Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Mellowmuse CP3V Compressor & CS1V Saturator

"The CP3V vintage compressor plug-in builds upon the analogue characteristics of our CP2V compressor, adding further flexibility with variable attack, release and ratio controls, and new compression and envelope detector algorithms...."

CP3V Features

  • • Multi stage analogue modeled compression
  • • Output driven saturation
  • • VU style compression metering
  • • Variable attack: 0.01 - 100 ms
  • • Variable release: 10 - 500 ms
  • • Ratios: 4:1, 8:1, 12:1 and 20:1
  • • 4x Oversampling
  • • 64 bit internal processing

"The CS1V is a saturation plug-in that enables you to add the subtle depth and colouration of an analogue console to your mix." I especially like the grouping feature on the CS1V that allows you to change the parameters of multiple CS1Vs by adjusting just one plugin.

CS1V Features

  •  Variable input drive and tone
  • • Grouping mode for global control
  • • Phase switch and bypass
  • • VU metering
  • • 4x oversampling for low aliasing
  • • 64 bit internal processing

Dynaudio Acoustics PLM3A Monitor Bundle

The Dynaudio Acoustics PLM3A is a combination of their M3A speakers and a Lab.gruppen PLM 10000Q amplifier with Lake processing for the ultimate solution in speaker management. The PLM3A will provide you with an exceptionally accurate and  loud monitoring system that works well on many genres of music. It would make a great choice for a medium to large studio that caters to a variety of clientele.
MSRP $18,000.

Dynaudio Acoustics M3A main features and specifications 
  • Unique linear phase frequency response
  • Every monitor is matched to any other monitor within ± 1.5dB
  • 28mm ESOTAR soft dome tweeter with aluminum voice coil
  • Dual 150mm magnesium silicate impregnated polypropylene (MSP) midrange drivers with 75mm voice coils
  • Dual 300mm polypropylene bass drivers with exceptionally large 100mm aluminum voice coils, offering dramatic improvements in power handling, bass response and distortion figures over conventional systems
  • Gold plated professional binding posts accepting heavy-gauge speaker cable
  • Heavy internal damping for minimum cabinet resonance
  • Thermal protection of the tweeter
  • Frequency response: 30 Hz – 20 kHz
  • 129 dB SPL @ 1 meter
  • Dimensions: 770 mm (H) x 550 mm (W) x 500 mm (D)
  • Weight: 55 kg.

Lab.gruppen PLM 10000Q main features and specifications 
  • 2350 W per channel @ 2 ohms, 2300 W per channel @ 4 ohms, 1300 W per channel @ 8 ohms**
  • 2 unit 19” chassis weighing only 13.5 kg
  • Input connection: Analog, Digital, Dante
  • Class TD® output stage
  • Regulated Switch Mode Power Supply (R.SMPS™)
  • Copper-finned Intercooler® with transverse-mounted output devices
  • Full suite of protection and fault monitoring features
  • Primary and secondary network connections (for daisy chaining or system redundancy)
  • Digitally controlled ‘amplifier gain’ adjustable in 0.1 dB steps from 22 to 44 dB
  • Digital output attenuation in 0. 25 dB steps from –inf to 0 dB
  • Binding post or Neutrik® Speakon® (1 x NLT8, 2 x NLT4) power output connectors
  • Digitally implemented, zero-overshoot Inter-Sample Voltage Peak Limiting (ISVPL™) adjustable in 0.1 V steps from 17.8 to 153 V
  • Power Average Limiter (PAL)

Lake processing main features and specifications 
  • Raised Cosine Equalization™
  • Linear phase and classical crossovers
  • LimiterMax™ – peak and RMS limiters
  • Iso-Float™ ground isolation
  • Super Module capability
  • Integration of third-party frequency measurement and analysis via Lake Analyzer Bridge
Get more info here.

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Apple's iOS 5 available this fall with tons of new features.

Apple announced iOS 5 yesterday at the WWDC2011. Here's an article on Engadget giving you all the details about it.
Here's a video with the iOS Software Senior VP Scott Forstall showcasing the new features of iOS 5.