Ben Hillier on producing Nadine Shah’s Mercury-nominated album Holiday Destination
The UK producer and songwriter collaborated with Nadine Shah on her 2017 album Holiday Destination. We found out how they made it..
Ben Hillier on 25 years producing some of the biggest names in music
The UK producer and songwriter has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, including collaborating on one of the finest records of 2017 in the form of Nadine Shah’s Holiday Destination. We caught up with him...
EXCLUSIVE: Life after AKG: Austrian Audio founders on launching a brand new company
Back in September, it was announced that Harman Professional Solutions was to cut a staggering 650 jobs across its brand portfolio in a bid to ‘consolidate’ its workforce. Unsurprisingly, the company offered little in the way of explanation as...
‘The future of concert venues’: Behind the scenes at Belgium theatre De Roma’s latest audio installation
The audio configuration is the final piece in the puzzle of this historic theatre's renovation overhaul
Joy Division bassist Peter Hook on the genius work of producer Martin Hannett
Martin Hannett played a pivotal role in shaping the sounds emanating from the north west of England back in the ‘70s and ‘80s
Genius!3: Shioto Okita and the rectangular diaphragm
The brains behind Audio-Technica's pioneering products - part three
‘We’re at a pivotal point’: AIM’s Paul Reed on the future of independent music festivals
The world of independent music festivals is as vibrant as ever. Here, Paul Reed, general manager of the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF), takes the pulse of this burgeoning sector and offers his take on where it's headed
Genius! 3: Fumio Kamikura and dual companding technology
The brains behind Audio-Technica's pioneering products - part one
Security concerns: should backstage gear be searched before it is allowed into venues?
In light of the Bataclan and Manchester Arena attacks, security in and around venues has increased dramatically, with concerns regarding backstage security and movement of touring equipment starting to be raised. Simon Duff considers some issues… We all know...
Changing times: how innovations in TV broadcast are reshaping the game
Similar to radio’s digital revolution of the mid-’90s, innovations in television broadcast are happening rapidly – and they’re completely changing the game. TVBEurope editor Jenny Priestley reflects on the huge shifts in TV production and ponders where it could...
‘Budget cuts are the biggest challenge facing the live sector in 2017,’ say industry experts
Budget cuts are one of the biggest challenges facing the live industry in 2017, according to a group of industry professionals interviewed in the latest edition PSNLive. Job security and lack of investment were also cited as problems, as...
Feature: Faithful sound reproduction for houses of worship
Europe’s style of worship is changing, and it comes as a blessing for the pro-audio industry, writes Erica Basnicki
Small world: Is consolidation a good thing for professional audio? [feature]
Historically an industry dominated by compact, niche-style operations, professional audio is currently experiencing a wave of consolidation through mergers, acquisitions and venture-capital investment. But why now – and what are the long-term implications?