audio mixing – Borealnet http://borealnet.org/ Wed, 13 Apr 2022 11:54:48 +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 – Borealnet http://borealnet.org/ 32 32 Campbellsville University Press Box expands capabilities with Allen & Heath dLive Audio Control https://borealnet.org/campbellsville-university-press-box-expands-capabilities-with-allen-heath-dlive-audio-control/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 08:44:58 +0000 https://borealnet.org/campbellsville-university-press-box-expands-capabilities-with-allen-heath-dlive-audio-control/ Campbellsville University Press Box expands capabilities with Allen & Heath dLive Audio Control United States – Kentucky-based AVL consulting and installation experts JCA Media continue to push the boundaries of audio, video and lighting technology with their latest Finley Stadium/Citizens Bank Field press room upgrade project and connected facilities at Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Kentucky. […]]]>

Campbellsville University Press Box expands capabilities with Allen & Heath dLive Audio Control

Campbellsville University Press Box expands capabilities with Allen & Heath dLive Audio Control

United States – Kentucky-based AVL consulting and installation experts JCA Media continue to push the boundaries of audio, video and lighting technology with their latest Finley Stadium/Citizens Bank Field press room upgrade project and connected facilities at Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Kentucky. At the heart of over nine miles of combined AV cabling across the site, JCA Media selected an Allen & Heath dLive CDM32 MixRack, a compact surface dLive C1500 and a plethora of remote control options to deliver the heavy audio mixing.

“Although it is a large building, it is primarily a football system with some open mics needed for the main sound system,” notes Alex Peake, project manager at JCA Media. “The PA mix comes from an Allen & Heath IP8 Remote, an 11-1/2” wide eight fader motorized remote that works with the dLive system. The main PA operator just wanted quick level control for the stadium announcer mic, referee mic and music: a sort of side-car feature that the IP8 easily handles. A dLive C1500 control surface lives in the broadcast room where the team can quickly adjust EQs and compression to make broadcast mixing a little more convenient. It’s really cool to see how flexible dLive is when it comes to control and I/O options, especially since there are two broadcast rooms, a classroom on the second floor and the President’s suite on the third floor which all have I/O requirements as well. We used DX168 remote I/O units in each slot entering and exiting the CDM32 to give me the necessary connectivity in those rooms. Audio control in each of the spaces is managed by wall-mounted IP1s or more tactile IP8s. »

“These IP1 and IP8 units are so powerful,” adds Peake. “They are a quick way to give control of a dLive or an Avantis or even an AHM. We connected them through a standard TCP/IP network connection and easily connect with other controllers and computers, all over a standard Ethernet infrastructure. Campbellsville has an IP8 ahead of play-by-play operators. Layer A is the monitor mix for play-by-play 1 while layer B allows play-by-play 2 to adjust its monitor mix. It’s a pretty cool app with two of the six IP8 fader layers used as a multi-person monitor mixer.

“When they were playing stingers or commercials that played on the huge stadium screen and PA, they didn’t just want that audio mix to be handled in the Tricaster,” Peake noted. “Rather, they wanted to bring it out for fine-tuning via the dLive with their play-by-play mics and reference mics which would then be fed back to the Tricaster. Dante allows us to draw from the Tricaster’s media pool and send it to the dLive to combine and mix as needed and send it back to the Tricaster’s program stream. This routing was much more technically complicated in the previous system design, but now Dante and dLive combine to add the power, flexibility and simplicity they need.

dLive Director is also used in all areas of the room requiring audio monitoring. From outdoor tailgating areas to the press room and various indoor areas, access points for dLive Director provide audio control where and when it’s needed. A cross-platform editor and control software for dLive, dLive Director allows offline system configuration before play begins and full control of the live mix using a Mac or PC laptop or touch pad. “If someone doesn’t have quick access to the dLive C1500 in the broadcast room,” Peake notes, “They can pick it up where they are on their Mac and run whatever they need. Almost everywhere we have a screen, we have access to Director and therefore access to dLive.

Named after Campbellsville University’s oldest football coach, Ron Finley, the Finley Stadium/Citizens Bank Field Press Box contains a wide array of state-of-the-art AVL equipment. With over 20 Danley speakers, Shure QLX-D microphones, Blackmagic 288×288 Videohub, nearly 50 Green-GO communication points, Panasonic PTZ cameras, Lyntec power control, production room control consoles Winsted and an illumination from Chauvet and The Light Source, Finley Stadium is equipped to excel in audio and video live, streamed and distributed into the future.

