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AMS Neve Shows The Neve GenesysControl Plugin At NAMM 2020 Posted: 09/12/2019
AMS Neve Shows The Neve GenesysControl Plugin At NAMM 2020

AMS Neve is showcasing its new and exciting Neve GenesysControl plugin at NAMM 2020, where it will be demonstrated on booth 14008 with the company’s versatile Genesys Black console.

Designed to future proof analogue workflows, the Neve GenesysControl plugin provides the final link to total integration between Genesys and Genesys Black consoles and the DAW.

This powerful and versatile plugin allows recording professionals to mix traditionally using the console, work in-the-box, or combine both approaches in a highly effective hybrid workflow. With the Neve GenesysControl plugin installed, it is entirely feasible to have all the speed and flexibility of working in-the-box without sacrificing the undeniable sonic benefits of using a real Neve analogue console.

The Neve GenesysControl plugin supports Pro Tools (AAX) and Cubase/Nuendo (VST). It can be applied in the DAW to a mono, stereo or master track and assigned to control selected channels on the console where it provides and controls automation of parameters such as EQ, dynamics, AUX and INSert switching, both large and small fader levels, effects return levels and 8-Track and Main Mix fader levels.

A 30-day free trial version of the Neve GenesysConrol plugin is available at ams-neve.com and a full license costs $695.

 

 

 

 

Tags: AMS Neve | Neve GenesysControl Plugin | Genesys Black Console | NAMM
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A Headphone Wearing Theatre Audience Experiences Truly Immersive Live Audio Thanks To DPA and rsquo;s New 4560 Binaural Headset Microphone Posted: 09/12/2019
A Headphone Wearing Theatre Audience Experiences Truly Immersive Live Audio Thanks To DPA and rsquo;s New 4560 Binaural Headset Microphone

Nanna-Karina Schleimann has become one of the first sound designers to make use of DPA’s new Binaural Headset Microphone, which gives sound technicians, vloggers, film makes and YouTubers an accurate and reliable tool to capture authentic immersive audio in real time.

Delivering the superior sound quality for which DPA products are internationally renowned, this new headset allows film, theatre and online content creators to capture exactly what each ear is hearing so that those consuming the content on headphones can experience full immersive sound. Earlier this year, while the 4560 Binaural Headset Microphone was still in development, Schleimann was given the opportunity to beta test it during her graduation performance from the Danish National School of Performing Arts in Copenhagen.

Three Binaural Headset Microphones were used to amplify the voices, actions and movements of the actors performing on stage in Good For Nothing, her graduation performance production. Each member of the audience was given a pair of headphones so they could hear the sound from each actor via a wireless system.

“The binaural microphones allowed the audience to hear exactly what the actors were hearing, as if they were standing on the stage and being whispered to,” Schleimann says.

 

Tags: DPA Microphones | 4560 Binaural Headset Microphone | Theatre Production | Immersive Sound
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PMC Highlights Its Burgeoning Role In The Immersive Audio Market At NAMM 2020 Posted: 05/12/2019
PMC Highlights Its Burgeoning Role In The Immersive Audio Market At NAMM 2020

UK-based reference monitor manufacturer PMC will be highlighting the importance of its products in the burgeoning immersive sound market by making a PMC-equipped Dolby Atmos® demo suite the centerpiece of its booth (16112) at NAMM 2020.

Artists, composers, sound designers, producers and recording engineers will have an opportunity to experience a 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos enabled system, consisting of the company’s award-winning large, active three-way MB3-XBD-A monitors (left, right and center channels), four PMC twotwoSub2 monitors and a total of 16 Wafer 1 compact slimline monitors for the surround, rear and height channels. Content will be played back using Dolby Atmos renderer software, Pro Tools and Focusrite RedNet I/O.

At NAMM, PMC will also showing other products from its extensive range of professional monitors, including its ever popular twotwo series, its powerful IB2 and BB6 monitors and the result6 compact nearfield reference monitor that combines all the attributes for which the company’s pro reference monitors are internationally renowned and distils them into an affordable monitor with the emphasis on elegant simplicity.

www.pmc-speakers.com. NAMM 2020 Booth 16112.

 

 

Tags: PMC Speakers | NAMM 2020 | Immersive Audio | Dolby Atmos | result6 monitors | twotwo monitors | MB3 XBD-A monitors
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Composer Youki Yamamoto Feels Childish Delight in His New PMC Monitors Posted: 26/11/2019
Composer Youki Yamamoto Feels Childish Delight in His New PMC Monitors

No matter how old you are, it is always lovely when something excites you enough to feel like a child again – and that is exactly how renowned musician, composer and orchestrator Youki Yamamoto felt the first time he heard PMC monitors in his own studio.

