Just like light bounces off a mirror, sound waves travel around the room before reaching your ears (See figure 5). Some sound frequencies get reinforced, while others get suppressed, the result of which causes alteration in the sound’s overall character. Any boundary surface (back wall, side wall, ceiling, etc.) can cause problematic reflections, so you should think about the reflective properties of the room when setting up your monitors. You can greatly improve the accuracy of your monitoring system by neutralizing the strongest reflections in a room.
Fostex has begun shipping its HP-P1 headphone amp and DAC (digital-to-analog converter).
The company claims that the HP-P1 is the world’s first portable headphone amplifier with D/A conversion that receives digital audio signal directly from an iPhone/iPod, then converts to analog audio via high-resolution, 32-bit DAC. The analog signal is reportedly further enhanced via a precision, audiophile-quality headphone amplifier.
Additional features include a 3-step, gain-optimization switch to accommodate all types of headphones; built-in S/PDIF digital out; twin digital filters; and an aluminum alloy chassis.
This new classroom technology is the smallest wireless digital source-selecting amplifier available on the market today. A perfect solution that works with any iPad, iPod, Smartphone, Laptop, Notebook, or Bluetooth-enabled device for audio streaming.
For both stereo and surround mixing, your position in relation to the main front speakers – the “sweet spot” as it’s often called – should be one apex of an equilateral triangle. In other words your distance from either speaker should be the same as the distance between the two speakers. The speakers should also be “toed in” to the corresponding 60° angle so that the drivers are aimed directly at the listening position. The height of the speakers should be such that the tweeters are roughly aligned with your ears (this is because high frequencies are the most directional).
Zoom takes the turbocharged design of the R24 and scales it down for an ultra-portable music production solution. Like its predecessor, the R8 combines four production tools in one versatile device. In addition to being an 8-track recorder that utilizes SD memory, the R8 is an audio interface, a DAW control surface and a sampler complete with drum pads and a rhythm machine.
Representing a new generation of portable recording, the H2n is Zoom’s most innovative handheld recorder to date. They’ve packed groundbreaking features into an ultra-portable device that allows you to record pristine audio anywhere you go.
From film and broadcast, to journalism, podcasting, musical performance, songwriting and rehearsal, the H2n provides amazing recording quality.
The Radial Reamp® JCR™ is a passive Reamper™ that allows you to take a prerecorded track and send it back to a guitar or bass amplifier and re-record it. The benefits are tremendous: instead of worrying about the sound of the track, you can focus your attention on getting the best musical performance. Once the magic has been captured, you can send the guitarist home and Reamp the track at will as you move the mics around the room, try various amplifiers, or introduce effects. Best of all, you can Reamp the track later as the production develops.
Genelec, the world’s longstanding pioneer in active monitoring, introduces the new 4000 Series – a range of two-way active loudspeakers which deliver the same high-level performance as the company’s studio monitors, but with additional features specifically designed for the system integration market.