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Focusrite Pro adds new functionality to Red & RedNet interfaces

Focusrite has released RedNet Control 2.4, a free software update that adds Dante Domain Manager (DDM) and AES67/AES70 compatibility, as well as an AES3 Kill Switch function, background mode and other enhancements. RedNet Control 2.4 makes all Focusrite Red audio interfaces, plus RedNet devices with Audinate Brooklyn 2, Ultimo and …

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Flawless Victory: Crafting a cinematic soundtrack for Mortal Kombat 11

2019’s biggest fighting game, Mortal Kombat 11, combines carefully crafted music and dialogue to help define a truly cinematic audio experience for the player. Here, Director of Audio at developer NetherRealm Studios, Rich Carle, and the game’s Lead Composer, Wilbert Roget, talk to AMI about their efforts to make MK11 …

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Review: Rodecaster Pro and RØDE PodMic

Jerry Ibbotson tests out this dedicated podcasting combo from Australian manufacturer RØDE… — It’s a sad life I lead but occasionally I like to play a game where I list as many bits of hardware or software that were once cutting-edge but are now defunct. Remember the Netscape browser? Or …

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Genelec provides monitoring for Audio Technology program at American University

The Audio Technology Program at American University in Washington, D.C. is making use of the new Genelec monitors in its two main control rooms after they were installed there in the spring. Anchored by a 2,200-square-foot, three-studio complex, the facility offers a main recording space with variable acoustics, a drum …

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GameSoundCon 2019 scores Mortal Kombat 11 composer for keynote

GameSoundCon, the largest professional conference for video game music and sound design, is returning to the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles this October. The keynote speech will be held by Wilbert Roget II, who composed the music for Mortal Kombat 11, which broke a 12 year game industry record …

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RØDE Microphones adds over 25 new features to RØDECaster Pro

RØDE Microphones has announced firmware version 2.0 for the RØDECaster Pro. Version 2.0 follows on from updates earlier in the year, which introduced multitrack recording amongst other handy features. Firmware version 2.0 new features include: > Saving ‘Shows’ and Settings: Users can now save and load ‘Shows’ via the RØDECaster …

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Propellerhead becomes Reason Studios; unveils Reason 11 as a plugin

Propellerhead Software has changed its name to Reason Studios and announced a major update to its flagship music-making software, Reason. Reason 11 includes the Reason Rack Plugin, on top of a number of updates to its standalone music making software. “The rack of devices has always been the core of …

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London Studio ‘Pop Fiction’ revamped with Audient ASP880

Producer and engineer Al Lawson has recently given his south-west London studio space Pop Fiction – that he co-owns with songwriter and artist, Janie Bird (aka Bird) – a general revamp with an ASP880 8-channel preamp from Audient.  “I love working in big studios, and that’s what I find myself …

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Blackbird Studio launches Dolby Atmos music mixing room

Blackbird Studio, Nashville’s premier recording studio complex, held a gala event the evening before the start of Summer NAMM, Wednesday, July 17, 2019, to mark the official launch of the facility’s new Dolby Atmos 9.1.6 reference room (Studio C). On hand were members of the team that made studio owner …

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Review: WARM Audio WA-251 and WA-84

Stephen Bennett takes a look at WARM Audio’s recreation of a classic, along with the company’s latest small diaphragm condenser… — WARM have built an enviable reputation with emulations of classic outboard gear. Rather than re-box Chinese-made technology, WARM has produced a range of products at reasonable prices that stand …

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