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In The Spotlight with Focal’s Limited Edition White Alpha Active Monitors

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In The Spotlight with the Focal’s Limited Edition White Alpha Active Monitors

Focal is pleased to introduce a special limited edition of the popular Alpha 50 and Alpha 65, which are known for their no-compromise studio-centric design and subtle yet impressive sonic character. The new Focal Limited Edition White Alpha Active Monitors have specifications identical to the black edition. This fresh aesthetic redesign projects a new side of the Alpha series and is available only in limited quantities.

Available in both 5 & 6.5 inch sizing. The Focal Alpha series are the studio purist’s choice of nearfield monitors and deliver a detailed, majestic sound. They perform just as well with traditional instrumentations as with pumping electronic music and boast a generous frequency response range within +/- 3dB. The adjustable shelving EQ make it possible to tailor the Alphas to the room acoustics and to personal taste.

Alpha Highlights

  • Excellent monitoring quality with wide, well-balanced dispersion keeps the same sound throughout the room
  • Aluminum inverted dome tweeter allows for precise and extra high frequency range
  • Polyglass speaker cone made in France delivers superior damping and rigidity
  • Optimal acoustic integration allows identical tonal balance at varying volumes and low sensitivity to wall effects
  • Custom designed Dual Class AB amplification provides efficiency and performance

For further information, visit the product pages below.

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PRE-ORDER the Limited Edition Source Audio Ventris Dual Reverb

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PRE-ORDER the Limited Edition Source Audio Ventris Dual Reverb

Pre-order yours today – Available December 2017.

OVERVIEW

The Ventris Dual Reverb was a monumentally ambitious project. The 2016 release of the Nemesis Delay introduced an engineering plateau for Source Audio, but the Ventris Dual Reverb takes guitar effects engineering to new heights. This supremely intelligent pedal features two completely independent reverb processors, essentially housing a perfect pair of high-powered reverb pedals in a single box. It is the Ventris Dual Reverb’s powerful dual processing that sets the pedal apart from its predecessors and introduces a forward leap in sound quality and function. Why?

  • Dual Reverb Effects: The power to combine two reverb engines truly expands the ambient possibilities and unleashes the creative mind.
  • True Spillover: Seamless and unlimited “spillover” from one preset to the next is an enormous advantage in live situations. There are no limitations in terms of reverb type or the duration of the transition.
  • Massive Processing Power: Dual processing eliminates bloated all-in-one reverb programs. Instead of being forced to allocate 5% of the processing power to something vital and complex like the True Spring reverb, we can now dedicate 100% of the processor, opening the door to a new frontier of realism and sonic exploration.

Source Audio’s two man engineering team of Bob Chidlaw and Jesse Remignanti took extreme care in crafting the Ventris Reverb’s exceptionally spacious tones, covering all the bases from beautifully natural reverberations to haunting “unnatural” tones. The Ventris Dual Reverb includes 12 onboard reverb engines as well as an ever-expanding collection of reverb effects available via the Neuro Mobile App or Neuro Desktop Editor.

The True Spring engine takes full advantage of the Ventris Dual Reverb’s immense processing might, perfectly capturing the unmistakable “drip” of vintage spring reverb tanks. It was a massive undertaking, requiring a deep understanding of the physical characteristics of reverb springs, advanced experience in sound design, and exceptional processing power. Chief Scientist Bob Chidlaw drew upon all his knowledge and experience in the creation of the True Spring engine, from his days as head engineer at Kurzweil to the creation of Source Audio’s Soundblox 2 Dimension Reverb. The result is an exceptionally realistic sound that flawlessly captures all the subtleties and idiosyncrasies of classic spring reverb equipped amplifiers.

In addition to the True Spring engine, the Ventris delivers a comprehensive collection of perennial reverb favorites. The Plate reverb engine has the marvelously lush and diffuse effect found in classic plate fixtures from the late 1950s. There are also excellent simulations of natural acoustic spaces – choose from a range of room sizes starting with the warm and tight subtleties of the Room engine and advancing to the expansive reverberations of the gargantuan E-Dome. Finally, the Hall engine captures the lush sounds of high-powered rack units from the 1980s.

The Ventris also offers a fantastic collection of unnatural reverb effects. The Swell engine creates a reverb volume swell for gradually emerging pads of sound. Shimmer mixes in two pitch-shifting reverberations, adding a touch of angelic or demonic sheen. Reverse turns the verb around for a chilling and dramatic backmasking effect. The Offspring engine resurrects the forgotten “Laserverb” effect from early Kurzweil rack units — it is a unique retro-futuristic sound that conjures images of sci-fi battles from a galaxy far, far away.

The Ventris Dual Reverb also features a long list of mandatory control functions and introduces some bold new ones. The A+B toggle switch makes it super-easy to select between the pedal’s two signal processors or combine them into entirely unique dual reverb effects. Stereo Inputs and Outputs provide a mega-wide stereo spread for larger-than-life ambience. The OPTION Footswitch offers a variety of hands-free control options including preset scrolling, A to B processor toggling, reverb hold, runaway reverb, and tap tempo. The Ventris also features 8 onboard presets, full MIDI functionality (extending the preset number to 128), expression control, external preset switching, and more.