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Al Bilali Sudan: Concert Tiny Desk (house) https://borealnet.org/al-bilali-sudan-concert-tiny-desk-house/ Sat, 29 Jan 2022 10:00:28 +0000 https://borealnet.org/al-bilali-sudan-concert-tiny-desk-house/ For the second year in a row, NPR has partnered with globalFEST in January 2021 for an exciting online music festival we call Small office meets globalFEST: three nights, nine bands and a world of musical traditions hosted by African pop star Angélique Kidjo. Now we are releasing all of our festival sets as individual […]]]>

For the second year in a row, NPR has partnered with globalFEST in January 2021 for an exciting online music festival we call Small office meets globalFEST: three nights, nine bands and a world of musical traditions hosted by African pop star Angélique Kidjo. Now we are releasing all of our festival sets as individual Tiny Desk (home) gigs.


Members of Al Bilali Soudan’s family, originally from Timbuktu, Mali, are sought-after musicians and griots. Led by Abellow Yattara, the group is a torchbearer of Tamasheq (or Tuareg) music par excellence, shaped by a continuous exchange between the tehardent (lute), singing and manual percussion. The sung words are similarly percussive, like an instrument themselves. This kind of music has been performed for half a millennium by Tuareg griots to celebrate the end of harvests and the change of seasons, heroic warriors and noble families. –globalFEST staff

LIST OF SETTINGS

THE MUSICIANS

  • Abellaw Yattara: lead tehardent, vocals
  • Aboubacrine Yattara: double bass
  • Mohamed Abellaw: tehardent, vocals
  • Ibrahim “Tchiale” Ag Aboubacrine: calabash
  • Hamadoun Guindo: calabash

CREDITS

  • Producer: Christopher Nolan — Clermont Music
  • Audio: Yaya Diarra — Tadiazt
  • Audio mastering: Dave Cook—Area 52 Studios
  • Directed by: Mahadi “Kiss” Diouara — Millenium Communications
  • Special thanks: Abdallah Ag Amano — Tadiazt

Small office meets globalFEST

Small office team

Producer: Bob Boilen

Video producer: Maia Stern

Audio mixing: Josh Rogosin

Small production team: Bobby Carter, Kara Frame, Joshua Bryant, Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

Executive Producer: Keith Jenkins

Senior Vice President, Programming: Anya Grundmann

globalFEST Art Team

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Co-directors: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer, Bill Bragin

Curators 2022: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer, Bill Bragin, Gabrielle Davenport

globalFEST Production Team

Event Producer: Ian Thake

Producer: THE OFFICE live performance + film*

Video producer: Karim Tabbaa

Special thanks

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, JanArtsNYC, Valerie French (social media), Yuri Kwon of Pitch Perfect PR (advertising), Tamizdat (legal services ) and Duane Morris (legal services)

*THE OFFICE performing arts + film consists of Rachel Chanoff, Laurie Cearley, Olli Chanoff, Erica Zielinski, Nadine Goellner, Lynn Koek, Noah Bashevkin, Catherine DeGennaro, Gabrielle Davenport, Chloe Golding, Kyla Gardner, Tess Peppis, Zion Jackson , Scout Eisenberg and Jose Alvarado

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Razer Kaira Pro for PlayStation review: “Takes audio immersion to a new level on PS5 and PS4” https://borealnet.org/razer-kaira-pro-for-playstation-review-takes-audio-immersion-to-a-new-level-on-ps5-and-ps4/ Wed, 26 Jan 2022 11:01:35 +0000 https://borealnet.org/razer-kaira-pro-for-playstation-review-takes-audio-immersion-to-a-new-level-on-ps5-and-ps4/ The Razer Kaira Pro for PlayStation is the hardware giant’s latest high-end premium headset for Sony consoles. The Kaira line has already been available to Xbox gamers for several months, but the delay in bringing these Razer headsets to PS4 and PS5 has finally come to an end. With Razer making some of the top […]]]>
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Turn your headphones into a world-class mixing room with the Dear Reality dearVR MIX plugin, anywhere, anytime https://borealnet.org/turn-your-headphones-into-a-world-class-mixing-room-with-the-dear-reality-dearvr-mix-plugin-anywhere-anytime/ Sun, 16 Jan 2022 01:28:01 +0000 https://borealnet.org/turn-your-headphones-into-a-world-class-mixing-room-with-the-dear-reality-dearvr-mix-plugin-anywhere-anytime/ Dear Reality, a subsidiary of Sennheiser, has launched stunning and immersive room virtualization into the stereo world, turning your professional studio headphones into a complete stereo mixing room. the dearVR MIX is an AAX/VST3/AU plug-in that leverages headphone spatial compensation and supports 44 popular professional studio headphones. It offers three virtual stereo reference mixing rooms […]]]>

