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Awave Mix It with FOCAL SM9 Trade In Deal

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Awave Mix It with FOCAL SM9 Trade In Deal

Get a pair of amazing Focal SM9 Studio Monitors for $5999.00, when you trade ANY eligible model from brands including  ADAM, DYN-AUDIO, KRK, EVENT, GENELEC, EVE, BAREFOOT, QUESTED, FOCAL, MACKIE, PMC, UNITY AUDIO, YAMAHA.*

These professional studio monitors normally retail for $12,398 A PAIR!

Call Awave on 03 9813 1833 or email sales@awave.com.au to organise you trade in deal today, before stock runs out.

*All monitors traded must be in pairs. Subject to full working & cosmetic condition – offer is limited while stocks last

 

 

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The Mini Moog Model D in Full Production

The Mini Moog Model D in Full Production

The Mini Moog Model D in Full Production

Today we announce that after more than 30 years, production of the Minimoog Model D synthesizer has resumed. Introduced in 1970, the Minimoog Model D was the first portable synthesizer and served as the archetype for all electonic keyboards that followed. Conceived as a response to the large-scale modular synthesizers of the 1960’s, the Minimoog’s portability, accessibility, and expressiveness made it the go-to instrument for musicians looking to expand beyond the traditional sounds of the time.

Throughout history, the Minimoog Model D has been used by the most forward thinking artists to design the sound of the future. Bernie Worrell used the Minimoog to establish Parliament Funkadelic’s futuristic funk sound. Kraftwerk employed the Minimoog on the pioneering concept album Autobahn, sparking an entirely new genre. Gary Numan replaced his live band’s guitars with Minimoogs, creating the prototype for industrial music. The classic sound of the Minimoog Model D can be heard on Bob Marley’s Catch A Fire, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Dr. Dre’s The Chronic and many more.

Each Minimoog Model D is lovingly handcrafted at our employee-owned factory in Asheville, NC. This legendary 3-oscillator monophonic instrument is securely housed in a hand-finished aluminum chassis and locally-sourced Appalachian hard-wood enclosure. To realize the unmistakable sound of the world’s first performance synthesizer, we preserve the component placement and through-hole design of the original analog circuit boards, employing military-spec precision resistors and custom-reissued transistors to complete the circuit.

Though no changes have been made to the original sound engine or audio signal path, the Minimoog Model D now includes a series of functional modifications to expand the instrument’s sonic capabilities beyond the factory specifications of a 1970’s production unit. These modifications include a premium Fatar keybed with velocity and after pressure available via top panel CV jacks, a dedicated analog LFO with triangle and square waveshapes, CV outputs for pitch, gate, velocity and after pressure, basic MIDI integration, and a mixer overload modification, which when engaged, allows the Minimoog Model D to conjure thicker and far more overdriven sounds than before.

The Minimoog Model D is now available for back order.

 

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Barefoot Sound Testimonials

Barefoot Sound Testimonials

Barefoot Sound Testimonials

Barefoot Sound Testimonials. Barefoot Sound monitors are recognized throughout the music industry as multi-functional masterpieces. By creating one studio monitor that fits into a small physical space with leading edge technology and astounding clarity, Barefoot has set a new standard.

The following videos showcase some of the industries top producers sharing their experience with Barefoot monitors.

Visit the Barefoot Sound website. 

View our selection of Barefoot Sound studio monitors.

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Jake Sinclair Selects Manley ELOP+

Jake Sinclair Selects Manley ELOP+

Jake Sinclair Selects Manley ELOP+

Jake Sinclair Selects Manley ELOP+ from Prosoundweb.com 05/06/2016

GRAMMY-nominated producer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jake Sinclair recently produced new records for Sia, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy, while simultaneously crafting his side project, Alohaha.

Sinclair’s list of credits includes such artists as Taylor Swift, P!nk, Train, and 5 Seconds of Summer. He runs his studio off a laptop in a room filled with instruments, a few preamps, and his prized Manley ELOP+ stereo electro-optical tube compressor/limiter and not much else.

The ELOP+ is a completely re-engineered version of Manley’s coveted early 1990s-vintage ELOP stereo electro-optical limiter. The ELOP+ uses the company’s highest-performance tube line amplifier and White Follower output stage and relies on a high-voltage switching power supply designed specifically for Manley vacuum tube audio circuits. The “+” also adds a 3:1 compression ratio for greater versatility.

Sinclair wires his two-channel ELOP+ as two separate compressors. One side is the last piece in his vocal chain. The other? “I use the other channel for bass as a tracking compressor, and I go pretty squishy with it,” he explains.

While he respects the old classic optical compressors, to Sinclair’s ears, most of the newer models leave something to be desired-except the ELOP+.

