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TOP TEN: This week's most popular articles

TOP TEN: This week's most popular articles
Colby  Ramsey

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24 February 2017: By Colby Ramsey

Round-up includes ITV’s plans to close The London Studios and Alistair McGhee’s review of the new AE2300 dynamic instrument mic from Audio-Technica.

Our weekly Top Ten round-up includes news about ITV’s plans to close The London Studios to make way for a new HQ on the South Bank and Alistair McGhee’s review of the new AE2300 dynamic instrument mic from Audio-Technica.

But the most-read article of the week was an opinion piece from sound designer Michael Begg about the ‘cascade effect’, whereby a seemingly simple gear purchase can often lead to a costly, time consuming and creatively detrimental chain reaction.

Check out this rest of this week’s summary…

1. Beware the ‘upgrade cascade’

Michael Begg ruminates on how a seemingly simple gear purchase can these days often lead to a costly and time consuming chain reaction of unplanned updates.

2. ITV reveals plans to close the London Studios

Broadcast giant proposes to shut down TLS and use studio capacity in the external market to make way for a new HQ on the South Bank, but BECTU calls it "a betrayal of staff."

3. Review: Audio-Technica AE2300

Alistair McGhee lines this new dynamic all-rounder up against a selection of similar alternatives to see how it compares.

4. WSDG-designed Blue Table Post opens its doors

The Brooklyn-based facility, which has already mixed Michelle Obama's "We Will Rise" documentary, is the latest project by the Walters-Storyk Design Group.

5. Lectrosonics chosen to record ‘National Treasure’ dialogue

Nigel Albermaniche used SMV, SMQV, HM, and IFB transmitters and venue receivers to capture close-up breath sounds from the leading actors to help intensify the drama.

6. Feature: How strong is the custom speaker sector?

David Davies finds out more about the whys and wherefores behind a substantial – and growing – contributor to the pro-audio business.

7. Steinberg to preview Nuendo 8 at GDC 2017

Latest version of the firm's flagship DAW for the post-production and game audio industries will get its first showing at next week's Game Developers Conference.

8. Audio-Technica mics picked for Portuguese ‘The Voice’

The show’s house band was miked entirely with A-T models, from dynamic instrument mics to large-diaphragm condensers, with shotguns picking up the studio audience.

9. Sound Devices adds automatic mixing for 633 recorder

Dugan automixing and MixAssist are made available at no extra cost, while greater Sennheiser integration is also introduced across the entire 6-series range.

10. Audinate expands online Dante Certification training

The Level 2 course prepares AV personnel to design larger Dante systems, providing training on areas such as clocking, unicast and multicast, latency, and redundancy.