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  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    PSW Staff 04/15/15 09:24 AM,
    Mackie announces the launch of ProFXv2 Series Professional Effects Mixers. The redesigned ProFXv2 series features an all-new preamp design and effects engine for live sound applications. The series has been expanded with two new models, the 4-channel ProFX4v2 and the 30-channel ProFX30v2, opening up the ProFX toolkit to a wider range of applications. “With ProFXv2, we’ve not only expanded the lineup, we’ve invested heavily in elevating the sonic performance of the series. ProFXv2 mixers sound amazing and, as always, are… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundConsolesDigitalMixerProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, April 13, 2015
    PSW Staff 04/13/15 10:13 AM,
    At NAB 2015, Pro Sound Effects sound library company, releases its Master Library 2.0. The 2.0 upgrade brings over 30,000 new sound effects, an online access feature, annual updates and new subscription pricing options. Now totaling 2.1 Terabytes and 175,000 sound effects, Master Library 2.0 is PSE’s most comprehensive library for professional media production. The Master Library is delivered on a custom USB 3.0 hard drive and now includes access to PSE’s Online Library, allowing users to audition and download… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsSoftwareStudio

  • Wednesday, April 08, 2015
    PSW Staff 04/08/15 12:22 PM,
    Tascam has introduced the DP-24SD, a 24-track Digital Portastudio. The latest model records to solid-state media – economical and expandable SD Cards. Eight XLR mic inputs with phantom power provide enough preamps to record a full band, and each input has available compression and limiting during recording. A color LCD display, channel control strip, and a range of effects for musicians. Built into the DP-24SD are three types of effects. Up to eight dynamics effects can be routed to any or… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsManufacturerProcessorStudio

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    PSW Staff 04/08/15 10:19 AM,
    Allen & Heath has launched new Chrome Edition models of its GLD series mixers, with new features and FX. GLD Chrome firmware adds Auto Mic Mixing capability and further additions to the processing suite, including new FX and channel-based compressor emulations. The Chrome Edition GLD-80 and GLD-112 mixers have been redesigned with a new metallic color scheme, while the AR84 and AR2412 AudioRacks have received a black finish. The automatic mic mixer (AMM) can be configured to work across all… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundAVConsolesDigitalManufacturerMixerProcessorSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, April 07, 2015
    PSW Staff 04/07/15 07:24 AM,
    Eventide announced an update of its H3000 Factory plug-in for AAX, VST, and AU that delivers improved performance and has been re-factored to better emulate the DSP processing of the rack-mount hardware. H3000 Factory is a re-creation of several algorithms from the H3000 that combine pitch, delay, modulation, and filtering in a modular interface. For the month of April, it’s available at a discount. “The H3000 Factory plug-in now sounds closer to the original than ever before.” said Ray Maxwell,… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerManufacturerProcessorSignalSoftwareStudio

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015
    Bobby Owsinski 03/31/15 02:12 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Having trouble figuring how to use your effects during mixing? Here’e a set of rules that can help you choose the best effects for each track more efficiently, courtesy of The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook. Rule 1: As A General Rule Of Thumb, Try To Picture The Performer In An Acoustic Space And Then Realistically Recreate That Space Around Them. This method usually saves some time over simply experimenting with different effects presets… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMixerProcessorSignalStudio

  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015
    rep recording phasing
    Jerry Ferree 02/17/15 08:31 AM,
    From the archives of the late, great Recording Engineer/Producer (RE/P) magazine, this feature offers an interesting look back at techniques for recording electronic instruments. The article dates back to September, 1970. (Volume 1, Number 1). The text is presented unaltered, along with all original graphics. Everyone who listens to pop music has at some time heard that weird swishing effect swooping down through a drum solo or a vocal group making them sound rather like a long-distance short wave broadcast.… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogEducationProcessorStudio

  • Monday, January 12, 2015
    church sound
    Kent Morris 01/12/15 03:27 PM,
    Are effect tools or toys? The answer is, it depends. In the hands of a seasoned operator, time-based effects deepen the sonic landscape and present a clarified image of the proceedings. However, when wielded by a careless knob-jockey, effects tend to cheapen the sound and draw attention away from the message of the song. The difference between tool and toy falls to understanding the effect’s purpose and its role within the larger scope of the song. Fortunately, the learning curve… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMixerMonitoringProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, January 06, 2015
    PSW Staff 01/06/15 07:35 AM,
    Arturia has announced the availability of Hardtek Essentials, the latest Expansion Pack for use with its SPARK Creative Drum Machine and SparkLE controllers combined with SPARK 2 sound-sculpting and performance drum machine software for Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher) and PC (Windows 7 or higher). Hardtek Essentials is an addition to SPARK 2 that is suited to high-energy productions and live performances. As an effective EDM (Electronic Dance Music) genre, hardtek — also known as tekno — has evolved… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsProductDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSignalSoftwareSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Tuesday, November 04, 2014
    pro sound effects
    PSW Staff 11/04/14 12:53 PM,
    Pro Sound Effects has released its enhanced Hybrid Library and new Expansion Program for freelance sound designers and independent media creators. Now through December 31 (2014), Pro Sound Effects is making 100 more Hybrid Library units available to qualified sound designers who apply and qualify for freelancer pricing. In addition, all Hybrid Library owners gain access to the Expansion Program, which ensures the Hybrid Library is continually updated. “We really stepped up our features this year,” says Douglas Price, founder… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsProductDigitalProcessorRemoteSignalSoftwareStudio