MESSE: Midiman - Many More Marvelous Morsels

US Fastest-growing audio company expands a bit more      19/03/02

Buying Choices
Affilliate Links help support the site
Apparently it's official - according to Music Trades, Midiman/M-Audio ranked the fastest-growing music industry company in 2000 - well, I never.

I guess they're aiming for this year too, with another crop of goodies on show in Frankfurt. The pictures I took were, frankly - terrible, so there are some official ones:-

First up is the USB Audio Duo which as it's name suggests, gives you two mic/line inputs using Midiman's well-known mic pre's. Stereo signals route to bal/unbal TRS jacks with +4/-10 switchable line levels; S/PDIF on coax, and tweakable level headphone outs. It can also be switched to a 'standalone' mode where it's a mic pre and A/D converter independent of a computer.

On the theme of mic pre's, there was a funky-looking box lurking at the bottom of a display cabinet called 'Tampa':

The broken glass wasn't me trying to get a better shot - it's 'display art'. Apparently. Still, Tampa itself looked great, and I am assured it's an "uncompromising single-channel microphone/instrument pre-amp complete with a dual servo-optical compressor." Phew! Not only that, but "the audio path is all harmonic phase-shift corrected, solid state, discrete, Class-A circuitry."
I think what they're trying to say here is that it's the proverbial mutt's cohones.

Looking a bit like a single proverbial..ahem... was the USB MIDIsport Uno:-

It's not a mouse, it's "a 1x1 MIDI interface that is totally portable, hot-swappable, and powered completely by USB. Drivers support all Windows operating systems 98SE and higher, as well as Macintosh OS 9 and Mac OS X. The MIDISport Uno represents square one in a line that scales to accommodate the needs of different gear setups, including the MIDISport 2x2, MIDISport 4x4, and MIDISport 8x8/s with SMPTE."

Got that? So it's not roundish, it's square (one).

And finally, woofers of another type (definitely square) - the cute SP-5B active monitors have now got a bigger brother (or is that sister?) with the introduction of the SP-8B and it's matching subwoofer, the SP-8S.

Here's the gen:-
"The SP-8B offers 100 watts of bi-amped near-field technology. It features an 8-inch woofer with a magnetically shielded, mineral-filled polypropylene cone with high temperature voice coil and damped rubber surround. The high-frequency driver utilizes a 1-inch magnetically-shield natural silk dome. A Sub-Frequency Port puts out frequencies that are uncharacteristically low for this size monitor, yielding frequency response specs of 33Hz-22kHz. The SP-8S subwoofer is designed to add extremely low bass frequencies to the Studiophile SP-8B and SP-5B reference monitors, as well as most other brands of speakers. It is the first subwoofer on the market to include a Stereo Bass Management System to discretely route frequencies to the appropriate components for optimal audio fidelity. Powered with an integral 100-watt amp, the SP-8S employs an 8-inch mineral-filled polypropylene cone in a custom MDF enclosure. Inputs are balanced XLR and balanced/unbalanced TRS, and outputs are balanced XLR. A variable low-pass filter is provided, as well as a variable high-pass filter with bypass switch for bass management. Both ship as of Music Messe."

More info:

United States: Contact Midiman, Inc. 45 E. Saint Joseph St., Arcadia, CA, 91006; Tel: 626-445-2842; Fax: 626-445-7564.

International: Contact Mike Partridge at Midiman UK, Unit 5, Saracens Industrial Estate, Mark Rd, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP2 7BT, England, Tel: 0871 717 7100, Fax: 0871 717 7101, Email: mike@midiman.co.uk

  • www.midiman.com
    M-Audio Social


    All MESSE 20SE News |  Videos |  Live Blogs |  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook

    More From: MIDIMAN
    Even more news...


     


  • More Videos

    Knobcon 22: Isla Instruments SP2400 Updates and Plans Knobcon 22: Isla Instruments SP2400 Updates and Plans 

    Hold on, there's more


    Bitwig Respond To Spectral Suite Fumble, Refunds Available Bitwig Respond To Spectral Suite Fumble, Refunds Available 

    Users weren't pleased, they respond


    Sequential Trigon 6 - 3 VCO Poly - Dave's Last Instrument Sequential Trigon 6 - 3 VCO Poly - Dave's Last Instrument 

    6 voice with new VCO and filter designs


    Presentation: GForce Software Oddity V3 With Dave Spiers Presentation: GForce Software Oddity V3 With Dave Spiers 

    Chat, background and sounds


    Hey there, we use Cookies to customize your experience on Sonicstate.com