TOP FIVE: This week’s most popular articles

Our most read story was our interview with sound engineer and respected educator Susan Rogers, who told us about her five years working with legendary recording artist Prince.

Ross Simpson’s review of the Lewitt LCT 540 S microphone was popular on our site this week, while the news of Void Acoustics’ new Arcline system, which will see its debut at Prolight + Sound, also attracted quite a bit of attention.

Our news roundup this week also includes a report about how production music company Bleeding Fingers collaborated with a top team of composers – including Hans Zimmer – to come up with an epic score for Blue Planet II.

Find out what made our most popular stories of the week below…

1. In the studio with Prince: Susan Rogers recalls her five years as the star’s staff engineer

In 1983 a phone call about a job opening in Minneapolis changed Susan Rogers life forever. Working as Prince’s staff engineer for five years, she’d spend day and night behind the desk and tape machines to ensure that he was able to record his limitless stream of musical ideas…

2. PL+S 2018: Void Acoustics to expand Arcline system with new subs

Single and double 18 inch subwoofers, Arcline 118 and 218, will complete the company’s popular Arcline 8 medium format array speaker system.

3. Blue Planet II: Creating an epic soundtrack with Hans Zimmer and Radiohead

Following on from the global success of the first installment back in 2006, Blue Planet II was the UK’s most-watched TV show of 2017 and continues to break viewing records around the world. Accompanying the extraordinary visuals is an epic soundtrack. Here, Russell Emanuel, chief creative and CEO of Bleeding Fingers, the production music company behind the score, explains how the music was created by a top team of composers, including Hans Zimmer. Murray Stassen reports…

4. Review: Lewitt LCT 540 S

Engineer and producer Ross Simpson tests out the latest creation from Austrian microphone firm Lewitt.

5. Review: Warm Audio WA-87 and WA-14

Stephen Bennett tells AMI why these new offerings from Warm Audio are far from your average ‘clone-type mics.’