Call Us: 01202 597180
We're open: Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays 10am - 4pm.

Latest Hi-Tech gear from MusikMesse 2015

Posted on April 20, 2015 by Dan The Man There have been 0 comments

Musikmesse-Frankfurt-hi

New and exciting Hi-Tech gear coming your way very soon. Check out the info and links below. Check back soon as this article is still currently being updated.

UA UNVEIL NEW APOLLO INTERFACES

apollofamily

Four new next-generation Apollo Interfaces, featuring all-new AD/DA conversion making them the finest sounding Apollos yet. A new Apollo 8p model features eight Unison-enabled preamps for extensive tracking through preamp emulated Neve, API and UA models.

New Features

  • Improved AD/DA conversion over the already excellent-sounding and much loved Apollo range.
  • New front panel monitoring controls for Alt Speakers, Dim & Mono.
  • Introducing new Apollo 8p configuration with eight Unison-enabled preamps.
  • Also introducing Marshall "Plexi" Super Lead 1959 UAD Plug-In, due May for $199 in the UA Store.

ROLAND SYSTEM-1M SEMI MODULAR SYNTHESIZER MODULE

rolsystem1m_3

The SYSTEM-1m is a semi-modular synthesizer with PLUG-OUT capability and a unique design that can be used as a Eurorack module, tabletop synth, or 19” rackmount unit. In addition to being a powerful standalone instrument, the SYSTEM-1m has external inputs and an array of CV/Gate connections that allow it to be re-patched and to interface with other modular synthesizer systems. The SYSTEM-1m’s CV/Gate connections combined with its ability to load classic Roland PLUG-OUT synth models like the SH-101 and PROMARS give it power and flexibility that is simply unparalleled.

  • Semi-modular synthesizer with PLUG-OUT capability
  • 19 color-coded CV/Gate and audio connections with LED lighting
  • 84 HP Eurorack, tabletop and 19” rack compatible using AC adaptor or Eurorack power
  • Versatile oscillators with six waveforms, Crossmod, Ring Mod, Sync and Color control
  • All parameters controlled with high-resolution knobs and sliders with LED indicators
  • External input for processing external signals through filter, amp and FX section
  • -12 dB and -24 dB filter types with independent high-pass filters
  • Integrated tone, crusher, reverb and delay effects
  • Tempo syncing for LFO and delay
  • 24-bit/96kHz audio and MIDI interface
  • AIRA Link for easy connection to MX-1 Mix Performer
  • Includes rackmount adapter and braided patch cables

 

Roland System 500 Modular Series at Musikmesse (Sneak Preview)

am_comingsoon

This new product has gotten us all very excited here at Absolute Music. At Musikmesse 2015, Roland has introduced the System-500, an all-new, fully analog modular synthesizer, based on two of the most revered electronic instruments of all time—the SYSTEM-700 and SYSTEM-100m.

SYSTEM-500 delivers ‘classic Roland sound with all the advantages and reliability of a modern instrument.

Checkout the Roland website for more details.

ROLAND BITRAZER MODULAR BITCRUSHER EFFECTS PROCESSOR MODULE

modular-bitcrusher-e

Roland has introduced a new line of Eurorack effects modules, along with the System-1m rack modular synthesizer.

The new modules are standalone, table-top and Eurorack compatible effects that Roland says are ‘for next-level sound mangling and experimentation’.

The modules include distortion, crusher, delay and scatter.

  • Intense bit and sample rate destruction
  • CV/Gate parameter control including sample rate, bit depth, and filter
  • Tabletop unit or 21 HP Eurorack module using AC adaptor or Eurorack power
  • 24-bit knobs with over 16 million steps of resolution
  • Re-programmable via Mac, PC, iOS, Android application
  • 15 patchable submodules, expandable with free updates
  • 2 inputs and 2 outputs with dual-mono or stereo capability
  • AIRA Link compatible
  • 24bit/96kHz audio interface
  • Carefully crafted in Japan
  • Includes braided patch cables

 

ROLAND DEMORA DELAY EFFECTS PROCESSOR MODULE

demora-piccy

DEMORA is a unique modular effect combining an all-new, high-resolution delay with unprecedented control and flexibility.

Able to be used as a tabletop unit or as a Eurorack module, and with an array of CV/Gate inputs, this compact 21 HP unit has a wide range of uses from studio production to live performance.


DEMORA has large, ultra-smooth controls with over 16 million steps of resolution and is fully re-programmable via computer, smartphone or tablet.

