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  • Friday, October 09, 2015
    PSW Staff 10/09/15 11:38 AM,
    Swedish software developer Softube announces that it has teamed up with global music and audio products group Focusrite to offer Scarlett, Saffire, and Clarett* audio interface owners an exclusive Time and Tone Bundle — and all for free — from October 8… Softube’s Time and Tone Bundle is a unique software bundle (valued at $198.00 USD) comprising three of its products, including reverb, delay, and distortion plug-ins. TSAR-1R Reverb is a reverb plug-in with a single slider, allowing users to… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsManufacturerProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Monday, September 28, 2015
    PSW Staff 09/28/15 08:12 AM,
    ASP800, the new, eight-channel mic pre & ADC from Audient is now shipping worldwide and is available at all Audient dealers. Following the release of the bus-powered audio interface iD14, the ASP800 offers eight Audient console mic pres, Burr-Brown A-D converters, two discrete JFET instrument inputs and two brand new ‘Retro Channels’ featuring tone controls HMX and IRON. HMX is a custom harmonic distortion designed to emulate the sweet, thick tones often associated with 1960s tube designs, whilst Audient’s brand… View this story
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  • Thursday, September 10, 2015
    PSW Staff 09/10/15 06:36 AM,
    Songwriter/producer and music industry veteran Monty Powell has written hit songs for Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts and Tim McGraw and won numerous accolades including a CMA Triple Play Award for having written three #1 songs in one calendar year and SESAC’s Songwriter Of The Year in 2009. Having recently completed construction of a new recording facility, Powell added the new Harman dbx 676 Tube Mic Preamp Channel Strip to his recording chain. “Inspired moments in songwriting can be… View this story
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  • Wednesday, September 09, 2015
    PSW Staff 09/09/15 08:46 AM,
    Black Lion Audio announces the release of the B12A MKII 500, an API-style single channel microphone preamp just like the popular B12A MKII ½ rack unit, but in the convenient and flexible 500 series format. All Black Lion Audio products are designed and manufactured in Chicago, Illinois. Already known for the API American rock sound, the MKII version features an upgraded input transformer, higher gain, and lower noise than the original B12A. It also features an output transformer, a Hi-Z… View this story
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  • Tuesday, September 08, 2015
    PSW Staff 09/08/15 07:16 AM,
    Mobile recording studio, Wired For Sound revisits South Africa this summer to record young musical talent in Malawi, this time with Audient‘s USB interface, iD22 and 8-channel mic pre and ADC, ASP880 as a part of the setup. Three weeks into this third phase of the project, and beset with power cuts and connectivity issues, they have still managed to record forty local musicians. Sound engineer, Simon Attwell reported back to Audient via email and a rare stable connection, confirming… View this story
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  • Thursday, September 03, 2015
    PSW Staff 09/03/15 06:58 AM,
    TASCAM Announces the release of three new products to be featured at AES 2015 in booth 118. The new TASCAM VL-S3 brings compact studio monitoring to the price of a set of headphones. The 2-way powered monitors include a 3-inch woofer, and rear ported design. A pair of RCA inputs accept any line-level input, and a stereo 1/4-inch to RCA cable is included. Also available is a 1/8-inch stereo mini jack for playing from smartphones or MP3 players. The TASCAM… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsManufacturerMonitoringProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Wednesday, September 02, 2015
    PSW Staff 09/02/15 01:13 PM,
    When Brad Englander was deciding how to expand his gear list to include a console, he was certain about one thing: “all roads led back to API.” At the time, he already had four 512cs in an API lunchbox, but wanted even more of the “same clean and punchy sound,” so he turned to the 1608, along with a 2500, for the solution. Englander owns “Bassmental”, a studio he runs from his home in Great Falls, Virginia. The studio works… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogConsolesEngineerMonitoringProcessorStudio

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015
    PSW Staff 08/26/15 07:29 AM,
    A central feature of Focusrite’s RedNet audio-over-IP interface system is the remote-controlled microphone preamplifiers included in the RedNet 4 and MP8R models. New firmware releases from Yamaha and Focusrite now make it possible for RedNet mic preamplifiers to be remote-controlled from Yamaha CL and QL mixing consoles, allowing significant additional interoperability between the two systems. Yamaha’s CL/QL recent version 3.1 firmware update adds specific support for RedNet 4 and RedNet MP8R preamps. A firmware update to the RedNet units, also… View this story
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  • Wednesday, August 05, 2015
    PSW Staff 08/05/15 09:56 AM,
    Rob Baldock, owner of Re:live Recordings zips around the UK recording live performances and interviews by acts such as One Direction, Foo Fighters, Kasabian and Labrinth for video production company, LiveFi. He has been fine-tuning his gear set-up and is currently testing out six ASP880s, the eight channel mic preamps from Audient. He describes his recording kit: “It’s based around two RME FireFace UFX and a MacBook Pro running Reaper for recording. The Audients fit in great – D-SUB out… View this story
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  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015
    PSW Staff 07/29/15 07:04 AM,
    SongCraft Presents partners Ben Arthur, Mike Crehore, Al Houghton, Matthew Hendershot, and Rob Reinhart work with an established singer-songwriter to compose and record a song in the span of just three short hours. That time constraint often inspires the artist in collaboration with Ben Arthur – an accomplished singer-songwriter in his own right – to create something fresh and unencumbered. Matthew Hendershot captures the entire process, using Metric Halo ULN-8 and ULN-2 interfaces, which is later edited to highlight the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsVideoDigitalEngineerManufacturerProcessorStudio