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  • Thursday, September 22, 2011
    Joe Gilder 09/22/11 09:39 AM, 0 Comments
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   My recent post on charging for your work sparked some really interesting discussions. If you haven’t yet, be sure to join in the conversation over there (or on Facebook or Twitter). The general premise of yesterday’s post was to think about charging by the project rather than by the hour. One question came up about what to do with clients who are unreasonable. If you’re charging by the project, how do… View this post
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    Bobby Owsinski 09/22/11 09:12 AM,
    I know what many of you are thinking. “I love doing live sound but I’m really not that interested in recording.” Or, “Clients are asking for it, but I’m a little uncertain on how to get quality results.” Not to worry, I was there once upon a time before making a transition to the world of recording. If you know how to pass a clean signal, you can make a great recording. It will take a little extra time and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingProductionFeaturePollStudy HallProductionAudioRecordingConsolesDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStageStudio

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    Barry Rudolph 09/22/11 08:00 AM,
    How do you review an icon? Often seen in photographs along with iconic people from dictators to heads of state to rock n’ roll stars, the Shure 55 is the most recognized microphone in the world. First produced in 1939, the original Model 55 Unidyne microphone was the first single-element unidirectional dynamic microphone. From its beginnings at that time being a cardioid pattern microphone, its smaller size made it a true classic that was affordable and accessible to all. Then… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureProductDigital Audio WorkstationsMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2011
    Matthew Weiss 09/21/11 12:16 PM,
    This article is provided by the ProAudioFiles.   Before getting into the meaning of arrangement, I want to take a moment to stress the importance of arrangement. Arrangement ultimately bridges the gap between the composition and the mix. Give that a moment to resonate, and I will clarify. Arrangement refers to the organization of any aspect of a song. A song can be organized in many different ways and still be essentially the same song. The arrangement is simply the… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollMixerSignalSoftwareStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 09/21/11 09:30 AM, 0 Comments
    Bordering only Saudi Arabia to the south, Qatar is a peninsula country surrounded by the waters of the Persian Gulf. The harsh desert terrain where the heat can reach as much as 120 degrees Fahrenheit can take a steep toll on all who venture outside unprepared. But as the saying, “the show must go on” implies, TV and film work doesn’t wait for ‘better days.’ Such is the business of Birmingham, UK –based location sound mixer Baldev Rayat and his… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollMicrophoneRemoteStudioWireless

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2011
    PSW Staff 09/20/11 04:06 PM, 1 Comment
    Farnell Newton, trumpeter, educator and a user of AKG microphones, has released his first record, Class Is Now In Session, which merges a vast spectrum of genres, including jazz, R&B, Latin, funk and soul and was recorded using and AKG C 214 microphone. Newton found a mic and clip that was gentle on his trumpet, which also offered a warm and clear sound for recording and live performances.  “I spent many long nights putting together a project of this caliber,… View this post
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    PSW Staff 09/20/11 07:56 AM, 0 Comments
    Perhaps the most prolific mastering engineer of all time, Gateway Mastering founder Bob Ludwig, has set a standard for excellence not only with his many Grammy Award-winning credits (Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones, Dire Straights, etc), but with the many stellar AES Convention Platinum Mastering Panels he has developed and moderated. Ludwig’s 131st AES Convention Platinum event will break new ground with its premise: “You Have Questions. We Have Answers.” Panelists include Adam Ayan, Gateway Mastering Studios (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Nine… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollEducationStudioAudio

  • Friday, September 16, 2011
    Pete Senoff 09/16/11 12:19 PM,
    I think the question could best be answered by the analogy: “What’s wrong with wetting your finger to measure wind velocity?” In truth, the VU meter does a great job of indicating the average level of a constant state signal. However the VU meter becomes unpredictable when attempting to measure the actual levels involved in a transient passage or in a complex waveform. Since music is composed of complex waveforms and transient passages a problem in accurate monitoring does exist.… View this post
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  • Thursday, September 15, 2011
    Bobby Owsinski 09/15/11 02:23 PM, 0 Comments
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   There are a few people on the planet that know a lot about microphones and how they’re made, but not many know as much and have the dedication of David Bock, the founder and owner of Bock Audio (formerly Soundelux Microphones). After all, how many people would go to the extent of teaching themselves German just so they could read the old Neumann service manuals? David makes some truly excellent mics, and… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollBusinessEducationMicrophoneStudio

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2011
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    PSW Staff 09/14/11 02:33 PM, 1 Comment
    Producer, mixer and musician Mark Plati has installed a 16-channel Rupert Neve Designs 5088 discrete analog mixing console, outfitted with 10 Portico 5032 mic pre/EQ, a 5042 tape emulator and two 5042 dual compressor/limiter modules, plus Tonelux ShadowMix fader automation, at Alice’s Restaurant, his private studio in New York City’s East Village. Plati, who is probably best known for his long working relationship with David Bowie, both in the studio and on the road, upgraded to the 5088 desk in… View this post
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