TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik At Summer NAMM 2019



TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik announced that they will exhibit at Summer NAMM 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee. Find them at the Music City Center in booth #443 from July 18-120, 2019.

Stop by the booth to see and listen to the brand new Alchemy Microphone series featuring the TF29 Copperhead, TF39 Copperhead Deluxe, TF47 and TF51. The rest of our product line will be on display including the Diamond, FET and Dynamic series microphones, as well as our Direct Boxes, Vacuum Tubes and Accessories.

The Alchemy Microphone series was designed, hand-built, and tested to strict quality standards in Connecticut, USA. The Alchemy Microphone Series is TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik’s next generation of large diaphragm tube condensers. These new microphone models feature sonic profiles developed from the ground up.

The Diamond Microphone Series includes five microphones. The ELA M 251E is a meticulously accurate reissue of one of the most legendary microphones of all time, featured on countless hits and classic recordings. The ELA M 251 T is based upon the classic ELA M 251T microphone, but with a modern twist: The 251T utilizes Alloy 2213 as the diaphragm membrane material instead of gold.

The TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustic recreation of the iconic U47 is exact in every detail, down to the historically accurate BV8 transformer and M7 capsule. The U48 is a historically accurate recreation of the legendary U47 variant, the U48 features bidirectional capability, as well as cardioid.

Revered for its smooth and airy frequency response, if there were ever a classic microphone that was the epitome of classic, hi-fidelity sound, it would be the C12.


Sony Electronics Introduces High Resolution Alpha 7R IV Camera



Sony Electronics Inc. announced the latest edition to is acclaimed Alpha 7R series full-frame mirrorless camera line up: the extremely versatile, powerful Alpha 7R IV (model ILCE-7RM4).

Sony’s highest resolution full-frame camera ever, the new Alpha 7R IV delivers stunning image quality with high resolution and wide dynamic range while maintaining outstanding focusing performance, high-speed continuous shooting, and much, much more.

The new Alpha 7R IV features a newly developed 35mm full-frame, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor with a resolution of 61.0 MP, the world’s first of its kind. The new sensor’s back-illuminated structure and effective noise reduction techniques combine to deliver extremely low-noise and high-sensitivity performance, ensuring the absolute maximum image quality.

The camera also boasts an impressive 15-stop dynamic range at low sensitivities, resulting in smooth natural gradations ranging from deep shadows to highlights, and utilizes algorithms from many of the latest Alpha cameras to maintain outstanding color reproduction.

This new full-frame model is equipped with an innovative 5-axis, optical in-body image stabilization system that has been fine-tuned to support its high-resolution shooting capacity, resulting in a shutter speed advantage of 5.5-steps. Additionally, the shutter unit assembly has been carefully redesigned to reduce even the slightest movement that may cause blur.

Additionally, the new camera features an evolved Pixel Shift Multi Shooting mode that composites up to 16 full-resolution images. In this mode, the camera precisely shifts the sensor in one pixel or half-pixel increments to capture 16 separate pixel-shifted images containing a total of 963.2 million pixels of data, which are then composited into a 240.8 million pixel (19008 x 12672 pixels) image using Sony’s “Imaging Edge” desktop application.

Features include:

  • World’s first 33mm full-frame 61.0 MP back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor with latest-generation BIONZ X image processor
  • 15-stop dynamic range at low sensitivities, resulting in smooth, natural gradations ranging from deep shadows to highlights
  • High-speed continuous shooting at up to 10 fps with full AF / AE tracking for approximately seven seconds in full frame mode with an increased buffer memory, and approximately three-times as long in APS-C mode
  • 567 focal-plane phase-detection AF points covering 74% of image areas and 425 contrast AF points
  • Debut of Real-time AF for movie recording and advanced Real-time Tracking plus Real-time Eye AF for still imaging
  • Features an APS-C crop mode delivering stunning high-resolution images of 26.2MP
  • 5.76 million dot UZGA (Ultra-XGA) OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder with outstanding detail, brightness and contrast
  • Upgraded connectivity and operability including high-speed Wi-Fi support, wireless PC remote connectivity, FTP wireless transfer, faster data transfer via USB and more
  • Professional 4K movie recording functionality including full pixel readout with no pixel binning in Super 35mm mode, S-Log3, HDR workflow support
  • Multi Interface Shoe with digital audio interface delivers the high-quality sound recording with Sony’s new microphone and XLR microphone adaptor
  • Additional enhancements to the body design include an improved grip and button layout for improved control with compact lightweight body

Digital Audio Labs Released the LM-MICPRE Intercom Mic Preamp



Digital Audio Labs has released the LM-MICPRE intercom mic preamp for external intercom microphone. The price is MSRP $299.99.

