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EXAMINING IGUANA STUDIOS ’ NEW GENELEC ATMOS ROOM PG . 34
The Definition of Good Sound is Still Evolving
The latest from across the Canadian pro audio industry
Ryan McCambridge , Annelise Noronha & Stew Kirkwood
22 PRODUCT TESTS
UAD ’ s Hitsville EQ plug-in collection , Shure ’ s KSM11wireless vocal microphone & the RØDECaster Pro II integrated audio production studio
The latest tools & technologies for audio professionals
53 ADVERTISERS ’ INDEX
56 SOUND ADVICE
How I Let Go of Ego & Preconceived Notions While Producing
Your industry events calendar
62 PROJECT FILE
Coldplay ’ s “ Music of the Spheres ” U . S . tour , Toronto ’ s Harbourfront Centre , Verona ’ s Hard Rock Café & more
August 2022 , Vol . XXXIII No . 4
26 Dierks Bentley ’ s Beers on Me Tour
Canadian-Made Sound & Modern Versatility By Manus Hopkins American country music star Dierks Bentley is on the second leg of a three-month North American trek dubbed the Beers on Me Tour , which sees the sound crew adapting their PK Sound rig for amphitheatres , festivals , and other venues . FOH Engineer James “ Pugs ” McDermott and Monitor Engineer Scott Tatter dig into their respective setups and mix approach , and how they ’ re finding the Canadian-made speakers . Pugs also dishes on some brand-new software that is being alpha tested on tour .
30 It ’ s Arriving When ??? And Going to Cost How Much ?!
How Supply Chain Issues & Inflation Are Hitting Pro Audio By Michael Raine If you ’ ve paid attention to the news in recent months , the competing crises of inflation , product shortages , and supply chain issues have dominated the discussion and affected every product category . There is no single reason for it — it spans from factory fires in Japan to drought in Brazil to lockdowns in China and rising consumer demand in America . No industry has been spared , but being that we ’ re a pro audio industry magazine , after all , and the issues are so allpervasive , it seemed about time that we ask around and find out what specifically is ailing the audio products industry .
34 Iguana Studios Enters the World of Immersive Mixing
The Famed Studio Installs the First commercial Genelec Atmos Room in Canada By Kevin Young For 28 years , Iguana Studios ’ owner and president , Vic Branco , has prided himself on running a recording facility “ built by musicians for musicians .” Recently , the studio has added substantially to their ability to serve clients by installing a Dolby Atmos / Sony 360 Reality Audio Mixing system comprised entirely of Genelec loudspeakers . The decision to upgrade was predicated on what Branco believed was the maturity of the technology – and perhaps , as importantly , its applications for average listeners .
38 Kallie Marie on Conversations with Women in Music Production
By Michael Raine New York-based producer and recording engineer Kallie Marie chats with Professional Sound about what she learned compiling her new book , Conversations with Women in Music Production : The Interviews . In it , she speaks to a wide array of acclaimed female producers / engineers about the overt and subtle obstacles that prevent women from entering the recording industry and advancing . Plus , we share an exclusive excerpt .
COVER PHOTO : DIERKS BENTLEY BY ZACHARY BELCHER