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Take Advantage of the Government’s “Instant Asset Write-Off” Program

Take Advantage of the Government’s “Instant Asset Write-Off” Program

The Instant Asset Write-Off (IAWO) Threshold

The higher IAWO threshold provides cash flow benefits for businesses that will be able to immediately deduct purchases of eligible assets each costing less than $150,000. The threshold applies on a per asset basis, so eligible businesses can immediately write‑off multiple assets.

The IAWO is due to revert to $1,000 for small businesses (turnover less than $10 million) from 1 July 2020.

Eligibility

The Government is expanding access so that more businesses can take advantage of the IAWO. The annual turnover threshold for businesses is increasing from $50 million to $500 million. Expanding the threshold will mean an additional 5,300 businesses who employ around 1.9 million Australians will be able to access the IAWO for the first time.

Timing

This proposal applies from 12 March 2020 until 30 June 2020, for new or second‑hand assets first used or installed ready for use in this timeframe. However, these changes do not take effect until new laws are passed.

We’ll provide more information about how to access the IAWO as it becomes available.

Learn more about the instant asset write-off.

Examples of how the instant asset write-off can help your business

Business benefits from increased asset threshold

Owen owns a company, ON Point Farms Pty Ltd, through which he operates a farming business in the Central Wheat Belt of Western Australia. ON Point Farms Pty Ltd has an aggregated annual turnover of $25 million for the 2019‑20 income year. On 1 May 2020, Owen purchases a second hand tractor for $140,000, exclusive of GST, for use in his business.

Under existing tax arrangements, ON Point Farms Pty Ltd is not able to immediately deduct assets costing more than $30,000 and instead would depreciate the tractor using an effective life of 12 years. Choosing to use the diminishing value method, ON Point Farms Pty Ltd would claim a tax deduction of $3,899 for the 2019‑20 income year.

Under the new $150,000 instant asset write‑off, ON Point Farms Pty Ltd would instead claim an immediate deduction of $140,000 for the purchase of the tractor in the 2019‑20 income year, $136,101 more than under existing arrangements. At the company tax rate of 27.5 per cent, Owen will pay $37,427.78 less tax in 2019‑20.

This will improve ON Point Farms Pty Ltd’s cash flow and help his business withstand and recover from the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Business benefits from increased turnover threshold

Samantha owns a company, Sam’s Specialty Roasters Pty Ltd, through which she operates a large food processing business in Brisbane. Sam’s Specialty Roasters Pty Ltd has an aggregated annual turnover of $150 million for the 2019‑20 income year. On 1 May 2020, Samantha purchases five new conveyor belts for her production facility for $40,000 each, exclusive of GST, for use in her business.

Under existing tax arrangements, Sam’s Specialty Roasters Pty Ltd is not eligible for the instant asset write‑off and instead would depreciate the conveyor belts using an effective life of 15 years. Choosing to use the diminishing value method, Sam’s Specialty Roasters Pty Ltd would claim a total tax deduction of $4,456 for the 2019‑20 income year.

Under the new $150,000 instant asset write‑off, Sam’s Specialty Roasters Pty Ltd would instead claim an immediate deduction of $200,000 for the purchase of the conveyor belts (i.e. $40,000 for each conveyor) in the 2019‑20 income year, $195,544 more than under existing arrangements. At the company tax rate of 30 per cent, Samantha will pay $58,663.20 less tax in 2019‑20.

This will improve Sam’s Specialty Roasters Pty Ltd’s cash flow and help her business withstand and recover from the economic impact of the coronavirus.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.business.gov.au/risk-management/emergency-management/coronavirus-information-and-support-for-business/instant-asset-write-off

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API Consoles and the Revival of Macon Georgia’s Capricorn Studios

API Consoles and the Revival of Macon Georgia’s Capricorn Studios

The visionaries of Mercer University, under the direction of President William Underwood and with the hands on diligence of Larry Brumley, Mercer’s Vice President tackled an enormous undertaking to save and revitalize one of pop music’s most iconic recording studios.

Among many important decisions that had to be made was a replacement console to the original API console that lived in the studio since the 70’s, and recorded so many legendary records, including most of the Allman Brothers catalog, Marshall Tucker Band, Charlie Daniels band and so many others at the leading edge of the Southern Rock music scene.

The decision was made to acquire a new API 2448 Recording Console to replace the 70’s era API console that lived at Capricorn.

With the choice of 3 different frame sizes, 24, 32 and 40 channels, Capricorn selected the largest 2448 frame built to date, a fully featured 40 channel version. With 40 Mic Pres and 40 API equalizers, each channel features two inputs, both with faders. Combining the Main Fader, the 2nd Fader and the 4 Stereo Returns gives the system an impressive 88 channels feeding the mix buses.

Rounding out the system is API’s ‘Final Touch’ motorized fader automation system, which is now compatible with Vision, Legacy AXS and 1608-II consoles, allowing projects to move seamlessly between facilities equipped with those API consoles.

Steve Ivey, a Mercer graduate and Grammy award winning producer engineer based out of Nashville was a key figure in the planning and revitalization of the studio.

“For 50 years API consoles and Capricorn Studios together have made a worldwide, profound impact in music and recording,” said Ivey. “As a Mercer University music graduate who learned to record on an API console, under the direction of Capricorn producer Paul Hornsby, I am thrilled to be a part of the team taking Capricorn Studios and API into the next era of recording great music.”

Daily management and chief engineer roles are carried by Rob Evans, another Mercer graduate. “Evans says that in 2016, when Gregg Allman was receiving an honorary degree, he told president Underwood, ‘The room is perfect. Don’t change a thing.’ He also said, ‘Get an analog console,’ so we’ve honored Gregg’s request.”

“We were honored to be a part of the Grand Opening festivities in December. It is gratifying to see the original API console from the 70’s being replaced by a new API console, keeping the heritage and legend of this studio alive,” said Larry Droppa, President of API. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to hear the new music that is going to come out of the facility. A huge thank you from the music community to Mercer University for having the vision to move forward and keep this dream alive.”

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Latitude Pay Now Avaliable at AWAVE

AWAVE provides multiple payment options from Latitude Financial Services. To read about other options from Latitude click here.

Good stuff happens now

Latitude Pay is now available at AWAVE!

Latitude pay is and exciting new way to pay. Shop at your favourite stores, online or in person. Buy the things you love to empower the life you want and pay just 10% upfront with LatitudePay.

There are zero surprises with LatitudePay. It does what it says on the box: 10 weekly payments instead of all at once. No interest, and no waiting for your new gear or great experience, just wonderful-ness.

Get set up in minutes

Sign up is super simple and if approved you can start using LatitudePay straight away.

No interest. Never ever

Latitude pay won’t charge you interest, and you won’t pay any fees when you pay on time. Payments are automated, plus Latitude will remind you.

Now’s good

No more waiting for weeks for what you want today, get it now and pay over 10 weekly payments. When you’re inspired, strike like a cobra. A shopping cobra.

 

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MOTU Introduce M2 and M4 UBC-C Audio Interfaces

MOTU Introduce M2 and M4 UBC-C Audio Interfaces

When shopping for an audio interface, singer/songwriters and podcasters oftentimes don’t need the full gamut of features. They want a reliable, easy-to-use unit that sounds great. That’s exactly what MOTU’s latest offerings give you — a streamlined design, high-level performance, and top-notch sound. This series of budget-conscious and high-quality USB-C audio interfaces includes the 2-in/2-out M2 and the 4-in/4-out M4.

Class-topping Sound Quality

When it comes to audio quality, the M2 and M4 are at the top of their class. They boast ESS Sabre32 Ultra DAC technology (the same D/A as MOTU’s flagship 1248), delivering unbelievable clarity with 120dB of dynamic range. Both models include MOTU’s transparent-sounding mic preamps, low-noise DC-coupled analog outputs, and an ESS-driven headphone output. Their latency specs are impressive, yielding round-trip latency as low as 2.5ms at 32-bit/96kHz. Whether you’re recording, mixing, or just listening, you can expect top-level sound from these audio interfaces.

