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You are very welcome to visit the Joystick Audio demo rooms and test the best pro audio gear available today!
Our full-blown studio is the perfect demo environment to allow you to make the right decisions.

We are happy to guide you through the world of special pro audio gear:

  • The heart of the demo room is the SSL AWS948 console & DAW controller
  • SSL XL-Desk/SSL Matrix/SSL Nucleus consoles/controllers can also be set up
  • Monitoring features PMC IB1S mains and PMC TwoTwo & Result6 nearfields
  • An acoustically perfect room, the ideal place to judge a sound
  • All the gear our manufacturers make is available on the patch, ready to use
  • In case you can’t decide, you can take some gear home for testing as well!

We look forward to see you, a reservation by telephone or email is appreciated.

Joystick Demo Studio

NEW: Solid State Logic releases SiX - the Ultimate Desktop Mixer

SSL SiX - The Ultimate Desktop Mixer

  • Two SuperAnalogue SSL Channel Strips (Mic Pre / Dyn / EQ)
  • Two Knob G-series bus Comp
  • Advanced Monitoring & Routing
  • 12 Channel Summing System

Find out more!

Available very soon from stock, Contact us for more info!

NEW: Thermionic Culture The Kite - Stereo EQ with Attitude

The Kite is derived from the acclaimed Fat Bustard, a simple stereo EQ with "Air" and " ATTITUDE"!


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NEW: Solid State Logic Fusion !

Fusion is an all-analogue 2U stereo outboard processor created for the modern hybrid studio. Fusion introduces five completely new analogue colouration tools designed to bring the perfect combination of added tonal character, weight and space to your mix bus or stereo stems, with the detail, warmth and finesse that only real analogue circuits can provide.

The SSL sonic legacy is built upon a much-emulated collection of analogue audio processing tools that have featured in generations of studio consoles; pristine mic pre’s, classic Channel EQ & Dynamics, the legendary Stereo Bus Compressor, the Listen Mic Compressor, and the unique SSL summing bus. Fusion takes SSL into a new era with the introduction of a suite of new analogue processing tools that offer exceptional tonal character and versatility. Fusion expands the processing palette for hybrid studio owners and is a superb partner for the SSL Stereo Bus Compressor.

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Thermionic Culture
During July and August 2018, you can get the modern classic Thermionic Culture Phoenix QSB stereo tube compressor at 10% off! A must have for your mixbus!

Prism Sound
During July 2018, Prism is offering:

  • 15% off on the ADA8-XR multi-channel convertors
  • 1000 euro off on a pair of Titan-HDX or Atlas-HDX interfaces - with ProTools HD(X) connection! Save enough to buy an AVID HD Native Thunderbolt IO!
  • Free SADiE Mastering Suite software with any Lyra-2, Titan or Atlas interface

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AEA R44ACE Limited Edition Active CE ribbon microphone

Combining most components of the R44CE with the active elements of the active A440 in a matte black finish, the R44ACE heralds the 20th anniversary of the legendary R44. The AEA R44ACE is an active, economic version of the R44C, delivering a classic sound with a modern aesthetic. Draw the R44ACE into your hand before the 52 units run out.

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Josephson Engineering C725 tube microphone

The C725 provides classic studio microphone performance using a hybrid of vacuum tube and solid state technology, and the advanced dual-diaphragm capsule used on the C700 and C716 microphones. A separate high voltage regulated power supply is provided, with five switchable directional patterns and a unique warm/cool selector to optimize the signal path. The C725 is suitable for detailed vocal and instrument pickup.

Contact us for more info and demo!


Josephson Engineering

NEW BRAND: Yamahiko instrument pick-ups

The best Piano and Double Bass pickups for live and theatre! Great natural sound, without problems, without feedback. Available for demo.

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Thermionic Culture Culture Vulture
20th Anniversary Limited Edition

A special limited edition of the best selling Culture Vulture. Limited to 120 only - each comes with Mullard and Philips factory valves and a signed certficate. It dffers from the original in that it has much lower background noise, using Sowter transformers to balance line inputs and outputs, also indented pots for easy recall.

The sound is practically identical to the original, except the top end is extended to way beyond audio range, making it a great mastering tool. Of course you can still get 99% distortion if you should feel the need! There’s even an extra extreme position on the distortion switch.

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NEW BRAND: Audiolinear - featuring the AXIS passive monitor controller

Joystick Audio now is the exclusive Benelux distributor of Audiolinear, introducing the Audiolinear AXIS zero compromise passive desktop monitoring controller, designed and built by hand in England.

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Thermionic Culture The Swift wins award!

The Swift is a great stereo tube EQ combining the best of USA and UK EQ topologies.
Available for demo!

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Crane Song HEDD Quantum!

A new HEDD with the unrivaled Crane Song Quantum convertors. Also serves as a master clock with 6 Wordclock outputs! Available end 2017.

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AEA Summer Bundle contest!

Wanna chance to win an R92 microphone and a TRP preamp?! All you got to do is submit an awesome name for AEA's R92 and TRP summer bundle!
Enter your submission here:

And if you don't win: the R92+TRP Bundles will be soon available for purchase at very attractive prices!

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SSL Studio Series - Demo & Info Day - 16th June 2017


10:30 AM - Friday 16th June 2017 @ Joystick Audio NL
Helmondseweg 50, 5751 GE Deurne, Netherlands

Full day of introductions to a wide range of SSL Studio equipment, including XL Desk, Nucleus 2, Matrix, Sigma and more.

  • Hands on interaction with various analogue systems and processors, guided by SSL engineer
  • Discover innovative interfacing with benchmark SSL quality in sound and intuition

Lunch and refreshments provided.

Please contact us to register and for further information.


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Dutch DJ/Producer Nicky Romero about EDM producing and his new SSL AWS948 at Protocol Studios:


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Solid State Logic LMC+ 500 format module PROMO!

The Solid State Logic LMC+ 500 format module is now only 399 euro + VAT instead of 503 euro + VAT. Limited stock offer - first come first served, contact us asap if you're in Benelux! More info about this great module in the video on the right


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Famous Engineers at Larrabee Studios talking about Solid State Logic consoles and more:


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Crane Song & Dave Hill Designs plug-ins on sale until end of 2016!

Crane Song Phoenix I and II and Peacock well as Dave Hill Designs RA plug-ins are now on sale until end of 2016!

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NEW BRANDS - Prism Sound & Maselec - special Prism Sound PROMO

Prism Sound has been supplying successful high quality analogue and digital studio products for 28 years. They are renowned for their excellent convertor technology, which is now also available in a range of USB interfaces.

All MASELEC products are developed by Leif Mases. His experience as a producer, recording engineer and studio owner, working with Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, ABBA and others, is reflected in the operation and performance of his designs.
Leif has developed a comprehensive range of high-quality analogue processors that offer precision, transparency and in some cases, program-dependent effectiveness.

Prism Sound is running a special promo until end of July 2016: Get a Prism Sound Atlas USB interface with 8 preamps for the price of a Prism Sound Titan!

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Solid State Logic Delta Control explained on Power Sound Studio's Duality console


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Cedar Audio announces the DNS 2 portable dialogue noise supressor

In response to the many requests for a '2-channel DNS 8 Live' Cedar Audio undertook to find out what people really wanted from such a device. It soon became clear that this was not simply fewer channels, but something much smaller, lighter, and more portable that could be used on location as well as in the studio or edit suite. So Cedar Audio developed the DNS 2, which satisfies all of these criteria, and many more.

It's incredibly simple to use; its new DNS algorithm requires nothing more than switching on the Learn function that identifies and adapts to the background noise and then dialing in the amount of noise attenuation required. As always, this offers near-zero latency, so that the DNS 2 can be used for live sound and live broadcast. And, as always, it eliminates traffic noise, air conditioning, wind, rain, babble and general background noise from audio signals. It will also help to compensate for unfavourable acoustic conditions and poor microphone placement, and will even suppress excessive reverberation.

Yet despite being so small and light that you can slip it inside a pocket or equipment bag, the DNS 2 offers analogue line and ultra low-noise microphone inputs (the latter with switchable 48V phantom powering), an AES digital input, and both analogue and digital outputs. With its 12V power input and mounting points for use with other equipment, sound engineers can use it in the middle of a field as easily as in the studio or the edit suite.

It's the DNS that anyone can use anywhere!

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We are happy to announce the addition of several new brands to our product line, each unique quality solutions!

Hear Technologies personal monitoring systems, from smallscale to largescale, with ease of use and great features!
Lisson Grove vintage style tube compressor based on the classic Altec compressor that was used intensively in the '60's.
Zähl - the legendary Zähl EQ1 stereo equaliser for 500 series.

