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  • Friday, October 24, 2014
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    Joe Gilder 10/24/14 08:07 AM,
    Article provided by Home Studio Corner.   “Side-chain” is a term often used while mixing, but do you really understand its function? One of the most common uses of side-chain compression is, while mixing, to get the kick drum and bass to play nicely. Are you a side-chain novice? Ready for a refresher course? Check out Joe Gilder’s video take below.     Joe Gilder is a Nashville-based engineer, musician, and producer who also provides training and advice at the… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogVideoStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerMixerProcessorSignalSoftwareStudio

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    PSW Staff 10/24/14 05:54 AM,
    The Audio Engineering Society (AES) welcomes new president Andres Mayo, taking over the leadership role from Dr. Sean Olive. Mayo, the owner and senior mastering engineer at Andres Mayo Mastering and Audio Post in Buenos Aires, Argentina, will guide the AES through the coming year.   Mayo holds a Master’s degree in Electronics Engineering from the National Technology University (U.T.N.) in Argentina. Since 1991, he has been a pioneer in the art of mastering, working with several facilities in Latin… View this post
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  • Thursday, October 23, 2014
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    PSW Staff 10/23/14 01:43 PM,
    Audio Rents Inc.of Hollywood (CA) is the very first US customer to have taken delivery of JoeCo‘s new BlackBox BBR1MP Recorder. Two systems were delivered to the Hollywood-based pro audio rental company earlier this week and went out the very next day to provide a 48-channel recording system with integrated microphone preamps for live recording at Hollywood’s iconic Whisky A Go-Go club. JoeCo’s BBR1MP Recorder is the latest addition to the manufacturer’s award-winning BlackBox family of recorders and players. The… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/23/14 12:51 PM,
    Oprah Winfrey has taken ‘The Life You Want Weekend’, a high-profile two-night self-help show on the road for eight weekends this fall. Along for the ride is CTS Audio, who is providing sound for the tour including a Solid State Logic (SSL) Live. L500 console at the mix position, operated by CTS veteran front of house engineer Jon Schwarz. The two-night event starts the first night with Winfrey offering the inspirational story of her life’s journey. She speaks about identifying… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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    PSW Staff 10/22/14 01:08 PM,
    Pie Man Sound opened last month in Cary, NC, – co-owners Max and Mitch Dancik were so eager to start using their 32-channel API 1608 that it’s already been used to record several local projects. Mitch said the studio is already booked solid through the year with musicians from a variety of genres anxious to record. Among others, the studio is looking forward to sessions with a young jazz/rock band working on their debut album, a quartet of Mexican classical… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/22/14 12:50 PM,
    Dallas Audio Post recently became the first U.S. installation of Genelec’s new 1237A Tri-Amplified Smart Active Monitor (SAM) system, utilzing proprietary AutoCal and GLM technologies and Class D amplification.  It’s the latest implementation of Genelec at the post-production house, which has utilized Genelec monitors throughout the course of its 20-year history. The firm handles a variety of projects including TV and film as well as corporate, live event, political, video game, sports clients and much more, with specific jobs including… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsLoudspeakerMonitoringStudio

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    PSW Staff 10/22/14 12:27 PM,
    As an all-purpose sound provider, Factor Audio recently acquired a second Harman Soundcraft Si Expression 3 console to better serve its diverse range of clients. Having enjoyed tremendous success with the first purchase, Factor Audio continues to work with the Si Expression 3 due to its ease of use, great sound and affordable price point. Factor Audio designs and engineers its own custom solutions to provide better sound quality with greater efficiency for its clients. Relying on an experienced team,… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsConsolesDigitalStudio

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    Daniel Keller 10/22/14 07:40 AM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   When it comes to discussing the fine art of mixing music, I tend to approach the subject with some trepidation. After all, compared to many of the topics I’ve written about, this one is rife with subjectivity — one person’s idea of a great sounding mix may be another’s sonic nightmare. And what works for one genre of music will be decidedly wrong for another. But all those variables aside, there are at least a… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerMeasurementMicrophoneMixerMonitoringProcessorSignalStudio

  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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    PSW Staff 10/21/14 01:38 PM,
    Bing Bang Boom! In Spokane, WA specializes in integrated music and sound design for film, television, advertising, video games, and the Internet. Their award-winning work can be heard on projects for CBS, ABC, NBC, Spike TV, HBO, Warner Bros. Films, and many blockbuster theatrical trailers. The company recently added a new Yamaha NUAGE Advanced Production DAW System to their production arsenal. CEO Bill Byrne said that up until the purchase of the NUAGE system, he had been recording and mixing… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/21/14 11:00 AM,
    As a globetrotting trumpeter for such renowned artists as Bootsy Collins, Jill Scott and Jarrod Lawson, it’s hard to imagine Farnell Newton having any time to focus on his own solo career. However, his new album, Ready to Roll, is a testament to his non-stop commitment to his craft, while the songs within the album showcase Newton’s musical versatility. Whether it’s in the studio or on the road, Newton is a committed user of Harman’s AKG microphones. Recorded in his… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsMicrophoneStudio