At AES: Dangerous Debuts Convert-AD+
Dangerous Music unveiled its new Convert-AD+ A to D converter at the AES Convention in New York City. Shipping in November, the Convert-AD+ is intended to be “a complete round-trip system for tracking, mixing and mastering,” according to founder...
Post and Broadcast
Berliner Synchron Moves, Adds DADs
Berliner Synchron, founded in 1949 and one of the largest post production companies in Germany, recently relocated its facilities to the EUREF-campus in Berlin’s Schöneberg district, adding new gear from Digital Audio Denmark in the process.
iConnectivity Unveils PlayAUDIO12
iConnectivity has unveiled PlayAUDIO12, an audio and MIDI interface intended for live musicians that provides redundant control and playback of backing tracks, virtual instruments and MIDI devices.
Isaac Streamlines with Red 8Pro
Working out of his Los Angeles studio space, three-time GRAMMY Award-winning producer/mix engineer Dave Isaac has found a useful hub in the Focusrite Red 8Pre 64 I/O Thunderbolt 2 and Pro Tools | HD-compatible audio interface.
‘Mi Gente’ Mixed With RME
The Latin-tinged “Mi Gente” has been storming the charts this summer, hitting number one in 17 countries—and Spotify Global—and garnering 270 million views on YouTube. The collaboration between French DJ Willy William and J Balvin was mixed by composer/producer...
Review: Sennheiser TeamConnect Wireless System
Over seven decades, German pro audio manufacturer Sennheiser secured its legendary reputation by building world-class microphones, headphones and wireless systems, yet arguably some of its most interesting products have hit the market within the last few years.
Prism Sound Tour Returns
Prism Sound is back on the road with its Mic To Monitor seminars, returning to North America for five events in key cities, including Boston and Montreal.
WSDG Completes Beijing Studio
Walters-Storyk Design Group recently completed 55TEC Recording Studios, a 5,000-sq.-ft. two-room facility located in a residential building in one of Beijing’s most exclusive neighborhoods.
Molen Refreshes with Audient
Television music composer Josh Molen has been using his Audient iD22 USB audio interface and ASP880 8-channel mic preamp to refresh his composing technique.
ESI Audiotechnik Ships U168 XT Interface
ESI Audiotechnik GmbH—a branded and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) pro audio design/manufacturing firm since 1998—has introduced its 24-bit/96 kHz-capable U168 XT and U86 XT USB audio interfaces featuring what are arguably a recordist’s most commonly needed I/O at very...
TV Tech Debuts RedNet Remote
Audio-video technical management and client support company TV Tech, Inc. has launched its first remote 5.1 audio production truck, TV Tech Unit #1, which features a Dante-networked Focusrite RedNet audio infrastructure.
Audio-Technica Captures Streisand
Live and studio engineer David Reitzas—Barbra Streisand’s go-to engineer since 1993—has been using Audio-Technica microphones to record the artist’s performances, including her recent tour, The Music, The Mem’ries, The Magic.
Post and Broadcast
High Schoolers Take On Tascam
High schoolers in New York are learning music production and post production thanks to a new regional career-training program. The Southern Westchester BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services) audio and post production program is the only such program in...
Oldman Scores Cranston with Audient
Score composer Kurt Oldman is currently working on season two of Bryan Cranston's SuperMansion using his Audient ASP880 8-channel mic preamp, which has been part of his permanent setup for about a year.
Software, AoIP Tech Debuts at AES
It is now common knowledge that 25 percent of the manufacturers exhibiting at the annual AES Convention are live sound-oriented, but their impact throughout pro audio is even more dramatic.
Post and Broadcast
CMAs Air with Audio-Technica
This year’s 5.1 live broadcast of the 50th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, presented Wednesday, November 2, 2016 in Nashville, involved more than 120 Audio-Technica vocal and instrument microphones.
Post and Broadcast
Post Podcast Hits The Road
All Things Post, a podcast aimed at those working audio post-production, recently had to get mobile when host/director Niel Guilarte traveled to Puerto Rico to direct a documentary. As an experiment, he brought along a TASCAM MiniStudio Creator US-42...
RME OctaMic XTC Is Updated
RME’s OctaMic XTC, a microphone, line and instrument preamp, hi-end A/D converter, digital patchbay, monitoring device, and format converter, has gotten two new updates—new firmware and an updated MADIface driver—which now allow direct connection of the unit with Windows...
At AES: Apogee Unveils Element I/Os
At the AES Convention in Los Angeles, Apogee Electronics announced its new Element Series of three Thunderbolt audio interfaces for Mac—Element 24, Element 46 and Element 88—each with a different number of analog and digital I/O.
MOTU Debuts UltraLite-MK4 I/O
MOTU is shipping its latest addition to its UltraLite series—the UltraLite-mk4, a half-rack 18-input, 22-output audio interface for mobile audio recording and mixing.
Focusrite Bows Red 8Pre Interface
Focusrite has launched its new Red 8Pre, offering 64 inputs, 64 outputs and eight digitally-controlled mic preamps. Sporting 16 analog inputs and 18 analog outputs, the unit also includes two front-panel high-headroom instrument inputs, dual Thunderbolt 2, dual Pro...
Blue Brings On USB Studio Series Mics
Blue Microphones has unveiled its USB Studio Series, a collection of bundles that individually include a Blue Snowball, Yeti or Yeti Pro mic along with custom recording software from PreSonus, studio vocal effects from iZotope, and custom templates for...
Post and Broadcast
Lawo is on Top of the World
Lawo has announced its first project for the Tibet People’s Radio Station in Lhasa, with Chinese system integrator Infomedia Digital Technology serving as the project’s main contractor.
Red Bull Amsterdam Adds Audient
Red Bull Studios Amsterdam has been making the most of its new analog mixing console, an Audient ASP8024, and that in turn inspired studio manager Jasper Cremers to purchase an Audient iD22 audio interface and ASP880 8-channel mic preamplifier.
Remastering the Ramones at Abbey Road
Abbey Road mastering engineer Sean Magee recently worked on the 40th anniversary deluxe edition of the first album by the Ramones, with the active participation of Craig Leon, the album’s original producer.
Regional and Local
Cirque, Philly Pops Pick Point Source
Houser Audio, the official audio provider for the Philly Pops, the largest standalone Pops orchestra in the US, has started using Point Source Audio’s Series8 CO-8WL omnidirectional lavaliere microphone to amplify the string ensemble of the 65-piece orchestra.
Radial Ships JDX Direct Drive
Radial is shipping its new JDX Direct-Drive, a device that simulates the sound of a guitar amplifier while doubling up as a direct box, allowing the sound engineer to capture the tone right after the pedals and manage it...
Recording Naval Combat at Home
Man o’War: Corsair, a new oceanic warfare videogame set in the Warhammer world, may have epic scope, but its audio was created in a home studio that its owner, Matthew Kilford, describes as “simple and small.”
PreSonus Studio 192 Mobile USB I/O Ships
PreSonus has shipped its new Studio 192 Mobile USB 3.0 22 x 26 audio interface and studio command center, which is said to be functionally identical to the original Studio 192 i/o but with a smaller footprint to facilitate...