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Flawless Victory: Crafting a cinematic soundtrack for Mortal Kombat 11

2019’s biggest fighting game, Mortal Kombat 11, combines carefully crafted music and dialogue to help define a truly cinematic audio experience for the player. Here, Director of Audio at developer NetherRealm Studios, Rich Carle, and the game’s Lead Composer, Wilbert Roget, talk to AMI about their efforts to make MK11 …

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Review: Rodecaster Pro and RØDE PodMic

Jerry Ibbotson tests out this dedicated podcasting combo from Australian manufacturer RØDE… — It’s a sad life I lead but occasionally I like to play a game where I list as many bits of hardware or software that were once cutting-edge but are now defunct. Remember the Netscape browser? Or …

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IBC 2019: Sennheiser and Neumann to showcase mic and monitoring solutions

Sennheiser and Neumann will show a range of its solutions at IBC next month (stand 8 D.50). Highlights include: Sennheiser’s entry-level 2.4GHz XS Wireless Digital systems for DSLR/DSLM audio; the professional SK 6212 UHF mini-bodypack transmitter and EK 6042 camera receiver for location and studio work; and the Neumann KH …

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PLASA 2019: CODA Audio to showcase point source N-APS system

CODA Audio will be exhibiting at this year’s PLASA Show, London Olympia (Sept 15-17) on stand S61 with its recently launched compact 2-way arrayable point source N-APS. N-APS is the supercharged smaller sibling of CODA Audio’s APS system. N-APS places new patented technology into a smaller box to offer ‘incredible’ …

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DPA releases new 2028 Vocal Microphone

DPA Microphones has unveiled a new addition to its microphone line up: the 2028 Vocal Microphone. Designed for everyone from indie artists to international touring singers, the 2028 mic is ideally suited for live stage performances, broadcast and pro AV applications. On a live stage, the 2028 delivers the same …

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Inside the world of audio tools with Synchro Arts

AMI recently spoke to Jeff Bloom, founder of Synchro Arts, about the company’s 25-year journey creating award-winning audio tools for film, TV and music production… — Jeff Bloom’s background weaves in and out of music and technology. While doing a Physics PhD at the University College Cardiff he started exploring …

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Blackbird Studio launches Dolby Atmos music mixing room

Blackbird Studio, Nashville’s premier recording studio complex, held a gala event the evening before the start of Summer NAMM, Wednesday, July 17, 2019, to mark the official launch of the facility’s new Dolby Atmos 9.1.6 reference room (Studio C). On hand were members of the team that made studio owner …

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Review: WARM Audio WA-251 and WA-84

Stephen Bennett takes a look at WARM Audio’s recreation of a classic, along with the company’s latest small diaphragm condenser… — WARM have built an enviable reputation with emulations of classic outboard gear. Rather than re-box Chinese-made technology, WARM has produced a range of products at reasonable prices that stand …

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Reviving a Classic: PMC’s work with Dolby Atmos for Music

PMC Speakers pulled out all the stops at this year’s High End Munich international hi-fi event with its demonstrations of Dolby Atmos for Music. The company’s demo room welcomed a record number of visitors as people flocked to hear tracks from Miles Davis’ iconic 1959 jazz album Kind of Blue …

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Review: Neumann NDH 20

Alistair McGhee gets his hands on the legendary microphone manufacturer’s first foray into the headphone market… — If you’re going to drop a name, drop a big one as Mick Jagger once said to me. In audio technology Neumann is one of the greatest and biggest names, with a microphone …

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