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  • Monday, August 22, 2016
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    PSW Staff 08/22/16 02:22 PM,
    When producer Greg Fidelman hunkered down to begin work on Metallica’s latest record, he knew that the (30) channels of vintage preamps the band had already in the studio would not be enough to simultaneously facilitate the multi-mic drum sound and detailed guitar micing setups he was envisioning for the sessions. He turned to BAE Audio preamplifiers to nearly double his available inputs, matching the sound of Metallica’s existing vintage gear with the added reliability of BAE’s modern construction and… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogEngineerProcessorStudio

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    PSW Staff 08/22/16 12:59 PM,
    After getting his start in the late 1970s in New York City and Austin, Grammy Award-winning producer, songwriter, guitarist, and engineer Buddy Miller moved to Nashville and went on to produce dozens and dozens of big- and small-name talents, including Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, and Robert Plant. When he’s not on the road, Miller spends some of his days working out of his home studio with his wife, the talented singer-songwriter Julie Miller, who long complained that the… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEngineerLoudspeakerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStudio

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    Joe Gilder 08/22/16 11:31 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   In this edition of Home Studio Corner, Joe Gilder discusses a technique utilizing a large ribbon microphone that creates highly desirable depth in a drum session. With a Fat Head mic from Cascade Microphones, and a setup that was practically an afterthought, he discovers a way to thicken up the overall sound even within a smaller isolation room. See the video below for the step-by-step process used to develop this particular… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogVideoDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEducationEngineerMicrophoneStudio

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    PSW Staff 08/22/16 11:16 AM,
    pureMix has just released their biggest mixing tutorial to date featuring Grammy nominated and multi-platinum engineer Mark Needham mixing the song “It’s Time” by Imagine Dragons. The 1h54m long video course shows you step by step how Needham created an epic sounding mix for the the band’s breakout hit. Needham has a track record for not only mixing hit records but also working early in the careers of artist such as Fleetwood Mac, The Killers, and Imagine Dragons. This tutorial… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEducationEngineerStudio

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    PSW Staff 08/22/16 07:57 AM,
    Maor Appelbaum has sometimes been mistakenly typecast as a heavy rock specialist. It’s true that he has done work for such artists as Rob Halford, Yngwie Malmsteen, Sepultura, Dokken, and Fates Warning. But his credits cover virtually every musical genre, including global stars like Faith No More, Yes, Meat Loaf, Walter Trout, and William Shatner, along with an assortment of jazz and classical artists. With his track record and client list, Appelbaum could use any equipment he wants, and his… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEngineerProcessorStudio

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    PSW Staff 08/22/16 07:31 AM,
    An Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing system was employed for monitor and live recording duties at the recent anniversary concert of Ecuador’s Paulina Tamayo. Hosted at Quito’s Ruminahui Colluseum, the concert marked the singer’s 45-year career, and was attended by 14,000 people. Ronny Lopez from rental company, Maxi Audio, selected the dLive system to manage monitors and the multitrack recording feed for a live DVD production. The technical specifications were 52 input channels, 26 outputs for wedges and in-ears… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, August 19, 2016
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    Karl Winkler 08/19/16 06:19 AM,
    How do we teach aspiring audio professionals to mix? How important is teaching? Can some people even be taught? I’ve seen debates in the ProSoundWeb LAB forums as to whether mixing sound can/can’t be taught. There are a couple of interesting books I’ve read that relate to this idea. The first one is “This Is Your Brain On Music” by Daniel Levitin. Levitin addresses the age-old question of talent versus work effort, and essentially concludes that the real deciding factor… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionConsolesEngineerMixerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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    PSW Staff 08/17/16 09:33 AM,
    Ocean Way Audio (OWA) is hosting a special event on September 13, 2016, at Ocean Way Nashville Studios. Presented in coordination between Ocean Way Audio, the Nashville Section of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), Belmont University and Ocean Way Nashville Studios, the event will feature Ocean Way founder Allen Sides, a five-time GRAMMY Award-winning engineer, producer and mixer. From 12:00-5:30 p.m., Sides will be holding a series of one-on-one demonstrations of the new Ocean Way Audio HR4S and Pro2A loudspeakers.… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEngineerLoudspeakerManufacturerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 08/17/16 07:30 AM,
    Ballard SeafoodFest celebrates seafood and the Seattle neighborhood’s Nordic heritage with a crowd-pleasing salmon bbq, craft booths, family activities and a live music stage for the annual two-day festival. This is the second year that Mackie and EAW have teamed up to support the performance space at the festival, this year providing a sound reinforcement system made up of EAW RADIUS loudspeakers and Mackie’s AXIS digital mixing system. This year’s event offered a variety of music genres that appealed to… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerLoudspeakerSoftwareSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    Pat Brown 08/17/16 06:31 AM,
      The eyes and ears do not always agree when it comes to sound quality. (Related article here.) If making acoustic measurements is so difficult, why bother? Why not tune the system based solely on listening? Because there are several very good reasons for including our eyes in the system tuning process! We humans base our concept of reality upon the evidence presented by the five senses to the brain. Our concept of “blue sky” or “green grass” is the… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVEngineerLoudspeakerMeasurementProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement



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