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DPA New 4560 CORE Binaural Headset Microphone Simplifies Immersive Sound Capture Posted: 02/12/2019
DPA and rsquo;s New 4560 CORE Binaural Headset Microphone Simplifies Immersive Sound Capture

YouTubers, sound designers, podcasters, vloggers and other content creators, including filmmakers who want to capture authentic immersive audio for their projects, can now do so with ease thanks to the launch of the new 4560 CORE Binaural Headset Microphone from Danish manufacturer, DPA Microphones.

The new binaural headset delivers the superior sound quality for which DPA products are internationally renowned. The professional quality of the microphones allows them to capture, in real time, exactly what each ear is hearing so that those listening on headphones can experience the full immersive sound. These qualities are also appealing to other applications such as sound system documentation, soundscape analysis, sound quality assessment, and sound for theatrical productions or gaming, among others. Jazz and classical musicians have also seen the potential in this mic: recording the sound from the performers’ perspective instead of the audience’s is a completely new way of sharing the artists’ sound experience with fans. The result, an ultimate surround experience.

 

Tags: DPA Microphones | Binaural Headset Microphone | 4560 | CORE | DPA | immersive sound | surround sound
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NUGEN Delivers Deeper Workflow Control for Producer Mixer Alvin Wee Posted: 20/11/2019
NUGEN Delivers Deeper Workflow Control for Producer Mixer Alvin Wee

For as long as he could remember, Producer/mixer Alvin Wee loved music and film; and he was fortunate enough to cut his teeth working with composers and record producers in Los Angeles on film projects such as Kung Fu PandaKingsman and Eddie the Eagle. Having such a strong background in the industry, Wee takes pride in knowing that when someone hands a project off to him, it will be done correctly, and well. In order to achieve those results, Wee relies on NUGEN Audio’s Producer bundle and Halo Upmix solutions.

 

Wee’s introduction to NUGEN began as it often does, by word of mouth. “I was talking with industry friends and colleagues. I mentioned that I was looking for a specific product for a project I was working on, and one of them recommended NUGEN,” he says. “Then, I was at a GRAMMY® party and an engineer who is a monster in the business told me that NUGEN’s meters are incredible, so I decided to check them out. I started using the NUGEN plug-ins and, right off the bat, they did exactly what I needed. So, I just kept using them.”

 

Ideally suited for both mixing and mastering situations, NUGEN’s Producer software provides Wee with a collection of highly flexible award-winning cross-platform plug-ins designed to increase the quality and efficiency of his productions. “The Producer software has been incredibly useful for me,” he adds. “I love the Stereoizer; it’s my go to plug-in that I use on all my mixes and checks. It allows me to control all the low-end and make sure that a recording doesn’t get too wobbly or crazy. I can even make the high-end feel wider and more exciting. It works really well and is very intuitive.The Visualizer tool included in the bundle is also excellent as its meters are tremendous in helping me see what I’m doing.”

 

 

Tags: NUGEN Audio | audio-plug-ins | software | film | music | post-production | Alvin Wee | Producer Bundle | Halo UpMix
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NUGEN Offers Unequalled Audio Post Plug-Ins for Music and Television Projects Posted: 08/11/2019
NUGEN Offers Unequalled Audio Post Plug-Ins for Music and Television Projects

As the top-line audio editing software brand for television and music mixers and producers around the world, NUGEN Audio has gained significant notoriety throughout the industry. When Mix Engineer Jorel Corpus received a copy of the company’s Producer bundle at an event surrounding the GRAMMY’s, he soon realized it was the perfect complement to his existing workflow for his range of music and television projects.

 

Corpus explains that prior to receiving the software, he had heard great things about NUGEN and, after using the plug-ins, he quickly realized the full breadth of the solutions’ benefits. “A lot of industry friends and colleagues who I trust use NUGEN,” he says. “I had wanted to use the company’s solutions for a while, so when I received the Producer bundle, it was perfect timing. As soon as I started to use NUGEN, I felt more assured. I use the Visualizer audio plug-in when clients send me files to immediately analyze if the signal is in mono or stereo. This organizes my resources and streamline my workflow better. I also use the Stereoizer and Stereoplacer tools regularly.”

 

Tags: NUGEN Audio | plug-ins | post-production
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The Authentic Sound of a Fazioli Grand Piano is Captured by DPA Posted: 07/11/2019
The Authentic Sound of a Fazioli Grand Piano is Captured by DPA

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 multi-sample, 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,” Principi 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 high-quality audio without coloring the sound in any way.”

 

Principi, whose company, PSound, specializes 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, Principi chose two matched pairs of DPA 4006 Omnidirectional Microphones (including one pair with nose cones for a perfect 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,” adds Principi. “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 capture 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 | Microphone | Audio
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DPA 6066 Subminiature Headset Mic Nominated for Prestigious TEC Award Posted: 05/11/2019
DPA and rsquo;s 6066 Subminiature Headset Mic Nominated for Prestigious TEC Award

DPA Microphones6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone is a nominee for the 35th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards in the Microphones – Sound Reinforcement Category. Products that are nominated for a TEC Award have made a significant impact on modern sound and music. With a capsule measuring in at just three millimeters in diameter, the 6066 microphones may be small, but they are powerful in terms of performance – making this solution an ideal candidate for a TEC Award.

 

Featuring CORE by DPA technology, the mic reduces distortion, increases dynamic range and features a frequency range of 20Hz-20kHz along with a noise floor of only 24dB(A). The 6066 also benefits from a completely redesigned, lightweight, one-size-fits-all headset that attaches over the ears for maximum comfort and includes a spring mechanism that grips below the head/ears for added security. It even received a Red Dot design award for its innovative and user-friendly design.

 

“We put a great deal of time and energy into designing a headset microphone that is elegant and implements all of the features we wanted in a small package,” says René Mørch, product manager, DPA Microphones. “The 6000 series capsule is the smallest we have ever designed. It required working on the edge of what is physically possible in order to get the renowned sound of the five-millimeter capsule of the 4066 into the new three-millimeter capsule of the 6066. The goal behind this microphone was to develop a solution that would be nearly invisible, to both live and broadcast audiences, while providing crystal-clear sound. The 6066 is discreet and visually appealing, and does not compromise on sound quality.”

 

Since its launch, the 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone has received rave reviews. Its secure, lightweight, unobtrusive and comfortable design, coupled with DPA’s renowned natural and pristine sound-quality, has led to significant sales around the world and across various market sectors, including broadcast, theatre and live sound.

 

Tags: DPA Microphones | TEC Awards 2019 | NAMM 2019
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First Baptist Dallas Implements DPA Subminis For TV Broadcasts and Worldwide Streaming Posted: 31/10/2019
First Baptist Dallas Implements DPA Subminis For TV Broadcasts and Worldwide Streaming

Through broadcast and online digital channels, First Baptist Dallas’ reach expands beyond its in-house attendance. With a following that spans tens of thousands of worshippers, the megachurch takes its audio and video capabilities very seriously, looking to Lead Audio Engineer Brad Roberts to choose just the right gear. Most recently, Roberts became one of the first U.S. users of DPA Microphones’ new 6066 CORE Subminiature Headset Microphone, relying on its capabilities to provide a discreet, high-quality sound for the church’s lead pastor, Dr. Robert Jeffress.

 

“I chose to upgrade the lead pastor’s microphone to DPA’s 6066 because of its impressively small capsule and redesigned headset—for such an unobtrusive solution, the sound quality is impeccable,” explains Roberts. “The 6066 is completely hidden from close-up HD camera shots and its non-reflective boom further improves the aesthetic, as it does not catch undesirable stage light.”

 

The church’s arsenal of DPA microphones also includes numerous 4061 Omnidirectional Microphones for acoustic pianos and violins in the band, a 4098 Supercardioid Gooseneck Microphone at the podium, the 4018VL Vocal Microphone when a handheld mic is needed and a wide array of 4066 Omnidirectional Headset Microphones in all 12 of its worship venues. Roberts relies on the headset mics most often during speaking/teaching presentations, baptisms and drama productions, including the church’s annual Christmas concert. Together, these solutions provide Roberts with the audio quality he desires for these large services, where all eyes—and ears—are tuned in closely.

Tags: DPA Microphones | Broadcast | Audio
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NUGEN Audio Announces SigMod Software Update at AES 2019 Posted: 14/10/2019
NUGEN Audio Announces SigMod Software Update at AES 2019
NUGEN Audio unveils the latest SigMod Software plug-in update at AES 2019 (Booth 504I – Avid Partner Pavilion). The update allows SigMod to host multiple instances of the Insert module and incorporates hosting support for third-party VST2 and AU plug-ins. This enables users to access a wider pool of plug-ins – particularly in DAWs that support limited plug-in formats – and increases access for creative routing options such as mid/side processing for any stereo or multi-mono plug-in.
Tags: NUGEN Audio | AES 2019 | software | audio | plug-ins | SigMod | tradeshow
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NUGEN Audio Unveils New Navigable Alert Solution For VisLM at IBC 2019 Posted: 05/09/2019
NUGEN Audio Unveils New Navigable Alert Solution  For VisLM at IBC 2019
NUGEN Audio is pleased to present the newest updates to its VisLM loudness metering software at IBC 2019 (Pod F.P37). Long considered the industry standard for loudness metering, VisLM now offers a ‘Flag’ feature that builds upon the Alert functionality found in previous versions of the plug-in. This will allow users to navigate through True Peak and short-term/momentary loudness alerts, as well as manual flags for other points of interest. Included with the update is the latest maximum loudness range (LRA 18) for its Netflix preset that will benefit forward-thinking productions supplying content to the SVOD platform. The company is also rolling out navigable/visual alerts that further simplify operation.
Tags: NUGEN Audio | IBC 2019 | audio | plug-in | VisLM | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Audio Veteran Relies on DPA for Live Sound and Recording Applications Posted: 28/08/2019
Audio Veteran Relies on DPA for Live Sound and Recording Applications

As the co-founder of Diablo Digital, which provides turnkey live recording systems and services for concert, touring, festival, installation and broadcast applications, Brad Madix has accumulated an impressive resume. He has worked alongside artists such as U2, Shania Twain, Shakira, Van Halen, Rush, Alanis Morissette, Jessica Simpson, Linkin Park, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and many more. Despite the wide variety of musical genres that Madix has operated within, one thing has been a constant—his use of DPA Microphones for both recording and live sound applications.

Tags: DPA Microphones | Broadcast | Audio | Live sound | recording
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Nugen Halo Upmix Controls and Fine-Tunes Surround Mixes for Award-Winning Productions Posted: 21/08/2019
Nugen and rsquo;s Halo Upmix Controls and Fine-Tunes Surround Mixes for Award-Winning Productions
For the past 30 years, award-winning Re-recording Mixer Joe Barnett has worked on a wide variety of high-profile projects including American History X, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Crazy Heart, When in Rome, Chronicle, 2 Guns, Luke Cage, Daredevil and The OA. Among Barnett’s most recent credits is the Netflix hit Iron Fist, for which he relied on NUGEN Audio’s Halo Upmix for his surround sound mix.
Tags: Nugen Audio | Halo Upmix | Sound | Audio
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Friendly Neighborhood Superhero Gets Perfect Mic Solution for Spider-Man: Homecoming Posted: 12/08/2019
Friendly Neighborhood Superhero Gets Perfect Mic Solution for Spider-Man: Homecoming
Award-winning and Emmy-nominated (OZARK Season 2), veteran Sound Mixer Felipe “Flip” Borrero, CAS, has experienced many audio challenges in his 40-plus-year career working on countless movies and television shows. But, there’s always a first for everything. The sound mixer was recently tasked with finding the right mic solution for the title character in the blockbuster film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, that would not only provide an ideal audio solution but would also conceal perfectly within the character’s costume and not be obstructed. Flip and his team found what they were looking for with DPA Microphones’ d:screet™ 4161 Slim and Heavy Duty Omnidirectional Microphones.
Tags: DPA | Microphones | Spider-Man
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NUGEN Audio Helps Tom Marks Deliver Dolby Atmos Mix for Kevin Hart Netflix Comedy Special Posted: 07/08/2019
NUGEN Audio Helps Tom Marks Deliver Dolby Atmos Mix for Kevin Hart Netflix Comedy Special
Re-recording mixer Tom Marks, CAS, is passionate about his craft and the storytelling aspect of his job. He was recently tasked with mixing comedian Kevin Hart’s Netflix stand up special in Dolby Atmos®. He turned to NUGEN Audio’s Loudness Toolkit for the project in order to keep the varying levels of the hilarious dialogue consistent.
Tags: NUGEN Audio | Netflix | Dolby Atmos | Mixing | Loudness Toolkit
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NUGEN Audio Highlights Loudness Toolkit and Netflix-Ready Workflows at IBC 2019 Posted: 01/08/2019
NUGEN Audio Highlights Loudness Toolkit and rsquo;s  Netflix-Ready Workflows at IBC 2019

NUGEN Audio’s Netflix compliance is making quite a splash with post-production audio teams across the globe. Among the many Netflix-focused solutions is its Loudness Toolkit 2.8, which will be presented at IBC 2019 (Pod F.P37). The company will also feature its Halo Upmix solution for stereo to 5.1, 7.1 and 3D upmixing throughout the show. These essential plug-ins are designed for content creators working on audio that is being delivered to Netflix, as well as across traditional broadcast and film platforms.

Tags: NUGEN Audio | IBC | IBC 2019 | Amsterdam | Loudness Toolkit 2.8 | Halo Upmix | 5.1 | 7.1 | Stereo | upmixing | plugin | plug-in | audio | Netflix | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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KRK Systems Launches Groundbreaking Audio Tools App Posted: 18/07/2019
KRK Systems Launches Groundbreaking Audio Tools App

KRK Systems, part of the Gibson family of brands, introduces its revolutionary KRK Audio Tools App for iOS and Android. This free suite of professional studio tools includes five useful and professional analysis-based components that work with any monitor setup, and one powerful tool (EQ Recommendation) that helps acclimate the new KRK ROKIT G4 monitors to their individual acoustic environment.

 

Tags: KRK Systems | Gibson Pro Audio | iOS | android | applications | app | mobile app
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The Art of Making the Useful Beautiful Brings Honor to DPA Microphones Posted: 11/07/2019
The Art of Making the Useful Beautiful Brings Honor to DPA Microphones
The world’s best designers gathered at the Aalto-Theatre in Essen, Germany on the night of Monday, July 8, for the official presentation of the 2019 Red Dot Awards. Among them were DPA Microphones’ Project Lead Rune Møller and R&D Manager Ole Moesmann, who received this prestigious award on behalf of the company for its ground-breaking 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone, which is a winner in the ‘Product Design’ category.
Tags: DPA Microphones | headset | mic | Red Dot Awards | CORE
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