Sound Devices 644 Mixer is an amazing new device that seem to wrap up much of the 788 and their field mixes into a single unit - very impressive
An excellent article debunking some of the gloss, the "fix everything" shine placed on the idea of the network and crowd sourcing as THE new paradigm. The Open, Free ideals that drive mega profits for Google, Apple etc.
The Zero-Blade Technology is largely inspired from the sailboat and is likely to increase the efficiency of the current wind power conversion devices. The blades are replaced by a sail-shaped body while both hub and gearbox are removed. Instead of spinning the blades' rotor, the wind is being harnessed by a sail which follows a non-rotational back and forth motion. Such movement follows a knot path and allows the conversion of the majority of the kinetic energy into mechanical energy (using pistons). The same is then converted to a hydraulic pressure that could either be stored (in hydraulic accumulator) or instantly converted to electricity via a hydraulic motor and a generator. Thanks to the aerodynamic shape of the Saphonian, the drag force becomes the driving force of the system while the lift force becomes almost nil.
A useful set of power amp modules and plate amps for making passive speaker boxes and installations active
Hypex Electronics supplies power amplifiers, digital processing and conversion to the professional, consumer and live audio industries. Our Ncore and UcD modules are the only class D amplifiers that are so neutral that they leave you in total control over how your product sounds, while taking the trouble of designing the power train out of your hands.
Whether you design active studio monitors or PA systems, AV receivers or audiophile products, there is always a module in our portfolio to fit your needs. If you need signal processing, have a look at our standard line-up of DSP boards or speak to us if you have specific requests.
Take your mind off the bit that drives the speaker wire. You create a great product while we provide the power.
Always useful to have different kinds of references for students learning Max/MSP/Jitter