Front of M4 Audio Interface

Podcasting Made Easy

MOTU’s M2 and M4 are tailor-made for livestreaming and podcasting, thanks to their loopback function. This enables you to blend your mic and other input signals with your computer’s output and then send the blended signal back to your computer, where it can be recorded. The M4 takes this functionality to a higher level with the inclusion of a Mix knob that balances your live input with your computer’s playback.

Back of M4 Audio Interface

Zero-latency Hardware Monitoring

Recording with the M2 and M4 is a pleasure, by virtue of their 1-touch hardware monitoring capability. This feature routes all the interface’s analog inputs directly to its analog outputs, thereby granting you zero-latency operation. The result? No annoying delay between what you play, sing, or say and what you are hearing in your headphones. You can also record the interface’s inputs simultaneously, which supplies zero latency while tracking.

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Focal Trio11 Be – The Loudspeaker Dedicated to Nearfield and Midfield

Focal Trio11 Be – The Loudspeaker Dedicated to Nearfield and Midfield

As well as new speaker drivers (a 5” midrange and a 10” subwoofer) with high efficiency and power handling, the Trio11 Be monitor enjoys all of Focal’s very latest technologies when it comes to acoustics and electronics: TMD and NIC technologies; optimised vents that promote dynamic control and perfect bass definition; high excursion, enabling even more linearity of the subwoofer…

Thanks to its class G amplification, Trio11 Be delivers a high SPL (118dB at 1m) and offers a great versatility of use and installation configurations in nearfield AND midfield applications. A key asset, always coming along with an extremely precise sound reproduction and stereo image.

With an extended bandwidth (30 Hz-40 kHz), this loudspeaker is also composed of a 3-way monitor and a 2-way monitor, just like Trio6 Be, which lets you check the mix transfer sound quality thanks to FOCUS mode.

With Trio11 Be, power and versatility are waiting for you!

Feel the difference!

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Neve AMS at Awave

Neve AMS at Awave

With a reputation for creating the world’s sweetest sounding and longest-lasting analogue and digital consoles, the most discerning artists, producers and facility
owners regard our products as number one for desirability on their equipment list,
and have done for the past fifty years.

AMS Neve is a dedicated, engineering-led and privately owned Company whose continuing mission is to provide the best possible sound, capability and operational
experience for the most creative people in the world – whether it be for film,
recorded music, or TV and broadcast.

All of our products are designed and built in England in our purpose built,
integrated facility. Close supervision of the entire process by the
product designers ensures the finest performance possible.
Recognised by all the premier bodies in the various fields of music, TV and film, the products and their designers have been honoured by two Scientific and Engineering Academy® Awards, an Emmy™ and a Grammy™ amongst many others. We have
pioneered a very large number of the ground-breaking techniques in the industry
including hard disk editing, digital console technology, digital audio for film, microprocessor controlled effects units and standards such as MADI.

In the transient world of short product life cycles, AMS Neve’s products stand the
test of time. In addition to being designed and built to last, our long-standing policy
of offering continuing upgrades to take advantage of the latest technology and
techniques on many products means obsolescence is minimised. The value in your
AMS Neve equipment remains long after the alternatives are in landfill. A large
proportion of all the products we have ever made are still in daily use and many
have achieved iconic, dearly loved and valuable status.

A sound investment indeed.

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Awave Mix It with FOCAL SM9 Trade In Deal (Limited Time Only)

Awave Mix It with FOCAL SM9 Trade In Deal (Limited Time Only)

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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Undertone Audio In Stock at Awave

Undertone Audio_Awave

Undertone Audio In Stock at Awave

There are a few limitations of the original Fairchild that we set out to address. First, we have made careful adjustments to the circuitry that greatly improve the lifespan and reliability of the tubes. Additionally, we’ve added a whole host of exciting new features that have never before been available on a Fairchild. The UnFairchild sports 6 original preset Time Constants and 4 variable Time Constants (attack and release), MS function, side chain processing, a true bypass, fine adjustment of left/right balance, user adjustable “DC Threshold”, and “Feed-Back” vs. “Feed-Forward” functionality. With the UnFairchild, we’ve made this extraordinary circuit flexible enough to handle pretty much every compression task on any style of music.

