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Articles Tagged Album

  • Monday, July 20, 2015
    Barry Rudolph 07/20/15 11:28 AM,
    Have you ever wondered why some recording artists and producers are more successful in the studio at accomplishing their goals than other people who are equally or more musically talented? As a recording engineer, here’s what I’ve noticed about successful people in the studio. Vision I’ve found successful people come in all personality types from the very shy and soft-spoken to the boisterous extrovert but they all share a common trait: they have a very specific “vision” of their songs… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureOpinionBusinessEducationEngineerTechnician

  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014
    PSW Staff 10/21/14 11:00 AM,
    As a globetrotting trumpeter for such renowned artists as Bootsy Collins, Jill Scott and Jarrod Lawson, it’s hard to imagine Farnell Newton having any time to focus on his own solo career. However, his new album, Ready to Roll, is a testament to his non-stop commitment to his craft, while the songs within the album showcase Newton’s musical versatility. Whether it’s in the studio or on the road, Newton is a committed user of Harman’s AKG microphones. Recorded in his… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsMicrophoneStudio

  • Tuesday, August 13, 2013
    PSW Staff 08/13/13 02:13 PM,
    Producer Ben Hillier recently specified Solid State Logic’s Matrix SuperAnalogue mixing console with software controlled analogue patch system and multi-layer DAW control to anchor tracking on Depeche Mode’s eagerly-awaited thirteenth studio album, Delta Machine.  The SSL Matrix has become a central hub of the Depeche Mode production process with frontman Dave Gahan, having set up a Matrix-based project studio at his New York City home, while Ivor Novello Award-winning principal songwriter, synthesist, and guitarist Martin Gore has added a Matrix… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogConsolesStudio

  • Tuesday, October 30, 2012
    PSW Staff 10/30/12 10:44 AM,
    QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to welcome keyboardist Ed Roth to their K for Musicians family, coinciding with the release of his self-titled debut album this week. Roth’s first single on the album, “Summertime,” spent 8 weeks in the Smooth Jazz Billboard Top 40 charts. “I really set out to make a strong, musical record and I am proud of the album.  With the help and encouragement of Warrior Records, and a lot of great musician friends playing on… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsProductionAudioConcertLoudspeakerPowerSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, September 01, 2009
    green day telefunken
    PSW Staff 09/01/09 07:31 AM, 0 Comments
    The current tour by Green Day sees the band utilizing Telefunken Elektroakustic M80 dynamic microphones for all vocals and various instruments, while at Ocean Way Recording to record the album “21st Century Breakdown,” all of Billie Joe Armstrong’s vocals were recorded with his new Telefunken U-47 and all of Mike Dirnt’s vocals used the new company’s new ELA M 251.  Both large diaphragm tube microphones are manufactured in the meticulous reproduction of masterpiece microphones of the past. “The M80s are… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudioAudio

  • Thursday, August 27, 2009
    Wayne Wadhams 08/27/09 03:35 PM, 1 Comment
    There is no way to say for sure what specific elements, sounds or aspects of a record make it a HIT. Yet every hit has a few key things that grab our attention and make it memorable. Reviewing a long list of hits, we find that many of the same or analogous elements work over and over, in their separate contexts, to create their charisma. Some of these have to do with the song itself, others with the way it… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBusinessDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerStudioTechnicianAudio

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2009
    sennheiser love willows
    PSW Staff 08/12/09 12:05 AM, 0 Comments
    The Love Willows, currently on the road in support of their debut album, are utilizing Sennheiser wireless microphone systems as well as Sennheiser wireless personal monitors. The group is made up of lead vocalist Hope Partlow and guitarist/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Ryan Wilson, who provide tight, charismatic, easy-going performances. Their album, “Hey! Hey!”on Decca records, features many more instruments than just vocals and guitar, and the duo bring that support with them on the road using prerecorded tracks. As a result, the stage… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertEngineerMicrophoneMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementStageAudio

  • Monday, August 10, 2009
    Keith Clark 08/10/09 09:04 AM, 0 Comments
    The Sun (the daily tabloid newspaper and website published in the United Kingdom) offers a report today that officials want to move the iconic “zebra crossing”  featured on the cover of The Beatles’ Abbey Road album. The article explains, “Councillors say tourists flocking to be snapped on the road are causing crashes, with the accident rate on the rise,” with the councillor for the Abbey Road ward stating that there have been 22 accidents at the location since 2000. You… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingBlogAudio PunditOpinionEngineerStudioAudio

  • Wednesday, July 29, 2009
    jbl eric clapton
    PSW Staff 07/29/09 12:10 PM, 0 Comments
    Two of rock’s most legendary performers, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, recently reunited to tour North America, with premier rental firm Sound Image supplying JBL Professional VERTEC line arrays powered by Crown Audio amplifiers for the high-profile project. Industry veteran and Clapton’s longtime live sound engineer Robert Collins handled mixing duties at front of house. A sell-out reunion date at New York’s Madison Square Garden last year paved the way for the 2009 “Two Legends, One Live Experience” tour, which… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAmplifierConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSoftwareSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

  • Friday, July 24, 2009
    heil frampton
    PSW Staff 07/24/09 11:04 AM, 0 Comments
    Thirty-five years ago, Bob Heil built one of his now famous talk boxes and gave it to Peter Frampton as a Christmas present. Audio history shows that the talk box played a huge roll with Frampton’s first solo album, the landmark “Frampton Comes Alive!” Released in 1976, the release went on to become the all-time best-selling live album to this point in time. Heil and Frampton went their separate ways over the years, with Heil guiding his company, Heil Sound,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsVideoBusinessMicrophoneProcessorSound ReinforcementStudioAudio

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