Canadian Music Trade - October/November 2021 - Page 70
TASCAM Mixcast 4 Podcast Station TASCAM has introduced the Mixcast 4 Podcast Station . Ideal for podcast creation , livestreaming , event production , or voiceover , the Mixcast 4 can mix and record mic inputs , internal sounds , and music via the system ’ s trigger pads , as well as external audio input from a phone or PC .
The Mixcast 4 has an internal 14-track recorder that records directly to an SD card . With a rich feature set and the TASCAM Podcast Editor software , the Mixcast 4 offers a complete audio production environment from pre-production to project completion . It provides a stress-free interface that incorporates four TRS / XLR combo jack mic inputs and four individual headphone outputs , making it simple for up to four podcasters to interact with each another . With the included auto-mixing function that automatically adjusts optimal levels , the Mixcast 4 also makes it easier to get professional-sounding results . Combined with the included 5-in . colour touch screen that provides quick and intuitive access to desired menu control settings , the system enables podcasters to focus on their content without being distracted by complex operational tasks .
Austrian Audio OC707 & OD505 Stage Microphones Austrian Audio has introduced two microphones – the OC707 and OD505 – that bring its studio-quality microphone technology to new handheld vocal mics designed for live performance .
The OC707 is a rugged vocal microphone with a die-cast body and true condenser technology . It contains a small-diaphragm condenser capsule , handmade in Vienna , with a frequency response optimized for the human voice . Its combination of low self-noise ( 19 dB SPL ) and high sound pressure level ( 150 dB SPL ) results in a larger dynamic range , creating a vocal microphone that has the important characteristics of a studio mic but can withstand the rigors of stage use , according to the company .
The OD505 is an active dynamic microphone that combines the advantages of a dynamic stage mic with the sonic refinements of a condenser microphone . It achieves nearly the same sensitivity as a condenser mic due to its dual-capsule design where the bottom capsule is phase-inverted and passively switched . Combined with a switchable second-order high-pass filter and the open-acoustics technology , noise from handling , bumps , and stage rumble are effectively eliminated , the company says .
Peavey Composer & Student Ukuleles Peavey Electronics has introduced the Composer and Student model ukuleles .
The Composer and Student ukuleles offer two different body sizes and scale lengths , premium materials , and high-quality hardware for tuning stability . To maximize sound projection , Peavey ukuleles are designed with full-body sizes in their respective shapes — a concert for the Composer and a soprano for the Student . The Composer has a laminated spruce top , while the Student offers a mahogany top . Both models have mahogany back and sides and spruce body bracing , a combination that helps to ensure warm tone as well as tonal resonance . Both models come in a natural , matte finish .
While the Composer ukulele has a nearly 15- in . scale length , the Student measures at just over 13.5 in . Both ukuleles have a four-string design with industry-standard Aquila Nylgut strings . The Composer ukulele uses a unique offset soundhole , which provides enhanced low-end response , along with 19 frets offering greater range for the player . The Student ukulele has a traditional soundhole along with 12 frets to keep the playing experience more centred and focused .