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  • Monday, June 23, 2014
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    PSW Staff 06/23/14 02:52 PM,
    Like many musicians who have a knack and interest in the technical side of things, Seth Glassman branched out into songwriting and production decades ago. He maintains a well-equipped project studio in his New York City home that includes his go-to Daking Audio preamps and compressors, which were recently supplemented by a borrowed Daking FET III compressor to mix a forthcoming album by all-girl power trio New Myths. Glassman is an accomplished bass player and multi-instrumentalist whose thirty-plus year career… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogBusinessProcessorStudio

  • Thursday, January 23, 2014
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    PSW Staff 01/23/14 06:41 AM,
    Manley Labs announced the CORE, an analog channel strip.  CORE is an innovative and affordable mic preamplifier, compressor, equalizer, and limiter combo-unit that combines the greatest hits of the Manley product line with fresh technology.  The intuitive design incorporates musical and forgiving circuitry that allows the user to concentrate on performance rather than be lost in a sea of knobs.  No other channel strip at this price point offers higher headroom or higher end sound than the CORE, which is,… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogProcessorStudio

  • Monday, August 27, 2012
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    PSW Staff 08/27/12 07:54 AM,
    Since joining Sarm Studios in 2005, Graham Archer has moved up the ranks to become one of Trevor Horn’s top in-house engineers. Having recently engineered recordings for Seal, Robbie Williams, Massive Attack, Ellie Goulding and Madonna, Archer is often found in Sarm’s London or Los Angeles studio reaching for his A-Designs Audio HM2 NAIL compressor/limiter. Purchased last summer, Archer’s NAIL spends most of its time on either the drum buss during tracking sessions or across the two-buss when mixing. The… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollEngineerProcessorStudioAudio

  • Monday, July 09, 2012
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    PSW Staff 07/09/12 07:12 AM,
    PreSonus has announced the new ADL 700 channel strip, which combines a high-end Class A tube preamplifier with a fully variable, FET-based compressor and a four-band semi-parametric equalizer. The new channel strip provides separate balanced XLR mic, balanced XLR line, and ¼” TS instrument inputs and a single balanced XLR output. The ADL 700 incorporates a single-channel version of the award-winning PreSonus ADL 600 two-channel tube preamplifier, which was designed by famed tube-circuit designer Anthony DeMaria. PreSonus and DeMaria teamed… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingPollAmplifierProcessorSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Monday, May 02, 2011
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    Bobby Owsinski 05/02/11 08:05 AM, 0 Comments
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Mastering audio is somewhat of a mystery to many who aren’t a mastering engineer or who haven engineered many released records. Not only is the process somewhat of a mystery, it’s a misunderstood mystery as well. So I thought it might be a good idea to do a brief overview, excerpted from “The Audio Mastering Handbook”. Technically speaking, mastering is the intermediate step between mixing your audio and preparing it to be… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogPollAnalogDigitalEducationEngineerMicrophoneMixerMonitoringSignalStudioSystemAudio

  • Thursday, April 28, 2011
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    PSW Staff 04/28/11 10:00 AM, 0 Comments
    API is proud to announce their appearance at both Palm India Expo and Broadcast Asia this June. API’s participation in these popular trade shows is part of the company’s continued efforts to better reach customers in the Asia Pacific region. “With excellent distribution partners throughout the region, API is committed to a long term presence in both the Asia Pacific and India,” said Gordon Smart, managing director. “We’re excited that clients from Japan, China, Indonesia, Thailand and India are now… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollAnalogDigitalManufacturerMixerProcessorStudioSystemAudio

  • Monday, April 25, 2011
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    Bobby Owsinski 04/25/11 10:20 AM, 1 Comment
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Not everyone can afford professional mastering, and it’s so easy to do it yourself these days thanks to some great and affordable tools. The problem is that these tools are so powerful that it’s really easy to get into trouble and wind up with a product that’s a lot worse than what you started with. The process that causes all the trouble is over-EQing. This is especially true when an engineer is… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogPollAmplifierDigitalInstallationMixerProcessorSignalStudioSystemTechnicianAudio

  • Friday, April 01, 2011
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    PSW Staff 04/01/11 06:37 AM, 0 Comments
    TransAudio Group has announced they will showcase the latest gear from Chameleon Labs, BOCK Audio, and Daking at Musikmesse in Frankfurt. TransAudio Group president Brad Lunde will be joined by producer/engineer Mark Hornsby, BOCK inventor David Bock, and Daking creator Geoff Daking. “Musikmesse is the largest music products fair in the world, and we’re happy to have the opportunity to share some exciting new products with knowledgeable users in a personal, face-to-face setting,” said Lunde. “With Mark, David and Geoff… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductDigitalEngineerInterconnectMixerProcessorSignalStudioSystemAudio

  • Monday, March 14, 2011
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    Bobby Owsinski 03/14/11 09:20 AM, 14 Comments
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Hardly a mix is completed these days without the engineer placing a compressor across the mix bus, even if they’re not sure exactly why they’re doing it. Here’s an excerpt from Mixing And Mastering With T-RackS which explains both why a bus compressor is used, and how to properly set one up. Along with compressing the individual track of a song, many engineers place a stereo compressor across the mix bus to… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogPollAnalogDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsMixerProcessorSignalStudioSystemAudio

  • Wednesday, January 19, 2011
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    PSW Staff 01/19/11 08:28 AM, 0 Comments
    At NAMM 2011, dbx enhanced its product line with updated versions of its high-performance graphic equalizers, compressors and crossovers. The dbx S Series products are the next generation of the successful signal processors. All products in the dbx S Series build upon 40 years of cutting-edge signal processing heritage. The newly updated dbx S Series products feature a platinum front panel, and four color packaging with informative application suggestions for each product. The dbx S Series products which made their… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollProductProcessorSound ReinforcementSystemAudio