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Women in Production Face ‘Invisibility,’ by Clive Young
Recording Academy unveils Inclusion Initiative with the aim of increasing the number of female producers and engineers across the industry.

Milan Gains Momentum in Pro AV, by Steve Harvey
The first products are arriving for Milan, said to be the first fully realized standards-based protocol built for deterministic, interoperable, future-proof media networking in the pro AV market.

Rosica Reviews Year One, by Clive Young
Jeff Rosica became the CEO of Avid a year ago, ushering in a new era at the company. Now, in an exclusive interview, he looks back at his first 12 months and hints at what’s ahead.

Live Sound Showcase: Inside Panic! at the Disco’s Calm Tour, by Clive Young
Fueled by a hit album and the omnipresent single “High Hopes,” Panic! at the Disco takes a victory lap around North America’s arenas with an Eighth Day Sound-supplied system combining the best of digital and analog worlds, not to mention a brand new d&b audiotechnik P.A.

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LEA Professional Debuts at NAMM
By Clive Young. The new amplifier manufacturer announced ambitious plans, including product introductions in the next 18 months.

Photo: Getty Images for NAMM

NAMM Show by the Numbers
Pro audio has always had a presence at the annual NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, but the convention’s importance has exploded in recent years as it has increasingly catered to the industry with extensive educational offerings and a two-story hall to call home.

QSC, Audinate Team for Tech Development
Creators of Q-SYS, Dante pair up for solutions expected later in 2019.

Jeff Rosica at Avid Connect 2018

Rosica Reviews Year One, by Clive Young
Jeff Rosica became the CEO of Avid a year ago, ushering in a new era at the company. Now, in an exclusive interview, he looks back at his first 12 months and hints at what’s ahead.

Sennheiser Revamps Pro Audio Management
With the coming retirement of Jon Falcone, senior vice president of global sales, Pro Audio Solutions, Sennheiser is revamping the leadership of its Pro Audio Solutions channel.

Nadja Wallaszkovits, AES president

Nadja Wallaszkovits

Wallaszkovits Steps Up as AES President
AES heads into busy year with new leadership.

ADAM Audio, Sonarworks Partner on Monitoring Solutions
The two brands will combine resources to create new monitoring solutions due out in the first half of 2019.

Production GRAMMY Awards Announced, by Steve HarveyWinners reflected the increasingly diverse artists and genres driving the music business.

Electrical Fire Scorches Toast & Jam Studio, by Clive Young
Fire damages gear, instruments and one-of-a-kind console.

Skywalker Sound’s engineer, producer and director of music and scoring, Leslie Ann Jones, was inducted into the NAMM TEC Hall of Fame at the TEC Awards.

Top Pros, Gear Nab Honors at NAMM TEC Awards
Skywalker Sound’s Leslie Ann Jones was inducted to the NAMM TEC Hall of Fame at the event.

Spotify Boosts Podcast Business with Acquisitions, by Steve Harvey
Gimlet and Anchor get pocketed by Spotify as it bets big on podcasts.

Harry Hirsch, Recording Entrepreneur, Dead at 89
A mainstay of the New York City recording scene, Hirsch was an influential part of the AES's Historical Committee.

Dynaudio Captured the Unheard at NAMM
Decked in tech from a variety of pro audio brands, Dynaudio's pop-up studio recorded a dozen acts at NAMM.


Bose Hits the Floor at the Otto Bar
Portable systems settle in for good at Mexico City club.

Budapest Theater Bulks Up Audio Systems
Classic venue updates audio with numerous new consoles.

BAFTAs Honor Sound and Music, by Steve Harvey
Some increasingly familiar films nabbed trophies on Feb. 10.

Beechpark Studios

Beechpark Studios

Beechpark Studios for Sale as Company Celebrates 25 Years
Long-lived studio aims to use upcoming AES Convention as launchpad to next chapter.

Chick Hooks McD Fans with Lectrosonics
Chicken ad challenges production sound mixer Lawrence Chick.

Vervent Audio Group Makes U.S. Inroads
Parent company to Focal and Naim establishes North American foothold with new acquisitions.

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Rustin Man

No Rush for Recording Rustin Man, by Steve Harvey
Former Talk Talk bassist Paul Webb rolls out his second solo album, self-recorded over the course of 16 years.

Could Boston’s Zippah Be Any Hippah? by Steve Harvey
Founded 30 years ago, Zippah was purchased in 2003 by the studio’s biggest client, Brian Charles. Today it remains a fixture on the vibrant Boston music scene, hosting recording and songwriting workshops and developing plug-ins with Rare Signals.

The control room at Dave's Room. Photo by Matt Montgomery.

Studio Showcase: Fig, Spreng Bring a New Day to Dave’s Room, by Steve Harvey
When David Bianco passed away last year, the future looked dim for his popular L.A. studio, Dave’s Room, which has hosted sessions by everyone from Bob Dylan to TSOL. Now Paul Fig (Deftones, Coheed & Cambria, Ghost) and David Spreng have stepped in to bring a new day to the facility.

Tracks - March 2019
Tracks is a monthly look at the recording process behind 10 new releases by artists across the musical spectrum.

Berlin Phil Digitizes with Stage Tec
Stage Tec’s NEXUS XMIC+ A/D converter was used to digitize historical radio recordings of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. The recordings were made between 1939 and 1945 and conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler.

Grundman Masters NAACP Anthem
"Lift Every Voice and Sing” released through United Masters.

Set It Off vocalist Cody Carson is seen at BedockLA with Telefunken's ELA M 251E large diaphragm condenser microphone. Photo by David Goggin.

