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  • Thursday, December 05, 2013
    Matthew Weiss 12/05/13 07:12 PM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   If you’ve been out and about on the internet then you’ve probably read that subtractive EQ is generally better than additive EQ. In other words, it’s better to attenuate than to boost. And you have probably read all sorts of reasons for this: less phase shift, sounds smoother, more accurate, doesn’t require active gain, etc. Well, I’m here to tell you that a great deal of that is false. Let’s… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSignalStudio

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    PSW Staff 12/05/13 11:15 AM,
    JoeCo’s new system software update for the BlackBox range of multi-channel audio recorders and players (v3.0.1.0) is now available for download. The update fully supports the JoeCoRemote hardware and JoeCoRemote iPad app on 24-channel BBR1 and 64-channel BBR64 MADI and DANTE systems. JoeCoRemote offers remote control and operation of any BlackBox Recorder or Player via iPad and this latest software update includes improved connectivity via WiFi and more robust coding for use of the interface and iPad in Wired mode.… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsSoftware

  • Wednesday, December 04, 2013
    PSW Staff 12/04/13 06:19 PM,
    Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH today announced significant updates to its award-winning music production systems, Cubase and Cubase Artist, available in December. Version 7.5 incorporates important workflow enhancements, version updates to its instruments and new effects to further the impressive feature set of Cubase and increase professionals’ productivity when producing music. “The mix of highly effective editing and workflow enhancements, new instruments and studio-grade effects makes 7.5 one of the most beneficial Cubase releases since SX 1. I’m confident that this… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductDigital Audio WorkstationsSoftwareStudio

  • Wednesday, November 27, 2013
    Bobby Owsinski 11/27/13 02:50 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   One of the cooler aspects of iTunes Radio is that it very well may be the beginning of the end to the loudness wars. For those of you too young to remember, the loudness wars started back in the 60s when producers began to perceive that if a song played on a radio was louder than the one before or after it, it seemed to sound better and people responded more. As… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogDigital Audio WorkstationsMeasurementProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Tuesday, November 26, 2013
    Rob Schlette 11/26/13 04:25 PM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   An audio pass filter attenuates an entire range of frequencies. There are two types of pass filters (Figure 1, below). A high-pass filter (HPF) attenuates content below a cutoff frequency, allowing higher frequencies to pass through the filter. A low-pass filter (LPF) attenuates content above a cutoff frequency, allowing lower frequencies to pass through the filter. The slope of filter attenuation is usually quantified in decibels per octave. For example,… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSignalSoftwareStudio

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2013
    Jon Tidey 11/19/13 07:01 PM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   A while ago James commented on the podcast and asked for a segment explaining some of the metering tools we have available in DAW. If you follow the podcast you may have already heard this info. Before we get into the DAW let’s briefly go over the way analog equipment is calibrated. VU Mic preamps, converters, hardware effect processors are all designed to work optimally at 0 VU. They can usually… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsMeasurementStudio

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    PSW Staff 11/19/13 06:41 PM,
    In partnership with direct developer Brainworx, Universal Audio has added the Maag EQ4 Plug-In to the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform. In a self-professed quest for “audio perfection,” Cliff Maag designed the EQ4 to provide exceptional transparency and top-end presence while maintaining a true, natural sound. Based on his classic — and long-discontinued — NTI EQ3 from the ’80s, the EQ4 features Maag’s legendary Air Band control, a major component to the vocal mix chain on Madonna’s Ray of Light as… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsProductDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSignalSoftwareStudio

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    PSW Staff 11/19/13 06:01 PM,
    Provided by Sweetwater.   Q: I’ve heard a lot about the “crest factor” when people are discussing loudness. Does this relate at all to the issue of CD loudness in mastering? A: It’s funny how often the term “loud” is used in the same sentence with “mastering” these days. “Real” mastering is of course much, much more than maximizing the loudness of a recording. But loudness is an issue, regardless of whether you’re in the “more is better” camp or… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsMeasurementMixerMonitoringSignalStudio

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    PSW Staff 11/19/13 02:44 PM,
    Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH today announced the release of Cubase iC Air, allowing users of Cubase 7 or Cubase Artist 7, together with Leap Motion Controller or Intel systems powered by the Intel Perceptual Computing SDK, to control Steinberg’s popular DAW intuitively by the command of gestures. “With the advent of various gesture recognition technologies we’ve been looking into possibilities to control Cubase in a novel way by using simple hand gestures as an alternative control alongside the conventional mouse… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsStudio

  • Monday, November 18, 2013
    PSW Staff 11/18/13 06:08 PM,
    Universal Audio has captured Fairchild’s revered tube character with the new Fairchild Tube Limiter Plug-In Collection for the UAD Powered plug-ins platform and Apollo audio interfaces. In 2004, Universal Audio released the Fairchild 670 Legacy plug-in, heralded as the best Fairchild 670 emulation available. Now UA has improved the original time constants and gain reduction curves while modeling — for the first time ever — the complete tube-powered amplifier and transformer sections of their hardware counterparts. Far beyond other Fairchild… View this post
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