Voting is now open for this year’s SOS Awards, the magazine’s annual celebration of the best in new audio hardware and software.
From audio interfaces, external FX and mixing consoles, to DAWs, software instruments and MIDI controllers, the SOS Awards features categories for pretty much every aspect of recording and music production.
As one of the most prominent publications in the industry, the magazine’s an SOS Award is a highly-regarded stamp of approval, and so we’re pleased to have two products from our brands nominated from 2020 – the next-generation RME Babyface Pro FS (Best Audio Interface) and the innovative noise-rejecting Lauten Audio LS-308 (Best Microphone).
If you’re an RME or Lauten owner then please a spare a few minutes to show some love for both products!
To cast your vote in the SOS Awards 2021, visit the Sound On Sound website here.
Voting closes 30th November 2020.
The RME Babyface Pro FS is a professional 24-Channel, USB bus-powered audio interface with pristine sound quality; fantastic wordclock accuracy courtesy of the new ‘FS’ (femtosecond) clocking circuitry; and ultra-low latency performance on Mac, PC and iPad.
Comprehensive monitoring, mixing and routing controls are offered by the FPGA-based TotalMix FX mixer, all of which is controllable via the dedicated TotalMix FX software controller, including wirelessly with an iPad or second computer via the free TotalMix Remote app (Mac/PC/iPad).
The front panel provides highly accurate metering for both inputs and outputs, along with quick access to gain and level controls, and additional user-definable function keys for tasks such as Mono On/Off, Mute, Dim, Level Recall, Talkback, and loading saved mixer states (Snapshots).
The unit is also expandable via the optcial ADAT I/O (also S/PDIF compatible), allowing for the connection of external microphone preamps and AD/DA converters, adding an additional eight analogue inputs and eight analogue outputs.
Watch our unboxing of the RME Babyface Pro FS
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The LS-308 is a problem solver – a microphone designed specifically for when isolation is needed, but difficult to achieve.
Part of Lauten’s Synergy Series, this one-of-a-kind, side address condenser mic hears like a laser, sounds like a ribbon, and is able to withstand a staggering 135dB of SPL without internal padding. Track electric guitars in front of a live drum kit, or the bottom of a snare drum with astonishing isolation and dynamic range.
With 270 degrees of off-axis rejection, the LS-308 allows you to confidently capture loud, impactful sounds live without the need to replace toms or re-track guitars due to bleed.
Creating a microphone with such strong off-axis rejection had a unique timbral side-effect — a sound similar to a ribbon microphone, but without the fragility. This classic timbre can be further shaped via two built-in analogue filters, allowing for immediate sound-shaping right at the source.
The LS-308 signal path is finalised with high resolution, low distortion polypropylene capacitors and resistors, a US made low-noise FET, and a custom wound output transformer. The result is a massively impactful sound with unmatched isolation and SPL handling.
If you’d like to know more about any of the pro audio solutions produced by RME or Lauten Audio, give us a call on 01727 821 870 to speak to one of our team or to arrange a demo.
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