Music Maker Equipment Scene
NEW YORK - Electro-Harmonix, always a leader in solid-state delay units beginning with the first analog delay for musicians, the Memory Man, announces their latest achievement, the 64 Second Digital Looping Recorder.
This rack-mountable unit is the "big brother" of Electro-Harmonix' 16 Second Digital Delay. It has all of the functions of the smaller unit - built-in click track, sound-on-sound recording with Infinite Hold, reverse playback, double (or half) speed capability, digital chorus and flanging - plus these new features:
The maximum delay time is now 64 seconds - four times as long as the smaller unit. This means that full bandwidth (15Hz to 12kHz) is possible at 8 seconds.
The minimum delay time can go to virtually zero. This gives the user the ability to set precise short slap-back echoes. There is a four-digit display of the total loop length, reading from 8.00 seconds to 64.00 seconds, an Echo Tap Control providing short echoes that can be in time with the beats of a rhythm machine. These short echoes can be "frozen" in and made part of much longer echo loops that can be overlapped. The dual-purpose display of 10 LED's simultaneously shows the echo tap setting and the actual progress through the loop, while Fast Erase button records silence throughout the entire memory in just four seconds so that new material can be quickly recorded. This feature is automatically activated when the power is turned on.
The clock of one Recorder can control the clocks of several other units. This allows for parallel track recording on separate units and the Rhythm Unit Clock Out has a "flywheel" circuit which lets you synch up with rhythm units having only a Clock Input. This will work with units that require 12, 16, 24 or 32 pulses per measure, also an extra input allows you to mix in the output of a rhythm machine without recording it.
Physical features include: Power On switch and Fuse; 19" rack-mountable in two standard rack spaces; professional XLR-type connectors for main input and output with signal level compatible with that used in most studios; convenient internal switch to accomodate either 110V or 220V AC current supply; provision to use Electro-Harmonix' six function remote Foot Controller.
Priced at $1195.00 in the U.S.A. the 64 Second Digital Looping Recorder information is available from Electro-Harmonix, (Contact Details).
Washburn (UK) Ltd recently announced the release of their new WD1400 Digital Delay. Featuring a delay time up to 900 m/sec (from 1.75 m/sec), 30Hz to 8KHz (allowing vocal, guitar, keyboard and PA operation), noise reduction, normal and inverse phase stereo outputs, 'Hold' control from 225 m/sec to 900 m/sec.
Inputs and outputs appear on both front and rear panels for operational versatility.
The price of the WD 1400 Digital Delay is around £369.00 (or less) and details are available from Washburn UK, (Contact Details).
(There is also a new colour catalogue available of Washburn electric guitars - from your local dealer or the address above).
A new pair of high power mixer amps, the Marlin 6-150 and 6-300, are just two of the new products that appear in the 1984 Carlsbro brochure.
The two new mixer amps offer six separate channels, 150 or 300 watts output, reverb and effects control on each channel, high balanced low inputs on each channel, two separate effects loops and a headphone output. They both come complete with reverb, footswitch, cover and mains lead, and are covered by a two year guarantee.
Prices are £294.11 for the Marlin 6-150, and £392.15 for the Marlin 6-300.
Information is available from Carlsbro (Sales) Ltd, (Contact Details).
Two types of 13 amp power distribution panels - one ten way, the other four way - for enclosure mounted power distribution applications, are available from Imhof-Bedco.
The ten way version is housed in a 50 mm channel section, and is supplied with one metre of mains cable.
The four way panel (also with one metre of mains cable) is a 2U version which fits a normal 19" panel aperture, and is supplied with a neon indicator on the isolation switch, and reversible end lugs for mounting flush with front panels, or inboard at the rear of the cabinet. Further information from Imhof-Bedco Standard Products Limited, Ashley Works, Ashley Road, Uxbridge, Middx UB8 2SQ. Telephone (0895) 37123.
With up to date styling, transistor electronics and a whole new range of equipment, Vox have made a major break for 1984 with their new Venue range.
The new series comprises a Vox 100W Lead Combo with LED indicated reverb and overdrive, at £199. It produces 100 Watts RMS before distortion through a Fane 12 inch Vox custom Vox speaker. The Vox 100W Bass Combo (at £189 has another custom Vox speaker made by Fane, this time 15 inch together with three band active EQ and an effects send and return. The Vox 100W Keyboard Combo has three separate channels, reverb, effects send, and a smooth 15 inch speaker linked to a high frequency horn. The amp will list for £299.
The Vox PA system is 120 Watts RMS with four channels, switchable reverb and effects send per channel, and Vox 80W speakers each 1x12 plus a professional high frequency horn. The amp will be £199 and the 160 Watt capability speakers £199 per pair.
Each of the new Vox Venue Series will contain facilities including DI, Line Out, Headset Out, Extension Speaker Out, together with tough practical fittings and simple accessory addition of castors, speaker stands, and foot switches. For further information contact Rose Morris and Company Limited, (Contact Details).
Ambit International have opened another sales counter for electronics and computing products and components as Park Lane, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire.
The new counter is located in the Broxlea building, which has on-site parking facilities and is conveniently situated near Broxbourne's High Street with easy access to major routes and British Rail. It will service high technology industries and the rapidly increasing number of electronics and communications enthusiast in the surrounding areas.
Products which are available over the new Ambit counter include electronic components of all types, DIY kits, test equipment, assembly hand tools and a special opening offer of low cost rechargeable cadmium batteries (NICADS).
Another feature over the counter is a carefully selected range of books on the subject of electronics and computing.
Manager of the new sales facility is David Scott.
In addition to Broxbourne, Ambit has other trade and retail counters at the Solent Component Supplies building in Burrfields Road, Portsmouth and at the Ambit headquarters in North Service Road, Brentwood. For further information contact: Ambit International, (Contact Details).
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