NEW HARRISION 950M ANALONG CONSOLE. CHECK OUT HARRISONCONSOLES.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.
The Harrison 950m sports a history-rich analog design incorporating many of the same high-end modular design elements found across a wide range of Harrison console models from eras past such as the 32 Series, MR Series (2, 3, 4, 5 and 7), SeriesTen, SeriesTwelve, MPC and LPC. The 950m provides a superior analog mixing platform that will cost effectively complement today’s high performance music studio where investments in powerful DAW’s and high-end specialized outboard gear are the norm.
The 950m was designed by Harrison's most experienced analog designers, and they were challenged to make the best-sounding, highest-spec analog console available today.
Manual PCB layout
Robust ground plane design
Linear power distribution
Gold Euro-card module connectors
Gold plated switches
Conductive plastic potentiometers
100% through-hole design
All I/O is balanced
Summing buses carried via PCB’s (no ribbon cable summing buses).
These features combine to provide the highest possible performance in analog mixing console design.
Switchable Insert points on every input
48v (Mono Only)
Direct Out (Mono Only)
Switchable HP + LP Filters
3 Band "Tone" Controls
Pan / Balance
Input Gain Controls
4 Mono Aux Sends
Mix Bus Routing
LED Input Meter
Mix Bus 1 compressor
Mix Bus 2 Compressor
Oscillator / Talkback Assignments
Aux Send Masters
Mix Bus Master Faders
Stereo Mix Bus 1 & 2 VU Output Meters
Monitor Solo Listen
Studio A Source Select ( Osc, Aux 1-4, Mix Bus 1/2 )
Studio A Level/Mono/Mute
Studio B Sources
Studio B Level/Mono/Mute
Studio Talkback Assignments
Stereo Mix Bus 1 ("Black") Electronically-balanced Output
Stereo Mix Bus 2 ("Red") Transformer-balanced Output
Mono Aux 1-4 Output
Stereo Studio A output
Stereo Studio B output
Stereo Solo bus output
Stereo Control Rm Output
Mono Oscillator Output
External Linear DC Power Supply
XLR Mic Inputs / Main Outputs
"D" Sub Line Inputs / Outputs (Tascam pinout)
Mix Bus A & B Stereo Insert point
Master Logic ( Talkback, Mutes, and fader VCA connections )
15 Degree Module Pitch
Full Size Keyboard Space
Flat Top Monitor Shelf
RUPERT NEVE DESIGNS NEW STEREO INPUT AND INDUCTOR EQ/COMPRESSOR MODULE
FROM GEAR SLUTZ
At this year’s AES Convention in New York City, Rupert Neve Designs is announcing the release of two new modules for its groundbreaking and multi-award-winning 5088 console: the 5051 Inductor EQ/Compressor module and the 5088 Stereo Module.
The 5051 combines a classic three-band EQ based on Rupert’s vintage designs with the power and flexibility of the Portico Series compressor. Utilizing a discrete, class A signal path and high performance input and output transformers, the 5051 delivers the performance and musicality expected from a Rupert Neve Design. The new Stereo Module for the 5088 uses the same high-voltage, transformer-coupled topology found throughout the 5088, and allows both twice the density and considerable cost savings when compared to mono modules. The Stereo Module is outfitted with a single Penny & Giles 100mm fader, individual left/right pans, individual trims, six auxes and a stereo width control. When Aux to Groups on Aux 5/6 is activated, the stereo channel signal can be routed with an independent mix level to any of the console’s eight groups.
The 5051 module’s EQ design certainly invokes sonic similarities with some of Rupert's classic EQs. The 5051 uses a custom tapped inductor with selected capacitors to form the mid-range equalizer band. The shelf curves are based on Rupert's vintage modules, using very similar frequency choices as well. Each EQ section also uses low feedback, class A, discrete topologies to prevent low level artifacts and harshness from detracting from the tonal shaping. The EQ, however, is a modern design with advantages offered by techniques that were not possible 35 years ago along with improvements in electronic components currently available, and should not be considered a clone. Let's just say it has heritage.
Both the High and Low Bands can be switched from Shelf to Peak curves and offer 15 dB of boost or cut. The High can be switched from 8 kHz to 16 kHz and the Low Band selected at 35 Hz, 60 Hz, 100 Hz or 220 Hz. The inductor based Mid Band offers six center frequencies: 200 Hz, 350 Hz, 700 Hz, 1.5 kHz, 3 kHz and 6 kHz. The Mid Band also has a High Peak switch to narrow the bandwidth or increase the Q of the filter. The 5051 includes an 18 dB/octave High Pass Filter with two corner frequencies on an illuminated button that toggles through OFF, 60 Hz, and 120 Hz, indicated by a blue or red LED respectively.
Additionally, the EQ can be switched Pre or Post the compressor. Normally the EQ precedes the compressor but the order can be selected so that the EQ follows after the Compressor. The 5051 also has two XLR balanced inputs that can be switched from the front panel. This allows the user, for example, to have a mic preamplifier and a line input from a DAW pre-patched and easily selectable.
The 5051 Compressor also features a discrete class A signal path proven in the Portico Series. The Threshold has a range of –30 dBu to +10 dBu. The Ratio can be set from 1.1:1 to 40:1. The Attack has a range of 5 mS to 75 mS and the Release allows from 100 mS to 2.5 S to be set. Final Gain can be set from –6 dB to +20 dB.
The Compressor allows the user to select either a modern Feed-Forward topology or the traditional Feed-Back style of compression. Each has advantages depending on the source and desired sound. A 250 Hz high pass filter can be switched into the compressor sidechain to reduce the chance that loud low frequency material inadvertently affects the gain reduction. A LINK switch and associated 1/4-inch phone jacks on the back panel allow two (or multiple) 5051s to be properly used for stereo where gain changes happen together. A pair of 1/4-inch phone jacks is also provided on the back for patching an equalizer into the sidechain for de-essing and finessing. The 5051 has two fast acting, accurate LED bargraph meters to indicate Gain Reduction and Output Level.
It should be pointed out that the 5051, at this time, is intended exclusively for the 5088 console. The 5051 uses a shared central power supply designed to feed up to 25 5051 modules. This both reduces heat buildup within the modules and reduces the costs associated with DC-DC converters in every module.
Founded by Rupert and Evelyn Neve, Rupert Neve Designs is built on passion, experience and a desire to create products embodying the highest musical quality. In continuing his legacy as a pioneer in audio circuit design, Mr. Rupert Neve is currently focusing his talents on creating innovative solutions to the issues facing the modern recording engineer. For further information on Rupert Neve Designs please visit Rupert Neve Designs
Portico is a trademark of Rupert Neve Designs, Inc.
Rupert Neve Designs,
PO Box 1969,
Wimberley, TX 78676.
Tel: (512) 847-3013
Fax: (512) 847-8869
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Universal Audio (UA), a leading manufacturer of high-quality audio recording hardware and software, is proud to announce new development partnerships with API and Thermionic Culture. These relationships will allow Universal Audio to expand the range of unique audio processing plug-ins for the popular UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform.
A recognized leader in the world of analog consoles and outboard gear, API has been building classic, time-tested signal processors for more than 40 years. With this new partnership, UA will be able to bring software emulations of coveted API products to UAD-2 platform users on Mac and PC.
Thermionic Culture (www.thermionicculture.com)
Manufactured and designed in the UK, Thermionic Culture is squarely focused on providing meticulously crafted, all-tube audio gear. With this new partnership, UA will be able to bring Thermionic Culture’s analog philosophy and distinctive sound to more engineers and producers worldwide.
"We're thrilled to welcome our new partners to the UA family," says Matt Ward, President of Universal Audio. "The legendary API signal processors and high-quality boutique products of Thermionic Culture both have something unique to offer UAD customers. We're looking forward to the products that develop from these partnerships."
