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A LOOK AT ED SHEERAN ’ S SHOW AT CROKE PARK STADIUM & MORE , PG . 62

DEPARTMENTS

9 INPUT
Home Recording Reshaped the Creative Process , But Challenged the Studio Sector
10 SIGNALS
The latest from across the Canadian pro audio industry
18 PROFILE
David Gardner , Edward Almeida & Sage Kim
22 PRODUCT TESTS
DPA ’ s 4011 , 2011 , and 4099 microphones ; Steinberg ’ s Wavelab Pro 11 ; and Advanced Audio ’ s CM49LE microphone
44 PRODUCTS
The latest tools & technologies for audio professionals
53 ADVERTISERS ’ INDEX
56 SOUND ADVICE
The Emotion of Audio , Part 2
58 ITINERARY
Your industry events calendar
60 CLASSIFIEDS
62 PROJECT FILE
Ed Sheeran at Dublin ’ s Croke Park Stadium , Chicago ’ s Museum of Contemporary Art , and more

Contents

June 2022 , Vol . XXXIII No . 3

FEATURES

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The 2022 Eurovision Song Contest
A Look at the Most Complicated Live Broadcast Music Show Ever Staged By Michael Raine with Luca Giaroli
The signal distribution manager and designer for Eurovision 2022 takes us behind the scenes in Italy to explain the immense and complicated task of broadcasting the world ’ s most famous music competition . “ I ’ ve done a lot of gigantic projects in my career , including Olympic Games ,” he says . “ But with this level of complexity in terms of the signal distribution and level of redundancy required , and especially the automatic redundancy for the first level , it is really a challenge .”

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Nu House Studios
Inside the Trans-Owned Massachusetts Studio at the Heart of a Passionate Production Community By Audrey Leyenhorst
Originally founded in the summer of 2019 , Framingham , MA ’ s Nu House Studios fills a crucial gap in an endless swath of studios , offering up high-end production and mixing while upholding a clearly-defined safe space for queer musicians and producers – a space that ’ s evolved beyond the physical realm as the studio has become the centre of a bustling online community of remote clientele on top of in-person sessions .

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Setup for Success in Audio
For young people , proper expectations , work ethic & attitude can be even more important than technical knowledge By Michael Raine
This is for you , young , aspiring professionals in the audio industry . Maybe you ’ re a student or a recent graduate from an esteemed audio-focused vocational school in Canada or elsewhere . Or maybe you ’ re doing it the oldfashioned way — making connections and bootstrapping it to get your foot in the door of the audio industry . This article is about what you need to know – or more specifically , what you should expect and the attitude and work ethic you need to bring – to be successful in those crucial early years of your career .

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Deconstructing My Album Mix for
54-40 ’ s Live at The El
Mocambo
By Clifton David Broadbridge
Mix engineer Clifton David Broadbridge breaks down his process and gear to explain how he mixed the new live album from Canadian rock icons 54-40 , which was recorded at Toronto ’ s newly revamped , stateof-the-art El Mocambo . The original venue was home to many legendary live recordings , and the mission was to sonically blend the new and the classic .
COVER PHOTO : EUROVISION 2022 BY NATHAN REINDDS