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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Diego Stocco releases FFS03 // Creative Miking Techniques

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Diego Stocco has launched Creative Miking Techniques, the third video tutorial in the Feedforward Sounds series.

In this tutorial you’ll see how to dynamically record instruments or objects, acoustically process synth sounds, how to build a stethoscope mic, using electrets on custom built instruments and underwater, and my guidelines on how to effectively use contact mics.

This is a tutorial for sound designers and producers, in it you’ll see applications for SFX, music production and hybrids between the two.

The tutorial is available for purchase for $9.99 USD.

More information: Diego Stocco / Creative Miking Techniques

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Steinberg launches UR22 Production Studio

Steinberg has released the UR22 Production Studio, a limited edition package that consists of the compact UR22 audio interface, the latest version of Cubase Elements and WabeLab LE alongside the sE Electronics Magneto studio microphone, Isolation Pack and microphone cable.

Steinberg UR22 Production Studio

With two TRS/XLR combo inputs, two TRS outputs, MIDI I/O plus one separate headphone output, the included UR22 interface provides sufficient connectivity for mobile recording and personal home studios. It holds two of the highly acclaimed D-PRE mic preamps, offers latency-free hardware monitoring and a sampling rate of up to 192 kHz. The software bundle boasts the Cubase Elements music production system that includes the HALion Sonic SE, Prologue and Groove Agent ONE instruments plus a suite of 44 effect processors. The WaveLab LE audio editor provides all the basic tools to master any recording to the best audio quality. The sE Electronics Magneto condenser microphone produces outstanding results for recording vocals and acoustic instruments alike, while the Isolation Pack consists of a shock mount and an integrated pop shield.

Product marketing manager Stefan Schreiber commented: “We’re really happy that the co-operation with sE Electronics has come to fruition. Their Magneto mic is the perfect complement to the UR22 interface, and together with the included versions of Cubase and WaveLab, the UR22 Production Studio has everything a demanding neophyte will be needing to record, mix and edit vocals and instruments.”

UR22 Production Studio features

  • UR22 24-bit/192 kHz USB 2.0 audio interface with 2 D-PRE Class-A discrete mic preamps supporting +48V.
  • Analog 2 in and 2 out plus headphone output with individual volume control and MIDI input and output.
  • Latency-free hardware-based monitoring with a Mix knob.
  • Cubase Elements 7 personal music production system with complete audio/MIDI recording, editing and mixing tools.
  • Includes outstanding virtual instruments: HALion Sonic SE workstation, MPC-style Groove Agent ONE drum machine and Prologue synthesizer.
  • Comes ready with 44 audio effect processors, including Pitch Correct for vocal intonation correction, MorphFilter and extraordinary VST Amp Rack guitar tone suite.
  • Cross-platform 32-/64-bit software application and drivers for Windows and Mac OS X Intel.
  • WaveLab LE 8 Audio editing and mastering software with powerful real-time audio engine, two simultaneous audio tracks and a set of qualtiy virtual effect processors.
  • sE Electronics Magneto studio condenser microphone with a 1″ large diaphragm capsule and cardioid polar pattern.
  • sE Electronics Isolation Pack shock mount and plop filter set plus a three meter shielded microphone cable.

The UR22 Production Studio is available for purchase for 299 EUR including German VAT.

More information: Steinberg / UR22 Production Studio

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Line 6 intros Sonic Port VX audio interface

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Line 6 has introduced its new Sonic Port VX audio interface.

Line 6 Sonic Port VX

Sonic Port VX is the only iOS audio interface that puts the power of a mobile studio into the hands of songwriters on the go. With built-in studio-grade condenser microphones and preamps that capture sound with stunning clarity and dynamics, you can finally develop ideas and record complete multi-track songs however, whenever and wherever you want.

The guitar/bass input features 120dB of dynamic range for incomparable tone and best-in-class dynamics. A stereo line input lets you record keys, drum machines, DJ mixers and other sources. Zero-latency monitoring means you can record without distraction. And with professional-level 1/4” stereo outputs, you can easily connect studio monitors and perfect your mixes. With Sonic Port VX, the world is your studio.

Sonic Port VX features

  • 2-in/2-out audio interface with 24-bit/48kHz audio quality.
  • Built-in stereo and mono condenser mics with professional preamps (45dB of gain).
  • 1/4” high-quality buffered guitar/bass input with 120dB of dynamic range.
  • 1/8” stereo line input for recording keys, drum machines, DJ mixers and more.
  • 1/4” pro-level, balanced stereo outputs for connecting to studio monitors.
  • 1/8” stereo headphone output.
  • Zero-latency monitoring.
  • Compatible with iOS, Mac and PC.
  • Seamless operation with GarageBand and other CoreAudio music apps.
  • Compatible with Line 6 Mobile POD app for jamming and creating guitar tones.
  • Bus-powered design with ultra-low power draw; optional USB power supply powers Sonic Port™ VX and iOS device.
  • Includes tabletop stand with mic stand adapter.
  • 1/4” thread for connecting to any camera tripod.

Sonic Port VX is available for purchase for MSRP £139.95 incl. VAT.

More information: Line 6 / Sonic Port VX

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