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Articles Tagged Guitars

  • Friday, April 15, 2016
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    PSW Staff 04/15/16 09:47 AM,
    Lightning Boy Audio (LBA) returns to the FX pedal business with the release of the new Op-2 Comp vacuum tube powered optical compressor pedal. Designed from the ground up to deliver studio quality compression in a stomp box format. Op-2 Comp offers a wide, well balanced frequency response, which makes it suitable for both electric guitar and bass. Unlike its predecessor, Opti-Mu Prime, Op-2 Comp dishes out a very clean sound with low noise. It manages to do this while… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAnalogProcessor

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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    PSW Staff 03/30/16 07:41 AM,
    For the past eight years, the challenge of bringing Maroon 5’s studio sparkle and sheen to the live stage has been trusted to veteran front of house engineer Jim Ebdon, who is also well known for his many tours with Aerosmith, Annie Lennox and Matchbox Twenty. Recently, Ebdon has been carrying several products from A-Designs Audio, including a KGB-1tf instrument preamplifier, REDDI all-tube direct inject box and electrodyne 501 mic preamp (from sibling company Pete’s Place Audio), and been delighted… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsEngineerInterconnectManufacturerProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, March 17, 2016
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    PSW Staff 03/17/16 10:53 AM,
    Radial Engineering announces that the MR5 is now shipping. The MR5 is a MIDI signal translator that allows you to use a MIDI controller to control the JX44, JX42 or any other Radial products that use the JR5 footswitch. The MR5 converts the MIDI data stream from the controller to the same data format used by the JR5, allowing the musician to handle instrument and amplifier switching with a sequencer, control pedal or any other MIDI control setup. The MR5’s… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVProcessorStage

  • Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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    Scotty O'Toole 03/16/16 09:05 AM,
    Courtesy of Omega Studios.   H.P. Lovecraft’s short story, “Herbert West: Re-Animator”, tells of a medical student obsessed with “re-starting” the dead. Well, I sometimes look at being an audio engineer the same way. A “sound scientist” bringing “dead” tracks back to life. For anyone training to become a music producer, exploring different approaches to ‘getting that sound’ can make you a more versatile engineer. One technique that can be used to spice things up is what we call “re-amping”.… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallAmplifierEngineerLoudspeakerMicrophoneProcessorStudio

  • Monday, March 07, 2016
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    PSW Staff 03/07/16 12:55 PM,
    Fishman has hired musical industry veteran Keith Chapman to the newly created post of product strategist. Formerly senior vice president of Research and Development for the Fender Musical instruments Corporation, Chapman will be responsible for product strategies at Fishman including enhancing new product development methodologies, new product conceptualization, advanced technology research, and assisting with artist relations. Chapman earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Clarkson University, has worked as an aerodynamics research faculty member at Arizona State University, and as… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessManufacturer

  • Monday, February 29, 2016
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    Peter Janis 02/29/16 11:40 AM,
    The majority of electric guitar players will tell you that they much prefer the sound of “hard-wired” guitars versus going wireless. When you “radio” a signal, there is not only a sense of disconnect, but the tone never seems quite right. I noticed this years ago when testing a guitar splitter. One of our engineers sent me a prototype, and after a few minutes of testing, I called him up and said that it worked well but was not quite… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureProductionAudioProcessorSignalStageWireless

  • Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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    James Cadwallader 02/23/16 12:09 PM,
    So I’m standing in the kitchenette at Imperative Studios, my hair still wet from the shower taken in the ladies’ bathroom, when in comes one of the studio interns - a really good kid at heart, but heavily steeped in the “overconfidence” of youth. He catches me retrieving my container of coffee beans from the freezer. A half-smile crosses his face as he declares with an air of absolute authority, “You know, coffee beans shouldn’t be put in the freezer.”… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureConcertEducationEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageSystemTechnician

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2016
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    PSW Staff 02/17/16 07:57 AM,
    Created by the North American Independent Music Association to support the nonprofit Foundation for a Sound Solution, the North American Independent Rock Music Awards (NAIRMA) recognizes creative and technical excellence in the independent music community. Mackie and Ampeg are proud sponsors of this event. Held in Southern California on January 22, 2016, the 2015-2016 awards were hosted by Don Jamieson of That Metal Show. At the ceremony, the Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Metal Blade Records founder Brian Slagel… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsProductionBacklineAVConcertManufacturerMixerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 02/17/16 07:39 AM,
    The Astonishing, the thirteenth studio album from American progressive metal band Dream Theater. To ensure the best possible results, microphones from Mojave Audio and Royer Labs were used extensively. Released on January 29th on the Roadrunner Records label, the new recording is a 34-song, double CD rock opera opus that tips its hat to classics like The Who’s Tommy, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar, and Pink Floyd’s The Wall. With a story that centers around a… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEngineerMicrophoneStudio

  • Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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    PSW Staff 02/16/16 10:22 AM,
    Radial Engineering announces the Shotgun is now shipping. The Shotgun is a guitar-signal distribution amplifier that is able to drive up to four amps simultaneously without introducing the hum and buzz that is typically encountered due to ground loops. According to Radial Tech Department specialist Ryan Juchnowski: “Radial has always been known as a solution-based company. A few months ago we had the opportunity to visit with the stage techs that manage Colin James and Joe Bonamassa’s guitar rigs. Colin’s… View this story
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