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Time+Space announces iZotope and ESI competition

Time+Space has announced a new competition in which you can win ESI monitoring speakers and iZotope effects plugins.

Time+Space iZotope and ESI giveaway

You’re pleased as punch with the bassline, the chords are catchy and the lyrics are simply genius but unless you’ve got the right tools for mixing and mastering, your track will probably lack that professional polished finish.

Thanks to software developers like iZotope, this can all be achieved easily in your home studio with plugins such as Ozone 5 Mastering Suite, Alloy 2 Essential Mixing Tools and Nectar Vocal Suite all helping you to get impressive results with relatively little outlay.

Of course, you need a decent set of monitoring speakers as well, and that’s where ESI come in. Earlier this year the German audio specialists released their Unik product line – professional quality active reference monitors that produce a clear, strong and precise sound thanks to the extraordinarily light membrane of the ribbon tweeter.

UK-based distributor Time+Space are giving you the chance to win a pair of Unik monitors plus iZotope software in their October competition with a total prize giveaway totaling over £1600!

Competition prizes

  • First prize: Pair of ESI Unik 08 monitoring speakers and iZotope Ozone 5 Complete Mastering Suite
  • Second prize: Pair of ESI Unik 05 monitoring speakers and iZotope Nectar Complete Vocal Suite
  • Third prize: Pair of ESI Unik04 monitoring speakers and iZotope Alloy 2 Essential Mixing Tools

The competition is only open to European residents and ends on 31st October, 2012.

More information: Time+Space

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Join Dynaudio Professional at Facebook for a chance to win a BCM-2 and set of DBM50′s

TC Electronic and Dynaudio Professional have teamed up to spread the love amongst their Facebook fans.

Dynaudio Professional Facebook giveaway

Joining the Dynaudio Professional facebook page gives a chance to win a BMC-2 High Def DAC and Monitor Controller and a set of DBM50 monitors Dynaudio professional! Already a ‘fan’ of the page? You’re part of the family, and in the drawing too!

The winner will be announced 24. October so visit dynaudioprofessional.com/facebook. We actually got Level 42’s Mark King in on this as well. He uses the same set-up in his own studio and loves it for you can check him talking about exactly what excites him so much about this setup here.

More information: Dynaudio Professional at Facebook

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Time+Space intros Aktiv studio reference monitors from ESI

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Time+Space has announced the Aktiv monitoring speakers from ESI.

ESI Aktiv 08

Off the back of their higher end UniK series delivered earlier this year, ESI has announced the release of a new line of affordable studio reference monitors – the Aktiv 05 and Aktiv 08.

Replacing the nEar05 / 08 eXperience range, the Aktiv 05 and Aktiv 08 boast unparalleled punch in the low-mid frequency thanks to the top quality kevlar driver – a major improvement over the paper and polypropylene drivers used in many comparable speakers.

Plus, thanks to a retuning of all components by German engineers, including a completely revised design of the crossover circuitry plus a higher quality silk dome tweeter, the Aktiv 05 and 08 provide honest sound at an affordable price and are perfect for use in a range of settings.

Aktiv features

  • 2-way powered speaker / active studio monitor speaker.
  • 5″ or 8″ kevlar curved cone as low frequency driver.
  • 1″ silk dome tweeter as HF driver.
  • Aktiv 05 output power: 60W (HF 30W, LF 30W).
  • Aktiv 08 output power: 90W (HF 30W, LF 60W).
  • Aktiv 05 frequency response: 50Hz – 20kHz.
  • Aktiv 08 frequency response: 40Hz – 20kHz.
  • magnetically shielded for desktop operation without electronic interference.
  • input connections: XLR / TS1/4″ combo connector, balanced / unbalanced input.

The ESI Aktiv monitors are sold as single units with the following RRPs:

  • Aktiv 05: £109 GBP.
  • Aktiv 08: £155 GBP.

More information: Time+Space

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Win TC Electronic Impact Twin Audio Interface and DBM50 Dekstop Monitors at Dynaudio Professional

Dynaudio Professional Facebook contest

TC Electronic has announced that Dynaudio Professional is offering a chance to win an Impact Twin interface and a set of DBM50 monitor speakers.

Our friends at Dynaudio Professional have launched a competition where you can win a pair of their brand new DBM50 desktop monitors as well as one of our Impact Twin Audio Interfaces – virtually a ‘Bimbo Jones’ studio setup.

For a chance to win this great studio setup, simply join Dynaudio Professional on Facebook. If you are already connected with Dynaudio Professional on Facebook, you’re automatically participating.

Bimbo Jones has done remixes for super stars like Lady Gaga, Pink, Rihanna, Janet Jackson and Usher as well as released original dance music and topped the UK Dance Chart more than 50 times!

The winner will be announced on Dynaudio Professional’s Facebook page 1 August, 2012.

More information: Dynaudio Professional

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G-Sonique releases Monitor MSX5 headphone monitoring system

G-Sonique has announced the Monitor MSX5 headphone monitoring system, a spatial effect plug-in for Windows.

