ICYMI: The Top 10 stories on AMI this week

At the end of what’s been an incredibly busy week in pro audio, we round up the 10 behest stories dominating the headlines over the past seven days.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, this week’s top story in the huge announcement from Evertz that it has acquired legendary broadcast brand Studer from HARMAN. Having been part of the Harman stable of brands for 26 years, Studer was sold this week for an undisclosed fee, with the company saying it will utilise the funds to invest further in its core AVL brands.

Elsewhere, our review of the Rupert Neve 5254 diode bridge compressor proved particularly popular, as did an exclusive piece from engineer and producer Elliot Vaughan on how the industry is being devalued by the pressure on studio professionals to work for free.

Meanwhile, our what not to miss guide for next week’s NAMM Believe In Music Week, as well as our Next Generation Spotlight on audio engineer Jasmine Mills, ranked highly in our Top 10 rundown.

You can view the list in full below.

1. Evertz acquires Studer from HARMAN

Media and entertainment tech solutions firm Evertz has acquired HARMAN’s Studer brand, with the deal set to close in the first quarter of the 2021 calendar year…

2. REVIEW: Rupert Neve Designs 5254 diode bridge compressor

Is the new compressor from Rupert Neve Designs destined to become a future classic? Music technology author and lecturer Stephen Bennett finds out…

3. ‘It ain’t work if you love it’: How tired cliches are devaluing the industry

In an Audio Media International exclusive, producer and mix engineer for the likes of Frank Turner and The Wildhearts, Elliot Vaughan, writes about how tired cliches and increasing pressures to work for free are inflicting serious damage upon the professional audio industry and the mental health of its exponents…

4. NAMM 2021 Believe In Music: What not to miss

Next week (Jan 18-22) sees NAMM’s virtual ‘Believe In Music Week’ get underway, featuring a vast array of spectacles and attractions for participants to get involved with. Here, we round up some of the key events you won’t want to miss…

5. Next Generation Spotlight: Jasmine Mills

Audio Media International, in association with Genelec, is delighted to present our latest Next Generation Spotlight. Today, freelance audio engineer Jasmine Mills discusses the biggest challenges facing up and coming audio professionals and ambitions for the future…

6. Plugin Alliance announces Lindell Audio 50 Series

Plugin Alliance has unveiled the new 50 Series from Lindell Audio, designed to transform DAWs into an analogue mixing console…

7. Audient launches next gen iD4, iD14 and EVO recording bundle

Audient has launched a brand new look and website, alongside three new products…

8. REVIEW: Steinberg Cubase 11

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

9. UK Music outlines strategy to restart live music industry

UK Music has published its Let the Music Play: Save Our Summer 2021 report, outlining a strategy to protect and support the live music industry…

10. ‘This year is different, but our needs are the same’: Audio execs on why we need NAMM Believe In Music Week 

Some of the biggest names in pro audio have spoken to Audio Media International about the importance of NAMM and why this year’s virtual Believe In Music Week is essential in the absence of in-person events…