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

Another busy week in the world of pro audio concludes with our round-up of the biggest stories from the past seven days here at Audio Media International.

A brand new column from AMI columnist and mastering engineer Katie Tavini in which she discusses “the ultimate taboo in audio engineering” was our runaway No. 1 this week, while news of Shure’s strategic investment in a Finnish software company also proved particularly popular with readers.

Our in-depth interview with Martin Audio managing director Dom Harter on how the company is coping with the COVID-19 pandemic caught the industry’s attention, as did our look at the audio component of Niall Horan’s live-streamed concert from the Royal Albert Hall.

Elsewhere, our interview with legendary producer Steve Albini, in which be offers some sage advice on how aspiring producers can up their game, was an unsurprising hit.

See below for this week’s Top 10 in full.

1. Katie Tavini: Let’s discuss the ultimate taboo in audio engineering’

In her latest AMI column, mastering engineer Katie Tavini puts what she considers to be the ultimate taboo in audio engineering under the microscope…

2. Shure makes strategic investment in Finnish software company 

Shure has announced a strategic investment in Finnish software firm Wavemark, in a move to strengthen its software solutions offering…

3. ‘We know what to do, we have each other’s backs’: Martin Audio MD on coping with COVID and the future of the biz

Martin Audio managing director Dom Harter has spoken to Audio Media International about how the company has been coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of last year’s acquisition by Focsurite, virtual trade shows and how it is preparing for another lockdown…

4. ‘An important vote of confidence’: UK recording studios to stay open during lockdown

UK Music CEO Jamie Njoku-Goodwin has hailed the government’s decision to allow professional recording studios to remain open during the latest lockdown as “an important vote of confidence….”

5. Niall Horan’s Royal Albert Hall livestream relies on DiGiCo SD5s

Niall Horan’s live-streamed performance from the Royal Albert Hall earlier this month saw DiGiCo SD5s deployed for broadcast and monitor mixing duties…

6. ‘You might be doing a bad job and not even know it’: Steve Albini how to become a better producer 

Legendary producer Steve Albini offers some sage advice on how aspiring producers and engineers can improve their skills in an in-depth interview with AMI

7. Avid launches Pro Tools | Carbon: ‘A complete project studio solution’

Avid has today unveiled Pro Tools | Carbon, a new audio interface which the company has hailed as its “fastest, smoothest and most inspiring recording experience yet…”

8. Sonarworks reveals Reference 4 Studio edition 

Sonarworks has released its new Reference 4 Studio Edition room correction software…

9. ‘The start of something special’ Aubrey Whitfield launches new mentorship scheme 

Music producer Aubrey Whitfield has launched a new mentorship programme for up-and-coming producers…

10. DCMS launches inquiry into future of UK music festivals 

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has launched a new inquiry into the future of music festivals in the UK.