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Short links for May 30th, 2011

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# Hey You! What Song are you Listening to?

Asking random New Yorkers with headphones on what song they are listening to.

# OUTLOUD.FM

OUTLOUD.FM lets you create rooms where you can chat and listen to music with your friends with a real time collaborative playlist. Just sign in, pick a room name, and start uploading music!

# STACKED by Royal Sapien – 300+ tracks mixed into one hour of electronic music soundtrack

Stacked

# End of Train Device, New Album from Your Editor, and an Experiment in Releasing Music

Peter Kirn writes:

Yes, I create digital music, too. One of the things I’ve loved about CDM is the chance to share music making, from the construction of the tools to the production of performances and recordings. If that’s all we ever get out of music – getting to share with someone else – that’s already more than enough for me.

This week I’ve released my own End of Train Device, a full-length ambient / leftfield electronic album.

Namm Oddities 2011

# NAMM Oddities 2011

Barry Wood is back with another selection of interesting products showcased at the NAMM show.

Welcome to the 2011 edition of the NAMM Oddities …finally

This year the show went smoothly but due to a perfect storm created by of a pile of work (the paying variety), local politics, and the writing of my first now published book, the Oddities were nearly 4 months late.

There was no shortage of Oddities-worthy items at the show this year. Even though this is probably the last NAMM report to go online, I'm certain that there are a number of products that will see their press debut on these pages.

# Massive Subwoofer Chair

Still not satisfied with the bass of the average chair? If so, check out this insane 1000 Watt Subwoofer Chair from Canadian designer John Greg Ball.

# Vinyl Poised to Make Further Gains; Time To Ask, “What Does it All Mean”?

Photo by Karola Riegler Photography

At first, it seemed like it might be just a blip: amidst generally declining sales of physical music, down sharply from their 1990s boom, vinyl sales were trending up. The reversal started with a slight uptick in 2007 – already noticeable as the CD had begun its collapse. That slight uptick has turned into a small boom. From a tiny 300,000 units in US sales in 1993, the vinyl record is projected to do some 3.6 million units in sales.

# Dan303: New Sample Pack ‘Toys’

Dan has posted another free sample pack: “The sounds in this sample pack are made to replicate the sound of old broken children’s toys.”

# The Radiumphonic Workshop « Radium Audio Labs

Radium is inviting you to have a look behind the scenes at the Radiumphonic Workshop. In the video below we delve under the bonnet of Radium to have a look at what makes it all tick – the sound lab operated by the fine team at Radium. It demonstrates a rare glimpse of how we work, as well as showing off some of the machines, technology, people and creative approaches we use to manipulate sound!

# Design to Address Visual Performance in Music, Explained by a Giant Robot Face

Computing technology is an inherently disruptive thing, wonderfully so. It solves problems you didn’t know you had. It creates problems, then creates new problems in even trying to understand those problems. Simply using a computer is a kind of design statement.

You’ve seen questions about what happens with computer performance and audience interaction. But, in AMALGAM, design student Jacob Lysgaard asks those questions, and proposes solutions, in a new way: with a giant talking robot face.

Edifier ‘Sound To Go’ portable USB speaker receives 2011 Red Dot Award

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Edifier International has announced that its Sound To Go portable speaker has received the 2011 Red Dot Award for Product Design.

Edifier Sound To Go

More than 1,700 companies from 60 countries submitted products to compete for the internationally recognized mark of quality, the Red Dot. A label for excellent design, the ‘Sound To Go’ reflects the aesthetic quality sought after by the expert jury.

Despite its ultra-compact shape, the Edifier ‘Sound To Go’ delivers powerful stereo sound. It features one oblong 3-inch subwoofer and two 1-inch mid-range drivers and two 1-inch tweeter drivers, along with a built-in amplifier and a handy volume control. Although it measures just 10-1/2 inches wide by 1-1/2 inches high by 1-3/4 inches deep, the ‘Sound To Go’ delivers clear, immersive stereo sound, thanks to its precision high-quality magnetically shielded drivers. The speaker’s rich, brushed-aluminum finish is accented by its black front grille and sidepieces, for a look that complements any laptop.

“Edifier’s Sound To Go continues to exceed our expectations by winning its third award in just this one year,” said Anthony Wilkinson, Managing Director, Edifier International Ltd. “Recognition on this level supports our goal of becoming a world-class, internationally recognized company.”

The Red Dot Design Award is a coveted international product design prize awarded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. Outstanding design quality and trendsetters are ideal candidates for this award. The winners will be celebrated at the Essen Aalto-Theater and then at the red dot design museum on July 4th.

More information Edifier International

Cerwin-Vega! announces CVi Passive Portable PA speaker Series

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Cerwin-Vega! has announced the release of the CVi, a new series of passive portable PA speakers.

