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Articles Tagged Preamps

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    Dennis A. Bohn 04/19/16 11:47 AM,
    This article is provided by Rane Corporation.  ; While selecting a power amplifier for a specific loudspeaker is often rather easy, selecting a preamp for a specific microphone is not. Terminology is the problem. At one end we find power amplifier and loudspeaker manufacturers speaking the same language, or at least using the same vocabulary. Power amps are rated in watts and ohms, while loudspeakers are rated in ohms with a maximum power handling capability stated in watts. Unfortunately, at… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2016
    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

  • Monday, March 28, 2016
    PSW Staff 03/28/16 11:50 AM,
    With more than four decades of engineering and production experience and a long list of noteworthy credits, Ed Stasium knows a thing or three about sound. Today, the former member of New York’s Power Station studio works at his Southern California home, relying on a DAW as his main production tool and Manley Dual Mono two-channel and FORCE four-channel tube preamplifiers as his analog front end. “In this digital world, we have to get the best analog going into the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogEngineerProcessorStudio

  • Monday, March 21, 2016
    PSW Staff 03/21/16 01:14 PM,
    Sylvester Stallone was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his reprised role as Rocky Balboa in Creed, the seventh installment in the series. This was his first Academy Award nomination since he was nominated for Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay for the original Rocky. Swedish composer Ludwig Göransson wrote the musical score for Creed and veteran audio engineer Chris Fogel recorded and mixed it on the TransAudio Group-distributed ATC SCM25A Pro near-field monitors and A-Designs Pacifica mic preamps and… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEngineerLoudspeakerManufacturerMonitoringProcessorSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Wednesday, March 09, 2016
    PSW Staff 03/09/16 08:29 AM,
    In the throes of a UK and European tour, The Maccabees are currently showcasing their latest album Marks To Prove It, which was written and recorded in their Elephant & Castle studio. Described by music magazine, NME as ‘Grand, sumptuous’ and ranked 9th in its 50 top albums of the year, the chart-topping record was produced by the band’s guitarist and Audient iD22 owner, Hugo White. “We spent a lot of time in that place.” says White, explaining that this… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsManufacturerStudio

  • Tuesday, March 08, 2016
    PSW Staff 03/08/16 07:12 AM,
    Starting as a DJ when he was just 12 years old, music producer/DJ Dwayne (Supa Dups) Chin-Quee eventually traveled the world with his DJ group named Black Chiney. His first big break in music production occurred when he was called to work on Turnin’ Me On for American R&B duo Nina Sky. Since then, he’s worked with Akon, Collie Buddz, Sean Paul, Rihanna, John Legend, Eminem, Bruno Mars, Drake, and many more. Since November 2015, Supa Dups has relied on… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerMonitoringProcessorStudio

  • Tuesday, February 16, 2016
    PSW Staff 02/16/16 08:04 AM,
    Video director and recording engineer Alex Chaloff’s production group, Bucket’s Moving Company, handles everything from mobile multitrack audio recording, studio engineering, and mixing to video direction, cinematography, and editing. Clients include Walt Disney Studios, Blue Note, the New York Times, and Universal Records. His artist roster includes Esperanza Spalding, Maroon 5, and Dave Weckl to name but a few. For these critical projects, Chaloff relies on his RME Babyface Pro and Fireface UFX audio interfaces for audio quality and ease… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAVDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerInterconnectMonitoringProcessorStudio

  • Thursday, February 11, 2016
    PSW Staff 02/11/16 12:55 PM,
    Synthax, the Americas distributor for RME, announces a special pricing promotion for RME’s flagship Fireface 802 USB / Firewire audio interface as part of the company’s 20th Anniversary Celebration. Available now through April 1st only at authorized Synthax / RME Dealers in the USA, the RME Fireface 802 promotion is an opportunity to acquire professional audio interfaces at a temporarily reduced price. RME’s Fireface 802 audio interface builds upon the success of the company’s Fireface 800 product offering and, in… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsManufacturerProcessorStudio

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016
    PSW Staff 02/10/16 10:45 AM,
    Mackie has introduced a new solution for professional production and installed sound - the AXIS Digital Mixing System. With full Dante integration, the modular AXIS system combines the power of the 32-channel DL32R digital mixer with the all-new DC16 control surface. The combined system will be on display at the ISE Show, where Mackie is joining with Polar Audio UK at Stand 1-Q95. “It’s an incredibly forward-thinking, modular professional digital mixing solution with more features per price than any other… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVConsolesDigitalManufacturerNetworkingProcessorSoftwareSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/10/16 07:47 AM,
    Black Lion Audio (BLA) has released the Auteur MKII preamp line. Building on the reputation and performance of the original Auteur design, the Auteur MKII boasts a revamped gain stage that results in higher gain, lower noise, lower distortion and an extended frequency response. The newly re-designed Auteur MKII retains the unique sonic combination of clarity and warmth of the original design. The unit is available in dual-channel one-half-rack and 500 series formats, both with updated specifications including a 10… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductManufacturerProcessorStudio

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