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Introducing the Audient ASP510 Surround Sound Controller

Introducing the Audient ASP510 Surround Sound Controller

Introducing the Audient ASP510 Surround Sound Controller

New to AWAVE, the Audient ASP510 is a Surround Sound Monitor Controller that can be utilized for multiple formats and applications. The ASP 510 continues to build on Audients reputation for delivering quality, affordable products that are in-tune with users working preferences.

The ASP510 Surround integrates easily and seamlessly with any console or DAW based surround set-up to provide comprehensive control of the monitoring and record functions for multiple surround sound formats including: 5.1, LCRS, Dolby Surround, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, DTS, and SACD.

The ASP510 is a great choice for the following applications: Surround sound music production. DVD-V and DVD-A authoring. Film and Video Post-Production. Film Production and Foley. SACD authoring. DTS authoring. Video games production. Digital television. Audio visual production. Multi-channel OBs.

Purchase your Audient ASP510 from AWAVE today!



		
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New HEDD Series ONE Monitors by Klaus Heinz, founder of ADAM Audio

New HEDD Series ONE Monitors by Klaus Heinz, founder of ADAM Audio

New HEDD Series ONE Monitors by Klaus Heinz, founder of ADAM Audio

Klaus Heinz, founder of ADAM audio has launched Heinz Electrodynamic Designs (HEDD). A Berlin based manufacturer of analog state-of-the-art studio monitors for all segments of music production, broadcast and installation.

HEDD promises to deliver “nearly linear frequency response” with their series ONE line of studio monitors. The series ONE line offers three different models of studio monitors. The nearfield Type 05 and Type 07 alongside the midfield Type 30.

The Type 05 model is a real multitasker. Its strong performance, digital connectivity, and compact size turn it into the ideal choice for mobile broadcast stations, recording studios, multichannel-setups, and VoIP conferences. The Type 05 is based on a 2-way-system that provides a solid fundament and a high degree of accuracy in the frequency range between 44Hz and 50kHZ by coordinating the interplay between a 5“-woofer and a high-resolution Air Motion Transformer.

The Type 07 can be described as a classic nearfield monitor speaker. On first glance, this model’s standard size and classic setup with a 7” woofer and a HEDD Air Motion Transformer do not leave much room for additional technological advances. Yet the careful adjustment of its various components, particularly the way in which casing, amplifier, and diaphragm interconnect, creates a degree of sonic stability, strength, spatiality, and transparency that left the engineers at HEDD amazed, even during the earliest stages of development.

With its 2×100 Watt amps and its extremely well balanced frequency response, the Type 07 monitor sounds much bigger and more mature than its moderate size and sleek design make it appear. It is precisely for this reason that there is hardly a field of audio production, which the Type 07 is not ideally suited for: its clever design makes it an especially good player in broadcasting contexts as well as in recording and mix-down studios.

The HEDD Type 30 is an exceptional midfield monitor that can satisfy all the desires and needs of modern professional studio. The impressive technological facts alone speak for themselves: two horizontally aligned 7”-woofers, 5”-midrange woofer, the HEDD Air Motion Transformer tweeter, and nothing less than 4×300 watts amplification create an ultra-wide frequency range from 30Hz to 50khz. In addition to being super solid and having an extremely high fidelity in the bass and mid range reproduction, the HEDD AMT produces vivid and uncolored high frequency material. This is one fine piece of gear.

HEDD is also implementing the HEDD bridge. These input modules allow users to send audio to their monitors via an Ethernet connection. This will be expanded to include modules providing Bluetooth and USB connectivity. More information on these modules that bridge that analogue and digital worlds will be available soon.

 

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New Barefoot Product Line Video Clips

New Barefoot Product Line_Video Clips

New Barefoot Product Line Video Clips

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 feature some of the industries top producers, Such as: Butch Vig, Chris Lord-Alge, Eddie Kramer and Jack Joseph Puig, discussing the Barefoot product line up.

