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Henszey Launches Dolby Atmos Suite

Veteran audio engineer Dave Henszey turned to Westlake Pro and Focusrite to create his Dolby Atmos-certified immersive mixing and recording suite.
Veteran audio engineer Dave Henszey turned to Westlake Pro and Focusrite to create his Dolby Atmos-certified immersive mixing and recording suite.

Los Angeles, CA (May 8, 2020)—Veteran audio engineer Dave Henszey’s Dolby Atmos-certified immersive mixing and recording suite, Henszey Sound, features an all-Dante network infrastructure enabled by an arsenal of Red and RedNet interfaces from Focusrite.

Among his important tools are a Focusrite RedNet MP8R eight-channel mic pre and A/D converter, a RedNet A16R 16-channel analogue I/O interface, three RedNet HD32R 32-channel HD Dante network bridges and a Red 8Pre 64-in/64-out Thunderbolt 2 and Pro Tools | HD-compatible audio interface. Other highlights include a Slate Raven console, a full complement of outboard gear, software and mics (including his prized Neumann U47fet), and the first Atmos speaker system made up of ADAM components — three ADAM A77X near-/midfield monitors, four A7X and four A5X nearfields and two SUB12 subwoofers.

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Creating the Atmos mixing suite meant getting outside advice. “I found those people at Dolby Laboratories and Westlake Pro, and they’ve been wonderful advisors in helping me make this vision happen. The experts at Westlake Pro recommended Focusrite components, and I’ve had good experiences with Focusrite through my career, so it was an easy decision to go with their advice,” says Henszey. He has been in-demand for years, with an extensive client list that includes Lego Star Wars, Miller Brewing, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, MTV Spring Break and much more.

“The one non-negotiable approach that I had was that I needed to have this system be Atmos-certified with ADAM speakers, because they are my go-to. [Dolby] had never certified an Atmos system with ADAM speakers, so I was to be the first. They have digital tools to help set up and certify a room, and we got it up and running, and it all worked like a dream. The sound was stunning. I knew it would be good, but I had no idea what I was about to hear, and it was spectacular. The work that Westlake Pro and Dolby did at this room is way over the top.”

Henszey comments, “The future of the audio industry is really exciting, and there’s a lot of great stuff happening right now. Atmos has opened up a lot of possibilities. I love that format — even when you hear an Atmos mix out of a smartphone, it jumps out at you and goes all around you. It’s a beautiful set of tools for audio professionals working today and in the future.”

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Original Resource is ProSoundNetwork.com https://www.prosoundnetwork.com/recording/henszey-launches-dolby-atmos-suite

Asher Postman’s New Monitors Deliver

Viral remix artist Asher Postman’s ADAM Audio monitors survived the Nashville tornado and are in use throughout quarantine.
Viral remix artist Asher Postman’s ADAM Audio monitors survived the Nashville tornado and are in use throughout quarantine.

Nashville, TN (May 4, 2020)—The studio of Nashville-based electronic music producer Asher Postman was damaged in the Tennessee tornado in March, but his recently acquired ADAM Audio A7X active nearfield studio monitors survived.

On top of crafting his own songs, Postman has remixed artists from Riley Clemmons to The Chainsmokers. His tutorials garner six-figure YouTube views. His head-bobbing version of the Motown classic “Mr. Postman” assembles sounds recorded on his iPhone. Perhaps he’s best known for his hilarious meme remixes, which turn viral TikToks and Vines such as “Dubai Was Lit” into fully produced trap jams.

Postman first heard the ADAM monitors when he and a friend from Detroit, David Chapdelaine, whose artist project is called Augest, went on a writing retreat. “We were traveling light and brought minimal setups. There was no subwoofer — and we’re electronic guys who like subs!”

Focusrite Group Acquires ADAM Audio

The 7-inch carbon-glass fiber composite woofer of the A7X, powered by its own 100-watt amplifier, was up to the challenge, he says: “The low end sounded really good, and we put things together that sounded right when later we played the tracks on systems that did have subs. I want to mention that the lower mids are really nice as well, whereas on my previous speakers they were nowhere near as defined.”

Postman continues, “I hadn’t experienced a high end this clear before. Working with hi-hat parts, top loops, synth riffs, anything with a lot of high-frequency content, I felt like I was finally hearing everything I should have been hearing on my old monitors but didn’t realize it. With a track like ‘Dubai Was Lit,’ I can have about 20 to 30 layers of sound going, so it’s great to know I’m getting an accurate representation of all those frequencies.”

Postman also found that the A7X monitors helped him tune his Nashville studio, which was oddly shaped and had a bad resonance at around 130 Hz, he reports. “The ADAMs can already sound good in a problem room, but their accuracy made it very easy for me to find that bad frequency using measurement software and tune it out.”

Following the tornado, he says, “I’m currently at my parents’ house in Michigan, and once again, I’ve never been this happy about having to work without a subwoofer. If I get a mix to sound good on the ADAMs, it sounds good on anything.”

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ADAM Academy Takes Users to School on YouTube

Nashville, TN (March 18, 2020)—ADAM Audio has launched the ADAM Academy, a YouTube video series offering information, tips and tools for optimizing their loudspeaker monitor systems.

The video content, available on the company’s YouTube channel, includes information and instruction from ADAM Audio company personnel as well as tutorials on specific subjects from ADAM Audio customers in various fields.

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ADAM Academy recent video topics include: How to Calibrate a Subwoofer; Studio Monitor Placement; Proper Monitor Maintenance & Cleaning; Mixing Rap and Hip Hop Master Class by Brooklyn-based hip hop producer and engineer Paul Womack; Audio Post; How to Mix Acoustic Sessions; How to Mix Live Sessions for Video  featuring engineer Eric Bastinelli;  How to Tune Drums; How to Mic Drums; Drum Editing in Pro Tools; Tips for Becoming a Successful Freelance Musician presented by Grammy-nominated bassist Jonathan Maron and Is Audio School Worth it?

“We started the ADAM Academy video series in order to assist our customers with having the tools and information which will allow them to get the best performance from their monitor systems,” says Christian Hellinger, ADAM Audio CEO. “Many of the ADAM Academy videos feature tips and techniques from many of our well-respected and talented ADAM Audio users, which really helps to foster the peer-to-peer sharing of best practices in the community.”

Future ADAM Academy topics will cover a variety of subjects such as: Understanding the Importance of Frequency Charts, The Sonic Difference Between Vertical and Horizontal Monitors, Recording Studio Internships, The Importance of a Subwoofer, Burning In Monitors: Why it is Important Before Using them For Critical Listening.

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Original Resource is ProSoundNetwork.com https://www.prosoundnetwork.com/recording/adam-academy-school-youtube

Focusrite Podcast Studio Makeover Competition Kicks Off

Los Angeles, CA (March 11, 2020) – Focusrite, teaming with Heil Sound, ADAM Audio, Namba, Audimute, Hindenburg, Fullcast, Squadcast and Simplecast, has kicked off a competition where three winners will take home complete podcast studio makeover, valued at $2,300 in gear and services.

Each winner’s prize package includes a full hour of podcast coaching from Harry Duran, host of Podcast Junkies and Founder of FullCast, as well as the opportunity for the podcast studio to be featured in a video project produced by Focusrite.

BAM Studios Opens Podcast Division

Chosen winners from the podcast studio makeover competition will receive a Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen Audio Interface, a Heil Sound PR40 dynamic microphone and PL2T boom arm, a set of ADAM Audio SP-5 Studio Headphones, a Namba Gear Lil Namba Remix Backpack, a design session and $500 store credit with Audimute for a custom sound treatment solution, a $95 store credit with Hindenburg (enough for their Journalist software or use it to upgrade to Journalist Pro), 50% off a SquadCast annual plan and a discount on podcast hosting from Simplecast.

To enter, contestants provide a link to a five-minute sample episode and a three-minute pitch video. Visit https://focusrite.com/podcast-studio-makeover to enter. The deadline for entries is April 17, 2020.

Focusrite marketing manager Dan Hughley remarks, “As a content creator myself, I am personally closely aware of how much of a difference it makes to have a podcast studio that is properly outfitted. When all the pieces are in place, ideas can flow and the creativity shines, rather than instances where technical imperfections make the process more of a struggle. A great podcast should feel effortless for the creator/host, the listeners, and any interview subjects involved, and that’s what we’re hoping to help our makeover winners achieve with their work.”

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Original Resource is ProSoundNetwork.com https://www.prosoundnetwork.com/post-and-broadcast/focusrite-podcast-studio-makeover-competition-kicks-off