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  • Monday, April 04, 2016
    Bobby Owsinski 04/04/16 05:46 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Engineers that don’t work with horn players much often don’t understand the difficulties or the technique for getting a great sound. Here’s an interview with Jerry Hey, who may be the most widely recorded horn player ever, from my Studio Musician’s Handbook that explains things from the player’s point of view. I understand that you have strong feelings about how people mike your horn. I guess I have strong feelings because over… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneMonitoringStudio

  • Friday, April 01, 2016
    Jackson B. Jackson 04/01/16 11:24 AM,
    Editor’s Note - This is intended as satire, and not to be taken too seriously (unless your mixes really stink). The only downside to following his advice may be an intervention… and one heck of a headache the next morning! Step 1. Load up your recent session and pour yourself a tall frosty brew. Step 2. Set all faders to 0 dB and EQs to the flat position. Take a sip of your beer before bringing up the faders on… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureProductionAudioDigital Audio WorkstationsMixerStudio

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    PSW Staff 04/01/16 11:09 AM,
    Create a versatile home set-up with the DM-40 active monitors from Pioneer DJ for DJing, producing and general playback. The compact DM-40s are packed with loudspeaker technology from Pioneer’s pro-audio sub-brand TAD and its BULIT Series studio monitors, including a front-loaded bass reflex system to deliver a tight bass kick. Additionally, the soft dome tweeters with DECO convex diffusers produce a 3D stereo sound and a wide sweet spot so DJs can enjoy a clear sound whether they’re sitting to… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 04/01/16 11:00 AM,
    Esplanade Studios, located in the heart of New Orleans’ historic Treme neighborhood, opened in 2013 as the largest recording studio in Louisiana. Completely restored and renovated, this former 1920’s church is 14,000 square feet of beautiful, classic Southern space, with classic sound to match. Now, they have installed the world’s first 48-channel Shelford Edition 5088 console from Rupert Neve Designs. Studio owner and chief engineer Misha Kachkachishvili says, “I went to the NAMM Show a few years ago, and I… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsConsolesStudio

  • Thursday, March 31, 2016
    Scotty O'Toole 03/31/16 10:11 AM,
    Courtesy of Omega Studios.   Creating a doubling effect to mimic the sound of a “stacked” vocal or instrument part can be great way to add some thickness to your studio production. Short of the performer actually performing the part multiple times, which typically yields the best results, here are a few techniques you can try to get a similar feel. Short Delays: Delays can be used to give the impression of multiple takes. Try starting with a delay time… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerProcessorStudio

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    PSW Staff 03/31/16 08:28 AM,
    Prism Sound has announced that effective March 31st 2016 it will no longer market its Maselec Master Series products, namely MEA-2, MLA-2 and MMA-4XR. The MEA-2, MLA-2 and MMA-4XR products, designed and manufactured by Mases Electronics Limited, will in future be available under the Maselec brand from Mases Electronics Limited. A limited quantity of remaining Prism Sound branded stock, new and used, is available. Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for details. Prism Sound and Maselec will maintain their partnership in the United… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAVBusinessProcessorStudio

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    PSW Staff 03/31/16 06:39 AM,
    Ocean Way Audio (OWA) is now shipping three new near and mid field monitors – the Pro2A, HR4 and the HR4S. Following their debut at the AES 139th Convention in 2015, the HR4 and HR4S are now shipping to dealers and customers worldwide. Their design offers a 100x40-degree dispersion pattern, allowing everyone in the control room to hear what the artist or mixing engineer has created. The accurate sweet-spot is due to a dual/hybrid waveguide system engineered utilizing 3D modeling… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductAVLoudspeakerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2016
    PSW Staff 03/30/16 12:21 PM,
    Avid announces that the Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools is now available. Avid Cloud Collaboration makes it easy for artists and audio professionals to compose, record, edit, and mix projects from any location worldwide, a key tenet of Avid Everywhere. In conjunction with the Artist Community, an online community designed to foster creative connections and professional opportunities, Pro Tools with Avid Cloud Collaboration connects artists and media professionals to a premier community of collaborative music creation and audio production.… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsSoftwareStudio

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    PSW Staff 03/30/16 10:43 AM,
    Bloomsburg University has recently acquired an API 1608 console. The 1608 is being used to expand students’ understanding of full signal path routing upon which most digital plugin representations are based. According to associate professor of music Dr. Todd Campbell, the integration of the new console compliments the University’s already extensive collection of API equipment. Campbell explains that greater access to traditional analog gear helps students lessen their reliance on audio editing software, and instead encourages them to record and… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogConsolesEducationMixerStudio

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    Chris Huff 03/30/16 09:53 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Personal monitoring systems, aka IEM systems, come in all shapes and sizes but which is best for a particular band?  There are five levels of these systems which drive product selection and a few brands have been highlighted. Level 1: Basic IEM System This is as simple as it gets. The Rolls PM351 has been the go-to minimalistic monitor system for years. Each unit works by plugging the musician’s microphone or… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAVMixerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStageStudio

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