Thursday, March 31, 2011

ZAGGmate iPad Case

" The patent pending ZAGGmate iPad Case is the perfect companion for your iPad. Its exclusive features and sleek design give your iPad durable protection, added functionality and style. You'll wonder how you ever used your iPad without it. "

World’s Fastest Sedan: G-Power BMW M5 Hurricane RR

" German tuning company G-Power, which is well known for making a killer twin-supercharger kit for the E60 BMW M5, has turned out another BMW M5 that may hold up to be the world’s fastest sedan. Our sponsor PSI (Precision Sport Industries – – 407.617.0372) of Winterpark, FL (Orlando, FL area) has turned out several G-Power BMW M5 Supercharger kits and can contest to the quality of craftsmanship and engineering that goes into G-Power products for the E60 BMW M5. If you have an E60 BMW M5 V10, then this is the shop that you want to take your car to for a new G-Power twin-supercharger kit. "

Google making app that would identify people's faces

" Santa Monica, California (CNN) -- Google is working on a mobile application that would allow users to snap pictures of people's faces in order to access their personal information, a director for the project said this week.
In order to be identified by the software, people would have to check a box agreeing to give Google permission to access their pictures and profile information, said Hartmut Neven, the Google engineering director for image-recognition development.
Google's Profiles product includes a user's name, phone number and e-mail address. Google has not said what personal data might be displayed once a person is identified by its facial-recognition system...... "

EastWest's Quantum Leap Spaces - The New Standard in Convolution Reverb

" QUANTUM LEAP SPACES from EASTWEST is a 24-bit, true stereo. convolution reverb that sets a new standard by utilizing new impulse recording techniques developed over the past seven years. "
" The reverbs in QUANTUM LEAP SPACES have a fantastic balance of early reflections and room sound that really draws a dry instrument into the space, rather than the usual "sound plus reverb" result....... " ($269.10 at B&H Photo, Video & Pro Audio )

Bricasti Design M7 Reverb

Model 7 Stereo Reverb Processor

" Bricasti Design Model 7 provides the highest level of musicality and ease of control imaginable in a processor dedicated to the task of reverberation. A modern high resolution digital design, utilizing a stunning array of the latest DSP processors, provides a platform for the long overdue next step in reverb processing algorithms...... " ($3695 at Sweetwater Sound)

Empirical Labs DerrEsser

"The DerrEsser is a multi function dynamic filtering device, in an API 500 series module format. In its basic "DS" mode, the DerrEsser is an effective level insensitive de-esser which is a device that will adjust the high frequency gain on overly trebly or spiky vocal, or other source. By using a crossover technique, and dividing the audio up into a high frequency range and a low frequency range, the DerrEsser can use its Voltage Controlled Amp to turn down comparatively high or harsh high frequencies in an extremely musical manner. However, unlike other de-essers, the device is not limited to just de-essing, and allows for multi use of its circuitry...."

Focusrite Control 2802 small-format analogue recording console

" Focusrite Control 2802 is a small-format analogue recording console and a DAW control surface in one. It forms both the digital control nerve centre and the analogue heart of the modern professional project studio. "
(This is based on Audient's ASP2802 console and is a partnership between Focusrite and Audient with more products to come.)

MCAudioLab PE1ch Valve Recording Channel

MCAudioLab PE1ch is a valve recording channel with D.I.
This valve circuitry provides low distortion, low noise, high headroom and wide bandwidth
for a better quality of sound.
Coupling transformers provide balanced and floating input connections
with low impedance microphones.
PE1ch is designed for location recording and for studio sessions. It represents the best performance
attainable with this type of circuitry.
The PE1ch can be used for all types of recording: vocals (male and female), acoustic, electric and
classical instruments and for highly performing.
Each unit and its solid construction are last long and fully used.

