Results for NAMM

Below are the posts that should have something to do with 'NAMM'.

Note: Use the search form in the top right if you're looking for something specific.

  

ILIO booth showcases Dynaudio BM15A monitors at NAMM

Related: , , , , , , Posted in news on Jan 17, 2014 - comment 0 comments
Dynaudio BM15A

ILIO has announced that Dynaudio Professional will provide five pairs of its BM15A studio monitors for demonstration at this year’s Winter NAMM show. The speakers will be seen and heard at the ILIO booth, Hall A, #6724 throughout the show.

ILIO president Mark Hiskey comments, “The Dynaudio BM15As are outstanding speakers with tremendous clarity and punch. They’ll provide the ideal combination of power and fidelity that will put our virtual instruments and audio processing products in the best possible light at the show.”

First introduced in 1998, the BM15A is a high performance speaker whose full-range extended bass response makes it an ideal nearfield monitor, particularly for commercial studios, project studios and post-production facilities.

The BM15A is a relatively large 2-way active system comprised of a large 240mm (10″) woofer, a special version of the Dynaudio ESOTEC soft dome tweeter and an electronic phase-aligned crossover, which feeds the built-in dual, high performance discrete MOSFET amplifiers.

The ESOTEC HF driver provides quality and headroom due to a dynamic headroom of 1000W. The 240mm (10″) bass driver is well-known for its 100mm (4″) aluminum alloy voice coil, which outperforms many 300mm (12″) drivers in terms of power output and punch.

The electronics offer complex protection circuitry helping to prevent accidental damage to the drivers, while still providing maximum transient response.

The BM15A monitor is front-ported for powerful and extended low frequency response, and the elegant matte cabinet has radius edges on the front baffle to reduce boundary effects and improve the overall sound quality.

More information: Dynaudio / BM15A

CEntrance showing new MixerFace mobile recording interface at NAMM

CEntrance has announced that it will be participating at the 2014 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, CA.

CEntrance MixerFace

This year, CEntrance will showcase its full line of products for recording and playback, including the best-selling HiFi-M8(r) DAC and amplifier for iPhone and the newly released MixerFace(r) mobile recording interface based on the same portable technology. The company’s exhibit will be located at booth 7327 in the Arena, located near Hall A.

MixerFace is a mobile recording interface that connects professional microphones with smartphones, tablets and laptops. The small, battery-powered device fits under an iPhone. It features two studio-grade microphone preamps and rich digital connectivity options, enabling professional-quality location recording. MixerFace integrates the smart phone into the audio production workflow, creating mobile recording capability for the modern, on-the-go musician, broadcaster and VO artist.

MixerFace is currently the subject of a successful crowd-funding effort on Indiegogo. The Indiegogo campaign lasts until January 31st, 2014.

More information: CEntrance / MixerFace

Korg introduces KP3+ and Kaossilator Pro+

Korg has announced the KP3+ Dynamic Effects/Sampler module and Kaossilator Pro+ Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer/Loop Recorder at NAMM 2013.

Korg KP3+

The KP3+ provides even more creative power for live and in-studio use while retaining the intuitive and user-friendly Kaoss touchpad interface.

It offers the original KP3 effects, sounds and features, plus 22 all-new, diverse effect programs for everything from various EDM genres to rock and beyond. All are complemented by an enhanced, intuitive pad illumination system.

KP3+ features

  • Use the touchpad to control effects in real time.
  • A total of 150 effects ideal for DJ mixing and sound design; 42 new types including:
    • Vinyl Break simulates a turntable.
    • Ducking Compressor emphasizes the backbeats.
    • Newly-designed looper lets you freely manipulate loops.
    • Effects you can use for breaks in your DJ play.
  • High-spec sampling functionality.
  • Numerous functions to make your performance even more expressive
    • FX Release function controls the reverberation to produce a more natural decay.
    • Mute function cuts the input signal and outputs only the effect sound.
    • Pad Motion function records and reproduces your effect usage.
  • Practical functions that are easy to use during live performance or production
    • Eight program memories let you switch effects instantly.
    • Hold function sustains the effect sound.
    • Set the tempo with auto BPM, tap tempo, or the BPM knob.
    • Pad LEDs ensure high visibility even in the dark.
  • Highly expandable for even greater potential
    • USB MIDI allows for use as a powerful MIDI controller.
    • Store sample data on an SD/SDHC card.
    • Dedicated editor software for centralized management of sample data and settings.

The Korg KP3+ will be available April 2013 for a street price of $349.99 USD.

Korg Kaossilator Pro+

The Kaossilator Pro+ is a dynamic phrase synthesizer/loop recorder that lets you perform and create multi-layered music in any style – with just the touch of a finger.

The Kaossilator Pro+ is packed with 250 programs, including more of the cutting-edge synth sounds that Korg is known for. Like all Kaoss-based products, this versatile new instrument offers creative musical possibilities and intuitive control over multiple parameters simply by moving a finger across the X-Y touchpad.

Kaossilator Pro+ features

  • Freely playable synthesizer; simply touch the touchpad to play notes and manipulate sounds in real time.
  • A total of 250 sound programs (including drum program) cover a wide range of styles, including 62 new programs.
  • Loop Recording function allows intuitive performance and recording, and 4 infinitely stackable loop banks are available.
  • Numerous functions for unlimited performance possibilities
    • Scale/Key settings make it easy for anyone to perform with no wrong notes.
    • Note Range function lets you specify the horizontal pitch range of the touchpad.
    • Gate Arpeggiator function allows you to easily control phrases with the slider.
    • Pad LEDs ensure excellent visibility even in the dark.
  • USB MIDI allows use as a powerful MIDI controller.
  • Store recorded loop data and even externally –made .WAV files on an SD/SDHC card.
  • Dedicated editor software for centralized management of sample data and settings.

The Korg Kaossilator Pro+ will be available April 2013 for a street price of $399.99 USD.

More information: Korg

Waves announces Manny Marroquin Signature Series Collection & GEQ Graphic Equalizer Plug-in

At NAMM 2013, Waves has announced the upcoming release of the Manny Marroquin Signature Series Collection.

Waves Manny Marroquin Signature Series

Waves Audio (booth 6824) announces the Manny Marroquin Signature Series Collection, custom plugins developed in collaboration with GRAMMY® Award-winning mix engineer Manny Marroquin (Rihanna, Maroon 5, Shakira).

The collection consists of six plugins: Delay, Reverb, EQ, Tonal Shaper, Distortion and Triple D (DeEsser, DeHarsher, DeBoxer).

Waves has also announced the GEQ Graphic Equalizer plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Waves GEQ

Developed primarily for live users (but sure to find a home in the studio as well), GEQ features selectable cut and boost at 1/3 octave intervals, using two unique filter types.

GEQ features

  • Classic component with proportional Q.
  • Modern component with independent non-interactive filter types.
  • 30 ISO bands.
  • 6 dB, 12 dB, 18 dB selectable cut & boost.
  • Independent HPF, LPF and a parametric bell per side.
  • Zero latency.
  • 2 input RTA with external input options.
  • RTA input difference mode with auto-suggest function.
  • Link L/R.
  • Touch Support with Fader Draw functionality.

The Manny Marroquin Signature Series Collection and GEQ Graphic Equalizer Plug-in will be available soon with pricing TBA.

More information: Waves

Avid Highlights New Product Offerings, Recent Partnership Announcements and Expanded Training Program at NAMM 2013

Related: , , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Jan 25, 2013 - comment 0 comments

Avid has released a round of announcements from NAMM 2013 which include a partnership with the world-famous Abbey Road Studios, the expansion of its Avid Learning Partner Program to include Sibelius certification, and new product offerings for its professional audio and live-sound customers.

Avid NAMM 2013

“Providing valuable resources and developing the professional tools to help our valued customers produce amazing music continue to be priorities for Avid, as demonstrated by the news being shared at NAMM this year,” said W. Sean Ford, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Avid. “We’ve set the standard for our industry with our innovative products and programmes and we’re particularly excited to be offering formalised certification for Sibelius, which will ensure that music educators have the training they need to inspire the next generation of composers, and the Pro Series line of plug-ins, which lay the groundwork for our expanding AAX portfolio.”

The news being showcased at NAMM includes the following:

  • High profile partnerships— Renowned Abbey Road Studios, the masterminds behind hits from today’s hottest musical artists including Adele and Florence + The Machine, is the most recent of a large group of facilities and private studios making the upgrade to Pro Tools®|HDX. In addition to a full studio overhaul to HDX systems, Abbey Road and Avid have also announced the first ever Abbey Road Studios and Avid Song Contest, which will provide visibility for emerging artists competing for the grand prize of a Pro Tools system and opportunity to have a track of their choice mixed with Abbey Road’s Online Mixing platform.
  • Expanded training opportunities— Avid has reinforced its strong commitment to the Sibelius product line with the announcement of the official Sibelius Training and Certification Program, offered through the Avid Learning Partner Program, which will provide valuable training and accreditation to music educators.
  • Innovative product upgrades and launches— Avid expands its AAX plug-in portfolio and adds increased flexibility and integration to the VENUE live-sound system.
    • Pro Series plug-ins: Avid announced the launch of the Pro Series line of AAX Native and AAX DSP plug-ins, featuring three new advanced processors that enable users to sound their best. Pro Compressor and Pro Expander (available now), along with Pro Limiter (coming soon), are the first plug-ins in the series, joining an expanding line-up for the AAX platform.
    • VENUE Mix Rack: Avid’s industry-leading live sound console system is now fully compatible with VENUE Stage 48 and the VENUE Ethernet Snake Card to provide users with unprecedented flexibility and enhanced capabilities.
    • Pro Tools¦ HD Native Thunderbolt: Avid will spotlight its HD Native Thunderbolt solution, which delivers unmatched speed and sound quality using Pro Tools on a laptop or desktop, which debuted at IBC2012 in September.

More information: Avid

Alesis introduces MultiMix 10 Wireless & MultiMix 16 USB FX mixers

Related: , , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Jan 25, 2013 - comment 0 comments

Alesis has announced MultiMix 10 Wireless and MultiMix 16 USB FX, two new models to its MultiMix Series of live and recording mixers.

As the name suggests, the MultiMix 10 Wireless now features Bluetooth capabilities, and the MultiMix 16 USB FX now offers onboard effects.

“These mixers bring exciting new features to our popular MultiMix lineup,” says Alesis Project Manager Walter Skorupski. “We are very pleased to add these models to the mix.”

Alesis MultiMix 10 Wireless

The MultiMix 10 Wireless is a 10-channel, rack-mount mixer that is well suited to smaller clubs and venues, houses of worship, and traveling systems. Channels 1-4 are mono and offer both XLR mic inputs (selectable phantom power is provided) and balanced 1/4″ inputs. TRS inserts are also provided. Channels 5/6 and 7/8 are stereo-paired channels, offering left and right balanced 1/4″ ins. Channels 7/8 also offer a pair of stereo RCA inputs. Configured in stereo, Channels 9/10 are dedicated to receiving a stereo audio signal from any Bluetooth-enabled device. Simple, single-button front-panel pairing makes it easy. Each channel offers a peak LED, trim knob, 2-band EQ, pre and post sends, a pan knob, and a smooth-travelling 60mm fader.

On the back panel, the MultiMix 10 Wireless features 1/4″ aux sends and 1/4″ balanced stereo returns. The main stereo outs are 1/4″ balanced, and an additional set of 1/4″ stereo monitor outs are provided. Up on the front panel, the Master section includes additional easy-access XLR+1/4″ combo inputs for Channels 1 and 2 that override the respective rear inputs, making it easy to temporarily connect a microphone or other sound source without removing the mixer from the rack. An 1/8″ jack allows a non-Bluetooth source to access Channel 9. Located alongside the master fader, the twin 10-stage LED meters feature red peak indicators. A dedicated headphone jack is provided; the level is controlled by the monitor/phones knob. A very handy 1/8″ output provides the main mix directly from the front panel.

