Eventide announces new H90 Harmonizer®

Eventide Audio introduces its latest addition to the storied Harmonizer® family, the H90 Harmonizer next-generation multi-effects pedal. The H90 has everything you need to inspire your creativity with a new intuitive user interface designed with players in mind. Equipped with 62 effects algorithms (10 new) and hundreds of program combinations carefully curated for a variety of instruments and musical genres, the H90 proofs again why the world's top artists and producers have chosen Eventide over the .years. The compact H90 features include four I/O´s, flexible routing options, an intuitive UI designed for players, and a built-in tuner. Its new modern ARM-based architecture, derived from the world’s most powerful effects processor, Eventide's flagship H9000 Harmonizer, gives the H90 the power to accommodate the ongoing creation of bread and butter effects as well as advanced, next-gen effects never heard before. 

The Eventide H90 will be shipping in November 2022.

Watch the H90 Introduction video here: https://bit.ly/3G0RAUz

Features

  • Preloaded with 62 effect algorithms:
  • 10 new effect algorithms: Polyphony, Prism Shift, Bouquet Delay, Head Space, Weedwacker, Even-vibe, Wormhole, Instant Flanger, Instant Phaser, and SP2016 Reverb 
  • Includes all 52 effect algorithms from the H9 Max Harmonizer with enhanced features and improvements
  • New low latency Polyphonic Pitch Shifting with SIFT (Spectral Instantaneous Frequency Tracking) technology
  • ARM-based architecture lays the foundation for new and exciting creative effects.
  • Use two algorithms at once per Program
  • True spillover between Programs
  • Route effects in series or parallel
  • Instrument or Line level operation
  • Two mono inserts or one stereo insert can be positioned anywhere in the signal chain
  • Dual mode for processing two independent stereo signals at once
  • Five push-turn knobs for more tactile control
  • Two expression inputs for pedals, up to 3-button auxiliary switches, and CV signals
  • Use H90 Control software to edit Programs, create lists, and update firmware on a Mac or PC
  • Built-in tuner 

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Zoom unveils the new R12 MultiTrak

Zoom is delighted to announce the R12 MultiTrak. The R12 MultiTrak is Zoom’s portable project studio for recording & editing music tracks. Built on the new features introduced with the R20, the R12 provides the very same smartphone-friendly experience offered by the onboard Touchscreen Color LCD and it is fully integrated with a multi-channel mixer board and recorder with transport controls. The R12 features 2 XLR/jack combo inputs, 8 tracks, records directly to SDHC or SDXC cards up to 1TB and can be powered by an AC power Adapter, 4 AA Batteries or a USB power bank. The R12 offers 150 internal rhythm patterns as well as import functions for audio files from an SD card or USB stick, making it easy to integrate your own backing tracks or samples into your project. In addition, the R12 features an internal synthesizer with 18 sounds +1 drum kit, playable via a MIDI keyboard connected via USB-C. With the new Sequence Play function, you can create a playlist of your projects to use as a backing track.  To spice things up, an EQ, compressor and gate as well as a full MFX processor, which is compatible with our Guitar Lab software, are at your fingertips. The R12 works also as an 2-in/4-out USB-C audio interface and DAW control Surface with a Mac or PC. With the R12, it's easier than ever to record, edit and mix songs in the location of your choice, so you can focus on the music. The R12 will ship in Q4 2022.

Produktvideo: https://bit.ly/3DHUblw

Main Features 

  • 2-Input (Combo Jacks with Phantom Power) / 8-Tracks Recorder 
  • Touchscreen Color LCD (2.4 inch) for full operations 
  • 8-Channel Mixer fader board with Effect Send + Master 
  • Click routing (Phones / Output) on panel for use during live performance 
  • 2-in/4-out USB Audio I/F and MIDI Host function for connection of MIDI Keyboard 
  • Loop-based Drums patterns (150) for building rhythm tracks (same as R20) 
  • Onboard 8-voice FM music synthesizer (same as R20) 
  • Built-in Multi-Effects Processor - compatible with Guitar Lab software 
  • Battery-powered (4x AA) or via AC Adapter (Zoom AD-17) 
  • R12 iOS app for enhanced control with voice-command support 