PE1ch is designed for use in professional recording environments and it accepts all low impedance balanced microphones.
On each recording channel there are three bands of EQ.
All the equalizing circuitry is completely passive.
Each single unit is hand-made, it has been meticulously tested and listened before delivering to the customer.

The New Harrison 950m Mixing Consoles

The New Harrison 950m Mixing Consoles

3 configurations 12, 16, 24 channel frames

16 Channel (Pictured)

4 Mono / Mic Line 

3 Band Shelved EQ with Hi and Lo Pass Filters

12 Stereo Modules 

4 Aux Sends

28 Mix Inputs 

Dual Mix Master (selectable between Transformer and Electronic)

Monitor Module Dual 

Studio Module Output / 

Meters 32.1” W x 37.4” D x 10.2” H

High Performance Modular Analog Console
- Two Premium Stereo Analog Mix Bus Output Flavors “Red” Stereo Mix Bus 1 (Transformer Balanced Output Stage) “Black” Stereo Mix Bus 2 (Electronic Balanced Output Stage)

- More Mixing Inputs / More Efficient Footprint - Stereo Modules (expand mix inputs, ideal for DAW stereo stem returns) - Mono Mic / Line Modules (perfect for recording / overdubbing) - Inserts and Direct Outputs (for interfacing your favorite toys) - Compliments DAW and Outboard Gear Choices

You can choose any configurations of modules but in groups of 4 of similar kind. There are Mono modules with line, Mic Pre and Stereo Modules. The 4 Master section Modules come stock with the frames.

Apogee Duet 2: 2 IN x 4 OUT USB Audio Interface for Mac

Duet 2 is built upon 25 years of Apogee Research and Development. Using cutting-edge components and a state-of-the-art user interface, Duet 2 is the most advanced portable recording design available. A full-color OLED display is only the beginning. Duet 2 features balanced outputs, independent speaker and headphone outputs, configurable touch pads and what many thought impossible, improved sound quality. Duet 2 can record from sampling rates of 44.1 to 192kHz.

Duet 2 is based upon the unprecedented research which made Apogee’s flagship interface, Symphony I/O, a reality and the finest I/O in the world. Duet 2 with USB connectivity features extremely low latency, higher sampling rates and incredible sound quality.

No matter where your creativity takes you, Duet 2 is the best solution for recording music to a Mac. With a new breakout cable design and optional breakout box, Duet 2 is even more streamlined than the original. Duet 2 will transform your Mac into a professional recording studio. World-class microphones are completely at home, sounding absolutely amazing when connected to Duet 2‘s Mic-Pres. When it's time to mix, Duet 2’s output quality lets you hear your recordings with incredible detail as you put the finishing touches on your musical projects like a pro. Duet 2 sounds so amazing, you won’t want to listen to your iTunes library without it. 

Duet 2 highlights

  • Completely redesigned mic preamps and converters
  • 4 outputs, Independent speaker and headphone outs
  • Balanced outputs
  • USB 2.0 high speed connectivity
  • 24-bit/192kHz recording
  • Full color OLED display
  • Configurable touch pads
  • Maestro 2 software
  • Breakout box (sold separately)
  • Redesigned Breakout Cable
  • Soft Limit

Features & Specs

  • USB 2.0 Mac audio interface
  • 2 Combination Line/Mic/Instrument inputs
  • 2 Balanced line outputs, +20 dBu maximum output level
  • 1 Independent 1/4” stereo headphone output
  • 2 Microphone preamps with up to 75dB of gain
  • A/D and D/A Conversion at 24-bit/192kHz
  • Top panel high resolution OLED display
  • Multi-function controller knob
  • Two assignable top panel touch pads:
    • Mute speakers, headphones or all outputs
    • Assign headphone to outputs 1-2,3-4 or low latency mixer
    • Dim speakers, headphones or all outputs
    • Sum to mono speakers, headphones or all outputs
  • Selectable 48v phantom power, Soft Limit and phase invert

Price: $595 US
Availability: TBD