Friday, March 24th, 2017

June 2015 – One of the best ways to improve the throughput and response time of the Mac books and other Mac models is to replace the standard rotating media HDD with an SSD. A long time leader in the SSD marketplace and one of the first suppliers in the Mac market OWC has made [...]

June 2015 – Following the Showstopper SF event that preceded WWDC, we met with and had a chance to try out the Landing Zone docking station for the MacBook Pro with Retina display. For many AV professionals finding a docking station that meets the requirement of security, multiscreen support and high speed storage is a [...]

June 2015 – Just before WWDC in San Francisco, Showstoppers held a press event to highlight some of the vendors and suppliers appearing at the conference. One of the announcements was from Parallels which was showing off their Desktop 10 product. The software is targeted at both developers and business professionals who have a requirement [...]

January 2014, At the winter NAMM show in Anaheim, Universal Audio introduced the Apollo Twin desktop recording interface. Known for its rack mount recording analog studio equipment, they have now brought this level of performance to the desktop. The well known Apollo interface product, is an analog and digital product that was designed under the [...]

June 2013, At the 2013 E3 show one of the largest social interactions with gaming is the capture and posting of game play and accomplishments on the web and social media. For serious gamers, the latency from the capture systems on consoles and the reduction of resources in the CPU & GPU in the PC [...]

March 2013 – At GDC 2013 in San Francisco, we visited with Three Ring Studios, which has been producing games for Sega since 2001. In 2003, they launched their premier game Puzzle Pirates. This game is an MMO RPG that is playable on PC/Mac and Linux systems. The game has recently been ported to iOS [...]

April 7, 2013, National Association of Broadcasters, Las Vegas—We talked with Avid about their latest tools. The latest creative tools start with Media Composer 7 for nonlinear editing, now available starting at $999 USD. The new version features accelerated and simplified file-based workflows including optimized HD delivery from high-res source material and automated media operations. [...]

Sony thinks not,as it finally brings Sound Forge Pro to the Mac. The Mac has a long and storied past when it comes to dedicated audio waveform editors. Way back at the dawn of the digital age in 1986, SoundEdit, the very first widely used waveform editor was created on the Mac. Since then a [...]

Having talked with many friends who use notation software, one comment heard over and over is how unnervingly complicated the software can be. But all that chatter and groaning comes to an abrupt halt when a discussion of Notion 4.0 begins. It’s easy to use, has great looking notation and excellent playback. Fortunately, the stellar [...]

September 2012 – With video conferencing and Voice based interfaces & VOIP communication, we continued our reviews of several easy to use USB microphones targeted at this market. The unit we just finished testing was from MXL and was the AC-404 which is a commercial level performance targeted product for the office environment. This table [...]