Tuesday, July 19, 2011

QUAD INDUSTRIAL QPM1 Studio Monitor [ Active ]

QUAD INDUSTRIAL QPM1 Studio Monitor [ Active ]

The QPM1 is a high quality reference monitor intended to help the recording engineer produce an accurate and reliable recording. Designed with this specific purpose, the QPM1 has performance and user features to make the monitoring part of the process as easy, transparent and accurate as possible. The 25.4mm Titanium diaphragm on the high frequency driver projects crystal clear high frequencies with minimal distortion. Carbon Fiber is used as the cone material as it is a lightweight, ultra strong material. The low and midrange frequencies come through effortlessly and cleanly. Those dynamic passages, such as the crack of a snare drum or the report of cannon, come through just like the real thing.

The QPM1 monitors are also ideal in Audio/ Visual applications. The rich accurate sound is a great complement to any visual performance or presentation.

Using the QPM1 in 5.1 or 7.1 Systems makes your multi-channel experience spectacular. Add a powered subwoofer and you have a first rate home theatre system. Because the speakers are so smooth in frequency response it makes it easier to position them with ease and obtain wonderful results.


2-way active bi-amplified reference monitor speaker
High gloss Iridium finish
Magnetic shielding for use near CRTs
Front panel Power "ON" LED indicators
Rear panel Switchable Bass Filter
Rear panel Combination XL and 1/4" line level inputs PLUS unbalanced RCA/phono input
Rear panel Cut/Flat, Low Frequency contour control
Rear panel volume control with center detent for accurate level balance in stereo pairs
Rear panel On/Off switch
Low distortion, high power, 128mm Carbon Fiber woofer
25.4mm Titanium high frequency compression driver

Passive Components
Transducer complement 2-Way
Cone Bass driver 5" 125mm
Cone Bass driver 5" 125mm
Soft Dome Tweeter 1" 25mm
Bass driver D688
Tweeter D695

Active Components
Bass Power Amplifier 60W
Treble Power Amplifier 40W
Active Crossover Network 1.8KHz

System Performance
Frequency response /-6dB 45Hz-24Khz (unfiltered)
Bass filter -6dB/Octave (rel.100Hz)
Short-term Peak SPL (@1M) 102dB
Upper frequency limit -10dB 32kHz
Input Impedance @1KHz 10K ohms
Input Sensitivity 0.775V(0dBu)
Signal /Noise Ratio > 100dB
System Fb 55Hz
Magnetic Screening Yes
Mains Voltage 230V or 110 V available
Power Consumption 22W idle; 120W max

Physical Characteristics
Balanced signal input socket XLR-1/4" TRS jack combo
Unbalanced signal input socket RCA phono (cinch)
Mains input connector 3 pin IEC fused
Enclosure type Ported
Enclosure construction material 15 & 25mm MDF
Product dimension H X W X D 326 X 190 X 284mm
Net Weight 8.2Kg

Friday, July 15, 2011

Novation nio 2 | 4 USB Audio Interface

Novation nio 2 | 4 USB Audio Interface

The Novation nio 2|4 Mobile USB Interface was designed to meet the demands of today's music makers, from songwriters working on home recordings to club DJs doing live performance. This compact, direct mix monitoring solution has two independent mic inputs-an XLR with phantom power on the rear and a 1/4" jack on the front-for recording high quality audio into your DAW. Switch to high impedance mode and the 1/4" jack becomes a high-quality direct instrument input.

The nio 2|4 also lets you record a stereo signal from a CD/MP3 player or synthesizer with its pair of phono (RCA) inputs. All key processing is accessible from the nio 2|4's hardware allowing you to switch between three different monitor mixes, like two stereo computer audio streams alongside a live input with applied effects.

The nio 2|4 audio interface comes packaged with Novation's Direct FX powerful multi-effects engine which gives you 5 guitar amp models and 4 distortion pedals, based on classic and cool models like the Dunlop Fuzz Face and the Fender Bassman. You also get a delay, chorus, phaser, and 3 filter effects derived from the algorithms of Novation's own popular synth, the Supernova II, as well as Focusrite signal processing solutions such as Gate, Compressor, EQ, and Reverb. The ultra-low latency environment of the Direct FX technology enables all of the Novation nio's effects to be used in realtime, with uninterrupted, high speed performance.