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Apogee launches BOOM USB-C Audio Interface

Apogee Electronics, an industry leader in digital audio recording technology since 1985, is pleased to announce BOOM. A 2x2 USB-C audio interface for macOS, iOS and Windows, designed to kickstart any music or content creation project in the studio or on the go. Whether you're a musician, podcaster, video producer or live streamer, BOOM will inspire you to take your projects to the next level. With BOOM you can record, monitor and mix through class-leading mic preamps and pristine digital conversion. Capture any source from guitar, keyboard and percussion, to voice and vocals with legendary Apogee sound quality at 24-bit/192kHz resolution. BOOM is the only interface in its class that lets you fine tune your input sources with premium built-in hardware DSP FX. With the Symphony ECS Channel Strip (tuned by legendary mixer, Bob Clearmountain), you can shape and sculpt your input sources with a 3-band EQ, compression and a drive knob that adds the warmth and grit of analog gear. And with the on-board Mixer and Loopback mode BOOM is perfect for live streaming production. Allowing you to listen to your game, Spotify playlist, & chat notifications all at the same time and at the perfect level. Are you a creator on-the-go? BOOM is powered by your device - just connect BOOM directly to your Mac, iPad Pro or Windows laptop, and let your ideas flow wherever you go. BOOM will ship in September 2022.

Features:

Inputs

  • 1 balanced ¼” instrument/line input
  • 1 balanced mic/line/instrument Combi input

Outputs

  • 1 ¼” Zero ohm Headphone output
  • Left/Right ¼” balanced speaker outputs

Built-in hardware DSP with Symphony ECS Channel strip

PureDIGITAL connection for up to 24-bit/192kHz recording

Rugged construction with steel casing and rubber pads along the base

Connect directly to iPad Pro - Control with Apogee Control 2 app.

Bus Powered with Included USB-C Cable

Includes Apogee Control 2 software for macOS, iOS and Windows

Includes Ableton Live Lite DAW (free license + download with registration)

Works with any audio recording application on macOS®, iOS®* or Windows®

Get 50% off any Apogee plugin or plugin bundle when you register BOOM

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Apogee introduces Free Soft Limit PlugIn

Apogee is very proud to announce a brand new plugin to add to the Apogee FX software line: Soft Limit

Soft Limit has been an integral feature of Apogee converters since the AD-500, our first standalone A-D converter released in 1991. And now, for the very first time, this simple but highly effective analog tape emulation is available as a audio plugin for free!

Download the plugin for free here: https://bit.ly/3nCeZl1

During development of the AD-500, we recognized that, while the new digital audio technology offered superior performance and lower distortion, the technical deficiencies of analog tape created a pleasing sound that engineers didn’t want to give up. And so Soft Limit was created, an analog circuit placed before the A-D conversion stage to gracefully round transients and add harmonic warmth.

Soft Limit has been a feature on pretty much every Apogee A-D converter since, from the AD-8000 to Symphony I/O to the latest Duet 3.


Kurzweil announced SP7 Grand at NAMM 2022

Kurzweil introduced the SP7 Grand at NAMM 2022.

The SP7 is the latest member of the famed SP series of stage pianos.

The SP7 Grand is designed upon our new synthesis platform A.T.S.T. and marks a new era in Kurzweil technology. The SP7 Grand offers 256 voice polyphony and  307 presets organized into 13 categories and features our German “D” 9 ft. Concert Grand derived from the K2700. The SP7 Grand A.T.S.T. engine provides significant advances in piano sound realism through support of higher resolution audio, smooth velocity transitions, a 2x oversampling filter and the use of both string and pedal resonance modeling, envelope/velocity controlled key-off samples as well as half-damper* pedaling, together delivering a heightened piano performance experience (* half-damper pedal sold separately). Combined with the new Fatar TP110 key action, the SP7 Grand offers an superb balance for feel and playability, serving a variety of playing styles.

