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  • Friday, October 18, 2013
    PSW Staff 10/18/13 05:35 AM,
    At this year’s 135th AES Convention at the Javitz Center in New York City, the Audio History Library will be displaying two of the world’s first audio amplifiers, including the Western Electric mechanical amplifier,  the first known device for amplifying audio signals. Louis Manno, director of the Audio History Library, says he looks forward to displaying these and other items from the library’s collection at AES.  An AES member for more than 30 years, Manno’s experience includes classical music mixing;… View this story
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  • Tuesday, October 08, 2013
    PSW Staff 10/08/13 04:06 PM,
    At the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Thursday, October 17, through Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City), the annual Historical Events lecture series will help illuminate the past, present and future of the craft of audio engineering. AES Convention Historical Events Chair, Harry Hirsch, a veteran of 50-plus years as musician, engineer, producer, studio owner and studio designer, has assembled a winning collection of presentations. These range from “The Art of Recording The Big… View this story
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  • Tuesday, May 21, 2013
    sound fashion show
    Tom Lubin 05/21/13 06:15 AM,
    The sound of popular music can be clearly compared to other forms of seasonal commodities such as clothing fashion and hairstyles. Much as bell-bottoms, the hula-hoop, and whitewall tires have become fashion statements associated with certain times past, “the sound” of most records will in later times provide a key identifier in time stamping that music. Like fashion, some of these sounds periodically re-emerge; some become an ongoing fabric of music production, while others are never heard of again. We… View this story
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  • Thursday, January 26, 2012
    Bruce Swedien 01/26/12 05:32 AM,
    This excerpt is the first in a series from Bruce Swedien’s book Make Mine Music by Hal Leonard Microphone Design Technology And Microphone Technique Along with this development of a more live sound and hi-fi in the popular recorded music of the early 1950’s, a great deal of experimentation and improvement in microphone placement and technique was going on at the same time. Much energy and effort were put into the development of innovative microphone design. American microphone design technology… View this story
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  • Thursday, September 08, 2011
    Bobby Owsinski 09/08/11 09:59 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Here are some interesting facts about the recording methods of the Beatles and the innovations that they (mostly engineer Geoff Emerick) introduced that are commonplace today. —Multi-miking drums. Until Emerick began to experiment, the drum kit was picked up by a maximum of two mics - one on kick drum and the other as an overhead above the snare. In order to get a bigger drum sound, Emerick introduced a mic on… View this story
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  • Wednesday, August 31, 2011
    Bobby Owsinski 08/31/11 04:46 PM, 4 Comments
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   This video (below) has made the rounds with my Facebook friends (I’m not sure exactly where it started, but thank you to whomever is responsible) and when you give it a watch you’ll know why. It’s a 1965 Frank Sinatra live record date, complete with a full orchestra, of his hit “It Was A Very Good Year.” There’s a lot to like in this video. Check out: —the small size of the… View this story
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  • Friday, April 30, 2010
    shure wireless
    PSW Staff 04/30/10 05:11 AM, 0 Comments
    Founded in 1925, Shure Incorporated celebrates its 85th year in the Professional Audio industry this week. Used by some of the largest names in history including Elvis Presley, Martin Luther King Jr., and every U.S. President since Lyndon Johnson, Shure Incorporated has enjoyed a long history. Today, the company offers a wide product portfolio that puts professional-grade audio products into the hands of performers, system designers, and content creators at all levels of experience and in a wide variety of… View this story
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  • 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
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  • Friday, July 31, 2009
    ssl duality
    PSW Staff 07/31/09 12:09 PM, 0 Comments
    Digital Services Recording Studio enjoys a long history of providing a professional recording environment to top artists as varied as The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, the Houston Symphony, Destiny’s Child and Chamillionaire, to name a few. The studio recently replaced their aging SSL 6000 series console with a new 48-channel Solid State Logic Duality console. The Duality gives the studio SSL’s signature SuperAnalogue sound, while providing on console control of the Pro Tools system. “The studio got a lot of… View this story
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  • Thursday, July 30, 2009
    jbl woodstock
    PSW Staff 07/30/09 12:40 PM, 0 Comments
    Celebrating the 40th anniversary of arguably one of the most significant musical event in history, Warner Home Video has released “Woodstock: 40th Anniversary—Ultimate Collector’s Edition” on Blu-Ray disc. The release features a re-mastered director’s cut of the original film, including many previously unreleased performances. Producer/engineer Eddie Kramer, who engineered the original recordings that captured the 1969 event, was called by Warner to mix this wealth of previously material. For the project, Kramer relied on a 5.1 JBL Professional LSR6300 studio… View this story
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