Alesis MultiMix 16 USD FX

The new MultiMix 16 USB FX performs double-duty as a versatile live and recording mixer and as a USB audio (16-bit, 44.1 or 48 kHz) interface for computer-based recording, even doing both at the same time. This class-compliant connection provides true plug-and-play connectivity with the computer and nearly any recording software. The versatility of the MultiMix 16 USB FX is ideal for the performing musician with a home or project studio.

The onboard processor (FX) offers 8 effect types, with individual sends on each channel. Eight mono channels include both 1/4″ and XLR inputs, with selectable phantom power. Four stereo-paired channels feature 1/4″ inputs. A direct guitar-level input is available on Channel 8. Each channel strip includes a multi-band EQ, sends, pan, and level control. Multi-stage LED metering, dedicated main and headphone outputs with individual levels, and two-track RCA tape ins and outs complete this multi-use mixer. Cubase LE6 is included.

Alesis will be exhibiting at Booth 6700 at the 2013 Winter NAMM show, January 24-27 in Anaheim, California.

More information: Alesis

Arturia redefines drum machine with SparkLE

Arturia SparkLE

Arturia has announced the NAMM 2013 launch of SparkLE Creative Drum Machine, its newest hybrid beat production centre combining intuitive hardware hands-on control with software strength and integration.

Quite simply, SPARK Creative Drum Machine revolutionised hands-on beat-making by cleverly combining TAE® (True Analog Emulation) synthesis, sample playback (with multiple layering modes and post-processing), and physical modelling technologies with the intuitive workflow of a hardware drum machine upon its June 2011 launch; today, SparkLE Creative Drum Machine joins its bigger brother to take this concept to the masses in an all-new, ultra-portable package at a takeaway price point that’s tough to beat (€249.00 EURO/$299.00 USD).

The solidly-constructed, super-slimline SparkLE Creative Drum Machine hardware measures a mere 1.6cm in depth and comes complete with a handy neoprene slipcase to take your beats to the streets with that ‘real instrument feel’ so many other controllers clearly lack. With it comes direct access to all the features needed to create patterns, write automation, and perform live.

SparkLE Creative Drum Machine serves up classic ‘TR-style’ workflow via its brightly backlit step sequencer buttons, while a musical platter of bangin’ beats can quite literally be banged out using its eight velocity- and pressure-sensitive backlit pads. Stunning live performances are a breeze thanks to the advanced Looper and beat-slicing functions, while beats can be transformed on the fly with the touch-sensitive FX pad that features eight filter modes (including the famed Oberheim SEM V filter featured in Arturia’s acclaimed Oberheim SEM V soft synth namesake) and seven Slicer modes.
Three assignable encoders ease writing automation and realtime sound control. More musical still, TUNE mode permits playing sounds chromatically across those 16 step sequencer buttons or eight pads — try having the kick drum follow the bass root note for truly trouser-flapping lows, play a synth bass/lead sound, or transform percussion sounds into pitched instruments… it’s all there for the hands-on taking!

Software-wise, SparkLE Creative Drum Machine makes use of the same full-featured Spark Engine software shipping with the original SPARK Creative Drum Machine. It includes an awesome library of over 1,500 instruments and 100 kits, providing top-notch, professional sounds covering a variety of dancefloor-friendly genres and stylings, ever-expandable with Arturia add-ons (like the Hip Hop Essentials and DubStep Essentials Expansion Packs).

Priced to go, there has never been a better time than now to add a little sparkle to your rhythmic creativity with SparkLE Creative Drum Machine!

SparkLE features

  • Full featured Spark Software.
  • 3 synthesis engines: Virtual analog, Physical Modeling, Sample playback.
  • Works Standalone & as a plug-in (VST, VST3, AU, RTAS).
  • Backlit velocity and pressure sensitive Pads.
  • Touch sensitive FX pad.
  • Mode selector – Bank, Pattern, Seq, Tune.
  • Bus powered, class compliant USB input.
  • User assignable encoders.
  • Advanced Looper Divide/Move function.
  • Classic ‘TR style’ programming.
  • Real-time programming from the pads.
  • Protective travel sleeve.
  • Small, Portable, Solid construction.
  • MIDI mode for use as a controller with any software.

