The cost of top-quality audio recording gear is falling fast, making professional recording accessible in just about any kind of space. But the one remaining factor in “out of studio” recording is room acoustics. The sound in a space can make a major difference in the quality of your audio.
When mixing any audio program, it is no doubt that a good set of studio monitors in a well-treated acoustic space is the best way to go. But there are times, like at live concerts or sporting events, when the mix has to be done on headphones. Here are some
Danish microphone developer DPA is looking to further expand its production capability and product range after being bought by the RCF Group. The deal adds a new dimension to the Italian loudspeaker manufacturer and allows it to offer a fuller audio chain.
We are living in the new era of makeshift audio studios. Fewer and fewer major commercial studios exist today and the ones that do are expensive. Most professional and non-professional audio production is now being done in small scale studios in rooms originally built for other purposes.
The dbx 286s is a full featured channel strip that includes a studio quality microphone/instrument preamplifier and four processors that can be used independently or in any combination. For less than $200, it has become the faithful friend of thousands of voiceover artists throughout the world.
Germany’s Fraunhofer IIS (Institute for Integrated Circuits) is demonstrating advances made in its media laboratories with an emphasis on next generation audio at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on January 8 to 11 2019. There are debuts for the first commercially available MPEG-H-enabled 3D soundbars, Sonamic Loudness for car s
When the world’s top audio engineers are asked for their one, must-have, general purpose dynamic microphone, many always answer: Shure’s SM57. Why is this $100 mic so revered? The simple answer is it sounds good on virtually everything. But with so much great new mic technology, how has this wor
In a very short time, large studio monitor headphones have given way to a new generation of compact monitor earphones. The reason is the sound quality of these in-ear plugs has vastly improved and the tiny devices are far more portable than their larger brethren. But are they as reliable?