Top 10: this week’s most popular articles15 September 2017
Our top 10 article round-up features the most read stories on Pro Sound News Europe in the past seven days.
This week’s most-read story is the news that former Digico exec David ‘Webby’ Webster has joined Coda Audio as its new global marketing director. Congratulations, Webby!
Also popular was the new Birmingham Conservatoire opening its new facility complete with SSL consoles; electro band OMD talking about self-producing their new record; and Funktion-One’s Vero bringing a ‘new audio dimension’ to Welcome to the Future festival.
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1. Former Digico exec David ‘Webby’ Webster joins Coda Audio
Former Digico executive and company co-founder David ‘Webby’ Webster has joined Coda Audio as its new director of global marketing.
2. ‘Cementing high quality audio into the curriculum’: New Birmingham Conservatoire welcomes SSL consoles
The new £57 million Birmingham Conservatoire building has officially opened its doors, with four SSL Live consoles and five SSL SuperAnalogue consoles, connected with a facility-wide Dante network, at the heart of the facility.
Take a peek inside the toolbox of just about any audio producer or engineer, be they from the live, studio, broadcast or any other sector, and more often than not you’ll find an abundance of Waves plugins. Daniel Gumble spoke to Mick Olesh from the company about its evolution.
Electro pioneers OMD and self-proclaimed “control freaks” have always opted to keep everything in-house when it comes to writing and recording. With new album The Punishment Of Luxury out on September 1, Daniel Gumble caught up with co-founder Paul Humphreys for a chat about warring with other producers and the lost art of engineering…
5. L-Acoustics L-ISA ‘indispensable for classical music’ says leading FOH engineer after largest system yet makes debut
Lille’s 30,000-capacity Stade Pierre-Mauroy recently saw L-Acoustics deploy an L-ISA Live sound system for a performance of Verdi’s Requiem by the Orchestre National de Lille (ONL) and the Choeur Régional Hauts-de-France, which ONL FOH engineer François Gabert described “an indispensable tool for classical music”.
6. Tony Platt on what training accreditation body JAMES is doing for the next generation of audio pros
In a new regular feature for PSNEurope, every month we will be sitting down with leading figures across the industry who are playing a pivotal role in shaping the future of pro audio. Here, Daniel Gumble chats to JAMES events director Tony Platt to find out what the organisation is doing for the next generation of audio pros.
7. Plasa 2017: Show plans from Audio-Technica, Allen & Heath and Apart Audio
Audio-Technica will showcase an array of live sound product from both its own and distributed brand portfolios at this year’s Plasa Show between 17-19 September at Olympia.
8. RCF UK appoints Dave Ball to boost technical support
Dave Ball has joined RCF UK to boost the company’s technical support. He will be responsible for the area south of the M62, while UK regional sales manager Mick Butler will continue to look after the north of England and Scotland.
Funktion-One’s Vero loudspeaker system provided “a new dimension of frequencies and depth” to the main stage at the Welcome To The Future festival, according to event director Carina Kornfeind.
10. Q&A: Autograph MD Scott Arnold talks career highlights and the future of theatre sound design
Scott Arnold has worked at Autograph for 20 years, almost half that of the West End sound provider’s 45-year history, bringing top quality audio to some of the world’s most famous musical theatre soundtracks. We spoke to him about taking on the role of managing director.