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The Latest Gear For Singers: Summer NAMM 2014

VoiceCouncil brings you some of the highlights from this years summer NAMM show in Nashville. These products will soon be hitting the shops and we hope to bring you reviews later on in the year.

  • 1. Stage XPD1 USB Digital Wireless System

    Samson’s all-new Stage XPD1 USB Digital Wireless System brings the convenience of wireless to your computer recordings and beyond. With a wireless receiver built into a USB stick and a high-quality handheld dynamic microphone transmitter, the Stage XPD1 allows you to wirelessly record stunning audio straight to your Mac/PC and favorite digital audio software. It’s the ideal wireless system for podcasting, YouTube performances, karaoke video games, voice over projects and much more.

  • 2. TC-Helicon Play Electric

    Like a VoiceLive 3 without the complexity, Play Electric allows users to rock out with confidence. They get easy access to the hottest vocal sounds and perfect backing harmonies, combined with best-selling TC Electronic guitar FX and enough amp emulations to quench even the most hardened player’s thirst for tone, making Play Electric the new standard for performing singer-guitarists. The Play Electric comes packed with all the studio-grade vocal effects that TC-Helicon are renowned for: Unbelievable vocal harmonies, tasty delays, lush reverbs, thick doubles, cool modulations, edgy hardtuning, and raw distortions.

  • 3. PreSonus AudioBox iTwo Studio Recording Kit

    Presonous have introduced a complete recording package to get you started in your home studio. Perfect for musicians and podcasters, the ultra-mobile 2-channel AudioBox iTwo boasts high-performance Class A microphone preamplifiers and professional-quality, 24-bit converters. USB bus-powered, it’s compact, ruggedly built, and designed to work perfectly with Studio One recording software and Capture Duo but also works fine with other audio software that supports ASIO (Windows), Core Audio (Mac), or MFi (iPad).

  • 4. Alesis Miclink Wireless Digital Microphone Adapter

    The Alesis MicLink Wireless system will convert almost any handheld dynamic microphone into a wireless system. The MicLink consists of a transmitter with XLR connection to attach to a dynamic microphone and a receiver unit with volume control, output and a button to pair transmitters with the receiver, altogether making this system simple to use and great value for money.

  • 5. Zen Studio Portable Audio Interface

    Zen Studio is the professional, portable audio interface with the most competitive analog and digital connectivity. The 12 world-class mic pres, Antelope’s signature clocking, the on-board DSP effects with multiple monitor mixers and the proprietary low-latency USB connectivity make Zen a world-class mobile recording system, that can easily fit inside a backpack or gear bag. Zen Studio is designed to meet the needs of the modern day producer or engineer on-the-go, as well as location sound engineers, sound designers, independent bands and musicians in search of greater sound quality and flexibility.

  • 6. Mesanovic Microphones Model 2

    The Model 2 is a hand-made ribbon microphone that pushes modern design to its limits. It is designed to sound great on all sources because of its incredibly extended high frequency response, while retaining classic ribbon midrange and a rich, low end that reaches flat out to 20 Hz. This makes it an excellent choice on vocals as well as guitar amps, drums, strings, brass, piano, and much more.

  • 7. Blue Microphones Mikey

    Mikey Digital is an ultra-compact stereo condenser microphone that turns your iPhone or iPad into the sleekest mobile recording device around. Capture pristine recordings of live music, audio for video, interviews, guitar and vocals—and whatever else you can imagine—whenever and wherever inspiration strikes. And it’s Lightning and iOS 7 compatible, so you can just plug in and go. With Mikey Digital, it’s never been easier to capture pristine audio—anywhere, anytime.