Cerwin-Vega CVi

Integrating 50 years of loudspeaker know-how with the latest advancements in technology, Cerwin-Vega raises the bar again with the extremely durable and professional grade CVi series. The new line of portable PA solutions deliver exactly what fans of Cerwin-Vega have come to expect, accurate and clear performance coupled with outstanding low frequency response.

Housed in a double braced wood cabinet with an 18 gauge steel grill, the line is designed for endurance and mobility. The series includes two subwoofers (CVi-118S / CVi-218S) with peak power capacities of 1200 and 2400 Watts respectively. These efficient Cerwin-Vega woofers deliver low frequency impact with tighter bass definition and less distortion. The CVi-218s features an innovative stacked driver contra-sub. This Inverse Synergy sub configuration allows the two drivers to work together in the same enclosure volume producing bass response that exceeds the output of the collective drivers. The result is cleaner, smoother low frequency reinforcement at higher SPL levels.

The CVi line also offers two full range speakers (CVi-152 / CVi-252), a 15” and dual 15”, with peak power capacities of 1000 and 2000 watts respectively. The fifth and final speaker of the line is a 2-way stage monitor with a peak power capacity of 1000 watts (CVi-122M).

The CVi series boasts high performance 34mm Mylar compression drivers and the use of hemi-conical horns allow for smooth and accurate high frequency response, both on and off axis. The advanced crossovers utilized in the design reproduce accurate cross-band summation, resulting in a far more natural sound field.

In terms of setup, flexibility is an important feature of the CVi series. With a high current capacity and dual Speakon and ¼ inch input/output options, the CVi series offers many connectivity paths including the ability to connect multiple units in serial. Mix and match from the five different models of this speaker series to achieve the ultimate PA solution.

Suggested U.S. Selling Price:

More information: Cerwin-Vega! / CVi Series

QSC announces more powerful GX Series Amplifier

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QSC GX Series

QSC Audio Products has introduced the GX7, the newest model in its popular GX Series of power amplifiers.

Engineered and assembled in the company’s Costa Mesa, California facility, the GX7 maintains all of the key form and functional elements of the existing GX Series while delivering more power in a lighter weight package. Designed to deliver real-world power for the most popular portable applications, the GX7 features 725W per channel at 8-ohms and 1000W per channel at 4-ohms, while weighing a mere 15.5 lbs for the 120V version.

“The QSC retail amplifier customer expects a truly professional solution at a value price point.” states Ray van Straten, QSC Director of Marketing Communications. “Our customers continually reinforce their message to us that they consider three key feature/benefits to be of utmost importance in a power amp – Clean, high-output power, maximum portability, and bulletproof reliability. In developing the GX7, we focused our efforts in these areas rather than be sidelined by peripheral and largely superfluous features that just add cost. The result is a product that should exceed all performance expectations while maintaining incredibly high value for our customers.”

At the core of the GX7 is QSC’s road-proven PowerLight power supply, resulting in one of the highest power-to-weight ratios in the industry. Cooling is aided with a low-noise, variable speed fan with rear-to-front airflow. Like the GX3 and GX5, the GX7 features XLR, 1/4″ TRS and phono input connectors, Speakon® and binding post outputs, built-in subwoofer/satellite crossover control, detented gain knobs, front-panel LED indicators and GuardRail™ amplifier and speaker protection.

QSC expects to deliver the first production units in January, 2011 and is currently taking orders worldwide. MSRP $699 USD.

More information: QSC Audio Products / GX Series

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

Avid introduces M-Audio GSR, active sound reinforcement speaker series

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Avid M-Audio GSR12

Avid has introduced the M-Audio GSR active sound reinforcement speaker series for musicians and DJs who perform in small to mid-sized venues.

Built from the ground up by the same engineering team behind the industry-leading M-Audio studio reference monitor line, the GSR series includes 10” and 12” full-range PA cabinets that deliver exceptional, professional-quality sound and an 18” subwoofer that offers extended bass reproduction for larger venues.

The GSR speakers are ergonomically designed and engineered with lightweight components for maximum portability. The GSR10 250-watt and GSR12 300-watt two-way active PA speakers feature Neodymium magnets in the low-frequency drivers, substantially reducing overall weight to enable easy set-up and transport between venues. The GSR18 500-watt active subwoofer features four locking casters that make it easy for customers to roll the sub into position. All three models are built with lightweight, ultra-efficient Class D amplifiers, which provide sustained high-output levels with minimum distortion and extremely low heat, so customers will experience clear, even sound through extended periods of use.

Additional features include

  • Four EQ presets designed for multiple applications—Allow customers to optimize the GSR10 and GSR12 to meet the needs of any sound setting, including DJ, live performance, music playback and public address. Variable low-frequency crossover functionality in the GSR18 enables customers to easily tune the subwoofer for use with GSR10 and GSR12 full-range speakers, or any other full-range speaker, for flat frequency response.
  • Expansive, professional-quality sound—Provide wide dispersion and excellent off-axis response for balanced sound throughout any venue with exclusive OptImage wave guide technology in the GSR10 and GSR12 models.
  • Flexible set-up options—Deliver broad sound coverage in any venue by allowing customers to position the GSR10 and GSR12 from built-in 1.4” pole mounts, suspend them from M10 integrated fly-points, or stack and lock identical units on top of each other for optimal placement. The GSR18 features an integrated 1.4” speaker stand receptacle for added versatility, allowing customers to save space by conveniently securing a speaker above the subwoofer.

The GSR10 is available in certain regions worldwide beginning September 13 for $499 USMSRP. The GSR12 is available worldwide September 10 for $629 USMSRP, and the GSR18 is available worldwide beginning November 1 for $999 USMSRP.

More information: Avid / M-Audio GSR

Stanton introduces RM.416 Rackmount Mixer

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Stanton has introduced the RM.416, a mixer for the demanding mobile or club DJ featuring a vast array of traditional/USB channels & connectivity for DJing or recording in real-time.

The RM.416 is the latest in Stanton’s RM (Rack Mount) series of mixers. Stanton, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of professional audio products for DJs, has created an exceptional mixer for the most demanding mobile or club DJ. With four channels coupled with two microphone channels—in addition to a vast array of traditional connectivity—the RM.416 features a USB connection for either playing music from your favorite application or recording your mix in real-time.

Additionally, the RM.416 offers a subwoofer output with built-in crossover control, minimizing the need for an external crossover while maintaining the ability to adjust the output to perfectly match your sound system. All of these features are packed into a 4-space rack unit with a rugged metal inner chassis ensuring that the components are protected from damage and assuring a long product life.

Stanton RM.416
Stanton RM.416 Rackmount Mixer

RM.416 features

  • 4 Channel 19” rackmount mixer.
  • Soft power on/off for silent operation.
  • 2 Front panel microphone inputs with Gain and 3-band EQ.
  • USB connection for recording to or playback from a computer.
  • 3 Band EQ per channel (-26 dB to +10 dB).
  • Subwoofer output with gain and crossover (40Hz-200Hz) control.
  • VCA crossfader reduces noise and improves life of fader.
  • User replaceable crossfader and linefaders.
  • Balanced XLR master output with trim control.
  • Balanced p” zone output (Booth/Aux out).
  • 3 Microphone, 8 stereo line, and 3 stereo phono/line switchable inputs.
  • Talkover control for front panel microphone inputs.
  • A / B / Bypass crossfader assign per channel.
  • Signal indicator for each channel.
  • 10 segment LED metering for master output.
  • Versatile cueing section with cue/master mix control.
  • Illuminated CUE and Fader Start buttons.
  • Unbalanced Stereo RCA record output.
  • Internal power supply (AC 110-240V switchable).
  • Fader start control for triggering external CD players with crossfader.
  • Mono / Stereo switch for master output.

More information: Stanton / RM.416

SM Pro Audio announces MPatch 2.1

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SM Pro Audio MPatch 2.1

SM Pro Audio has announced MPatch 2.1, a passive volume controller/monitor switcher.

Designed to provide true passive analog control over studio monitoring systems—thereby eliminating the loss of bit-depth associated with digital attenuation—the third-generation MPatch 2.1 features dual inputs with independent volume controls, a newly-designed master attenuator utilizing state-of-the-art 0.5% tolerance SMD resistors, a headphone output with separate volume control, and a subwoofer output with variable crossover. Both balanced combination XLR / 1/4” TRS and unbalanced RCA inputs are provided, with input selection, mute, stereo/mono summing operation, and subwoofer in/out selectable from the front panel.

MPatch 2.1 features

  • Dual L/R Balanced Combination XLR–1/4” TRS Inputs
  • Dual L/R Unbalanced RCA Inputs
  • Dual 1/8” (3.5mm) TRS Stereo Inputs
  • Dual Balanced XLR Master Outputs
  • Dual Balanced XLR L/R Outputs
  • Balanced XLR Subwoofer Output with Optional Variable Crossover
  • L/R Balanced Sub/Crossover Returns
  • Three Independent Rotary Analog
  • Stereo Volume Controls
  • 1/4” TRS Stereo Headphone Output
  • Headphone Volume Control
  • 1/4” TS Remote Mute Input
  • Five Output Selector Switches with Mutes
  • Stereo/Mono Summing Switch
  • Master Mute Switch

Designed for desktop or rack-mount use, the MPatch 2.1 carries a suggested retail price of $199.99 USD.

More information: SM Pro Audio / MPatch