Posted on

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: BAE Audio

In The Spotlight BAE Audio

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: BAE Audio

Based in Southern California, BAE build hand-wired transformer-balanced outboard recording gear faithful to classic English and American designs.
We stock all BAE Audio’s extensive product range here at Awave which you can view here:

https://awave.com.au/brand/bae-audio

Posted on

MOOG MODEL-D TRADE IN OFFER

Moog Model-D Trade In

MOOG MODEL-D TRADE IN OFFER

Purchase a MOOG MODEL-D for just $3,299 with any qualified synthesiser TRADE IN *

CALL or EMAIL to see if you TRADE QUALIFIES

Offer valid until stocks run out. LIMITED OFFER.
*TRADE IN is at the discretion of AWAVE and items must be in full working order and in excellent cosmetic condition
Posted on

BUY A PAIR OF HEDD TYPE 30 MONITORS FOR JUST $5,999*

HEDD Type 30 Trade In

HEDD Type 30 Studio Monitors

The HEDD Type 30 is an exceptional midfield monitor that will satisfy all your professional studio needs and desires. Whether as a full range audio monitor in an elegant studio space or in broadcasting contexts, this 3-way-system based monitor is an ideal player in the most diverse fields of application. The impressive technological facts alone speak for themselves: two horizontally aligned 7”-woofers, 4”-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 the course of the Type 30’s development, the acoustic accuracy that this constellation of components translates into has fascinated us: 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. Let us assure you: this is one fine piece of gear.

As our two smaller studio monitors, the Type 30 offers XLR and RCA connections as well as a free input-card system that can receive the HEDD Bridge modules that we also offer. These modules are designed to read Dante, Ravenna Network / AES67 protocols as well as AES3/EBU.

HEDD Type 30 Specifications:

Posted on

Awave Mix It with FOCAL SM9 Trade In Deal

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

 

 

Posted on

FULLERTON COLLEGE GRADUATE: YOUNGEST AUDIENT CONSOLE OWNER

Audient-Tim-Jones

FULLERTON COLLEGE GRADUATE: YOUNGEST AUDIENT CONSOLE OWNER

“It really is the little brother of the ASP8024 I have grown to know and love,” says Fullerton College Recording and Music Production graduate, Timothy Jones, describing the brand new ASP4816 he’s had delivered to his home studio in Orange County a few short weeks ago. Possibly the youngest Audient console owner in the world, he leaves Fullerton College this year with top grades — and the world at his feet.

 “I WAS ABSOLUTELY BLOWN AWAY AT HOW GOOD THESE EQS SOUND”

Jones’ studio in a converted industrial warehouse

Timothy proved himself keen to develop his music technology skills both in and out of the classroom by building a small control room in a converted industrial warehouse not far from his home. Using it to work on his own compositions either on his own or with other musicians, as well as a practice room to improve his drumming and piano skills, the conclusion of his studies now allows him to spend more time in the studio, bag himself a few clients and turn it into a profitable enterprise. The arrival of the ASP4816 compact analogue console from Audient certainly helped him raise his game to that end.

“I was absolutely blown away at how good these EQs sound,” enthuses Timothy – surprised, despite having “read the manual religiously before I placed the order.” He continues, “The channel EQ was used always in a subtractive capacity as opposed to boosting at Fullerton College and having my hands on my own console now, I am amazed at how musical the EQ sounds when it is boosted. I was completely taken aback.

Jones with his ASP4816

“The buttons have that satisfying *chunk* sound when you engage them; the faders all glide so smoothly,” says Timothy. “A fellow engineer who rents the studio one day a week from me (and didn’t know I was making this switch) said that when he first laid a hand on the long throw fader, he knew this was a quality piece of gear!

“Another feature that I fell in love with mixing back at Fullerton – and so happy I have again – is the bus compressor. This thing is a beast, and definitely gives a track that ‘sounds like a mix feeling’. I absolutely love the flexibility of this console and all of the routing capabilities I have at my fingertips. I love that I can parallel process between the short and long faders or using the subgroups, and that I have complete hands-on control of my mix with this console.”

“I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE FLEXIBILITY OF THIS CONSOLE AND ALL OF THE ROUTING CAPABILITIES I HAVE AT MY FINGERTIPS.”

The Audient ASP8024 has been part of Fullerton College’s audio recording department since 2015, ensuring a good number of students catch the audio technology bug during their time there. Timothy Jones is no exception. “Thank you guys for doing it right and keeping that analogue vibe alive these past 20 years!”

You’re very welcome.

Posted on

MOTU Introducing Digital Performer 9.5

Motu Digital Performer 9.5

MOTU Introducing Digital Performer 9.5

DP 9.5 DELIVERS ZTX PRO TIME-STRETCHING AND PITCH-SHIFTING TECHNOLOGY

CAMBRIDGE, MA — Tuesday, September 12, 2017. MOTU is now shipping Digital Performer 9.5, a free update at motu.com/download for all DP9 owners. Version 9.5 introduces ZTX PRO™ technology: cutting-edge audio time-stretching and pitch-shifting DSP developed and refined through years of advanced R&D by the renowned engineering team at Zynaptiq GmbH (zynaptiq.com).

