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 Originally made famous by the Roland JP-8000, the Supersaw waveform has made a strong comeback in the trance and hardcore genres due to its edgy sound, particularly in synth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.

Waves to hold mixing workshop in Camarillo CA

Waves

Waves Audio, a leading provider of audio processing solutions, will be hosting a mixing workshop masterclass at CSU Channel Islands (Grand Salon, One University Dr) in Camarillo, CA, on May 22. Taking place from 7:30-10pm PDT, the session will feature Waves specialists Josiah Eckhart and Michael Pearson-Adams and acclaimed live sound engineer Sean “Sully” Sullivan (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rihanna, Beck, Beastie Boys, Sheryl Crow and most recently Shania Twain), along with the audio team from Rat Sound. Visit here to register for this event.

The evening will start with an overview of SoundGrid® technology, the Waves MultiRack plugin host and the Waves eMotion LV1 live mixer, followed by an in-depth mixing seminar and Q&A session. Pre-event drinks/snacks mixer begins at 7pm.

A SoundGrid Certification training session will take place earlier that day, in the morning, in the same location, from 10am-12pm (snacks and coffee served from 9:30am). Attendees can register separately for that session. (Please note: SoundGrid 101 is a pre-requisite for taking the SoundGrid 201 Certification that will be held on that day.)

WHEN: May 22, 2018

WHERE: CSU Channel Islands (Grand Salon, One University Dr, Camarillo, CA 93012). Once on campus, please follow directional signage to the appropriate parking and walking signage to the Grand Salon.

About Waves Audio Ltd.:

Waves is the world’s leading developer of audio DSP solutions for the professional, broadcast, and consumer electronics audio markets. Since its start in the early ’90s with the introduction of the Q10 equalizer plugin, Waves has gone on to develop a comprehensive line of over 150 audio plugins, including industry standards like the L1 and L2 Ultramaximizers, popular vintage console models, and innovative mixing tools like Vocal Rider and the Artist Signature Series. For its accomplishments, Waves received a Technical GRAMMY® Award in 2011, and the Q10 was selected as an inductee into the TECnology Hall of Fame. In 2016, Waves released the eMotion LV1 mixer, a revolutionary live digital mixing console that provides real-time audio mixing for front-of-house, monitor, studio and broadcast engineers. Waves technologies are now used to improve sound quality in virtually every sector of the audio market, from recording, mixing, mastering and post-production to broadcast, live sound, and consumer electronics. Waves has over 25 years of expertise in the development of psychoacoustic signal processing algorithms that leverage knowledge of human auditory perception to radically improve perceived sound quality. Waves’ award-winning processors are utilized to improve sound quality in the creation of hit records, major motion pictures, and top-selling video games worldwide. Waves offers computer software and hardware-plus-software solutions for the professional and broadcast markets. The company’s WavesLive division is a market leader in all live sound sectors, spearheading the development of solutions for all live platforms. Under its Maxx brand, Waves offers semiconductor and licensable algorithms for consumer electronics applications. Waves technologies dramatically enhance audio performance and are used by industry leaders such as Dell, Google, Fitbit, Acer, Asus, Hisense and more.


All other product names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Waves. 

Web: http://www.waves.com

ProducerLoops.com releases “Summer House Anthems Vol. 3” sample pack

Summer House Anthems

‘Summer House Anthems Vol 3′ offers five fresh Construction Kits destined for the White Isle. Inspired by the hits of feel-good House producers like Sigala and EDX, Producer Loops have again enlisted their expert House producer (who boasts multiple Top 100 releases on labels like Spinnin’, Ultra and Toolroom) to create a final uplifting slice of Summer for this bestselling series.

Quintessential House organs, uplifting leads, mood-setting vocal snippets and M1 basslines run throughout the core of this release, making it an essential addition to any House connoisseur’s sample arsenal.

So sit back, crack open a cold one, and enjoy the final release in the ‘Summer House Anthems’ series from Producer Loops.

MIDI Files Included:

Like so many other Producer Loops products, ‘Summer House Anthems 3’ includes MIDI files for the majority of musical phrases heard in each Kit, allowing you to seamlessly mix your favourite synths and samplers with the sounds contained in the pack.

Advantages of MIDI:

While the supplied ACID/Apple Loops/REX files are extremely flexible and powerful, MIDI has the added benefit of allowing you to go to extremes of pitch and tempo beyond which the loops were originally recorded, with no time stretching or pitch shifting artefacts. Furthermore, you can make tweaks to the riffs so they fit perfectly into your existing mixes.

Dry/Wet Loops:

For users looking to simply drag and drop, the ‘wet’ files contain all of the effects processing heard in the audio demos. But for producers looking to create their own effects mix, ‘dry’ loops are also included. Don’t like the wet loops? No problem; add your own effects.

Unlooped Riffs/Tails:

This sample library also comes with unlooped/tail versions allowing you to end a phrase with the decay of the reverb/delay applied to the loop, another “Producer Loops” exclusive product feature.

