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  • Saturday, February 19, 2011
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    PSW Staff 02/19/11 01:24 PM, 0 Comments
    Arcade Fire’s album “The Suburbs” was released to critical acclaim before going on to claim the “Album of the Year” title at last weekend’s 2010 GRAMMY Awards. Mark Lawson is the engineer that worked closely with the indie rock band — with its multitude of members and ever changing instrumentation — during the recording of this award-winning album, and Universal Audio hardware was an important player. In addition to managing the chaotic amount of musicians in their sessions for the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollAnalogEngineerProcessorSignalStudio

  • Friday, February 18, 2011
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    PSW Staff 02/18/11 04:45 PM, 0 Comments
    TASCAM has launched the DR-05, a new portable stereo recorder that is outfitted with pair of condenser microphones with sensitivity up to 125 dB SPL and low noise. The design of the DR-05 is optimized for sound quality, from the dedicated power supply for the codec to bring out the full spec of the A/D and D/A converter to the separate analog & digital circuit boards and low impedance circuit design with noise resistance in its compact case. The DR-05… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophoneStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/18/11 08:10 AM, 0 Comments
    Cloud Microphones is now shipping the new single-channel Cloudlifter model CL-1 mic activator, which uses any 24- to 48-volt phantom powered device to safely supply up to 25 dB of initial gain to any passive, low-output ribbon or dynamic microphone. Compact and portable enough to go anywhere, the CL-1 houses direct-coupled, discrete JFET circuitry that delivers ultra-clean, transparent performance to preserve the natural sonic characteristics of the source without coloration. In addition to significantly improving the performance of any passive… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductInterconnectMicrophonePowerSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Thursday, February 17, 2011
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    Ty Ford 02/17/11 01:00 PM, 0 Comments
    In the midst of talking about mics and mic preamps, the timely subject of mic modeling hardware and software has been raised. So, here’s my take on mic modelers. They may change the sound of the audio that passes through them, but there are major problems that mic modelers can’t get around: namely, the laws of physics and the limits of metallurgy. I’m not alone with these thoughts - a bit later in this article, Norbert Sobol, a noted microphone… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollStudy HallDigitalMicrophoneProcessorSoftwareStudioSystemAudio

  • Wednesday, February 16, 2011
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    PSW Staff 02/16/11 09:15 AM, 0 Comments
    Ear Machine has announced the introduction of myMicSound, a free web application that simplifies the difficult task of using your ears to decide which microphone to purchase. The application learns the user’s preference by analyzing ratings of example microphones. myMicSound then returns a list that ranks microphones by the probability that the user will like their sounds. “myMicSound is the first step toward a fundamental change in how people decide to purchase audio equipment,” said Andrew Sabin, Ear Machine owner… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductDigitalMicrophoneSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/16/11 08:40 AM, 1 Comment
    Maag Audio has announced the introduction of the PREQ4 Microphone Preamplifier with AIR BAND (shelf boost from 2.5 to 40kHz) in a 500 Series one channel compatible configuration. Compatible with the API 500-6B lunchbox and 500VPR rack systems. The PreQ4 offers 65dB adjustable gain, phase reverse capability, 70Hz high pass filter, +48V phantom power, and -20dB PAD. As one of the newest members of the VPR Alliance, the PREQ4 will be available March 1st. The PREQ4 follows its predecessor, PreQ3,… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductAnalogMixerProcessorSignalStudioSystemAudio

  • Tuesday, February 15, 2011
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    PSW Staff 02/15/11 02:30 PM, 0 Comments
    WavesAudio, in association with Aphex, has announced the release of their modeled plug-in version of the original Aphex Aural Exciter.  Officially called the Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter, the new plug-in is based on one of the two original tube-powered prototype units developed by Aphex during the mid-seventies. The Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter modeled plug-in delivers all the unique character of the rare hardware unit, with all the advantages of software. A groundbreaker at the time, the original Aural… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsMixerProcessorSignalSoftwareStudioSystemAudio

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    Joe Gilder 02/15/11 02:00 PM, 0 Comments
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   You may or may not know this, but I’m a big fan of all the drum software programs out there. Steven Slate Drums, BFD, Strike, EZDrummer…the list goes on and on, and they all sound great! You’ve undoubtedly heard EZDrummer if you’ve listened to any of my music. All the drums on my last album were done using EZDrummer and a mouse. I found a MIDI groove that I liked, then… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsMixerSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/15/11 07:59 AM, 0 Comments
    TK Audio has announced the release of The Strip (ST1), a complete and easy to use channel strip with a mic preamp, compressor and EQ - a perfect tool for the recording engineer, songwriter or producer on the go that needs a great sounding recording channel. The preamp is a transformerless design with up to 75 dB of ultra-clean amplification; enough to power low output ribbon and dynamic microphones. The high-impedance instrument input on the front is perfect for instruments… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductDigitalMicrophoneMixerSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/15/11 07:30 AM, 0 Comments
    NewTek  has announced the release of NewTek TriCaster Virtual Set Editor (VSE), which allows TriCaster TCXD850 and TriCaster TCXD300 users to customize TriCaster high definition (HD) virtual sets to fit their production needs. TriCaster Virtual Set Editor will be showcased on the main stage of NewTek booth E20 at the Broadcast Video Expo 2011, February 15-17, in London. With TriCaster Virtual Set Editor, producers get exclusive TriCaster VSE Sets that produce real-time reflections and specular highlights, and have a wide… View this post
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