TC Electronic has shipped us the amazing G-System, a floor-based guitar effects and management solution. The processing unit mounts in a single rackspace, while the floor unit provides 18 control switches. In addition to its own comprehensive set of internal digital effects, the G-System provides four true-bypass analog effects loops and amplifier switching.
Newly arrived from TC-Helicon is the VoicePro, which provides a complete set of voice-optimized tools and effects. This is the ultimate voice processor, offering 24/96 resolution, pitch shifting, Flex Time, voice modeling, harmony, Transducer (emulates phone, radio, megaphone, and more), plus modulation, delay, EQ, dynamics, and reverb processing. You want presets? The VoicePro has 250 user presets and 250 factory presets.
For portable recording, the newly arrived Marantz CDR420 is the ticket. This compact unit supports MP3 and WAV formats, and can burn recordings directly to a built-in CD drive. A 20GB hard drive is included, and basic editing capabilities are standard. Onboard XLR connectors with phantom power allow connection of condenser mics.
Setting up your Windows laptop for audio requires finding an interface that can connect to it. The new-in-stock E-MU 1616m Cardbus makes it easy; just pop the PCM-CIA interface into your laptop’s card slot, annd you’re happening. The 1616m CardBus features a 16-in/6-out dock, two Neutrik combi connectors with E-MU XTC mic preamps, zero-latency hardware mixing/monitoring, and 24-bit/192kHz converters. The 1616m Cardbus includes an amazing software bundle:
- E-MU Production Tools Software Bundle CD-ROM
- Cakewalk SONAR LE
- Steinberg Cubase LE
- Ableton Live Lite 4 for E-MU
- Steinberg Wavelab Lite
- iK Multimedia AmpliTube LE
- iK Multimedia T-RackS EQ
- Minnetonka diskWelder BRONZE
- SFX Machine LT
- E-MU Proteus X LE
- In-depth tutorial covering all major features
- Interviews with famous artists and producers
- Studio visits. See how the pros use Absynth
- Sound examples, helping illustrate topics covered
- Presets specially designed for the tutorial