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Dale and Avid Present: Pro Tools|HDX & Pro Tools 10 - Better, Faster, and Easier

Pro Tools HDX w/ HDIO Avid returned to the AES Convention in New York with major announcements of new software (Pro Tools 10) and new hardware (HDX). The company laid out a technology path, time-line, and upgrade offers to help any existing Pro Tools user move to new systems.

Dale Pro Audio will partner with Avid on Tuesday, November 29th, to show both the new hardware and the new software.

This is your opportunity to see a presentation of the benefits available to all Pro Tools users with these exciting new announcements!

How could Avid top last year’s announcement of Pro Tools 9 software with support for stand-alone and 3rd party interfaces? How about a new HDX card with 3-5 times the DSP power, 2 times the voices, and double the I/O of the TDM cards it replaces?  How about a new 32-bit floating point mixer with dramatic headroom? And how about a new 64-bit ready plug-in architecture – AAX – for dramatically increased DSP efficiency?

Avid's new HDX CardAvid coupled the new hardware with a new release of software - ProTools 10 – that works with the new HDX card; the HD Native card; with audio interfaces from Avid, M-Audio, or a third-party; or with no other hardware than your computer. Pro Tools 10 introduces new editing features, new plug-ins, over 500 Pro Tools functions in EuCon, and new capabilities for speeding playback of large sessions and for working with shared storage.

There will be representatives from Avid attending along with the Sales and Technical representatives from Dale to demonstrate the power of the new system and to answer your questions about the special Pro Tools 10 software pricing and the upgrade options for adding Pro Tools 10 and HDX to your system.

Where:  Dale Pro Audio, 22 West 19th Street, 2nd floor, NYC, NY (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

When:  Tuesday November 29th (presentations at 1:00pm and 4:00pm)

RSVP:  email us at info@daleproaudio.com to register for this event.


If you have any questions about this event, please contact info@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828.

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Focal Professional appoints Dale Pro Audio as their Latest Dealer

Focal Professional LogoNow there's an answer to the popular question of “Where can I hear Focal Monitors in New York?”

Focal Professional just appointed Dale Pro Audio as their newest dealer and Dale has embraced the Focal Studio Monitor line by featuring the two current lines, SM6 and CMS, in the demo room where they can be compared, discussed, and-most importantly-heard.

The SM6 Series, with the best selling Twin6 Be and the Solo6 Be models, incorporates Focal’s premier technology including Beryllium inverted dome tweeters, composite woofers, and custom-designed electronics for an exceptional blend of clarity, punch, and accuracy over a wide range of program material. The CMS range of speakers is the newest addition to the professional range with designs well-suited to audio post-production and engineers working in smaller rooms, including TV, radio and home studios.

The CMS 40, CMS 50, and CMS 65 monitors with their compact design and front ports integrate very well into any environment and include the inverted dome tweeters, polyglass drivers, and magnetically shielded cabinets for maximum flexibility in room placement.
Focal Professional Twin 6 Be
To understand why people are talking about Focal Professional, contact your Dale Pro Audio salesperson or just click here to schedule a time with our product specialist to discuss your monitoring requirements, match them with the proper model, and listen in our demo room.


For more information on Focal Professional, and to schedule a private demo, contact Mike Straus at mikes@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828.

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Canare MC Star Quad Packaged Microphone Cable

Canare Logo  Canare's Star Quad microphone cable has been a standard for studios and broadcast facilities for years.  Star Quad cable (also referred to as L-4E6S)  is designed for use with microphones and line level applications.  Star-Quad gets its name from the 4-conductor style construction that minimizes the "loop area" between twists of the conductors.  This "double balanced" pairing reduces susceptibility to electromagnetically induced noise.  The Star Quad configuration plus high shield density reduces hum and noise to less than 1/10 that of conventional 2-conductor mic cables.  With Star Quad you are assued that you are using the most effective mic cable for blocking induced electromagnetic and electrostatic noise.Canare MC Star Quad

Canare's new MC Star Quad microphone cables come conveniently assembled and packaged at a price that is more affordable than ever.   The cables include high quality connectors and all of the benefits that Star Quad delivers - durability, noise cancellation, and excellent frequency response.

Click on the link to check out Dale's selection of Canare MC Star Quad Mic Cables


For more information on any of Canare's products, contact Milton Rivera at milton@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828.


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Retro Instruments Doublewide 500 Series Compressor

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It all started with the Sta-Level...

Phil Moore, the owner and designer at Retro Instruments, set out to recreate the classic Gates Sta-Level.

Phil comes from a broadcast background, building and maintaining radio stations in Northern California. Being a fan of vintage gear, the place to go with his product was the recording studio.

Phil took his Retro Sta-Level to the TapeOpCon in Tucson Arizona, it was a big hit, and he found that there was quite a bit of interest in equipment built like he knows best, using tubes and transformers.
Retro Instruments Doublewide
Retro Instruments is built on gear that has its roots in the past, but with new features for the modern studio. The user list of Retro Instrument gear is a "Who's Who" of industry professionals; many top artists, engineers, and producers have discovered what makes Retro something they can't live without.

More and more of the "gray gear with the big meter" is showing up in racks and studios around the world.

The Doublewide Compressor is Retro's first module for the 500 series format. It is a 2 slot, mono, variable-mu tube compressor designed specifically for this format. It is not a 500 series Sta-Level, although they do share some similar characteristics. With the popularity of the 500 series format, the Doublewide comes in at a price point where it can be the Retro piece for the masses.

Like all other Retro Instrument products, the Doublewide is hand built and tested in the U.S.A.

For more information on Retro Instruments' products, contact Dan Ross at dan@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828


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Dale Pro Audio's Holiday Schedule

Dale Pro Audio's offices and retail store will be closed Thursday, November 24th, as well as Friday, November 25th in observance of Thanksgiving.  We will re-open for business Monday November 28th.

We wish everyone a happy, safe holiday.



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