Amadeus announces new HOLOPHONIX 128 and 64 hardware processors, offering respectively 128 and 64 outputs, as well as a new software update, available for all HOLOPHONIX processors and Native App.
At the 2023 Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) conference in Barcelona, Amadeus (Booth 7F225) has debuted a new 2.1 software version for its immersive platforms – HOLOPHONIX Servers, and the HOLOPHOPNIX Native app for macOS – plus two new configurations for its hardware processor offering 128 outputs and 64 outputs. The new 2.1 software update version is free and will be available on February, 1 at https://holophonix.xThe new HOLOPHONIX hardware configurations are available for order now and feature redesigned rear panels with Neutrik-housed connectors integrated into the aluminum chassis, including one powerCON mains connector, three etherCON connectors for remote control and Dante redundant protocol, as well as HDMI and USB 3.2 connectors for service.Read More »
New Album “A-Z” featuring vocalist Ray Alder and drummer Mark Zonder Available Now!
The new self-titled album from “A-Z” reunites former Fates Warning drummer Mark Zonder and Fates Warning lead vocalist Ray Alder during Covid lockdowns from across the world, and adds Steve Vai bassist Philip Bynoe, Prog Metal guitarist Joop Wolters, and keyboard synthesist Vivien Lalu.
Tracked entirely with Lauten Audio microphones, the new album was captured remotely, with each member recording in their respective home studios.
Lead vocalist Ray Alder has strong feelings for the Lauten Audio LA-320 after choosing it for his personal studio in Spain. “I love that it can be warm and crisp at the same time. It keeps the true vocal sound, is a very well-built microphone, and it sounds great. I’m very happy with it.”Read More »
10-channel summing mixer records to SD card, fits in a pocket
At Synthplex, CEntrance will debut Bouncer™, a super-compact 10-channel line mixer with an integrated digital recorder. The new handheld audio device fills an important gap for synth performers, DJs, and live musicians, who need to mix several stereo sources and easily record the mix to the SD card. Bouncer is designed to save space with its miniature footprint. The new product offers pristine sound quality and is ideal for synth jams or live performance on a smaller stage, where using a traditional large mixer or a music computer is not practical due to space constraints. Great for DAW-less jamming, Bouncer offers CEntrance’s “One-touch recording” feature, letting the user instantly record the stereo mix to a micro SD card without using a computer workstation.Read More »
Portable channel strip contains digital recorder and streaming interface
Today, CEntrance debuts the English Channel™, a compact suite of analog signal processing tools with an integrated digital audio recorder. CEntrance, a company known for its work with top Hollywood artists, already offers portable audio recording products for voice actors and radio professionals. The English Channel takes that concept further, packing a suite of signal-processing tools into a handheld format perfect for Live Streamers, Podcasters, and YouTubers. The English Channel is designed to save space with its miniature footprint. It packs a studio-grade Microphone Preamplifier, a Dynamics Processor, and a classic Analog EQ in a small desktop unit. The package also includes a streaming audio interface and allows the vocal artist to live-stream their performance with a connected phone or laptop, record to the built-in recorder, or record the performance via software. The English Channel will be available in January 2023, for $1499. 99 USD.Read More »
New HD Audio 23-track streaming playlist includes music from Drake’s latest album ‘Honestly, Nevermind’ mixed on Focal Trio11 monitors
Focal Naim America, a leading North American importer, and distributor of premium consumer and professional electronics brands, has announced the fourth playlist for “Mixed on Focal” a program to highlight the true sound of music as the artist, mix engineer, producer, and record label meant the songs to be heard. This new HD Audio 23-track streaming playlist includes music from Drake’s latest album Honestly, Nevermind mixed on Focal Trio11 monitors. All four “Mixed on Focal” playlists are available today for Apple Music, Qobuz, Tidal, and Amazon Music HD with new playlists to be released periodically. With Spotify set to release its HiFi-Audio tier, we are also making Spotify playlists available for all four playlists. Mixed on Focal high-resolution audio playlists and are available to Focal HI-FI and Pro Audio dealers, as well as the Press Corps and current and prospective customers. Whether it be in a HI-FI or Pro Audio dealer demonstration, or their home or recording studio using Focal speakers, the music will sound as the artist intended since each song was mixed on Focal.Read More »
IsoAcoustics has a wide range of products designed for isolating studio monitors. However, for many immersive audio setups, the advanced isolation technology development by this Canadian manufacturer could not be applied – until now. IsoAcoustics is pleased to announce the release of the new V120 isolation system for height speakers used in immersive audio. This new patented design draws on the experience and success of other IsoAcoustics products to deliver an easy-to-install system that provides acoustics isolation to improve imaging and clarity for wall and ceiling-mounted professional studio monitors.Read More »
Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
“Walking on Moonlight”
The Arroyo Collective
The Arroyo Collective is a group of old and new friends who like to play and record music. The title ‘Six Ways Up’ refers to the six players Hal Coy, Scott Thunes, Matt Eakle, George Shaw, Johnnie Bamont, and Paul J. de Benedictis who each kept their spirits high through music during the recent pandemic. George Shaw is featured playing muted trumpet on the vibey “Walking On Moonlight,” We hope this music lifts you up too.
Hit-making producer reveals ‘Eden’ mic used on all Morris’ vocals; plus acoustic guitar, and drums
Country music superstar Maren Morris has released her third album, “Humble Quest,” (Columbia Nashville) with Grammy® award-winning producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters), recording all of the vocals and many other sources with one of his two Lauten Audio ‘Eden’ microphones.
Detailing the simple yet effective recording setup he used for Morris, Kurstin explained, “I didn’t have any of the outboard mic pres or compressors that are in my LA studio…so all of Maren’s vocals…the acoustic guitar, and some of the drum kit…were [recorded] right into the Lauten Eden mic and [a] Universal Audio Apollo.”Read More »
Engineer Nic Hard talks about why Lauten Audio mics “worked out perfectly”
Snarky Puppy’s upcoming album “Empire Central” is a return-to-roots masterpiece tracked live in front of a studio audience and slated for release in the Fall. Tasked with capturing 19 musicians simultaneously, recording and mix engineer Nic Hard employed 26 Lauten Audio microphones for use on the group’s 14th album. “I really believe that without these mics, the record wouldn’t sound the same. Lauten Audio mics are now an important part of my arsenal,” said Hard.Read More »
Newly redesigned versions of iconic professional studio monitors retain Focal’s heritage while raising the detail level and transparency beyond the current models
Focal has announced that it is shipping redesigned versions of its iconic professional studio monitors, “Solo6” and “Twin6”. The new versions of these renowned powered monitors, both originally released 15 years ago, retain Focal’s heritage of excellence in design and sound reproduction but offer increased sonic detail and even more transparency. Focal engineers have reached a new zenith in audio design through improved transducer designs, new amplifiers, and a structurally enhanced cabinet. The new monitors also push boundaries by adopting innovations from Focal’s award-winning Trio11 Be monitors including “Focus Mode” and much more. The new Solo6 features mounting points for wall and ceiling placement in immersive systems such as Dolby® Atmos and Sony 360RA® setups. The new Series of monitors is called “ST6” and have suggested retail prices of Solo6 $1599. USD each, Twin6 $2299. USD each, and are available at retailers in the US and Canada on June 3, 2022. In North America, Focal is distributed exclusively by Focal Naim America.Read More »