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Find out about new products debuting at the Winter NAMM 2009 show, as part of the Electronic Musician, Mix and Remix portal site with countdown widget.
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The 3120 high-gain guitar amplifier head is a versatile 3-channel amp with 120 watts of power and a trio of distinct voices capable of producing guitar tones from crisp and clean to total high-gain saturation. The Lead and Rhythm channels feature gain and volume controls and an active 3-band EQ, while the Clean channel offers nicely rounded tones crafted by a passive 3-band EQ and volume control. A global master volume governs the amount of power put out by its four EL34 or 6L6GC power-amp tubes, while the gain controls on the Lead and Rhythm channels adjust the amount of 12AX7 gain saturation. The 3120 rear panel hosts a Peavey custom tone control feature: a three-setting damping switch that alters speaker resonance to create tight, medium and loose tones. Also on the rear panel is a foot-switchable effects loop with dedicated send and return controls and a line out with level control. The Peavey 3120 guitar amplifier will be available in Q1 2009. Booth #5740, Hall B

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Cakewalk announced a free upgrade to its SONAR 8 DAW. SONAR Version 8.3 will be available in February 2009 for SONAR 8 Producer and SONAR 8 Studio customers. Version 8.3 will enhance SONAR 8''s Snap Presets; multiprocessor load balancing; Aim Assist; Guitar Rig 3 LE and TruePianos Amber modules; Dimension Pro''s vintage synth sounds; and Classic Drum kits for Session Drummer 2. Booth #6800, Hall A


The new software adds the entire catalog of Eventide TimeFactor and ModFactor stompbox effects to more than 500 presets.Version 4 adds the ability to run full Eventide stompbox algorithms and other select Eclipse effects simultaneously. As an example, users can run stereo delays feeding an ambience effect while the stompbox parameters will be mapped to the four hot-keys on the Eclipse. The new software also accelerates program loading. The new software will be released to public beta by the end of January and will be released to production in February 2009. The upgrade is a free download for Eclipse owners who have registered their product at Booth #5791, Hall B

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The T Series comprises the fixed I/O iDR-32 and iDR-48 MixRacks, and iLive-T80 and iLive-T112 Surface options with remote Cat-5 connection. Each rack can be used with either control surface, and all models will be compatible with the existing iLive units. Using iLive''s 64x32 RackExtra DSP mix engine, both T Series racks provide processing for 64 channels, 32 mixes, plus eight stereo FX processors. The systems feature the latest dual-core DSP technology, handling full dynamics, EQ and delay for all signals. The iDR-32 MixRack provides 32 mic/line inputs and 16 outputs in a 4U frame, while the 6U iDR-48 provides 48 mic/line inputs and 24 outputs. The iLive-T80 and iLive-T112 surfaces add a further 8-in/8-out and 16-in/12-out, respectively, and when combined with the MixRacks, provide 40-in/24-out to 64-in/36-out systems. Included is the company's ACE (Audio Control Ethernet) link, which allows long-distance point-to-point control and audio connection between the rack and surface using a Cat-5 cable. An option slot allows further audio networking possibilities such as EtherSound or. in the future, MADI and Aviom interfaces, while a built-in network switch and MIDI ports at each end allow remote control using laptops, touch tablets and MIDI devices. The T Series is compatible with the Allen & Heath PL Series remote controllers and iLive Editor software, a Java-based program that enables set up and control of the system online and offline. The T Series will be available from February 2009. Booth #6474, Hall A

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ADAM Audio is now shipping the new Sub7 powered subwoofer in the U.S. The Sub7''s small footprint allows for easy placement in small spaces. The front panel features two motorized controls for input level and crossover frequency settings for dialing in the optimal settings for each environment. These knobs can also be controlled with an included wireless remote control, allowing users to optimize their sound reproduction without leaving the listening position. The Sub7 is equipped with both balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA I/O connectors and numerous controls. A 0/180-degree phase switch and a switchable 85Hz highpass help tailor the sound to the system and room. The low cut-off frequency of 31 Hz (-3dB point) enables this subwoofer to fill out the lows of any system. The Sub7 comes in a choice of traditional ADAM matte-black or new “piano-gloss” finishes in black or white. In addition to desktop audio recording applications, the Sub7 is well suited to mobile and broadcast applications, surround set-ps, and multimedia uses such as gaming and home audio. Prices: matte-black, $479 USD; piano-glass black or white, #529. Booth #7119, Arena

