Audio Mixing Consoles – Borealnet http://borealnet.org/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:32:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://borealnet.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-3-150x150.png Audio Mixing Consoles – Borealnet http://borealnet.org/ 32 32 elektraLite Mini family grows with 60-watt COB LED luminaires https://borealnet.org/elektralite-mini-family-grows-with-60-watt-cob-led-luminaires/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:12:20 +0000 https://borealnet.org/elektralite-mini-family-grows-with-60-watt-cob-led-luminaires/ The 20 watt Stingray Mini is now joined by a more powerful version and a Fresnel model LAS VEGAS, Nevada – November 2022 – LDI Booth #1455 – Fixtures from elektraLite have a long history of reliably making tours, studios, installations and other professional environments brighter, and for a fraction of the price many might […]]]>

The 20 watt Stingray Mini is now joined by a more powerful version and a Fresnel model

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – November 2022 – LDI Booth #1455 – Fixtures from elektraLite have a long history of reliably making tours, studios, installations and other professional environments brighter, and for a fraction of the price many might expect. Continuing that same mission, the company is pleased to announce the expansion of its cost-effective Mini family with the addition of the new DMX-controllable 60-watt Stingray Mini and Fresnel Mini, which now joins the manufacturer’s existing 20-watt Stingray. Min.

“Our original Stingray Mini COB LED profile spotlight has proven to be such a popular choice among lighting designers that we have decided to make the product also available in a 60 watt version, as well as simultaneously adding a companion Fresnel wash fixture, which offer professional-grade functionality and performance,” says Brandon Tsaptsinos, National Sales Manager for elektraLite, a division of Group One Limited. “These new fixtures are unique in the field due to their size, power and ability to be controlled by DMX, and a number of LDs have already quickly come to depend on them to light museums, places of worship and large-scale televisions. studios across the country.

Like its 20 watt predecessor, the 60 watt Stingray Mini-DMX 60W is available in Warm White (WW, 3200K), Cool White (CW, “daylight” 5600K) and Variable White (VW, 3000K-6000K) versions, with the addition of a fourth RGBW model for versatile applications of mix of colors. With its sophisticated zoom lens system providing a packed beam of light from 20 to 40 degrees, plus four independent shutter blades giving perfect beam cuts, the Stingray Mini is ideal for any show, event or display in a museum or a gallery.

This powerful, well-rounded LED fixture has a sturdy all-metal design, and its built-in interface and programming makes it easy for anyone to bring rich, clean white light or vibrant colors to a wide variety of public spaces. The camera’s front barrel and zoom rotate 360 ​​degrees, allowing the shutters to be in any position, and the barrel can easily be removed for cleaning the shutter and lens. Control of the Stingray Mini 60W is via DMX, and the fixture can be set to operate manually or even automatically.

New Fresnel Mini DMX 60W The LED wash light also brings vibrant color mixing (RGBW) and versatile white light (WW, CW, VW) to elektraLite’s compact yet powerful Mini range. Likewise, using a 60 watt COB LED, this fixture can bring just the right pop of color or a specific white temperature to any stage, studio or setup.

The Fresnel Mini’s zoom lens system provides an intense focus of light in beams ranging from 35 to 50 degrees with the twist of a knob, and with the barn doors provided, perfect cuts can be made with ease and precision. This powerful, well-rounded LED fixture also has a sturdy all-metal design and its built-in display and intuitive programming make it easy for anyone to bring vibrant colors or crisp white washes to a wide variety of settings.

At the heart of the Stingray Mini-DMX 20W is a 20 watt COB LED. Available in WW, CW and VW versions, this compact ellipsoid provides the same clean, rich and beautiful white light that audiences have become accustomed to, making the Stingray Mini Profile Projector ideal for countless applications and productions. The integrated accessory clip and included color frame allow the use of diffusion and color media, as well as gobos.

The Stingray Mini’s sophisticated and proprietary diffraction lens system provides a variety of beam spreads. The fixture comes with a 19 degree lens installed, while interchangeable lens tubes give the user a choice of optional 26, 36, and 50 degree beams without chromatic aberration, and four independent shutter blades provide perfect beam cuts. . Quiet in operation, the Stingray Mini offers 0-100% dimming via DMX control and an unrivaled level of intensity for its range.

All products in the elektraLite Mini family are fully ETL certified for safe, reliable, and quality performance.

To see what’s new in person at LDI 2022 in Las Vegas, stop by booth 1455.

For more details on the elektraLite Mini family, visit www.myelektralite.com.

About Group One Ltd.

GroupOne Ltd. is a US importer and distributor for a number of professional audio and lighting manufacturers. The company’s audio division currently distributes Calrec broadcast solutions, DiGiCo digital mixing consoles, KLANG immersive in-ear mixing systems:3D technologies, Solid State Logic recording solutions, innovative high-quality MC2 amplifiers , XTA digital signal processing equipment and integrated amplification, and Austrian Headphones and microphones. The lighting division currently distributes Avolites lighting control consoles and elektraLite LED luminaires. For more information, visit www.g1limited.com.

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14 Walmart Black Friday deals to buy now – 65-inch QLED TV for $368, laptops from $79 and more https://borealnet.org/14-walmart-black-friday-deals-to-buy-now-65-inch-qled-tv-for-368-laptops-from-79-and-more/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 15:23:20 +0000 https://borealnet.org/14-walmart-black-friday-deals-to-buy-now-65-inch-qled-tv-for-368-laptops-from-79-and-more/ The next batch of Walmart Black Friday deals are scheduled for Monday, November 21. Deals will be posted at 12 p.m. ET for Walmart Plus members or 7 p.m. ET for everyone else. However, if you can’t wait until then, you can still get great discounts right now. Indeed, Walmart already offers many Black Friday […]]]>

The next batch of Walmart Black Friday deals are scheduled for Monday, November 21. Deals will be posted at 12 p.m. ET for Walmart Plus members or 7 p.m. ET for everyone else. However, if you can’t wait until then, you can still get great discounts right now.

Indeed, Walmart already offers many Black Friday offers. So even if you missed the retailer’s previous deals, plenty of discounts continue throughout the week. So far, Walmart is leading the charge when it comes to budget items. The retailer offers laptops from $79, 4K TVs from $198 and robot vacuums from $129. Please note that many offers sell out. But if you missed a sale, chances are it’ll make another appearance on Thanksgiving Day or Black Friday itself.

Walmart also has the biggest toy sales we’ve seen at any retailer. Board games, Lego sets, puzzles and action figures are on sale from $7. Traditionally, the best toy sales are in December, but Walmart is currently offering its best discounts.

If you’re (still) looking for a PS5 restock – Walmart has confirmed a Walmart PS5 restock event. The retailer will release consoles on Monday, Nov. 21 at 12 p.m. ET (Walmart Plus members only); Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 12 p.m. ET (open to everyone); and in-store delivery on Friday, November 25 (Walmart Plus members only).

To make your holiday shopping easier, we’ve scanned all of Walmart’s current deals and created this condensed cheat sheet with our top picks in various categories. Also, don’t miss our guide to the best Walmart promo codes for more of today’s top sellers.

Walmart Black Friday deals – best sellers now

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Library of orchestral and cinematic percussion https://borealnet.org/library-of-orchestral-and-cinematic-percussion/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 01:02:40 +0000 https://borealnet.org/library-of-orchestral-and-cinematic-percussion/ Spitfire Audio has published Abbey Road Orchestra: Bass Percussion which they claim features the most detailed sample library they’ve ever created – the first in an all-new flagship series. They say, designed for professional composers, producers, sound designers and music editors, Abbey Road Orchestra brings you every section of the orchestra in breathtaking detail. It […]]]>

Spitfire Audio has published Abbey Road Orchestra: Bass Percussion which they claim features the most detailed sample library they’ve ever created – the first in an all-new flagship series. They say, designed for professional composers, producers, sound designers and music editors, Abbey Road Orchestra brings you every section of the orchestra in breathtaking detail. It is the culmination of over 20 years of sampling experience and innovation.

Spitfire tells us that bass percussion, the first release, gives you incredible precision through an encyclopedic selection of orchestral and cinematic percussion captured in Abbey Road Studio One. They say that, performed by world-class percussionist Joby Burgess (Black Panther, Mission: Impossible) and engineered by Grammy-winning engineer Simon Rhodes (Skyfall, Avatar), Low Percussion allows for a whole new level of expression. . Your own world-class percussionist, at your fingertips. Here are more details straight from the company…

Company co-founder and award-winning composer Paul Thomson is proud to present the most detailed sample library Spitfire Audio has ever created: “ABBEY ROAD ORCHESTRA is our new series of highly detailed orchestral samples, captured in the legendary Abbey Road space. [Studios’] Studio One. The series opens with… LOW PERCUSSION, a collection of unique and rare instruments, captured in exquisite detail and with a truly expressive feel. This is the most detail we have ever created in any of our projects. ABBEY ROAD ORCHESTRA’s goal is to take orchestral sampling to new heights, with a highly focused, detailed and uncompromising approach to capturing orchestral samples. This is going to be a long-term project, so we look forward to sharing more as the project progresses, but, for now, let’s dive straight into… LOW PERCUSSION.


In other words: with over 166,000 samples representing 65 hours of recording time in Abbey Road Studios’ famed Studio One, ABBEY ROAD ORCHESTRA: LOW PERCUSSION certainly digs deep when laying the foundations for the all-new flagship. from Spitfire Audio. Series of professional composers. Indeed, it lays the foundation for any user’s compositions with unrivaled realism as a collection of truly thundering orchestral and esoteric drums that are beautifully captured in the legendary acoustics of Abbey Road Studios’ famed Studio One, the largest studio specially designed recording device in the world. . Studio One surely needs no introduction, having hosted famous classical recordings ranging from English composer Sir Edward Elgar to Russian composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Prokofiev, as well as iconic film scores covering the Raiders of 1981’s Lost Ark (John Williams), 1983’s Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (John Williams) and 2001-2003’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy (Howard Shore) to newer releases including 2018’s Black Panther (Ludwig Goransson) and 2019’s Avengers: Endgame (Alan Silvestri). It also houses one of the world’s largest in-house collections of vintage and modern microphones, while a large-format 72-channel Neve 88 RS mixing console with a unique and comprehensive surround monitor section acts as the centerpiece of its control room. It’s no wonder, then, that Studio One is the perfect setting for Spitfire Audio’s meticulously planned recording sessions to deliver the world’s most detailed orchestral samples, starting with ABBEY ROAD ORCHESTRA: LOW PERCUSSION.


Duly distinguished by its extremely responsive and highly tactile nature, ABBEY ROAD ORCHESTRA: LOW PERCUSSION explores the range of timbres and textures of 20 drums from across the orchestral repertoire and beyond performed by world-class British percussionist Joby Burgess’s hits, tools , swirls and sweeps. Such virtuosity has been captured in incredible detail by GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer extraordinaire Simon Rhodes, who after joining what was then EMI Recording Studios in 1987 is now Principal Engineer at Abbey Road Studios, having cultivated a long-standing association with various composers, including the late James Horner, with whom he worked for 18 years on more than 50 projects, including Avatar in 2009 as one of the highest-grossing films of all time.


The ultimate orchestral sample library in terms of expression and realism, ABBEY ROAD ORCHESTRA: LOW PERCUSSION puts in the hands of its users invaluable instruments spanning different tones ranging from orchestral staples to traditional folk instruments with up to seven sound options. drummer per drum, as well as several drumming techniques and positions. The 13 presets available as a result are as playable as possible, including Bass Drum (Gran Cassa) 36″ two-headed concert bass drum with deep, resonant sustain and high dynamic range (eight playing techniques); Bass Drum vintage bass body with a 32″ headstock on a shallow open shell combining defined attack, woody accents and balanced resonance (seven techniques); Gong Bass Drum constructed with a single oversized head, producing a very fat, “modern” sound with a fast attack and punchy low end (four techniques); Taikos pair of solid Siamese oak Japanese taiko drums offering a highly focused sound with which to create punchy, driving rhythms (seven techniques); Giant 60″ diameter Taiko shell, produces thunderous lows and complex sustain while remaining surprisingly agile (six techniques) low toms positioned on opposite sides, delivering a tight, powerful attack and an explosive, punchy sound (four techniques) Argentinian bass drum bombo with a 20″ string-tuned head, producing a deep, organic sound with a very short sustain (six techniques); Dragon Drums (Dagus) great pair originating from China, producing strong, characterful tones with long sustain (three techniques); Two-headed Dhol drum from the Indian subcontinent, each head struck with a different drummer to produce its characteristic sounds (a technique); Pair of Djuns originating from West Africa, adept at carrying strong rhythms with a balanced “forward” tone (a technique); Buffalo Drum (N. American Frame Drum) constructed from a shallow wooden frame covered with 22″ buffalo skin, producing strong harmonics with rich, flowery sustain (three techniques); and 22″ Surdo aluminum shell variant of a traditional Brazilian instrument, producing a dense sound with a distinct attack (three techniques).


That Spitfire Audio also brings next-level control to ABBEY ROAD ORCHESTRA: LOW PERCUSSION allowing anyone to shape these many percussion options on offer to work with their compositions is perfectly in tune with the highly detailed orchestral sampling concept that drives its all new flagship Professional Composer Series, from 16 signal options including Mix 1, a full sounding room mix by Simon Rhodes (formed from Tree 1, Section Overhead and Outriggers 1 with curated mix of spots) , and Mix 2, a tighter mix by Simon Rhodes (formed from Tree 2, Mids and Outriggers 2 with a curated mix of spots). That said, the new discrete right/left mapping function and the “Soft Takeover” option for dynamics contribute greatly to its dynamic feel. “Spitfire Audio is, without a doubt, the best team in the world to deliver something truly revolutionary,” raves Mirek Stiles, Head of Audio Products at Abbey Road Studios, before concluding on an equally high note: “ The bar has been set extremely high, and this is just the beginning of the ABBEY ROAD ORCHESTRA series; it feels like we are all on a remarkable journey.”

Price and availability:
On sale until 1 December at £299 / $349 / €349 (Regular price: £399 / $449 / €449)

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A new partnership will help audio streaming better target healthcare audiences. | Story https://borealnet.org/a-new-partnership-will-help-audio-streaming-better-target-healthcare-audiences-story/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 19:30:00 +0000 https://borealnet.org/a-new-partnership-will-help-audio-streaming-better-target-healthcare-audiences-story/ TransUnion, which provides audience data to advertisers and agencies, has integrated health audiences from health data provider Veeva Crossix into its TruAudience Data Marketplace. TransUnion says the addition will support more effective campaigns on streaming platforms. Pharmaceutical/Medical is one of the largest ad categories. Statista ranked it second in 2021 with $5.6 billion spent in […]]]>

TransUnion, which provides audience data to advertisers and agencies, has integrated health audiences from health data provider Veeva Crossix into its TruAudience Data Marketplace. TransUnion says the addition will support more effective campaigns on streaming platforms.

Pharmaceutical/Medical is one of the largest ad categories. Statista ranked it second in 2021 with $5.6 billion spent in the United States Adding Veeva Crossix data to TransUnion’s Marketplace will allow advertisers to deliver personalized ads to direct-to-consumer and healthcare provider audience segments.

“As consumers spend more time streaming content, the demand for healthcare advertisers to reach their audiences through streaming media has increased dramatically,” said Michelle Swanston, vice president of media and TransUnion Entertainment and Head of Data Market at TransUnion. “Our collaboration with Veeva Crossix enables best-in-class data for direct and programmatic marketing on connected TV and audio streaming at an unprecedented scale.”

At the heart of TruAudience Data Marketplace is a database of 80 million U.S. households that enables household-level identification, targeting, and measurement across connected TV, smart speakers, gaming consoles, and devices. other connected devices.

“Streaming video and audio are critical channels for healthcare brands looking to reach and engage with specific audiences,” said Jeremy Mittler, Veeva Crossix Audience Segment Manager, Veeva. “According to our Health Advertising Trends Report, streaming video now represents 8% of Veeva Crossix customers’ digital media mix and streaming audio impressions grew 61% year-over-year. Now, 500 Veeva Crossix healthcare audience segments, including syndicated and custom models, are available on the TruAudience data marketplace. »

TransUnion is the owner of TruAudience – what was officially called TruOptik before its acquisition in October 2020 – provide data to advertisers and agencies targeting connected viewers and audio streaming listeners. As the third largest credit reporting agency, TransUnion is one of the largest data providers.

“At iHeartMedia, we have seen a real increase in the number of pharmaceutical advertisers active in audio between 2022 and 2021,” said Brian Kaminsky, Chief Data Officer. “The ability to partner with TransUnion to apply segments of these must-have health data providers to the TruAudience data market, like Veeva Crossix, has accelerated audio adoption by enabling our advertising partners to perform transactions with audio as they would with other digital media in all countries. audio channel including broadcast radio, streaming and podcasting.

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Chyron Introduces Cloud-Based Live Production Platform LIVE 1.2 Update https://borealnet.org/chyron-introduces-cloud-based-live-production-platform-live-1-2-update/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 17:54:29 +0000 https://borealnet.org/chyron-introduces-cloud-based-live-production-platform-live-1-2-update/ MELVILLE, NY—Chyron has unveiled a major update to its cloud-native live production platform Chyron LIVE that provides broadcast-quality production switching, motion graphics, replay, telestration and audio mixing from a web interface. Chyron LIVE 1.2 introduces a set of easily customizable graphic templates into the LIVE web interface to create broadcast-quality sports productions with unique branding. […]]]>

MELVILLE, NY—Chyron has unveiled a major update to its cloud-native live production platform Chyron LIVE that provides broadcast-quality production switching, motion graphics, replay, telestration and audio mixing from a web interface.

Chyron LIVE 1.2 introduces a set of easily customizable graphic templates into the LIVE web interface to create broadcast-quality sports productions with unique branding. The update also streamlines the user experience with simple asset import, advanced live production controls and simplified audio commentary, the company said.

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Black Friday 2022: The 30+ best Black Friday deals in preview https://borealnet.org/black-friday-2022-the-30-best-black-friday-deals-in-preview/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 20:17:14 +0000 https://borealnet.org/black-friday-2022-the-30-best-black-friday-deals-in-preview/ Best Buy has gone hand in hand with Amazon at past sale events, and we’re expecting discounts on TVs, smartphones, computers, iPads, and other tech from Best Buy. The electronics retailer officially kicked off its first Black Friday sale on Monday, October 24, and while the first wave of discounts ended on Sunday, October 30, […]]]>

Best Buy has gone hand in hand with Amazon at past sale events, and we’re expecting discounts on TVs, smartphones, computers, iPads, and other tech from Best Buy. The electronics retailer officially kicked off its first Black Friday sale on Monday, October 24, and while the first wave of discounts ended on Sunday, October 30, there will still be plenty of ways to save. In addition to the ongoing sales we’re likely to see, My Best Buy and Totaltech members can also enjoy exclusive member Monday sales through the end of December. Unfortunately, Best Buy’s Price Match Guarantee will not apply to purchases made Friday, November 18 through Monday, November 28. However, the electronics retailer will extend its return window until January 14, 2023 for most purchases made from October 24 through December. 31 2022, excluding major appliances, holiday decorations and certain technology purchased under a contract with a third party. Best Buy also announced that it will join other retailers including Costco, Kohl’s, Target and Walmart in keeping physical stores closed on Thanksgiving Day, but we expect a surge in online sales that day for help you out. . Here are some of the best early deals we see.

