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  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014
    blue microphones
    PSW Staff 08/26/14 09:58 AM,
    Blue Microphones has introduced Mo-Fi headphones (, outfitted with a built-in amplifier matched to high-powered precision drivers The onboard 240 milliwatt amplifier takes the burden of power off of mobile devices, improving their performance in the process and helping to bridge the gap between mobility and high fidelity. “When studio monitors transitioned from passive to active, everyone benefitted, and now we’re bringing that innovation to headphones,” says John Maier, CEO of Blue. “With a built-in amp and high-powered drivers, Mo-Fi… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsProductAmplifierLoudspeakerPowerSoftwareStudio

  • ableton live
    PSW Staff 08/26/14 09:27 AM,
    Novation is now shipping Launch Control XL, a new hands-on controller for Ableton Live. It’s similar to Launch Control but provides twice as many buttons, an extra row of knobs, and eight 60 mm faders for high-precision level control in integrating seamlessly with Live. The knobs are laid out in three rows of eight, just like Ableton’s mixer interface. They also have multi-colored LEDs that illuminate to distinguish between sends, EQs or any other device. Buttons, knobs and faders can… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsVideoProductDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsMixerProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • recording
    Joe Gilder 08/26/14 07:55 AM,
    Article provided by Home Studio Corner.   In this new video, Joe focuses on implementing “fake strings” within a song, and in particular, how to do it using volume automation. It’s not appropriate for every song and needs to be applied carefully, with proper use of volume automation helping in getting it integrated appropriately into the mix. In other words, serving good purpose in the song without being too prominent—or, well, fake. The video also serves as an overall primer… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogVideoStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSignalSoftwareStudio

  • dpa microphones
    PSW Staff 08/26/14 06:59 AM,
    DPA Microphones has appointed Christopher Spahr, Pedro Rocha and Leonardo Romero as area sales managers for the eastern U.S., western U.S. and southern U.S./Latin America/Canada, respectively. The company has also promoted Shan Siebert to general manager of the Longmont, Colorado-based office. “This announcement comes at a very exciting time for DPA Microphones’ U.S. operations,” says Eric Mayer, president of DPA, Inc., the U.S. branch of DPA Microphones. “Not only does this serve as an example of how our brand recognition… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingNewsAVBusinessManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio

  • epsilon
    PSW Staff 08/26/14 06:08 AM,
    Epsilon is now shipping the new EPM Series of biamped, 2-way studio monitors, including the EPM-6.5 and EPM-8.  Both EPM Series models are outfitted with Class AB amplifiers, 1-inch silk dome high-frequency tweeters, and balanced XLR, TRS 1/4-inch or unbalanced RCA inputs. The EPM-6.5 incorporates a 6.5-inch glass cone low-frequency transducer, with power output to components of 50 watts (LF) and 20 watts (HF). Maximum SPL is rated at 106 dB. The EPM-8 is outfitted with an 8-inch glass cone… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsProductLoudspeakerMonitoringStudio

  • Friday, August 22, 2014
    PSW Staff 08/22/14 11:02 AM,
    The 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention (October 9-12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles) will feature a High Resolution Audio (HRA) program Friday, October 10, 2014. The direct result of a collaborative effort between the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, the HRA program will include a number of panels and sessions that address the current and future direction of HRA from various perspectives, including content creation, digital distribution, licensing of… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEducationEngineerStudioTechnician

  • Thursday, August 21, 2014
    PSW Staff 08/21/14 10:18 AM,
    The Blackbird Academy, a premier studio and live sound engineering school in Nashville, has recently installed and integrated the Roland M-48 Personal Mixing System into their program. The Academy’s unique “hands-on” approach curriculum provide students access to world-famous Blackbird Studio gear and engineers. “At The Blackbird Academy, our prime emphasis is teaching the students to provide the client with high-quality sound and service throughout the production process,” says co-director and instructor Kevin Becka. “The compact, M-48 mixers punch this ticket… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsMixerMonitoringStudio

  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014
    PSW Staff 08/20/14 06:36 AM,
    DPA Microphones played an integral role during the Aspen Opera Theater Center (AOTC) program held at the historic Wheeler Opera House during the recent Aspen Music Festival in Colorado. The AOTC relied on the d:dicate 4006C Omnidirectional, 4011A Cardioid and 4015C Wide Cardioid Microphones, as well as the d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphone 10-piece Classic Touring Kit for their pristine recording capabilities. Supplied by DPA, Inc. — the company’s U.S. branch, these mics were used primarily to record and broadcast AOTC’s… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014
    Daniel Keller 08/19/14 05:17 PM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   For those of us who toiled over faders back when the earth was still cooling, the concept of gain structure was fairly easy to grasp. Each separate box was a link in the audio chain, visibly connected via patch cables, and analog distortion was easy to hear and identify. In today’s all-digital, all-in-the-box world, it’s not that simple. Signal paths can be unconventional and convoluted, and digital distortion can be subtle and sneaky. But while… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerProcessorSignalSoftwareStudio

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    PSW Staff 08/19/14 10:53 AM,
    Patchwerk Recording Studios, located in Atlanta, Georgia, has recorded more than 60 platinum and gold albums and worked with a who’s who of rap, hip-hop, R&B and pop artists including 50 Cent, Sean Combs, Pit Bull, Flo RIda, Jay-Z, Madonna, and Nicki Minaj. Producers, artists and listeners want more and more bass, notes Patchwerk’s tracking engineer Nick Bassani. He relies on Harman’s JBL LSR308 powered studio monitors as his go-to near-field loudspeakers. “There’s an insatiable appetite for more low-end response… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsMonitoringStudio