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Paul
January 19, 2012

Line 6 Stagescape M20d – First Look at NAMM

Ok, we just had our first look at Line 6′s new stage monitoring/ FOH all in one solution. The new M20d 20 input smart mixing system for live sound is one of those products that, on first look, produces a bit of head scratching. After  few minutes though, you realize this might be one of the coolest things ever. I hung out for a quick demo of the system and have to admit I was pretty impressed. The device is incredibly minimalist in design; with 7 buttons on the top panel, one big dial and 12 rotary encoders. The rotary encoders themselves are not labeled. Given current tech trends, you have probably guessed that that giant screen in the center is a touchscreen interface and that these dials are multi function depending what devices you have selected. (You’re so smart. That’s why we like you… and you thought it was …

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Taylor

Taylor
January 12, 2012

Winter NAMM Show 2012 and SLAM Studios

Every year all of the professional audio manufacturers get together in Anaheim and showcase their latest products. Some are things you have been drooling over for months and some have yet to be announced. We here at UniqueSquared want to give you all of the latest information on these products so we are headed out to California from January 19th-22nd to cover the NAMM Show 2012 live.

NAMM Coverage 2011

The coverage at NAMM Show 2011 was a first for UniqueSquared. There were so many products that we wanted to show you guys but we had to pick and choose those that really stood out on the show floor. We had a 3 man crew covering the entire show which included a couple camera men and of course our illustrious host Scott Magno DJ MadFlip. After 3 days of intense non stop filming we came back with 17 videos of …

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paul

Paul
October 20, 2011

Pro Tools 10 Announced: First Look

So, in a surprise move, AVID have managed to jump ahead of other things in the queue and made themselves the subject of my first real post for the UniqueSquared blog. How did they do this? By dropping Pro Tools version 10, seemingly hot on the heels of last year’s release of version 9. From what I’m looking at, it appears November is AVID’s decided month of choice for dropping upgrades . I’m only looking at the release information we’ve been given, so I’ll tell you what I know so far.

Price

It appears the standalone purchase price of Pro Tools is going up to $699 from the current $599. Well, that’s the standard price, as opposed to our current price. That said, it looks as though you can save money on Pro Tools 10 by picking up a copy of Pro Tools 9. You’ll definitely want to get …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
August 12, 2011

Serato Itch 2.0 NEW Features

The latest version of Serato Itch 2.0 is now available and is bringing the heat.  Here’s a quick rundown on some exciting new features and improvements.

» New Interface
» Changeable Night & Day mode
» New SP-6 Sample Player including Sample Sync
» Multiple display modes to suit different styles of DJing – vertical, horizontal, stack and library views
» Re-optimized Serato SmartSync engine for precise grids and locked grooves
» Improved Library Management so you can easily copy crates & tracks to external drives for gigs
» Smart Crates which auto-fill using keywords from your music library
» Serato Playlists to share your tracklists either as you play, or online afterwards
» Album Art Views for enhanced browsing
» Improved Instant Doubles functionality, including support for 4 decks

As a Traktor and Serato Scratch Live user, I have to say that Itch 2.0 is the real deal.  Serato …

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Taylor

Taylor
July 12, 2011

Zoom H2n Portable Digital Recorder Announced

Zoom, the industry leader in portable digital recorders, has just unveiled their latest foray into the portable recording market, the Zoom H2n Handy Recorder. It features their latest microphone technology with five mic capsules on-board. Five mic capsules?!? There are definitely some noticeable improvements to the microphone technology on this bad boy.

WHAT’S NEW

  • Five built-in mic capsules provide Mid-Side (MS) stereo, 90° X/Y stereo, 2-channel and 4-channel recording modes
  • Records in WAV up to 24-bit/96kHz and MP3 up to 320kbps
  • Newly designed user interface
  • Additional functions include Lo-cut Filter, Compressor/Limiter, Auto Gain, Pre-Rec, Auto-Rec, Tuner, Metronome, Variable Speed Playback, Key Control, A-B Repeat, File Dividing, Normalize, MP3 Post-Encode, Marker and Surround Mixer
  • Data recovery function protects against unexpected recording errors
  • Over 20 hours of operation using two standard AA batteries
  • Operates on battery, AC or USB bus power
  • 1.8-inch backlit LCD display with 128 x 64 resolution
  • Analog-type Mic