Introducing: HEDD Type 05 & Type 07 Studio Monitors
HEDD is celebrating the worldwide launch of their Type 05 & 07 studio monitors with this beautiful product video by Felix Zimmerman. Check it out.
New From Grace Design | The M108 and ALiX Pedal
We are pleased to introduce two new products from Grace Design. The M108 USB interface and the Grace Design Alix Pedal.
The Grace Design M108 is a 8 x 2 USB audio interface. The M108 features 8 highly musical microphone preamplifiers and 8 balanced analogue outputs. The transformerless transipedance preamplifier design provides unmatched ability when resolving complex waveforms and captures recordings with amazing depth and clarity. The intergrated A/D conversion delivers digital waveforms to the workstation that are pure and beautiful. The M108 is simple to use with a single push-button rotary encoder for menu navigation and dedicated push buttons assigned to core functions.
The Grace Design ALiX is an all in one Instrument Preamplifier, DI, EQ and Boost pedal. The ALiX is built using the same roadworthy chassis as its larger sibling the FELiX. The powerful EQ section allows for simple and intuitive tone-shaping. The high-pass filter cuts 12dB per octave from 20Hz to 1kHz, and can also be set as a notch filter for chasing down problem feedback or rumble areas. Parametric midrange covers from 70Hz all the way to 8KHz, and fixed low and high controls are carefully voiced for musical shading of bass and treble. Also, the instrument input has a 3 position impedance switch to ensure your pickup system sounds it’s very best. The isolated DI output with our custom wound transformer delivers stunning clarity and bass response with incredibly low noise.
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Soleman Midi Foot Controller by Source Audio
The Source Audio Soleman MIDI Foot Controller is a versatile, highly configurable hardware and software MIDI controller housed in a durable, compact package.
It has two hardware MIDI outputs, which allow it to interface with any hardware that adheres to the MIDI standard. It also has a USB-MIDI interface for direct control of MIDI-compatible software such as DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations), virtual instruments, synths, or VST plugins.
The four footswitches scroll through scenes, launch individual MIDI messages, step through set lists, or trigger highly customizable MIDI macros. An external switch port allows for two additional footswitches to make navigation more convenient.
The expression input allows the user to use a passive expression pedal to generate MIDI continuous controller messages in a very flexible manner, providing direct expressive control over MIDI-compatible devices and software.
The Soleman’s high-contrast LCD is visible in light conditions ranging from a dark stage to direct sunlight. It displays relevant information about scenes, set lists, MIDI configuration, expression outputs, and other modes.
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Virtual Microphone System ‘Classic Tubes 2’ is Coming
The Classic Tubes 2 update for the Slate Digital Virtual Microphone System will soon be available. Any orders for the Virtual Microphone System before August 31st will receive this update for free. The free update is also available to customers who have already purchased their Virtual Microphone System.
The Classic Tubes 2 update introduces 5 new microphones to the Slate Digital Virtual Microphone System. The FG-12, FG-800M, FG-M7, FG-269 and FG-67.
The FG-12 emulates an Austrian classic known for being incredibly smooth and rich sounding. We chose an absolutely incredible mic to model that is the perfect representation of this famous tone.
The FG-800M emulates an older Japanese tube mic and is slightly fatter and darker than the stock FG-800. If you love the FG-800 but wish it was a tad less sibilant and bright, you’re gonna love this.
The FG-M7 takes one of the most famous dynamic vocal mics used by artists like Michael Jackson, and adds the tube stage of the classic 47 making it extremely punchy, crisp, with incredible mids that cut through the mix.
The FG-269 emulates an extremely rare German classic that shares much of the same circuit as the 67, but has a different tube that makes it more open and clear.
The FG-67 emulates a German classic known for being bold, slightly dark, and thick. This is amazing as a vocal mic, room mic, horn mic and piano mic.
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HEDD Monitors Now Shipping
We are pleased to announce that HEDD monitors are now shipping and will soon be available at AWAVE.
