IK Multimedia Announces iRig Mic Field

IK_Multimedia_iRig_mic_fieldThursday, IK Multimedia announced iRig Mic Field, a small new “pocketable” and adjustable stereo digital microphone for audio and video field recording with Lightning-compatible iOS devices.

iRig Mic Field Features:

  • Digital stereo field-recording mic which connects to iOS devices via the Lightning port
  • Lightweight and “pocketable” design
  • Rotates 90° for optimal audio/video positioning; locks in place with comfortable-to-use controls
  • Ideal for music recording, video shoots or any field recording application
  • Integrated headphone output for immediate real-time audio monitoring
  • Gain control and multicolor LED indicator for easy and accurate level adjustment
  • 2 high-quality cardioid electret condenser capsules
  • 24-bit, 44.1 – 48 kHz A/D conversion

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iZotope Announces RX4 and RX4 Advanced Audio Repair Suite

iZotope has announced an update to its RX audio repair and enhancement suite.

Available in September, the new RX 4 is designed to be companion to the user’s DAW or NLE with new “intelligent modules, time-saving features, and deeper levels of integration” with their hosts.
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Take Creative Vocal Recorder Update Adds New Features & More

propellerhead-take-vocal-recorderPropellerhead has updated Take Creative Vocal Recorder for iOS, adding new features, a tutorial and other fixes.

Here’s what’s new in version 1.1:

Key New Features:

  • Song navigator replaces the scrub bar. It gives you an overview of the recorded spaces. Drag to scrub, or tap directly to jump to a point in time.
  • Redo mode now restores to the last audio change undone.
  • Tutorial walks you through how to use Take. Re-enable viewing it from Take’s settings.
  • Clearer UI for indicating the beginning and end of recordable space.

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PreSonus Intros AudioBox iTwo Studio – An All-In-One Recording Solution For iPad, OS X & Windows

presonus-audiobox_itwo_studioAt the 2014 Summer NAMM Show, PreSonus introduced the AudioBox iTwo Studio recording kit.

The AudioBox iTwo Studio combines a USB bus–powered interface for Mac, Windows, and iPad with Studio One Artist DAW software (Mac and Windows), Capture Duo recording software (iPad), monitoring headphones, a large-diaphragm condenser microphone, Nimbit Free account, and all necessary cables. Continue reading

Antelope Audio Debuts 38-input Zen Studio Interface

Antelope_Audio_Zen_Studio_frontAudio gear manufacturer Antelope Audio has announced that it will be showcasing their new Zen Studio at the 2014 Summer NAMM Show later this week. The Zen Studio is a “revolutionary” new portable audio interface that features a total of 38 simultaneous inputs, including 12 studio grade mic pres, and 32 outputs.

The Zen Studio interface is compact enough to fit inside a backpack or gear bag, and is designed with the traveling musician, location sound engineer, field recordist and other end user in mind: users who need a combination of portability and sound quality. Continue reading

Building a Home Mastering Studio – The End Result

This video, via mastering engineer Ian Shepherd, is the last in a series that looks at planning and building a home mastering studio.

Shepherd’s goal was not to create a commercial quality mastering studio, but to create a home studio that he could use for doing some of his work in. While his focus is on mastering, most of this information applies to planning and building any serious home studio. Continue reading