This summer the music industry is truly amped to welcome a brand new studio and music equipment show to the UK. Hosted by Tileyard in partnership with SoundOnSound Magazine, the aptly named GearFest UK will make its debut on 2nd July 2022 at Tileyard studios in London.

Focal proudly unveiled their brand new ST6 monitor range featuring updated versions of their much loved Solo and Twin models, along with a brand new subwoofer: Sub 12. After no less than 15 years of service, Focal’s iconic Solo6 and Twin6 are being redesigned and rebuilt to deliver even more versatility and improved performance.

Of all the professional audio techniques and phenomena coming to prominence in recent years, Atmos from Dolby has been undoubtedly one of the most explosively popular. Earlier in 2022 SCV were lucky enough to catch up with an audio production specialist at the forefront of the Atmos movement – Starboard Music Group's Richard Whittaker.

Veteran studio signal processing giants SPL move to expand their 500-series offering with the release of a new double-wide stereo image enlarger module. BiG takes on the daunting task of redefining the breadth or ‘bigness’ of stereo mixes with ease. New and creative methods of sound shaping are employed to enlarge a stereo image’s scope complete with user changeable controls including Range, Stage and Bigness.

Following the success of their UT FET47 condenser, Baton Rouge firm United Studio Technologies are back with an 87-style mission to deliver the definitive vocal microphone. United’s latest model draws on research from classic 87 condenser microphones spanning around 50 years.

SPL present a next generation speaker and talkback switching solution destined to once again set the standard for professional studio monitor controllers. Here we take a quick look to see just how far SPL’s highly revered MTC model has come in 2022...

Audix present a miniaturised 'short-gun' ceiling condenser perfect for conference rooms, classrooms and more! M45 features an innovative base design delivering the utmost in positioning flexibility. Harnessing both swivel and pivot axis technology, the M45 can be directed to a given source with ease even in more difficult or busier environments.

Now in its third incarnation, Black Lion proudly present a new Auteur for 2022 with up-to-date features, a revamped design and phenomenal sound. The heritage of the Black Lion Auteur preamp model is borne from years of equipment mods. After around a decade of giving new leases of life to older gear, the Chicago company amassed a concise set of traits that made good preamplifiers sound great, culminating in the release of their own from-scratch product.

Following the groundbreaking launch of their ‘evolved' Alpha 50 and 65 Evo models in 2020, Focal are thrilled to bring two additional studio monitor products to the family plus a brand new subwoofer for bass fanatics – the iconically named Sub One. With the Twin Evo, Focal proudly present something of a first in the world of affordable monitoring. The model comprises dual Slatefiber equipped woofers plus a single inch inverted aluminium dome tweeter, making it the Alpha range’s first ever 2.5-way configured studio main.

Following the success of their CLA200 and CLA100 studio power amps for passive speakers, Avantone Pro reveal a brand new model equipped to tackle large studio monitors demanding raw power in abundance. Avantone’s CLA400 – as the name suggests, can generate 400W seamlessly into 8 ohms, but it’s even more than that.

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