A new interpreter system designed primarily with usability in mind has been announced by Belgium-based manufacturer Televic Conference. Reportedly the outcome of months of usability studies with free-lance and association interpreters, the Televic Interpreter Desk provides users with simple controls and visual feedback of all essential parameters while occupying up a minimum amount of desk space.
Promising to ‘revolutionise’ portable recording, TASCAM has unveiled two new handheld recorders equipped with Wi-Fi for transport control, file transfer and audio streaming to a smartphone or PC. Named the DR-44WL and DR-22WL, the recorders are both equipped with built-in stereo condenser microphones mounted in a true XY pattern.
Coinciding with the recent introduction of Audio Precision’s new flagship APXx555 analyser, version 4.0 of the APx500 audio test software has been released with a focus on system flexibility. Several new measurement modes have been added alongside the ability to share projects for increased measurement consistency.
Leading a wealth of recent announcements from TSL Products is the Pam Pico Touch, a 7-inch multi-touch audio, loudness and logging meter described by the company’s Martin Dyster as ‘a must-have for anyone working in sound production’. The device tops a list of new arrivals that also includes the addition of SMPTE2020 metadata monitoring across all Pam Mk2 products, a new system controller for TallyMan and features for Soundfield’s DSF Digital Broadcast surround sound microphone.
Pro Tools TDM and HDX users can now achieve full integration of SoundGrid plugins following the arrival of DiGiGrid’s DLS and DLI interfaces. The launches continue the collaboration between Waves Audio and DiGiCo that previously resulted in the establishment of the DiGiGrid brand.
Dynamics processing specialist Jünger Audio has launched the D*AP4 VAP Voice Processor, which incorporates a Spectral Signature dynamic EQ offering automatic and dynamic EQ control to balance spectral differences in real-time. By analysing incoming audio and comparing its spectrum with individually predetermined voice 'fingerprints', the unit can automatically apply dynamic EQ corrections to give a consistent sound. Should a performer suffer from a sore throat, for example, on day three of a recording session, the unit will assess the tonal characteristics of the actor's voice on day one and automatically adjust the frequency until both voices match.
The newest member of Apart Audio’s audio matrix family has been revealed by the Belgian manufacturer to be the AudioSystem8.8, an all-in-one rack unit designed for multi-zone multi-source applications such as hotels, offices, retail stores, sports centres and classrooms. With eight audio matrix speaker outputs (four stereo/eight mono) each with a built-in Class-D 30W digital amplifier, as well as an additional four line outputs, the matrix is truly an all-in-one device.
A new flagship yet compact BlackBox Recorder featuring 24 microphone preamps custom developed in-house by JoeCo has been unveiled recently. Named the BBR1MP, the 24-channel unit operates at up to 24-bit/96kHz and comes in a 1U format.
Audio Precision has unveiled what it describes as ‘the finest audio analyser to date’. The APx555 is the culmination of 30 years’ work from the manufacturer and builds on the functionality and usability of the SYS-2700 series and the APx family.
A new series of studio headphones from Blue Microphones aims to bring an Audiophile quality listening experience to any environment, regardless of device type, by integrating an amplifier directly into the earcups. According to Blue Microphones’ CEO, John Maier, the move is akin to the transition from passive to active studio monitors. A transition in which ‘everyone benefitted’.
PreSonus is now shipping Monitor Station v2, representing what it describes as a ‘major redesign’ of its desktop studio monitor control system. The company has also announced the availability of SL Room Control software for free download to registered StudioLive AI-series loudspeaker owners.
Promising to provide a ‘unified interface to all of your audio applications, even if you have multiple audio hardware pathways’, the Jade 2.0 radio software tool has debuted from Lawo, becoming the manufacturer’s first virtual audio router.
Amongst a host of new products, Sonifex has released the upgrade to its RB-SD1 silence detector. Named RB-SD1IP, the new silence detection unit is a 1U rack mount device used to monitor an unattended stereo studio feed. In the event of the signal going ‘quiet’, after a given period the unit will switch to an alternative stereo audio signal. This signal could be a recorded message, a feed from a flashcard player, audio from a connected USB flash drive or an alternative recorded programme.
UAE: Procom Middle East is set to host two days of K-array training at its Dubai Airport Road showroom. The event will be split into three sessions over the 24th and 25th January and led by K-array project consultant, Daniele Mochi.
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