17 – 19 July at the Coca Cola Dome
Mediatech Africa is Africa’s largest media and entertainment exhibition showcasing the latest trends in advanced technology. Key players and professionals flock to the biennial trade show to experience an unrivalled scope of products and services as well as take part in interactive workshops, presentations and live demos.
2011’s show saw 6395 tech savvy key decision makers walk through the doors of the Coca Cola Dome to experience the latest trends in advanced technology, broadcasting, pro AV and entertainment. Over 800 brands were represented by 120 exhibitors, giving visitors a dynamic and unique spread of technical products and services.
With interest expanding globally, Mediatech 2011 attracted 270 foreign visitors from 40 countries – this year local and international visitors are again invited to rub shoulders with industry heavy weights, attend one of the exciting live demonstrations, sit in on informative presentations and enjoy some of the engaging workshops that run throughout the 3 days.
This year’s trade show takes place from 17 – 19 July at the Coca Cola Dome in Johannesburg and promises to deliver on visitor experience and brand expertise.
For more info go to www.mediatech.co.za
Samson’s new Graphite 25 USB Midi Controller
The baby of the range – the Graphite 25 key– is the perfect workstation companion. That can travel with you anywhere, anytime. The 25 includes a great feature set, some powerful tools and full control over your work. The Graphite 25’s semi-weighted keyboard provides musicians with a responsive and expressive platform that is designed to feel more like an instrument than a controller. The keys are both velocity sensitive and include aftertouch.
With the dedicated Transpose and Octave buttons, you can change the key of any given instrument, as well as expand the keyboard to a full 4-octave range, without using any sub menus or shift keys. The controller functions feature a programmable master volume fader, eight encoders and four function buttons, all customizable for the ultimate in hands-on control. Not only are they customizable, they can be programmed on-the-fly without the need for editor software.
The Graphite 25’s large LCD screen displays the behaviour of every function in real-time, enabling intuitive mapping with any software you’re using. The Graphite 25 features four large velocity-sensitive trigger pads that can be easily programmed and assigned. Use them to tap out drum beats, cue one-shot samples or start and stop sequences.
When combined with the iPad using Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter, the Graphite 25 is a great tool for making music on-the-go. Use it with your favourite music and synth iPad apps that support MIDI controllers. Bundled with controller, Native Instrument’s Komplete Elements software offers a comprehensive selection of studio-quality sounds, effects and tools for modern music production, composition and sound design. With over 3GB of samples, Komplete provides you with more than 1,000 premium sounds and three mighty player engines.
SA Distributor: Audiosure
www.audiosure.co.za | (011) 790-4600
MLA-1460 ACTIVE LINE ARRAY 900+560W RMS
With technology comes more variety and products that were once only accessible to big budget productions. Not anymore. The MLA-1460 is a medium-size active line array for concert halls, night clubs, houses of worship and other medium to large size venues. Each array comprises an active sub unit and a set of 4 full range active wide dispersion enclosures. The entire system can be tailored to the venue or application via a PC link, editing the internal DSP controller for crossover, filtering and gain characteristics.
Fully integrated active system
High output dual 12″ sub unit
3-way, wide dispersion mid-top cabinets
High bandwidth ribbon tweeters up to 40kHz
Mounting/flying frame with adjustable rigging angles
Overload, overheat, DC and output maladjustment protection
PC software supplied for management of crossover, equalization, gain and dynamics control
Supplied by: TV AUDIO | www.tvaudio.co.za | (011) 805-9910
Avid Pro Tools 11 Sets New Standard for Audio Production
In April Avid announced Pro Tools 11 a major upgrade of its industry-leading digital audio workstation. This latest version enables audio professionals to take on the most demanding productions with new, high-powered audio and video engines, 64-bit architecture, expanded metering and direct HD video workflows.
“Pro Tools 11 represents a quantum leap in creative power,” said Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of Products and Services at Avid. “The newly designed architecture turbo-charges production with more plug-in processing, the ability to run more virtual instruments—and a host of new features—letting users create ambitiously, without holding anything back.”
Fully redesigned audio engine and 64-bit architecture
Direct HD video workflows
“In the world of professional mixing, I constantly need more processing power, and the extra power in Pro Tools 11 is exactly what I need,” said Tim Palmer, mixer and engineer for U2, Robert Plant, Ozzy Osbourne, The Cure, and INXS. “I love the new metering and the new sends view is excellent. It is really impressive. Pro Tools 11 is a big leap forward.”
SA Distributor: SEGMA
www.segma.co.za | (011) 312-1846
M-Audio launches new M-Track interfaces
The M-Track Series combines a robust feature set with extreme ease of use to create versatile audio/MIDI interfaces for every level of musician.
This entry-level model offers two-channel operation. Each channel provides both XLR and 1/4″ inputs. Phantom power (48V) and guitar-level switching are provided. Professional audio converters and discrete preamp design deliver up to 24-bit, 48 kHz digital audio for use with virtually any software. In the more advanced digital studio, the step-up M-Track Plus is built on the M-Track’s foundation, with the addition of coaxial S/PDIF digital input and output jacks on the back panel and a robust metal casing. M-Track Plus also comes equipped with Ignite by AIR music creation software plus Avid Pro Tools Express, complete with the iLok USB key.
Including the same software pre-packed for the Plus, the Quad offers up to four simultaneous audio inputs. The M-Track Quad features four individual mic inputs with selectable 48V phantom power, 1/4″ line inputs with guitar-level switching, and per- channel audio inserts. A second set of outputs operates independent of the monitor level control, providing extra versatility.
The four-channel M-Track Quad includes an AC power supply plus three USB outputs, allowing it to function as a powered USB hub.
SA Distributor: Midi Music
www.midimusic.co.za | (011) 417-3400
New from American AUDIO
Sen Series Loudspeakers
The SENSERIES by American Audio is a multifunctional, compact and lightweight speaker system for flexible yet ambitious sound applications. The LF cabinet’s cabinet design allows for portable and well as fixed installation usage. The passive crossovers are fine-tuned for optimum acoustics and excellent dynamics and have been developed using complex frequency curves and delays. The SENSERIES is flexible enough to meet all your high-end requirements.
The range consists of: Sense 8, Sense 12, Sense 15 and Sense 15B (Sub).
Perfect matched components and enclosure details
First class mechanical manufacture for day-to-day operations
Equipped with optimized 18” LF driver
Large optional accessory range
Ideal for mobile and install applications
ETR 1000B Headphones
The American Audio ETR 1000 headphones were designed by DJ champion ETRONIK. These comfortable, sturdy headphones use leather padding and cover the entire ear to cancel nearly all of the outside noise for superior noise isolating music monitoring.
The flexible, durable housing allows for double or single ear monitoring. The ETR 1000 are a high powered headphone with 2500 mW of power, a 40mm driver, and a dynamic range for great highs and lows. The ETR 1000’s come with a built-in mini jack plus includes a straight 1/4-inch adapter and a headphone bag. The 5 ft/1.5M straight, light weight cable is tangle free and great for the active DJs.
SA Distributor: Legacy Brands
firstname.lastname@example.org | (021) 551-3296