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RedShark Review: Beachtek DXA-SLR ULTRA

Published in Audio

The Beachtek DXA-SLR ULTRA is an inexpensive audio interface and pre-amp that fits under your camera

Why can't you freeze-frame sound?

Published in Audio

There's something rather curious about sound, which is that it can range from a simple, single tone like a sine wave (or a flute, if you like) to a complete orchestra at the climax of a symphony. Even day-to-day background "atmospheres" can be a complex mosaic of hundreds of sonic elements: just think of the din at a supermarket checkout, or the racket at a soccer match when someone scores a goal

MIDI - 30 years on and still going strong

Published in Audio

MIDI is 30 years old and showing no signs of obsolescence. Nor is the first instrument ever to support it: the Yamaha DX7

Sony says goodbye to Minidisc

Published in Audio

Sony has announced that it is stopping production of Minidisc recorders and players after 21 years. Most 20 year old audio enthusiasts would be surprised to hear that they were born after the arrival of this digital audio disk system. But how did it manage to cling to life for so long?

Linux and OS X: Ardour DAW now supports video playback

Published in Audio

This high-end Linux and OS X Digital Audio Workstation now supports video playback. Chris Erswell reports

Video isn't video without sound

Published in Audio

Video is only half the equation for a full production. Audio is important. To do it properly, you need skill and perseverence

Ninja 2 + Nikon D800 Review: Part 1 of 3

Published in Production

DSLR users have long complained that they can't get clean, unadulterated line outputs suitable for high-quality recording. But the D800 is different. Phil Rhodes tests it with an Atomos Ninja 2 Field Recorder

Atomos Ninja 2 + Nikon D800: Part 2 of 3

Published in Production

Phil Rhodes looks at the Atomos Ninja 2 Field Recorder in this second part of his Nikon D800 + Ninja 2 review.

How to fund a short/independent film - Part 1 of 3

Published in Business

Every film-maker starting out wants to make the best short film, and get the best people and equipment to make it happen - but often with little or no budget at all, all in the hope that the idea is strong enough to get investors and potential co-workers to commit.

Pro Tools 11.0 released by Avid

Published in Audio

Pro tools has been around since 1991, a time when doing any sort of digital audio editing was a technical challenge. The most you could expect was to play back a few tracks, and there were absolutely no real-time effects or processes (apart from volume!) at that time. Now, an important new version is released

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