone comfort, even over extended periods of use, designed to avoid feeling uncomfortable during long sessions. The special foam conforms to the ear to help ensure an improved fit.
  • Exceedingly accurate, natural and wide frequency response.
  • Large dynamic range with extremely consistent low-distortion detail and clarity.
  • Extended low frequency definition, ensures the bass component of your music is accurately reproduced, and is not lost.
  • Transparent reproduction of high-frequencies, resulting in highly accurate imaging.
  • High-efficiency Neodymium 40mm driver.
  • High durability 2.5m single-sided straight cable with oxygen-free copper wires.
  • Adjustable, foldable driver enclosures provide comfort and portability.
  • Replaceable cable, head, and ear cushions to ensure long product life.
  • Soft carrying case embossed with the KRK logo for travelling engineers, or storage when not in use.
  • 1/4″ jack plug can be unscrewed to reveal a 1/8” plug for laptops and portable media players.

The KNS-6400 is available for a suggested US selling price of $99 USD, the KNS-8400 is $149 USD.

More information: KRK Systems / KNS headphones


KRK announces VXT4w, audio monitors for music, movies and gaming

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KRK has announced the VXT4W, audio monitors that offer music/movie aficionados and
passionate gamers professional-grade sonic precision in a compact and affordable package.

KRK Systems VXT4w

As the migration of music, movies and gaming continues to move from traditional forms such as CD and DVD to downloaded files, more and more entertainment is being enjoyed at personal computers. Having the ability to listen to music and other media on your computer using the same type of professional-grade monitors used in recording studios around the world is now within reach! KRK’s VXT4w Studio Monitors allow you hear every nuance and subtlety across the entire dynamic audio range—so that you can hear what you’ve been missing.

“This is the computer audio monitor for those who really care about their music,” offered Tim Dorwart, CEO of The Stanton Group, parent company to KRK. “Those that watch movies or are computer-based gamers will be thrilled at the sound quality that these small monitors deliver. Listening to music at a computer is the equivalent of a recording engineer working at a console where the speakers are in close proximity, i.e. “near-field” monitoring. Being paired with a computer on a desk or workstation is the ideal application for KRK’s VXT4w given its compact form factor. The monitor’s high-headroom allows the user to experience sonic clarity across the entire audio spectrum—with an affordable price tag!”

VXT4w features

  • 1″ Silk Dome Neodymium Tweeter.
  • 4″ Woven Kevlar Woofer.
  • 45 Watt Bi-amplified Design with Active Crossover.
  • Curved Front Panel for Enhanced Imaging.
  • Limiter with Defeat (and front panel indicator).
  • Ground Lift Switch.
  • Auto Mute Feature Reduces Power Use When No Signal Is Detected.
  • Peak SPL: 114dB.
  • Frequency Response: 59Hz – 22kHz +/- 2dB.
  • Protective Switch Covers.

The VXT4w is available exclusively at select Best Buy stores as well as, priced at $249.99 USD.

More information: KRK Systems / VXT4w


Jeroen Breebaart releases Isone Pro

Jeroen Breebaart Isone Pro

Jeroen Breebaart has announced the release of Isone Pro, a binaural simulator plug-in for Windows.

The perfect listening room… Many have experienced the difficulty to realize a listening environment free of standing waves, undesirable reflections, the perfect reverb time, perfect loudspeaker placement with a flat frequency response, and without any disturbance for others.

With Isone pro, the perfect listening room can now be experienced simply using a high-quality headphones. Allowing for full control over loudspeaker cabinet size, loudspeaker distance, and room reverb time, the virtual listening room can be fully customized.

Isone Pro features

  • Zero latency processing.
  • Low CPU load.
  • Sample rate support up to 384 kHz.
  • Customizable HRTFs.
  • Customizable listening room and distance.
  • ‘Listen next door’ feature.
  • Wide variety of included loudspeaker models: Acoustic Energy AE2, Auratone 5C, Avi Pro9, KRK V8, PMC LB-1, Roland DS50A, Tannoy Reveal, Yamaha NS10M, Laptop speakers, Portable music player, Flatpanel TV.

