Console or controller? It’s a silly argument. You want to record clean tracks and you want to mix quality recordings. Some prefer faders, some prefer all in-the-box. It doesn’t matter how it’s done. We live in a hybrid world. That said, here we list the most recent introductions from some of the key players in recording and mixing consoles.
Here we present the Best of Show winners in pro audio, along with one editor’s sampling of some cool products that make sense to the studio engineer who sometimes mixes live, or the FOH engineer who also works in a home studio.
A Reimagining of the Classic Neumann U47 Tube Mic
New MixPre-10M recorder/USB interface includes built-in overdubbing, remix, effects and other musician-centric tools.
By Michael Cooper. The outstanding MOTU 8D fills an important niche unaddressed by other I/O boxes. Featuring no preamps or converters (save for those serving a front-panel stereo headphone jack), the 8D relies solely on digital interfaces for I/O and networking.