Puremagnetik releases Solveig – A hybrid complex oscillator synth

Solveig is a reverse engineered early ’80s analog synth modeled after the classic Roland SH-101 sound engine. It is further augmented with the addition of a “complex”, Buchla-inspired oscillator.

With Solveig, you can dial up anything from an MC-202 style acid bass, to a solid sawtooth lead, rich, evolving pads and more. Crank up the filter envelope and get some instant analog ’80s percussion. And finally, unlike the original SH-101, Solveig also has a self-oscillating resonant filter.

A versatile sound design machine and realistic analog synthesizer model, Solveig is capable of complementing your productions in many situations.

Learn more: https://puremagnetik.com/products/solveig

Solveig Features

  • 1980s synthesizer emulation characteristic of the SH-101
  • Modulation section inspired by vintage Buchla synthesizers
  • Integrates into any VST / Audio Units compatible host
  • Includes a collection of factory presets

Pricing

Solveig is currently offered as part of Puremagnetik’s Spark subscription for $8 per month. After one month it will become back-cataloged for a la carte purchase at $20 USD.

Minimum Requirements

  • OSX 10.8 or Windows 10 x64
  • Audio Units or VST compatible audio host

Learn more: https://puremagnetik.com/products/solveig

Cort Sunset TC electric guitar offers best of the classics in modern design

The new Sunset TC electric guitar by Cort combines retro style with classic sound in a unique hybrid design. Ideal for rock, blues, country, pop and funk, the Sunset TC is a simple yet versatile instrument with an authentic vintage vibe that will appeal to roots-oriented players.

A hybrid of T-style and LP style, the Sunset TC incorporates the features of two types of iconic solid-body electric guitars. The ash body is lightweight but has a surprisingly strong, tight and punchy sound with emphasis on the high-midrange. Its natural beauty and distinctive grain patterns are ideal for the distressed finish, available in Worn Butter Blonde or Worn White Blonde. The pairing of the ash tonal wood and bolt-on hard maple neck produce a fundamental tone with plenty of attack that will cut through and be heard clearly in the mix. The jatoba fingerboard with 9.45’’ radius on a 25.5″ scale is a classic feature that’s ideal for both single-note playing and chording.

The Duncan Designed® P90-1 bridge pickup and TE103B neck pickup create the Sunset TC’s authentic T-style twang and P90-style bark, a combination that produces a wealth of classic sounds for roots-oriented musical genres and styles. Even with raging overdrive sounds, the TE103B’s stacked coil design allows for hum-free operation.

The pickups may be sophisticated, but the Sunset TC doesn’t overcomplicate the controls. One volume pot and one tone pot with 3-pickup selector keep it clean and simple and allow the player to focus on the music. Vintage-style tuning machine heads and knobs improve tuning stability and functional performance, and nickel hardware completes the look.

Learn more about Cort’s Sunset TC at www.cortguitars.com

Retail $599.99 USD

About Cort Guitars

Cort designs, manufactures, and delivers some of the finest guitars and basses to musicians and music enthusiasts all around the world. Over the past 50 years, the company has worked with some of the largest and most well-recognized guitar companies in the industry, as well as artists of international recognition. Cort remains focused on providing instruments that will last generations with the best workmanship possible, the best materials and components, and the best service long after the instruments have been purchased. For more information, visit www.cortguitars.com.

DPA Microphones and Lectrosonics to present wired & wireless microphone master class

On Tuesday June 5, 2018 at Club Vinyl at The Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, DPA Microphones and Lectrosonics will co-host a day of wired and wireless microphone master classes. The master class is free to audio professionals for the benefit of learning and networking with their peers.

These two manufacturers specialize in providing high-quality solutions for professional sound engineers to help them achieve the best results possible for a variety of applications including live sound, film, broadcast and theater.

Hosted by Eric Stahlhammer of DPA Microphones and Kelly Fair of Lectrosonics, the Master Class on Wired and Wireless Microphones will be held from 9:30AM to 4:30PM PST, with presentations from each of these manufacturers. From 9:45 am to 12pm, Kelly Fair from Lectrosonics will present His Master Class on FCC Re-Pack, Frequency Coordination, Anetnna Usage and a brief Product Overview.  Then, lunch will be provided. From 1:00PM to 4:00PM, Eric Stahlhammer from DPA will present a Master Class on Microphone Technology for High Performance Venues.

“We are looking forward to taking a deep dive into how a great microphone can help change the game in performance venues,” says Eric Stahlhammer, regional sales manager at DPA Microphones. “We often forget to consider that the conversion of acoustic to electrical energy is the most critical part of the sound chain. We can only manipulate what we have captured. Starting with great technique and the best microphone for the job is something we are excited to demonstrate and discuss in Las Vegas.”

