If you’re like me, making sense of evolving computer standards like Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C is confusing. These standards seem to change often and sometimes when plugging things in that ought to work, they don’t work at all. It’s all in the details. Here’s an overview of where we stand.
If you’re a journalist carrying around an ultra-lightweight laptop computer — say Apple’s diminutive Macbook — you know there’s a big tradeoff for the lack of a heavy load to carry. These computers have only a single USB-C connector and it is needed for AC power. Until OWC’s new USB-C Travel Dock, there was no simple way to connect standard peripherals without carrying a slew of outboard connectors.
There comes a time about every three or four years when it is smart to upgrade the computer that is the basis for a digital audio workstation. This upgrade ensures you are running hardware that is capable of handling the increasing capabilities of new audio software.
Tascam has added two new models to its popular line of audio interfaces that help streamline audio production. The products include new Line-Level-to-Dante and Dante-to-Line-Level interfaces.
Nugen Audio has updated its Halo Upmix 3D Immersive Extension to include new features for 360 video, virtual reality (VR) and other immersive audio content. Specifically, the company has added second and third order Ambisonic output and support for the Auro-3D, AmbiX and FuMa formats.
HARMAN Professional Solutions has opened the HARMAN Experience Center in Los Angeles, a demo center that will allow customers across multiple vertical markets to test out third-party products against HARMAN’s solutions in a variety of end-to-end workflows.