Wolff/Lindell Bows WL-3 for 500 Series
Noted Swedish engineer/producer Tobias Lindell (Europe, HammerFall) has joined forces with pro audio design legend Paul Wolff (API, Slate Pro Audio) on a “complete console channel strip” module for the 500 Series format, the WL-3 ($1,199).
Festival Captured in Ambeo 3D
Live recording experts Jim Anderson and Ulrike Schwarz of Anderson Audio New York captured this year’s Chelsea Music Festival for delivery via Sennheiser’s immersive Ambeo 3D audio format.
Useful Arts Unveils SFP-60 Preamp
By Strother Bullins. Useful Arts Audio has introduced the SFP-60 Microphone Preamplifier, a two-channel Class-A mic tube preamp with a variable control for second-order harmonic distortion.
Digigram Bows Audioway Bridge
By Strother Bullins, Technology Editor. Digigram has introduced the first product for its new Audioway range of IP studio solutions. Audioway Bridge is intended to be a gateway between legacy and IP-based audio equipment in the studio.
Millennia Takes On 50 Mics for Sweetwater
Sweetwater recently held one of the most comprehensive microphone shootouts ever, evaluating 50 vocal mics inside its Russ Berger-designed Studio A. Conducting the marathon mic test were Sweetwater’s Lynn Fuston and Mark Hornsby with the help of Millennia HV-3R...
The Force is with Meyerson
Scoring mixer Alan Meyerson recently used Manley’s Force four-channel tube preamp to record a project featuring a string quartet with an opera singer.
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...
Pierce Picks BAE Audio 1073MP
If your music collection includes popular hits from the last 30 years, odds are you have at least a few tracks (or likely a lot of them) with Tim Pierce playing guitar on them. The noted session and touring...
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.
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...
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...
Focusrite Debuts Clarett OctoPre
Focusrite has launched the Clarett OctoPre, a eight-channel mic pre with A/D and D/A conversion that integrates with the rest of the Clarett range and other interfaces that include ADAT optical I/O.
Sherinian Keys into BAE Sound
Derek Sherinian, keyboardist with Black Country Communion, has recently added BAE Audio’s 1073 preamplifier/EQ to his Burbank, CA-based Beachwood Manor Studios.
Recording Metallica’s New Album with BAE
Metallica lit up the internet last week with the surprise release of “Hardwired,” the first single from the upcoming Hardwired…to Self-Destruct, the band’s first album of new material since 2008. While working on the project, producer Greg Fidelman expanded...
Post and Broadcast
WGBY-TV Refits with RedNet
WGBY-TV, the first television station in New England to produce all of its local programming content in high definition, has installed a Focusrite RedNet in its two production studios.
Stasium Enjoys Tubage
With 40-plus years of engineering and production experience, much of it at New York’s Power Station, and a long list of credits, Ed Stasium now works from a home studio with a DAW and Manley’s Dual Mono two-channel and...
Recording Rocky Vs. Recording Creed
The Rocky movie series began 40 years ago with the original classic boxing film—an underdog flick made for less than $1 million that went on to win Best Picture at the Oscars, establish writer/actor Sylvester Stallone as a major...
MACKIE FREEPLAY PERSONAL PA
In my review-based pursuits, I’ve auditioned most portable PAs (PPAs) currently available in the marketplace: many great ones, some very portable ones, some not-so-portable ones and a lot that fall somewhere within those ideals.