Dear Reality, a subsidiary of Sennheiser, has launched stunning and immersive room virtualization into the stereo world, turning your professional studio headphones into a complete stereo mixing room.

the dearVR MIX is an AAX/VST3/AU plug-in that leverages headphone spatial compensation and supports 44 popular professional studio headphones. It offers three virtual stereo reference mixing rooms with four selectable speaker positions.

All of this means you can be teleported into your professional studio mixing room, armed only with your computer and headphones. Of course you can use it in the studio, but you can also use it on the road – without the expense of renting a studio.

The plugin is aimed at audio producers, artists, and content creators, and ensures that their stereo productions translate reliably to any audio system, regardless of production type or musical genre. dearVR MIX lets you create exceptional sonic experiences and assess positions, stereo width, reverb and low frequencies with total reliability – anytime, anywhere.

Christian Sander, chief executive officer, Dear reality, said, “When developing dearVR MIX, the focus was on creating the ultimate virtual acoustic environments for headphone mixing. All of the experience we’ve gained in spatial audio is packed into one stellar plugin. dearVR MIX puts this technology in everyone’s hands.

Sander knows; he founded Dear Reality in 2014 with Achim fell, with a mission to provide cutting-edge, high-quality 3D audio software for interactive and linear audio production. The company is renowned in the industry for its binaural, Ambisonics and multi-channel encoder with totally realistic room virtualization. Its products are used worldwide by sound engineers, sound designers, broadcasters and musicians. It was acquired by Sennheiser in 2019, with Sennheiser recognizing the amazing immersive audio capabilities the company was creating.


dearVR MIX can give you confidence in monitoring your session in multiple virtual reference rooms and mixing with professional studio headphones, using Dear Reality’s headphone spatial compensation technology.

It offers three world-class reference mixing rooms and four selectable mono and stereo speaker positions. Each mixing room can be tailored by controlling the amount of diffusion and setting the perfect balance between overcolor and localization, using Sennheiser AMBEO’s patented Clarity algorithm.

As you can see, there’s a lot of intelligence and technology built into the software, based on the audio expertise of Dear Reality and Sennheiser.

All of this means you get a reliable and consistent monitoring experience wherever you are, and can easily and accurately control your production in non-studio acoustic environments from your own device. You could be in the car, in the club, in your living room – the dearVR MIX plugin will whisk you away to a land of pure sound for clear audio and mixing excellence.

iTWire tested dearVR MIX with a pair of Sennheiser HD280PRO studio monitoring headphones for ourselves.

Now, while many in the audio sphere increasingly mix on headphones these days – like Anna Kendrick’s Beca in the Pitch Perfect film series, let’s say – it’s still the great-sounding mixing room where many professionals seek audio excellence. Although it’s a great experience, it’s a lot of money. So many artists end up mixing exclusively with headphones in a less than ideal room.

The big goal of mixing is to make sure the audio gets from the producer’s mind to the listener’s ear as intended, but with a wealth of playback systems, from AirBuds to Hi-Fi, the sound can be distorted if the room being mixed in cannot effectively translate into this. range of options. Imagine if Corey Hart’s sunglasses at night or Queen’s bohemian rhapsody fell flat without the amazing left-right twist, not to mention their ups and downs?

iTWire found the plugin intuitive and clear, and that’s coming from someone who certainly has no significant audio mixing experience. I like to think I’m a bit creative, but I felt intimidated by the opportunity to review software that can be used by true professionals to find it surprisingly simple.

Note that since the software is a plug-in, you don’t run it directly; there is no “app” as such, but instead you use it with your existing audio software. For example, here I added it to GarageBand on macOS. Click on an empty plugin area and at the bottom of the plugin menu you can select dearVR MIX. Other audio software will also allow you to load plug-ins.

