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Focal Trio11 Be, the loudspeaker dedicated to creating music

Focal Trio11 Be, the loudspeaker dedicated to creating music

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 versatibility 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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API Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Debuts Two Limited Edition Modules

API Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Debuts Two Limited Edition Modules

With the dawn of 2019, API reaches the exciting milestone of its 50th anniversary. The company is honored and humbled to play such a key role in the recording and production of music for the past 50 years, from the rock anthems of the 70s to the pop ballads of today, and all genres in between. To commemorate 50 incredible years in the industry, API proudly announces the introduction of two limited edition 50th Anniversary modules which help celebrate API’s rich history of invention, creativity, and innovation.

The API 550A 50th Anniversary Edition is a discrete 3 band EQ and an exacting reproduction of the original Saul Walker design from the early 1970s. For nearly 50 years the 550A has played a major role in the recording industry and remains the standard by which other EQs are measured. These special limited edition units are painstakingly hand assembled and wired, and feature an exact reproduction of Walker’s original printed circuit board. Each unit is a true work of art, inside and out, and represents a piece of recording history. Every Anniversary Edition 550A carries an individual serial number denoting its status as part of a limited run of 50 units.

The API 312 50th Anniversary Edition is a faithful reproduction of the original 312 microphone preamp used in API consoles from the 1970s and still highly sought after today. Packaged into a modern 500 Series module, the 312 is one of API’s most famous mic preamps and is the basis of the highly successful 3124 series. Starting from an exact reproduction of Saul Walker’s original 312 printed circuit board, API engineered the 312’s classic design true to the original, including the hand-wired gain pot and switches. Each unit carries an individual serial number noting the limited run of 150 units.

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API Releases THE BOX Console with an Updated Feature Set

API Releases THE BOX Console with an Updated Feature Set

API is proud to introduce THE BOX Console, now with a new updated feature set. Initially released over five years ago, THE BOX, with its large console sound in a compact footprint, has become a favorite choice of audio pros worldwide — from commercial production facilities to home studio operations.

The newest version of the award-winning BOX Console provides even more options and flexibility for modern studio workflow. Offering a total of eight input channels and eight 500 Series slots, the updated BOX Console also features LED metering for each of its 24 summing channels. The new BOX Console provides the same comprehensive rear panel  connections, full center section and monitoring as its predecessor, as well as the 0dB bypass switch on each summing channel — a feature so popular it was included in the design of API’s new 1608-II and 2448 consoles.

THE BOX is API’s small-format solution for any studio where space or budget is limited. Using the same circuitry and components as all other API consoles (including the Vision and Legacy AXS), THE BOX provides the signature analog sound and performance users have come to expect from API. Designed and optimized for the digital era, THE BOX handles all the functions needed for production not provided by most DAWs, including mic preamps, input signal processing, high-quality mix bus, cue sends with talkback, monitor control and more. Most importantly, THE BOX offers the legendary API sound in an efficient, cost-effective package. Units are available for shipping immediately.

ABOUT API (AUTOMATED PROCESSES INC.)
Established 50 years ago, Automated Processes Inc. is the world leader in analog recording gear, and features the Vision, Legacy AXS, 2448, 1608-11, and BOX recording consoles, as well as its legendary line of analog signal processing equipment.

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December News & Season’s Greetings from Manley Laboratories!

December News & Season’s Greetings from Manley Laboratories!

– First, A Note from EveAnna Manley –

Warm Season’s Greetings to my Manley family around the globe!

I sure am looking forward to having a few days off this year after busting our tails off all of 2018. This year we finally got the stunning Manley Absolute Headphone Amplifier into production and the first reviews have been raves. Check out this video that Kevin Deal of Upscale Audio here in Southern California produced about it. He goes through every detail of the product and provides some useful insider information to drive customers to his business.

This is the kind of content creation from a dealer that is to be commended. I hope this inspires your marketing teams as well. It has inspired me! Let’s continue to rock in 2019!

And just as a final reminder, we will honor all Purchase Orders for Manley Absolute Headphone Amplifiers received before January 1, 2019 at the special introductory MSRP of $3800, and then the permanent retail price of $4500 kicks in. INVEST! Here is your chance to order deep in order to make more margin!

Cheers,
EveAnna Manley

UPSCALE AUDIO:
The Manley Absolute Headphone Amplifier (Video)

Our long-time dealer Upscale Audio just released this excellent overview of the new Absolute Headphone Amplifier. Many thanks to Kevin Deal!

“30 YEARS OF MANLEY” GIVEAWAY CONTINUES

In honor of our 30th Anniversary of building high-end American-made tube gear, we are doing something extremely rare for us: giving away a Manley Enhanced Pultec EQP-1A.

The celebration began at AES 2018 and will conclude at the January 2019 Winter NAMM Show – we are encouraging our fans to review the Manley gear they’ve used over the last three decades and send us links to these reviews. We’ll then pick a random winner and announce it at the NAMM Show in Anaheim!

Click the links below to read all about it and to download sharable imagery, and please help us spread the word to get more Manley reviews up worldwide!

 

THE WORLD’S #1 MODERN TUBE VOCAL MIC.

For the last thirty years, the Manley Reference Cardioid Microphone has had that “finished” sound right out of the box, making it the favorite vocal mic of top producers and voiceover artists alike. Not only has it appeared on a MASSIVE number of Top 10 hits from the late ’90s onwards, but it was also the mic behind the “Voice of God” in countless movie trailers – thanks to the legendary Don LaFontaine.

This is modern pop music’s go-to mic: flattering, present, and larger-than-life. Some people even refer to it as the “Just Add Talent” microphone.
We should mention that it pairs exceptionally well with…

THE MANLEY CORE® REFERENCE CHANNEL STRIP

Building upon its 25-year legacy producing revered recording studio equipment, Manley Labs has distilled its technologies into the Manley CORE – an innovative channel strip that combines Manley’s Greatest Hits with fresh technology.

The remarkably intuitive front panel combines musical and forgiving circuitry that allows the musician to concentrate on their performance instead of being lost in a sea of knobs. Ease of use and intelligently chosen operating points make it virtually impossible to cut a bad sounding track!

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Sequential Prophet X User Sampling Now Available

Sequential Prophet X User Sampling Now Available

We are excited to announce the arrival of user sampling for the Prophet X / XL keyboards. A full 50 GB of space has been reserved for this which is more than enough for even the most rabid sampling enthusiast.

Using the free cross platform sample mapping software provided by 8Dio, musicians can easily arrange their custom recordings, creating their own one-of-a-kind Instruments. Once transferred to the keyboard, the samples can be processed thru stereo analog filters and all the digital processing and effects.

The 8Dio Sample Mapping Utility can be downloaded at:

https://8dio.com/instrument/sequential-prophet-xxl-mapping​-utility

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Nick Reinhart of Tera Melos Talks About The Nemesis Delay and Its Pitch Shifting Delay Effects

Nick Reinhart of Tera Melos Talks About The Nemesis Delay and Its Pitch Shifting Delay Effects

We recently had the pleasure of visiting our old friend, Nick Reinhart of the band Tera Melos before their show in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Tera Melos are currently on tour supporting their new record, Trash Generator – the tour is nearly over so go see them while you still can. You’ll also recognize Nick is also one half (along with the great Juan Alderete) of Pedals&Effects.com – the always excellent guitar effects pedal show out of Los Angeles. In this video, Nick explain how he uses the Nemesis Delay’s Shifter and Helix engines on record and in his live set.

R.J. Ronquillo and the “Drippy Goodness” of the
True Spring Reverb
R.J. Ronquillo Demos the True Spring Reverb from Source Audio
The amazing R.J. Ronquillo busts out some killer surf, slide, and reggae riffs in this True Spring Reverb demo video. R.J. is one of our absolute favorite Nashville guitarists (Nashville by way of Detroit!!), tackling six-string duties for Thompson Square, Judith Hill, Stone Sour, Stevie Wonder and many more. Check out the amazing riffsmanship in this video, it’s gonna get drippy, that is for sure.

More Cool Source Audio Demo Videos…

HolyOneMusic Conjures Rich Ambience from the Ventris Dual Reverb

Killer Jazz/Blues Licks with the True Spring Reverb

Nathan Navarro Plays “Surf Bass” with the True Spring Reverb

A Walk Through Some of the True Spring Reverb’s Hidden Functions

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Sting Shoots Out the Slate VMS ML-1

Sting Shoots Out the Slate VMS ML-1

In a recent recording session, audio engineer Alex Venguer shot out the Slate VMS ML-1 against a vintage 251 with the one-and-only Sting!

Find out what happened in our interview with Alex, where he discusses full session details, shootout results, and key ML-1 pro tips and tricks when recording under pressure with world-renowned artists.

Here’s what happened

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Sequential Prophet 12 Limited Edition – 1 of 100 ONLY!

Sequential Prophet 12 Limited Edition – 1 of 100 ONLY!

Sequential is pleased to announce a special numbered, limited edition of our acclaimed Prophet 12 Analog/Digital Hybrid synthesizer — the Prophet LE. It features a custom, arctic white finish with maple end caps, making it a visually striking contrast to the standard Prophet 12.

The Prophet 12 LE will be strictly limited to 100 instruments worldwide and will commemorate the last of these synthesizers that Sequential will create. After that, the Prophet 12 will no longer be available.

Dave Smith had this to say about the Prophet 12 LE: “It’s nice to give the Prophet 12 a proper send-off with this special edition. The P12 was a real milestone for us in terms of pushing the synth envelope. As a hybrid instrument, it gave us a chance to explore the interaction of digital oscillators and analog filters and see how far we could take that idea. It’s still a great instrument and has found its way onto a lot of stages and studios, and into a lot of music.”

Sequential product designer Andrew McGowan recalled the genesis of the Prophet 12: “We’d just released the Tempest analog drum machine after several years of development, and we were turning our attention back to synths for the first time in a while. It gave us the opportunity to look at things with a fresh eye. Interestingly, when Dave and I sat down to draw up a spec, it was immediately apparent that we’d each been sort of designing the same instrument in our minds during our ‘time away’ — a hybrid synth with digital oscillators, dual analog filters, and new modulation possibilities. The Prophet 12 came together quickly after that and turned out really well for us.”

The Prophet 12 LE has the same combination of features as the original Prophet 12 — a bi-timbral, 12-voice architecture, with each voice boasting four high-resolution, multi-waveform digital oscillators, a sub-oscillator, analog low-pass and high-pass filters, analog VCAs, four envelopes and four LFOs, and a set of unique Character Effects for sound shaping. Linear FM capability was later added to the Prophet 12 as a software enhancement, giving the instrument even greater depth and making it one of Sequential’s most versatile poly synths.

The Prophet 12 LE will be available in December of 2018.
A limited number of standard-finish black Prophet 12s are available while stock lasts.