Diego Stocco – Beachwood Real-Time Multi-Processing Improv

Sound designer Diego Stocco has released a new video, Beachwood, that captures a short improvisation, created with a musical object he calls “Beachwood”.

In the beginning of the video, he explains that he started with a piece of wood he found at the beach. Then he added a contact mic and a lavalier mic and some metal resonators.  Continue reading

Diego Stocco Wants To Teach You His Creative Miking Techniques

Sound design super freak Diego Stocco – who’s set pianos on fire, made music from a bonsai tree, done beat making with the sounds of a dry cleaner and even built his own orchestra of custom instruments – wants to teach you his creative mic techniques.

Stocco has released a new instructional video, Creative Miking Techniques, that documents what he’s learned from his sound design experiments. A preview is embedded above.

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RØDE Intros iXY With Lighting Connector For iPhone 5, 5s & 5c

rode-ixy-microphone2014 Summer NAMM Show: Australian pro-audio manufacturer RØDE Microphones has introduced the iXY with Lightning connector microphone for iPhone 5, 5s and 5c.

The new mic is designed to allow high-quality recording at sample rates up to 24-bit/96kHz.

The iXY with Lightning connector features a matched pair of ½ inch condenser capsules arranged in a stacked X-Y configuration, with on-board high-fidelity analogue to digital conversion. Accrding to RØDE, this ensures accurate, immersive and true to life stereo recordings. Continue reading

IK Multimedia iRig Mic HD – A Simple Solution For Desktop & iOS Audio Recording

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IK Multimedia has introduced the iRig Mic HD, a high-quality digital handheld microphone designed to be a simple solution for recording audio with an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac:

  • iRig Mic HD improves on IK’s iRig Mic, by offering improved audio quality and support for all generations of iOS devices.
  • he mic features a 24-bit audiophile-grade A/D converter, a high-quality electret condenser capsule, and a low noise/high definition pre-amp.
  • A gain control and signal/level multi-color LED indicator let you set an appropriate level for different recording situqtion.
  • The iRig Mic HD includes a Lightning connector cable for the newest iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models and a USB cable for connection to any Mac computer. A 30-pin cable for legacy iOS models is also available.
  • Metal-body construction and a comfortable handheld form factor, iRig Mic HD is designed to be ideal situations where you want a portable solution that offers high quality recording.

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MiC 96k Combines Mic, Preamp & Audio Interface Into One Compact Device

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2014 NAMM Show: Apogee Electronics has released the MiC 96k – a multiplatform digital microphone.

The MiC 96k combines a microphone, microphone preamp and an A/D converter into one device. According to Apogee, they have ‘designed each part of MiC 96k to deliver the lowest noise and highest quality signal possible for a digital microphone.’ Continue reading

Korg Wants To Give Your Home Studio An Extravagant Makeover

KronosX_Studio_ContestToday Korg USA announced the “KronosX Studio Makeover Contest*.

One contestant will win a complete, over-the-top home studio prize package, featuring Korg’s KronosX Music Workstation and a full suite of gear that includes new monitors, studio furniture, software, headphones and even acoustic room treatment.

The prize package includes gear from PreSonus, Neumann, Dynaudio, Audio-Technica, Mogami, On-Stage and Auralex.

All you have to do is film a short video – terrible video phone footage will do – and show them why your studio needs an upgrade.

Here are the details: Continue reading