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  • Friday, March 09, 2012
    Bobby Owsinski 03/09/12 12:42 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   This week we’ll feature isolated vocals on some big hits by major artists. Gimme Shelter Here’s a track that I featured a couple of years ago that was taken down by the record label shortly after it posted. It’s another version of the isolated vocal from The Rolling Stones’ great “Gimme Shelter” that’s a mindblower. On it we hear Mick Jagger, Mary Clayton and an uncredited third voice singing the song like… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorStudio

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    PSW Staff 03/09/12 11:38 AM,
    Gary Honess, producer, engineer and owner of Kühl Muzik Studios in Toronto, Canada, has installed a 16-channel Rupert Neve Designs 5088 discrete analog mixer to provide essential summing, mixing and routing functionality at his facility. The new 5088 desk is the centerpiece of a custom-made, wrap-around stainless steel console, a Zin-de-Zine design and creation, that has been ergonomically designed to place the principal components of Kühl Muzik’s hybrid digital/analog workflow conveniently within reach. Honess, who has been engineering and mixing… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollAnalogConsolesDigitalStudio

  • Thursday, March 08, 2012
    Samuel O'Sullivan 03/08/12 11:03 AM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   Bus compression is certainly not a new concept, however, it is an effective and reliable engineering tool and its basic principles are vital considering you are affecting multiple voices. When approaching bus compression, there are two essential tools at your fingertips: Attack and Release – these two tools, when properly utilized, will have the ultimate say in the outcome of your efforts. The attack and release functions of a compressor… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollProcessorStudio

  • lynx studio
    PSW Staff 03/08/12 07:09 AM,
    Lynx Studio Technology has just released the new Hilo Reference AD/DA converter system, and it’s now available at Lynx dealers in the U.S. and Canada. International shipments will begin the week of March 12. Long awaited since a “soft” introduction in May, 2011, Hilo’s feature set has been augmented and its user interface is completely redesigned with many new features. Functions include two channels of AD converter, six channels of DA converter, high-quality headphone amplifier, all controlled and monitored via… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollVideoProductAnalogDigitalInterconnectProcessorStudio

  • Tuesday, March 06, 2012
    Bruce Bartlett 03/06/12 03:53 PM,
    This article is provided by Bartlett Microphones.   What microphone is best for recording an orchestra? What’s a good snare mic? Should the mic be a condenser or dynamic, omni or cardioid? You can answer these questions more easily once you know the types of microphones and understand their specs. First, it always pays to get a high-quality microphone. The mic is a source of your recorded signal. If that signal is noisy, distorted, or tonally colored, you’ll be stuck… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollProductStudy HallMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 03/06/12 11:04 AM,
    For years, Los Angeles’ iconic rock radio station, KROQ, mused about creating their own intimate, in-studio listening space complete with a stage, studio lighting and amazing sound for their listeners. Recently they cleared out some cubicles and the sales office space-turned-nightclub—dubbed the Red Bull Sound Space—became a reality. With A-list band bookings, from inaugural shows with New Found Glory and Coldplay last fall, to subsequent shows with Angels & Airwaves, The Fray, Carmen, Falling in Reverse, Naked and Famous and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollConcertConsolesDigitalRemoteStudio

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    PSW Staff 03/06/12 08:30 AM,
    When Seth Powell, owner and engineer of SoundCheck Republic Recording Studio, enlisted the services of Dominick Campana, owner of Pro Sound Associates, to partner with him on the design of his newly relocated facility, Campana turned to Auralex Acoustics for the studio’s sound treatment needs.  A range of Auralex products were utilized, both in the construction phase as well as for post-construction wall treatments. To ensure maximum isolation, Auralex’s SheetBlok Sound Isolation Barrier, RC-8 Resilient Channel and U-Boat Floor Floaters… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollInstallationSound ReinforcementStudioAudio

  • Monday, March 05, 2012
    berklee music
    PSW Staff 03/05/12 04:04 PM,, the online school of Berklee College of Music, is debuting the new course “Microphone Techniques” for the upcoming spring term, beginning April 2, 2012. In the course, students will develop a general strategy for a recording session based upon a desired production style, and learn to execute a moderately complex recording session with multiple simultaneous performers. Effective microphone techniques resulted in some of the most iconic music ever committed to tape. Consider Phil Spector’s signature “Wall of Sound,” which… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollTrainingEducationMicrophoneStudioAudio

  • ssl
    PSW Staff 03/05/12 11:27 AM,
    Multi-Grammy-winning engineer Gabriel Castañón has installed a Solid State Logic X-Desk in his Mexico-based home studio, noting that the SSL AWS 900+ has been a big part of his Grammy success. Castañón has won three Latin Grammys. The first two were in 2010, including “Record of the Year” after the success of single Mientes by Latin rock band Camila, with 2011’s awards seeing Castañón scoop one more for his work with Puerto Rican hip hop duo Calle 13. “After working… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollAnalogConsolesStudio

  • namm
    PSW Staff 03/05/12 09:40 AM,
    The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is now accepting entries for its Second Annual “Top 100 Dealer Awards,” which will take place at the 2012 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, TN in July. The program recognizes outstanding NAMM Retailers during a gala event on Friday evening of Summer NAMM. Retailers selected as one of the Top 100 will be honored and from that select group, additional “best of” awards will be bestowed in a number of categories culminating in… View this post
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