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Audio Media International set to close after 25 years

Publisher Biz Media – a branch of Datateam Business Media – is closing Audio Media International (AMI) magazine, effective immediately. Since its launch in January 2015, following the merger between two market-leading titles Audio Media and Audio Pro International, Audio Media International (AMI) quickly became the essential technology resource for …

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Martin Audio acquired by Focusrite plc

Focusrite plc, which comprises the Focusrite, ADAM Audio, Novation and Ampify Music brands, has announced the acquisition of LDC-backed Martin Audio Ltd and associated companies, the British, Buckinghamshire-based designer and manufacturer of high-performance loudspeaker systems for the touring and installation markets. The acquisition follows hot on the heels of Berlin-based …

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Sgt. Pepper’s immersive Dolby Atmos experience launches in Liverpool

Tate Liverpool and National Museums Liverpool, with a little help from The Beatles and Dolby Laboratories, have launched a unique experiential presentation of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in Dolby Atmos, as a Christmas gift to the city. This worldwide first, immersive experience will be presented daily at the …

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RCF USA president Roni Nevo adopts the role of EAW CEO

EAW has announced the appointment of Roni Nevo as its new Chief Executive Officer. Having been a key figure in the RCF Group for more than 10 years, Mr. Nevo will remain President of RCF USA. However, in the new role he will help the existing EAW team fine tune …

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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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