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  • Friday, March 15, 2013
    Charles Szczepanek 03/15/13 02:20 PM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   In a world of sampled instruments and MIDI sequencing, recording an acoustic grand piano is not a task for the faint of heart. Most engineers can rely on an instrument package, like Garritan’s “Authorized Steinway” or “Ivory” for nice sounds. However, when a piano needs to be the primary focus of a mix, or when you have a very serious player in the studio, you will need a well-maintained acoustic… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneSignalStudio

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    PSW Staff 03/15/13 02:16 PM,
    The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences (CRAS) is a technical school specializing in audio recording, engineering and production education. Its Tempe, Arizona and Gilbert, Arizona facilities train students for entry-level jobs in the recording industry. Students are immersed in learning how to use a wide range of professional gear, including Lexicon PCM92 Reverb and Effects Processor and MX400 4-In/4-Out Reverb/Effects Processor with USB “Hardware Plug-In” capability. Four Lexicon MX400 processors are integrated into the school’s analog and digital Pro… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsBusinessEducationProcessorStudio

  • Thursday, March 14, 2013
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    Ty Ford 03/14/13 05:35 PM,
    Microphones and preamplifiers are the “chicken and egg” of audio. Want to start a discussion among audio folk? Ask whether mics or preamps are more important. Later we’ll look at interviews with George Massenburg and John Hardy to get their take on transformer and transformerless preamps and solid state versus tubes. That’s the the main course. But before we get to them, here’s a few appetizers. Stronger Chains For the entry-level engineer, getting better sound can be very frustrating. You… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallAnalogDigitalEducationMicrophoneProcessorSignalStudio

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    PSW Staff 03/14/13 01:32 PM,
    Radia Engineering is pleased to announce the appointment of Stage Audio Works as their distributor for the African region. Stage Audio Works, based in Southern Africa, is a leading supplier of cutting-edge live event audio and lighting technologies. “Their philosophy of providing the highest quality products in their distribution lines up perfectly with Radial Engineering’s product brands; Radial Pro Audio, Tonebone guitar pedals and Primacoustic acoustic products,” explains Steve McKay, international sales manager for Radial. “Having well developed service, training… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsAVBusinessInstallationManufacturerSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2013
    PSW Staff 03/13/13 11:08 AM,
    DPA Microphones played a vital role in helping nearly 100 studio engineers get to grips with the black art of miking a drum kit during a workshop seminar given by Grammy award-winning drummer Morgan Ågren, entitled Producers Seminar: Drums with Morgan Ågren. Hosted by Sweden’s Studio Magazine, the seminar took place in Stockholm in conjunction with DPA Microphones and Avid/Pro Tools. Opus3 label founder and “Microphone Doctor” Jan-Eric Persson was also a guest speaker. “The aim of this workshop was… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertEducationMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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    PSW Staff 03/12/13 04:40 PM,
    Provided by Sweetwater.   Q: How can I use compression on my final stereo mix that will affect the vocals and not the drums? A: Compression on your final mix is an art that many mastering engineers have been able to hang their hat on. In other words, it’s not the easiest thing to master (pun intended). There’s really no way to do anything to the stereo mix without it having some effect on all the elements. With that said,… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallEducationEngineerMonitoringProcessorStudioTechnician

  • Monday, March 11, 2013
    Bobby Owsinski 03/11/13 11:33 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Here’s an excerpt from The Ultimate Guitar Tone Handbook, available here. Just like most things in life, something that seems so simple on the outside is very intricate on the inside and a pickup is no exception. Here are the numerous factors that contribute to a pickup’s sound. • The number of turns or winding. This is the number of turns of wire around the bobbin of the pickup. The more turns,… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSignalStudio

  • Friday, March 08, 2013
    PSW Staff 03/08/13 10:54 AM,
    iZ Technology Corporation announces the latest installation of one of its new RADAR 6 systems in the famous Casino Baumgarten in Vienna, Austria. The legendary vintage studio Casino Baumgarten is one of the few recording studios in the world that still works with the original tube equipment from the 1960s. When first built, it was outfitted with only the finest gear available at the time, including seven Neumann M269s, a Studer C37, and three Fairchild limiters. Since that time, the… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsSoftwareStudio

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    PSW Staff 03/08/13 10:48 AM,
    Solid State Logic  debuts its new V6 Software for the industry-leading C100 HDS Digital Broadcast Console at NAB 2013 (Booth C2617). Demonstrating ongoing development of the C100 HDS, the V6 Software release offers new features that introduce significant workflow efficiencies for operators. “The C100 is a mature, proven product that continues to exceed the expectations of broadcasters around the world,” says Piers Plaskitt, CEO of SSL, Inc. “This new V6 software release introduces some significant features that will further improve… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductConsolesDigitalSoftwareStudioTechnician

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    PSW Staff 03/08/13 10:30 AM,
    Based in St. Petersburg, FL, TrueFire is a leading provider of video-based guitar instruction. The company produces a wide variety of interactive music education materials and distributes them to over 500,000 students via the internet, video software discs and mobile apps. Recently, TrueFire upgraded their production studios by adding Line 6 XD-V75 headset wireless microphones for on-camera use. The change provides total freedom of movement for guest instructors, without compromising sound quality. “We’re constantly in production mode, and we’re known… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsEducationMicrophoneStudioWireless