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Pro Sound Effects Releases NYC Ambisonics Library

Pro Sound Effects®, the Next Level sound effects library, today announced its newest library - NYC Ambisonics is available now for pre-order. When previewed in April at NAB 2015, the press dubbed it “the future of sound effects libraries.” NYC Ambisonics is a 35GB sound effects library that comes with ... More

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Sound of Cinema: The Music that Made the Movies

In the last of three programmes in which composer Neil Brand celebrates the art of cinema music, Neil explores how changing technology has taken soundtracks in bold new directions and even altered our very idea of how a film should sound. Neil tells the story of how the 1956 science fiction film ... More

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Sound IS SPEED - Location sound on the set of "Where are you Bobby Browning?"

Join Sound Designer/Sound Mixer Jonah Guelzo and Boom Operator Tyler Lyon, as they show you the process of recording dialog on set of the independent feature film, "Where are you Bobby Browning?" Starring Matt Dallas (Kyle XY), Cassi N. Thomson (Big Love, Left Behind), Randy Wayne (To ... More

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CES 2015: Shure Announces Line of Portable Digital Microphones for iOS and Mac

Audio electronics company Shure today announced its new line of MOTIV digital microphones, which are intended to make it easy for users to record audio both at home on their computer and on their iOS devices. The MV88 is a digital stereo condenser microphone that connects ... More

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9 ft Roland TR-909 Sampler Interactive Sculpture

Introducing the coolest looking Roland 909 that just happens to also be 9 feet wide. Check out more crazy pictures and building pictures at http://we-are-ray.tumblr.com/

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RØDE iXY Stereo Microphone for Apple iPhone® & iPad®

The RØDE iXY is the ultimate recording microphone for iPhone® and iPad®. With up to 24-bit/96k* recording and on-board high-fidelity A/D conversion, your iXY recordings are rich, smooth and accurate. At the heart of the iXY is a matched pair of ½” cardioid condenser capsules, fixed in a perfect 90 degree ... More

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BT & Dr Richard Boulanger Introduce MUSE, An Ambient Instrument For The Leap Motion

Superstar electronic music producer BT & Dr Richard Boulanger, Professor of Electronic Production and Design at Berklee College of Music, have released a new music app, MUSE, which works with the Leap Motion controller & OS X. The MUSE app gives the user the ... More

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How Vinyl Records are Made (1956)

RCA Victor demonstrates how vinyl records were made using step by step examples of the production process. Starting with a live recording being taped, we then see a master being made, duplication of the master, a mold, and duplication of the mold ready for mass production of the latest audio masterpiece.

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The Biggest Subwoofer In The World

There's absurd and then there's ABSURD! and this 6 foot subwoofer falls into the later category. It's actually a project for the UW-Madison Engineering Expo by a couple of Phd electronic and mechanical engineering students. They call it a "bass cannon" and it's said to cause loss of bowel control all over the building ... More

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You Need To Hear This: A Short Film About Cassettes

Noisey, in conjunction with Philips, brings you the first of three films as they explore the revivalist love of the cassette tape. Enjoy and be educated. Though the advent of CD and MP3 inevitably replaced its significance, the last few years have seen the cassette tape make an unexpected comeback. In ... More

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Build A DIY Voice-Over Booth

If you’re doing voice-overs for your videos and don’t like the way your room sounds due to excessive reflections from hard walls, here’s a video that shows a quick and easy way to set up a mini-voiceover booth. The video’s host and booth designer Les McDonald says it cost him $23, but I bet you can do it for less if you shop ... More

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iZotope releases RX 3

The previously announced RX 3 and RX 3 Advanced from iZotope have now been released. ###Key Features: What’s New in RX 3 Advanced? * Remove or reduce reverb from audio using the new Dereverb module. * Clean up dialogue in real time with the new Dialogue Denoiser. * Monitor your audio and loudness compliance using Insight™, ... More

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Zoom H6 Portable Recorder

When it comes to capturing excellent audio for video, producers in the know either record using a detached microphone or record the audio on a separate device for more control and overall best quality. Many of Videomaker’s forum members use the Zoom H2 in their productions with great success,and will be pleased to know that Zoom ... More

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Line 6 unveils Sonic Port for iOS devices

Line 6, leading manufacturer of innovative solutions for musicians, today announced the new Sonic Port guitar system for iPod touch®, iPhone® and iPad®. Building on the success of the popular Line 6® Mobile In™ digital interface, the Sonic Port system delivers pristine audio quality, legendary Line 6 guitar tones ... More

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SSL launch first ever live sound console at Prolight + Sound 2013

We are proud to announce the launch of ‘Live,’ the first SSL console for live sound production at Musikmesse/Prolight + Sound 2013 (Hall 5.1, Stand B.73). The ‘Live’ brings SSL’s unique approach to audio quality and console ergonomics to sound for the stage. SSL has been at the leading edge ... More

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Zoom H6 Handy Recorder Offers Interchangeable Mic System

