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Sonic Farm Audio (sonicfarm.com)
showed the new Xcalibur ($2850), a
rackmount Class A pentode tube
preamp/saturator for clean or colored
gain and overdrive.
Sontronics (sontronics.com) showed
the Mercury ($1999), a tube microphone
with continuously variable pattern that
features a hand-selected ECC81/12AT7
tube and very low self-noise. Mercury is
also the first Sontronics mic to be handbuilt entirely in the UK.
Soundelux USA (bockaudio.com) introduced the U99 ($2599), a dual- membrane multipattern tube mic with a New
Old Stock tube, custom linear high-current
power supply, larger output transformer,
updated electronics, and switches for
"fat" tone and high-frequency boost/flat/
cut. It is intended for applications similar
to the vintage Neumann U67 microphone
but with more consistency and reliability.
Soyuz Microphones (soyuzmicrophones.
com) was showing the SU-013, a solid-state
pencil condenser mic with interchangeable
capsules: cardioid, hypercardioid, and
omni. The mics are available singly with
one capsule ($599), singly with three capsules ($999), or as a stereo pair with three
capsules per mic ($1999). Look for a review soon.
Spectrasonics (spectrasonics.net, on display at the ILIO booth, ilio.com) announced
Keyscape Creative, a bundle of over 1200
new sounds that take advantage of combining the new Keyscape virtual instrument
($399) with the architecture of Omnisphere
2 ($499). The bundle is free to all owners
of both instruments.
Spitfire Audio (spitfireaudio.com) was
showcasing a wide variety of its sample
libraries and virtual instruments, most
notably the massive Spitfire Symphony
Orchestra ($1699). It includes Symphonic
Brass, Woodwinds, and Strings, plus a
brand-new and exclusive sample collection
for full orchestral arrangements called
Masse. Look for a review soon.
SPL (spl.info, dist. by Audio Plus Services,
audioplussservices.com) showed a prototype of the SMC 7.1 surround monitor controller, price and availability TBA.
Steinberg (steinberg.net) was showing Cubase 9 (Elements $130.99, Artist $419.99, Pro $739.99) The newest
version of the popular DAW includes a
Lower Zone interface element for mixer
and tool windows, a Sampler Track for
easy chromatic sample playback, new
plug-ins, enhanced cloud collaboration,
recallable MixConsole history, and much
more; see the company website for a
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Steinberg Cubase 9
feature breakdown for each version. Also
new: updated versions of the HALion,
HALion Sonic, and Absolute virtual
instruments, and a new score writing
package called Dorico ($739.99).

Soundelux U99 and Soyuz SU-013


http://www.sonicfarm.com http://www.sontronics.com http://www.bockaudio.com https://soyuzmicrophones.com/ https://soyuzmicrophones.com/ http://www.spectrasonics.net http://www.ilio.com http://www.spitfireaudio.com http://www.audioplusservices.com http://www.steinberg.net http://www.mwtm.eu

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