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  • Wednesday, November 03, 2010
    Joe Gilder 11/03/10 01:00 PM, 0 Comments
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   Recently I was doing some recording for my friend Kevin who flew in from LA to record vocals for his album in my studio. We had one week to track vocals for 13 songs. Of course, being friends, we spent a lot of time just hanging out and showing them around Nashville, but 7 days was an ideal amount of time. It gave us plenty of time to focus intently on… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollMicrophoneSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 11/03/10 11:00 AM, 0 Comments
    TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is introducing three new products at AES 2010 in San Francisco. The New CU-29 “Copperhead” Condenser Mic with a vintage NOS Tube is TELEFUNKEN’S newest large diaphragm condenser microphone which has been in development for 18 months. Dubbed the CU-29 Copperhead in the “Name the Mic” contest, this new addition to the company’s acclaimed R-F-T line was designed by the in-house engineering team, with outside consultation from some of the world’s top amplifier designers. The new CU-29 Copperhead… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductMicrophoneSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 11/03/10 09:00 AM, 0 Comments
    Ranked among U.S. News ‘Best Colleges,’ Ohio’s Bowling Green State University (BGSU) also boasts one of the country’s most highly regarded resident vocal jazz ensembles: New York Voices (NYV). In 2009, students and faculty of BGSU’s vocal jazz program—including members of The New York Voices—established the BGSU New York Voices Vocal Jazz Camp. The Vocal Camp, which is open to high school students, professional musicians, choral directors, and anyone else interested in improving and developing their knowledge of the vocal… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollBusinessEducationMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

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    Ted Hunter 11/03/10 08:20 AM, 0 Comments
    Provided by Sweetwater.   This Tech Tip Of The Day come to you in editorial form because we wanted explain the benefits of various polar patterns. Variable polar patterns can actually be good for several things. Before we go into them, we should probably briefly discuss what the main polar patterns are. The three “main” polar patterns are cardioid (or unidirectional), figure-eight (or bidirectional), and omnidirectional. You can find far more detailed definitions in past Microphone World features, however, in… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollStudy HallAnalogDigitalMicrophoneSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 11/03/10 07:50 AM, 0 Comments
    Sanken Microphones in introducing at AES 2010 a new shotgun microphone, the CS-2. This, the newest model in Sanken’s comprehensive shotgun microphone line offers extended reach in a standard length mic using the company’s gradient tube length and rectangular diaphragm design. The CS-2 achieves supersharp directivity with a 120mm (4.75”) long acoustic tube in a standard 250 mm (10”) length / 19mm (3/4”) diameter body. As a result, a natural tone is produced throughout the frequency spectrum, emulating the sound… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductMicrophoneRemoteSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 11/03/10 06:20 AM, 0 Comments
    Community Professional Loudspeakers has announced the launch of its new Distributed Design Series of ceiling loudspeakers. The line will be officially unveiled at the Audio Engineering Society Convention in San Francisco, November 5-7. Designed for exceptionally high quality sound with very wide, uniform coverage, the series debuts Community’s Drop-Stop and Twist-Assist features, making the installation process easier, faster and safer. Drop-Stop and Twist-Assist are features to aid installation, providing that elusive ‘third hand’ installers frequently wish for. The Drop-Stop feature… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsPollProductAVInstallationLoudspeakerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Tuesday, November 02, 2010
    Bruce Bartlett 11/02/10 01:54 PM, 0 Comments
    Suppose you’re going to mike a singer, a sax, or a guitar. Which mic should you choose? Where should you place it? Your mic technique has a powerful effect on the sound of your recordings. In this article we’ll look at some general principles of miking that apply to all instruments. Which Mic Should I Use? Is there a “right” mic to use on a piano, a kick drum, or a guitar amp? No. Every microphone sounds different, and you… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollStudy HallMicrophoneSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 11/02/10 12:12 PM, 0 Comments
    Solid State Logic will showcase the MADI-X8, a cost-effective 8-port MADI audio router/splitter/aggregator system at AES 2010. “MADI-X8 is a product developed in response to requests from many of our clients for a system that enables audio to be distributed and shared throughout a multi room facility,” said Niall Feldman, director of new products for Solid State Logic. “Delivering a low-cost, 512 cross point router with eight MADI I/O and clock distribution, which can be controlled from cross platform browser… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductDigitalEthernetInstallationInterconnectSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 11/02/10 08:15 AM, 0 Comments
    Danish film location recorder Allan Holmberg has been using a DPA 4017 shotgun mic for Susanne Bier’s new film, The Revenge (Haevnen). “I’d used the 4017 on a documentary I’d worked on, called Blekingegadebanden,” said Holmberg. “The clarity and natural sound of the 4017 was a huge success on the documentary, so I decided to try the mic on this feature film. “My only concern was that the mic pattern may be too wide, resulting in extra background noise and… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingPollMicrophoneSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 11/02/10 06:50 AM, 0 Comments
    NOA Audio Solutions has announced that Brussels-based Memnon Archiving Services S.A. has digitized one-half million audio recordings relying on NOA systems. Memnon customers include Danish Radio, Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF), the British Library, Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep (VRT), and the European Parliament. NOA systems support multiple Memnon projects, including migration of 250,000 digital audio tapes for Danish Radio and 350,000 CDs for BnF. Memnon has chosen to rely on NOA over competing systems because NOA’s Job Database is capable… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollAnalogDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsMixerMonitoringSignalStudioSystemAudio

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