Royalty-Free:

All of the loops in this product are 100% Royalty-Free (including any vocal loops), so once purchased, you can use these loops in your commercial releases without having to pay any hidden costs.

Specifications:

  • 5 Construction Kits
  • Keys, Organ Basses, Drums and Much More
  • ACIDized WAV Files
  • Apple Loops/AIFF Files
  • REX2 Loops
  • Ableton Live Pack 8.1.3+
  • Reason ReFill
  • Loops sync to BPM
  • 44.1 kHz/24-Bit
  • PC/Mac Compatible
  • Royalty-Free (No Exceptions)

Price and Availability:

‘Summer House Anthems Vol 3’ is available for instant download exclusively at ProducerLoops.com for £34.95 / 41,39 EUR. More information is available at: https://www.producerloops.com

LOUD Audio announces the sale of the iconic Ampeg brand

Ampeg SRT-VR

LOUD Audio, LLC (LOUD), a portfolio company of Transom Capital Group, today announced that it has sold the Ampeg brand from its portfolio of Pro Audio and MI businesses. This move is aimed at allowing LOUD to narrow its focus, return to its roots, and deliver the best possible products and experience to its Pro Audio customers.

“While saying goodbye to the Ampeg brand is like saying goodbye to an old friend, we are really excited by the prospect of returning to our audio roots and feel proud to have been able to contribute to this amazing brand’s market strength and legacy over the past several years,” stated Alex Nelson, President and Managing Director of LOUD’s Retail Brands. “Ampeg has been loved and respected by both customers and by our LOUD employees alike, so we are happy to see it move into the hands of a company like Yamaha. We are confident that we have found Ampeg the best possible home.”

“We couldn’t be more excited,” said Marcus Ryle, Co-President of Yamaha Guitar Group. “Ampeg is arguably the most recognized bass amp brand in the world. They can even be credited with having invented the first bass amp. We are honored to take the baton in continuance of that legacy.”

“Simplifying the LOUD business so that the Mackie brand, in particular, could be free from the constraints of a complex organization was always a cornerstone of our thesis for the LOUD acquisition,” added Ty Schultz, Managing Partner at Transom Capital Group.

Yamaha and LOUD will be working together over the next several months to ensure a smooth transition for all customers, dealers, and distributors, after which Ampeg operations will be headquartered in Calabasas, CA at the Yamaha Guitar Group, Inc. offices.

About LOUD Audio, LLC

As the corporate parent for world-recognized brands EAW®, Mackie® and Martin Audio®, LOUD engineers, markets and distributes a wide range of professional audio and musical instrument products worldwide. Its product lines include sound reinforcement systems, analog and digital mixers, and studio products. These products can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post-production facilities, and sound reinforcement applications, including houses of worship, stadiums, nightclubs, retail locations, and on major musical concert tours. LOUD distributes its products primarily through retail dealers, mail order outlets and installed sound contractors. The Company has its primary operations in the United States with operations in the United Kingdom, Canada and China.

About Transom Capital Group

Transom (www.transomcap.com) is a leading operations-focused private equity firm in the middle market with more than $500M in assets under management. The firm’s functional pattern recognition, access to capital, and proven ARMOR Value Creation Process combine with management’s industry expertise to create improved operational efficiency, significant top-line growth, cultural transformation and overall distinctive outcomes. Transom is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with an additional office in Seattle, Washington.

About Yamaha Guitar Group, Inc.

Yamaha Guitar Group, Inc. (YGG) is a U.S. based wholly owned subsidiary of Japan-based Yamaha Corporation, that is now dedicated to serving the needs of guitar players through three distinct brands: Yamaha, Ampeg, and Line 6.

Yamaha began making classical guitars in Hamamatsu, Japan in 1941 and launched in the U.S in 1966 with the legendary FG180 acoustic, the forefather of the best-selling FG series. Since then, Yamaha has gone on to create class-leading instruments including the SBG and Pacifica electric guitars, BB basses, APX electro acoustics, the unique Silent Guitar and, most recently, the TransAcoustic guitar, all combining craftsmanship, technology and engineering excellence to redefine what a guitarist can expect from their guitar.

Line 6 is known for products which leverage groundbreaking digital technology to inspire guitarists. With a long history of firsts, Line 6 has a proven track record of creating category-defining products. Their best-selling flagship Helix® guitar processor has received numerous accolades and awards, including the Guitar World “Platinum Award”, the Premier Guitar “Premier Gear Award”, and the Guitar Player “Editors’ Pick” award. For more information, visit line6.com.

Ampeg has produced some of the music industry’s most innovative amplification products including the first bass combo amp, the first guitar amp with reverb and the de facto stage bass amp, the SVT. Since the 1940s, Ampeg has offered unique and often first-to-market features and performance capabilities, resulting in six U.S. patents under the Ampeg brand name.