Archive for the ‘Speakers / Monitors’ Category

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M-Audio Unveils Groundbreaking New Products

February 15, 2007

With everything from DJ performance systems and multimedia speakers to soft synths and accessories, M-Audio is making waves at this year’s Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, Calif. New offerings include Torq Xponent, Studiophile™ AV 40, Studiophile AV 20, GForce Virtual String Machine, Way Out Ware KikAxxe, KeyRig 49 and more. If you can’t make it to the show floor to check out these exciting new products, read on for the full story.

Torq Xponent is a cutting-edge performance system that brings professional-grade control to the world of computer-based DJing. The package includes the Torq DJ software that’s revolutionizing digital DJing and the Xponent hardware control surface that puts all that power right at your fingertips. Compatible with Mac and PC.

The Studiophile™ AV 40 and AV 20 powered speakers use proven M-Audio technology in compact systems that are perfect for small spaces or for traveling musicians. The Studiophile AV 40 speakers feature 4” polypropylene-coated drivers, 3/4” silk dome tweeters, 20-watt-per-channel internal amplifier and OptImage III wave guides for punchy lows, crisp highs and an even response. And for more mobility, the AV 20 speakers include 2” composite woofers, 1” ferrofluid-cooled Mylar dome tweeters, internal amplification and them same OptImage III technology as the AV 40s.

With 500+ presets, the Virtual String Machine from GForce delivers expert emulations of over a dozen vintage string synthesizers. Layer any two of the 60 Sample Sets and apply synthesis to each—then add master vintage phaser/ensemble effects. Mac/PC stand-alone or host operation (RTAS, VST, AU).

Built with Way Out Ware’s award-winning analog-modeling technology, the KikAxxe brings together a faithful emulation of the classic ARP Axxe synthesizer, analog-style 16-step sequencer, programmable drum machine and a tape delay effect. Modern conveniences include presets, MIDI sync and comprehensive MIDI-mapping capabilities. Compatible with RTAS, VST and AU hosts. Mac/PC.

M-Audio KeyRig 49 turns your Mac or PC into a versatile keyboard workstation. Featuring a 49-key USB MIDI keyboard and the award-winning Key Rig software (PC only), KeyRig 49 makes it easy to start composing music with a computer and music software like M-Audio’s Session, Apple’s GarageBand, Ableton’s Live Lite (included) and others.

Designed for musicians on the go, the M-Audio Mobile Laptop Studio Bag is the safe way to transport portable music gear. The bag is designed to carry full-size laptops (up to 17”), audio interfaces, MIDI controllers like the Trigger Finger and all of your cables.

And the best thing is – you can order those products now, from Dolphin Music!

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KRK Rokit RP-5 Powered Studio Monitors

August 24, 2006

ROKIT Powered Monitors feature several of the key design elements found in KRK’s premium models, many of which have become the “studio standard” for the world’s finest engineers, producers and musicians. Now, you can have that same KRK sound, attention to detail and commitment at a price that makes Rokit Powered a truly uncommon value.

All KRK Rokit Powered Series monitors feature a proprietary signature yellow woofer made of a woven glass aramid composite that delivers a tight low-end response and a soft dome tweeter for natural sounding highs. The drivers are electronically crossed over and are bi-amped for increased efficiency. All of this is housed in an attractive cabinet with radiused corners that reduce edge diffraction resulting in better audio imaging. The rear input panel features phone plug and XLR connectors to accommodate any application.

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Genelec 8020A Biamplified Monitoring System

August 16, 2006

8020AGenelec introduces its smallest speaker system to date with the new 8020A (Height with Iso-Pod™ 242 mm, Width 151 mm and Depth 142 mm). The system has been designed for monitoring in difficult listening environments, particularly those compromised by lack of space. However, size is no handicap to performance as the 8020A two-way active monitoring system incorporates Genelec’s acoustic design innovations to minimise all forms of distortion.

The Genelec 8020A has a die-cast aluminium Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE™), which features relatively large internal volumes; softly curved edges and outstanding mechanical strength. As a result, the imaging accuracy and low frequency extension with such a compact enclosure are truly astounding.

The Genelec 8020A also incorporates the advanced Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW™), which provides an amazingly smooth on and off axis response; while the long, curved reflex port ends in a wide flare for excellent bass articulation.

Each monitor features a 105 mm (4 inch) bass driver along with a 19 mm (3/4 inch) tweeter loaded into a new advanced Genelec Directivity Controlled Waveguide (DCW™). The free field frequency response is 66 Hz to 20 kHz (± 2.5 dB). Maximum peak SPL output per pair with music material is 105 dB at 1 m. Bass and treble are each powered by 20 watt amplifiers.

More info on the Genelec 8020A Biamplified Monitoring System

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Accurate Sound, Incredible Prices, Your mixes will thank you.

August 8, 2006

Do your mixes suffer from buried vocals, overwhelming bass, screetchy guitars, or other sonic unpleasantries? No doubt your monitors simply aren’t giving you an accurate picture of what’s going on in your mix. How to make the problems go away? Switch to Event monitors—the monitors famous for their “mixes you can trust” sound. (Just ask the people who have won Grammy awards for mixes they’ve done on them.)

And now it’s easier than ever to make the switch with the Tuned Reference 6 and Tuned Reference 8. Their names tell the whole story: These monitors are precision tuned to provide flat frequency response and uncolored sound, giving you a true sonic reference for mixing. So when you mix on a Tuned Reference monitor, you know your mixes will translate accurately to other playback systems. (Which is, after all, the whole point.)

You might think that this level of mix precision comes at a high price. But thanks to a powerful new ultra-efficient amplifier (actually two of them, since these are biamplified systems), we’re able to bring you high definition, non-fatiguing monitoring at prices so low they’re downright silly. But don’t let the cost fool you: The Event TR series monitors are filled with time-tested Event technology, and designed by the same engineering team behind our full line of critically-acclaimed monitors.

So pick up a pair of Event TR monitors today at Dolphin Music. Your mixes will thank you.

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Improve the Sounds of your Studio with Auralex MOPADS Isolation Pads

August 8, 2006

MopadsNo matter how good your studio gear is, you’re not truly hearing what your recordings sound like until you isolate your monitors from their environment. This is where the Auralex MoPADs come in. MoPADs provide sonic isolation between your monitors and whatever your monitors are resting on, INSTANTLY improving the accuracy of your entire monitoring system.

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Everything a Musician may need!

August 8, 2006

Welcome to Musicians Tools Web Blog designed to bring you some of the best products for musicians from Dolphin Music. We will be covering everything you could imagine from Acoustic Treatment from Auralex, Books & Manuals to help you get the most out of your system, Cables to connect everything together, PC & Apple Computer Systems, DJ Equipment & Lighting, Furniture & Stands, Guitars from Gibson & Fender, Hardware Synths, Headphones, Keyboards, Microphones, MIDI & Sync Equipment, Mixers, Multitrack Recorders, Musical Instruments, PA & Live Sound, Sample CDs, Music Software, Sound Cards, Speakers / Monitors, Studio Outboard, Video products, & Vocal Booths.