Music, Etc.

 

Avid CEO Talks Pro Tools 12, Expansion

Date: 03/20/2015

by Frank Wells. “As this industry changes, it impacts us just like it does an artist or a producer, a mixer, and our role as a member of the family, as the technology expert in the family, is to use our expertise to help move the family forward,” opined Louis Hernandez, Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Avid Technology, sitting down to talk to PSN during Winter NAMM 2015. NAMM saw the introduction of Avid Technology’s new flagship DAW, Pro Tools 12, with a basic companion DAW package, Pro Tools First. Pro Tools 12’s primary new features center on the Avid Everywhere concept, allowing access to music marketing and distribution tools, enabling collaboration and offering new software licensing models. Pro Tools First is a free software package, also conceived with collaboration in mind. Creating music “isn’t the whole problem anymore,” said Hernandez. “[The problem is] creating a way to sustain what you love doing. The tools have gotten simpler, but the environment’s  MORE


Music, Etc.: Letting The Music Speak

Date: 03/18/2015

Justin Townes Earle just released his new album Absent Fathers in January as a companion piece to Single Mothers, which was released last year to critical acclaim.  MORE


Music Etc. - The Real Stuff

Date: 03/18/2015

by Jaques Sonyieux. Country artist Ryan Bingham recently released Fear and Saturday Night, written and conceived in an Airstream in the mountains of Socal. The album, produced by Jim Scott [Wilco, Tom Petty, Crowded House], draws on Bingham’s vast experiences and life’s ups and downs—which in his case include losing both of his parents while simultaneously earning industry accolades such as an Academy Award, a Grammy and a Golden Globe Award for his work on the film Crazy Heart. Pro Sound News recently met with Bingham to talk about rodeos, Airstreams and recording his new album.  MORE


Auto-Tune: The Controversy That Will Not Die

Date: 03/12/2015

Auto-Tune hit the world in 1997, and Antares has continued to update its software since then.  MORE


Music, Etc. : The Human Touch

Date: 03/10/2015

This month, two-time Juno award winner Dan Mangan + Blacksmith release their new album, Club Meds.  MORE


Software Aids In Power Use Of Hardware

Date: 03/10/2015

Recently, when I found myself working in a ‘traditional’ studio (amazing that I even have to say that), I noticed how much better I knew all of the outboard gear.  MORE


The Compatibility Game

Date: 03/10/2015

The “big features” that live within a DAW—digital audio, MIDI, automation, video integration, etc.—are already in place, but once you go outside the DAW, matters become less certain.  MORE


Studio Essentials: Perennial Favorites

Date: 03/10/2015

Years of insightful interviews with top engineers, mixers and producers have taught me a lot, including the truths within a well-worn cliché: the more things change, the more they stay the same.  MORE


Music Etc.: Leave It All Behind - Elliot Brood

Date: 03/09/2015

On Work and Love, Elliot BROOD’s new album, the Canadian band broke with past traditions by hiring a producer for the first time and expanding its own musical palette.  MORE


From The Designer’S Perspective

Date: 03/09/2015

One of the software bundles I started using quite a bit recently is the eXplorer III release from Rob Papen.  MORE


Lectrosonics Hooks Cold Water Cowboys

Date: 03/02/2015

Mark Barry, lead sound consultant for extreme reality television series Cold Water Cowboys, employed Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless systems during the current season, which wraps soon.  MORE


Immersive Sound: Bottom-Up Market Demand

Date: 03/02/2015

Initially debuting in cinemas in 2012, immersive—or 3D—sound has moved with lightning speed into the living room compared to previous multichannel audio formats.  MORE


Grammy Production Award Winners Named

Date: 02/09/2015

Sam Smith, at his first Grammys, Beck and Beyoncé were the standout winners at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 8, 2015, grabbing 10 trophies between them. On the other side of the glass, the engineers, mixers, producers, remixers and mastering engineers also picked up awards.  MORE


The 2014 Anderton Awards

Date: 11/20/2014

It was a cliffhanger: With the founder of the audio industry’s only virtual awards show absent due to pressing family concerns, the Anderton Awards seemed in as much peril as Lindsay Lohan’s career.  MORE


Music Etc: Reemergence Of The Violin

Date: 11/20/2014

Grammy-winning violinist, composer and educator Mark O’Connor released his new album MOC4 in June, part of his lifelong mission of bringing the violin and other stringed instruments back to the prominence in our culture they once enjoyed.  MORE


 
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