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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


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


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


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


State Of The Industry: Recording

Date: 10/23/2014

Despite the continuous rise of the home recording studio—an effect of more affordable recording gear within the market—the larger studios across the United States are echoing the same statement, that “business is good.”  MORE


AES To Host Project Studio Expo

Date: 10/07/2014

The 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention will play host this year to the Project Studio Expo (PSE). The Convention will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA from October 9 to 12, 2014. Registration is open for free Exhibits-Plus badges and All-Access badges  MORE


Really Remote Recording, With A Mission

Date: 08/27/2014

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA—In August 2013, Wired for Sound, a mobile studio funded by Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), drove around Mozambique, even into the most isolated regions, recording musicians of all ages and experience.  MORE


Spicing The Mix In Philly

Date: 08/27/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA—At age 13, he started building computers; at 16, he began designing speakers and established a business custom-configuring PCs; and by age 20, he was restoring vintage analog mixing consoles and other studio equipment.  MORE


Hanging On To Our Heritage

Date: 08/11/2014

Over the past few weeks, a brouhaha rose up on Nashville’s Music Row, spilling over into the worldwide audio community.  MORE


 
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