Yamamoto has had a 15 year residence at Pinewood Studios where he creates his own music as well as other compositions for films and computer games. He is also equally at home in Katara Studios, Doha, which is where he first had the idea of investing in a pair of PMC monitors for his own facility.

After doing some research, he chose PMC MB2 monitors with a separate Class A Bryston amp because he felt this was the most versatile system for any kind of music. “I get all the lovely clarity and detail that PMC delivers, but I don’t get tired listening all day and the sound is so beautiful that I find it hard to leave the studio,” he says. “I just want to stay in there and keep working. It is almost like being with your first ever girlfriend!”

Tags: PMC Speakers | Youki Yamamoto | MB2 monitors | Composer | Orchestrator | Final Fantasy | Paddington 2 | Pinewood Studios
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Man Made Music Upgrades Its Surround Monitoring With PMC Posted: 21/11/2019
Man Made Music Upgrades Its Surround Monitoring With PMC

Man Made Music, a Manhattan-based company specialising in sound design, sonic branding and music creation, has been working closely with loudspeaker manufacturer PMC to upgrade the stereo and surround monitoring in one of its two control rooms.

The company has installed a PMC IB2S XBD-A active system for both stereo and 5.1 monitoring and is using PMC Wafer2 passive speakers for Left and Right Rear Surround positions. These provide excellent dispersion and frequency response in a small, rectangular footprint, and because they can easily be mounted to any wall they allow for maximum flexibility in all types of custom-install situations.

Established by award-winning composer and producer Joel Beckerman, Man Made Music creates iconic music and sounds for companies such as Nissan, Disney, Citi, Alzheimer’s Association and HBO. Beckerman’s belief that sound matters was a key reason why the company chose PMC when it decided to upgrade its main Studio A control room.

“The PMCs are hands-down the most true and transparent monitors I've mixed with,” says Beckerman. “They're also so incredibly inspiring to track with, which just makes the music better all-around."

Chief Technician Darren Moore adds: “We do IMAX, immersive and other advanced audio formats, so we were looking for an upgrade to add to the speaker allotment in our main studio. PMC are leading the way for the new Dolby Atmos format and were already outfitting major facilities and schools with Dolby Atmos systems.”

The addition of PMC monitors is providing better full-room coverage and additional reference monitors for mixing in-studio. This, in turn, is allowing clients, guests and larger groups ato enjoy the full surround experience.

Tags: PMC Speakers | Man Made Music | Joel Beckerman | IB2S XBD-A Monitors | Atmos | Surround Sound | Post Production | Music for Picture
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PMC Brings High Quality Monitoring To Innovation in Music Conference Posted: 12/11/2019
PMC Brings High Quality Monitoring To Innovation in Music Conference

PMC Speakers is delighted to announce its support for the Innovation in Music conference, this year hosted by University of West London. It is an international bi-annual event that brings together researchers and professionals interested in the future of the music industry.

The event’s main playback system will utilise a pair of PMC IB2S XBD-A monitors, which will deliver high quality stereo sound. For a special session presenting an ambisonic guitar system, the monitoring will be extended using eight PMC result6 compact nearfield monitors, which are renowned for their high resolution and detail, accurate and extended bass, consistent tonal balance at all levels and wide dispersion and sweet spot.

“This is the third time PMC has supplied monitoring for our Innovation in Music conference and we are really pleased to have their ongoing support,” says Justin Paterson, Professor of Music production and chair of the event. “This conference is all about defining the cutting edge and future of music technology, performance and business, so having access to high grade, top-level monitoring is key to its success.”

This year’s conference takes place at the University in Ealing, London, and runs from December 5-7. Legendary producer, Trevor Horn, the man behind The Buggles and the chart topping 1979 hit Video Killed The Radio Star is one of the keynote speakers, while others include futurist performer and songwriter Bruce Woolley and interdisciplinary artist and entrepreneur Matan Berkowitz, whose award-winning musical inventions have been displayed at museums, galleries, events and stages worldwide.

Tags: PMC Speakers | Innovation in Music Conference | IB2S XBD-A Monitors | Trevor Horn
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A Choir Performance In Kuala Lumpur Achieved Crystal Clear Sound Thanks To DPA Microphones Posted: 12/11/2019
A Choir Performance In Kuala Lumpur Achieved Crystal Clear Sound Thanks To DPA Microphones

DPA Microphones’ recently launched 4097 CORE Supercardioid Choir Microphone was used to great effect in Kuala Lumpur when a choir of 12 men and women gathered in Independence Square to mark the 50th anniversary of the Department of Enforcement, Kuala Lumpur City Hall.

The event, entitled Hari Penguatkuasa DBKL, featured a parade in conjunction with the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Enforcement Day. It culminated in a live performance by the DBKL City Hall Choir who performed in front of an audience of approximately 2,000 people.

Mr Ajun Mubari, head of Malaysian audio rental company Mubari, says DPA’s 4097 CORE Supercardioid Choir Microphones were chosen to amplify the choir because their integrated shock mount and wind screen made them ideally suited to outdoor use.

“The 4097 microphone is awesome and very easy to work with,” he says. “We used one pair to cover the choir group and positioned them on either side of the choir who were standing in a semi-circle. The concert generated very high sound pressure levels – in excess of 90dB – but thanks to the 4097’s high isolation, the sound coming from the stage monitors (which were placed in front of the choir and behind the microphones) did not affect the available gain during the performance. This was a huge advantage as it meant we could capture the true sound of the choir without picking up any other sound.”

Tags: DPA Microphones | 4097 Choir Microphone | Enforcement Day Concert | Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia
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PMC Appoints Vintage Studios As Its Thai Distributor For All Pro Audio Monitors Posted: 08/11/2019
PMC Appoints Vintage Studios As Its Thai Distributor For All Pro Audio Monitors

PMC Speakers is delighted to announce that Vintage Studios has been appointed as its official distributor in Thailand, with responsibility for the company’s entire range of professional monitoring products.

Located in the Bang Na district of Bangkok, Vintage Studios was established in 2002 by the Puengrusme family as a commercial music recording, mixing and mastering facility. The Puengrusme family’s passion for music and attention to detail secured a strong future for Vintage Studios and a reputation for delivering very high quality results.

In 2016 Vintage Studios added a new string to its bow by taking on distribution for Solid State Logic products. It now distributes various high-end pro audio brands including Furman, Bock Audio and Soundelux. In addition, it has expanded into the education sphere and runs demonstrations, training courses and university internship programmes at its three-studio complex in conjunction with manufacturers and Thai educational institutes.

The decision to enter a distribution agreement with PMC was an easy one for Vintage Studios. The facility has PMC monitors in all three control rooms – MB3 XBD-A and twotwo6 monitors in its main room, twotwo8 monitors in its second studio and the recently launched compact nearfield result6 monitors in studio three.

Tags: PMC Speakers | Vintage Studios | Distributor | Thailand | result6 | MB2 XBD-A | twotwo8 | twotwo6
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The Authentic Sound Of A Fazioli Grand Piano Is Captured By DPA Microphones Posted: 07/11/2019
The Authentic Sound Of A Fazioli Grand Piano Is Captured By DPA Microphones

When musician and sound designer Paolo Principi was asked to record the authentic sound of a Fazioli Grand Piano for a new Silent System and Virtual Instrument multisample, there was only one microphone brand that he felt could do the task justice – and that was DPA.

“I wanted to capture the rich and complex sounds of this piano in the most natural way,” he explains. “For this it was important that I used the best solution for each element of the audio path. I chose DPA for the microphones, Vovox for the cables and Apogee for the converter because each of these brands is renowned for delivering very high quality audio without colouring the sound in any way.”

Principi, whose company PSound specialises in sampling and creating virtual instruments, says he was delighted when Fazioli asked him to record its flagship piano – the F278 Gran Coda. To accomplish this task he chose two matched pairs of DPA 4006 Omnidirectional Microphones (including one pair with nose cones for a perfect omnidirectional response across the whole audio frequency range) and a pair of 4015 Wide Cardioid Microphones. These were supplied by DPA’s Italian distributor M Casale Bauer and used to record ‘binaural’, ‘close’ and ‘side’ sounds respectively.

“I was really delighted by the naturalness, precision and detail that all the DPA microphones delivered. I was also very surprised by the linearity of their frequency response, especially for the off axis sounds (thanks to the incredible nose cones).”

Principi recorded the piano note by note (all 88 keys) and across numerous dynamic levels (12 main levels, plus noises and different articulation levels), so that he could accurately realise its entire range of sounds. He also used a special machine to play each key with the same dynamic level and spent a great deal of time working out the best microphone position for each of the three sounds (binaural, close, side) that he was recording. He then listened to the audio in his own studio until he was sure he was obtaining the real sound of the instrument.

