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All Analog Posts

  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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    PSW Staff 10/22/14 01:08 PM,
    Pie Man Sound opened last month in Cary, NC, – co-owners Max and Mitch Dancik were so eager to start using their 32-channel API 1608 that it’s already been used to record several local projects. Mitch said the studio is already booked solid through the year with musicians from a variety of genres anxious to record. Among others, the studio is looking forward to sessions with a young jazz/rock band working on their debut album, a quartet of Mexican classical… View this post
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  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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    PSW Staff 10/21/14 07:04 AM,
    Panoramic House, a personal recording studio owned by John Baccigaluppi and Bobby Lurie that’s located on the western Marin coast north of San Francisco, now incorporates Baccigaluppi’s recently-expanded API 1608 console. The duo, who own and operate studios on both the east and west coasts (The Dock in Sacramento, CA and Mavericks in NYC), renovated the historic 1960s structure, which was built entirely from recycled architectural materials salvaged from the Bay Area. Now, Panoramic House is celebrating its first year… View this post
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  • Friday, October 17, 2014
    antelope audio
    PSW Staff 10/17/14 01:14 PM,
    Antelope Audio has introduced Satori, a true analog monitoring and summing system. Satori expands upon the design architecture of Eclipse 384, Antelope’s mastering AD/DA and monitoring controller. Carefully designed analog circuits and fast, transparent relay attenuators ensure the audio integrity throughout the whole signal path. The 0.05 dB platinum relays provide accurate volume control and perfect L/R balance, even at the lowest listening levels. “We wanted to design a clean and transparent monitoring controller that would not compromise the quality… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsProductAnalogDigitalInterconnectMonitoringSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Friday, October 10, 2014
    dbx professional
    PSW Staff 10/10/14 02:33 PM,
    Harman’s dbx Professional has introduced the new model 676 tube mic pre channel strip, a vacuum tube-based microphone preamplifier that offers a host of flexible sound-tailoring options to deliver audio quality in recording and live sound applications. The dbx 676 employs a high-gain, Class A tube preamp section based around a 12AU7 vacuum tube that can be adjusted to be clean and pure-sounding or “dirty” and full of harmonic character. The 676 incorporates the compressor/limiter design from the dbx 162SL… View this post
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  • Wednesday, October 08, 2014
    antelope audio
    PSW Staff 10/08/14 02:16 PM,
    At the 137th AES Convention in Los Angeles later this week, Antelope Audio is introducing Pure2, a mastering-grade 24/192 kHz AD/DA 2-channel converter and master clock. New Pure2 employs an all-new design that leverages top-quality Burr-Brown converters and the same Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology present in Antelope’s high-end Trinity master clock. It also offers Antelope’s low-latency USB circuit on both Mac and PC, which is in use in thousands of studios inside the Orion32 and the new Zen Studio.… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/08/14 01:59 PM,
    Dharma Studios owner Paolo Tubia is a fan of the hybrid set up. “I like analog outboard—a tasty compressor and some boutique preamps—to be a part of the mix. So I needed a centerpiece to manage the various control room components effectively and creatively,” he explains, describing the studio he has aspired to—and, with the arrival of his new Audient ASP4816 small-format console last month—ultimately brought to life. “The Audient definitely has the ‘wow’ factor,” Tubia says. “A real analog… View this post
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  • Friday, October 03, 2014
    seeburg jukebox history
    Tom Lubin 10/03/14 03:01 PM,
    Somewhere in its early years, the coin operated record player acquired the name “jukebox.” There are several theories about the origin. The most accepted is that the word “juke” is a corruption of the word “jook,” an African American slang term for dancing. The source of the music for this dancing would have been called a “jookbox.” A second version is that “jook” meant “sex” which may have made sense since brothels were some of the first establishments to install… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/03/14 10:46 AM,
    A self-proclaimed ‘analog-minded person,’ Nick Irving, owner of Studio One Flight Up in Sydney, works with independent singers, songwriters and musicians who are driven to create great records. While the studio is home to several vintage analog outboard gear pieces, Irving wanted a brand-new, reliable analog console to bring together the sound he works to achieve. Deb Sloss of Studio Connections Australia advised him towards a 32-channel API 1608 console, fitted with twenty-four classic API 550A EQs, and eight 560… View this post
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  • Monday, September 29, 2014
    church sound
    Mike Sessler 09/29/14 01:56 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Now that I’m traveling to even more churches than ever, I’ve seen some very creative console layouts. And pretty much everyone looks at me funny when I ask them for an input sheet. I used input sheets every weekend for over eight years—even though most weeks we could have gotten away without one. But I’m a big fan of consistency, and once I settle on a good way of doing things I like… View this post
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  • Friday, September 26, 2014
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    PSW Staff 09/26/14 01:06 PM,
    Wide Hive Studios in San Francisco’s Bay Area re-opened its doors earlier this year after a number of recent renovations and updates. A decade ago, veteran producer, engineer, and musician Gregory Howe folded his costly studio in San Francisco for a cozy, less expensive space in nearby Albany, CA. He centered the studio around a 16-channel API 1608, which he later expanded to 32 channels through a 16-channel expander. Now, with his most recent round of upgrades, Howe has added… View this post
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