Phillip Nichols-Wright

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It looks like this Fall season is bringing great weather and even greater news for software fiends working in music or post-production. iZotope has unleashed a flurry of new versions and bundles to equip you with powerful, effective, and efficient tools that make mixing, audio restoration, and mastering easier. First up is the ever-...
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Great news for audio engineers, musicians, and home recordists! Mackie has released a bevy of new products for live sound, including ProFXv3 mixers and the SRM-Flex wireless column loudspeaker. Designed to cover everything from small presentations to DJ setups to large bands, these Mackie goodies offer a winning combination of...
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Though the brand Austrian Audio may not be ubiquitous like the time-honored legends of Telefunken, Neumann, Shure, and AKG, you’re bound to see Austrian Audio microphones popping all over the place. It was a team of former AKG personnel who designed the OC18 and...
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When it comes to producing audio for video and purchasing relevant equipment, one can make many mistakes based upon misinformation and misguided (though well-intentioned) recommendations. Whether you’re relatively new to the audio side of things or you just want to make sure you haven’t missed an important tip, it’s worth reviewing these six common misconceptions about audio for video. #1:...
The Beginner's Guide to Wireless Audio for the Busy Filmmaker
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Look, I get it. You’re a busy filmmaker, a videographer who’s hustling, a visual visionary who needs to create; your talents should be applied to your art, not worrying about the tedious specifics of sound recording. Still, you’ve accepted the reality that without decent audio quality, people won’t take your productions seriously. Since budget constraints sometimes prevent you from hiring a...
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Front of House or “FOH” is where the magic of the mix happens for live stage applications. In venues around the world, from the most intimate club to the largest arena, mixing engineers at FOH are relied upon to deliver a powerful, impactful, and exciting audio experience for the audience. Of course, a mixing engineer needs a suitable mixing console to do that. Whether it’s for a lighting tech...
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Music producers, beatmakers, and electronic musicians across the genre spectrum should be excited about Roland’s latest creations. With three keyboard workstations, two grooveboxes, and one synthesizer, this batch is a big deal for anyone wanting to supercharge their music-making process. The FANTOM Series of keyboard workstations are...
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Many years ago, you would need a large mixing console and a big tape machine (or robust computer) if you wanted to multi-track-record a band with the members playing simultaneously. However, technological and engineering advances have completely changed that. Now, you can do it with an audio interface and your smartphone! Why a smartphone, though? Well, maybe you have a smartphone, but not a...
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If you’re keen on producing podcasts, but can’t be tied down to a studio, you need equipment that you can take anywhere and use anywhere, even in places without power. Equipped with highly portable, battery-powered gear, you can finally start “One with Nature” (your soon-to-be solo podcast in which you rant about random requests in remote locations) or “Coffee Shop Critic” (you and a friend doing...
The New MicroLab 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller from Arturia
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For anyone who needs a portable and compact keyboard controller to accompany them on their musical journeys in the studio and on the road, Arturia has the released the MicroLab. Available in black,...
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Unless you only deal with instrumental music, vocals play a big part in your productions. Whether you record singers, rappers, background vocalists, or voice talent for video games, animation, film, or audiobooks, the tracks need to somehow stand out and blend in. To get tone that’s big and natural, a top-notch vocal recording chain can be the inimitable key. With gear from Neumann, SSL, Rupert...
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With the release of the Sound Devices MixPre II series, the already capable line of recorders is now expanded to include new functionality, increased precision, and heightened sonic performance. These new portable field recorders are presented in three configurations—the 3-channel / 5-track ...
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Shure likes to make things easy to prevent artistic people from becoming befuddled masses yearning to be free. That’s why the company has made all sorts of special bundles designed specifically to give performers, podcasters, and content creators a quick start with everything they need. Whether you produce songs in your room, spend your...
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If someone is singing on stage, the audience deserves and demands clarity. Such clarity has always been attainable, but not always at a cost you can justify. Well, the good people at DPA Microphones aim to change that. DPA is a company long known for producing microphones that deliver eye-opening transparency, and it has continued that tradition with the new 2028, a handheld vocal microphone...
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2 months ago
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Further expanding the line started by its flagship DJ-808, Roland has introduced the DJ-707M DJ controller. Like the DJ-808, the DJ-707M is designed for tight integration with Serato software and boasts a 4-channel, 4-deck configuration. For DJs, MCs, producers, and remixers who want the same style and...
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