NAMM 2015: HARMAN HIGHLIGHTS
Aimed at theatre, conference and live sound applications, AKG’s DMS800 reference digital wireless microphone offers two digital outputs (Dante and AES EBU), exchangeable mic heads, a transmitter mute switch that can be set to double as a power switch, and optional network remote control.
dbx 500 Series
dbx’s latest compact signal processor family comprises the 560A compressor/limiter (pictured), 530 parametric EQ, 580 mic pre, 520 de-esser and 510 sub harmonic synth. The models come in a smaller footprint than their predecessors and the first model to ship will be the 560A in April for US $399, with the others following soon after.
dbx DriveRack VENU360
Successor to the DriveRack260, dbx’s DriveRack VENU360 loudspeaker management system adds mobile device control via laptop, tablet or smartphone, with additional input channels, improved DSP and easier operation. It’s due to ship in April for US $799.
JBL SRX800 Series
With the portable PA market shifting towards powered loudspeakers, JBL says it will redefine performance standards in the category with its latest SRX800 range. The two-way, three-way and subwoofer models incorporate premium JBL transducers and built-in Crown DriveCore amps with user-configurable DSP tuning, and they’re compatible with parent company Harman’s HiQnet network communications protocol via Audio Architect or JBL’s new iOS and Andoid app SRX Connect.
Soundcraft Signature 12MTK & 22MTK
Soundcraft’s small-format Signature analogue mixing consoles offer 12 and 22 input channels, with integrated multi-track USB interfaces, onboard Lexicon effects and Ghost mic preamps for studio-quality multitrack recording. XLR and switchable Hi-Z inputs enable instruments to be directly connected and both consoles use tour-grade metal construction with internal universal power supplies.
Soundcraft Ui Series
Soundcraft’s Ui series digital mixers provide the ability to mix audio from any wi-fi connected device in any location with integrated wi-fi routers for remote control via tablet, PC or smartphone. The Ui12 and Ui16 are compatible with iOS, Android, Windows, Mac OS and Linux devices, and can use up to 10 control devices simultaneously. They feature signal processing from dbx, DigiTech and Lexicon, along with fully-recallable and remote-controlled mic gain and phantom power.
Source: media releases
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