Professional Sound - February 2018 - Page 5

February 2018 • Vol.XXIX No.1 Contents DEPARTMENTS 9 INPUT Advancements in AVAR 10 SIGNALS The latest from across the Canadian pro audio industry 18 PROFILE Andre Kaden Black, Andrew “Slipper” Brown, Mark Scola 22 PRODUCT TESTS A suite of software reviews: Steinberg’s Cubase 9.5, Exponential Audio’s Stratus & Symphony Reverbs & IK Multimedia’s Syntronik 44 PRODUCTS The latest tools & technologies for pro audio professionals 53 ADVERTISERS’ INDEX 56 SOUND ADVICE Fixed vs. Floating Point DSP Architecture 58 ITINERARY Your industry calendar 60 CLASSIFIEDS 62 PROJECT FILE The Tragically Hip – A National Celebration in 5.1, Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Mississauga & more A unique audio solution for the 2017 IFG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, Pg. 34 FEATURES A NEW DIGITAL WORKFLOW AT THE 26 Grand Théâtre de Québec By Andrew King One of Quebec’s most iconic and breathtaking performance venues pushes into a new technological era. Daniel Caesar THE SOUND OF A TRIUMPHANT HOMECOMING Custom-Tailored for Creativity IAN KELLY’S PURPOSE-BUILT STUDIO SPACE 38 By Kevin Young How a Montreal songwriter built a studio space from the ground up to meet his needs while attracting other artists and clients. 30 By Michael Raine One of Canada’s hottest musical exports returns home for a string of special, sold-out shows. Ultimate Flexibility THE IFG ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Setting the stage for Daniel Caesar’s string of sold-out shows in Toronto, Pg. 30 34 By Andrew King A unique audio system offered total control for this special event at Montreal’s massive Olympic Stadium. Grand Théâtre de Québec An Iconic Venue Adopts a Digital Workflow The Sound of Daniel Caesar’s Triumphant Homecoming Custom-Tailored for Creativity Ian Kelly’s Sunset Hill Studio Ultimate Flexibility The FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships New Opportunities for Audio in AR & VR Floating vs. Fixed Point DSP MIXING THE TRAGICALLY HIP: A NATIONAL CELEBRATION IN 5.1 Cover Photo: Quebec City’s Grand Theatre by Seb Hamel