Category Archives: Audio
303 articles found
Sound Devices is introducing the 788T-SSD Digital Recorder, a new model of its popular 788T recorder, at NAB 2009 (Booth N6129). Based on the 788T, the 788T-SSD includes a factory-supplied 256 GB solid-state hard drive, which allows for superior performance in the field. The new model features enhanced data storage and transfer speed while improving its durability to be nearly impervious to shock.
Sound Devices is debuting its new CL-2 Boom Pole Remote Fader for the 788T digital audio recorder at NAB 2009 (Booth N6129). The CL-2 is a powerful addition to the 788T and provides added convenience and flexibility to location recording or any application employing a boom microphone.
SmartSound Software, Inc., the leading innovator of creative music solutions for the video industry, announces the launch of a new plug-in for Apple's Emmy award-winning editing software, Final Cut Pro. SmartSound's groundbreaking new plug-in seamlessly integrates its flagship product, SmartSound Sonicfire Pro 5, with Final Cut Pro to automatically edit and deliver customized music soundtracks.
As the proud owner of multiple PSC products (two PS1 power supplies and two shock mounts), I was anxious to check out their new Solice eight-channel mixer. Of course, every mixing console comes with its own pluses and minuses. None are perfect. The Mackie is only AC powered, but cheap; the Cooper is discontinued; the AD255 is heavy; and the Sonosax is expensive. Now to this list of options, we can add the Solice, with its innate list of pros and cons.
Jonathan Demme's Rachel Getting Married is a story told with long takes, multiple moving cameras, simultaneous dialog and music, and a lot of improvisation and action in a small space. A worthy test for any sound mixer, but Jeff Pullman took a unique approach to the recording and pulled it off.
Zaxcom today introduced a new concept in professional audio technology with the QRX100 four-channel RF audio receiver. The QRX100 will receive four channels of audio from up to two Zaxcom stereo or mono digital transmitters, allowing ENG audio professionals to leverage the full capabilities of today's four-channel cameras. By bundling an optional timecode receiver and IFB transmitter in a single, lightweight package, the QRX100 will offer the added benefit of reducing broadcasters' equipment costs, RF bandwidth requirements, and power demands.
Now that all of the major non-linear production audio recorders are capable of recording directly to Compact Flash card, hard disc drive, solid state drive or even USB Flash key, DVD-RAM is becoming less relevant. Factor in the fact that DVD-RAM is too slow to keep up with the recorders' added track count, and it becomes clear that it's time to retire DVD-RAM from location audio.
To address both the technical and financial issues, Linear Acoustic, the leading authority in loudness control and upmixing solutions for digital television, has started shipping the Aero.one for a special price.
Zaxcom, a pioneering provider of professional audio equipment, today announced a display screen upgrade for the company's popular Deva and Fusion audio recording systems. Three times as bright as existing Deva displays, the new screen allows for easier control in any environment. The additional luminance allows audio professionals to view and adjust all of Deva settings - such as scene, take, note, and roll number metadata - quickly and easily, even in direct bright sunlight.