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STUDIO FOCUS: WISSELOORD STUDIOS

July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The ‘Vintage Room’ puts a Neve 8014 in the living room. Aussie Producer Stephen Bartlett recently pulled up stumps from his Brisbane studio Docking Station, sold off his gear, signed over a lease to Tristan...

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POST GAME CHANGERS

June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Words: Brent Heber   RETURN TO FADERS Atmos isn’t the only big change in audio post production. Brent Heber brings everyone up to date: Many will remember the Fairlight MFX or dSP Postation (both Australian...

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SOUNDFIRM: PICTURE PERFECT

June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Welcome to the new Dolby Atmos mix theatre in Soundfirm’s Melbourne studios. Story: Christopher Holder When Roger Savage was preparing to move into bigger and better digs in South Melbourne he knew something was brewing...

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Line 6 POD

June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Released: 1998 Price: $999 The Line 6 POD guitar amp modeller changed the way musicians and engineers looked at pulling guitar sounds. The idea of being able to re-create the sounds of all the classic...

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Aviom A-16 Personal Mixer

June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Released: 2002 Price: $1295 Providing individual monitor mixes for performers, especially in the recording studio, had long been a problem looking for an elegant solution. In the old analogue world it could only be achieved...

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Modern Classics: Empirical Labs Distressor

June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s a miracle that one small box could house so much vintage colour. Dave Derr explains exactly how he developed so much character. Story: Mark Davie Dave Derr knows he’s one lucky son of a...

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Apple iPod

June 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Released: 2001 Price: $895 The Apple iPod was a game-changer that disrupted several industries at once. As a portable media player it replaced the much larger, Walkman-style analogue devices with its modern 5GB Toshiba hard-drive,...

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Modern Classic: Digidesign Digi 001

June 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Released: 1999 Price: $1995 (Original) Digidesign (now Avid) released its 24-bit, host-based Digi 001 system at just the right time. The DAW market was about to go ballistic, host computers were becoming capable of handling...

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In 1998, building your business around ribbon mics was definitely a left-of-centre choice. But 15 years on, Royer Labs’ off-centre ribbon is a modern classic. Story: Mark Davie Mic Images: Corey Sleap It’s an audience...

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Modern Classics:

May 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Empirical Labs Distressor A photo gallery of Dave Derr’s masterpiece.       Dave Derr: “Chaz was our first employee, building some of the first Distressors in my rented house. This is also where my...

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