2013 NAMM Show: IK Multimedia has announced iLoud, stereo speakers designed for portability.
The iLoud line consists of two models, iLoud and iLoud MINI, both of which they say provide ‘sonic accuracy that?s on par with professional studio monitors’. The iLoud model offers 40W RMS of power, and its little brother, iLoud MINI,12W RMS. Continue reading →
Here’s one instance when having a crummy music setup is advantageous:
Music gear makers Korg, HK Audio, Lâg, and VOX are collaborating on a Make Over My Rig contest. The winner will receive a new setup that includes the new portable HK Audio LUCAS Nano stereo PA system, a Lâg T66DCE acoustic guitar, a VOX AGA30 acoustic amp, and Korg’s compact MicroStation keyboard. Contest organizers say the prize package is worth more than $2,600 US.
At the 2012 NAMM Show, PreSonus introduced a new iPhone (and iPod Touch) app for remotely controlling monitor mixes for up to 10 musicians, using the PreSonus StudioLive products.
QMix works by networking one or more iPhones wirelessly with a Mac or PC, enabling QMix to remotely access Virtual StudioLive to control one or more FireWire-connected StudioLive mixers.
As each iPhone connects to the network, its copy of QMix will “discover” all StudioLive mixers on the network, letting each musician create their own aux mix that includes all mixer channels. QMix also gives the StudioLive engineer the capability to set permissions, so that each iPhone on the network only controls a specified mix.
Enough with the blah, blah, blah, though. It’s all about you, isn’t it? Check out the rather awesome PreSonus Qmix intro video, which explains how the free app lets you have ‘more me’.
At The NAMM Show 2012: Audio equipment manufacturer Electro-Voice is launching a matching subwoofer for its best-selling ZXA1 compact self-powered loudspeaker at NAMM 2012 ? the ZXA1-Sub, a product which the company says “punches above its weight.”
The ZXA1-Sub is designed to combine a portable size, good performance, and power. Equipped with a EV-engineered heavy-duty 12? woofer, a state-of-the-art 700-W amplifier, a durable 15-mm wood enclosure, and a maximum SPL rating of 126 dB, the ZXA1-Sub weighs “only” 46 lbs and measures 15.75? x 17.5? x 18.?
At the 2011 NAMM Show, Mackie introduced a redesign of its line of powered studio monitors ? the MRmk2 Mackie Reference Monitors.
Mackie MRmk2 studio monitors feature new transducers, designed to match their respective amplification. Both models employ a 1? neodymium magnet-driven soft dome tweeter ,featuring ferro-fluid cooling to help protect against power compression during wide dynamic playback.
The 5.25? (MR5mk2) and 8? (MR8mk2) hyperbolic-curved cone woofers are designed to reduce severe cone resonances and minimize distortion.
The Class A/B amplifier section features XLR, TRS and RCA connectivity, along with user-adjustable acoustic controls for basic room correction. The cabinet is rear-ported, reducing distortion, and features a Waveguide and molded baffle, offering balance to the HF / LF content while increasing both the stereo imaging and depth of field.
The Mackie MRmk2 Series Powered Studio Monitors will be available worldwide February, 2011.
The MR5mk2 will have a U.S. MSRP of $199.99 and MR8mk2 will have a U.S. MSRP of $329.99. V