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  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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    M. Erik Matlock 11/30 12:26 PM,
    I have to make a confession. KRK sent me its latest line of control room monitors over a month ago. Yes. I’ve been dragging my feet on returning the pairs of new V4s and V8s for one simple reason… They sound really good. My standard procedure when reviewing monitors is to throw a few favorite albums at them and see what happens. If they still sound good after that stage, then we look at adding some mics and making some… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureProductReviewLoudspeakerMonitoringStudio

  • Tuesday, November 22, 2016
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    Peter Novak 11/22 08:11 AM,
    Courtesy of Omega Studios.   I’d like to expand on my last topic of sound selections in your production: the art of layering sounds so that they cut through in your mix for a more professional sound in your audio tracks. I generally approach this with the frequency content being my main focus. Does the sound or patch you’ve selected translate properly to other monitors once you take your song out of the studio? What I mean by that is,… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEducationEngineerProcessorStudio

  • Monday, November 21, 2016
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    Joe Gilder 11/21 08:12 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   Whether it’s a documentary on your favorite band, a movie scene in a recording studio, or a full-page ad in Sweetwater‘s latest catalog, one common theme exists: vocalists use large-diaphragm condenser microphones. I’m not a big fan of the phrase “that’s how we’ve always done it.” Certainly we should learn from the experience of others, but doing something just because everyone else does it leads to a fairly boring experience. Do… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneMixerSignalStudio

  • Friday, November 18, 2016
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    Bobby Owsinski 11/18 05:58 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   As we’re all too aware, crafting a hit song isn’t easy. Most people in the music business struggle their whole careers to be a part of just one, while others do the same to get a taste of that magic once again. While there isn’t an exact formula for a hit, there are a number of common elements between them that you’ll find that may help you in creating one. Here’s an… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogEngineerStudio

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016
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    Bruce Borgerson 11/15 07:30 AM,
    If you’ve seen the Rolling Stones Gimme Shelter movie, you might recall Jimmy Johnson’s brief speaking role. He was the one coaching Keith Richards on the proper Alabama pronunciation of “Y’all come back, y’hear.” For three nights in December of 1969, the Stones cut basic tracks and live vocals for three songs: “You Gotta Move,” “Wild Horses” and “Brown Sugar.” The sessions took place at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios—the “burlap palace” at 3614 Jackson Highway—a nondescript former casket factory which… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneMixerProcessorStudioTechnician

  • Friday, November 11, 2016
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    Jackson B. Jackson 11/11 12:30 PM,
    I saw Pink Floyd’s epic film “The Wall” for the first time when I was 12 years old. It was quite possibly, at that time, that I first realized that recorded music held a certain “power.” The music of that film, coupled with the vibrant, yet bleak imagery, “forced” me to confront a whole range of emotions. Shortly after, when I heard the album by itself, I found that the music alone still moved me in the same ways. Certain… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureOpinionStudio

  • Wednesday, November 09, 2016
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    Bruce A. Miller 11/09 07:49 AM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   The compressor is a wonderful tool when used properly, however, often the basics of compression are misunderstood, leaving audio that would have been better left untouched. A compressor is a threshold effect that will squeeze dynamic range. If a sound has dynamics (increases and decreases in volume), a compressor will push them together.  This type of effect is called compression and is not to be confused with computer files compression (making files smaller)… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationMeasurementProcessorSignalStudio

  • Tuesday, November 08, 2016
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    Joe Gilder 11/08 07:41 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   Last week I had lunch with a new friend, a guy by the name of James Waddell of Lyricanvas Studios. James is an audio engineer/producer/mixer here in Nashville. James has won two Grammy’s. James is awesome. I’ll be posting a video tour of James’ studio in a few weeks on my weekly Studio Tours series. You’ll get to see the Grammys then. I met James at a songwriting event I played… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEngineerStudio

  • Wednesday, November 02, 2016
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    PSW Staff 11/02 10:40 AM,
    ProSoundWeb presents at least two feature articles every day of the working week, meaning that there are 40-plus long-form articles highlighted each and every month. That’s a lot. In fact, so much so that we thought it would be handy to present a round-up of the most-read articles for those who might have missed at least some of them the first time around. What follows is the top 5 most-read articles on PSW for the month of October 2016. Note… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundFeatureVideoAVEngineerSound ReinforcementStudioTechnician

  • Monday, October 31, 2016
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    Bobby Owsinski 10/31 06:33 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   It’s surprising that so many monitors (loudspeakers that is) are purchased just from a review or word of mouth, since they’re such a personal item. Here’s an excerpt from my Studio Builder’s Handbook (written with Dennis Moody) that covers some things to think about before you purchase your next set of speakers. 1) Don’t choose a monitor because someone else is using them. Just because your favorite mixer uses a set of… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerLoudspeakerMonitoringStudio



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