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  • Thursday, May 22, 2014
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    PSW Staff 05/22/14 11:09 AM,
    As one of the top audio engineers in the business, Dave Natale has been the front-of-house engineer for a who’s who of artists, including Yes, Olivia Newton-John, Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Lionel Richie and many more. He currently mixes shows for The Rolling Stones, but when he’s not on the road you can find him at Right Coast Recording, which he established in 1990. One of the factors that has made Right Coast Recording one of the oldest and well-equipped… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Wednesday, May 21, 2014
    Mesanovic Microphones
    PSW Staff 05/21/14 12:25 PM,
    Mesanovic Microphones has introduced the Model 2, a microphone outfitted with a 1.8-micron-thick, 2-inch-long ribbon at the heart of its design, suitable for use on vocals, guitar amps, drums, strings, brass, piano, and more. A combination of custom designed resonator plates and a narrow ribbon motor gives the Model 2 an extended high-frequency response, while retaining classic ribbon midrange and a rich low end that reaches flat out to 20 Hz. The Model 2 also includes a custom toroidal transformer… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingNewsProductAVMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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    PSW Staff 05/20/14 02:12 PM,
    Founding members of the multi-platinum band LIVE recently established Think Loud Studios in their hometown of York, Pa. When it came time to install a console in the world-class facility’s expansive Studio A, they opted for a 48-channel Solid State Logic Duality analog console/controller. The extensive experience that the group and their engineers have with classic SSL analog consoles led them directly to Duality. Known for classic albums including Throwing Copper, Secret Samadhi and The Distance to Here, the members… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogBusinessConsolesStudio

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    PSW Staff 05/20/14 12:58 PM,
    With a resurgence of his country music hits from the 1990s, singer/songwriter/producer James House is keeping busy with a new album which was just released, and a sold-out sixteen-show tour throughout the UK. While recording tracks for Broken Glass/Twisted Steel, James wanted to achieve the classic “APIsound” from the comfort of his home studio in Nashville – Dream On Studios. To attain the specific sound he had in mind, James rented API’s THE BOX from Blackbird Rentals for the summing… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsDigitalMixerProcessorStudio

  • Monday, May 19, 2014
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    Bobby Owsinski 05/19/14 12:07 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   OK, you live in an apartment or have some neighbors with sensitive ears so you can’t crank up that Marshall to get your sound. What you really need is an isolation box to keep the level from waking up the baby next door. Here’s a pretty good video on how to make a guitar amp isolation box, with some caveats. The layering technique that’s described definitely works, but I’d replace the acoustic… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallInstallationLoudspeakerMeasurementRemoteSignalStudio

  • prism sound
    PSW Staff 05/19/14 07:35 AM,
    Noted drummer Gavin Harrison, who has worked with a wide range of artists including Iggy Pop, Sam Brown and King Crimson, recently held a drum workshop at Ananda Studios in Cambridge (UK) where he shared secrets of creating a great drum take, with recording achieved via dual Prism Sound Atlas audio interface units. After starting the session with some basic coordination exercises, Harrison explained the drum part in a specific song and described the techniques to deliver and capture the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsTrainingDigital Audio WorkstationsEducationInterconnectMicrophoneProcessorSignalStudio

  • Friday, May 16, 2014
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    PSW Staff 05/16/14 05:21 PM,
    Accomplished saxophone player Marcus Anderson, who’s worked with Prince’s band, the New Power Generation, for almost two years and also released his fifth solo album, Style Meets Substance, utilizes a Harman’s AKG C519 miniature condenser microphone in the studio and on stage. “This new album in unique because I didn’t set out to make a typical album—I kind of just created whatever music I felt like,” Anderson says of Style Meets Substance. “There’s some rock, some Bollywood, some jazz and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudioWireless

  • yamaha
    PSW Staff 05/16/14 01:39 PM,
    The new small-format MG Series mixers from Yamaha (Yamaha Corporation of America) are now shipping. The redesigned series provides compact and cost-effective solutions with quality sound for install, recording and live settings. Ten MG models incorporate technologies originally developed for high-end professional mixers, including studio-quality preamps, powerful digital signal processing and rugged, reliable construction. All models come with Yamaha discrete Class-A D-PRE microphone preamps. By using an inverted Darlington circuit topography, these studio-grade preamps have multiple circuitry elements designed to… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsProductAVConsolesDigitalMixerSound ReinforcementStudio

  • audiofile
    PSW Staff 05/16/14 01:20 PM,
    Audiofile Engineering has released Spectre version 1.7, providing a major update to the real-time audio analysis suite for OS X. The new version, currently featured on the Mac App Store and named a “Best New App,” is available for 50 percent off the original price for a limited time. Designed for audio professionals, Spectre provides 20 different multi-channel and multi-trace meters including Level, VU, Spectrograph, Oscilloscope, Spectrogram, LU and LU History. With version 1.7, Spectre has been rewritten from the… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsProductAVMeasurementMonitoringSignalSoftwareSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 05/16/14 11:07 AM,
    Multi-talented independent artist, producer, songwriter, performer and programmer Klayton, popularly known as Celldweller, uses a Solid State Logic AWS Hybrid Console/Controller as the centerpiece of his private Detroit-based recording studio, Celldweller Studios. Since creating his own space, all Celldweller projects, a combination of electronic tracks with rock and metal elements, have been mixed through the AWS. Recent work includes multiple iTunes charting album releases as well as custom tracks for TV shows, feature films, video games and movie trailers, such… View this post
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