ArtYardSet on the Delaware River midway between New York and Philadelphia, ArtYard in Frenchtown, New Jersey, was founded six years ago with a remit to be ‘an incubator for creative expression and a catalyst for collaborations that reveal the transformational power of art’.

In fitting out its recently completed 162-seat McDonnell Theater, ArtYard chose an Alcons Audio pro-ribbon systems for sound.

5G FestivalAlmost prescient in its timing, the 5G Festival project sprang into life in 2019, just as the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic was shaping up to impact the world and decimate the live entertainment industry.

Together with growing calls to action over environmental concerns, an exploratory venture into the world of remote entertainment technology couldn’t have been a more welcome endeavour.

The Angeles (Pic: Max Riehn, Maxson Media LLC)Turning a 125-year-old Fort Lauderdale church into a modern restaurant and nightclub provided hospitality and venue operator David Cardaci a further opportunity to demonstrate his tenacity and vision.

More than two-and-a-half years in the making during a global pandemic, The Angeles nightclub and Holly Blue restaurant recently opened their doors to a capacity audience and high praise from club and restaurant goers, and critics alike.

John Harris and Jody Elff When John Harris and Jody Elff recruited to engineer the recording of CBS’ One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga shortly before Bennett announced his retirement from live performance, they immediately understood the musical and cultural significance of the event.

‘We knew this would be a big show on so many levels,’ says Harris. ‘We had to capture magic in a bottle.’

RedNet R1The growing popularity of gaming is seeing audio facilities flourish – particularly under the global pandemic and lockdowns. One such, G4F in the French city of Angoulême, ranks among Europe’s leading gaming production houses.

At G4F, designers find some of the most highly skilled and experienced professionals in the business. With Focusrite RedNet hardware throughout its multi-studio facility, everything game audio might require is available in one place.

Bauer StudiosWith Bettina Bertók-Thumm and Michael Thumm taking ownership in 2017, Bauer Studios in Ludwigsburg has entered a new phase in its history. Both German and international artists record here – Udo Jürgens, Herbert Grönemeyer, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan and Miles Davis among them.

‘We have a tradition of looking forward,’ says MD, Michael Thumm. ‘We enjoy exploring new things, and I think that’s why we’re still around after 70 years.’

Ole Bunke (left) and Gregor Zielinsky at work in the control room adjoining the large recording studio. Two Neumann KH 420 are used as stereo main monitorsSpecialising in both high-quality and innovative 3D recording, Hannover’s Tonstudio Tessmar makes extensive use of microphones from Sennheiser and Neumann to create immersive experiences in the controlled acoustics of the studio’s mastering suite, using Neumann studio monitors and a Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar.

‘Ever since I was young, I’ve been fascinated with tape recorders and audio technology in general,’ says studio owner Karl Tessmar...

Telefunken ELA M 251 US microphone manufacturer Telefunken Elektroakustik is marking 20 years – founded by Toni Fishman in 2001, it represents the twenty-first century revival of the original German company founded in 1903, and faithfully follows a tradition of excellence and innovation established more than100 years ago.

‘Telefunken pioneered a new era in transducer technology and held the top position in microphone design throughout most of the twentieth century,’ Fishman says.

Maurice Genevoix has joined luminary French writers Voltaire, Rousseau, Dumas, Hugo, and Malraux, and revered figures from culture, science, and politics in France’s secular temple, the Panthéon.

Marking the occasion, President Macron commissioned a work by German artist Anselm Kiefer and French composer Pascal Dusapin – the first public commission for the Panthéon since 1923. The sound used technology from Amadeus.

Cathedral of the Holy CrossThe completion of a US$26m restoration at the 150-year-old Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston gave New England-based integrator Commlink the opportunity to showcase its prowess with wireless in worship spaces.

Chris Regan, co-founder and President of US wireless audio systems specialist RF Venue, digs into the workings of a well-engineered multi-zone wireless microphone system.

Loudness measurement with MediaProxy LogServer Television is a visual medium that, without sound, makes little or no sense. Surveys show that viewers are more forgiving of lower-quality pictures – increasingly common in the YouTube era – than of poor, loud or distorted audio. Because of this, comprehensive monitoring and analysis of broadcast sound, complying with technical and regulatory standards, is essential.

Mediaproxy CEO Erik Otto explains...

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