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Team HC, September 23, 2016 in AES (Audio Engineering Society) 2016 Trade Show
You can hardly turn around at AES without seeing a noteworthy engineer. Here is Grammy Award-winning engineer Dave Pensado hanging out at the Amphion booth. He also hosts Pensado's Place, a weekly recording-related web show... if you haven't seen it, you should definitely check it out!
And of course we have to also check out the cool goods on display at the Amphion booth...
Here's the Alto Music booth...
Where you'll find Golden Age mic preamps, equalizers and compressors...
And Lindell products, including their software plugins...
Dude, this is RAD....
Speaking of highlights from the show, I stopped by and talked with the good folks at Warm Audio. I recently reviewed their WA-2A Tube Leveling Amplifier, and was quite impressed with its sound and incredible value.
Next up from Warm? How about a four channel 312-style mic preamp? That's it on top of the rack - the WA-412. Wait until you hear the price - it is $1,199 MSRP!
While it's not dead-on faithful, they added a second knob so you can crunch things up if you want to...
Obligatory gut shot...
Warm also announced their first microphone - the $599 MSRP WA87. No prizes for guessing what mic they based it on... both the new preamp and mic should be available in December.
Need in-ear monitors? The E.A.R. booth is a good place to stop by...
This is really interesting - SurferEQ2 does things that other equalizers can't - like follow the fundamental frequency of a instrument, even when it plays different notes. Stay tuned for a HC review...
Obligatory Lava Lamp... and Audified MixChecker - check out Craig Anderton's review for more information.
AES just wouldn't be AES without stopping by and saying hello to the nice folks at the Manley Labs booth.
The big news at Manley is the Nu Mu compressor.
High above the main convention floor (okay, it's just the second floor, but it has a totally different feel) are the demo rooms. These individual rooms give attendees a chance to watch demonstrations and hear things in a more secluded environment away from the noise and bustle of the main convention floor. And speaking of noise, AES is soooo much quieter than a NAMM show is!
I tried to take pictures of the demo rooms in between presentations so as to not disturb anyone, so if you don't see a lot of people sitting in the rooms, that's why.
Focusrite had a bunch of their products on display on the second floor.
Line 6 was also demoing stuff upstairs.
The BIG news here is that they're re-releasing Amp Farm and Echo Farm!
iZotope was demonstrating Neutron
Here's the Neve booth...
Apogee has some new interfaces to check out...
Here is the Apogee Element 88
They also had the Symphony I/O on display.
For those of you who still enjoy reading retro, paper-based publications, you can grab current issues of most of the audio related magazines at the show for free!
RackFX has a interesting program that allows you to rent your gear, but without it leaving your studio.
The Tape Op booth was as popular as ever.
3D Sound Labs is ready for the virtual reality revolution.
SPARS (the Society of Professional Audio Recording Studios) also had a booth and was doing mentoring sessions at AES.
The Musico Pro and Recording magazine booth.
The other half of the Neumann family tree - Microtech Gefell.
ADK was also showing off their full line of microphones.
ADK's CEO, Mr. Larry Villella.
More microphone stands - these are from Iron Works. I like the design of the round bases.
Need insurance? If so, these nice people at The Recording Studio Insurance Program will be happy to help you.
There's Dante being mentioned again...
Ocean Way Audio was displaying their new HiRes3.5 Studio Reference Monitors.
...and also their new RM1-B ribbon mic.
Bose was also at AES.
So was Genelec.
Meanwhile over at the TASCAM booth...
There were a ton of portable recorders on display.
Not to mention standalone multitrack hard disk recorders and computer audio interfaces.
That dude Dante sure gets around...