The Livemix LM-MICPRE is a USB powered intercom microphone preamp. It provides the ability to use an external dynamic microphone with the built-in intercom system. Using an external mic with the intercom allows musical directors and team members to communicate clearly.

It also helps you save channels on the personal mixers or console. Any standard dynamic microphone can be used as an intercom microphone with the LM-MICPRE.

When using an external mic for the intercom microphone, the intercom button can be configured in one of three different modes. Always on will leave the intercom microphone active at all times. With latch mode, one button press will turn the intercom microphone on and another press will turn it off. In push to talk or momentary mode, the intercom mic will be active only while the button is being depressed.

The LM-MICPRE also works with the optional FP-2 foot pedal. The same button functionality can be assigned to the first foot switch button for hands free intercom operation.


Zenhiser Presents Decoded Drum & Bass



Zenhiser presents Decoded Drum & Bass, an indefensible pack for Drum & Bass producers. The price is listed as $60.00 AU.

Exploding out of the gates with crisp beats, hefty bass, primary synths and ballistic rhythms, ‘Decoded Drum & Bass’ merges new Jungle with Tech Step and Minimal D&B. This fusion of styles is indefensible for Drum & Bass procedures whether you’re working on your own tracks, remixes or a future album.

As with all new Zenhiser releases, this pack is pristinely laid out with folders for just about all your needs, five construction kit / stem masterpieces, twenty-five full mix loops with their individual parts, separate drum hits for all occasions, exemplary FX and essential synth / bass one shots.

Everything has been recorded between 170bpm – 174bpm, labelled for ease of use plus a good chunk of midi to feed your next D&B production. This unique collection covers everything from Nu-Jungle to Rollers and is certified to push any dance floor to it’s limits.

Find what you’re looking for in one comprehensive D&B sample pack to ensure you’ll get the absolute most into your music productions.

More details:

  • Genre: Drum & Bass
  • Files – Audio: 419
  • Files – Midi: 72
  • Files – Preset: No
  • Type – Audio: 24-Bit Wav
  • Zip Size: 3.4GB
  • Info – Key: Yes
  • Info –Bpm: 170bpm – 174bpm

BOSS Unveils SY-1 Synthesizer Pedal



With the SY-1 Synthesizer, BOSS brings their latest guitar synth technology to the iconic pedal lineup. Equipped with a powerful polyphonic engine, the SY-1 delivers 121 responsive sounds, all ready to play with no programming knowledge needed. Offering easy connectivity, via a standard 1/4-inch cable, this versatile pedal makes it simple for any guitarist or bassist to incorporate an authentic BOSS synth into their music.

Backed by advanced tech first developed for the SY-300, the SY-1 packs a wide range of analog-style synth sounds in a pedalboard-friendly size. Leads, pads, organs, basses, and more are included, plus a variety of sound effects and rhythmic synth patterns. Sounds are organized into 11 different types, with variations in each.

Thanks to custom DSP and the latest BOSS innovations, the SY-1 offers latency-free performance for a natural and organic playing experience. Tone/Rate and Depth knobs provide quick adjustment of synth voices, including changing the pitch on some sounds. And with a rear-panel switch, the input circuitry can be instantly optimized for either guitar or bass.

Like any BOSS compact, the SY-1 excels in a typical serial pedal chain. But with the send/return loop and dedicated mix controls, it’s also possible to blend one or more pedals in parallel with the SY-1’s synth voices. The send jack functions as a direct out too, letting a player to route synth and guitar sounds to separate destinations.

The SY-1 offers a number of ways to make synth performances more dynamic and expressive. Holding the pedal switch sustains the last-played synth sound, perfect for jamming regular guitar over the top. Users can also connect an external footswitch for tap tempo and octave-shift effects, or plug in an expression pedal for continuous Tone/Rate control.

The BOSS SY-1 Synthesizer will be available for $199.99 (U.S. street) at authorized BOSS retailers in the U.S.


