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Arboreal Lightning


Transforming the former locomotive shed into an interactive art space, London’s Roundhouse recently hosted the Arboreal Lightning sound and light installation commissioned by singer-songwriter and composer, Imogen Heap. 

The work combined interactive visuals and Ambisonic sound, that supported artist performances and the audiences’ own experience. 

Capitol Studios take first PMC QB1-A monitors


The first placement of PMC’s new QB1-A studio reference monitors is with Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, as part of the studios’ ongoing refurbishment programme. One pair of the monitor loudspeakers is destined for Studio A, and the other for Studio B.

Aiming to provide a ‘new reference standard’ for medium-to-large-scale recording facilities in terms of accuracy, dynamics, resolution and headroom, the QB1-A design incorporates analogue and digital inputs, PMC’s Advanced Transmission Line bass-loading technology, DSP control, and the latest generation of PMC’s class-D amplification and driver designs.

Sydney’s Studio One Flight Up adds API console


The owner of Studio One Flight Up in Sydney is a self-proclaimed ‘analogue-minded person’.

Working with independent singers, songwriters and musicians, Nick Irving’s studio is home to a wealth of vintage analogie outboard gear and – most recently – a 32-channel API 1608 analogue mixing console, fitted with 24 API 550A and eight 560 EQ modules.

Lectrosonics helps Release The Hounds


Recording sound for a new TV reality game show for ITV and FOX saw recordist Richard Meredith faced with a set that comprised an open forest several miles west of London, with events taking place all over it. Nevertheless, the Release The Hounds shoot was to be done in ‘studio style’, with the director in a central gallery and camera feeds recorded on a stack of decks, as opposed to shooting in camera.

In fact, the location was so spread that it ended up being two galleries…

Asian Games 2014 broadcasts with Lawo


With Wushu, Sepak Takraw and Dragon Boat Rowing joining more familiar sports, the Asian Games 2014 has opened with a spectacular ceremony in Incheon, South Korea.

But with 10.000 athletes from 45 nations eyeing up the medals, the games already have a winner in the competition for audio and IP-networking – German audio and video specialist Lawo. The broadcast infrastructure and onsite implementation, equipment sourced from Lawo rental partner Audio Broadcast Services, and technical support has been provided by Lawo as a complete package.

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Interview: Miloco’s Nick Young

MilocoWhile centre stage belongs to studio and mixing console, the story behind the refurbishment of London’s iconic Church has an all-star cast – from new owner Paul Epworth through studio designer John Storyk, and the Miloco group that handled the build and will manage bookings, to the specialist techs who lent unrivalled expertise to the many aspects of the project.

MD Nick Young offers an insight into Miloco and the path to The Church.

 

London Re/Calling

With the reopening of The Church and F&W’s interview with Miloco’s Nick Young, the history of London’s recording studios makes good and topical reading. First published 1997, this exploration of it origins, its equipment and the engineers who tracked the music that they produced, gives a unique perspective. It begins here:

On the 50
th anniversary of the APRS, Tim Goodyer and Dave Harries trace the origins of London’s recording studios and its music recording scene.

 

Case Study: Great Gallery of Evolution

The Great Gallery of EvolutionRe-opening on its 20th anniversary, the Great Gallery of Evolution at the French National Museum of Natural History in Paris seeks to offer a ‘hi-fi’ audio experience throughout.

Going beyond the familiar sound system design process, this features site-specific loudspeakers that have been devised to provide performance and specifications that were not to be found in any manufacturers’ catalogue.

 

The Racing Line: Broadcasting Formula E

Formula EThe FIA couldn’t have asked for more when Nicolas Prost and Nick Heidfeld collided on the final corner and allowed Lucas di Grassi to win the inaugural Formula E fully-electric single-seat race.

After 25 laps of the 3.44-km Beijing circuit at speeds topping 250mph, the race had proven Formula E’s ability to deliver the performance and drama of high-performance combustion engine racing.

 

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