Audio Ease software, famous for Altiverb and Speakerphone.
Pinguin Software for measuring audio quality parameters since 1989. Complies with EBU R128 for loudness metering.
Sonoris Software professional mastering software, from DDP authoring to mastering plugins.

Contact us for more info!


Brauner Phantom Classic & Valvet X deals!

We still have a few Brauner Phantom Classic and Valvet X microphones left at 'old' price before price increase soon - contact us, for Benelux customers only, as long as stock lasts!

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SSL introduces 'System T' networked broadcast audio production technology


Designed from the ground up to provide the power to handle large-scale productions in a ‘multi-platform delivery’ driven future, System T is a new fully networked broadcast audio production environment. A range of hardware and software control interfaces can be placed anywhere on a network with up to three consoles or control interfaces accessing a single or fully mirrored redundant pair of processor cores. Multiple processor cores can be used on a single network. Control interfaces and processing resource can be re-configured to suit daily requirements.

Read the full info here, contact us for more info!


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AEA Nuvo Stereo Mic Kit promo!

AEA is offering a free NUVO STEREO MIC KIT with the purchase of two N8s or two N22s. The kit includes a laser-engraved template bar with all the hardware needed to set up Blumlein or other stereo configurations, two custom Nuvo windscreens made by Windtech, and the highest quality SKB carrying case with foam inserts in place of the standard product cases for the mics.
This promo ends on October 31, 2015 so act fast!

Contact us for more info!


AEA Ribbon Mics

Summer Promo & Sales!

Have a look at our special Summer Promo & Sales list, valid from now on, as long as stock lasts - only for Benelux customers!

Joystick Audio Summer 2015 Promo & Sales list (PDF).

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Thermionic Culture Phoenix summer promo + Phoenix HG15 news

We currently can offer the famous Thermionic Culture Phoenix compressor and its Mastering Plus big brother for a special price! Don't miss out and contact us for more info!

A less known recent Phoenix variant is the Phoenix High Gain 15, made for the 15th anniversary of Thermionic Culture: At the essence you get a mono version of the studio standard Phoenix compressor, but thanks to its high gain input and EQ capabilities, it's an awesome high end tube channel strip at an amazing price. The good news is it's now even more affordable then before!

Contact us for more info!


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First SSL Live L500 Plus in Belgium now for rent at DEE Sound & Light!

Founded in '87 by owner and managing director André Schneider, DEE Sound & Light has steadily grown to become a major player in the Belgian audio and lighting rental industry. It is a full service production company dedicated to providing professional sound, lighting and video.

Over 20 years of involvement in the industry have given DEE the expertise to work with major artists and bands as well as concert halls. They also have been supplying equipment to festivals and international concert or theatre tours.

The company's goal is to deliver excellent well-maintained equipment that meets the highest quality standards. This commitment to the best made the SSL L500 Plus console the logical next step for DEE.

Visit the DEE website for more info!


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CEDAR Audio announces Cedar for Pyramix 64

In March of this year, CEDAR Audio declared its intention to develop new products for Merging Technologies' range of 64-bit workstations. The company is now delighted to announce CEDAR for Pyramix 64, which makes some of CEDAR's latest 64-bit processes available on the Pyramix platform.

This new suite of processes (each derived from CEDAR's multi-award-winning CEDAR Studio 7™ and CEDAR Cambridge™ flagships) allows users to eliminate a wide range of common problems and significantly improve the sound quality of their audio. It provides unsurpassed results, quickly, and with the minimum of fuss and user intervention. Nonetheless, great care has been taken to ensure that the six processes that comprise CEDAR for Pyramix 64 retain the family feel so that the hundreds of existing users are immediately comfortable and productive with the new software.

View the product overview video here.

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MUSIKMESSE: Significant power up and V3 software with over 40 superb new features for SSL LIVE consoles!

SSL is proud to announce the release of a significant power increase and new V3 software that introduces over 40 new software and hardware features and updates for its SSL Live console range. The new release takes SSL Live consoles to an unrivalled balance of power, features and price.

The L500 becomes the L500 Plus to mark the significance of this new release in the ongoing evolution of the acclaimed console. The power of the L500 rises from 192 mix paths to 256 with a doubling of Effects processing power (depending on the effects selected). The L300 also enjoys a power increase from 128 to 192 mix paths.

The Version 3 software release provides an extensive and impressive collection of feature additions to SSL Live consoles, including a superb new Super-Q feature, an optional Dante interface card, Remote Control software, Console Expander Mode, User Interface changes, new Effects, enhancements to the Solo system and a collection of features designed for customers who broadcast their productions.