ZTX PRO time-stretching

ZTX PRO has been deployed throughout Digital Performer 9.5 wherever audio time-stretching can be applied and produces dramatically improved results, even when slowing down or speeding up audio by extreme amounts. Users will experience state-of-the-art time-stretching quality on any type of audio material: drum loops, solo instruments, multi-timbral material, vocals, full mixes, mono, stereo, n-channel, etc. Users can easily conform imported loops and audio clips to their project tempo, apply wholesale tempo adjustments to entire mixes, create conductor track tempo maps (including gradual tempo changes) and many other operations that alter the length and speed of audio clips.

ZTX PRO pitch-shifting and relative pitch editing

ZTX PRO pitch-shifting provides extremely high-quality pitch-shifting on both monophonic and multi-timbral audio material, even full mixes. Formant-corrected or standard pitch-shifting can be applied as desired. Global preferences can be set, with the ability to specify the pitch-shifting mode for any individual audio clip. A new relative pitch editing layer in the Sequence Editor allows users to graphically transpose any audio material up or down by interval using a draggable pitch bar or a pencil tool for fine-tuned pitch correction, adding or removing vibrato and so on.

ZTX PRO quality presets

ZTX PRO quality presets allow users to achieve the best results for a wide variety of audio material, including “solo” for monophonic material and “efficient” for fast processing that adapts variably to the characteristics of the audio signal. PureDSP pitch-shifting has been preserved as an additional option, as it often produces best results on solo vocals (or other monophonic instruments), especially when fine-tuning vocals.

Effect performance

DP 9.5 also adds a new Effect Performance window, which monitors the processing load of all currently instantiated virtual instruments and effects plug-ins, allowing users to identify and manage plug-ins that impose high processing demands on their computer. Plug-ins can be sorted by name, processor load or the exact location (bar and beat) in the sequence time line at which they reach peak processing. Each plug-in is identified as either pre-gen or real-time, with hints as to why any plug-ins are currently running in real time.

Availability

DP 9.5 is now available as a free download for all DP9 owners at motu.com/download. Anyone else can run the same free download as a 30-day trial version. Upgrades from previous versions, or a competitive DAW, are available in the MOTU store here: https://motu.com/store_products/software/dp

Posted on

New MASCHINE and KOMPLETE KONTROL Hardware

NI

New MASCHINE and KOMPLETE KONTROL Hardware

TOTAL NONSTOP CREATIVITY

More intuitive workflows, optimized layouts, more vivid visual feedback, and deeper integration with your studio setup: The next generation of MASCHINE and KOMPLETE KONTROL hardware gives you everything you need to create – and keep on creating.

MASCHINE

Now with two hi-res color screens; bigger, more sensitive pads; and a pro-grade 96kHz / 24-bit audio interface, this newly-optimized classic is a fun, intuitive, hands-on hub for in the studio or on the go.

KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 AND S61

With an improved layout, hi-res color screens, and enhanced DAW control, KOMPLETE KONTROL puts the entire creative process at your fingertips: Find and preview sounds across all your instruments, perform, mix projects, and more – all from the hardware.
Posted on

Introducing the Raven Core Station

Slate Raven Core Station

Introducing the Raven Core Station

The first time I tried to do a mix without using a console was in 2011, shortly after our Virtual Console Collection plugin was introduced. It was the most painful mix I’d ever done, as I attempted to craft the sound that I had heard playing in my head by using the cumbersome technique of single click mouse moves. The creative process was broken, the inspiration was lost, and the mix suffered.

I then tried a hardware control surface, and found that the improvements were minimal. Constantly banking small groups of faders, scrolling through tons of selections to find what I needed, and plugin control… don’t get me started on how horrible it was to control every plugin parameter using a set of five generic controller knobs, most that had to be constantly assigned. And then there was the constant looking back and forth from the knob to the screen to confirm that the parameter I was adjusting was the correct one.

And then the most obvious idea came to us. After years of putting the recording studio onto a computer screen, why not just turn the computer screen into the control surface?

Now, every parameter could be accessed instantly just like a real console with a 1:1 parameter ratio. No generic controller knobs, no scrolling through menus, no assigning or mapping… Just reach out, and immerse yourself into your mix. 24 ultra high-resolution faders with FINE mode make it easier to automate passages precisely. Tweak every plugin as if they were hardware, and never worry about turning the wrong generic controller knob. And take away hours of menial tasks with our award-winning digital assistant, Batch Commander.

The RAVEN consoles are now found in the top studios in the world, and the MTi is the top-selling small control surface in the audio industry.

And so, we could not be more pleased to announce our new flagship console, the RAVEN CORE STATION. Customizable with one or two touch panels and a Slate Control monitor section, the CORE STATION is the ultimate modern studio console that will make creating music efficient, creative, and fun again.

