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Articles Tagged Mastering

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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    Nigel Redmon 03/30/16 06:19 AM,
    This article is provided by EarLevel Engineering.   To dither means to add noise to our audio signal. Yes, we add noise on purpose, and it is a good thing. How can adding noise be a good thing??!!! We add noise to make a trade. We trade a little low-level hiss for a big reduction in distortion. It’s a good trade, and one that our ears like. The Problem The problem results from something Nyquist didn’t mention about a real-world… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureVideoStudy HallDigitalProcessorStudio

  • Thursday, March 03, 2016
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    Maureen Droney 03/03/16 01:29 PM,
    Excerpted from Mix Masters: Platinum Engineers Reveal Their Secrets for Success.   The most revered and respected pop music of all time is, indisputably, that made by the Beatles. Almost forty years after they were recorded, their words and melodies are still heard all over the world. Even today, producers and musicians speak of Beatles’ records with awe as they strive for some modicum of the artistic and commercial success achieved by those records. And while many much more recent… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallEducationEngineerMicrophoneStudio

  • Thursday, February 25, 2016
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    Mauro J. Caputi 02/25/16 07:09 AM,
    Can you recognize the difference between a major chord, a minor chord, or a 7th chord? Can you identify a song’s chord progression without seeing the sheet music? Skills of this type are great for musicians who sing or play an instrument, but can they help a sound mixer? Mixing live and/or recorded sound requires a different set of critical listening skills - skills that are often acquired from many years of experience, by trial and error, or from being… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingFeatureProductionAudioEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementStudioTechnician

  • Wednesday, February 24, 2016
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    PSW Staff 02/24/16 04:12 PM,
    Veteran mastering engineer Pete Lyman of Infrasonic Mastering in Echo Park has mastered projects for Rival Sons, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Panic! At the Disco, and Sebadoh, with virtually all of them passing through his Manley Stereo Variable Mu Limiter Compressor. Recent projects included Sturgill Simpson’s Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, which received a 2015 GRAMMY nomination for “Best Americana Album,” Jason Isbell’s Something More than Free, which garnered two 2016 Grammy Awards, and Chris Stapleton’s… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogEngineerProcessorStudio

  • Friday, February 05, 2016
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    PSW Staff 02/05/16 07:23 AM,
    London’s recording complex Abbey Road is launching new, improved on-line mastering and mixing services with a completely rebuilt file-sharing interface that allows users to send and receive tracks more easily. The result is a faster, thoroughly modern service allowing musicians around the globe easier access to the studio’s world-class equipment and internationally renowned team of engineers, with feedback and communication between customers and engineers at the heart of the experience. Users of Abbey Road’s on-line services can send notes for… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsBusinessEngineerStudio

  • Wednesday, February 03, 2016
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    PSW Staff 02/03/16 12:17 PM,
    Sonic Studio outlines the upcoming release of version 1.0 of I.C.E., a cross–platform signal processing plugin. The latest member of their diverse technology family, I.C.E. encapsulates some of the techniques developed by veteran engineer Billy Stull of Legendary Audio. The plugin has been realized by the programming team at Sonic Studio, creators of the digital audio restoration suite, NoNOISE, and the high resolution digital audio workstation. Modern recording usually employs digital methods on minimal time frames, often with less than… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsManufacturerProcessorSoftwareStudio

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    PSW Staff 02/03/16 07:12 AM,
    Universal Audio announces the release of three new direct developer plug-ins for UAD hardware and Apollo interfaces — the Brainworx bx_digital V3 EQ Collection, Sonnox Oxford Envolution, and the exclusive Marshall JMP 2203 Guitar Amplifier, developed by Softube. All three plug-ins are part of UAD Software v8.5, now available for download at the UA Online Store. Marshall JMP 2203 Guitar Amplifier Plug-In — $199 [Upgrade for owners of any UAD Marshall plug-in — $149] Developed by Softube exclusively for UAD-2… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductAVDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Thursday, January 28, 2016
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    PSW Staff 01/28/16 03:29 PM,
    Focusrite announces that, beginning February 2, 2016, the Focusrite/Softube Time and Tone bundle (which already includes three of Softube’s plugins: TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay and Saturation Knob) will be expanded to include the Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor plugin.  The Drawmer S73 features an enhanced multi-band compressor sound design, fine-tuned to improve your mix and to make the choices a mastering engineer would typically do when treating your mix. Use the Type parameter to switch between ready made mastering processing… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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    Jason Corey 01/27/16 04:34 PM,
    Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from Audio Production and Critical Listening: Technical Ear Training, available from Focal Press. In the recording process, engineers regularly encounter technical issues that cause noises to be introduced or audio signals to be degraded inadvertently. To the careful listener, such events remove the illusion of transparent audio technology, revealing a recorded musical performance and reminding them that they are listening to a recording mediated by once invisible but now clearly apparent technology. It becomes… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallAnalogDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsInterconnectMixerPowerSignalStudio

  • Monday, January 25, 2016
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    Joe Gilder 01/25/16 07:10 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   When I started recording more seriously, I was spending most of my time in professional studios. Fancy studios are awesome. You’ve got a pretty control room with a big console, patchbay, and couches. You’ve got a nice big tracking room, and you’ve probably got a couple of extra rooms or vocal booths thrown in there. All this is great, however, for those recording in personal studios, chances are the musicians you… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallProductionAudioDigitalInterconnectMixerSignalStudioSystem



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