Making the rounds in some audio circles on the internet this morning is the announcement of the Zoom H6 Handy Recorder. Zoom’s news post abut the device is a bit spartan but the interchangeable mics including a Mid-Side as well as the ability to record 6 channels is eye-catching. Specs: • The ... More

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In The Studio: Seven Useful OS X Shortcuts For Audio Engineers

Shortcuts are nice because, well, they’re shortcuts. Here are seven I use regularly with OS X: ###1. Change audio I/O from the menu bar Hold Option and click the speaker icon on the menu bar to quickly change audio I/O. ###2. Adjust volume in smaller increments When using the keyboard to ... More

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Shure LensHopper Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone with Integrated Flash Recording

For use with DSLR cameras and camcorders, the VP83F from Shure features integrated flash recording / playback (MicroSDHC) that enables WAV file capture at 24-bit / 48kHz sampling rate. Delivering detailed, high-definition audio, this compact shotgun microphone offers an ... More

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Avid Launches Pro Tools 11 – New Audio Engine, 64-Bit, Expanded Metering

Pro Tools 11: Built for Speed and Performance With a new 64-Bit architecture enabling more processing power and system performance, offline bounce, professional metering, mixing enhancements and integrated HD video editing and playback, the most powerful audio workstation just got more ... More

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TASCAM Introduces DR-60D DSLR Recorder

The new TASCAM DR-60D is an audio recorder designed for on-set filmmakers and videographers using DSLR cameras. The 4-track solid-state recorder employs high-grade pre-amps and D/A converters combined with a durable but lightweight structure and shape. It will fit snuggly under any camera or into any rig, and ... More

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1983 Sony Walkman Commercial

When the Sony Walkman was first introduced in 1979 it began what is been called a "headphone culture" and the cause of what experts call an epidemic of hearing impairment in the U.S. Upon its release many users claimed that the Walkman provided relief from "the awful sounds of the city" and "a great way of snubbing the ... More

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Minimoog for the iPad - iMini from Arturia

Today Arturia released an app version of the Moog Minimoog called the iMini. This app is an an authentic recreation of the all-time classic Minimoog monosynth. The Arturia app is now available at Apple's App Store. ###True Analog Emulation iMini is based on the TAE® (True Analog Emulation) synthesis ... More

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Rode brings lapel mic to iOS devices

Following the recent announcement of the iXY stereo microphone accessory for Apple mobile devices, Røde have launched a low-cost lavalier microphone for television, film and broadcast use. Although not officially supported on non-Apple phones, early indications suggest that this also works with at least some HTC devices ... More

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AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix Anniversary Collection

AmpliTube® Jimi Hendrix™ Anniversary Collection is an expanded and updated version of its renowned AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™ software for Mac and PC, featuring new officially licensed, ultra-accurate models of genuine Hendrix gear. There are 4 amps, 7 cabinets, 5 microphones, 10 stomp and 4 rack effects, with ... More

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THX Tune-Up App: Tweak Any TV From Your Phone

While it may look great in the store, your new flat screen is going to need to be calibrated once you get it home to deliver the best viewing experience. While hardcore videophiles will want to invest in a professional service, this new calibration app from THX covers the basic adjustments that the rest of us ... More

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WinterNAMM 2013: Mackie Launches My Fader Control App for DL Series Mixers

Mackie today announces a powerful new control app for the popular DL1608 and new DL806 Digital Live Sound Mixers — My Fader. Based on the acclaimed user interface and workflow of the Master Fader iPad control app, My Fader provides the perfect set of features for on-stage performers ... More

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Rupert Neve Designs Launches Two 500 Series Modules at 2013 NAMM Show

For the 2013 NAMM show, Rupert Neve Designs is announcing two new 500 Series modules: the 511 Mic Pre with Silk, and the 542 True Tape Emulator with Texture. As two of the only 500 Series modules actually designed by Mr. Rupert Neve, the 511 and 542 combine the classic tone and ... More

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Avisu Audio Visualizer app released

Avisu stands for Audio Visualizer, and that it is. This iPhone and iPad app breaks all barriers in terms of sound performance, design and functionality. Never before has an audio visualizer been as accurate in visualizing music from different genres in a dynamic, graphically impressive way. Avisu is a very quick, low ... More

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Steinberg Makes iPhone, iPad a Powerful Remote Control for Cubase

Even on iPhone, a powerful way to navigate your arrangement and markers, trigger custom shortcuts and macros, and even control separate cue mixes. Images courtesy Steinberg. Give Steinberg some credit. The company has been in the music production software game since the 80s, and they’ve ... More

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Earthworks to launch 500 series preamp at NAMM

High-end microphone makers join the 500 series party Earthworks, perhaps better known for thier microphones, will be launching a reworking of a their 1021 preamp to fit the ubiquitous 500 series format. See more below. Press Release: Earthworks will introduce its first 500 Series module, the 521 ZDT at ... More