 

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Motu Announces Thunderbolt ASIO Driver for Windows

Motu Announces Thunderbolt ASIO Driver for Windows

Motu Announces Thunderbolt ASIO Driver for Windows

FRANKFURT, GERMANY — MUSIKMESSE 2016 — HALL 9.1 STAND A21 — Thursday, April 7, 2016

MOTU announced a new Windows ASIO driver for its latest-generation audio interfaces, including the 1248, 16A, 8M and 112D. Rewritten from the ground up for today’s ultrafast PCs and modern Windows architecture, the new high-performance driver includes support for Thunderbolt audio I/O on Windows and best-in-class round trip latency (RTL) for both Thunderbolt and USB Windows operation.

MOTU users can now connect their Thunderbolt-equipped MOTU audio interface (1248, 16A, 8M or 112D) directly to the Thunderbolt port on a PC laptop or desktop computer and enjoy up to 128 channels of simultaneous audio input and output with any ASIO-compatible host software.

The new MOTU Thunderbolt/USB ASIO driver supports all latest-generation MOTU audio interfaces (equipped with AVB/TSN networking) and will be made available to all MOTU users as a free download during Q2, 2016 at www.motu.com/download.

“MOTU is thrilled to deliver Thunderbolt support for our many Windows users,” said Jim Cooper, MOTU Director of Marketing. “Whether they use Thunderbolt or USB to connect to their computer, MOTU Windows users will enjoy the best possible latency performance on the market.”

Link for more info:

http://www.motu.com/nextgenaudio

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Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Now Shipping

Dave Smith Instruments OB-6_Now Shipping

Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Now Shipping

The OB-6 by Dave Smith Instruments is now shipping.

The OB-6 is a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between the two most influential designers in poly synth history, Dave Smith and Tom Oberheim. The OB-6 takes the classic bold Tom Oberheim sound — with its true voltage-controlled oscillators, 2-pole filter, and amplifiers — and adds modern enhancements such as studio-quality effects, a polyphonic step sequencer, an arpeggiator, and more. No other modern analog poly synth can boast such a pedigree or such a massive, in-your-face sonic signature.

The OB-6 sound engine is inspired by Tom’s original SEM, the core of his acclaimed 4-voice and 8- voice synthesizers. It features two discrete voltage-controlled oscillators (plus sub-oscillator) per voice with continuously variable waveshapes (sawtooth and variable-width pulse, plus a triangle wave on oscillator 2). The classic Oberheim-inspired 2-pole, state-variable, resonant filter provides low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, and notch functionality. Voltage-controlled amplifiers complete the all-analog signal path.

The dual effects section provides studio-quality reverbs, delays (standard and BBD), chorus, flangers, and faithful recreations of Tom’s original phase shifter and ring modulator. While the effects themselves are digital, with 24-bit, 48 kHz resolution, a true bypass maintains a full analog signal path.

Also present is X-Mod, which expands the tonal palette and makes it easy to create dramatic and unconventional sounds. Modulation sources are filter envelope and oscillator 2, both with bi-polar control. Destinations include oscillator 1 frequency, oscillator 1 shape, oscillator 1 pulse width, filter cutoff, and filter mode. The polyphonic step sequencer allows up to 64 steps and up to 6 notes per step. You can create sequences polyphonically, with rests, and sync to an external MIDI clock. The full-featured arpeggiator can be synced to external MIDI clock as well. Unison mode features configurable voice count (1-6 voices), chord memory, and key modes.

The knob-per-function front panel puts virtually all OB-6 functions at your fingertips. Included are 500 permanent factory programs and 500 rewritable user programs. Turning on the Manual button enables live panel mode, in which the sound of the OB-6 switches to its current front panel settings. In this state, what you see is what you hear.

This analog powerhouse is packed into a four-octave, semi-weighted keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch, making it perfect for stage or studio.

Watch this space for further updates from AWAVE.

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ASP 802 HE Pro Tools Expert Messe Interview with Tom

ASP 802 HE Pro Tools Expert Messe interview with Tom

ASP 802 HE Pro Tools Expert Messe Interview with Tom

In this video from MusikMesse 2016 James talks to Tom Waterman from Audient about their new ASP8024 Heritage Edition console. Tom takes us through many of the updates to this legendary British mixing console  from upgraded look of the console to the amazing new mix buss compressor. The Heritage Edition really does take this mixing to a new level.

