Welcome to the July issue of Audio Media. This month we're focusing on upgrades and speciality studio builds, with info on the best ways to update your studio.
This year, once again we're involved with the Develop Conference's Audio Track day and the July issue features a look at how to set up a proper game audio studio with input from Lionhead Studios' Steve Brown, co-founder of The Audio Guys, Tim Bartlett, and Microsoft Studio's Kristofor Mellroth (among others).
For those looking to upgrade their studios, one of the best (and most cost effective) ways is to go secondhand. But where do you start when looking for the best used and vintage kit? We speak with Funky Junk's Mark Thompson, Vintage King's Mike Nehra, and mJq's Hamish Jackson about tips and tricks when buying used gear.
Speaking of studios, this month we took a trip to Dean Street Studios, the former home of Tony Visconti's 'Good Earth Studios', where the likes of David Bowie, T-Rex, U2, and Moody Blues all cut records. Look for an exclusive video interview with studio engineer Austen Jux-Chandler later this month.
Also in the July issue Will Strauss runs down exactly what broadcasters need to know before the 1 October switch to digital file delivery, Jake Young chats with David Belle, CEO of Artists for Peace and Justice about a new studio complex and audio engineering institution in Haiti, and John Broomhall catches up with Sony Computer Entertainment's Garry Taylor ahead of his Develop Conference Audio track keynote speech.
This month's technology focus is a double-header, featuring audio plug-ins and the latest and greatest audio interfaces with a foreword from Open University lecturer and ex-BBC radio journalist Matthew Holley.
As always, the July issue is loaded full of real world reviews and this month our trusted band of reviewers took on the Sontronics Aria microphone, the Warm Audio WA76 compressor, PreSonus' Sceptre S8 monitors, and the Zoom H6 recorder.