SSL Live V3 is due for public release in May 2015 and will become standard on all new consoles. Upgrades will be available to bring existing consoles to V3 specification.

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MUSIKMESSE: Tube-Tech HLT 2A - an all-new kind of EQ

The TUBE-TECH HLT 2A is an all-new kind of EQ, combining Hi and Lo shelving with a midrange T- control, that bends the whole frequency spectrum up or down around a selectable midrange frequency.
(It's is the first time this combination of filters has been designed in the analogue domain.)

HLT 2A is a stereo unit, featuring low and high shelving filters and a T - control bend filter. The shelving filters are designed around a high gain tube amplifier, and the T- filter is a passive filter placed after the shelving filters and the output amplifier. All three sections are supplied with a bypass switch. In addition to these controls the HLT 2A features Hi and Lo filters + an overall bypass switch.

The TUBE-TECH HLT 2A marks a different approach to EQ'ing. It is a very powerful overall shaping EQ, yet extremely simple to operate.

To put it simply, the HLT2A will yield good results for basically any material and application, ranging from the demanding mastering engineer to the sound quality hungry project studio owner.

The combination of Hi and Lo shelf and Lo/Mid frequency T just creates a ton of very nice EQ shaping possibilities!

Mastering Version

Later in 2015 John G Petersen will do a mastering version of the HLT2A with stepped pots and a smaller and more detailed range for the shelf and T- filter eq.

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MUSIKMESSE: Significant upgrade to industry leading SSL Duality and AWS studio consoles

New consoles feature δelta-Control to seamlessly integrate analogue console automation and DAW based workflow.

SSL is extremely proud to announce the release of new Duality δelta and AWS δelta consoles. The new consoles mark the introduction of δelta-Control (δ-Ctrl), a completely new analogue console automation platform for SSL studio technology that unites the very best of automation in the analogue console domain with DAW based workflow. All new Duality and AWS consoles will be δelta models and console upgrades are available for all preceding models.

At the heart of δ-Ctrl is a native AAX/RTAS/AU/VST/VST3 plug-in that allows automation of the console as if it were a DAW Plug-in. The automation system in the DAW is used to record and playback control data from the faders and switches on the console as an alternative to the SSL legacy console automation system. The δ-Ctrl plug-in is inserted into a DAW mixer audio channel. The plug-in then receives and sends control data from an assigned console channel, VCA or Master fader via a high speed Ethernet Network connection. Audio on the DAW track passes through the plug-in slot unprocessed so the plug-in can be combined with other DAW plug-ins. The console Fader, mutes and relevant switches are represented as plug-in parameters in a δ-Ctrl plug-in GUI and their automation data is recorded to the automation lane of the selected DAW channel. In playback the plug-in converts the stored automation data from the DAW into δ-Ctrl messages and routes these back to the console via the SSL Logictivity Network connection.

Automation data can be viewed and edited as normal plug-in data in the DAW tracks. The console Fader Absolute and Trim values are saved using the same dB law as your selected DAW automation so that the ‘Paste Special’ command can be used to copy existing DAW fader data into the plug-in. The Paste Special feature is available in Pro-Tools and in most but not all DAWs. δ-Ctrl retains all the key operational elements of SSL’s Signature Mix System with much loved features such as JOIN, REVISE, MOTORS OFF and SNAP Override all actioned from dedicated front panel switches. The MOTORS OFF mode offers the full non moving fader SSL VCA mix experience as preferred by key industry re-mixers. A new MOTORS OFF, Touch Write mode emulates the SSL G Series Mix system Immediate Pickup (IP) option.

Duality δelta also receives a visual refresh with an elegant new style for its Channel Displays interface and a new graphic design based Eyeconix library.

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MUSIKMESSE: New LMC+ Module brings the classic SSL Listen Mic Compressor to the 500 format rack platform… with added new creative features.

The LMC+ Module is a new and significantly enhanced version of the classic SSL Listen Mic Compressor. This famous processor from the legendary SL 4000E console was the secret weapon in many producers sonic arsenal of recording and mixing techniques through the 1980s. Originally designed to prevent overloading the return feed from a studio communications mic, its fixed attack and release curves were eminently suitable for use on ambient drums mics and deliver an aggressive and highly distinctive tone. While ambient drums are an obvious home for the LMC over time it has been used to process backing vocals, guitars, parallel compression feeds, and many other uses (and indeed abuses) have been found for its hard grab and fast bite.

