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New Gear from Musikmesse Prolight + Sound 2014

Apr 1, 2014, By Mike Lawson

Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound 2014 once again offered a spectacular look at the technology and tools designed for today’s music, sound and media producers. This year the annual trade event was held March 12-15 in Frankfurt, Germany, and spanned nine massive exhibit halls covering everything to do with music and sound, all housed in one extraordinarily large complex known at the Frankfurt Messe Hall. More than 110,000 reported registrants were in attendance....

TechTalk: Traveling Rigs

Jan 1, 2014, By Kevin Becka

NAMM is in a couple of weeks. I’ve been going to these shows since the 1980s, and I always get the same buzz from seeing new gear, especially gear that brings quality and ease of use to musicians. So this month I’ve been thinking about portable rigs for musicians—affordable packages to keep their ideas flowing without emptying the wallet....

TechTalk: Top Gear From 2013

Dec 1, 2013, By Kevin Becka

The last 12 months have been an interesting ride for our business. Dealers I questioned at Winter NAMM were lukewarm about business, but just eight weeks ago at AES, the news was more upbeat and the show revealed a lot of great new gear. No matter how 2013 treated you or your business, it’s been a great 12 months for gawkers and buyers alike....

AES 2013: Small and Energized

Nov 1, 2013, 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....

Surround Monitoring Headphone Products

Feb 1, 2013, By Kevin Becka

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

Tools of the Trade

Mar 1, 2007

A DESIGNS EM-PEQ This new unit from A-Designs Audio (, $1,500) is meant to mimic the classic all-tube Pultec EQP-1A and fits into...

Tools of the Trade

Feb 1, 2007

RUPERT NEVE DESIGNS 5088 Even after promising his wife he wouldn't, Mr. Rupert Neve ( has returned to console design with the...

Tools of the Trade

Jan 1, 2007

ADOBE SOUNDBOOTH Adobe's ( Soundbooth removes noise from existing recordings and lets users record dialog tracks, sound effects or other...

sE Electronics USB2200a

Dec 18, 2006

sE Electronics is now shipping the USB2200a ($436), a USB 2 microphone based on the company's sE2200a capsule....

Tools of the Trade

Dec 1, 2006

MOTU 8PRE INTERFACE Field recordists will want to check out the single-rackspace 8pre FireWire audio interface from MOTU (, $595). The unit...

All I Really, Really Want

Dec 1, 2006, By Paul D. Lehrman

Here we are in that strange time between Thanksgiving and the Winter Solstice holiday, when our thoughts turn from what we have to be thankful for to...

Tools of the Trade

Nov 1, 2006

BLUE SKY SAT 12, SUB 15 In addition to being quite the mouthfuls, the SAT 12 three-way, 500-watt, tri-amplified mid-field monitor and the SUB 15 Universal...

New Company: DakingPlus

Nov 1, 2006, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Geoff Daking and Dave Thibodeau have created a new joint venture, DakingPlus (, which will provide high-end recording equipment through...

Technology Spotlight: Solid State Logic Duality

Oct 1, 2006, By George Petersen

Traditionally associated with high-end consoles, Solid State Logic (; AES Booth #610) began offering more affordable products...

Technology Spotlight: Fairlight Dream II

Oct 1, 2006, By George Petersen

In describing an ideal audio workstation, users want maximum power and speed from a system that's forward- and backward-compatible, versatile, expandable...

Technology Spotlight: Audiokinetic Wwise

Oct 1, 2006, By Michel Henein

Those of us who create sound for videogames long for tools that make more efficient use of our time and resources. Videogames have been in existence for...

Technology Spotlight: Dolby DP600 Program Optimizer

Oct 1, 2006, By George Petersen

The DP600 Program Optimizer from Dolby ( is the world's first intelligent file-based audio loudness analysis and correction system. The...

Technology Spotlight: Beyerdynamic Headzone

Oct 1, 2006, By George Petersen

Offering a solution for monitoring and mixing 5.1 surround audio using standard-technology headphones is beyerdynamic's ( Headzone,...

Tools of the Trade

Sep 1, 2006

AMS-NEVE8801/8802 PRODUCER PACK Based on the channel strip design of AMS-Neve's 88RS (, the single-rackspace 8801 ($2,295) and 8802 ($2,200)...

Tools of the Trade

Aug 1, 2006

EDIROL R-4 PRO RECORDER The highly skilled big brother to the portable R-4 handheld recorder, Edirol's R-4 Pro (, $1,595) provides the ability...

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