ISE 2018: Alcons introduces CRMSC-SRHV monitor system

ISE 2018: Alcons introduces CRMSC-SRHV monitor system

Alcons Audio will be introducing the CRMSC-SRHV reference (surround) monitor system at the ISE Show in Amsterdam in February.

The CRMSC-SRHV is designed for studios, screening rooms, post-production facilities, commercial cinemas and premium home cinemas.

The CRMSC-SRHV system consists of one RBN202 pro-ribbon driver for HF and a vented 6.5" mid-bass for LF reproduction. The CRMSC-SRHV HF section has an 500 W peak power input, enabling a 1:16 dynamic range with up to 90% less distortion from 1 kHz to beyond 20 kHz.

The patented (90-degrees) horizontal and patent-pending (60-degrees) vertical dispersion offers a wide and consistent coverage to a larger number of seats in the auditorium; Due to the "compression-less" principle of the pro-ribbon transducer, the system has a linear response at any SPL.

Commenting on the new product, Phil "Dr. Phil" De Haan, head of Alcons R&D said: "The CRMSC-SRHV is the first speaker that incorporates our patent-pending vertical-control waveguide technology. The initial beta-testing proved the validity of the concept, with many praises from listeners on the quality of the immersive details and coverage.

"Until now, the undisputed quality of the pro-ribbons was sometimes limited in application by the natural behaviour in the vertical / non-coupling plane; Some try to overcome this by using multiple drivers, but with severe compromises in imaging due to comb-filtering. We’ve taken a different development approach, which results in increased coverage, while still maintaining the purity of a single driver source. Needless to say, more point-source systems will be launched with this technology."

The official introduction will take place at the coming ISE show in Amsterdam, as part of the Alcons Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience on (booth 6H150).

 

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North London studio owner wins fight against basement development plans

North London studio owner wins fight against basement development plans

A studio owner in the north London borough of Haringey has won a fight to stop developers from digging a basement close to his facility.

As reported by the Ham & High, the Alchemy Studio owner Kenny Jones (who as worked with Robbie Williams, Bjork, The Smiths and Oasis) argued that the building work would drive his studio out of business.

On Monday night he told a publicly-attended meeting at Haringey’s planning sub-committee that proposed “building work will force the closure of a successful business.”

Jones cited Air Studio's successful bid to stop a basement development in October 2017 after a two-year legal battle.

Three out of six councillors voted to reject the bid at the planning sub-committee on Monday night.

 

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Rekordbox 5.1 Lyric, Rekordbox 5.2 Lighting, and RB-DMX1

Rekordbox 5.1 Lyric and 5.2 Lighting

Instead of just one Rekordbox DJ announcement today, Pioneer DJ has two. Rekordbox 5.1 is out later today, while Rekordbox 5.2 is set to launch in mid-February. In 5.1, users will have access to a new (paid) Plus pack, Lyric, that generates lyric-based videos for Rekordbox video. The 5.2 release is more dramatic - it adds new phrase analysis-based DMX lighting control to Rekordbox DJ. Keep reading for all the details that Pioneer DJ is sharing on both new updates to Rekordbox. 

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Sounds.com is a new cloud tool for loops and samples from NI

Sounds.com is a subscription-based loop and sample site – but it’s also a glimpse into Native Instruments’ future strategy for digital services for musicians. Today, NI are revealing Sounds.com – a product in 2018 that sounds like someone registered a domain in 1996. That domain name pretty much covers it: it’s a place to go […]

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Passenger monitor engineer Charlie Bryson praises DiGiCo SD10

Passenger monitor engineer Charlie Bryson praises DiGiCo SD10

Passenger's monitor engineer Charlie Bryson has praised the flexibility of the DiGiCo SD10.

"You can start with a blank canvas and set them up to have exactly what you need to see, and have it right in front of you at all times," he said.

“I’ve used a DiGiCo SD10 on monitors for the last year with Passenger, with a short stint on an SD5 for the Australian leg of the tour,” added Bryson.

Bryson has worked with UK rental company Major Tom (which has credits that include Ed Sheeran, Rod Stewart, Maria Carey and Passenger) for the last five years.

“When we first started talking with Major Tom about our specifications for the tour, the SD10 was top of the list for me. I love the overall flexibility of all SD Range consoles.

Bryson splits every header amp into two channel strips in order to have one set of inputs for Passenger and another for the band

“This allows me to control and change Mike’s [aka Passenger] mix down to the finest detail without affecting the band at all,” he explained. “I don’t know another console where I’d be able to do that with such ease.”
 
Said Major Tom’s Andy Banks: “The SD10 one of the most spec’d desks in the world right now. Almost every engineer loves them and they’re impossible to keep in the warehouse. In fact, we could have sent out twice as many as we have. DiGiCo consoles are very reliable and the backup is amazing. It’s by far the best support we get anywhere.”

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PreSonus extends Studio-series line with two new USB interfaces

PreSonus extends Studio-series line with two new USB interfaces

PreSonus has announced two new additions to its Studio series with the Studio 1810 and Studio 1824 USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interfaces.

The new interfaces record at up to 24-bit, 192 kHz resolution and feature PreSonus’ XMAX Class A microphone preamps, high-quality digital converters, ultra-low-jitter clocking, and MIDI I/O. All analogue inputs and the main L/R outputs have eight-LED, ladder-style level meters.

Both interfaces’ outputs offer flexible routing with zero-latency DSP-based monitor mixing and control room integration with included PreSonus Studio One Artist for Mac and Windows and free PreSonus UC Surface for Mac, Windows, iPad, and Android. The Studio Magic Plugin Suite for Mac and Windows is also included, which provides seven popular plugins in VST, AU, and AAX formats.

The Studio 1810 USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interface records up to 18 simultaneous inputs, including 2 combo mic/instrument/line inputs and 2 combo mic/line inputs, all with XMAX Class A mic preamps and global +48V phantom power; 4 back-panel, ¼” TRS line inputs; 8 channels of ADAT Optical input (4 channels at 96 kHz); and stereo S/PDIF inputs. Users get eight outputs, including left and right, ¼” TRS balanced main outputs with dedicated level control and Mute, four ¼” TRS balanced line outputs, and stereo S/PDIF outputs. All analogue line outputs are DC coupled for sending control voltages. Two loud, clear headphone outputs include A/B switching for monitoring different mix streams.

The Studio 1824 audio/MIDI interface on the other hand records up to 18 simultaneous inputs (8x8 at 192 kHz), including 2 mic/instrument/line inputs and 6 mic/line inputs, all with XMAX Class A mic preamps and global +48V phantom power, plus 8 channels of ADAT Optical input (4 channels at 96 kHz) and stereo S/PDIF.

The Studio 1824’s 18 outputs include 8 ¼” TRS balanced line outputs; stereo main outputs (which duplicate line outs 1/2), with dedicated Mute and Mono buttons; 8 channels of ADAT Optical output (4 channels at 96 kHz); and stereo S/PDIF. As with the Studio 1810, all Studio 1824 line outputs are DC coupled for sending control voltages, and users get two stereo headphone outputs with independent mix streams. The Studio 1824 also provides BNC word clock output.

The Studio 1810 and Studio 1824 are expected to be available in the second quarter of 2018, with anticipated street prices of $399.95 and $499.95, respectively.

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The beauty of Eurorack is its modularity. The problem is, that means your first investment has to be a case. Arturia’s RackBrute might be your solution. It’s portable. It’s not hugely expensive – this is at last a mass market offering. And it seems full of eminently practical features – including, if you want, the […]

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