Are you up-to-date with your equipment?
Have you hit the big time with your recording technique?
Are you ready to take it up a notch?
We have all the latest details regarding equipment that will enhance any studio, whether you’re just starting out or have been in the biz a while, there’s something for everyone when it comes to the National Association of Broadcasters annual show.
This year’s show was held in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 7-10. And while not typically “big” on pro audio launches, there is plenty of pro audio to be found consolidated nicely at the foot of Central Hall. It’s a huge convention and as a broadcast show, the majority of the products found on display are geared towards live event and picture productions.
Yamaha debuted its new QL-1 and QL-5 consoles. It features a Rupert Neve Designs Portico EQ with a built-in Dan Dugan auto-mixer and an iOS remote control. Simply put, a booth within a booth!
Lectrosonics new Digital Secure Wireless System gained attention for features like the AES-256 advanced encryption for government and other security-conscious applications. (But does it protect against piracy?)
Sound Devices displayed its 633 Field Mixer, which is a 6-input, 10-track recorder that includes 3-mic/line XLR and 3 additional lines at level TA3. They also displayed updates to their broadcast console line which predominantly featured its IP audio Network and incorporates Dante.
Furthermore, SSL’s Live console also got some upgrades including a new StageBox and a MADI Bridge to Dante.
For more up-close and personal advancements in technology, DPA expanded its d: line by introducing the new “d:screet” Omnidirectional Miniature Necklace Microphone. It comes in either an 18.3 or 20.9 inch necklace available in Black, White and Brown.
While Roland Systems Group introduced the new S2416 digital snake. In showing the new product, he used the company’s video/audio field mixer USB out port in conjunction with a Holophone mic to demonstrate how recordists can monitor an 11.2 surround output using DTS Headphone:X technology.
These are just a small portion of the noteworthy gadgets from this year’s show. However, technology is ever evolving and advancements are made daily. This renders even the newest technology outdated in a short matter of time. Stay in touch with the latest advancements here on FreeInstrumentals.com