Professional Sound - February 2018 - Page 50

PRODUCTS Sound Ideas HD – Motors, Machines & Tools Sound Effects Library Sound Ideas has released the HD – Motors, Machines & Tools sound effects library, a high definition set of 344 specialty sound effects selected from the Sound Ideas General HD 3 collection. It features sound effects from auto repair to blacksmith shops, breweries to coal mines, steam-powered saw mills to micro motor servos, and more. All digitally recorded at 24 bit/96 k, these broadcast WAV files are fully embedded with metadata. This set is available to purchase and download in a choice of 24/96, 24/48, 16/48, or 16/44.1 WAV files. The hard drive version of this collection comes equipped with all four WAV file formats and in a choice of MAC- or PC-compatible hard drive. For more information, contact Sound Ideas: 905-886-5000, FAX 905-886-6800,, DPA Core Microphone Amplifier Technology DPA Microphones has launched Core by DPA, a new amplifier technology that lives within its line of miniature lavalier and headset microphones. Looking to increase the dynamic range or workable area of its d:screet and d:fine lines of mi- crophones, DPA developed this new amplifier, which offers an increase of up to 14dB and gives the microphones a clearer and more open sound in the whole level range. Located in the capsule of its miniature mics, Core is available in the d:screet 4060, d:screet 4061, d:fine 4066, and d:fine 4088 mics. Micro- phones purchased with the new technology will come in Core packaging and will have a blue label near the serial number on the cable to differentiate between these and the original versions. A discreet laser engraving stating “core” has been incorporated at the microphone capsule as well. The remaining d:screet and d:fine microphones and full range of colour options will be available with Core technology in early 2018. For more information, contact GerrAudio Distribution: 613-342-6999, FAX 613-342-8499,, Radial MIX2:1 Summing Mixer Radial Engineering is now shipping the MIX2:1 summing mixer, which passively sums two audio channels down to one. This enables users to easily sum the stereo outputs of a console, record- ing interface, or portable playback device down to mono, or to mix any two signals together and balance their relative input levels. At the inputs of the MIX 2:1, both 1/4-in. TRS and XLR connectors are available, with ground lift switches to eliminate buzz and hum from ground loops for noise-free operation. Each input can be individually engaged or disengaged, allowing the user to audition either signal before summing both together. A trim control is also featured on each input, so if connecting two separate mono sources, they can each be attenuated as needed to match their levels at the output. Both level controls can be completely bypassed, summing inputs one and two equally and preventing accidental or unwanted level adjustments. For more information, contact Radial Engineering: 604-942-1001, FAX 604-942-1010,, 50 PROFESSIONAL SOUND