We are pleased to announce the introduction of the M-Audio M-Audio 8X4M – an 8-in 4-out feature-packed USB audio/MIDI interface that provides all of the connections you need to easily create professional 24-bit/192kHz studio-quality recordings. 
 
The M-Audio M-Audio 8X4M is an 8-in 4-out feature-packed USB audio/MIDI interface that provides all of the connections you need to easily create professional 24-bit/192kHz studio-quality recordings. Boasting an elegant pro-grade metal chassis with a large central monitor volume knob, the M-Track 8X4M features transparent low-noise Crystal Preamps™ and pristine A/D converters that deliver the highest audio performance in their class. The M-Track 8X4M features (4) XLR+¼" TRS combo inputs, (2) ¼" line inputs and (2) ¼" instrument inputs that have a specially designed gain and impedance stage to provide the most accurate representation of your guitar or bass when plugged directly into the interface, along with a MIDI input and output. The M-Track 8X4M has a stereo pair of ¼" studio monitor outputs, and (2) ¼" assignable outputs. Two musicians can have their own separate mixes while recording by using the (2) ¼" headphone outputs with independent source and level controls. The M-Track 8X4M can connect to either the standard USB A port on your Mac or PC, or the USB C port - cables for both are thoughtfully included. This premium Hi-Speed USB connection and USB/direct control enable you to have zero-latency monitoring, making the recording process easier than ever. The overall combination of professional audio performance, easy-to-use features, and the included software bundle makes the M-Track 8X4M an amazingly versatile, high-performance audio interface that will conquer any recording session with ease.

The ADAM Audio STUDIO PRO SP-5 headphones are the result of collaboration between two engineering-focused German companies, ADAM Audio and Ultrasone. Both firms are run by professionals who are passionate about creating products that offer the best possible audio reproduction. During the product’s design, the ADAM SP-5’s components were carefully selected, iteratively re-voiced and tuned, and changes were made to its diaphragm and housing based on direction from ADAM Audio’s engineers, until the headphones’ sound and tonality was right and carrying the renowned ADAM Audio sonic signature.

The first headphones in ADAM Audio’s portfolio incorporate technology such as Ultrasone S-LOGIC ® Plus, and were designed for high-precision audio reproduction with maximum passive isolation, low ear fatigue, and seamless transition between our headphones and studio monitors as well as maximum comfort.

Core Control

The new models use octave range buttons, pitch-bend and modulation controls and volume control to play, perform and record with music software without requiring a mouse or trackpad. The 61 and 49 MK3 feature transport and directional controls and a 1/4” (6.3mm) sustain pedal input to use an external control pedal, such as the M-Audio SP2 (sold separately), for genuine piano sustain. The Keystation 61 MK3 adds 5-pin MIDI output and semi-weighted keys as step-up features from the Mini 32 MK3 and 49 MK3.

Ultra-Portable, Pure Player Experience

Compact, lightweight and durable, the Keystation models are perfect for the musician who wants to take command of music software during live performances or for producers who wish to add an intuitive MIDI controller with a natural feeling keybed to their studio—they easily satisfy both roles. They are USB-powered, class-compliant, and support USB-MIDI connectivity. Plus, all three support iOS connectivity with the Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (sold separately), enabling you to perform and compose with audio apps on your iPad and other iOS devices.

Premium Software Suite Included

For the most complete and satisfying player experience possible, right out of the box, the new M-Audio Keystation models come with an unprecedented array of recording/ producing /performance software, virtual instruments and on-line performance/skill-building lessons. These tools include:

• Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition recording/production software

• Air Music Technology Xpand!2 multitimbral workstation

The 61 and 49 MK3 add:

• Ableton Live Lite performance/production program

• Air Music Technology Mini Grand virtual pianos

• Air Music Technology Velvet virtual electronic pianos

• Skoove online interactive piano lessons

• Melodics instructional desktop app for MIDI keyboards

• 2GB of Touch Loops premium loops, one shots and sound elements

The TX-M2 is a great addition to the RØDELink Filmmaker Kit, providing a simple wireless microphone solution to all filmmakers.

RØDE is now offering the TX-M2 handheld wireless microphone from its RØDELink Performer Kit as a separate item, making it an ideal addition to any RØDELink Newsshooter Kit, Filmmaker Kit, or individual RX-CAM receiver. Forget about unending feet of mic cable for your next event, just snag a TX-M2 and use it wirelessly with your RØDELink receiver!

Not your average condenser mic, the TX-M2 boasts low handling noise and a maximum SPL of 140 dB! You'd have to speak with the power of a jet engine to distort the capsule, so don't worry about getting too close to the mic. It's 35 Hz to 20 kHz frequency range ensures accurate capture of any voice, and the signal is 128-bit encrypted for secure transmission. Speaking of transmission, the TX-M2 utilizes Series II 2.4 GHz digital technology and a bottom-mounted diversity antenna to provide a transmission range of up to 328 feet. Power it via the included LB-1 lithium-ion battery, two AA batteries, or a USB connection, which also recharges the LB-1.

Q. How does this integrate with your RØDELink receiver?

Just power on your receiver, press its pair button, then choose a channel. Next, turn on the TX-M2 and hold the pair button under the battery cover. Done! The TX-M2 will display the same channel number selected on the receiver, so you know pairing was successful.

 

Denon DJ’s proprietary communications protocol StageLinq now offers seamless ‘plug ‘n play’ integration with SoundSwitch lighting and Resolume video software, giving DJs unequaled control.

Denon DJ a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced that their proprietary StageLinq communication protocol now offers seamless ‘plug ‘n play’ integration with their own SoundSwitch lighting and 3rdparty
Resolume video software, giving the DJ absolutely unequaled, complete control over all their lighting and video effects.

Following its successful collaboration with ‘Timecode’ software, StageLinq’s ability to feed data to these software plug-ins, coupled with Denon DJ’s Prime Series gear, ensures every aspect of the performance—music, lighting and video—is coordinated and controlled for maximum audio-visual impact. The combination of Denon DJ Prime hardware and the StageLinq-SoundSwitch-Resolume software sets a new standard for the DJ and VJ performance world.

SoundSwitch: Acquired by Denon DJ in April 2018, SoundSwitch solutions are globally recognized as the originator in unifying DJ waveform-driven lighting control that enables DJs to seamlessly integrate custom and automated lighting into their DJ set. The SoundSwitch software and hardware is trusted by DJs globally to enhance the visual and lighting elements of their live performances, simply and dynamically.


• StageLinQ Connection to Players and Mixer
• Scripted Track and Autoloops Playback
• Mix Audio and Light Using Cross/Channel Faders
• Four Deck Light Show Support
• Ableton Link
• MIDI Lighting Effects


Resolume:
Resolume is an instrument for VJs, AV performers and video artists, which combines all the DJ’s media and visual effects in one place, making it simple to create explosive, spontaneous visuals in the heat of the moment. Easy and second nature to use, there’s no fumbling or searching for the right clip or effect. DJs can just think it and create it!


• Automatic clip selection
• Synchronized playback
• Automatic transitions based on fader status
• Visualization of player activity