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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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Proud of my Alphas Photo Contest

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Proud of my Alphas Photo Contest

Focal and pureMix are proud to offer you the opportunity to win a training session with sound engineer Fab Dupont in New York and or a selection of Focal products, by sharing the best picture of your Alpha monitors!

HOW TO ENTER?

Share an original picture of your Alpha monitoring speakers on the Focal Facebook page (Focal & Focal Professional), Twitter and Instagram pages with the #ProudOfMyAlphas tag from 24th November to 31st December 2016. Only one entry is allowed per person, all social networks included.

WIN

  • A training session with grammy award producer and engineer Fab Dupont in New York City
  • 4 pairs of Solo6 Be monitoring speakers
  • 4 Spirit Professional headphones

A Focal jury will decide on the most original and creative picture, a random draw will then determine the Focal products winners.

Download terms and conditions from Focal’s website.

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Baseck and Dave Smith Instruments Tempest

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Baseck and Dave Smith Instruments Tempest

Dave Smith Instruments interviews experimental electronic musician Baseck.

His roots run deep in L.A.’s underground rave scene since the early 90s. Baseck’s fascination with sound brought him to turntablism at an early age. His attraction to hands-on hardware, learned from scratching records, led to audio manipulation with small battery powered toys, drum machines, then modular synthesizers. His unique style and mastery of a wide range of music hardware segued into his involvement with music technology. Since 2013, Baseck has been working with synthesizer companies to design concepts to enhance user playability. Variatic Basicus, a Eurorack module created by Noise Engineering, was built for his live performance needs. DSI’s Tempest analog drum machine includes presets designed by Baseck. His style builds on past musical experiments, combining the 80’s drum machine sounds of Breakdance and Industrial, with a future approach to Drum & Bass and Braindance using both analog and digital hardware.

Read the full interview here.

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DJ Puzzle and Dave Smith Instruments Tempest

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DJ Puzzle and Dave Smith Instruments Tempest

In this interview, Dave Smith Instruments talks with DJ Puzzle about his use of the DSI Tempest.

Jason Donnelly (Dj Puzzle) is a Los Angeles based composer for TV, video games, and film. He got his start producing loop packs for Sonic Foundry (now Magix) back in 2001, which led to his ongoing success and long list of credits including Anthony Bourdain:Parts Unknown, Damaged Core (Oculus VR). Tom Clancy’s The Division, Saints RowThe Third, Saints Row IV, Growing Up Hip Hop, Wicked Tuna, Despicable Me 2 DVD featurette, Kroll Show, Portlandia, Lost Girl, The Royals, Nightwatch, Wahlburgers, MLB.TV, MMA, E! News Weekly and more. When he isn’t busy writing for TV, he’s cranking out sample packs for his side project, Soundtrack Loops.

Read the full interview here.

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Bear’s Den and Dave Smith Instruments Tempest

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Bear’s Den and Dave Smith Instruments Tempest

In this spotlight interview, Dave Smith Instruments talks with Bear’s Den and their use of the Dave Smith Instruments Tempest.

Inspired by, among other things, the paintings of Edward Hopper, the short stories of Raymond Carver, and film director Robert Altman’s Short Cuts, Bear’s Den is both erudite and intensely personal, defying trends and easy labelling. Musically, it also sees a startling progression. Following the amicable departure of guitarist Joey Haynes they are now a six-piece touring unit built around a nucleus of Andrew Davie and multi-instrumentalist Kev Jones. While the band’s folk roots are still evident, they now come cloaked in the lush alchemy of ‘70’s and ‘80’s FM rock: Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, and in particular, the nocturnal ambience of Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness On The Edge Of Town, alongside more contemporary artists such as The National, and Sufjan Stevens.

Read the full interview here.

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Now Avaliable | Lavry Engineering

Now Avaliable | Lavry Engineering

Now Available | Lavry Engineering

We are pleased to announce that we now stock Lavry Engineering pro audio products at our store.

