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Sound Devices Upgrades New USBPre 2 Interface with Addition of ASIO Driver

ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 13, 2011 — Sound Devices is taking its USBPre 2, an all-new version of its popular USBPre computer audio interface, to the next level by adding Windows OS ASIO drivers along with its built-in, class-compliant drivers. The two-channel USBPre 2 offers professionals a powerful, yet easy-to-use, portable interface to interconnect audio sources to both Mac OS and Windows computers over USB. With the addition of ASIO, the USBPre 2 can now connect to popular DAW software platforms in Windows, such as ProTools 9. more

AVIOM INTRODUCES NEW PRO16 DIGITAL SNAKES AT NAMM 2011

Preconfigured Aviom Digital Snake Systems Simplify Connectivity

ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 13, 2011 — Aviom (NAMM Booth 7119, Arena), the exclusive developer of the world’s most powerful audio transport protocol, A-Net®, is introducing prepackaged Pro16® digital snakes in a variety of configurations that are tailored for a range of applications and ensemble sizes. more

AURALEX INTRODUCES NEW SUSTAIN BAMBOO SOUND DIFFUSOR SERIES AT WINTER NAMM 2011

First Line of Acoustical Products Made from 100% Eco-Friendly Bamboo

Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, continues its long history of environmentally conscious product innovations with the launch of the first line of acoustical products made from 100% Eco-Friendly bamboo, the Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusor Series, at Winter NAMM 2011 (Booth 6698, Hall A). The new line, which consists of the WavePrism, WaveLens, QuadraTec, Peak Pyramid Diffusor and KeyPacs, retains the longevity and acoustical qualities Auralex is known for with green and acoustical properties of natural bamboo.

Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusor Series
Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusor Series

“As a green alternative to traditional hardwood, Auralex’s new Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusor Series is the perfect addition to any recording/listening space that requires absorption treatment,? says Eric Smith, founder and president more

The RapcoHorizon Company Introduces i-BLOX Smart Phone Interface at Winter NAMM 2011

New iPhone Interface Becomes Latest Addition to the Company’s BLOX Product Line

ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 13, 2011 ― The RapcoHorizon Company, a leading manufacturer of audio/video interfacing and cable equipment, is introducing its new i-BLOX Smart Phone Interface at Winter NAMM 2011 (Booth 4568, Hall C). The i-BLOX serves as an audio interface that connects an instrument to an iPhone amplifier as well as mobile recording applications. more

HardWire® Adds To Lineup With New TR-7 Tremolo/Rotary Extreme Performance Pedal

HardWire®, a leading manufacturer of guitar pedals, is introducing the new TR-7 Tremolo/Rotary Pedal at the 2011 Winter NAMM® Show in Anaheim, California. The TR-7 is a true stereo tremolo, rotary, and vibrato pedal, which offers effects ranging from traditional tremolo to a highly detailed rotary cabinet simulator. It also features true stereo I/O, allowing for complex connections and sounds with extreme flexibility.

The TR-7 features seven effects including; Tremolo, Opto-Tremolo, Bias Tremolo, Duo Tremolo, Rotary, Vibrato, and VibroPan. The TR-7 also includes HardWire’s standard extreme performance features like true bypass and high-voltage rails.

“We improved on an already impressive lineup of HardWire pedals with the introduction of the technologically superior tremolo and rotary pedal. The highly advanced processing in the TR-7 is an exciting addition to a tour-worthy package of the HardWire pedals,? stated Rob Urry, president, Harman Music Group.

Each HardWire pedal more

Lexicon® Showcases LXP Bundle That Combines Four Legendary Reverbs

Lexicon®, a Harman International Company (NYSE-HAR), has again rocked the foundations of the audio industry with the LXP Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle. This powerful reverb bundle is a collection of Lexicon’s four most popular reverbs that are now available as efficient, multi-platform native software plug-ins. The LXP Bundle was specifically developed for project and professional recording engineers, as well as artists that want to envelope their mix with that magical “Lexicon sound? that delivers the clarity, depth and fullness that can only be created when recording in a major studio.

The LXP Native Reverb Bundle delivers four legendary Lexicon reverb plug-ins including Chamber, Hall, Plate, and Room with over 200 of the most versatile and finely-crafted studio presets from Lexicon’s immense library of sounds. These pristine algorithms represent Lexicon’s state-of-the-art technology and have been designed to create professional, inspirational mixes within popular DAWs like Pro Tools, Logic, and Cubase more

JBL Professional Introduces Its Best EON Loudspeaker Ever At NAMM 2011: The New EON515XT

JBL Professional today introduced its EON515XT active loudspeaker. As the flagship of the iconic JBL powered portable speaker collection, the EON515XT was engineered for durability, high performance and ease of use. JBL has extended the reach of the current EON technology by improving input sensitivity, lowering the noise floor, adding user selectable EQ control and re-voicing the system for peak performance and enhanced audio precision.

“In the development of our PRX600 Series we’ve learned and implemented quite a few things that enhanced system performance,? said Richard Ruse, JBL Director of Marketing for Portable PA. “We knew we could do the same for the EON515XT and quite frankly, we couldn’t wait to do it. Through amplifier optimization and restructuring of the gain stages, we’ve increased the maximum SPL from 129 dB to 132 dB. We’ve made the system quieter when idling and re-voiced the system for a more even more

Crown Redefines Category Performance and Price With Groundbreaking XLS Series Amplifiers

Redefining the category of affordable and high-quality power amplifiers, Crown is showcasing the next generation line of XLS Series amplifiers, The line – consisting of four models and offering an unprecedented level of performance and configuration flexibility ushers in a new era of power amplification at the entry level.

The XLS series amplifiers implement a flexible PureBand™ Crossover System. A user can select crossover points from 50 Hz to 3 kHz, allowing for precise matching of specified crossover points on most bi-amplified loud speakers. Increased Control is also highlighted by the three selectable channel modes and clip limiters designed to protect loudspeakers that can be turned on and off by channel.

PeakX™ limiters allow higher output levels than conventional analog limiting while providing assured driver protection, and deploy algorithms derived from the extensive research and development of the OmniDrive HD loudspeaker processing in Crown’s flagship I-Tech more

AKG Couples Convenience, Performance And Value With Drumset GROOVE PACK

Combining the dynamic sound quality of the popular P2 and P4 Microphones with a rugged P 17 Condenser microphone, three mounting clamps and two stand adapters, AKG’s comprehensive Drumset GROOVE PACK offers drummers and percussionists an all-inclusive solution for live and recorded sound. The Drumset GROOVE PACK comes in an all-metal carrying case with six total microphones for bass, drum and overhead positioning.

The two overhead P 17 condenser cardiod microphones with the Drumset GROOVE PACK offer a level of precision that is normally found in a higher cost, small-diaphragm condenser. With an all-metal construction and a switchable 20 dB attenuation pad, the P 17 is a ½ – inch small diaphragm instrumental microphone, perfectly suited for overhead positioning.

“The Drumset GROOVE PACK offers percussionists the most comprehensive set of extremely rugged, highly versatile microphones,? said Thomas Umbauer, Product Manager for the Drumset GROOVE PACK. “They are more

DigiTech Introduces Its First-Ever Guitar and Bass Amplifiers at NAMM 2011

Expanding into an entirely new product category, DigiTech today announced the introduction of its first-ever guitar and bass amplifiers at NAMM 2011. Combining renowned DigiTech sound quality and tonal flexibility with outstanding value, the new DigiTech amplifier lineup includes five combo guitar amps, a combo bass amp and a 150-Watt tube head with 4 x 12 cabinet half-stack.

The DigiTech amplifier line includes the following:

• TH-150 150 Watt all tube head and 4 x 12-inch speaker cabinet (MAP: head, $2399.95; cabinet, $599.95)

• Classic-15GR 15 Watt, 2-channel combo guitar amp with reverb (8-inch speaker, MAP: $99.95)

• Classic-15G 15 Watt, 2-channel combo guitar amp (8-inch speaker, MAP: $79.95)

• Classic-15B 15 Watt combo bass amp (8-inch speaker, MAP: $79.95)

• Fusion 30XD 30 Watt, modeling combo guitar amp (12-inch speaker, MAP: $199.95)

• Fusion 75XD 75 Watt, modeling combo guitar amp more

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