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Sennheiser is expanding its offerings of microphone customization with the launch of chrome and chrome-color mic personalization options. Chrome-mic personalization involves the application of a chroming process to the capsule and microphone housing, and may be applied to both wireless and wired microphones. For those wishing to make a more personal statement, Sennheiser is also offering chrome-color mic personalization, giving users the option to select the color of their choice, including specialized color options. Both of these processes may be applied to the capsule and mic housing of both wireless and wired microphones. A six-month warranty on the color chrome process does not negate the standard Sennheiser product warranty. MSRP is $899 for standard chrome and $999 for special chrome colors, and can be applied to most Sennheiser mics. Booth #6579

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The RapcoHorizon Company is showcasing its high-end Dominator cable line at Winter NAMM 2009. The Dominator SilverFlex line features instrument and microphone cables in two different configurations. The entire SilverFlex line is jacketed with a rugged TechFlex outer skin and a clear inner conductor. SilverFlex Series speaker cables are available in 12- and 10-gauge sizes with bare-annealed copper conductors, all of which are silver-plated and “mega-stranded” for enhanced performance and lower capacitance. The original Dominator "Gold Tuned" Series offers four individual types of wire. The Dominator Gold Tuned guitar cables provide performers with the ability to choose their own distinctive sound. These are manufactured using the four different types of Dominator wire and include additional components inside each of the connectors that “tune” the output of the guitar to the input of an amplifier or effects pedal. Booth #4558, Hall C

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Lexicon's I·ONIX U22, U42S and U82S USB desktop recording interfaces provide all the tools to transform a computer into a professional 24-bit digital recording studio, including the USB 2 desktop recording interface, Steinberg Cubase LE4 multitrack PC and Mac recording software, Toontrack EZdrummer Lite virtual instrument software and the new Lexicon Pantheon II VST/Audio Units reverb plug-in. Each desktop recording interface features newly designed dbx microphone preamps on all analog inputs. Booth #7800, Arena

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CharterOak Acoustic Devices makes its NAMM debut and will demonstrate the new SCL1 discrete stereo compressor/limiter. The unit employs all-discrete electronics and is capable of providing a constant output level regardless of input level or frequency. The unit delivers extremely fast attack times without overcompensation. The SCL-1 is designed to fit any standard 19-inch rack. The unit may be used as a stereo unit or as two independent limiters in the dual mode. Booth #1861, Hall E

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Automap 3 Pro now supports multiple hardware devices, allowing any of Novation''s hardware controllers to be stacked within the Automap server. Mutiple Novation controllers can then work side-by-side to access separate parameters on different plug-ins simultaneously. Another key new feature is the ability to drag-and-drop parameters between controls, making re-assignment easy. Also new is Auto-View, which when activated automatically displays Automap 3 Pro onscreen as soon as a hardware control is touched, and then hides the GUI after release. Automap 3 is available to all existing Automap users from for $29.95. A reduced-feature Automap 3 Standard is also available as a free download from the Website, and will include a few of Automap 3 Pro's features, but will not support multiple devices. Booth #6474, Hall A


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Lexicon's IONIX FW810S FireWire audio interface with integrated channel strip processing offers 96kHz sampling; dbx high-voltage, ultralow-noise mic pre''s and dynamics; and the new Pantheon II reverb plug-in.

Featuring built in dbx Type IV™ conversion; the I·ONIX FW810S will preserve the wide dynamic range of the analog recording even when input levels get too high. The unit's software mixer includes a dbx compressor, limiter, gate and EQ on each channel, and lets users adjust levels and apply dbx dynamics for mixing and fine-tuning recordings in real time with zero latency. The unit also has the ability to save and load up to five monitor mixes—one for the main mix, and up to four for individual bandmembers. The mixer outputs can also be used to incorporate external effects gear.

Pantheon II provides the ability to change the parameters of six different reverbs or use one of the 35 factory presets. Also included is a hardware monitor reverb for zero-latency monitor mixing.

The software suite operates on Windows and Mac platforms, and includes Steinberg''s Cubase, Toontrack EZdrummer Lite and Lexicon Pantheon II reverb plug-in. For additional information, visit