ASP8024-HE features the all new variable mix bus technology RETRO IRON. Technical
Director Tom Waterman explains, “By utilising an all-discrete and warm sounding output amplifier with Carnhill output transformers, RETRO IRON adds punch and ‘vibe’ to the consoles’ mix output. We based this design on two custom consoles from David’s first job in 1970 at the now legendary Advision Studios in London. The circuits used are a homage to the finest in late 60’s American & British console technology, but remain unique to the ASP8024-HE.”

When engaged, the RETRO IRON output card also provides subtle LOW BUMP and HIGH
LIFT Mix EQ’s – inspired by classic mastering equalisers of yesteryear – these can be switched individually, allowing for wider, more spacious mix bus tones. The main mix bus has also been upgraded with JOHN HARDY CO. 990C discrete amplifiers as standard for superior and even quieter, muscular performance.

The classic VCA mix bus compressor now has smoother make-up gain circuitry, includes a slick new gain reduction meter and a high pass filter in the compressor’s sidechain: BASS EXPAND. “This little tool tightens up mixes and adds punch without destroying the low end, particularly useful for bass heavy productions,” continues Waterman.

As for the new look, the Heritage Edition takes inspiration from the past. “Our ‘Midnight Raven’ colourway, vintage knobs, chunky fader caps, premium walnut armrest and British design theme have all been chosen specifically to create a visually stunning centrepiece, as well as making the console more intuitive than ever,” he says.

Audient prides itself in listening and responding to customer feedback, which has resulted in further improvements, such as the addition of a monitoring grade headphone amplifier; latching footswitch triggers for remote hands-free talkback; ALPS Blue Velvet main monitor pot with custom aluminium knob for that solid “everyday” feel; an improved FaderLinkTM plug-in (now 64-bit AAX, AU & VST compatible) controlling 8 channels of patchable DAW integrated VCA automation for the Dual Layer Control (DLC) module and an improved, whisper-quiet power supply.

Of course the ASP8024-HE retains all the familiar hallmarks of its predecessor including: fully featured in-line architecture; simple, intuitive design; flexible, powerful four-band EQ; renowned Class-A mic pres (used across the entire product range); comprehensive monitor control and a range of modular options including DLC, integrated 24 / 36 / 48-ch Patchbays or Producers’ Desks.

Waterman concludes, “Much more than just a facelift, the re-imagining of the ASP8024-HE ensures that this console, which has been first choice for studios and educational facilities for the past 18 years, maintains its status as a ‘modern classic’ and cements David Dearden’s heritage alongside his timeless design.”

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Introducing the ASP8024 Heritage Edition Console

Introducing the ASP8024 Heritage Edition Console

Introducing the ASP8024 Heritage Edition Console

Audient has recently announced the launch of the ASP8024: Heritage Edition, the definitive version of David Dearden’s classic design. Building on the existing features, which have seen the ASP8024 installed in thousands of studios worldwide. The Heritage Edition comes with a brand new look as well as an array of added enhancements ‘under the hood’, giving the renowned console renewed vigor ahead of the company’s 20th anniversary. Read the full story here.

Click here for further information at Pro Tools Expert.

 

 

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Get a Free JD-XI When You Buy a JD-XA

Get a Free JD-XI_When You Buy a JD-XA

Get a Free JD-XI When You Buy a JD-XA

From the the 1st to 30th of April Roland customers can get a free Roland JD – XI Analog/ Digital Crossover Synthesizer, with the purchase of a Roland JD – XA from AWAVE.

To take advantage of this great offer just complete the following steps:

  1. Purchase a Roland JD-XA during the promotion period
  2. Obtain a copy of the sales receipt from the store to verify your purchase
  3. Go to http://www.rolandcorp.com.au/company/promotion/jdxa/ and download a copy of the web redemption application form
  4. Enter your details in full on the application form
  5. Attach your copy of the receipt along with the application form and send them to Roland Australia. (must be postmarked by Australia Post before 14th May 2016)

Please do not hesitate to contact AWAVE if you have any questions regarding this offer.

Roland JD-XA

Roland JD-Xi