Canadian Musician - September/October 2017 - Page 66

HOT GEAR Porter & Davies KT Platform Porter & Davies has launched the KT Platform, which helps musicians and performers feel the power of the music being created without high volume. The transfer of the full signal through bone conduction is felt and heard internally through the tactile monitor. It is best-suited for bass players, guitarists, stand-up percussionists, DJs, and singers using in-ears. The KT Platform is a two-unit system consisting of the platform and the engine. Porter & Davies has re-engineered the KT Platform for improved frequency response as well as making it lighter, more robust, and easier to handle. It has also expanded the KT Platform range to include a choice of power and size options. The platform is a “podium” with a tactile sound transducer, which the user stands on when performing. The engine contains all the electronics: amp, preamp, inputs and outputs, protection circuitry, and volume and tone controls. For more information, contact Porter & Davies:, Audified Synergy R1 500 Series Processing Module Audified has released the Synergy R1, representing its first foray into hardware with a “remote controlled” software/hardware hybrid for the 500 series modular rack frame format. Users can control the device from their DAW, automate it, and store session settings via a USB connection. At the core of the hard- ware are two switchable sections. Reverb is digital, providing 24-bit A/D (analog-to-digital) and D/A (digital-to-analog) convertors, 32-bit floating point DSP, and true bypass functionality. In all, there are seven selectable reverb algorithms (simulating several different types of spa- tial acoustics), ranging from Room to Tunnel, and users can control four front panel-accessible parameters: Decay, Predelay, Color, and Type. The true analog Saturator section features three switchable satura- tion circuits with GE (Germanium), OA (OpAmp), and JF (J-FET) types, which add harmonics to the signal, and a Gain control. Centrally posi- tioned, a distinctive LED display assists with parame \Y][\X[BXH\X[\[YH[X]ܜ˂܈[ܙH[ܛX][ۋ˘]YYYY KX]^H Z]\X]^H[XۚX\[XYH Z]\[H]Y\]X\Y][ۘ[ H X]\\H[\]YH\Y[ٙ] \[[Y] BX[H\YۈYX[܈Yܝ \[[K[[[Y^Z[X\KX\H\\Y܈H[\܈HX[HY\ۜX[ۈ\[]Z[XKܙX[H܈XYYH[[˜X[HKH \H[X\^YHX\HX[X[ܘ\]HZ[ܘ[Y[\ˈ[Y\XHY[ܜ[ۈݚY\˜Y][ۘ[[ \\H [ۈۜX[ۈ]۝\YXšY[ H[ Y[\Y[\\\]HH[YHYXHو\H[K\YXHXY\[H\[ܘZ[]\ۜ\[ H\\[Y]Y[Z[][ۈ[Y[ܙX\YX[]KH \BKKZ[[K [X][ MKZ[[\\Y]\ˈH L YYܙYB[ XXXYX]\\[\[[XX[\]X\Y܂ܙX[H]ۜˈHYK\]Y\\H[\\]\H˂܈[ܙH[ܛX][ۋ۝X]\XΈ L N M V BL̍K[[Z[\Y\˘K˘]\X˘K8(HHHHHHHHH