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Spectral warping plug-in for other-worldly sounds-- If you're a sound designer or have any interest in warping sounds comprehensively, then Zynaptiq's...
The new Roland M-5000 Live Mixing Console is the company's first product based on its O.H.R.C.A platform. O.H.R.C.A stands for â€œOpenâ€, â€œHigh Resolutionâ€, and â€œConfigurable Architectureâ€. It promises to deliver freely definable audio paths, support multiple audio formats protocols, and offer 96kHz sound quality throughout the system.
Meyer Sound has appointed John McMahon to the newly created position of Vice President of Solutions and Strategy. Working closely with CEO John Meyer and Executive Vice President Helen Meyer, McMahon will oversee the broad-based strategic planning for new products, product management and multi-product solutions across various vertical markets.
Gone Girl: David Fincherâ€™s Tense Mystery Derives Power From Its Unconventional Sound Design and Score
Mix talks to director David Fincher and sound designer Ren Klyce about the sound behind Fincher's latest hit movie, Gone Girl, in the November 2014 issue of Mix
Mix talks to Berklee College of Music president Roger Brown, as well as John Storyk, Beth Walters, and Romina Larregina of Walters-Storyk Design Group, about the school's brand-new expansion: a $100-million, 155,000-square-foot, 16-story residence tower in Boston, complete with 10 professional studios, in the November 2014 issue of Mix
Mix celebrates the 40th anniversary of Linda Ronstadt's "You're No Good," with the story behind the making of this hit, in the November 2014 issue of Mix
This first annual 2014 Mix and Pro Audio Review Innovative Products Awards honors electronic and mechanical innovation across the full range of Pro Audio products, voted by the readerships of NewBay Mediaâ€™s Pro Audio titlesâ€”Mix, Pro Audio Review and Pro Sound News magazines. Subscribers to Mix and Pro Audio Review magazines may vote for up to 12 products. Winners will be announced featured in print in the December 2014 issues of Mix and Pro Audio Review magazines as well as through our online, mobile and social platforms.
The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing will celebrate its eighth annual Grammy Week event honoring three-time Grammy winner Nile Rodgers for his commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music. Michael Ostin and Cameron Strang will serve as honorary event co-chairs at the event to be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles.
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) announces a new undergraduate degree program in Technology and Applied Composition (TAC). The curriculum integrates compositional craft with music technology to develop a new generation of composers adept in the fields of concert music, sound design and film and videogame scoring. The Conservatory is now accepting applications for the inaugural Class of 2015.
Audio specialist Sennheiser in Old Lyme, Conn., which continues to file comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in light of the pending spectrum auction now scheduled to take place in early 2016, recently filed a Petition For Reconsideration with the FCC on its Incentive Auction Ruling. The company also encourages microphone owners and customers to write to the FCC in support of the Petition for Reconsideration before the initial reply deadline of November 12, 2014, and is offering to help with any filing or procedural requirements.
SynAudCon presents the â€œMaking Wireless Workâ€ two-day seminar, which will take place in Dallas, Texas on January 3 and 4, 2015, at the American Airlines Convention Center. James Stoffo (Radio Active Designs), Karl Winkler (Lectrosonics) and Tim Vear (Shure) will share with attendees their vast knowledge about how to use wireless audio products. Topics will include wireless microphone technologies, frequency coordination, band planning, RF fundamentals, FCC and spectrum allocation issues and site survey commissioning procedures.
Since first opening its doors in 2005, the Holland Performing Arts Center (HPAC) in Omaha, Nebraska, has been celebrated as a world class concert hall. Originally designed almost a decade ago to enrich live acoustic performances, the 2,000-seat rectangular space is used for a variety of purposes, showcasing jazz, blues and popular performers presented by Omaha Performing Arts, and is also home to the Omaha Symphony Orchestra, which plays here several times per month.
MOTU is now shipping the 24Ai and 24Ao ($995 MSRP each),Â two new audio interfaces that offer 24 channels of high-quality analog audio input or output in a single rackspace, combined with three banks of ADAT optical for a total of 72 channels of I/O. All analog I/O is supplied on standard DB-25 D-Sub connectors or 12-pin Phoenix (Euroblock)Â connectors for studio and industrial installations alike.
Production music company Killer Tracks in Santa Monica turns 25 this year, and is celebrating its anniversary with new releases, including tracks from the Japanese punk rock movement, a follow up to 'The Mutantsâ€”Rhythm and Punk Review'. The company has also teamed with SaraoMusic in Barcelona, a new music library covering such genres as electro ambient, Balkan, Gypsy swing, pop, dubstep, Latin and lo-fi.
Martin Audio in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada introduces the PSX as a companion self-powered subwoofer for the company's DD6, XD12 and XD15 full-range loudspeaker systems.
M-Audio in Cumberland, R.I., announces improved versions of its M-Track ($99 street price) and M-Track Plus ($149 street price) audio interface products, and an expanded software suite for the M-Track Eight ($399 street price). M-Audio also announces a partnership with Waves Audio.
The AES welcomes new President Andres Mayo as he takes over the leadership role from Dr. Sean Olive. Mayo currently serves as owner and senior mastering engineer at Andres Mayo Mastering and Audio Post in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Harmanâ€™s JBL Professional introduces the first two models in its new 7 Series Master Reference Monitors: the 708i and the 705i. Leveraging patented technologies of JBLâ€™s flagship M2 Master Reference Monitor, these two models were developed to meet the needs of broadcast and post-production facilities, producing content in surround and burgeoning immersive audio formats.
EastWest now offers a detailed and comprehensive orchestral virtual instrument collection: Hollywood Orchestra. The company's flagship product includes Hollywood Strings, Hollywood Brass, Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds,Â and Hollywood Orchestral Percussion, all produced by an award-winning team comprised of Doug Rogers, Nick Phoenix, Thomas Bergersen, and engineer Shawn Murphy.
Cheap Trick is currently out on tour and Burst Sound & Lighting, headquartered in Detroit, is the sound production company tasked with making sure the band has all of the equipment they require, including a new Adamson Systems monitor rig.