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It’s 20 years since Massive Attack’s seminal album Mezzanine was released, producer Neil Davidge has moved into composing for picture and we have the full story. Nainita Desai talks designing her studio, engineering and mixing her TV work and tweaking the Royal Wedding music an hour before broadcast. Richard Beddow, audio director of Creative Assembly, takes us inside the Total War series of Videogames, and Acustica Audio‘s innovative convolution technology gets a detailed explanation. We review the Metric Halo ULN-8 with 3D upgrade, Newfangled Audio’s Elevate 1.5, Waves’ Abbey Road Chambers, the Warm Audio WA73-EQ, Soundsnap’s online sound library, and Leapwing Audio’s DynOne V2. Check out our Resolution Award 2018 nominations, and vote now!


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McDSP developers have been busy, get ready for some digital magic

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Hear the new McDSP plugin in action. Coming tomorrow...💪
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There's a huge archive of equipment reviews accessible from the "Reviews" menu button on our website home page, like this evaluation of the RME ADI-2 DAC from Synthax Audio UK read the full review here:
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Theres a huge archive of equipment reviews accessible from the Reviews menu button on our website home page, like this evaluation of the RME ADI-2 DAC from Synthax Audio UK  read the full review here:
https://www.resolutionmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/RME-ADI-2-DAC-Resolution-V17.D.pdf

Resolution Magazine 's essential briefing on the latest monitoring equipment – featuring Genelec, PSI Audio, KRK Systems / Focusrite, Neumann, JBL , PMC Speakers , Focal Professional , Dynaudio Professional , Amphion Loudspeakers ltd. , EVE Audio , Unity Audio Ltd , ADAM Audio , Yamaha Pro Audio Europe , Quested Monitoring Systems , HEDD Audio GmbH – read it here: www.resolutionmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Monitor-Special-2018-V17.4.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

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Resolution Magazine s essential briefing on the latest monitoring equipment – featuring Genelec, PSI Audio, KRK Systems / Focusrite, Neumann, JBL , PMC Speakers , Focal Professional , Dynaudio Professional , Amphion Loudspeakers ltd. , EVE Audio , Unity Audio Ltd , ADAM Audio , Yamaha Pro Audio Europe , Quested Monitoring Systems , HEDD Audio GmbH  – read it here: https://www.resolutionmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Monitor-Special-2018-V17.4.pdf

Audionamix Trax Pro 3 SP reviewed in Resolution Magazine : un-mixing is possible! Vocals and speech can be separated from music or background ambience. The $999 program can work wonders, but we find it requires a greater time-investment than popular cleaning tools like iZotope RX to isolate a professional quality vocal. > What it can do – really quickly – is re-balance vocal or speech about +/-3dB against a backing. Audionamix have recently introduced the $249 dedicated ADX Speech Volume Control (SVC) plug-in which allows independent volume level control over both speech and background elements on a mono or stereo track. Read our full Trax Pro 3 SP review here: www.resolutionmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Audionamix-Trax-Pro-SP-Resolution-V17.4_1.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

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Audionamix  Trax Pro 3 SP reviewed in Resolution Magazine : un-mixing is possible! Vocals and speech can be separated from  music or background ambience. The $999 program can work wonders, but we find it requires a greater time-investment than popular cleaning tools like iZotope RX to isolate a professional quality vocal. > What it can do – really quickly – is re-balance vocal or speech about +/-3dB against a backing. Audionamix have recently introduced the $249 dedicated ADX Speech Volume Control (SVC) plug-in which allows independent volume level control over both speech and background elements on a mono or stereo track. Read our full Trax Pro 3 SP review here: https://www.resolutionmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Audionamix-Trax-Pro-SP-Resolution-V17.4_1.pdf

We asked hit-meister Richard X: what type of songs pop artists are looking for today?
"Over the last couple of years a massive demand for 'homeless acapellas' has developed. Songs that were maybe written for one artist or project – which never got used – but which might fit into one of the various dance genres: from tropical or downtempo, to 120bpm piano-house. Several hits have actually started out as toplines for completely different songs. There's a whole world out there of young artists who don't write songs, and a world of people with dance instrumentals who are looking for toplines. This is why there seem to be so many "random featurings" currently. Even something like the MK tune '17' – which I love – started life as a songwriting demo. What you send out, somebody else will think is finished. I've got an Italian dance hit based on some of my writing: all they did was stick a few handclaps over the stems!" www.blackmelody.com #richardxbm
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We asked hit-meister Richard X: what type of songs pop artists are looking for today?
Over the last couple of years a massive demand for homeless acapellas has developed. Songs that were maybe written for one artist or project – which never got used – but which might fit into one of the various dance genres: from tropical or downtempo, to 120bpm piano-house. Several hits have actually started out as toplines for completely different songs. Theres a whole world out there of young artists who dont write songs, and a world of people with dance instrumentals who are looking for toplines. This is why there seem to be so many random featurings currently. Even something like the MK tune 17 – which I love – started life as a songwriting demo. What you send out, somebody else will think is finished. Ive got an Italian dance hit based on some of my writing: all they did was stick a few handclaps over the stems!   www.blackmelody.com #richardxbm

McDSP AE600 active EQ, reviewed in Resolution Magazine by Russell Cottier: "When used judiciously and carefully, AE600 can give some very pleasing results; keeping attack and release times relevant to the elements that you wish to enhance or reduce is critical. For individual tracks the fixed EQ can be used as a good base to shape a sound and then add the finishing touches with active EQ. For pre-mixed content or audio enhancement the active EQ can really sculpt sounds that are non-continuous throughout the audio." ... See MoreSee Less

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McDSP AE600 active EQ, reviewed in Resolution Magazine by Russell Cottier: When used judiciously and carefully, AE600 can give some very pleasing results; keeping attack and release times relevant to the elements that you wish to enhance or reduce is critical. For individual tracks the fixed EQ can be used as a good base to shape a sound and then add the finishing touches with active EQ. For pre-mixed content or audio enhancement the active EQ can really sculpt sounds that are non-continuous throughout the audio.
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API Legacy AXS console for Oktaven Audio

API has sold a 48 channel Legacy AXS console to Oktaven Audio, a studio in Mount Vernon, NY specializing in classical, jazz, and acoustic music recording. The AXS console is slated for installation in Oktaven’s Control Room A in September 2018. This sale was completed with the help of Vintage King’s Jason Cropper.   “Oktaven […]

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Resolution releases early issues

The publisher of Resolution magazine, S2 Publications, has made the first five issues of the acclaimed pro-audio magazine available online and downloadable, for free. Resolution as first published in May 2002, with a cover image of producer Oskar Paul (Óskar Páll Sveinsson) standing in Strongroom Studio, features on AES47 and Sony Music Studios Tokyo, and reviews […]

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Resolution Awards 2018 – Vote Now!

To vote, readers should take their Reader code and Postcode (as printed on their magazine’s address label) and click on the “My Subscription” menu item. Enter the subscription Type, Reader Code, postcode and log in. Contact info@resolutionmag.com with your choices if you don’t have your Reader Code. After a successful log-in, the My Subscription Details […]

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