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Rupert Neve Designs – New Look Summing Family with Shelford Faceplates

Rupert Neve Designs – New Look Summing Family with Shelford Faceplates

Rupert Neve Designs are excited to be debuting a new look for the products in their Summing family – the 5059 Satellite 16 x 2+2 Summing Mixer and 5060 Centerpiece 24 x 2 Desktop Mixer – both of which will now be shipping in the classic Shelford faceplate color.

Both products will begin shipping with their new color scheme in early February 2021.

Pre-order yours today!

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Sequential Announces Prophet®-5 and Prophet®-10 Desktop Modules

Sequential Announces Prophet®-5 and Prophet®-10 Desktop Modules

San Francisco, CA—Jan 12, 2021—Fast on the heels of the reintroduction of its legendary Prophet-5 synthesizer, Sequential today announced that it has created a desktop version of the acclaimed instrument. As with the keyboard version, the desktop model will be available in both five- and ten-voice configurations, dubbed the Prophet-5 desktop module and Prophet-10 desktop module, respectively. They feature the same authentic vintage sound and front-panel controls as the Prophet-5 and Prophet-10 keyboards, but in a smaller form factor designed for portability and space-conscious studios.

“Our introduction of the Prophet-5 and Prophet-10 Rev 4 keyboards has been hugely successful. At the same time, a lot of people have been asking us for an easy way to fit them into a smaller studio space or into a touring rig,” commented Sequential founder and original Prophet-5 designer Dave Smith. “It was an easy decision to create a desktop module to fill that need. The great thing is, we managed to fit the same big, ballsy sound of the full Prophet-5 into a desktop model. It sounds every bit as awesome.”

Like the original, the new Prophet-5 and Prophet-10 modules feature two multi-waveform analog oscillators, analog resonant low-pass filters and amplifiers, and a filter and amplifier envelope per voice. Modulation is provided by a multi-waveshape LFO and Poly Mod, a ground-breaking modulation scheme for its time that allowed the filter envelope and oscillator B to be routed to a variety of destinations including filter cutoff frequency, oscillator A frequency, and oscillator A pulse width.

And just like the new Prophet-5/10 Rev 4 keyboards, the modules feature genuine Curtis VCOs and filters as used in the Prophet-5 Rev 3, as well as the Dave Rossum-designed SSI 2140 filter — the modern counterpart of the original SSM 2040 Rossum designed in the Prophet-5 Rev 1 and Rev 2. A Rev switch on the front panel allows users to switch between the two as desired.

Also present is the new Vintage knob, which loosens up the oscillators, filters, and envelopes from voice to voice as they typically are in vintage Prophet-5s. Users can dial in progressively more vintage character from a very stable “4,” as in Prophet-5 Rev4, all the way to “1,” as in Prophet-5 Rev1, which was the most temperamental of all Prophet-5s. The original factory sound set is included as well.

Other modern enhancements include velocity sensitivity and aftertouch to increase expressiveness, as well as MIDI and USB connectivity. Control voltage and gate ins/outs are also present for connecting modular synths and other gear. The new modules are housed in a premium-quality, steel case with hand-oiled sustainable black walnut heartwood trim.

Both modules will be available in February.

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Pre-order the Behringer 2600 & MonoPoly Now!

Pre-order the Behringer 2600 & MonoPoly Now!

THE BEHRINGER 2600 & MONOPOLY, NOW AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER

Stock due to land in early 2021

Based on the famed 2500 modular synth originally released in the 1970s, the ARP 2600 semi-modular synthesizer became an instant hit when it launched and was quickly adopted by well-known artists. The Behringer 2600 replicates that fabled synthesizer with circuitry inspired by the 70s with matched transistors and JFETs. Owning a 2600 is like having your own piece of history, enabling you to re-create timeless classics or forge your own musical path.

Originally released in 1981, the MonoPoly synthesizer was highly revered by artists from that era, and is still to this day. The Behringer MonoPoly is now ready to for the 21st century – an ultra-affordable and even more feature-packed homage to the original. Conjure up virtually any sound imaginable with incredible finesse and ease.

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Moog Claravox Centennial 100th Anniversary Elite Performance Theremin

Moog Claravox

Centennial 100th Anniversary Elite Performance Theremin

Claravox Centennial is an elite performance theremin that integrates decades of expertise from Moog, the world’s leading theremin makers, to produce a once-in-a-lifetime instrument.

Named after the original theremin virtuosa, Clara Rockmore, Claravox Centennial features the highest quality control and sound available in a theremin for deep artistic exploration. Offering both traditional 100% analog theremin operation and expanded modern performance, as well as an onboard analog delay, preset storage, and more, Claravox Centennial is an extraordinary instrument for creative expression.

