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Top 10: this week’s most popular articles

The most-read stories on PSNEurope in the past seven days

This week’s most read article was our look at Belgian-French broadcaster RTBF, which is turning its focus to ‘visual’ regionally-based stations as it moves its headquarters from Brussels. If you haven’t read it yet, check it out here.

Also popular was an interview with FOH engineers supplying the sound for ex One Direction-er Harry Styles, who is currently using DPA microphones on his world tour.  

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1. Belgian-French broadcaster RTBF opens regional ‘visual radio’ studios

With new headquarters planned in 2022, the Belgian French language public broadcaster RTBF has stopped its investments in its current studio landscape in Brussels and concentrated on studios in its regional centres in Wallony. 

2. ‘The live audio industry needs to move forward’: the rise and rise of immersive sound

Phil Ward prepares for the arrival of 360° audio techniques in the live sector, as the rise of immersive sound continues…

3. Harry Styles FOH engineer relies on DPA for world tour

The company’s drum mics were deployed for the One Direction star’s current tour.

4. ‘These rooms are genuinely brilliant’: ACM Guildford gets SSL flagship studio

Four years after Metropolis Studios and the Academy of Contemporary Music joined forces, a flagship studio has been built at the Guildford campus to mirror the size and scale of the world-class recording studio in London.

5. More local radio stations to go digital as government consults on small-scale DAB services

After a successful trial period, local digital radio stations could soon be rolled out across the country, thanks to government plans to update analogue radio broadcasts to DAB and DAB+ technology…

6. Inside AED Group’s new Pay Per Use business model

AED Group recently revealed its new Pay Per Use business model, whereby rental firms keep AED gear in their warehouses and only pay when the gear is rented out to clients. Marc Maes attended the Group’s annual customer get together to find out more…

7. Genelec recruits Michael Bohlin as international sales manager

Bohlin, who worked for the company 25 years ago, will be based in Stockholm.

8. ‘Less is more’: Mastering engineer Katie Tavini talks studio techniques and stereotypes

Mastering engineer Katie Tavini is currently cultivating a reputation as one of the finest exponents of her craft in the industry. Daniel Gumble caught up with her in London for a chat about mastering techniques and her incredible career to date…

9. Immersive tech to take centre stage at Prolight+Sound 2018

A wide range of immersive forums and sessions will feature at the Frankfurt show. 

10. ‘We are moving at a faster pace’: Shure CEO Chris Schyvinck on focusing on the European market

Over the past decade or so, Shure has evolved from accomplished microphone manufacturer to all-encompassing audio solutions provider. Daniel Gumble caught up with company CEO Chris Schyvinck at last month’s ISE show in Amsterdam to find out about its ongoing international expansion and how things have changed during her 29 years with the brand…

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