ICYMI: Check out the Top 10 stories on AMI this week

As another week draws to a close, AMI rounds up the stories that have been dominating the pro audio headlines for the past seven days.

Among the most popular items on the AMI website this week was our review of the new Sennheiser MD 435 vocal microphone, with new of Neumann’s first automatic acoustic calibration tool also capturing the industry’s attention.

Elsewhere, our Next Generation Spotlight interview with producer and composer Kaity Rae proved to be a popular read, as did our review of Steinberg’s Cubase 11 software.

Meanwhile, the launch of Imogen Heap’s Creative Passport, our interview with diversity campaigner Vick Bain on the launch of The F-List and details of the first live music event to grace The O2 in London since lockdown all made this week’s rundown.

See the Top 10 in full below.

1. REVIEW: Sennheiser MD 435 vocal microphone

Sennheiser brings its well-respected MD 9235 capsule to a new price point and in wired format.

2. Neumann introduces first automatic acoustic calibration tool 

Neumann has released its first automatic monitor alignment tool in the form of the MA 1, developed jointly with audio signal processing specialist Fraunhofer IIS.

3. Next Generation Spotlight: Kaity Rae 

Audio Media International, in association with Genelec, presents our latest Next Generation Spotlight. Today, we catch up with songwriter and producer Kaity Rae to find out about her incredible career to date, the challenges facing newcomers to the industry and her ambitions for the future…

4. REVIEW: Steinberg Cubase 11

Music technology author and lecturer Stephen Bennett casts an expert eye over Steinberg’s Cubase 11…

5. ‘A force for a flourishing future’: Creative Passport for music makers launches 

Following months of testing and development, today (December 9) sees the official beta launch of the Creative Passport, a new initiative founded by award-winning artist Imogen Heap aimed at enabling artists to better update, manage and share information about themselves.

6. Getting To Know… Nick Fichte 

Nick Fichte, business manager, global, L-Acoustics Creations at L-Acoustics, takes the hot seat for this week’s Getting To Know interview…

7. 2% Rising: Meet Guoda Dirzyte

Audio Media International is delighted to present the latest in an ongoing series of engineer and producer interviews as part of our partnership with 2% Rising. Here, we catch up with Glasgow-based producer and composer Guoda Dirzyte…

8. ‘I was told men are just better at music’: Vick Bain talks The F-List and the fight for industry equality

Music industry diversity campaigner and former BASCA British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) CEO Vick Bain has spoken to Audio Media International editor Daniel Gumble about the launch of her incredible new initiative The F-List, a vast and rapidly growing directory of women musicians, composers and producers aimed at creating a more gender inclusive industry.

9. KV2 Audio introduces new D Series amplifiers 

KV2 Audio has unveiled its new D Series amplifiers with onboard control and diagnostics.

10. ‘We can’t be together, but we can still put on a show’: Pete Tong to deliver first O2 gig since lockdown 

Pete Tong, The Heritage Orchestra and Jules Buckley will provide London’s O2 Arena with its first live music event since lockdown began in March with a live streamed performance on Saturday, December 19.