AES 2015 is done and in the books! This past weekend was incredible, thanks to some stunning new gear announcements and amazing product demos. From console reissues to the pairing down of other classic gear, the 139th AES pro audio convention gave us all a lot of to chew on.
We hooked up with our sales staff that went to New York City for the big show and asked them about their favorite products to be released on the convention center floor. Continue reading below to find out what our team choose as their "Best in Show" picks for 2015.
Super smooth and punchy sounding variable mu compressor. You can really hear the Beatles bass/drum tones in this box!
500 Series interface designed for phones. Since everyone today comes in to play you stuff off their phone. Might as well hear it right.
Avid Pro Tools Dock
Session, transport and plug-in control from a custom iPad dock loaded with controls and styled to match the S3.
Merging Technologies PT64 HDX Card
64-channel, completely routable Ravenna to Digilink option card for Hapi and Horace.
It’s exciting the unit that was previously so hard to find is now readily available to all and in a more convenient format.
At the show, people’s jaw would just drop when they heard a multitrack mix going through the desk. It’s got the vintage Neve sound down perfect, but with all the modern features an engineer could want.
Focusrite RedNet AM2
RedNet Monitor Boxes that could be used for lounges and cue systems. Anywhere you want to send a feed off of a network. I’m really loving the DANTE format and how flexible it is becoming.
The horizontal placement and added mid-driver offer the signature Barefoot sound with enhanced imaging and mid-range resolution.
Izotope Audio RX 5 Audio Editor and Advanced Audio Editor
Stunning audio restoration tool kit gets another injection of great features and usability enhancements. Wow.