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Summer NAMM 2019: Annual mid-year gathering keeps industry strong

From insightful, business-advancing professional development sessions and networking events, to the latest in new gear from established and emerging brands, the music products and pro audio industries convened in Nashville last week for Summer NAMM (July 18-20), the industry’s annual mid-year gathering. “Summer NAMM seemed to highlight the important role …

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The Focusrite Group acquires ADAM Audio

The Focusrite Group, which comprises the Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Novation and Ampify Music brands, has acquired leading studio monitor company, ADAM Audio GmbH of Berlin, Germany. It marks the first acquisition for The Focusrite Group since going public in 2014. “I am delighted that we have an important new addition …

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The Psychology of Mixing

Dom Morley takes a look at the mental aspect of mixing and explains why it is important to maintain a balance… — I love a technical discussion as much as the next person, but I think it’s worth pausing every now and then to think about the psychological aspect of …

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Waves and Abbey Road unveil the Abbey Road Studio 3 Plugin

Waves Audio has introduced the Abbey Road Studio 3 plugin, created in collaboration with Abbey Road Studios and powered by Waves Nx immersive audio technology. The Waves Abbey Road Studio 3 plugin brings the acoustics of the legendary Abbey Road Studio 3 Control Room to any set of headphones. With …

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RG Jones deploys Martin Audio PA’s across seven stages at Glastonbury

RG Jones Engineering returned to Worthy Farm following its fallow year to deploy Martin Audio systems across four major stages of the Glastonbury Festival. While Martin Audio’s MLA sound system once again graced the Pyramid main stage as well as West Holts and the Genosys stage of Block9, the company’s …

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EXCLUSIVE: Behind the sound design of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

Colby Ramsey finds out how the sound team for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 pulled out all the stops to create a truly immersive audio experience for 2019’s biggest online RPG shooter… — A familiar spin on its predecessor’s icy setting, The Division 2 play out on the streets of …

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Digital Catapult and BPI to host immersive Surroundscapes event

Digital Catapult, in collaboration with record labels body the BPI and its BPI Innovation Hub,  will host an immersive content ‘Surroundscapes’ showcase event on July 17. The event will combine audio with virtual and augmented reality technology to demonstrate the power of richer sound in immersive content and standalone augmented …

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Focusrite launches 3rd generation Scarlett USB range

Focusrite has announced the third generation of its Scarlett range of USB interfaces. The updated range features six configurations of ins and outs with the best performing Scarlett mic preamps to date, high headroom instrument inputs, and high-performance converters. The 24-bit/192kHz converters make for clear recordings, whilst Air mode breathes …

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Report: Headphone sales to see robust hike as manufacturers focus on distribution

The increasing trend of mobile shopping, E-banking, and bringing your own device (BYOD) is driving the global demand for smartphones and tablets, which is, in turn, boosting the technologically advanced devices, such as Wi-Fi enabled devices, in the earphones and headphones market. This is according to a new report on …

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