This all-new version includes all of the characteristics of the original version but with a collection of new features; a pair of variable SSL High Pass and Low Pass filters to allow targeting of a specific frequency range, a filters to compressor side chain option and a wet/dry blend control for instant parallel compression. Two additional superb new tools are added to give the LMC+ a distinctive sonic twist; the ‘Scoop’ button phase inverts the wet signal to give unusual sound sculpting possibilities using the Wet/Dry blend control, and the ‘Split’ button engages a bandpass subtraction mode that can compress certain frequencies of the signal and leave others untouched to be blended back together at the output stage. Using the ‘Scoop’ and ‘Split’ modes can subtly add interesting tone or completely destroy and deconstruct the audio you feed it! The enhanced new feature set gives LMC+ a distinctive sonic edge with a range of creative possibilities.

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NAB: CEDAR Studio 7 including DNS One with Learn function and new Retouch!

CEDAR Studio is valued worldwide by users ranging from high-profile film studios to covert audio forensic laboratories. Today, CEDAR is proud to launch CEDAR Studio 7, which takes a massive leap forward with the introduction of the latest incarnation of CEDAR's ground-breaking Retouch™ process, plus a new DNS One™ that includes the Learn function from our award-winning DNS 8 Live™ noise suppressor. With more advanced processes that allow users to improve the sound quality of their audio quickly and with the minimum of fuss or intervention, CEDAR Studio 7 remains the choice of top audio professionals everywhere.

NEW in CEDAR Studio 7 - Retouch 7

With its slick new user interface and enhanced processing capabilities, Retouch 7 stands alone as the spectral editor of choice for anyone who needs to be able to identify, isolate and manipulate individual sounds within an audio file. With two new processes - Cleanse and Revert - it's now possible to obtain optimum results more easily and more quickly than ever before. What's more, CEDAR has even created a standalone version so that you no longer need a workstation to access the power of Retouch.

NEW in CEDAR Studio 7 - DNS One with LEARN

A huge step forward in dialogue noise suppression, the secret of the latest version of DNS One is revealed by its LEARN button. Developed from the groundbreaking algorithm within the award-winning DNS 8 Live dialogue noise suppressor, LEARN allows DNS One to calculate an estimate of the background noise level and determine suitable noise attenuations at each frequency for optimum suppression. Leave it switched on, and it will adapt to changes in the background without adding latency or eating into the wanted signal.

CEDAR Studio 7 also includes Adaptive Limiter 2, Auto dehiss, Debuzz, Declick, Decrackle and Declip.

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Thermionic Culture Nightingale 2 & Freebird PROMO!

Thermionic Culture is doing a special deal on Nightingale 2 & Freebird!

The Nightingale 2 is one of the coolest tube dual channelstrips around, with 2 preamps, EQ and a single 'Phoenix' compressor, and that thick Thermionic sound!

The Freebird is 3 channels of tube EQ, smooth, musical broad EQ-ing. Great multi-channel EQ, or as bus EQ with a 'free' extra channel!

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SSL LIVE L300 and software V2.5 now available!

The SSL Live.L300 brings the massive sound of SSL to the compact live console arena. V2.5 delivers new advanced FX optimisation and 27 new features and updates to the SSL Live console platform. More details here!

The release of the new L300 means there are now two models available in the SSL Live console range, the larger L500 and the new more compact L300. Both consoles are perfectly equipped for applications in Touring, Installation, Houses Of Worship and Theatre. At SSL we believe that offering a more compact console should not mean compromising and reducing quality or features. Both consoles offer the same immaculate, huge SSL sound and the same superb operator experience. There are no compromises in build quality and both consoles use and can share the same Remote I/O. The L300 is physically smaller than the L500, so it is a more compact, lower cost option… with no hidden performance compromises – it’s that simple. Compact it may be but the L300 delivers the power and connectivity to handle large scale productions with up to 568 input/outputs, 128 mix paths (96 fully processed, 32 dry), a 32 x 36 matrix, 36 VCA’s, and 48 FX slots.

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New at Joystick Audio: PAM PiCo audio & loudness metering solutions

PAM PiCo puts high quality audio and loudness metering within easy reach of anyone involved in sound production, from TV Broadcast Operators, to music studio technicians, to record producers.

PAM PiCo is available in three fully featured formats; each able to display stereo, multichannel or surround sound audio from analogue, AES or embedded SDI (PAM PiCo Five only) signal sources. Each model can measure Loudness to ALL known international standards and recommendations and the PAM PiCo Loudness Logging Application is supplied as a free download to all PAM PiCo users.

Overview here, contact us for more info and demoing!



137th AES Convention in Los Angeles - NEWS

Get an overview of the news at the 137th AES Convention in Los Angeles here.


137th AES

Visit the Stadiumred / SSL / Joystick Audio pop-up studio at Amsterdam Dance Event

Until october 18th @ De Brakke Grond in Amsterdam, more info here.


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Solid State Logic introduces the XL-Desk

XL-Desk is a modern twist on the classic analogue studio console. It’s designed for tracking or mixing engineers who require an analogue console within a DAW centric studio, but don’t want or need the integrated DAW control and analogue level automation other SSL console products have made the new hybrid studio standard.


XL-Desk is a modern twist on the classic analogue studio console. It’s designed for tracking or mixing engineers who require an analogue console within a DAW centric studio, but don’t want or need the integrated DAW control and analogue level automation other SSL console products have made the new hybrid studio standard.

XL-Desk is in many ways a traditional 24 into 8 analogue console but it packs in an incredible collection of features. It has 20 channel strips: 16 dual input mono (switchable between main input or DAW return) and 4 stereo channels. The first eight channels have VHD mic pre’s. There is an 18 slot 500 format rack built in that can be used for processing or mic pre’s. XL-Desk ships with a legendary SSL Stereo Bus Compressor module in slots 17 & 18 (hard wired to Mix A). The rack has its own dedicated high spec’ power supply. There are four main Mix Buses (A, B, C, D) with buses B, C and D able to be summed into Mix A. The Buses and channels can access the 500 rack and each have a separate insert point for processing. There are two mono aux sends and two stereo return inputs. Direct outputs on every channel, stereo return and mix bus enable convenient stem printing. Each channel has a Cue Stereo Bus section (with Pan and Volume) used to provide one of the headphone mixes while tracking. At mixdown the mono channel DAW return signals can be routed to the CUE ST bus and then summed into Mix A, so there are 16 main faders + 16 Cue ST inputs + 4 Stereo channels providing 40 summing inputs (using the stereo returns and insert Sum functions you can squeeze in over 50 summing inputs). There is also a fully-featured monitoring section with bass management (3 sets of speakers + subwoofer), Foldback A and B with individual talkbacks for headphone mixes and a built in Listen Mic input + classic compressor circuit, with its own direct output.

Key Features:

  • 20 + 1 fader, over 40 input SuperAnalogue™ SSL console
  • 8-built in Variable Harmonic Drive (VHD) preamps
  • 16 dual input mono channels (switchable between main input or DAW return)
  • 4 stereo channels (switchable to mono for tracking)
  • The legendary Stereo Bus Compressor, with new high-pass filter sidechain
  • 18-slot 500 format rack built-in, accessible from channels or mix busses
  • In addition to a 500 rack insert each mono channel also has a standard insert point
  • 4 stereo Mix Buses with their own insert points and access to the 500 rack
  • One stereo and 2 mono aux sends. Two dedicated stereo return inputs
  • Direct outputs on every channel, stereo return and mix bus for stem printing
  • Fully-featured monitoring section with bass management
  • Foldback A and B with individual talkbacks for headphone mixes
  • Built in Listen Mic input + classic compressor circuit, with its own direct output
  • AFL and Solo-In-Place solo modes, with Solo Clear and Solo Safe (Protect) modes
  • Balanced D-Sub rear panel inputs/outputs & Front panel headphones & iJack sockets
  • High quality internal PSU

Check the SSL website XL-Desk pages!
Contact us now for more info, demo and pricing!


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Limited special deal: Buy an SSL Sigma, get a free 500-series Bus Compressor!

Limited quantity available - offer valid during september 2014 only, don't miss out!

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Visit Solid State Logic, Cedar Audio and TSL/Soundfield @ IBC2014

SSL in Hall 8, booth 8.D83
Cedar Audio in Hall 8, booth 8.C98
TSL/Soundfield in Hall 10, booth 10.B41

Click here to register for free via SSL's IBC invitation!



Little Labs Pepper now shipping!

Pepper a Swiss army knife of interface creativity designed in the Little Labs tradition. It integrates pedal / pro / instrument signals, is a blender, a DI/re-amp and more. A total solution!

Click here for a full feature overview! View the manual here.