Checkout the Unfarichild 670M II and more below.

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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

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Steven Slate Audio – VSX 2.0 Headphone System

Steven Slate Audio – VSX 2.0 Headphone System

Perfect Mixes Just Got Easier

The VSX 2.0 headphone system allows you to create your music in precise models of pro mixing studios, mastering rooms, car stereos, nightclubs, audiophile mix rooms, boomboxes, and more from anywhere in the world.

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NOW IN STOCK // Avantone Pro – Gauss 7 Active Studio Monitor

NOW IN STOCK // Avantone Pro – Gauss 7 Active Studio Monitor

Introducing the Gauss 7 — a tribute to greatness.

Classics never die — Avantone is proud to bring Gauss back to the world with the Gauss 7 reference monitor.

Decades after the disappearance of the Gauss Speaker Company, the line has returned with a proper (low-end) bang. Gauss 7 mixes the old-school snap of vintage near-field monitors, with the bandwidth and frequency response of new-school monitors.

Its GAU-AMT tweeter provides ultra-smooth response, with an impressive stereo-field — making hours of listening time only feel like minutes. The folded AMT driver can only be described as transparent and accurate, with detailed transients. The Gauss 7 system delivers a super-wide “sweet spot”, precise imaging, and an impressive, natural, and accurate mid-range response.

Gauss 7 also features simple, yet very powerful acoustic-tuning controls. That, paired with the vertical dispersion of the GAU-AMT, means clean acoustic response in any room environment.

Gauss: the legend is back.

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Morton Microphone Systems KickTone® Dynamic Microphone

Morton Microphone Systems KickTone® Dynamic Microphone

Meet the KickTone® from Morton Microphone Systems. A revolutionary mic that will change the way you record and amplify low-end sounds. Designed for kick drums, used by everyone who needs to capture a robust, dynamic, sound. Voted Best Product of the Year!

BETTER DESIGN

The KickTone® is built around a specially manufactured diaphragm that’s both stiff and lightweight, providing excellent damping characteristics. It also features a second, co-axial dynamic structure to pick up the higher-frequency transients that give a bass drum its snap. The result is a punchy, well-defined sound that instantly grabs a listener’s attention.

This is a drawing of the KickTone expanded to show each of its parts. The parts shown are the O-ring, slide bracket, foam spacer, speaker frame, spyder, voice coil, cone, hi-frequency transducer, neodymium magnet, speaker mount, speaker cover, circuit board mount, XLR jack, and mic stand attachment. This drawing also shows approximate sizes of the varoius parts. The overall size is 6 3/8” tall and 3 3/4” wide.

BETTER SOUND

The KickTone Microphone is a low impedance Dynamic Mic housing two transducers, giving maximum full-range output. KickTone sounds great on Bass Drums, Floor Toms, Low strings on a Piano, Bass Amps, and any other instrument producing low-end frequencies. We lined the KickTone® up next to the most used drum mics in the industry. Listen to the dramatic difference in this short video.


EASIER SETUP

The KickTone mic can be mounted in two ways. You can mount it on a standard microphone stand, but much better, you can attach it directly to a bass drum’s resonant head with a proprietary slide bracket, supplied with each mic, that quick-connects it to any KickPort. (KickPort is a widely-used bass drum sonic enhancer, and is a registered trademark of KickPort International, LLC.) That keeps it securely locked in the drum’s sweet spot, where it won’t block the view of your drum head artwork or get kicked out of position by an energetic singer.

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Neil Pickles On Using the Analog Processing Box!

Neil Pickles On Using the Analog Processing Box!

