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German pro audio manufacturer HK Audio must be one of the busiest loudspeaker brands about today. They've just announced 3 new Linear 3 'top-boxes' and 2 more active subs. Oof!
The new portable ISO-Puck speaker isolators are now available, with a new approach to that often underestimated task of mounting your studio monitors correctly.
Ignoring their "low Finnish profile", Genelec show maximum confidence in 'The Ones' - "the world’s smallest three-way coaxial monitor”. Interesting and significant release alert!
iZotope's RX audio repair toolkit was already considered the industry's secret weapon, and now RX6 has just been announced with some clever new spells.
Have QSC really doubled up the power of their well-known K Series active PA speakers, or is the K.2 Series just a marketing frolic?
From the Plugin Alliance camp comes a retooled version of the Lindell 254E plug-in: the 354E, wich boasts multiband Neve-style compression.
Warm Audio continue to produce clones of recording industry classics. The second mic to enter their mic locker is the WA-14, clearly after the AKG 414.
Audio-Technica are adding a transformer stage to their AT5040 microphone, suitably calling it the AT5047! An interesting design, but it doesn't come cheap.
Building on their LUCAS NANO 600 and 608i portable PA systems, HK Audio introduce the 602, in turn delivering several compact stereo PA solutions.
sE have announced the X1 S, another 'revision' of their X1 studio condenser microphone; they're even calling it "the new gold standard". Do the initial specs bear this out?
Ferrofish have announced they will be showing 4 new products at Musikmesse. These extend their Pro converter product line including some more AoIP toys...
PreSonus have just announced 7 new plug-ins as part of a 'Studio Magic' plug-in bundle for Studio One. But who can access these plugs?
Who wants another harmonic processing plug-in? Aroma looks like a lot of fun and offers four different processes in one easy-to-use GUI.
With a new transient-based processor appearing nearly once a week at the moment, Brainworx re-vamp the trusty little SPL Microplugs by Plugin Alliance.
Here's a unique offering for the world of pro audio from Croatia. The Feature 2S is a completely new design of microphone, and it sounds amazing!
From the reverb legend Michael Carnes, comes a new plug-in by Exponential Audio. While Nimbus was transparent, R4 promises to offer lots of character.
Over the new year, Eventide teased us with their new developments, and now a new plug-in called 'Fission' is available, uncovering what 'Structural Effect' really means.
Do you use a selection of DAW's for different aspects of your workflow? If so, could this latest v4 of Mixbus tick all the boxes as the ultimate mixing DAW?
Focusrite are very proud of this little iTrack One Pre interface for iOS mobile recording. While it is cute, can you see what's missing?
Arriving in the next couple of weeks are these two Pultec-inspired plug-ins from Black Rooster Audio, suitably named the VHL-3C and VEQ-5.
Two new additions, including the flagship HPH-MT8, for the Yamaha HPH line of headphones are now shipping. Apparently they're just as "accurate" as NS-10's!
Is this the find of the year? A new touch fader design, modern audio connections and a USB interface - the new Intellimix 2 tries to pack a lot of interesting tech into one unit.
In their third generation and with a name like 'Stinger G3', you'd expect something special. The name, however, might be the only stand-out characteristic for these boxes...
While they might not suit every live show, Dante-enabled comm solutions like this new Model 371 Intercom use AoIP technology for even the most basic of live audio tasks.