Golden Age Pre73-DLX
Building on the success of the Pre73 and the Pre73 MK2, the Pre73-DLX will boast a number of upgrades including:
-Selectable 1073-style High Pass Filter at 50hz, 80hz, 160hz and 300hz.
-Output Attenuator (placed after the output transformer) -7, -14, -21 and -28db allows overdriving of the output stage and the output transformer for added character
-Active DI input
-Insert Jack that can be switched on/off from the front panel
-Revised gain switch for added headroom
-Revised PSU with separate regulators for the audio circuits, relay and LED circuits
Golden Age EQ73
The half rack EQ to go hand in hand with the Pre73 series is finally here.
The EQ73 is exactly what you think it is. The EQ section to make your PRE73 a complete channel. Same form factor as the Pre73 so mounting it together with the preamp for a complete 1 rack space channel is a breeze.
In addition to these, there will also be a 500 series offering and some other cool stuff.
Stop by booth #469 and hang with the Alto staff and get a preview of these units first hand.
If you do not have passes yet for AES use the link below for some free passes courtesy of Alto Music.
Welcome to Alto Music | (845) 692-6922 | Alto Music
Here is a road map slide of the recent Avid outlining the Pro Tools 10, HD, and HDX systems.
ADI PRO TOOLS 10 HDX
-HIGHER TRACK COUNTS
-HIGHER SOUND QUALITY
-5X MORE PROCESSING POWER
-32 BIT FLOATING PROCESSING
AVID is saying that the new HDX systems will be cheaper than AVID previous HD systems. I figured that got tossed around was a comparison of $15,000 for a current generation system vs. $10,000 for a new HDX system. They are also saying that there are many third party developers that have already begun developing AAX plugins. So expect to see some new AAX plugins on the floor of AES 2011 in the coming days.
AVID PRO TOOLS 10 GUI REVEALED! MORE UPDATES AS THEY COME!
CHANNEL STRIP PLUGIN
For more info check out the gear slutz thread that is heating up fast! I am particularly interested about the discussion of Thunderbolt and its application with Pro Tools 10. Very interesting stuff!
There is now a thread dedicated solely to Pro tools 10 on gear slutz, check it out here.
Here is a translation from 4sound.se on the preliminary specs of Pro tools 10. I also converted the estimated prices the krona to the US dollar.
With ProTools 10 you can mix several audio formats in the same session - including interleaved - no need to copy files, ... which in itself had done your project fat, but still in the wrong sense.
ProTools 10 is designed with the pro in mind and offers powerful but easy tools for a well-oiled and time-saving workflow.
Get improved input / playback performance when working at a laptop with an external hard drive or network attached storage device.
Speed up the editing and mixing with smart tools, Clip Gain and new audio suite.
Handle even the largest and heaviest plug-saturated arrangements with 16k Automatic Delay Compensation.
Sculpt your sound with an array of Pro Tools plug-ins from Avid and their partners, some of the best audio designers in the industry.
Pro Tools comes with 75 virtual instruments, effects, sound processing, and tooling plug-ins - some of which emulates classic hardware processors, amplifiers and instruments as well as the reputed eqn and the dynamics of systems 5. (One of the most sought after consoles used to create the richest mixes of all time)
PRO TOOLS 10 | FULL [Ilok + CARD] 6499 SEK($981.14 US)
PRO TOOLS 10 | LE9 CROSS GRADE [CARD] 4999 SEK($754.69 US)
PRO TOOLS 10 | MP9 CROSS GRADE [CARD] 4999 SEK($754.69 US)
PRO TOOLS 10 | PT9 UPGRADE [CARD] 2 199 SEK($331.98 US)
Talk with your 4Sound store for more info.
