Merging launches Missions for its Anubis networking audio interface

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At Pro Light & Sound 2019, Swiss manufacturer Merging presented Missions for its Anubis networking-enabled audio interface. Missions are proprietary software running on the Anubis’ touchscreen and on your computer. The initial offering includes the Monitor Mission, with the Music Mission coming later this year. Housed in an aluminum unibody case, Anubis has serious conversion […]

Genelec Aural ID tech promises acoustically accurate headphone monitoring

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Finnish monitoring meisters Genelec are on a mission to turn monitor headphones into actual monitors. How will they accomplish it? Good ol’ science! Saving fancy adjectives like “breakthrough” for the gear wordsmiths, Genelec’s newly introduced Aural ID software technology is an elaborate system of hearing compensation which takes into account the unique acoustical properties of […]

Ex-AKG employees found Austrian Audio to bring back the “Vienna sound”

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Vienna is the home of a new contender in the pro audio industry, the aptly named Austrian Audio. Such branding does carry a lot of ambition, which the manufacturer appears to have in spades. In its initial offering, Austrian is introducing 8 new products in 5 categories – handmade microphones, digital control, DSP software, headphones, […]

NAMM 2019: Sennheiser IE 400 Pro & IE 500 Pro in-ear monitors

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German mic and headphone royalty Sennheiser brought two brand-new sets of in-ear monitors to NAMM 2019 – the IE 400 Pro and IE 500 Pro. With them, Senn parted ways with the typical multi-transducer design in favor or successfully miniaturizing a single broadband driver. This, according to the manufacturer, results in a very natural, ultra-low […]

NAMM 2019: new Sony PCM-A10 and PCM-D10 hi-res portable recorders

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Sony will cast its presence at NAMM 2019 with all it’s got to throw at audio professionals – mostly microphones, headphones, and hi-res audio solutions. It’s also bringing a pair of new HD audio portable recorders to the show – the PCM-D10 and PCM-A10. Sony is hailing these as geared for live music recording, podcasting, […]

Audeze Mobius 3D headphones to come with Waves Nx plug-ins

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Audeze announced that it’s implementing Waves Nx 3D audio technology in Mobius, its 3D audio headphones. The set’s built-in 360-degree head tracking and native support for Nx enables the headphones to interact with the Waves Nx Virtual Mix Room and B360 Ambisonics Encoder plug-ins. They are designed for VR / 360 / 3D mixing and […]

The Xcalibur JC preamp is your chance to own a piece of Sunset Studio gear

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Boutique gear maker Sonic Farm has introduced an interesting new hardware pre-amp — the Xcalibur JC. Based on the original Xcalibur pre-amp, the JC bears its name because it was designed in tandem with famous producer Joe Chiccarelli. The way the story goes, Joe was testing the pre at Sunset Studio and came up with […]