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Review: Aston Stealth

Alistair McGhee tests out this ‘revolutionary’ new broadcast quality microphone for studio and stage… — You have to feel a little sorry for microphone manufacturers. In an age where digital processing power sprinkles fairy dust on virtually every aspect of recording, in the world of microphones at the very front …

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Alcons introduces dedicated immersive audio loudspeaker

Alcons Audio has released the CRS8, a 2-way passive-filtered full range loudspeaker designed to meet all requirements of current and future immersive surround sound formats. Featuring the patented Alcons pro-ribbon driver technology, the CRS8 combines an “exceptional clarity and intelligibility” with an “unusually high dynamic range”. The CRS8/9090 system consists …

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Studio Technologies unveils its first eSports-specific audio product

Studio Technologies has introduced the Model 207 eSports Console, a new control hub for eSports applications. The Model 207 is optimised to address the microphone, audio monitoring, and interfacing needs of eSports players and personnel. Housed in a compact, tabletop enclosure, the unit made its debut at the recent NAB …

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Waves to host SoundGrid 201 training in Phoenix next week

On Friday, May 10, Waves Audio will be hosting a SoundGrid 201 Certification Training in Phoenix at the campus of CRAS (Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences). The training session is designed to help attendees get familiar with SoundGrid systems for low-latency processing and networking, in the studio or live. …

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Calrec consoles serve up sports programming for L’Equipe

Parisian TV sports channel L’Equipe is reaping the benefits of a new 36+8 Summa and Brio36 from Calrec Audio. Situated in the main and secondary control rooms for its two studios respectively, they are being used for live mixing, commentary, and sports programming that includes cycling, biathlons, rallying, judo, and …

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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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Supersphere brings native ambisonic sound to immersive live events

Leading immersive entertainment production company Supersphere has announced the launch of its new Audiophile Series, marking a new level of audio fidelity and delivery for live event broadcasts. Available on Oculus Venues, the series marks the first time that live VR/360° broadcasts will offer end-to-end natively mixed ambisonic audio for …

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Yamaha launches new Audioversity webinar training initiative

Mid-May sees the start of a brand new series of webinars from Yamaha, aimed at professional audio engineers, systems integrators and venue technicians. Each webinar will run twice to ensure that as many participants as possible from across Europe, the Americas, Russia, Africa and the Middle East can take part. …

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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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