Interview with Nadine Patry, CMO of the Mulann Group

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INTERVIEW

I probably wasn’t the only reel to reel tape user who breathed a sigh of relief when it was announced in January 2015 that the Mulann Group had acquired the assets of PYRAL who had been manufacturing the RMGI branded reel to reel tape but had ceased operations in 2012.  So I was interested to find out what Mulann had been up to in...
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Review of the Nektar LX88 Controller Keyboard

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PRODUCT REVIEW

The Controller Keyboard market is extremely crowded these days so when I came to choose a dedicated keyboard for my soft synths, it took a while to narrow down my shortlist to a few and then to one, the Nektar LX88. So what does it offer and how does it play (and control). Weighing in at 18kbs this controller keyboard offers 88 full size...
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Review of the RØDE M5 Matched Pair Condenser Microphones

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PRODUCT REVIEW

If you are recording acoustic guitar and you want to take capture a good stereo image then one option is to use a matched pair of microphones. The RØDE M5 matched pair are now at such an attractive price point that I felt it was worth investing in a pair to see how they worked out against some of the much more expensive competition...
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Review of the Fredenstein ‘Bento 10’ 500 Series compatible Rackframe

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PRODUCT REVIEW

As a long time user of the API 500 Series Lunchbox, I’ve been looking for a 19” rackmount version for quite a while. The Fredenstein ‘Bento 10’ is relatively new on to the market and is one of the very few 10 slot racks with integral mains PSU. So I decided to take the plunge and see how it performed ...
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Review of the Drawmer MC2.1 Monitor Controller

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PRODUCT REVIEW

Accurate monitoring in the studio is at the heart of producing high quality mixes. Our editor puts the Drawmer MC2.1 monitor controller through its paces ...
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Review of Tracktion 6 Music Production Software

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NEW PRODUCT REVIEW

Tracktion is a pretty unique DAW in that most of its functionality is controlled from a single screen user interface. Originally released in 2002 by designer Julian Storer and then distributed by Mackie from a number of years, it is now back with Storer under his company Tracktion Software Corporation. Version 6 offers a number of new features so let's have a look...
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Tool, Jess Glynne and Fun Lovin’ Criminals All Tour With DPA’s New VL Capsule

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INDUSTRY NEWS

DPA’s new d:facto™ Linear Vocal Microphone, which was officially launched a Prolight + Sound 2016, has already made its on-stage debut with Tool, Jess Glynne and Fun Lovin’ Criminals. Front of House engineer Alan ‘Big Nobby’ Hopkinson works with all three acts and was one of...
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Singer John Newman Chooses PMC For His New Studio In London

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BRIT Award winner John Newman, who released his second album Revolve in October 2015, has chosen PMC twotwo.6 speakers and a PMC twotwo Sub2 Active Subwoofer to provide the main monitoring for his new studio in London. Based in London’s Tileyard Studios, which already acts as...
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The B-Side Project, Sponsored By Prism Sound, Announces Its 2016 Award Winners

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An original track by Mad Hearts, remixed by BoyMartel, took the top prize at BPM Live’s B-Side Project Awards which were held at Metropolis Studios in London on April 14th, 2015. Sponsored by internationally acclaimed manufacturer Prism Sound, the Awards marked the culmination of a year-long...
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Lauten Audio Introduces “Series Black” Vacuum Tube Condenser Microphone

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NEW PRODUCT

Lauten Audio announces the LA-320 professional large diaphragm vacuum tube studio condenser vocal microphone, its first microphone in a new line dubbed ”Series Black“. The LA-320 features a 1-inch pressure gradient true-condenser capsule, cardioid polar pattern, dual-triode vacuum tube, transformer balanced output, independent high and low cut filters, custom dedicated...
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DiGiCo teaches old dog new tricks

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INDUSTRY NEWS

When John Turner, Front of House engineer for Celtic rock band Runrig, was asked what console he would like to use on the band’s recent sold out UK and European tour, his answer was instantaneous. A DiGiCo SD7. Tour sound requirements were supplied by Denmark’s Nordic...
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Editor's Picks

NEW PRODUCT REVIEW

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Review of the XILS-lab ‘miniSyn’X’ Synthex synth emulation

XILS-lab is a French company specialising in software recreations of some of the most famous classic analogue synths and Vocoders including the EMS VCS3, and the RSF PolyKobol. The miniSyn’X software emulation of the Elka Synthex brings one of the most iconic 1980's era analogue synthesizers to within reach of a much wider...

PRODUCT REVIEW

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Review of the brainworx bx_refinement plug-in

Brainworx have gained a strong reputation for innovative mid-side audio processing and many mastering engineers use their comprehensive suite of plug-ins which offer innovative ways to process complex mixes. The latest addition to their plug-in range is the bx_refinement M/S Harshness Control, or probably better described as ‘de-harshing’ as its primary function is to...

PRODUCT REVIEW

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Review of the Prism Sound Lyra 2 Audio Interface

I had wanted to review a Prism Sound audio interface for some time, so now I had the opportunity to take some of the best audio interface technology in the world, into my home studio and discover if I really could hear the difference that very high specification converters could bring to my recording...

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