Features:

  • High-resolution, ultra-smooth delay effect
  • Huge delay range from 20 microseconds to 10 seconds
  • CV/Gate parameter control including delay time, feedback and width
  • Tabletop unit or 21 HP Eurorack module using AC adaptor or Eurorack power
  • 24-bit knobs with over 16 million steps of resolution
  • Re-programmable via Mac, PC, iOS, Android application
  • 15 patchable submodules, expandable with free updates
  • 2 inputs and 2 outputs with dual-mono or stereo capability
  • AIRA Link compatible
  • 24bit/96kHz audio interface
  • Carefully crafted in Japan
  • Includes braided patch cables

 

ROLAND SCOOPER SCATTER AND LOOPER EFFECTS PROCESSOR MODULE

scooper

SCOOPER is a unique modular effect, combining a single-pass loop recorder and Scatter effect.

Able to be used as a tabletop unit or as a Eurorack module, and with an array of CV/Gate inputs, this compact 21 HP unit has a wide range of uses from studio production to live performance.

SCOOPER has large, ultra-smooth controls with over 16 million steps of resolution and is fully re-programmable via computer, smartphone or tablet.

Features:

  • Single-pass looper with dramatic Scatter effects
  • CV/Gate parameter control including Scatter depth/type, pitch, and filter
  • Tabletop unit or 21 HP Eurorack module using AC adaptor or Eurorack power
  • 24-bit knobs with over 16 million steps of resolution
  • Re-programmable via Mac, PC, iOS, Android application
  • 15 patchable submodules, expandable with free updates
  • 2 inputs and 2 outputs with dual-mono or stereo capability
  • AIRA Link compatible
  • 24bit/96kHz audio interface
  • Carefully crafted in Japan
  • Includes braided patch cables

ROLAND TORCIDO OVERDRIVE/DISTORTION EFFECTS PROCESSOR MODULE

roltorcido_1

TORCIDO is a versatile modular effect, combining classic Roland distortion sound, control and flexibility.

Able to be used as a tabletop unit or as a Eurorack module, and with an array of CV/Gate inputs, this compact 21 HP unit has a wide range of uses from studio production to live performance.

TORCIDO has large, ultra-smooth controls with over 16 million steps of resolution and is fully re-programmable via computer, smartphone or tablet.

Features:

  • Classic Roland distortion sound
  • CV/Gate parameter control including distortion amount, tone and tube warmth
  • Tabletop unit or 21 HP Eurorack module using AC adaptor or Eurorack power
  • 24-bit “GRF” knobs with over 16 million steps of resolution
  • Re-programmable via Mac, PC, iOS, Android application
  • 15 patchable submodules, expandable with free updates
  • 2 inputs and 2 outputs with dual-mono or stereo capability
  • AIRA Link compatible
  • 24bit/96kHz audio interface
  • Carefully crafted in Japan
  • Includes braided patch cables

ROLAND JD-XA INTERACTIVE ANALOGUE/DIGITAL CROSSOVER SYNTHESIZER

roljdxa_4

Tiny, mighty, and affordable, the JD-Xi puts a true analog synth engine, Roland’s famous SuperNATURAL synth sounds, and many other creative tools under one hood. Equipped with 37 mini keys, this compact instrument delivers fat, warm analog bass and lead tones with ample controls for hands-on tweaking, plus polyphonic PCM essentials like pads, strings, brass, and more. Create impressive loops in a flash with the pattern sequencer and built-in drum kits, and explore expressive vocal textures with the gooseneck mic, Vocoder, and AutoPitch. Small in size and large in versatility, the JD-Xi is all about big sounds and big fun!

NATIVE INSTRUMENTS TRAKTOR KONTROL D2

NATIVE INSTRUMENTS TRAKTOR KONTROL D2

Designed for creative DJ performance that takes the DJ's focus away from the laptop, TRAKTOR KONTROL D2 offers groundbreaking touch-and-see workflow in a compact format optimised for easy set-up with club equipment.

A NEW WAY TO PLAY

Imagine workflow as effortless as instinct. Touch-sensitive knobs and faders activate TRAKTOR views and functions on an ultra-crisp full-color display, keeping you in the moment – and connected with your crowd. Cue, nudge, or get creative controlling effects and loop sizes – the D2’s LED-guided touch strip lets you get physical.

The New Novation Launchkey  V2 (MK2) is the quickest and easiest way to produce and perform electronic music using Ableton Live.

MAIN FEATURES

  • Versatile and robust controller keyboard
  • 25 synth action keys with velocity sensitivity
  • Eight fully assignable rotary controls
  • 16 velocity sensitive pads with multi-coloured LEDs
  • Seamless integration with Ableton Live and compatible with most major DAWs
  • Class compliant and USB Powered for Mac and Windows
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V-Station virtual instruments and 1GB of samples from Loopmasters

FOCAL TRIO6 BE 3-WAY ACTIVE STUDIO MONITORS

FOCAL TRIO6 BE 3-WAY ACTIVE STUDIO MONITORS

Focal introduces at Musikmesse 2015 a new three-way powered monitor that can be switched to a traditional two-way configuration, the Trio6 Be.