Finally the Ventris is compatible with the Neuro Desktop Editor and Mobile App. Connect the Ventris Dual Reverb to either of our Neuro Editors and choose from an expanding palette of additional reverb types. Use the Neuro’s advanced set of deep editing parameters to create highly customized reverb effects. Easily burn your edited tones directly to the any of the Ventris’s effect selector positions or to one of its 128 preset slots.

For more information, product details and to pre-order yours click here. 

Available December 2017.

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Argosy Announce The Halo K88 – Coming in November

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Argosy Announce The Halo K88 – Coming in November

(Halo.K88E: sit-stand model shown) 

A Sneak peek of what’s coming from ARGOSY:

  • Integrate Essential Rack Gear
  • Fits Most 88-note Keyboard Controllers
  • Accommodate Multiple Monitors
  • Iso-Acoustic Enabled Speaker Mounts
  • Accessory / Keyboard Drawers
  • Proprietary Stabilization
  • Inspirational Work Space

Fixed Height or Sit-Stand Model Available.

Details and Dates coming – watch this space!

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Grace Design M108 wins a 2017 Resolution Award

Grace Design M108 wins a 2017 Resolution Award

Grace Design M108. 8-ch Microphone Preamp with 8 A/D Converters, AES and ADAT Output, Ethernet, BNC, and USB.

Congratulations on the Grace Design M108 has won the 2017 Resolution Award in the preamp category. 
From 25 years experience of creating acclaimed professional audio products, comes the latest evolution of their mic preamplifier design: the Grace Design M108. With eight channels of their transparent, musical mic preamplification, state of the art A/D conversion, multiple digital output formats, and flexible local or remote controlled operation, the m108 is a vital addition to any modern audio production environment.

View more about the Grace Design M108 here:

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Subsequent 37: The New Standard

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Subsequent 37: The New Standard

In the spirit of continuous improvement, the award-winning Sub 37 Tribute Edition has been discontinued from production to make way for a new standard: THE SUBSEQUENT 37. Implementing upgraded sonic modifications and functional improvements, the new SUBSEQUENT 37 will become the standard production model moving forward.

To illuminate the enhanced sonic vocabulary of the new SUBSEQUENT 37, Moog’s Chief Engineer, Cyril Lance, is joined by Snarky Puppy’s Cory Henry in the Moog Sound Lab. Using an Audio Precision analyzer and an oscilloscope, Cyril Lance compares the audio outputs of both the original Sub 37 and SUBSEQUENT 37.

The SUBSEQUENT 37 is a (2-note) paraphonic analog synthesizer with double the mixer headroom of the Sub 37. This provides access to a new range of classic clean tones in both mono and duo performance modes. Leveraging the mixer’s newfound flexibility, the gain-staging of the Ladder filter has been reshaped to boost harmonic saturation and analog compression, resulting in an overall richer low end. Completing the sonic evolution of the SUBSEQUENT 37 is a re-tuned Multidrive circuit that extends well beyond the grit and growl of the original Sub 37.

Each of the enhancements found in the SUBSEQUENT 37 maintains the magic and character of its predecessor while also providing access to new dimensions of sound and improved playability.

In addition to the sound engine augmentation, each SUBSEQUENT 37 comes with an upgraded keybed for improved playability, a high-powered headphone amplifier strong enough to drive the most demanding headphones, and a software plugin/editor for both Windows and Mac platforms.

BUY IT NOW! 


Subsequent 37
Precision Audio Analysis

In this video, Grammy Award Winner Cory Henry visits the Moog Factory to put the new Subsequent 37 through its paces, while Moog Music’s Chief Engineer compares the audio output from the Sub 37 Tribute Edition and the new Subsequent 37 using an audio precision analyzer and oscilloscope.

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MOOG SUBSEQUENT 37 CV

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MOOG SUBSEQUENT 37 CV

Today we are excited to announce the Subsequent 37 CV. This limited-edition redesign of the ultra-powerful Sub 37 Tribute Edition analog synthesizer is limited to 2000 pieces worldwide, with the first 125 units built live on-site at Moogfest 2017. Anchored by a pair of solid aluminum side pieces inset with North American hardwood and affixed to a rugged steel and aluminum enclosure, it features four assignable CV outputs and two assignable Gate outputs for interconnectivity with large-format and Eurorack modular systems, an upgraded keybed for improved playability, a high-powered headphone amplifier for live-monitoring, and a modified analog signal path.

