Production Expert sit down with Lee Boylan, Product Specialist, and the new PreSonus StudioLive 64S mixer.
On the run up to NAB 2019 next week in Las Vegas, RTW have announced new versions of their TouchMonitor TM7 and TM9, which now have Dante AoIP support, including an AES67 mode with up to 32 channels of audio and redundant network support.
The team at Swiss audio company Merging have come up with a new take on the desktop interface. Anubis is a new breed of interface connecting to your host computer via the Ravenna AoIP protocol.
Our friends at Audinate have announced the release of the Dante AV module - an Audinate module which allows the transport of video along with audio on the same network using the same tools. No more sync issues or need to transport audio and video streams by different means.
As well as the new HypeMic, which should be available almost immediately, Apogee are taking the opportunity at NAMM 2019 to preview several products not due for release for some time. Apogee are showing their Apogee FX Rack DualPath Monitoring Feature, their Pultec Series of plug-ins for Apogee FX Rack - two classic vintage Pultec plug-ins and a Symphony Mk II Dante Software Preview.
At NAMM 2019 on booth 15321, Prism Sound will be showing new black-fronted Dante compatible Atlas and Titan multitrack audio interfaces, which will be available from the second quarter of 2019.
Production Expert team member Julian Rodgers considers a fundamental difference between the worlds of networked audio and old fashioned point to point cabling, and why he sometimes feels disorientated by AoIP.
The chances are that if you have ever done any kind of recording using a DAW then at some point in time you have probably lost something you recorded. This is not an article about backup solutions, we have plenty of content on the site already about that, and you should read them. This article is about a very neat way to have a second or what is known redundant recording solution running along side you DAW recording rig.
In recent months at Production Expert we have talked a great deal about different Audio Over Internet Protocol (AoIP) solutions and how they can be used in audio recording systems. In this article, part 2 of a series from a recording session with The Elite Quartet, I am going to elaborate on the recording rig I used to capture the session and show you how I used the DANTE Virtual Soundcard (DVS) in place of a hardware audio interface.
Waves has designed the SoundGrid Mobile Server fit in your backpack and take it anywhere you go and boost your plug-in processing power. It is intended to be ideal for traveling, mixing small live shows and for the studio.
At AES 2018 DAD will be showing Their highly respected AX32 along with the new SPQ speaker processing card and the new Dante expansion card. We were particularly excited to see the Dante Expansion card as it offers per-card sample rate conversion. If you are visiting the show make time to attend Jan Lykke’s Keynote “The Networked Studio: A Dream or Reality?” to see how the AX32 makes networking easier.
It's all very well creating gear reviews in small studio working environments but these days systems are getting bigger and bigger to meet the demands of ever-growing productions. In this video from the team at Focusrite Pro find out how leading Holywood post-production houses are employing Dante connected Focusrite RedNet systems to create flexible working environments that can be configured to answer the demands of a new level of content creation.
When I'm not wearing my Production Expert hat, one of the things I do in the audio word is Live Recording. My company, Location Recordings was set up purely to do this type of work. I love the challenge of having one chance to capture a moment in history. I was recently asked to both video and audio record a concert for the Nation Children's Choir of Great Britain at the Town Hall in Birmingham England. One of the biggest challenges with live recording out on location, is you are never quite sure what extra challenges are going to rear their heads during the course of the setup and recording. Yes, I agree, planning and knowing what is expected on the day is part of pre-event planning but the best-laid plans and all that, but I never like being in a position where I have to say to a client, "No I can't do that". This is how we used the amazing Ferrofish A32 Dante AD/DA Converter in recording the 20th Anniversary Concert of the Nation Children's Choir of Great Britain.
In this podcast Matt, Saxon and James try their best to cut through the jargon of AoIP to help any of you out there who are confused about the term AoIP with some the basics when it comes to equipment and knowledge to assist you making informed choices when it comes to considering an AoIP option for your studio or audio workplace.
Our friends at Aspen Media have highlighted some of the products from brands they look after that were showing at NAB 2018 and we felt that some of these were appropriate to share with the Production Expert community.
The team at Synthax Audio UK has announced a new addition to the Ferrofish lineup of analogue to digital converters.
The new Pulse16 DX is a high-quality AD/DA converter that can now be directly integrated into audio networks. The 1U rackmount unit features 16 analogue I/O over TRS Jack, ADAT, MADI and Dante conversion allowing full 16x16 expansion across a Dante audio network at a low cost for such a feature set.
As a child, there was nothing more frustrating than opening a gift on a Christmas or birthday morning, only to find that the toy needed batteries and they were not included. An adult version of this trauma is opening the box of a new audio interface only to find that the required cable or cables to link the unit to your computer are not included. In this article, I am going to look at the latest interface cable formats, how much they cost and where to get the best deal.