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

Audio Media International serves up our weekly round up of the biggest stories from the past seven days in the world of pro audio.

The relaunch of our reviews sections captured the attention of the industry this week, with our close-up look at Shure’s new DuraPlex DL4 condenser lavalier microphone – the smallest it has released to date – topping this week’s pile.

Still proving popular with the industry is mastering engineer Katie Tavini’s column, in which she explores “the ultimate taboo in audio engineering”, while news of Brit Row Training receiving a lifeline grant from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund also finds itself among this week’s Top 10.

Elsewhere, the launch of Avid’s new Pro Tools | Carbon has been particularly popular, as has our inaugural Next Generation Spotlight (in association with Genelec) interview with award-winning mix engineer Dani Bennet Spragg. 

You can view the Top 10 in full below.

1. REVIEW: Shure DuraPlex DL4 condenser lavalier mic

Music technology author and lecturer Stephen Bennett recently put Shure’s new DuraPlex DL4 condenser lavalier mic through its paces. Here’s what he had to say on the company’s smallest microphone yet…

2. 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…

3. 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”.

4. Brit Row Training receives lifeline grant from Culture Recovery Fund 

Britannia Row Production Training has received a lifeline grant of £152,000 from the government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help deal with the financial challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

5. Next Generation Spotlight: Dani Bennett Spragg 

Audio Media International, in association with Genelec, is proud to shine our Next Generation Spotlight on MPG award-winning engineer Dani Bennett Spragg.

6. Producer profile: Meet London-based producer and artist MISOGI

Audio Media International speaks to London-based artist and producer MISOGI about the making of his new EP little *stars and working with the likes of AJ Tracey, Lil Yachty and BONES.

7. ‘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…

8. Getting To Know… PMC founder Pete Thomas 

PMC founder and chairman, Peter Thomas, takes the hot seat for our Getting To Know interview…

9. ‘You may be doing a bad job and not know it’: Steve Albini on how to be 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.

10. Voice Ark reveals new mobile system for ADR and VO recording 

Voice Ark has launched a new mobile system designed to handle the acoustic challenges of voice recording.