The 2017 AES show, which was held in New York City in October, was given a shot in the arm this year by being partnered with NAB in an adjacent and connected hall. The busy booths revealed many new products, including plug-ins such as the Sonnox Dynamic EQ, Nugen’s Halo Up Mix 3D Immersive Plug- in, Waves 360 Ambisonic Tools, Waves Torque, Brauer Motion and SoundRadix Powair Compressor.
New monitors included the Result6 Powered Monitor from PMC, the 300-watt 9S and 800-watt double woofer 18S Sub from Dynaudio, and “The Ones” studio monitors from Genelec, demoed both in the company’s “immersive” booth and at Jungle City Studios out in the city.
There were also plenty of new mics at the show. Sony sneak- peeked the C100 side-address, and ECM-100U and ECM-100N end-address microphones, while Manley proudly demoed their Silver Studio Condenser Microphone. Earthworks had the new SV33 vocal mic, Bock Audio’s Bock 67 was on display, Audio-Technica had its AT5047 Studio Condenser Microphone, Gefell showed its SRM 100 handheld dynamic mic and Sontronics Solo live vocal mic was also on hand.
Under odds-and-ends comes iZotope’s first hardware device, the unique Spire mobile recording device with Grace Design preamps and a unique app. Also at the show was Cranesong’s Avocet IIa monitor controller, the Focusrite Red16 interface, Radial Engineering Decoder MS Stereo Matrix, and Lectrosonics M2 Duet IEM system. RTW Showed an updated MM3 Mu- sicMeter, Shure showed off its SE112 Bluetooth earphones, and DPA revealed its new DPA Core technology and d:vice MMA-A Digital Audio Interface. Heritage Audio bowed its Reference Audio Monitoring System 5000 and CM-500 Monitor controller in two 500 slots. Cadac showcased its CDC Digital Console and Allen & Heath showed off the SQ Series digital desks.
Finally, there was the new DAD Pro | Mon | 3 monitor control software for the AX32 audio-routing and converter interfaces along with the MOM hardware controller and speaker-correction processing for up to a full 64 channel Dolby Atmos setup.