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Pro Sound News Online Index: April 2018

on the cover IP at the NAB Show: Showcasing the Future, by Steve Harvey The IP Showcase at this year’s NAB Show is an affirmation that networking infrastructures are beginning to see wider adoption in the broadcast industry. Saving the Show: Live Audio Capture, by Clive Young Live show recordings are a necessity for every […]

on the cover

IP at the NAB Show: Showcasing the Future, by Steve Harvey
The IP Showcase at this year’s NAB Show is an affirmation that networking infrastructures are beginning to see wider adoption in the broadcast industry.

Saving the Show: Live Audio Capture, by Clive Young
Live show recordings are a necessity for every artist.

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Avid Terminates Hernandez, Names Rosica CEO, by Clive Young
Surprise move follows alleged “improper non-financially related workplace conduct” by Hernandez.

BandLab Rescues Cakewalk with Acquisition, by Clive Young
Gibson Brands sells Cakewalk assets to Singapore-based media/MI company.

Sumner to Lead Yamaha in U.S.
A 30-year veteran of the company, Sumner succeeds Hitoshi Fukutome.

Producer/Label Founder Matt Dike, Dead at 55, by Katie Makal
Dike played a key role in the production of the Beastie Boys’ seminal Paul’s Boutique album.

Glen Campbell’s Home, Studio for Sale, by Clive Young
The country legend’s California home/studio is on the market.

Need to Know: Blockchain, by Margot Douaihy
What Blockchain Means for Pro Audio, by Clive Young

Clash Producer Mickey Foote, 1951-2018, by Clive Young
FOH engineer turned producer helmed classic Clash cuts.

Gamung Embraces Harman for Growth
Indonesian live production services company Gamung Productions upgrades its inventory with JBL Professional speakers, Crown amplifiers and Soundcraft consoles.

VUE Keeps the Beat at Palermo Festival
Beat Full Music Festival turns to Sinergie Group, VUE Audiotechnik.

Lewis Gets Sharp with Solid State Logic
Studio update aids mixing Rudimental’s third album.

Australia’s Oldest Studio Moves, Reopens
Founded in 1926, Studios 301 gains new lease on life—and new gear.

Concentrix’s Story Comes Full Circle, by Steve Harvey
With the impact of evolving production technologies, changes in the studio business model and the advent of the gig economy, Fred Story is putting his multiroom recording facility up for sale.

“Less Is More”: Mastering Engineer Katie Tavini Talks Studio Techniques and Stereotypes, by Daniel Gumble
Mastering engineer Katie Tavini is currently cultivating a reputation as one of the finest exponents of her craft in the industry. Pro Sound News Europe editor Daniel Gumble caught up with her in London for a chat about mastering techniques and her incredible career to date.

Studio Showcase: A Studio with Social Media in Mind, by Steve Harvey
“If you’re not feeding the social media channel, you just about don’t exist as an artist,” says Scott Dupre, chief audio engineer at ManAlive Studios.

Is Thunderbolt 3 the Data Savior? by Craig Anderton
Thunderbolt 3 looks poised to become the breakthrough protocol its originators always hoped it would be.

Tracks – April 2018
Tracks is Pro Sound News‘ monthly look at the recording process behind 10 new releases by artists across the musical spectrum, running down who’s using what gear where.

For Mixing, The Oscars Go to Timmy Vicari, by Steve Harvey
Handpicked by super-producer Quincy Jones for the gig, Tommy Vicari has handled the music mix of the Academy Awards for two decades.

Bringing Sound Together in Electric Dreams, by Steve Harvey
The Los Angeles Section of AES and the Hollywood Section of SMPTE co-hosted the sound editorial team behind the Amazon sci-fi anthology series “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams” in January.

Innovations: Passion, Physics and Perseverance: Ehrlund EHR Microphone Line, by Göran Ehrlund
“Ever since designing my first microphone as a young middle-school boy in Sweden, I’ve been driven to find the best way to capture and reproduce sound,” explains Göran Ehrlund, founder of Ehrlund Microphones.

Special Report: RF Gear

T-Mobile 600 MHz Game Plan Gets Aggressive, by Steve Harvey
RF users in these 30 cities have to get out of the 600 MHz band this year or risk a $10,000 fine per violation.

FCC Changes Spark Wireless Mic Evolution, by Glenn Greenberg
On July 13, 2020, wireless mics will no longer be allowed to operate in the 600 MHz service band. Manufacturers have been preparing for this transition for years; their goal now is to help their customers get ready.

Gary Trenda on RF Intercom Trends, by Steve Harvey
Now, and in the foreseeable future, RF professionals will most likely need to deploy a patchwork of wireless microphone and in-ear solutions at large-scale sports, entertainment and other events.

Review: Audio-Technica AT5047 Condenser Microphone, by Rob Tavaglione
Producer/engineer Rob Tavaglione put Audio-Technica’s AT5047 to the test on a variety of sources. And the verdict was…?

Review: Neumann KH80 DSP Powered Studio Monitors, by Rob Tavaglione
At right around $1K per pair at retail, these KH80 DSPs are hardly the most affordable of the micro-monitors out there today. They are, however, the most advanced, the most flexible, and quite likely the best sounding.

Review: Soundtheory Gullfoss Intelligent EQ, by Rob Tavaglione
Gullfoss is not truly AI, just quite intelligent; it requires your experience to gauge severity, appropriateness and artistry.

Gullfoss EQ Inventor Andreas Tell Tells All, by Rob Tavaglione
The leader behind the Soundtheory Gullfoss intelligent EQ discusses development, psycho-acoustic perception and more.

Review: Eve Audio SC207 Nearfield Monitors, by Rob Tavaglione
I’m quite familiar with the unique response of ribbon tweeters, especially from my previous reviews of ADAM Audio monitors—Eve’s founder was a founder of ADAM as well—yet I was still unprepared for just how natural these 207s sounded.

Studio Products

Sound Devices MixPre-10M
Eventide H9 Control App
Tracktion Waveform 9 DAW
Jünger Audio AIXpressor Platform
MXL/Marshall Podcasting Bundles
Antelope Audio EDGE Strip Bundle
Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer
beyerdynamic TG Drum Set Mic Packs Upgrade

Sound Reinforcement Products

Yamaha RIVAGE PM7 Console
Io Audio Technologies AWG XLR Cables
Fulcrum Acoustic CCX12 Line
Allen & Heath SQ Series Firmware Update
LD Systems CURV 500 TS Compact Touring Array
TASCAM MZ Series Mixers
Pliant Technologies CrewCom Wireless Intercom System
Martin Audio SXH218 Hybrid Double 18-Inch Subwoofer

SOJA Soldiers On Around the World, by Keith Young
Touring the world with Grammy-nominated reggae band SOJA, FOH engineer Michael Versteegt has discovered how to make the most of the mix and connect with crews overseas.

David Bowie Is Installation Explores Artist’s Touring, Recording Life, by Clive Young
Taking its last bow in Brooklyn after touring the world, the multimedia exhibition David Bowie Is provides keen insight into the artist’s creative life.

Gimmie a Beat: The Sound of Janet Jackson’s Tour, by Clive Young
Janet Jackson is still selling out arenas and making them dance, three decades into her career. Helping make that happen every night is FOH engineer Kyle Hamilton and his razor-sharp attention to detail.

Diving Into DI Units, by Al Fernald
There’s seemingly endless variations on the units themselves, and not merely between brands.

From the Editor: Saving Studios to Build the Future, by Clive Young
By rescuing historic studios, developers aim to forge new communities in challenged neighborhoods.

People: Hires and Promotions in the Audio Industry

60 Seconds: Gene Houck, Audix
Get to know Gene Houck, director of sales at Audix.

View from the Top: Jack Kelly, President, Group One Ltd., by Clive Young
One could argue that Kelly’s exposure to pro audio distribution early in his career inspired his eventual path, but there’s more to it than that.

Music Etc.: Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Dave Alvin: An American Odyssey, by Jacques Sonyieux
Each an acclaimed artist in his own right, Gilmore and Alvin deliver their first duo album, 30 years in the making.