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  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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    PSW Staff 10/22/14 01:08 PM,
    Pie Man Sound opened last month in Cary, NC, – co-owners Max and Mitch Dancik were so eager to start using their 32-channel API 1608 that it’s already been used to record several local projects. Mitch said the studio is already booked solid through the year with musicians from a variety of genres anxious to record. Among others, the studio is looking forward to sessions with a young jazz/rock band working on their debut album, a quartet of Mexican classical… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/22/14 01:00 PM,
    Oscar-winning production sound mixer Simon Hayes relied on DPA Microphones to record Marvel’s film adaptation of Guardians of the Galaxy, directed by James Gunn. Hayes, who first used DPA lavalier microphones as production sound mixer for the film adaptation of MAMMA MIA! in 2008, has turned to DPA’s d:screet 4061 and 4071 omnidirectional miniature microphones on every film he’s worked on since then, including Les Miserables (for which Hayes picked up the Oscar and BAFTA for Best Sound Mixing) and… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/22/14 12:50 PM,
    Dallas Audio Post recently became the first U.S. installation of Genelec’s new 1237A Tri-Amplified Smart Active Monitor (SAM) system, utilzing proprietary AutoCal and GLM technologies and Class D amplification.  It’s the latest implementation of Genelec at the post-production house, which has utilized Genelec monitors throughout the course of its 20-year history. The firm handles a variety of projects including TV and film as well as corporate, live event, political, video game, sports clients and much more, with specific jobs including… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/22/14 12:27 PM,
    As an all-purpose sound provider, Factor Audio recently acquired a second Harman Soundcraft Si Expression 3 console to better serve its diverse range of clients. Having enjoyed tremendous success with the first purchase, Factor Audio continues to work with the Si Expression 3 due to its ease of use, great sound and affordable price point. Factor Audio designs and engineers its own custom solutions to provide better sound quality with greater efficiency for its clients. Relying on an experienced team,… View this post
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    Daniel Keller 10/22/14 07:40 AM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   When it comes to discussing the fine art of mixing music, I tend to approach the subject with some trepidation. After all, compared to many of the topics I’ve written about, this one is rife with subjectivity — one person’s idea of a great sounding mix may be another’s sonic nightmare. And what works for one genre of music will be decidedly wrong for another. But all those variables aside, there are at least a… View this post
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  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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    PSW Staff 10/21/14 01:38 PM,
    Bing Bang Boom! In Spokane, WA specializes in integrated music and sound design for film, television, advertising, video games, and the Internet. Their award-winning work can be heard on projects for CBS, ABC, NBC, Spike TV, HBO, Warner Bros. Films, and many blockbuster theatrical trailers. The company recently added a new Yamaha NUAGE Advanced Production DAW System to their production arsenal. CEO Bill Byrne said that up until the purchase of the NUAGE system, he had been recording and mixing… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/21/14 11:00 AM,
    As a globetrotting trumpeter for such renowned artists as Bootsy Collins, Jill Scott and Jarrod Lawson, it’s hard to imagine Farnell Newton having any time to focus on his own solo career. However, his new album, Ready to Roll, is a testament to his non-stop commitment to his craft, while the songs within the album showcase Newton’s musical versatility. Whether it’s in the studio or on the road, Newton is a committed user of Harman’s AKG microphones. Recorded in his… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsMicrophoneStudio

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    PSW Staff 10/21/14 10:31 AM,
    London-based Sky Vision Sound Studios, part of the BSkyB/Sky Vision family, has recently completed a major upgrade of its Fairlight equipment to bring it in line with BSkyB’s UK broadcasting facilities in Osterley. The three-studio complex, two mix rooms and a prep room, has upgraded its Fairlight Constellation console with a Fairlight EVO, six of which are already in use at BskyB. It has also upgraded its XYNERGI system by installing the latest software version – a move that is… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsMixerStudioTechnician

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    PSW Staff 10/21/14 08:17 AM,
    PMC has announced the first sale of the recently introduced QB1-A large-scale, high-resolution reference monitors, with two pairs to be implemented at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles as part of an ongoing refurbishment program—one pair for Studio A, the other for Studio B. Capitol’s engineers and management were part of a network of international industry professionals who provided feedback on the design of the QB1-A as it evolved. Prototype versions of the loudspeakers have been installed in Capitol Studios for… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/21/14 07:04 AM,
    Panoramic House, a personal recording studio owned by John Baccigaluppi and Bobby Lurie that’s located on the western Marin coast north of San Francisco, now incorporates Baccigaluppi’s recently-expanded API 1608 console. The duo, who own and operate studios on both the east and west coasts (The Dock in Sacramento, CA and Mavericks in NYC), renovated the historic 1960s structure, which was built entirely from recycled architectural materials salvaged from the Bay Area. Now, Panoramic House is celebrating its first year… View this post
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