Apple Unleashes The iPad Tablet Computer

Apple has just unveiled their new iPad tablet computer with a 9.7 IPS LED backlit display, 1GHz Apple A4 chip, and has 16GB to 64GB of flash storage. It has 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. 30-pin connector, speaker, microphone, accelerometer and compass. It also claims to have 10 hours of battery life, including video. However, in what could be the...

Telefunken Introduces M80 Dynamic Mic – SM57 Killer?

Telefunken Elektroakustik recently debuted the M80, a funken competitor to the industry-standard, Shure SM57 Dynamic. Featuring a wider frequency response and higher SPL capabilities, Telefunken claims the M80 delivers condenser-like performance in a rugged dynamic design, producing a microphone equally suitable for voice, instruments or drums on both stage and...

What Will Apple’s iTablet Do For Music Production?

As we all wait with bated breath for Apple’s Dog ‘n’ Pony show this afternoon that will finally unveil their new iTablet, we still have a few moments to reflect on this products potential impact on the future of music production. Now we’ve been ruminating on an Apple tablet for some time, but on the cusp of the announcement the big...

Earthworks Unveils SR40 High Definition Microphone

Earthworks has unveiled the SR40, a 40kHz High Definition Cardioid Microphone. Offering an extended high frequency response, extremely fast impulse response, short diaphragm settling time, near-perfect cardioid polar pattern, and high rejection of sounds from the rear of the microphone, the new SR40 makes an exceptional choice for a myriad of miking...

Metasonix Announces Vacuum Tube Drum Machine

Metasonix, known for their vacuum tube synths has announced the D-1000, the first vacuum tube drum machine since the Wurlitzer Sideman of 1959. The D-1000 consists of only four sounds, 2 toms, a snare and a cymbal, although control voltage inputs provide additional flexibility. Each of the tunable drums is made from a vacuum tube ringing bandpass filter, and...