“We all know how challenging the RF environment has become for wireless mics and in ear monitoring systems,” says Kelly Fair, Western regional sales manager and “One of the Fanatics” at Lectrosonics. “That’s why it’s important for us to discuss the application of sound fundamentals of RF management and antenna, and RF distribution techniques. We are especially excited to do this in a master class setting in Las Vegas – one of the most difficult RF environments I have come across.”

Club Vinyl is located inside The Hard Rock Hotel at 4455 Paradise Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89169. To sign up for this free event, please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dpa-microphones-and-lectrosonics-to-present-wired-wireless-microphone-master-class-at-hard-rock-tickets-46084315428.

About DPA Microphones

DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high-quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications. DPA’s ultimate goal is to always provide its customers with the absolute finest possible microphone solutions for all its markets, which include live sound, installation, recording, theatre and broadcast. When it comes to the design process, DPA takes no shortcuts. Nor does the company compromise on its manufacturing process, which is done at the DPA factory in Denmark. As a result, DPA’s products are globally praised for their exceptional clarity and transparency, unparalleled specifications, supreme reliability and, above all, pure, uncolored and undistorted sound. For more information, visit www.dpamicrophones.com.

About Lectrosonics

Well respected within the film, broadcast, and theatre technical communities since 1971, Lectrosonics wireless microphone systems and audio processing products are used daily in mission-critical applications by audio engineers familiar with the company’s dedication to quality, customer service, and innovation. Lectrosonics is a US manufacturer based in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Visit the company online at www.lectrosonics.com.

REDDI Bass DI plugin, from A-Designs Digital by Kush

Behold: the REDDI Bass DI plugin, from A-Designs Digital by Kush.

Until now, REDDI has been a(n expensive) tone weapon used by professional session bass players worldwide, and is heard on countless records made in the past 12 years. Now, it’s magic is available to anyone with a DAW.

With an oversized power supply, tube gain circuit and beefy transformer, the sound of the REDDI hardware is unmistakably ‘classic’, a very forward, tight and punchy sound that drops bass straight into the pocket of dense mixes with less processing than usual.p>

BUY : $49

THE REDDI PLUGIN

The plugin faithfully captures that tight quality, then dramatically expands the tonal possibilities with a deceptively simple ‘Bass’ knob that drives the subs into distortion, yielding a tone that is thicker and heavier without making the b noticeably louder.

The plugin also adds a ‘+20dB Headroom’ switch which gives the REDDI an even mellower harmonic signature and allows for more subtle degrees of saturation. On electric guitar, synths, and rhodes, REDDI adds a lovely shimmer without any eq, a very useful tone shift accomplished strictly through its gentle and beautifully crafted harmonic series.

Best of all: no iLok dongle is required!

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Tascam delivers BO expansion boxes for ML-series Dante converters

The new BO-32DE 32 Channel D-Sub breakout box provides 16 input and 16 output channels. Four rear-panel DB25 connectors connect to an ML-series interface, and four front-panel Euroblock connectors provide analog network input for microphone and line-level audio signals. Euroblock, or European-style terminal block, is a low-voltage, pluggable terminal block that employs solderless connectors with screw terminals to clamp connecting wires.

For applications requiring XLR connectivity, TASCAM offers two new breakout boxes for ML-series analog/Dante converters. The BO-16DX/IN offers 16 channels of analog audio input on front-panel female XLR connectors. Each of its two rear-panel DB25 connectors send eight channels of audio to an ML-series converter. Similarly, TASCAM’s new BO-16DX/OUT breakout box receives 16 channels of audio from an ML-series converter via a pair of rear-panel DB25 connectors and sends analog audio output on 16 front-panel male XLR connectors.

TASCAM’s ML-32 analog/Dante converter inserts 32 channels of audio into a Dante stream and extracts 32 channels from a Dante stream, using DB25 connectors. The ML-16 offers 16 channels of input and 16 channels of output on DB25s. Both converters feature dual redundant Ethernet jacks that support primary and secondary connections; handle up to 24-bit, 96 kHz digital audio; and are AES67- and Ravenna-compatible. With the addition of the BO-series breakout boxes, the ML-32 and ML-16 provide an all-TASCAM solution that can be interfaced with a wide variety of audio devices, including direct connection to a TASCAM’s DA-6400 64-channel digital multitrack recorder/player without requiring its optional Dante card.

