Our friends at Focusrite are very pleased to announce new USB-C versions of the highly successful Clarett range of audio interfaces.
Mention the word Dante in the wrong circles and many people think of a bad Pierce Brosnan movie from the late 90s. However, in the high tech audio world, we now think of Audinate's Dante Audio Over IP solution and maybe the Focusrite RedNet range of high-end interfaces. Enter the new Tascam ML-16D and ML-32D Analogue to Dante converters with either 16 or 32 channels of A-D and D-A conversion respectively at up to 96KHz sample rate.
Like the Creme, The Schwerkraft Maschine is slowly changing my stubborn mindedness about using plug-ins exclusively in audio production. The Creme got me interested in the idea of working occasionally out of the box but The Schwerkraft Maschine has got me taking this workflow much more seriously.
Following reports that indicate Intel processors from the last 10 years suffer from a severe chip-level security bug that The Register reports the fix must be undertaken at the OS level. We now know that Apple's recent High Sierra updates are safe from the Meltdown bug, and a fix for the Spectre bug is in the works and Microsoft has released fixes too. We will bring you more as we get it.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey starts a recording project with UK band Voltaire to record a track using nothing but Universal Audio Apollo audio interfaces.
Very rarely does a product come along and scream this is the product that you have been looking for but in the case of the Orion32HD, it's like the team at Antelope Audio had gone inside my head and designed the perfect audio interface for my needs.
After the rumours of when Apple would release the new iMac Pro, especially as 207 is running out, Apple has announced the release of the long-awaited iMac Pro on December 14th 2017.Apple has given one or 2 people machines to play with ahead of the release, including YouTube personality Marques Brownlee was given the iMac Pro for a week ahead of the launch. Watch this video and learn about his thoughts on the system.
Slate Digital has released five new classic tube mic models to the Virtual Microphone Locker designed to complement the existing models in the VMS collection to bring the total available on the VMS to 13. In our exclusive video review, Technical Editor James Ivey tries the 5 new microphones models which make up the Classic Tubes 3 collection for the Slate Digital Virtual Microphone System (VMS).
The Festive Season is upon us, many of us are starting to buy Christmas gift for loved ones. A friend recently contacted me asking my advice for gift ideas for their son. Their son is a student and also a very talented drummer who is keen to record his own acoustic drum kit. My friend asked me to recommend some affordable studio gear that will enable their son to record multitrack drums. My friend's son already has a modern PC and a set of studio headphones, my job was to source the rest.
James Ivey sits down with Dave Lenat from Universal Audio to take a first look at the new OX - The Amp Top Box. The OX is a reactive load box for use with your valve guitar amplifier but it is also a DSP driven speaker and microphone emulator to give you access to a wealth of different tones from your amp in a controlled way.
I wanted a single device that I could run from a single mains plug that would provide power to my studio outboard gear. A power conditioner looked to be a smart solution compared to over installing sockets in the trunking. I also didn't want to use domestic 4-way power bars anymore.
Apple has shown off the iMac Pro and space grey accessories at the recent Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit where visitors were able to get close up to an iMac Pro and take pictures. But what about the pricing of the iMac Pro. Apple has said the base model will be $5000, but it would appear that the top-of-the-range model could be $17,000!