Audio

We explore why you may want to stray from relying on an all-in-one loudspeaker solution.
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As the professional audio industry prepares to gather in Paris, the vibes are positive. Jim Evans reports.
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We have just come across these speakers and, while we're hardly in audiophile territory here, you won't believe the amount of sound that you can get out of them for the price.
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(This is a fantasticaly useful article about choosing microphones for video. So we're repeating it in case you missed it first time) 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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29 May 2016

Taking apart a Roland TR 808

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Check out what a Roland TR 808 looks like...from the inside.
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Here's an example of a virtual piano, the Pianotek 5, which is a very faithful reporduction of the genuine article.
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In our latest edition of the Studio Profile series, we climb the Mountain or, rather, Mountain Studios, once owned by Queen. By Jim Evans.
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The largest recording studio in Louisiana, Esplanade Studios, upgraded its console to the 48-channel Shelford Edition. By Jim Evans.
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Audio software maker iZotope has released VocalSynth, a new tool to harmonize and further manipulate vocals.
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In this installment of our series profiling famous studios, we cover Château D'Hérouville, which hosted Elton John and The Grateful Dead. By Jim Evans.
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19 May 2016

Tracks that break MP3

by Published in Audio
Some tracks are just too complicated to be compressed with MP3, and it's not just the wilder ends of the prog spectrum. It can all start off quite innocuous, even with something like the Bangles' 'Eternal Flame'.
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