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  • Thursday, September 29, 2016
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    Joe Gilder 09/29/16 10:45 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   You may have noticed I’ve been growing quite the beard over the last month or so. I let it go on as long as I could, but it’s time to say goodbye for now. Like most dudes, I couldn’t just shave it off without having a little fun, so I’ve been walking around the house today looking like this. (see image below) Pam is THRILLED with it, by the way. Why… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerStudio

  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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    Kent Morris 09/28/16 10:37 AM,
    Equalizers, by their nature and name, are supposed to redress imbalances in a sound system. Unfortunately, equalizers, whether graphic, parametric, or shelving in nature, are only as good as the person using them. Knowing where to turn the knob or push the fader is usually a dark science, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The first step in proper EQ technique is to realize the knobs go to the left better than they go to… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogConsolesDigitalEngineerMixerProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementTechnician

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    Jon Tidey 09/28/16 06:25 AM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   Tracking guitar can be extremely tricky even under the most perfect of circumstances. And not every session is ideal. In reality, they’re often far from it. So here are a few tips to keep in mind when you’re tackling that next guitar session. 1) Guitar Selection Every brand and style of guitar has a different sound—Yamaha versus Martin, a full size Dreadnought or a smaller Parlor style. They all sound different,… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerProcessorStudio

  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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    PSW Staff 09/27/16 02:54 PM,
    With ten Grammy wins, including Best Engineered Album for The Raconteurs Consolers of the Lonely and scores of platinum and gold albums, Joe Chiccarelli has made good on the famous opportunity Frank Zappa gave him during the recording of “Sheik Yerbouti” – among Zappa’s best-selling albums ever. When the head engineer couldn’t make the session, Zappa promoted then-assistant engineer Chiccarelli to take the lead. Since then, Chiccarelli has had the opportunity to work with the biggest and best artists in… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEngineerLoudspeakerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStudio

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    Andrew Stone 09/27/16 11:43 AM,
    This article is provided by Church On The Move.   It goes without saying that I consider drums to be the most important part of most current rock-oriented music. Starting out my career as a drummer, I pay a considerable amount of attention to the specific details of drums and cymbals and the individual technique of the drummer. Anyone who’s attended SeedsConf or SeedsU has no doubt heard us mention the importance we place on getting (and keeping) the drums… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 09/27/16 11:04 AM,
    Drums are the foundation of just about any kind of music, and a great drum sound is essential to a great recording, but that sound can be elusive. The Drum Recording Handbook, Second Edition, uncovers the secrets of making amazing drum recordings, even using the most inexpensive gear. When asked why he wrote this book, author and producer Bobby Owsinski answers: “There are lots of books and courses that give you tips on drum miking, but they always approach it… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductEducationEngineerStudio

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    PSW Staff 09/27/16 06:58 AM,
    The MIDI Association, the global community of people who work, play and create with MIDI, is hosting a panel discussion at the 141st AES convention in Los Angeles on Sunday, October 2 from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm in Room 502AB.  The panel discussion, titled “MIDI Makes Music, MIDI Makes Money and MIDI Makes Careers!” is open to all AES attendees and features many music and audio industry notables. Hosted by Bryan Lanser, VP of marketing at Muse R&D, and… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessEducationEngineerStageStudio

  • Monday, September 26, 2016
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    PSW Staff 09/26/16 12:40 PM,
    As the 141st Audio Engineering Society (AES) show approaches, Harman Professional Solutions is inviting respected engineers and producers to share their work in the Harman demo room. From Thursday, September 29 through Saturday, October 1, engineers who have contributed to the works of Miles Davis, The Beatles, Beyoncé and more will showcase career and industry milestones through the JBL 7 Series and M2 Master Reference Monitors. The JBL sessions will be held in Demo Room 504 of the Los Angeles… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEducationEngineerLoudspeakerMonitoringStudio

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    PSW Staff 09/26/16 07:03 AM,
    Coast Mastering‘s Piper Payne was mentored by pros like Bob Katz, Thor Legvold, and Michael Romanowski, Payne has earned a notable reputation for superb ears, supported by her deep experience in many musical genres. She works in a precision acoustical environment, with a meticulously selected signal chain of exotic audio gear including products from Manley Labs. “With mastering, you cannot skimp on quality,” Payne insists. “You don’t get into this business to get rich; we’re in it to make quality… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogEngineerProcessorStudio

  • Friday, September 23, 2016
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    Old Soundman 09/23/16 12:47 PM,
    Greetings, Old Soundman, from the Great North Woods— And greetings to you from my secret location! I’m not all that old, only been riding the faders for a few years now. Ride ‘em, soundman! Yee-ha!! Hey, did you ever hear of the X Bar X Boys? The calluses are just about right on my fingers and in my ears. What a bizarre viewpoint. I don’t really like to think about calluses. But whatever floats your boat! I was one of… View this post
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