IK Multimedia intros iRig UA, iRig Mic Studio & iRig PowerBridge

IK Multimedia has introduced three new products at the Winter NAMM 2015.

IK Multimedia iRig UA

iRig UA is the first universal guitar effects processor and interface for all Android devices.

IK is pleased to announce iRig UA, the first digital effects processor and interface to allow universal near-zero latency guitar processing with AmpliTube UA on all devices with Android 4.0 or higher and that support USB host mode/USB OTG.

iRig UA represents a paradigm shift for Android users, that for the first time, will now be able to experience high-quality real time effects processing on any Android device.

iRig UA will be available soon, priced at 79.99 EUR.

IK Multimedia iRig Mic Studio

The iRig Mic Studio is an ultra-portable large-diaphragm digital microphone for for iOS devices, Mac/PC and Android.

Offering superior sound and an extremely portable size, it packs a 1” diameter condenser capsule into an ultra-compact enclosure to capture professional recordings anywhere.

With iRig Mic Studio, creative hobbyists or pros of all types have a studio-quality large-diaphragm microphone that fits in the palm of their hand!

iRig Mic Studio will be available for purchase soon for 144.99 EUR.

IK Multimedia iRig PowerBridge

iRig PowerBridge is a universal charging solution for all iRig accessories using your iOS devices.

iRig PowerBridge is a new charging system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that allows for the continuous charge of the device while using iRig accessories.

Now mobile musicians can practice, perform and record with their favorite 30-pin or Lightning compatible digital IK gear — like iRig Mic HD, iRig HD, iRig Keys, iRig PRO or iRig MIDI 2 — for as long as they want, anytime and everywhere.

iRig PowerBridge is available for pre-order for 54.99 EUR.

More information: IK Multimedia

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Numark unveils NS7III, Mixtrack 3 & Mixtrack Pro 3, HF Wireless and Lightwave at NAMM

Numark has unveiled its NAMM 2015 Product lineup including the NS7III, MIXTRACK 3, MIXTRACK PRO 3, Lightwave and the all-new HF Wireless DJ Headphones.

NS7III

Introducing the all-new NS7III, the premier four-deck controller for Serato DJ. Featuring three high-resolution color screens and an interactive control surface, the NS7III empowers a kinetic connection between the crowd and the music.

Numark NS7III

NS7III features

  • Premium Serato DJ controller with three high-resolution colour screens, including the ability to display stackable waveforms.
  • Screens provide 1:1 real time feedback of Serato DJ, letting you close or move the source laptop and focus on the music.
  • Dedicated track library screen with corresponding navigation controls.
  • 4 decks of Serato DJ software control; built-in 4-channel audio mixer.
  • 2 variable-torque motorized platters with high-resolution MIDI tracking.
  • Touch-activated knobs produce groundbreaking control of filters, EQ, and more.
  • Authentic vinyl records provide the feel of a professional DJ turntable.
  • 16 velocity-sensitive Akai Professional MPC pads with backlit RGB feedback.
  • 10 pad modes for hot cues, loops, song slicing, and sample triggering.
  • Dedicated 3-way touch-activated filter knob on each channel.
  • Dedicated touch-activated control of Serato’s 12 professional iZotope® FX.
  • Built-in professional 24-bit USB 2.0 audio interface.
  • Zone/booth outputs and balanced XLR outputs for club use.
  • Rugged, road-worthy metal construction.
  • Serato NoiseMap ready for use with extended DVS setups.
  • Plug and play with Serato DJ (included) – no upgrade purchase required.

NS7III will be exhibited at Winter NAMM, January 22-25 at Booth 6700 in Anaheim, CA. Numark’s new flagship controller will be available later in 2015 with an MSRP of £1199.99 GBP.

MIXTRACK 3 & MIXTRACK PRO 3

Building on the previous MIXTRACK models and retaining all the features and benefits that made them so incredibly popular, the new models share the same basic platform and boast several performance/feature characteristics that make them particularly satisfying and effective to use.

Numark Mixtrack Pro 3

Mixtrack 3 features

  • Dedicated filter knobs for each channel.
  • Includes Serato DJ Intro—upgrade-ready for full Serato DJ (Pro only, Mictrack 3 includes Virtual DJ LE 8).
  • Includes Prime Loops remix tool kit.
  • Multi-function Touch strip for dynamic FX control and Strip Search.
  • 16 multi-function performance pads.
  • All-new high resolution metal jog wheels.
  • Dual 5-inch hyper-responsive metal platters.
  • Multiple FX manipulation.
  • Dedicated track browsing controls from your library.
  • Integrated class compliant audio interface with ¼’ and 1/8” headphone connections (Pro only).

MIXTRACK PRO 3 and MIXTRACK 3 will ship with an MSRP of £169.99 GBP and £149.99 GBP, respectively.

HF Wireless DJ Headphones

Numark HF Wireless DJ Headphones

Designed to free the DJ from the restrictions of a traditional fixed-length headphone cable and thus allow greater movement and flexibility while performing, the Numark HF Wireless headphones provide superb audio performance, great wireless range and an “all night long” battery that really delivers on its promise.

The key to its superior wireless streaming is its Bluetooth® 4.0 technology with NFC pairing, so signal connection is always strong and clear. The HF Wireless has a wireless range of over 30 feet for great freedom of movement while monitoring the musical delivery. In addition, the unit’s built-in rechargeable battery affords 10 hours of music playback on a single charge, so those 10:00 p.m.–4:00 a.m. gigs are no problem.

Other thoughtful touches that make HF Wireless a pleasure to use are the on-ear cup for great bass response and outstanding noise isolation, a compact, collapsible design with built-in microphone and wide-range 40mm drivers that deliver detailed, articulate sound and well-defined bass—essential for perfect beatmatching. Plus, the HF Wireless headphones come with a 4 ft. cable with 1/8-inch stereo plug, so the DJ doesn’t need a second set of headphones. Wireless or wired, these are the only ones you need!

The HF Wireless headphone will retail with an MSRP of £49.99 GBP and will be exhibited at Winter NAMM, January 22-25, Booth 6700 in Anaheim, CA.

Numark Lightwave

Lightwave

Introducing the all-new Lightwave powered loudspeaker with dual LED arrays.

The Lightwave is perfect for any festive situation where both terrific sound and brilliant, exciting party lighting is desired, but where space, budget and setup complexity are all major considerations.

Lightwave features

  • Built-in dual LED arrays provide brilliant light show.
  • Five customizable lighting modes: Mood, Meter, Mix, Pulse, Party.
  • Brightness control lets you adjust or disable LEDs.
  • Custom Color Control—easily adjust the desired mix of Red, Green, and Blue lighting.
  • Adds powerful sound and visual flair to any DJ or other performance.
  • Ultra-portable form factor for clean, uncluttered setups.
  • Perfect for special events, house parties, karaoke where additional lighting would add clutter.
  • (1) XLR+¼-inch combo, Stereo RCA and ?-inch inputs for DJ mixers, microphones or instruments.
  • Dual volume controls for input level balancing.
  • XLR Link Output for use with multiple speakers or subwoofers.
  • Rubberized feet with standard 36mm pole socket for stand mounting.
  • (3) 6 ½-inch woofers and 1-inch tweeter.
  • 200 watts of peak power, 100 watts continuous of Class D amplification.
  • Durable speaker cabinet resists bumps, scratches, dust, and stains.
  • Compact, lightweight cabinet is just 8.4 x 29.2 x 10.1” and 23 lbs.

Lightwave will ship with an MSRP of £219.99 GBP.

More information: Numark

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Manley Labs intros Manley FORCE mic preamp

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Manley Labs has announced the Manley FORCE, a four-channel high voltage vacuum tube microphone preamplifier.

Manley FORCE

From the CORE, the FORCE incorporates the same proprietary hand-wound Manley Iron® mic input transformers and 12AX7 vacuum tube amplifying stage operating from 300 V rails. Each channel includes a high-impedance, ¼” instrument input as well as an XLR microphone input. On the front, each channel features a 120 Hz high-pass filter, variable input-level pad, phase invert, selectable +48V phantom power, and a high/low gain switch. The CNC machined faceplate features seven-way LED metering for each channel providing instant visible feedback for audio levels. The universal power supply accepts any voltage or frequency from anywhere in the world facilitating travel for international recording projects. As with all Manley gear, each unit is painstakingly hand-wired using silver solder and audiophile-grade components, and hand-built in California.

“From the onset I wanted this product to blow the doors off the price-to-value ratio, while retaining every single ounce of Manley quality, reliability, and integrity,” explains Manley Labs President and co-founder EveAnna Manley. “Everyone is wondering how we could possibly do this for $2,500. We achieved this by prioritizing what really matters-delivering that signature Manley sound-and by engineering it to build efficiently. We really paid attention to how it pops together.”

Handcrafted in the USA. Built like a tank. Designed to endure.

The Manley FORCE carries a retail price of $2,500 USD.

More information: Manley Labs

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Shure intros 5575LE Unidyne Limited Edition microphone

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Shure has announced the 5575LE Unidyne Limited Edition microphone, a single element unidirectional dynamic microphone to be released in celebration of the Unidyne microphone’s 75th anniversary.

