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  • Friday, December 16, 2011
    PSW Staff 12/16 06:23 AM, 0 Comments
    Fishman has added four new members to its engineering and product development team and will be introducing new technologies and product lines at Winter NAMM 2012 that underscore the substantial growth and evolution of the company. Andy Lewis has been appointed to the newly created role of senior manager – new business and product development, where he will be responsible for the development of an innovative product line that marks a new direction for Fishman. Joining the company in July,… View this story
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  • Thursday, December 15, 2011
    PSW Staff 12/15 07:51 AM, 0 Comments
    Solid State Logic has announced that the new RTAS versions of the SSL Duende Native plug-in collection are available now from the SSL website (here). Existing plug-in owners can download new software installers free of charge, and the new installer will be supplied as standard to all new customers. “Although The Duende Native plug-in collection has always been available with an included RTAS wrapper, which has worked very well for most users, some users reported limitations when using the wrapped… View this story
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  • cable
    PSW Staff 12/15 07:41 AM, 0 Comments
    Sommer Cable has introduced the HICON HI-J63MA05, a 90-degree angled jack plug connector. The new HICON HI-J63MA05 offers an anti-twist solid pin with a hard gold-plated contact tip, as well as a sturdy metal housing with scratch-proof coating. In addition, mechanical reinforcement under the jack pin prevents the pin from coming off with a “jerky” movement). Lacquered screws and a special moisture-repellent insulation help prevent short circuits in damp conditions. The HICON HI-J63MA05 is recommended for guitar, floor effects pedals,… View this story
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  • shure
    PSW Staff 12/15 07:13 AM, 1 Comment
    Producer Jack Douglas notes that numerous Shure microphones were utilized in recording basic tracks for the 14th Aerosmith album, scheduled for release in April 2012. “I like to use different mics in different situations. But during almost four months of tracking, there were a lot of Shure microphones that never moved from their spots,” Douglas notes. “That includes classics like the SM57, but also some of the new mics like the KSM condensers and ribbons. We also used Shure headphones… View this story
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  • Wednesday, December 14, 2011
    PSW Staff 12/14 10:18 AM, 0 Comments
    The 35,000-capacity Hippodrome de Paris-Vincennes, which over the years has been as well known for hosting rock concerts as for its main purpose of horse racing, has recently upgraded its production infrastructure. One of the steps taken by the technical department was to replace its old analogue mixing console with a Studer Vista 5 M2 digital console, configured with 32 mic/line inputs, 72 line out and eight AES I/O. This was the first sale of the new console in France… View this story
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  • api
    PSW Staff 12/14 09:02 AM, 0 Comments
    Constructed in rocker Alice Cooper’s former house in 2008, Canyon Hut Recording Studio has recently acquired and installed a fully analog, all-discrete API 1608 console. According to co-owner Tim Hutton, picking the right console was an easy decision once he heard the 1608. “When making the decision to buy a console, I knew it had to feel ‘right’ in my gut,” says Hutton. I tested many and most of them were fairly linear. The 1608 was the only console that… View this story
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  • Tuesday, December 13, 2011
    PSW Staff 12/13 11:19 AM, 0 Comments
    Rational Acoustics has just introduced the new Smaart I-O, a measurement-grade 2×2 USB audio interface designed and built specifically for use with Smaart v.7 measurement software.  The I-O features two high-quality, active balanced inputs with 50 dB of computer adjustable gain in precision 1 dB steps. These input gains are monitored directly by Smaart allowing the user to retain accurate SPL calibration while varying measurement signal input levels. The inputs employ a Neutrik combo jack (XLR – 1/4-inch) to accommodate… View this story
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  • bae
    PSW Staff 12/13 08:26 AM, 0 Comments
    Noted drummer Kenny Aronoff is now using the British Audio Engineering BAE 312A mic pre-amp and BAE 1073 and 1084 EQ, combining his sizable collection of top microphones with the BAE gear to achieve what he refers to as a “stunning, very classy, smooth and rich vintage sound.” With a style of playing that combines power and finesse, Aronoff was named the top pop/rock drummer and the top studio drummer for five consecutive years by the readers of Modern Drummer… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollMicrophoneProcessorStudio

  • microphones
    PSW Staff 12/13 07:43 AM, 0 Comments
    MXL Microphones has introduced the MXL Tempo, a USB-powered condenser microphone that allows users to record on-the-go when connected to an iPad via an optional iPad Camera Connection Kit adapter. The MXL Tempo is also compatible with PC and Mac computers, and also works with a wide variety of music and chat programs. “More and more recording is being done outside of traditional studios,” says Perry Goldstein, MXL manager of sales and marketing. “In the new landscape of music production,… View this story
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  • Monday, December 12, 2011
    PSW Staff 12/12 12:29 PM, 1 Comment
    Soundcraft has announced that it is released its popular tutorial, “The Soundcraft Guide to Mixing,” as an iPad app. Derived from the popular “Guide to Mixing” booklet, it provides an introduction and explanation about what an audio mixer is, what its functions are, and the basics of setting up and using a PA system. “Since its introduction, ‘The Soundcraft Guide to Mixing’ has become a popular reference for learning about what a mixer does and how to use it, and… View this story
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