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Engineer Profile: In the mix with Wes Maebe

Colby Ramsey speaks to award-winning mixing and mastering engineer Wes Maebe about his gear, workflow and the changes he’s seen in the music recording industry… — Born and raised in Belgium, Wes “Wesonator” Maebe moved to London to study audio technology in 1998, returning to live here in 2003. Initially …

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Sonarworks and Focusrite to offer free Reference 4 Headphone Edition license

European audio software company Sonarworks is offering Focusrite users a free software license of Reference 4 Headphone Edition for those who register their Focusrite hardware products with Focusrite’s Plug-In Collective before May 2, 2019. New Focusrite hardware users need only register an account on the Focusrite website, while existing users …

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Austrian Audio launches new large diaphragm condensers

Austrian Audio has introduced the new OC18 and OC818 large diaphragm condenser microphones. The OC18 features a classic cardioid pick-up pattern, a selectable high-pass filter plus a -10/-20db Pad, whilst the OC818 features multiple patterns, dual outputs for recording its forward-facing and rear-facing capsules independently, and optional Bluetooth wireless control. …

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Olga FitzRoy and Rhiannon Mair Join the MPG’s Executive Board

The Music Producers Guild has announced the appointment of Olga FitzRoy and Rhiannon Mair to its Executive Board. Both women were elected by MPG Full Members at an Extraordinary General Meeting, which took place in London on April 2, 2019. Olga FitzRoy has been an assistant director of the MPG …

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SAE Berlin installs ADAM Audio S3H monitors in its Gold Studio

The SAE Institute Berlin has installed a pair of ADAM Audio S3H mid-field monitors in its “Gold Studio”. Staff who have taught in this studio – which already houses a 48-channel Neve 88RS console – have praised the new speakers, citing a balanced and detailed sound that is stimulating to …

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RØDE launches “world’s smallest” digital wireless microphone system

RØDE Microphones has announced the launch and shipping of the Wireless GO digital wireless microphone system –  said to be the “world’s smallest” digital wireless mic/receiver combination. Wireless GO will be showcased at NAB 2019 in Las Vegas, USA, next week from April 8-11. Wireless GO is an ultra-compact digital …

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Stitcher shows off WSDG-designed podcast studios in NYC

Podcast company Stitcher has built out larger production facilities in both its New York and LA offices with the help of the Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG). Providing a 360-degree suite of production, distribution and monetisation services to artists, entertainers and thought leaders, Stitcher is the parent company of leading comedy …

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Review: HEDD Tower Mains

Nigel Palmer gets to grips with this modular full range studio monitoring system at Rimshot Studios in Kent… — Mike Thorne, an audio friend and owner of Rimshot Studios in Kent, recently told me of an upcoming HEDD main loudspeakers launch and demonstration at the studio organised by UK distributors …

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RAK Studios installs new Quested large format monitors

London’s RAK Studios, which has welcomed the likes of Al Green, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Sam Smith, Mark Ronson, Two Door Cinema Club, Plan B, and the Arctic Monkeys through its doors, has recently taken delivery of Quested’s new Q212FS large format monitors. Founded in 1976 by legendary record producer …

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Genelec’s new Aural ID software technology to improve headphone monitoring

Genelec has announced a significant first step in improving the trustworthiness of headphone listening through the introduction of its new Aural ID software technology. Aural ID works by acquiring a person’s exclusive acoustic attributes to create a detailed modelling of their unique anatomical features affecting hearing, which can then be …

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