“I’ve tried all of the opto-style compressors,” Sinclair affirms, “and the Manley is by far my favorite. It’s every bit as good as the classic compressors. With a lot of newer opto compressors, as you get past 3 to 5 dB of compression, you start to lose some top end, and it suffocates the sound. But I can put the ELOP+ in Limit mode, keep the filter off, and get a good 5 to 7 dB of compression without losing any high-end tone.”

That’s especially important because Sinclair doesn’t go easy on the compression. “I’m a really guilty overcompressor,” he laughs. “It’s part of the fun! It’s an effect and it also changes the way singers perform. When they’re singing, I apply the compression I intend to use in the final mix. I’d rather track it the way it’s going to be because the singer can react to it, and you get a different performance.”

To do that, it would seem, you need a compressor that can sound transparent. “Yeah,” Sinclair agrees, “and you get that signature sound that we’ve heard on millions of records; the ELOP+ just nails it.” The result, he says, is an airy vocal that sounds like it’s supposed to. “EveAnna Manley described the ELOP+ as just a volume knob,” he muses, “but it’s more than that for me. There’s some kind of tube-y glueness.”

Sinclair has reduced his use of tube devices in recent years but you’ll never get his ELOP+ away from him. “Except for microphones, the ELOP+ is the only piece of tube equipment I still have,” he admits. “Tube preamps aren’t for me. But I will always have an ELOP+.”

View the original article at prosoundweb.com 

Click here to visit the Manley Labs website.

Click below to purchase Manley ELOP+ from AWAVE.

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Meet the SPL Iron

Meet the SPL Iron

Meet the SPL Iron

SPL continues to build on their legacy of delivering high quality pro audio equipment with their new mastering compressor, the SPL Iron. Far from being a copy of a classic unit the SPL Iron delivers an original concept inspired by the vintage compressors of the radio era, while keeping the SPL Iron versatile enough to fit the needs of the modern mastering studio.

Thus, the SPL Iron combines not only the sonic virtues of legendary vintage tube compressors with the advantages of the High Dynamic 120 V operating voltage in a single unit. It also sets a new benchmark in terms of tube compressor technology, with the innovative implementation of a parallel dual-tube circuit.

Check out the below videos from Audio Plus Services and Proaudio TV to find out more about this versatile mastering compressor from SPL.

Click below to purchase the SPL Iron today!

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New from Audient | The iD4 and iD14

New from Audient The iD4 and iD14

New from Audient | The iD4 and iD14

New to AWAVE from audio giant Audient, two new Audio interfaces. The Audient iD4 and iD14. These two USB audio interfaces provide amazing audio performance into a compact and elegant design.

The Audient iD4 delivers the audio performance of a large format console in a portable desktop package. Providing one renowned Audient console mic pre, class-leading converter technology, two headphone inputs, console style monitor control, JFET D.I and our virtual scroll wheel technology ‘ScrollControl’, the iD4 is a professional but affordable solution for your home studio or for when you’re on the road.

The Audient iD14 delivers the audio performance of a large format console in a compact and elegant desktop package. iD14 provides a pair of world-class Audient console mic pres, class-leading Burr Brown converter technology, console style monitor control, JFET D.I and the revolutionary ScrollControl. With its versatile feature set and intuitive layout, iD14 will become the hub of your studio in no time.

Click below to find out more and purchase these incredible audio interfaces from AWAVE.

Click here to visit the Audient website.

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Tom Oberheim Two Voice Pro: Aliens in the Amazon

Tom Oberheim Two Voice Pro Aliens in the Amazon

Tom Oberheim Two Voice Pro: Aliens in the Amazon

The following video is of Drew Neumann performing on the Tom Oberhiem Two Voice Pro.

Drew states that, “I’m a longtime fan and friend of Tom’s, and I’ve been involved in the development of the new two voice since day one. It’s one of my favorite instruments in the studio–it’s a reissue of a classic synthesizer, but it’s more than that, it’s an open system that can be connected in ways that the original machines could not. It’s a powerful and wonderful synth on its own, but when you use the patch connections, new worlds of adventure open up.

This is massively multi tracked to Digital Performer using a simple setup of just a TVS Pro, an SE Quadnic and STE16 and a few other supporting modules. All of the percussion is pure TVS Pro sampled, edited, and dropped into Kontakt.”

Watch the video below.

Click below to find out more about the Two Voice Pro.

 

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New from iConnectivity

New from iConnectivity

New from iConnectivity

A number of new products are now available from iConnectivity. The iConnect AUDIO2+, iConnect mio 2, iConnect mio 4 and iConnect mio 10.

