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  • Friday, March 16, 2012
    Bobby Owsinski 03/16/12 02:19 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Auto-Tune is the process we love to hate. To most older (or shall we say “classic”) engineers and producers, it’s avoided like the plague, preferring to work the singer until he gets it right. Of course, no one complains when it’s used on that one note that just can’t be comped. Then there’s T-Pain, who took Auto-Tune to a new level, using it as a integral piece of his act by using… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogPollDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorStudio

  • Thursday, March 15, 2012
    Rob Schlette 03/15/12 03:48 PM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   Vocal sibilance is an unpleasant tonal harshness that can happen during consonant syllables (like S, T, and Z), caused by disproportionate audio dynamics in upper midrange frequencies. Sibilance is often centered between 5 kHz to 8 kHz, but can occur well above that frequency range. This problem is usually caused by the actual vocal formant, but can also be exaggerated by microphone placement and technique. This article will discuss some… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigital Audio WorkstationsMixerProcessorStudio

  • Wednesday, March 14, 2012
    PSW Staff 03/14/12 08:19 AM,
    Rain has announced the new Solstice A3 Audio Workstation, a high performance computer designed for audio design with popular apps like Pro Tools and Cubase. Rain Computers, designer of audio and video workstations for the likes of Conan O’Brien, Cirque du Soleil and the US Pentagon, among others, specializes in tireless testing and certification before the release of each new model ensuring a smooth and stable experience for creative pros and novices alike. Following their new naming convention, Rain has… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollAVBusinessConcertSound ReinforcementStudioAudio

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2012
    PSW Staff 03/13/12 02:03 PM,
    Hal Leonard Books is now shipping Sound Design, Mixing & Mastering with Ableton Live ($16.99) by Jake Perrine. This book is part of Hal Leonard’s Quick Pro Guides series and is designed to be a companion guide to help readers get the most from their software. Go beyond the basics of Ableton Live with this book of audio-making and audio-mangling recipes, tips and mixing/mastering techniques. Ableton Live is undoubtedly the most flexible audio application available today: use it for sound… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollEducationSoftwareSound ReinforcementStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 03/13/12 01:51 PM,
    Grammy-nominated producer and bassist Brent Milligan is on the road again, touring with multi-platinum singer-songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman in support of his current album, re:creation. Milligan, a Baton Rouge native whose credits include Michael W. Smith, TobyMac, Backstreet Boys and a host of others, has been working with Chapman for a number of years as a band member, producer, and musical collaborator. On the road, Milligan works with Chapman to lay down tunes and record unplugged-style videos on his laptop,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollDigital Audio WorkstationsMixerProcessorSoftwareStudio

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    Joe Gilder 03/13/12 09:48 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   Today, I want us to take a look at something other than music. I have nothing against music, obviously, but as audio engineers, it would behoove us to expand our horizons and at least think about other ways to use our skills. With that in mind, I called in an expert, Nick Maxwell of Nick’s Tutorials. Nick’s a great guy and very knowledgeable about all things sound design. Check out his… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollBusinessStudio

  • Monday, March 12, 2012
    PSW Staff 03/12/12 10:45 AM,
    Academy and Grammy Award winning composer, musician and producer Trent Reznor, founder of the group Nine Inch Nails (NIN), has upgraded his private studio with a Solid State Logic Duality SE console. Reznor chose the Duality on advice from producer/engineer Alan Moulder while they were mixing the soundtrack for the film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. They used the Duality to complete mixing the tracks that Trent composed with Atticus Ross, as well as the soundtrack’s two cover songs.… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConcertDigitalStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 03/12/12 08:44 AM,
    Alfred Music Publishing, has released Alfred’s Teach Yourself Studio One, Version 2.0, a book and DVD resource guide that teaches everything needed to know to get started using Studio One right away. Created for users ranging from the absolute beginner to the experienced user in need of a reference guide, Alfred’s Teach Yourself Studio One, Version 2.0 is a user-friendly multimedia resource to the widely popular cross-platform DAW. Completely updated for version 2.0, the book and DVD will teach you… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollBusinessDigitalEducationStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 03/12/12 08:37 AM,
    Brussels-based Studio La Buanderie has recently installed a 16-channel API 1608 – a console that its owner and engineer, Pieter Apers, calls, “the holy grail in recording.” Apers purchased the fully-analog console through API dealer Amptec, who is credited with quickly bringing multiple 1608 consoles into Belgium. “I have always been an audio enthusiast, so I have known about API for a very long time,” said Apers. “But when I was choosing a console for my studio, I considered a… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConsolesEngineerStudioAudio

  • Friday, March 09, 2012
    PSW Staff 03/09/12 10:15 PM,
    Original music and audio post production house Earhole Studios in Chicago has installed a Genelec 5.1 Active DSP Monitoring System as part of an upgrade to surround sound mixing capabilities in Studio B. Concurrently, composer and engineer Eric Lambert acquired a Genelec SE (Small Environment) DSP Monitoring System for his home studio to enable him to seamlessly transfer projects between Earhole Studios and his home composition room. The new 5.1 system in Earhole’s Studio B comprises five Genelec 8240A Bi-Amplified… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollLoudspeakerMonitoringStudioAudio