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  • Friday, February 18, 2011
    PSW Staff 02/18/11 04:45 PM, 0 Comments
    TASCAM has launched the DR-05, a new portable stereo recorder that is outfitted with pair of condenser microphones with sensitivity up to 125 dB SPL and low noise. The design of the DR-05 is optimized for sound quality, from the dedicated power supply for the codec to bring out the full spec of the A/D and D/A converter to the separate analog & digital circuit boards and low impedance circuit design with noise resistance in its compact case. The DR-05… View this post
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    Bruce Swedien 02/18/11 03:19 PM, 0 Comments
    To me, the first, the most interesting, the most capable musical instrument of all is the human voice. It has the ability to communicate a wide variety and range of emotion. Delicate timbral shading is easily accomplished by a well-trained vocalist, as well as an amazingly wide dynamic range. The range of instantly recognizable vocal personality is astonishing. In other words, two voices can have the same range classification, so by category we could say that they are the same… View this post
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    PSW Staff 02/18/11 08:10 AM, 0 Comments
    Cloud Microphones is now shipping the new single-channel Cloudlifter model CL-1 mic activator, which uses any 24- to 48-volt phantom powered device to safely supply up to 25 dB of initial gain to any passive, low-output ribbon or dynamic microphone. Compact and portable enough to go anywhere, the CL-1 houses direct-coupled, discrete JFET circuitry that delivers ultra-clean, transparent performance to preserve the natural sonic characteristics of the source without coloration. In addition to significantly improving the performance of any passive… View this post
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  • Thursday, February 17, 2011
    Ty Ford 02/17/11 01:00 PM, 0 Comments
    In the midst of talking about mics and mic preamps, the timely subject of mic modeling hardware and software has been raised. So, here’s my take on mic modelers. They may change the sound of the audio that passes through them, but there are major problems that mic modelers can’t get around: namely, the laws of physics and the limits of metallurgy. I’m not alone with these thoughts - a bit later in this article, Norbert Sobol, a noted microphone… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollStudy HallDigitalMicrophoneProcessorSoftwareStudioSystemAudio

  • Wednesday, February 16, 2011
    PSW Staff 02/16/11 09:15 AM, 0 Comments
    Ear Machine has announced the introduction of myMicSound, a free web application that simplifies the difficult task of using your ears to decide which microphone to purchase. The application learns the user’s preference by analyzing ratings of example microphones. myMicSound then returns a list that ranks microphones by the probability that the user will like their sounds. “myMicSound is the first step toward a fundamental change in how people decide to purchase audio equipment,” said Andrew Sabin, Ear Machine owner… View this post
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    PSW Staff 02/16/11 08:40 AM, 1 Comment
    Maag Audio has announced the introduction of the PREQ4 Microphone Preamplifier with AIR BAND (shelf boost from 2.5 to 40kHz) in a 500 Series one channel compatible configuration. Compatible with the API 500-6B lunchbox and 500VPR rack systems. The PreQ4 offers 65dB adjustable gain, phase reverse capability, 70Hz high pass filter, +48V phantom power, and -20dB PAD. As one of the newest members of the VPR Alliance, the PREQ4 will be available March 1st. The PREQ4 follows its predecessor, PreQ3,… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductAnalogMixerProcessorSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/16/11 07:20 AM, 0 Comments
    Capturing the action for an in-depth look at ice hockey is never easy. Giving the viewer an up-close-and-personal perspective by being able to listen in on the players, coaches, and referees is an even more challenging matter. This requires robust wireless microphone performance, which was the mission of Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division, who chose Lectrosonics as they assisted HBO Sports on a recent look inside one of the NHL’s great rivalries: the Pittsburgh Penguins versus… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollDigitalMicrophoneSignalSystemWirelessAudio

  • Tuesday, February 15, 2011
    PSW Staff 02/15/11 02:30 PM, 0 Comments
    WavesAudio, in association with Aphex, has announced the release of their modeled plug-in version of the original Aphex Aural Exciter.  Officially called the Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter, the new plug-in is based on one of the two original tube-powered prototype units developed by Aphex during the mid-seventies. The Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter modeled plug-in delivers all the unique character of the rare hardware unit, with all the advantages of software. A groundbreaker at the time, the original Aural… View this post
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    Joe Gilder 02/15/11 02:00 PM, 0 Comments
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   You may or may not know this, but I’m a big fan of all the drum software programs out there. Steven Slate Drums, BFD, Strike, EZDrummer…the list goes on and on, and they all sound great! You’ve undoubtedly heard EZDrummer if you’ve listened to any of my music. All the drums on my last album were done using EZDrummer and a mouse. I found a MIDI groove that I liked, then… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsMixerSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/15/11 07:59 AM, 0 Comments
    TK Audio has announced the release of The Strip (ST1), a complete and easy to use channel strip with a mic preamp, compressor and EQ - a perfect tool for the recording engineer, songwriter or producer on the go that needs a great sounding recording channel. The preamp is a transformerless design with up to 75 dB of ultra-clean amplification; enough to power low output ribbon and dynamic microphones. The high-impedance instrument input on the front is perfect for instruments… View this post
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