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The Open Mic Jazz Singing Competition in Cape Town Sponsorship

The Open Mic Jazz Singing Competition in Cape Town Sponsorship

It was an all-girl finale which saw Lauren Hendricks steal the show at one of Cape Town’s most loved live events, The Open Mic Jazz Singing Competition in Sun International’s Grand Arena at GrandWest Casino on the evening of Wednesday, 10 October. Wild & Marr proudly sponsored prizes valued over R50 000. Runners up included UCT Vocal Performance Student Jodi Fredericks and UCT Jazz Student Caitlin Farmer. Read more


HARMAN Professional Solutions Announces Studer Micro Series V2.0 Software

HARMAN Professional Solutions Announces Studer Micro Series V2.0 Software

New software update delivers powerful new features and improvements to enhance mixing workflows for broadcast and production applications

AMSTERDAM (IBC Booth 8.D56)— HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked AV, today announced new Studer by HARMAN Micro Series V2.0 software at the 2018 IBC Show.

The Studer Micro Series is a compact and flexible broadcast solution that is ideal for a variety of applications, including radio and TV broadcasts, production studios and ENG/DSNG. HARMAN Micro Series V2.0 software delivers powerful new features that improve the mixing workflow and user experience, including ducking, user access privileges, assignable FX, and 19 major improvements and bug fixes including the previously announced VoiceMix (auto mixing) functionality. In addition, with the 2.0 update Studer Micro has frequency compliance for the Japanese market.

“New Studer Micro Series V2.0 software adds essential new features and improvements to deliver even more powerful functionality for the Micro Series production system,” said Mark Hosking, Director, Sales Broadcast, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “Studer Micro Series V2.0 software streamlines and improves mixing workflows, and provides the versatile capabilities that broadcast facilities need for dynamic live-to-air and off-air production environments.”

Comprised of the core unit, graphical user interface and optional fader control surface, the Studer Micro Series combines renowned Studer quality with intuitive features, such as AoIP, Lexicon effects processing and now ducking and proprietary VoiceMix automatic mixing for unprecedented value and versatility. Every function of the core unit can be controlled via the intuitive graphical user interface (GUI). Users simply connect using an HTML5-capable web browser on computer or tablet, no additional software required. For broadcasters who want tactile control, the optional fader module is a highly simplified 6-fader surface that provides streamlined controls for quick level adjustments and multitasking during live operation. Two controllers can be attached for a maximum of 12 faders.

Micro Series V2.0 software features include:

  • VoiceMix (auto mixing)
  • Ducking
  • Definable user access privileges
  • Assignable FX
  • Updated frequencies for the Japanese market

In addition a number of usability issues have been addressed that were reported by Micro Series users after the product shipped. These fixes include improvements to metering, snapshot overwrite, user access, system config messages, and several optimizations to the GUI and layout.

Availability:

The Studer Micro V2.0 update has an estimated availability date of January 2019 and will be a free download for all registered Studer Micro Customers.  To be notified when the update is available, please register your Studer Micro Series Hardware or sign up for the Studer Newsletter.

To Learn more about Studer Micro Series, please visit: https://www.studer.ch/en-US/products/micro-series.


Harman Audio Mixing Class – London

Harman Audio Mixing Class – London

A chance to see top engineers talking through the process of mixing from the selection of microphones through to the final mix. There will be opportunities to get hands on with the mixing consoles running multitracks. The event is open to all, no matter what your experience is. Presented by Harman Audio.

Venue:
Troxy
490 Commercial Road, London E1 0HX

Book HERE


Neutrik launches the brand-new mediaCON USB Type-C series!

Neutrik launches the brand-new mediaCON USB Type-C series!

Neutrik AG will be presenting the new mediaCON at the IBC show in Amsterdam (September 14-18, 2018). The mediaCON product family includes robust, lockable USB Type-C cables and panel sockets. All components are designed for data rates up to 10 GB/s (USB 3.1), 100 W power and 10,000 mating cycles. Read more


RME ADI-2 Pro FS ADC performance and as measurement hardware.

RME ADI-2 Pro FS ADC performance and as measurement hardware.

I discussed the features and some listening impressions of the RME ADI-2 Pro FS ADC/DAC a couple weeks ago. As I noted at that time, my main aim in owning this device is for the purpose of using it as an ADC for measurements here on the blog going forward.

For the purpose of measurements, we want a tool that can allow us to obtain reproducible results and good accuracy.Over the years, I’ve achieved reproducible results with consistently minimal inter-test variation by standardizing the way I run most measurements with the digital sources, cables, standard procedures, and types of tests I run. What I want is better accuracy – an ADC that has lower noise floor for improved resolution, doesn’t add as much of its own distortions, have higher timing accuracy (eg. for jitter tests), and perhaps more features to expand the measurement quality (eg. higher sample rate to capture impulse responses more accurately, and can handle wider input levels for the range of devices tested). Read more