SoundPro’19 Insider #3 Bubblebee, Manfrotto, Sound Network, Synthax, VDB, Wendy’s
Posted on: Tuesday 24th of September 2019
The Resolution newsletter brings you the THIRD edition of information and insight from some of the exhibitors who you can meet at the SoundPro’19 event on October 26th in Chiswick Town Hall, London W4 4JN.
We have nearly 30 exhibitors lined up to show your their exciting kit, and three fabulous talks/sessions from:
11.45am Mark Angus (award-winning video game audio designer, EA, Sega)
1.15pm Anthony Shaw (of the Spiritland Productions’ new mobile truck),
2.30pm Kate Hopkins (award-winning sound supervisor, Blue Planet, Blue Planet II)
Times and details, on the website www.soundpro.org.uk!
Visitors will be able to handle and test VDB’s Quarter-turn boompole range. This model has an innovative collars system for locking and loosening the pole by a 1/4 hand turn, unique in the market.
This innovation, attained using extreme precision in the manufacturing process,is the “achievement of thirty years’ experience supplying the most demanding sound recorders all around the world”, says Stéphane van den Bergh, VDB’s inventor.
Apart from an enhanced speed and ease of use, advantages of the quarter-turn system are many: assembly and dismantling is even faster, life expectancy is enhanced by a revolutionary mechanism without thread that means it can be this adapted to any situation and renders unnecessary any systematic cleaning.
The new locking collars are compatible with the classical range (VDB offers an “all-inclusive” change of locking collar system bundle) to enable old poles owners to benefit too. For more information about this service, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional new options and improvements will be exhibited at SoundPro’19, such as the new quick lock removable top screw, holding a female screw thread at the rear and sides. Come by to discover coming developments or share your experience of our products with us.
Wendy’s Broadcast Services are “delighted” to have a representative from Aaton to demonstrate their sublime mixer/recorder and control panel. The Cantar X3 has already made a huge impact on the sound recording sector for cinematography, broadcast, drama, and orchestral work. It has incredible features and tools to facilitate and enhance the work of sound engineers, widely used in the film and broadcast industry, it is the most advanced recorder of its generation packed with an impressive array of professional and innovative features. With such optimised ergonomics and a comprehensive display, the Cantar X3 is “extremely robust and can go on working flawlessly in extreme conditions”.
Featuring a 24-track digital audio recorder with timecode, the unit comes with a built-in mixer with 10 vertical faders. There are 8 ultra-low noise analogue mic preamps, 4 additional line inputs, 8 AES digital inputs and an optional Dante module for 32 additional channels. For additional information regarding the outputs, metering, display and accessories, you know who to visit!
Synthax (UK) will be showing off the latest high-spec RME interface at SoundPro’19. RME’s Fireface 800 audio interface recently celebrated its 15-year anniversary, and although now discontinued from production, its legacy lives on through the RME Fireface Series. This includes the flagship RME Fireface UFX+, a 188-channel powerhouse with Thunderbolt, USB and MADI connectivity.
“The Fireface UFX+ embodies everything we’ve come to expect from RME,” says Synthax’s Seb Free, “pristine microphone preamps, detailed and transparent A-D/D-A conversion, unlimited routing and mixing control with TotalMix FX, industry-renowned rock-solid drivers, and equal performance on Windows, Mac and iOS.”
Additional features include direct recording of multi-track, time-stamped audio-to-USB hard drives (‘DURec’), and an optional hardware remote control, the RME ARC USB.
RME’s software controller ‘TotalMix FX’ provides full control over all aspects of the UFX+, including level control, metering, talkback and monitoring; channel routing, grouping, muting and soloing; plus EQ, Dynamics, Reverb and Delay effects. All of which is controllable via Ethernet and WiFi thanks to the TotalMix Remote app, including wirelessly with an iPad.
The RME Fireface UFX+ and TotalMix FX will be available to demo at SoundPro’19 at the Synthax UK stand, along with hardware from Calrec,Ferrofishand Appsys ProAudio.
Bubblebee Industries’ take on concealing lavalier microphones has been very carefully thought out, leading to the creation of its 100% natural rubber Lav Concealers. Included in the design is an ingenious system of lifting fabric away from the capsule and preventing vibrations and friction noise from reaching the microphone by using two different materials to disperse them.
Be that as it may, correct use and understanding of the mechanics of The Lav Concealer is very important as these are small things and, as in any fine craft, like hiding lav microphones on talent for example, tiny adjustments can make a big difference to the end result.
The Lav Concealer range has now expanded to include solutions for DPA Microphones, Sanken, Sennheiser and RØDE, with more models soon to be announced to meet the popular demand. Stop and chat to Poul at Bubblebee’s stand for a detailed look and all the latest tips on getting the best results out of hiding lavalier microphones. See them at SoundPro’19!
“Sound Network will be rolling out the prototype of our new iPad-tastic display stand replete with things to listen to and look at, plus – of course – a host of DPA microphones,” says Sound Network operations director Mat Wandless.
“The star of the show is still the 6060/61 which is finally in full production with the delivery delays we experienced last year a thing of the past. If you haven’t had the chance to try them yourself, don’t just take our word for it: here’s how Simon Hayes used the mic to solve some problems on Danny Boyle’s Yesterday. We look forward to seeing you at the show!”
“Manfrotto’s unrivalled experience combines innovative design with advanced production technology to offer the most comprehensive range of professional support solutions serving audio professionals around the world,” says Manfrotto’s Mark Langley.
“Whether it be a stand, boom, clamp, arm or bracket Manfrotto has the solution. Used individually or in combination with each other, Manfrotto’s extensive range of high-performance products reliably ensure the safe and secure positioning of your audio equipment.”
At SoundPro’19, Manfrotto will be showing many of its well-established industry favourites including the original Super Clamp, along with the renowned Magic Arm and Micro Arm.
“In addition to the arms and brackets we will also be showing our range of stands including the exciting new Carbon Nanopole stand,” says Langley.
Prism Sound Titan and Atlas are world-class multi-track interfaces offering flexible expansion and unsurpassable sonic clarity. Using the latest generation of Prism Sounds revered conversion technology these interfaces are ideal for music and sound recording, multi-tracking, overdubbing, stem-based mastering, analogue summing and critical listening applications.
For the first time in the UK Prism Sound will also premier their new Dante offering. “The new Dante cards provide our Titan and Atlas interfaces powerful new feature set” comments International Sales Director Mark Evans “seamless multi-box support is a really exciting addition, also when paired with the Audinate PCI-R card, super low latency, large track countPrism Sound quality recordings are available at a lower price point than ever before”.