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Portable recorder wind protection
Rycote Microphone Windshields
Mini Windjammers: The Mini Windjammer range was first launched in 1985 to provide wind-noise protection for video camcorder and other compact microphones, and was widened in 2008 with the appearance of three all-in-one windshields designed for different handheld digital recorders, of the kind now widely used by journalists, podcasters and broadcasters. Rycote have now added Mini Windjammers for the Edirol R-09HR, Marantz PMD620, Tascam DR-1 and Zoom H2 and H4.
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Audio and acoustic analyzer
NTI Audio (New Technologies in Audio)
XL2: NTi Audio AG presents its new handheld flagship: the XL2 Audio and Acoustic Analyzer. The XL2 analyzer forms the unique combination of a state-of-the-art sound level meter, a comprehensive acoustical analyzer as well as a powerful audio analyzer. The XL2 provides together with the measurement microphones M4260 (Class 2) or M2210 (Class 1 frequency response) a precise sound level meter for monitoring of live sound events and environmental noise. The instrument generates the 48V phantom power supply for the microphones and reads the included electronic data sheet of the M4260 and M2210 automatically. This promotes faster setup and ensures accurate measurements. Additionally the XL2 logs the calibration data and microphone serial number at each measurement.
USB to RS-232 serial adapter
Sealink+232-DB9: The Sealink single-port USB to RS-232 serial adapter utilizes military-grade designs into the new Sealink+232-DB9. This enclosure improves reliability and durability in industrial and mobile applications such as GPS navigation systems, barcode readers, signature input devices, serial printers, scales, and similar applications. The serial port appears as a standard COM port to the host computer enabling easy setup and providing compatibility with legacy software. The USB serial adapter is compatible with all standard PC baud rates and supports high-speed communication to 921.6kb/s. The adapter is powered by the USB port and status LEDs molded into the enclosure indicate serial data activity and connection to the host.
Social network platform
Tampa Digital Studios
See Radio: Tampa Digital Studios and Endavo have partnered to deliver See Radio, a branded online video and social networking community designed for radio broadcasters to enhance their listeners' experience and drive new revenue. Combining Tampa Digital's video streaming solutions and the Endavo Media Internet TV Platform, See Radio distributes a social network for radio broadcasters to create on-demand programming. The platform encourages listeners to watch their favorite music videos, exclusive music artist interviews and performances, as well as rate, vote, link, share and chat about the videos. It also supports high-quality live streaming video, user-generated content, contests, as well as on-demand video, audio and photos to also entertain its viewers.
AES/EBU digital audio splitter
OMX-DAY-MBX: OMX-DAY-MBX is a rugged 1×2 digital audio distribution amplifier/splitter for a very cost effective means to split digital AES3 signals. It is good for split to monitor applications and is passive yet delivers professional quality using high performance digital audio coupling transformers. It is fitted with three-pin XLR connectors.
Upgrades and Updates
Comrex now offers the BRIC TS server to end users. Userws can build their own or use the service through Comrex. (www.comrex.com)...Audiofile Engineering has released version 1.3 of Fire, the field recording app for the Apple Iphone and Ipod Touch. This version adds audio effects powered by Izotope, improved overdub mode, the ability to change the playback speed while retaining the pitch, and the ability to compress files in AAC, Apple Lossless, FLAC and Ogg Vorbis formats. (www.audiofile-engineering.com)
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