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“We are really excited to incorporate community feedback into the evolution of an instrument. Adding CV interconnectivity was the starting point, but we have also increased the headroom in the mixer and significantly extended the range of Multidrive, giving the Subsequent 37 CV expanded sonic capability and modular control.” – Cyril Lance, Moog Chief Engineer

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The Subsequent 37 CV’s mixer now has double the headroom of the Sub 37 Tribute Edition. Taking advantage of the mixer’s newfound flexibility, the gain-staging of the Ladder filter has been reshaped to boost harmonic saturation and analog compression. Completing the sonic evolution is a re-tuned Multidrive circuit that extends well beyond the grit and growl of the original Sub 37.

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Subsequent 37 CV production is limited to 2000 pieces worldwide. Each instrument is lovingly handcrafted by Moog employee-owners.

FEATURES: 

  • SOUND ENGINE EVOLUTION – Greater sonic dimension
  • MORE MULTIDRIVE – Wider range and dirtier than ever before
  • ROOM FOR TWO – More headroom means Duo mode sounds even better
  • 6 ASSIGNABLE OUTPUTS – Modular connectivity with 4x CV outs and 2x Gate outs
  • UPGRADED KEYBED – Lightweight with swift action, velocity, and aftertouch
  • HIGH-POWER HEADPHONE AMP – Cue up your next sound in the loudest of venues.
  • LIMITED EDITION — 2000 units produced worldwide

SUB 37 DESIGN – All the controls and features found on the Sub 37 Tribute Edition:

  • Perform in Mono or Duo modes
  • 37-note velocity-sensitive keyboard with aftertouch
  • 2 modulation busses with assignable source and destinations
  • DAHDSR (Delay, Attack, Hold, Decay, Sustain, Release) looping envelopes with sync
  • 256 presets – 16 banks of 16 patches
  • Syncable arpeggiator and step sequencer
  • Classic Moog Ladder Filter with resonance, Multidrive, and selectable filter slopes
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Moog Subsequent 37 – The New Standard

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Moog Subsequent 37 – The New Standard

In the spirit of continuous improvement, the award-winning Sub 37 Tribute Edition has been discontinued from production to make way for a new standard: THE SUBSEQUENT 37. Implementing upgraded sonic modifications and functional improvements, the new SUBSEQUENT 37 will become the standard production model moving forward.

To illuminate the enhanced sonic vocabulary of the new SUBSEQUENT 37, Moog’s Chief Engineer, Cyril Lance, is joined by Snarky Puppy’s Cory Henry in the Moog Sound Lab. Using an Audio Precision analyzer and an oscilloscope, Cyril Lance compares the audio outputs of both the original Sub 37 and SUBSEQUENT 37.

The SUBSEQUENT 37 is a (2-note) paraphonic analog synthesizer with double the mixer headroom of the Sub 37. This provides access to a new range of classic clean tones in both mono and duo performance modes. Leveraging the mixer’s newfound flexibility, the gain-staging of the Ladder filter has been reshaped to boost harmonic saturation and analog compression, resulting in an overall richer low end. Completing the sonic evolution of the SUBSEQUENT 37 is a re-tuned Multidrive circuit that extends well beyond the grit and growl of the original Sub 37.

Each of the enhancements found in the SUBSEQUENT 37 maintains the magic and character of its predecessor while also providing access to new dimensions of sound and improved playability.

In addition to the sound engine augmentation, each SUBSEQUENT 37 comes with an upgraded keybed for improved playability, a high-powered headphone amplifier strong enough to drive the most demanding headphones, and a software plugin/editor for both Windows and Mac platforms.

BUY IT NOW! 


Subsequent 37
Precision Audio Analysis

In this video, Grammy Award Winner Cory Henry visits the Moog Factory to put the new Subsequent 37 through its paces, while Moog Music’s Chief Engineer compares the audio output from the Sub 37 Tribute Edition and the new Subsequent 37 using an audio precision analyzer and oscilloscope.

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In The Spotlight with Vanguard Audio Labs

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In The Spotlight with Vanguard Audio Labs

Vanguard Audio Labs was created with one goal – to give you great affordable tools so you can make great music.

In the past, members of our design team have created studio microphones and monitors that are used by world-renowned artists, engineers, and producers (including Taylor Swift, Herbie Hancock, Robert Plant, Randy Bachman, Buddy Miller, Nathan Chapman, Ray Kennedy, Lady Antebellum and many others…)

We’re lucky to be doing what we love – designing and building great, affordable recording tools. Although Vanguard Audio Labs is a new creative venture, our core team has over a century of combined experience in the music industry. Every one of us is an engineer, musician, producer, and lover of all things audio. Early in our careers, each of us has been frustrated by the desire to own better recording tools… but the really great microphones were overwhelmingly expensive. We started Vanguard Audio Labs to help you make music, and to bring your music to life by building superb products that won’t break your bank account.

View the V13 & VSS4 here: 

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Roswell Pro Audio Now Available at Awave

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Roswell Pro Audio Now Available at Awave

Roswell Pro Audio is a boutique microphone company based in the wine country of northern California.

Their microphones provide a distinctive sound, and a level of performance normally associated with far more expensive devices.

Checkout their range below: