After the release of Avantone Pro and Chris Lord-Alge's NS10 replica, in June of 2018 and the subsequent release of their CLA200 power amp, the CLA10 soared to become the world’s number one bestselling passive studio monitor.

The NAMM professional audio trade show returned to sunny Anaheim, California last month and customarily the industry was treated to a torrent of new and exciting musical equipment innovations. In this piece we’ll take you on a quick-capsule review tour to highlight our favourite new picks from The NAMM Show 2019!

Today at the NAMM Show in Anaheim California, Focal announced the latest addition to its acclaimed Be (Beryllium) studio monitor range. The Trio11 Be is a versatile near and midfield monitor designed as a high performance tool to satisfy the needs of modern music producers all the way up to exacting audio and mastering engineers.

After almost a decade of quality personal mixing, the original Hear Back range has come to an end. But don’t start packing up the studio session/rehearsal/gig just yet! Hear Technologies’ new and improved Hear Back OCTO range has landed and is now available in the UK. Hear Back OCTO draws on many of the features that everyone loved about the original range with a few key improvements.

SCV are excited today to reveal a brand new partner with Latvian audio software manufacturer Sonarworks. Formed in 2012 by two music enthusiasts and a keen scientist united by a passion for good sound, Sonarworks have set out to transform the process of sound monitoring for creators and listeners alike.

Whilst the announcement of a new operating system may inspire a feeling of deep, uncomfortable dread in the gut of many audio industry professionals, users of Metric Halo hardware and plug-in software can once again breath a sigh of relief. The new operating system for Mac: Mojave, Apple’s 15th major operating system release for the Mac platform, was announced in June 2018 and replaces High Sierra.

Earlier this year Avantone Pro announced a revamped homage on the classic NS10M passive studio monitor design, the CLA10 - built in partnership with engineer and producer Chris Lord Alge. At lightning speed, New York based manufacturer Avantone Pro has now announced a follow up and a much lauded addition to the new CLA range of products.

The London Drum Show is an unparalleled event for drumming enthusiasts attracting players to the UK each year from some of the furthest reaches of the globe. This year’s line up boasts 3 performance stages featuring masterclasses from some of the most notorious drummers in the music business, plus educational seminars on topics from playing techniques to drum microphone placement and soundproofing.

This month we’re joining Notting Hill Music and Kazbar Systems for the July edition of Network-Monthy at Tileyard Studios, one of London’s finest feel-good music business shindigs attended by some of the finest labels, publishers, writers and agents the industry has to offer. As an official sponsor, SCV will be on hand to field queries about its distributed professional audio brands and will also be presenting a few recent additions to the product portfolio!

3D is here! And we bet you're all pretty psyched. Metric Halo's 3D upgrade enables a wealth of connectivity and software upgrades offering 2D and legacy interfaces a new lease of life and futureproofing for years to come. If you're lucky enough to have bagged an upgrade kit for the 2882, ULN2, LIO8 or ULN8, we've curated all of the necessary video guides below to get you up and running as quickly as possible.

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