Sony Electronics Introduces FE 35mm F1.8 Lightweight Prime Lens



Sony Electronics introduces the latest addition to its E-mount full-frame lens line-up with the introduction of the FE 35mm F1.8 wide-angle prime lens, model SEL35F18F.

The compact dimensions and lightweight of this full-frame, large-aperture lens provide mobility and convenience for shooting a wide range of subjects, such as everyday snapshots, food photography, landscapes, night scenes and more. The new lens provides outstanding corner-to-corner image quality, while its quiet autofocus and tenacious tracking performance make it a great choice for both stills and movie shooting.

Additionally, it’s compact form makes it an appealing choice for both APS-C body users, offering a 52.5mm equivalent focal length on APB-C cameras.

Product Highlights:

High-resolution and large-aperture, full-frame performance in compact and lightweight lens

  • Large F1.8 maximum aperture, weighing in at just 280 grams and measuring 65.6mm (diameter) by 73.0mm (length); this new lens sets a new standard for portability
  • Advanced optical construction, including an aspherical element to suppress aberration and deliver high resolution throughout the entire image frame; 9-blade circular aperture enhances beautiful bokeh
  • Minimum focus distance of 0.22m and maximum magnification of 0.24x offer easy access to the world of close-up photography

Versatile control and handling for a wide range of imaging needs

  • Conveniently placed, customizable focus hold button and a focus mode switch for instantaneous switching between auto and manual focus
  • Linear Response Manual Focus for fine, responsive manual focus control
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant design add to the versatility and reliability of this new lens and invoke a feeling of confidence in the user

The FE 35mm F18 will ship in August 2019 for approximately $750 US and $800 CA and will be sold at Sony’s authorized dealers throughout North America.


BOSS Unveils RC-10R Rhythm Loop Station



Boss unveils the RC-10R Rhythm Loop Station, the latest addition to its long-running family of Loop Station products. Combining song-based looping, organic rhythms, and class-leading sound in a compact package, the RC-10R gives musicians an expressive new tool for developing ideas and making stage performances more dynamic and compelling.

Designed for in-the-moment music creation, the RC-10R brings loops and rhythms together in a powerful, interactive way. The rhythms feature song structures with separate parts, and the two-track loop engine works in a serial fashion that’s perfectly synced to the rhythm. This enables users to capture independent song sections, each with their own unique rhythmic backing. Two fill variations bring natural energy to loop transitions, while intro/ending fills bookend pieces in an organic way.

Equipped with over 280 built-in rhythms, the RC-10R supports nearly any musical style. Users can also import their own SMF rhythms and store them in 50 onboard locations. With 16 different kits, any groove can be instantly transformed from heavy rock to light percussion and everything in-between.

While RC-10R’s loop and rhythm engines work together in complete harmony, they also work equally well apart. It’s possible to build two independent loops with no rhythmic backing, or use the RC-10R as a foot-operated drum machine with real-time control over song sections and fills.

The RC-10R features interactive displays and multi-function controls for standalone operation, plus 99 phase memories for storing loop/rhythm combinations. Two footswitches or an expression pedal can be connected for expanded control, and full MIDI I/O is also provided on space-saving mini TRS jacks.

With the RC-10R’s configurable dual outputs, users can send loops and rhythms to separate amp systems if desired. Unique tone filters are also available to optimize the input and/or rhythm sound for amplification through a single-system.

The BOSS RC-10R Rhythm Loop Station will be available for $299.99 (U.S. street) at authorized BOSS retailers in the U.S.


GoPro HERO7 Black is On Sale Now



GoPro HERO7 Black is on sale now at $50 off. The sale will end on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at 8:59 p.m. PDT. The sale only applies to purchases of HERO7 Black made on gopro.com. Offer is subject to availability while stock lasts.

TechRadar points out that GoPro HERO7 Black launched at $399.99. The sale puts the price of GoPro HERO7 Black at $349.99.

If you’re not up to speed on the newest GoPro cameras, the Hero 7 Black is the most senior of the three Hero models from the action cam leader, with the Hero 7 Silver and the Hero 7 White sitting underneath it. And with this latest GoPro price drop, it’s asking price is closer to the Silver model’s original list price more than ever

Features include:

HyperSmooth Video: Gimbal-like stabilization – without the gimbal.

