AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 - Audio Limited’s A10-RACK makes its debut, bringing with it the flexibility of Dante™.
Audio Limited, will be exhibiting at IBC 2018 (on Sound Devices Stand 8.A32) its groundbreaking, Dante-enabled wireless receiver enclosure, the new A10-RACK. The sleek, 1U, rack-mount enclosure accepts up to four slot-in, dual-channel wireless receivers. The A10-RACK is compatible with many Unislot and Superslot-compatible receivers, such as Audio Limited’s A10-RX, as well as some models by Wisycom and Lectrosonics. The A10-RACK offers powering and antenna distribution for up to four dual-channel receivers, for a total of 8 channels. These 8 channels can be output as analogue and/or AES digital audio via XLR-M connectors simultaneously with the 8 channels over the Dante Ethernet interface. The 1-RU rack is ideal for cart-based workflows and productions that require full Dante audio network integration. It also features RF pass-through capability to enable cascading of two A10-RACKs for a total of 16 channels.
“Audio Limited has a strong heritage of developing leading-edge digital RF technology. We got there by listening to our customers,” said Kishore Patel, Managing Director. “With the successful launch of the A10 Digital Wireless System, we found our customers also wanting a rack solution with RF distribution and Dante for cart-based workflows. We are pleased to be able to meet those needs with the A10-RACK.”
Also in the spotlight at this year’s IBC, the other members of the A10 Wireless family, which includes the versatile, Superslot-compatible A10-RX Digital Two-Channel True Diversity Receiver and the A10-TX Digital Bodypack Transmitter with built-in recording capability—ideal for wireless booming without compromise.
The A10-RX Two-Channel True Diversity Receiver is available in either a Superslot™ version with DB-25 connector (A10-RX-SL) or with hard-wired XLR and power connectors (A10-RX-XLR). Both A10-RX tune over the full system bandwidth of 470 to 694 MHz, so the receiver may be used with any A10-TX transmitter. Combined with its proprietary digital RF topology and Advanced Digital Diversity System, it is capable of selecting the receiver with the best RF signal and combining weak signals to ensure the best broadcast quality audio and most reliable digital RF performance.
The A10-TX Digital Transmitter provides a low-noise, studio-grade balanced input for mic- and line-level inputs. It features an excellent analogue limiter, analogue low-cut filters, 48V phantom power, and an integrated digital recorder with ultra-accurate timecode generator. External timecode can be jam-synced to the A10-TX through the LEMO input connector, and the A10 will maintain timecode even during battery changes. So, while booming, the transmitter ensures a backup ISO recording is made to a microSD card complete with SMPTE timecode. Four A10-TX models are available: the A10-TX-A (470-548 MHz), A10-TX-B (518-608 MHz), A10-TX-C (594-694 MHz), A10-TX-D (534.2-629.8 MHz). The A10-TX-D is intended for customers in Europe who want the flexibility of working in the United States while keeping Ch 38, 39, 40 (606-630MHz) for UK, and some parts of Europe. Two additional models, the A10-TX-AU (470-548 MHz) and A10-TX-BU (518-608 MHz), are designed specifically for the U.S. market.
The A10-RX and A10-TX products are already shipping worldwide. The A10-Rack will begin shipping shortly after the close of the show in Amsterdam.
Sound Devices debuts several new members of the popular MixPre Series, including the MixPre-10T audio recorder with timecode and the brand new Ambisonics plugin to help VR professionals record and monitor high-quality 360 spatial audio for video.
AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 — Sound Devices debuts several new members of the popular MixPre Series, including the MixPre-10T audio recorder with timecode and the brand new Ambisonics plugin to help VR professionals record and monitor high-quality 360 spatial audio for video.
Celebrating 20 years of excellence, Sound Devices—the audio manufacturer whose products are trusted worldwide for award-winning productions including Game of Thrones and La La Land—will be exhibiting at IBC 2018 (Stand 8.A32). Sound Devices will be showcasing the highly portable, extremely versatile MixPre Series of audio recorders, mixers, and USB audio interfaces. The multi-faceted series offers three Classic models and three M models.
All models include our premium Kashmir™ mic preamps that truly define the MixPre Series, delivering the audiophile experience Sound Devices users demand. Other features include cue markers, remixing of recorded tracks, and wireless control via Bluetooth. The Classic models (MixPre-3, MixPre-6, and MixPre-10T), which include a timecode reader and/or generator plus record triggering from DSLRs, are ideal for those wanting the best for field recording, live performance audio, sound for video, podcasts, and sound FX.
In collaboration with Sennheiser’s VR partnership program, at IBC, Sound Devices will showcase the MixPre-6 & MixPre-10T with their new Ambisonics Plugin. Paired with Sennheiser’s AMBEO VR mic, this combination will offer the full spatial audio experience for virtual reality (VR) video. As well as recording and monitoring A and B-format Ambisonics, the MixPre-6 and MixPre-10T are the first portable recorders to exclusively feature onboard Ambisonics to binaural decoding. This allows VR creators to assess and make creative decisions about spatial audio content at the time of capture, without needing a post-production workstation.
“Sound Devices recorders have been used for Ambisonics field recording for many years, so it was a natural progression for us to bring our MixPre recorders into the new world of VR 360 recording,” said Matt Anderson, CEO of Sound Devices. “We are happy to partner with Sennheiser to provide a high-quality VR recording and monitoring option for our MixPre-6 and MixPre-10T customers.”
Support for the free Ambisonics plugin is a key feature of the MixPre version 3.00 Firmware, a free update being demoed at the show. The highly anticipated version 3.00 also enhances the user experience with all MixPre recorders by supporting full integration with four third-party USB fader controllers: Korg’s nanoKONTROL Studio and nanoKONTROL2, Novation’s Launch Control XL, and Akai’s MIDImix. The new firmware also introduces wireless remote transport control and metering of MixPre M models from iOS or Android mobile devices via the Wingman app.
The MixPre M models (MixPre-3M, MixPre-6M, and MixPre-10M) were designed specifically for those who want to create multitrack songs without a computer anytime, anywhere inspiration strikes. They offer key features musicians love like the overdub, punch in/out, reverb and vocal air effects, metronome, and more. And for those who want the best of both worlds, the Sound Devices Musician Plugin is available for all Classic models, enabling the full suite of musician-centric features.
From field recording to sound FX, podcasting to music creation, Sound Devices has the professional-grade gear needed to meet the fast-paced demands of audio industries that require absolute quality, versatility, portability, and durability.