In this video, Product Specialist James Ivey hosts Grammy Nominated Mix Engineer: Neil Pickles. Neil talks about the time that he has spent with the APB, goes over how his workflow has changed since he has been using it, the benefits of using hybrid processing, and what makes the APB unique for him. The McDSP Analog Processing Box (APB) combines the flexibility of software with the fidelity of premium analog processing. Each channel can be controlled by an APB plug-in giving true digital workflow with genuine analog performance. Processing options include not only the Royal Mu, but several other unique plug-ins.

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Digital Performer 11 Ships with Articulation Maps, MPE Support and More

Digital Performer 11 Ships with Articulation Maps, MPE Support and More

MOTU is now shipping Digital Performer version 11, a major upgrade to their flagship audio workstation software. They say that new features include Articulation Maps, Audio Retrospective Record, support for MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE), a completely redesigned Nanosampler 2.0 instrument plug-in, support for macOS Big Sur, native compatibility with Apple silicon Macs and dozens of additional user-requested enhancements.

Jim Cooper, Director of Marketing at MOTU, told us, “DP’s streamlined and customizable user experience is now more powerful than ever. We’ve packed amazing new technological advancements into familiar UI elements for easy adoption into users’ daily workflows.”

Here’s the details direct from MOTU…

Articulation Maps
With DP’s new Articulation Maps feature, users can take full control of the expressive depth of today’s most advanced orchestral sound libraries, including VSL™, East West™, Spitfire™, Cinesamples™ and many others. Users can create or import articulation maps to build dynamic instruments and ensembles, allowing them to play, record or program expressive performances with unprecedented realism and musical impact.

Each articulation can be mapped to a symbol, stem ornament, alternate notehead or custom text (such as con sordino) in DP’s QuickScribe™ notation editor. Symbols remain connected to their orchestra library sounds, so that what you see is what you hear. Because notes remember their symbol, users can instantly switch maps at any time (to a different sound library, for example). In addition, each articulation can trigger multiple forms of output, from on-velocity changes to note stacks, providing support for even the most advanced orchestra libraries, such as the VSL™ Synchron™ engine. DP’s Graphic Editor provides clear, intuitive editing of articulations in separate lanes.

Support for MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) and Per-Note CCs
In DP 11, users can record multi-channel output from an MPE controller — such as a Roli™ Seaboard™ — as regular MIDI notes with encapsulated MPE expression data. After recording a range of gestures (strike, pressure, slide, glide and lift), users see a single stream of normal MIDI notes each containing their own note-specific controllers (generated by the performance) superimposed on top of each note for easy and intuitive editing in DP’s familiar piano roll. Or users can view and edit each controller in a separate lane using DP’s familiar and powerful continuous controller (CC) editing tools. A new Scale tool allows users to increase or reduce the amount of expression by dragging up or down. MX4 and DP’s other included synth plug-ins are MPE-enabled, so users can get started with their MPE controller right away.

Audio Retrospective Record
DP11 adds audio to its Retrospective Recording capabilities. Now, DP always listens to both MIDI and audio input sources, capturing everything, even when not recording. Like magic, users can immediately recall any audio or MIDI material they’ve recently played. For both MIDI and audio input, Digital Performer ensures that you’ll never lose that precious, fleeting creative moment.

Nanosampler 2.0
This major upgrade of Nanosampler serves as every DP user’s go-to virtual instrument for creating unique beats, instruments and sounds. Drop in a sample and start stretching, slicing, randomizing and transforming audio into just about any sound or instrument you can imagine. New features include: three playback modes (Classic, 1-shot and Slice), ZTX™ time stretching, beat slicing with Randomize and Auto Randomize, Repeat, Reverse, and a ground-up rewrite of the UI.

Support for macOS Big Sur and Apple silicon Macs
DP11 is fully qualified for macOS Big Sur (11.x) and the latest generation Apple silicon Macs. No Rosetta required. Optimized for native multi-core performance, DP’s audio engine prioritizes audio threads on high-speed cores and reserves CPU bandwidth for critical, time-sensitive processing.

Clip Triggering With Novation™ and Akai™ Pad Controllers
Gain complete hands-on control of DP’s extensive Clips window with popular pad controllers like the Novation™ Launchpad™ Pro mk3 or Akai™ APC-40. Trigger individual clips or entire scenes (sections of songs). Apply filter sweeps and other effects processing as you go: Digital Performer is now a powerhouse live performance platform that can take your shows wherever you can imagine.

New Control Surface plug-ins for Native Instruments™ and Icon™
DP 11 includes new control surface plug-ins for the current Native Instruments™ Komplete Kontrol™ lineup, including the M32, A-Series, and S-Series MK2 controller lines, plus hot new iCON Control™ mixing worksurfaces like the QCon™ Pro G2/EX, Pro X/XS, Platform Nano™ and Platform M/X™ series. These state-of-the-art control surfaces empower your DP workflow so you can work faster and more intuitively.

Enhanced Avid™ EuCon™ Support
DP’s EuCon plug-in has been substantially updated, including support for the Avid S6™ console. In addition, you can now use a EuCon-compatible worksurface with DP running on Windows 10.

Other enhancements

Live Performance Mode — All effects processing is done in real time, rather than pre-generated, for instant responsiveness in critical performance situations.

Chunk Folders and Playlists — Organize sequences and songs into folders and playlists. Playlists are perfect for building set lists for live shows.

Chunks List Split View — Improves chunk list management. For example, search for a chunk in one list section and then drag it into a folder or playlist in the other.

Multi-channel MIDI Tracks — You can now record and play multiple channels of MIDI data in a single track. Channel info is stored with each MIDI event in the track.

Enhanced View Filtering — Quickly show/hide individual MIDI channel data and/or specific event types with the expanded Track Selector.

Enhanced Support for MCU and HUI-compatible Control Surfaces — Includes improved automation toggling, scrub modes, send mode, loop toggle and much more.

More Control Surface Enhancements — V-Racks can now be displayed on all control surfaces (that support them). New track pinning modes ensure that you always see the tracks you need. New track indicator lights in the Sequence Editor and Mixing Board show which tracks are currently active on any control surface.

Track and Clip Effects — Every audio track, MIDI track and clip now has a transpose setting that leaves the original data unaffected. MIDI tracks and clips also have a quantize setting.

Intelligent Audio Interface Selection — On macOS, if you haven’t yet selected the audio hardware you wish to use with DP, it finds the best option for you.

Clips Window Enhancements — The ‘New Empty Clips Scene’ command fills empty cells with new empty clips. The ‘Double Clip Loop’ feature doubles the length of the looped portion in a clip.

List Font Scaling — Resize the text in DP’s list windows, independent of the scaling for the rest of the UI, with three independent controls for List windows, Project Notes and Lyrics.

Text Rendering and dialog box scaling on Windows — Optimized for the latest text rendering engine in Windows 10, DP’s text appears significantly crisper. DP also resizes system dialogs and menus appropriately for the size and resolution of your computer screen.

Dynamically Resizable Channel Strips — DP’s faders resize when you make the Mixing Board and Channel Strip windows taller (or shorter).

‘Transpose Exclude’ option — A new track setting locks tracks from Transpose operations.

New Scale Tool — Quickly scales per-note expression data by simply dragging vertically.

Pricing and Availability:
Digital Performer 11 is now shipping for macOS (10.13 thru 11.x) and Windows 10 (64-bit).
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72 Channel Audient Console In Rural Cornish Setting

72 Channel Audient Console In Rural Cornish Setting

Nestled in the wilds of Cornwall, just 30 miles from Lands End and a hop and a skip from the rugged coastline is the least likely place one might find a highly spec’d multi-studio complex. Yet that’s exactly where music producer and songwriter, Gareth Young has opened his Cube Recording studio, which features a show-stopping 72-channel Audient ASP8024 mixing console in its main Studio A.

72 channels ~ “It’s always a wow!”

“It’s always a wow!” says Gareth, who, apart from wanting to stop clients in their tracks when they saw it, was after a desk that would give him lots of channels for tracking and mixing. “With the Audient we can track large ensembles and have 64 i/o to and from the desk for out-of-the-box mixing if required.”

