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  • Friday, February 04, 2011
    Roey Izhaki 02/04/11 10:45 AM, 1 Comment
    This excerpt provided by Focal Press   This is the continuation in our series by Roey Izhaki on gates. Additional segments within the series are available here. Removing noise Noise can be introduced onto a recording in many ways. Tape media, microphones, microphone preamps, any analog component or an A/D converter are just a few examples of systems that superimpose their own inherent noise on the signal. When a recording is done in a domestic facility, background noise is also… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigitalEducationEngineerMixerPowerSignalStudioSystem

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    PSW Staff 02/04/11 09:40 AM, 0 Comments
    French sound designer and foley artist Nicolas Becker has been using a number of DPA microphones for the Philippe Parreno exhibition at London’s Serpentine Gallery. Parreno, an Algerian artist and film maker, has created a space in which a series of filmed events are projected in different galleries. Sound, which plays a major part in the exhibition, can be heard inside the gallery, as though the outside environment of Kensington Gardens and the surrounding streets is leaking in. To create… View this post
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    PSW Staff 02/04/11 08:20 AM, 0 Comments
    EMP Music Publishing, a Berlin-based company that creates music tracks for television, radio programs, and commercials, has installed a Solid State Logic AWS 948 with an XLogic X-Rack in its Fake Palm Studio facility. Because of the 948’s greater channel count, EMP can now internally mix orchestral and live music tracks that were recorded in larger studios. “We produce music for companies that include ARD TV and RTL TV in Germany and Swiss Television, specializing in live instrument recordings and… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConsolesDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsInstallationMixerSignalStudioSystemAudio

  • Thursday, February 03, 2011
    PSW Staff 02/03/11 01:29 PM, 0 Comments
    Linear Acoustic has announced that the New England Sports Network (NESN) installed an AERO.air processor, which has been directly related to a reduction of audio complaints from their customers. “We were getting loudness complaints at almost every pro event,” said Dave Desrochers, NESN vice president of engineering. “When we tested the AERO.air, customers called and e-mailed to say that we sounded great. Then we took the unit out post-test and received more viewer calls. ‘What happened? You had it fixed!’… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollDigitalInstallationMixerProcessorSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    Roey Izhaki 02/03/11 10:15 AM, 0 Comments
    This excerpt provided by Focal Press   This is the first segment in our series by Roey Izhaki on gates. Additional segments are available here. Following compressors, gates are perhaps the second most common dynamic range processors in mixing. Gates are also called noise-gates – a name that implies their traditional usage as noise eliminators. In the past, tapes and analog equipment were the main contributors to added hiss. Nowadays, digital technology tends to allow much cleaner recordings. Still, in… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigitalEducationEngineerMixerProcessorSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/03/11 08:25 AM, 0 Comments
    Neumann has announced that it is supporting a METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technical Alliance) event at New York’s Avatar Studios on February 19th and 20th. “In Session with the Guys” provides an opportunity for attendees to interact with METAlliance founders in an interactive session that will include live recording and mixing sessions. Neumann, a METAlliance Pro Partner, will be loaning a pair of its M 149 Tube micro-phones in support of the event. The second of METAlliance’s interactive events promises… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollBusinessMicrophoneSignalStudioSystemAudio

  • Wednesday, February 02, 2011
    PSW Staff 02/02/11 11:58 AM, 1 Comment
    Earthworks has introduced the SR40V High Definition vocal microphone, which has a hyper cardioid polar pattern that delivers superior sounding, natural on- and off-axis performance. The new SR40V incorporates a 9 mm back electret condenser-type transducer with a diaphragm measuring 5 microns to provide exceptionally fast transient response. Frequency range spans from 80 Hz to 40 kHz. The SR40V’s patented True Live Sound (TLS) technology provides extreme accuracy in the time domain, which is essential for harmonics to be reproduced… View this post
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    PSW Staff 02/02/11 08:50 AM, 0 Comments
    Primacoustic will be conducting “Studio Acoustics Made Easy” educational seminars over the coming month in several cities in Canada and the U.S. Product specialist of Primacoustic Jay Porter notes that anyone can turn any room into an effective recording workspace, with the seminars intended to take the mystery out of acoustic design. Porter has has worked on rooms for artists including Tommy Lee, John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls), David Bottrill (U2, Silverchair), and David Rideau (Janet Jackson, Sting). Highlights: •… View this post
    Filed in: AVRecordingNewsPollAVEducationManufacturerMeasurementStudioAudio

  • Tuesday, February 01, 2011
    Bobby Owsinski 02/01/11 08:50 AM, 0 Comments
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Ten time Grammy winner Benny Faccone may be the king of the Latin engineers; he’s worked with every major Latin artist from Santana to Ricky Martin to Luis Miguel to Mexican supergroup Mana. We go back a long way together, originally connecting at Berklee College in Boston a lot more years ago than either of us want to admit. What makes Benny a star in the Latin world is he brings American… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogPollEducationEngineerMixerSignalStudioAudio

  • Monday, January 31, 2011
    PSW Staff 01/31/11 09:15 AM, 0 Comments
    Lawo has announced the availability of the Version 4.12 software update for the company’s mc² Series consoles, including the mc²90, mc²66, and mc²56. Offering multiple enhanced capabilities, key features of the new software include the AMBIT DSP module for surround channels, the availability of a 3G SDI card for managing audio within the SDI stream from the control software, an Auto-Update feature of all system hardware including DALLIS frames, and the Lawo Remote App for the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch,… View this post
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