Isone Pro is available as a VST effect plug-in for Windows PC for 20 EUR.

More information: Jeroen Breebaart


KRK Systems releases R6

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KRK Systems R6

KRK Systems has released the KRK R6, a passive version of the Rokit 6 monitors.

This monitor is perfect for broadcast and studio applications where an existing amplifier is available. The RP6 has a passive 2nd order crossover and frequency response from 49 – 20kHz. It features the same KRK precision and performance but at a passive speaker price. The R6 is also suitable for home theater or audiophile listening applications, providing accuracy and linearity that is often missing from traditional home speakers. When you want KRK performance in a passive speaker design, look no further than the R6!

KRK R6 features

  • 1″ Neodymium Soft Dome Tweeter with Ferro Fluid
  • 6″ Glass Aramid Composite Woofer
  • Recommended Amplifier Power 50-150 W (8 Ohms)
  • Freq Response: 49Hz – 20kHz
  • Impedance 8 Ohms
  • Crossover 2.5 kHz, 2nd order
  • 12 11/16″ x 8 7/8″ x 11 1/2″ / 32.1cm x 22.5cm x 29cm
  • 15.5 lbs / 7 Kg

The KRK R6 has a MAP price of $149 and is available now at leading music retailers worldwide.

Visit KRK Systems for more information.


Short links for October 22nd, 2008


Some interesting things I found recently:

# WaldFlöte — The WaldFlöte project is basically a MIDI retrofit of a 1890's era 16 foot pipe organ. It converts MIDI input into solenoid drive to directly press the keys on one of the manuals – there is no permanent modification to the organ.

Members of Dorkbot Edinburgh have spent the last 7 months or so working on this and we're pretty pleased with it. It was publicly announced at the Electron Club Open Day on 18th October 2008 in Glasgow.

Check the project page for detailed info and some videos.

# Bodysnatchers – Zeno Music Visualiser

Glenn Marshall writes:

This is my first attempt at music visualisation, based on the Zeno animation system I’ve been developing for my first two videos Music is Math and Metamorphosis. This time it’s Radiohead with their Bodysnatchers track from In Rainbows.

# Propellerhead – Bassline Battle – Got funk? Got bass? For a chance to win astonishing prizes, enter the Propellerhead 2008 bassline battle. Fire up Reason and put together the funkiest, illest, baddest bassline and drum beat combination possible.
1st prize: Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 Audio Interface, KRK Rokit Powered 5 G2 Monitors + KRK 10s Subwoofer and Novation ReMOTE SL COMPACT 25.

Singing Sock Puppets

# Singing Sock Puppets – Matthew Irvine Brown's puppets can be tuned to sing in any scale or mode.

At the minute their voices come from a small Max/MSP patch and some very basic electronics, but he can also be rigged up to be a MIDI controller.

They can help illustrate relatively complex musical theory – such as the differences between blues, chromatic and pentatonic scales – through play and storytelling; this scale terminology is relatively advanced, and doesn't normally enter the school curriculum until children choose to specialise in music at GCSE level in the UK (ages 15 – 16).

# V-Synth GT FREE Sounds The download adds a synth museum’s worth of sounds to the V-Synth GT, with over 450 recreations of classic analog synthesizers from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s plus a host of classic Juno, Jupiter, SH, 303 and D-50 sounds. There are also new filter bank patches specifically designed to control external audio sources. Also available, the MV-Series Free Sounds: Dirt&Grime Drum Kit – This new drum kit is available for existing 8000 and 8800 owners and spans a range of musical styles from urban, R&B and electro house. The kit has a slighty gritty sound and a wider-than-normal range of sensitivity so you can experiment with changes in swing and volume.