• Virtual Instruments:
• Boom ®-drum machine and sequencer
• DB-33 tone wheel organ with rotating
• Mini Grand acoustic grand piano
• Structure ® Free sample player-
• Vacuum monophonic tube synth
• Xpand! ® 2-synth and sample workstation
• Big Fish Audio 8 GB sound library
• Over 70 effects, sound processing, and utility
• AIR effects, high-quality reverb, delay,
flange, and Other Effects
• Avid Channel Strip, EQ and System 5
• DB 76-1176 compressor emulation
• D-Verb ™-Professional-grade reverb and
• Eleven ® Free-guitar amp and effects
• EQ III and Dynamics III-high-quality EQ
and compressors / limiters
• Maxim ™-peak limiter and mastering
2011 will be a busy year for new Chandler Limited products. We have four new items in the works and will be releasing them in short order.
The first first product will be a new direction for Chandler Limited. I have been a guitar player for 30 years and it is really what got me into music and recording. I have long been interested in making guitar pedals and pursuing sounds that I have wanted for guitar but have been unable to obtain with other gear. I have been experimenting with distortion and boost sounds for the last year and a half and feel that I have guitar pedals that will offer the Chandler sound and build to a new audience.
SO! I offer to you the Little Devil Boost pedals. It is a Class A circuit design that is hand wired and constructed like all Chandler products, and offers a large amount of high quality colored gain, selection of boost range, and three feedback settings. The Little Devil Boost is inspired by our upcoming Little Devil 500 pre amp. The intense sounding discrete amps and feedback settings are the heart of the units. As with the Germ Pre and Little Devil pres you can manufacture and enhance sounds easily and have a variety of sounds at your disposal. The three position feedback switch on each pedal is very much like having three different pedals and when combined with the boost range and gain allow for even more experimentation.
For more info check the gear slutz post
The Neve 1073LBEQ provides a Neve 1073 EQ circuit in a single 500-series module. The 1073 is widely considered the world’s premier mic preamp & EQ module, delivering the unique Neve sound featured on some of the most famous recordings of the past 40 years.
The big, punchy sound of the classic Neve 1073 module complements any musical genre, from rock to rap, jazz to classical. Its lush sound with classic Neve signature makes it the consummate mic-pre/EQ module for recording vocals, guitars, and acoustic instruments of all descriptions. With the 1073LBEQ module, the highly sought-after classic EQ sound is now available in a 500-series form-factor.
* Legendary 3-band EQ design
* When integrated with 1073LB preamp, the combination is 100% discrete and = genuine 1073 mic pre/EQ
* Rotary controls provide accurate adjustment of the 1073 3-band EQ and High Pass Filter
* Signal presence LED illuminates green from a level of -25dB and red from a level of +24dB
* Switch for EQ IN/OUT function, with LED indication
* Electronically balanced classic Neve circuits used in Line Input and Line Output stages for standalone module use. These stages are bypassed and the 1073LBEQ module is 100% discrete when combined with the 1073LB mic preamp
* Audio Processing Insert design allows the audio to/from the 1073LBEQ module to be inserted into the audio path of an existing 1073LB (modules must be fitted in the same rack)
* High frequency concentric knobs perform two functions: HF shelf control and High Pass Filter control
* Fully screened module packaged in Mu-metal case eliminates stray electromagnetic fields from Lunchbox PSU or other module types
The 1073LBEQ provides the legendary sound of Neve in a remarkably simple format. A Line level input feeds an electronically balanced EQ circuit with 3-bands of adjustable EQ and a High Pass filter, which can easily be switched in/out. The output is also an electronically balanced Line level output. A signal presence LED and Neve’s clever Audio Processing Insert design is also integrated into the module.
The 1073LBEQ can be modified to work as an inserted process with an existing 1073LB mic pre module. A modification is required inside both units and a cable, which is supplied with the 1073LBEQ module, is needed to connect the LB mic pre to the LB EQ. The result of this is a genuine 1073 mic/pre input -> EQ -> output audio path when in this mode. Revolutionary!
This mono unit is the perfect solution for studios and audio engineers looking to bring in the very essence of the Neve 1073 EQ sound to their portable racks.
Note: The Neve 1073LBEQ will not work with the A Designs 500HR 2 Slot rack or the Empirical Labs EL500 2 Slot 500 Series Rack.