As an added bonus, you get Ableton Live Lite 6 and a host of other free software samples to acquaint you with your new favorite tool.

Novation nio 2 4 USB Audio Interface Features:

2 headphone outputs
4 RCA outputs
2 RCA inputs
XLR input with phantom power
1/4" jack
Direct FX multi-effects engine
Bundled with Ableton Live Lite 6, and other free software samples)

Focusrite signal processing:

Novation FX:
Super Nova II Filter (low-, high- and band-pass)
Super Nova II Delay
Super Nova II Chorus
Super Nova II Phaser

Overloud Guitar-based FX:
Green Screamer (based on the Ibanez Tube Screamer)
Fat Pie (based on the Electro Harmonix Big Muff)
DStortion (based on the Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal)
70's Fuzz (based on the Dunlop Fuzz Face)

Amps (all come with original cab):
FOX (based on the Vox AC30)
Tweed Twin (based on the Fender Twin)
Brit Rock (based on the Marshall JCM900)
Dual Rectifier (based on MESA Boogie Rectifier)
Tweed Bass (based on the Fender Bassman)

Audio Interfacing
1 XLR (with phantom power)
1 TS jack
2 RCA phonos

4 RCA phono
1 stereo headphones jack

Data ports: 1 x USB 1.1
Novation nio 2 4 USB Audio Interface Specifications:

System requirements
Mac: Mac OSX 10.2.4 or higher, Apple G3/400 GHz or greater
PC: Windows XP or Pentium 600 MHz or better
Both: USB 1.1 compatible USB connector

Novation Nocturn USB MIDI Computer DJ Control Surface

Novation Nocturn USB MIDI Computer DJ Control Surface

Novation’s most affordable hardware controller to date, Nocturn is an intelligent plug-in controller that promises to unleash the full potential of all your favourite instruments and effects. Featuring the latest Automap Universal 2.0 software, exclusive to Novation controllers, Nocturn provides automatic, instant and intelligent control of all automatable plug-ins within every major sequencer, including Pro Tools.

Nocturn features eight touch-sensitive rotary encoders, each equipped with a bright eleven-LED ring (ideal for laptop DJ’ing in a dark club environment). These are accompanied by eight user-assignable illuminated buttons and a smooth, professional 45mm cross-fader. The finishing touch is Novation’s unique ‘speed dial’; a touch-sensitive rotary encoder that instantly takes control of whatever your mouse is focused on!

Featuring a revolutionary new 'heads-up transparent control GUI', Automap Universal 2.0 places a transparent control map across your computer screen, to be recalled or hidden at will. Little or no user setup is required and plug-in control can be exactly the way you want it, no matter what music software you use. Just boot up the plug-in and you’ll see at a glance how the parameters are automatically assigned to each of Nocturn’s controls. An instant click and control ‘learn’ function is also available for quick re-assigning of controls, or for creating your own controller map in seconds. Multiple page options mean that you can assign a potentially infinite number of parameters for each plug-in.

Automap Universal 2.0 also categorises all your control maps. A simple browsing facility lets you review all open plug-ins, then quickly switch to controlling one of them. Automap Universal 2.0 also supports standard MIDI protocol, providing the same transparent display for quick and simple assigning of MIDI parameters. This ensures Nocturn can also turn its hand to controlling a hardware MIDI device, any non-automatable plug-ins, or your sequencer mixer. Once a ‘MIDI map’ is created, it can be saved and recalled via the same map browsing facility. A growing number of maps will be available to download from www.novationmusic.com

Nocturn’s spacious and tactile control layout, side mounted USB socket and ultra-low profile allow it to sit neatly in front of your QWERTY keyboard or on a larger keyboard such as the SL61. Large, rugged rubber grips hold it steady whilst you let rip with your favourite music software.

ombined, Automap Universal 2.0’s heads up transparent control GUI and Nocturn’s touch sensitive dials remove the pain inherent in controlling multiple instruments and effects, allowing you to flow intuitively from one plug-in to the next, leaving you free to focus on what matter most οΎ– your music.

Novation Nocturn Features:
Exclusive Automap Universal 2.0 technology. Novation’s instant and intelligent control technology leaves you free to focus on what matters most - your music.
Heads-up transparent control GUI. Automap Universal 2.0 provides a transparent control map across your computer screen, so you can see at a glance how every parameter is assigned.
Novation’s unique ‘Speed Dial’. An instant access touch-sensitive control for composers and performers alike, allowing you to take control of whatever your mouse is focused on!
Touch-sensitive controls. Nocturn also features eight touch-sensitive rotary encoders with bright, eleven-LED rings. Simply touch an encoder to assign to any parameter.
The Lap-top DJ solution. Alongside the brightly lit encoders, Nocturn also features illuminated buttons and a smooth, professional 45mm cross-fader, making it ideal for laptop DJ’ing in a dark club environment.
Instant ‘learn’ function. Simply click on the software parameter and touch a Nocturn control to assign it. Now you can re-assign every control in seconds.

Automap Universal 2.0
Control technology exclusive to Novation, Automap Universal provides instant and intelligent control of all your Music software. Just boot up any majorapplication and the parameters automatically assign to your Automap-compatible controller. Little or no user setup is required and control of your software can be customized just the way you like it. Massive flexibility means that you can assign a potentially infinite number of parameters for each application.

What’s new in Automap Universal 2.0?
RTAS and TDM Plug-in Support Now Included
Novation controllers are now the best solution for controlling multiple instruments and effects within Pro Tools LE and HD. Currently Mac only. PC support in development and will follow soon.

A Revolutionary Heads-up Transparent Control GUI
Automap Universal 2.0 allows you to view all parameters simultaneously on your computer screen. The size of the window can be modified, as well as the degree of transparency, so a permanent view of the GUI is possible without interfering with your regular setup.

Simple Re-writing of Names, Parameters and Step Sizes
In addition to displaying all your assigned parameters, the ‘heads-up’ transparent control GUI now allows for quick entry of new control names, parameter ranges and step sizes.

Grouping of Control Maps
A simple browse facility allows you to view plug-ins by type, (all instruments, all FX etc.) then instantly switch to control any of them.

Instant ‘Learn’ Mode
For easy and instantaneous mapping of controls - simply click the software parameter on the new transparent control GUI, then move or touch a hardware control to automatically assign.

Standard MIDI Protocol Supported
The transparent GUI also allows quick and simple editing of standard MIDI parameters.

Novation ZeRO SL MkII Controller Specifications:
Assignable Rotary Encoders: 8 - Infinite Rotation, touch-sensitive, LED surrounds
Speed Dial (Encoder): 1 - Infinite Rotation, touch-sensitive, LED-surround, press and rotate for second function
Assignable Buttons: 8
Assignable Crossfader: 1 x 45mm
System Buttons: ‘Learn’, ‘View’, ‘Page+’ and ‘Page-’
Group Buttons: User, FX, Inst, Mixer
Interfacing Data Ports: 1 x USB MIDI
Weight and Dims
Size: W=239mm (9.41”), H=137mm (5.39”), D=18-28mm (0.7”-1.1”)
Weight: 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs)

Novation Nocturn Requirements:
Minimum Operational Requirements:
Mac OSX 10.4.0 or greater (Leopard also supported) or Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or greater (Vista 32/64 also supported)
Minimum Computer spec: Mac - G4/1GHz, both with 256MB RAM or PC - Pentium 3/1GHz/256MB RAM (machines running Vista will require a higher spec)
USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 compatible

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Pioneer Digital DJ Controllers DDJ-T1 and DDJ-S1 [ NEW 2011 ]

Pioneer Digital DJ Controllers DDJ-T1 and DDJ-S1 [ NEW 2011 ]

Introducing 2 new controllers: the DDJ-T1 will offer Pioneer operability to users of TRAKTOR DJ software, while the DDJ-S1 does the same for Serato ITCH.