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How to Sound Like The Beatles Revolver: Pushing the Limits https://borealnet.org/how-to-sound-like-the-beatles-revolver-pushing-the-limits/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 16:14:36 +0000 https://borealnet.org/how-to-sound-like-the-beatles-revolver-pushing-the-limits/ How to Sound Like The Beatles Revolver: Pushing the Boundaries of Recorded Music. · Source: Blueee77 / Shutterstock If you ask any music boss, The Beatles Revolver is often in their top 5 albums, even if they’re not a big fan of the band. The way it was produced would open new doors for many […]]]>

How to Sound Like The Beatles Revolver: Pushing the Boundaries of Recorded Music. ·

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If you ask any music boss, The Beatles Revolver is often in their top 5 albums, even if they’re not a big fan of the band. The way it was produced would open new doors for many who were looking for ways to express themselves using the recording studio as an instrument.

The objective was no longer to create a accurate representation real time musical performance. In place, tape loops have become the building blocks of a new system of sequence the music with the console faders. With producer, Sir George Martin, and maverick young engineer, Geoff Emerick, the Beatles were given the freedom to prioritize ideas in the recording of Revolver.

Instruments that defined The Beatles Revolver

For many, Revolver was a bold move that took you away from the bubblegum sounds of the 1960s as a listener and focused on a sonic storytelling that came out in a much more authentic and original way.

Let’s take a look at some of the instruments that fueled the creative decision-making process and inspired not only musicians, but the generations of sound engineers and producers that followed.

Gibson SG standard from 1964

George Harrison had recently acquired his 1964 Gibson SG Standard before the Revolver sessions. The sound of the SG provided a contrast to the Epiphone casinos used by John and Paul at the time.

1964 was the last full year the model had a traditional 1 & 11/16th nut width and the profile is slightly fuller than previous Les Paul/SGs. This made the guitar particularly comfortable to play, with the string spacing provided by the design.

1964 SG Standard Reissue

1964 SG Standard Reissue With Maestro Vibrola

George’s original 1964 SG also featured on both sergeant. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and The white albumand was eventually auctioned off for $570,000 in 2004. However, you can still get the dirty tone of the SG with a modern 1964 standard SG reissue.

Rickenbacker 4001S

Paul McCartney’s famous left-handed Rickenbacker 4001S was a gift from the manufacturer, John Hall, in 1964. Compared to the Höfner Violin Bass we usually saw him with, the Rick was the perfect instrument for the arrival of the Beatles in psychedelic rock.

Even if it was still Paul’s double bass for live concerts, the Rickenbacker was increasingly used in the studio. Combined with the Fairchild 660which we will see later, he brought a new energy and a new feeling to the rhythm section.

Rickenbacker 4001S

Paul’s Rickenbacker 4001S

The 4001 was discontinued in nineteen eighty onebut it was replaced by the 4003, which is still available today.

Studer J37

The process of bouncing tracks from a four-track tape recorder to another was really studious. However, after the Beatles’ success, EMI was so impressed that the studio acquired a fleet of eight Studer J37 recorders.

Both Paul McCartney and Sir George Martin were inspired by the way Stockhausen used tape loops in his music and Revolver was the first record where the band would truly embrace these new artistic concepts.

Studer J37

Studer J37

It may not have that vintage tape sound, but the Boss RC 505 MKII is a great loopstation for use in the studio or on stage. In addition, it is equipped with excellent sound effects and three stereo outputs to send your loops through a Sir George Martin-style mixing desk.

Lecturer Leslie

The current musical marriage between Hammond organs and Leslie speakers hasn’t always been a match made in heaven. In fact, Laurens Hammond hated the idea so much at first that he made Hammond organs incompatible.

Ironically, the very reason Donald Leslie invented the speaker in the first place was because he found the Hammond’s sound rather flat compared to the livelier sound. organ.

Lecturer Leslie

John Lennon’s request to distort his voice on You never know what tomorrow brings was rather wacky, but Geoff Emerick had the idea to re-amp the voice signal through the Leslie speaker, which produced the single effect we can hear on the disc.

Fairchild 660

One of the album’s defining moments is how the drums hit you You never know what tomorrow brings. The hypnotic groove of the tape’s loop as it “spins” immediately makes the song stand out among the thousands of records that have come before it, as well as those that have followed.

