Zoom has introduced the H5 Handy Recorder, their latest portable audio recorder and audio interface.
Similar to the H6 flagship that was announced last summer, the H5 employs a system of interchangeable input capsules, allowing the right microphone to be used for the right situation.
In addition to being fully compatible with all Zoom input capsules, the H5 comes with a new X/Y stereo capsule, featuring extended signal capacity—up to 140 dB SPL—and shockmounted microphones for reduced handling noise.
Here’s a video introduction to the Zoom H5: Continue reading
This set of videos, via MusicInclusive, is a review and demo of the iConnectivity iConnectMIDI4+ audio and MIDI interface.
The iConnectMIDI4+ has several unique features. Not only does it support three computer devices simultaneously – Macs, PCs, and iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch) – its Audio passThru technology routes audio between them digitally, with no signal degradation, simply appearing as an audio interface to the operating systems. Continue reading
Here are a couple of videos the demonstrate some of the unique features of the new iConnectivity iConnectMIDI4+ audio/MIDI interface.
The first video, via MusicInclusive, takes a look how to send audio between two iPads directly, using the iConnectMIDI4+. Continue reading
Tascam has introduced the UH-7000, a microphone preamp and audio interface, designed with an emphasis on low noise and high audio quality.
The UH-7000 can be used as a 4-in/4-out audio interface in a DAW production environment, and also as a standalone microphone preamp and A/D / D/A converter. Continue reading
Musikmesse 2014: Antelope Audio has introduced Zen Studio, a professional, portable audio interface that offers 12 world-class mic pres, on-board DSP effects with multiple monitor mixers and low-latency USB connectivity. Continue reading
Native Instruments has introduced Traktor Audio 2 – described as ‘the world’s smallest DJ soundcard”.
Traktor Audio 2 is offers two stereo outputs, with 24-bit/48kHz resolution. It’s compatible with Mac, Windows & iOS.
Here’s the official video intro: Continue reading
At the 2014 NAMM Show, M-Audio introduced the M-Track Quad – a four-channel USB audio/MIDI interface.
Four inputs accommodate any source, from phantom-powered microphones to guitar. Plus, each input comes equipped with its own insert jack for integrating effects. Continue reading
At the 2014 NAMM Show, Universal Audio introduced the Apollo Twin High-Resolution Desktop Interface with Realtime UAD Processing. The 2×6 Thunderbolt audio interface for Mac combines the 24/192 kHz audio conversion of Universal Audio’s Apollo series with onboard Realtime UAD SOLO or DUO Processing.
The Apollo Twin allows Mac users to record in real time (at near-zero latency) through the full range of UAD Powered Plug-Ins available in the UA Online Store, including titles from Neve, Studer, Manley, Lexicon, API and more.
Apollo Twin also introduces new Unison technology – which uses Apollo’s mic preamps and its onboard UAD plug-in processing to recreate the tone of classic tube and solid state mic preamps, including their impedance, gain stage ‘sweet spots,’ and component-level circuit behaviors.
Apollo Twin will ship with Universal Audio’s Realtime Analog Classics UAD plug-in bundle, featuring legacy editions of the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN Limiting Amplifier, and Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer, plus Softube Amp Room Essentials, the all-new 610-B Tube Preamp plug-in, and more. Continue reading