Musikmesse 2017: Audio-Technica unveils the new AT5047 cardioid condenser mic and more

Audio-Technica has announced a new addition to its flagship 50 series studio microphone range – the AT5047 cardioid condenser model, as well as a handful of new products from their distributed brands…


Here’s the details in their own words.



Audio-Technica AT5047

Following the original AT5040 vocal microphone and AT5045 condenser instrument microphone, Audio-Technica’s new AT5047 broadens the scope of the line-up with its exceptional dynamic performance.

Based on the distinctive four rectangular diaphragm design of the AT5040, the AT5047 is a cardioid condenser with a transformer-coupled output that delivers a noticeably smooth sonic character and ensures high SPL handling without the risk of overloading mic preamps or console inputs. With its ability to cope with wide variances in dynamic range, the new model is designed for outstanding performance on everything from brushed snare drums to powerful vocals, guitar amps to brass instruments.

In common with the rest of the 50 Series, the AT5047 is hand-assembled and beautifully crafted from aluminium and brass, with an advanced internal shock mount that decouples the capsule from the microphone body. The elegant custom-designed AT8480 mount, included with the AT5047, also ensures isolation from knocks and transmitted vibrations in the studio.
Supplied in a hard-shell carry case with die-cut foam compartments, the AT5047 has a recommended retail price of £3499 / €3999 inc VAT and will be available in Europe from summer 2017.

Audio-Technica is exhibiting in Hall 4.1, Stand E27 at Prolight+Sound 2017

Apart Audio REVAMP8250


The new REVAMP8250 eight-channel, bridgeable power amplifier is designed to be the most versatile class-D model in Apart’s line-up. Combined with a pre-amplifier or matrix, the REVAMP8250 can be used to create up to eight zones in mono, four in stereo or even four bridged mono/two bridged stereo. The amplifier has an intelligent variable speed cooling fan, input overload LED on the rear and an amplifier clip indicator on its front panel.
With its high channel count, the REVAMP8250 is ideal for situations where a limited number of amplifiers are able to be specified for reasons of either space or budget, without compromising on audio quality or flexibility.

Apart Audio is exhibiting in Hall 3.1, Stand A54 at Prolight+Sound 2017

Allen & Heath dLive C Class

The Cornish mixer manufacturer’s compact dLive C Class digital mixers make their Prolight + Sound debut at this year’s event. Founded on XCVI (the same 96kHz FPGA core which drives Allen & Heath’s flagship dLive S Class mixers) and also sharing the DEEP processing architecture, dLive C Class mixers feature class-leading compressors and processing emulations embedded directly within the inputs and mix channels. The new range includes the first 19” rack mountable dLive surface, the ultra-compact C1500.

There are 3 new MixRacks in the series – CDM32, CDM48 and CDM64 and three new control Surfaces, the 19” rack mountable C1500, C2500 and twin screen C3500. The MixRacks house the XCVI Core, providing capacity for 128 inputs with full processing and 16 dedicated stereo FX returns, plus a fully configurable 64 mix bus architecture, with full processing on all mix channels. Each surface and rack has a 128 channel I/O port, supported by a wide array of networking cards, including Dante, Waves, MADI, fibreACE optical and more. dLive C Class is also compatible with S Class hardware, and the ME personal mixing system and supported by a full ecosystem of apps, Director software, and accessories.

Allen & Heath is exhibiting in Hall 3.1, Stand F40 at Prolight+Sound 2017


Distributed by Audio-Technica in the UK since the beginning of 2017, Portugal’s Artnovion will be showcasing its latest absorption, bass trap and diffusion products, as well as a comprehensive range of insulation solutions for pro audio, residential and architectural applications. Ranging from wood and fabric tiles to acoustic doors and anti-vibration wall and floor solutions, the Artnovion range is distinguished by a strong design language created by company founder Jorge Castro.

Artnovion is exhibiting in Hall 4.1, Stand A50 at Prolight+Sound 2017