This week sees the launch of a new show in Cologne Germany called Studioszene. Over the course of two days and in a total of 50 workshops and talks, established engineers and producers show how they deal with various problems in the recording, mixing or mastering process. Headline speakers include Sylvia Massy, Mick Guzauski and Jeh-Dee.
James Ivey is at the show and in the first of his round up videos from the show he gives his first impressions of this brand new show and shares his top three picks from day 1 of the show:
Vintage German tube microphones have long been revered as the world’s best. Burg are a new Berlin pro-audio company who seek to continue this reputation. Burg Microphones is the brainchild of producer, engineer and analogue audio lover, Andrew Myburgh. Their first release, the M1, is a new tube microphone by world audio designers Andreas Grosser and Eckehard Dux.
Always striving for something special, the MANULTEC brand was founded by Manu Schlindwein and Phil Kullmann in Cologne, Germany, 2015. Based on their experience "If you can not find what you need, you have to build it yourself". They are musicians, audio engineers and designers who are committed to premium materials, a minimalistic design aesthetic and clear attention to detail.
The MT-E.8012 ORCA BAY is the new flagship analogue hardware equaliser from MANULTEC Smart Audio Controls. Hear James’ thoughts in the video.
Analog Vibes make kits of classic studio gear for the DIY market, While there’s nothing unusual about that, what is unusual is that they have brought the DIY experience to the show, offering solder stations, advice and help on the show floor. A great idea!
Check back to hear how James got on on the second day of the show.