G-Sonique Monitor MSX5 VST plug-in moves these basic spatial processing principles/algorithms forward and offers a comfortable and precise way of mixing on your headphones. (all used algorithms were fine-tuned for professional mixing purposes).

G-Sonique Monitor MSX5
G-Sonique Monitor MSX5 allows for comfortable and precise mixing on your headphones.

Monitor MSX5 features

  • Simulation of monitor rotation angle and distance.
  • Center balance attenuates level of phantom center to hear wider stereo signal.
  • Main volume controls output volume of the complete system.
  • Monitor/Speaker simulations for (Bass) Woofer size and (Treble) Tweeter sharpness/sound aggression.
  • Control dry (pure headphone sound) and wet (monitor sound simulation) signal.

Monitor MSX5 for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for the introductory price of 39 EUR for the first 50 customers (regular 45.90 EUR).

More information: G-Sonique / Monitor MSX5

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Dynaudio Professional intros M3XE monitors

Dynaudio Professional (formerly known as Dynaudio Acoustics) has introduced its 20th Anniversary M3XE monitors that takes monitoring to a whole new level with a significant upgrade from its predecessor – the renowned M3A 3-way monitor. To top it off, the speakers are powered by two of Lab.gruppen’s highly esteemed PLM10000Q amplifiers.

Dynaudio Professional M3XE

Sporting the newest and most pristine Dynaudio driver technology, M3XE takes over where most other monitor systems give up. With unsurpassed attention to detail, underpinned by an impressive 20Hz – 22kHz frequency response and beyond 133dB SPL, M3XE leaves no room for desire in terms of resolution, range or sheer power.

The cutting-edge combination of Lab.gruppen, Lake and TC Electronic processing technology forms the ultimate backing for M3XE and ensures unlimited power and the tools for optimizing any room to become the perfect listening environment.

In short, M3XE surpasses any and all main monitor expectations!

M3XE Main Features

  • Unique linear phase frequency response.
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 22kHz.
  • Dual 12” ESOTAR² Woofers, aluminum voice coil.
  • Dual 6” Midrange drivers, MSP cone, 75mm aluminum voice coil.
  • 1.1” (28mm) ESOTAR² Softdome tweeter, aluminum voice coil.
  • Max. SPL (short term peak @ 1m): 133 SPL.
  • Heavy internal damping for minimum cabinet resonance.
  • Dimensions: 555mm (W) x 775mm (H) x 505mm (D).
  • Weight: 132 lbs./ 60 kg.

Amplification: Lab.gruppen PLM10000Q

  • 4x 2300 watts (2x 2300W woofer, 1x 2300W Mid, 1x 2300W HF).
  • Dimensions: 2 unit x 19”.
  • Input: Analog, AES/EBU.
  • Class TD output stage.
  • Zero-overshoot, inter-sample voltage peak limiting (ISVPL™).
  • Lake Processing; Raised Cosine Equalization™, Linear phase cross-overs etc.

The new M3XE will be available Summer 2012, for a list price of $34,800 USD / 26600 EUR.

More information: Dynaudio Professional / M3XE

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Dynaudio Professional introduces DBM50 Perfectly Angled Desktop Monitor

Dynaudio Professional DBM50

Dynaudio Professional (formerly Dynaudio Acoustics) has introduced the DBM50, the perfect active desktop monitor featuring a 7.1” woofer and a 1.1” soft dome tweeter.

All aspects of its design point towards desktop use – from the perfectly angled front over the ingenious waveguide around the tweeter to the optional addition of a level controller that never compromises the all-important level interrelationship between speakers.

Another key factor that puts DBM50 in the front seat is sheer quality. Each and every one is handcrafted in Denmark with attention to even the tiniest detail. More than 20 years of expertise in speaker design, development and manufacturing guarantees a set of monitors that go the extra mile to recreate even the smallest and most subtle details of any recording or production.

Dynaudio Professional DBM50 Controller

Take Complete Control

DBM50 comes with the option of adding a sleek controller that puts the user squarely at the helm of volume control in any situation. Levels can be set and manipulated with precision and ease, completely independent of the computer or workstation in use. The DBM50 controller provides perfect tracking, which guarantees spot-on stereo imaging with unprecedented precision.

In other words, DBM50 is the only choice when it comes to desktop monitoring.

DBM50 features

  • Perfectly Angled for Desktop Mixing.
  • Every Driver Hand-built in Denmark.
  • Optional Master Volume Control.
  • 7.1” Woofer / 1.1” Soft Dome Tweeter.
  • 50+50 Watts.
  • 117 dB SPL.
  • Frequency Range: 46Hz – 21kHz.
  • Dimensions: W 437 mm, D 410 mm, H 435 mm.
  • Weight: 7.2 lbs./kg.

The DBM50 will be available in May 2012 in the EU and Summer 2012 in the US, for a suggested price of $499 USD/499 EUR/£415 GBP each. The optional volume controller is priced $69 USD/69 EUR/£59 GBP.

More information: Dynaudio Professional / DBM50

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