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  • Wednesday, October 23, 2013
    hip-hop beats
    PSW Staff 10/23/13 06:09 PM,
    Producers and beatmakers looking to elevate their hip-hop beats to the next level, to make them really hit hard and stand out, can take advantage of a new tutorial that shows exactly how to do that. Today marks the release of the second tutorial in the Mixing Hip-Hop series from Matthew Weiss (Snoop Dogg, Gorilla Zoe, Gift of Gab): Mixing Hip-Hop Beats. In Mixing Hip-Hop Beats, Weiss spends over 80 minutes walking you step-by-step through his hip-hop mixing workflow, mindset,… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsVideoProductConsolesDigital Audio WorkstationsEducationEngineerMixerProcessorStudio

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2013
    PSW Staff 10/22/13 02:39 PM,
    Shure Incorporated has announced the introduction of its SRH1540 Premium Closed-Back Headphones. Featuring an expansive soundstage for clear, extended highs and warm bass, the lightweight headphones extend Shure’s established SRH headphone portfolio, offering a comfortable   circumaural design for professional critical mastering and audiophile listening. Powered by 40 mm neodymium drivers, the SRH1540 headphones have a unique sound signature, delivering the most superior acoustic performance available in a closed-back headphone model from Shure. A design developed with aluminum alloy and… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 10/22/13 02:24 PM,
    Since the 1980s, producer, recording and GRAMMY award winning mixing engineer Frank Filipetti has worked with Carly Simon, Luciano Pavarotti, Billy Joel, Elton John, Korn, Barbra Streisand, Meatloaf and countless other top artists. Recently he played a significant role in the development of Harman’s JBL M2 Master Reference Monitor, a 2-way large-format loudspeaker designed to set new standards for sonic accuracy and dynamic range in professional monitoring environments. In developing new loudspeaker systems, JBL has always welcomed input from recording… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsLoudspeakerMonitoringStudio

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    PSW Staff 10/22/13 01:29 PM,
    Sony’s new PCM-D100 audio recorder is designed to deliver high sound quality in professional audio applications including live music events, theatrical performances, and electronic news gathering.  The recorder supports the latest high-resolution codecs and formats, including 192kHz/24bit PCM and DSD.  The PCM-D100 recorder is part of Sony’s newly announced High-Resolution Audio initiative, a complete series of products designed to help music lovers conveniently access and enjoy the digital music they love in the best playback quality. “This new model is… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductConcertSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 10/22/13 12:26 PM,
    Hal Leonard releases Beyond Mastering, the highly anticipated second book by mastering engineer Steve Turnidge. In his first book, Desktop Mastering, Turnidge gave readers a tour of his unique approach to mastering, all the while providing glimpses of his mind-set and resulting workflow. Now, in Beyond Mastering, he unveils the physics and philosophy that drives the mastering engineer. He has found parallels between mastering music and mastering life, and he helps the reader to find the internal state required to… View this post
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  • Monday, October 21, 2013
    PSW Staff 10/21/13 04:16 PM,
    At the recent AES convention in New York, Neumann unveiled the TLM 107 large-diaphragm microphone offering multiple polar patterns. All of the microphone switch functions are controlled through a wear-resistant navigation switch. The contemporary, intuitive operating concept includes an illuminated pattern display in the chrome ring, with the pad and low cut status LEDs positioned to the left and right. The switch and display are located on the rear of the microphone so as to not distract singers. After 15… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsProductMicrophoneStudio

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    PSW Staff 10/21/13 10:28 AM,
    Avid recently announced that more than 600 64-bit AAX plug-ins are now available for Avid Pro Tools 11. Preeminent musicians, engineers, producers, and broadcast professionals across the industry are using Pro Tools 11 to deliver higher-quality, inspiring content more efficiently than ever. “Avid development partners have adopted the new 64-bit AAX format at an unprecedented rate,” said Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of products and services at Avid. “By collaborating with the most respected developers in the world, we’re enabling… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsBusinessSoftwareStudio

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    PSW Staff 10/21/13 10:13 AM,
    API has announced the latest addition to its line of analog consoles, THE BOX project console, specifically designed for audio professionals with project or home studios who require a smaller format console with that “big” console sound. THE BOX offers the same circuitry, performance and legendary API sound as the company’s l Vision, Legacy Plus and 1608 consoles. It just debuted at the recent AES convention in New York, and is now shipping from the company’s factory in Jessup, MD.… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/21/13 10:02 AM,
    The wildly popular “Foot Locker – Harden Soul Featuring James Harden and Stephen Curry” commercial has received more than five million hits on YouTube and was mixed by artist and multi-platinum producer Steve Pageot with the help of Harman’s Lexicon PCM Total Bundle. Pageot got the call to mix the spots from music composer Wendell Hanes. Having worked together before, Hanes knew Pageot could do the job under the almost-impossible deadline constraints. “Wendell called me and told me he needed… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEngineerProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Friday, October 18, 2013
    PSW Staff 10/18/13 01:05 PM,
    Solid State Logic launches Matrix2 at the 135th AES Convention (Booth 2821). Since its 2008 launch, the SSL Matrix console has established a high-profile clientele who value its unique capabilities as a genuinely hybrid production platform. Its combination of SSL analog summing, streamlined integration of boutique analogue outboard mic pre’s and processing (via its software controlled analogue patch system) and advanced DAW control surface, Matrix provides production power and flexibility like no other console. This new version of the Matrix… View this post
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