Tags: DPA Microphones | Fazioli Pianos | Paolo Principi
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Londons Royal Academy of Arts Chooses DPA Microphones For Its Stunning New Lecture Theatre Posted: 22/10/2019
Londons Royal Academy of Arts Chooses DPA Microphones For Its Stunning New Lecture Theatre
From its unique double-height dimensions to the extensive use of reflective marble surfaces used during its construction, the Royal Academy of Art’s new Benjamin West Lecture Theatre in London presents some unusual acoustic challenges.
 
Ensuring high quality sound is obviously a prerequisite for such a prestigious building and it was therefore imperative that the right microphones were chosen – ones that could cope with the unusual acoustics and with the wide variety of uses that the Lecture Theatre covers.
 
“DPA microphones have proved to be the ideal solution because they allow any technician or engineer to jump in and achieve quality sound.” says Benji Fox, AV Events Manager at the RA. “We are using a selection of the company’s products in a number of different ways, including acoustic mics for lectures, belt packs and lapel mics for panel discussions and the new 6066 CORE Subminiature Headset Microphones for smaller panel discussions, filming and live streaming.”
 
Opened in 2018 as part of the RA’s Burlington Gardens’ landmark redevelopment to mark its 250th anniversary, the Benjamin West Lecture Theatre signals a new stage to the RA’s heritage of rigorous and lively debate. Hosting events such as the Festival of Ideas, this space has become a haven for celebrated thinkers from across the arts to come and share their ideas and opinions. As well as being double-height, the Benjamin West Lecture Theatre also showcases bespoke seating and modern design.
 
The Lecture Theatre’s DPA inventory now includes two 4018 supercardioid microphones, which are positioned on custom lecterns at the front of the room.
 
Tags: DPA Microphones | Royal Academy | Lecture Theatre | 6066 Headset Microphones
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White Mark Helps Maris Move Elephant Studios at LSBU To A Temporary New Home Posted: 11/10/2019
White Mark Helps Maris Move Elephant Studios at LSBU To A Temporary New Home
Acoustic design consultancy White Mark has been working closely with Maris Interiors to help move some of the technical facilities at London Southbank University’s Elephant Studios on London Road to a temporary site on nearby Borough Road.
Tags: White Mark Ltd | London Southbank University | TV Facilities | Education
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PMC Shines The Spotlight On Immersive Audio at AES New York 2019 Posted: 03/10/2019
PMC Shines The Spotlight On Immersive Audio at AES New York 2019
PMC will highlight the important role it is playing in the immersive audio market by displaying a full Dolby Atmos® certified monitoring system at this year’s AES Convention in New York.
Tags: PMC Speakers | AES New York 2019 | result6 | Atmos | Dolby Capitol Studios
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LSS Productions Invests In DPA Smallest Headset Microphones For Sondheim Award Winning Musical Sunday in the Park with George Posted: 03/10/2019
LSS Productions Invests In DPA and rsquo;s Smallest Headset Microphones For Sondheim and rsquo;s Award Winning Musical Sunday in the Park with George
The discreet design of DPA’s CORE 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone, combined with the fact that it is very quick and easy to fit, helped secure an order for 18 units from Australian sound design, equipment hire and production services company LSS Productions.
Tags: DPA Microphones | d:screet Microphone | 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone; Sunday in the Park with George | LSS Productions | Sondheim
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Spectral Measurement Adds Loudspeaker Test Chambers To Its Product Portfolio Posted: 25/09/2019
Spectral Measurement Adds Loudspeaker Test Chambers To Its Product Portfolio
Spectral Measurement (formerly the Test & Measurement division of Prism Sound) has signed a licensing deal with UK-based Hill Acoustics enabling it to manufacturer and sell the company’s Loudspeaker Test Chambers.
Tags: Spectral Measurement | TTC Test Chambers | Test & Measurement | Hill Acoustics | Graham Boswell | Prism Sound
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PMC Monitors Make Waves At High Seas Studio in South Africa Posted: 18/09/2019
PMC Monitors Make Waves At High Seas Studio in South Africa
PMC’s introduction of a cost effective nearfield monitoring solution that didn’t compromise the company’s reputation for sonic quality couldn’t have come at a better time for High Seas Studio, a private recording facility in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Tags: PMC Speakers | result6 | High Seas Studio | Jacques Du Plessis
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