Sony Releases Next Generation of UWP-D Popular Wireless Microphone Series

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First announced at NAB 2019, Sony’s new UWP-D series wireless microphones have begun shipping.
The UWP-D21 wireless microphones are now available, with the UWP-D22 and UWP-D26 expected to ship in December.
In addition to superior audio quality, the UWP-D series wireless systems offer support for Multi-Interface Shoe™ (MI shoe) and a new Digital Audio Interface. The UWP-D series enables direct digital audio interface and delivers high sound quality with low noise by skipping the D/A and A/D process in combination with a new SMAD-P5 MI shoe adaptor and compatible camcorders including Sony’s PXW-Z280 and PXW-Z190 XDCAM models, using firmware version 3.0, as well as the α7R IV (ILCE-7RM4) 35mm full-frame camera.

Cleaning House: How to Handle Old Wiring Infrastructure and Other Systems

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Cleaning-House-How-to-Handle-Old-Wiring-InfrastructureLayers of wiring infrastructure that have been around for years may lead to future trouble for your organization. It may not be the most glamorous of IT tasks, but it needs to be cleaned up, sooner rather than later. The best way to deal with this is to dive right in—locating, sorting, documenting, labeling, and clipping up the mess. Ignoring or procrastinating will only make matters worse and hurt your business in the long run. Here are some of the best ways to handle all those old wires.

DPA Microphones’ 2028 Vocal Mic Makes U.S. Debut at AES

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DPA Microphones
will debut its new 2028 Vocal Microphone, which aims to change the live performance landscape with its renowned natural sound, road-ready design and competitive price point, to the U.S. pro audio market at AES 2019 (Booth 633). The company will also highlight its new 4097 CORE Supercardioid Choir Mic, expertly tailored to capture dynamic choir sound, at the show.
“DPA continually strives to provide the most advanced technology and best sound possible to meet the growing needs of current and potential customers,” says Christopher Spahr, director of sales and marketing, DPA U.S. “Our new 2028 Vocal Mic and 4097 Choir Mic solutions are the latest representation of our mission. From churches to concerts, DPA is proud to offer ground-breaking solutions that continue to push the limits of modern technology.”

Network Protocols HOW-TO by Phil Ward

In Audio, Audio Product News, home_pageby Victoria Cressatti

Network protocols are a key topic for discussion for House of Worship techs, with their significant cost-savings and added flexibility. One of the latest products to offer networked digital audio transport is also one of the simplest: Dante Via™, a software package developed by Audinate®, the company behind the ubiquitous Dante™ networking protocol.
Dante is a rapidly emerging digital audio-over-IP transport protocol; initial take-up has been enthusiastic in the live and installed sound sector, with broadcast and other markets too expressing growing interest. Its take-up by pro audio manufacturers has been astounding. With 300 partners now on board, placing over 750 Dante-enabled products on the current market, support for the protocol shows no sign of abating. It has been described as ‘next-generation CobraNet.’
Renowned consultant Roland Hemming. “One of the things I like about Dante is that you don’t have to have any specific hardware,” he says. “The economic models for the other protocols demand that the inventors and manufacturers sell the silicone to third parties, such as Peavey. Dante becomes part of its customers’ devices, delivered as a finished package and no further headaches. Audinate does this, but also has software drivers: Dante can be run directly on your PC or Mac, which opens it up to a wider market. It has lower propagation delay, too.”

DPA to Showcase Latest Microphone Solutions at WFX 2019

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ORLANDO, SEPTEMBER 5, 2019DPA Microphones is featuring its latest microphone offerings at WFX 2019 (Booth 735), which includes the newly released 2028 Vocal and 4097 CORE Supercardioid Choir Microphones. The newest DPA additions have been expertly designed with the same sonic character as the company’s other mics to meet the high standards that users have come to expect from the brand’s solutions.
“We put a great deal of time into designing both of these microphones, which offer high-quality audio at an affordable price-point to meet the needs of churches of all sizes; and we’re excited to showcase them at WFX 2019,” says Alan Johnson, U.S. HOW sales manager, DPA Microphones. “Our 4097 is a sleek and elegant choir microphone that is smaller than other mics of its kind. It features our revolutionary CORE by DPA amplifier technology, which means a clear sound is achieved every time as it lowers the distortion and expands the dynamic range. The 2028 has been cohesively designed to provide the same amazing sound as our flagship d:facto™ 4018 VL handheld mic and, similarly, has been optimized to fit the unique challenges of live performance. We look forward to sharing these solutions at WFX this year.”

Focusrite Pro RedNet Control 2.4 Adds New Functionality to Red & RedNet Interfaces

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Los Angeles, CA, September 4, 2019 – Focusrite has released RedNet Control 2.4, a free software update that adds Dante Domain Manager (DDM) and AES67/AES70 compatibility, as well as an AES3 Kill Switch function, background mode and other enhancements.
RedNet Control 2.4 makes all Focusrite Red audio interfaces, plus RedNet devices with Audinate Brooklyn 2, Ultimo and Ultimo X architecture, compatible with Dante Domain Manager. This new functionality brings advantages to administrators of large networked audio systems, who can now assign the privilege structure of Dante Domain Manager to RedNet Control users. Specifically, RedNet Control 2.4 recognizes the four distinct levels of system access granted within DDM: Site Administrator, Domain Administrator, Operator and Guest. As a result, users can be granted access only to the RedNet Control features necessary for their workflow. Those who just need to record audio from an existing subscription, for example, will not be able to make admin-level adjustments such as sample rate changes, or create new audio subscriptions.

PreSonus Celebrates Studio One’s 10th Anniversary with Version 4.5.3 Update

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PreSonus Studio One 4 Professional v.4.5. Click for larger image.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana—September 2019… PreSonus® is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its award-winning Studio One® recording and production software. Ten years on, Studio One retains the ease of use and superb sound quality that quickly made it one of the world’s most popular DAWs, while introducing such innovations as an extensive drag-and-drop workflow, an integrated mastering suite, direct links to SoundCloud, and first-of-its kind integration with Celemony Melodyne via ARA technology. Over the years, Studio One’s unique features and integration with third-party hardware and software have made it the centerpiece of a state-of-the-art creative production environment.

To kick off the celebration, PreSonus is releasing Studio One version 4.5.3. This update fulfills Studio One users’ number one request by adding support for Native Instruments’ Komplete Kontrol series keyboards. Studio One 4.5.3 adds several other improvements and enhancements, such as a Remove Plug-in Settings function for the Plug-in Manager, new commands for Vertical Zoom In/Out Fine, and the ability to apply the Select Notes command to muted notes. Support has also been added for the Apple Notarization service in macOS 10.14 Mojave and 10.15 Catalina.