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Jan232016

New Products NAMM Recap

At the recent NAMM show (National Association of Musical Merchants) several manufacturers introduced new products. Here is a wrap up of the pro audio or live event type products:

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Shure KSM8 microphone a cool technology that reduces proximity effect on vocals for a clearer, more consistent sound. 

Mackie Axis a new surface to control the DL32R digital rack mixer

Waves eMotion LV1 Live Mixer a software solution for digital mixing. Looks interesting, but requires a substatial investment in software and hardware.  

Yamaha TF digital mixer V2 updates. This is a bit more of an incremental update (although some nice features) that a full Version 2, but nice to see this platform growing in features. Available now for with a FREE download. Also the iOS iPad app is updated as well. We have updated our rental stock and it has been solid so far.

Audio Technica E series in ear monitors. This looks like a solid line up in good price ranges. 

Yamaha Tio1608 rack mount digital stage box. This and the NY64D fall into the "it's about time"! category. The TF mixer was released in 2015 without the needed stage box or expansion card....we have some special pricing on these if bought in January with a TF mixer.

Yamaha NY64D Dante interface card 64 channel in, 64 channel out interace for TIO1608 and any other Dante digital transport setup or application.

Radial introduced a slew of new products, including an exciting Dante direct box which AFAIK is the first of its kind!  

Audio Technica E series in ear monitors. This looks like a solid line up in good price ranges. 

JBL Pro introduced the VTX monitors. These are high output, concert level stage monitors.

QSC E Series line of speakers. 10/12/15 with 18" subwoofer for portable or installations. These are passive so use with QXD amplifiers.

Presonus ULT speakers of the self-powered variety which are both wide coverage (horiztontal) pattern and long throw (vertical) amazing.

Presonus AVB mixing systems with digital rack mixer, control surface, and recording software.

Hosa Powercon power cables with edison or Powercon ends. Check'em out.

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