Little Labs

Analoguetube introduces the AT-1 mono 'Fairchild 660' compressor

Analoguetube introduces a 12 tube mono compressor; The all tube AT-1 has several passive additions to the original circuit of the Fairchild 660 that builds more functionality and flexibility into this classic compressor design. Many of the features in its bigger stereo brother have also been included in these models as standard, with a stepped AC threshold control, a latching bypass button and the ability to stereo link other AT-1 units together.

Other features include a selectable audio (side-chain) input which allows the user to electrically split the compressor and AC Threshold in 2 for external side chain control. This is a fully balanced transformer input and is great for de-essing vocals.

The unique features of these gain crushing 19" 6U 20kg compressors allow all types of instrument and program to sound fatter and bigger bringing your program forward to add depth, dimension and clarity to your mix that effortlessly glues and controls the image together for all types of material.

All units closely follow the circuit both technically and historically that include the use of original wiring turrets and traditional point-to-point wiring throughout making these unique and natural sounding compressors a dynamic and indispensable tool for your music studio.

More info here!




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CEDAR Studio 6 with new AutoDehiss, Declick and Decrackle - in AAX & VST!

The original CEDAR Studio and CEDAR Studio AAX numbered hundreds of high-profile studios and post houses among their users. Today, CEDAR Studio 6 offers even more of the advanced processes that allow you to improve the sound quality of your audio. Each CEDAR Studio 6 process has been developed from the multi-award-winning CEDAR Cambridge™ flagship, and provides unsurpassed results, quickly, and with the minimum of fuss and user intervention. Algorithms include: Apadative Limiter 2, Auto Dehiss, Debuzz, Declick, Decrackle, Declip and DNS One. Full overview of CEDAR Studio.

Now with a special 15% off introductory offer until june 30th 2014, contact us!

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SSL announces new C100 HD Plus and C10 HD Plus broadcast consoles

The new ‘Plus’ versions of the acclaimed C100 and C10 consoles bring together new features and added value consolidation of SSL Production Assistant software to offer users the most powerful and flexible systems SSL has ever produced. Full info here!

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SSL IP Audio networking technology for broadcast production

The new SSL Network I/O range consists of ‘MADI-Bridge', providing 64 bidirectional channels of fully redundant MADI-to-network bridging with front panel confidence headphone monitoring; ‘SDI', bridging eight 3G-SDI embedders and eight de-embedders to the network or MADI with internal per channel routing; and ‘Stagebox’, which provides eight channels of mic/line I/O (using SSL’s renowned SuperAnalogue™ mic pres) with redundant network connectivity. More here!

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SSL announces V2 software with powerful new features for LIVE console!

More than 25 new features including Offline Setup, new Effects and Output Matrix Processing. New feature highlights here!

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New software release for SSL Sigma - including OSC support for iPad/iPhone

The new software will be a free upgrade for Sigma, SSL’s unique Remote Controlled Analogue Summing unit and enables all features of Sigma to be controlled from an iPad or iPhone via Open Sound Control (OSC). More here!

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SSL announces 3 new Duende plugins, migration to iLok and AAX support!

X-Phase, X-Saturator and X-Valvecomp, read the full story here!

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Thermionic Culture Phoenix HG15 review

Read the Future Music review of the new Thermionic Culture Phoenix HG15 here!

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Thermionic Culture

PMC unveils new twotwo sub1 active subwoofer at NAMM

The new twotwo sub1 is a low-distortion, active subwoofer featuring PMC’s unique ATL™ bass-loading technology, Class D amplification and DSP-based filtering and bass management, which extends bass output significantly with negligible harmonic distortion. The built-in amplifier delivers an impressive 400W of power to the sub, which has an active frequency response from a profound 22Hz up to 200Hz, and as with all PMC ATL™ designs, the tonal balance of the output remains consistent at all listening levels, from whisper-quiet to a stentorian blast. The sub1 can be deployed in a 2.1 configuration with twotwo series monitors to gain extra bass extension and headroom, or reproduce the low frequency effects (LFE) channel in a surround monitoring system.

The two long-throw bass drivers employed in the twotwo sub1 are a bespoke PMC design using natural materials, with a low-mass, ultra-stiff doped-paper cone to deliver unparalleled transient response. The elegant cabinet dimensions makes the twotwo sub1 easier to place than typical cube-shaped subwoofer designs.

