Given that these projects often have short turnaround times, McCarthy says that he needs to be able to trust his ears and focus on the decisive elements in each track in order to create his initial mixes. He began using Amphion when he realized how closely they matched his priorities as a mix engineer. “I connected with Amphion because of how true to the source they are – you know exactly what you are hearing and can see what the bigger picture is right away,” he said. “They really shine when it comes to vocals and micro-dynamics.”
“Ultimately, they’ve allowed me to work more quickly and trust the decisions I’m making, meaning that I’m much more confident in the mixes I’m sending back to artists and producers.”
With most mix engineers working completely remotely at this point, McCarthy says that mix translation is more important than ever before. The diversity of listening devices from producer, to artist, to fan can be challenging, but ultimately are a test of the effectiveness of the song itself. “In a great pop song, you want to feel the emotional without technically hearing the sonic changes I’m making– those are the kind of details that need to translate the most,” he said. “Mixing on Amphion I’ve been able to make those decisions knowing that my mixes translate immediately regardless of the listening device.”
“I always know it’s going to sound right, and that makes all the difference for these artists and producers,” he concluded. “They’ve changed the game for me.”
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Amphion Loudspeakers Ltd. was established in 1998. We design and build loudspeakers that are characterized by honest and accurate sound reproduction. Precise driver integration ensures world-class imaging and phase coherency. Controlled dispersion technology helps achieve more stable results in a variety of room acoustics. All products are handmade in Finland (and the Amphion amplifiers are assembled in Finland) to ensure enduring listening quality.
“L-Acoustics is widely known across the industry for driving innovation of premium audio products, and their extensive global relationships will open many doors for us,” said John Vars, CEO of Mixhalo. “We always look to work with innovators who share our vision for elevating the live entertainment experience, and L-Acoustics is the perfect fit.”
Mixhalo’s $24 million Series B funding round is led by funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group LLC (“Fortress”). Mixhalo’s Series A investors also contributed to the round, including Foundry Group, Sapphire Sport, Founders Fund, Defy Partners, and Another Planet Entertainment.
For more information about Mixhalo, please visit www.mixhalo.com
L-Acoustics is renowned for developing innovative sound systems and technologies that elevate the listening experience. Founded in France in 1984, L-Acoustics currently employs 500 team members worldwide, with headquarters in Paris, London, Los Angeles, and Singapore. Recognized for pioneering the line source array, L-Acoustics continues to shape the future of sound with solutions such as L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology offering multi-dimensional audio. In recognition of introducing ground-breaking creative technologies, L-Acoustics was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2020.
L-Acoustics sound systems can be heard around the globe in venues like the Hollywood Bowl and the Philharmonie de Paris, at the world’s top-grossing festivals such as Coachella and Tomorrowland, and on tour with world-class artists such as Billie Eilish, Post Malone, Foo Fighters, and Jacky Cheung.
Mixhalo is a real-time audio platform delivering a high-quality, immersive experience for live events including concerts, conferences, festivals, sporting events, and anywhere people gather to hear content. Founded by Incubus guitarist and songwriter Mike Einziger and internationally-acclaimed violinist, Ann Marie Simpson-Einziger, Mixhalo enables live event organizers to give audiences exactly what they came for, with real-time audio delivered directly to attendees’ own phones (via a free app) and headphones.
Clients and partners to-date include: Aerosmith, Charlie Puth, Incubus, Metallica, TechCrunch Disrupt, Sting, STAPLES Center (soon-to-be Crypto.com Arena), and multiple venues housing NBA and NHL teams. The company is backed by investors including Foundry Group, Sapphire Sport, Founders Fund, Defy Partners, Cowboy Ventures, Red Light Management, and others in technology, sports and entertainment.