Shure 5575LE

As the world-renowned leader in microphones, Shure Incorporated has designed and manufactured many innovative products for the audio industry over the past nine decades. However, none have been more impactful or iconic than the Unidyne® microphone. In January 2014, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) presented Shure with the Milestone Award for the Unidyne technology. Being honored with this prestigious award puts Shure in the same company as famed inventors, including Guglielmo Marconi, Nikola Tesla, Michael Faraday, and Benjamin Franklin. This honor also puts the invention of the Unidyne technology alongside landmark events such as the invention of the first computer and the Apollo Space program. To mark this achievement, and to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the development and availability of the 55 Unidyne microphone, Shure is proud to announce a new Limited Edition Unidyne model, the 5575LE Unidyne® Limited Edition Cardioid Dynamic Microphone.

A special anniversary version of the iconic 55 Unidyne cardioid dynamic microphone, the 5575LE replicates the original design, with appropriate improvements in durability and sound quality. A sublime recreation for collectors, the serialized limited edition 5575LE features the current Unidyne III cardioid element, the classic large outer grill, vintage badging, and zinc die-cast, with a silver finish desk stand. The microphone comes in an aluminum flight case with 75th anniversary logo branding, and includes two Unidyne photo prints and a certificate of authenticity, featuring a tribute from Shure Chairman Mrs. Rose L. Shure. Only 5575 pieces of this model will be available worldwide.

“The Unidyne is the most recognized microphone in the world, used by countless performers, including Elvis and Sinatra, as well as numerous contemporary artists” said Scott Sullivan, Senior Director, Global Product Management at Shure Incorporated. “The 5575LE pays homage to the beloved and classic 55 Unidyne, packaging together vintage aesthetic and performance features for collectors and performers.”

Introduced in 1939, the 55 Unidyne was swiftly adopted as the microphone of choice for broadcast, public address, recording, and two-way radios. As the popularity of the 55 grew, it found its way into many performance environments that would cement its iconic status and legacy as “the microphone that needs no name.” To the industry, the 55 Unidyne provided control of feedback and reduction of off-axis ambient sound. In the hands of popular performers and heads of state, the 55 Unidyne became recognized as a familiar cultural presence and a sign of quality. Its design has come to symbolize what many think of when they hear the word “microphone.”

The Shure 5575LE Unidyne Limited Edition cardioid dynamic microphone will be available in December 2014 at a retail price of $399 USD.

More information: Shure / 5575LE Unidyne Limited Edition

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Shure announces Winter Rebates for SM Microphones and SE Earphones

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Shure has announced holiday product rebates on select SM microphones and, for the first time, a rebate offer for the SE215 & SE535 Sound Isolating Earphones.

Shure Winter Rebates

Customers who purchase SM57 and SM58® microphones can earn up to $60 back ($10 back on up to six individual microphone purchases). This also includes a special $30 rebate on the DMK57-52 Drum Microphone Kit. For earphone products, customers can save $10 on SE215 models and $50 on SE535 models. The promotion will kick off on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, and run through Jan. 11, 2015.

The SM57 and SM58 have been industry standards for almost 50 years due to their unparalleled mix of audio quality and rugged dependability. The SM57 “workhorse” is highly versatile for clean reproduction of amplified and acoustic instruments. The legendary SM58 is tuned to accentuate the warmth and clarity of lead and back-up vocals.

SE Earphones feature award-winning sound isolating technology and unique sound signatures. The SE215 have a single Dynamic MicroDriver and provide detailed sound with enhanced bass, making them a great option for personal listening or professional monitoring. Featuring Triple High-Definition MicroDrivers, the SE535 uses a dedicated tweeter and dual woofers to deliver spacious sound with rich bass for a true audiophile listening experience.

“With the holiday season right around the corner, our winter SM and SE rebate offers are an opportunity to purchase the microphone you’ve been coveting or give the gift of premium earphones to a fellow music lover. You could also follow a ‘one for you, five for me’ philosophy. We promise not to tell,” said Ellen Mahon, Marketing Communications Manager at Shure. “With a variety of models and pricing options now coupled with our holiday rebates, Shure’s award-winning microphones and earphones are more accessible than ever before.”

Rebates include $10 back on an SM57-LC, SM57-X2U, SM58-LC, SM58-CN, SM58S, or SM58-X2U microphone purchase; $10 back on an SE215 purchase; and $50 back on an SE535 purchase. SE215 earphones are available in clear or translucent black, while the SE535 is available in clear, metallic bronze, or a Special Edition red color at select retailers. The DMK57-52 Drum Microphone Kit, also included in the offer, is eligible for a $30 mail-in-rebate. Rebates will be honored for up to six SE products, six SM products, and two drum kits.

Shure SM Microphone and SE Earphone Holiday Rebates are available through January 11th, 2015.

More information: Shure

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