Test Equipment


Avid CEO Talks Pro Tools 12, Expansion

Date: 03/20/2015

by Frank Wells. “As this industry changes, it impacts us just like it does an artist or a producer, a mixer, and our role as a member of the family, as the technology expert in the family, is to use our expertise to help move the family forward,” opined Louis Hernandez, Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Avid Technology, sitting down to talk to PSN during Winter NAMM 2015. NAMM saw the introduction of Avid Technology’s new flagship DAW, Pro Tools 12, with a basic companion DAW package, Pro Tools First. Pro Tools 12’s primary new features center on the Avid Everywhere concept, allowing access to music marketing and distribution tools, enabling collaboration and offering new software licensing models. Pro Tools First is a free software package, also conceived with collaboration in mind. Creating music “isn’t the whole problem anymore,” said Hernandez. “[The problem is] creating a way to sustain what you love doing. The tools have gotten simpler, but the environment’s  MORE

Review: JBL and M-Audio—Superb Studio Monitors for $500/Pair

Date: 03/19/2015

M-Audio’S BX8 Carbons Arrived As I Reviewed JBL’S 3 Series Lsr308s, Both Priced At $249 Street. Here’S My Take On Both.  MORE

Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite

Date: 03/19/2015

Loading The New Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite ($299 Street)—Comprised Of The Red 2 EQ And Red 3 Compressor—Was Like Getting Back In Touch With Long-Lost Friend.  MORE

The Subscription Model Gathers Momentum

Date: 03/18/2015

This Column Covered The Subscription Model In June 2013—But A Lot Has Happened Since Then, And Now Our Industry Has Followed Adobe’S Lead.  MORE

Auto-Tune: The Controversy That Will Not Die

Date: 03/12/2015

Auto-Tune Hit The World In 1997, And Antares Has Continued To Update Its Software Since Then.  MORE

Software Aids In Power Use Of Hardware

Date: 03/10/2015

Recently, When I Found Myself Working In A ‘Traditional’ Studio (Amazing That I Even Have To Say That), I Noticed How Much Better I Knew All Of The Outboard Gear.  MORE

The Compatibility Game

Date: 03/10/2015

The “big features” that live within a DAW—digital audio, MIDI, automation, video integration, etc.—are already in place, but once you go outside the DAW, matters become less certain.  MORE

Review: Marshall IPTV Live Music Event Streaming System

Date: 03/10/2015

by Russ Long. Marshall’s small, highly configurable IPTV system allows a band to incorporate a multi-camera shoot with high-quality audio at an introductory price of only a few thousand dollars. After using the system to broadcast a live show by the Grammy-nominated band The Choir, I’m sold.  MORE

Studio Essentials: Perennial Favorites

Date: 03/10/2015

Years of insightful interviews with top engineers, mixers and producers have taught me a lot, including the truths within a well-worn cliché: the more things change, the more they stay the same.  MORE

Digital Archival Storage: Are We There Yet?

Date: 03/09/2015

One Year Ago, This Column Covered Backup.  MORE

From The Designer’S Perspective

Date: 03/09/2015

One Of The Software Bundles I Started Using Quite A Bit Recently Is The Explorer III Release From Rob Papen.  MORE

500 Series: Russ Long’s Magnificent Seven

Date: 03/03/2015

I Have To Confess That I've Become Addicted To These Seven 500 Series Modules.  MORE

Immersive Sound: Bottom-Up Market Demand

Date: 03/02/2015

Initially Debuting In Cinemas In 2012, Immersive—Or 3D—Sound Has Moved With Lightning Speed Into The Living Room Compared To Previous Multichannel Audio Formats.  MORE

Review: Lipinski Sound L-70 Monitor

Date: 03/02/2015

Pristine Performance That Inspires: The World-Class L-70 Is Truly Impressive.  MORE


Test Equipment


Review: Fostex 6301N Series Active Monitor

Date: 02/26/2015

There Are Few Speaker Products In Pro Audio As Universally Useful As The Fostex 6301N Series Active Monitor At $250 Street.  MORE

Review: Mackie DL32R 32-Ch. Wireless Digital Mixer

Date: 02/24/2015

The DL32R Unchains Users From Traditional Mix Locations, Allowing Them To Work From Wherever They Need Or Desire To Be.  MORE

Review: DPA d:dicate 2011C Used on Acoustic Guitar

Date: 02/19/2015

This World-Class Microphone Is Notably Clean, Well-Balanced And Compact.  MORE

Review: Blue En·CORE 200 Dynamic Mic

Date: 02/17/2015

On Par With “Real Studio Mics” For Vocalists That Might Keep That Scratch Track.  MORE

