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  • Tuesday, January 28, 2014
    Howard Massey 01/28/14 06:30 AM,
    Sometimes a little humility—combined with tenacity—can go a long way. Consider the career of engineer/producer Kevin Killen, who was willing to start at the bottom rung of the ladder not once, not twice, but three times before he finally broke through to the pinnacle of his profession, manning the board for the likes of U2, Peter Gabriel, Elvis Costello, Jewel, Lindsey Buckingham, Tori Amos, Kate Bush, and Paula Cole. Rewind the tape to 1979, when a young Killen began working… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogEducationEngineerMixerStudio

  • Thursday, September 05, 2013
    Bruce Bartlett 09/05/13 05:38 PM,
    It seems an impossible task. You want to record several unaccompanied singers with very good isolation between them (low leakage). But you can’t use isolation booths. The singers need to see each other for visual cues and hear each other easily. The goal is to record them all at once in the same room, yet isolate the sound of each singer—without any audio problems. Recording engineer Jack Gregory and I faced that challenge when recording the talented A Cappella Christian-music… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneSignalStudioSystem

  • Monday, December 10, 2012
    Barry Rudolph 12/10/12 07:00 PM,
    As guitarist Jeff Baxter once said to me during the “heat” of a Rod Stewart recording session: “We can do anything—the impossible just takes a little longer.” Along with talented musicians like Jeff, engineers, producers, and live mixers often are called upon to solve problems that are at first glance, flat impossible. To a technically challenged client, all the flashy and complicated gear, computers and the alacrity at which a pro uses them to produce nearly instant, seemingly magical results… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollAnalogDigitalEducationEngineerLoudspeakerMonitoringSignalStudioSystem

  • Friday, September 07, 2012
    Howard Massey 09/07/12 10:00 AM,
    Maybe it’s just a side effect of the Starbucks jet fuel she gulped down as we conduct the interview, but a couple of things soon become abundantly clear about Trina Shoemaker: one, she is supremely confident in her abilities. And, two, she takes no shit from anybody. Shoemaker grew up in Joliet, Illinois, a small town near Chicago, where her hobbies included buying every album she could get her hands on and disassembling her dad’s hi-fi equipment. At the age… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollAnalogBusinessEducationEngineerMixerProcessorStudioTechnicianAudio

  • Friday, June 08, 2012
    06/08/12 08:12 AM,
    Gamers and indie music fans alike are eagerly awaiting the release of Rockstar Games’ Max Payne 3. Gamers are excited because Max Payne 3 represents the latest in the tremendously popular series, which has sold over 7.5 million copies and garnered numerous awards. Indie music fans are excited because Rockstar Games contracted Los Angeles’ groundbreaking noise pop band HEALTH to craft its original score. HEALTH has chosen to rely on a Metric Halo ULN-2 interface for much of the tracking… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProcessorStudioAudio

  • Monday, December 26, 2011
    Bobby Owsinski 12/26/11 12:48 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   If you’re doing a session in Los Angeles and you want your drums to instantly sound great, then your first call is to the Drum Doctors to either rent a fantastic sounding kit, or have your kit tuned. Ross Garfield is the “Drum Doctor” and you’ve heard his drum sounds on platinum recordings from Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Metallica, Dwight Yokum,  Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Lenny Kravitiz, Michael Jackson and… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogPollConsolesDigitalMicrophoneMixerSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    John Scrip 12/26/11 10:16 AM,
    This article is provided by MASSIVE Mastering.   I’m going to try to keep this very “fool proof”. This was born out of the rantings of hundreds and hundreds of posts on a dozen or more audio forums exploding like a volcano recorded with lots of headroom. I hope to instill a basic understanding of why certain trends and common beliefs are just plain bad. And by the time you’re done reading, and perhaps doing a little experimentation based on… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollAnalogDigitalEducationEngineerMixerMonitoringSignalStudioSystemAudio

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2011
    Bob Buontempo 10/11/11 10:05 AM,
    As Larry Crane, editor of Tape Op magazine, noted, “Plate Reverb. Many people ask me about this and I usually tell them to listen to some records from the ‘70s and ‘80s and look for reverb with a thick, pillowy sound that doesn’t obscure the vocal yet doesn’t quite sound like an actual room.” In 1983, I was the owner of a 16-track studio. One of the things that really separated the sounds of the recordings we could get from… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollStudy HallAnalogEducationProcessorSignalStudioSystemAudio

  • Friday, May 27, 2011
    PSW Staff 05/27/11 07:37 AM, 0 Comments
    As the owner and operator of Paper Street Audio Company, Paul Kavicky has carved a satisfying niche for himself in the world of major theatrical productions, where he serves as production audio engineer and, beyond that, guru of all things audio. Indeed, his latest appointment with the Threesixty Theater’s production of Peter Pan has placed him at the FOH position for over 350 shows spanning four cities throughout the US in over a year-and-a-half. Much of Kavicky’s work back at… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollDigitalManufacturerMixerSignalStudioSystemAudio

  • Thursday, May 26, 2011
    PSW Staff 05/26/11 12:52 PM, 0 Comments
    The METAlliance (Music Engineering & Technology Alliance) has announced that Avid has become the newest Pro Partner of the organization. Pro Partner membership is limited to companies that have shown a capacity and proclivity to manufacture and distribute products that meet the organization’s professional audio qualifications. The METAlliance consists of a group of globally-recognized, award-winning audio engineers and producers who have been deeply involved in establishing techniques and technical standards that are the foundation of modern music recording. The METAlliance… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollProductBusinessDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsInstallationMixerSignalSoftwareStudioSystemAudio

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