2016 NAMM Show: TASCAM has introduced their new VL-S3BT monitors – a set of entry-level monitors with Bluetooth support. The 2-way powered monitors include a 3” woofer and rear ported design. A pair of RCA inputs accepts any line-level input, and a stereo 1/4” to RCA cable is included. The company says that the VL-S3BT’s… Read More TASCAM VL-S3BT Monitors Bring Bluetooth Support
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