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  • Wednesday, September 21, 2011
    Matthew Weiss 09/21/11 12:16 PM,
    This article is provided by the ProAudioFiles.   Before getting into the meaning of arrangement, I want to take a moment to stress the importance of arrangement. Arrangement ultimately bridges the gap between the composition and the mix. Give that a moment to resonate, and I will clarify. Arrangement refers to the organization of any aspect of a song. A song can be organized in many different ways and still be essentially the same song. The arrangement is simply the… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollMixerSignalSoftwareStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 09/21/11 09:30 AM, 0 Comments
    Bordering only Saudi Arabia to the south, Qatar is a peninsula country surrounded by the waters of the Persian Gulf. The harsh desert terrain where the heat can reach as much as 120 degrees Fahrenheit can take a steep toll on all who venture outside unprepared. But as the saying, “the show must go on” implies, TV and film work doesn’t wait for ‘better days.’ Such is the business of Birmingham, UK –based location sound mixer Baldev Rayat and his… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollMicrophoneRemoteStudioWireless

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2011
    PSW Staff 09/20/11 04:06 PM, 1 Comment
    Farnell Newton, trumpeter, educator and a user of AKG microphones, has released his first record, Class Is Now In Session, which merges a vast spectrum of genres, including jazz, R&B, Latin, funk and soul and was recorded using and AKG C 214 microphone. Newton found a mic and clip that was gentle on his trumpet, which also offered a warm and clear sound for recording and live performances.  “I spent many long nights putting together a project of this caliber,… View this post
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    PSW Staff 09/20/11 07:56 AM, 0 Comments
    Perhaps the most prolific mastering engineer of all time, Gateway Mastering founder Bob Ludwig, has set a standard for excellence not only with his many Grammy Award-winning credits (Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones, Dire Straights, etc), but with the many stellar AES Convention Platinum Mastering Panels he has developed and moderated. Ludwig’s 131st AES Convention Platinum event will break new ground with its premise: “You Have Questions. We Have Answers.” Panelists include Adam Ayan, Gateway Mastering Studios (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Nine… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollEducationStudioAudio

  • Friday, September 16, 2011
    Pete Senoff 09/16/11 12:19 PM,
    I think the question could best be answered by the analogy: “What’s wrong with wetting your finger to measure wind velocity?” In truth, the VU meter does a great job of indicating the average level of a constant state signal. However the VU meter becomes unpredictable when attempting to measure the actual levels involved in a transient passage or in a complex waveform. Since music is composed of complex waveforms and transient passages a problem in accurate monitoring does exist.… View this post
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  • Thursday, September 15, 2011
    Bobby Owsinski 09/15/11 02:23 PM, 0 Comments
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   There are a few people on the planet that know a lot about microphones and how they’re made, but not many know as much and have the dedication of David Bock, the founder and owner of Bock Audio (formerly Soundelux Microphones). After all, how many people would go to the extent of teaching themselves German just so they could read the old Neumann service manuals? David makes some truly excellent mics, and… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollBusinessEducationMicrophoneStudio

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2011
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    PSW Staff 09/14/11 02:33 PM, 1 Comment
    Producer, mixer and musician Mark Plati has installed a 16-channel Rupert Neve Designs 5088 discrete analog mixing console, outfitted with 10 Portico 5032 mic pre/EQ, a 5042 tape emulator and two 5042 dual compressor/limiter modules, plus Tonelux ShadowMix fader automation, at Alice’s Restaurant, his private studio in New York City’s East Village. Plati, who is probably best known for his long working relationship with David Bowie, both in the studio and on the road, upgraded to the 5088 desk in… View this post
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    Matthew Weiss 09/14/11 07:42 AM,
    This article is provided by the ProAudioFiles.   Andrew Dawson is a Grammy-Award winning engineer and producer. A fast rising-star on the scene, his credits include Kanye West, Common, T.I., Jay-Z, Destiny’s Child, Lil Wayne, Drake, Rick Ross, Erykah Badu & more. He’s been the primary tracking & mix engineer for the last 4 Kanye West albums, including the latest, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.” Andrew kindly took time out of his busy schedule to speak with me - Engineer… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerProcessorStudio

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2011
    Jon Tidey 09/13/11 04:01 PM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   Last month I did a guest post for Travis Whitmore’s SilverLake Studio blog as part of his 31 Days to Better Drums series. My article is below, you can read the rest of the 31 Days to Better Sounding Drums series on Travis’ blog. The article is not meant to be a tutorial on drum editing, but an overview of the concepts and methods, reasons why you’d want to edit your… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareStudio

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    PSW Staff 09/13/11 08:45 AM,
    VoiceLive Rack is based on the renowned effects engine that also powers TC Helicon units VoiceLive Touch and VoiceLive 2. As a result, VoiceLive Rack offers all imaginable types of effects for vocals—µMod (detune, chorus, flange), Echo & Delay, Reverb, Harmony, HardTune & Correction, Doubling, Transducer (distortion & megaphone), Rhythmic (stutter, tremolo, etc.) and Tone (Adaptive EQ, compression, de-esser, etc.). Setting up a smooth producer-like vocal sound is as fast as it is easy and includes digital recall of a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollProductionAudioDigitalProcessorStudio