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Read the December issue of AMI online now

The December issue of Audio Media International is now available to read online. In this issue, Colby Ramsey speaks to EAW president TJ Smith about the company’s recent activity following its acquisition by RCF. Meanwhile, we hear from The Aeronauts re-recording mixer Lee Walpole about creating an immersive mix for …

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d&b Soundscape powers European leg of Björk’s Cornucopia Tour

On November 13, Björk kicked off the European portion of her critically-acclaimed Cornucopia tour, deploying a d&b Soundscape immersive sound system as the show scales up dramatically from its debut in New York’s new arts centre – The Shed – to a comprehensive run of large scale arena dates including …

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Genelec launches first Smart IP active installation loudspeaker

Genelec has announced the availability of its new 4430 two-way active installation loudspeaker, the first model to incorporate the company’s Smart IP technology. Smart IP provides scalable power, as well as audio and loudspeaker configuration, supervision and calibration features via a standard CAT cable – designed to offer integrators greater …

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New Horizons: behind the scenes at LEWITT ahead of its 10th anniversary

As part of its 10th anniversary, Austrian manufacturer LEWITT is soon to introduce what it describes as a truly unique, ‘revolutionary’ flagship microphone. Colby Ramsey recently took a trip to the company’s headquarters in the heart of Vienna, Austria, to get an exclusive first listen of the new model, which …

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Review: Zoom F6

Alistair McGhee tests out the Zoom F6, the first professional field recorder to feature both 32-bit float recording and dual AD converters for superior dynamic range… — As a middle aged man I have many hats. And this week I have taken most of them off to Zoom, having spent …

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Interview: Veteran recording engineer John Kurlander on working with The Beatles at Abbey Road

To coincide with the 50th anniversary celebration of The Beatles’ Abbey Road album, AMI spoke to veteran recording engineer John Kurlander about his experiences and memories working with the Fab Four, George Martin and Geoff Emerick… — When I was a kid, I lived around the corner from Abbey Road …

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Rebuilding naturalistic soundscapes for Sea of Shadows

AMI hears from award-winning sound designer and re-recording mixer Bernhard Zorzi, who recently worked on the critically-acclaimed documentary Sea of Shadows from executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio… — Bernhard Zorzi has lent his expertise to numerous projects ranging from documentaries to film and television, most recently designing the sound for critically-acclaimed …

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Review: SSL SiX

Stephen Bennett works out the kinks with this versatile new desktop mixer for use in the studio, post-production, on stage, and for podcasting… — Anyone who’s been even remotely involved in audio production will have come across Solid State Logic (SSL). Famous for their large format, digitally controlled analogue mixers, …

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147th AES NY Convention “rocks” the Javits Center

Under the banner ‘Inspire’, the pro audio industry returned to New York City’s Javits Center for four days this month as leading audio innovators shared their knowledge and experience alongside the latest gear. “The program rocked, and the exhibits were packed with people. Everyone was very excited to be there,” …

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Mixing for a rapidly growing Dolby Atmos world

Tom Marks CAS, Los Angeles-based mixer for film, TV and music, offers his thoughts… — With the rising trend of streaming platforms that provide instant access to millions of media files, viewers and listeners are no longer limited to what they can see or where they can see it. They …

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