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  • Monday, June 30, 2014
    rolling stones
    Bruce Borgerson 06/30/14 05:55 AM,
    If you’ve seen the Rolling Stones Gimme Shelter movie, you might recall Jimmy Johnson’s brief speaking role. He was the one coaching Keith Richards on the proper Alabama pronunciation of “Y’all come back, y’hear.” For three nights in December of 1969, the Stones cut basic tracks and live vocals for three songs: “You Gotta Move,” “Wild Horses” and “Brown Sugar.” The sessions took place at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios—the “burlap palace” at 3614 Jackson Highway—a nondescript former casket factory which… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneMixerProcessorStudioTechnician

  • Friday, June 27, 2014
    avid
    PSW Staff 06/27/14 04:12 PM,
    Berklee College of Music, the world’s largest independent contemporary music college, has deployed Avid professional audio production solutions to help enable real-time, high-definition collaborative workflows between its newly unveiled 16-story tower in Boston and its campus in Valencia, Spain. An ultra-high speed internet connection links Berklee’s 10-studio audio production complex in Boston, which is among the largest of its kind in the United States, to the campus in Valencia, enabling real-time collaboration on a global level – now a standard… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsDigital Audio WorkstationsEthernetInterconnectMixerNetworkingProcessorSoftwareStudio

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    PSW Staff 06/27/14 12:24 PM,
    Nady recently announced the addition of 2 new models to their SCM Series studio condenser microphones, the SCM-1200 and SCM-700. Both models are versatile, top-of-the-line units, the perfect addition to any pro or home studio tool kit. The SCM-1200 features a classic bell-style design and superb audio.  Designed for numerous instrument and vocal recording applications, the SCM-1200 provides transparency and extended smooth, full-frequency response at the most affordable price available.  Other features include:  High sensitivity and SPL capability; cardioid pattern… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductMicrophoneStudio

  • Thursday, June 26, 2014
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    PSW Staff 06/26/14 12:04 PM,
    Allen & Heath is playing an important role in the playback, broadcast and transmission of the 2014 FIFA World Cup taking place in Brazil. Supplied by distribution partner, Teleponto. multiple Allen & Heath consoles are being used at several stadiums, in various remote broadcast trucks, and in the master control rooms. Fox Sports Brazil, a key broadcaster of the games, is using a GLD-80 digital mixer connected via Dante to 3 LAWO consoles and 3 RTS matrixes for broadcasts from… View this post
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    Barry Rudolph 06/26/14 11:34 AM,
    Rhythm section tracking is the most important recording session in the production cycle of a record. The recording engineer captures the feel and sound of the musicians as they interpret the song and support the artist’s performance. The rhythm track’s sound is a component of the production style and identifies the record’s musical genre. I liken the track to the foundation of a house: you can’t build very high on a weak base! Subsequent overdubbed sweetening is just “window dressing”… View this post
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  • joeco
    PSW Staff 06/26/14 11:06 AM,
    BlackBox Recorder manufacturer JoeCo has announced that a new version of its JoeCoRemote software app for iPad, v2.0, is now available to download from the iTunes App Store. JoeCoRemote for iPad enables remote control and operation of any 24- or 64-channel BlackBox Recorder or Player. In addition to the standard input metering display, this latest software release includes a new, dedicated Monitor window offering real-time monitor mix control. The window features expandable channel strips with graphic faders, pan, PFL, solo… View this post
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  • auralex
    PSW Staff 06/26/14 10:23 AM,
    Auralex Acoustics has introduced SoniCell acoustical panels, a cost-effective 1-inch treatment with high absorptive properties that provides a way to improve speech intelligibility in environments needing Class A fire-rated materials. Light weight and easy to handle, SoniCell panels are available in either white or a charcoal gray color that blends into many dark open architecture commercial ceilings. The panels are well suited for environments such as nightclubs, restaurants, gymnasiums, recording studio live rooms, multi-purpose rooms, industrial facilities and more. Specs… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsProductAVMeasurementSignalSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 06/26/14 09:44 AM,
    As part of a recent control room upgrade, the Grand Ole Opry has installed a new PhantomFocus System (PFS) - 2 to replace its legacy PFS. Included in the upgrade are custom PFS-positioned Genelec 8250A monitors and a new Studer Vista 9 console. “We’re very gratified to know that PFS users are choosing to replace or upgrade their original systems with the newer technology that renders dramatic sonic improvements over the previous iterations,” states TEC Award-winning studio designer and creator… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsDigitalStudio

  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    monitors
    PSW Staff 06/25/14 06:35 PM,
    Focal Professional and its North American distributor Audio Plus Services have announced that the latest Alpha studio monitors are now shipping in the U.S. and Canada. The new monitors are available in three sizes—Alpha 50, Alpha 65, and Alpha 80, with 5, 6.5 and 8-inch woofers, respectively. The new monitors offer Focal sound qualiity at an affordable price. Alpha monitors are very natural sounding yet highly revealing and present a very even tonal balance from low to high volumes. In… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsProductLoudspeakerMonitoringStudio

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    PSW Staff 06/25/14 06:12 PM,
    Audio industry veteran Michael Reeves passed away of injuries sustained in an accident when an automobile collided with him while riding his road bike in Monterey, CA on June 21, 2014. Michael’s wife Mary and daughter Katy were close by, at home and many family and friends were able to assemble quickly to support and comfort them during the tragedy. Michael was a well-known, larger-than-life character who loved to take everything to the extreme. Whether it was his work in… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingNewsAVEngineerSound ReinforcementStudioTechnician