Product News for February 6, 2007

Product News From Electronic Musician for February 6, 2007 features AKG new microphones Winter NAMM, Allen & Heath WZ3 Monitor, Focusrite Saffire Pro 10 i/o, Monster Pro Power 200 AV PowerCenter, PowerFX Gabbi Masso Oriental String Ensemble Sessions and more

AKG announced a host of new microphones at Winter NAMM, including the limited-edition C 414 LTD large-diaphragm condenser mic. MORE.

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The WZ3 Monitor is the latest addition to Allen & Heath's MixWizard line of monitor mixers. The console sports 16 mono mic/line inputs, 12 mix outputs (available in mono or as six stereo pairs), a stereo monitor output, and a headphone output with level control. Input channels feature the WZ3 preamp, a passive mic splitter, and individual phantom power. Like other MixWizards, the WZ3 includes four bands of EQ, individual card and nutted pot construction, and a Quick Change Connector pod.

Focusrite has introduced the newest member of its Saffire family of interfaces, the Saffire Pro 10 i/o. The 19-inch rackmount unit features the same preamps and converters as the Saffire Pro 26 i/o, as well as SaffireControl Pro software. In addition to eight preamps and eight balanced line outputs, the Saffire Pro 10 i/o has stereo S/PDIF and MIDI I/O, as well as a pair of headphone outputs with volume control, highpass filters on every channel, and a selection of bundled VST or AU processing plug-ins.

Monster is shipping the Pro Power 200 AV PowerCenter ($39.95) for AC power lines. The Pro Power 200 boasts Monster's Clean Power Stage 1 filtering, Dual Mode Plus surge protection, two protected AC outlets, two LED indicators, and 24-carat-gold contacts.

New from PowerFX, Gabbi Masso Oriental String Ensemble Sessions, Vol. 1 ($49) is a collection of Middle Eastern string-ensemble phrases and one-shots for Bollywood-leaning productions. Available in Acidized WAV and Apple Loop formats, the collection comprises 125 string-section loops and stabs.

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The Vienna Symphonic Library team has released the new Vienna Instruments collection, Appassionata Strings (Mac/Win), which features sounds from large ensembles of violins, violas, cellos, and basses. MORE.

Relive Winter NAMM 2007 with EM, Mix, and Remix!
If you were unable to make it to the show or just want a few reminders of what made waves at Winter NAMM 2007, you'll want to visit Electronic Musician, Mix, and Remix's exclusive Winter NAMM 2007 Web site. There, you can listen to podcasts from the show, peruse the daily newsletters, and read through the New Products Guide.

EM Cast!
The January 2007 issue of EM's monthly podcast offers a feature interview with New York-based producer/engineer Bob Power (Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, Me'shell N'degeOcello, the Roots), as well as product news, a preview of the February 2007 issue of EM, and much more.

Come Together—New From Mixbooks
Mick Garvey's Come Together: The Official John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Guide to Music and Video recreates the experience of music and video creation aboard the mobile nonprofit recording and multimedia studio. With a foreword by Yoko Ono, Come Together includes songwriting tips; hardware and software production techniques; and interviews with artists such as Will.I.Am, John Legend, Bob Weir, and others. The book features and accompanying DVD-ROM and is available now at

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