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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:

Click here to visit the iConnectivity website.

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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

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Warm Audio Videos With Ryan Eamhardt

Warm Audio Videos With Ryan Eamhardt

Warm Audio Videos With Ryan Eamhardt

Warm Audio is a Texas based manufacturer of high end audio equipment that strives to place quality recording equipment in the hands of as many musicians as possible. To achieve this goal, Warm Audio,  produces top-end gear that is affordable and fits within the budget of the most humble of musicians.

In the following videos, Ryan Eamhardt of Creative Sound Lab, demonstrates the high sonic quality of the Warm Audio EQP-WA, a Pultec style EQ and the WA76 Discrete Compressor.

Click below to see this incredible gear in action.

 

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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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Slate Digital VMS Virtual Microphone System Shipping Soon

Slate Digital VMS Virtual Microphone System Shipping Soon

Slate Digital VMS Virtual Microphone System Shipping Soon

The Slate Digital VMS Virtual Microphone System is shipping soon.

The Slate Digital VMS Virtual Microphone System is a Mic Modeling Hardware/Software Hybrid System, which is capable of modeling a wide variety of sought after Microphones. Providing engineers and musicians with an affordable way to get the sounds they want.

Watch this video to see the Slate Digital VMS Virtual Microphone System in action.


		
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New to AWAVE Vanguard Audio Labs V13

Vanguard Audio Labs V13

New to AWAVE Vanguard Audio Labs V13

The Vanguard V13 is a large-diaphragm multi-pattern valve condenser microphone. Crafted by experts over the course of 2 years, it combines vintage warmth with smooth modern detail. After extensive testing and listening by world-class engineers, we can say with pride that the performance of this mic will rival or exceed that of both iconic vintage and modern microphones at a fraction of the cost.

PERFORMANCE

We designed the V13 with the character of yesteryear’s iconic vintage tube microphones in mind, while also utilizing the latest technology to ensure that every nuance and detail of the performance is faithfully captured. We specifically engineered the V13 with warm, full lows, a precise and detailed midrange, and buttery-smooth high end. The result is a microphone that unifies warmth with clarity, depth with detail, and character with precision.

The V13 is particularly forgiving when it comes to vocal style and timbre. Oftentimes, microphones can be a bit choosy when it comes to how they mesh with different vocalists, but we have found that the V13 sounds great with almost any vocal complexion. Tested on both male and female vocalists in a diversity of ranges, styles, and genres, we found that the V13 was usually the top option, despite being matched against microphones several times its cost.

One important design objective was maintaining a low noise floor – no small feat when working with vacuum tube circuitry. When tested against several $5000 European tube microphones, the V13 had the lowest noise floor by a significant margin.

After hundreds of hours of listening and testing dozens of design variations with world-class engineers, the V13 is a top-shelf microphone with an incredibly low noise-floor. This is truly a professional, world-class microphone.

DESIGN

The VANGUARD V13 is very different from other mics in its price range. It is designed and precision-built in limited quantities to “no-compromise” standards.

We started with an extra-large 34mm edge-terminated, gold-sputtered 3µm Mylar dual-capsule assembly and custom-voiced it with a proprietary hand-tuning process, placing it in an open-weave headbasket for a natural sound with low internal reflections. We then designed a circuit that matches the unique musical properties of our capsules and loaded it with premium-grade, over-spec components sourced from manufacturers around the world. We cryogenically treated critical components in the signal path, including a hand-selected European vacuum tube. We placed the low-frequency roll-off and -10dB pad toggle switches on the rear of the microphone, where they are easily accessible to the engineer. We topped off the electronics with an ultra-linear, fully shielded, custom-wound, dual-bobbin humbucking transformer for the output stage to drive long cable runs.

Aesthetically, the precision-machined brass body is coated with our signature Pinot Noir, finished with a deep, lustrous gloss, and accented by polished nickel trim and a precision-cast Vanguard badge. Machined into the rear of the microphone is a cooling vent to prolong tube life. Your V13’s serial number is laser-engraved on the lower rear of the microphone.

The V13 was designed by a team of experts with more than 65 years of experience and vetted by world-famous award-winning engineers and producers.

QUALITY

The V13 was designed in the USA, and undergoes final assembly in sunny Southern California. We perform 100% quality control – every single microphone undergoes a series of stringent audio and visual tests here in Southern California before being hand-packed.

Every part of the V13 was designed to be robust and reliable. Wherever possible, components were over-specced. The deep-cycle cryogenic treatment improves the lifespan and performance of critical electronic components. Brass, steel, aluminum, and zinc are part of the heavy-duty construction. Every Vanguard microphone is backed by our FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY.

ACCESSORIES

When you buy a V13, you also get a VLSM Heavy-Duty Shockmount. We wanted to rethink the standard “spider-style” shockmount of old, and designed the VLSM with a few nifty features. First is the open front, which allows you to position the microphone as close to the source as necessary. Second, we install aerospace-grade suspension rings that won’t break, sag, crack, or stretch over time. This shockmount was designed to fit any microphone with M22x1 threading, so you also can use it with a number of microphones from other manufacturers.

The V13 also comes with the PS-13 power supply, which allows you to select any of 9 available polar patterns on your microphone. We encourage you to experiment with the different polar patterns, as each one changes the character and frequency response of the microphone. The PS-13 can operate worldwide on 110-240V mains outlets via a switch on the rear of the power supply.

When not in use, your V13 should be stored in its padded pinewood box.

The black aluminum locking carrying case with the V13 keeps your microphone, cables, and power supply in one place, and includes a slot for a spare vacuum tube. 12AX7, 12AT7, and 12AY7 tube types will work with the V13 microphone. Folks who experiment sonically with NOS tubes can feel safe using these tube types.

Click here to purchase your Vanguard Audio Labs V13 

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Lynx Presents Hilo for Mastering

Lynx Presents Hilo for Mastering

Lynx Presents Hilo for Mastering

Mastering with Hilo

OK – we could have gone with “MEET YOUR MASTER” or something a bit more catchy, but we opted for the direct approach. Direct always works best with the signal path so…

Hilo was built with Mastering in mind First and Foremost

Mastering is the last critical step before delivering the performance for duplication and distribution. The mastering engineer needs the pristine audio quality to be able to hear the slightest change. Hilo’s -140 dB crosstalk spec delivers the wide space needed to get the most out of the stereo image. And the analog I/O provides the golden channels needed for the analog signal chain to work its magic.

Hilo’s internal 32 x 32 mixer allows any input to be routed to any output at any level in any combination. So comparing mixes and alternate mastering options is easy to do.

The analog “Golden channels” allow the mastering engineer a signal path to incorporate analog signal processing for the final mix. Multiple monitoring options allow a quick reference listen on various speaker systems as well as headphones.

Click Here For a Quick Look at adding an analog signal chain for mastering with Hilo

For More on Mastering with Hilo click below to watch interviews with mastering engineers Bernie Becker and Ron Boustead as well as a presentation by Lynx Product Support guru Paul Erlandson.

Click here to purchase Lynx Hilo