The Beeb has just published noise safety guides for orchestral musicians. The pdf documents can be downloaded here.
We have a new law in NZ on this now, which allows ISPs to take legal action against illegal downloaders. Here is an interesting article on this topic, from a songwriters point of view: https://sites.google.com/site/hughprestwoodblog/home/digital-disaster----illegal-file-sharing
Bill Norton, Earthworks' COO, commented on the response to the SR40V mic: "We began to ship the SR40V at a velocity that already far exceeds our expectations".
Ok, so just how fast was that ship going?
Only two weeks since we were snowed in, and here we are again. This time it is very widespread with even Auckland getting a sprinkling (it hasn't snowed there since the 1930s). http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/5444263/High-winds-cause-havoc