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Musikmesse 2017—an international fair for musical instruments, audio gear, music production tools, and more—has launched. This year, the Frankfurt, Germany-based forum plays host to many notable pro-audio brands: companies such as Audio Technica, Antelope, Softube, Soundcraft, and others are all showing off their wares (API is even bringing its new AXS large-format console over for its European...
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Audio-Technica may be known to the masses as a stalwart manufacturer of quality headphones, but recording engineers and musicians also know the company to be responsible for world-class microphones, heard on everything from podcasts to countless records. Taking Musikmesse as an opportunity to show off new gear, Audio-Technica has announced its new flagship condenser microphone, the AT5047. Based...
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Sound Devices, a venerated brand in the location recording industry, is unveiling two USB Audio Recorders/Interfaces at NAB 2017. First is the MixPre3, a five-track audio recorder with three XLR inputs, as well as auxiliary 3.5mm inputs for camera returns and more. The unit provides 48V phantom and plug-in-power support, as well as low cut filters, limiters at the input and output stages, input-...
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Focal has announced that it will be discontinuing its CMS line of mid-level near field monitors and replacing them with the new and updated Shape Series monitors. The Shape 40, Shape 50, and...
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iZotope has been at the forefront of mastering and audio restoration technology for more than a decade. RX6 is its flagship audio restoration software, highly regarded by music and audio post-production professionals for it ease of use and “magic” results. There are three tiers currently being offered:...
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At Musikmesse 2017, Antelope has announced its new flagship interface—and we here at B&H are pleased to tell you all about it. Called the Goliath HD, the unit sports 64 channels of Antelope-grade I/O, as well as connectivity via Thunderbolt™, USB 3.0, and MADI. There’s even HDX connectivity, making the Goliath suitable for use with top-notch Pro Tools rigs. 16 Accusonic mic preamps have been...
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Sennheiser and GoPro have been collaborating in the audio area since the GoPro developer’s conference in San Francisco, last April, 2016. In January, 2017, the Sennheiser MKE2 Elements microphone was approved by GoPro and received the “Works with GoPro” endorsement. The long-awaited for MKE2...
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Following its success with the reputed K Series, QSC raises the bar again by announcing the new K.2 Series, the company’s anticipated next generation of powered loudspeakers. Also, introduced this spring is the new KS212C, a single-box powered cardioid subwoofer. The K.2 Series features the 8" K8.2, the 10...
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Arturia announced at Musikmesse 2017 that it is expanding on its KeyLab concept of hybrid controllers to include a new range of controller keyboards called KeyLab Essentials. These feature-packed keyboards provide the hybrid experience and deep virtual instrument integration found in the company’s popular line of KeyLab Hybrid controllers, but at a wallet-friendly price. Two versions are...

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The 2017 NAMM Show saw the release of exciting new pieces of pro audio gear. In this video, you’ll see our five favorite picks for the performing artist, including Ibanez’s new guitars, ROLI’s BLOCKS/accompanying...

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In the following video, Rob Rives introduces us to five new brands that will be included in the B&H lineup, including Fishman Technologies, Gefell Microphones, Dark Glass Electronics, Guild Guitars, and Hughes & Kettner Amplifiers. Guitarists will appreciate the acoustic and electric pickups from Fishman, as well as new instruments from Guild Guitars and amplifiers from Hughes and Kettner...

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Filmed live at the 2017 NAMM Show, Rob Rives checks out the Shure GLX-D Advanced Digital Wireless System, and how it can be a useful addition to any live sound or A/V rental company’s inventory. This video explores the feature set, including the excellent audio quality, built-in...
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Many people were sad to see the Machinedrum line discontinued, but Elektron promised an updated replacement with a new and improved feature set. The 2017 NAMM show has seen the delivery of that promise: The Digitakt is a compact, rugged drum machine with a premium digital sound engine, flexible sampling capabilities, and a performance-friendly sequencer that not only controls the eight onboard...

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Recorded Live from the 2017 NAMM show, Rob Rives speaks with Dave Smith, from DSI, about the REV2 analog synthesizer, which is a reimagined Prophet 08, available in 8-voice and 16-voice configurations. The video explains how the REV2 is compatible with any patches from the original Prophet 08 and covers all the updates including sequence and modulation capabilities, as well as updated effects. We...
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As announced at the 2017 NAMM Show, Lynx—a long-standing name in high-quality AD/DA conversion in the pro audio community—is putting out a new iteration of its flagship Aurora converters. The Aurora(N) series now incorporates Hilo Converter Technology along with the latest in FGPA processors to achieve marked improvements in transparency, as well as a significant reduction of noise and distortion...

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