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Jack Ruston



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      #1076887 - 30/11/13 10:31 AM
Popped into the show yesterday. There were a couple of really stand-out products worth looking out for...

Latch Lake are doing a fantastic magnetic mic stand mount for tablets/phones etc. It's an arm with a ball and magnet assembly that clamps onto a mic or cymbal stand, allowing you to mount an iPad, phone, other tablet etc at any angle via a pad that sticks to the back of your case. You can have your lyrics, a recording app, daw controller, synth or sampler whatever. It's really elegant and clever. Brilliant.

Unity Audio had their Rock and Boulder monitors with a sub. Well worth checking out.

Neumann Kh310s. Another great pair of speakers. I used to have the O300d's and these are a big step up at a great price.

Cranesong Peacock, Falcon and Syren. Dave Hill was demoing his new stuff on the KMR stand. I'm a big fan of RA and Peacock is a natural progression in that line of thought. I demoed the Falcon compressor recently... Amazing. The Syren is a valve mic pre also in 500 format. There's a theory that aliens live amoung us in human form. They should run some tests on Dave for sure. He has some other worldly abilities.

Focal headphones. Very comfortable and excellent sounding. Ear pad material cut straight from Flash Gordon's shorts. Well worth a look and very well priced vs some of the competition.

Overall, not a big show by any means. But it seemed busier than last year.

J

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Re: Music Production Show new [Re: Jack Ruston]
      #1076889 - 30/11/13 10:35 AM
Quote Jack Ruston:

Focal headphones. Very comfortable and excellent sounding.



Thanks for the quick report Jack. It's a pity I can't make it.

My ears pricked up when I heard about Focal getting into headphones, but it turned out they were closed-back. Are these a new model? Open back?

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Jack Ruston



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Re: Music Production Show new [Re: Jack Ruston]
      #1076890 - 30/11/13 10:41 AM
No mate they're closed. And they don't have that sense of air that really good open backed cans have. But they're really very well balanced and don't sound overly pushed or scooped. They're nice. Well worth checking out.

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Jack Ruston



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Re: Music Production Show new [Re: Jack Ruston]
      #1076892 - 30/11/13 10:46 AM
When we think about crucial it is for singers to hear a great cue mix, and how different some cans can sound to what's coming from the monitors they're potentially very useful. And also for mixing etc. Anyone who works while travelling too. Check em out

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Re: Music Production Show new [Re: Jack Ruston]
      #1076893 - 30/11/13 10:52 AM
Thank mate. Yes, I can agree there's a place for good closed phones - it can make a big difference to coaxing the best out of a vocalist.

But with 30 pairs of various closed cans here I'm not in the market for any new ones myself!

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Re: Music Production Show new [Re: Jack Ruston]
      #1076894 - 30/11/13 11:31 AM
Quote Jack Ruston:

Popped into the show yesterday.

Overall, not a big show by any means. But it seemed busier than last year.





I was there yesterday as well.

It did seem busier than the last couple of years - if I can get a good deal I may well exhibit next year.

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Jack Ruston



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Re: Music Production Show new [Re: Jack Ruston]
      #1076895 - 30/11/13 11:34 AM
Maybe you can share a stand, John?

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Re: Music Production Show new [Re: Jack Ruston]
      #1076896 - 30/11/13 11:42 AM
... beginning to wish I'd gone now...


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Re: Music Production Show new [Re: Jack Ruston]
      #1076971 - 01/12/13 09:49 AM
Quote Jack Ruston:

Maybe you can share a stand, John?





Maybe - I do know someone who was not there I could work with.....

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Re: Music Production Show new [Re: Mike Stranks]
      #1076972 - 01/12/13 09:53 AM
Quote Mike Stranks:

... beginning to wish I'd gone now...




I have been to all three and this year was a bit more "buzzy" than previous years - but rather too noisy.

I do remember a show about 10 years ago where there was a power cut for two hours on one day. All the exhibitors said that they did more business during the power cut than in all the rest of the exhibition put together - as you could talk without being drowned out. You can't demo properly at an exhibition, anyway.

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Re: Music Production Show new [Re: Jack Ruston]
      #1076973 - 01/12/13 10:22 AM
Yeah it was noisy. Quite tiring after a while. There was probably scope for a few more sets of cans on some of the stands. But at least it had a bit more energy this year.

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Re: Music Production Show new [Re: Jack Ruston]
      #1077078 - 02/12/13 10:19 AM
Noise (or lack of it) is one of the reasons I like the AES shows. If you want to demo your speakers you use a side room or an alternative venue close by.

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Re: Music Production Show new [Re: James Perrett]
      #1077079 - 02/12/13 10:32 AM
The annoying thing was that those demoing speakers were actually very restrained and sensible, and if the did turn them up for a demo, it was brief.

The real problems came from people who were exhibiting what might loosely be termed musical instruments... The average SPL on Friday hovered around 82dB SPL from 11 right through to 5pm which made the show floor unpleasant... but much worse was that it made the upstairs 'seminar rooms' virtually unworkable.

However, it was very nice to meet up with quite a few forum users and great that so many people came along to the seminars and Q&As that Paul White and I were holding in the afternoons.

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Re: Music Production Show new [Re: Jack Ruston]
      #1077083 - 02/12/13 10:49 AM
Hey, Hugh, nice to meet you in the flesh on saturday afternoon. I went with USB rather than Firewire as you suggested and left the show carrying a large and heavy box. Told my wife it was your fault I'd flashed the credit card.

Simon

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Re: Music Production Show new [Re: Huge Longjohns]
      #1077089 - 02/12/13 11:18 AM


I doubt it will help though!

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Re: Music Production Show new [Re: Jack Ruston]
      #1077091 - 02/12/13 11:55 AM
May slightly reduce ferocity of blows with rolling pin.

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