Review: Millennia Media HV-35P & HV-32P Preamps

Date: 02/13/2015

For On-Location And FOH Engineers Who Need A Lightweight “Money Channel” Or Two.  MORE

Review: SPL MTC 2381 Monitor Controller

Date: 02/10/2015

Clean, Full Bandwidth Sonics, Ample I/O, Improved Components And The Most Clever Design  MORE

Review: SENAL ASM-6 Nearfield Monitor

Date: 01/29/2015

The ASM-6 Is A Very Impressive Monitor For Under $500 Each.  MORE

Review: Garritan/Abbey Road CFX Concert Grand

Date: 01/15/2015

Abbey Road’S Engineers Capture Arguably The Finest Piano In Production Today.  MORE

Review: Fostex PM0.3/PM-SUBmini 2.1 Monitor System

Date: 01/13/2015

By Frank Wells. For $250, There’S Not Much Else Available That Would Perform At This Level.  MORE

Review: Remic D5400 Upright Bass Condenser Mic

Date: 01/08/2015

A Truly Unique, Danish Handcrafted Condenser Microphone For Double Bass.  MORE

First Annual Innovative Product Awards

Date: 12/19/2014

NewBay Media Pro Audio Group's Innovative Product Award winners are comprised of manufacturer-submitted pro audio products, voted on by the readerships of Mix, Pro Audio Review and Pro Sound News. Read on for why the following products should matter to savvy pro audio types in 2015!—Strother Bullins, Editor of Pro Audio Review  MORE


Test Equipment


Bush Plugs In To Digigrid DLS 

Date: 12/31/2014

Engineer And Producer Billy Bush Is Using The Digigrid DLS Audio Interface For Its Networking And Processing Capabilities.  MORE

The 2014 Anderton Awards

Date: 11/20/2014

It was a cliffhanger: With the founder of the audio industry’s only virtual awards show absent due to pressing family concerns, the Anderton Awards seemed in as much peril as Lindsay Lohan’s career.  MORE

Something Old Becomes Something New

Date: 11/20/2014

The Waves EMI TG12345 Plug- In Was Developed With Abbey Road Studios And Was Meticulously Modeled On The Actual Console Used By The Beatles For Abbey Road.  MORE

Sound Magic Bows Serenade DSD Workstation

Date: 11/14/2014

Sound Magic has announced its new Serenade music workstation, designed for high-resolution music production. Consisting of the Serenade 384KHz USB2.0 audio interface, a digital audio workstation, a DSD/DXD effect plug-in bundle and DSD&PCM bi-directional converter software, the package is designed for editing and processing of DSD formats.  MORE

What's Next For Daws?

Date: 10/30/2014

The Late John Simonton, PAIA Electronics’ Founder, Was A Visionary—And I Don’T Use That Word Often.  MORE

A Once Staple Processor Reborn Anew

Date: 10/30/2014

Within The First Minute Of Listening To The “New” AMS RMX16 Digital Reverb Plug-In From Universal Audio (Uaudio.Com), I Said, “Damn—I Forgot How Badass This Unit Is.”  MORE

The State Of The Software Synth

Date: 09/29/2014

In The July Issue, We Looked At The General State Of Plug-Ins.  MORE

Maxing Out, Optimally

Date: 09/29/2014

The Colorful BBE Sonic Sweet Optimized From Nomad Factory Re-Introduces Four Popular BBE Plug-Ins, But Specifically For Avid AAX And Pro Tools 11 Users.  MORE

Leaning On Support

Date: 08/27/2014

Many People Maintain That Daws Have Evolved To Being Much The Same— They All Cut, Paste, Copy, Import, Export, Etc.  MORE

One Man’S Personal Studio Essentials

Date: 08/27/2014

Today I Was Working In My Studio, Composing Some TV Cues, And I Took A Moment To Just Look Around.  MORE

The State Of The Plug-In

Date: 08/11/2014

Change Can Be Difficult, But Ultimately Worth It.  MORE

New Joecoremote Software Bows

Date: 06/27/2014

Joeco Has Released A New Version Of Its Joecoremote Software App For The Ipad, Now Available In The Itunes App Store.  MORE

USB, Firewire, And Thunderbolt...Oh My!

Date: 06/25/2014

In Our Computer-Based World, Every Now And Then, There’S A Wrenching Transition.  MORE

Working With A Technically Savvy Artist

Date: 06/24/2014

On His Continuing Adventures In Software, Rich Tozzoli Takes A Few Minutes To Talk Shop With A New Friend And Client.  MORE

Daws Meet Hi-Res Audio

Date: 05/21/2014

Last October, We Covered Hi-Res Audio In General.  MORE

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