The significance of extraordinary Sound in Film

Dave Robinson, Head of Sound at Creative Outpost, shares his thoughts on how an exceptional soundtrack has the ability to take film to another level. My first experience of cinema was as a five year old in 1981 on a trip to the ABC in St.Helens to see E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Admittedly, most of the…

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Sound Devices announces firmware version 4.00

Sound Devices has announced firmware version 4.00 for the 8-Series Portable Mixer-Recorders, consisting of the Scorpio, 888, and 833. Firmware version 4.00 includes support for the just-released CL-16 Linear Fader Control Surface, bus soloing, new options for custom output and SD card naming, and more. At popular request from sound professionals, Sound Devices designed a…

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WHDH Boston installs SSL’s broadcast audio production system

WHDH Boston has installed Solid State Logic’s latest generation of dedicated broadcast audio production system at its facility, replacing an SSL C100 console that had been in continuous operation for nearly 14 years. The new System T comprises a Tempest T25 256-path processing engine and a three-bay, 48-fader S500 control surface, complete with meter bridge.…

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Sunshine through the clouds

Over the past few weeks we have seen many in the industry move to home working as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread throughout the world.  TV and Film production has been suspended, music and live events cancelled or postponed and studios have been shutting their doors. However, we have already seen people reaching out…

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Bryan ‘Sol’ Aponte Takes DPA Microphones Back To The 80s

Veteran Sound Mixer Bryan “Sol” Aponte relies on DPA Microphones’ 4061 Miniature Omnidirectional Mic to capture the hilarious and witty dialogue of one of the season’s top new sitcoms, mixed-ish. Aponte’s 20-year history in the industry features an impressive resume that includes two Emmy nominations and credits on MADtv, Workaholics, American Gangster, The Young and…

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Teatro Diana Selects Riedel’s Bolero Stand-Alone Wireless Intercom

Riedel Communications has announced that Teatro Diana, a 2,400-seat theater in Guadalajara, Mexico, has chosen the occasion of its 15th anniversary to upgrade its entire communications infrastructure to Riedel’s Bolero stand-alone wireless intercom. “Reliable intercom systems are critical for all of our live shows, including plays, concerts, conferences, and cinema screenings,” said Wolfgang Schmitz, Production…

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Sennheiser Raises The Bar At 2020 Brit Awards

Sennheiser has once again raised the bar at the 2020 Brit Awards, with its microphones and IEM systems delivering sensational performances. Hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall and held at a sold out The O2 Arena in London, this year’s BRIT Awards celebrated its 40th anniversary with an explosion of great acts and performances, solidifying its…

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Middlesex University Invests In Sennheiser

Middlesex University has recently made a significant investment in Sennheiser’s Digital 6000 wireless microphone series to upgrade and future proof the systems used for its renowned media production courses. The University’s BA Television and Digital Production degree has been developed with industry experts to give students one of the most practical and career-focused television production…

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Manny Marroquin and Larrabee Studios stay at forefront of technology using SSL

Manny Marroquin, one of the most in demand mixing engineers in the business – has worked with internationally renowned artists including Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, SIA, Eminem, Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, The Rolling Stones, Kanye West, and countless others. Based at Larrabee Studios in LA, Marroquin states…

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Shure Enables York Minster Building to be Heard Loud and Clear

Shure worked with Wigwam to install a new audio system into the magnificent York Minster building. The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York, more commonly known as York Minster, is one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. The historic Minster building is justifiably seen as a national treasure and…

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