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Issue 135

If you’re serious about audio then AudioTechnology is your magazine: whether it be the inside story behind the world’s great albums or the best-sounding concert productions, videogame sound, software tips, reviews of the latest gear, opinion and news – AudioTechnology has you covered.

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ed space

If you’re a mad Beatles fan then your record collection is likely to resemble a Greenland ice core — with formats dating back through the mists of time to original releases in the ’60s. In the ’60s the original and primary LP releases were in mono. As our cover story will go on to tell you, stereo versions were a bit of an after thought and featured some ‘what the heck?’ experimental panning surprises. That said, subsequent reissues were in stereo as mono became an anachronism. You might have bought the vinyl box sets through the ’70s and into the ’80s, just to consolidate your inventory. In fact, if you were wistfully missing your mono originals, you could pick up The Beatles Mono Collection back in 1982 which snuck up on collectors just…

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Editorial Director Christopher Holder chris@audiotechnology.com Publisher Philip Spencer philip@alchemedia.com.au Assistant Editor Preshan John preshan@alchemedia.com.au Editor at Large Greg Simmons Art Director Dominic Carey dominic@alchemedia.com.au Graphic Designer Daniel Howard daniel@alchemedia.com.au Advertising Philip Spencer philip@alchemedia.com.au Accounts Jaedd Asthana jaedd@alchemedia.com.au Subscriptions Sophie Spencer subscriptions@alchemedia.com.au Proofreading Andrew Bencina Regular Contributors Martin Walker Paul Tingen Brad Watts Greg Walker Andy Szikla Andrew Bencina Jason Hearn Mark Davie Mark Woods Jonathan Burnside Rob Holder Chris Steller Stefan Schutze…

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what’s on

CRYSTAL MASTERING Crystal Mastering has been busy mastering releases for Pist idiots, Reveal Music (mixed by Tim Carr), Stonefield, The Pretty Littles, Paul McManus, The Omega Point, Sarah Nelson and Auntie Leo & The Backstabbers. International acts mastered for include L.A rockers The Strayngers, as well as Wendelbo from Berlin, mixed by Giuliano Sulzberger. Crystal Mastering also congratulates all its clients nominated in this year’s ARIA Awards. Among them, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard nominated for not one, but two albums, as well as The Teskey Brothers, nominated for Album of the Year. SIMMO SEA GYPSY KING Greg Simmons has been testing home-made prototypes of windjammers for Rode’s NTR ribbon mic, so he can use it outdoors. He’s currently in Ubud, Bali, recording gamelan ensembles, which mostly consist of instruments made with…

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general news

MULTIPLE ONES www.genelec.com The announcement of the new 8351B and 8361A coaxial three-way monitors alongside the complementary W371A Adaptive Woofer System has expanded The Ones family from Genelec encompassing ultra-nearfield through to mastering-calibre and main monitor applications. The new 8361A three-way coaxial monitor refines the point source concept further, with high dynamic range, improved directivity and imaging and a short term SPL of 118dB with peak levels even higher. Now the largest coaxial monitor in The Ones family, the 8361A will deliver an ‘exquisite monitoring experience’ at any listening distance up to five metres, making it well suited to small to medium-sized rooms. Studio Connections: www.studioconnections.com.au ORIGIN IS THE NEW BLACK ~US$50,000 | www.solidstatelogic.com With SSL life-blood flowing through its signal path veins, Origin is Solid State Logic’s latest analogue console. This 32-channel beast is designed…

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live news

A&H AVANTIS COMPLETE TRILOGY From $19,999 | www.allen-heath.com Allen & Heath has launched a new 96k digital mixer, Avantis, the third to be based on the company’s XCVI FPGA engine. Avantis is a 64-channel/42 configurable bus console, with two 15.6” touchscreens – unlocking a new, flexible workflow across physical controls and on-screen software that A&H has called Continuity UI. Avantis has a companion 48 in/16 out GX4816 audio expander, but the console will work with a huge range of audio expander hardware. Avantis is also compatible with Allen & Heath’s range of ME Personal Mixers and IP hardware remote controllers. For local I/O, Avantis is well equipped with 12 XLR analogue inputs, 12 XLR analogue outputs, plus AES and space for two option cards. Avantis is loaded with processing tools from A&H’s…

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software news

NOVATION MORE MINI novationmusic.com With the new Launchkey Mini, Novation has made its popular 25-mini-key portable MIDI keyboard controller for Ableton Live more versatile, adaptable and playable. Now you can make tracks anywhere using Launchkey Mini’s new arpeggiator, Fixed Chord mode, Capture MIDI, 16 big RGB pads, transport controls and more. Featuring their best, most responsive mini-keymech to date, all-new pitch and modulation touchstrips, a sustain pedal input, and 16 newly RGB-backlit pads, Launchkey Mini is the perfect platform for expressive performance and colour-matched clip launching. The new Fixed Chord mode and arpeggiator help you take your melodic and harmonic ideas in new creative directions, enabling chords to be triggered from single notes, and turning held chords into riffs, melodies and sequences on the fly; and thanks to the Capture MIDI button,…