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  • Thursday, July 28, 2011
    recording
    Jon Tidey 07/28/11 08:32 AM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   Ah, lazy Sunday afternoon. It’s wet and rainy out, so what to do? How about making some music with some fun online sequencers. Snag a comfy chair at Starbucks and kill a few hours making music on your laptop. Perfect! Composer - This one is perhaps a little limited, but it’s still fun. A drum machine with synced synthesizer. Tone Matrix - 256 buttons, and one sinewave tone, I find the… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • yamaha
    PSW Staff 07/28/11 05:43 AM, 0 Comments
    In just a few short days, and after over 45,000 downloads of the initial StageMix iPad App for Yamaha M7CL and LS9 digital consoles, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems has announced the end-of-July availability of StageMix 2.0 via free download from the Apple iTunes store. StageMix 2.0 provides enhanced console management and include significant upgrades including control of Head Amp gain for each Input Channel and Scene Memory Management (Store, Recall, Scene Titles, and Comments). Version 2.0 is for use with… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductConsolesDigitalMixerRemoteSoftware

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2011
    qsc audio
    PSW Staff 07/27/11 04:47 PM, 3 Comments
    MacArthur Center mall, the modern upscale 1.1 million-square-foot shopping center in the downtown Hampton Roads area of Norfolk, VA recently completed an audio system upgrade which included the QSC Audio Q-Sys integrated system platform as well as CX Series power amplifiers. Sound and communications systems specialist Independence Communications, a Muzak affiliate, handled the upgrade at the MacArthur Center. The QSC equipment replaced the head end of the mall’s original music playback and paging system, providing a more powerful and flexible… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAmplifierAVInstallationNetworkingSoftwareSystem

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    PSW Staff 07/27/11 03:33 PM, 0 Comments
    Waves Audio has announced updated SoundGrid capability for DiGiCo digital mixing consoles. The update, SoundGrid Version 2, features dual engine support for DiGiCo SD7 consoles running Waves V8 plugins. Since Waves and DiGiCo formed a strategic alliance in 2010, DiGiCo users are able to run Waves reverbs, equalizers, compressors, limiters, delays and more, directly from their DiGiCo SD series consoles. SoundGrid-compatible plugins come pre-loaded into DiGiCo consoles, eliminating the need to install. Waves SoundGrid/DiGiCo V2 features:   Full SD7 dual… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductConsolesDigitalMixerProcessorSoftware

  • avid
    PSW Staff 07/27/11 11:17 AM, 0 Comments
    Avid has announced the release of Sibelius 7, the newest version of the company’s flagship musical notation software intended to enhance music writing through intuitive and flexible workflows and improved tools for increased collaboration. Complete with a newly recorded professional-quality sampled sound library, native 64-bit performance, full MusicXML interchange support, and advanced typography and graphics features, Sibelius 7 is more powerful and versatile than ever before. “Whether you’re a composer, arranger, copyist, publisher, instrumentalist, teacher or student, Sibelius 7 enables… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductDigital Audio WorkstationsSoftwareStudio

  • Friday, July 22, 2011
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    PSW Staff 07/22/11 02:30 PM, 0 Comments
    PreSonus has introduced the AudioBox 22VSL, AudioBox 44VSL, and AudioBox 1818VSL, a series of compact, rack-mountable USB 2.0 interfaces with integrated software that provides the dynamics processing and EQ of a StudioLive Series mixer. All three AudioBox VSL Series interfaces incorporate Class A XMAX preamps with 48-volt phantom power; 24-bit, 96 kHz converters with 114 dB dynamic range; and PreSonus’  loud (150 mW), clean, clear headphone output. All three models also provide MIDI I/O and zero-latency monitor mixing. As noted,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductDigital Audio WorkstationsInterconnectMixerNetworkingProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • software
    PSW Staff 07/22/11 10:15 AM, 0 Comments
    The RapcoHorizon Company has introduced DesignVision, a panel design program created specifically for the company’s network of professional systems integrators, dealers and contractors, at Summer NAMM 2011 (Booth 411).  Suitable for companies that specify audio for live musical tours, DesignVision features a simple interface that enables someone with no computer aided design (CAD) experience to create CAD-like setups of custom rack panels, wall plates and floor pocket inserts. The intuitive system speeds up the quoting process and can be downloaded… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollAVInstallationSoftwareSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, July 18, 2011
    plug-ins
    PSW Staff 07/18/11 07:26 AM, 6 Comments
    Minnetonka Audio Software and SoundField have reached an agreement whereby Minnetonka will distribute SoundField’s stereo-to-5.1 upmixing technology as part of Minnetonka’s AudioTools Server family of products. AudioTools Server is a software framework for adding audio–related processing, quality control and management functions to file–based workflows within existing asset production systems, while SoundField’s UPM-1 plug-in converts stereo content to 5.1 surround while retaining stereo and mono folddown compatibility. Designed to seamlessly integrate into today’s multichannel, file–based post production workflows, the UPM-1 is… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Friday, July 15, 2011
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    Cliff Goldmacher 07/15/11 09:22 AM, 0 Comments
    This exclusive article is provided by AudioFanzine. Also see “EQ And Compression For Vocals & Acoustic Guitar.” Despite the preponderance of exceptional drum samples and loops on the market, for certain genres of music (notably country and rock) there is no substitute for a great session drummer playing on a well-recorded and mixed drum kit. One thing that samples and loops can’t provide is the great rhythmic instincts an accomplished live player draws upon when responding to a specific song.… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerProcessorSoftwareStudioAudio

  • plug-ins
    PSW Staff 07/15/11 06:48 AM, 0 Comments
    Producer/engineer Jay Ruston has been recording and mixing tracks for artists such as The Donnas, Jars of Clay, Steel Panther, and Meatloaf for about 20 years, and recently utilized the Metric Halo ChannelStrip plug-in for the upcoming Anthrax release, Worship Music, working with Anthrax producer and guitarist Rob Caggiano, “I heard about Metric Halo and specifically, ChannelStrip, from Rob and from an article I was reading about some mixers and albums I admire,” explains Ruston. “A lot of them commented… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareStudio