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Pro Audio Technology News From Around The Web
The second annual Gear Expo will be held Saturday, September 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Nashvilleâ€™s Berry Hill neighborhood at 2826 Dogwood Place, Nashville, 37204. Known as â€œNashvilleâ€™s Pro Audio Block Partyâ€, this event is a creation of Pensadoâ€™s Place, the acclaimed weekly educational Web series, in conjunction with Vintage King Audio, a leader in professional audio sales, studio consulting and comprehensive gear servicing.
Radial Engineering in Vancouver, British, Columbia, debuts the StageBug SB-48UB ($150 MSRP), a phantom power supply that enables a guitar, bass or mandolin player to connect a condenser microphone to a Radial PZ-Pre or PZ-Deluxe.
Alto Professional announces the availability of its Live Series analog mixers: the 8-channel, 2-bus Live 802 ($229); 12-channel, 2-bus Live 1202 ($279); 16-channel, 4-bus Live 1604 ($499); and 24-channel, 4-bus Live 2404 ($599); all prices are street prices. Live Series mixers offer a modern look, low-profile design, low-noise, high-headroom DNA preamps, extensive EQ, built-in compression, Alesis DSP effects, and USB audio/connectivity.
The all-analog Drawmer 1973's ($1,825 MSRP) features include three independent compressor sections with two variable-frequency 6dB/octave crossovers to separate them into low, middle, and high frequency compression sections. Each section contains familiar threshold, gain, attack, and release controls, along with gain-reduction metering.
Audiofile in Minneapolis announces the availability of Loop Editor 2 on the Mac App Store, on sale for a limited time for $29.99 (regular price is $49.99). Loop Editor 2 is intended as a replacement for the now discontinued Apple Loops Utility and offers support for all loop types, beat detection, ACID files, and more.
At IBC in Amsterdam, Holland, Avid and Apogee announced two new Avid Artist Suite products for music recording and stereo audio post: Pro Tools | Duet ($1,099) and Pro Tools | Quartet ($1,899) USB audio interfaces.Â These solutions feature Avid branded versions of Apogeeâ€™s award-winning Duet and Quartet audio interfaces, each paired with Avidâ€™s industry-standard Pro Tools 11 software for Mac and Windows customers.
On September 10, producer and engineer Al Schmitt was presented withÂ a Berklee honorary doctor of music degree by the collegeâ€™s president Roger H. Brown at a ceremony at Capitol Recordsâ€™ famed Studio A in Los Angeles. The event also commemorated the 25th anniversary of Berklee Today, the collegeâ€™s alumni magazine.
On Friday, October 10, 2014, the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles will feature a keynote address by Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. Portnow's presentation will take place from 12 noon until 1 p.m. in Special Events Room #403.
Tascam in Montebello, Calif., has unveiled its US-2x2 ($149.99 estimated street price) and US-4x4 ($249.99 estimated street price) USB audio interfaces. The company states that both units will be available in October.