Claravox Centennial is designed in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the first demonstration of the theremin by Leon Theremin, and is only available for a limited time.

Shipping is expected to arrive in January 2021 so get your orders in now to avoid disappointment.

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Rupert Neve Designs 5254 Diode Bridge Compressor

Rupert Neve Designs 5254 Diode Bridge Compressor

Since the early 1970s, Rupert Neve’s early diode bridge compressors have been revered for the punch & glue they bring to drums, instruments, and the mix buss – but these desirable characteristics were unfortunately accompanied by inflexible controls and fairly limited versatility. Rupert Neve Designs created the 5254 Dual Diode Bridge Compressor to capture the soul of these coveted compressors while providing modern updates including advanced timing control, significantly lower noise, fully stepped controls throughout, higher voltage power rails, and internal parallel processing capabilities. Unlike our VCA compressors, which are built for exacting clarity, the harmonically rich tonality of the Dual Diode Bridge Compressor is built to produce a wide range of colors – and built to help you make a statement with your music. Based on the dynamics circuit originally developed for the acclaimed Shelford Channel, the 5254 is outfitted for dual mono or stereo use with Rupert Neve Designs’ custom transformers and class-A electronics, tailor made for a compact 1U 19” enclosure. Fifty years after Mr. Rupert Neve created his first compressor designs, the Dual Diode Bridge Compressor reimagines the larger-than-life personality of these classic circuits with new levels of precision and control, enhanced creative power, and increased punch to your tracks, mixes, and masters.

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VOVOX® Premium Cables at Awave

VOVOX® Premium Cables at Awave

credo

The clearer the sound that reaches the ear, the more it moves us. Because all of us at VOVOX are passionate about music, we decided to develop sound conductors: cables optimized to transmit audio signals as purely as possible.

An audio concept must measure up to the human ear. That is why a sound difference that can be measured but not heard, is irrelevant for us. Relevant sound solutions, however, are important for us, even if they contradict common knowledge. We don’t want to turn cables into objects of worship: but the blind tests do show a real difference in sound.

For the best possible signal transmission, we have a wide range of sound conductors for all applications in the audio chain – from the internal wiring of the amplified musical instrument to the loudspeakers at home. It is also our concern to contribute to an improvement in the quality of audio recordings with the use of our products.

The development of perfect sound conductors is an ongoing process and we value the experience and input of our customers and partners. This information is being combined with our research in the constant development and improvement of our products.

Jürg Vogt
dipl. Ing ETH

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CME WIDI Master

CME WIDI Master

Wireless MIDI over Bluetooth

We have been working on wireless MIDI solutions for over 15 years (read the story here)

After we launched the Xkey Air (2015) we received many requests about advanced MIDI connectivity over Bluetooth.

Finally, you can pair your traditional 5-PIN DIN MIDI devices wirelessly.

Learn more about WIDI Master and the endless possibilities of WIDI technology.

What is WIDI Master?

WIDI Master is your virtual MIDI cable.
Bluetooth MIDI is the new wireless standard as approved by the MMA.
Now you can connect all your MIDI devices – without computers – without cables – with MIDI over Bluetooth!

What can you do with MIDI over Bluetooth?

Fully Standalone. Completely Wireless. 100% MIDI.

MIDI to MIDI

Connect two standalone MIDI hardware devices with two (2) WIDI Masters.

WIDI Master
WIDI Master

Bluetooth (BLE) to MIDI

Pair your bluetooth MIDI controller with any standalone MIDI hardware device using one (1) WIDI Master.

MacOS/iOS BLE to MIDI

Play your standalone MIDI hardware and pair it with your iOS device or Mac with one (1) WIDI Master using smart auto switch mode. About Windows/Android.

WIDI Master

Specifications:

 

Wireless technology

Bluetooth 4/5, MIDI over Bluetooth Low Energy-Compliant

Connectors

1x MIDI IN (5pin-DIN)

1x MIDI OUT (5pin-DIN)

Switch, indicator

1x switch

1x Multicolor LED

Compatible devices

WIDI Master, WIDI BUD, Bluetooth MIDI controllers,

iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, Mac with Bluetooth 4.0 or later

Compatible OS

iOS 8 or later, OSX Yosemite or later

Firmware update

By air using WIDI App (iOS/Android)

Power supply

5V/3.3V compatibility MIDI OUT DIN

Power consumption

37 mW

Dimensions

Main: 21mm (W) x 21mm (H) x 49mm (D)
Sub: 18mm (W) x 18mm (H) x 24mm (D)

* Note: Prices and Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Tree Audio at Awave!

Tree Audio at Awave!

Great sounding and easy to use analog recording equipment–tube and solid state.

The best of vintage aesthetics and modern technology. Hand-built in Los Angeles.