The December 2015 issue of PSNEurope is now available to read online.
Traditionally our last magazine of the year opens with a review of the previous 12 months, and this year is no different: turn (well, click) to pages 6–9 to see if you agree with our assessment of the big themes of 2015.
Stepping into The Strategic Position this month is Plugin Alliance founder Dirk Ulrich, who tells the editor why the company is so much more than just another online plug-in retailer, while guest columnist (and APRS fellow) Peter Filleul decries the lack of an openly accessible global recordings registry. (Regular writer Dave Wiggins is stuck in the year 2041.)
Our two features this issue are of a technological nature – the first highlights the latest in broadcast microphones and the second theatre sound tools (that's everything bar the usual suspects: mics, speakers, desks et al) – and a bumper new products spread rounds up the best audio gizmos from the recent AES Convention in New York.
In the studio world, Marc Maes visited Dutch mixer/producer Guido Aalbers' new studio, GieSound, whose pride and joy is a 36-input Neve-inspired analogue console, and deputy editor Jon Chapple went for a pre-launch mosey around at the new Sarm Music Village in Ladbroke Grove, which marks the re-establishment of the iconic Sarm brand in west London after a two-year hiatus.
Meanwhile, an eighty-fader custom Lawo mc²56 was the star of the MTV Europe Music Awards, and David Davies asks if the AES67 audio-over-IP networking standard is finally on the brink of mass adoption.
Oh, and as it's the season (and following on from the resounding success of last year's 12 (Waring) Hayes of Christmas), we grabbed Yamaha's Karl Christmas for – you guessed it – the 12 Days of Karl Christmas, in which the new Yamaha Corporation of Japan employee tells us his 12 wishes for a perfect yuletide.
Read the magazine, or download it as a PDF, using the links below.