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  • Friday, September 20, 2013
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    PSW Staff 09/20/13 02:17 PM,
    Audio-Technica is proud to be an integral part of the recording setup for progressive metal superstars Dream Theater as they record their highly anticipated upcoming self-titled twelfth studio set, scheduled for release on September 24 from Roadrunner Records.  The band’s engineer on this album and past projects, Richard Chycki (whose credits also include Rush, Aerosmith, Needtobreathe, Our Lady Peace and others), has been a longtime fan of Audio-Technica microphones. “I regularly use several models of Audio-Technica mics for their sound… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsMicrophoneStudio

  • Friday, August 30, 2013
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    PSW Staff 08/30/13 10:35 AM,
    Seasoned audio engineer Richard Furch has worked on numerous Grammy Award-winning albums for the world’s leading pop, R&B, and rap artists. His client list includes Prince, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Tyrese, Frank Ocean, OutKast, Macy Gray, Usher, and The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. He has also worked with a slew of prominent rappers including Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, The Game, Rick Ross, and Ludacris. He recently mixed India.Arie’s album SongVersation and Chrisette Michele’s album Better almost their entirety. As with… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsStudio

  • Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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    Old Soundman 08/27/13 12:55 PM,
    Dear Old Soundman, One of the bands I mix (that does corporate shows) has an older bass player who does nothing but complain about the sound every night. “It’s too high-end-y, the sax should sound fuller, forget the singers! Turn their damn monitors down now! You suck, get your ears fixed, etc.” Yes, but does he say anything about turkey basters? Now I should note that he is not the leader of the band, nor does he sign my check.… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollConcertLine ArraySignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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    PSW Staff 08/21/13 11:24 AM,
    The band Flying Colors—consisting of drummer Mike Portnoy, keyboardist Neal Morse, bassist Dave LaRue, and guitarists Steve Morse and Casey McPherson - boasts an astounding pedigree that includes a litany of highly acclaimed bands (Dream Theater, Dixie Dregs, Kansas, Alpha Rev, Deep Purple, Transatlantic, Spock’s Beard) and a seemingly endless list of stage and studio credits.  The band members’ busy schedules created some challenges in recording their debut album, with only a scant few days available for the band and… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEngineerProcessorStudio

  • Friday, August 02, 2013
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    PSW Staff 08/02/13 10:19 AM,
    Music producer, writer and mastering engineer Paul Grundman has installed a pair of IsoAcoustics ISO-L8R155 acoustic-isolating monitor stands at his project studio to optimize the performance of his nearfield monitor speakers and ameliorate some of the control room’s acoustic irregularities. IsoAcoustics innovative speaker stands have a unique, patented isolation technology which effectively eliminates the transfer of energy to surrounding surfaces, providing better focus across the frequency spectrum along with enhanced stereo imaging. Grundman frequently collaborates with EDM artists Celeste and… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsMixerStudio

  • Friday, April 19, 2013
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    Old Soundman 04/19/13 11:20 AM,
    Old Soundman, Yes, Stip! I occasionally run sound for a band that tends to play local hole-in-the-wall venues. Okay, we feel sorry for you, now move on! The “stage” for the band is always in one of 2 places: in a nice boomy corner, or, better yet, right in front of that brick or paneled wall. These are the times that try men’s souls! I guess you might be a female, so no offense intended. I don’t know what “Stip”… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollConcertLine ArraySignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Friday, December 07, 2012
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    PSW Staff 12/07/12 09:31 AM,
    Old Soundman, Welcome, LL! Please help, I currently run sound for an eight-piece group that includes a three-piece horn section. My problem is not getting a good clear sound; either I get the rhythm section to sound good, and the vocals and horns sound like crap, or vice-versa. Whenever any one group sounds good, the others don’t. I have sermonized about this before! Were you playing hooky that day, or what? What you are facing is a need to ruthlessly… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollAnalogConsolesEducationLoudspeakerMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSubwooferSystem

  • Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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    Tim Andras 04/24/12 03:07 PM,
    On rare days off from running sound, I get the opportunity to go to several local clubs to check out the work of other mix engineers. This is really cool because I pick up tips that can help my own work, in addition to experiencing a wide range of gear. One thing in particular that I pay close attention to is effects, and I find that in most every case, some type of effect is applied on almost every instrument… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollAnalogDigitalProcessorSound ReinforcementStageAudio

  • Thursday, January 05, 2012
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    Old Soundman 01/05/12 01:45 PM,
    Dear Old Soundman: Studio engineers verses front-of-house engineers - can they be one and the same? Studio guys don’t want to let us get a shot at their jobs, because we would wipe the floor with them! Unfortunately, we would also wipe the floor with their clients! Do I really want to spend three months listening to some rock star (who tries to pretend he’s a man of the people) reveal how completely dependent he is on the click track,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollEducationEngineerMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Tuesday, December 13, 2011
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    Old Soundman 12/13/11 10:08 AM,
    There’s so much hating going on nowadays! We even see it among over-the-hill yuppie sound guys who have heard songs by a certain band played too many times to check sound systems nationwide. But I’m not going to pile on the crowd of haters! Not even when I receive notes like this one from Tim. No! The OSM is on the love trip! Dear OSM: When you’re preparing for a rock gig at your club, what tunes do you like… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureOpinionPollBusinessEngineerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemTechnicianAudio





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