Contents August 2017 Vol.XXVIII No.4 DEPARTMENTS 9 INPUT 10 SIGNALS Updates from across the David Angus, Rico Lucia & David Mohacsi 22 PRODUCT TESTS Sennheiser’s MK4 Digital microphone, Rupert Neve Designs’ acclaimed Shelford Channel & version 8 of Acoustica’s Mixcraft Pro Studio. 44 PRODUCTS The latest technologies & tools for pro audio professionals 53 ADVERTISERS’ INDEX 56 SOUND ADVICE In Conversation with Peter McBoyle 58 ITINERARY Your industry calendar 60 CLASSIFIEDS 62 PROJECT FILE FEATURES Canadian pro audio industry 18 PROFILE Recreating the Woodstock experience with immersive audio, Pg. 30 CITT/ICTS’s New Mentorship Program On tour with Linkin Park, FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton & more BILLY TALENT Roaring Stadium Rock Returns to Hamilton 26 By Michael Raine Billy Talent headlined a big night of hard rock at Hamilton’s Tim Horton’s Field, featuring the largest Outline GTO loudspeaker deployment in Canada to date. REVOLUTION: THE ‘60S REVISITED MASTERING MATTERS 38 One-on-One with Lacquer Channel’s Noah Mintz By Andrew King One of the country’s top mastering engineers offers a candid and compelling look at the current state of his art. 30 Immersive Sound Transports Museum Visitors Back in Time By Michael Raine An innovative immersive audio design is central to this unique museum exhibit currently being hosted by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Studio Base Bin founder Albert Chambers (right) on his brand new creative hub, Pg.34 STUDIO BASE BIN 34 Conception to Production Under One Roof By Andrew King The brand new home for this long-running Montreal music hub features rehearsal rooms with state-of-the-art technologies alongside production and engineering services and more. The Next Stage What’s on the Horizon for Theatre Sound? MASTERING MATTERS Y BILL T N T A L E to ck m Ro adiu ing St Roar s n Return milto Ha One-on-One with Lacquer Channel’s Noah Mintz You Say You Want a Revolution? Travelling Back in Time with Immersive Audio Base Bin Studios Conception to Production Under One Roof PLUS: Toron Linkin Park to’s Revival ’s Monitor Bar, Rig & More Cover Photo: Billy Talent’s Ben Kowalewicz onstage in Hamilton by Nic Pouliot, rockphoto.ca.