Sporting a healthy set of both digital and analog interfaces, Roland's V-40HD live video switcher with multi-format capabilities allows you to match input sources to the output resolution without any extra effort thanks to individual scalers positioned for every input. An HDMI port is included for monitors and direct mixing from popular live-event cameras like video-capable DSLRs and action cameras like GoPro units. The Roland V-40HD sports 12 inputs on four channels, plus background, with two scaling output buses for connecting HDMI/DVI, RGB, component and composite sources. There's support for up to 1080/60p or 1920x1200 resolutions, and the system is HDCP-compliant for mixing copy-protected content with computer and camera sources. The audio input bus offers volume and delay settings for embedding audio into the HDMI output for streaming and recording applications. There's also a Multi-Zoom feature. Other effects include a down-stream keyer, Picture-in-Picture and multiple transitions. The unit supports both MIDI and RS-232 interfaces for remote-control applications. Find Roland at NAMM in booth #302A. List Price: $4,495. Contact: Roland Systems Group, (800) 380-2580, www.rolandsystemsgroup.com.
For camcorder mounts, studio and field recording, interviews and home recordings, the AT8022 stereo condenser mic includes a compact housing of only 8.7 ounces with a coincident capsule configuration for achieving an X/Y stereo pattern in an efficiently designed form factor. The mic includes two cables (XLR and 3.5mm) for use with either pro or more consumer-oriented products, and it also can be powered through either AA batteries or phantom power. The AT8022 is RoHS-compliant, and there's also a switchable low-frequency roll-off of 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave. List Price: $499. Contact: Audio-Technica U.S., www.audio-technica.com.
The extremely portable 8-channel WiFi Micro Mixer weighs only 12 ounces, small enough to carry in most luggage and even instrument cases. Offered as a solution for presentations, live performance, events and seminar rooms, the Micro Mixer has its own built-in WiFi hotspot, which will sync with free Micro Mixer iOS and Android apps for using your smartphone as a remote audio mixer and stereo source selector. The front panel includes two mic inputs that will accept both XLR and TRS, as well as four mini-stereo inputs for MP3 players and PC audio outputs. On the rear there are four stereo RCA phono pairs for stereo inputs from television inputs and optical disc players. A pair of RCA stereo outputs can be sent to powered monitors or stereo graphic EQs. List Price: $389. Contact: Sound Logic, Inc., (503) 421-5660, www.sound-logic.com.
The Azden FMX-DSLR mixer has been designed specifically for meeting the audio needs of HDSLR cameras and compact camcorders. The unit is small enough to be operated through four AA batteries, and it can be attached directly to a camera or tripod. There's a switchable AGC circuit for achieving noiseless operation, and the unit also includes two XLR microphone inputs with individual level controls, as well as switchable phantom power, a stereo mini-jack mic input, a mini-jack line-level input, a stereo mini-plug mic output and headphone output with levels. There are LED peak level indicators and an RTN input return function for monitoring audio. List Price: $400. Contact: Azden Corporation, (516) 328-7500, www.azdencorp.com.
Offering studio-level recording capabilities alongside one-touch ease-of-use, MOTU's Track16 mixer includes a verbose array of 16 inputs and 14 outputs, including hybrid FireWire 400/USB 2.0, optical and digital I/O, MIDI I/O and SMPTE timecode sync. Several advanced features include audio analysis tools like FFT with spectrogram waterfall and an instrument tuner, as well as a 16-bus digital mixer with reverb, EQ and compression. Consisting of a 5"x8"x1" solid aluminum base unit and breakout cable, the optical ports can be used to expand the system further with devices like MOTU's 8pre interface. The system offers two mic inputs, two (hi-Z) guitar inputs, balanced stereo line inputs (for a keyboard), balanced main outs, additional stereo line out and even MIDI. Find MOTU at NAMM in booth #6410. List Price: $595. Contact: MOTU, (617) 576-2760, www.motu.com.