July 2014 Newsletter | API, Focal Professional, Apogee, Zoom, Rode, Holiday Hours

Now available for Demo at Dale NYC - API's The Box!

API LogoThe legendary API name has always been synonymous with high-quality audio, especially in the world of recording consoles. Now, for the first time, API brings that quality to a compact size with THE BOX, and now it's on display at Dale Pro Audio's NYC showroom.

API BOX Building on API's rich heritage of extremely high-quality recording consoles, THE BOX ($17,995) is a small-format recording/mixing console designed for professional project studios, home studios, and production facilities of all kinds. Optimized for the digital era, THE BOX handles all the functions needed for production not provided by most DAWs, including mic preamps, input signal processing, high-quality mix bus, cue sends with talkback, monitor control, and more, without the redundant capacities of larger consoles. Most importantly,THE BOX provides the legendary all-discrete API sound in an efficient, cost-effective package.


THE BOX is now set up for demo in our NYC demo room, right in the heart of the Flatiron District. Running in conjunction with an Avid Pro Tools HDX system, you can witness how it will become the heart of your facility. Demonstrations are available either by appointment or on a walk-in basis. So come down to Dale and see for yourself what the hype is all about!

For more information on THE BOX, email info@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828.

Just Arrived - Focal Alpha Series Studio Monitors

Focal Pro LogoFor over 30 years Focal Professional has designed, developed and manufactured high fidelity loudspeakers and drivers. Now they've broken the price barrier for true Focal sound and quality, with a new series of speakers nearly anyone can afford.

AlphaAlpha studio monitors are specifically designed for music creation. The flagship of the line, Alpha 80 ($549 ea.) is particularly ideal for producing music which is rich in bass or which requires high power reserves. The Alpha 65 ($399 ea.) performs just as well with instrumental music as with electronic music, and is characterised by its great versatility. Alpha 50 ($299 ea.), is the most compact of the line, and is perfectly adapted for confined spaces.

Thanks to Focal’s exclusive technologies, its expertise in terms of speaker drivers and to the mechanical design of Alpha studio monitors, optimum integration is guaranteed. Whether for confined spaces, rooms with poor acoustic qualities or for styles of music which require neutrality, dynamics and high SPL, Alpha studio monitors are a terrific solution.

All three sizes have just arrived in stock at Dale Pro Audio, so pick up your set today!

For information on Focal Professional, email info@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828.

Price Drop on Apogee Symphony!

Apogee Symphony I/OThere has never been a better time to get into the high-quality audio world of Apogee Symphony, thanks to a new low price of $1995 for the 2x6 analog / 8x8 digital configuration.

Apogee Symphony I/O
Apogee Symphony I/O is a modular multi-channel audio interface featuring premium AD/DA conversion and world-class microphone preamps. Designed to deliver professional sound quality for audio recording, mixing and mastering on a Mac, Symphony I/O is the ultimate music production centerpiece for any modern studio. Symphony I/O is the culmination of 25 years of Apogee’s award-winning design experience. With two module slots and the capacity for up to 32 inputs and outputs of A/D & D/A conversion per unit, Symphony I/O offers the best per-channel value of any interface in its category.

For more information on Apogee, email info@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828.

Zoom Handy Recorders Make Quality Location Recording Easy

Zoom LogoZoom's Handy Recorders have been some of the industry's most popular solutions when it comes to portable recording. Whether you're doing location sound, podcasting, corporate meeting recording, or jotting down your musical ideas on the go, Zoom has an model for you.

Handy Recorders




Choose from a range of models, from the super simple H1 ($99.99) right up to the 6-track H6 ($399.99) with interchangeable capsules. The 5-microphone stereo H2n ($159.99) and 4-track H4n ($229.99) round out the current series, with the all-new H5 ($269.99) coming in late July. For added convenience, Zoom includes optional accessory packs for each recorder, giving you an array of useful tools for your unit.

For more information on Zoom, email info@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828.

RODE NT-USB Brings Studio Quality to a USB Microphone

RODE LogoNew from our friends Down Under: The NT-USB is a studio-grade microphone with the convenience of a digital USB interface. It is a highly versatile side-address microphone that is ideal for recording musical performances in addition to spoken applications such as podcasting and voice-over.

NT-USBThe microphone is fully compatible with all mainstream recording applications on both Windows and Mac OS based computers, as well as the Apple iPad using RO˜DE Rec, GarageBand, or any other recording app that accepts an external microphone. Use on the Apple iPad requires a suitable USB connection adaptor, such as the Apple Camera Connection Kit. The body of the NT-USB features a zero-latency stereo headphone monitoring (3.5mm) jack, which allows users to monitor the microphone input in realtime, along with dials to adjust the monitoring level and mix between the computer/iPad audio and the microphone input.

Accessories provided include a premium pop-filter, high-quality stand mount with industry standard 3/8 inch thread, desktop tripod stand that allows the NT-USB to sit at a comfortable height on a tabletop, and a pouch for storage when not in use.

For more information on RODE, email info@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828.

Dale's Holiday Hours for Independence Day Weekend 2014

Dale Pro AudioIn observance of the Independence Day holiday weekend, Dale's offices and warehouse will be closed Friday, July 4th. We will re-open Monday, July 7th. In-stock orders placed after 12:00pm on Thursday, July 3rd will be processed Monday, July 7th.

On behalf of the entire Dale Pro Audio organization, we'd like to wish all of our customers and vendors a wonderful and safe holiday