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  • Friday, April 10, 2015
    Bruce A. Miller 04/10/15 02:12 PM,
    This article is provided by   Once upon a time I was doing the typical thing of going with what I was told worked or what I watched the engineers I had assisted do.  Specifically, I was recording piano with a pair of matching microphones in an XY pattern around the hammers. I knew about many approaches (another mic at the far end of the piano and then pan that mic over to the bass side of the stereo… View this post
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    PSW Staff 04/10/15 12:26 PM,
    Solid State Logic, manufacturer of tools for audio professionals is proud to announce the release of the LMC+ Module for the 500 format modular rack platform. The LMC+ Module is a new version of the SSL Listen Mic Compressor. This processor from the SL 4000E console was preferred by many producers throughout the 1980s. Originally designed to prevent overloading the return feed from a studio communications mic, its fixed attack and release curves were suitable for use on ambient drums… View this post
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    PSW Staff 04/10/15 11:53 AM,
    Sommer cable GmbH, a Germany-based international designer and manufacturer of audio, video, and IT cables and related products, has opened a new subsidiary, Sommer cable America, based in Santa Rosa, CA. As a result, the company states that most of Sommer’s more than 12,000 products can now be delivered within 5-10 business days to American customers. Newly appointed CEO Martin Ucik heads the North American Sommer team.  He will supervise all sales, marketing, order processing, and support activities in the… View this post
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    PSW Staff 04/10/15 10:21 AM,
    Sanken Microphones is introducing at NAB 2015 the new CSR-2 shotgun microphone.  The CSR-2 combines a long acoustic tube and proprietary rectangular capsule design for directivity with a switchable rejection of the mid and low frequency range on the side and rear. In the off position, the switch provides a wider image. Sanken’s square capsule design and long acoustic tube focuses on the sound source, even at some distance. This directionality and flexibility is accomplished by using line microphone technology… View this post
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  • Thursday, April 09, 2015
    PSW Staff 04/09/15 04:30 PM,
    KRK Systems will present ROKIT G3 Series studio monitors as well as its entire product range at the upcoming Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt (Hall 4.0, Stand J60). ROKIT monitors are available in 5-, 6-, and 8-inch woofer options, and as with all KRK monitors, they are outfitted with a lightweight yellow composite woofer that achieves very good dynamics. KRK’s unique tuning process that treats the woofer, cabinet and port as a single, integrated whole provides vocal clarity with… View this post
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    PSW Staff 04/09/15 02:50 PM,
    As part of its ongoing efforts to advocate for high-resolution audio and related issues, The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing participated with DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, in a Hi-Res Music Symposium at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. The day began with opening remarks from Marc Finer, senior director, DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group. A keynote from producer and president of Blue Note Records Don Was followed, in which Was described the importance of sound to a recording, citing… View this post
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    PSW Staff 04/09/15 02:45 PM,
    The new M60 FET (Field Effect Transistor) small diaphragm microphone from TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is making its Prolight + Sound debut at the upcoming show in Frankfurt, hall 5.1, booth E51. Telefunken’s first non-vacuum tube, FET-based solid-state condenser mic, it utilizes a proprietary circuit topology. This re-interpretation of the classic FET mic amplifier produces an exceptional transient response and SPL handling capabilities. Carefully selected and tested components are hand-plugged into gold-plated circuit board traces to provide an clean true Class A… View this post
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    PSW Staff 04/09/15 01:35 PM,
    Tascam’s new TM-80 is a condenser microphone designed and priced for home recording. The mic features an 18mm aluminum diaphragm with a cardioid pickup pattern for capturing anything from vocals to acoustic instruments. Internal circuitry is optimized to reduce noise and distortion while retaining sound quality. Included with the TM-80 are a tabletop stand, six-foot XLR cable, and a elastic shockmount to reduce rumble and noise during recording. And at a street price under $60, the TM-80 is priced less… View this post
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    PSW Staff 04/09/15 09:28 AM,
    After a year of building and redevelopment, mastering engineer Lewis Hopkin has moved Stardelta Audio Mastering into a new home even deeper into the heart of Dartmoor National Park in Devon in Biggleswade, UK. Housed in a former Victorian Baptist church that has been completely renovated, Stardelta now boasts a fully active PMC MB2S XBD-A loudspeaker system. “I had PMC monitors in my previous studio but as I was moving into a much larger room it made sense to invest… View this post
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    PSW Staff 04/09/15 07:42 AM,
    Solid State Logic has announced the release of new Duality δelta and AWS δelta consoles, marking the introduction of δelta-Control (δ-Ctrl), a new analog console automation platform for SSL studio technology that unites the automation of the analog domain with a DAW-based workflow. All new Duality and AWS consoles will be δelta models, and console upgrades are available for all preceding models. At the heart of δ-Ctrl is a native AAX/RTAS/AU/VST/VST3 plug-in that allows automation of the console as if… View this post
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