Connect

Dear Reality provided an impressive package; the screen offers settings to let you tweak the speaker setup and other elements, but without it looking like a Jumbo Jet cockpit. Of particular interest is the headset’s spatial compensation component which uses Dear Reality’s proprietary intellectual property, an algorithm that has been tuned, tested and fine-tuned by its expert audio, software and mastering engineers. This component provides spatial sound specific to the headphones you are using. The Sennheiser HD 280 PRO was there as an option, along with over 40 others.

“By carefully compensating for the sonic characteristics of individual headphones, dearVR MIX ensures the best binaural playback experience with the highest degree of out-of-head localization,” Sander said.

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iTWire had a lot of fun playing with the software; controls let you play with ambience, focus, scenes, bypass, speaker setup and more. Some of the settings like ambience provided quite noticeable variation, adjusting the diffusion and taking advantage of Sennheiser’s Clarity algorithm, so you can find the perfect spot for the room you’re using. The scene option allowed you to select the various world-class reference mixing rooms you were using – as if you were physically sitting there – and also allowed you to select a physical room to emulate – such as the car, the club, kitchen, living room, or if your aspirations are big enough, a stadium.

The plugin is truly immersive and whether I was sitting outside on my patio – full of barking dogs, chirping birds, passing cars and the occasional crowing of distant suburban roosters – or at the Inside the house, I was spirited away in an incredibly clear crisp, quiet audio experience. I could play music and sounds and experiment, hearing all the subtle nuances of the changes I was making right away. I felt a level of control over the sound that I never imagined possible without actual physical audio mixing hardware.

The software works on both Windows and macOS and sells for $132.66 ($143.55 NZD) with a 14-day free trial so you can explore risk-free.

See it in action here:

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Yamaha RIVAGE PM7 is the perfect fit for Nigel Pepper foals https://borealnet.org/yamaha-rivage-pm7-is-the-perfect-fit-for-nigel-pepper-foals/ Wed, 08 Dec 2021 09:51:46 +0000 https://borealnet.org/yamaha-rivage-pm7-is-the-perfect-fit-for-nigel-pepper-foals/ Yamaha RIVAGE PM7 is the perfect fit for Nigel Pepper foals Changing audio mixing systems is a big decision for live engineers. This can be fraught with pitfalls, especially if the specifications do not match practical experience. But, as Foals front-of-house engineer Nigel Pepper discovered, Yamaha’s RIVAGE PM series delivers on its promise. Between April […]]]>


Yamaha RIVAGE PM7 is the perfect fit for Nigel Pepper foals

Yamaha RIVAGE PM7 is the perfect fit for Nigel Pepper foals

Changing audio mixing systems is a big decision for live engineers. This can be fraught with pitfalls, especially if the specifications do not match practical experience. But, as Foals front-of-house engineer Nigel Pepper discovered, Yamaha’s RIVAGE PM series delivers on its promise.

Between April and August, Foals performed at several festivals, during which Nigel first used a Yamaha RIVAGE PM7 digital mixing system. Provided by Adlib, the experience has been so positive that it has already spelled it out for the group’s 2022 UK and European concerts.

“I had reached the point where I was ready to change the system I was using,” he says. “On paper the RIVAGE PM series looked attractive and the specs would match my workflow. I tried different systems, including using RIVAGE PM7 in rehearsal, and quickly found it was the right one for me. It really matched the way my brain works.

Nigel was introduced to Yamaha’s Tom Rundle, who visited Foals production rehearsals and spoke to Nigel through the system.

“I really wanted to see what I could get out of it and make sure I didn’t miss a thing,” says Nigel. “I cut my teeth on analog and have a pretty old-fashioned approach. Yamaha has transposed the ethics of analog very well to its digital systems and has designed the RIVAGE PM7 in a very intuitive way. I was immediately comfortable, I liked the tactile input, being able to get my hands on the controls I needed without thinking about it and being able to use my ears to make decisions, without being blinded by what’s on the screens.

Immediacy of hands-on experience is important for a band like Foals, where no two shows are ever the same.

“They are quite difficult to mix. They play a bit like a punk band, reacting to the vibe of the concert, ”says Nigel. “The custom layers feature really helps me with that, allowing me to fill the fader banks with just what I need to mix the show. There is no need to scroll through the banks, there is nothing buried in the menus. This means that I can have my hands on the faders, watching the stage, throughout the show.

With his analog roots complementing the Foals sound, Nigel continued to use external processing, but this has been reduced since he started using the Yamaha system. “The inclusion of the Bricasti reverb and Eventide processing is fantastic,” he says. “I always use external dynamics processing and was impressed with how constant the signal path remains. If you use an outboard motor with other digital systems, it may affect the sound, but RIVAGE PM maintains the gain structure and signal flow. It is a very clean path of insertion.

“I also really like the A and B choices for dynamics and EQ. I use a lot of scene automation, so having two different gate settings for a louder or quieter song is very useful.

With the RIVAGE PM7 assured of its place in Foals 2022, Nigel will make even more use of on-board processing by the end of the shows.

“I’m looking at the red and blue treatment of Rupert Neve Designs SILK,” he says. “To be honest, I wasn’t sure at first that it would make a big difference, but I love how it adds subtlety and drama at the same time. I’m still working to figure out how much I’m going to use it, but I’m sure this will be another way for the system to improve the Foals mixing experience live.

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Black Friday Offer – New subscribers receive up to 50% off Pro Tools subscriptions https://borealnet.org/black-friday-offer-new-subscribers-receive-up-to-50-off-pro-tools-subscriptions/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 22:21:39 +0000 https://borealnet.org/black-friday-offer-new-subscribers-receive-up-to-50-off-pro-tools-subscriptions/ Have you thought about getting into Pro Tools or switching from your current DAW? Well, we’ve got some great news for you. For 2021, Avid is Offering 33% Off Annual Pro Tools Subscriptions and 50% Off Pro Tools | Ultimate subscriptions for a limited time to new subscribers. This agreement expires on December 31, 2021. […]]]>


Have you thought about getting into Pro Tools or switching from your current DAW? Well, we’ve got some great news for you. For 2021, Avid is Offering 33% Off Annual Pro Tools Subscriptions and 50% Off Pro Tools | Ultimate subscriptions for a limited time to new subscribers. This agreement expires on December 31, 2021.

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EPOS H3Pro Hybrid Review: Dual Handling Audio https://borealnet.org/epos-h3pro-hybrid-review-dual-handling-audio/ Tue, 16 Nov 2021 08:01:00 +0000 https://borealnet.org/epos-h3pro-hybrid-review-dual-handling-audio/ It’s not often that a high-end gaming headset does something that stands out. It does happen, but as someone who has more headsets scattered around my office than I could confidently list, there is a lot of marketing behind most of them. Latency this and fancy hardware that. It all means something, but when you’re […]]]>


It’s not often that a high-end gaming headset does something that stands out. It does happen, but as someone who has more headsets scattered around my office than I could confidently list, there is a lot of marketing behind most of them. Latency this and fancy hardware that. It all means something, but when you’re dealing with high-end products, you’d expect this level of design and performance. With the EPOS H3Pro Hybrid you get the quality you expect from a wireless headset, but you also get a feature that fixed one of the lingering issues in my gaming experience, the audio mixing between connections. Bluetooth and wired.

What’s in the box?

As you might expect in 2021, the EPOS H3Pro Hybrid comes in a stylish package. It was easy to open the box and remove each of the components. It was also easy to put everything away when I wasn’t using it without having to bend the box or tear it up trying to jam components inside.

The helmet itself is well constructed. It has an adjustable steel headband, and even has markings on it so you can adjust the left and right side equally without guessing. The ear cups are also adjustable via a hinge. It took a bit of tinkering to make it feel perfect on my head, but I appreciated the flexibility. The headband is covered with a leather-like material where it touches the top of your head and a soft fabric around the outside. The ear pads are also made of two materials: the same leather-like material of the headband and some kind of microfiber cloth where your skin touches the earpiece.

The H3Pro Hybrid comes with a mic that can be raised or lowered to turn it on or off. If I’m on my PC, there’s no way I’m using a headset built-in mic, so I took it off and put the cover on. The headset has two microphones, so even with the boom removed, you can still take calls via Bluetooth if your headset is connected to your phone.

The headset itself has several buttons and connections, including a power button on the left ear that does what the power buttons do. On the right ear, a smart button can be used to pair the headset with a Bluetooth device, or it can be pressed to take a call if the headset is paired correctly. The right side of the headphones also has an ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) button to turn the noise cancellation feature on and off. Finally, the right side of the headset has a volume control which is a dial placed on the outside of the earpiece. This is my least favorite part of the H3Pro Hybrid, as there is really nothing to grab hold of and I found the dial not to be very responsive.

The H3Pro Hybrid works with EPOS Gaming Suite software. While I appreciate that every piece of hardware on earth now wants you to install something to get the most out of it, I also appreciate how the H3Pro Hybrid performed flawlessly without it. If I use this headset with my Nintendo Switch or PS5, I don’t feel like playing with its app, and I didn’t need it. It’s a big plus for me.

Make connections

The H3Pro Hybrid will connect and work with just about anything, including a PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, smartphone, and PC. It does this through wireless and wired options and can connect to multiple devices at the same time using the Bluetooth option to connect to your smartphone. I was able to use the H3Pro Hybrid connected to my PS5 via the USB dongle for wireless, while using Discord on my iPhone via bluetooth. This fixed an issue I had been having for a few years where I wanted to play with my buddies on PS5, but we all wanted to use Discord on our phones because our PCs weren’t in the same room as our consoles. Until now, I’ve been content with using headphones for my iPhone and playing game sound through my surround speakers, which isn’t ideal. With the H3Pro Hybrid, I can now simultaneously get game audio and voice through my headset from two different sources.

The H3Pro Hybrid lists lag-free wireless as one of its features, and that’s quite true. While I didn’t have a lag, I did have a few instances of crackling in the headphones, likely from the wireless connection struggling for a while or two. This specifically happened when using the wireless dongle connected to my PC, but only for a few seconds and only a few times during my use.

It looks good

The H3Pro Hybrid sounds great, as you would expect from a high-end headset. It has a closed back and noise cancellation. Put simply, this means that you won’t hear what’s going on around you when you are using the headphones, and if you do speak, you will often hear your own voice in your head. Whether you like it open or closed is pure preference, but it’s good to know. It’s also important to note that most (if not all) wireless headsets are closed.

The H3Pro Hybrid did an admirable job achieving its stated frequency response. A simple test revealed that he was able to play sounds at 20 Hz, which is the lowest limit of human hearing. I’m 40 now, so I couldn’t check the upper limit of 20,000Hz just because my old ears can’t pick up anything above or so. What I noticed was that there was a bit of hum when listening to deeper bass sounds at high volume. I immediately tested my Audeze LCD-1 headphones with the same sound test, and there was no buzz. I would caution anyone considering using the H3Pro Hybrid for loud music or music with a lot of bass to maybe read a few other reviews and see if that’s a consistent conclusion.

Fortunately, I don’t intend to listen to music in the H3Pro Hybrid, and it served my gaming and voice chat needs very well. The closed back certainly helps isolate sounds. One of my favorite sound-testing games is The Long Dark. The audio in this game can be subtle but vital for survival. You have to be able to distinguish whether the footsteps on top of a hill belong to a deer or a wolf, otherwise it is your life. The H3Pro Hybrid did a great job providing me with clean sounds throughout my playing time, and I never had a problem with the low battery as long as I kept a decent charge in it. Battery life may vary depending on the type of connection you use, but it’s safe to say it’s closer to a minimum of 20 hours.

To wrap up

The big sale for the H3Pro Hybrid for me is that it fixes a problem I’ve had for years by being able to connect through Bluetooth and the wireless USB dongle at the same time. Yes, the headphones generally sound great, look great, and are well built, but most of them accomplish these feats in 2021. Thanks to EPOS for building a headset that gave me something I didn’t have. previously but I needed. This might not be the case for everyone, but maybe it will solve a problem for you too.


This review is based on a sample provided by the manufacturer. The EPOS H3Pro Hybrid retails for US $ 279.

Bill, also known as Rumpo, is a longtime player and fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He is known for writing his guides and, confusingly enough, enjoys writing in-depth collectibles. Tweet it @RumpoPlay if you have a question or comment on any of its guides.



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Audio devices acquired by Audiotonix https://borealnet.org/audio-devices-acquired-by-audiotonix/ https://borealnet.org/audio-devices-acquired-by-audiotonix/#respond Fri, 15 Oct 2021 06:43:22 +0000 https://borealnet.org/audio-devices-acquired-by-audiotonix/ Sound Devices was acquired by Audiotonix. If you are not familiar with Audiotonix, they own companies like Allen & Heath, Calrec, DiGiCo, DiGiGrid, Group One Limited, KLANG: technologies and entertainment technology brands Solid State Logic. It is no coincidence that this acquisition coincides with the departure of co-founder Jon Tatooles from Sound Devices after 23 […]]]>


Sound Devices was acquired by Audiotonix. If you are not familiar with Audiotonix, they own companies like Allen & Heath, Calrec, DiGiCo, DiGiGrid, Group One Limited, KLANG: technologies and entertainment technology brands Solid State Logic.

