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Engineer Profile: In the mix with Wes Maebe

Colby Ramsey speaks to award-winning mixing and mastering engineer Wes Maebe about his gear, workflow and the changes he’s seen in the music recording industry… — Born and raised in Belgium, Wes “Wesonator” Maebe moved to London to study audio technology in 1998, returning to live here in 2003. Initially …

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AES Dublin: 25 years of Beechpark Studios

Beechpark Studios is one of the last surviving recording studios in Dublin. The facility, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary, is inviting back its original designer Roger D’Arcy to coincide with the 146th AES Convention, which will take place in the Irish capital for the first time this month. …

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Recreating authentic soundscapes for A Private War

Realistic soundscapes in docu-drama A Private War transform the film from seeming like faraway fiction to creating an atmosphere where you could be right there on the ground. Tara Lepore spoke to re-recording mixer Andrew Stirk about the emotional impact of pursuing authenticity and the challenges along the way...

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Enter the Hexadome

Stephen Bennett gets the lowdown on the Berlin ISM’s latest immersive project to see how these types of installations are transforming the way we interact with sound

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What is driving the international pro audio education boom?

John Storyk, WSDG founding partner and Adjunct Professor of Acoustics & Studio Design at Berklee College of Music, reports from AES New York, where he headed up a panel on educating the next generation of pro audio professionals

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Driving innovation with Abbey Road Red

Abbey Road is arguably the most recognisable name in recording studios both inside and outside the music industry. Always innovating, the company has expanded into audio hardware and software development and, more recently, it's developed Abbey Road Red, an open innovation department with a mission to act as an incubator for entrepreneurial technology start-ups. Stephen Bennett reports…

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Music recording Industry Insight: What can we learn from the past 20 years?

Can post-production professionals learn anything from the music recording industry and the changes it went through over the past 20 years? Here, KORD.Media director Dan Piggott asks if social and economic changes that began affecting the music industry at the turn of the century compare to those seen in film and television...

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Sound Knowledge: Inside Britannia Row’s training courses

What do you do if you’re struggling to recruit people with the right level of live audio knowledge? If you’re Twickenham-based Britannia Row, you train them up yourself. Here, Tara Lepore speaks to managing director Mike Lowe about the kind of courses it offers and what it’s doing to provide an alternative to traditional sound training...

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