About TASCAM

TASCAM is the professional audio division of TEAC Corporation and produces the most comprehensive line of audio recorders, mixers and related equipment in the professional audio industry. TASCAM has offices in the U.S., Germany, Japan, Mexico and Latin America.

www.tascam.com

SONiVox introduces Stratum, a powerful supersaw and FM synth

SONiVOX, a leading developer of premium virtual instruments and synthesis technologies, today announced the introduction of Stratum, a powerful supersaw and FM synth, ideal for synthwave, vaporwave and retro electro productions.

Stratum by Sonivox, is a rock-solid layering of a classic Supersaw synthesizer and a 4-operator FM synthesizer. Originally made famous by the Roland JP-8000, the Supersaw waveform has made a strong comeback in the trance and hardcore genres due to its edgy sound, particularly in synth leads and synth basses. Stratum takes this a step further by combining this classic waveform with a 4- operator FM synth, a noise generator and sub oscillator to produce a virtual instrument perfect for modern synthwave productions like those found in the recent hit series “Stranger Things” and the movie “Synchronicity OST”.

Using the new struQture audio engine from Qubiq Audio, Stratum also features two low-pass filters, a vocal format filter, and a tube distortion circuit to further enhance its sounds, all controllable by a simple modulation matrix featuring four LFO’s with modwheel control and an 8-step sequencer called the Stepper. For users who need to punish their sounds even further, Stratum includes a unique XY Pad which can mix in a Bit Crusher, Dirty Phaser, Wah-Wah, and a Non-Linear Delay.

Arpeggiator enthusiasts will be happy to see not one, but two arpeggiators, one for the Supersaw synth and one for the FM synth. As the final polish to its sounds and tracks, Stratum includes built-in Chorus, Phaser, Delay and Reverb effects.

  • Supersaw plus FM Synthesizer with Noise and Sub Oscillators
  • Individual arpeggiators for the Supersaw and FM synths
  • Dynamic Filters including Low-Pass Filters with Resonance, Vocal Format and Tube Distortion
  • Unique XY Effects pad for additional bit crushing, dirty phasing, wah-wah and non-linear delayeffects
  • Simple but powerful Modulation Matrix featuring 4 LFOs and an 8-step sequencer
  • Built in Reverb, Delay, Phaser, and Chorus effects

Sonivox Stratum is available now at the Sonivox website and dealers worldwide.

Introductory retail price (through June 30, 2018) is $99.99 USD, after which it is $199.99 USD.

For more information, visit www.sonivoxmi.com/

About SONiVOX

SONiVOX designs, develops and markets software technologies, products and applications for the creation and enjoyment of music. Founded in 1993, SONiVOX instruments are found in recording studios all over the world and can be heard in hit music, blockbuster film scores, and cutting-edge video games.

About QUBIQ

Qubiq Audio designs, develops and licenses music software technologies to companies making and selling consumer products for musicians, producers, and artists. Its struQture audio engine is a turn-key software solution for building software instruments and effects plugins as well as embedded hardware products. More information can be found at www.qubiqaudio.com.

Radial’s new compact mixer, the Presenter, is now shipping

Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the Presenter™ is now shipping.The Presenter is a compact mixer that combines a microphone preamp and a USB program input to create the ultimate interface for any presentation, from school lectures to corporate audio.

The USB input on the Presenter allows for direct connection to a laptop for high quality audio playback, perfect for presentations that include digital audio files, or for DJ applications. This connection also provides power for the Presenter, eliminating the need to carry around a separate power adaptor. For connection to mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets, a 3.5mm stereo input jack is included on the front of the unit, and can be adjusted using the program level control. The XLR microphone input is paired with low and high EQ controls to tailor the frequency response, along with a low cut filter that rolls off excessive low end.

Both the microphone and the playback signals are mixed to stereo XLR balanced outputs, which can be connected directly to a PA system or a pair of powered speakers. A mono switch is provided if only one speaker is needed, and a ground lift ensures that the output signal is clean and free of buzz or hum from ground loops.

The Presenter’s compact size allows it to easily fit on a desktop or podium, and it includes a port for a Kensington lock to secure it for permanent installations. As an added benefit, the Presenter can also be used as a USB recording interface, so speeches or lectures can be recorded for later use.For more on the Presenter

About Radial Engineering Ltd.

