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Sennheiser returns to ABTT with full theatre product range

Sennheiser is set to return to this year’s ABTT with a raft of products, including its smallest ever bodypack transmitter, the new SK 6212. Held at Alexandra Palace on the 5th and 6th of June, ABTT is the UK’s only trade show dedicated to the country’s burgeoning theatre market and …

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SoundGirls announces The Ethel Gabriel Scholarship

SoundGirls is recognising music producer Ethel Gabriel’s contributions to the music industry and for paving the way for future generations of women working in music production. In honour of Ethel Gabriel, SoundGirls will be awarding two $500 scholarships to members pursuing a career in the recording arts. These scholarships will …

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Kraftwerk goes immersive in Tokyo with d&b Soundscape

Kraftwerk put on four sold-out shows in April in Tokyo, for which d&b audiotechnik Japan provided the system solutions. The immersive system used at the Orchard Hall, which belongs to the Bunkamura complex, included KSL loudspeakers with D80 amps and d&b Soundscape. The combined use of KSL and Soundscape was …

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What does the rise of streaming mean for audio post?

Tristan Rose, Head of ADR at Grand Central Recording Studios in London, offers his thoughts… — Lovefilm’s DVD rental postage system is a distant memory for most of us. It was once a fresh approach to Saturday afternoons spent at Blockbuster, picking up the latest VHS releases. But now, with …

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BBC Studioworks bolsters comms infrastructure with Riedel

BBC Studioworks has made a significant investment in new technology across its portfolio, upgrading the communications in Studios 8 and 9 of its Elstree hub with Riedel Artist and Riedel Bolero wireless talkback systems. Key improvements include: – 24 Bolero belt packs per studio with six duplex channels, which are …

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Martin Audio unveils BlacklineX Powered series

Martin Audio has announced BlacklineX Powered, which offers new active options to its award-winning BlacklineX family. The new series – which includes the 12-inch XP12 enclosure, the 15-inch XP15 enclosure and the 18-inch XP118 sub-gravel – offers Bluetooth control, streaming and integrated three-channel mixer. “BlacklineX was the first series the …

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Review: Sennheiser IE 40 PRO

Alistair McGhee gets to grips with Sennheiser’s professional in-ear monitoring system… — In-ear monitors or IEMs have been big business for a while now, with the move away from waves of on-stage monitoring washing over every open mic. That’s not to say of course that IEMs are without their own …

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‘We tried to do things a little differently’: PLASA Focus Leeds in review

PLASA Focus Leeds returned to the Royal Armouries from 14-15 May for its 11th edition. With an 8 per cent increase in visitors, the show once again proved to be a key social and business event in the entertainment technology calendar, welcoming professionals from across the industry over two days. …

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PMC demos Dolby Atmos music at High End Munich

UK loudspeaker manufacturer PMC was the toast of this year’s High End Munich international hi-fi event with its Dolby Atmos music demos. The company remixed tracks from Miles Davis’ 1959 jazz album Kind of Blue and his 1960 Sketches of Spain in Dolby Atmos. PMC was given special permission by …

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Björk’s Cornucopia enriched by d&b Soundscape in New York

On May 9 Björk opened her Cornucopia season at New York’s newest cultural centre The Shed, utilising a full 360 degree d&b Soundscape system powered by the d&b En-Scene object based mixing and En-Space room emulation software. Cornucopia is Björk’s most elaborate stage production to date incorporating stunning visuals, intricate …

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