Based in Kingston Washington, Lavry Engineering was founded in 1993 by David Lavry under the name dB Technologies. Changing their name to Lavry Engineering in 2002 the company aims to meet the current demand for hi-res digital audio performance products. Lavry Engineering follows the design philosophy that electronics should not introduce any colour or distortion to an audio signal unless it is an artistic decision (i.e EQ, Saturation) . The company has excelled in crafting some of the most transparent and cleanest sounding pieces of equipment on the market.

Click here to read more about Lavry Engineering and David Lavry.

Check out our selection of Lavry Engineering products below, with more to come soon.

 

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Burl Audio B32 Vancouver Mix Bus Video and Review

Burl Audio B32 Vancouver Mix Bus Video

Burl Audio B32 Vancouver Mix Bus Video

Burl Audio introduces its latest hot bed of creativity, the B32 VANCOUVER, a 32 channel mix bus. Based on Burl Audio’s renowned discrete analog and class-A circuitry, the B32 Mix Bus employs both the transparency of the B26 Orca, plus the switchable tonality of the new Burl Audio BX5 output transformer.

In addition to the BX5, the B32 VANCOUVER introduces a new concept to the summing amplifier, GAIN BOOST. Adding gain boost with the BX5 will give your mixes that GLUE that you have been seeking ever since retiring your 2-track analog recorder. With 32 input channels and switchable tonality, the B32 VANCOUVER will allow your mixes to thrive in depth, warmth and clarity. Use the B32 VANCOUVER in conjunction with the B1 Mic Pres, the B80 Mothership and the B26 Orca and you will achieve THE COMPLETE SOLUTION.

Check out this video from Burl Audio for a comprehensive overview of this great 32 channel mix bus.

Also, take a look at this interview of the Burl Audio B32 by Geoff Stanfield at TapeOp.

Burl Audio B32 Review.

View below for more information and to purchase the Burl Audio B32.

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Dan Haigh and Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12

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Dan Haigh and Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12

In this Spotlight Interview, Dave Smith Instruments talks to Dan Haigh from the bands Gunship and Fightstar about his use of the Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12.

Dan Haigh is an English musician, film director, video game designer, writer and visual effects artist. He is best known as co-founder of synth wave band, GUNSHIP, and as the bass player in the English alternative rock band Fightstar.

Read the full interview here.

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Rockruepel by Mastering Works

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Rockruepel by Mastering Works

Introducing the Rockruepel Limit.One and Comp.Two by Mastering Works. The Rockruepel series are a new range of dynamics processors that focus on ultra-fast and aggressive dynamics control. Ruepel roughly translates into English as “bully” or “rogue”. It’s the perfect sounding name for these “in your face” sounding devices.

The Limit.One combines actual brick-wall limiting control, sound design for uneven mixes as well as single track level control.

The Comp.Two is the result of years of development by Mastering Works, resulting in one of the best sounding modern vari-μ-compressor available. The Comp.Two is perfectly optimized for daily professional use.

View below for more information.

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Multi-Touch Mixing With The Slate RAVEN Console

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Multi-Touch Mixing With The Slate RAVEN Console

In this video, steven slate, demonstrates the Multi-Touch mixing abilities of the Slate Raven Console. The Slate Raven marries the best attributes of a professional mixing console with a professional computer monitor. Letting you get closer to your DAW than ever before.

For more information about the Slate Raven. View below.

 

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Burl B1 and B1D Mic Pre Features Video

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Burl B1 and B1D Mic Pre Features Video

Check out this video from Burl Audio outlining the features of the B1 and B1D 500 series microphone preamplifiers.

Based on the API 500 series form factor, the B1 is meant to compliment the B2 BOMBER ADC and the B80 MOTHERSHIP. With the proprietary BX3 input transformer and BX2 output transformer, the B1 MIC PRE delivers warmth with depth and clarity.

The B1D is the same as the B1 except that it has an all IRON BX4 output transformer giving it a more terrifying ROCK tone. An all discrete transistor, class-A, direct coupled, capacitor free circuit path gives the B1 amazing punch on drums, beautiful tonality on guitars, and warmth with presence on vocals.

Also, take a look at this review of the B1/ B1D by Geoff Stanfield at TapeOp.

Burl Audio B1 and B1D Review.

For more information on the Burl Audio B1 and B1D view below.