Limited run of 100 classic Reference Cardioid tube microphones offered in a custom pearlescent white finish with red accents.
In continuing the celebration of the company’s 30th Anniversary, Manley Laboratories announces a limited run of the classic Reference Cardioid tube microphone in a custom pearlescent white finish with red accents, dubbed the “Reference Cardioid XXX Anniversary Limited Edition.”
The Reference Cardioid tube vocal mic has been heard everywhere from Don LaFontaine’s famous movie trailers to classic singers like Etta James to chart-topping hits from artists like Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Panic! at the Disco and Avril Lavigne since its introduction in 1990.
This XXX Anniversary Edition Reference Cardioid microphone production will feature the MANLEY POWER switch-mode power supply, currently used in the Manley Reference Silver microphone. Based on the same technologies already proven in the Manley CORE, FORCE, ELOP+, and Nu Mu processors, this new PSU is “empirically quieter” than the microphone’s original linear PSU. According to Manley Labs, “Sonically, we hear faster highs, generally more clarity, and ‘blacker blacks’ in the silence.” The new power supply is also universal, allowing it to work anywhere in the world without a voltage changeover switch or power transformer rewiring.
The Reference Cardioid XXX microphone is limited to 100 pieces worldwide and begins shipping end of October.
Andy at Reverb.com Shows Us How to Nail Neil Young’s Live Tone with Help from the True Spring Reverb
Here at Source Audio headquarters, we debate quite a bit about music and musicians, but there are a few topics on which we ALL agree. One is that Neil Young freakin’ rules. So we were quite happy to see the True Spring Reverb make an appearance in our pal Andy Martin’s Reverb.com video on “How Get Neil Young’s Live Guitar Tone with 3 Boutique Pedals.”
We could not be more fired up about the explosion of published C4 Synth User Presets. The growing legion of C4 owners is creating and publishing KILLER new presets every single day with the Neuro App. Here is the best news; for all of y’all that don’t have the time or desire to jump into the Neuro Editor and start experimenting with preset creation, it is super-easy to use Neuro to explore, audition, and save any of these great sounds directly to your C4 (check out our Instructions for using the Neuro App with Mac, iOS, Android, and Windows videos for a quick tutorial). Below are some recent favorites…
Our friend Do Noise was one of the very first people to dive into the C4 Synth’s Neuro Editor and use it to its full potential. DN fearlessly experimented with the C4’s vast collection of sound features, from the dual programmable sequencers in his “Octave Sequenced Bass” preset, to the intelligent harmonization in “C7th Chords,” to the alternate LFO wave shapes in “Dancing Filters.” He also produced an excellent video demonstrating his presets. All of these sounds are super creative, fun, and may be just the thing you’re looking for to add an unexpected twist to your latest recording.
Some excellent C4 Synth bass presets (that sound equally excellent on guitar) from our friend @Quatschmacher (a.k.a “Peter Kenney”)! Quatschmacher has a grand collection of great presets with fantastic accompanying sound clips. Here are a couple of our favorites…
Introducing the Spectrum Intelligent Filter
…And just in case you missed it, last month we released the awesome new Spectrum Intelligent Filter. Source Audio originally made a name for itself with the Soundblox Bass Envelope Filter, and that rich tradition continues with our brand new, even more powerful and compact envelope filter. Check the link for some great demos of the Spectrum!
Ashun Sound Machines release their first product the Hydrasynth
This one-stop synth shop makes a daring debut for ASM in both keyboard and desktop formats
eatures include an advanced wavetable synthesis engine, 3 oscillators and dual Wave Mutators. The Hydrasynth has a total of 5 sound banks with 128 patches in each for you to play and tweak. 8 macros can be assigned to up to 8 destinations individually with over 200 single-cycle waveforms to map and adjust.
As far as effects go Hydrasynth is loaded with plenty, from chorus to cloud reverb and everything in-between. Inside the mixer section, each can be used in post-effect (reverb and delay) or pre-effect mode alongside 2 filters.
This amount of extensive synthesis and integrated playability sets the Hydrasynth apart from its market competitors. Many synth companies have tried to give players more ways to better express themselves. The Hydrasynth keyboard comes with ASM’s Polytouch™ keybed, offering polyphonic aftertouch over each note.
This combined with the 4-octave ribbon controller and ergonomically designed pitch and mod wheels make for a superbly expressive hardware synthesizer.