AES 2013: Small and Energized

Nov 1, 2013 9:00 AM, Compiled by the Mix Editors and Wes Maebe

The weather couldn’t have been better for mid-October in New York City, which might help explain the buoyant mood among both exhibitors and visitors at AES 2013. Though the annual AES convention remains relatively small, the aisles were densely packed and the energy seemed more vibrant than it has in years....

Musikmesse 2013 Report

Jun 1, 2013 9:00 AM, By Mike Lawson

Held in a convention center that dwarfs the annual WInter NAMM Show's home in Anaheim, the annual Musikmesse international trade fair and its show-within-a-show, Prolight + Sound, took place in Frankfurt, Germany, from April 10 to April 13. Over the course of four days, more than 2,000 exhibitors demonstrated products in multiple halls throughout each day. ...

Surround Monitoring Headphone Products

Feb 1, 2013 9:00 AM, By Kevin Becka

For surround monitoring applications, check out these five surround headphone systems from beyerdynamic, DTS, Pioneer, Smyth Research and Sony....

Field Test: SPL Passeq Passive Equalizer

Mar 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Michael Cooper

Passive EQs are generally known for their natural and transparent sound. When SPL's design engineers set out to create the Passeq, one of their goals...

Field Test: PreSonus DigiMax FS

Mar 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Jason Scott Alexander

It's been six years since PreSonus launched its popular DigiMax line, and nearly four years since the DigiMax last received a facelift in the DigiMax...

Field Test: Blue Sky SAT 12, Sub 15 2.1 Monitoring System

Mar 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Joe Hannigan

You don't often associate the word with audio systems, but it's an appropriate term for Blue Sky's latest: a 2,000-watt, 300-plus-pound 2.1 midfield monitor...

Monitors for Surround

Feb 1, 2013 9:00 AM, By the Mix Editors

Years ago, when the first wave of excitement for 5.1 music projects hit its peak, Mix ran a product roundup on “surround speaker systems.” We established criteria, such as they had to have their own sub, and we thought we were being cutting-edge. But then a number of users and manufacturers called in and said, “Huh? If somebody buys five speakers and a sub, it’s a surround system.” They were right. This time around, we selected monitor models from leading manufacturers that we figured would work well for a near-field, surround sound experience, starting at 6-inch woofers and up. ...

What "Inside the Box" Really Means

Mar 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By David Weiss

At a recent Grammy Sound Table event in Anaheim, Calif., coinciding with the NAMM convention, the four producer panelists were asked what seemed like...

Keep It in the Stereo Realm

Feb 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Matt Gallagher

Known for their ease of use, precision, versatility and ability to quickly deliver high-quality results, dedicated stereo microphones are sometimes preferable...


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