Rugged + Waterproof: Dunk it. Drop it. Crash it. Tough as nails and waterproof down to 33ft (10m).

Voice Control: Hands busy? Just speak. Say one of 16 commands, including “GoPro, take a photo” or “That was sick” to tag an epic video.

SuperPhoto: Makes shots look amazing automatically with HDR, local tone mapping and noise reduction – in any light.

Live Streaming: Stream to Facebook Live, YouTube and more to share must-see moments as they happen.

TimeWarp video: Capture super smooth, stabilized time lapse video – even as you move through a scene.

In addition, GoPro HERO 7 Black has 8x Slo-Mo, a touch screen, GPS, and HDR. It is capable of 4K60p recording and Full HD capture at 240fps.


Steinberg Vibrant for HALion is Now Available



Steinberg announced that Vibrant for HALion is now available in their online store. Vibrant is a collection of four legendary electric pianos that sound amazing. Created by e-instruments, Vibrant can be used with HALion in virtually every DAW supporting VTS, AU, or AAX.

Discover the ultimate suite of iconic electric pianos: Vibrant brings the warm, vintage, soulful sound of the Rhodes Stage Mark I, the Rhodes Suitcase, the Wurlitzer 200A and the Hohner Clavinet together in one authentic, accessible plug-in for HALion and HALion Sonic. Enjoy the authentic evocative sound of world-class electronic keyboards, all in one place.

Rhodes Stage Mark I – Based on a vintage 1976 model recorded through high-end pre-amps and A/D converters, Vibrant’s Stage interface delivers the nuances of this evocative classic sound effortlessly to your compositions.

Rhodes Suitcase – To recreate this extraordinary electric piano classic, Steinberg hunted high and low for a top-quality original, before painstakingly restoring it and faithfully capturing its nuanced sound.

Wurlitzer 200 A – Vibrant’s Wurli captures all the warmth, versatility and dynamic range of the original, offering limitless inspiration and variety from Vibraphone-like smoothness to ultra-aggressive, distorted sounds.

Hohner Clavinet – Steinberg meticulously tracked down a genuine 1974 model, lovingly restored it and recorded it via tube preamps to bring the energetic, dynamic tones of a musical legend into the 21st century.

Key features:

  • 4 beautifully sampled electric pianos
  • 40 sound presets for different genres
  • 12 GB compressed samples
  • Created by e-instruments
  • Works with HALion 6, HALion Sonic and free HALion Sonic SE 3

Canon Announced Its First RF Telephoto Zoom Lens



Canon USA Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced the sixth lens in the RF family, the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM telephoto zoom lens. As the first telephoto zoom lens designed for EOS R and EOS RP full-frame mirrorless cameras, the compact and lightweight 10x zoom RF 24-240mm provides photographers high-quality images and video capture at a budget-friendly price point.

RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM lens is equipped with Nano USM, providing users quick, high-speed and precision auto focus (AF) when shooting video and capturing still images. With the powerful Nano USM, this lens allows photographers and videographers full time manual focusing making possible the fine tuning and adjusting of focus while in AF mode.

This is the first Canon lens designed for full-frame cameras to feature Dynamic IS and utilizes a CIPA-standard, five-stop image stabilization system. The five-stop IS allows photographers to capture images and record videos with minimal shake, even during nighttime sightseeing or in dimly lit indoor events, without the need of a tripod.

With paired with the recently announced EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera, the compact and lightweight portability of the RF 24-240mm rivals that of a Canon ASP-C camera system with a comparable EF-S lens. The RF 24-240mm and EOS RP knitted together are only slightly heavier and longer than the EOS Rebel T7i when it is kitted with the EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6IS.

Additional features of the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM lens include:

  • Minimum focusing distance of 1.64 feet/0.50 meters at wide angle and 2.56 feet/0.78 meters at telephoto
  • Maximum magnification of 0.26x at telephoto
  • Approximate weight of 750 grams/26.4 ounces
  • Customizable control ring that allows photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture, or ISO
  • 21 lens elements in 15 groups including one Aspheric and Two UD Lens
  • 12-pin communication system

The Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3mm IS USM lens is scheduled to be available September 2019 for an estimated retail price of $899.99. In addition, Canon will offer a new EOS RP kit that includes the RF-24-240mm for an estimated retail price of $2199.00.