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  • Monday, October 24, 2011
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    Bobby Owsinski 10/24/11 07:07 AM, 0 Comments
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   It’s time for another book excerpt, this time from The Music Producer’s Handbook. It offers some advice about not only getting the click to cut through the mix and making it groove, but preventing any bleed into any open microphones as well. Many times just providing a metronome in the phones isn’t enough. What good is a click if you can’t hear it, or worse yet, groove to it? Here are some… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollMonitoringProcessorStudio

  • Sunday, October 23, 2011
    plugins
    PSW Staff 10/23/11 04:41 PM, 0 Comments
    Waves Audio has unveiled Bass Rider, an easy-to-use plugin that rides bass levels automatically. A companion to Waves’ popular Vocal Rider plugin, Bass Rider does not change the natural sound of bass. Optimized especially for the frequency range and envelope characteristics of bass instruments, Bass Rider covers all the “basses” -  DI, amplified, acoustic, synth, upright, etc. Unlike a compressor, Bass Rider works note by note, without disturbing their inner dynamics, so they sustain and decay naturally. Since Bass Rider… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollVideoProductDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Friday, October 21, 2011
    waves audio
    PSW Staff 10/21/11 04:14 PM, 1 Comment
    Waves Audio announces Tape, Tubes & Transistors, a new bundle of plugins recreating the audio chain of legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Kiss). Tape, Tubes & Transistors features three meticulously-modeled vintage plugins: Kramer Master Tape, HLS Channel, and PIE Compressor. All three of these plugins have been developed in association with Kramer as part of an ongoing series of collaborations. Together, they recreate Kramer’s golden audio chain, which he used to record musical icons like Jimi Hendrix,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollProductDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareStudio

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    PSW Staff 10/21/11 07:28 AM, 13 Comments
    Avid (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced the all-new Pro Tools|HDX digital audio workstation and Pro Tools 10 software, delivering greater performance, higher sound quality, and innovative new capabilities that set new standards for audio post and music production. Both are designed to provide the most capable, highest quality, scalable solutions to meet the evolving needs of the industry, and deliver better performance, faster workflows, and easier collaboration than ever for professional users. Pro Tools|HDX The Pro Tools|HDX system enables customers to… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsMixerProcessorStudio

  • Thursday, October 20, 2011
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    PSW Staff 10/20/11 09:11 AM, 0 Comments
    Shure Incorporated today announced its partnership with Guitar Center on Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter, an artist discovery program that will find the nation’s best unsigned singer-songwriter. Shure is helping Guitar Center continue its commitment to unsigned artists, contributing to the career-altering prize package that will be won by one unsigned artist. The prize package includes recording three songs with accomplished Grammy Award winning Producer John Shanks, whose resume boasts 60 million records sold, 43 No. 1 singles, and 67 No. 1… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollConcertMicrophoneNetworkingStageStudio

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2011
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    Matthew Weiss 10/19/11 06:57 AM, 0 Comments
    This article is provided by the ProAudioFiles.   Parallel compression refers to the technique of running a mult of a signal, compressing that mult, and then blending it in with the uncompressed signal. Some compressors also have a “mix” knob where you can blend the compressed and uncompressed signals. The benefits of parallel compression are many-fold, though there are a few pitfalls. Setting up a parallel compression chain can be daunting. Compression on it’s own can be a bit complex… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollConsolesMixerProcessorStudio

  • presonus
    PSW Staff 10/19/11 06:46 AM, 0 Comments
    PreSonus has announced new version 2 of Studio One, its easy-to-use DAW for Mac OS X (Snow Leopard and Lion) and Windows XP/Vista/7 (and soon, Windows 8). Version 2 offers more than 100 new features and enhancements, including fresh takes on multitrack comping, multitrack MIDI editing, transient detection and editing with groove extraction, and Folder Tracks. New features in Studio One v2: Integrated Melodyne pitch correction. Studio One 2 seamlessly integrates Celemony’s Melodyne so tightly that, for practical purposes, Melodyne… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • guitar center
    PSW Staff 10/19/11 06:18 AM, 0 Comments
    Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro) has announced new features and functionality for the Neve Genesys, a custom-crafted, expandable analog recording console that incorporates digital workstation control. Exclusively distributed in the U.S. by GC Pro, the Genesys was designed to address new realities of modern professional audio industry for music, post production and gaming, while building on Neve’s 40 years of accumulated technical heritage. New features being unveiled at AES include:—New and updated Routing Implementation (L-C-R/Stereo)—Pro Tools track arm/disarm control from… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollProductAnalogConsolesDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsMixerSoftwareStudio

  • Monday, October 17, 2011
    american music & sound
    PSW Staff 10/17/11 12:58 PM, 0 Comments
    American Music & Sound (AM&S) has announced the appointment of Chris Cairns to the position of marketing director. Cairns is a drummer/writer/producer and has also worked in live sound reinforcement. He comes to AM&S with over 20 years of experience as a valued vendor to several musical products companies including Young Chang, Kurzweil, and Kawai Piano. Lynn Martin, president of AM&S, adds: “Chris has an extensive internet marketing background coupled with a well rounded understanding of our industry which is… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollBusinessManufacturerSound ReinforcementStudioAudio

  • microphones
    PSW Staff 10/17/11 06:50 AM, 0 Comments
    At the upcoming 131st AES Convention in New York, Telefunken Elektroakustik (booth 963) is introducing the new ELA M 260 TRI-MONO system, comprised of three matched ELA M 260 small diaphragm tube microphones, a custom M 963 TRI-MONO three-channel power supply, and adaptor spheres to emulate the omni effect of the original “Decca Tree” configuration introduced in the 1950s. “First developed over 50 years ago, the ‘Decca Tree’ utilized three matched Neumann omnidirectional M50s,” explains Jason Scheuner, Telefunken artist liaison.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollProductMicrophoneStudio