Mics that record in “3D” and ambisonics are the next big thing

Call it the virtual reality microphone … or just think of it as an evolution of microphones that capture sounds more as you hear them. But mics purporting to give you 3D recording are arriving in waves – and they could change both immersive sound and how we record music.

UA unveils a maxed-out Thunderbolt 3 Apollo – and it’ll monitor surround sound

Universal Audio’s Apollo flagship audio interface and DSP platform is getting a big generational refresh and Thunderbolt 3. There’s a lot here, but maybe the most significant development is that 5.1 and 7.1 surround monitoring support is coming later this year.

Peter Kirn - September 7, 2018

Logic Pro X update adds features, more flexibility with sound

Logic Pro X gets another update this week. Apart from Apple’s continued fascination with automated Drummers, look to some new fluidity with sound, pitch, and time.

Peter Kirn - July 19, 2017

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