It is no coincidence that this acquisition coincides with the departure of co-founder Jon Tatooles from Sound Devices after 23 years. Co-founder Matt Anderson, who has been Chief Engineer of Sound Devices since its inception and CEO since 2013, will continue to serve in both roles.

While the Audiotonix companies are the market leaders in the design, engineering and manufacture of professional audio mixing consoles and ancillary products, it will be interesting to know what happens with Sound Devices in the future. I wouldn’t expect to see anything change with Sound Devices, but once you sell to someone else, you’re not always in charge of your own destiny.

In recent years, we have seen a growing trend towards the absorption of successful small businesses by larger entities. Whether it’s good or bad, I’ll let you decide.



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EPOS H3 Hybrid Closed Acoustic Gaming Headset https://borealnet.org/epos-h3-hybrid-closed-acoustic-gaming-headset/ https://borealnet.org/epos-h3-hybrid-closed-acoustic-gaming-headset/#respond Mon, 04 Oct 2021 21:40:00 +0000 https://borealnet.org/epos-h3-hybrid-closed-acoustic-gaming-headset/ The EPOS H3 Hybrid Closed Acoustic Headphones offer gamers an audio solution that is the best of both worlds. The headset offers the flexibility of a wired connection as well as the convenience of Bluetooth. And, to top it off, the boom mic is removable for a sleeker look on the go. Epos continues to […]]]>


The EPOS H3 Hybrid Closed Acoustic Headphones offer gamers an audio solution that is the best of both worlds. The headset offers the flexibility of a wired connection as well as the convenience of Bluetooth. And, to top it off, the boom mic is removable for a sleeker look on the go.

Epos continues to impress me with its range of gaming headsets. Roughly identical to the Epos H3, the Epos H3 Hybrid seems a bit more refined than some of Epos’s other gaming headsets. The subtle design moves away from the industrial look common to gaming headsets.
The sleek design means the headset looks professional enough for a corporate Zoom call or just sitting on the train listening to music. The detectable magnetic mic is easily removed and the connector replaced with a circular cover, making the headset look like a normal pair of headphones.

The package includes both a USB cable for charging and connecting the headset via a USB Type-A connector and a standard 3.5mm stereo / mic audio cable. There is no separate 3.5mm mic / stereo cable like with the H3, as it is assumed that PC users will connect via the much more convenient USB or Bluetooth cable.

The USB cable connection to the headset is a USB Type-C connection, which means that with a third-party USB Type-C cable, the headset can easily be connected to a USB Type-C device (like your phone). The headset does not come with a wireless dongle, so it can only be used with devices with built-in Bluetooth.

The H3 Hybrid can be configured for more than one input for audio mixing. For example, the headset can be connected to a Nintendo Switch via the 3.5m audio cable and to your phone via Bluetooth to allow you to take calls while playing.

For a more understated design, the Epos H3 Hybrid still feels solid. It weighs as much as the more industrial Epos GSP 670. It is not a plastic helmet. The stretch headband is made of metal with a plastic ratchet slide to hold it in position. The top of the headband has a fabric trim with a soft leather insert on the underside.

The ear cups have a felt trim with a leather surround. Even though the ear cups seem pretty tough, they are replaceable.

The removable microphone is very firmly held in place. The microphone is muted, as usual, by moving it to the “up” position. It is also flexible and can be bent for optimal positioning away from your mouth.

The helmet minimizes pimples. There is a power button on the left side and a smart button on the right side, which also has a very easy to use volume button. Perhaps the only flaw I have with the device is that the volume knob feels a bit rough when you rotate it. In addition to pairing Bluetooth devices, the smart button can be used to take and end calls as well as for custom presets configured through the Epos Gaming Suite app.

As with all Epos gaming headsets, the Epos Gaming Suite app is the best way to extract PC audio from the device. Unfortunately, the only one works when connected via USB. Epos Gaming Suite allows users to update device firmware. Equalizer settings can be adjusted to suit personal taste or selected preset soundscapes.

There is an option to enable 7.1 surround and fine tune with a reverb slider. Microphone options allow side tone (so you can hear your voice) and noise gate adjustments, as well as vocal enhancements.