Set It Off Is on Mic
Cody Carson, lead singer with Los Angeles-based hard rockers Set It Off, gave Telefunken's ELA M 251E classic large diaphragm tube microphone a workout on the band’s new album, Midnight.

Jonas Blue Builds Around SSL
Hit DJ/producer builds out commercial studio to build out production career.

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Historic Studio’s Revitalization Scrapped, by Clive Young
Building where Caruso recorded sold after less than a year.

Pros Promote Hi-Res Audio
Producers and engineers extol HRA’s virtues in new mini-documentary series.

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Spidey Flick Versed in Audio, by Steve Harvey
The Golden Globe- and Academy Award-winning audio team behind Sony’s recent hit animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse discusses their work.

Tyler Marolf and Chris Bates of the podcast series 'The Teacher Zone with Chris and Tyler'

Duo Divulges Podcasting Basics, by Steve Harvey
Chris Bates and Tyler Marolf of TeacherZone.com and Los Rios Rock School offer advice about hosting a podcast for your own business and share best practices on topics including required gear, distribution, and ideas for successful content.

SCETV Builds Trucks with Brio
Emerging production truck fleet standardizes on Calrec desks.

RAI Adds Six Stage Tec Desks
The Berlin-based manufacturer Stage Tec has provided six AURUS platinum mixing consoles for Italian public broadcaster Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI).

Lawo console in Vienna

Lawo console in Vienna

Vienna Studio Bets on Lawo for Casino
Sound engineer Georg Burdicek, founder of the tonzauber classical music studio in the Vienna Concert Hall, has opened a studio at the Casino Baumgarten outfitted with a Lawo mc²36 mixing console with 24 faders and a Lawo Compact I/O unit for additional inputs and outputs.

SSL Enters the Eye of the Hurricane
Florida’s WBBH and WZVN stock up on consoles in case of emergency.

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Powersoft T Series amps

Powersoft T Series amps

Innovations: Powersoft T Series Amplifiers, by Klas Dalbjörn
Klas Dalbjörn, product manager at Powersoft, takes us behind the scenes of the creation of the company’s new T Series, weighting not only how to capitalize on 40 years of advancements in amplifiers, but also how to make the end result suitably future-proof.

NAMM 2019 Product Hits—Editor’s Choice
The annual NAMM Show has become a key launchpad for pro audio gear, and this massive roundup, looking at dozens of top products announced at the convention, underlines that fact. Get a first look at some of the equipment you’ll be hearing a lot about in the months to come.

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Tackling the GRAMMYs’ Live Sound, by Steve Harvey
There may be millions watching at home, but for the live sound audio team at the annual GRAMMY Awards, creating the perfect house mix for the discerning audience of 21,000 music industry professionals inside the Staples Center turns up the pressure even higher.

Wave Church Rolls with Audio Upgrade
Wave Church’s Great Neck campus added new consoles while keeping volunteer audio staffers in mind.

Clair Bros. Goes to China
Massive portable system covers sports stadium complex at Shantou University.

DAS Cooks Up Sound
Nashville’s FGL House, Jason Aldean's Kitchen, and Luke’s 32 Bridge get decked out with new speakers.

Yamaha Makes Inroads at The Ark
Growing mega-church standardizes on Yamaha consoles.

Panic! at the Disco

Panic! at the Disco

Live Sound Showcase: Inside Panic! at the Disco’s Calm Tour, by Clive Young
Fueled by a hit album and the omnipresent single “High Hopes,” Panic! at the Disco takes a victory lap around North America’s arenas with an Eighth Day Sound-supplied system combining the best of digital and analog worlds, not to mention a brand new d&b audiotechnik P.A.

The Pro Sound News Centerstage Chart for March 2019
Pro Sound News runs down the crews and gear on the Top 10 highest-grossing tours of the month.

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From the Editor: Connecting the Dots with Credits, by Clive Young
Music production credits are more than a list of names; they're a gateway into a lifelong love of music.

Software Tech: The Latest DAW Updates Serve Up Compatibility, Parity, Completeness, by Craig Anderton
Craig Anderton serves up insights on the latest DAW updates.

The METAlliance Report: Where We Are, by Ed Cherney
Legendary producer/engineer and METAlliance member Ed Cherney (Iggy Pop, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan) explores the struggle to bring album credits back into the limelight in the age of streaming—and how that effort may be starting to pay off.

Who Is the METAlliance?
METAlliance members have made the music you know by heart; find out who they are and why they're sharing their engineering knowledge.

People: Hires and Promotions in the Audio Industry for March 2019
Industry moves this month include promotions and hires at Harman Professional Solutions, Nugen Audio, Clear-Com, Universal Audio, Sound Image, Avid, Listen Technologies, Yamaha Corp. of America, Solotech, Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW), L-Acoustics and DPA Microphones.

Siamak Naghian, managing director of Genelec

Siamak Naghian

View from the Top: Siamak Naghian, Genelec
Siamak Naghian, managing director of Genelec, looks back at the company’s 40 years of creating some of the world’s best known studio monitors, and shares what lies ahead for the Finnish manufacturer.

The Aha Moment: Scaling Your Business without Sacrificing Quality, by Peter Janis
Peter Janis explores the challenge of scaling your pro audio business without sacrificing quality.

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Music Etc.: Robert Forster's Inferno, by Jacques Sonyieux
Jacques Sonyieux talks with former Go-Between Robert Forster about minimalist production, sequencing an album and his band’s unfinished business.