The perfect balance of drum atmosphere and organic tonal warmth is created by more than good microphone location and equalizer. The wow factor is created by the Fairchild 660 limiter, which is used on many instruments throughout the album’s production. It’s not easy to make a loop sound like a performancebut that’s certainly the feel of the listening experience.

Fairchild 660

Fairchild 660

The Fairchild is one of the rarest pieces of audio equipment, along with the 660 and 670 currently retrieved anywhere between $20,000 and $60,000 on the second hand market if you can actually find one. For this reason, there are extremely plausible clones like the Heritage Audio Herchild 660, which is better suited to the modern workshop environment.

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Here’s what makes the 2021 Kia Sportage a solid used car buy https://borealnet.org/heres-what-makes-the-2021-kia-sportage-a-solid-used-car-buy/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://borealnet.org/heres-what-makes-the-2021-kia-sportage-a-solid-used-car-buy/ The price of the 2021 Kia Sportage drops after the release of the fully updated 2023 model, now making it a tempting purchase for those who need a used midsize crossover SUV with a healthy mix of features and conveniences. performance. Its place in Kia The SUV range falls right between the larger Sorento and […]]]>

The price of the 2021 Kia Sportage drops after the release of the fully updated 2023 model, now making it a tempting purchase for those who need a used midsize crossover SUV with a healthy mix of features and conveniences. performance. Its place in Kia The SUV range falls right between the larger Sorento and the smaller Seltos.


Competing with heavyweights like the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, and Jeep Cherokee, the 2021 Kia Sportage stands out as a cheaper used option when it comes to most trims. Although it is a previous generation model, it still provides up-to-date technology along with many other cool features.

With entry-level LX examples currently available for less than $20,000 with relatively low mileage, the 2021 Kia Sportage almost looks like a bargain despite being a used car. Here’s what’s worth it.

Related: Here’s Why The Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV’s Interior Is Like Nothing Else


The 2021 Kia Sportage looks great

In such a competitive SUV segment, buyers tend to consider exterior appearance when it comes to choosing a model, and the 2021 Kia Sportage is definitely a contender in that department. As its name suggests, the Sportage has sporty styling cues that give it plenty of personality – perhaps even more so than the current 2023 update.

Up front, the 2021 Kia Sportage flaunts gorgeous protruding headlights that give the vehicle a muscular face, complemented by a grille that almost resembles the flared nostrils of an angry bull. Beneath that, there’s a tasteful gloss black and chrome insert that feeds a pair of side vents that house the vehicle’s fog lights, and while they’re fake, they give the Sportage an aggressive edge.

On the flank, the 2021 Sportage features flared plastic-covered fenders and side skirts, chrome window sills and a handsome rim design. Finally, at the rear, the SUV features 3D taillights linked by a beautiful light bar and dual exhaust tips housed inside a satin metallic diffuser.

Related: 10 Reasons Off-Road Enthusiasts Should Check Out The 2023 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro

The 2021 Sportage SX Turbo is fast

The LX, S and EX versions of the 2021 Kia Sportage all come with a base 2.4-liter naturally aspirated inline-four that develops 181 horsepower and 175 pounds of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift mode. Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel-drive is available as an option to look for when searching the used market.

FWD versions of the 2021 Kia Sportage with the base engine can go from 0 to 60 mph in 8.9 seconds, while models with the same engine and AWD do the trick in 8.7 seconds. Those numbers are respectable for the class and finish, though they’re not amazing.

For those interested in a significant performance boost, the top-of-the-line 2021 Kia Sportage SX Turbo offers a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four that boosts power to 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque at only 1450 rpm. When equipped with front-wheel drive, the 2021 Sportage Turbo can sprint from 0-60 mph in 7.2 seconds, which drops 0-60 by another tenth of a second. When considering the Sportage’s weight of just under 3765 pounds, those numbers put it among the best in its class.

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The 2021 Kia Sportage’s grip is fine for a midsize SUV

Without expecting SUVs to offer planted cornering abilities and ultra-precise steering response, the 2021 Kia Sportage manages to deliver a playful and confident driving experience compared to most rivals. The steering is well weighted and reasonably responsive, and the vehicle can corner with relative balance and minimal body roll, making it more fun to throw than you might expect. In fact, when equipped with the optional turbocharged engine, the 2021 Sportage looks like a sleeper SUV, delivering above-average overall performance.

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The Sportage’s cabin looks expensive

Although it starts at a lower price than most of its rivals, the 2021 Kia Sportage still offers a well-built interior with quality materials and useful technology. Leather, pleasant rubbers and satin-finish metal trim decorate a comfortable layout that includes a central 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, positioned just above a separate climate-control button cluster. A sporty steering wheel features controls for the 2021 Sportage’s partially digital driver display. It also provides a plethora of reliable safety tech and one of the crispest standard audio systems in the entire segment.

While the front and rear rows of the 2021 Kia Sportage are roomy enough to accommodate adults, the SUV is a bit lacking in cargo space, offering just 31 cubic feet of space compared to more cavernous rivals. If we talk about the shortcomings of the Sportage, then it is also worth mentioning the relatively high fuel consumption of the vehicle. The naturally aspirated model delivers an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined, while the turbocharged Sportage only makes 21 mpg, which is a pretty disappointing number in a loaded class of competitors that can easily manage 30 mpg combined.

Overall, the 2021 Kia Sportage offers an attractive package with good looks, attractive performance and a comfortable cabin with lots of technology. With used examples dropping in price month over month, the 2021 Kia Sportage is definitely a good buy.

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Martin Audio WPL keeps pace with CarFest South https://borealnet.org/martin-audio-wpl-keeps-pace-with-carfest-south/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 07:30:35 +0000 https://borealnet.org/martin-audio-wpl-keeps-pace-with-carfest-south/ Martin Audio WPL keeps pace with CarFest South Now 11 years old, Chris Evans’ popular CarFests show no signs of running out of gas as some 50,000 people turn out again at Laverstoke Park Farm near Overton, Hampshire, which is owned to 1979 Formula 1 world champion Jody Scheckter for CarFest South. Inaugurated by Evans […]]]>

Martin Audio WPL keeps pace with CarFest South

Martin Audio WPL keeps pace with CarFest South

Now 11 years old, Chris Evans’ popular CarFests show no signs of running out of gas as some 50,000 people turn out again at Laverstoke Park Farm near Overton, Hampshire, which is owned to 1979 Formula 1 world champion Jody Scheckter for CarFest South. Inaugurated by Evans in 2011, the event raises funds for children in need.

The event is a regular customer of SWG Events, partners of Martin Audio, the South West-based production company, which provided a full sound and light package. This included their market-leading Martin Audio WPL line network, which provided sound reinforcement to a wide range of artists. These included Kaiser Chiefs, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Tom Odell, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Faithless Soundsystem, James Blunt, Judge Jules, Bob Marley Revival and Rick Parfitt Jnr, Paloma Faith and Steps.

The fast performance area is built around three differently configured stages flanking a DJ stage occupied by Chris Evans himself, all lined up.

SWG Events has traditionally deployed its W8LC, but this year this old Martin Audio system was redeployed to delay tasks (in two out of eight times) as its new Wavefront Precision (WPL) took pride of place. The two main 12 WPL blockers were driven in 2-box resolution from iKON iK42 process controlled amplifiers, as was a 12 WPL stage blocker. Six additional WPCs on each side provided between-stage fills, while in front, 20 Martin Audio SXH218 subwoofers were installed in a wide array to provide LF extension.

Additionally, four stacks of two W8LCs were deployed for front fill on the larger of the stages with an additional 16 W8LMs for front fill on the lip of the smaller two. Finally, 32 Martin Audio XE500 stage wedges were placed on the two main performance stages.

With two stages constantly spinning, it was a high-energy show, as SWG’s Simon Purse, who had overall audio responsibility, explained. And with many artists bringing in their own sound engineers and control, the FOH position was well filled with mixers.

SWG put together an experienced crew, with Ryan Bass and Adam Andrews at FOH providing mixing duties when needed, while Matt Pope and Olly Hayward patrolled the stage. The overall project manager was Ian Williams.

Although the two-day festival was subject to sudden weather changes, the sound system performed admirably and the sound team was able to reach levels of up to 98 dBa in FOH, while meeting the offsite threshold. of 65dB. These were defined by noise consultant Simon Joynes of Joynes Nash Acoustic Consulting.

Simon Purse said: “We work a lot with Joynes Nash; they know MLA [the precursor of Wavefront Precision] and realize that it is a useful tool for municipalities when it comes to environmental noise at sensitive sites.

He added that since SWG Events acquired WPL earlier this summer, the system has never been in the warehouse. “It has absolutely proven itself and has been out almost every weekend since we bought it. We are now able to appease local councils as well as satisfy visiting sound engineers.

Summarizing CarFest, he said: “The venue is challenging because it’s so big, and the fact that all the stages happen more or less simultaneously and share the same sound system, certainly keeps everyone engaged. But we succeeded; WPL worked very well and we will definitely use it again here.

Simon Joynes accepted. “This system deployment continues to provide benefits in controlling offsite noise, measured against comparable events,” the consultant noted.

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October 25, 2022

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Audio-Technica embraces “the art of analog” on its 60th anniversary https://borealnet.org/audio-technica-embraces-the-art-of-analog-on-its-60th-anniversary/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 19:56:36 +0000 https://borealnet.org/audio-technica-embraces-the-art-of-analog-on-its-60th-anniversary/ Hideo Matsushita was determined to bring the warmth of analog music to as wide an audience as possible. He therefore began to organize “LP concerts” at the Bridgestone Museum of Art in Tokyo in the early 1960s at the request of the museum’s director. The events were more popular than anyone could have imagined, allowing […]]]>
Hideo Matsushita was determined to bring the warmth of analog music to as wide an audience as possible. He therefore began to organize “LP concerts” at the Bridgestone Museum of Art in Tokyo in the early 1960s at the request of the museum’s director. The events were more popular than anyone could have imagined, allowing him to turn his passion for music into a business. So in 1962, from his small apartment in Shinjuku, Japan, Matsushita founded Audio-Technica and began selling the AT-1 and AT-3 phono cartridges he had developed to audio equipment manufacturers. The business grew rapidly, and within a short time he was able to move to a larger headquarters in Machida, where the business is located today.

Over the years, Audio-Technica has moved from phono cartridges to designing and manufacturing turntables, microphones, headphones and music mixers, some of which are based on digital technologies, but analog remains a central objective of the company.

To celebrate the achievements of its founder and the company’s 60th anniversary milestone, Audio-Technica followed up its recent introduction of the limited-edition AT-MC2022 dual moving coil phono cartridge and flagship ATH-W2022 closed-back wooden headphones. ($9,000 each) with a special “Art of Analog” event in New York earlier this week. Hosted by A-T’s Gary Boss and Peter Baker, the event took place at the Turntable LP Bar & Karaoke Club, a gastropub in midtown Manhattan’s bustling Koreatown neighborhood with a neat interior lined with records vinyl records, album covers and vintage stereo equipment as well as an extensive collection of vintage radios from the 50s and 60s.

The highlight of the event was a panel discussion with top sound engineers punctuated by music played on a vintage stereo system anchored by Audio-Technica’s $849 AT-LP7 turntable and featuring stereo pairs of Westminster loudspeakers from Tannoy and JBL Professional Model 4350 and Model 4612B loudspeakers powered by a Crown XLS 602 amplifier (with a Crown DC300A in silent display).

Baker spoke of Matsushita’s commitment to forging human connections through music and bringing high-fidelity sound to the masses at affordable prices, starting with the AT-1 – the first truly affordable high-quality phono cartridge. of hi-fi. He then introduced moderator Justin Colletti, mastering engineer at Joe Lambert Mastering, who, in addition to running the music production-focused website SonicScoop.com, has written hundreds of articles on the art, science, and sound and music business. Taking the microphone, he discussed the differences between working and listening to music using analog versus digital technology and spoke about the need to move away from the many computer screens that dominate our lives, including those related to the production and listening to music. .

Colletti also spoke fondly of the ritualistic experience of dropping a needle on a vinyl record or spotting a CD before introducing the esteemed panelists: Chris Mara, Lenise Bent and “Senator” Jimmy Douglass – all of them explored the nuances of analog music recording. .

Mara is the founder of the Nashville recording studio Welcome to 1979 and has worked with artists such as Pete Townsend, Applewood Road and Jason Isbell. As an engineer, producer and educator, Lenise Bent has worked with, among others, Blondie, Steely Dan and Supertramp and was the first woman to record an RIAA Certified Platinum album. Jimmy Douglass, owner of the Magic Mix Room recording studio in Miami, rose to prominence as an engineer and music producer while working with countless hip-hop artists and producer Timbaland, in addition to artist fusion jazz Billy Cobham, soul music legend Aretha Franklin and many more. rock-and-roll artists, including AC/DC, Foreigner, Hall & Oates, Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones.

A passionate discussion ensued. Bent expressed concern that with the advent of digital and the ability to do a virtually unlimited number of covers, the music sometimes loses some of its emotion. Some errors perhaps should not be corrected, she said. Instead, the goal should be to create not the perfect recording, but the right one.

Douglass agreed with Bent, stating that the ability to manipulate a recording almost infinitely can lead to overthinking and “over-crunching” of one’s output, thus suppressing one’s energy. Douglass claimed that he can work faster with analog equipment and can often accomplish what he wants with “one or two touches”. With digital equipment, there is too much to know. He admitted, however, that in complex situations analog can get awkward, recalling an occasion when he needed four pairs of hands to work on a single analog mixing console.

Mara said something that each of the panelists fully agreed with: the optimal approach is not to reject analog or digital, but to work in the area that best suits the project and the circumstances.

After the roundtable, attendees were treated to a Korean buffet and each received an Audio-Technica record cleaner and a limited-edition turntable, featuring artwork by Ukraine-based calligrapher and lettering artist Eugene Berd. The slipmat is available from audio-technica.com for $14.99. All proceeds from its sale will be shared between Ukraine’s largest children’s hospital and Ukrainian charity UAnimals.

The “Art of Analog” event is just one part of Audio-Technica’s ongoing 60th anniversary celebration. In addition to introducing the AT-MC2022 phono cartridge and ATH-W2022 headphones, the company announced a special anniversary donation program to support its longstanding relationship with Playing for Change, a global movement created to inspire and connect the world through music.

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