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Avid unveils Pro Tools 2019.5

Avid has announced the immediate availability of Pro Tools 2019.5, which provides support for macOS Mojave and offers more power for working with high track-counts and demanding audio post productions. The latest version of the digital audio workstation aims to boost power and performance for every level of user, enabling …

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Review: Krotos Sound Design Bundle 2

Stephen Bennett gives us the lowdown on this bespoke collection of plug-ins for sound designers… — Sound design and effects are just as important as the visual elements of film, television and video games. The modern ‘just in time’ methods of production – where editors and directors are changing the …

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PLASA Focus Leeds: New loudspeaker systems to receive UK debuts

The 11th edition of PLASA Focus Leeds will open its doors from 14-15 May at the Royal Armouries Museum, spanning two sold-out halls and providing a platform for over 175 leading brands from the world of live entertainment technology. For the first time in the UK, visitors will be able …

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Breaking the Mould: Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar on her recent Grammy win

Emily Lazar has been working hard to promote inclusivity of women in the music industry, and earlier this year became the first ever female mastering engineer to win a Grammy for her work on Beck’s “Colors” album. Here, AMI speaks to Lazar about making her mark in history… — You’ve …

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Review: Unity Audio Boulder MK-III

Nigel Palmer gets his hands on this 3-way active monitoring system from British manufacturer Unity Audio… — In 2012 I reviewed Unity Audio’s newly introduced The Boulder active loudspeaker for Audio Media, then minus the ‘International’. I liked what I heard at the time, and have been pleased to see …

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Shure donates microphones to local music venue following robbery

Shure has helped Halifax music venue, The Lantern, stay on the live music scene after a devastating incident last year. The Lantern is an independent live music venue and bar in Halifax, West Yorkshire, which opened its doors in November 2017. It is a venue that prides itself on its …

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Ben Howard moves into immersive sound with L-Acoustics L-ISA on tour

L-Acoustics was the top choice for the US leg of Ben Howard’s transatlantic tour, with Sound on Stage providing a left-right K2 system on all dates. Howard’s audio consultant and front of house engineer, Andy Magee noted that the K2 system was chosen for its “rock solid predictability.” When the tour …

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Interview: ADAM Audio’s CEO on the company’s 20th birthday

Colby Ramsey speaks to ADAM Audio’s CEO Christian Hellinger about the Berlin-based company’s two decades creating professional studio monitoring solutions… — Tell us about how you first got involved with the company. I’ve been at the company for two years now, so unfortunately was not here when it started 20 …

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DPA Microphones brings extra magic to Harry Potter in Melbourne

Multi-award-winning sound designer Gareth Fry recently found himself opening Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Melbourne, Australia after its success in London and New York, using an array of DPA Microphones. In 2017, a year after the play opened in London, a second production was established on Broadway. By …

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Doing Science: What’s new with Sound Particles 2

Colby Ramsey catches up with Nuno Fonseca about what we can expect from Sound Particles 2.0… — For those who aren’t familiar, Sound Particles is an immersive CGI-like software application for film, TV, VR, music and game audio production. Introduced in 2016, it is designed to offer unique and efficient …

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