Author: Tim Hemingway

IK Multimedia Introduces iLoud Micro Monitors

Get high-end sound without the high-end price We are pleased to announce that iLoud Micro Monitor, the ultra-compact best sounding monitors for small studios, is now shipping and available from select IK resellers worldwide and the IK online store for only $/€299.99 per pair. iLoud Micro Monitor delivers amazingly detailed, clear and accurate audio in a compact, efficient and portable enclosure. They are able to do this because of the combination of DSP-controlled frequency response, ultra-accurate and time aligned crossover and smart design – the drivers are powered by four ultra-efficient class D power amplifiers that push out a combined 50W RMS of power. Each individual speaker has a 3/4” silk dome tweeter, a 3” custom composite material performance woofer and a large flaring front-firing bass reflex port. iLoud Micro Monitor is characterized by having pleasing high frequencies, an exceptionally “open” detailed midrange and a solid, controlled low end. Total DSP control iLoud Micro Monitor provides a flat and linear speaker response in any listening environment thanks to its onboard 56-bit digital signal processor (DSP). The DSP handles the frequency and phase response of the monitors and also manages the dynamic range so that the drivers are always under control. The DSP acts as a digital crossover allowing for invisibly smooth transitions between the drivers and can be adjusted to suit different listening environments thanks to the three EQ switches:...

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You can sound Good or you can sound Unique

Over the past 6 months, I have really gotten into listening to podcasts on my commute. It’s probably no surprise that my preferred podcasts are gear-centric.  I have found that there’s no better way to start or end my day than to listen to a couple of guys talk about guitars, music, and recording. Recently, I can across a newer guitar podcast called Guitar Knobs. As with any podcast, I gave them my 3 episode rule. If you haven’t caught my interest in 3 episodes, I’m done. While I’ve enjoyed all of the episodes I’ve listened to so far,...

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IK Multimedia Launches iKlip A/V

iKlip A/V gives professional audio to broadcast-quality videos on mobile phones and compact video cameras thanks to its integrated XLR mic preamp, wireless receiver support, steady hand grip and secure device and camera holder June 23, 2016 – IK Multimedia is pleased to announce that iKlip® A/V, the first broadcast mount for professional audio and video recording with smartphones is now shipping. iKlip A/Vnow gives broadcasters, videographers and digital storytellers the ability to capture and monitor professional-quality audio for their videos on the go using its integrated high-quality XLR mic preamp with phantom power and built-in wireless receiver support. It also helps deliver a steady picture thanks to its secure smartphone holder and ergonomic handgrip. iKlip A/V gives everyone the power to use their smartphone or compact video camera as a full-featured broadcasting solution with professional quality audio. Exceptional audio Until now, getting pro quality audio while shooting video on a smartphone had been a challenge. Developed in Italy with input from professional field reporters and broadcasters as a cost effective – and more readily available – alternative for field reporting, iKlip A/V is designed to help videographers capture professional quality audio for their mobile video productions. iKlip A/V is also perfect for mobile reporting through online media outlets or social channels like Facebook, Periscope or Snapchat, or smartphone filmmaking for YouTube, Vimeo or Instagram. It features an integrated...

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Harbinger L2404FX-USB – Hands On Review

Prior to this review, my only experience with Harbinger was seeing their PAs at my local Guitar Center.  I’m always interested in testing out products from new brands to see what’s available, so when the Harbinger L2404FX-USB 24-Channel Mixer came up for review, I jumped at the opportunity. For a quick overview, the L2404FX-USB is a compact 24-channel mixer which features 10 mic preamps with built in compression, 24-bit digital effects, USB out for 2-channel recording, 4 aux sends/returns, 4 subgroups, 8 inserts with direct outs, and a whole lot more.  But, you’re not here to read a specs...

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New GearCast Episode – Jim Crockett Interview

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Jim Crockett, the former Editor and President of Guitar Player magazine.  Jim has recently release a memoir of his time at Guitar Play entitled Guitar Player: The Inside Story of the First Two Decades of the Most Successful Guitar Magazine Ever. Unlike other memoirs I have read from the music industry, Jim’s book isn’t about name dropping, in fact, it’s the complete opposite.  The book tells the stories of the people who made Guitar Player what it is.  Columnists, photographers, layout designers, and even early advertisers, all worked...

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