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TOP TEN: This week's most popular articles

TOP TEN: This week's most popular articles
Adam Savage


03 February 2017: By Adam Savage

List includes an opinion piece from Matt North about the use of sound effects on 'Planet Earth II' and Stephen Bennett's review of the Yamaha HS7I monitors.

Our weekly Top Ten round-up includes an opinion piece from Matt North about the much talked-about use of 'fake' sound effects on Planet Earth II and Stephen Bennett's review of the new HS7I monitors from Yamaha.

But the most-read article of the week was a story on how a console that was used for the making of the first records from Blondie and The Ramones – and more recently the last A Tribe Called Quest album – has now been made available.

Have a look at the rest of this week's summary...

1. Q-Tip's classic API console up for sale

Shortly after the release of the last A Tribe Called Quest album, the artist/producer approached Vintage King about putting his vintage 3288 desk on the market.

2. An audio professional's view on the sound of 'Planet Earth II'

Matt North responds to comments about the use of ‘fake’ sound effects throughout the BBC series, which saw the sound design team take some harsh criticism.

3. ISE 2017: L-Acoustics launching Syva system

New line introduces segment source, a 'groundbreaking' transducer arrangement optimised for 'exceptional surface coverage'.

4. Review: Yamaha HS7I

Stephen Bennett lines these new install-friendly nearfield monitors up alongside two similar alternatives to see how they fare.

5. Picking apart the personal monitoring market

With more musicians taking their monitor mix into their own hands than ever before, we shine our spotlight on the products that enable this newfound freedom.

6. Ilpo Martikainen

Genelec founder passed away on 30 January 2017 at the age of 69 after struggling with a long-term illness.

7. BVE 2017: HHB announces strongest presence to date

Company's 106sqm stand will showcase the extensive range of brands it represents, including the debut of Vicoustic's acoustic treatment panelling and products.

8. JoeCo's new BlueBox arrives at FX Rentals

One of London's leading pro-audio and MI hire operations adds workstation interface recorder to its inventory, which already included four in-demand BlackBox Recorders.

9. ISE 2017: Symetrix introducing AES67 support, USB interface

Several new products and updates will be announced including the latest Composer software developments for the firm's DSP line.

10. England Golf's new season teeing off with MIPRO PA systems

Organisation has acquired two of the manufacturer’s flagship MA-808s and four smaller MA-303s, along with six ACT32H handheld wireless mics.