Gadgets & Problem Solvers October 2007
 
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Gadgets & Problem Solvers- October 2007

Mic-Eze Pig-E-Bak

Mic-Eze Pig-E-Bak
B&H# MIPB

The Mic-Eze Pig-E-Bak  double mic clamp is an clever problem solver for press conferences and Electronic News Gathering (ENG). It allows you to quickly mount a microphone to another microphone or stand. This rugged clamp features a locking design, protective Clamp Pads, and an extra wide opening clamp jaw. The dual vertical in-line clamps have a swing type center attachment that can be adjusted for a variety of configurations.

Digidesign VocALign Project

VocALign Project is an Pro Tools Audio Suite plug-in designed for time-aligning vocals, dialog, or instruments in Pro Tools. It reduces the need to re-record performers and drastically reduces editing time. This editing tool that will automatically synchronize two audio signals (adjust the timing of one audio signal to match the timing of another) at the touch of a button. Its user interface allows adjustment of selected audio regions for processing, and the scrolling, scalable display allows visual confirmation of sync.

B&H# DISAVPQ

Digidesign VocALign Project

Shure Stereo Stand Adapter

<Shure Stereo Stand Adapter

B&H# SHA27M

The Shure A27M is a cleverly designed microphone stand adapter that allows a pair of microphones to be positioned for stereo recording purposes. It's made out of metal and its got some heft, enough to handle just about any size microphone, and the threaded studs can be rotated for precise mic positioning. A clamp for the microphone cables is included in the package. This piece is a must have for aficionados of stereo recording, in the field or in the studio.

O.C. White ProBoom Elite Microphone Arm

Doesn't it seem as if every radio disc jockey on the planet uses one of these? Well, it's great for voice-over artists and podcasters as well.  The ProBoom Elite Microphone Arm System is deluxe, and built to last. This handsome black-and-gold-finished device comprises a 2-section positioning arm, featuring frictionless, noise-free gold springs that secure even the heaviest broadcast microphones, and a standard 12" riser with a flush surface-mount. There's a hidden cable channel for the mic cable, presenting an even sleeker appearance, and the fully-extended positioning arm reaches 29".(shown with Shure RE-20 and shockmount)

B&H# OC61900BG
O.C. White ProBoom Elite Microphone Arm

Frontier Design AlphaTrack

Frontier Design AlphaTrack
B&H# FRATC

The AlphaTrack is a compact DAW control surface with a single motorized fader, and features a really cool, touch-sensitive jog and shuttle strip.The unit is designed for fast navigation whilst mixing and editing in virtually all major recording software domains, and it's packed with dedicated buttons, LED's, and 3 touch-sensitive rotary knobs. The 32-character screen is a tad small, but it's backlit and the visual feedback response is basically instantaneous. The USB bus-powered AlphaTrack is compatible with both Mac OSX  and Windows XP.

K&M Table Top Tripod Stand

K&M's Table Top Tripod microphone stand is lightweight, sturdy, folds up nicely and it's cheap, people! The base diameter extends to 8.5", and the unit will support microphones and stand arms many times its weight. You can set this stand on a table or inside of a kick drum and enjoy equal stability.

B&H# KM23110N
K&M Table Top Tripod Stand

SE-ELECTRONICS USB1000A

SE-ELECTRONICS USB1000A
B&H# SUESB1000A

The USB1000A is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone with a half-inch capsule that is also a plug-and-play USB device. The proprietary chip set installed in the mic generally removes USB power-related noise, and the cardioid pick-up pattern of the mic eliminates off-axis noise, resulting in some very clean and quiet direct recordings. Podcasters and voice-over artists on a budget will appreciate the quality of the microphone, and the simplicity of the recording process associated with it, for personal desktop production purposes.

KORG PANDORA PX4D

The Pandora PX4D is a cool, cheap little portable effects processor and amp/cab simulator for electric guitarists and bass players that sounds expensive. Designed with instant gratification in mind for musicians accustomed to the torture of getting a great amp sound, this device is easy to program and packed with rich and realistic multi and modeling effects that are easily accessed and modified. The wheel-and-button control surface is easy to navigate, and Korg has included a number of great practice features such as a phrase trainer, a rhythm generator, and 30-second recording of an external source such as a CD or MP3 file with adjustable playback tempo. We've brought this under-rated little box to numerous recording sessions, and proceeded to amaze jaded engineers and musicians with the sound of the thing. Maybe you can, too.

B&H# KOPX4D
KORG PANDORA PX4D

ALESIS iMULTIMIX 9R

ALESIS iMULTIMIX 9R
B&H# ALIMM9R

The iMultimix 9R is a 9-channel rackmount mixer that features an integrated iPod docking station. The unit is a clean-sounding, cost-effective solution for presentation, convention, and presentation audio applications. The mixer is equipped with 5 phantom-powered XLR mic preamps, a pair of ¼" stereo line input channels, and a set of smooth 3-band EQ's on each channel. The iPod dock supports playback from 5th generation video and and 2nd generation aluminum iPods, and the mixer is outfitted with a dedicated video output, adding a true A/V component to the unit's feature set.

ROLAND HD-1

The HD-1 is a self-contained electronic drum set designed with  beginning students and hobbyists in mind, but endowed with a futuristic appearance and realistic sound that should appeal to professionals as a viable practice or stripped-down stage performance solution. The cleverly-designed  stand, which looks more like an art object than a support structure, houses the kick drum and hi-hat trigger pedal, while mounting the V-drum technology sound module "brain" and all the drum pads and cymbals that comprise the kit. The ultra-quiet and highly playable cushioned tom pads, snare head and rubber-coated cymbal triggers ensure hours of fun or practice without disturbing parents or neighbors, and the drum module is equipped with a headphone output for personal monitoring. The optional PM-01 monitor speaker integrates beautifully into the stand setup, actually enhancing the kit's appearance while providing a quality alternative to headphones.

B&H# ROHD1

ROLAND HD-1

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