SparkLE Creative Drum Machine will be available to purchase from the Arturia online store or any dealer for 249 EUR / $299 USD from mid-March 2013.

More information: Arturia / SparkLE

Sonivox announces Vocalizer Pro vocal production synthesizer + Updates 5 virtual instruments

Sonivox has announced Vocalizer Pro Vocal Production Synthesizer, the next-generation version of the amazing Vocalizer MIDI-controlled audio effect.

Sonivox Vocalizer Pro
Sonivox Vocalizer Pro Vocoder Musical Instrument for PC and Mac.

Vocalizer Pro brings a harmonic/melodic voice to any audio input, thus vocalizing the sound. Simply singing or speaking—or any type of vocalizing—can intuitively create deep and complex musical results. The patented technology delivers unparalleled signal processing, advanced vocoding, and powerful re-synthesis. In addition, Vocalizer Pro allows the creation of simple or complex vocal harmonies that can extend far beyond the natural limitations of the voice. Vocalizer Pro is excellent for processing any type of percussive or melodic audio track. One preset has the ability of producing thousands of different results. This is because Vocalizer Pro is not just for vocals.

“I’m more excited about what the end user is going to do with this, because I know what I can do with it,” according to Jason Jordan, Head of Soundware, Sonivox. “I can’t even fathom what someone else is going to come up with. The sheer number of sound design possibilities is near infinite.”

Vocalizer Pro features

  • Revolutionary MIDI-controlled audio effect.
  • Unparalleled vocoding, re-synthesis and signal processing from subtle to mind-blowing.
  • Expanded controls including FFT audio processing suite.
  • Pitch shift, formant, improved frequency control and spreading.
  • Two rows of performance pads extend playability and live performance control.
  • Standalone, AU, VST, and RTAS.
  • 32 and 64-bit.

Sonivox has also updated five of their most popular Virtual Instruments to include an integrated patch browser and native 64-bit support.

Updated instruments and improvements include:

  • Wobble 2.0 Dubstep Grime Generator
    • Quickly create customized dubstep bass and synth sounds.
    • New: Improved step-sequencer graphics.
    • New: Easy on/off control of parameter modulation.
    • New: Integrated patch browser.
    • New: Native 64-bit.
    • Standalone, AU, VST, and RTAS.
  • TWIST 2.0 Spectral Morphing Synthesizer
    • Ethereal sound design instrument.
    • New: Improved step-sequencer graphics.
    • New: Easy on/off control of parameter modulation.
    • New: Additional envelopes and modulation control.
    • New: Integrated patch browser.
    • New: Native 64-bit.
    • Standalone, AU, VST, and RTAS.
  • Eighty Eight Ensemble Grand Piano Virtual Instrument
    • Exceptional embodiment of the Steinway 9’ D “Practice” Piano.
    • Layered patches featuring piano with strings, pads, or choir.
    • Adjustable split patches with bass, piano and lead instrumentation.
    • New: Updated user interface.
    • New: Improved EQ control and new reverb.
    • New: Integrated patch browser.
    • New: Native 64-bit.
    • Standalone, AU, VST, and RTAS.
  • Big Bang Drums 2.0 Flagship Drum Instrument
    • Meticulously sampled custom SJC drum kit.
    • Multi-velocity, multi-take round robin.
    • SONiVOX Intelligent Rhythm Control™ technology.
    • New: Updated user interface.
    • New: Five new drum kits.
    • New: Integrated patch browser.
    • New: Native 64-bit.
    • Standalone, AU, VST, and RTAS.
  • Big Bang Cinematic 2.0 Percussion Instrument
    • Over 200 percussion patches.
    • SONiVOX Intelligent Rhythm Control™ technology.
    • New: Updated user interface.
    • New: Patches.
    • New: Integrated patch browser.
    • New: Native 64-bit.
    • Standalone, AU, VST, and RTAS.

These Version 2 releases will be available as a free download to all registered customers.

More information: Sonivox