The SP7 Grand marks a new milestone for Kurzweil and features a new design philosophy and user interface architecture. Color coded knobs and buttons corrospond with the all new 1024 x 600 LCD touch screen and the instrument powers up in multi mode allready. The buil-in audio interface offers to Auto-stabilize the pitch of the mic input signal as well as adjust the signal’s vibrato and legato qualities. Furthermore you can process your vocals and automatically generate up to 4-part harmonies in real-time as well generate as vocoder-like effects. The SP7 Grand will be shipping in the 3rd quarter of 2022.

Kurzweil SP7 Grand NAMM NEWS 2022 video: https://bit.ly/3QoU1Dl

Features:

  • New synthesis platform A.T.S.T - Authentic Timbre Synthesis Technology allows support for high fidelity audio, streamlined sound programming and boasts near seamless velocity layer transitions.
  • New 88-note, fully-weighted hammer-action (Fatar TP110)
  • 7″ color LCD touch screen with 1024 x 600 pixel
  • New design Philosophy and User Interface with Color coded knobs corrosponding with display of touch screen. 
  • Unit powers up in Multimode  - no confusion of type of current used mode anymore
  • 2 GB Factory Sounds - 307 presets including our German “D” 9 ft. Concert Grand derived from the K2700. 
  • 256 voices polyphony
  • String & Pedal Resonance modeling
  • Envelope/Velocity controlled Key-Off Samples
  • Support for half-damper* pedaling (* half-damper pedal sold separately)
  • 16 performance zones for creating your own sonic split/layer combinations along with a
  •  host of customizable controllers.
  • 8 Hybrid Arpeggiators - combines both a step-sequencer and note-arpeggiator
  • 21 effect algorithms including reverb, BPM-synced delay, chorus, flange, compression, various distortion types, rotary speaker, tremolo, wah-wah and eq.
  • 2-in/2-out 24-bit/48Hhz USB audio interface
  • Auto Pitch-correction and 4-part-harmonizer for mic input

Cloud Microphones introduced the 44 Passive Ribbon Microphone at NAMM 2022

Cloud Microphones, makers of the Cloudlifter Mic Activator, expands their microphone line with a new passive version of their popular model 44-A, resurrecting the sound and spirit of the iconic RCA Type 44 ribbon mic. The ribbon motor design remains true to the original 44, handcrafted to the exact specifications first prescribed in the 1930s by RCA; however, everything else has been upgraded using state of the art materials, manufacturing processes and technology. Featuring a gorgeous all-black “midnight” finish, the new passive Cloud 44 faithfully channels the sought-after personality and heritage from the past while incorporating all the robustness and clarity required for today’s most demanding recording tasks. In order to provide as much flexibility as possible, each Cloud 44 ships with its own Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator in a matching “midnight edition” black finish, providing the option of instantly converting the 44 to an active ribbon whenever desired. A shock mount is also included. 

The Cloud 44 Passive will be available in Q3 2022.

Cloud 44 NAMM NEWS 2022 Video: https://bit.ly/3tgWk1m

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Figure 8 polar pattern, excellent side null rejection
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to above 20 kHz
  • Maximum SPL: 138 + dB SPL above 1 kHz
  • Output Sensitivity: -28 dBv/Pa
  • Output Impedance (in Ohms): 150 ohms​
  • Ribbon dimensions: .19" wide, 2.35" long, 1.8 microns thick
  • New mount offers 180 degree range of motion
  • Internally shock mounted
  • 2 year ribbon warranty
  • Free limited lifetime warranty on all other parts
  • Handmade entirely in the USA​
  • Recommended Load (in Ohms): 1kohm or greater
  • Supply Current: 4mA
  • Filter Frequency: 80Hz
  • Accessories: cover
  • Weight: 0,5kg
  • Dimensions (L/W/H): 19,7cm x 7,7cm x 4,5cm

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Zoom unveils the new AMS Series USB-C Audio Interfaces

Zoom introduces the new AMS Series USB-C audio interfaces AMS-22, AMS-24 and AMS-44. The new AMS audio interfaces are especially designed for musicians who want to record in a traditional DAW setup but also want to stream their performances to platforms like YouTube and Twitch. Featuring a dedicated hardware switch, the musician can easily switch between Music mode and Streaming mode. When switched to Streaming mode, all inputs are combined into a single signal so you can easily stream without needing additional complicated software. The additional Loopback Switch combines the input audio with playback from your computer and routes it to your streaming software. This is perfect for adding background music to your stream or singing live with an instrumental track.The Direct Monitor Switch sends the input signal to your headphones while routing the same signal to your DAW or streaming software which let you monitor with zero latency. The new AMS series offers 3 different models: The AMS-22 with 2-In/2-Out, the AMS-24 with 2-In/4-Out and the AMS-44 with 4-In/4-Out. All interfaces are compatible with PC, Mac, iOS and Android and can be powered from your PC or Mac via USB-C. Additionally, the AMS-24 and AMS-44 can also use two AA batteries.

The AMS Series USB:C audio interfaces will be available in Q3 2022.

AMS Series Videos: https://bit.ly/3zp5bSl

Features

AMS-22: 

  • 2-in/2-Out
  • 24-bit/96kHz
  • 1 x XLR/TRS combo (Hi-Z) input
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • 1 x Stereo 3.5 mm jack input
  • 2 x TRS outputs
  • 1 x Stereo 3.5 mm jack headphone out
  • Loopback Option Switch
  • Direct Monitor Switch
  • USB-C Bus powered
  • Support for PC, Mac, iOS and Android

AMS-24

  • 2-In/4-Out
  • 24-bit/96kHz
  • 2 x XLR/TRS combo (Input 1: Hi-Z) inputs
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • 2 x TRS outputs
  • 2 x Stereo 3.5 mm jack headphone out
  • Music/Streaming Switch
  • Dedicated Streaming Mode
  • Dedicated Music Mode (DAW operation)
  • Loopback Option Switch
  • Direct Monitor Switch
  • USB-C Bus powered
  • AMS-24 can be powered by battery
  • Support for PC, Mac, iOS and Android

AMS 44

  • 4-In/4-Out
  • 24-bit/96kHz
  • 4 x XLR/TRS combo (Input 1: Hi-Z) inputs
  • +48V Phantom Power
  • 2 x TRS outputs
  • 2 x Stereo 3.5 mm jack headphone out
  • Music/Streaming Switch
  • Dedicated Streaming Mode
  • Dedicated Music Mode (DAW operation)
  • Loopback Option Switch
  • Direct Monitor Switch
  • USB-C Bus powered
  • AMS-44 can be powered by battery
  • Support for PC, Mac, iOS and Android

Focal unveils the new ST6 Line at NAMM 2022: Introducing the Sub12

Today Focal has announced the redesigned versions of its iconic professional studio monitors, Solo6 and Twin6. The new versions of these renowned powered monitors, both originally released 15 years ago, retain Focal’s heritage of excellence in design and sound reproduction but offer increased sonic detail and even more transparency. Focal engineers have reached a new zenith in audio design through improved transducer designs, new amplifiers, and a structurally enhanced cabinet. The new monitors also push boundaries by adopting innovations from Focal’s award-winning Trio11 Be monitors including Focus Mode and much more. The new Solo6 features mounting points for wall and ceiling placement in immersive systems such as Dolby® Atmos and Sony 360RA® setups. 

Complementing these two monitors, Focal also introduced an all-new, powerful “Sub12” subwoofer to add to its line with the Sub6 and Sub One subwoofer lineup. Focal Sub12 features a newly designed 13-inch woofer with a 600-watt power amp utilizing technology and features from their award-winning, flagship Trio11 powered monitors. The complete ST6 line will be shipping in June 2022.

