News:Review: Sennheiser’s ClipMic Digital is the perfect lavalier microphone for iPhone + Apple Watch (Video) | 9to5Mac
Review: Sennheiser’s ClipMic Digital is the perfect lavalier microphone for iPhone + Apple Watch (Video) | 9to5Mac
Back at NAB 2015, I had a chance to meet with Sennheiser and take a look at their new ClipMic Digital. This is a professional grade lavalier microphone that connects to an iOS device via its Lightning port, not to mention the the first of its kind. I know most audio accessories for iOS claim to be “professional” quality, but this thing is no joke.
I have used the Apogee Mic for recording client VO reels. It's very good.
Labels: engineering, indie filmmaking, producing
News:Apple reportedly hires additional BBC Radio 1 producers for upcoming streaming music service | 9to5Mac
Apple reportedly hires additional BBC Radio 1 producers for upcoming streaming music service | 9to5Mac: "A new report from Music Business Worldwide claims that Apple has recently hired four producers from BBC Radio 1. This report comes two months after it was announced that Zane Lowe was leaving the British radio station to take a new position at Apple. "
I quite like it.
Labels: apple, BBC
News:Review: Zivix Jamstik MIDI guitar controller for iOS and OS X
Review: Zivix Jamstik MIDI guitar controller for iOS and OS X: "Aspiring musicians looking to learn to play guitar with the aid of lessons on their iPad, iPhone or Mac should check out the Zivix Jamstik, a small, convenient and unique MIDI controller that uses technology to offset the learning curve associated with learning an instrument."
Would like to try it but seems like the bridge and the neck are too close together for a guitar hero.
Labels: MIDI controllers
News:Director J.J. Abrams shows off Apple Watch onstage at 'Star Wars' event in California
Director J.J. Abrams shows off Apple Watch onstage at 'Star Wars' event in California: "This marks the second time in as many days that a bespoke Apple Watch has shown up on the wrist of a celebrity. Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld appeared with an Apple Watch Edition with a solid gold link bracelet on Wednesday.
A number of other celebrities, including Drake and Pharrell Williams, have been spotted with Apple Watches of their own in the days leading up to the device's public release. It's unclear what criteria Apple's worldwide product marketing department is using to decide which celebrities are granted early access."
It's Rollerblade-inspired marketing for the Cupertino.
Labels: apple, apple watch
News:12-inch MacBook gets video unboxing in Vietnam ahead of April 10th release [Gallery] | 9to5Mac
12-inch MacBook gets video unboxing in Vietnam ahead of April 10th release [Gallery] | 9to5Mac: "Apple first announced the redesigned MacBook last month, but not before 9to5Mac was able to uncover the details of the unreleased device’s design and features. "
Labels: apple, garage band, indie labels, native instruments, producing, recording
News:Vince Clarke Launches Company, Announces Modular Synths | Emusician
Vince Clarke Launches Company, Announces Modular Synths | Emusician: "Depeche Mode, Yazoo, The Assembly, and Erasure all have two things in common: one, they were founded by legendary synth-pop Svengali Vince Clarke; two, they have enjoyed catchy Clarke-penned (or co-penned), synth-driven Top Ten hits in his native UK and beyond. In a noteworthy career spanning four decades and countless millions of records sold, the Ivor Novello Award-winning songwriter has had more hit singles than most of us have had hot dinners, clocking up no fewer than 17 Top Ten entries in the UK with Erasure alone."
Just loved the bio so much.
News:Native Instruments Unveils Stems Open Audio Platform at WMC 2015 | Emusician
Native Instruments Unveils Stems Open Audio Platform at WMC 2015 | Emusician: "As an open format, anyone will be able to create, perform with, and distribute Stems in any way possible. Producers, DJs, and labels will be able to author their own Stem files using a free standalone application called the Stem Creator Tool. Developers will have full access to format specifications and code examples for them to integrate Stem support into future music performance and production tools."
I once knew an unfortunate amount about the MP4 container ('MooV') file format.
Labels: apple, atom, moov, native instruments, Stems