The sub1 features an AES3 XLR input with a built-in high-quality sample rate converter, and can thus accept digital signals at any sample rate up to 192kHz. A pair of balanced stereo analogue inputs on XLRs is also available; switching between the sources is carried out from the rear panel or the optional desktop twotwo remote. The digital input is also passed through to the sub’s analogue and digital outputs for connection with other devices, allowing the twotwo sub1 to be used as a high-class D-A to drive other analogue monitors from a digital stream if required. Both analogue and digital outputs are always active regardless of which sources are selected. A single parametric equaliser is provided to assist with in-room alignment, and the analogue and digital outputs can be high-pass filtered to feed satellite speakers in a 2.1 configuration.

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Cedar Studio - "The best sounding in its class"
now available in AAX 64-bit for ProTools 11!

Launched in 2011, CEDAR Studio and CEDAR Studio AAX have been the recipients of numerous awards, and numbers hundreds of high-profile studios and post-production houses amongst its users.

To keep up with the latest developments from AVID®, Cedar is now pleased to announce that CEDAR Studio AAX has been written as a 64-bit application compatible with Pro Tools 10 and the latest versions of Pro Tools 11.

Earlier this year, Resolution magazine reviewed CEDAR Studio AAX. With the recent release of the 64-bit incarnation of CEDAR Studio AAX for Pro Tools 11, we thought that it was worth revisiting what they said.

"DNS One continues to be the absolute best tool for film and broadcast professionals needing almost any type of noise suppression."

"The resultant sound of Debuzz eclipses anything else I've tried, and I've tried almost everything else out there."

"I haven't found a comparable alternative at any price that works as smoothly and sounds as good as Declip."

Adaptive Limiter
"May be the best sounding limiter I've ever used. Mastering engineers really owe it to themselves to give this a test drive."

View the whole article here: CEDAR Studio AAX reviewed in Resolution magazine.

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Cedar Audio

AES NYC 2013 overview

AEA released their new N22 NUVO series ribbon microphone.

AnaMod & Realios announced that the XF Tube and A9052 EQ are shipping very soon!

Benchmark Media introduced the unique new design topology AHB2 power amplifier.

Cedar Audio showed the powerful Cedar Cambrigde v9 audio restoration system.

Crane Song added the Syren tube mic preamp to their 500-series, as well as released the Peacock vinyl emulation plugin for ProTools.

Daking demonstrated their 500-series range comprising mic preamp, compressor and EQ .

Dave Hill Designs had their Europa 1 preamp and Titan compressor on show.

Josephson Engineering showed their range of unique microphones.

Little Labs introduced the flexible Pepper DI/reamp/pedal insert/pro audio insert integrator.

Pendulum Audio showed their range of tube outboard.

PMC demonstrated the powerful twotwo series and their new Digital Monitor Controller.

Slate Pro Audio announced that the Raven MTX and MTi touchscreen DAW controllers are now shipping very soon!

Solid State Logic introduced the Matrix2 with great new features, also for existing Matrix owners!

Soundfield showed their range of surround mics and processors.

Thermionic Culture showed their 15th anniversary Culture Vulture Super 15 and Phoenix HG15.

Tube-Tech had their new MP2-A mic preamp on demo.

Weiss introduced the INT204 USB/DSD interface.

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Crane Song Peacock vinyl emulator plugin for ProTools AAX

Peacock can be used on a stereo bus to create the classic vinyl sound. On individual tracks it is also very useful in creating large fat sounds, smoothing of the harmonic content and making a nice smooth vintage sound on vocals and other instruments.

There are three main controls; Harmonic, Dynamic and Color. The Harmonic and Dynamic controls interact and control the level of the harmonic distortion. The Color switch changes the character / interaction of the controls and sets the maximum amount of midrange / LF color and the HF compression characteristic. The Dynamic control is the tricky one, what is does is time modulate the distortion components which are very frequency dependent due to the RIAA curve.

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Crane Song

AEA N22 NUVO series ribbon microphone

The phantom-powered N22 was designed with the needs of singer-songwriters and home studio owners in mind. Bridging the gap between vintage and modern, ribbon and condenser, studio and live, the N22 is the perfect companion for musicians and engineers alike.

Featuring the same Big Ribbon technology that has earned AEA its reputation, the N22 offers an incredible sound in close-mic applications like acoustic and electric guitars, piano, vocals, and drums. With phantom-powered JFET electronics and a custom German transformer the N22 achieves optimal performance with a wide range of preamps including USB or Firewire audio interfaces in home studio setups.

The N22 will be introduced at the 135th AES Convention in NYC (oct 17-20).

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