The new Focal Trio6 Be hosts an 8” subwoofer, a 5” woofer and a 1” Beryllium tweeter and thanks to the built-in Focus mode, it can be reconfigured to a two-way monitor with only the woofer and tweeter in use. The system will automatically limit the frequency response in both configurations.

The Trio6 Be use an innovative rotating baffle for the woofer and tweeter that can be rotated to 360° in 90° steps so that you can install the monitors horizontally or vertically.

Last, a 1/4” input on the rear panel allows for connecting a control pedal, while the 1/4” output gives you the ability to link a second Trio6 Be and switch both monitors to 2 or 3-way simultaneously.

  • 8” subwoofer with composite sandwich cone
  • 5” woofer with composite sandwich cone
  • 1” pure Beryllium tweeter with reverse dome
  • Rotating baffle for the woofer and tweeter
  • 3 amplifiers: 220W in Class G for the subwoofer, 150W in class G for the woofer and 100W in class A/B for the tweeter
  • Frequency responses: 35 Hz - 40 kHz ± 3 db in 3-way mode / 90 hz - 20 kHz ± 3 dB in 2-way mode
  • Max SPL: 115 dB SPL peak @ 1m in 3-way mode / 105 dB SPL peak @ 1m in 2-way mode
  • Sensitivity select: +45 dBu / -10 dBV
  • Low-frequency shelf: +/- 3dB between 35 and 250 Hz
  • High-frequency shelf: +/- 3 dB between 4.5 and 40 kHz
  • Mid notch: +/- 3 dB at 160 Hz, Q factor = 1
  • LED indicators for the Focus mode on, audio clipping and protection
  • 1/4” Focus input and output
  • Dimensions: 520 x 278 x 360 mm
  • Weight: 20 kg

 

GENELEC 7040A ACTIVE STUDIO SUBWOOFER

gen7040a

The ultra-compact Genelec 7040A active subwoofer is designed to provide accurate low frequency reproduction in limited production spaces.

Offering a professional and reliable low frequency reproduction system in a transportable package the Genelec 7040A is the ideal companion to complement Genelec 8010 and 8020 monitors. It extends the low frequency response down to 30 Hz and uses Genelec's patented Laminar Spiral Enclosure (LSE™) technology which provides precise bass articulation and extended low frequency capacity. This stereo subwoofer system can produce 100 dB of undistorted SPL using a 6.5 inch woofer and a powerful Genelec-designed Class D amplifier.

With its very small footprint, the 7040A is the subwoofer solution for recording and composing/project studios, mobile vans and portable recording systems.

maximum sound pressure level 100 dB
frequency response 30 Hz - 90 Hz (-6 dB)
crossover frequency ± 3 dB (33 Hz - 85 Hz)
phase correcting 0 to -270° (90° steps)
driver dimension 6½ in
amplifier power 50 W
dimensions H 410 x W 350 x D 205 mm
16 1/8 x 13 3/4 x 8 1/8 in
weight 11.3 kg / 25 lb
connectors 2 x XLR analogue inputs
2 x XLR analogue outputs

 

PRESONUS STUDIO 192 USB AUDIO INTERFACE AND STUDIO COMMAND CENTRE

presonus-studio_192-front

PreSonus® is pleased to announce the Studio 192 USB 3.0 Audio Interface and Studio Command Center. The new 26 x 32 interface records at up to 192 kHz and combines eight digitally controlled XMAX™ Class A solid-state mic preamps and premium Burr-Brown converters with StudioLive™ Fat Channel signal processing.

The Studio 192 also acts as your studio’s command center, managing speaker switching and talkback (with onboard condenser microphone) and featuring main mix Mute, Mono, and Dim. The result is a comprehensive solution for advanced studio recording and monitoring.

PreSonus’ innovative UC Surface touch-ready control software for Mac®, Windows®, and iPad® is included, for easy mangement of all Studio 192 functions and quick creation of eight stereo monitor mixes with full Fat Channel processing on every analog input, plus reverb and delay.

Users of PreSonus Studio One® DAW will find full preamp control and zero-latency monitor-mix functions integrated into their recording environment. Studio One’s exclusive hybrid Fat Channel plug-in runs on the computer’s processor and seamlessly switches to the Studio 192 DSP. This allows you to monitor with Fat Channel EQ and dynamics while switching between playback and recording with no audible change.

 


This post was posted in Blog entries, Computer Music, General News, Keyboards & Synths, New Releases, Product News, Recording and was tagged with 7040a, apollo, apollo 8pre, bitrazer, demora, focal be, genelec, launchkey v2, modular, MusikMesse 2015, NATIVE INSTRUMENTS TRAKTOR KONTROL D2, presonus, ROLAND JD-XA, Roland System 500 Modular Series, roland system-1, scooper, studio 192, synthesizer, system 500, torcido, uad

Comments