Author: By by Clive Young
July 23,2014
The vinyl revival isn’t just a U.S. phenomenon; pressing plants and mastering facilities around the world are seeing the same bump in business we’ve had here. Underlining the point, here’s a nice video tour of Abbey Road Studios’ mastering lab as engineer Geoff Pesche remasters Tears For Fears’ debut album, The Hurting, for a 30th anniversary UK re-release.
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Author: By by Clive Young
July 22,2014
August 14, 2014 will mark the thirtieth anniversary of James Kalamasz founding Spectrum Recording Studios in Pompano Beach, FL. Over the years, the long-running facility has hosted names both big and small, all the while adapting to the changing times. Some of the notables who’s come through the doors of Spectrum Recording include Juan Luis Guerra, The Four Tops, Clarence Clemons of The E Street Band, Dion DiMucci, Lorrie Morgan, Ronnie Milsap, Juice Newton, and The Doors of the 21st Century, among others.
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Author: By by Kelleigh Welch
July 21,2014
Riding off the success of his first edition, author Jake Brown recently released Behind the Boards II, the second volume of accounts by record producers and engineers on the making of some of music’s greatest hits, offering a mix of interviews and narration that reveal how famous songs like The Eagles’ “Hotel California,” Elton John’s “Rocketman,” and Lou Reed’s “Take A Walk On The Wild Side" were created.
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Author: By by Clive Young
July 17,2014
The internet is a pretty big deal; in fact, you’re probably using it right now. While it has given us interesting advancements like social media, however, there’s also been plenty of damage done, too, as we’ve abandoned—often too quickly—some major institutions. A lot of that has to do with misperceptions—often the idea that something is behind the times and is no longer relevant or useful in the face of our speedy Internet Age. When these institutions take the hit, sometimes they crumble to dust, but other times, they answer the challenge and reinvent themselves, finding newfound relevance.
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Author: By by Frank Wells
July 15,2014
A city of better than a quarter million people, Fort Wayne, Indiana is a two-hop from all but a handful of major airports, and a significant drive from all but a handful of major cities. That Sweetwater Sound is based in Fort Wayne while becoming the largest online/telephone retailer of MI and Pro Audio gear in the USA is a fascinating story in itself, but that's not the story we're here to tell today. What if such a company threw a party and invited all its customers and manufacturer partners, near and far, to come and join in on two days of gear lust alongside compelling educational sessions? In Sweetwater's case, over 8,000 individuals would answer the call, coming from states across the nation and even foreign countries to take advantage of the open doors.
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Author: By by Frank Wells
July 14,2014
Semiconductors are essential building blocks of most modern electronics, with the progression from discrete transistors to integrated circuits largely universal, chips dominating usage. To get an overview of the practical implications of trends in the semiconductor market, Pro Sound News periodically queries audio design engineers about their semiconductor usage.
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Author: By Mr. Bonzai
July 6,2014
Grammy-winning alto-saxophonist and flutist Paul Horn, whose career spanned mainstream pop jazz to the New Age genre he pioneered, died June 29 at his home in Vancouver, Canada.  His 1968 million-selling album, Inside The Taj Mahal, was recorded by Al Schmitt and is considered the quintessential New Age recording. We met in 1985; here is an excerpt from that interview.
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Author: By by Eyal Levi
July 2,2014
In an age where spare-room studios are the norm and artists are becoming increasingly DAW-proficient, the lines between songwriting and production are more blurred than ever. Here, producer/PSN blogger Eyal Levi covers creating rhythmic variations quickly and offers a clip from a video class he conducted at Audiohammer Studios.
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Author: By by Clive Young
June 23,2014
The Clearwater Festival—officially known as Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival—will be featured in an upcoming issue of our new magazine, Music Festival Business, but here’s a visual preview of what we saw when we visited the long-running event on June 22, 2014.
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Author: By by PSN Staff
June 20,2014
We were onsite all week at InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas, discovering the latest and greatest in Pro Audio and AV. Here’s just a small taste of what we found at the show.
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