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State of the Industry: Sound Reinforcement, by Clive Young
The sound reinforcement business has been going full steam ahead this year.

State of the Industry: Recording, by Steve Harvey
Last year was the third straight year of growth for the global record business.

Live Sound Showcase: Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, by Billy Davis
Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson teamed up this summer for the Twins of Evil tour; now Zombie’s tight-knit crew shares how they made bad sound so good.

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RCF Group Acquires EAW
Italy-based RCF Group adds EAW to its line-up, which includes RCF USA and dB Technologies.

VER Exits Bankruptcy, Reorganizes
Entertainment technology and services company PRG announced that VER has merged under its leadership. VER provides equipment to the film and TV industry as well as audio gear and engineering for the music touring industry.

Roland Opens in London
Located within Metropolis Studios in West London, the new Roland Artist Centre London will offer artists, engineers and producers product support, gear demos, and much more, as part of a new bolstered global artist relations strategy.

Live (Sound) from New York, It’s AES
AES has lots of live sound offerings in store for this year's convention in New York City.

Audio Precision Co-Founder Bob Metzler, Dead at 84

Bob Metzler

Audio Precision Co-Founder Bob Metzler, Dead at 84
The former president of AP authored The Audio Measurement Handbook.

Doug MacCallum, One Systems Co-Founder, Dead at 62
Pro audio exec passes after a yearlong battle with leukemia.

T-Mobile Continues 600 MHz Push Across U.S.
Having pushed wireless mic operators out of 600 MHz range, T Mobile continues nationwide expansion into the range.


Sound Emmy Winners Announced
Shows taking home sound editing and sound mixing awards included Atlanta, Stranger Things and Black Mirror.

Hill’s Gets Immersive with d&b
Corporate event used immersive audio to bring attendees into the world of pets.

Back to Analog for Polosud Records
"It was love at first sight. I have used a lot of consoles, but the RND 5088 is the ‘true’ mixer for me," says owner Ninni Pascale.

Aurus Makes FOH Debut in China’s Cadillac Arena
The desk was used to mix the work of Zhang Hong Guang for a crowd of 18,000 fans.

RG Jones Joins In at Henley FestivalThe Henley Festival’s trademark Floating Stage used Martin Audio MLA Compact speakers to cover a shallow but unusually wide audience area on the side of the Thames River.

Solotech Gains ‘Fame’ in Montreal


Solotech Takes on Fame in Montreal
Montreal's Solotech recently provided audio for a hometown theatrical run of the famed musical.

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Multiple Dave Grohls in "Play"

Multiple Dave Grohls in "Play"

Capturing a Gang of Grohls for Play, by Steve Harvey
To help inspire new generations to learn and play music, Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl recently released Play, a mini-documentary that includes a 23-minute track on which he plays seven different instruments, each recorded in a single take. The instrumental piece was filmed and recorded in Studio One at EastWest Studios, with Darrell Thorp behind the console.

Behind the Beats: How UK Producers Created Grime, by Emma Finamore
Grime is one of UK music’s big success stories in recent years, but despite the accolades and big sales numbers, it was the lo-fi, DIY techniques of young producers that first generated the unique sound.

The control room for 416 Wabash centers around a SSL XL-Desk and Focal Twin6 Be monitors.

416 Wabash

Studio Showcase: 416 Wabash Aims for Best of Both Worlds, by Steve Harvey
Indianapolis’ 416 Wabash is a 7,800-square-foot flexible space that combines a well-appointed music studio with an all-purpose event facility—and it’s a well-thought-out hit

Tracks - October 2018
Tracks is a monthly look at the recording process behind 10 new releases by artists across the musical spectrum.

Focusrite is in the House   Across 12 years and 90-plus episodes, every performance on Live From Daryl’s House has been recorded using Focusrite mic pres.

"Live from Daryl's House" control room

Focusrite Is in the House
Across 12 years and 90-plus episodes, every performance on Live From Daryl’s House has been recorded using Focusrite mic pres.

Putting the Em in PMC
With two albums on this year’s Mercury Prize shortlist, producer Emre Ramazanoglu has changed up his studio monitoring.

80-Fader Desk Lands at MC34
Console is part of studio renovation at site of first film score recording.

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PMA Conference Session: How Will AI Impact the Future of Production Music? Composer Andrew Gross observes, “It’s no longer a question of when AI will start generating business and competing with human composers; it’s happening now.”

AI’s Implications for Production Music, by Steve Harvey
Composer Andrew Gross observes, “It’s no longer a question of when AI will start generating business and competing with human composers; it’s happening now.”

GameSoundCon Adds VO Track
Early-bird ticket pricing extended to September 14.

CAS to Honor Lee Orloff
The 55th CAS Awards will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019, in Los Angeles.

Will Files, co-supervising sound editor, "The Darkest Minds"

Will Files, co-supervising sound editor, "The Darkest Minds"

The Rules and Tools Behind the Mixes of The Darkest Minds, by Steve Harvey
Working on The Darkest Minds, co-supervising sound editors Will Files and Warren Hendricks were challenged to give the characters’ mind control powers individual sonic signatures with a good or evil twist.

