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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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  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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    PSW Staff 09/24/14 10:50 AM,
    The Audio Engineering Society (AES) is pleased to debut their new “Raw Tracks” series as part of this year’s Recording and Production Track at the upcoming 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention, taking place October 9-12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This new series features top-name producers and engineers who will discuss and deconstruct influential, classic recordings from some of music’s most highly regarded artists. Attendees can learn firsthand about details of the sessions — the gear that was… View this post
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  • Friday, September 19, 2014
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    PSW Staff 09/19/14 11:06 AM,
    The Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences (SAIMS) situated at Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India, recently installed an Allen & Heath ZED-420 4 bus analog USB mixer in its new state-of-the-art interactive seminar suite. SAIMS provides a wide range of clinical diagnostic facilities and manages major surgical procedures including Open Heart surgery, Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Knee & Hip Joint replacement. The Institute’s building is also a teaching facility, housing all clinical and non-clinical departments, lecture theatres, fully-equipped labs, dissection halls,… View this post
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  • Thursday, September 18, 2014
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    PSW Staff 09/18/14 01:04 PM,
    With sound quality a top priority, mix and mastering engineer Gonzalo González E. wanted to expand his studio offerings, while maintaining the high quality of recording for which his clients are accustomed. With the needs of his growing studio in mind, González was advised by 57 Pro Audio, API’s Chilean distributor, to add a standard 1608 console. The 1608 is a perfect match for the size of CHT Estudios, as well as both the independent and bigger international label clients… View this post
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  • Monday, September 15, 2014
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    PSW Staff 09/15/14 02:38 PM,
    New Audient ASP8024 console-owner Michael Chiklis has spent the last few weeks getting acquainted with his 24-channel Audient desk before hot-footing off to New Orleans to start shooting the television series, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”. “I recorded the first tracks through the ASP8024,” enthuses Chiklis, who is better known for his acting career than for his high spec, Los Angeles home studio. “I recorded a cover of a Police song just to test the system and it really went… View this post
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    PSW Staff 09/15/14 11:31 AM,
    Ivor Drawmer, maker of analog—and now digital—signal processing equipment, drew on his 30-plus years behind the soldering iron to create the Drawmer 1973, a new 3-band FET stereo compressor. It is being distributed in the U.S. by TransAudio Group, available now at a price of $1,825. The Drawmer 1973 includes three independent compressor sections with two variable-frequency 6 dB/octave crossovers to separate them into low, middle, and high frequency compression sections. Each section contains familiar threshold, gain, attack, and release… View this post
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  • Thursday, September 11, 2014
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    Frank Federman 09/11/14 01:37 PM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   It’s a truism that almost nothing is 100 percent efficient; a measure of the inefficiency of most devices we deal with is how much heat they produce. Heat is energy that has been lost for one reason or another and is not available to do the task at hand, whether that is moving our car along the road, moving a loudspeaker’s cone to produce sound, or moving large quantities of 1’s and… View this post
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  • Monday, September 08, 2014
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    PSW Staff 09/08/14 08:08 AM,
    An Audient ASP8024 console was the first choice for Jean-Christian Maas, owner of Studio des Bruères, a highly specified studio situated in a tranquil yet accessible location in Poitiers, France. Dedicated to the production—and co-production—of artists, Maas offers aa different service to that of standard commercial studios. “We prefer to work on projects that we record and mix, so that we can maximize the synergy and efficiency,” he explains. “The bulk of our work is recommended by word-of-mouth and are… View this post
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  • Tuesday, September 02, 2014
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    PSW Staff 09/02/14 12:36 PM,
    Focal Press has just released the second edition of Small Signal Audio Design by Douglas Self, providing ample coverage of preamplifiers and mixers, as well as a new chapter on headphone amplifiers. The handbook provides an extensive repertoire of circuits that can be put together to make almost any type of audio system. Essential points of theory that bear on practical performance are lucidly and thoroughly explained, with the mathematics kept to a relative minimum. Self’s background in design for… View this post
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  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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    PSW Staff 08/26/14 06:47 AM,
    Chapter 6, the final installment of PSW’s ongoing free white paper series on transformers, is now available for free download. (Get it here.) The new installment, entitled “Exploring The Electrical Characteristics Of Audio Transformers,” explores the basic electrical characteristics of audio transformers to better understand the differences among various types, and why one transformer is better for a given application than another. The white paper series is presented by Lundahl, a world leader in the design and production of transformers,… View this post
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