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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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AES 2019: SSL previews next-gen analogue studio console

Solid State Logic (SSL) has announced the first preview of its ORIGIN analogue console at AES NY 2019. As the latest in a long heritage of SSL studio mixing consoles, ORIGIN has traditional analogue studio workflow at its heart whilst providing the perfect partner for a modern DAW driven ‘hybrid’ …

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Innovation in Music 2019 welcomes legendary producer Trevor Horn as keynote

The Innovation in Music conference, now in it’s fourth bi-annual slot, has announced that legendary producer, Trevor Horn, arguably ‘the man who invented the eighties’ will deliver one of the keynotes at the December conference at the University of West London in Ealing, London. After forming The Buggles and recording …

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Read the October issue of AMI online now

The October issue of Audio Media International is now available to read online. In this issue, Jerry Ibbotson investigates the world of Audio-over-IP to see how many big players in pro audio are taking advantage of emerging protocols to streamline their workflows. Meanwhile we hear from Orfeas Boteas, CEO of …

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Tech Talk: Headphones

Audio-Technica’s Marketing Director, Alex Lepges, offers his thoughts on the latest developments in the professional headphones market… — What kind of trends are you seeing at the moment? In the pro domain, headphones are being used for many different applications. There’s those for general studio mixing purposes – here we’re …

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Allen & Heath unveils new 96kHz digital mixer

Allen & Heath has announced its new 96kHz digital mixer, Avantis, the third to be based on the company’s XCVI FPGA engine. Avantis is a 64 channel/42 configurable bus console, with twin Full HD touchscreens, extensive I/O options and processing from the company’s flagship dLive mixing system. “Joining dLive and …

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AES 2019: TELEFUNKEN to introduce new Alchemy microphone series

Microphone manufacturer TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is introducing the new Alchemy Series at AES for the first time. The Alchemy Series is TELEFUNKEN’s next generation of large diaphragm tube condensers. The new models feature unique sonic profiles developed from the ground up and will begin shipping this spring. The voicings of the …

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The Science of Sound

Ivor Taylor, Technical and Finance Director at Grand Central Recording Studios (GCRS), offers his thoughts… — As someone who has a 49-year career in audio production, I’m not going to surprise anyone by saying that I believe sound to be of utmost importance – and some of my recent reading …

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