Each year at the NAMM show in Anaheim California, Audix Microphones review the previous 12 months past and recognise a number of key partners with awards reflecting truly exemplary performance. This year’s show, SCV was honoured to accept the award for Distributor of the Year 2018!

At Musikmesse 2019 this month Chicago-based studio outboard and modification wizards Black Lion Audio introduced yet another innovative vintage outboard reissue with a little help from Chris Lord-Alge’s studio – Mix L.A. Lord-Alge is a long-time user of the original UA 1176 FET limiting amplifiers and has used them on countless mixes.

At the NAMM show in early 2019, Black Lion Audio CEO Nate Bierdeman unveiled a pair of new products which extend the scope of two revered preamp models. Over the years Black Lion has earned a flawless reputation for designing high performance preamps in affordable price brackets, and the new B173 Quad and B12A Quad models are no exceptions.

IsoAcoustics’ expansive product range of decoupling isolators includes solutions for studio monitors, Hi-Fi speakers and even Hi-Fi components. For the very first time at Winter NAMM 2019, IsoAcoustics unveiled a brand new addition which caters for guitarists.

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.

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