TOP TEN: A look back at the most popular stories of 2017

As the new year enters full swing, we’ve revisited the most-read stories of 2017 that received the most attention on our website and were shared the most on social media.

A number of product reviews from our expert roster of reviewers made the list, along with two opinion pieces that tackled ‘How to assemble a Dolby Atmos mix’, and “How might Brexit affect the touring industry?’

The stories that received the most attention however were Brit Row Productions supplying DiGiCo desks for Hans Zimmer’s US tour, and the auctioning of the legendary EMI console that was used to record Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ (pictured).

Check out our Top Ten of 2017 below:

1. Digico desks handle huge channel count on Hans Zimmer tour

Brit Row Productions supplied SD7 and SD11 consoles for the tour, which made its way across the US last summer. 

2. Console used to record ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ up for auction

Abbey Road EMI TG12345 MK IV that was housed in Studio Two between 1971 and 1983 was expected to sell for ‘a significant six-figure sum’ in New York on 27 March 2017.

3. Review: Zoom H4nPro

With the original H4n already a long-serving weapon in his audio arsenal, Andy Coules was eager to get his hands on the new Pro model.

4. Trevor Horn’s Sarm West Coast LA burns down in LA wildfires

The award-winning music producer recently tweeted about the news, and was met with a number of responses from the industry offering support.

5. Review: Turbosound iP1000

Andy Coules takes one of the manufacturer’s new column loudspeaker solutions out on a test run…

6. How to assemble a Dolby Atmos mix

Adam Daniel, a re-recording mixer based at Point1Post in Elstree, UK, provides his tips on working with the much talked about technology.

7. How might Brexit affect the touring industry?

Andy Coules has a think about the potential impact of the United Kingdom’s impending withdrawal from the European Union on musicians and his fellow live sound professionals.

8. Review: Sennheiser ew D1

When a new Sennheiser product carries the Evolution label it has “a lot to live up to”, our reviewer Alistair McGhee says. So is the new D1 system worthy of the title?

9. PL+S 2017: Funktion-One adds to Evo and Bass Reflex ranges

Company has launched the Evo 7TH and Evo 7TL-215 at the show in Frankfurt, along with a new BR132 Bass Reflex speaker.

10. Review: MOTU 624

Alistair McGhee gets his head around the new Thunderbolt/USB3 AVB interface, set up alongside an accompanying M64 MADI unit.