FOCAL NAMM NEWS 2022 Video: https://bit.ly/3GNxBHB

Product video: https://bit.ly/3LWliti

Sub12 Features

  • Composite sandwich ‘W’-cone: sound neutrality, no distortion
  • Large laminar port: no port noises or distortion
  • Automatic disengageable stand-by mode
  • Amplification: 600W RMS, 1000W peak
  • Carry handle

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Focal unveils the new ST6 Line at NAMM 2022: Introducing the Twin6

Today Focal has announced the redesigned versions of its iconic professional studio monitors, Solo6 and Twin6. The new versions of these renowned powered monitors, both originally released 15 years ago, retain Focal’s heritage of excellence in design and sound reproduction but offer increased sonic detail and even more transparency. Focal engineers have reached a new zenith in audio design through improved transducer designs, new amplifiers, and a structurally enhanced cabinet. The new monitors also push boundaries by adopting innovations from Focal’s award-winning Trio11 Be monitors including Focus Mode and much more. The new Solo6 features mounting points for wall and ceiling placement in immersive systems such as Dolby® Atmos and Sony 360RA® setups.

Complementing these two monitors, Focal also introduced an all-new, powerful “Sub12” subwoofer to add to its line with the Sub6 and Sub One subwoofer lineup. Focal Sub12 features a newly designed 13-inch woofer with a 600-watt power amp utilizing technology and features from their award-winning, flagship Trio11 powered monitors. The complete ST6 line will be shipping in June 2022.

FOCAL NAMM NEWS 2022 VIDEO: https://bit.ly/3GNxBHB

Product video: https://bit.ly/3LWliti

Twin6 Features

  • Beryllium inverted dome tweeter: very low directionality, excellent linearity and dynamics
  • Optimised baffle tweeter: excellent dispersion control
  • Composite sandwich ‘W’-cone: sound neutrality, no distortion
  • Focus mode: two monitors in one; 2-way monitor and 1-way full-range monitor (woofer alone)
  • Large laminar port: no port noises or distortion
  • Automatic disengageable stand-by mode
  • Settings: activatable/deactivatable, LF shelving, HF shelving, LPF @ 160Hz

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Focal unveils the new ST6 Line at NAMM 2022: Introducing the Solo6

Today Focal has announced the redesigned versions of its iconic professional studio monitors, Solo6 and Twin6. The new versions of these renowned powered monitors, both originally released 15 years ago, retain Focal’s heritage of excellence in design and sound reproduction but offer increased sonic detail and even more transparency. Focal engineers have reached a new zenith in audio design through improved transducer designs, new amplifiers, and a structurally enhanced cabinet. The new monitors also push boundaries by adopting innovations from Focal’s award-winning Trio11 Be monitors including Focus Mode and much more. The new Solo6 features mounting points for wall and ceiling placement in immersive systems such as Dolby® Atmos and Sony 360RA® setups. 

Complementing these two monitors, Focal also introduced an all-new, powerful “Sub12” subwoofer to add to its line with the Sub6 and Sub One subwoofer lineup. Focal Sub12 features a newly designed 13-inch woofer with a 600-watt power amp utilizing technology and features from their award-winning, flagship Trio11 powered monitors. The complete ST6 line will be shipping in June 2022.

FOCAL NAMM NEWS 2022 Video: https://bit.ly/3GNxBHB

Product video: https://bit.ly/3LWliti

Solo6 Features

  • Beryllium inverted dome tweeter: very low directionality, excellent linearity, and dynamics
  • Optimised baffle tweeter: excellent dispersion control
  • Composite sandwich ‘W’-cone: sound neutrality, no distortion
  • Focus mode: two monitors in one; 2-way monitor and 1-way full-range monitor (woofer alone)
  • Large laminar port: no port noises or distortion
  • Inserts for wall fastening
  • Automatic disengageable stand-by mode
  • Settings: activatable/deactivatable, LF shelving, HF shelving, LPF @ 160Hz

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