The Forte is a high performance USB 2.0 audio interface that features excellent mic preamps and a pretty darn intuitive user interface for a device with a single knob to control everything (there’s a computer application, too). It’s a gorgeous tabletop format package that sounds as good as it looks.
Check out the Product Reviews page or jump right to the review here.
Knowing that a number of your who visit here are involved with sound in houses of worship, and that assisted listening (hearing aid loops and beyond) is important, I thought that this one might be of soune interest. Presented by Herman Systems and Sennheiser Electronic Corporation, the webinar will provide a brief overview of ADA compliance standards for assistive listening systems. We will explore different ALS solutions including infrared, installed loop and RF systems. Lastly, we will cover useful tips for successful system specification and implementation.
For further information and registration, click here.
This isn’t a detailed show report as I usually write as I’m in the back-to-back travel mode now and wanted to get something out before I forgot what I saw. NAB isn’t a big show for audio, but it’s nice to be able to talk at length with some of the manufacturers who are swamped at AES and NAMM shows. Read or download the report here.
I know that many of you have come here from the PreSonus forum. Regulars may have noticed my absence from that forum lately (at least my ego hopes you noticed) and may be wondering if I’m still around.
The reason for my absence there is simply that I’ve been kicked off the forum. What I was told was that the company had received “several” e-mails from people who were offended or annoyed by things I had posted on the forum, and asked if I was an employee (probably with intent of getting me fired). Now for the life of me I can’t imagine what I said that would provoke this response, and further, PreSonus’ action as a result, but apparently they decided that despite my frequent detailed explanations, helpful suggestions, and useful solutions, the forum would be better off without me than with me.
To be clear, while I have given presentations at the PreSonuSphere user’s conference (in fact, that event grew out of a suggestion of mine) and written a few white papers as PreSonuSphere handouts, I have never been employed by the company other than for piecework.
I won’t deny that I feel a bit of sour grapes over this – it’s like being fired from a job I didn’t know I had, for reasons that weren’t clear to me. However, I think the company makes good products (it’s why I got involved in the first place) and I’m not going to try to dissuade anyone from buying their gear because I feel they’ve treated me badly.
You’re of course welcome to contact me with any questions you have about their gear (or anything else for that matter) if you think I can be of assistance. Just don’t look for me on the PreSonus forum in the future. As far as I know at this time, I’m unwelcome there and won’t be back.
Finally got the consolidated show report with links and pictures up. Better late than later, but still sooner than the magazines. Well, I did take a week long working (on something else) vacation after the show, so I didn’t get started sorting out the small pile of literature I took home, and digging out the rest from the web.
Browse the Trade Show Reports section or download it directly here.
I know you’re all eagerly awaiting my full NAMM show report. I’m still away from home, and will get on it directly. It should be available by this weekend if the creek hasn’t risen while I was away (and I have to bail out my basement).
DATE: Thursday, February 21, 2013
TIME: 2:00 PM EDT
This webinar, sponsored by Herman Pro AV and presented by Furman Sound, will explore the difference between series, multi-stage surge suppression and standard shunt surge suppression. We will also discuss linear filtering for transverse mode noise vs. non-linear filtering. Lastly, we will cover contractor specific products within the Furman line and the Contractor Series, BlueBolt.
Register for the webinar here. Don’t worry, they don’t send spam, only a reminder of the upcoming webinar and the link for logging in.
These are well presented webinars, and the subject of protection from power line surges and noise is frequently discussed in pro audio forums. There’s lots of both valid and misleading information floating around. Get the scoop from a company that’s been making power management gear for a long time. While you’re at it, check out other webinars in this series that you might have missed.