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  • Friday, October 01, 2010
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    PSW Staff 10/01/10 07:36 AM, 0 Comments
    Provided by Sweetwater.   Q: I’ve been reading quite a lot of recording forums lately and I stumbled across a piece of advice which really has me confused. On one forum, someone said that you shouldn’t use a tube microphone with a tube preamp. Being the curious type I went searching and this type of advice seems to pop up across the web in many audio forums. Is this true? Could I have ruined my mic or preamp? A: Yep,… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollStudy HallAnalogMicrophoneStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 10/01/10 07:15 AM, 0 Comments
    API has announced the delivery of the first API 1608 console in Norway. The desk arrived in the country through API’s newest representative, ProLyd AS, and was placed in the Oslo-based Livingroom Studios. According to George Tanderø, engineer/mixer at Livingroom Studios, acquiring the console is “a dream come true.” “I wanted a console that had modern routing and monitoring facilities that would give me a large, super solid, ‘punchy’ sound straight out of the box,” Tanderø said. “Having used both… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollAnalogConsolesDigitalInstallationMixerSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 10/01/10 06:25 AM, 0 Comments
    It has been said that describing the “sound” of a particular piece of gear is like dancing about architecture. Recognizing that there may be some truth in that, the TransAudio Group website now contains a reference page for Daking signal processing equipment that allows visitors to listen to high-quality (24-bit, 48 kHz) recordings made with Daking mic pres and compressors. “It’s one thing to describe a ‘sound’ in words, but it’s a poor substitute for actually listening,” said Brad Lunde,… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollAnalogProcessorSignalStudioSystemAudio

  • Thursday, September 30, 2010
    PSW Staff 09/30/10 07:25 AM, 0 Comments
    Earthworks, Inc. has announced several improvements in the FlexMic Series of microphones. Designed specifically for use as podium microphones, the FlexMic Series offers numerous versatile features and options that make these microphones the ideal choice for public speaking venues. This makes them perfect for integration into lecture halls, presentation spaces, churches, civic centers, theaters, and government facilities. The newly revised Earthworks FlexMic Series consists of three basic product groups with a variety of models within each group to ensure the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollProductAnalogInstallationMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Tuesday, September 28, 2010
    PSW Staff 09/28/10 05:08 AM, 0 Comments
    Buzz Audio has announced the release of the Series 20 QSP, a new 4-channel microphone and instrument preamplifier. The QSP utilizes the Buzz Audio proprietary BE41 True Class A amplifiers coupled to Lundahl audio output transformers, a combination that produces a clean and open high end with a nice touch of bass warmth.  The transformerless non-reactive input means the QSP interfaces well with all microphone types and yields a multi-purpose preamp that delivers sound always complimenting the source. Up to… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingPollProductAnalogProcessorSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Monday, September 27, 2010
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    PSW Staff 09/27/10 08:07 AM, 0 Comments
    Provided by Sweetwater.   Q: “Like many people, I use a maximizer (the Waves L1, if it matters) on my mixes prior to burning them on CD. Many of my clients prefer their mixes as loud as possible even though I sometimes hate it. I sometimes find it gets really grainy or gritty sounding when too much of this process is applied. What can I do to get better sound, but keep things really loud? A: You’re certainly wise to… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollAnalogDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareStudioAudio

  • Friday, September 24, 2010
    PSW Staff 09/24/10 11:45 AM, 0 Comments
    Universal Audio has announced the release of the EP-34 Tape Echo plug-in for the UAD-2. Universal Audio’s EP-34 Tape Echo plug-in gives guitar players and mix engineers the rich, warm tape delay effects of vintage Echoplex units, now on the UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins platform for Mac and PC. Unlike other Echoplex emulations, the EP-34 is the first plug-in that targets specific behaviors of both the EP-3 and EP -4 Echoplexes. The DSP experts at UA ensured that the EP-34 plug-in… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductAnalogDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSignalStudioSystemAudio

  • Thursday, September 23, 2010
    PSW Staff 09/23/10 11:45 AM, 0 Comments
    Editors Note: Contest polls are now open for voting! TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik needs a name for its newest large diaphragm condenser microphone, which will be introduced at AES 2010 in San Francisco.  In development for 18 months, the newest mic in the company’s acclaimed R-F-T line was designed by the company’s in-house engineering team, with outside consultation from some of the world’s top amplifier designers. The microphone will be based around a unique circuit that features a New Old Stock (NOS)… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductAnalogMicrophoneStudioSystemAudio

  • Monday, September 20, 2010
    PSW Staff 09/20/10 12:00 PM, 0 Comments
    The production and songwriting team of Wally Gagel and Xandy Barry, who work under the name WAX LTD, recently chose to outfit their studio with a new 16-channel API 1608 console. Taming what had originally been an ungainly tangle of outboard gear, their 1608 provides the definitive API analog warmth and punch, in addition to the well-thought-out functionality WAX LTD was looking for. No stranger to API, Gagel had worked on an API Legacy early in his career at Dreamland… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollAnalogSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 09/20/10 07:41 AM, 0 Comments
    Magneto Audio Labs has announced that their debut product, the VariOhm, is now shipping. The VariOhm is connected between the microphone and the microphone preamp, either the built—in preamp of a mixer or an external mic pre may be used. The concept behind VariOhm is that the impedance of microphones and preamps vary considerably.  The resulting impedance relationship is a key factor in determining the sound and tonal characteristics of the audio. The central element VariOhm uses are custom built… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductAnalogInstallationInterconnectStudioSystemAudio