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Febuary 2008 Gadgets & Problem Solvers

Hosa Peel-and-Stick Vinyl Cable Labels

The MKE 400 is new camera-mount shotgun microphone from Sennheiser that replaces their popular MKE 300. This ultra-compact shotgun is designed for videographers who want to improve the sound of their camcorders with a higher quality directional microphone. It features switchable sensitivity (to adapt to different camera input volumes and audio sources), a switchable wind noise filter (for suppressing low frequency noise), and an integrated shock mount. The MKE 400 operates for more than 300 hours on just one "AAA" battery, and includes a low profile foam windscreen.


Apogee Duet

Apogee Duet

Duet is a compact two-channel audio interface that can be controlled from within Apple's Logic Pro, Soundtrack Pro and GarageBand software. If you use a different software package in your studio, Apogee's Maestro software enables you to control all of the Duet's functions and settings from any Core Audio compatible application. Maestro also lets you assign MIDI function controls such as level adjustment, panning and song position to Duet's controller knob. The I/O breakout cable that comes with Duet makes connecting microphones, instruments and speakers easy and elegant. Each high-quality connector is clearly labeled with the corresponding icon, and the speaker connectors are distinguished by a unique purple slider.


LPB Communications Recording-Warning Light

LPB Communications Recording-Warning Light

You have probably seen this sign above the entrances to broadcast studios and recording studio control rooms. They provide a clear warning; we are "Recording", do not enter the room at this time. You can give your studio this professional touch with the LPB Communications Recording Warning light. It demands attention with bright red lettering, and it is constructed with 20-gauge steel with a thick Plexiglas faceplate. Includes: 2 replaceable lamps and mounting hardware, 10" x 2.50" x 5" (WxDxH)


Digidesign SB-MB2

Digidesign  SB-MB2

One of the advantages of using a portable interface and a laptop computer to record with is that you can take your studio anywhere. When recording on-the-go, you need to protect your gear. Digidesign's Mbox 2 Shoulder Bag does just that. It's a lightweight padded Black canvas bag designed to carry Digidesign's popular Mbox2 interface and a laptop. The SB-MB2 has padded compartments for the Mbox 2 interface, a microphone, and a laptop computer (up to 17" wide). An additional padded pouch is provided for your headphones, cables, and other accessories.


Sonomic Library Card

Sonomic Library Card

The Library card allows users to download either 50 samples or 20 sound effects from over 250,000 sounds available on Sonomic's comprehensive website. The websites intuitive search engine, can audition and download the required clips. Sample libraries available include: Zero G, Sound Ideas, Universal Sound Bank, Q up Arts, Sampleheads and more.


Numark Fit-For-Sound

Numark  Fit-For-Sound

The Numark Fit-For-Sound is a 2U rack-mounted solution for iPod music playback. It is an ideal choice for gyms, bars, restaurants, or any place you need to securely mount an iPod for music playback. This rugged unit features large, easy-to-use navigation buttons, a selection wheel, an infrared remote control, and is equipped with both RCA and XLR outputs. The Fit-For-Sound includes "MixMeister Express" software that allows you to create your own custom remixes, edit songs, change tempo without changing pitch, add special effects, and export your mix to your iPod or other portable audio player. (iPod not included)


Ikey Audio iKEY Plus

Ikey  Audio iKEY Plus

The I-Key Plus is a Portable USB Recorder designed to record directly to any external USB storage device, including the Apple iPod. Digital audio is recorded in uncompressed WAV or MP3 format (with selectable bit rate, up to 256kbps). It is equipped with a 1/8" line/phono/mic input, a 1/8" headphone jack for real-time monitoring, a built-in phono preamp and a 6-bar VU meter with peak hold & overload indicator. This unique device is lightweight and powers via (4) "AA" rechargeable batteries.


Furman Power Factor Pro Conditioner

Furmans Power Factor Pro Conditioners Furmans Power Factor Pro Conditioners

Furmans Power Factor Pro Conditioners are specifically designed to provide clean power for guitarist, bassist, and keyboard players. Clubs, bars, and rehearsal rooms are notorious for having less than reliable AC power, and the Power Factor Pro use specialized technologies to optimize it for musician's specific needs. The Power Factor Pro features: Clear Tone Technology, SMP+ (Series Multi-Stage Protection Plus), LiFT (Linear Filtering Technology), and E.V.S. (Extreme Voltage Shutdown) over voltage circuitry.


JOBY Gorillapod

Joby GorillaPod Joby GorillaPod Joby GorillaPod

The Joby GorillaPod was originally designed for the Photo marketplace, but also has many uses in the Pro Audio world. This versatile mini-tripod is also great for securing portable recorders and microphones in location sound applications. Its three multi-segmented flexible legs can be formed to grip almost any protrusion, be it a street sign, doorknob, or even a rock. Each of the joints can bend and rotate 360°, to wrap around objects. The bottom rubber segments on the legs are slightly larger; allowing it to be used as a traditional tripod if needed. The GorillaPod has a 1/4"-20 male stud that can be adapted for use with standard 5/8"-27 mic clips using a B&H# GBRB5814, or use with 3/8"European threads using a B&H# GBRB.


Visual Sound NW12

Visual Sound NW12

The Visual Sound 1 Spot 12V DC Adapter is a space-saving power supply that is designed to power up to 5 wireless microphone receivers using the included Multi-Plug 5 Cable. This special package is compatible with all major brands, including E/V, Shure, AKG, Audio Technica, Samson. The 1 SPOT is a real space saver, taking up only one spot on a power strip (as compared to 3 for a typical adapter), and the lightweight design will assure that it stays in place when plugged into a rack-mount rack system.


Alesis Vocal Zapper

Alesis Vocal Zapper

If you have ever done Karaoke, you know how much fun it is to sing along to your favorite song.
But if you don't own a full-blown Karaoke system, you have to sing over the lead vocalist on the recording. The compact Alesis Vocal Zapper allows to you to precisely reduce those vocals from any CD or stereo music source. It has 16 algorithms that allow optimal reduction of different types of vocals in various types of mixes. There are two 1/4" inputs for interfacing your CD player or MP3 players, and two 1/4" outputs to connect to your amplifier.


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