Radial Engineering Ltd. is a manufacturer of professional audio products based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The company offers a wide array of products that are sold under brand names such as Radial, Tonebone, Primacoustic, Reamp, Hafler-Dynaco and Jensen Transformers Inc. These are offered through a network of dealers and distributors that span the globe. Quality construction, exceptional audio performance and superb customer service are the underpins that have served to make Radial one of the most respected and trusted brands in the industry.

www.radialeng.com

www.primacoustic.com

www.hafler.com

www.dynaco.com

www.jensen-transformers.com

Middle Atlantic expands award-winning DC power distribution portfolio

Middle Atlantic Products has expanded its award-winning DC Power Distribution Series, the industry’s most comprehensive universal DC Power solution for commercial and residential AV. Now featuring higher power capacity and availability for both North American and European installations, the portfolio’s new 200W and 300W models deliver the same innovative features as the 45W DC compact and 125W DC 1RU systems, eliminating the clutter caused by a growing number of DC transformers (“wall warts”) within AV installations. The robust solutions provide reliable multi-level protection on both AC input and DC outputs with individual redundancy built in to ensure maximum reliability.

“DC Power Distribution was the first solution of its kind to help integrators reliably solve the installation challenges posed by powering small devices,” said Scott Lowder, director of product management for power at Middle Atlantic. “These new additions to the line solve the challenges our customers encounter when systems employ a high density of DC powered components with similar voltages. In direct response to integrator input, these latest DC Power Distribution products provide industry-leading power — up to 300 watts to power as many as 24 devices — in flexible, easy-to-install form factors to suit any application. This expanded offering allows designers and integrators to optimize any system by improving the reliability, performance, and organization of small devices.”

As devices and applications shrink in size, technology professionals must maximize utility of every AC outlet available, especially in European applications. The newly expanded line of DC power solutions gives AV consultants, integrators, and installers access to the broadest DC power distribution portfolio available. They not only remove messy, space-consuming, unreliable wall warts from the design, but also provide maximum power to support more devices.

The 200W and 300W units provide high current capacity to an industry-leading quantity of outputs — up to 24 devices — maximizing the same voltage in a single unit, 5V, 12V, or 24V, or splitting between 12/24V. The multi-mount design can be installed in an available 1RU space or at the back or side of the rack for zero-U mounting, providing ultimate installation flexibility. A supported input voltage range of 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz additionally provides design flexibility for international applications.

The new DC Power Distribution models will be on display at InfoComm 2018 at Legrand’s booth C3683. More information about Middle Atlantic Products is available at www.middleatlantic.com.

Middle Atlantic Products has been part of Legrand since its acquisition in 2011.

About Legrand and Legrand, North and Central America

Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial, and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including, in particular, connected devices stemming from Legrand’s global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand reported sales of $5.6 billion in 2016. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known market brands and product lines that includes AFCO Systems, C2G, Cablofil, Chief, Da-Lite, Electrorack, Finelite, Luxul, Middle Atlantic Products, Nuvo, OCL, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Pinnacle, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Sanus, Solarfective, Vaddio, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating, and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819) www.legrand.com.

VocoPro delivers new rechargeable compact line array karaoke/PA system

For DJs, karaoke hosts, karaoke enthusiasts, singer/songwriters and bands seeking a quality rechargeable, portable PA system, audio leader VocoPro delivers its new DrifterTM system.

The Drifter’s groundbreaking convertible design compresses line array speakers into a rechargeable 120-watt, all-in-one karaoke and PA system. Tower-style, line array PA systems offer better coverage of sound and have traditionally been very expensive and out of the reach of many singers and bands, but VocoPro’s new Drifter brings the portability and power of this type of system at a lower price than previously available in the market.

Features:

  • 120 Watts Line array design covers wider area with more details sound
  • 4-6 Hour Rechargeable battery so unit can be placed anywhere with or without electrical outlet
  • Great for DJ, karaoke, meetings, singer/songwriters and bands
  • Multi-Color LED Light, with ON/OFF switch, that dances to the beat
  • Get hours of Music entertainment from units built-in Bluetooth, USB MP3 player, FM and line input
  • Sing with thousands of karaoke songs on YouTube via Bluetooth with your tablet or phone
  • Jam along with two mic inputs and two guitar inputs
  • Professional echo effect for microphone
  • Includes one professional-quality wired microphone

Pricing for VocoPro Drifter System

MAP:  $299.00 USD
Retail: $399.00 USD

About VocoPro

VocoPro is a California-based professional audio company that was founded in 1991. For more than two decades, the VocoPro name has been synonymous with professional karaoke systems, and still holds the number one spot for high-end professional karaoke products. Providing the highest level of customer service in the industry, VocoPro understands that it takes more than a great product to keep a customer happy. A few of their many “world’s first” designs include an all-in-one entertainment P.A. system, and a dual tray multi-format hard drive player. In addition to their many innovations, VocoPro’s multi-channel wireless microphones systems reign as the top-sellers for most major music retailers. For more information about VocoPro, please visit www.vocopro.com.