72 channels of Audient ASP8024 console
ASP8024 – 72 channels of Audient at Cube Recording studio, Cornwall

He refers to the feature set, including the automation on the Dual Layer Control (DLC) that originally drew him to the desk. Designed to integrate with the DAW, the DLC allows control of both the analogue and digital workflows on the ASP8024, giving complete hands-on control over the mix or recording session. “We use the DLC a lot,” he clarifies.

“it uses less [power] than our much smaller previous desk”

“We love the workflow on the desk and the clients are all happy with the sound achieved. The mic pres sound great and the EQ is really good at fine tuning the incoming signal,” continues Gareth. What most surprised him after its arrival however, were the running costs. “We anticipated it might be a hungry horse, but in fact it uses less than our much smaller previous desk,” he says. This was certainly a surprise, given its staggering three and three-quarter metre length.

72 channel mixing console in a stunning studio setting
ASP8024: in all its show-stopping glory at Cube Recording studio

Alongside gear-packed Studio A, Studio B features an SSL Origin and there is also a programming room for smaller projects and editing. Clients who come to Cube Recording can also stay in the accommodation adjacent to the studios. “We have such a mixture of clients from voice over to thrash, and many artists stay with us and make the most of the surrounding area whilst they’re here.”

“the EQ is really good at fine tuning the incoming signal”

Whilst the pandemic kept a lot of the clients away, Gareth and his team were lucky to have a number of in-house mixing projects to keep them busy, with enough remote mixing and recording work coming in to allow them to carry on through.

Vocal booth at Cube Recording

 

Happily, things have started to get moving again since Covid restrictions in the UK have been eased. “We are busy now for sure,” he says. London-based The XX were tracking there recently and Gareth is currently working on Tom Meighan’s album. There have also been a host of talented, but ‘not so famous’ artists pass through recently too. “It seems all that locked up creativity needs to get recorded, so we are confident that the next few months – and years – will be busy. We are looking forward to hearing the results of 18 months of lockdown!”

Same here! Audient wishes you all the best.

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Sequential Pro 3 Week | July 5-9

Sequential Pro 3 Week | July 5-9

The Sequential Pro 3 is one of the most powerful, great-sounding, and versatile mono/paraphonic synths available

What makes the Pro 3 so powerful?

 
  • 32 new custom wavetables NEW!
  • patch morphing NEW!
  • 3 classic filter types (prophet-6, OB-6, ladder)
  • 2 VCOs
  • 1 wavetable oscillator
  • Dual effects
  • 4 x 16-track sequencer
  • 3 LFOs
  • 4 Envelopes
  • 32-slot mod matrix
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Black Lion PG-1 Studio-grade power conditioner and surge protector

Black Lion PG-1 Studio-grade power conditioner and surge protector

  • 8 Type-1 outlets power conditioner
  • PG-99 Filtering Technology for an average of 99.7% noise reduction
  • Front panel XLR lamp connector for lighting
  • Voltage meter helps show current voltage in real time
  • Status LEDs and audio siren help alert for dangerous power scenarios
  • Panasonic and Wima capacitors to filter out performance-robbing high-frequency noise
  • Proper safeguard protection with a power absorption rating of 2775 joules
  • 6 switched back-panel outlets and 2 unswitched front-panel outlets
  • 3 sets of optimized outlets for digital audio, analog audio, and high current devices
  • Time delayed outlets for high current devices help protect speakers and amplifiers
  • 2-stage power up/power down system

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A closer look at the UltraTap Pedal

A closer look at the UltraTap Pedal

UltraTap Deep Dive

UltraTap is a unique multi-tap effect pedal capable of rhythmic delays, glitchy reverbs, huge pad-like volume swells, and extraordinary modulation. Take a closer look at our new in-depth tutorial where we explore the features that make this pedal unique, including controls for Spread, Slurm, and Chop, which open up a new world of sonic possibilities.

Hear UltraTap with Synths!

Watch as our very own Collin Bevan demonstrates how you can use the UltraTap Pedal paired with a Moog Subharmonicon to create MASSIVE ambient textures.