The iConnectivity mio series offers a range of new midi interfaces. Just plug into a mio to connect and collaborate, in the studio or on the stage. From the most essential up to the most extreme setup, there’s a mio for you. The MIDI interface is reinvented.

iConnect Mio 2: The little MIDI problem solver. 2×2 5-pin MIDI, support for two Macs/PCs at the same time. Stick it in your bag, leave your extra MIDI routers, processors, and mergers at home – it’s all inside.

iConnect Mio 4: Half a rackspace of MIDI might, mio4 is a veritable MIDI master key. Connect your keyboards, old and new; multiple computers; network; and more. Take charge of your everything MIDI so you can create faster, better, and in exciting new ways!

iConnect Mio 10: This is the big one. 10×10 5-pin MIDI, and support for everything: USB MIDI, Ethernet MIDI, inter-computer MIDI… up to six computers at the same time! Onboard processing, filtering, merging, and routing means you can leave your extra hardware in the closet.

The iConnect AUDIO2+ is a Ultra-Versatile 2-in 6-out Audio & MIDI Interface for Musicians & DJs. Watch the video below to learn more about the iConnect AUDIO2+

Click below to find out more about these great iConnectivity products:

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Dave Smith Announces OB-6 Desktop Analog Synth Module

Dave Smith Announces OB-6 Desktop Analog Synth Module

Dave Smith Announces OB-6 Desktop Analog Synth Module

Desktop Version of Tom Oberheim/Dave Smith Synth Collaboration to Ship in Early Fall San Francisco, CA—June 23, 2016—

Dave Smith Instruments LLC today announced that they will begin shipping a desktop module version of their acclaimed OB-6 six-voice analog synthesizer in the early fall. Like the keyboard version, it boasts a sound engine inspired by Oberheim’s original SEM and features an all-analog signal path with discrete VCOs, VCAs, and filters. The knob-per-function front panel offers immediate access to virtually all parameters.

As Dave Smith explained: “The OB-6 has met with unprecedented approval from across the music industry. In just the four months since its release, it’s been adopted by an extraordinary number of artists and is already appearing in projects across the world.” Added Smith: “We wanted to make the desktop version available as quickly as possible to make it even easier for musicians to take it on the road or into the studio. We made it a priority that the desktop version retain the same powerful sound, and easy-to-use front panel interface as the keyboard version.”

Smith continued: “We’ve also added a poly chain feature so that any two OB-6s can be paired for 12-voice polyphony. That is a monstrously big sound.”

The essence of OB-6’s vintage sound is its discrete voltage-controlled oscillators (plus sub-oscillator) and discrete, state-variable filter, both based on the classic Oberheim SEM (the core of Tom Oberheim’s acclaimed 4-voice and 8-voice synthesizers). Voltage-controlled amplifiers complete the all-analog signal path. Said Tom Oberheim: “The desktop module sounds every bit as good as the OB-6 keyboard because, on the inside, it’s exactly the same — the same VCOs, VCFs, and VCAs and the same big, in-your-face SEM sound that people have always loved.”

The module weighs approximately 13 lbs (5.9 kg) and measures 20.75” L x 7.8” W x 4.4” H (52.0 cm x 19.8.cm x 11.2 cm).

Click here to visit the Dave Smith Instruments site.

 

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New Arrival | Focusrite Red 4Pre

New Arrival Focusrite Red 4Pre

New Arrival | Focusrite Red 4Pre

New to AWAVE, the Focusrite Red 4Pre is a 58 in/ 64 out Thunderbolt 2 and Pro Tool HD compatible audio interface, with Dante network audio connectivity.

Red represents the pinnacle of Focusrite’s interface range. Red 4Pre combines four of Focusrite’s digitally-controlled, ‘Air’ enabled, Red Evolution mic preamps with dual Thunderbolt 2, Pro Tools | HD and Dante network audio connectivity. Featuring ‘parallel path summing’ conversion and beautiful yet robust design, the Red 4Pre interface is the perfect balance of form and function, delivering the sound quality and versatility engineers and producers expect from Focusrite.

Check out this video learn more about this amazing audio interface.

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New to AWAVE Golden Age Comp 3A

New to AWAVE Golden Age Comp 3A

New to AWAVE Golden Age Comp 3A

The LA-3A is a truly classic compressor / leveling amplifier. Having been used for decades on countless recordings, it is a perfect example that vintage designs never go out of favor.

At the core is the T4 electro-optical attenuator with its unique sound and compression characteristics and a very smooth, natural and program dependent operation. Add to that the easy of use with only two main controls, GAIN and PEAK REDUCTION and the wonderful sound of the fully discrete signal path and the transformers.

The Golden Age Comp 3A is a new Compressor by Golden Age that is inspired by this classic design.

Watch the tutorial below to see the Golden Age Comp 3A in action.

Click here to purchase your Golden Age Comp 3A