HEDD’s innovative studio monitors connect newest analog loudspeaker technology with the requirements of a contemporary, that is, hybrid digital/analog audio workspace. HEDD believes that a studio monitor should be suited to function as a tool that can evaluate raw recordings and mixes-in-progress with the same precision that it would bring to already mastered productions.
In order to guarantee a sound that transports a music production’s sonic pattern in its utmost transparency, Klaus Heinz has selected only the most professional and powerful components. HEDD monitors are made with particularly stable, matt black and unibody-like casings, which come with front panels of up to 38mm thickness. These super solid casings ensure that the sound remains stable and effortless even at the full capacity of the powerful amplifier modules that the Danish manufacturer ICEpower® provides. These amplifiers offer first-rate measurements, high efficiency, and of course: great sound.
This woofer is of an unheard-of quality. The honeycomb-sandwich-material used for the diaphragm is based on the most advanced resin system and is therefore around three times stiffer than in previous woofer designs (measured in Young’s modulus). This increases the accuracy between the moving of the voice coil and the resulting oscillation of air pressure, and thus, lowers side effects when listening to audio material. The sound becomes more transparent and three-dimensional. Every aspect of this woofer, it’s electromechanical parameters (Thiele/Small), the way it is fixated in the chassis and reacts to equalizers, is laid out to perform optimally: Big voice coils, linearized perfectly aligned magnetic systems make it possible to reproduce bass- and midrange material with great dynamic and precision.
This combination of unique and expertly chosen components and analog filters as well as our longstanding experience in attuning these various components to perfectly complement each other results in a nearly linear frequency response and an outstanding signal fidelity.
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Wunder Audio Suprema Microphones
Wunder Audio Suprema Microphones | Wunder Audio is passionate about making the best microphones available, and having done this we asked, “How can we make this mic even better? Can we redefine the limits of modern and vintage microphone engineering? Can we reconcile apparent contradictions of modern and vintage microphones?” The answer to these questions was a resounding Yes! And in fact we’ve done it, with audiophile performance!
The new Wunder Audio Suprema Microphones redefines traditional engineering with our new modern-vintage line. We’ve optimized our recipe of the passive components in all of our microphones and then perfected it. The result is a quantum leap in presence.
In the new modern-vintage Suprema line, the sound spectrum opens up, adding emphasis to the sound staging and creates a greater sense of air and transparency, without the impression of a diminished mid and lower-end response. The outcome is a less grainy and a much more fluid sound. The focus is tighter and sharper. The track sits perfectly in the mix even with out EQ. The new Suprema line is simply one step up from perfect.
Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms SV-1 Blackbox
The Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms SV-1 Blackbox is a complete, standalone desktop format modular synthesizer. A full compliment of analog tools for sonic experimentation stuffed into a portable, powered steel enclosure. Two patchable oscillators and our legendary state-variable filter are paired with a perfectly curated set of synthesis components including a dual sub oscillator, dual, chained mixers, a plucky, four stage envelope generator, sample and hold, noise, low frequency oscillator, voltage controlled amplifier, a feature rich MIDI to CV converter, and a pair of utility signal splitters.
A self-contained modular powerhouse, the Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms SV-1 Blackbox provides absolutely everything you need to create gigantic and iconic synth sounds, in the studio or on the go.
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MOTU Digital Performer 9.1 Now Shipping
MOTU Digital Performer 9.1 now shipping as a free update for all DP9 owners. If you don’t own DP yet, you can run the free download as a 30-day trial version. The 9.1 release introduces two new plug-ins, significant performance optimizations and dozens of workflow enhancements.
Next-gen Pre-gen™ engine — DP’s Next-generation Pre-gen engine transparently pre-renders audio output from virtual instruments and plug-ins to dramatically reduce their CPU load, allowing you to run many times the number of plug-ins and virtual instruments than in previous versions.
