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  • Monday, August 22, 2011
    Bobby Owsinski 08/22/11 09:41 AM, 0 Comments
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   The graphic below represents the dilemma of the recording studio business. It’s the legendary Electric Lady Studio’s rate card from 1994 and it’s evidence why so many legendary studios have been turned into condos. If you take notice, a lock-out rate (meaning the studio is purchased for the entire day) ranges from $2,500 to $2,800 a day. Sixteen years later, major studio rates are the same, even less if you get a… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollBusinessStudioAudio

  • Friday, August 19, 2011
    PSW Staff 08/19/11 11:18 AM, 1 Comment
    Avid has announced support for Mac OS X Lion version 10.7 with Pro Tools and Pro Tools HD 9.0.5 BETA software. Full qualification of this new OS is expected at a later time. Avid notes that Pro Tools beta software will contain minor bugs and issues, adding that in most cases, this will not impact usability and performance. As a result, the company recommends that users in “mission critical” applications do not use Lion and Pro Tools 9.0.5, and remain… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollProductDigital Audio WorkstationsSoftwareStudio

  • Thursday, August 18, 2011
    Gary D. Davis 08/18/11 12:19 PM,
    R-e/p: Tell us about redoing the control room for Village. GEORGE AUGSPURGER: From my standpoint, even before getting into the subtleties of those things that the client may like, there are a number of things you do in any control room. One is that you try to get the thing as nearly as possible to be bilaterally symmetrical. You’re stuck with two channel and four channel stereo, which are both oriented left and right, and to get any kind of… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollProductionAudioInstallationStudioSystem

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    Fletcher 08/18/11 08:49 AM, 1 Comment
    What makes a good microphone preamplifier? What makes one mic preamp better for an application than another? Why even bother with “outboard” preamps? Frankly, there are no standard “correct” answers to these questions, it’s all about a subjective sense of aesthetic that users have to determine their own bad selves. Mic preamps - like wine, cars, guitars, and the brand of cigarettes you smoke - are all a very personal decision. What I may find remarkably mundane and boring may… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollProcessorStudio

  • microphones
    PSW Staff 08/18/11 08:19 AM, 0 Comments
    Blue Microphones has announced the availability of Reactor (, a multi-pattern, large-diaphragm condenser microphone that unites the company’s proprietary pre-amp circuit and pattern selection method (cardioid, omni or bi-directional) with a swiveling capsule head for precise positioning. Drawing from the design of Blue’s renowned B6 capsule, Reactor’s capsule technology delivers a full sonic signature with a detailed top end, texture mids and a full bottom end. Reactor is built upon Blue’s premium large diaphragm, condenser capsule design, along with a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollMicrophoneStudio

  • Monday, August 15, 2011
    PSW Staff 08/15/11 06:34 AM, 0 Comments
    Grammy Award-winning engineer/producer Ann Mincieli, who has worked in the finest studios around the world on projects for Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey and Usher, to name just a few, has taken her extensive experience and applied it to building the Jungle City Studios in Manhattan’s Chelsea District. A Solid State Logic Duality SE was chosen as the main console of the Penthouse Suite control room. “The vision that I had for Jungle City Studios was to create a retro futuristic… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductConsolesDigital Audio WorkstationsStudio

  • Friday, August 12, 2011
    PSW Staff 08/12/11 01:28 PM, 1 Comment
    The Radial X-Amp is a 500 Series module that lets the user take a pre-recorded guitar track and send it back to amplifiers and effects so that it can tailored to suit. With Reamping, the guitarist need only concentrate on the performance. Working out specific sounds and optimal mic placement can be done later. This eliminates hours of repetition while allowing the producer to adjust the character of the track as the production evolves. Using the X-Amp is ‘plug and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorStudio

  • ac power
    Dennis Ver Mulm 08/12/11 10:05 AM, 0 Comments
    The topic of AC power protection has become somewhat one-dimensional for many who regularly work with sound systems, because the concept of a power problem is tied to a specific unpleasant memory of a power disturbance that caused a great deal of grief, and perhaps a small fortune in recovery costs. This explains why some are convinced that power protection is all about guarding against power outages or regulating voltage, while others obsess about power line noise or prevention of… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallAVPowerSound ReinforcementStudioSystemAudio

  • Thursday, August 11, 2011
    Joe Gilder 08/11/11 12:17 PM, 0 Comments
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   Last year my friend Kevin and his wife flew all the way out to Nashville from LA to record vocals for his album in my home studio. We had one week to track vocals for 13 songs. Of course, we spent a lot of time just hanging out and showing them around Nashville, but 7 days was an ideal amount of time. It gave us plenty of time to focus intently… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollBusinessEngineerStudioTechnicianAudio

  • Tuesday, August 09, 2011
    apple ipad
    Bobby Owsinski 08/09/11 01:21 PM, 1 Comment
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Apple’s iPad is still relatively new, but already there are a number of great music related apps available as outlined in an article on There were so many, in fact, that I would surely overlook a lot of worthy apps if I only posted some of them, so it’s best to read the entire article yourself. Here’s a summary of the iPad functions from the article. ————————————————————- Computing is enough a… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigital Audio WorkstationsSoftwareStudio