Pairing the device via bluetooth with my PC and mobile phone went smoothly, with the audio and microphone working flawlessly. Likewise, the USB connection gave me full control over the audio from my PC.

Music through the Windows Spotify app was crisp and clear. Tracks with a fair amount of bass were reproduced without distortion (even after increasing the equalizer settings). Very impressive.

The in-game audio improvements were much more impressive compared to my desktop speakers when playing Bethesda’s Deathloop. The H3 Hybrid headset review sample arrived just as I started reviewing the Deathloop game. It’s a game that I quickly determined had a good headset. Enemies are not silent, and the stealth game’s audio design allows players to determine their opponent’s location via audio. The helmet allowed me to easily determine where the enemy was so I could either stealthily avoid them or eliminate them without alerting their compatriots.

In another perfect moment. The latest Nintendo Switch patch allows the portable gaming device to work with Bluetooth headphones. This means that in addition to using the 3.5mm jack when on the go, with my phone connected wirelessly, when I’m in the dock, I can use the H3 Hybrid headset with the console in the living room while playing on the big TV!

Epos H3 Hybrid are closed acoustic headphones for gaming and everyday use. With both wireless and wired connectivity, this is a sleek and unobtrusive audio solution that looks good listening to music on a train and during a video call, while also having the right assets for a high octane gaming chaos.

The microphone picks up sound good enough to stream or record a podcast. Coupled with the Epos Gaming Suite app when connected to a PC via USB, audio input and output can be further refined. It is without a doubt one of my favorite headsets, considering that I can use it with all my game consoles, my phone and my PC.


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Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof builds new house with Allen & Heath https://borealnet.org/kulturhaus-karlstorbahnhof-builds-new-house-with-allen-heath/ https://borealnet.org/kulturhaus-karlstorbahnhof-builds-new-house-with-allen-heath/#respond Fri, 24 Sep 2021 08:35:02 +0000 https://borealnet.org/kulturhaus-karlstorbahnhof-builds-new-house-with-allen-heath/ Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof builds new house with Allen & Heath Germany – The German cultural center Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof eV has resided at the eastern end of the old town of Heidelberg since 1995 and, in addition to the almost 600-seat concert hall and the Klub K nightclub, offers space for the cultural café association, free theater, […]]]>


Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof builds new house with Allen & Heath

Germany – The German cultural center Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof eV has resided at the eastern end of the old town of Heidelberg since 1995 and, in addition to the almost 600-seat concert hall and the Klub K nightclub, offers space for the cultural café association, free theater, Eine-Welt-Zentrum (One World Center), media forum and community cinema. In 2017, the decision was taken to move the Karlstorbahnhof to a new location slated to open at the end of 2022, on the site of the former Campbell Barracks in the Südstadt of Heidelberg.

During the planning phase of the move, the city of Heidelberg provided funds for the technical modernization of the building, part of these funds being allocated to a new audio mixing system for the center. Christoph Hack, Technical Director of the Karlstorbahnhof, has opted for an Allen & Heath Avantis console and a GX4816 audio expander, which will be used for the outdoor summer stage and hall, while the hall is still in use. “I have been excited about Allen & Heath since I first encountered the SQ-6,” says Hack, “so it was clear to me that we were now going to rely on their consoles.”

Östringen-based Session Pro was responsible for supplying and installing the system, and in addition to the Avantis and the GX4816, all components for the installation at the new location are already ordered. “After the move, the FOH console will be an Allen & Heath dLive S3000 console,” Hack said. “The Avantis will then serve as a monitoring console and a mobile console for the home. A MixRack DM32 will be permanently installed in the technical room. Four DX168 expanders will be on stage, two DX164-W expanders will be attached to the front of the stage, and all connected to the DM32 via a DX hub. “

Using Dante expansion cards in both consoles, Hack will provide digital separation between the front panel and monitors, distribute signals throughout the building, and offer a multitrack recording solution. The theater will be equipped with an Allen & Heath SQ-5 in the new room, and again a Dante expansion card will distribute the signals to the other rooms in the house. “We can also derive additional added value from Dante cards, as we can integrate our wireless systems directly into the dLive system and monitor them there,” concludes Hack.

The Allen & Heath Avantis is currently in use for outdoor performances at the center, before switching to MON functions when the new building is completed in 2022.

September 24, 2021


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