Reduced latency on OS X — DP’s host buffer latency has been cut in half, resulting in industry-leading overall latency performance. In a round-trip latency (RTL) test using a MOTU 1248 Thunderbolt audio interface, DP achieves roundtrip latency of 1.6 ms with a 32 sample buffer at 96 kHz.
Enhanced Windows drivers — The latency of the WASAPI (Windows Audio) driver has been significantly reduced. This improves audio I/O latency and virtual instrument performance. The CPU load of the sample rate conversion used in the Windows Audio driver has also been substantially reduced.
Small buffer optimization — DP’s MOTU Audio System (MAS) engine processing has been optimized to better support operation at smaller buffer sizes (for both Mac and Windows), for even lower latency performance overall.
Hardware Insert plug-in — DP’s new Hardware Insert plug-in functions just like other DP effects plug-ins, but loops the channel’s audio signal to a piece of outboard hardware, with latency compensation, for external processing. This allows you to easily incorporate outboard gear into your DP effects chains.
SMPTE-Z plug-in — The new SMPTE-Z plug-in generates Longitudinal Time Code (LTC) while locked to DP’s timeline or while running independently in Freewheel mode. Time code can be routed anywhere via the audio track’s output assignment, allowing you to achieve accurate time code sync in a wide variety of situations.
Workflow enhancements — Dozens of additional workflow enhancements include a new pre/post fader metering option, faster switching between large sequence chunks, simplified audio hardware settings, improved compatibility with Avid Artist Mix and other Eucon control surfaces, and much more.
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NI Komplete 11 Pre Order Now
AWAVE is excited to announce that Komplete 11 by Native Instruments is now available for pre-order.
Komplete 11 is a state of the art production suite that offers a massive variety of sounds, instruments and effects. It provides a comprehensive collection for any production task and all genres of music.
A long-established must-have for pro studios, KOMPLETE 11 is everything you need to define your sound without limits.
NI Komplete 11 is available in a variety of bundle and upgrade options. A suitable option can be found for the most humble musician/ producer all the way up to the most state of the art facilities.
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NI Komplete 11Sale!
NI Komplete 11 SelectSale!
NI Komplete 11 Ultimate$1,699.00
NI Komplete 11 Ultimate update (update to Komplete 11 Ultimate from all previous versions)$599.00
NI Komplete 11 Ultimate upgrade (upgrade to Komplete 11 Ultimate from Komplete 8-10 Standard)$899.00
NI Komplete 11 Ultimate upgrade from Komplete Select (also for owners of Maschine series and Kontrol S keyboards)$1,399.00
NI Komplete 11 update (update to Komplete 11 from all previous versions)$299.00
NI Komplete 11 Upgrade from Komplete Select (also for owners of Maschine series and Kontrol S series keyboards)$599.00
Teenage Engineering OP-1 and Pocket Operators
AWAVE is happy to announce that the OP-1 synth and pocket operator series by Teenage Engineering are now available for pre-order.
The OP-1 synth is the all in one wonder of the Teenage Engineering product line up. The OP-1 is an all-in-one portable synthesizer, sampler and controller. with additional features like a built-in FM radio and an assignable G-force sensor for motion controlled effects, there is quite nothing like it. Its modular architecture enables endless sound possibilities without making the workflow complicated or distracting. The compact design and real physical interface makes it inspiring to create music, no matter who you are or how experienced you are.
Also available for pre-order, the six different pocket operators give you a wall of sound in your pocket. Pocket operators are small, ultra portable music devices,with studio quality sound and the flexibility to make music on the go.affordable for everyone and compatible with all other music gear. The line up includes the PO-28 robot for live synth sounds, the PO-24 office for office noise percussion, PO-20 arcade style synth, the PO-16 factory lead synthesizer, the PO-14 sub deep bass line synth and the PO-12 rhythm drum machine plus sequencer. All give you the ability to carry amazing sounds in your pocket.
These are amazing tools for any musician or producer. Pre-order from AWAVE today!