AES 2010: Shipping: Sound Devices USBPre 2

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This all-new version of the company’s USBPre computer audio interface is now shipping. The 2-channel USBPre 2 offers professionals a powerful, easy-to-use, portable interface to interconnect audio sources to Mac OS and Windows computers over USB. Featuring a new electronic design, USBPre 2 uses the same extended bandwidth, low-noise microphone preamplifiers and digital converters as Sound Devices’ 7 Series digital recorders.

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AES 2010: Korg MR-2 Recorder

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The MR-2 records in the ultrahigh-fidelity DSD format, using a 2.8MHz sampling rate that captures every sonic detail while preserving the ambience of the original recording location. Using the included AudioGate software, this original datastream recording can be re-purposed into nearly any audio format with minimal fidelity loss.

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Customization-Friendly Renoise 2.6 Arrives; Duplex Controllerism Explained

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The tracker for the rest of us – now more customizable.

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AES 2010: Avid Pro Tools 9

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Version 9 of Pro Tools offers customers the choice to work with Avid audio interfaces, third-party audio interface, or no hardware at all when using the built-in audio capabilities of a Mac or PC. Also, new support for the Avid EuCon™ open Ethernet protocol now allows customers to expand control surface options to include Avid’s Artist Series and Pro Series audio consoles and controllers (formerly known as Euphonix consoles and controllers).

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A More Open Pro Tools 9 Works with Your Hardware, Workflow

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To many users, it’s been a long time coming, but using Pro Tools software no longer means working exclusively with Pro Tools hardware. Pro Tools 9, announced today, is a “software-only” version. That is, you can use it with your hardware – your audio interface, your DSP tools of choice, even the built-in audio hardware on Macs and PCs when you’re on the go.

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Countdown to AES 2010: Telefunken Elektroakustik New Products

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Telefunken’s newest large-diaphragm condenser microphone has been in development for 18 months. Dubbed the CU-29 Copperhead in the “Name the Mic” contest, this new addition to the company’s R-F-T line was designed by the in-house engineering team, with outside consultation from some of the world’s top amplifier designers

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Countdown to AES 2010: J-Lab Studio Electronics JLA-3

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Professional Audio Design will showcase the new J-Lab Studio Electronics JLA-3, which offers a transformer-balanced, solid-state discrete optical compressor in a single-width 500 Series module. The unit provides transparent compression or limiting, and separate user-changeable opto-cells offer different attack/release curves

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Live Stream of Avid Press Conference; Pro Tools News, Anyone?

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Watch live streaming video from aesavid at livestream.com For anyone waiting to hear some news, Avid is live-streaming their press conference from the Audio Engineering Society (AES) convention in San Francisco, at 4PM California time (7 PM Eastern).

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Countdown to AES 2010: Neve 2264A Mono Limiter/Compressor

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Originally designed in 1974, the Neve 2264A mono limiter/compressor delivers similar facilities and performance as the earlier 2254 limiter/compressor type, despite being packaged in a more compact form-factor. Features like the discrete, Class-A/B design and transformer-coupled circuits used in the input, innovative bridge-driver design, sidechain and output stages ensure a unique sound. And now, the Neve 2264A is available again.

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The digital commandments according to DMC

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We all knew it was coming, but when it did, we were all taken a little by surprise – if only because of the wealth of unanswered questions.

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