2014 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
At 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
MuTools has introduced MuLab 6 – the latest version of its music production studio for Windows and Mac.
According to MuTools, “MuLab 6.0 features an enhanced look and feel and a rich collection of new and improved features throughout the app that all together seriously increase the creativity, comfort and productivity of MuLab.” Continue reading
PreSonus Capture for iPad is a new 32-track audio recording application that offers up to 24-bit, 96 kHz fidelity.
With Capture for iPad, you can record and save multiple songs on an iPad, and Capture is the only app that provides direct wireless transfer of your recordings to PreSonus Studio One for Mac or Windows (version 2.6.3 or later). Songs and individual tracks can also be copied using iTunes if the iPad is connected to the computer with a USB cable. Continue reading
Propellerhead has introduced Take Creative Vocal Recorder – a free digital audio recorder app for iOS, designed for quickly capturing musical ideas.
It’s designed with a simplified interface – with a single tap, you’re recording. It’s designed for use with headphones, so you can record in sync with built-in metronome, loops or beats.
The app also offers three tracks for fleshing out ideas and audio effects processing.
Note: Take is optimized for the built-in microphone on your iOS device. Wear headphones to hear your backing tracks. Best results come from using headphones (the ones without an integrated microphone) and recording into your iPhone/iPod/iPad mic directly.
Here are examples of Take Creative Vocal Recorder in action: Continue reading
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
In the latest episode of Fact TV’s Against the Clock series, producer Luke Abbot gets 10 minutes in the studio to come up with something. Continue reading
One of the events at Sweetwater’s recent Gearfest 2014 was a panel of leading producers and engineers, including:
- Bob Clearmountain
- Fab Dupont
- Ross Hogarth
- Mick Guzauski
- Bil VornDick
- Ed Cherney
- Richard Chycki
- Bruce Swedien