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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

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

Whether you call it single system or in-camera sound, it may be time that camera makers develop products with better native audio recording capabilities.

Audio brings life to animations

Published in Post & VFX

I was present at the audio mixing stage of Aardman Animations' "The Wrong Trousers" or "Wallace and Gromit" as most people remember it. This stop-motion animation classic was hilarious from the first frame to the last, but for me the most memorable thing was seeing it without sound, and then with sound

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

Rode launches impressive new Stereo VideoMic X

Published in Audio

Rode has announced a new camera microphone, the Stereo VideoMic X, which appears to be an interesting dual capsule setup in an XY Stereo configuration. The two microphone capsules are acoustically matched and have shock mounting built in at the capsule level.

 

Well, this is unusual. We're quite used to seeing audio sound effects libraries and samples of all kinds of things from exotic North Korean bagpipes to banjos, but this is something different

View From the Top: Sound Devices

Published in Audio

We ask industry leaders to tell us about their companies and how they see the future. External recorders are now selling in large numbers and the Sound Devices Pix 240 is a popular example.  Jon Tatooles, Managing Director of Sound Devices, tells us about his company and how he sees the years ahead.

Microphones for Video: What you need to know

Published in Audio

A microphone is a simple component that transforms acoustical energy into electrical energy. However, there is a lot to gain if you select the right microphone for the job. Eddy B. Brixen of DPA Microphones explains.

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