Author: By by Frank Wells
September 19,2014
If a car company can appropriate a Christmas tune for an annual sales event, surely the audio industry can do the same, the sentiment capturing the enthusiastic anticipation of the annual AES Convention here in the US. Returning to city of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Convention Center for the first time in a dozen years, the enthusiasm for the 137th AES Convention is palpable.
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Author: By Frank Wells
September 17,2014
For those who've had the experience of getting a custom set of IEMs made, there are two steps to the process. First is getting an impression of your ears made, then there's the delivery of the finished product a short time later. A tour of Ultimate Ears' headquarters and manufacturing facility reveals the unseen parts of the process. And now a portion of that process includes a digital detour on the path—an alternative methodology as you'll see here.
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Author: By by Kelleigh Welch
September 17,2014
Demonstrating its professional line array system, RoomMatch, Bose Corporation’s pro audio division took up residence in the New World Stages in New York City' Theater District this week, giving regional vendors and engineers a chance to check out the system. The demo was hosted by Bose’s territory sales manager for New York and New Jersey, Al Spinelli, and featured a detailed presentation on the speaker systems by Bose Professional field engineer Eric Warner.
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Author: By by Clive Young
September 15,2014
The vinyl revival has been a fascinating social movement, as Millennials have gotten into buying LPs, joining ranks with nostalgic Baby Boomers and Gen Xers to dig through crates at record fairs and the handful of used vinyl shops that remain. However big your record collection may be—or the collections of you, me and everyone else reading this put together—no one will ever top Zero Freitas. A Brazilian bus company owner, Freitas’ collection is estimated at somewhere around 5 million records…and it’s still growing.
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Author: By by Clive Young
September 2,2014
Over the years, I’ve interviewed a lot of live sound engineers for PSN, and occasionally I’ll ask them, “What was your best gig ever?” The answer is always disappointing; in fact, usually they can’t even think of one. But ask an engineer “What was your worst gig” and the reply gets even more frustrating, because every single one of them has a great story to tell about The Gig From Hell...and they’ll only share it “off the record.” Music journalist Jon Niccum found he had the same problem whenever he interviewed bands, but luckily he talked many of them into sharing their favorite disasters, and the results are all in The Worst Gig.
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Author: By by Kelleigh Welch
August 20,2014
To celebrate the grand opening of Guitar Center’s newest store in the heart of Times Square, R&B group and resident Tonight Show band, The Roots, performed an exclusive concert at the Best Buy Center on Thursday, August 7, 2014.
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Author: By by Clive Young
August 18,2014
Some time ago, the Animal Planet series Treehouse Masters built a treehouse that could double as a recording space for Bear Creek Studio outside of Seattle, WA. Treehouse expert Pete Nelson and his crew recently built another facility in the trees, this time for Brian Kelley of the chart-topping country act Florida Georgia Line. While the recording gear seen on the show is a relatively spartan arrangement, there's definitely room to get more expansive with equipment after the cameras have left. Take a look around!
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Author: By by Chuck Surack, founder/president, Sweetwater
August 12,2014
My friend Jim Anderson, the director of the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, recently reminded me of something I did when we were both in band together at Ben Geyer Middle School years ago. He said that one day, I came into basketball band practice with the various instrumental parts all written out for a song very popular at the time. The whole band was astounded by my taking the initiative, when I just I took it for granted. The point of the story is that it reminded me, once again, of how crucial music was to my overall education and how it continues to be central to my personal life and to my success as an entrepreneur and businessman.
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Author: By by Steve Harvey
August 5,2014
Yamaha marked the 40th anniversary of the introduction of its first synthesizer, the analog SY-1, with a special event at its offices in Burbank, CA on Friday, August 1. The event, which featured performances by top musicians, brought together an eclectic crowd and a variety of drool-inducing vintage gear.
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Author: By by Kelleigh Welch
July 29,2014
Across the Hudson River, New Jersey residents are getting a free spot to catch some of the summer’s hottest concerts taking place on Manhattan’s Pier 97—a situation that for many residents is becoming an issue. 2014 marks the inaugural year for the Pier 97 venue, located at 57th Street on the west side of Manhattan. This amphitheater was designed to project noise away from Manhattan, after residents near the former concert venue at Pier 26 complained of noise issues. However, while the new venue solves the noise complaints in Manhattan, it is projecting the sound over to New Jersey, disturbing residents up until at least 10 p.m. on performance nights.
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