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  • Monday, July 30, 2012
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    Bobby Owsinski 07/30/12 10:54 AM,
    This article is excerpted from Bobby Owsinki’s “The Drum Recording Handbook.” One of the most important and overlooked aspects of drum mic’ing is making sure that the mics are all in-phase. This is really important because with only one out-of-phase mic, the whole kit will never sound right, and if not corrected before all the drums are mixed together, it can never be fixed. So just what is phase anyway? Without getting into a heavy explanation, it just means that… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollStudy HallAnalogEducationEngineerMicrophoneMixerSignalStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 07/30/12 09:30 AM,
    TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik of South Windsor, CT, is hosting the first TELEFUNKEN Mix Olympics, coinciding with the 2012 Summer Olympics taking place in London, England.  Three mixing events will be held, and for each event winners will be awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze M80 dynamic microphones. Starting on July 27th, participants will be able to download audio files from three multi-track sessions provided by TELEFUNKEN in 44.1k/24-bit format. Each of these complete song session files will be used as the three… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollBusinessMicrophoneMixerStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 07/30/12 08:30 AM,
    Solid State Logic is pleased to announce that multi-talented arranger, composer, musical director, and producer Angel Fernández has upgraded his Queens, NYC-based ‘Missing Lynx’ project recording studio to center around an SSL X-Desk. Angel Fernández is well known in a touring and performing capacity as long-time Musical Director for Grammy winning Latin American superstar (and occasional actor) Marc Anthony. When not living in the limelight, touring and performing, Fernández can usually be found in his beloved project studio. “Missing Lynx… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConsolesDigitalStudioAudio

  • Friday, July 27, 2012
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    PSW Staff 07/27/12 07:33 AM,
    TransAudio Group, U.S. distributor of Sonodyne products, has introduced the new 2-way SM200AK powered nearfield studio monitor. The new SM 200AK, the largest in Sonodyne’s Reference Series line, incorporates an 8-inch Kevlar woofer and 1-inch metal dome tweeter, respectively powered by 150-watt and 100-watt class A/B amplifier modules, room compensation electronics, and a rigid die-cast aluminum front baffle with non-parallel wood sides. The class A/B amplifiers offer big, classic power supplies, which clip smoothly, produce higher outputs and generate fewer… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsProductLoudspeakerMonitoringStudio

  • Monday, July 23, 2012
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    PSW Staff 07/23/12 10:07 AM,
    Up your game with “Arcade Flashback”, the pixel pounding new sample pack from Prime Loops. More than just a nod to nostalgia, this retrospective take on old skool game sounds emulates the golden age of the arcade, bringing the 8-bit orchestra back to life. K.O every enemy with this array of pulsating pings, rising chimes, percussive punches, frenetic fuzz and flipped out glitches! Scoring a mighty 350MB+, “Arcade Flashback” will reward you with some classic 8-bit crunch in blistering 24-bit… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductSoftwareStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 07/23/12 08:15 AM,
    While it’s not uncommon for pop music recordings to be engineered on a track by track basis, it’s extremely unusual for a symphonic work to be recorded in this manner. Such was the case recently for film composer Chris Anderson, who recorded each instrumentalist one player at a time and, slowly but surely, ‘assembled’ a 30-minute orchestral piece. While Anderson could have used any microphone or combination of mics, he ultimately selected an MA-201fet condenser microphone from Burbank, CA-based Mojave… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConcertMicrophoneStudioAudio

  • Friday, July 20, 2012
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    PSW Staff 07/20/12 08:12 AM,
    To meet its high standards of television production, Jiangsu TV recently invested in a brand new 8-channel and 4-channel HD EFP audio system. To work in conjunction with this purchase, the station also invested in Soundcraft Vi6 and Vi1 digital consoles to mix the in-house shows on the 8-channel and 4-channel systems, respectively.  The 8-channel audio system is configured through the Vi6 through two Soundcraft stageboxes and fiber wiring. The main functionality for this setup is for the popular “If… View this post
    Filed in: AVRecordingNewsPollConsolesDigitalStudioAudio

  • Thursday, July 19, 2012
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    PSW Staff 07/19/12 12:41 PM,
    Castlesound Studios, located in Scotland, has installed a Solid State Logic AWS 948 Hybrid Console/Controller. The new console was recently used to complete music tracks featuring renowned Gaelic singer, Julie Fowlis, for the soundtrack for the new Pixar feature ‘Brave.’ Replacing an original AWS 900, the AWS 948 provides Castlesound with an expanded channel count and new features to adequately handle larger productions. “As our business has progressed, we felt the need to get a console with a greater number… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConsolesDigitalStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 07/19/12 09:28 AM,
    Allen & Heath has released a major firmware and driver update for the GS-R24 recording console that includes integrated support of the HUI protocol for direct integration with DAW applications with HUI MIDI control presets, such as ProTools and Reaper. Users will also benefit from a range of enhancements to the FireWire interface driver. HUI, which synchronizes DAW software and connected hardware devices, is now emulated by three virtual MIDI ports in the GS-R24’s new firmware, tunneled over the mixer’s… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsProductConsolesDigital Audio WorkstationsInterconnectMixerSoftwareStudio

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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    Matthew Weiss 07/18/12 10:59 AM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   Strings are arguably the most expressive instrument next to the human voice. Knowing how powerful string instruments can be, it’s often intimidating recording them. It’s impossible to give an exact formula for the best string sound – but I have a few key tips that will really help you get that beautiful singing string sound. A Sense of Space Figure out where the strings will be in the mix, and… View this post
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