UK loudspeaker manufacturer PMC is set to launch a new and exciting line of compact, state-of-the-art near-and midfield monitors that they claim will redefine the listening experience for every audio professional, whether they are working in stereo or large scale immersive formats.… Read More PMC launches new Loudspeaker range for studio monitoring
Switch 5 Pro gives you frame-accurate playback of all your media and lets you see detailed information about it, including metadata (e.g. AS11 with UK DPP metadata, AS03 and others), bitrate, video essence and codec, audio channels, speaker assignments, and loudness levels. You can also compare multiple files in a single window and play and convert Windows Media content on your Mac as Switch is a fully licensed Windows Media playback tool (all three versions).… Read More Telestream’s Switch 5 Pro lets you check your video’s quality on lower-end iMacs fast
Audirvana Plus used to be my preferred audiophile music player until Big Sur came along and the app had some small issues. That made me look out for alternatives, but my quest wasn’t a success. And then [Audirvãna Studio] got released and I tried it out and found that it’s even better than its predecessor.… Read More Audirvāna audiophile music player
When I reviewed SOMMER CABLE’s Epilogue, one of the best XLR (balanced; microphone) cables for studio monitors you can buy, I read a press release about two of their other cables. This is the review of the SC-Carbokab 225 and the SC-EMC-QUAD high-end cables covered by that press release.… Read More Do SC-Carbokab 225 and EMC-QUAD-EGB1 improve sound recordings?
Here’s a step-by-step list of non-technical things you can or should do if you want to knowledgeably decide on which studio monitor, cables and audio interface you should buy.… Read More How do you know which studio monitor, audio cables, audio interface to buy?
Last year in December, I got myself a pair of Adam Audio A7X’s. The A7X is a well-known, well-established nearfield studio monitor for sound engineers, sound editors and sound designers. Three months later, Adam Audio offered me the opportunity to review their Sub8 or Sub10 Mk 2 subwoofer — I went for the Sub8. The… Read More Testing an Adam Audio A7X speakers with a Sub8 subwoofer
I am sort of a cable freak, so when I read claims that a cable sounds better because it has a very, very low wire-to-wire capacitance of 35 pF, I simply must know more about it and ideally try it out for myself. And that’s how I got to test a pair of the SOMMER Cable (in some countries sold under the brand name Hicon) microphone cable with the name Epilogue which is wrapped in a bright yellow sheath and fitted out with Neutrik “SATIN” XLR connectors, which have rotated, genuine gold-plated contacts in the male and female versions… Read More Hear a difference a cable makes: the SOMMER Cable Epilogue
When GoPro released the Media Mod for the HERO8 last year, many people were of the opinion the sound quality of the mics was worse than the camera’s. I wasn’t one of them, but I did agree the improvements were marginal. Not that long ago, GoPro released the Media Mod for the HERO9 and the new Mod is better in many ways.… Read More GoPro HERO9 Media Mod; clarity is its name
A few weeks back, NUGEN Audio announced its Paragon plug-in with a Youtube movie. It turned out the app the company have been working on is a convolution reverb. I was keen on reviewing Paragon as NUGEN Audio is one of only a handful companies in this industry that consistently develops high-quality, high-performance audio plug-ins. And Paragon doesn’t disappoint. It operates in up to 7.1.2 audio channels and it’s Dolby Atmos compatible.… Read More NUGEN Audio Paragon, convolution reverb as you’ve rarely heard before
DPA Microphones had the brilliant idea to create the 4097 CORE Interview Kit that is a perfect fit for boom pole operators in the COVID-19 era. The 4097 CORE microphone is a Micro Shotgun Microphone with a super cardioid polar plot ending in a MicroDot cable of 1.8m and is blessed with a highly directional pick-up pattern.… Read More Need a high-quality solution for interviews or documentaries? Check out DPA’s 4097 CORE Interview Kit