Genelec Gives Immersive Guidance
New guide aims to demystify immersive audio.

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Meyer Sound's Bluehorn System

Meyer Sound Bluehorn

Innovations: Meyer Sound’s Bluehorn System, by Miles Rogers
It’s not that often that you get to work on a project that changes the way you look at—or in this case listen to—the world.

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Mara Machines recorder

Mara Machines recorder

Review: Mara Machines MCI JH-110C 1/4-Inch 2-Track Recorder, by Russ Long
The Mara Machines MCI JH-110C 1/4-inch 2-track is undoubtedly the best way to incorporate the true sound of analog into today’s recording workflow.

Review: Lynx Aurora(n) Interface, by Russ Long
Anyone in need of a no-compromise interface that has a huge and growing selection of interface options should give the Aurora(n) top consideration, as it won’t disappoint.

Review: Genelec 1032C Studio Monitors, by Russ Long
Producer/engineer Russ Long reviews the Genelec 1032C—the third generation of Genelec’s legendary 1032 monitor. What's the verdict?

Audio-Technica ATH-M60x professional monitor headphones

Audio-Technica ATH-M60x

Review: Audio-Technica ATH-M60x Headphones, by Russ Long
These headphones provide a soundstage that is both deep and wide, with exceptional imaging and detail, and they continue to be comfortable after long listening periods.

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Studio Products

• Universal Audio Apollo X Audio Interfaces

• Lectrosonics SPDR Stereo Portable Digital Recorder

• Ear Trumpet Labs Dark Edwina Microphone

• TASCAM Model 24 Digital Multitrack Recorder

• Steinberg Nuendo Live 2

• iZotope RX 7 Standard and RX Elements

• Zylia ZM-1 Microphone Array

• Prism Sound SADiE v6.1.13 Software

Sound Reinforcement Products

• Allen & Heath SLink Option Card for SQ Mixers

• Shure P9RA+, P10R+ Bodypack Receivers

• Neutrik True Outdoor Protection Series

• Sennheiser IE Pro In-Ear Line

• Martin Audio Adorn Loudspeaker Series

• Yamaha YVC-200 Portable Speakerphone

• Audinate Dante Adapter Modules

• Sonifex AVN Portal Mix Engines

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Bringing Boutique Festivals to the Beach, by Ian MacDonald
Successfully executing six back-to-back weeklong festivals in a Mediterranean climate requires stamina and technical expertise.

Sam Smith belts nightly through a Sennheiser SKM 5200-II wireless microphone with 5235 capsule.

Sam Smith

Sam Smith Tours with The Thrill of It All, by Steve Harvey
British crooner Sam Smith is circling the globe behind his hit album "The Thrill of It All," with audio provided by UK-based Capital Sound. A massive d&b audiotechnik P.A., with multiple hands of 20 J8s each, helps cover sold-out arenas nightly.

Dashboard Confessional Digs DPA
“Chris turned to us and said, ‘New mic.’"

A NEO at the Opera
Audio provider Coral Canopy looked after San Diego's annual Opera NEO Summer Opera Festival this year.

Nexo, Yamaha on the March
Top marching bands can get very loud, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need sound reinforcement.

Twins of Evil tour

Twins of Evil tour

Live Sound Showcase: Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, by Billy Davis
Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson teamed up this summer for the Twins of Evil tour; now Zombie’s tight-knit crew shares how they made bad sound so good.

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Facing festival fatigue?

Facing festival fatigue?

From the Editor: Facing Festival Fatigue, by Clive Young
The U.S. festival market has hit some speed bumps in recent times, but our festival history pales against that of Europe and the UK, where such annual blowouts have been a summertime staple since the 1970s. What can we learn from their experience?

Software Tech: 96 kHz vs. 44.1 kHz: Let’s Settle This, by Craig Anderton
Craig Anderton throws down the gauntlet.

The METAlliance On... Desert Island Microphones, by Frank Filipetti
This is the first in what will be a monthly series expressing the METAlliance’s views, reviews and ideas concerning audio, audio hardware and software, education and more. This month’s contribution comes from founding member Frank Filipetti.

The Aha Moment: Necessity Is the Mother of Invention, by Peter Janis
One of the questions most often posed to me over the years is this: How do you come up with so many product ideas?

People: Hires and Promotions in the Audio Industry
Industry moves include promotions and hires at Adam Hall Group, RTW, Shure, One Systems, Roland Professional A/V, Community Professional Loudspeakers and Sensaphonics.

60 Seconds with Darrell Vasquez of Celestion
Get to know Darrell Vasquez, business development executive for North America at Celestion.

View from the Top: Jim Dugan, President, Wisycom USA, by Clive Young
Jim Dugan discusses bringing the Italian RF company's products to the United States and how that completes a worldwide picture for Wisycom.

Chuck Leavell

Music Etc.: Chuck Leavell, Renaissance Man, by Jacques Sonyieux
Chuck Leavell talks about one rockin’ night in Germany, the genius of Ray Charles and what it’s like to have Clapton and Gilmour ask you to join their bands.