– Steven Slate

Posted on

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Vermona

vermona_logo

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Vermona

DRM MKIII

The DRM1 MKIII is an analogue drum synthesizer that offers eight instruments, each with seven knobs for forming the sound plus a panorama- and a volume-controller. The user interface is absolutely clear and intutitve – one knob, one function.

More information HERE. 

DSR-3 Dual Spring Reverb

The DSR-3 – dual spring reverb – is a professional spring reverberation unit for use with stereophonic sound sources. Besides this function, the unit offers additional parallel and serial operational modes for advanced and creative applications

As in our valve based model ReTubeVerb, the classic VSR-3 and the creative Retroverb Lancet, the DSR-3 relies on finest quality reverberation springs manufactured by AccuBell (formerly Accutronics). To assure perfect stereo sound, the springs were carefully selected and hand-matched.

Each channel offers two band equalization with BASS and TREBLE control being matched to the specific frequency spectrum of the springs. By this, the effect can easily be adapted to your personal sound preferences.

More information HERE.

Filter Lancet – More than just a filter box

Filter Lancet cannot deny its relation to Retroverb Lancet. No wonder that because both units share the same multimode filter with low-, high- and band-pass modes as well as an overdrive circuit and a discrete built VCA.

This smart combination allows you to create diverse effects using Filter Lancet, ranging from classic filter sweeps to wah- and tremolo-sounds and more.

Using an envelope with flexible triggering and its LFO, Filter Lancet’s effects can sync to your tracks. Chop up pad sounds rhythmically and alienate drum sounds completely.

More information HERE.

Posted on

Watch legendary producer Scott Storch take on the AKAI MPC Standalone Challenge

AKAI MPC Challenge

Watch legendary producer Scott Storch take on the AKAI MPC Standalone Challenge

In this episode of the Standalone Challenge, we pay a visit to legendary producer Scott Storch (Dr. Dre, Beyonce, Chris Brown) and watch him get in the zone on the MPC X. Plugging his MPK88 directly into the X, The Piano Man quickly channels his signature melodic style and creates a new track using only the MPC.

Posted on

In The Spotlight: CLASSIC Legendary Sound of Black Lion

Black Lion Audio Logo

In The Spotlight: CLASSIC Legendary Sound of Black Lion

Black Lion Audio B173 Mic Pre

The B173 is Black Lion Audio’s homage to the highly revered Neve 1073 mic pre. The B173 is a single channel mic pre-amp with input and output transformers, stepped gain, output level control, phantom power, and phase. It features a DI, 80dB of gain, and is housed in a 1U, 1/2 rack chassis.

Black-Lion-Audio-B173-Mic-Pre-front-view

Black Lion Audio B12A MkII Mic Pre

Inspired by the classic American rock sound of the original API 312A, the B12A MkII delivers the high-end sound and rugged quality you’d expect from B.L.A., at an amazing price! The B12A MkII is a single-channel microphone preamp in the style of an API 312A, and features an upgraded input transformer, higher gain, and lower noise than the original B12A. It also features an output transformer, a Hi-Z input, phantom power, pad, phase, and is housed in a 1U, 1/2 rack chassis.

Black-Lion-Audio-B12A-MkII-Mic-Pre-front-view

Black Lion Audio Micro Clock MkIII

The Micro Clock MkIII is a significant redesign of its predecessor, the Micro Clock MkII. Core technological improvements include lower-jitter crystal oscillators, higher-quality galvanic transformer isolation in the signal path, dedicated output drivers with better isolation, higher-precision signal division, and much heavier noise filtration throughout the circuit. All of this results in a more robust, lower-jitter clock signal than the Micro Clock MkII, with even more desirable harmonics in the clock’s spectral band that impart an undeniable musical quality to the conversion process. The feature set has expanded to include an LED frequency display, six BNC outputs capable of up to 384kHz, AES and RCA S/PDIF outputs capable of up to 192kHz, an optical S/PDIF output capable of up to 96kHz, and removable 1U rack ears.

black-lion-audio-micro-clock-mkiii-no-rack--view

Take a deeper look at Black Lion’s B173, the B12A and the Micro Clock MKIII below: 

Posted on

Dave Smith Instruments Announce REV2 Desktop Modules

Rev2-Module-Left

Dave Smith Instruments Announce REV2 Desktop Modules

Dave Smith Instruments have just announced the REV2 in a desktop module. Following in the footsteps of pretty much every DSI release for a while, the REV2 is now available in both 8 and 16 voice versions.

The REV 2 desktop features the same two DCOs per voice, each with four waveshapes (sawtooth, triangle, sawtooth + triangle, and pulse), a sub-octave generator, and a 2/4 pole low-pass, resonant Curtis filter per voice, plus two types of sequencers, digital effects, and other enhancements designed to make it even more powerful that its predecessor, the now-retired Prophet ’08. As before the patches from the (now retired) Prophet 08 will be compatible, but not the other way around.

ORDER YOURS NOW: 

Posted on

Subsequent 37: The New Standard

Subsequent_Angle

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.