Pro Audio

Pro Audio

XILS-lab announces the availability of XILS Vocoder 5000 – inspired by its EMS Vocoder 5000 hardware (partial) namesake as an affordable vocoder plug-in for Mac (32- and 64-bit, AU, AAX, RTAS, VST 2.4, and VST 3 for Mac OS X 10.6 or higher) and PC (32- and 64-bit, AAX, RTAS, and VST for Windows XP, Vista, 7, ad 8).

Read more: XILS-lab Vocoder 5000

Pro Audio

Sonnet Technologies today introduced a new line of optical Thunderbolt cables designed to connect computers and devices over longer distances in a wide variety of production environments. With support for both 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 and 10Gbps Thunderbolt connections, the Sonnet Optical Thunderbolt Cables are thin, lightweight, and durable, with performance equivalent to copper Thunderbolt cables at distances of up to 60 meters. 

Available in 5.5, 10, 30, and 60-meter lengths, the Sonnet Optical Thunderbolt Cables feature Optical Cable technology by Corning. They provide dual-channel, bidirectional connectivity for 10Gbps Thunderbolt devices, or 20Gbps bidirectional support when used with a Thunderbolt 2 host and Thunderbolt 2 devices. The cables are hot-swappable, and each can carry both data and video. Sonnet's Optical Thunderbolt Cables are available now with prices starting at $179.

sonnettech.com

Pro Audio

Based on the ART ProVLA VCA-less Vactrol Opto-Compressor design, the VLA-500 delivers essentially the same tone, quality, and function. The VLA-500 offers three discrete user selectable tone-shaping circuits. There’s an Op amp signal path, a much warmer FET circuit ideal for vocal tracking and mixing, and even a simple one button “Grit” switch for more aggressive tone.

The VLA500 is stereo and multi channel linkable. MAP: $199.

artproaudio.com

Pro Audio

Arturia announces the availability of Hardtek Essentials, the latest Expansion Pack for use with its inspiration SPARK Creative Drum Machine and SparkLE controllers combined with SPARK 2 sound-sculpting and performance drum machine software for Mac (OS X 10.7 and higher) and PC (Windows 7 and higher). Hardtek includes 30 kits (spanning techno, hardtek, drum ‘n’ bass, and hardcore techno stylings, plus more), 480 new instruments (instrumentally expanding the SPARK 2 set), and 960 customizable pre-programmed patterns. 

The AAX-, AU-, and VST2.4-compatible Hardtek Essentials Expansion Pack are available to purchase as a boxed version for $29.

arturia.com

Pro Audio

Featuring a closed-back, circumaural design, the MH210’s are equipped with high output 40mm neodymium drivers for an extended frequency response. Available in black (MH210) and white (MH210W), the MH210’s feature leather ear-pads outfitted with high density memory foam for comfort and effective isolation from external noise.

cadaudio.com

Pro Audio

GoPro’s imaging technology combines new features such as 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120 video capture (black) and built-in touch display convenience (silver). HERO4 Black delivers 2x the performance of its predecessor and now captures 4K video at 30 frames per second (fps), 2.7K video at 50fps and 1080p video at 120fps, virtually eliminating rolling shutter in most scenarios while allowing for time-bending slow motion effects. HERO4 Black also features an entirely redesigned audio system that captures high fidelity sound with 2x the dynamic range of previous models. Additional enhancements include improved image quality, low light performance, highlight moment tagging and an improved user interface that allows for easier discoverability and access to key features and controls. HERO4 is available in two editions, HERO4 Black (MSRP: $499) and HERO4 Silver (MSRP: $399).

Pro Audio

Yamaha’s MG REC & PLAY iPhone/iPad app allows MG Series XU Mixers to provide high quality recording and playback via an easy-to-use interface. The MG Series is a comprehensive lineup of mixing consoles ranging from compact models ideal for music production and sub-mixing applications to more versatile models capable of handling live sound reinforcement for medium scale events. The third-generation MG Series released earlier this year offers notable improvements in sound quality, design, operability and durability, as well as several impressive new functions. It is now available at the Apple App Store for free download.

Apple iTunes App Store

Pro Audio

The compact and lightweight iQ6 turns any Lightning-equipped device into a field recorder. It features two unidirectional condenser microphones in an X/Y configuration—the same elements used in the Zoom H4n Handy Recorder—and comes with an extended Lightning connector and removable spacer that allow it to be used with most iPhone, iPod, and iPad cases.

Read more: Zoom iQ6

Pro Audio

PreSonus® Ceres™ C3.5BT and C4.5BT active speakers include wireless Bluetooth audio streaming and a front-panel 1/8" stereo input. Ceres BT-series speakers have EQ to adjust the listening environment and provide a dedicated Sub Out to integrate a subwoofer. Energy Conservation mode saves energy when the speakers are not in use and meets the European ErP directive.

Read more: PreSonus Ceres BT-series Bluetooth Speakers

Pro Audio

Mackie’s new Creative Reference(tm) Multimedia Monitor Series includes two models - the CR3 and CR4 - with 3” or 4” woofers and ¾” silk-dome tweeters. CR monitors also feature a curved high-frequency waveguide for wide dispersion of sound and stereo image. Also included are all-wood cabinets, custom-tuned rear ports, a left/right speaker placement switch allows users to locate the volume control on the left or right of their workstation, and a front-panel aux input for simple connection of a media device.

Read more: Mackie CR4 Monitors

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