At the 2016 NAMM Show, TASCAM announced the SD-20M, a new solid-state rackmount audio recorder. The 1U rackmount includes a pair of microphone preamps with phantom power for direct microphone recording. Both the mic inputs and line inputs can be recorded simultaneously in four-channel mode.
2016 NAMM Show: Mackie has introduced the ProDX Series, an new line of compact digital mixers with complete wireless control. The line features two models, the 4-channel ProDX4 and the 8-channel ProDX8. The ProDX4 features two Wide-Z preamps, plus TRS main outs and an aux send for sending audio to a monitor or separate zone. The ProDX8… Read More Mackie Intros ProDX Wireless Digital Mixers
At the 2016 NAMM Show, M-Audio announced the introduction of the latest versions of their M-Track audio recording/monitoring interfaces. There are five models in the family. The first four models have full 24-bit studio-quality audio performance, along with a pro-grade rugged all-metal chassis, high-headroom pre-amps and class-leading audio performance on the inputs. The top model—the M-Track 1212… Read More M-Audio Intros M-Track Audio Recording/Monitoring Interfaces
At the 2016 Winter NAMM Show, MOTU was demonstrating updates to Digital Performer 9 that they say make its faster and more efficient and also introduce new plug-ins. “The next few updates of Digital Performer are all about squeezing every last CPU-cycle and sample buffer out of today’s incredibly fast computers,” says MOTU’s Jim Cooper. “DP users will enjoy state-of-the-art CPU… Read More DP 9 Gets New Plug-Ins, Improved Performance
2016 NAMM Show: At the Winter NAMM Show, Tracktion was previewing the upcoming Tracktion 7, the latest version of the company’s namesake digital audio workstation.
Can’t afford a vintage Neumann U67 microphone? IK Multimedia has introduced Mic Room – a microphone-modeling app that lets you ‘re-mic’ recordings, giving you a virtual mic collection. They’ve modeled the frequency response and characteristics of a variety of microphones, letting you record with an $100 Shure SM-58 mic and, according to IK, turn it into a recording that… Read More IK Multimedia Intros Mic Room, Turns Your SM-58 Into A Neumann U67
Boxed Ear has introdued Hearken, a new kind of audio recording software for Mac with a focus on ‘fast, simple, elegant recording’. Hearken can record from any number of audio inputs simultaneously, at the touch of a button using the power of Hotkeys. It’s a lightweight application that lives in the status bar and is always ready… Read More Hearken Gives Your Mac Instant Audio Recording
Wooji Juice has released Ferrite, recording app for iOS that they say combines the ease of use of a ‘voice memo’ audio recorder and the power of a multi-track editing studio. The app was designed primarily for professional voice production use. Here’s a video overview: