Focusrite RedNet is Critical for Gimlet Media’s Podcast Studio Facility

Gimlet Media, the Brooklyn-based media company behind hit podcasts like Reply All, Homecoming, The Nod and StartUp, has built itself into the hub of the modern podcast universe. Since this past summer, it also has a new headquarters: 27,000 square feet of downtown Brooklyn space into which it’s built a combination of offices and studio suites that are already busy turning out dozens of new episodes weekly.

One key element that has made Gimlet Media’s new digs so efficient is the use of components from the RedNet range of Dante networked audio converters and interfaces from Focusrite.

A total of 15 RedNet MP8R eight-channel mic pre and A/D converts equip all 13 studios, as well as six RedNet AM2 stereo monitoring units.

MP8R’s are assigned to each podcast studio, acting as the mic press for each studio and interfacing with the QSC Q-SYS backbone, which handles routing and signal processing.

The six AM2 units are distributed as needed throughout the production facility and are used by note-takers who transcribe and otherwise chronicle the podcast production process, allowing them to be connected to the sessions without needing to be inside the studio itself. All of the RedNet products were purchased through Sound, Production & Lighting (SPL), the Chicago-area-based AV integrator on the project.

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Focusrite Pro Launches “The Focusrite Pro Podcast” at NAB 2019

Expanding upon its status as a thought leader in Audio-over-IP and related technologies, Focusrite Pro is launching a new podcast at the NAB Show. With a new episode released twice a month, The Focusrite Pro Podcast will focus on Focusrite Pro products, case studies, user stories, interviews with industry leaders, discussions amongst Focusrite Pro teams, and more.

The inaugural episodes – together known as “The NAB Series” – will be recorded live at the Focusrite booth (C2052) at the NAB show in Las Vegas, and visitors can witness the taping live in person. Visit the booth for more details.

The podcast will be hosted by Simplecast and will be available on the Focusrite Pro website as well as through conventional podcast distributors (Google, iTunes, Spotify, etc.). An interview-style program, the show will feature different hosts from the Focusrite Pro team, depending on the topics and their particular areas of expertise.

Guests will include audio and IT professionals from the markets that Focusrite serves, editors of publications, industry peers, and even Focusrite employees talking amongst themselves. Produced entirely in-house, the podcast will employ key Focusrite gear used in the production process, including the RedNet X2P 2×2 Dante audio house interface.

Dan Hughley, Focusrite Marketing Manager, will serve as Executive Producer of the show. He remarks, “Focusrite is looking to draw upon our expertise as thought leaders in the Audio-over-IP space with this podcast. We want a way to interact with clients and potential clients surrounding the technology and solutions we provide, and this podcast has been designed to suit that need.”